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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

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
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

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
26

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
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

Aug
29

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
29

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

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/

Aug
30

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
30

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

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
03

Labor Day Celebration
September 03, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 01:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Join the fun at Walker's Bluff for their Annual Labor Day Celebration!  Gates open at 1pm.  Admission is $10 per car.
 
Live music at The Gazebo:
   3pm-6pm - Larry Dillard & Train Azul
   7pm-10pm - Cat Daddy'O
   9pm - Fireworks
 
All ages are welcome.  We will be serving burgers, sandwiches, house-smoked turkey legs, fries, & more.  Beer & wine will also be available for purchase.
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
info@walkersbluff.com

Sep
03

Design Workshop : DIY Wall Decor
September 03, 2017

Dotty Event Center | 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Check-out Design Workshop: DIY Wall Decor!  In this workshop, guests will learn how to create a boho wall hanging with yarn and driftwood with several techniques shown to ensure a completely versatile and killer piece!
 
Tickets are $35 on Eventbrite and must be purchased by September 1st.  Cost includes all supplies needed, tutorial and tips on how to incorporate this piece into your home or next event.  Once tickets are purchased, an email will be sent to determine what color yarn you would like.  Guests can purchase beverages from the bar and bring their own snacks (must be store bought).
 
201 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 988-2192
deliciouslyordinary@gmail.com

Sep
04

Folds of Honor Charity Classic
September 04, 2017

Crab Orchard Golf Club | 09:00 am
 
Come out to the Crab Orchard Golf Club to this fun event!  Entry is not limited to amateurs or adults. Get your favorite "wingman" to partner with you for this event.  Many of our participants choose to invite a veteran to play with them as a gesture of thanks for their service.  This day is to celebrate that you are "Proud to be an American"!
 
8am - Registration opens
9am - "Proud to be an American" Ceremony, Silent Auction, and other activities
9:30am - 18 holes scramble
Lunch provided!
 
Each player will receive a tee gift celebrating this great charity event, and there will be special prizes for winning teams.  Through the generous sponsorship of Yewell Insurance/Rockford Mutual Insurance, all proceeds from this tournament go directly to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
 
901 West Grand Avenue- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2321

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
06

Marion High-School FBLA Career Fair
September 06, 2017

Marion High School Health Education Center | 08:15 am - 01:30 pm
 
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is teaming-up with the Marion High School FBLA to hold a Career Fair on Wednesday, September 6 from 8:15am-1:30pm in the Health Education Center at MHS.  They need four business representatives to run mock interviews, the rest of the businesses can come to present their business and talk to students at their own booth.  If a business wants a booth and to do mock interviews, they must have at least two representatives with them: one for the mock interview station and one for their separate booth.  Businesses need to RSVP no later than August 30.

To sign-up, fill out this form:
 
 
1700 Wildcat Road, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-8196
(618) 997-6311

Sep
06

Open Board Party
September 06, 2017

Wit and Wisdom | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

 

Enjoy a fun night with friends creating your own personalized board! Once you book on their Facebook page, be on the lookout for an email confirming your booking and how to choose your board. Everything will be ready for guests on that night!

 

1400 West Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 364-0467
https://www.facebook.com/events/257465141439776

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
07

Rocking Back to School
September 07, 2017

Johnston City Public Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

 

Come paint some rocks! Guests will be painting "kindness rocks." Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. Rocks and all other supplies will be provided. Popcorn will also be provided.

 

506 Washington Ave, Johnston City, Illinois 62951
(618) 983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539020796156188

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
08

Fall Open House at The General Store
September 08, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Walker's Bluff General Store | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm

 

Come out to the General Store from September 8th-10th for our fall open house! Enjoy smoked cider on the house while you shop! All of the fall merchandise will be 25% off and there will also be 50% off of all Moonstock products! There will also be complimentary gourmet food samples and there will be homemade cake tastings for sale. Business hours are from 10am-5pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is a free event and open to all ages. Additional food and beverage will be available for purchase.

 

326 Vermont Rd Carterville, Illinois, IL 62918
(618) 956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/742140829323030

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

Crab Orchard High School | 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, IL 62959

Sep
09

Enchanted Princess Breakfast
September 09, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 08:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Legends at Walker's Bluff is hosting an Enchanted Princess breakfast for kids of all ages on Saturday, September 9th! This event includes a breakfast and opportunity to meet your favorite princesses and prince.
 
Photo Opportunities:
Please bring your camera so you can capture every magical moment! Pricing includes photo opportunities and breakfast.
 
The Menu:
Adults $13.99 - Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, and Bacon 
Access to the Drink Bar (Juice, Milk, Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Tea, Soda)
 
Kids 2-12 $6.99 - Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, and Berries
Access to the Drink Bar (Juice, Milk, Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Tea, Soda)
2 and under: Free
 
For reservations and for a full list of our princesses who will be there, please call (618) 956-9900. Reservations are required for this event.
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918
618-956-9900
info@walkersbluff.com

Sep
09

Southern Illinois Roller Girls Double Header
September 09, 2017

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm
 
Southern Illinois Roller Girls are back at it again!  Come watch Power SIRG of Southern Illinois take on the Arch Rival Fleur de-Linguents out of STL!  After the first bout there will be a co-ed scrimmage including skaters from all around.  Doors wiill open at 5pm, first bout starts at 6pm.
 
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Kids 12 and under are free!  Get your advanced tickets from your favorite derby gal before the bout!  Adult must be 21+ to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. 
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/1904764023111444

Sep
09

Golden Goodies Antiques & Crafts Flea Market
September 09, 2017

Golden Goodies | 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

 

Golden Goodies will be having an outdoor Flea Market on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sell your hand crafted items, antiques, collectables, primitives, old rusty junk, vintage items, furniture, farmhouse decor, tools, home goods or yard sale items. Booth spaces start at $25 for a 10 X 20 space. Message Golden Goodies Antiques & Crafts through Facebook to request a space or call Donna at 985-2928. If you will be reserving a space, you must pre-pay for the event. All vendors will be advertised on the Facebook event page.

 

 

301 S Maple St, Cambria, Illinois 62915
(618) 985-2928
https://www.facebook.com/events/640124556183842

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
10

Family Fun Day
September 10, 2017

Herrin Park District | 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
The Herrin House of Hope presents their annual Family Fun Day Benefit!  Celebrating 5 years of service, this family-oriented event honors the Herrin community and their commitment to helping people in need.  Bands, Worship Teams, Choruses and music from local churches and community members will perform at the Herrin Park band shelter.
 
There is no admission or parking fees.  Food court will open at 12pm and everyone is invited to come after church and enjoy lunch and dinner on the grounds from our various vendors.  Prices will be affordable and all vendor proceeds will benefit the Herrin House of Hope feeding those in need through their organization.  The main stage program will begin at 12:30pm with the national anthem, presentation of the colors, and an opening prayer.  There will be a variety of music on the main stage throughout the afternoon.  The silent auction and famous cake-walk is always an exciting way to raise funds for the House of Hope.  As always, this year will feature a Children’s Fun Zone including games, pony rides, bounce houses, activities for adults to participate in and more!
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-8500
https://www.facebook.com/events/286922438454248

Sep
10

Texas Flood Relief
September 10, 2017

The Frenchman's Widow | 12:00 pm
 
Houston and surrounding areas in Texas have suffered the wrath of the wettest tropical cyclone in US history.  The Frenchman's Widow is compelled to help, and it turns out that a lot of local artists feel the same.  So, they are opening on the one day a week that they are normally closed, Sunday September 10th, to host a fundraiser for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The employees have volunteered their time to work this event.  There are 11 bands (currently) scheduled to play in the garden, but word is spreading, and more artists are reaching out wanting to help.  It is a $10 donation to enter the garden.  Thanks to the local artists who will be playing, 100% of your $10 will go to the relief fund, and a portion of their sales will be donated to the fund as well. Check Facebook for a final line-up of bands; some of the artists scheduled include: Mike McClusky, Deanna Freeman, Chris McGee, Bill Harper, the Magnatones, Eli Tellor, Kali Lynn, Cat Daddy ‘O, Tim Crosby, Matt Basler and Dave Clark.
 
201 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6088
https://www.facebook.com/events/1035829859885591/

Sep
13

Lunch at the Library
September 13, 2017

Johnston City Public Library | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
 
The Johnston City Library is starting a monthly Lunch at the Library program in September!  A book has not been decided on yet, but storytime and lunch will be provided!  Generally geared towards pre-school age children but all are welcome.  Free and open to the public.
 
506 Washington Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
(618) 983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/events/1787040784921317

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
15

Pat Hazell's The Wonderbread Years
September 15, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
 
A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer), is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater.  Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before.  From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.
 
Doors at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $25-$35.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Sep
15

Open Board Party
September 15, 2017

Wit and Wisdom | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

 

Enjoy a fun night with friends creating your own personalized board! Once you book on their Facebook page, be on the lookout for an email confirming your booking and how to choose your board. Everything will be ready for guests on that night!

 

1400 West Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 364-0467
https://www.facebook.com/events/1861229824194622

Sep
15

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois Fundraiser
September 15, 2017

Marion VFW Post 1301 | 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
The next group of Veterans will take flight on October 17th!  These are exciting times for our veterans and we want to invite you to join in an upcoming fundraiser on Friday, September 15th at the Marion VFW.  Doors open at 6pm and the auction begins at 7pm.  This fundraiser is a Quarter Auction. T ickets are $5 and can be purchase at the door.  Food and drink are available for purchase.  Remember to bring your bag of quarters!
 
201 West Longstreet Road- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5190
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464858230259742

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 Wiener Dog Race
September 16, 2017

The Pavilion | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Doggies Stylez will be holding their 2nd 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
Erica's Doggie Styles (618) 889-4712
http://www.doggiestylezinc.com/

Sep
16

Annual Golf Scramble
September 16, 2017

Crab Orchard Golf Club | 07:00 pm
 
Come out to the Annual Golf Scramble hosted by the Carterville Fire Department.  Lunch served at noon with golf and games to follow.  Contact the fire station for details and how to sign-up (618) 985-8060.
 
901 West Grand Avenue- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2321
https://www.facebook.com/events/515538188835752

Sep
16

Vendor Fair at the Dragonfly
September 16, 2017

Dragonfly Wedding Venue | 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Come out to the Dragonfly and shop at one of these vendors: Lipsense, Lularoe, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Perfectly Posh and more!
 
1801 West Oak Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(800) 942-5395
https://www.facebook.com/dragonflyherrin/

Sep
16

Day of Hope: Join In the Fun
September 16, 2017

Ray Fosse Park | 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
"Join in the Fun" at the 3rd annual Day of Hope, hosted by Southern Illinois Advance and The OutLet.  There will beLive entertainemnt, free food and drinks along with games and prizes!  Donations are apprectiated.
 
1907 South Fosse Road- Marion, IL 62959
Greg Portee (618) 528-3228

Sep
16

Bocce Ball Tournament
September 16, 2017

Pookie's Beer, Burgers & Bocce | 12:00 pm
 
Party with a purpose at the 7th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament!  Register early for $120 a team which includes lunch.  Register after September 14th, and the day of the event, and pay $140 a team.  This fun event benefits the St. Francis Community Animal Rescue and Education.
 
109 North Madison Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 440-5100
spork9838@yahoo.com

Sep
16

Painting Rocks at the Library
September 16, 2017

Anne West Lindsey District Library | 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Join the Anne West Lindesy District Library for a special rock painting event.  The library will supply the rocks and materials for patrons to design their own rocks.  This event is Free to the public, all ages are welcome.
 
* Attendance at programs & activities constitutes consent to be photographed for use in library publicity & publications.
* Children under the age of eight must be directly supervised by a parent.
* Parents or guardians are responsible for the behavior of their children whether or not they are present with their children.
* Children whose behavior causes a problem for staff or other patrons may be asked to leave the program.
 
600 North Division Street- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-3298
https://www.facebook.com/events/385426685193534

Sep
17

Fall Wreath Workshop
September 17, 2017

Dotty Event Center | 02:30 pm - 04:30 pm
 
Are you ready for pumpkin EVERYTHING?!  Are you looking for a night out with your girls, adult beverages and a fun wreath to make a great addition to your front door?  Join the fun for our Fall Wreath Workshop where you can learn how to handcraft your own wreath with a variety of details and color palettes to choose from.
 
Tickets are $35 and will include all supplies needed, tutorial and tips on how to incorporate this piece into your home or next event.  It will be held at Dotty Event Center in Herrin where guests can purchase beverages from the bar on site and bring their own snacks to munch on (must be store bought).  Tickets, from Eventbrite, must be purchased by September 14th.
 
210 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 988-2192

Sep
17

Official Opening of Sowels Hill Pumpkin Patch
September 17, 2017

Sowels Hill Pumpkin Patch | 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Grand Opening September 17th!
Monday-Friday - 9a.m. To 3:00 p.m. 
Evenings by appointment.
Saturday- appointments only.
Sunday- 10 a.m. - dark.
 
209 Burden Falls Rd, Stonefort, Illinois 62987
(618) 922-1985
https://www.facebook.com/events/126180218117531

Sep
18

Grand Opening: Roots & Wings Flower Company
September 18, 2017

Roots & Wings Flower Company | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
Come out to the grand opening of Roots & Wings Flower Company and enter the giveaway drawing; an autumn wreath for your front door!  There will be hot cider and refreshments.
 
140 West Broadway Boulevard- Johnston City, IL 62951
(618) 922-0808
https://www.facebook.com/events/101782037231595

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
20

Yoga at Mandala Gardens
Weekly on Wednesdays
September 20, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Mandala Gardens | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
 
Come out for yoga at Mandala Gardens! Every Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm! All levels welcome. Drop-in rate $10. Instructor: Diana Tigerlily, RYT 200. The yoga practice will be outdoors atop the beautiful terrace overlooking the pond, moongate, and gardens. As the Great Blue Heron often visits Mandala Gardens, we have named our new Yoga addition to the gardens "Blue Heron Yoga"! 
 
1704 North State Street, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 889-9228
https://www.facebook.com/events/117892548909686

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

Sep
22

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard
September 22, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Join Walker's Bluff for Vinyasa in the Vineyard!  This one-hour, all-levels yoga class is a great excuse to drink wine in yoga pants on a Friday evening with a beautiful view of a sunset in the vineyard.  Yoga instructor, Joan Sherwood will guide you through a fun, light-hearted class designed for movement and laughter!  No matter what your level of experience, Wine and Yoga is a fun way to return to the practice or try something new.  Men and women are encouraged to join us.
 
The class will take place outside in the vineyard in good weather, or in the wine production room in case of rain.  Please bring your own yoga mat and arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled in.  Don't forget to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.
 
The cost for the yoga class is $20/person and includes a glass of wine or beer.  Other beverages can be purchased at the bar.  After the class, continue the fun at the Tasting Room where there is a full menu of food and drinks.  There will be Free Live music as well!  Pre-registration/payment is required, and tickets can be purchased online.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/2352116461681235/

Sep
22

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
September 22, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Bandy's Pumpkin Patch has a wide variey of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the very unique and winding corn maze, group hayrides, picnic area and bonfire pit, as well as face painting for all children.  Bandy's also has a vibrant selection of corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, fall decorations and everything you need for that special holiday with the family.  School and Church tours are available by appointment during the day.  Call today and book your fun at the Pumpkin Patch!
 
Open daily from the 3rd Saturday of September through October 30th.
 
15020 Pumpkim Patch Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-8676
www.facebook.com/pages/Bandys-Pumpkin-Patch/254655957910436?fref=ts

Sep
23

Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
Held on the 4th weekend of September at John A. Logan College, this 2-day show includes bass fishing seminars, Buck-skinners Village, High School Bass Classic, Dock Dogs, goose calling cometitions, kids shooting and archery, kids fishing hole, Outdoor Art and Heritage show, retriever demonstrations, and much more.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
www.SIHFD.edu

Sep
23

Youth Waterfowl Calling Contests
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am
 
Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days will host 3 Waterfowl Calling contests.
 
Tru-Tone Custom Calls Youth Duck Meat Calling Championship: Saturday September 23rd, 2016
- No Entry Fee, Participation Prizes
   Registration from 9am - 9:45am, Contest begins at 10am
   Divisions:
         Junior: 12 Years and Under - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Intermediate: 13-16 Years - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Lady Youth Callers Welcome
 
Illinois State Open Duck Meat Calling Championship: Saturday September 24th, 2016
- $40 Entry Fee, 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250
   Registration from 12pm - 12:45pm, Contest begins at 1pm
         Lady Callers Welcome
 
Don Gasaway Youth Goose Calling Championship: Sunday September 24th, 2016
- No Entry Fee, Participation Prizes
   Registration from 7:30am - 8:15am, Contest begins at 8:30am
   Divisions:
         Junior: 12 Years and Under - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Intermediate: 13-16 Years - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Lady Youth Callers Welcome
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-3741
www.SIHFD.org

Sep
23

Southern Illinois World Open Goose Calling Championship
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois World Open Goose Calling Championship will be held on Sunday, September 28th at Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days.  Registration is $40 and runs from 12-12:45pm with the contest beginning at 1pm.
 
Prizes:
1st Place - $1,250
2nd Place - $750
3rd Place - $250
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
www.SIHFD.edu

Sep
23

Troy Dishner Novice Goose Calling Championship
September 23, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am - 11:00 am
 
The Troy Dishner Novice Goose Calling Championship will be held Sunday, September 28th at Southern illinois Hunting and Fishing Days.  Registration is $25 and runs from 9- 9:45am with the contest beginning at 10am.
 
Prizes:
1st Place - $500
2nd and 3rd Place - Prizes
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-3741
www.SIHFD.org

Sep
23

HUB Fest 2017
September 23, 2017

Downtown Marion | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Marion Main Street presents HUB Fest Saturday, September 23rd on Marion Square from 12pm to 10:15pm.  The event will feature food and merchandise vendors, bags tournament, games and bounce houses, photo contest, dunk tank benefiting Marion High School Athletics Program, end-of-the-year Car Show from 5pm-8pm, eating competitions, beer gardens and live music from:
 
The Holden Trio 2pm-3:45pm
Jenny Johnson Band 4pm-5:45pm
Ivas John Band 6pm-8pm
The Great Affairs 8:15pm-10:15pm
 
Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-5094
Vendor Form: hubfestvendors@gmail.com

Sep
23

Fall Open House at Wit and Wisdom
September 23, 2017

Wit and Wisdom | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Come and check-out all of Wit & Wisdom's Fall offerings at their first Open House!  Create a tee, book a board party, paint pottery and enjoy some tasty treats!
 
1400 West Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 364-0467
https://www.facebook.com/events/1725938784368100