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Jun
17

Southern Illinois Spirituality & Psychic Festival
June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Celebrations Event Center | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Psychic Readings, Spirituality Workshops, Food, Wine & Beer, Vendors of All Sorts!! Come get a reading, sit for a free workshop or meditation session, or shop crystals, books, jewelry, herbs, and lots more! Food Trucks and entertainment! Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.
 
1602 Old Creal Springs Road- Marion, IL 62959
618-998-8901
https://www.facebook.com/events/1371705746201407/

Jun
17

Kayaking the Refuge Course
June 17, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 09:00 am
 
Come kayak Crab Orchard NWR's lakes with us!  Get an interpretive tour of the land around you, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the breeze as you kayak out with our rangers.  Boats are limited so if you are not bringing your own be sure to reserve your space.  Ages 15 and up only.  First program begins at 9am.  Second begins at 1pm.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jun
17

SI Opry
June 17, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
 
Join us at the Herrin Civic Center for an evening with Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, Herrin Pawn Mart or online.  Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.  Food, refreshments and cocktails available.
 
These events feature various styles of Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country music from local artists across Southern Illinois to top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world.
 
101 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-988-1207

Jun
17

Reading With Royalty
June 17, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
 
Join Miss Illinois, Jaryn Franklin, for this fun story hour. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jun
17

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

Jun
17

Herrin Farmers Market
The Weekends on Saturdays
May 06, 2017 - October 15, 2017

08:00 am - 11:00 am
 
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.
 
1020 South Park Avenue Herrin, IL 62948
618-525-9253

Jun
17

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1976725895892270

Jun
17

Toby Keith LIVE
June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 05:00 pm
 
Summer Concert 2017 presented by Watermark Auto Group
 
Friday, June 16th
COLT FORD & LOCASH
Guest Star: TBA
 
Saturday, June 17th
TOBY KEITH
Opening Act: Kendell Marvel
Guest Star: Waterloo Revival
Special Guest: David Lee Murphy
 
Gates will open at 5pm, Music will start at 6pm.  Full length performances by all acts.  This is an all ages concert.  All guests must have a ticket.  A handicap area is available in the GENERAL ADMISSION section only.  This is an outdoor venue.  Concert will remain outside rain or shine and no refunds will be issued for any reason.
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/1715086562122935

Jun
17

Highbanks Hustle
June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Southern Illinois Raceway | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
By Maximum Dirt: "After four years of hosting arguably the most successful outdoor micro sprint event of its time, Southern Illinois Raceway’s High Banks Hustle will become even bigger when the fifth annual running takes to Marion, Illinois in June. Becoming the highest paying micro sprint race of the year, this year’s edition will pay out a whopping $10,000 to the #HBH17 champion! Not only will the winner walk away with his fair share, but the love will be thrown throughout the field as the top eight finishers will score at least $1,000 and all starters gaining a minimum of $500 to start. In another share of breaking news, SIR is proud to welcome back Engler Machine & Tool as the title sponsor of this year’s race!"
 
9000 Foyt Road Marion, IL 62959
618-969-2051
https://www.facebook.com/southernillinoisraceway/

Jun
17

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant
June 11, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
The Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center June 11th-17th, 2017.  It is a part of the Miss America organization.  This scholarship pageant will bring women from all over Illinois to compete for a scholarship and a chance to enter the Miss America pageant.
 
Miss Illinois Prelim - June 14
This evening of Prelim competition will feature all of the Miss Contestants competing for a spot in the Final competition on Saturday June 17.  This will also feature some of the teen competitors competing in Evening Gown and On Stage Question.
 
Miss Illinois Prelim - June 15
This evening of Prelim competition will feature all of the Miss Contestants competing for a spot in the Final competition on Saturday June 17.  This will also feature some of the teen competitors competing in Evening Gown and On Stage Question. This evening will also be the first introduction of the participants in the Miss Illinois Princess Program.
 
Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Final - June 16
This is the final night of competition for the Teen competitors. The evening will also feature a dance by the Princess class of 2017.
 
Miss Illinois Final - June 17
This is the final night of competition for the Miss Contestants of 2017. During this evening they will also be joined on stage by the Princess Class of 2017
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jun
19

SI Elder Law's Seminar
June 19, 2017

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm
 
Free Seminar "Are You Ready For Retirement?"
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Jun
19

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1741624636128454

Jun
19

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/392501397787142

Jun
20

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
June 06, 2017 - June 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Stories, snacks and activities for pre-school age children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jun
20

Games Group
Weekly on Tuesdays
June 13, 2017 - June 27, 2017

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

Jun
21

CottingTree Beads: Reverse Knotty Bracelet
June 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Make a reverse knotty bracelet with beautiful beads. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, June 7th. For ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1025897397510150

Jun
21

Chalk the Lot
June 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Join us for an afternoon of coloring, design and fun. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1850753635165250

Jun
21

Rock Thy Word
June 21, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Featuring : 33AD, Crossborn, and Special Guest Speaker Bradley Dexter
Doors open at 6pm
Tickets can be purchased at MCCC Box Office
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jun
21

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

Jun
22

Juggling Jeff
June 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
 
When Juggling Jeff takes the stage, you never know what will happen. His comedy variety shows are exploding with energy. Free to the public. Tickets are required and can be picked up starting on Thursday, June 8th.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/282737752168418

Jun
22

Photozone with Sarah
June 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Join Sarah Wingate for this fun program. Bring your phone or digital camera to learn photography basics. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/351739868557453

Jun
23

Mid-Summer Night's Run
June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Downtown Herrin | 10:00 pm
 
Registration begins at 10pm, Race kicks-off at 11pm.  Run or walk our beautiful Downtown Herrin in your best reflective gear in the cool night's breeze! 
 
3 South Park Aveue
618-942-5163

Jun
23

Book Sale
June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Use your spare change to buy some books and help out the library at the same time.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/291536061287309

Jun
23

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

Jun
24

Pollinators Course
June 24, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 10:00 am
 
Several activities free to the public to spread awareness about the importance of pollinators!  Join us in celebrating bats, birds, bees, and more!  Keep an eye on our website for postings about the activities.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jun
27

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
June 27, 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

Jun
27

Historical Village Garden Summer Series-Herb Gardening
June 27, 2017

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village on the campus of John A. Logan College | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
 
Herbs are wonderful, multifunctional plants that make a great addition to indoor and outdoor gardens and landscapes.
Incorporating herbs into your home can provide delicious flavors in your cooking, beautiful colors and textures in your landscape, and blooms taht are attractive to beneficial insects like butterflies and bees.
This event is free and presented by Horticulture Extension Educator, Alicia Gardner; in conjuction with the John. A Logan Historical Village Garden Committee. 
 
700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828 ext. 8425 to pre-register or for additional information

Jun
28

Harry Potter Party
June 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Celebrate the "boy who lived" at his 20th anniversary party. Free and open to all 9-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1954030611482418

Jun
28

Lunch & Learn - Rise to the Top: A Leadership Discussion
June 28, 2017

The Pavilion | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
 
The June Lunch & Learn will be held on June 28 from 12-1pm at The Pavilion.  The topic will be Rise to the Top: A Leadership Discussion with Melisa Adkins.
 
Special guest Melisa Adkins, CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center, will share leadership principles and applications learned throughout her advancement in healthcare from nurse to chief executive officer.  Join us for this Lunch & Learn program for leaders and learners.
 
The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn each month in 2017 as part of the Leadership Marion program.
 
In a brief amount of time, you will receive the best leadership principles, interact with other growing leaders, and discuss how to apply effective practices to your organization.  After each Lunch & Learn, you will walk away with at least one mind changing idea that will create a desire for motivation and self-improvement.  This is the perfect professional development opportunity to increase levels of influence and potential in yourself and in the teams you lead.
 
The Lunch and Learn programs will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month beginning January 25 (Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 classes are exceptions) from 12-1pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Classroom 1 (except February, April, June and October classes are held at The Pavilion).
 
Admission is $15 per Marion Chamber member ($20 for non-Chamber).  Lunch and drinks provided courtesy of Heartland Regional Medical Center.
 
Contact the Marion Chamber at (618) 997-6311 or director@marionillinois.com to secure your seat or for more information. 
 
Facilitator: Russell Williams, Certified Leadership and Personal Growth Coach, Speaker, and Teacher.
 
Sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
EmpowermentMentor.com/RussellWilliams

Jun
30

Friday Flicks
June 30, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm
 
Come and enjoy an afternoon watching a movie. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/225527837931440/

Jun
30

Chris McBrien: The Magic Storyteller
June 30, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Chris McBrien is the complete package. He combines magic, stunts and experiments to make one spectacular show. Free to the public. Tickets are required and can be picked up starting Friday, June 16.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1306793916073657

Jun
30

Ronald Reagan Tribute Gala
June 30, 2017

The Pavilion | 05:30 pm
 
The Williamson County Republican Party cordially invites you to join us for our annual Ronald Reagan Tribute Dinner Gala on June 30, 2017.
Meet & Greet: 5:30 PM
Program & Dinner: 6:30 PM
 
Event pricing:
Table for 8 - $500
Individual tickets - $75 each
Silent Auction and a 50/50 Drawing.  
The suggested attire is semi-formal or business professional.
 
For reservations, information, or to donate a silent auction item, please contact:
Victoria Sprehe, Gala Chairman 618-534 7878
Sue Hamilton, Secretary 618-681-0070
Renee Holmes, County Chairman 618-889-3597
 
You may also download and print reservation and ad forms at www.williamsongop.com.

 

1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.williamsongop.com/gala-information

Jul
01

Kayaking the Refuge Course
July 01, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 09:00 am
 
Come kayak Crab Orchard NWR's lakes with us!  Get an interpretive tour of the land around you, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the breeze as you kayak out with our rangers.  Boats are limited so if you are not bringing your own be sure to reserve your space.  Ages 15 and up only.  First program begins at 9am.  Second begins at 1pm.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jul
03

Family Flicks
July 03, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Come enjoy these family friendly movies and popcorn. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
03

Microwave Cooking With Linda
July 03, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Join Linda Johnson to learn new recipes and perfect your culinary skills. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
04

SIPS
July 04, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Southern Illinois Photography Club. Lecture style seating for 54. 2 small tables at front and 2 down center aisle. Contact: David Hammond 618-995-2249
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
04

Fireworks at Herrin Park
July 04, 2017

Herrin Park | 07:00 pm
 
Fireworks will be at the Herrin Park on Tuesday, July 4th at dusk. If you need any further information, please contact the Park District at 942-3548.
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-3548

Jul
04

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
July 04, 2017 - August 03, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Stories, snacks and activities for pre-school age children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
05

Scrapbooking
July 05, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Preserve your memories with this interactive craft night. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
11

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
July 11, 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

Jul
11

Historical Village Garden Summer Series-Pollinator Gardening
July 11, 2017

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village on the campus of John A. Logan College | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
 
One-third of the fruits and vegetables that we eat come from plants that require animal pollinators. Many of our pollinators, including butterflies and bees, are experiencing significant stresses and population decline.
Join us to learn about gardening practices that you can use to help attract, protect, and support pollinator species.
This event is free and presented by Horticulture Extension Educator, Alicia Gardner; in conjuction with the John. A Logan Historical Village Garden Committee. 
 
700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828 ext. 8425 to pre-register or for additional information

Jul
12

Zentangle
July 12, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Join Missy Carstens, from the Little Egypt Art Association, and learn how to zentangle. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, June 28th. For ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
14

Friday Flicks
July 14, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Come and enjoy an afternoon watching a movie. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
15

Next Level RC CA$H Money Summer
July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Next Level RC | 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Guaranteed CASH payout, TQ Awards, and Top 10 Trophies for Every Class! Wide, forgiving lanes and jumps with serious airtime!  An exciting heads-up racing format, fun elevation changes, 2-level track design.  Real podium and Free event pictures taken of YOU all weekend!
 
1320 Downey Crossing- Cambria, IL 62915
618-925-3711

Jul
15

Family Archery Course
July 15, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 10:00 am
 
Bring the family out for an archery course.  Build your archery skills with all the members of your family.  Come and join us in a basic introduction to archery.  All equipment will be provided for all the members of your family.  Begins at 10am.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jul
15

Blue and Gold Triathlon
July 15, 2017

Marion Park District | 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The 6th Annual Blue and Gold Triathlon will be held at the Marion Park District and will host an individual Tri, a Children's Tri, and a Team Relay Tri.
 
500 East DeYoung Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-1115

Jul
15

Garden Clubs of Illinois' Summer Fun
July 15, 2017

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The District VII Garden Clubs of Illinois presents a small standard Flower Show and Marketplace sale!  Free addmission. 
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://sites.google.com/site/anneparmley/district-vii

Jul
15

Chris August
July 15, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Chris August is a soulful singer-songwriter who cites influences from Stevie Wonder to Boyz II Men. For all ages, doors open at 6pm.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc