ALL EVENTS

Modern Vintage Tree Paint Party

November 21, 2019 | 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: lindahooker50@gmail.com
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Just like Grandma used to have! Come paint your very own vintage ceramic Christmas tree in modern or traditional colors. We have several sizes and styles of Christmas trees available and you can paint them to match any decor. Walk-ins will be welcome but reservations are nice. Trees range in price from $29-$59.

Eli Tellor Live

November 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
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Eli always brings a party to the Oak. Join us for a great night of country music!

Trivia Night Thursdays

November 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Modern Vintage Tree Paint Party

November 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
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Due to VERY popular demand, we are adding another evening date to the tree paint parties! Reservations are REQUIRED. This will be a BYOB event so join the fun!

Artstarts Presents: Frozen, Jr.

November 22 - 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/frozen-jr19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frozen-jr-friday-tickets-59848968877
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Artstrarts' Frozen, Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage! This production features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

November 22 - 7pm
November 23 - 2pm, 7pm
November 24 - 2pm

Stand Up Comedy with FOX's DJ Dangler

November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/november-stand-up-comedy-at-walkers-bluff-dj-dangler/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-at-walkers-bluff-dj-dangler-tickets-79957676563
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Join us for the PERFECT date night or night-out with friends as you laugh the night away with DJ Dangler from FOX-TV! He's WILD, he's HILARIOUS, and he's coming to Southern Illinois.

Ivas John Band

November 22, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: John Brown's on the Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.ivasjohn.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-2909
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One of our faves and yours are here for a night of fantastic blue music with tons of talent.

"Between his own muscular originals and his Catholic sense of tradition, you'll want to join him in never taking the easy way out of the blues." -Riverfront Times

"Refreshing to hear a new band that clearly has a foundation in the blues, and not funk or rock like so many others." -Chicago blues legend and Grammy Nominee, Billy Flynn

"Fortunately for us, the listening public, Ivas has a very real, deep love for blues and roots music in all its varieties. Tasty is the word for his playing and singing styles!" -STL Blues.net

Raquel Ray Live

November 23, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
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Enjoy drinks and live music from the Nashville Artist!

Murphy 500

November 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music!

Better Days Band

November 23 - 24, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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These guys are amazing! They play a little bit of everything. If you haven't heard them yet you definitely need to come check out the show!

Creative Roundtable

November 24, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Deliciously Ordinary
ADDRESS: 111 N. Division St., Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-roundtable-inspired-by-all-tickets-80858886105?fbclid=IwAR14QGv0XtsYZyGrS_roAbkxTpSBhy9ItXRBaLiWy2DRSYFEZAkRW7ElRag
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Align with your people!

A gathering to bring together the creative minds of southern Illinois.

Whether you are a business owner, side huslter, freelancer, etc. running a creative business comes with a unique set of experiences. You may not work your average 9-5, probably don't have a coworker in the cubicle next to you and most likely don't have an HR department to turn to with business questions. Creative Roundtable is an opportunity for creatives to lean on one another, collaborate, and expand through community over competition!

This months roundtable will focus on inspiration. Why it is essential, where to find it, and how to use it to fuel you!

Tickets are $25 and include a beverage and light snacks.

Limited tickets available.

Cody Lee

November 24, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Rd, Carbondale, IL 62902
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Enjoy live music and drinks!

Southern Comfort Band

November 27, 2019 | 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Just One More
ADDRESS: 1303 Enterprise Way, Marion, IL 62959
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Southern Comfort Band will be rockin' the house on Black*out* Wednesday! The boys take the stage at 8:30, get here early to grab a table! This is the biggest bar night of the year, grab your friends and family to kick off the holiday drinking season at Just One More!

Beer & Bones Night will carry on as usual, $0.50 WINGS from 3-10:30pm, $0.75 wings for carry out, $2.25 domestic bottles, and $13.50 domestic buckets. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Thanksgiving Story Hour

November 27, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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All the Turkeys are welcome to read turkey books, dance turkey dances, make turkey crafts, and even enjoy turkey snacks!
Free and open to younger children

Paint Nite at Pookies

November 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.yaymaker.com/us/il/marion/7402/events/pookies-beer-burgers-bocce/november-27/paint-nite-at-pookies-10206463/?fbclid=IwAR0t9_veZvKp3RSj-5Po4_2mqtWWJMpD6C2Npdk41Wo7E5roke2VdPr1HiM
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Advance registration required.
21+ Only Event

Community Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Carterville Community Center
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-2011
EMAIL: khollister@visitcarterville.com
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The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will have eat-in, carryout or delivery available. This Free community event is open to the public, we just ask that you call the Carterville Water Department to make a reservation.

Community Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofherrin.com/
PHONE: (618) 751-3000
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This year marks the 31st Annual Mayor Ed Quaglia/Attorney Bart Mann Thanksgiving Celebration! All are welcome to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with good food and good company! Coffee and donuts begin at 8am, dinner will be served from 11am-2pm.

Deliveries to Herrin and Energy are available. To request a delivery, call the City Clerk's office (618) 942-3175 by Noon on Wednesday, November 27th. For more information or If you would like to volunteer, call Darlene at (618) 751-3000.

Thanksgiving Buffet

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/thanksgiving-buffet-2019-at-legends/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Make your reservations at Legends today! We will also be offering valet service.

**Pricing**
$30 - Adults $30
$15 - Children 3-12 (Free under 2 years)
$25 - Seniors 65 and up

**Main Buffet**
Live Carving Station with House Roasted Turkey, Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Cranberry Shallot Jus, Turkey Gravy, Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Collard Greens, Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Fresh Salad Bar with assorted toppings and dressings, Fruit Salad, Zesty Pasta Salad, Honey Yeast Rolls, Corn Bread

**Desserts Station**
Lemon Meringue Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Peach Cobbler, Southern Banana Pudding

Community Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://cityofmarionil.gov/
PHONE: (618) 997-6281
EMAIL: public@cityofmarionil.gov
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Join us for our Inaugural Community Thanksgiving Dinner and give thanks. Free and open to the public.

Christmas Extravaganza

November 29 - December 1, 2019 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Live Simple Shop
ADDRESS: 110 N. Division , Carterville, IL 62918
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Come to Historical Downtown Carterville where we have teamed up with Live Simple Boutique, Irons In The Fire Event Center, & Division Street Coffee to bring you;

SNACKS HOLIDAY PROMOS
CRAFT COFFEE LOCAL ARTISTS
GIFT CARD DEALS UNIQUE GIFTS

Hours Extended for these events & will coordinate with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, & Christmas In Carterville

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th 8am-8pm
Sunday 1st 8am-6pm

Join us this holiday season to SHOP LOCAL & support SMALL BUSINESS

Holiday Pop Up Market

November 29, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Dotty Event Center
ADDRESS: 210 N Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948
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Join us for a boutique shopping event!
This fabulous event will be at the Dotty Event Center in Herrin IL on November 29, 2019 from 9am-3pm

Enjoy Mimosas, Coffee, and Hot Chocolate while you shop!

Confirmed Vendors:
Modern Mini Boutique
Rebel*ish
Beautycounter
Casual, Chic Styles by Sundays

More vendors to be announced!

Pictures with Santa

November 29, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th! Excluding Mondays.

Backroad County

November 29 - 30, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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Eli Tellor and Chris McGee come together as Backroad County to rock the house! Join us for a night of amazing Live Music!

Harper and Midwest Kind

November 29 - 30, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: John Brown's on the Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.harper.biz/
PHONE: (618) 997-2909
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Multiple award winning Australian Singer/songwriter, Peter D. Harper creates a heady mix of original world, blues, and roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo! Harper is backed by his talented Detroit based band "Midwest Kind" featuring Brent Baxter Barrett on guitar, James Norris on Bass Guitar, and Jim Pryor on Drums.

Christmas Open House

November 30, 2019 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Mercantile Company
ADDRESS: 112 E. Main ST , Marion, IL 62959
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We will be hosting our annual Christmas Open house, complete with finger foods, shopping, and LOTS of HOLIDAY CHEER! We will have door prizes and will also be participating in the local downtown small business event, so you could be entered to win a mega basket with goodies from LOTS of local shops! Come and go as you please and be sure to tell your friends!

Pictures with Santa

November 30, 2019 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th! Excluding Mondays.

Stealing Christmas

November 30, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Have your picture taken with the grouchy green guy before he steals all the fun out of Christmas! My Michelle's Photography will be taking the pictures and will have packages available for purchase!

Hometown Christmas

November 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 100 East Broadway Boulevard, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-6651
EMAIL: ars528@yahoo.com
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On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, community comes together to ring-in the holiday cheer. Hometown Christmas features pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch comes down to enjoy cookie decorating, coloring contest, treats and warm drinks. There'll be a bell choir, JC school dancers, vendor booths and memory angel tree. At 5pm, we light the tree to close the event.

Second-Hand CarTunes

November 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Survivor, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz and more! Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Hollywood Logan's Legendary Drifters

November 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hollywood-logans-legendary-drifters-tickets-77113563745
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The most electrifying show in entertainment today! Singing all the best hits from the Drifters and more from that era.

"Hollywood Lee Logan has been hailed the best act of his genre on the music scene today", a spokesperson said. Hollywood, reflects the entire Legendary Drifters presence in the music industry and weaves a blend of nostalgic magic with on stage excitement. Hollywood Lee Logan has set musical trends for the world to follow. With the fantastic sounds of "This Magic Moment". Everyone humming and singing the song "Save the Last Dance for Me", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Up on the Roof" along with Hollywood's NEW SMASH HIT "Lovin' To Nite".

The crowd-exciting "On Broadway", the all-time favorite and classic "Under the Boardwalk" all from the sounds of Hollywood Lee Logan, who was a member of the four-time Grammy award and Hall of Fame Original Drifters for many years.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drifters#Members. Hollywood has traveled all over the world singing these timeless hits, playing Madison Square Garden, the world-famous Apollo Theater and many other famous venues. To add to this outstanding lineup, Hollywood has a NEW CD. All we can say here at Godsent Music Group is GREATNESS is HERE!!!

Michael Craft

November 30 - December 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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Help us welcome Michael Craft for his debut show at the Oak! We've heard him sit in w/ Eli Tellor a few times... now come check him out as he shows us what he can do! Join us for a great night of Live Music!

Pictures with Santa

December 1, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

December 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/nutcracker19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-moscow-ballets-the-great-russian-nutcracker-tickets-60595601074
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join The Moscow Ballet for an enchanting evening of dance and theater as they present The Great Russian Nutcracker!

In 1993, Moscow Ballet toured the Great Russian Nutcracker to Washington DC, Baltimore, Syracuse, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New Haven, Reading and Charleston, WV for the first time to critical acclaim. Directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, former soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet, and well known as a "Grand Dance Artist", the inaugural six-week tour starred principal ballerina Lillia Sabitova. It also featured the innovative rolling backgrounds first created by a Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music producer, and which were the inspiration for Eisenstein's cinematic technique. Since then the annual tour has increased to include about 100 performances on the tour to cities from San Juan to Calgary, and from New York to California, traveling with two simultaneously touring companies of forty dancers each.

PL5 Balcony - $29
PL3 Floor - $49
PL2 Bronze - $69
PL1 Silver - $79
PL4 Reserved + Nutcracker - $79 * This add-on is 1Under Balcony or Front Balcony Section ticket plus 1 hand-painted wooden nutcracker figure. Bring ticket to merchandise table to redeem.

Pictures with Santa

December 3, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

The Ivas John Band

December 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Join the Ivas John Band on the first Tuesday of the month at John Brown's on the Square!

Paul Zollo/American Songwriter

"This is an artist of purity, a gifted and lyrical guitarist and songwriter. Soulful and solid stuff. Honoring the traditional ground from which he's emerged, Ivas John embraces the source while reaching into the hopeful future, the good days he knows are a comin"

Pictures with Santa

December 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Pictures with Santa

December 5, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Trivia Night Thursdays

December 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Farmhouse Christmas Open House

December 6 - 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Magpie Market House
ADDRESS: 1300 East Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
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Come shop our new Farmhouse Christmas Line of Products & gifts! We will have a store FULL of gift items, stocking stuffers and snacks! Crown Brew Coffee will be joining us for both days!!

Sensory Santa

December 6, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Schedule your appointment for a Santa picture with the autistic or neuro atypical person in your life. Appointments are every 30 minutes. Call or visit the Children's Department to schedule a time!!

Pictures with Santa

December 6, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Christmas Open House

December 6, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin City Hall
ADDRESS: 300 North Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofherrin.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3175
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Join us for the 5th Annual City of Herrin Christmas Open House! Meet Santa and his elves and enjoy face painting, create a holiday card, free photos, cookie sand punch. There will be a drawing for Boy's and Girl's Bike and Trike. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas in Carterville

December 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 103 South Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/christmas-in-carterville/
PHONE: (618) 525-8304
EMAIL: khollister@visitcarterville.com
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The annual Christmas in Carterville is a free community event sponsored by the City of Carterville, with help from many local businesses and volunteers, to help bring people together to celebrate the season. As with the Pumpkin Path, 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. Enjoy visits with Santa, carriage rides, a Christmas Market and more. Warm treats will be available for purchase as you take-in the season with carolers, Christmas trees, and holiday decorations.

Marion Rotary Club Country Christmas Dinner & Concert

December 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Kokopelli Golf Club
ADDRESS: 1527 Champion Drive, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 694-2435
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Marion Rotary Club presents the 2019 Christmas Dinner Concert. This fundraiser benefits the Wildcat Way Fund for Marion Community Unit School District #2.

Enjoy a wonderful dinner provided by Kokopelli and LIVE entertainment by veteran singer/songwriter, Terry Mike Jeffrey. Mike is especially known world wide for his presentation of Elvis Presley music. He is a frequent guest deejay and performer on Sirus XM's Elvis Radio. He also performs songs from The Beatles, John Denver, Otis Redding, Ricky Nelson and many more.

This is a semi-formal affair and there will be no fundraising at the event. Just come to enjoy an evening of fine food, fellowship and Christmas music!

For tickets, please call Bill Shanks (618) 694-2435.
Individual Tickets - $75
Table for 8 - $550

Exile

December 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exile-tickets-70776906633
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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EXILE has #1 hits, 3 gold albums, 8 million records sold worldwide- come see these entertaining legends at MCCC!

Originally known as The Exiles, this American rock band was founded in Richmond, Kentucky by J.P. Pennington. They started by playing local clubs which led to touring with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars, opening shows and providing backup for major rock artists of the period.

Dave Clark Solo Show

December 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rosie's Video Gaming
ADDRESS: 210 North Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-2192
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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Come on out to Rosie's for good times with friends! I'll be pre celebrating my birthday too!

Boscoe France

December 6 - 7, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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Boscoe France's authentic musical style is an awe-inspiring alchemy of blues, rock, and little bit of down-home soul. In what is sure to be an unforgettable performance, Boscoe's indescribable slide guitar skills are well matched with his 'rock your socks off' style of Blues. Yes...literally... this Kentucky firebrand stands barefoot on stage, playing with the skill and talent of a master musician fused with the intensity of a bare knuckled brawler.
Since picking up his Uncle Duke's guitar at the age of three, Boscoe has forged a truly unique sound. In his years of experience, he has been blessed to share the stage, and open for remarkable musicians such as; BB King, Paul Reed Smith, Sonny Landreth, Keb Mo, Emil Werstler, Johnny Neel, and Jimmy Wallace to name a few. Boscoe currently performs at music festivals and PRS guitar clinics across the country. His joys are playing music, traveling to festivals with his family, and living the good life in Western Kentucky.

Pancakes with Santa

December 7, 2019 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
WHERE: Creal Springs Fire Station
ADDRESS: Blue Avenue, Creal Springs, IL 62922
WEBSITE: https://www.crealsprings.net/
PHONE: (618) 996-2341
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Free community breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. There will be a coloring contest for all ages and Crab Orchard District Library will be reading Christmas stories. Santa will be attending so be sure to bring the whole family for some holiday fun!

Pictures with Santa

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Pictures with the Elf on a Shelf

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Elf is coming to Jack and Josie's to sit on a shelf and have his picture taken with you! Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's Photography and packages will be available for purchase!

Dave Clark and Chris Brooks Birthday Bash

December 7, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com/
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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Hey y'all, it's Chris Brooks and my annual birthday party. Come out for some great wines, sangria, beer and FOOD. We will provide the food. Local musicians are invited to come jam with us, too!

Stride Pro Wrestling Presents: AAPW Resurrection

December 7, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Harley Davidson
ADDRESS: 2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-4577
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This is a wrestling show benefit for our friend Dan 'Curly' Summers who is facing some serious medical issues. Get your tickets through our Facebook page! $10 for adults and $5 for kids

The Prophecy: Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Launching it's 13th touring season, this powerhouse group creates an evening of holiday rock music. Performing in the style of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Prophecy has spared no details when it comes to costumes, choreography, music, lasers and fog. With more than 10 million albums sold, the original Trans-Siberian Orchestra has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera.

Meanwhile, on the road, they have become one of the world's top acts, with Billboard magazine naming TSO as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. The Prophecy Show delivers all of the flash, flair, and musical magic to smaller audiences across the country. Each of these musicians possess several music degrees and have been hand selected by Producer and Lead Guitarist Thomas Rudebeck, who prides himself on giving the audience the best possible production and sound available. Audiences everywhere are celebrating over 20 years of the most famous holiday rock music ever created with the TSO rock opera that is legendary. Come experience the power, the music and the magic once again this Christmas season at The Marion Cultural and Civic Center, as the Prophecy performs all of your favorite music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more!

Tier 20 Balcony - $25
Tier 18 Upper House - $32
Tier 17 Floor - $39
Tier 16 Orchestra - $45

Joey Odum Live

December 7 - 8, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
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The Joey Odum Blues band will be playing Originals and Covers of Blues, Funk and Soul. Joey has a new album out called Lonely Heart. Check out his title song on YouTube.

Pictures with Santa

December 8, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Christmas Stroll

December 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harrison-Bruce Historical Village
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/facilities/the-harrison-bruce-historical-village
PHONE: (618) 985-3741
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
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Join costumed villagers for a Yuletide walk through Southern Illinois in the 1800s. Festive music, sweet treats, heirloom seed packets from the village gardens, local farmers displaying their wares, children's crafts, and a visit from Saint Nicholas complete this journey through history.

The Stroll is free and open to the public.

Santa at the Library

December 9, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Write a letter to the North Pole, make some fun Christmas crafts, enjoy some cookies and lemonade, and sit on the big guy's lap!

Free and open to all!

Christmas Karaoke

December 9, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Perform your holiday favorites for the community at this fun event! Light refreshments provided.
Free and open to all!

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 9, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/twas19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twas-the-night-before-christmas-tickets-76464743105
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Santa Claus is coming to town, and bringing the newest family holiday tradition to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center during a national tour of Ken Ludwig's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" (TwasTheNightTour.com). The all-new live stage adaptation of the classic Christmas poem provides audiences with a modern twist, as the enjoyable and lovable storyline follows an unstoppable trio: a mouse, an elf and a little girl who are determined to witness a Christmas miracle.

Ken Ludwig's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a new holiday tradition and wild adventure, where the whole family can help solve a Christmas mystery. When Santa's naughty and nice list goes missing, a few dancing mice, a little girl and a wacky elf need to save the day before Santa boards his sleigh!

"I'm thrilled to bring this brand-new production of Ken Ludwig's "Twas The Night Before Christmas" to family audiences across the country", says Director, Tim Drucker. "With imaginative costumes and sets, rapping mice, adorable elves and a visit from Santa, this production is sure to create new holiday memories for families everywhere."

The newest stage adaption is written by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, who has written over 28 plays and musicals including six shows on Broadway and seven in London's West End. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Tony Shalhoub, Lynn Redgrave, Joan Collins and Kristen Bell. His work has been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages.

Crafty: Painted Ornaments

December 10, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Enjoy embellishing wooden ornaments during the holiday season. The perfect hand made present for your friends or family! All materials provided. Free and open to adults 18 and older.

Pictures with Santa

December 10, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Yoga Outside the Box

December 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Lavish Bath Box
ADDRESS: 605 Tower Square, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-outside-the-box-tickets-78796800351
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Relax into an evening of self-care at Yoga Outside the Box! You'll enjoy deep stretch yoga, a take away gift by Lavish, and private shop.

Your Yoga Element and Lavish Bath Box are hosting an evening of yoga and self-care. Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel!

Enjoy an all levels, deep stretch yoga class led by Your Yoga Element's founder and instructor, Jill Franks. This class emphasizes floor postures to stretch, open and release the major muscle groups of the entire body.

After yoga, Katie Fowler Hawkins, owner of Lavish Bath Box, will open up her beautiful space for an exclusive private shop experience, complimentary gift, and a generous discount on all Lavish Bath Box products for purchase.

*Please remember your mat or towel if you have one (we'll have a few spare mats on hand, first come/first serve)

A Word on Accessibility

If you have any specific needs, concerns, injuries, or limitations, please let us know either via email in advance, or connect with the teacher directly before the class begins at jill@youryogaelement.com

Small event (approximately 18 guests)

Parking on site and in close proximity (see attached parking map)

Pictures with Santa

December 11, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Pictures with Santa

December 12, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Trivia Night Thursdays

December 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Diamond Rio

December 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/diamond-rio19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diamond-rio-tickets-70186478647
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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With 5 chart topping #1 hits, 22 top-10 hits -don't miss this legendary country band perform at MCCC!

Pictures with Santa

December 13, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Ugly Sweater Party

December 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/ugly-sweater-party-at-the-tasting-room/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ugly-sweater-party-at-the-tasting-room-tickets-82519250299
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Get out those ugly sweaters, round up your crowd, and watch the fashion parade of ugly sweaters! It won't hurt your eyes too much if you are sipping on a glass of Walker's Bluff wine or one of our holiday cocktails.

618 Productions will provide DJ service and tunes from 7-11pm. We have planned delicious holiday cocktails, food and drink specials, and the ultimate Ugly Sweater contest you don't want to miss! Awesome prizes will be awarded to the top 3 ugliest sweaters with a GRAND PRIZE awarded to the ugliest sweater of the night, and of course bragging rights.

Pictures with Santa

December 14, 2019 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Frozen 12K of Christmas

December 14, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: CONWR Martha's Theater
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/frozen12kofchristmas/
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/Frozen12KofChristmas
PHONE: (618) 998-9007
EMAIL: info@runtosucceed.com
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Welcome to one of our most popular races of the year! We close out each year's race calendar with the Frozen 12K of Christmas benefiting the Southern Illinois Honor Flight. The course goes through the beautiful Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Along with a custom finisher's medal, each participant who finishes the race receives a Christmas gift!

Parking at Martha's Theater is limited. You may walk the short distance from the Visitor Center parking lot.

Entry Fee: $30 - Includes custom race medal to the first 150 who register (This year's medal and ribbon pictured soon). Shirt ordering deadline is December 4th at 4pm. All runners and walkers are welcome!

3 Registration Options:
- 12K Run: May run or walk any portion of the event
- 12K Walk: Must walk the entire event- if you plan to run and walk, please register as a runner
- 12K Ruck: Follow the GORUCK standard: under 150 lbs. -use a 20 lb. ruck / over 150 lbs. -use a 30 lb. ruck

Award ceremony will take place at Martha's Theater (3/10 of a mile west of Visitor Center parking lot). There will be an award given to the overall winner (both genders), top 3 winners of each age category for runners and walkers (both genders): 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

- Packet Pickup Information @ RTS Sports in Marion - December 13th between 10am-3pm
- Same Day Registration and Packet Pickup @ Martha's Theater - begins at 7:30am and closes promptly at 8:45am

Brunch with Santa

December 14, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
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.

Santa will be in town on Saturday December 14 & 21 from 10am-2pm! Call (618)956-9900 to make your reservations!

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 Dessert

Days Gone By Art Reception

December 14, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
EMAIL: hartleyvenue100@icloud.com
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The Hartley Art Gallery welcomes professional artist Lon Reams and his exhibit called "Days Gone By". Lon began drawing and painting at the early age of 9 years old. He continued his passion for art and developed this natural talent into a full time professional art career.

Visit the gallery during his exhibit to see his paintings. Lon's paintings will be available for view from now until January 31st, 2020. Lon is also bringing his guests another talent in the culinary arts! Join us and meet Lon in person and enjoy an art filled afternoon!

Downtown Christmas

December 14 - 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Old Town Square
ADDRESS: Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://cityofmarionil.gov/
PHONE: (618) 997-6281
EMAIL: public@cityofmarionil.gov
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The City of Marion would like to announce a Downtown Christmas to be held around the historic Tower Square. The festivities will include ice skating, carriage rides, food vendors, classic Christmas music, and of course, Santa Claus. In addition, the various shops and restaurants around the Square will also be open.

"This is a unique opportunity to highlight the natural beauty of our downtown area during a special time of year", said Mayor Mike Absher. He continued, "We have so many great businesses downtown that we want to encourage folks to patronize, so what better way to support shopping local than bringing people here and having some fun while we're at it."

No taxpayer funds were used in bringing this event to Marion, and funds raised from this year's event will go to support the event next year. The event is weather-permitting and there will be fees of $10 for adults and $5 for children for ice skating which includes the skate rental, and $10 per family for carriage rides. The food vendors will also be for a fee.

NewSong Very Merry Christmas Tour

December 14, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/newsong19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newsong-very-merry-christmas-tour-ft-mac-powell-and-citizen-way-tickets-67054406535
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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WBVN Presents The NewSong Very Merry Christmas Tour Featuring Mac Powell & the Family Reunion and Citizen Way. NewSong is back and they're bringing Citizen Way and the voice of Third Day along help you get into the Christmas Spirit! Mac Powell will sing some of your favorites with his new band.

Performance times are at 3pm-5:30pm and again 7:30pm-10pm. Tickets are $19/$23.

Dale Myers

December 14, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music!

Pictures with Santa

December 15, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Angel Rhodes Live

December 15, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
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Honker Hill Winery has always been one of my favorite spots, even before I played music there! Come see me while I'm in town!

High Image Christmas Spectacular!

December 16 - 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/high-image-christmas19/
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/high-image-ticket-sales/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Monday Performances:
* Mini's: 6pm-7pm ($5)
* Recital: 7:30pm-9pm ($7)

Tuesday Performances:
* Mini's: 6pm-7pm ($5)
* Recital: 7:30pm-9pm ($7)

Doors open 1 hour prior to show.

Pictures with Santa

December 17, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Bend it at Pookie's

December 17, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bend-it-at-pookies-tickets-79335475543
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
EMAIL: jill@youryogaelement.com
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Unroll your mats on the bocce courts at Pookie's! Your Yoga Element founder and instructor, Jill Franks, will lead your through an hour-long, all-levels class. After yoga, reward yourself with a pint of your choice -compliments of our friends at Pookie's.

Tickets are $15 and include an all-levels yoga class plus one post-yoga pint of your choice. Afterwards, we encourage you to stick around and enjoy one of Pookie's famous burgers. *Please note that the post-yoga beer at this event is reserved for those ticketed guests who are 21+. Be prepared to present valid identification.

A Word on Accessibility - If you have any specific needs, concerns, injuries, or limitations, please let us know either via email in advance, or connect with the teacher directly before class begins.

Small event (approximately 18 guests)
Parking on-site and in close proximity (see parking map in link)

Pictures with Santa

December 18, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Pictures with Santa

December 19, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Trivia Night Thursdays

December 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Pictures with Santa

December 20, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Movie Night: The Polar Express

December 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Production Room
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/the-polar-express-free-movie-night-122019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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This month, we will be showing "The Polar Express" in the Production Room attached to The Tasting Room. Entry is FREE for this event with food and drink specials.

Specials: $1 popcorn/candy/cans of soda, $2.50 root beer/coke float, $4 spiked soda/hot chocolate.

The Polar Express (2004) [G] Synopsis: Tom Hanks and Director, Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for this inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Scalehound & Big Jim Slade

December 20 - 21, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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Two of our favorites and yours...back again from Nashville.

Scalehound - In 2011, SCALEHOUND released their self-titled debut album, recorded at The Switchyard in Nashville, TN, with only an acoustic, a resonator, and a stomp board. The album contains 11 songs that run the gamut, from swampy opener "The End If We Want It" to heavy closer "Movin On".

SCALEHOUND was also a featured artist in THE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL (now PIVOT) series "Liner Notes" during the documentary "John Lee Hooker:That's My Story".

In addition to SCALEHOUND, the brothers are also members of Abandon Jalopy, the solo project from Brad Smith of Grammy Nominated/Multi-Platinum act Blind Melon.

SCALEHOUND recently added Terry Thomas on drums (former drummer for Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, Atlantic Records) and begin recording album Scalehound album #2 in Summer 2019.

Big Jim Slade - Big riffs, harmony vocals, and finger-lickin good melodies. This is Big Jim Slade.

Pictures with Santa

December 21, 2019 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Cookies & Ice Cream with Santa

December 21, 2019 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Come have your picture taken with Santa, then choose a cookie or ice cream and sit near Santa and enjoy your treat! Photos taken by My Michelle's Photography, packages available for purchase.

Brunch with Santa

December 21, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
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.

Santa will be in town on Saturday December 14 & 21 from 10am-2pm! Call (618)956-9900 to make your reservations!

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 Dessert

Southern Illinois Opry

December 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com/
TICKETS: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/southern-illinois-opry-12-21-2019-679
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: richard@herrincc.com
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What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, the Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.

Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the event. Food, refreshments and cocktails from the bar will be available.

Second-Hand CarTunes

December 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Survivor, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz and more! Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Deplorables

December 21, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Just One More
ADDRESS: 1303 Enterprise Way, Marion, IL 62959
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The weekend before Christmas!!! We don’t know any details yet other than we are playing and we’re sure sure it’s gonna be a PARTY!!

Big Ol' Christmas Shindig

December 21 - 22, 2019 | 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.coreyevittsmusic.com/performance-calendar
PHONE: (618) 942-4349
EMAIL: coreyevittsmusic@gmail.com
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Corey Evitts is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer known for his high-energy live shows and his ability to play and sing several genres of music. His playlist includes music from all eras and styles. See him in a variety of music venues, including restaurants, wineries, bars, clubs, civic centers, and private parties.

Pictures with Santa

December 22, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

The Midtown Men: Holiday Hits

December 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/midtown-men19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midtown-men-tickets-64245078760
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, will ring in the Christmas season with their "Holiday Hits" show. This evening of songs and stories will feature iconic Yuletide classics such as "Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll hits of the 1960s.

The popular vocal group will treat their audiences to the songs of The Beatles, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and more! Additionally, The Midtown Men will perform their holiday single, "All Alone on Christmas," which they recorded with Stevie Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's The E Street Band. Come celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year" with these seasoned Broadway veterans!

Pictures with Santa

December 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Pictures with Santa

December 24, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Jack & Josie's
ADDRESS: 1105 N Carbon, Marion, IL 62959
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Santa Claus is Coming to Jack & Josie's!! Come get you picture taken with him. Pictures will be taken by My Michelle's photography. Packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be here from Black Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24th. Excluding Mondays.

Trivia Night Thursdays

December 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Dave Clark and Greg Clutts

December 27, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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Hey y'all, it's always a blast getting to play music with one of my long-time buddies. Greg and I go way back and not just with music. Classic country and Classic Rock is always win-win. Let's pack the Oak and have some fun!

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

December 27 - 28, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

Genre: Reggae/Blues/Jam
Cover: FREE
Doors: 8pm
Age: All Ages

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.

web: https://www.aaronkammonedrops.com

Taylor Made Live

December 28 - 29, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music!

Extreme Fun Day Camp

December 31, 2019 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
WHERE: Extreme Kids
ADDRESS: 1109 North Railroad Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.extreme-kids.com/
TICKETS: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/extremekids/
PHONE: (618) 997-3505
EMAIL: office@extremekidsmarion.com
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This camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to spend the day with their friends participating in games, crafts, free play, and more!

Pre-Register $30/day
Walk-ins $35/day
Time: 9am-2:30pm
Who: Kids ages 5-11
What to bring: sack lunch, snacks or snack money

Limited spots available so Register Early!

Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party at Walker's Bluff

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roaring-20s-new-years-eve-party-at-walkers-bluff-tickets-82209738541?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0hTs_5N5aqGlcxJCeb1pq2tdNMzqAeu9RiuNglCf_QFKSHyB4PwTu3ias
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Come celebrate the new year as well as our 10th anniversary with great food and drinks at this roaring 20's themed party. Doors open at 5pm.

Bar package available featuring Domestic Beer, WB wine, and Sangria.

2 full bars for the fastest service!

Live music from the band Downtime, out of St. Louis, from 8:30 - 12:30

The band features Male and Female vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Tenor Sax.


***2019-2020 NYE Menu***

**Heavy Apps**
-Seafood Display with clarified butter and cocktail sauce
-Ham Sliders with grilled pineapple
-Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
-Caprese Skewers

**Assorted Po' boy station:**
-Roast Beef
-Fried Fish
-Fried Shrimp
-Fried Chicken Bites

**Desserts:**
-Pineapple Upside Down Cake
-Spiced Devils Food Cake
-Fried Cheesecake
-Assorted Jello Shots (21+)

New Year's Eve Party with The Clayton Gribble Band

December 31, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks Club
ADDRESS: 204 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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Tickets are $15 and go on sale November 1st. Includes hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight! Make plans now to attend!

Trivia Night Thursdays

January 2, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Snowman Shuffle 5K

January 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: JALC Logan Fitness
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/loganfitness
TICKETS: https://hnd-p-ols.spectrumng.net/johnloganc/Members/PR/Programs.aspx?searchby=category&siteid=
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: loganfitness@jalc.edu
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JALC Logan Fitness and the Orthopedic Institute of SOIL will host the 2020 event. Please join us for this family fun event with free food, drink, door prizes, costume contest, and runners timing and results. Prizes awarded for Best Costume! Door prizes and awards start at 10:30am.

Register online or inside of the Logan Fitness Facility up until race time. Checks are payable to John A. Logan College (JALC). *Shirts will be guaranteed for all participants that are pre-registered.

$20 - Adults
$12 - Under 10 years
$35 - Family (limit 4)
$12 - 5K (no shirt)

Awards: 5K Run and Walk for Male and Female, Overall and Top Three Places in each age group:
Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +

Trivia Night Thursdays

January 9, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Killer Pimps Live

January 11 - 12, 2020 | 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Ever After Bridal Fair

January 12, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://everafterbridalfair.wordpress.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: lorena@riverradio.net

Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place with over 100+ vendors to choose from- all under one roof!

Meet vendors, sample the services, and potentially even find your dream dress during the fashion show. Fashion Show begins at 3pm with the Cake Eating Contest brought to you by Diamond Designs and Marks Bakery directly afterwards. Presented by River Radio and Joyce's Boutique & The Pageant Room.

Dinosaur World Live

January 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/dinosaur-world-live-20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinosaur-world-live-tickets-68485753733
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Looking for fun days out with the kids? Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family (ages 3+).

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!

Dave Clark Solo Show

January 16, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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It's thirsty Thursday at the Oak! Come on out and get the weekend started off early with some live music!

Trivia Night Thursdays

January 16, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Southern Illinois Opry

January 18, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com/
TICKETS: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/southern-illinois-opry-01-18-2020-680
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: richard@herrincc.com
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What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, the Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.

Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the event. Food, refreshments and cocktails from the bar will be available.

I've Got a Little Twist: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

January 18, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/twist-19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ive-got-a-little-twist-new-york-gilbert-sullivan-players-tickets-64323129211
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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This one-of-a-kind show proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh, and full-of-life as, well, three little maids from school! Celebrate the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show - and as we all know, it's always more entertaining when you add a little twist!

Trivia Night Thursdays

January 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Joe Diffie with Kentucky Opry

January 24, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/joe-diffie20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-diffie-tickets-76449954873
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Joe Diffie has 5 #1 hits, 12 Top10 hits, and 10 more that hit the Top 40 charts. The beauty of country music is its ability to reflect the lives of its listeners, and few artists have celebrated life's challenges and triumphs with more heartfelt eloquence than Joe Diffie. Whether singing about untarnished love in the enduring hit "John Deere Green", the perennial appeal of "Pickup Man" or the heartbreak of dreams unrealized in "Ships That Don't Come In", Diffie's songs have continually painted a portrait of real life with all its joy and angst. "I've always loved well-written songs.", says the Grammy winner, who is just as skilled at writing hits as he is singing them. "There's really no magic formula. I've just always drawn on my own experience whether it's falling in love or hanging out in a bar. I feel like if I relate to it, other people will too."

That simple barometer has served Diffie well throughout his career and continues to do so today with the title track of his forthcoming album I Got This. The uptempo number proclaims what every man wants to say and every woman wants to hear: "Ain't no load gonna get too heavy/Ain't no bolt on this old Chevy I can't twist/I can run the blade on a D8 'dozer//With the same hand I can pull you closer/Girl, if all you need's a long, slow kiss, I got this." Part mechanic and all romantic, Diffie exudes the good-natured charm that has made him one of country music's most revered statesmen.

A native of Tulsa, OK, Diffie is a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 25 years. A star athlete in high school, he originally set his sights on a medical career, but his love for music won out and he began performing in a gospel group. He paid the bills by working in a foundry and later joined a bluegrass band before deciding to give Nashville a try. He got a job working in the warehouse at Gibson Guitars, but felt like he wasn't any closer to making his dreams come true. He was on the verge of moving home when a conversation with his dad changed his destiny. "The best advice I ever got was from my dad", Diffie recalls with a smile. "He said, 'If you don't have a goal, you don't have anything to shoot at. Do something every day towards your music. Write a song or play your guitar.' I took that to heart and made sure I did something every day whether it was big or little. I remember getting out of bed one time because I had forgotten to do something towards my music. I actually got up, got my guitar and played for a few minutes and then went back to bed. I feel like that had something to do with the success that I've managed to achieve. I think it would apply in anything. I lived, breathed, ate and slept music all the time. I was so obsessed with it."

Passion and dedication to his dream paid off. His first break came when Holly Dunn recorded "There Goes My Heart Again" and asked him to sing harmony. "I remember going to the mailbox one time and getting the first check from that song and was like, holy crap! I need to write some more songs! I hadn't seen that much money in my whole life," he laughs. By 1990, Diffie had signed with Epic Records and released his debut album A Thousand Winding Roads. His very first single, "Home", hit #1. He continued to dominate the charts throughout the 90s with such hits as "New Way (To Light Up an Old Flame)", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Is It Cold in Here", "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)", "So Help Me Girl", "Bigger than the Beatles" and "Third Rock from the Sun".

Jason Aldean paid tribute to Diffie and name checked many of the veteran entertainer's classics in his hit "1994". The video featured Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Jake Owen and others paying homage to the man who influenced them. "It was a nice shot in the arm and it's amazing to me the impact that it's had. A lot of fans are coming to my shows now to see who the dude is that Jason and Thomas are talking about", Diffie says, noting that Thomas Rhett co-wrote the song and often plays it in his shows. "The really amazing thing is the fans know every song that I sing. We'll go to a place and they'll be a bunch of younger people and they'll know every single word. Obviously, they've gone back and done some research or downloaded something. It's pretty cool."

Nevertheless, Diffie has trouble seeing himself as an elder statement because he's just as active as ever. Most recently, Diffie has teamed with producer, Phil O'Donnell a.k.a. "Phillbilly", to craft I Got This. "Phil's very inventive and is such a pleasure to work with. He has some unique ideas. He's kind of laid back like me", Diffie says. "He did a great job." With nearly 30 years in the spotlight, Diffie has no plans to slow down. "I love music. It's just a part of me", he says. "Retiring would be like cutting off my arm or something. I enjoy everything about it. The travel part gets old once in a while admittedly, but I love the fans. It beats working any day." I Got This is slated for a spring 2019 release. The title track and the follow-up single "Quit You" are currently available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. Stay up-to-date at JoeDiffie.com.

Bald Eagle Tours

January 25 - 26, 2020 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/seasons_of_wildlife/index.html
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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The winter is a good time for spotting bald eagles on the Refuge. The colder and snowier the weather, the better your chance for spotting these majestic birds in their natural environment!

Crab Orchard is home to six nesting pairs of resident bald eagles and their offspring. Resident eagles will be strengthening their pair bond while working on their nests. A few nesting sites are visible from public roads throughout the Refuge and eagles are spotted daily. Look in large sturdy trees near the water, especially around Crab Orchard Lake.

Guided tours visit eagle nests and areas of the Refuge where eagles may be spotted. Reservations are required. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 8am, 11am, and 2pm.

Red Carpet Gala

January 25, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://hospice.org/events/red-carpet-gala/
TICKETS: https://one.bidpal.net/redcarpetgala2020/welcome
PHONE: (618) 997-3030
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Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hospice of Southern Illinois' Red Carpet Gala! This annual event is presented by Heartland Regional Medical Center and will showcase "ICONS and Legends". Don't be late, this is the premier gala of the region and tickets go fast. Sponsorships are available.

5:30pm-6:30pm - Cocktails, Appetizers, Silent Auction
6:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Performances and Auction
*After party following show

Tickets:
Table of 12 - $900
Table of 8 - $650
Individual - $100

Cat Daddy O's

January 25, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music in a great atmosphere!

Tri-The-HUB

January 26, 2020 | 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: HUB Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://registration.thehubmarion.com/Calendar.aspx?id=10
TICKETS: https://registration.thehubmarion.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=9&cat=10&fbclid=
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: marketing@thehubmarion.com
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The date has been set for Tri-The-HUB 2020 in memory of CJ Rubright proudly sponsored by Prince Appraisals, Inc. Join us on Sunday and run, bike and swim your way through our indoor triathlon for all ages.

Doors open at 6:30am - Triathlon starts at 7:30am. Cost: $25/Individual, $30/Team (Teams of 2 or 3) - checks payable to The HUB. Registration Required by January 24th. Only 60 individual spots and 12 team spots available!

SWIM LAPS: 10 minutes
BIKE SPIN: 20 minutes
RUN ON TRACK/GYM: 15 minutes

Age Groups: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Awarded for Top Males & Females in Each Age Group Plus Top Teams.

Trivia Night Thursdays

January 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Daddy Daughter Dance

January 31 - February 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miner Drive, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: http://gp1.glitnirticketing.com/gpticket/store/index.php?s_product_name=daddy
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Online registration is now open for the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance at Rent One Park with the Southern Illinois Miners. Reserve your date today for either of our two great nights, January 31st or February 1st at 6pm each night.

Cinderella

January 31 - February 2, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Kre8ive Fine Arts presents this classic musical story of Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella!

Come experience this classic fairytale live on stage! Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a Musical for the ages. It follows the story we all know and love through beautiful songs and scenery.

Performance dates are January 31st, February 1st and 2nd.

Dave Clark Solo Show

January 31, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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Nothing better than starting off the weekend at the Pin Oak. Y'all come on out for cold drinks, live music, and good times with friends.

Bald Eagle Tours

February 1 - 2, 2020 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/seasons_of_wildlife/index.html
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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The winter is a good time for spotting bald eagles on the Refuge. The colder and snowier the weather, the better your chance for spotting these majestic birds in their natural environment!

Crab Orchard is home to six nesting pairs of resident bald eagles and their offspring. Resident eagles will be strengthening their pair bond while working on their nests. A few nesting sites are visible from public roads throughout the Refuge and eagles are spotted daily. Look in large sturdy trees near the water, especially around Crab Orchard Lake.

Guided tours visit eagle nests and areas of the Refuge where eagles may be spotted. Reservations are required. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 8am, 11am, and 2pm.

Jermaine Bollinger

February 1, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com/
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
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Jermaine will be playing his acoustic solo Top 40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Maroon V, Walk the Moon, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Gavin DeGraw, and more. Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Joey Odum Live

February 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
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The Joey Odum Blues band will be playing Originals and Covers of Blues, Funk, and Soul. Joey has a new album out called Lonely Heart. Check out his title song on YouTube.

Menopause The Musical

February 5 - 6, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/menopause20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/menopause-the-musical-tickets-77114883693
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain, and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer "The Silent Passage".

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of "The Change". The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change". Now celebrating 18 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Now in its 18th year, this show ranks 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history at Harrah's Hotel and Casino on the Strip. Seen by more than 15 million, it has played every state in the continental US and more than 500 cities worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show

February 7 - 9, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.visitsi.com/view-all-events
PHONE: (618) 997-3690
EMAIL: info@visitSI.com
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In celebration of our 'Lucky 13' year, visitSI and Black Diamond RV Superstore have partnered together to present a great show packed with boats, trailers, campers, fishing tackle, educational sessions, live entertainment and more!

Attendees must be present to win any big prize giveaways; sign-ups will be done during show hours in the visitSI booth. We will also be collecting can goods, have door prize drawings on Friday night, bluegrass entertainment on Saturday afternoon and continue our Saturday and Sunday seminars instructed by local NFP organizations.

As one of the only free shows in the Midwest, the Boat and Fishing Show offers a combination of FREE parking, admission, and seminars for the whole family to enjoy. Thousands of people attend each year, proving that outdoor recreation is a way of life and a sure sign that spring is returning to Southern Illinois. The support of our vendors, media and attendees allows us to continue to support two local charities with 100% of ALL proceeds from this event going to their organizations.

The Traveling Salvation Show: Neil Diamond Tribute

February 7, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/travelling-salvation20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traveling-salvation-show-neil-diamond-tribute-tickets-79351601777
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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This up-tempo, rock-oriented tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond will have you dancing and singing along to all of the classic hits. Don't confuse this with the "AM radio" version of Neil Diamond, we are a hard-driving, ten person ensemble that works to recreate the energy of Mr. Diamond's live arena performances while incorporating our own rock flair. Think of it as Neil Diamond's music played by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra... and it is so good, so good!!! Neil Diamond Rocks - and The Traveling Salvation Show will prove it to you!

So pack up the babies, grab the old ladies and #comegetsaved at our next performance that will leave you feeling #sogoodsogood. Wearing sequins is not required, but highly encouraged!

Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon

February 8, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 5778 Coal Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/FlywiththeEaglesHalfMarathon
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: genetincher@yahoo.com
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It's not often you get to feel like you're flying. This flat, fast course winds through the stunning Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, including areas typically reserved for eagles alone. The course features 13.1 miles of beautiful scenery, pavement sections and trips down back roads, always accompanied by plenty of water stations.

The Coasters

February 8, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/the-coasters20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-coasters-tickets-64324368919
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock n' roll vocal group who had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with "Searchin'" and "Young Blood", their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller. Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo-wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy through the 1960s. Don’t miss some of their great hits like "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", "Along Came", and "Poison Ivy".

This Event brought to you with sponsorship by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

All You Need Is Love - Liverpool Legends

February 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/liverpool-legends-20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-liverpool-legengs-all-you-need-is-love-tickets-66233982625
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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MCCC is proud to announce Liverpool Legends; "The Ultimate Beatles Experience" coming to Marion on Valentine's Day for an evening of "All You Need Is Love!

Liverpool Legends are considered the best Beatles tribute band, playing all over the world, from California's prestigious Rose Bowl to multiple arena shows in India and beyond. They have received national attention with their recreation of The Beatles' famed 1966 concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Liverpool Legends have headlined at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City where The Beatles performed in 1964. Liverpool Legends have toured the world, playing in historic venues such as The Cavern Club in Liverpool and recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London.

Southern Illinois Opry

February 15, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com/
TICKETS: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/southern-illinois-opry-02-15-2020-681
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: richard@herrincc.com
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What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, the Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.

Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the event. Food, refreshments and cocktails from the bar will be available.

Jo Dee Messina with Dave Fenley and Tucker Kuhnert Band

February 22, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/jo-dee-messina20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jo-dee-messina-tickets-75765287013
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Jo Dee is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, always evolving and reintroducing herself and her sound as she gains new experiences in life. Jumpstarting her career, Jo Dee's breakout song, "Heads Carolina, Tails California", made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted 9 #1 hits, 16 Top 40 songs, sold over 5M albums worldwide, and was honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. As Jo Dee's resume grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate 3 consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs.

Jo Dee later parted ways with her long-time record label and embraced the strong, empowered female persona for which she became known. Taking matters into her own hands, Jo Dee created Dreambound Records, called on her fans to become her dedicated team, and released her most personal album to date- Me. Aside from her studio successes, Jo Dee has also created a reputation for herself as one of the most passionate, high-energy performers in the business. Sharing her hit tunes; newly penned, emotionally-driven songs; and personal testimony, Jo Dee has been traveling the country for many years, receiving rave reviews for her authenticity, commitment, and openness on stage. bHoping to inspire and enlighten fans from all walks of life with every step she takes, Jo Dee has made it her mission to present herself and her story with honesty, allowing people to see behind the masquerade.

With a decorated past in the rearview mirror and endless dreams and an open road of possibility before her, this relatable woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, speaker, author, and incredibly gifted singer-songwriter has only just begun. Fueled by faith, belief, and love, Jo Dee pours her heart and soul into everybody she meets and everything she touches, which is perhaps why Jo Dee Messina is such a timeless name in the music industry.

Dave Fenley was a top 10 finalist on The Voice in 2018 and made it all the way to the semi-finals on America's Got Talent in 2013. This soulful singer, songwriter, and beatboxer will knock your socks-off. Dave was born and raised in the small town of Lufkin, an East Texas town and is deeply rooted with religion, family values, and music. At a young age, Dave showed an aptitude for learning melodies and lyrics. As a child, he sang with the children's choir in his Southern Baptist church while his father sang bass in the "big choir". His father, Elton, would sing in the home and teach Dave harmonies to all the "good" country songs on the radio. Dave also joined the choir elementary school and stayed with it until high school when his family moved to Canada.

There, he had a whole different set of influences. No longer surrounded by only country music, Dave found that he loved anything with soul. Starting with Boyz II Men, Dave back tracked to artists like Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Percy Sledge. That's when Dave really started using his voice. He began writing songs at the age of 15 and picked-up a guitar at 18. There was no stopping him after that. He taught himself how to play songs he loved and would perform them at bars before he was even legal to drink alcohol. The next decade was just Dave honing his craft, figuring out what type of artist he would be, and learning that he loved every kind of music. He had a "genre-free philosophy" for his shows so the audience would always be surprised by what would come next. Dave's talent with an audience did not go unnoticed. He has shared the stage with musical royalty like Dwight Yoakam, Miranda Lambert, and Dierks Bentley. Dave currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and writes songs for a living.

Tucker Kuhnert is a DuQuoin Native that is currently working his way into the country music scene as a country singer songwriter with his original song "You Make Me Believe".

Brought to you by River Radio, Z100, and WSIL-TV3.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

February 28 - March 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Kegan Johns Memorial 5K

March 1, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/keganjohnsmemorial5k/
PHONE: (618) 998-9007
EMAIL: info@runtosucceed.com
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Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Education and communication are key. Talk to your young people about the dangers of drinking, impaired and distracted driving. We can all make a difference. Keep yourself and others safe!

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience

March 5, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/rave-on20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rave-on-the-buddy-holly-experience-tickets-64325324778
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Rave On re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza featuring America's Premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin' Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship help to ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly.

This Event Sponsored by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

Mr. Speed: The World's Best KISS Tribute

March 6, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/mr-speed-march-6/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mr-speed-the-worlds-best-kiss-tribute-tickets-79353433255
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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MR. SPEED: The World's Best KISS Tribute In a world where imitation is the most sincere form of flattery! Few bands have as devoted a following as KISS. With over 25 years of experience under their spandex, MR. SPEED continues to forge ahead writing their own chapter in KISStory.

S.I. Crappie Association

March 7 - 8, 2020 | 5:30 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Rd , Marion, IL 62959
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2 day super event at Lake of Egypt! Meeting at 5:30 AM at Pyramid Acres

Shamrock Hot Chocolate 5K

March 15, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: RTS Sports
ADDRESS: 702 North Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/shamrockhotchocolate5k/
PHONE: (618) 998-9007
EMAIL: info@runtosucceed.com
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Kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend with a 5K and help support the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. There will be multiple flavors of hot chocolate as well as other chocolate treats post race!

Magpie Market Days Spring Vintage Market

March 20 - 22, 2020 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
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Join us for a vintage market like never before! This event is indoor and will host over 90 of the best makers, flippers and vintage vendors in the U.S.! LIVE MUSIC and FOOD TRUCKS!

Hours: Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

Admission: $10 Friday, $5 Saturday-Sunday - Pay once and come and go all weekend!
Children 12 and under are FREE! Parking is also FREE!

Southern Illinois Opry

March 21, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com/
TICKETS: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/southern-illinois-opry-03-21-2020-682
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: richard@herrincc.com
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What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, the Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.

Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the event. Food, refreshments and cocktails from the bar will be available.

Killer Pimps Live

March 21, 2020 | 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music in a great atmosphere!

Hiplet Ballerinas

April 4, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/hiplet20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiplet-ballerinas-tickets-64326805206
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Hiplet Ballerinas first found fame in 2016 when their videos went viral on BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, and The Huffington Post. Since then, they've traveled the world performing in Paris Fashion Week, at half-time shows for the NBA, in Hong Kong's Chinese New Years Day Parade, and more.

This must-see show fuses classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Come see the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night engagement.

This Show is Sponsored by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

S.I. Crappie Association

April 5, 2020 | 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Lake
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Meeting at 5:30 am at Green Briar Ramp

The Hillbenders Present WhoGrass

April 10, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/whograss/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hillbenders-present-whograss-tickets-76055294433
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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A chronological journey of The Who's legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who's TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest bands.

From the early hits all the way through The Who's discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend's solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along!

Joey Odum Live

April 11, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
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The Joey Odum Blues band will be playing Originals and Covers of Blues, Funk, and Soul. Joey has a new album out called Lonely Heart. Check out his title song on YouTube.

An Evening with Real Talk Kim

April 16, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/realtalk-kim20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-real-talk-kim-tickets-70804671679
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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An Evening with Real Talk Kim with opening band, Bless Esther.

Kimberly Jones-Pothier, commonly known as Real Talk Kim, travels the world fulfilling her passion and purpose of loving people back to life. She is a wife, mother, pastor, entrepreneur, best selling author, and most importantly, a worshiper after god's own heart. Pasor Kim and her husband, Mark, are the Senior Pastors at Church of the Harvest in Fayetteville, Georgia and together have 4 sons. She is a human rights advocate with a passion for giving back and believes in the compassion of the Holy Spirit, delivering it to those who need it most. Pastor Kim is an advocate partner with Rock, Paper, Scissors Foundation, a non-profit organization, which exists to foster healing and give a voice to those who have been silenced from all forms of abuse and human trafficking. She is truly a living and walking testimony of God's redemption plan in action.

Bless Esther, a 7-member live band, is Not your typical gospel band. They do a wide variety including hymns, southern gospel, worship, originals and the fan favorite "rock-a-billy-gospel". Based out of Eldorado, and formerly known as Judah, Bless Esther has been together for 12 years. Most members are lifelong friends, and their priority is winning souls for the Kingdom of God.

Southern Illinois Opry

April 18, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com/
TICKETS: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/southern-illinois-opry-04-18-2020-683
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: richard@herrincc.com
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What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, the Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.

Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the event. Food, refreshments and cocktails from the bar will be available.

Cat Daddy O's

April 25, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music in a great atmosphere!

Corey Evitts

May 9, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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SI Miners Opening Day

May 15, 2020 | 7:05 pm - 11:05 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.southernillinoisminers.com/schedule/2020_MINERS_SCHEDULE_FLYER.pdf
TICKETS: https://www.southernillinoisminers.com/tickets/tickets-tab
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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The Southern Illinois Miners 14th season kicks off May 15th, 2020. Help us welcome the New Jersey Jackals to Southern Illinois!

Game time is 7:05pm with Fantastic Friday Night Fireworks post game. Sponsored by People's National Bank, River Radio and WPSD-TV.

Paddle Fest

May 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 10257 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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Grab your paddle and register for Pyramid Acres Marina's 2nd Annual Paddle Fest! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddle board or pedal boat and enjoy a day of water sports with friends and family on beautiful Lake of Egypt. Over $800 in prizes were given away to last year's participants. Let's beat our registration total of 229 in 2020!

Cost is $25/adult, $20/child 12 and under. Anyone who registers after April 17, 2020 is not guaranteed a T-shirt. Team River Runner participants must register directly through pamarina2018@yahoo.com or mail registration form to: Paddle Fest, 340 Shawnee Meadows Lane - Anna, IL 62906.

Southern Illinois Opry

May 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com/
TICKETS: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/southern-illinois-opry-05-16-2020-684
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: richard@herrincc.com
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What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville, Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, the Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.

Tickets are $15 at the door the night of the event. Food, refreshments and cocktails from the bar will be available.

Killer Pimps Live

May 30, 2020 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music in a great atmosphere!

SI Miners Faith and Family Night

June 28, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://miners.v5.platform.sportsdigita.com/faith--family-night
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The Southern Illinois Miners are proud to present Jermaine Bollinger and band for our annual Faith and Family Night. Jermaine and his band will be playing a post-game concert as well as a short pre-game set. Hear players' and coaches' testimonials throughout the game along with other faith-based activities.

Bring your group to the stadium and take advantage of the Miners great group pricing. Back this year is our popular T-shirt package, which includes your ticket to the game, Faith and Family T-shirt and a meal voucher for $25.