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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
30

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
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 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
31

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

Sep
01

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

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
02

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

Sep
02

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

Sep
04

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
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

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
28

Marion Chamber Golf Scramble
September 28, 2017

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:30 am - 06:30 pm
 
The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 33rd Annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 28.
 
There are two flights. The first flight’s registration will be 6:30am - 7am with a 7:30am shotgun start. Coffee and donuts will be served during registration. 
 
The second flight’s registration will be 11am - 12:30pm with a 1pm shotgun start.
 
Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm and will include hotdogs and burgers. Each golfer will get 1 lunch ticket, however you can invite guests to join you for $10 for each person. 
 
Register your four-person teams today! This event has always drawn a big turnout, and team slots will go fast!
 
Individual golfers are $125 and a four-person team is $500. The event includes a 50/50 drawing, prizes, and more! Registration includes use of the range, green fees, golf cart rental, 1 lunch per golfer, and a chance at great prizes and more!
 
The drawing for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One shot will take place at 12:45pm. Every golfer from the first flight and all golfers from the afternoon flight who have registered by 12:30pm will be entered in the drawing to take the shot. 
 
Sponsorships are also available. These, too, will go fast!
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-6311
https://www.facebook.com/events/1403155649800732