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Apr
25

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
26

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
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
26

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
26

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
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
28

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
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

Apr
29

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

May
01

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

May
01

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

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

May
08

Square Foot and Container Gardening
May 08, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Join Denise Sterns, Master Gardener, for this informative meeting on the do's and dont's of square foot gardening. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1926862510875526

May
10

STEM Club
May 10, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Learn about crystalization and grow your own Geode with this exciting hands-on experiment. Open for ages 9-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/970049083129279/

May
12

Annual Spring BBQ
May 12, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 11:30 am - 01:30 pm
 
Herrin Rotary Club Annual Spring BBQ.  This event supports causes such as Herrin's Dowtown Revitalization, Herrin High School Scholarships and the Herrin K-9 Fund.  Donation of $20 are accepted.  Pick-up will be at the Herrin Civic Center Parking Lot (Colombo Building) from 11:30am - 1:30 pm.  Remaining Ribs will be resold after 1:30pm.  Contact a Rotary Member to purchase.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-9500

May
16

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
May 16, 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
18

Development of Williamson County
May 18, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Join Sam Lattuca, President of the Williamson County Historical Society, and learn about the early formation of Williamson County and the evolution of Marion.  Q&A to follow.  Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1090755971028559

May
22

Composting
May 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Join Denise Stearns, Master Gardening, for this wonderful program about composting. Help your green thumb "go green"!  Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1905662909722765

May
22

HerrinFesta Italiana
May 22, 2017 - May 29, 2017

Downtown Herrin | 09:00 am
 
Voted 2014 Illinois' Best Event or Festival, this week-long celebration of Italian heritage includes a grape stomp, "Bigga Nose" contest, a midway carnival, and concerts by many world famous recording artists.
 
Monday, May 22nd
Miss HerrinFesta Pageant
 
Tuesday, May 23rd
Honoree Banquet
 
Wednesday, May 24th
Jazz on Park 
Talent Contest
 
Thursday, May 25th
Jazz on Park
Hartley Art Show
Art Exhibition
Reception Honoring Bill Barras Foundation
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Hairball with opening act: Party Pants
 
Friday, May 26th
Prayer Breakfast
Jazz on Park
Bocce Tournament
Hartley Art Show
Golf Tournament
Kids Bike & Pet Parade
Art Exhibition
Sponsor Party
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Gary Allan with opening acts: John Spicer Band and Eli Tellor
 
Saturday, May 27th
Masonic Lodge Breakfast
Jass on Park
Hartley Art Show
Grand Parade
Grape Stomp
Adult-Child Bocce
Tri-Festa Triathlon
"Bigga Nose" Contest
Pasta Sauce Contest
Pasta Eating Contest
Art Exhibition
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Old Dominion with opening acts: We Got It Covered and Kali Lynn Trio
 
Sunday, May 28th
Poker Run
Car Show
Hartley Art Show
Championship Bocce
Special Intention Mass
Art Exhibition
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Halestorm with opening acts: For The City and Four Deep
 
Monday, May 29th
Road Races
Memorial Day Service
Hartley Art Show
Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition Reception
Concert Gates open at 6pm - George Thorogood with opening act: American Lion
 
 
For more detailed information on the week long events, go to www.HerrinFesta.com.
 
3 South Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(800) 483-3782 (IT-FESTA)