ALL EVENTS

High Image Dance Presents: A Christmas Spectacular

December 10 - 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionccc.com
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/high-image-tickets-2018/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join us for an evening of holiday cheer at High Image Dance Presents: A Christmas Spectacular! In order to accommodate all of our dancers, families, and friends our production will be separated into two performances.

High Image Dance Mini Company
6:00PM
$5 per ticket

High Image Dance Jr. & Sr. Company
7:30PM
$7 per ticket

Nourish Workshop: Managing Nausea & Fatigue

December 13, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
WHERE: SIH Cancer Institute
ADDRESS: 1400 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.sih.net/cancer
PHONE: (618) 985-3333
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All are welcome to attend a FREE workshop series at the SIH Cancer Institute! Family, friends, and caregivers are encouraged to come and learn. SIH Registered Dietitian Micah Pierce will be speaking on the recommended nutrition strategies for dealing with nausea and fatigue related to cancer and cancer treatment.

Youth Waterfowl Workshop and Hunt

December 14 - 15, 2018 | 10:00 am - 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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Sign up early for a day of fun and learning at the Youth Waterfowl Workshop. Learn all you need to know about waterfowl hunting, safety and stay for the pizza and prizes!

The following day will be the hunt; hunters age 15 or younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers as long as they are accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. The accompanying adult cannot hunt during the weekend.

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page or call the Visitor Center for more information about this event.

Community Christmas Fair

December 14, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: North Side Primary Center
ADDRESS: 601 North 17th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-5418
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Come out to the North Side Primary Center School for a Christmas Community Fair on Friday, December 14th!

Leight July Live

December 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 out to The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff to enjoy live music!

Todd Pierson Live

December 15, 2018 | 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 Todd Pierson play at the Tasting Room on Saturday, December 15th from 3-6pm!

Season's Beatings

December 15, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 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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This will be the final bout hosted by The Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen for the 2018 season! We are excited to join with The West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers Junior League to bring the first ever junior roller derby bout to our So ILL fans!! The junior's scrimmage is open to all Level 3 skaters. After the younglings play, it's the adults' turn! Come watch skaters from all over the area put their skills on display for the holidays!! Doors open at 5 pm, the juniors kick off the nite at 6 pm, and the adults take the track around 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are $10, admission at the door is $15, and kids 12 and under get in FREE!!! Stay and spread some holiday cheer at the after party following the adult scrimmage!

NewSong's Very Merry Christmas Tour

December 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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NewSong is bringing Colton Dixon, Unspoken and Bethany Cruz to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30am.

Jermaine Bollinger Christmas Duo

December 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 Jermaine Bollinger play Christmas music at the Tasting Room from 7-10pm on Saturday, December 15th!

Tim Whiteford Live

December 16, 2018 | 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 Tim Whiteford play from 3-6pm on Sunday, December 16th at the Tasting Room!

Breakfast with Santa

December 20, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
WHERE: The Vault Cafe
ADDRESS: 504 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-9010
EMAIL: thevaultcafe@frontier.com
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Breakfast with Santa at The Vault Cafe on The Square in Downtown Marion!

Sandi Patty: A Family Christmas

December 21, 2018 | 7:40 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/sandi-patty18/
TICKETS: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=MARIONCCC&event=PATTY18&tck=true
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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An evening with A Family Christmas will feature Sandi's family (husband Don and their children) taking the audience on a musical journey through Christmas, sharing classics such as "O Holy Night" along with other songs and carols arranged just for the family.

Brunch with Santa

December 23, 2018 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Santa Claus is comin' to town! Walker's Bluff continues to bring holiday joy to your family this year with a wonderful brunch buffet with Old Saint Nicholas!

Pricing:
Adults $15.99
Ages 2-12 $6.99
Kids 2 and under Free

On the Buffet:
Buttermilk Biscuits
White Pepper Gravy
Scrambled Eggs
Southern Style Grits
Hash brown Casserole
Buttermilk Pancakes
Applewood Cured Bacon
Pineapple Glazed Ham
Assorted Desserts

The Santa Clause Movie Day

December 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 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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Sunday, December 23rd - 12pm and 2 pm

On December 23rd, we will be having 2 showings at 12pm and 2pm in the Production Room (attached to the Tasting Room) of The Santa Clause! Make a reservation at Legends to have brunch with Santa, then stop by The Tasting Room to watch The Santa Clause on our big screen! The movie is free to the public and everyone is welcome. Not wanting to have brunch? We also have a full food menu available at The Tasting Room with popcorn and snacks available for purchase during both movie showings.

Synopsis:
A divorced adman inadvertently becomes the real St. Nick when he puts on the Santa suit of the guy who fell off of his roof.

Rating: PG

Food & Drink Specials-
$1 popcorn
$1 cans of soda
$ 1 candy
$2.50 root beer or coke float
$4.00 spiked root beer or coke floats
$2.00 hot chocolate
$4.00 spiked hot chocolate

Autism Society's Funny Fundraiser

December 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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Friday, December 28th the Autism Society of Southern Illinois will host a funny fundraiser at The Tasting Room at Walker’s Bluff. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. All tickets sold will benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois and their work to increase the sensory services available in Southern Illinois.

Comedians from all over the heartland are coming together to help A.S.I. raise money for their great cause.

At the top of the bill is the working man’s comic, Richard Cason, who’s been making crowds laugh in comedy clubs and venues throughout the Midwest for over two decades.

Joining Cason will be staples of the West Kentucky Comedy crew, Justin Raye, Jamaal Gardner and Clint Holt.

In addition to offering the space to host a fundraiser, Walker’s Bluff has partnered with the Autism Society of Southern Illinois to offer a benefit wine for future release, where half of the proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois.

Join us for good laughs and a great cause December 28th!

New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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We're rolling out the red carpet to ring in 2019! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood are coming to Walker's Bluff this New Year's Eve. This year we are doing it up big at the Tasting Room with dueling pianos for the live music and entertainment! All tickets will also include access to our heavy appetizer buffet from 6pm-9pm and a late night snack station at 11pm. Tickets including a bar package will also be available! The party will be going from 4pm-1am! Limited tickets are available for this event. Get your tickets now at https://nyeatwalkersbluff.eventbrite.com

Pricing:
$75 per person (without bar package)
$95 per person (with bar package, including: Walker's Bluff wines, sangria, and domestic beers from 4pm-1am)

On the Menu (Included with all tickets):
Herb Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Fried Pickles and Zucchini Sticks with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
Bison and Pork Smoked Sausage
Banh Mi with Peppers and Onions
Steamed Mussels with Red Curry Broth and Grilled Naan
Fish Tacos: Seared Tuna with Snappy slaw with Miso Ginger Dressing
Arancini: Sausage and Mozzarella Stuffed Risotto Ball with Smoked Marinara
Chia Ficelle with Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina and Basil Pesto
Stuffed Shishito Peppers with White Miso Dipping Sauce
Seared Sea Scallops with Yellow Curried Aioli
Argentine Shrimp whiskey fired with Tarragon Cream Sauce on Sliced Demi Loaf

Desserts-

Crepe Station to include an assortment of toppings
Assorted Petit Fours
Fried Cheesecake with Strawberry Coulis

Ever After Bridal Fair

January 13, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://everafterbridalfair.wordpress.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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River Radio is proud to bring you the Ever After Bridal Fair 2019! The event will be held Sunday January 13th from 12:00-5:00 at the Pavilion. Brides-to-be, alongside their family and friends are welcome to meet vendors, sample the services, and potentially even find their dream dress during the fashion show! Fashion show starts at 3:00 with the Cake Eating contest directly afterwards.

Taylor Mason Live

January 18, 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.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
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Taylor and his "friends" are coming back! There will be special "family pack" pricing again for this event. Tickets will go on sale before Christmas. Details coming soon.

Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala

January 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/about/events/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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Don't miss the premier social event of Southern Illinois, the 9th Annual Red Carpet Gala "Ultimate Musical Roadtrip" presented by Heartland Regional Medical Center. Individual Tickets are $100 each, at table of 8 is $650 and table of 12 is $900.

Tri-The-HUB for CJ

January 27, 2019 | 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The HUB Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thehubmarion.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: marketing@thehubmarion.com
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Triathlon to include a timed swim, bike spin and a track run inside the gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30am. Cost is $25 Individual, $30 Teams of 2 or 3. Registration ends January 25th, 2019.

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show

February 1 - 3, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.visitsi.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-3690
EMAIL: info@visitsi.com
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Boat and tackle dealers from all over the Midwest show-off their merchandise. Daily fishing seminars, live entertainment, door prizes and more family-friendly fun. Parking and admission are free at The Pavilion.

Friday, February 1st - 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd - 9am to 6pm
Sunday, February 3rd - 10am to 3pm

MCCC: Patron Series: Joshua Kane Boarders of the Mind

March 2, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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Borders of the Mind:
The Psychic Show for the Whole Family

Can he read your mind? Discover your inner superhero in Mentalist Joshua Kane’s amazing interactive performance. Entire audiences experience simultaneous telepathy, and witness dazzling feats of lie detection and what must be psychic phenomena. People of all ages leap to participate in the strange happenings at the Borders of the Mind.

Kegan Johns Memorial 5K/10K

March 9, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.runtosucceed.com
TICKETS: https://runtosucceed.com/keganjohnsmemorial5k/?fbclid=IwAR2XSnBJLCktoB6p1t0RfFSMx0DSn8sCK6D9ewfFvBdTGpnHCjEy7q0ZLYk
PHONE: (618) 998-9898
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Set your calendar for March 3, 2019 for the 2nd annual event! Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Keeping yourself and others safe! We can all make a difference! Race entry includes a t-shirt. There is an option to change to a hoodie.

PCA USA Illinois - Midwest Championships

March 17, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
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Midwest Championsips - March 17, 2019
Marion Cultural and Civic Center - Registration Will Open Soon
800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959

9:00am - Athlete Sign-In
12:00pm - Show Starts

PCA USA bodybuilding and physique events are a celebration of all that our athletes have accomplished, sculpting and transforming their bodies with dedication, strength and sweat. Be a part of the excitement, from the stage or cheering from the seats, and take in all of the action in between. We bring in special guests, photo opportunities, and exciting exhibitors and vendors to inspire and prepare you for your own fitness journey. Register to compete in men's and women's categories.

Men's Categories:
Bodybuilding Mr. Class, Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Novice Bodybuilding, First Timer Bodybuilding, Juniors Bodybuilding, Master's Bodybuilding, Muscle Model, DisAbility Bodybuilding

Women's Categories:
Junior Bikini Toned, Bikini Toned, Masters Bikini Toned, Trained Bikini, Toned Figure, Athletic Figure, Trained Figure, DisAbility Bodybuilding.

PCA USA will be looking to build the next Team PCA USA from these events, so don't miss out!

Southern Illinois Wellness Expo

March 23, 2019 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://www.southernillinoiswellness.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: info@southernillinoiswellness.com
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Be a part of the Southern Illinois Wellness Expo at John A Logan College- your one-stop shop for wellness and healthy living. Attend the Expo and experience a day full of face-to-face interactions with numerous health providers, blood and health screenings, interactive exhibitors and service providers that are the best in our region. This is an event for the entire family so don't miss out!

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.

Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days

September 28 - 29, 2019 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://sihfd.org/
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
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Come join us out at John A. Logan College for the 30th annual Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days. Attend a casting workshop, watch the dock dogs compete, listen to the waterfowl callers and try archery, check out all the latest gear and much more.

Saturday, September 28th 8am-5pm
Sunday, September 29th 9am-4pm