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updated: 2/14/2018 7:33 PM

Wednesday, Feb. 14

• Catfish dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. (every Wednesday), Benton Elks Lodge, 167 Industrial Park Road; all-you-can-eat meal, $8.95.

• Story time, 10 a.m., Benton Public Library, 502 S. Main St.

• Stitch Together, 9 a.m. to noon, West Frankfort Public Library, 402 E. Poplar St.; bring your latest stitching project (knitting, crocheting, sewing).

Thursday, Feb. 15

• Fire and Ice Winter Dance, 5 to 7 p.m., Heritage Woods of Benton, 1305 Bailey Lane; free dinner and dance; come dance with Benton Fire Department; entertainment by Mobile-MusicMan DJ; (618) 439-9431.

• Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Helia Healthcare of Benton, 1310 Mark Franklin Drive; tours, staff meet-and-greet, refreshments; (618) 663-4610.

• Library Book Club, 1 p.m., Benton Public Library, 502 S. Main St.; this month's selection is 'Family Tree' by Susan Wiggs; (618) 438-7511.

• Adult Color Group, 9 a.m. to noon, West Frankfort Public Library, 402 E. Poplar St.; all materials provided, but participants may bring their own.

Friday, Feb. 16

• Class of '57 and '59 luncheon, 11:30 a.m., La Fiesta, Benton.

• Lenten fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m., Christopher Columbian Club, 109 N. State St., Christopher. $10/person, dine-in or carry-out. (618) 724-4128.

• Joe Diffie in Concert, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Benton Civic Center, 414 W. Hudelson St.; $22-$35; Z-100 Radio and Benton Civic Center donating percentage of proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; bentonciviccenter.com.

• Third-Friday Music, 7 to 10 p.m., Pheasant Hollow Winery, 14931 Illinois 37; Whittington; local musicians playing; no cover charge, light snacks provided; (618) 629-2302.

• Fish dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. (every Friday), Benton American Legion, 311 S. Main St.; $10 per plate.

• Link Card application signup, 9 a.m. to noon, Ministry for the Broken Hearted Food Pantry, 201 W. Market St., Christopher; (618) 927-0202.

• Fred Huff guest lecturer, 2 p.m., Herrin City Library, 120 N. 13th St.; noted author and SIU sports icon speaking to Herrin Area Historical Society.

Sunday, Feb. 18

• Annual youth chili supper, 5 to 8 p.m., Grace Baptist Fellowship, 5665 Illinois 37 S., Benton; chili, hot dogs, chips, drinks; fundraiser for youth group to go to Nashville, Tennessee, for Mission-Fuge.

Monday, Feb. 19

• Estate planning seminar, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Benton Public Library, 502 S. Main St.; free.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

• Southern Illinois Awakening: Prayer, Praise and Prophecy, 9:30 a.m., Upper Room, 902 S. McLeansboro St., Benton; (618) 218-5549, firesofrevival@yahoo.com.

• Jeanita Spillman and the Encore Band, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Gwyn-Wynn Senior Citizens Center, Benton; (618) 218-4676.

• Pre-K Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m., West Frankfort Public Library, 402 E. Poplar St.

Saturday, Feb. 24

• Free family movie night, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Benton Civic Center, 414 W. Hudelson St.; featuring "Cars," tables and chairs provided for parents, kids may bring blanket to sit on or may sit on carpet; pizza, popcorn and soda available to purchase; bentonciviccenter.com.

• Murder Mystery Dinner, 6 to 10 p.m., Pheasant Hollow Winery, 14931 Illinois 37; $45 each, includes dinner, show and a drink or your choice; reservations required; call (618) 629-2302 to reserve a seat.

• Pancake/biscuits and gravy breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Christopher Civic Center, 208 N. Thomas St.; all you can eat for $6; children 12 and younger eat free; sponsored by Christopher American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.

Sunday, Feb. 25

• Fundraiser for Makanda Williams, noon to 4 p.m., Benton Eagles; barbecue luncheon and silent auction, children's activities; proceeds benefit 10-year-old Makanda Williams of Ewing who is being treated for brain cancer.