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Feb
28

Watercolor Fruits Class
February 28, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

 

Join us this month to learn some watercolor techniques for fruit pieces with instructor Brianna Pay. We will practice different styles of watercolor painting and finish the class by choosing your favorite techniques to paint two beautiful pieces of fruit/vegetables that you get to take home after the class. We welcome artists of all ages and levels. All supplies will be provided. Please register at the provided link. Payment is due at the time of class.

 

100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/331314440715351

Mar
01

Mummenschanz
March 01, 2018

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm - 10:30 pm
 
Since its successful three year run on Broadway, Swiss based theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ has pioneered a new form of visual theater that has since spawned multiple new genres reclaiming their legacy. MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, MUMMENSCHANZ offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.
 
The 2017-2018 season will see a brand new creation, “you & me” by the visionary MUMMENSCHANZ troupe with new performers bringing to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love; as well as reviving a historic tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time.
 
“you & me” will focus on the love and mutual joy the audiences and performers experience in MUMMENSCHANZ’s one of a kind theatrical performances, hence the title “you & me”. 
 
The MUSICIANS OF SILENCE, their soundtrack is the awe, joy and laughter their audiences experience and have grown to love for the last 45 years. The company will continue this tradition with their fresh, brand new show, touring the United States, for the first time ever in the Spring of 2018.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/events/554969611525312/

Mar
02

Mother-Son Dance
March 02, 2018

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

The Mother-Son Dance will be held at the Pavilion on Friday, March 2nd from 6pm-9pm.

1602 Sioux Drive
6189932657

Mar
02

Trivia Night
March 02, 2018

Herrin's Prairie Lodge | 07:00 pm

 

Trivia night on Friday, March 2nd!

320 North 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
Jason Shadowen - Traveler693@outlook.com

Mar
02

Spring Open House
March 02, 2018 - March 04, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
Come out to the General store from March 2nd-4th for our Spring Open House! All of our new Spring merchandise will be 25% off. We will also be having complimentary gourmet food samples!
 
We will be open for business from 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
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1976916975669393/

Mar
03

ECA Gun & Knife Show
March 03, 2018 - March 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The ECA Hunting and Trade Show will be held at The Pavilion on March 3-4, 2018.  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
618-993-2657

Mar
03

Live Comedy Night
March 03, 2018

Historic Log Cabin Tavern | 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
 
Come out to the Historic Log Cabin Tavern for Comedy Night on Saturday, March 3rd from 8pm-10pm! Admission is $5 a person. 
1105 South Court Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-9537
https://www.facebook.com/events/934273590062454/

Mar
03

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

Mar
04

Kegan Johns Memorial 5K
March 04, 2018

Harry Crisp Sports Complex | 01:00 pm
 
You have an option to change from a shortsleeve tee to a hoodie during registration (additional fees apply). Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Keeping yourself and others safe! We can all make a difference!  Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days: Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. Packet Pickup Information:Registration and packet pick-up: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Other opportunities may be announced at a later date) . All runners and walkers are welcome!***Register before February 21st to be guaranteed your apparel. We cannot guarantee this after February 21st. Apparel upgrades will not be available after the pre-registration cutoff date.***Registration fee – $25 includes shortsleeve shirt (full front logo)Registration fee – $35 includes 50/50 blend hoodie (full front logo) . Awards for the overall male and female – runners and walkers. There will be awards given to the top three winners of each age category for runners (both genders) and the top 5 overall walkers (both genders): 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60.
 
1606 S Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-8196
https://www.facebook.com/events/1128620497275637/

Mar
05

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

Mar
05

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

Mar
07

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment
March 07, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
 
KidsignmentExpo.com's semi-annual seasonal sales event offers great quality clothing for your children at a fraction of the new cost.  At our kidsignment sales, you can buy & sell gently worn children's clothing, toys, baby beds, maternity clothes, shoes, boots, children's furniture, games, and much more.  Each consignor keeps 70% of the sale price.
 
Come out and enjoy the fun Thurday-Friday (10am-7pm) and Saturday (8am-11:30am).
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Cheryl Cummins (618) 524-1522

Mar
15

Truthseekers Homecoming
March 15, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Today is the day! Tickets are being released to the general public for the Truthseekers Homecoming! You can call the Marion Civic Center and reserve your seats. They always sell fast, so we encourage you to call as early as possible for the best seats available - all are reserved. March 15 - 17, 2018!  Call Marion Civic Center at 618-997-4030.  For the whole Homecoming schedule, please visit http://truthseekershomecoming.com.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/TruthseekersHomecoming/posts/1704510622927469

Mar
16

Crappie USA Super Tournament
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina | 06:00 am
 
Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the first of four $10,000 Super Events on the waters of Lake of Egypt at Marion, Illinois from March 9th-11th, 2017.  Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a piece of the $10,000 in cash and prizes along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.
 
A Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday the 11th at the Elks Pavilion on the Lake of Egypt.
 
Registration and Seminar: A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 9th at The Pavilion- 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion.  Sign-up will begin at 5pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7pm local time.  This seminar is open to the public.  For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region.
 
Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation.  The Amateur Division offers a chance for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.
 
12024 Laguna Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-964-1821

Mar
16

Quarter Auction Fundraiser - Angela Foundation for Animal Welfare and Crittergal Rescue
March 16, 2018

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

 

Come out to the Pavilion in Marion on Friday, March 16th from 6pm-9pm for a Quarter Auction Fundrasier for the Angela Foundation for Animal Welfare and Crittergal Rescue! 

1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Stephany Odle 618-922-6767

Mar
16

Moana Movie Night
March 16, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 07:00 pm
 
Come out to our Production Room (attached to the Tasting Room) for a movie night! We will be showing the movie Moana! It will be free entry for this event. We will have $1 bags of popcorn, $1 cans of soda and more specials to come! The movie starts at 7pm. 
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/415722802222151/

Mar
18

Carterville Mother Son Dance
March 18, 2018

Carterville Community Center | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

The Carterville Mommy Son Dance will be held at the Carterville Community Center on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2 pm to 5 pm. There will be entertainment, contests, a candy buffet, desserts, prizes, and more! Balloon twisting and face painting will be provided by Professor Play. Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and photography by Shooting Star Photography. Cupcakes and desserts will be served. You can purchase pictures at the dance that you take home that evening or order picture packages. Pictures you take home are $5.00 each. Tickets are $35.00 per couple (mommy/son) and $10.00 for each additional child. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.eventbrite.com. You can get more information by calling Stephaney Odle at (618) 922-6767. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January, 26, 2018 at 8:00 am. There are a limited number of tickets available so order yours before they sell out. Dress is semi formal and all ages are welcome.

 

 

120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8304
https://www.facebook.com/events/820014918200747/

Mar
24

Take Pride in America
March 24, 2018

Little Grassy Lake | 07:00 pm
788 Hidden Bay Lane, Makanda, IL 60058
(618) 457-6655

Mar
24

Southern Illinois Wellness Expo
March 24, 2018

John A. Logan College | 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Join us for the Southern Illinois Wellness Expo, Saturday March 24 at John A Logan College from 7:00 am -- 2:00 pm.  Don't miss out on Health Screenings (including fasting blood screening), Cooking Demos, Fitness Demos, Kids Zone, Teen Zone, Ask A Doc, Door Prizes, Spotlight Speakers, Interactive Exhibitors, and Food Trucks. Tickets are $10.00 for 18+ (Until March 22nd) $15 -- at the door on the day of the event.  Age 17 & Under are Free (Children must be accompanied by an adult).  
 
Ticket Outlets:
John A Logan College, Office C227B
618-985-2828, ext 8604
 
Gold's Gym in Marion and Carbondale
 
You can also purchase tickets at southernillinoiswellness.com
 
First 300 Receive A Goodie Bag!
 
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
https://www.facebook.com/SouthernIllinoisWellness/posts/1835652973176885

Mar
24

Springout Duo Dash 5k
March 24, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
 
This 5K run/walk is a unique race for southern Illinois. The duo is a combination of two runners and their combined finishing time. There are no rules or limitations on who can comprise the Duo. The duo may pre-register or sign up on race day as a team.
 
Individual runners are also invited to run this race and will be paired prior to the start with their duo partner. There will be an individual award as well.
 
The race course will start and end at the picturesque Walker's Bluff winery in southern Illinois. Runners will run past the actual Vineyard which is beautiful at all times of the year.
 
All participants will receive a very nice participation medal.
 
Awards will be provided for the top M/M Duo runners, top M/F Duo runners, top F/F Duo runners, top individual male runner, top individual female Runner, top Duo Walkers and the top individual walker.
 
Pre-registration can be completed electronically with the an online link or on race day.
 
Pre-registration will be $25 ($20 for RRR members). Walk-up registration will be $25 on race day but will not get a shirt or medal.
 
To register, please go to 
https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Carterville/SpringoutDuoDash5k
 
Guarantees for a T-shirt will have a cut off date of March 1st.
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/2013249325613609/

Mar
24

Spring Open House at Live Simple Shop
March 24, 2018

Live Simple Shop | 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

 

Come out to Live Simple Shop on Saturday, March 24th from 10am-2pm for a Spring Open House!  Pick an egg at checkout for 5-20% off your purchase! Treats all day!

 

110 North Division Street, Caterville, IL 62918
618-985-9988
info@livesimpleshop.com

Mar
24

Breakfast with the Bunny
Weekly on Saturdays
March 24, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 08:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Join us for breakfast at Legends and bring your camera for a great photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny! 
 
After breakfast we will have a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt too!
 
Adults ( Ages 12 & older) $13.99
Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, and Bacon
 
Children (Ages 2-11): $6.99
Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, and berries
 
2 and under: Free
 
Breakfast includes unlimited drink bar (juice bar, milk, coffee, tea, soda, and water).
 
Reservations Required. Please call (618) 956-9900 to make your reservation!
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/195473061202619/

Mar
25

8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
March 25, 2018

Pyramid Acres Marina | 06:00 am
 
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring the 8th annual two-person Bass Tournament at Pyramid Acres Marina on Sunday, March 25. The event is a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation. 
 
The tournament fee is $70 per team and optional $10 for Big Bass at 100% pay back. Entries will be limited to the first 150 teams. $500 CASH BONUS to the 1st place winner!
 
30% of the entry fees will go toward the Marion Chamber Scholarship Program. The Marion Chamber of Commerce currently offers two scholarships: John A. Logan College Two Year Tuition Waiver and a Grad Spree Scholarship. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards these scholarships based on the amount of money generated by the fundraising efforts from the previous year. 
 
The tournament also needs volunteers! If you are interested in helping at this year's tournament, please contact the Chamber by phone at 997-6311 or e-mail at director@marionillinois.com. The following time slots are available:
Registration: 5 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Check-in: 2-4 p.m.
Weight recordkeeping: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
 
12171 Marina Road, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 964-1184
https://www.facebook.com/events/557250244642713/

Mar
27

Open Studio at the Hartley
The Last Tuesday of the Month
January 30, 2018 - November 27, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

Open Studio at the Hartley! Free to the public, we welcome artists of all ages and levels. Open studios occur on the last Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-5:00pm, or later if there are artists who would like a bit more time. Although we cannot commit to supplying artists with materials, we can assist with small things like easels, paper towels, cups, etc. There will spaces for artists who prefer a quiet environment and spaces for artists who would like to talk and network with other artists as they work.

 

 

100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/350156368796820/