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Jul
08

Fireworks at Herrin Park
July 08, 2017

Herrin Park | 09:00 pm
 
Fireworks will be at the Herrin Park on Saturday, July 8th at dusk.  "Cat Daddy'O” will be performing at the Band Shelter from 6pm-9pm, fireworks immediately following.  Special Night Swim at the Harrison Bruce Aquatic Center from 6:30pm-10pm.  Concessions, Baseball and Softball games all day.  Free admittance and parking.
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-3548

Jul
08

Empowerment Project & Empower You Career Fair
July 08, 2017

Marion Junior High School Cafeteria | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
An Empowering Event for Girls 9-18 years.  Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop #8869 as part of their Silver Project.
 
1609 West Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-6311
ebshore@frontier.com

Jul
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

Jul
08

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

Herrin Farmers Market | 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
08

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
10

Plant Diseases
July 10, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm
 
Learn to identify weeds, plant diseases, and other pesky garden prblems. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jul
10

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
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
11

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
July 04, 2017 - November 02, 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
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
12

STEM Club: Solar Ovens
July 12, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm
 
Harness thermal energy and create your own sweet treat. Free and open to all 9-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/620052461525023

Jul
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

Jul
13

Meet the Robinsons
July 13, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 01:00 pm
 
Enjoy this 2007 favorite film at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson. He whisks Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate. Free and open to the public. Rated G.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
(618) 997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/events/298980080544691

Jul
13

Date Night in the Cave
Weekly on Thursdays
June 29, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
DATE NIGHT In the Cave - $45 Per Couple
 
Bring that special someone out to the Tasting Room to enjoy the unique atmosphere and a lovely dinner for two!
 
The Menu *Includes a Bottle of Walker's Bluff Wine*
 
Course #1:
Shrimp Cocktail - Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
or House Salad - Artisan Mixed, Fresh Tomatoes & Choice of Dressing (House, Ranch, or Blue Cheese)
 
Course #2:
Seared Salmon - Served with Lemon Butter Sauce & Creamy Mashed Potatoes
 
Chicken Florentine - Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast on a Bed of Sauteed Spinach, Topped with Creamy Mornay Sauce
 
Prime Rib - Hand-Cut, Slow-Smoked Beef with Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Au Jus
 
Course #3:
Walker’s Bluff Cheese Cake or Fudgy Nut Brownie
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1888461994738417

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
14

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
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
15

SI Opry
July 15, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:00 pm
 
Come check out the Southern Illinois Opry, July 15.  Tickets for the Opry are $15 and are available at the Herrin Civic Center, the Pawn Mart in Herrin, or the door at the night of the event.  Special ticket prices for groups of 10 or more.  Doors open at 6pm.  Food, refreshments, and adult beverages from the bar will be available. 
 
Acts include:
Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek
Robinson Family
The Opry Band
Jaidyn Buckingham
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6115
https://www.facebook.com/herrinciviccenter/

Jul
15

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
July 15, 2017

The Carterville Lions Club | 07:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Join us for an "All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast"!  Cost is $6 per person with children 3 and under free.  Meal includes pancakes, sausage, and drinks.  Funds will help to purchase an eye machine that is capable of detecting early vision problems in children from 6 months to 6 years of age.
 
300 East Illinois Avenue- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-6868

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

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 Avenue- 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.  Admission is Free.
 
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
21

Family Movie at the Library
July 21, 2017

Anne West Lindsey District Library | 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
 

Join the Anne West Lindsey District Library for a family movie from 1-2:30 PM! Families of all ages are welcome to attend. Parents must determine appropriateness for their child or children.

 
600 North Division Street, Carterville IL 62918
618-985-3298
https://www.facebook.com/events/1261292880664383

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 4:00pm 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.
 
1102 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-6424
https://www.facebook.com/marionmainstreet/

Jul
30

Summer Pops Concert
July 30, 2017

O'Neil Auditorium John A. Logan College | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

 

Bring family and friends to enjoy this concert performed by the John A. Logan College Community Band directed by Bob Swearingen. A variety of music will be performed from jazz (Duke Ellington & Sonny Rollins) to classic rock (Chicago & Queen) to Hollywood (George Gershwin & John Williams). 

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free Admission

For more information contact Student Activities & Cultural Events at activities@jalc.edu or 618-985-2828 Ext. 8287

 

700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
email: activities@jalc.edu

Jul
31

Get Eclipsed
July 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
 
Enjoy this presentation about the upcoming Great American Eclipse. Learn the best way to view it and what you should expect.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Aug
01

Kayaking the Refuge Course
August 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

Aug
01

Serengeti Steve's Reptile Show
August 01, 2017

Grand Avenue Baptist Church | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
If you love snakes, spiders and other creepy crawlies you'll love this show!  Sponsored by the friends of the Anne West Lindsey District Library.  All ages welcome, no registration required.
 
116 West Grand Avenue- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2751
https://www.facebook.com/AnneWestLindseyLibrary/

Aug
02

Teen Crafts
Weekly on Wednesdays
August 02, 2017 - November 03, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm
 
Fun crafts for ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Aug
05

Crab Orchard Kennel Club AKC Dog Show
August 05, 2017 - August 06, 2017

The Pavilion | 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
 
The Crab Orchard Kennel Club will host their 59th annual AKC Dog Show at the Pavilion in Marion.  Admission is $5, children 10 and under are Free.  Over 600 dogs representing more than 130 different breeds will be competing for the coveted title of Best in Show both days.  A judging program with breed ring times will be available at www.onofrio.com.  There will be special clinics available by appointment only, concessions, and vendors selling dog-related items.  Only dogs entered in the show will be allowed in, no strollers or baby carriages will be allowed for the safety of children and dogs.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Rodney Jones <president@craborchardkennelclub.org>