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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

Jun
30

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

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
01

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

Jul
01

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

Jul
01

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

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
03

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

Jul
03

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

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
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

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

Jul
17

Serengeti Steve
July 17, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Join "The Reptile Man" as he introduces the audience to snakes, lizards and other creepy crawlies. Free to the public. Tickets are required and can be picked up starting on Monday, July 3.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
19

DIY Bath Bombs
July 19, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Learn how to create your own little luxuries. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
19

Summer Reading Program - Animal Tales
July 19, 2017

Johnston City Public Library | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
 
Animal Tales will be coming from Kinston Springs, TN to present a program on Animal Architects. 
"Architecture, design, excavating, construction are all performed on a regular basis in Nature. Animal Architects will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build and construct as part of survival in the wild. Be prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very constructive critters."

The Johnston City Library Summer Reading program is presented in partnership with the “Lunch Bunch.” It will be held at the First Freewill Baptist church 609 Monroe Ave, Johnston City, IL 62951. Lunch starts at 11:30 and the Reading Program starts at noon. There is no cost for lunch, but you do not have to attend the Lunch Bunch to enjoy the Reading Program activities.
 
Free admission. 
 
506 Washington Avenue, Johnston City, IL 62951
(618) 983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/Animal-Tales-LLC-114804175253082/

Jul
20

Watercolor Salt Painting
July 20, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm
 
Join Missy Carstens, from the Little Egypt Art Association, and create a unique painting. Free and open to all 9-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/970049083129279/

Jul
22

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Williamson County
July 22, 2017

The Pavilion | 04:00 pm - 11:59 pm
 
Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS?pg=entry&fr_id=81173

Jul
22

Bank of Herrin Car Show
July 22, 2017

Bank of Herrin Parking Lot | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join in on the fun for the annual customer appreciation car show on July 22nd from 1-4PM located in the Bank of Herrin parking lot in Herrin. Stop into one of the branches to enter your car. Grilling, give aways, and great cars! Free admission. 
 
101 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6660
https://www.facebook.com/events/239303009906025/

Jul
25

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
July 25, 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
26

Game Night
July 26, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Strategy at its finest. Will you reign supreme gamer? Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
27

Glow Party
July 27, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
End summer with this fun neon party. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
28

Summer Reading Party
July 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Your hard work has paid off! Join Professor play for balloon animals and face painting! We will also have snacks, prizes and other activities. Sign-up in the Children's Department during July.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
29

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX
July 29, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
The "Will Rock For Food" Concert Series is very pleased and proud to bring the legendary Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Saturday, July 29th at 7pm!  This annual event continues to be a great vehicle that enables us to serve those in our community who need it the very most.  This year’s fundraiser is the Marion Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.  
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jul
29

MMS Open
July 29, 2017

Marion Main Street | 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
The 2nd Annual MMS Open Putt - Putt competition is just around the corner! Come and join in on the fun as we play putt-putt golf throughout our downtown establishments. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. at Bennie's, bounces to India Delight, The Marion Elk's, John Browns, Martini Joe's, and Pookies! Those competing in the event get a drink ticket for each location, a MMS Open T-shirt, food throughout the day, and a chance to win the MMS Open trophy/cash prize! The event will end at Pookie's around 4:00 and Sean Hopkins will take the stage to keep the party going with a 2 hour set. This is a really fun event and proceeds go back into the downtown area. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by messaging the Marion Main Street FB page, or calling 993-6424.
 
1102 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
https://www.facebook.com/events/315635828890595/