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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
08

Easter Egg Hunt
April 08, 2017

Carterville Community Center | 10:00 am
 
McDonald's and the City of Carterville along with Dr. Childers Orthodontics and Music in Motion invite you to their annual Easter Egg Hunt!  Activities will begin at 10:00am, first hunt will start at 11:00am.  The Easter Bunny will be hopping by so make sure and bring your camera!  Remember to have a basket for your children to hunt eggs.  Parents should remain out of the hunt area so children can enjoy collecting their own goodies!
 
Top prizes awarded in each group:
0-3 years will hunt at 11:00am
4-6 years will hunt at 11:05am
7-10 years will hunt at 11:10am
 
*Hunt times are staggered in hopes that all children can be supervised but may hunt eggs on their own.
 
120 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8304
www.facebook.com/Moreland.Bishop

Apr
08

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
12

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
14

Easter Egg Hunt
April 14, 2017

Integrity Healthcare | 02:30 pm
 
Come HOP around with us!  There will be prizes, snacks and more!
 
1900 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-2525

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
15

Easter Egg Hunt
April 15, 2017

Reflections Memory Care Center | 02:00 pm
 
Join in the festivities with us!  Herrin Fire Department will drop-off the Easter Bunny and we'll have Easter treat bags for everyone!
 
517 Rushing Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
618-988-2889

Apr
15

Teen Games
The Weekends on Saturdays
April 15, 2017 - April 14, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Free gaming open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1976725895892270

Apr
17

Tai Chi
Weekly on Mondays
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Beginner level Tai Chi Class.  Free and open to the public of all ages.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1741624636128454

Apr
17

Lego Club
The First Monday and The Third Monday of the Month
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Come to the Children’s Department for a fun-filled evening of Legos for all children up to 12 years.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/392501397787142

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
18

Games Group
Weekly on Tuesdays
April 18, 2017 - April 17, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm
 
Roll playing and strategy games! Open to teen and adults of all skill levels.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/pg/Marion-Carnegie-Library-55005216560/events

Apr
19

Teen Crafts
Weekly on Wednesdays
April 19, 2017 - April 18, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:30 pm - 07:30 pm
 
Create and learn with fun crafts for teens ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/pg/Marion-Carnegie-Library-55005216560/events

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

Apr
26

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
April 26, 2017 - April 25, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Enjoy this themed story hour. Snacks and activities included. Free and open to all young children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/pg/Marion-Carnegie-Library-55005216560/events

Apr
28

Carterville Fire Department Hot Air Balloon Glow and 5K
April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Hot Air Balloon Glow - April 28th @ 6-10pm, April 29th @ 6-10pm
 
$10/Car, $50/Bus
 
5K - April 29th @ 3-6pm (Registration @ 1pm)
 
$25 for Pre-registration ending April 1st
$30 for any Registration after April 1st - up to day of event
     *Includes t-shirt and cost of admission for Hot Air Balloon Glow after race April 29th
 
Track is natural landscape through the woods/hills of Walker’s Bluff.
 
This is a Carterville Fire Department Fundraiser.  All proceeds go towards training/equipment.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8060
Event Coordinator: Adam Gossett, FM/EM (618) 964-4679

Apr
29

Paint Nite: Seasons II
April 29, 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/venues/kokopelli_137707

May
02

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
May 02, 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

May
05

The Russian National Ballet: Romeo & Juliet and Carmen
May 05, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
 
The Russian National Ballet will be performing two 1-Act Ballets: Romeo and Juliet, and Carmen.
 
Reserved Orchestra: $35
Reserved Seating: $25
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

May
06

Whirlwind Soccer Tournament
May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017

Marion Soccer Complex | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
Recreational league tournament with over 100 teams competing at the Marion Soccer Complex; games for children of all ages, face painting, concessions, and many more activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.
 
109 Valentine Lane- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-3770

May
06

Southern Illinois Quilt Exhibition
May 06, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
5th Annual Southern Illinois Quilt Exhibit hosted by the Herrin Illinois Historical Society.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-6115
heather@herrincc.com
www.facebook.com/events/920430108098651

May
06

Spring Cleanup
May 06, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Help keep Herrin beautiful!  We are inviting all groups and organizations to clean-up our downtown areas.  Please meet at the Herrin Civic Center Back Parking Lot (Piazza) at 9:45am.  Groups will be given an area to clean.  Trash bags and gloves will be provided to workers along with water and snacks.  Further instructions will be provided to groups that day.  Be sure to wear clothing that is visible to traffic.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-9500
Kelly Green - herrinrotary@gmail.com

May
06

Herrin Farmers Market
The Weekends on Saturdays
May 06, 2017 - October 28, 2017

North of City Hall | 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Herrin Farmers Market is open for the season.  Enjoy food products, flowers, artisan creations and more.  Every Saturday, 8am-Noon from May 21st through October 15th.
 
400 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-525-9253