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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

Jul
31

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

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
01

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

Aug
02

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

Aug
02

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

Aug
02

Teen Craft Night
Weekly on Wednesdays
August 02, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:30 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Fun crafts for ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1921899674732326

Aug
03

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

Aug
04

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

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>

Aug
05

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

Aug
05

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

Aug
07

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

Aug
08

Williamson County Fair
August 08, 2017 - August 12, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 07:00 pm
 
Illinois' longest running county fair, the 161st Annual Williamson County Fair presents:
 
Nightly from 6pm-10pm
   - Midway Carnival Rides
     (Armbands per night, single ride tickets)
   - Sheena's Friends: Pony Rides/Petting Zoo
   - Food Vendors and Exhibitors
 
Tuesday, August 8th
   - Demolition Derby #1: Compact, Chain and Wire Cars, Kids Power Wheels
   - Talent Night & Karaoke Show
 
Wednesday, August 9th
   - Family Night: Free Grandstand Entertainment (Gospel Night)
 
Thursday, August 10th
   - Rodeo: Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Miniature Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Cowgirls Barrel Racing, Bull Riding
 
Friday, August 11th
   - Antique, Garden, Super Stock, and ITPA Tractor Pulls/Hot Farm Stock Pullers
   - Concert in the Entertainment Barn
 
Saturday, August 12th
   - Speed Horse Show
   - Demolition Derby #2: Old School Demo Cars, Comapct, Kids Power Wheels
 
101 North Fair Street/1500 East Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-751-9318
www.facebook.com/Williamson-County-Fair-Illinois-246809478672430

Aug
08

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
August 08, 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

Aug
08

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
August 08, 2017 - August 31, 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

Aug
09

STEM: Pinhole Projector
August 09, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Prepare for the extraordinary solar eclipse passing over Southern Illinois, and make your own pinhole projector. Free and open for ages 9 to 19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/866399496847337

Aug
10

Stand Up For Blue at Rent One Park
August 10, 2017

Rent One Park | 07:00 pm

 

The Southern Illinois Miners will take on the Normal Cornbelters at 7:05pm for the "Stand Up For Blue" Law Enforcement Appreciation Night sponsored by AmVets and WSIL-TV 3 at Rent One Park. Come out and join in honoring and recognizing the contributions made to the region by law enforcement officers. Fans are encouraged to wear blue, and the first 1,500 fans will receive a "Stand Up For Blue" t-shirt compliments of Mid-west Office Supply and First Southern Bank at the front gate. ALL tickets are $5, with half of the proceeds being donated to the James Brockmeyer Memorial Fund, named after officer James Brockmeyer of the Chester Police Department, who was killed in a crash in pursuit of a suspect last October. Also, 1,000 "Back The Badge" bracelets, compliments of Fowler Heating & Air, will be distribtued. 

1000 Miners Dr Marion, Illinois, IL 62959
(618) 998-8499
https://www.facebook.com/SIMINERS/

Aug
11

Legends' Murder Mystery Dinner: The Haunted Hunter
August 11, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Come to Legends for a Murder Mystery Dinner & Show put on by Jest Murder Mystery Company.  Social hour will begin at 5pm, with the show beginning at 6pm.
 
The rumor is true!  Word on the street?  This place is Haunted!  That’s right! …and lots of famous sleuths, detectives and ghost hunters from around the world will be there to catch a glimpse of our famous (and elusive) ghost “Billy” (better known as “Billy, the Spook”). Gee!  If someone gets “Whacked”, we’ll have plenty of detectives to solve the crime, won’t we?!  Everyone plays a part!  You could be “Sherlock Homes”, “Miss Garble” or even “The Hardly Boys”.
 
On the Menu:
- Bread Rolls and Butter
- House Salad with choice of House, Ranch, Blue Cheese or Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
 
Appetizer:
- Whiskey Shrimp
 
Entrees:
- Szechuan Glazed Salmon with a Sweet Chili Sauce
- Sweet Tea Brined Pork Loin with a Spiced Apple Chutney
 
Sides:
- Herbed Wild Rice Blend
- Colorful Vegetable Medley
 
Dessert:
- Pineapple Tartin with Coconut Ice Cream
 
Tickets are $55 per person and includes Dinner, Dessert and the Murder Mystery Show!  Pre-payment is required for this event with limited tickets available.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/277234646084784

Aug
11

Foundation Golf Tourney
August 11, 2017

Crab Orchard Golf Course | 07:00 pm

 

Join in the fun with the Annual Foundation Golf Classic at Crab Orchard Golf Course for a great day of golf, and the opportunity to help students in need pursue their dream of an education.

901 West Grand Avenue, Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2321

Aug
11

CATS
August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Skyline Creek Productions brings you CATS!  The record-breaking musical specacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is coming back to Marion.  All ages welcome.
 
Doors Friday and Saturday - 6:30pm
Time Friday and Saturday - 7:30pm
 
Doors Sunday - 1:00pm
Time Sunday - 2:00pm
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Aug
11

Stars and Steel Guitars Concert
August 11, 2017 - August 12, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
The Stars and Steel Guitars Concert returns to the Herrin Civic Center with show times at 11am on August 11th and 10am on August 12th.  Tickets are $40 for a 2-day pass.
 
Entertainment Line Up:
 
Joe Wright
Rodney Crisp
Amber Martin
Tom Campbell
Perley Curtis
Steve Alonzo Walker
Mason "Little Hank" Ramsey
Barbara Fairchild
Billy Easton
David Chamberlain
Lynn Owsley
 
Vendor tables are available for $100 and are included is your 2-day pass.  If you would like to sponsor The Stars and Steel Guitars Concert, you can purchase an ad in their book.
 
$35 small
$80 half page
$150 full page
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6115
https://www.facebook.com/herrinciviccenter/

Aug
12

Geneology Society of Southern Illinois Family History Conference
August 12, 2017

John A. Logan College | 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
This book fair/vendor event also hosts multiple keynote speakers and breakout sessions on geneology and new technologies to help find your family history.  John A. Logan is also home to the GSSI Genealogy Collection at the John A. Logan College Library consisting of more than 1,000 books and several hundred reels of microfilm.
 
700 Logan College Road
618-985-2828

Aug
14

Gardening: Fall Gardens
August 14, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Join Master Gardener, Denise Stearns, for this fun and informative program. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/458594981166139

Aug
16

Screen Printing
August 16, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Join Missy Carstens, from the Little Egypt Art Association, for this fun program. Create a custom tote bag with a design of your own. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, August 2nd. Free and open to ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Aug
17

Dr. Dave's Whiz Bang Science Show
August 17, 2017

Johnston City Public Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Come to the Freewill Baptist Church to see Dr. Dave presenting his Whiz Bang Science Show.  He'll be putting on a fun and educational show teaching us all about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse!
 
609 Monroe Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/events/470242560024456/

Aug
18

Moonstock 2017
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
This 4-day Music Festival will celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse at Walker’s Bluff, a picturesque vineyard located in beautiful Southern Illinois.  On August 21, 2017 an estimated 200,000 tourists will travel to our region to observe the point of greatest duration.  On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with Bark at the Moon.
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
moonstock@walkersbluff.com

https://www.facebook.com/moonstock2017/
https://twitter.com/Moonstock2017
https://www.instagram.com/moonstock2017_walkersbluff/

Aug
18

The Phelps Sisters Benefit- Mentors 4 Kids
August 18, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Come watch The Phelps Sisters, with special performance by The Phelps Brothers, to help raise money for Mentors 4 Kids!  This event is for all ages.  Doors open at 6pm.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Aug
18

Eclipse Art Show and Ribbon Cutting
August 18, 2017

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Join us at the Hartley Art Gallery & Event Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception as we celebrate the completion of the remodel of the lower level.  Free and open to the public!
 
100 South Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/Hartley-Art-Gallery-and-Event-Center-1081163038630553

Aug
18

Eclipse Festival at Honker Hill Winery
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Lucas Bros. Honker Hill Winery | 07:00 pm
 
More details coming soon!
 
-August 18th - 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
 
-August 19th - 10:00 am - 12:00 am
 
-August 20th - 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
   Sugar Lime Blue Performs 5:00 pm
 
-August 21st - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
   Sugar Lime Blue Performs 12:00 pm
 
4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
618-549-5517

Aug
19

SI Junk Fest
August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Pickers Outlet Mall | 06:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
If you haven't already heard, this is the weekend of the Total Solar Eclipse!  Southern Illinois is the best place in the "WORLD" to see it.  It is estimated that over 300,000 people will be coming to experience this event.  Pickers Outlet Mall wants to give travelers fun things to do while they are here visiting so, we decided to have a Big Flea Market.  We have 10 acres of flat grassy land to set-up and have convenient parking for our customers.  There will be porta potties, music and one of Southern Illinois' Finest, Big Blues Que Barbecue!  Please let us know ASAP if you would like to set-up so we have an idea how many are coming.
 
9764 Herrin Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-5151
mur_man@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1085558744889042

Aug
19

Solar Eclipse Yoga Class
August 19, 2017

Artstarts House | 08:00 am - 09:00 am
 
Marion native, Lawrene O'Neill is leading a Yoga Class to help raise funds for Artstarts, a non-profit community arts organization.  O'Neill, an Artstarts Alum, is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor accredited through the National Yoga Alliance.  He has taught Yoga at the People Studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the last few years.  When he is home visiting Southern Illinois, he makes guest appearances teaching yoga at the HUB in Marion.  Lawrence is a very popular instructor and offers a great session for any skill level.  Participants may pre-register by confirming on the Artstarts Facebook Event Page.  Payments may be made either at the door or online.  Just indicate "Yoga Class" when making your donation.
 
Walk-In - $10
Pre-Register - $8
 
There is a 40-person capacity, so please consider pre-registering to help Artstarts plan accordingly.  Come stretch while supporting a great community arts organization.
 
104 South Van Buren- Marion, IL 62959
618-645-2787
artstarts2005@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/102416013726836

Aug
19

Native American Indian Festival
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Little Grassy United Methodist Camp | 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
 
Little Grassy United Methodist Camp (LGC), 8 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois, is located very near the center line of the Total Solar Eclipse that will be over Southern Illinois August 21, 2017.  In celebration of this event, LGC is hosting a weekend-long Native American Indian Festival with ceremonies of both traditional and religious nature, some of which have been performed for centuries surrounding celestial events such as this eclipse.  There will be drums, flute players, storytellers, a spirit fire, free crafts for the kids, and a Native American craft fair.  At times there will be two different stages going at the same time with varying experiences.
 
The event takes place Saturday, August 19th, Noon to Dark, Sunday, August 20th, 9am to Dark, and Monday, August 21st, 8am to 11am.  Single day tickets for adults are $20; children ages 5-10 are $10, children under 5 are Free.  Weekend passes are $45 for adults and $20 for children.  Those purchasing Monday tickets and weekend passes will be given free eclipse viewing glasses.  Limited tent camping is available for those purchasing weekend passes on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The festival will take place on the northside of our camp, 189 Campground Road, Makanda, IL 62958.
 
To purchase tickets for the festival, go to www.igrc.org/Festival or go to www.littlegrassycamp.org and follow the links. To make arrangements for tent camping, call the camp office at 618-457-6030 between 9:30am & Noon, Monday-Friday.
 
If you are not interested in the festival but still want to come and observe the eclipse, space is available on the southside of camp.  There will be plenty of space to set up chairs or spread out a blanket.  Registration to view the eclipse is required by August 7, 2017.  The $15 fee includes parking, a box lunch, and viewing glasses. To sign-up for this option, again go to www.littlegrassycamp.org.
 
Illinois Great Rivers Conference pastors who are involved in the planning of the festival itself include Rev. Danira Para, pastor of Dayspring UMC in Peoria, retired pastors Rev. Ken Hayden, Rev. Danny Lybarger, and Rev. Gary Billiot.
 
189 Camp Ground Road- Makanda, IL 62958
618-525-4278 or 619-457-6030
littlegrassy@igrc.org

https://www.facebook.com/littlegrassycamp/

Aug
19

SI Opry Eclipse Show
August 19, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
 
The SI Opry will open with bluegrass music from Opry Members Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek.  Members include: Cassie Andrews, banjo and vocals; Becky Peters, guitar and vocals; Ron Cobb, upright bass; and Danny Robinson, guitar, mandolin, and vocals.
 
Gospel group, Judah, will then take the stage.  Judah is comprised of Lisa Knight on vocals and guitar; Lisa Miles, piano; Samantha Austin, rhythm guitar and vocals; Alex Bennet on drums; and Levi Bennett, guitar.
 
After intermission, Cassie Andrews will present a Tribute to Minnie Pearl.  She will entertain you with all the current happenings in Grinder’s Switch.
 
Arview on Country will perform a country set.  The musical heritage of the Arview family can trace its roots to patriarch Cecil Arview, who worked in Cook County during the late 1920s.  When work became scarce, Cecil took a job as a musician for infamous gangster Alphonse “Al” Capone. After Capone’s conviction in 1931, Cecil – who had just become a father – moved his young family back home to Southern Illinois.  In the years to come, nearly all of Cecil’s children would learn to play instruments and sing and it became common for the neighbors to come by to sit on the porch and listen to the Arview family play and sing into the evening hours.  As each of the children of Cecil grew to adulthood and had children of their own, they would pass on the tradition until the name Arview became synonymous with musical talent.  This heritage has now passed on into later generations and brings this family of talented individuals now to you. Joe Arview has performed at many venues, such as: the Illinois State Fair, the Du Quoin State Fair, the Troubadour Theatre in Nashville Tennessee, and many NASCAR events.
 
Tickets for the Opry are $15 and available at the Herrin Civic Center, the Pawn Mart in Herrin, or at the door 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.  The SI Opry is presented at the Herrin Civic Center the third Saturday of every month, except December.  The next show will be on September 16th, 2017.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6115
richard@herrincc.com

Aug
19

Don't Be Left Alone in the Dark
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

James Mohan Memorial Park | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Come on down to Cambria Park!  Concessions will be open daily.  Hamburgers, dogs, cold drinks and daily meal specials including pulled pork on Saturday, spaghetti dinners on Sunday and ultimate nachos on Monday.  August 19th is the Flea Market from 9am-3pm and Live music by Dale Myers and Friends from 1pm-4pm.  If you are interested in being a vendor, 10x10 spaces are $30 -space is limited!  On August 21st, bring your chair, cameras and find a spot in the park for great viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse!
 
535 South Maple Street- Cambria, Illinois 62915
(618) 269-7797
Robin (618) 579-3659 - rnmedic38@gmail.com

Aug
19

Solar Eclipse Party at Black Diamond
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 07:00 pm
 
The Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour will be performing 3 shows a day for the Eclipse weekend!  Free admission on August 19th- 20th.  More information to come for August 21st Eclipse Day!
 
Busted Knuckles is a V-Twin Thrill Show performed solely on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  These American Daredevils perform stunts like you have never seen.  Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour is a premiere V-Twin entertainment company with Harley-Davidson being the bike of choice.  Their goal is to bring the best V-Twin Stunt Riders together to perform the very best stunt show possible.
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/1842102132671910

info@blackdiamondhd.com

Aug
19

Eclipse at Johnston City Amphitheater
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Arrowhead Lake Campground | 08:00 pm - 02:30 pm
 
Come celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse at the Johnston City Amphitheater.  There will be a full weekend of activities for the whole family including live bands, Live DJ, bouncy houses, children's activities, food vendors, corn-hole tournament, silent auction, Saturday night movie night, and more!
 
Eclipse glasses are $1 and can be bought at City Hall or the Water Department drive-up.
 
Saturday, August 19th
6pm-8pm - Music "The Good Ole Boys"
9pm - Family Movie Night: Chicken Little
 
Sunday, August 20th
1pm-5pm - Car Show
2pm - Southern Illinois Concert Band
5pm-6pm - Terry Brooks Live DJ
6pm-7pm - Venture Worship Band
7pm-8pm - Terry Brooks Live DJ
8pm-10pm - Music: "Savannah Rose"
 
Monday, August 21st
8am - Corn-hole Tournament 
10:30am-2:30pm - Terry Brooks Live DJ
 
Partial Eclipse will start at 11:52am, Total Eclipse at 1:20pm and will last approximately 2 minutes and 14 seconds.  The Eclipse will end at 2:14pm.
 
1600 Petersen Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-3535
https://www.facebook.com/events/1190529101058847/

Aug
21

Solar Eclipse 2017 at Rent One Park
August 21, 2017

Rent One Park | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
The Miners have partnered with 4-H for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  Experience the Solar Eclipse with activities for the whole family at Rent One Park, Home of the Miners, on August 21st 10am-3pm.
 
Activities will include: 4-H Virtual Reality, Create in 4H's Makey-Makey Computer Science Lab, meet with University Astrologists for the latest Eclipse news, as well as look through the large telescope, laser tag and mini golf.
 
For more information on ticket pricing or to purchase t-shirts, please visit our Miners ticket page for more information.
 
1000 Miners Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-998-8499
info@southernillinoisminers.com

https://www.facebook.com/SIMINERS/

Aug
21

The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017
August 21, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:00 am
 
The entire Refuge will fall under the path of totality for the eclipse, providing opportunities for viewing, weather permitting.  The Refuge is not planning any organized public events; however visitors may view the eclipse from several recreation areas on the refuge on their own.  A list of all the best viewing areas on the Refuge is available now.  Pick your spot today!  Due to the influx of eclipse viewers during the already-busy season, the refuge may need to close certain areas for visitor safety.
 
Things you should know while you are on the Refuge:
 
- All entrance and boat launching fees will be waived on August 21st, 2017.
- Camping is only permitted in designated campgrounds.
- Please do not litter.  Take trash (including pet waste) with you and dispose of it properly.
- Fires are allowed only in designated areas where controlled structures are provided.
- Motorized vehicle are prohibited on grassy lawn areas adjacent to the parking lots.
- All pets must be on a leash.
- Commercial photography, videography, and other special uses will require a special permit. Please apply for these early to allow time to process them prior to the event.
- As a courtesy to other visitors please do not set up viewing equipment or chairs in the parking lots.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_3/NWRS/Zone_2/Crab_Orchard/20176-2%20Solar%20Eclipse%20web.pdf

Aug
21

Eclipse Party in the Garden
August 21, 2017

The Frenchman's Widow | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Eclipse Party in the Garden!  DJ Von will be bringing the tunes!  There will be specials on beer and drinks featuring Saint Nicholas Black Sun, Big Muddy Dark Moon beer and Walker's Bluff Solar Red Wine.  Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available.  Free admission!
 
201 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6088

Aug
21

Customer Appreciation Day
August 21, 2017

South Porte Day | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Join South Porte Bank for for barbeque and drinks.  Be sure to bring a chair to view one of nature's most stunning displays.  South Porte Bank has a limited supply of viewing glasses as well.
 
701 North Court Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-998-0098
https://www.facebook.com/SouthPorteBank/

Aug
21

Eclipse at Katy-Lynn Vineyard & Winery
August 21, 2017

Katy-Lynn Vineyard & Winery | 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
There will be Live music and a variety of beverages including water, tea, slushy's, sangria, wine and beer.  Parking is Free and you may bring your own lunch.
 
1801 Sneed Road- Carbondale, IL 62902
618-713-5239
katlynnwinery@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/katylynnwinery/

Aug
21

Eclipse at Stardust Golf Course
August 21, 2017

Stardust Golf Course | 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
 
If you're looking for a place to watch the 2017 Eclipse, come out and join us on Monday, August 21st at the Stardust Golf Course in Johnston City, IL.  We have a great viewing location for the 2 minutes and 14 seconds of totality!  Eclipse glasses will be available and you can golf all day for only $25 per person.
 
14756 Stardust Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-8822
macadoo12@frontier.com
https://www.facebook.com/StardustGolfCourse/

Aug
22

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
August 22, 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

Aug
25

Legislative Summit
August 25, 2017

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 11:30 am - 01:00 pm
 
The 3rd annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will include a buffet-style lunch (cost $20 to Kokopelli), updates by your Legislators, each followed by a Q&A session moderated by a member of your Legislative Affairs Committee, and networking. 
 
Deadline to RSVP is August 18th.
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656
https://www.facebook.com/events/678480242337155/

Aug
25

CASA of Williamson County Quarter Auction Fundraiser
August 25, 2017

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Bring your friends out to this unique event in Marion!  Many cash and carry items will be available through our local business and direct sales supporters, such as Miche, Scentsy, and Pampered Chef, who have joined together to help raise money for CASA of Williamson County.  A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event, and don't forget to bring quarters to bid on items!  Tickets are $5 and include a bidding paddle.  Food is also available for purchase.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
CASA at 618-998-2291

Aug
26

Next Level RC CA$H Money Summer
August 26, 2017 - August 27, 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

Aug
27

Pappy's 2-Man SxS Triathalon
August 27, 2017

Little Egypt Off Road Motorcycle Club | 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
For the first time, Pappy's Outdoor will be hosting a 2-man side-by-side triathalon at Little Egypt Off Road- just East of Marion.  Three events, two drivers, one day; with cash and store-credit prizes given to the top three teams. 

 
Event 1: The driver will be blindfolded and the passenger will have to navigate the team through an obstacle course by voice instruction only.

Event 2: The passenger will be given a pail of water to hold on their lap while the team navigates a bumpy obstacle course.  The faster you complete the course and the less water you spill, the better.

Event 3: The passenger will have a paintball gun, and the team will need a combination of speed through a course and accuracy shooting targets set up from various distances. 

The winner will be determined by overall time through the three events.  Time penalties will be assessed based on different faults in each event.  The same person cannot drive for all three events. 

$5 admission will be charged by LEOR.

 
20439 Ranch Lane- Marion, IL 62959
618-982-2992
https://www.facebook.com/events/197452560785117

Aug
30

Airpower History Tour
August 30, 2017 - September 03, 2017

Veteran's Airport of Southern Illinois | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
See one of only two flying B-29s in the world, "FIFI," when the Airpower History Tour lands at Veteran's Airport of Southern Illinois!  Joining FIFI will be the P-51 Mustang "Gunfighter," the C-45 Expiditor "Bucket of Bolts," the famous Boeing Stearman, and the T-34 Mentor.  Be a part of living history by joining us for tours throughout the day, or book a flight in one of these iconic aircraft.  Ground tours are only $10 for adults, $5 for kids 11 thru 17, and children age 10 and under free.  ​​Price includes B-29 cockpit tour whenever the aircraft is available.  For flights, click the ticket link to book online and reserve your spot!  NOTE: Attending aircraft subject to change due to availability, weather, or maintenance.
 
7992 Aviation Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-3353
http://www.veteransairport.com/