UPCOMING EVENTS

Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration - Flight 4

October 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Veteran's Airport of Southern Illinois
ADDRESS: 10400 Terminal Drive, Suite 200, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.VeteransAirport.com
PHONE: (618) 993-3353
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Come out to the Veterans Airport to welcome our heroes home!

Marion Chamber Community Block Party

October 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Heartland Regional Hospital
ADDRESS: 3333 West DeYoung Street, Mairon, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-6311
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Marion Chamber of Commerce presents a Community Block Party at Heartland Regional Medical Center. This year's event includes the Bank of Herrin Bag Board Tournament, free Putt-Putt, games and much more on Friday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center's Serenity Trail. The event will include food, drinks, prizes, games, vendors, networking and more! Sponsorship opportunities are available. Here are the ways you can participate:
• Participate in the Putt-Putt Tournament - FREE. The Putt-Putt Tournament begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Check out fun and challenging Putt-Putt holes designed by our event vendors and sponsors. Hole scores are awarded by booth staff. A prize will be given to the best overall score.
• Participate in the Bag Board Tournament - $40/team. The Bank of Herrin Bag Tournament would begin at 5 p.m. 50% of registration goes to payouts. The cost to register a team for the tournament is $40/team (2 players on each team). Register here: http://tiny.cc/MarionBlockParty
Everyone is welcome to be a vendor at the Block Par-tee. 20x20 spots are available. To learn more or to register as a vendor at the Block Par-tee, visit http://tiny.cc/BlockPartyVendor
If you would like to donate any items to the prize packages, please call the Chamber at (618) 997-6311.
This event is a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation, which coordinates Grad Spree, awards scholarships to Marion-area students and more.

Hocus Pocus Movie Night

October 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Halloween is coming! Come watch the movie Hocus Pocus! Entry is FREE and will be in the Production Room attached to The Tasting Room.

Food & Drink Specials:
$1 Popcorn Bags
$1 Soda Cans
$2.50 Root Beer or Coke Floats
$2.50 Vanilla or Chocolate Shakes
For the adults, we will have spiked floats and shakes for $4!

Movie Night on the Patio

October 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: https://www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
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Friday, October 19th at 8pm they will be showing one of the movies that you vote on. With Halloween right around the corner, this movie night will consist of a horror movie. Just type your favorite scary movie in the comments on the Facebook post and they will pick the movie with the most recommendations. There will also be popcorn to go with your favorite Honker Hill Beverages.

Homer's Day at The Bark Park

October 20, 2018 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: The Marion Bark Park
ADDRESS: 1110 West Goodall Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-4663
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Come and join House 2 Home Realty, along with other vendors, at The Bark Park in Marion on Saturday, October 20th for a doggone good time! The Bark Park will be giving away 5 Memberships for 2019. There is be vendors, prizes and fun! Everyone is welcome. Please note: Only dogs with proof of Rabies, Bordetella and the DHPP vaccine are allowed in the play area.

Pumpkin Plunge Scholarship Fundraiser

October 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://jalc.edu
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
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Join us for the 2nd annual Pumpkin Plunge for all ages! Activities include floating pumpkin patch, pick your pumpkin, pumpkin painting, haunted 5K trail run, costume contest, and hot cocoa! This event sponsors a John A. Logan Student Scholarship. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18 or older. Parents/guardians must be present during the entire event. *Proper swim attire for the pool must be worn.

Chili Cook-Off

October 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Just Add Water, Bait, Tackle, and More
ADDRESS: 12092 Lake of Egypt Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.justaddwater.fish
PHONE: (618) 964-1944
EMAIL: justaddwater92@hotmail.com
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Happy Fall Y'all! Just Add Water is hosting their first annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 20th. Cook up your best batch and join us for hot chili, cold drinks, and good company! *Free to Enter* Have your batch of Chili here by 12pm to enter. Tasting will begin at 1:00pm. Bags tournament to follow! They will provide bowls, utensils, crackers, cheese, and a few side dishes but feel free to bring extra to compliment your dish entry. Tasting is also free; beer will be available to purchase.

Todd Pierson Live

October 20, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come out to Legends at Walker's Bluff for live music!

Rotary Marion Fall Classic 5K/10K

October 20, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 2000 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/RotaryFamilyFunNight5k
PHONE: (618) 997-3787
EMAIL: t.wayne@mchsi.com

Registration starts at 3:30pm. For more information, contact Wayne Tate.

Herrin Cruise Night

October 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

Halloween Party

October 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.pyramidacresmarina.com
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
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Come out to Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt on Saturday, October 20th for a Halloween Party! There will be a potluck, a DJ, costume contest, and haunted house! Call Pyramid Acres directly for more information.

Carrollton with We Are the Monks

October 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionccc.coom
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
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Carrollton is coming to Marion with We Are the Monks (It's Monk, formerly of Monk and Neagle, and his wife.) Tickets are $12 with an $8 add on Meet and Greet option. They will be available Tuesday, Sept 18 at 6:30am.

Discovery Tours

October 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Wolf Creek Causeway
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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We will open up a portion of the restricted portion of the refuge for a self-guided tour. Tours begin at the Wolf Creek Causeway, volunteers will be stationed throughout the tour to answer questions. Gates are open from 1pm-4pm.

Haunted Hay Ride

October 25 - 27, 2018 | 6:45 pm - 10:45 pm
WHERE: James Street Park
ADDRESS: James Street, Carterville, IL 62918
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Ride through the haunted woods and trails, watch out for zombies, ghouls, and ghosts! Have a fun time and help change a child's life in the process! All profits go to help the Lions Club provide eye screenings, glasses, equipment and support to local kids, and families. $5.00 per person.

The Pumpkin Glow & Stroll

October 26 - 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Heartland Regional Medical Center
ADDRESS: 3333 West DeYoung Street, Mairon, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-6311
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Enjoy pre-Halloween weekend by bringing the entire family to view over 500 carved and illuminated pumpkins as you walk along our pond on a paved path.
Refreshments and snack served. No Admission fee. Donations accepted. Hosted by Heartland Regional Medical Center and co-sponsored by Legence Bank and River Radio.

Skyline Creek Productions Rocky Horror Live

October 26 - 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionccc.com
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/rocky18/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Rocky Horror Live at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center! Tickets are $15 *Contains STRONG mature content.

SI Junk Fest, Craft Fair & Car Show

October 27 - 28, 2018 | 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://www.pickersoutletmall.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
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More information coming soon. Contact Pickers Outlet Mall directly to become a vendor!

Brawl-O-Ween

October 27, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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The event you've been waiting for all year is almost here! Check-in will start at 8am, with the first scrimmage starting at 9am. 6 open gender scrimmages and 2 main event games. Scrimmages will be black and white, with 2 skill levels. Registered skaters will be guaranteed 3 scrimmages each, and a chance to play in the Main Event mixer that night! Only 60 spots available.

Fall Festival

October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Unity Christian School
ADDRESS: 100 East College Street, Energy, IL 62933
PHONE: (618) 942-3802
EMAIL: ucswarriors@ucswarriors.com
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Bring the whole family to the Fall Festival at Unity Christian School! Free Games and Bouncy Houses! Food will be available to purchase from Grill Masters with all proceeds benefiting UCS PTO. Three amazing local Christian bands will take the stage too!

Marion PD Halloween Spooktacular

October 27, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Williamson County Fairgrounds
ADDRESS: 101 North Fair Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-2124
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It's MPD Spooktacular time again! Grab your favorite ghosts, goblins and join in for some tricks and treats! There will be burgers, hotdogs, drinks, trunks, treats, and tons of safe Halloween fun.

Pumpkins in the Park

October 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Park
ADDRESS: 1010 North Fifth Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3548
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Candy, costumes, and a movie! Please call for an exact time or for more information.

Discovery Tours

October 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Wolf Creek Causeway
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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We will open up a portion of the restricted portion of the refuge for a self-guided tour. Tours begin at the Wolf Creek Causeway, volunteers will be stationed throughout the tour to answer questions. Gates are open from 1pm-4pm.

Halloween Bat Program

October 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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Come to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge for some Halloween fun! Learn about the importance of bats and build bat boxes with us to encourage these important pollinators. Reservations are required.