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Dec
11

Christmas at the Library
December 11, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 07:00 pm
 
Come and enjoy a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and a couple Elves from the North Pole!  Crafts and snacks included.  FREE and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/291194878060589/

Dec
11

Tai Chi
Weekly on Mondays
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Beginner level Tai Chi Class.  Free and open to the public of all ages.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1741624636128454

Dec
11

Winter Wonderland
December 07, 2017 - December 11, 2017

Rent One Park | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Fans and families are invited to the ballpark for it's 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland!  The magic continues all weekend long with fun winter activities for the whole family.
 
Friday, December 8th:
     Hours: 6pm-10pm
     Carriage Rides: 6pm-8:30pm
     Fireworks Spectacular: 9pm
 
Saturday, December 9th
     Hours: 11am-9pm
     Carriage Rides: 12pm-7pm
 
Sunday, December 10th
     Hours: 1pm-8pm
     Carriage Rides: 1pm-7pm
 
Admission is $3 on Friday and $2 on Saturday & Sunday.  Admission for children under 2 is FREE, though activities fees still apply.  ALL children 12 years and under MUST be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.  Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event.  Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  Tickets are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable.
 
Activities include carriage rides ($3 per rider), ice skating ($5, including skate rental), a 31 foot-high Giant Snowzilla, Jr. slide ($3), a challenging snow maze ($3), Glow-In-The-Dark mini golf ($2 per golfer), snowball fights, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus (FREE), and more!  Holiday treats, drinks and concession favorites will be available for purchase.
 
Fans can purchase an All-Access wristband, which gives access to all activities, except carriage rides, for $14 on Friday night (a savings of $2) and $12 on Saturday (a savings of $3).  Like last year, fans can enjoy activity tables and games, and fans can also send holiday letters to soldiers and veterans of the military.  New this year, the Miners will be teaming up with various not-for-profits this holiday season, and will be hosting the popular Christmas Playhouse Village Fundraiser for CASA of Williamson County.  The playhouses, constructed by local high school students, will be located on the concourse during Winter Wonderland, and fans can walk around the houses and purchase raffle tickets to win.
 
1000 Miners Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 998-8499
https://www.facebook.com/SIMINERS/

Dec
12

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
November 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Stories, snacks and activities for pre-school age children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Dec
13

Stem: Fake Snow
December 13, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Come and learn how to make fake snow and also how to construct your own snow shovel!  FREE and open to ages 9-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/126424234735505/

Dec
15

Skyline Creek Productions Presents: Home for the Holidays
December 15, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Skyline Creek Productions is back for their annual winter concert, Home for the Holidays! This is a great way to warm your heart and celebrate the holiday season. Experience local talent sing and dance to your favorite Christmas classics. Home for the Holidays also features special performances from The Skyline Studio. Proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network. The show begins at 7pm; doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $12 and are available online at marionccc.com, the box office, and at the door. Come out for an evening full of festive favorites, classic carols, and fun for the whole family; all for a great cause, the Children's Miracle Network!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
15

Date Night in the Cave
Weekly on Fridays
October 20, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Bring that special someone out to the Tasting Room to enjoy the unique atmosphere and a lovely dinner for two!  Cost is $45 per couple.
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/WalkersBluff/

Dec
16

Blend Acapella's Farewell Tour Doo Wop Christmas Concert
December 16, 2017

The Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
This is one of Blend's last concerts on their farewell tour! Come out to the Herin Civic Center for Blend Acapella's Doo Wop Christmas concert, which benefits The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation scholarship program. Saturday, December 16th. Doors open at 6; Concert starts at 7. Call Marie at 618 988 1234 to reserve tickets. Tickets $10 each.
 
101 S 16th St, Herrin, Illinois 62948
(618) 942-6115
https://www.facebook.com/events/347652465660563/

Dec
16

Santa Photos & Toys-R-Us Gift Card Giveaway
December 16, 2017

Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Drop by the Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation as they open their doors to the community for FREE pictures with Santa from 12pm-5pm.  If your children bring a letter to Santa, they will get a response mailed back to them.  Register to win a $100 Toys-R-Us gift card.  Winner will be telephoned by Santa at 5pm.
 
The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation awards Scholarships to graduating Herrin and Marion High School Seniors.  Join us later in the evening for a benefit Christmas concert at the Herrin Civic Center featuring Blend Acapella Doo Wop!
 
Please remember to bring your own camera!
 
Two North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-988-1234
Marie

Dec
16

Very Merry Christmas Tour
December 16, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 03:00 pm
 
Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center for Very Merry Christmas Tour!  Newsong, Crowder, and Sarah Reeves will be performing.  Performances will be at 3pm and 7:30pm with doors opening an hour beforehand.  Tickets range from $21-$25 and all ages are welcome.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
16

Southern Illinois Roller Girls Season's Beatings
December 16, 2017

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
Come on out to The Pavilion to see the last bouts of the season!  The Southern Illinois Roller Girls are hosting two scrimmages on Saturday, December 16th.  As part of a closing to their competitive season, they like to host a public scrimmage to show off how hard their skaters have worked this year.  There will be skaters from the Brigade of Handsome Gentleman, SIRG, and others from the surrounding teams.  Proceeds from this event will go to the Southern Illinois AIDS Holiday Project.
 
Doors open at 5pm
1st Scrimmage at 6pm
2nd Scrimmage at 7:30pm
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Adults must be 21+ to enjoy an alcoholic beverage.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499027636845331/

Dec
16

Breakfast with Santa
Weekly on Saturdays
December 09, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 08:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Santa Clause is comin' to town!  Walker's Bluff continues to bring holiday joy to your family this year with another wonderful breakfast with Old Saint Nicholas.  Santa will visit on three Saturdays in December at Legends.  Call today to make your reservation!
 
MENU - Both include unlimited drink bar (juice, milk, coffee, hot coco, tea, soda, water)
 
Adults:
$13.99 - Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon
 
Ages 2-12:
$6.99 - Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, Berries
 
2 and under: FREE
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/134648833822689

Dec
16

Teen Games
The Weekends on Saturdays
April 15, 2017 - April 14, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Free gaming open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1976725895892270

Dec
17

Behold the Lamb of God
December 17, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 06:00 pm
 
Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center for a Christmas Musical Event!  Featuring Aaron R. Smith and The Nation with special guests: Kali Lynn, Justin Holman, Zola Road, and Mark Fisher.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
18

Lego Club
The First Monday and The Third Monday of the Month
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Come to the Children’s Department for a fun-filled evening of Legos for all children up to 12 years.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/392501397787142

Dec
22

Tacky Teen Christmas Party
December 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Wear the tacky Christmas shirt you make on Wednesday, December 20th at craft night and join this fun Christmas Party. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1977602302511809/

Dec
28

Drive-In Movie
December 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Come enjoy this drive-in showing of "Snow Buddies" in your decorated cardboard box car. In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race. Rated G. Free and open to all kindergarten through sixth grade children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611648372232093/

Dec
28

Teen Game Day
December 28, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Come enjoy video games and board games on this nice winter day. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/124485148232711/

Dec
31

The Event
December 31, 2017 - January 01, 2018

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:30 pm - 01:00 am
 
Come ring-in 2018 at Kokopelli Golf Club's first New Year’s Eve Party!  This party will be the first of its kind in Southern Illinois and one that you won’t want to miss.  Kokopelli’s elegant ambiance will provide the perfect backdrop for our celebration.  David Hays will prepare a gourmet selection of international cuisine and deserts for an evening of delicious “grazing”.
 
“The Main Stage” will feature Stretta, a premier cover band from Nashville, TN.  Stretta will have everyone out of their seats and dancing with popular songs spanning five decades.  As part of our fundraising efforts, “The Second Stage” will feature a Casino Night atmosphere complete with roulette and blackjack tables.  Professional dealers from St. Louis Casino Party will be in charge of running the casino.
 
Our Photo Booth, from My Michelle’s, will capture you and your friends on film in New Year’s Eve hats and masks to commemorate our celebration.  At midnight, we will ring in the new year with a champagne toast and a fireworks display by Frierdich Fireworks of Belleville, followed by a tasty Midnight Snack.
 
Country Inn & Suites is offering discounted room rates for guests that would prefer to stay in “the neighborhood” rather than drive home.  River-to-River will provide a shuttle from the hotel to Kokopelli and back to the hotel after the event.  River-to-River is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. This is Kokopelli's way of giving back to the community and an opportunity for you to help them as well.  Come enjoy a fun and memorable evening!
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656
banquets@kokopelligolf.com

Jan
06

Snowman Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run
January 06, 2018

John A. Logan College | 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
 
The Snowman Shuffle will be held at John A. Logan College at the Health Education Complex.  Registration begins at 8am and the race will start at 9:30am.  Cost is $15 for adults, $12 under 10 years, $20 Family (Limit 4).
 
Awards will be given to 5K Run and Walk - Male and Female, Overall and top 3 places to each age group.  Also an award for best costume/winter theme.
 
700 Logan College Road
618-985-2828, ext. 8502
Deana Smith ext. 8502 or Bill Fisher at (618) 521-3543

Jan
07

River Radio Ever After Bridal Show
January 07, 2018

The Pavilion | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
River Radio presents Ever After Bridal Show at The Pavilion from Noon-5pm.  Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place.  Over 100+ vendors to choose from all under one roof.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657