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April 2017

 

 

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April 22 & 29, 2017

 

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs

 

6 April 2017
Contact: Marilyn Aten
Public Affairs Officer
314-607-2069
marilynaten@sbcglobal.net
http://a0850304.uscgaux.info/


News Release

About Boating Safety Course


DATELINE – Flotilla 34 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the About Boating Safely course at two Illinois locations.

        April 22 & 29, 2017             Swansea Fire Department Engine House #2
                                                144 Huntwood Rd
                                                 Swansea, IL
        May 13 & 20, 2017             Carlyle Lake IL
                                                 Visitors Center
                                                 In the Dam West Recreation Area

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY
This exciting, in-depth boating safety course will give you knowledge to enhance your boating experience. It will cover general boating terms, boating laws and regulations, boating equipment, navigation rules, locks and dams, operating your vessel safely, anchoring, personal watercraft and so much more.

The boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification. In Illinois, those born after January 1, 1998 need to have one to pilot a boat. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

MATERIALS and COSTS
The ABOUT BOATING SAFELY is a full-color 68 page text book with study guide. A $20.00 fee includes the book, Boating Safely Certificate, Boating Safely Wallet Card and end of course examination. A $5.00 fee for each additional person, after a book has been purchased, includes the Certificate, Wallet Card and end of course examination.

CONTACT TO REGISTER
To guarantee a book and seating, register by contacting Larry Miller FSO-PE eljayem@gmail.com or 618-616-9415.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Missouri River At Washington, Missouri

Sunset On The Riverfront Events Begin This Week........

 

On Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 8 pm, Rennick Riverfront Park will be hosting the first of six Sunset on the Riverfront events.  The free monthly outdoor event series is hosted by Downtown Washington Inc., and will run through September.

 

The events will feature live entertainment each month, a variety of food from local restaurants, and there will be wine beer and soda available for purchase.

 

Bridgette Kelch, executive director of Downtown Washington Inc. said that they are inviting everyone down to the riverfront to enjoy the family-oriented festivals........

 

Click here to read more from emissourian.com.  With Photo.

Saturday, April 28, 2017

The Grafton Ferry Re-Opens for the Season

 

 

The Grafton Ferry

will be re-opening for the season on

 Friday, April 28, 2017

Click here for more information

April 29, 2017

Missouri River Relief
Mile Marker 68.3 Bier Fest - Benefit for MRR
John G's Tap Room, Washington, MO

 

 

John G's Tap Room Home of Augusta Brewing Company
109 W Main St, Washington, Missouri 63090

 

Mile Marker 68.3 Bier Fest is about sampling great bier and spirits for a cleaner environment with proceeds to benefit Missouri River Relief!

Hosted by the Augusta Brewing Company, the Mile Marker 68.3 Bier Fest will be held on the banks of the Missouri River in Washington, Mo on Saturday April 29, 2017 at John G's Bier Deck.

Tickets sales include a free beer tasting from over 30 Missouri Brewers & Distilleries, live music and a commemorative glass.

$30 in advance, $35 at the gate. VIP Tickets $40.

We are limiting VIP sales to the first 100 on line purchases. Order online now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2737456 before they are gone!

A huge thanks goes out to Augusta Brewing Company for organizing this event. Check out the official Mile Marker 68.3 Bier Fest page and "like" it today!

Shuttle Service by Todd White 314-578-7300, along with the Amtrak Train Stop nearby.

 

Click here to go to Facebook for more information

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Illinois River at Kampsville, IL

Kampsville Lock Cleanup Day

 

Saturday, April 29 at 9 AM - 12 PM

Center for American Archeology
IL-100, Kampsville, Illinois 62053

Volunteer to the help the Center of American Archeology, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Village of Kampsville cleanup the old Kampsville Lock site. Refreshments provided. We encourage participants to email caa@caa-archeology.org to let us know they're planning to attend.

 

Reprinted from Facebook... click here

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 29,2017

Alton Citywide Cleanup

Piasa Palisades Group and 1 Mississippi working the Great River Road

 

 

Sierra Club: Piasa Palisades Group and 1 Mississippi volunteers will be working on one location. We will be cleaning the Great River Road from the corner of State and Broadway, up river to the Welcome to Alton sign. This stretch is NOT kid-friendly (Email Sara for kid-friendly sites). Please wear layers and closed toe shoes. We’ll have water, bags, gloves, and safety vests.

 

Click here for more information

April 29, 2017

Mississippi River at Piasa Harbor

6th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival........

 

The 6th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival is

    Saturday, April 29 at 12 PM - 6 PM
        Piasa Harbor
       10815 Lockhaven Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

 

The festival will be held on April 29 at Piasa Harbor, and will feature local entertainment, food vendors, artisans, environmental education and much more.

 

According to Nature Institute Outreach Coordinator Amy Curry, the Riverbend Earth Day Festival is the premier opportunity to showcase the area's ecology........

 

Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com.  With Audio


May 2017

 

 

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Tuesday...May 2, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

Our first topic will be Great Lakes to Gulf, led by Field Station Manager Ted Kratschmer. Come learn about how NGRREC is working to monitor water quality within the Mississippi River watershed with some impressive technology! Limited snacks and drinks will be available.

We are excited to launch the Neighbor Nights @NGRREC series. You are personally invited! Come take part in the premier May 2.

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

Saturday...May 6, 2017

Duck Club Yacht Club

Con Trios Yacht Club Past Commodores Party

 

 

Mark your calendars and get ready because it is off to the races at the Con Trios Past Commodores Party!

Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Duck Club Yacht Club.

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Bourbon will be celebrated with Drink specials on Bourbon and Mint Julips.

There will be a hat contest for the ladies so gals, put on your best Kentucky Derby hat and win a fabulous prize!!!

See you there!

 

 

 

Click here for more information

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Big Muddy Adventures

Full Moon Float
 

Full Moon Float 5/10/17
$75.00

FM Float 5/10/17 w Dinner
Come join us on our world famous Full Moon Float on the Mighty Mississippi River! After meeting at Big Muddy HQ to gear up we will head down to the put in at North Riverfront Park. After a short paddle in one of our voyager canoes (with a guide) across the Mississippi we will arrive on a beautiful uninhabited river island just in time for sunset and the "magic hour". (when possible based on season) While you explore the beach and island we will cook a "campfire gourmet" dinner and enjoy it around the fire while we wait for the full moon to rise for us. After enjoying a meal and some stargazing we will paddle back to the park under the moonlight. This Big Muddy Adventure is truly a night to remember. Dinner and all gear included. No paddling experience required. Meet up time depends on season.

Reprinted from Big Muddy Adventures.. click here
 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

May 12, 2017

Loading Dock

Illinois River at Grafton, IL.....

 

Dr. Zhivegas at The Dock!
Fri 8 PM ·

 

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill
401 East Front St, Grafton, Illinois 62037

 

Click here for more information

 

May 13, 2017

Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower

Birthday Bash........

 

Celebrate the tower's 7th Anniversary

 

Lewis & Clark Confluence
435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford, IL 62048

 

Click here for more information

 

 

May 13 & 20, 2017

 

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs

 

6 April 2017
Contact: Marilyn Aten
Public Affairs Officer
314-607-2069
marilynaten@sbcglobal.net
http://a0850304.uscgaux.info/


News Release

About Boating Safety Course


DATELINE – Flotilla 34 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the About Boating Safely course at two Illinois locations.

        April 22 & 29, 2017             Swansea Fire Department Engine House #2
                                                144 Huntwood Rd
                                                 Swansea, IL
        May 13 & 20, 2017             Carlyle Lake IL
                                                 Visitors Center
                                                 In the Dam West Recreation Area

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY
This exciting, in-depth boating safety course will give you knowledge to enhance your boating experience. It will cover general boating terms, boating laws and regulations, boating equipment, navigation rules, locks and dams, operating your vessel safely, anchoring, personal watercraft and so much more.

The boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification. In Illinois, those born after January 1, 1998 need to have one to pilot a boat. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

MATERIALS and COSTS
The ABOUT BOATING SAFELY is a full-color 68 page text book with study guide. A $20.00 fee includes the book, Boating Safely Certificate, Boating Safely Wallet Card and end of course examination. A $5.00 fee for each additional person, after a book has been purchased, includes the Certificate, Wallet Card and end of course examination.

CONTACT TO REGISTER
To guarantee a book and seating, register by contacting Larry Miller FSO-PE eljayem@gmail.com or 618-616-9415.

 

May 15 - 17, 2017

Boating Legislation

2017 American Boating Congress Registration Open........

 

From May 15 - 17, there will be hundreds of recreational boating industry professionals heading to Washington D.C. for the American Boating Congress in order ot champion recreational boating, develop public policy, and put forth a unified front on issues affecting marine businesses.

 

The 2017 American Boating Congress affords attendees the chance to meet with the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, as well as network with industry advocates, participate in workshops, and meet with key policy makers.

 

National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich, said that under the new administration, Congress will be making major policy decisions including tax reform, trade, immigration, and infrastructure spending, and it is important to engage with lawmakers to ensure the future of the recreational boating industry........

 

Click here to read this news report from boatingindustry.com.

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Grafton Harbor

Safety Checks  Trailer Boats

 

Click pic for larger view

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Antique and Classic Boat Show
Lake Saint Louis, Mo.
Windjammer Point......

 

May 21, 2017

Loading Dock

Illinois River at Grafton, IL.....

 

Bag Toss Tourney

Sunday, May 21 at 12 PM - 5 PM

 

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill
401 East Front St, Grafton, Illinois 62037

 

Click here for more information

 

May 20 -21, 2017

Illinois River at Grafton, IL

4th Annual River Rat Catfish Classic

L'il Whiskers Bank Fishing Tournament .......

 

 

Grafton's 4th Annual ​River Rat Catfish Classic
​Sat. May 20th & Sun. May 21 2017
​Beginning at 7am Both Days
​A Great event for the whole Family!!!

 

This year's Tournament will be held on the weekend of May 20-21.

 

In conjunction with the adult tournament we will also be having our first L'il Whiskers Bank Fishing Tournament for children to the age of 12

 

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, May 22 - 24, 2017

The Dome at America's Center

2017 Inland Marine Expo

 

The Inland Marine Expo (IMX) is the annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal commercial marine transportation industry.

INDUSTRY WIDE, INLAND SPECIFIC
-- Save, earn, learn and connect! --

• Find products and services that can save your company money, increase sales and expand net margins
• Learn from top industry experts and nationally recognized speakers
• Stay current on regulatory issues
• Network and problem solve with your industry peers

 

Reprinted from Facebook... click here

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Longshot Saloon

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

 

 

MAY 27TH - LONGSHOT TOGA PARTY



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

MRH Yacht Club

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

 

MRH YACHT CLUB/DRIFTWOOD CRAB SHACK...
OPENS FOR 2017 SEASON


 

Sat, Sun... May 27 & 28, 2017

Riverside Flea Market
Loading Dock at Grafton, IL


Loading Dock is host to one of the region’s largest flea markets.Guaranteed treasure hunting fun through a wide selection of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more.

The Riverside Flea Market is held the 4th Saturday & Sunday,
April through October, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Loading Dock
401 E. Front Street, Grafton, Illinois 618-786-3494   click here for more info

May 27 - 28, 2017

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo

Twain on Main Festival
 

A festival celebrating Hannibal’s beloved author, full of fun, art, crafts and great food! Celebrated in Historic Downtown Hannibal!

 

FFI: 573-470-3492 or TwainonMain.com

 

 


June 2017

 

 

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June 2, 2017

"Riot On The River" Wrestling Match Series

The Bloody Bucket

Illinois River at Grafton, IL

 

Wresting Match Series

June 2, July 7, August 4

 

Riot on the River
Public · Hosted by The Bloody Bucket and The Loading Dock Bar & Grill
.
Friday, June 2 at 7 PM - 10 PM

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill, 401 East Front St, Grafton, Illinois 62037

Tickets Available...  www.eventbrite.com

 

Click here for more information

June 2 - 4, 2017

7th Annual Fishing For Freedom Event

Mississippi River and Mark Twain Lake

 

The 7th annual Fishing for Freedom event will be held on
Friday, June 2nd, Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2017
at Quincy, Illinois.

This year's events will have four (4) different divisions:


Staff Sgt. Matt Weichert Memorial Bass Division (Mississippi River)
Pool 19 & 20 Division and Pool 21 to Pool 24 Division

Staff Sgt. Matt Weichert Memorial Bass Division
Mark Twain Lake Division and the Reregulation Division

Allie Lymenstull Catfish Division
Pool 19 & 20 Division , Pool 21 to Pool 24 Division
and Mark Twain Lake Division

Staff Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin Crappie Division
Mississippi River Division and Mark Twain Lake Division


Reprinted from  Fishing For Freedom website... Click here

 

June 3 - 11, 2017

National Fishing & Boating Week

 

 

National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration, an event that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing. In 2017, the event will take place June 3-11, 2017.

During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license.

 

Tuesday...June 6, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

Friday, June 6, 2017

Big Muddy Adventures

Full Moon Float
 

Full Moon Float 5/10/17
$75.00

FM Float 5/10/17 w Dinner
Come join us on our world famous Full Moon Float on the Mighty Mississippi River! After meeting at Big Muddy HQ to gear up we will head down to the put in at North Riverfront Park. After a short paddle in one of our voyager canoes (with a guide) across the Mississippi we will arrive on a beautiful uninhabited river island just in time for sunset and the "magic hour". (when possible based on season) While you explore the beach and island we will cook a "campfire gourmet" dinner and enjoy it around the fire while we wait for the full moon to rise for us. After enjoying a meal and some stargazing we will paddle back to the park under the moonlight. This Big Muddy Adventure is truly a night to remember. Dinner and all gear included. No paddling experience required. Meet up time depends on season.

Reprinted from Big Muddy Adventures.. click here
 

June 10 - 11, 2017

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Free Fishing Days

 

Try fishing without having to buy a permit.

 

During the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June, any person may fish state waters without an MDC fishing permit, trout permit, and prescribed area daily tag. However, user fees and permits may still be required at county, city, or private fishing areas. Normal regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply, too

 

For more information go to Missouri Department of Conservation..... click here

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Big Fish Ball

At the Westin Chicago, North River

 

 

Reprinted from Friends of Chicago River

 

Click here for more information

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

June 16 - 19, 2017

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Free Fishing Days

 

Illinois Free Fishing Days for 2017 are June 16-19, during the Father’s Day weekend.

 

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Longshot Saloon

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

 

 

JUNE 24TH - LONGSHOT BOATER/BIKER POKER RUN



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

June 24 - 26, 2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to St. Louis, MO Cruise

 

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO.

Three-day, two-night trip

 

Click here for more information

May 15 - 17,  2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to St. Louis, MO Cruise

 

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO.

Three-day, two-night trip

 

Click here for more information

Sat, Sun... June 24 & 25, 2017

Riverside Flea Market
Loading Dock at Grafton, IL


Loading Dock is host to one of the region’s largest flea markets.Guaranteed treasure hunting fun through a wide selection of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more.

The Riverside Flea Market is held the 4th Saturday & Sunday,
April through October, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Loading Dock
401 E. Front Street, Grafton, Illinois 618-786-3494   click here for more info

June 24 - 28, 2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to St. Louis, MO Cruise

 

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO, and then back to Florence, IL

 

Click here for more information

 

 


July 2017

 

 

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi River

Grafton Fireworks

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Grafton Harbor.... 618-786-PORT (7678)

 

Monday, July 3, 2017

My River Home

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

JULY 3RD - MRH FIREWORKS DISPLAY



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

Gin Blossoms Performing Post-Fireworks Show........

 

Monday evening, River's Edge Entertainment announced that the Gin Blossoms will be performing a free concert following the Alton Fireworks display on Monday, July 3.

 

The free concert will follow the annual Alton Fireworks show, which is held along the Alton riverfront.  The Gin Blossoms will play in front of Mac's Timeout in Downtown Alton.

 

Dave Thomason, president of River's Edge Entertainment also announced that there will be more upcoming concert announcements made over the next several weeks........

 

Click here to read this news story from thetelegraph.com.

 

July 7, 2017

"Riot On The River" Wrestling Match Series

The Bloody Bucket

Illinois River at Grafton, IL

 

Wresting Match Series

 

Riot on the River
Public · Hosted by The Bloody Bucket and The Loading Dock Bar & Grill

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill, 401 East Front St, Grafton, Illinois 62037

Tickets Available...  www.eventbrite.com

 

Click here for more information

July 8 - 12, 2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to Hannibal, MO

 

Five day trip takes you from Peoria, IL to the riverfront town of Hannibal, MO. Best known for being the boyhood home of author Mark Twain.

 

Click here for more information

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Benefit for the Blessing of the Fleet

Mississippi River at Alton Marina


click pic to enlarge

Sat, Sun... July 22 &23, 2017

Riverside Flea Market
Loading Dock at Grafton, IL


Loading Dock is host to one of the region’s largest flea markets.Guaranteed treasure hunting fun through a wide selection of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more.

The Riverside Flea Market is held the 4th Saturday & Sunday,
April through October, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Loading Dock
401 E. Front Street, Grafton, Illinois 618-786-3494   click here for more info

 

 


August 2017

 

 

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Tuesday...August 1, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

August 4, 2017

"Riot On The River" Wrestling Match Series

The Bloody Bucket

Illinois River at Grafton, IL

 

Wresting Match Series

 

Riot on the River
Public · Hosted by The Bloody Bucket and The Loading Dock Bar & Grill

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill, 401 East Front St, Grafton, Illinois 62037

Tickets Available...  www.eventbrite.com

 

Click here for more information

Saturday, August 5, 2017

My River Home

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

AUGUST 5TH - MRH POKER RUN



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Alton Motor Boat Club

Boat Run

 

 

Save the date for the best party on the river. After the Run, meet back at the Club for music by "Walk On.

 

Reprinted from Alton Motorboat Club Newsletter

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

60th Annual Blessing of the Fleet


click pic to enlarge

August 18,19,20, 2017

Missouri River at St. Charles

Festival of the Little Hills

 

Frontier park, St. Charles, Mo

Friday, August 18, 2017 — 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 20, 2017 — 9:30

For more info:  http://www.festivalofthelittlehills.com/


 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Longshot Saloon

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

AUGUST 26TH - SUMMER BIKE RALLY



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

Sat, Sun... August 26 & 27, 2017

Riverside Flea Market
Loading Dock at Grafton, IL


Loading Dock is host to one of the region’s largest flea markets.Guaranteed treasure hunting fun through a wide selection of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more.

The Riverside Flea Market is held the 4th Saturday & Sunday,
April through October, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Loading Dock
401 E. Front Street, Grafton, Illinois 618-786-3494   click here for more info

Aug 26 - 28, 2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to St. Louis, MO Cruise

 

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO.

Three-day, two-night trip

 

Click here for more information

 

 


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Tuesday...September 5, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

Sept 16 - 18, 2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to St. Louis, MO Cruise

 

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO.

Three-day, two-night trip

 

Click here for more information

Sat, Sun... September 23 & 24, 2017

Riverside Flea Market
Loading Dock at Grafton, IL


Loading Dock is host to one of the region’s largest flea markets.Guaranteed treasure hunting fun through a wide selection of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more.

The Riverside Flea Market is held the 4th Saturday & Sunday,
April through October, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Loading Dock
401 E. Front Street, Grafton, Illinois 618-786-3494   click here for more info

Save the Date

Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017

Boating St. Louis Fall In-Water Boat Show....


 

The "Boating St. Louis" Fall In-Water Boat Show will be held again at Grafton Harbor this year on September 29, 30, and October 1, 2017.

 

Sponsored by Boating St. Louis

 

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2017

Longshot Saloon

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH & OCTOBER 1ST - RAT RALLY



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

 

 


October 2017

 

 

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Tuesday...October 3, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

Saturday, October 7, 2017

My River Home

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

OCTOBER 7TH - CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

Oct 7 - 9, 2017

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat

Peoria to St. Louis, MO Cruise

 

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO.

Three-day, two-night trip

 

Click here for more information

October 7 - 8, 2017

New Madrid, Mo

Big Cat Quest National Championship


 

Big Cat Quest National Championship

New Madrid, Missouri

Mississippi River

 

Click here for more info on Facebook

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Longshot Saloon

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

OCTOBER 28TH - HALLOWEEN PARTY



1545 Riverview Dr, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373

 

Sat, Sun... October 28 $ 29, 2017

Riverside Flea Market
Loading Dock at Grafton, IL


Loading Dock is host to one of the region’s largest flea markets.Guaranteed treasure hunting fun through a wide selection of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more.

The Riverside Flea Market is held the 4th Saturday & Sunday,
April through October, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Loading Dock
401 E. Front Street, Grafton, Illinois 618-786-3494   click here for more info

 

 


November 2017

 

 

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Illinois River at Grafton Harbor

Grafton Towboat Festival....

 

Grafton Towboat Festival
Saturday, November 04, 2017
11:00am to 4:00pm CDT

Grafton Harbor
215 W. Water St.
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-7678

Towboat Festival 11:00 –4:00 Tour LuhrBrothers most Elite Flag Ship for ONLY $2/Person! Join Captain Mike at the Helm and Meet the Crew of the Twyla Luhr.

Tuesday...November 7, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

 

 


December 2017

 

 

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Tuesday...December 5, 2017

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Neighbor Nights

 

 

 

Tuesday at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Nattional Great Rivers Research and Education Center
1 Confluence Way, Alton, Illinois 62024

 

Have you been to NGRREC's facility recently? Are you curious about the many ways in which the organization works on the river? Would you like to meet some of the staff and have the opportunity to ask questions and take a look around? If so, join NGRREC for its newest offering, Neighbor Nights @NGRREC.

Neighbor Nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 2. From 5:30-8 p.m., NGRREC will be open for you to come and go as you please. Feel free to explore our lobby, our native landscaping and/or take a stroll up to our green roof. A tour of the entire building will take place at 6 p.m., and a short presentation on a different river project each month with start at 7 p.m. Attend one or both of these, or just drop by for a bit!

 

Re-printed from National Great Rivers Research and Education Center  Facebook.. click here

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Missouri River Relief

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's Restaurant, St. Charles, Mo
 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.

 

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.

 

The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.

 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief.
 

 

 


January 2018

 

 

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February 2018

 

 

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February 8-11, 2018

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

 

 

Save the date & cruise on down to the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow‬, February 8-11, 2018

 

Reprinted from Facebook

 

 

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