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Apr
01

Paint Nite
April 01, 2017

Kokopelli | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Guided by a local artist, you'll spend two hours laughing with friends and painting your masterpiece.  The best part is, you don't have to be Picasso; you just have to be inspired!  So, put down your phone ad pick up a paintbrush - it’s your time!
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-5656
www.Paintnite.com/events

Apr
04

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
April 04, 2017

John A. Logan College | 10:00 am
 
Public Tours of the Historical Village - Spring/Summer 2017 Dates:
 
April 4th & 18th
May 2nd & 16th
June 13th & 27th
July 11th & 25th
August 8th & 22nd
 
Tours start promptly at 10am and 1pm.  Inclement weather or college holidays could postpone monthly tours.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828, ext. 8425

Apr
05

Marion Farmers Market
Weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays
April 05, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Senior Center parking lot | 06:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Marion Farmers Market, located in the Marion Senior's Center parking lot, offers fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as delicious baked goods.  Come out Wednesdays from 6am to 10am, and Saturdays from 6am to 12pm to shop fresh!
 
507 West Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-614-2874

Apr
05

Cannon Park Community Market
Weekly on Wednesdays
April 05, 2017 - September 27, 2017

Cannon Park | 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Cannon Park Community Market is a producer-only market featuring Southern Illinois' farmers, growers, and artisans.  Open Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 6pm - April through September at the Carterville Community Center in Cannon Park, this market provides the Tri-C area with fresh local foods, artisan crafts, and family-friendly activities.
 
102 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
805-323-6676

Apr
07

Regional Producers Farmers Market - Johnston City
Weekly on Fridays
April 07, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Downtown Johnston City | 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Regional Producers Farmers Market in Downtown Johnston City (across from Indian Video) will run Fridays from 3pm to 7pm April through October.  Featuring fresh, local/regional produce, pork, eggs, poultry, herbs, baked goods, jellies, jams and a variety of crafts.
 
137 East Broadway Boulevard- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-308-0917

Apr
08

56th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
April 08, 2017 - April 09, 2017

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois Earth Sciences Club presents the 55th Annual Gem and Mineral show at The Pavilion.  Admission is $2, children 18 and under are FREE and there will be door prizes.  Come see rare rocks and minerals, Indian Artifacts, Fossils, Shell Crafts, Lapidary Displays and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
SIES Club siesclub.org or, Mike Chontofalsky chontofalsky@att.net

Apr
15

SI Opry
April 15, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Join us for an evening with Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek. Tickets are $15 dollars and are available at the door or online at www.SIopry.com.  Doors open at 6pm with the show from 7:30-9:30. Food and beverage available. 
 
All events will feature local talent from around Southern Illinois. It will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.
101 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-988-1207

Apr
18

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
April 18, 2017

John A. Logan College | 10:00 am
 
Public Tours of the Historical Village - Spring/Summer 2017 Dates:
 
April 4th & 18th
May 2nd & 16th
June 13th & 27th
July 11th & 25th
August 8th & 22nd
 
Tours start promptly at 10am and 1pm.  Inclement weather or college holidays could postpone monthly tours.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828, ext. 8425

Apr
22

River-to-River Relay
April 22, 2017

Shawnee National Forest | 06:15 am - 08:00 pm
 
The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April.  240 eight-member teams from around the country compete.  The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.  The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.
 
Mississippi & Ohio Rivers- Southern IL
brad@r2rrelay.com