UPCOMING EVENTS

2nd Annual Johnston City Firecracker 5k

April 20, 2019 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Arrowhead Lake
ADDRESS: 1600 Peterson Avenue, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-6651

The 2nd Annual Johnston City Firecracker 5k is Saturday, April 20th at Arrowhead Lake! $20 early registration fee, after April 9th - $25. Registration forms can be sent to: Johnson City City Hall at 100 West Broadway Blvd Johnston City, IL 62951. Contact Jade West at 618-983-6651 for more information! All proceeds will benefit Johnston City's 2019 Independence Celebration.

Wildflower Hike

April 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Rocky Bluff Hiking Trail
ADDRESS: Tacoma Lake Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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Join a knowledgeable guide at the Rocky Point trailhead for a hike and an in-depth program about spring wildflowers. Meet at the Rocky Bluff Hiking Trail on Tacoma Lake Road. First program begins at 10am and the second program begins at 1pm. Reservations are recommended.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Whiteash Free Will Baptist Churh
ADDRESS: 13339 Route 37 North, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 983-7011
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Come join us for our annual Easter egg hunt! We will be having food and music for everyone to enjoy & prizes for the kids! We have 3 separate egg hunts for ages 0-4, 5-8 and 9-12. We will be having a bounce house for the kids, weather permitting Come join the fun & bring a friend! Registration will begin at 10:30am. Egg hunting at 11am.

Bill Carr Live

April 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Tasting Room
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come listen to Bill Carr play on Saturday, April 20th at the Tasting Room from 3-6pm!

Easter Sunday Dinner

April 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 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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Leave the cooking to us this Easter Sunday! Join us at Legends for an incredible Easter Dinner on Sunday, April 21st from 11am-4pm. Reservations are required. Call us at (618)956-9900 to make your reservation today.

Pricing:
Adults $34.95
Children $14.95

On the Menu:
Pancake Station
Assorted Berries, Whipped Cream, Powdered sugar, Chocolate Chips, Bananas, Honey and Warm Maple Syrup
Breakfast Sausage Links
Bourbon Cured Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Biscuits with Gravy on the Side
Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter
Fresh Salad Greens with a variety of fresh toppings and dressings on the side
Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
Easter Ham
Ginger Roasted Chicken
Grilled Salmon
Herbed Wild Rice
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Zesty Pasta Salad
Green Bean Almandine
Colorful Vegetable Medley
Assorted Desserts

Mimosa Bar - $7.50 per glass
Drink Specials-

3 Champagnes Available -
LaMarca Prosecco, Pierra Oliver Sparkling Rose, and Steorra Sparkling Brut

5 Juices Available-
Orange, Mango, Strawberry, Cranberry and Raspberry

Fruit Available-
Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Oranges, Grapes & Mango

Chris Lane Live

April 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.thepavilionevents.com/about/events/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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Chris Lane is bringing his SOLD OUT tour to The Pavilion of the City of Marion, IL on April 25th for the Dr. Pepper Kickoff Concert. Tickets go on sale Thursday February 14th through eventbrite.com. They will sell out FAST! Chris Lane will be joined by other Nashville artists making it a night you do not want to miss. Chris Lane will be performing all of his hits including "Fix", "I Don't Know About You", and his recent platinum single "Take Home Girl". Follow Pepsi618 on social media for all of the details.

Walk to Cure Arthritis

April 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.walktocurearthritis.org/southernillinois
PHONE: (314) 356-2329
EMAIL: efisher@arthritis.org
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The Arthritis Foundation's Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure. Come learn more about our organization, the services we provide, and talk to some of our doctors in our new "Ask the Doc" section! Get information from local businesses before or after the walk. The Walk will go around Rent One Park and end on Home Plate. Anyone who registers for the Walk will also get into the Miners game for FREE!

We Are Messengers Live

April 26, 2019 | 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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We Are Messengers will be live at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on Friday, April 26th at 7pm! Tickets will be $15 / $17.

Live Stand Up Comedy with James Johann

April 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Tasting Room
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com
TICKETS: https://comedynightwithjamesjohann.eventbrite.com
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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He's performed on CMT, Comedy Central, the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and MORE and YOU can catch him LIVE in southern Illinois on April 26th!

James Johann is an original member of the Blue Collar Comedy tour and we are SO excited to have him coming to Southern Illinois!

The perfect night out, whether it's a night out with friends or date night, JOIN US for a night of fun and laughter! Get your seat for a night of stand up comedy that you will NEVER forget.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

5th Annual S.I. Hot Rodders Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

April 27, 2019 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Church of Christ
ADDRESS: 3101 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3413
EMAIL: office@herrincoc.com
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Registration 9:00am-12:00pm.
Drawings & Awards begin at 1:30pm.
Dash plaques to first 100 entries.
All makes & models welcome, $10.00 entry fee to enter your Car, Truck or Motorcycle. No Entry fee to general public.
Come out meet the team and look at some awesome rides.
50/50 and Raffle tickets available to purchase, including to general public.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 197 will be selling Food & Drinks.
All proceeds go to support Special Olympics Area 15 S.I. Hot Rodders Team with uniforms, equipment, travel expenses for athletes & their families.
This is a non-judged show all awards are specialty awards.
Thank you for your support!
For additional info contact Amanda Meadows at (618)922-5346.

Spring Gathering Junk Show

April 27 - 28, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Creal Springs
ADDRESS: 409 Sycamore Street, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 922-1130
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70 vendors will be at this junk show! Farmhouse. Vintage. Mid Century. Industrial. Antique. Primitive. Furniture. Hand created. Jewelry. Rusty Junk.

Wildflower Hike

April 27, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Rocky Bluff Hiking Trail
ADDRESS: Tacoma Lake Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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Join a knowledgeable guide at the Rocky Point trailhead for a hike and an in-depth program about spring wildflowers. Meet at the Rocky Bluff Hiking Trail on Tacoma Lake Road. First program begins at 10am and the second program begins at 1pm. Reservations are recommended.

All Things Beauty Event

April 27, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Eccentrics Boutique
ADDRESS: 209 West Commercial Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.eccentricsboutique.com
PHONE: (618) 681-2177
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Introducing our NEW beauty product lines and a collaboration with Integrated Health, who will be offering a special BOTOX deal for Eccentrics shoppers.

Robert Swayze, APN FNP-BC Botox Specialist, will be administering name brand BOTOX for $10.25 per unit. We will take appointments and allow walk-ins from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To reserve your spot, please call Eccentrics Boutique at 618-681-2177. Each appointment may take about 15 minutes.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.

Emma, our makeup guru, will be demonstrating our NEW false eyelash applications and lipsticks.

Join us for a fun day exploring our new beauty products for the spring and summer seasons.

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

April 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
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Pookie's will be having their Second Annual Crawfish Boil on Saturday, April 27th at 12pm! Joey Odum from Nashville plays at noon, and Dave Clark will perform later in the evening. This is a rain or shine event.

Butterfly Ball

April 27, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Haven
ADDRESS: 10289 Haven Road IL Route 13, Carbondale, IL 62901
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard/
TICKETS: https://www.friendsofconwr.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-3344

Come out to The Haven on Route 13 for a Butterfly Ball! This fundraiser is for the Friends of The CONWR. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through the above link. There will be dinner, music, and a silent auction. Dress code: fun, funky, formal, or like a butterfly!

Southern Comfort Band Live

April 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
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Welcome Back Party with Southern Comfort Band live!

Dave Simons Live

April 28, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Tasting Room
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come listen to Dave Simmons (The Rhythm Man) play on Sunday, April 28th at the Tasting Room from 3-6pm!

Really Close to Almost 5K Color Run/Walk

May 4, 2019 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thisableveteran.org/
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/5KColorRunforThisAbleVeteran
PHONE: (618) 201-0643
EMAIL: servicedog@thisableveteran.org
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FUN, lots of color, some crazy costumes, informal, not timed, a great cause, oh and FUN. We will be posting more information here as the event comes together... stay tuned!

Race registration is $25 and includes t-shirt.