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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
22

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
23

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
23

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
23

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
24

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
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

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
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
26

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

Aug
26

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
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
28

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

Sep
02

Kayaking the Refuge Course
September 02, 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

Sep
04

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

Sep
06

Quilted Cards Session 1
September 06, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join the Shawnee Quilters and create your own custom greeting cards with a sewing machine. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, August 23. Free and open for ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Sep
07

Carterville Free Fair
September 07, 2017 - September 09, 2017

Cannon Park | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
104th Annual Carterville Free Fair sponsored by the Carterville Lions Club will be September 7th, 8th, 9th.  There will be a Carnival, Parade, Bingo, Ping Pong Ball Drop, 5K and other Races, Queen Show, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Fireworks and more!
 
120 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8304
Booth Rental (618) 985-2252

Sep
08

Twilight 5K Glow Run/Walk
September 08, 2017

Carterville Free Fair @ Cannon Park | 07:30 pm
 
Race Day registration and packet pick-up at the Community Center from 5pm-7pm.  River-to-River Chip Timing provided.  Race starts and finishes at the Carterville Free Fair at Cannon Park on Greenbriar Road.  Course is flat & fast!  Kids' Fun Run will be held at Cannon Park at 6:30pm.
 
 PURSE & TROPHY TO TOP OVERALL MALE & FEMALE RUNNERS.  Medals to top three male and female runners in each age group 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and up.
 
120 North Greenbriar- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-6942
Leigh Gusta (618) 925-6026

Sep
09

Butterfly Round-Up
September 09, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Monarch Butterflies travel through our area each year on their way to spend the cold months of winter in Mexico.  Visitors are invited to help catch and tag these butterflies as they feed and rest at Crab Orchard NWR.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Sep
09

Josh Gracin
September 09, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Harrisburg Medical Center is proud to bring country music artist and former American Idol contestant, Josh Gracin to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Saturday, September 9th at 7pm for their first ever "Rockin for the Health of It" benefit concert!  Local duo from Harrisburg, Zola Road, will be opening for Josh Gracin.  All ages are welcome.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Sep
09

Crab Orchard Fall Market
September 09, 2017

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

 

Crab Orchard Fall Market will be mostly an indoor market with talented vendors who specialize in creating unique items, collecting, repurposing the old, and selling their products. Some of the categories that will be available are handmade, antiques, repurposed, furniture, primitive, salvage, chalk paint, clothing, jewelry, candles, body care, and food! Stay tuned for more information on the vendors soon.

 

19189 Cory Bailey Street, Marion, Illinois 62959

Sep
10

Birding Tour
September 10, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:15 am
 
Come and join us for a birding tour guided by Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Volunteers.  Experienced birders will lead the tour.  Binoculars are available at the Refuge Visitor center for check-out.  Reservations are required.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Sep
14

Master Sculptor: Hal Stewart
September 14, 2017

Little Egypt Arts Centre | 01:00 pm
 
Free event!
 
601 Tower Square- Marion IL 62959
618-998-8530
618-937-3455
leaa601@frontier.com

Sep
16

Heartland Pet Fest
September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Heartland Pet Fest is an event for all pet lovers and their pets that promote education, innovations and information about pets and pet products.  Proceeds will benefit Wilderwood Service Dogs, a 501c3 organization that trains service dogs for autistic children.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
(618) 998-0039 - heartlandpetfest@gmail.com

Sep
16

Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference
September 16, 2017

John A. Logan College | 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Women for Heatlh and Wellness present the 31st Annual Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference.  This year's Keynote Speaker will be Marzia Prince, an award-winning international health and wellness expert with over thirteen years of experience.  She is the go-to health & fitness expert for numerous TV and radio stations that include Fox News radio, iHeart Radio, CW33, and WFFA's Channel 8 news in Dallas.  She was named D Magazine's Top Trainer to follow on Instagram for 2016 and Dallas's top 10 Most Influential Women in 2015.  She credits her success to healthy lifestyle behaviors, from Hot Mess to Healthinista.  Her healthy lifestyle behaviors have changed thousands of lives to be their best selves. 
 
In addition, enjoy a day of:
- Health Screenings
- Exhibits
- Breakout Sessions
- Lunch
- Awards
- Raffle Drawings
- Swag Bag for each those who complete the evaluation.
 
Registration Fee: $45
Online Registration available: July 25th
Registration Deadline: September 8th
 
700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828 ext. 8469
Women for Health and Wellness, Inc. 618-985-2828, ext. 8604 or 8469

womenforhealthandwellness@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1929841007303903

Sep
16

Erica's Doggie Stylez 2nd Annual Wiener Dog Race
September 16, 2017

The Pavilion | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Doggies Stylez will be holding their 2st Annual Wiener Dog Races and Wiener Wanna Be race! Sign ups start at 1pm, Races start at 2pm. If you don't have a wiener but still want to race, then the Wiener Wanna Be race is for you! Bring your non-wiener and sign up to race against other non-wieners. Just let us know when you register that you are a Wiener or a Wiener Wanna Be.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Contact Erica's Doggie Styles at (618) 889-4712
http://www.doggiestylezinc.com/

Sep
20

British Invasion: Debate on Beatles-vs-Rolling Stones
September 20, 2017

The Crisp Room at JALC | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
The JALC Continuing Education Department will host two leading Rock & Roll / Beatles experts: Jude Southerland-Kessler and Lanea Stagg, for a presentation titled "The British Invasion: Debate on Beatles-vs-Rolling Stones" in the Crisp Room from 11am-12pm.  The event is Free and open to the public!
 
700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828

Sep
21

Quilted Cards Session 2
September 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join the Shawnee Quilters and create your own custom greeting cards with a sewing machine. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Thursday, September 7th. Free and open for ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935