ALL EVENTS

Ever After Bridal Fair 2021

January 24 - February 7, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Virtual
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**VIRTUAL EVENT**

Ever After Bridal Fair 2021 is an exclusive unlike any other! By pre-registering for this one-of-a-kind event you'll receive access to a curated information space filled with some of the best wedding vendors in the area all offering exceptional deals. Ever After Bridal Fair 2021 is a unique, individual experience for brides and grooms to plan their special days.
If you are getting married, please pre-register here: https://forms.gle/FHJUAceQUnt2h7SK8
If you are a wedding vendor interested in participating in this event, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/EWZ6hPrDQQdTe4E9A
This event is open from January 24th at 12pm until February 28th at 5pm.

Ever After Bridal Fair 2021

January 24 - February 7, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Virtual
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**VIRTUAL EVENT**

Ever After Bridal Fair 2021 is an exclusive unlike any other! By pre-registering for this one-of-a-kind event you'll receive access to a curated information space filled with some of the best wedding vendors in the area all offering exceptional deals. Ever After Bridal Fair 2021 is a unique, individual experience for brides and grooms to plan their special days.
If you are getting married, please pre-register here: https://forms.gle/FHJUAceQUnt2h7SK8
If you are a wedding vendor interested in participating in this event, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/EWZ6hPrDQQdTe4E9A
This event is open from January 24th at 12pm until February 28th at 5pm.

Teen Craft: Grab 'n' Go Cloud Dough

January 25, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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Come pick up your supplies to create soft, fluffy playing dough. Supplies are limited.
For ages 12-19.

Brian Pender

January 28, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
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Enjoy 60's & 70's music live at Pin Oak Pub!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Leight July at Just Add Water

January 29, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Just Add Water
ADDRESS: 12092 Lake of Egypt Road, Marion, IL 62959
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Leight July's first time at Just Add Water! Join them for a great time with great music!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Kasey Lee Rogers

January 29, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
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Enjoy a night of great music at the Pin Oak Pub!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Beaded Bezel Pendant

January 30, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Cathy Helleny
Fee: $19.00
Material: $15.00 approx

Choose a cabochon and beads. Cathy will show you how to make a beaded setting to complement the stone. You may bring in a cabochon or CottingTree Beads has many to choose from. Call, message or email to register for this class.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Leight July at 618

January 30, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: 618 Tap House
ADDRESS: 2703 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959
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Leight July returns to the 618 Tap House! Enjoy a night of great music!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Riley Kirk Duo

January 30, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
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Enjoy great music by the Riley Kirk Duo at the Pin Oak Pub!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Dave Clark Solo Show

February 5, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Sergio's Mexican Restaurant
ADDRESS: 1400 S 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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Dave Clark is back at Sergio's! Enjoy live music and delicious food!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Hammered Heart Pendant

February 6, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, February 6th, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: June Wilkin
Fee: $15.00
Materials: $10.00 approx
Have a heart. You can when you take this class and June will show you how to make this heart pendant. Just in time for Valentine's Day. Call, message or email CottingTree Beads to register for class.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Dave Clark Solo Show

February 6, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL
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Enjoy a glass of sangria while you listen to live music by Dave Clark!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Edwin Linson

February 11, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks #800
ADDRESS: 204 S. Market , Marion, IL 62959
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Great live music at the Marion Elks club!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Beaded Kumi Necklace

February 13, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Barb Marlow
Fee: $18.00
Materials: $15.00 approx

Barb uses a Kumihimo Disk to make this woven beaded necklace (The project will not be completed in class). Bring your Kumihimo disk or you can purchase one at CottingTree Beads. Call, message or email to sign up for this class.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Try Scuba Diving

February 13, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
WHERE: The Hub Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 W. Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
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TRY SCUBA DIVING

"Be Adventurous, Be Amazed. Be a Diver" Mermet Springs Dive In First Class
We partner with Mermet Springs Dive-In First Class to provide you with an opportunity to experience the incredible underwater world of scuba diving in the comfort of one of our pools at The HUB Recreation Center in Marion, Illinois.
Ages 10+
Open to Hubbers & Non-Members

Saturday, February 13
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25 Per Person
Sweetheart Dive: $40 Per Couple

RSVP REQUIRED:
Call Glen at 618-527-DIVE (3483)
Email glen@mermetsprings.com
What to bring: Your swimsuit, towel, and a smile! All scuba equipment, air fill and entry in to the pool with a professional dive leader is INCLUDED!
*This program is COVID compliant based on community conditions on the date of the event*
Schedule an open water class the day of the event and receive a $20 rebate!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Teen Craft: Fortune Tellers

February 17, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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Have fun creating and a fortune teller at this fun outdoor program.
For ages 12 to 19

*Weather permitting

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Fringe Earrings

February 20, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Cathy Helleny
Fee: $16.00
Materials: $15.00 approx
In this class we will make these beautiful earrings. They come together very nicely and there are many color options.
Call, message or email to register for this class!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Adult Craft Grab and Go: Bead Photo Holder

February 22, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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This month, take home all the materials you need to create a Beaded Photo Garland. Supplies are limited. Use the hashtag #mclcreates to show off your completed project!
-Supplies are limited
-For adults 18 and older

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Teen Craft: Pine Cone Flowers

February 24, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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Have fun pine cone flowers at this fun outdoor program.
For ages 12 to 19

*Weather permitting
**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

LIVE Stand Up Comedy

February 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
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LIVE STAND UP COMEDY! The PERFECT night out with friends or a GREAT date night! Join us in the Tasting Room for a night of laughs!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Shell Game Necklace

February 27, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Cathy Helleny
Fee: $16.00
Materials: $20.00 approx
Come and join this class and make this necklace. It will be a treasure that you'll be proud to say that you made (This project will not be completed in class). Beautiful color options are available at CottingTree Beads. Call, message, or email to register for this class.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Just Us Acoustic

March 4, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks #800
ADDRESS: 204 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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Join Just Us for an acoustic show at the Marion Elks!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Buddy Guy

March 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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SEVEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
BUDDY GUY
ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCE BY TOM HAMBRIDGE
Brought to you by Cody Dunbar and MCCC
In Cooperation with 100.7 KGMO
At age 82, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Tila Bracelet Class

March 6, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Cathy Helleny
Fee: $21.00
Material: $15.00 approx
This bracelet was designed by Debora Hodoyer and is a wide bracelet with a slim profile. Cathy will help you pick your beads and construct this bracelet (project will not be completed in class). Call, message, or email to register for this class.

*We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Dave Clark Solo Show

March 6, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62959
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Dave Clark is back at Honker Hill! Enjoy some great drinks while you listen to the show!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Kegan Johns Memorial 5K/10K

March 7, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.runtosucceed.com
TICKETS: https://runtosucceed.com/keganjohnsmemorial5k/?fbclid=IwAR2XSnBJLCktoB6p1t0RfFSMx0DSn8sCK6D9ewfFvBdTGpnHCjEy7q0ZLYk
PHONE: (618) 998-9898

Set your calendar for March 7, 2021 for the annual event! Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Keeping yourself and others safe! We can all make a difference! Race entry includes a t-shirt. There is an option to change to a hoodie.

Shannon Arview

March 11, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks #800
ADDRESS: 204 S. Market, Marion, IL 62959
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Wing night and live music at the Marion Elks!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Beaded Pattern Kumi

March 13, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Barb Marlow
Fee: $18.00
Materials: $15.00 approx.
In this class Barb will show you how to use a Kumihimo Disk to make this woven pattern beaded necklace (the project will not be completed in class). Bring your Kumihimo Disk or you can purchase one at CottingTree Beads. Call or email to register for this class.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Hollerboys

March 13, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 E Walnut Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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Join the Hollerboys at Teddy's for a great night of live music!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Shamrock Hot Chocolate 5K

March 14, 2021 | 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!

The Gatlin Brothers

March 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza , Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gatlin-brothers-tickets-79402339535
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MUSIC LEGENDS
LARRY,,STEVE AND RUDY: THE GATLIN BROTHERS
Larry, Steve, & Rudy, the Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than sixty years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song ("Broken Lady"), three ACM awards for Single of the Year ("All The Gold In California"), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year. The Brothers have accumulated 7 #1 Singles, 32 Top 40 Records, 22 Studio Albums and 5 BMI "Million-Air" Awards. Larry ranks 4th as Solo Writer's with the most self-penned top 40 Billboard Hits! His massive song catalog has been recorded by the Who's Who of entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Tom Jones, Dottie West, Charlie Rich, Johnny Mathis, and dozens of others, securing his legacy as one of BMI's top solo songwriters of all time.

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Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers

March 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than 60 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song ("Broken Lady"), three ACM awards for Single of the Year ("All the Gold in California") Album of the year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year. The brothers have accumulated 7 #1 singles, 32 top 40, 22 Studio Albums and 5 BMI "Million-Air" Awards. Larry ranks 4th as Solo Writer's with the most self-penned top 40 Billboard Hits! His massive song catalog has been recorded by the Who's Who of entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Tom Jones, Dottie West, Charlie Rich, Johnny Mathis and dozens of others, securing his legacy as one of BMI's top solo songwriters of all time.

For more than 62 years now, the Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences in some of the world's largest venues and from some of the most iconic stages, including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Oprah, Barbara Mandrell Show and their own variety special on ABC - "Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers."

In 1976, the Gatlin Brothers were on the fast track, thanks to the chart-topping success of the Grammy Award-winning single "Broken Lady". The hits continued throughout the decade with their signature song "All the Gold In California' followed by "Houston (Means I'm One Step Closer To You)." The next decade brought number one hits with "I Don't Wanna Cry", "I Just Wish You Were Someone To Love," "Statues Without Hearts," "Love Is Just A Game", and "Night Time Magic."

Truthseekers Homecoming

March 18 - 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/truthseekers-homecoming-march-19-21/
TICKETS: http://truthseekershomecoming.com/tickets
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join us at the Marion Civic Center for the Truthseekers Homecoming!

Spring Spectacular

March 27, 2021 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilon
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
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Small business event from director sales to crafters and much more!
Contact Carolyn Taylor as nsibod2009@gmail.com for sign up info.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Copper Wrap Pin Class

March 27, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: CottingTree Beads
ADDRESS: 208 N 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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When: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time: 11 am
Instructor: Cathy Helleny
Fee: $19.00
Materials: $8.00 approx

Come and make a pin for your wrap or scarf. Cathy really like to work with wire. See if you agree when you join this class and make this attractive pin. Call or email to register for this class.

*We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Glo Bingo

March 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Elks
ADDRESS: 221 E. Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
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Individual tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on March 27th. Reserved tables for 8 in advance are $175. Tickets available at Herrin Elks Lodge (618) 942-5653 or Herrin Jr. High School (618) 942-5603. All tickets sold for prior postponed events will be honored at this event.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Try Scuba Diving

April 9, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Hub Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 W. Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
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TRY SCUBA DIVING

"Be Adventurous, Be Amazed. Be a Diver." Mermet Springs Dive In First Class
We partner with Mermet Springs Dive-In First Class to provide you with an opportunity to experience the incredible underwater world of scuba diving in the comfort of one of our pools at The HUB Recreation Center in Marion, Illinois.
Ages 10+
Open to Hubbers & Non-Members
Friday, April 9
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 Per Person
RSVP REQUIRED:
Call Glen at 618-527-DIVE (3483)
Email glen@mermetsprings.com
What to bring: Your swimsuit, towel and a smile! All scuba equipment, air fill and entry in to the pool with a professional dive leader is INCLUDED!
*This program is COVID compliant based on community conditions on the date of the event*
Schedule an open water class the day of the event and receive a $20 rebate!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Southern Estate Spring Fest

April 10 - 11, 2021 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Estate Antiques
ADDRESS: 901 Camarato Drive, Herrin, IL 62948
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Southern Estate Antiques located in Herrin, is proud to present Spring Fest 2021. This is a family friendly event. Tons of vendors with antiques, collectibles, rusty junk, crafts, and food! Come out for a fun weekend of shopping!
901 Camarato Drive, Herrin, IL
April 10th 10:00am - 4:00pm
April 11th 10:00am - 3:00pm

In the event of inclement weather:
Reschedule dates will be
April 17th & 18th, 2021

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show

April 10 - 11, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siesclub.org/calendar
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: info@thepavilionevents.com
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The Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show is back and is presented by the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club.

Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Admission: Adults $2, Children 18 and under Free. Dealers, exhibits of rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry and artifacts. Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum. Working demonstrations. Silent auctions, fluorescent light shows, door prizes and lots of kids activities.

An Evening with We Are Messengers

April 10, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-we-are-messengers-tickets-84032622837
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2021 is going to be even better because "We Are Messengers" is coming back to Marion. Darren can't wait to see you again.
Previously purchased tickets for the previous dates WILL BE valid at this event!
$16/$19

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

River-to-River Relay

April 17, 2021 | 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Shawnee National Foreset
ADDRESS: Mississippi and Ohio Rivers - Southern, IL
WEBSITE: http://rrr.olm.net/index.html
EMAIL: brad@r2rrelay.com
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The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April. 240 eight-member teams from around the country compete. The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.

The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.

Ben and Noel Haggard- A Tribute to Merle Haggard

April 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Merle Haggard is considered the Greatest Country musician to ever live and on April 17th his sons Ben and Noel Haggard will be appearing at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center for a special tribute to their dad! Both recording artists in their own right, they have honored their father's legacy ever since Merle's passing. Ben was The Strangers' lead guitarist during the last eight years of Merle's life and a regular on Haggard's recordings.

T-Lex

April 18, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music under the pavilion with T-Lex at Pyramid Acres Marina!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

LIVE Stand Up Comedy

April 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
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LIVE STAND UP COMEDY! The PERFECT night out with friends or a GREAT date night! Join us in the Tasting Room for a night of laughs!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Craig Gerdes

April 23, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
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Part of the burgeoning, modern, underground, outlaw, country music field, Craig Gerdes is makin' tracks and on the move.
Steeped in the white lines, black tar and diesel smoke of the American highway, Tough As Nails- the latest LP from Craig Gerdes - is raw and real, a document of a road-tested band at the peak of its powers.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Opening Night/Legends Night

April 24, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Road, Marion , IL 62959
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The 2021 Season Opening featuring the legends of Southern Illinois Raceway.

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Dr. Doctor

April 30, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy live music by Dr. Doctor at Pyramid Acres!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

20th Annual Hurricane Golf Scramble

May 7, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Golf Club
ADDRESS: 901 West Grand, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 351-8317
EMAIL: josh.combs@firstsouthernbank.com
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The Carterville Rotary club and Chamber of Commerce are joining together again for the Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at Crab Orchard Golf Club.

MAGPIE MARKET DAYS - Spring Vintage Market

May 14 - 16, 2021 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Williamson County Fair Grounds
ADDRESS: 101 N. Fair Street , Marion, IL 62959
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Shop from over 80 incredible vendors & enjoy our line up of food trucks and LIVE music!

This event will be held at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion, IL Friday, May 14th - Sunday, May 16th
Admission at the gate: $10 Friday $5 Saturday & Sunday. Pay once and shop all weekend! Kids 12 and under are free!

Parking is free on the grounds with shuttle service to and from your vehicle.
If you are interested in participating as a vendor for this event, please follow this link to apply
https://form.jotform.com/200267854519157

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Red Brick Antique and Flea Market

May 15, 2021 | 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Red Brick Antiques
ADDRESS: 114 IL-13, Marion, IL 62959
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$25.00 fee to set up! 10x10 space! Gravel and grass areas to set up booth space. Bring your junk, crafts, antique and vintage items! Message or call me for details! Located on Route 13 right across from Dairy Queen. PRIME LOCATION!
FREE TO PUBLIC!

**We ask that you please follow all event health guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for all attendees

Paddle Fest

May 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 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 2021!

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.

HerrinFesta Italiana

May 25 - 31, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: HerrinFesta Italiana
ADDRESS: 3 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrinfesta.com
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/herrinfesta-2020-every-day-pass-tickets-96146269079?fbclid=IwAR3TuVn4ym41f1pReFMxFVfHMVtmPS93c9hBLm7-I6lI6w1exki3uqcSxSA
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HerrinFesta Annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival: Italian Food, Family Fun, & Primo Entertainment

Kidsignment Expo

June 1 - 5, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.kidsignmentexpo.com/
PHONE: (618) 524-1522
EMAIL: cheryl@leapsandboundskidsignments.com
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Semi-Annual Kids Consignment Sale. Buy and sell your child's gently used/new items at a fraction of the cost of retail.

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant

June 14 - 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://missillinois.org
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/missil2018/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: info@missillinois.org
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Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant 2021: The Official State Final For Miss America
Miss Illinois Preliminary competition also featuring competition by the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen contestants.
June 18th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Final Competition
June 19th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Final Competition

There are also special events at the Pavilion.

Joe Nichols

July 8, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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With hits like "Yeah", "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off", "Brokenheartsville" ,and "Sunny and 75' you don't want to miss Joe Nichols!

As Joe Nichols began work on a brand new batch of old-school country music, he found himself looking back for inspiration. Back to his early career, back to true friends and the simple perfection of pure country music... back to things that never get old.
"Full circle is the term I would use," the Arkansas native says about his new project, fittingly titled Never Gets Old. "The whole theme of the record is 'Let's get back to where it all began for me. Let's get back to where my passion for music began."
From 2002's Man With a Memory on, Nichols harnessed that passion as a steady hit maker, racking up six Number Ones and eight Top 10s, including chart-topping modern classics like "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." He's a four-time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner, and his last album offering, Crickets, kept the success going, sending both "Yeah" and "Sunny and 75" to Platinum-certified Number One status.
But then four years went by - the longest span between releases of his career - as Nichols dug in to reconnect with his calling. In Never Gets Old, he's done just that.
"Instead of us making something that's built for instant success, the idea was 'Let's make something we're gonna be proud of 30 years from now," Nichols explains. "I'm thinking less about what will work, and more about what I love."

Grand Funk Railroad

July 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Grand Funk Railroad will bring their "Some kind of wonderful" tour to Marion Civic Center for the 2020 Will Rock for Food concert. Also on stage will be the Jeff Pritchett project. Tickets $40- $100 via eventbrite.

AKC Dog Show

August 7 - 8, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.craborchardkennelclub.com/
TICKETS: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: president@craborchardkennelclub.org
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Crab Orchard Kennel Club's annual AKC Dog Show. There will be special clinics available by appointment, as well as vendors selling dog-related items and concessions.

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch

September 27 - October 31, 2021 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
ADDRESS: 15020 Pumpkin Patch Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://www.bandyspumpkinpatch.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-8676
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Bandy's Pumpkin Patch has a wide variey of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the very unique and winding corn maze, group hayrides, picnic area and bonfire pit, as well as face painting for all children. Bandy's also has a vibrant selection of corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, fall decorations and everything you need for that special holiday with the family. School and Church tours are available by appointment during the day. Call today and book your fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Open daily from the 3rd Saturday of September through October 30th.