Courage and Grace (Edwardsville)
Groups select project, time, and date.  The studio is available for groups of 10 to 34. Bring food and favorite drinks (licensed BYOB).  Everyone will make a project. Multiple designs for each event.  Private workshop base price is $40.00.​

Wagman Studio (Edwardsville)
An all inclusive ceramics studio that conducts varying clay classes for kids and adults.  Classes on the wheel, hand building, workshops, birthday parties, and private classes are available.

The 1820 Benjamin Stephenson House (Edwardsville)
Adults: $6.00, Children $3.00, 5 years younger free.  Historical home with activities for all ages. Guides wear period clothing and explain what life might have been like in 1820. Tours begin with a film about the Stephenson family.  


Annies Frozen Custard (Edwardsville)
The Bow Wow Sundae has a dog bone on it.

Brent Leh Dog Park (Edwardsville)
328 Olive St, Edwardsville, IL
Small area of fenced-in turf with activity stations and water station. Hours are 6am to 10pm.  There is dusk to dawn lighting. Open year round.

Four Muddy Paws (Edwardsville)
Locally owned and operated pet food and supply store featuring nutrition, self serve dog wash stations, professional grooming, pet gear & more.  Items can also be purchased online. Free local delivery. Curbside Pickup.  Also make cakes for special pup-occasions.

Gardens at SIUE (Edwardsville)
Leashed dogs are welcome. 

Hamel Dog Park (Hamel)
The Village used property near the MCT Trail to create a Dog Park. The site includes a parking area and walking path.

Joe Glik Dog Park (Edwardsville)
710 E Lake Dr. Edwardsville, IL
Free. Fenced and well maintained. Several shade trees and a bench for owners. Has bags, a trash can, and a double gate

Leclaire Park (Edwardsville)

Leashed dogs are welcome. 

Pack Leader Academy (Edwardsville)
Trains dogs in basic puppy skills through to Canine Good Citizen.  Also work with behavioral issues.  

Purple Paw LLC (Edwardsville)
Professional dog and cat groomer specializing in comfortable, luxurious grooming services at your door. Serving Edwardsville, IL and surrounding areas.

Traveling Tails Inn (Edwardsville)
Dog daycare that offers cage free all day care with training/activities, overnight boarding, and bathing.

Schwarz Dog Park (Edwardsville)
328 Olive St
The park has astroturf and agility course equipment. Dogs can also use water stations.

Springer Woods Park (Edwardsville)
Leashed dogs are welcome. 

Whisker Bones Supply Co. (Edwardsville)
138 N. Main Street​
Dog and Cat treat bakery, grooming spa, and boutique. Hand made dog treats, cakes, and ice cream.  Treats can be bought on site, ordered on their website, or on facebook.  Free doggy safe snow cones on Saturday when the Community Market is going.   Also make fancy pup cakes and pup cookies for celebrations.  Providing grooming. 

Watershed Nature Center (Edwardsville)
Leashed dogs are welcome. 

teams\ clubs

Little League Association (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon)
Privately run, non-profit, volunteer organization provides recreational summer baseball and tee ball for grades K-12.

Softball (Edwardsville)
Developed for children to learn how to play the game of softball for children entering into kindergarten through 8th grade. 

Elite Fitness (Glen Carbon)
A Fitness Training organization for athletes of all sports, ages 8 through adult and also offers soccer specific training for ages 2 and up.

Happy Feet Soccer- SIUE (Edwardsville)
Mobile soccer clinic for children aged 2-6th graders. Our non-competitive “Story Time with a Soccer Ball” approach is used at daycares, preschools and recreation centers throughout the area.

Ball Hogg Academy (Edwardsville)
Elite basketball training facility.  Teaches kids how to work so they have the basics to overcome any challenges they may face in their pursuit of becoming a better basketball player.

Little Tigers Basketball (Edwardsville)
Teaches basketball, sportsmanship, and discipline to youth ages 5 - 12. Fosters passion and talent for the sport of basketball.

Artistic Gymnastic Institute (Edwardsville)
A private gymnastics club specializing in artistic gymnastics.  Instruction and coaching from USA Gymnastics Accredited Staff.  Pre K and academy level recreational classes beginning at age 2.  Xcel Competitive Teams beginning at age 4 and Developmental Competitive Teams (Junior Olympic) beginning at age 5.  Also has open gyms, toddler play groups, and day camps.  

Prima Dance and Tumbling (Edwardsville)
Offer recreational and competitive ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, grown up and me, cheer, and tumbling classes. Grown up and me classes are 12 month- 24 month and parent-free classes are age 2-18. Offers both recreational and competitive dance. 

Rena's Dance Unlimited (Edwardsville)
Offers dance classes to students ages 3 and above in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop. 

Studio E dance (Edwardsville)
Offers dance instruction to beginners through advanced dancers in a friendly, positive, and motivating environment.

Happy Hooves Group Lessons (Edwardsville)
3 days per week: 9– 12 or 4 – 7 dailyMonthly Cost: $300  
Happy Hooves Mini Lessons (Edwardsville)
2 days per week: 4-5:30 each day, Monthly Cost: $200  
Happy Hooves Private Lessons (Edwardsville)
Ages 4 & up by Appointment, 30 minutes = $40
Happy Hooves Private Pony Ride (Edwardsville)
All ages by Appointment 15, minutes = $20
Happy Hooves Horse Experience (Edwardsville)
1-hour including, saddling the horse, brushing, leading the horse, a pony ride, and taking care of the horse after the ride. $40

Blue Wave Martial Arts (Edwardsville)
Adult and family martial Arts Training.  

Grogan's Martial Arts (Edwardsville)
Focus on achieving lifelong excellence. 

McGee's Martial Arts (Edwardsville)
Teaches Kajukenbo for both adult and kids. Hold classes in the Holiday Shores clubhouse ballroom. Kajukenbo is a self-defense focused martial art developed in Hawaii during the late 40s by five black belts from different styles.

Help or Get help

Madison County Animal Control (Edwardsville)
​Runs a shelter for animals found in Madison County.

Metro East Humane Society (Edwardsville)
A no-kill shelter that provides medical treatment, education, vaccinations, and spay/neuter services. Volunteers can walk dogs, socialize, or assist with bathing, grooming, and cleaning. Children 15 years or younger must be accompanied by guardian. Call or stop by shelter 618-656-4405.

Castelli's Mustang and Horse Sanctuary (Edwardsville)
Castelli's Rescues and trains mustangs and burros and finds loving homes. They also educate on equine neglect and abuse.

Happy Hooves Equine Rescue (Edwardsville)
Volunteers (age 16 and up) help with daily chores, projects, parties, group events, fundraisers, grant writing, and gardening.

Habitat for Humanity - (Edwardsville\Glen Carbon)
Help build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.  Build homes!

Rebuilding Together Southwest Illinois (Edwardsville)
Rehabilitates houses for low-income, elderly, and handicapped homeowners, so they can live independently and safely. 

Restore Decor (Edwardsville)
Rescue, repurpose and resell donated items.  Proceeds from the sales go directly to help families and groups in our community!  Volunteers paint and move furniture. They also assist with sales at one of the two retail locations.

Amazing Grace at Logan Place (Edwardsville)
A mentoring program teaching life skills in the home, professional life, and in relationships.  Every Saturday volunteers come to help with renovation of the mansion.

Boy Scouts (Collinsville/Edwardsville/Hamel/Bethalto)
Scouting is a youth-led, youth-run program, but the youth must be trained to be leaders. Adult role models in Scouting provide an ideal learning experience for all youth. Every adult volunteer has something valuable to offer. 

Edwardsville Children's Museum (Edwardsville)
Closed due to Corona

The Children's Museum has exhibits with varying themes to allow for creative play.  Including a market, art studio, florist, custard cart, and hospital. Outdoor play areas includes a garden, play stage, paint station, slide, and more! 

Glen Ed Food Pantry (Edwardsville)
Mon & Weds 3- 5:30PM and Tues, Thurs, & Fri: 9-11:30AM. ​
Distributes food and provides services to families in need. Serves residents of School District #7.

Gardens at SIUE (Edwardsville)
A botanical garden featuring a half-mile paved walking path, a pergola, a wooden bridge, and native trees.  Butterfly, English cottage, wind sculpture, prairie, and Japanese themed gardens. A great place for photos.  Leashed Dogs are welcome.  

Heartland Conservancy (Various Opportunities)
HeartLands Conservancy has been focused on protecting and restoring the natural resources that sustain southwestern Illinois.

St. John's Mission Garden (Edwardsville)
Offers fresh vegetables to low income families in the Metro East.  Volunteers are needed for planting, weeding, watering, picking, and delivering vegetables to pantries. Call (618) 656-1853 or email [email protected] to learn more about how you can help.

Watershed Nature Center (Edwardsville)
​Every second Saturday of the month, volunteers work to remove invasive species, establish native biodiversity, tend to wooden structures, maintain the trails, and more. Dress prepared to do dirty work.

1820 Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House (Edwardsville)
Historical home with activities for all ages. Guides, are dressed in period clothing and explain what life might have been like in that area in 1820. 

Edwardsville Community Foundation (Edwardsville)
Support District 7 communities through grants, scholarships and community enhancement projects.

Edwardsville Neighbors (Edwardsville) 
Offers one-time financial assistance grants to those who live in District 7 suffering from financial hardship due to wage cuts or childcare expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents can apply for assistance on website.  618-977-4612 

Faith in Action (Edwardsville/Glen Carbon)
Provide assistance to individuals age 60 and above who need help with daily living activities. Volunteers provide assistance running errands, shopping for groceries, and giving rides to appointments.

I Support the Girls (Edwardsville)
Collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.

Main Street Community Center (Edwardsville)
The Center is committed to serving those 50+ years of age to keep them healthy, active and engaged. (Edwardsville)

Rotary Club (Edwardsville)
Meets Thursdays at 12pm at the First Christian Church in Edwardsville. Club events and initiatives include the Edwardsville Rotary Criterium, Citrus Sales and the lemonade stand at the Route 66 festival.

Single Women Emergency Assistance Program (Madison County)
Help is available for housing, utility, and medical expenses for single women who fit the guidelines.  (Must be 65 and older and a Madison County Resident.) Contact at (618)-465-3298 ext. 115 or email [email protected] to receive an application.

Women Who Care from the 618 (Edwardsville)
A group of women who come together, on a quarterly basis, to give to a local nonprofit. Members are welcome to bring their daughters to witness collective giving and can volunteer to help with set-up, registration, or ballot boxes.