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Oct
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

Oct
23

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

Oct
24

Outdoor Craft
October 24, 2017

Historic Log Cabin Tavern | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Come out to the Historic Log Cabin Tavern on Tuesday, October 24th to build your own outdoor holiday sign!
 
1105 South Court Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-9537
https://www.facebook.com/events/1394772780637079

Oct
24

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

Oct
25

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

Oct
25

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

Oct
25

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

Oct
26

Caregivers Rock Around the Clock
October 26, 2017

Carterville Community Center | 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
It's time for a retreat for caregivers! Come out to the Carterville Community Center for a day filled with great information and lots of fun, hosted by the Seniors Action Team and SIH. Lunch will be provided and the retreat will include informational sessions, massages, manicures, makeovers and more! RSVP by October 23 by calling 866-744-2468.  Check-in with coffee and donuts begins at 9:30 AM.
 
120 N Greenbriar Rd Carterville, Illinois 62918
866-744-2468

Oct
26

Haunted Hayride
October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017

James Street Park in Carterville IL | 07:00 pm

 

The Carterville Lions Club is hosting the 35th annual Haunted Hayride for three nights on October 26th, 27th, and 28th for just $5 a ride! 

 

Larry Motsinger 618-967-6429

Oct
27

Teen Halloween Party
October 27, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Wear your Halloween costume and come out for some fun. For ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/129635197660585

Oct
27

Monster Bash Costume Party
October 27, 2017

Walker's Bluff Tasting Room | 06:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
You're invited to the 6th Annual Monster Bash Costume Party!  Free admission, Mystify Music DJ, costume contests, drink specials, and so much more!
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/281200789061401

Oct
27

TreatWalk 2017
October 27, 2017

Liberty Village of Marion | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

 

Come out to Liberty Village for this fun annual event! Spooks in costume gather at the front door of Parkway Manor, tour through the manor, Bounce Back through the courtyard, wind through the Hawthorne Inn and end at the Parkway Estates, all the while being loaded down with candy and smiles! All are welcome to join in the fun at this legendary featured annual event! If you would like to support the treatwalk efforts of Liberty Village of Marion, you may make a cash or candy donation to the front office of Parkway Manor, Parkway Estates or the Hawthorne Inn. Check Liberty Village's Facebook page for updates.

 

3116 Williamson County Pkwy, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 993-8600
https://www.facebook.com/events/357987707867134

Oct
27

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

Oct
27

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
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/WalkersBluff/

Oct
28

Halloween Bat Program
October 28, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 01:00 pm
 
Come to Crab Orchard NWR for some Holloween fun!  Learn about the importance of bats and build bat boxes with us to encourage these important pollinators.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Oct
28

Halloween Bash
October 28, 2017

Pin Oak Pub | 09:00 pm
 
Save The Date!  The Pin Oak is gearing-up for an Epic Halloween Party!  More information to follow.
 
1200 Pin Oak Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-4834

Oct
28

Pumpkins in the Park
October 28, 2017

Herrin Park District | 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Come out to the Herrin Park District for a fun-filled night of tricks and treats!  A table and covering will be provided the night of the event, but all business participants must supply their own treats to hand out.
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-998-9131
info@kfsevents.com

Oct
28

Fall Painting Class for Kids
October 28, 2017

A Sweet Escape Candy Shop | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
 
Come out to A Sweet Escape Candy Shop for a paint workshop for kids! Amber Akes, who is an art teacher in Benton, will be in charge of the painting session. The picture above is what they will be painting. The ages for participation is 7-16. The cost is $20 per child. It includes paint, supplies, and snacks! To RSVP, refer to the Facebook event page for directions, and you can pay at the door or in advance. 
 
122 South Division Street Suite 4, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(708) 250-2432
https://www.facebook.com/events/117702842236370

Oct
28

Megan Ruger Live
October 28, 2017

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina & Sports Center | 04:30 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Come out to Mack's for food and music!  Please bring a lounge chair for the patio!  Tickets can be purchased at Mack's.
 
12024 Laguna Drive, Marion, Illinois
(618) 964-1821
https://www.facebook.com/events/1609386825792330

Oct
28

Boo Bash
October 28, 2017

Dippy Motsinger Park | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

 

Come out to the Creal Springs Park for a Boo Bash on October 28th! There will be ots of fun activities including a costume contest. 

 

Park Street, Creal Springs, IL 62922
City Hall 618-996-2311

Oct
28

Trunk or Treat
October 28, 2017

Marion First Apostolic Church | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

The annual Trunk or Treat will be Saturday October 28th from 5-8 p.m at Marion First Apostolic Church. There will be candy, games, inflatables, a photo booth, and food trucks. The event is free to everyone-the only cost is for the food trucks! More info to come on the fun stuff and great food available! Bring the whole family out. 

 

923 N Bentley St Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 997-4795
https://www.facebook.com/events/177756326132715

Oct
28

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

Oct
29

Pickers Flea Market and Car Show
October 29, 2017

Pickers Outlet Mall | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
The Flea Market is sponsored by Ramey Insurance.
 
Set-up cost is $15 for a 12x12 space.  Cost to show your car is $15.  Big Elvis will supply the music.  Proceeds from the 50/50 drawing will go to The Angilina Foundation.
 
9764 Herrin Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
(618) 983-5151
https://www.facebook.com/events/270160896813595

Oct
31

Pumpkin Path
October 31, 2017

1st Baptist Church Parking Lot | 04:30 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Join the Carterville Chamber of Commerce for a Costume Parade and Pumpkin Path!  Sign-up is at 4:30pm, costume judging at 5pm.  Costume awards will be handed out then the costume parade begins at 5:30pm.  Bring a canned good item to participate; all food will be donated to the Carterville Food Pantry.  Pumpkin Path is from 6pm-8pm.
 
406 South Division Street- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-6942
chamber@cartervillechamber.com

Nov
01

Carterville Bark Park Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
November 01, 2017

Cannon Park | 04:15 pm
 
Join Rotary Club members for the grand opening of the new Bark Park.  Ribbon Cutting with the Chamber of Commerce will be held at 4:15pm and the park will be officially opened to the public.
 
212 Cannon Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
https://www.facebook.com/events/1406362766138879

Nov
03

Kick-off to Farewell Tour: Blend
November 03, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Join the Little Egypt Arts Association as they celebrate Blend, the a cappella doo-wop group bringing back hits from the 50's, 60's, and more with a twist of fun!
 
Tickets: $12-Reserved $15-Orchestra.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030
http://www.littleegyptarts.com/ (618) 998-8530

Nov
03

Denim and Diamonds Dinner
November 03, 2017

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm
 
Don’t miss the inaugural Denim & Diamonds Dinner Friday, November 3, 2017 in Marion, IL. This event raises funds for services that help build strong foundations for individuals and families within our communities.

The night will feature a laid-back atmosphere with plenty of entertainment including silent & live auctions, a designer purse raffle, heart felt testimonies and much more. Guests will also get to enjoy dancing to a live performance by Eli Tellor and DJ music provided by VIP Enterprises.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner buffet served until 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$50 per individual
$90 per couple
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/112248829394618/

Nov
03

Harvest Moon Ball
November 03, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 07:00 pm
 
Come support a great cause at The 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Masquerade Ball on Friday, November 3rd. Enjoy great food, music, a silent auction, and help support your local child advocacy centers. This is a joint fundraiser for the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center and the Franklin Williamson Child Advocacy Center. The Masquerade Ball will be held at Legends at Walker's Bluff with a formal dinner. Tickets are $50 and must be pre-purchased. Business casual or formal attire and bring your masquerade mask if you would like! Both organizations are not-for-profit agencies that serve children birth through age 18 who have been victims of child sexual abuse and/or serious physical abuse. Their mission is to provide a child friendly setting to conduct forensic interviews of child victims and provide the family with support services throughout the abuse investigation. They both work in a multidisciplinary team environment to produce the best outcome for the child victim and their family. Celebrating 25 years of CAC services in Franklin and Williamson counties and 15 years in Perry and Jackson counties.
 
Timeline for the Harvest Moon Masquerade Ball: 
6pm: Cocktail Hour with live music. 
7pm: Dinner Buffet with live music.
8:30pm -11pm: DJ, Drinks, and Dancing!
 
You can purchase tickets online through the link provided or by calling one of the Advocacy Centers. Sponsorship opportunities available!
 
*Franklin- Williamson Child Advocacy Center at 942-3800
*Perry-Jackson Advocacy Center at 357-2990
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-harvest-moon-masquerade-ball-tickets-37917157238

Nov
03

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/137956430284165

Nov
04

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
coalbeltfire@gmail.com

Nov
04

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1564697783590365

Nov
04

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/173339849907110

Nov
04

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
618-983-6544

Nov
04

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/272467939933199

Nov
04

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
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/380106452423439

Nov
04

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/451276721933376

Nov
04

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1239491862862978

Nov
05

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
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/events/1594322407266221

Nov
06

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

Nov
09

Purse-N-Ality
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
618-942-6115
www.facebook.com/events/1715132192132352

Nov
10

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
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1959323204347912

Nov
11

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
618-993-2657

Nov
11

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/502685310079007

Nov
12

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
618-997-3344

Nov
14

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

Nov
19

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: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shop-for-a-cause-tickets-38504957364
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
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/154325478505288

Nov
23

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
 
DRINKS
Assorted juices & Chocolate milk
 
MENU:
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
618-956-9900
info@walkersbluff.com

Nov
23

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/224907404604749

Nov
25

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
618-997-4030

Dec
01

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
618-985-2252
www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-Carterville-317982874885302

Dec
01

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.
Menu:
Bread Rolls and Butter
House Salad with choice of House, Ranch, Blue Cheese or Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Appetizer:
Crunchy Ahi Tuna Roll with Toasted Sesame Ginger and Wasabi Mayo
Entrees:
Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto Sauce
House Smoked Pork Loin with a Sweet and Spicy Cherry Sauce
Vegetarian Option available as requested
Sides:
Herbed Wild Rice Blend
Colorful Vegetable Medley
Dessert:
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
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/WalkersBluff/

Dec
02

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1856753241308461

Dec
04

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
December 04, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm!  Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists.  Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.  Gather the family and see why the press raves this show a “Knock Out!” – New York Times.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
groups@nutcracker.com

https://www.facebook.com/nutcracker.moscowballet/

Dec
06

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown
December 06, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 06:30 pm
 
JCDM presents: Merry Christmas Charlie Brown at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center! Come out for a night of storytelling and dance. Dress rehearsals will begin at 3:30 that day.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/events/918860068283878

Dec
07

Winter Wonderland
December 07, 2017 - December 11, 2017

Rent One Park | 07:00 pm
 
Come out and enjoy Winter Wonderland at Rent One Park. With all kinds of activities and fun for the whole family, it will be a fantastic event! The magic continues from Dec. 7th to Dec. 11th.
 
1000 Miners Dr Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 998-8499
https://www.facebook.com/SIMINERS/

Dec
08

A Winter Shoppingland Craft/Vendor Event & Coat drive
December 08, 2017

Herrin Elks | 04:30 pm - 08:00 pm

 

Join A Kiss Good-buy Consignment Shop for their 2nd Annual Craft/Vendor Event and Coat Drive at 4:30pm on Friday, December 8th. Coats and Blankets will be collected to distribute to local shelters and other organizations. There will be unique crafters for your last minute shopping, coffee and hot chocolate provided. The Elks will open to the public for food/drink purchases!

 

221 East Monroe Street Herrin, Illinois 62948
(618) 942-5653
(618) 942-6446

Dec
09

Jaimee Paul - Christmas Time is Here
December 09, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
 
Jazz vocalist, Jaimee Paul, sings and swings in the holiday season with an eclectic mix of arrangements of Christmas classics including Big Band, lush orchestration, jazz combo, and intimate acoustic renditions.
 
Raised in Southern Illinois, Jaimee Paul found herself falling in love with the soulful sounds of Gospel, Blues and Jazz.  Coming from a musical family, music constantly filled the house, ranging from Beethoven to Bing Crosby and Abba to Aretha Franklin.  She began singing in church at the young age of 4, and has never stopped!
 
Doors at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $25-$35.  All ages welcome!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
09

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! Walkers 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. Please call (618)956-9900 to make your reservation! 
MENU
Both menus includes unlimited drink bar (juice, milk, coffee, hot coco, tea, soda, water)
Adults $13.99
Pancake, Scrambled eggs, and Bacon
Ages 2-12: $6.99
Pancake, Scrambled eggs, and berries
2 and under: Free
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/134648833822689

Dec
10

Birding Tour
December 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

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

Free Pictures with Santa and $100 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. (Please bring your own camera.) Santa will be there from 12pm-5pm. If your children bring a letter to Santa, they will get a response mailed back to them. Also register to win a $100 Toys R Us gift card. Winner will be telephoned by Santa at 5 p.m.  For further information please call Marie at 988-1234. 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.
 
2 N Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
988-1234

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
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