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Dec
15

Skyline Creek Productions Presents: Home for the Holidays
December 15, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Skyline Creek Productions is back for their annual winter concert, Home for the Holidays! This is a great way to warm your heart and celebrate the holiday season. Experience local talent sing and dance to your favorite Christmas classics. Home for the Holidays also features special performances from The Skyline Studio. Proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network. The show begins at 7pm; doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $12 and are available online at marionccc.com, the box office, and at the door. Come out for an evening full of festive favorites, classic carols, and fun for the whole family; all for a great cause, the Children's Miracle Network!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
15

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

Walker's Bluff | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Bring that special someone out to the Tasting Room to enjoy the unique atmosphere and a lovely dinner for two!  Cost is $45 per couple.
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/WalkersBluff/

Dec
16

Blend Acapella's Farewell Tour Doo Wop Christmas Concert
December 16, 2017

The Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
This is one of Blend's last concerts on their farewell tour! Come out to the Herin Civic Center for Blend Acapella's Doo Wop Christmas concert, which benefits The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation scholarship program. Saturday, December 16th. Doors open at 6; Concert starts at 7. Call Marie at 618 988 1234 to reserve tickets. Tickets $10 each.
 
101 S 16th St, Herrin, Illinois 62948
(618) 942-6115
https://www.facebook.com/events/347652465660563/

Dec
16

Santa Photos & Toys-R-Us Gift Card Giveaway
December 16, 2017

Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Drop by the Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation as they open their doors to the community for FREE pictures with Santa from 12pm-5pm.  If your children bring a letter to Santa, they will get a response mailed back to them.  Register to win a $100 Toys-R-Us gift card.  Winner will be telephoned by Santa at 5pm.
 
The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation awards Scholarships to graduating Herrin and Marion High School Seniors.  Join us later in the evening for a benefit Christmas concert at the Herrin Civic Center featuring Blend Acapella Doo Wop!
 
Please remember to bring your own camera!
 
Two North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-988-1234
Marie

Dec
16

Very Merry Christmas Tour
December 16, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 03:00 pm
 
Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center for Very Merry Christmas Tour!  Newsong, Crowder, and Sarah Reeves will be performing.  Performances will be at 3pm and 7:30pm with doors opening an hour beforehand.  Tickets range from $21-$25 and all ages are welcome.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
16

Southern Illinois Roller Girls Season's Beatings
December 16, 2017

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
Come on out to The Pavilion to see the last bouts of the season!  The Southern Illinois Roller Girls are hosting two scrimmages on Saturday, December 16th.  As part of a closing to their competitive season, they like to host a public scrimmage to show off how hard their skaters have worked this year.  There will be skaters from the Brigade of Handsome Gentleman, SIRG, and others from the surrounding teams.  Proceeds from this event will go to the Southern Illinois AIDS Holiday Project.
 
Doors open at 5pm
1st Scrimmage at 6pm
2nd Scrimmage at 7:30pm
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Adults must be 21+ to enjoy an alcoholic beverage.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499027636845331/

Dec
16

Breakfast with Santa
Weekly on Saturdays
December 09, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 08:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Santa Clause is comin' to town!  Walker's Bluff continues to bring holiday joy to your family this year with another wonderful breakfast with Old Saint Nicholas.  Santa will visit on three Saturdays in December at Legends.  Call today to make your reservation!
 
MENU - Both include unlimited drink bar (juice, milk, coffee, hot coco, tea, soda, water)
 
Adults:
$13.99 - Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon
 
Ages 2-12:
$6.99 - Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, Berries
 
2 and under: FREE
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/134648833822689

Dec
16

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

Dec
17

Behold the Lamb of God
December 17, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 06:00 pm
 
Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center for a Christmas Musical Event!  Featuring Aaron R. Smith and The Nation with special guests: Kali Lynn, Justin Holman, Zola Road, and Mark Fisher.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
18

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

Dec
18

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

Dec
19

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
November 01, 2017 - December 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

Dec
22

Tacky Teen Christmas Party
December 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Wear the tacky Christmas shirt you make on Wednesday, December 20th at craft night and join this fun Christmas Party. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1977602302511809/

Dec
28

Drive-In Movie
December 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Come enjoy this drive-in showing of "Snow Buddies" in your decorated cardboard box car. In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race. Rated G. Free and open to all kindergarten through sixth grade children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611648372232093/

Dec
28

Teen Game Day
December 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Come enjoy video games and board games on this nice winter day. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/124485148232711/

Dec
31

The Event
December 31, 2017 - January 01, 2018

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:30 pm - 01:00 am
 
Come ring-in 2018 at Kokopelli Golf Club's first New Year’s Eve Party!  This party will be the first of its kind in Southern Illinois and one that you won’t want to miss.  Kokopelli’s elegant ambiance will provide the perfect backdrop for our celebration.  David Hays will prepare a gourmet selection of international cuisine and deserts for an evening of delicious “grazing”.
 
“The Main Stage” will feature Stretta, a premier cover band from Nashville, TN.  Stretta will have everyone out of their seats and dancing with popular songs spanning five decades.  As part of our fundraising efforts, “The Second Stage” will feature a Casino Night atmosphere complete with roulette and blackjack tables.  Professional dealers from St. Louis Casino Party will be in charge of running the casino.
 
Our Photo Booth, from My Michelle’s, will capture you and your friends on film in New Year’s Eve hats and masks to commemorate our celebration.  At midnight, we will ring in the new year with a champagne toast and a fireworks display by Frierdich Fireworks of Belleville, followed by a tasty Midnight Snack.
 
Country Inn & Suites is offering discounted room rates for guests that would prefer to stay in “the neighborhood” rather than drive home.  River-to-River will provide a shuttle from the hotel to Kokopelli and back to the hotel after the event.  River-to-River is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. This is Kokopelli's way of giving back to the community and an opportunity for you to help them as well.  Come enjoy a fun and memorable evening!
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656
banquets@kokopelligolf.com

Jan
06

Snowman Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run
January 06, 2018

John A. Logan College | 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
 
The Snowman Shuffle will be held at John A. Logan College at the Health Education Complex.  Registration begins at 8am and the race will start at 9:30am.  Cost is $15 for adults, $12 under 10 years, $20 Family (Limit 4).
 
Awards will be given to 5K Run and Walk - Male and Female, Overall and top 3 places to each age group.  Also an award for best costume/winter theme.
 
700 Logan College Road
618-985-2828, ext. 8502
Deana Smith ext. 8502 or Bill Fisher at (618) 521-3543

Jan
07

River Radio Ever After Bridal Show
January 07, 2018

The Pavilion | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
River Radio presents Ever After Bridal Show at The Pavilion from Noon-5pm.  Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place.  Over 100+ vendors to choose from all under one roof.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Jan
19

BVN Family Night with Taylor Mason
January 19, 2018

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Taylor is an average, every day, run-of-the-mill writer, performer, singer-songwriter, ventriloquist, comedian, entertainer, rock’n’roller, blogger, political observer, author, puppeteer, pianist, entertainer and he is coming to the Marion Cultural & Civic Center.   Tickets will be $15 or special "pack pricing" of 4 for $40 . You MUST call the station for the special 4 for $40 pricing.  They will go on sale Tues, Dec 5 at 6:30am. 
800 Tour Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/events/535077503500618/

Jan
21

Tri-The-HUB for CJ Rubright
January 21, 2018

The HUB Recreation Center | 06:00 am
 
Come out to The HUB to honor the former Tri-The-HUB Race Director, CJ Rubright, who died of colon cancer in September 2017, by joining in for the third annual Tri-The-HUB indoor triathlon proudly sponsored by Prince Appraisal, Inc.
 
SWIM LAPS: 10 minutes
CYCLE BIKES: 20 minutes
RUN ON TRACK/GYM: 15 minutes
Triathlon starts at 7:30 a.m.
Doors open at 6:30 a.m.
Cost: $25/Individual, $30/Team (Teams of 2 or 3)
Make checks payable to The HUB
 
 
917 W Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 997-2482
https://www.facebook.com/events/1455922014525175/

Jan
27

Hospice Red Carpet Gala
January 27, 2018

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
The 8th annual Red Carpet Gala is one of the premier social events in Southern Illinois.  We have a great show planned this year.  Hospice of Southern Illinois is a free standing, community based hospice organization and has been providing care in the community for over 35 years.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Feb
02

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show
February 02, 2018 - February 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
visitSI presents the 11th Annual Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show at The Pavilion from February 3nd through February 4th, 2018.  Proceeds will benefit the Youth Outdoor Education Foundation and Gum Drops, NFP.  Local boat and tackle dealers from all over the Midwest show off their merchandise.  Daily fishing seminars, live entertainment, door prizes, concessions provided by Martini Joes, and much more.
 
Show Hours
 
Friday, February 2nd  (3pm - 8pm)
     *  Door Prizes
    
Saturday, February 3rd  (9am - 7pm)
    
Sunday, February 4th  (10am - 3pm)
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
visitSI (618) 997-3690

Feb
10

Fly With the Eagles Half Marathon
February 10, 2018

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 07:00 am
 
Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon will be held at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge on February 10, 2018 at 9am.  Registration and packet pick up begin at 7am.  Race Flyer available at http://rivertoriver.net.
 
6658 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
Gene Tincher (618) 694-9035, genetincher@yahoo.com

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
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
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
24

Take Pride in America
March 24, 2018

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

Apr
07

Little Egypt Open
April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Devils Kitchen Lake | 07:00 pm

Apr
14

57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois Earth Sciences Club presents the 57th Annual Gem and Mineral show at The Pavilion.  Admission is $2, children 18 and under are FREE and there will be door prizes.  Come see rare rocks and minerals, Indian Artifacts, Fossils, Shell Crafts, Lapidary Displays and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
SIES Club siesclub.org or, Mike Chontofalsky chontofalsky@att.net

Apr
14

Bill Harkins Four Man Team
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Crab Orchard Lake | 07:00 pm

Apr
21

River-to-River Relay
April 21, 2018

Shawnee National Forest | 06:15 am - 08:00 pm
 
The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April.  240 eight-member teams from around the country compete.  The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.  The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.
 
Mississippi & Ohio Rivers- Southern IL
brad@r2rrelay.com

May
04

Whirlwind Soccer Tournament
May 04, 2018 - May 06, 2018

Marion Soccer Complex | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
Recreational league tournament with over 100 teams competing at the Marion Soccer Complex; games for children of all ages, face painting, concessions, and many more activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.
 
109 Valentine Lane- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-3770