Raffles, trivia, pancakes, shows and more this weekend

The Galesburg VFW Auxiliary Quarter Raffle returns March 15th. Doors open at 5:00 pm, the event begins at 6:00 pm and will feature a 50/50, food, baked goods, and a live auction all night. Smokin’ Willies BBQ will also be there. How does a quarter raffle work? Fran Hawthorne with the VFW Auxiliary: “You can buy a paddle for $3, or you can buy two for $5 and you get a roll of quarters. Depending on the cost of the item – it could be one quarter up to six quarters. There’s a bucket in the middle of the table where you drop in one quarter or two quarters – depending on the price. If you’ve got two paddles: that means two quarters and you hold your paddle up. They will pull a number out and call in out. If you put your bid in, you win.” The quarter auction benefits U.S. veterans from all branches of the armed forces.

Saturday, March 16th is the Name That Tune and Artist Music Trivia Night to benefit the Great Balloon Race. Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, doors open at 5:30 pm with trivia beginning at 7:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person with a 10-person-max per team. You can pre-register at galesburgballoonrace@gmail.com.

Monmouth-Roseville High School Performing Arts presents their spring musical this weekend: “Curtains”. Set in 1959 Boston, “Curtains” follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show and solve the case, without getting killed himself. Held in the Monmouth-Roseville High School Auditorium, showtimes are March 15th and 16th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students – children 6 and under are free.

Abingdon-Avon High School presents “Shrek The Musical” March 15th, 16th, and 17th as well. Based on the popular 2001 Dreamworks film, showtimes for “Shrek The Musical” at Abingdon-Avon is March 15th and 16th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.