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Fire Vendor Fair
November 04, 2017

Black Diamond Performance Center | 02:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Join the Southern Illinois Coal Belt Fire Protective Association for a Fire Vendor Fair! 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 715-0070


John A Logan 50th Anniversary Celebration 5K Run/Walk
November 04, 2017

John A. Logan College Community Health Education Complex | 07:30 am - 10:00 am
Join in the fun at John A Logan College's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Free! On the scenic Cross Country course. 5K Run/Walk; One Mile Fun Run. Pre-Registration online or at the Community Health Education Complex. For more information, Contact April Martines, Director of Recreation Education and Outreach Programs. 618-985 2828, EXT. 8557.
700 Logan College Rd, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 985-2828


Southern Illinois Chili Cook Off
November 04, 2017

Marion Elks #800 | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Come out to the 9th Annual Chili Cook Off with all proceeds benefiting local organizations!  Check the Facebook event page below for more details!
204 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-3151


Trivia Night Fundraiser
November 04, 2017

Williamson County Shrine Club | 06:00 pm
Come out to help raise funds for Johnston City's 2018 Fireworks show with a Trivia Night!  Admission is $10 per person; teams can be up to six people but no less than four.  There will be cash/door prizes!
12908 IL Route 37- Marion, IL 62959


Dive In Movie Night: Finding Dory
November 04, 2017

John A. Logan College Community Health Education Complex | 07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Join in the fun at JALC Aquatic Center for John A Logan's 50th Anniversary Celebration.  JALC CHEC will be showing Finding Dory at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  Cost is $2.00 per person.  Payable upon entry at the door!
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828


Kre8ive Trivia Night
November 04, 2017

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm
Come out to The Pavilion for a night fun! Kre8ive Trivia Night. Saturday November 04, 2017 doors open at 6:00, game begins at 7:00pm. Adult beverages and Pepsi products available for purchase.
1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959


Jingle & Mingle Holiday Open House
November 04, 2017

Eccentrics Boutique | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm


Come out to Eccentrics Boutique on Saturday, November 4th for their Holiday Open House! Mark your calendars and keep an eye on their Facebook event page.


209 West Commercial Drive Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 681-2177


Christmas in the Country
November 04, 2017 - November 05, 2017

Country Creations Antiques Hide-Away | 07:00 pm


Come out to Country Creations from 9am-4pm on Saturday, November 4th, and from 12pm-4pm on Sunday, November 5th!


19200 Crab Orchard Rd Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 982-2393


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


Miss Southern Illinois/Miss Heartland Competition
November 05, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
The 2017 Miss Illinois/Miss Heartland competitions will be held on November 5, 2017 in Marion, IL.  More details to come!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959


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


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


November 09, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Looking to break the monotony of a busy week, or maybe start your weekend fun early?  Come out for the first Purse-N-Ality event presented by the Herrin Chamber of Commerce.  Featuring a variety of lightly used to new designer purses on display that each attendee will have an opportunity to win.
Each attendee will be given (5) tickets at the door to drop into a box by the purse they would like to take home.  We will also have some higher-end designer purses that will be featured in a Live Auction giving each attendee a chance to bid to win.  There will be live music along with heavy Hors d'oeuvres and a signature drink.
PRICING: Tickets will be $25.00 per person and your ticket includes:
(5) Purse drop tickets*
(2) Signature drink tickets
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
Live music 
Participate in Live Auction (higher value purses)
*option to purchase additional tickets for the purse drop (6/$5.00)
A portion of the proceed with go to The Women Center.
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948


Holiday Open House at the General Store
November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Walker's Bluff General Store | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Come out to the General store from November 10th-12th for a Holiday Open House!  All of the Christmas & holiday merchandise will be 25% off.  There will also be complimentary gourmet food samples!  Hours for the event are 10am-5pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  This is a Free event open to all ages.  Additional food and beverage will be available for purchase.
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918


Music in November
Weekly on Fridays
November 03, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Irons In The Fire | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Irons in the Fire will be hosting live music every Friday night in November.  Bring your own wine or beer in a cooler and buy your tickets now before they are sold out!  Catch a deal when you buy tickets for all 4 Fridays. Happy Hour takes place 5-7pm in the Crown Brew Coffee Co. Shop located right below the Event Center. Live music in the Event Center takes place from 7-9pm. Grab special price drinks & food prior to the show. Stay tuned to Iron's In The Fire's Facebook page for details on performers for each show. 
113 Jersey Street Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 713-7950


Date Night in the Cave
Weekly on Fridays
October 20, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 05:00 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!
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918


ECA Gun & Knife Show
November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The ECA Hunting and Trade Show will be held at The Pavilion on November 11th & 12th, 2017.  These are the largest shows in Illinois, with 20-22 shows held each year statewide.  Choose from a wide variety of guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, hi-tech optics, and more.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959


AutumnFest 2017
November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am


Come check out the AutumnFest at John A. Logan College on November 11th and 12th! More information will be added soon.


700 Logan College Dr, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 985-3741


Birding Tour
November 12, 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


Carterville Christmas Market
November 14, 2017

Carterville Community Center | 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm


Come out to the Carterville Community Center for a Christmas Market on Tuesday, November 14th from 4:00pm-9:00pm! The event is sponsered by Carterville Heritage and Preservation Foundation. Admission is free, and there will be live entertainment. Shop local this holiday season! 


120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-8304


Shop for a Cause
November 19, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm


Walkers' Bluff and Carbondale Blue Diamonds are teaming up again this year for a fundraising event on Sunday, November 19th from 12pm-6pm. All proceeds from the event go directly to The Night's Shield Children's Shelter in West Frankfort, IL.  Come out for a ladies day out at the annual Shop for a Cause Event where there will be Wine, Crafts, & More!
Shop For A Cause at Legends:
Ticket Required
All of our shopping vendors will be set up at Legends from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, November 19th. Tickets are $10 and include access to some amazing vendors including crafts, beauty, jewelry, clothing boutiques, and more! Your ticket also includes a glass of Walker's Bluff wine and all proceeds go to the Night's Shield Children's Shelter. There will be a hot chocolate bar outside where you can warm up and add your favorite liquor to your latte!
Prepayment is required. Click here to purchase your ticket to Shop for A Cause:
Music Schedule at The Tasting Room:
After you shop, you can go over to the Tasting Room and listen to music and drink more wine! The live music and bar at The Tasting Room will be open to the public and you do NOT need a ticket to enter the Tasting Room. 
12pm-3pm: Kali Lynn Duo
3pm-6pm: Chris Slone
Check out Walker's Bluff Facebook event page below for more information!
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918


Thanksgiving Buffet
November 23, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 11:00 am - 04:00 pm


Head out to Legends at Walker's Bluff for a Thanksgiving buffet! Please call (618) 956-9900 to make your reservation. 

Adults $34.95, under 12 $14.95, under 5 free
Assorted juices & Chocolate milk
Live Carving Station with House Roasted Turkey
Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mash Potatoes
Corn Bread Dressing
Cranberry Shallot Jus
Turkey Gravy
Green Bean Casserole
Collard Greens
Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Salad Bar with all the fixings 
Fruit Salad
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Honey Yeast Rolls
Yummy Cornbread
Sweet Potato Pie
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Southern Banana Puddding
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918


Thanksgiving Kids Night Out
November 23, 2017

Southern Illinois Mercantile Company | 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm


Come out for a kids paitning night at the Southern Illinois Mercantile Company! Call for more information.


112 E Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 559-5443


A Tribute to the Trans Siberian Orchestra
November 25, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
St. Louis powerhouse Denial 3 will bring their signature and highly-energized Rock Opera to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on November 25th.  Touring as a Tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Denial 3's Theatrical performances have been igniting stages nationwide.  This is a band that loves TSO - loves their audiences - and knows how to create an electifying evening of rock!  Given that their founder and lead guitarist has been tributing this band for 7 years and has an endorsement from TSO themselves, it is no surprise that Denial 3 has come to be known as the "Next best thing to TSO band".
Denial 3 headlines and performs in major Chistmas celebrations, concert halls, and some of the largest performing art centers throughout the United States.  Launching it's 7th touring season, Denial 3 performs some of the greatest songs of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that continues to captivate audiences everywhere.  Emulating the very show that has entertained millions, This Production has spared no detail when it comes to the Music, Narraration, Lasers, or Snow.  A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra contains all of your favorites from the Christmas Eve and Other Stories CD, including The Lost Christmas Eve, plus many many more!
Doors at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $18-$32.  All ages welcome!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Christmas in Carterville
December 01, 2017

Downtown Carterville | 07:00 pm
The Annual Christmas in Carterville is a Free community event sponsored by the City of Carterville, with help from many local businesses and volunteers.  The Downtown streets are closed-off in the afternoon to allow for a safe and fun Christmas experience.
The first Friday in December, downtown businesses open their doors to provide endless options for memory making with families.  From visits with Santa, hot cider, hot chocolate, chilli, hot dogs, barbeques, ornament making, candy land trail, and letters to Santa to carriage rides, live entertainment and more, the downtown streets buzz with excitement. Carolers, kettle corn, cookies, christmas trees and wreaths help bring people together to celebrate the season.  There is also a Christmas Market for those looking for something special for their loved ones.
Mark your calendars for the Downtown Christmas in Carterville, it is something you don't want to miss!
101 South Division Street- Carterville, IL 62918


Murder Mystery Dinner and Show
December 01, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 05:00 pm
Come out to Legends on December 1st for a Murder Mystery Dinner & Show put on by Jest Entertainment. Social hour will begin at 5pm, with the show beginning at 6pm.
Bread Rolls and Butter
House Salad with choice of House, Ranch, Blue Cheese or Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Crunchy Ahi Tuna Roll with Toasted Sesame Ginger and Wasabi Mayo
Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto Sauce
House Smoked Pork Loin with a Sweet and Spicy Cherry Sauce
Vegetarian Option available as requested
Herbed Wild Rice Blend
Colorful Vegetable Medley
Brown Sugar Glazed Kouign Amann with Pecans
Tickets are very limited for this event and pre-purchase is required.
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918


Downtown Holiday Fair
December 02, 2017

Dotty Event Center | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Herrin High School Class of 2018 Project Graduation Committee is hosting a Holiday Vendor Fair.  This event is a great way to grab some unique holiday gifts from local vendors and support the senior class.  The list of vendors will be updated as the event date gets closer.  This is will be a fun-filled event of shopping, silent auction, raffles, and much more!
210 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 988-2192