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Feb
17

2018 Marion Professional Firefighters Cash Bash
February 17, 2018

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 06:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Proceeds to Benefit Veterans Honor Flight and Marion High School MPFFA Scholarship Program. Call (618) 997-5730 for ticket information.

 

2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/196246454272129/

Feb
17

Murphy500 at Black Diamond HD
February 17, 2018

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 06:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Proceeds to Benefit Veterans Honor Flight and Marion High School MPFFA Scholarship Program. Call (618) 997-5730 for ticket information.

 

2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/196246454272129/

Feb
17

Special Event Open House
February 17, 2018

Katy Lynn Winery | 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Katy-Lynn Winery has been hard at work the past few months preparing our Tasting Room for your special event. Now we deserve to show it off! 
 
We want to invite you and your friends to our Special Event Open House. 
 
Looking for a reason to come out?
-Try a fan-favorite wine slushy (custom made to order)
-Taste our wine selection 
-Enjoy LIVE music from The Radio Days
-Devour a delightful cupcake from Cakes By Ally (calories don't count on weekends)
-Talk with our Wedding/Special Events coordinating team
-See our new Tasting Room improvements first hand
 
Make a day out of it, invite your friends, family, husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, or anyone you think would benefit from our special event information and enjoy this day of relaxation and fun!
 
*Meat and Cheese platters available for purchase
Katy-Lynn Winery does allow outside food
 
1801 Sneed Road, Carbondale, Ilinois 62902
(618) 713-5239
https://www.facebook.com/events/608700669462094/

Feb
17

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

Feb
18

National Drink Wine Day
February 18, 2018

Walker's Bluff | 12:00 pm
 
Come celebrate National Drink Wine Day at Walker's Bluff! To commemorate this day, we will be having drink specials at the Tasting Room and 1/2 off ALL bottles of Walker's Bluff wine at both the General Store and Tasting Room!  At 4:00pm Ryan Phelps, our Wine Maker & Chef Leo have teamed up for a wine and food tasting in the Wine Cave! You will be able to sample 6 delicious food tastings that will each be paired with one of our different wines. Tickets for this event are $30 and limited. Pre-purchase is required for this event.  Purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-food-pairing-in-the-wine-cave-tickets-42328156656
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1814863972140271/

Feb
18

Marbling Paper Class
February 18, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

Join us Thursday to learn different marbling techniques! Leave class with several beautiful and unique pieces!

 

100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/335013090331244/

Feb
19

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

Feb
19

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

Feb
23

Pet Portraits Watercolor Class
February 23, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
For intermediate to expert level artists! Use a photo of a beloved pet to create a beautiful watercolor piece with detailed instruction, tips and tricks from Brianna Pay. This class will not only give you new watercolor technique skills, but you will leave with a one of a kind, person piece of art. Bring a friend!
 
100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/723042634571044/

Feb
24

FFA 5k Pancake Breakfast
February 24, 2018

Marion High School | 08:00 am

 

Come on out to the Marion High School to run the Blue and Gold FFA 5K and Pancake Breakfast to help support the FFA Alumni Scholarship. We will give out to t-shirts to those who participate. There will a pancake breakfast afterward! Running not your thing? Tickets sold at the door for $6.00

1205 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
https://www.facebook.com/events/172684130138508/

Feb
24

Enchanted Princess Breakfast
February 24, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 08:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Come out to Legends on Saturday, February 24th to meet your favorite princesses!
 
Please call 618.956.9900 ext. 400 for more information and to make your reservation. Reservations are required. Pricing includes breakfast and photo opportunities. Please bring your camera to ensure that you are able to capture every magical moment of this breakfast! 
 
Menu & Pricing:
Both menus include access to the drink bar (juice, milk, coffee, hot coco, tea, soda, water)
Adults $13.99
Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, and Bacon 
 
Ages 2-12: $6.99
Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, and Berries
 
2 and under: Free
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/773854406139470/

Feb
24

Queens Of The Hill & Ms. Kokopelli Fun Night
February 24, 2018

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:00 pm
 
This event benefits a Children's Home. Coaching on site for those who just want to just want to have a fun night.  Contact directly for more information.  
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656
https://www.facebook.com/events/308437126246858/

Feb
25

Home Decor Sign Making Class
February 25, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

Come join us for a fun afternoon of designing and decorating wooden signs to create unique pieces for your home. This class is instructional, but flexible with what you envision for your home decor sign.

 

100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/1900444563603355/

Feb
25

Essential Oils & Wine Class
February 25, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Come out to the Wine Cave on Sunday, February 25th from 4-6pm for an Essential Oils & Wine Class! This class will be focused on romance. Tickets are $30 per person and includes one glass of Walker's Bluff wine and everything they need to make and take essential oils. Tickets are required for entry.
 
Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-oils-wine-class-tickets-42754810790
 
Information about the class-
 
Romance is in the forefront of many couples' minds as they prep for Valentines Day, but why can't you spice up the bedroom throughout the year? Join us in the Walker's Bluff Wine Cave on Sunday, February 26th for tips and tricks to learn how to boost your libido, gain confidence, and bring the spark back to the bedroom!!!
 
Class participants will be able to choose two essential oil infused "Romance" products to make and take home with them.
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/399994647103939/

Feb
27

Open Studio at the Hartley
The Last Tuesday of the Month
January 30, 2018 - November 27, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

Open Studio at the Hartley! Free to the public, we welcome artists of all ages and levels. Open studios occur on the last Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-5:00pm, or later if there are artists who would like a bit more time. Although we cannot commit to supplying artists with materials, we can assist with small things like easels, paper towels, cups, etc. There will spaces for artists who prefer a quiet environment and spaces for artists who would like to talk and network with other artists as they work.

 

 

100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/350156368796820/

Feb
28

Watercolor Fruits Class
February 28, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

 

Join us this month to learn some watercolor techniques for fruit pieces with instructor Brianna Pay. We will practice different styles of watercolor painting and finish the class by choosing your favorite techniques to paint two beautiful pieces of fruit/vegetables that you get to take home after the class. We welcome artists of all ages and levels. All supplies will be provided. Please register at the provided link. Payment is due at the time of class.

 

100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/331314440715351

Mar
02

Mother-Son Dance
March 02, 2018

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

The Mother-Son Dance will be held at the Pavilion on Friday, March 2nd from 6pm-9pm.

1602 Sioux Drive
6189932657

Mar
02

Trivia Night
March 02, 2018

Herrin's Prairie Lodge | 07:00 pm

 

Trivia night on Friday, March 2nd!

320 North 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
Jason Shadowen - Traveler693@outlook.com

Mar
03

ECA Gun & Knife Show
March 03, 2018 - March 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The ECA Hunting and Trade Show will be held at The Pavilion on March 3-4, 2018.  These are the largest shows in Illinois, with 20-22 shows held each year statewide.  Choose from a wide variety of guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, hi-tech optics, and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Mar
04

Kegan Johns Memorial 5K
March 04, 2018

Harry Crisp Sports Complex | 01:00 pm
 
You have an option to change from a shortsleeve tee to a hoodie during registration (additional fees apply). Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Keeping yourself and others safe! We can all make a difference!  Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days: Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. Packet Pickup Information:Registration and packet pick-up: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Other opportunities may be announced at a later date) . All runners and walkers are welcome!***Register before February 21st to be guaranteed your apparel. We cannot guarantee this after February 21st. Apparel upgrades will not be available after the pre-registration cutoff date.***Registration fee – $25 includes shortsleeve shirt (full front logo)Registration fee – $35 includes 50/50 blend hoodie (full front logo) . Awards for the overall male and female – runners and walkers. There will be awards given to the top three winners of each age category for runners (both genders) and the top 5 overall walkers (both genders): 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60.
 
1606 S Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-8196
https://www.facebook.com/events/1128620497275637/

Mar
07

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment
March 07, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
 
KidsignmentExpo.com's semi-annual seasonal sales event offers great quality clothing for your children at a fraction of the new cost.  At our kidsignment sales, you can buy & sell gently worn children's clothing, toys, baby beds, maternity clothes, shoes, boots, children's furniture, games, and much more.  Each consignor keeps 70% of the sale price.
 
Come out and enjoy the fun Thurday-Friday (10am-7pm) and Saturday (8am-11:30am).
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Cheryl Cummins (618) 524-1522

Mar
15

Truthseekers Homecoming
March 15, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Today is the day! Tickets are being released to the general public for the Truthseekers Homecoming! You can call the Marion Civic Center and reserve your seats. They always sell fast, so we encourage you to call as early as possible for the best seats available - all are reserved. March 15 - 17, 2018!  Call Marion Civic Center at 618-997-4030.  For the whole Homecoming schedule, please visit http://truthseekershomecoming.com.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/TruthseekersHomecoming/posts/1704510622927469

Mar
16

Crappie USA Super Tournament
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina | 06:00 am
 
Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the first of four $10,000 Super Events on the waters of Lake of Egypt at Marion, Illinois from March 9th-11th, 2017.  Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a piece of the $10,000 in cash and prizes along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.
 
A Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday the 11th at the Elks Pavilion on the Lake of Egypt.
 
Registration and Seminar: A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 9th at The Pavilion- 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion.  Sign-up will begin at 5pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7pm local time.  This seminar is open to the public.  For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region.
 
Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation.  The Amateur Division offers a chance for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.
 
12024 Laguna Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-964-1821

Mar
16

Quarter Auction Fundraiser - Angela Foundation for Animal Welfare and Crittergal Rescue
March 16, 2018

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

 

Come out to the Pavilion in Marion on Friday, March 16th from 6pm-9pm for a Quarter Auction Fundrasier for the Angela Foundation for Animal Welfare and Crittergal Rescue! 

1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Stephany Odle 618-922-6767

Mar
16

Moana Movie Night
March 16, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 07:00 pm
 
Come out to our Production Room (attached to the Tasting Room) for a movie night! We will be showing the movie Moana! It will be free entry for this event. We will have $1 bags of popcorn, $1 cans of soda and more specials to come! The movie starts at 7pm. 
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/415722802222151/

Mar
18

Carterville Mother Son Dance
March 18, 2018

Carterville Community Center | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

 

The Carterville Mommy Son Dance will be held at the Carterville Community Center on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2 pm to 5 pm. There will be entertainment, contests, a candy buffet, desserts, prizes, and more! Balloon twisting and face painting will be provided by Professor Play. Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and photography by Shooting Star Photography. Cupcakes and desserts will be served. You can purchase pictures at the dance that you take home that evening or order picture packages. Pictures you take home are $5.00 each. Tickets are $35.00 per couple (mommy/son) and $10.00 for each additional child. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.eventbrite.com. You can get more information by calling Stephaney Odle at (618) 922-6767. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January, 26, 2018 at 8:00 am. There are a limited number of tickets available so order yours before they sell out. Dress is semi formal and all ages are welcome.

 

 

120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8304
https://www.facebook.com/events/820014918200747/

Mar
24

Take Pride in America
March 24, 2018

Little Grassy Lake | 07:00 pm
788 Hidden Bay Lane, Makanda, IL 60058
(618) 457-6655

Mar
25

8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
March 25, 2018

Pyramid Acres Marina | 06:00 am
 
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring the 8th annual two-person Bass Tournament at Pyramid Acres Marina on Sunday, March 25. The event is a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation. 
 
The tournament fee is $70 per team and optional $10 for Big Bass at 100% pay back. Entries will be limited to the first 150 teams. $500 CASH BONUS to the 1st place winner!
 
30% of the entry fees will go toward the Marion Chamber Scholarship Program. The Marion Chamber of Commerce currently offers two scholarships: John A. Logan College Two Year Tuition Waiver and a Grad Spree Scholarship. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards these scholarships based on the amount of money generated by the fundraising efforts from the previous year. 
 
The tournament also needs volunteers! If you are interested in helping at this year's tournament, please contact the Chamber by phone at 997-6311 or e-mail at director@marionillinois.com. The following time slots are available:
Registration: 5 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Check-in: 2-4 p.m.
Weight recordkeeping: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
 
12171 Marina Road, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 964-1184
https://www.facebook.com/events/557250244642713/

Apr
07

Little Egypt Open
April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Devils Kitchen Lake | 07:00 pm

Apr
14

57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois Earth Sciences Club presents the 57th Annual Gem and Mineral show at The Pavilion.  Admission is $2, children 18 and under are FREE and there will be door prizes.  Come see rare rocks and minerals, Indian Artifacts, Fossils, Shell Crafts, Lapidary Displays and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
SIES Club siesclub.org or, Mike Chontofalsky chontofalsky@att.net

Apr
14

Bill Harkins Four Man Team
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Crab Orchard Lake | 07:00 pm

Apr
15

All-Ages Micro Wrestling
April 15, 2018

Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
THIS SHOW IS ALL-AGES!
 
You don't want to miss the 6-cast member wrestling blowout with the Micro Wrestling Federation! This is the most outrageous event within our industry brought to you by Low Budget Rock Star Entertainment; The innovators of mundane entertainment! Become a Micro Mayhemer and get more action for your buck! Here is what you can expect:
 
Two Single Matches: Who are the toughest Micro wrestlers? Come find out!
 
Micro Brawl: Body slams, suplexes, and punches to the face can take place anywhere in the building! Get ready for up-close and personal Micro action! 
 
Fatal Four Way: Four Micro superstars enter the squared circle and stand tiny toe to tiny toe against one another in the main event! The belt is on the line and only one Micro wrestler will leave as champion.
 
Following the show is the world famous Micro Wrestling After Party. Fans can stick around and socialize with the Micro cast members; It's definitely going to get out of hand! 
 
Become a Micro Mayhemer, sign up for our newsletter, and hit us with a Like on www.MicroWrestling.com.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-6115
https://www.facebook.com/events/153164912010137/

Apr
21

River-to-River Relay
April 21, 2018

Shawnee National Forest | 06:15 am - 08:00 pm
 
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.
 
Mississippi & Ohio Rivers- Southern IL
brad@r2rrelay.com

Apr
21

Jefferson Jog 2018
April 21, 2018

Jefferson Elementary School | 07:00 am - 09:00 am
 
Our annual 5K fundraiser is back! Please set your calendars, and come join us for a fun day of helping our school. This year, a portion of each registration is going to Johnston City Manna Mission AND Crittergal Animal Rescue. We will also be accepting food donations for the mission and pet supplies for Crittergal. We look forward to seeing you! Plus this year, we've added an inflatable obstacle course for kids (along with the fun run).
 
 
1108 Grand Avenue, Johnston City, Illinois 62951
https://www.facebook.com/events/1889272634716862/

Apr
21

Southern Illinois Psychic Festival
April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Celebrations Event Center | 10:00 am

 

Join us for tarot readings, Reiki, vendors, food, drinks, free workshops and guided meditation sessions! This is our 2nd annual event and this year will be even bigger! Only $2 to enter, enjoy lunch and wine on the patio and soak up some zen!

 

1602 Old Creal Springs Road, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 998-8901
https://www.facebook.com/events/177860509645222

Apr
26

Business After Hours Program at Rent One Park
April 26, 2018

Rent One Park | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

 

A Business After Hours program will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 4-6 p.m. at Rent One Ballpark. Free admission for all guests! No fee to participate in the following activities: bags tournament, ping pong tournament, batting practice, mini golf, catch on the field (bring your glove), clock your throwing arm and Hot Corner food sampling. Kids welcome too! In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Diamond Club.

 

1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
618-998-8499
https://www.facebook.com/events/430474644054120

Apr
28

6th Annual Half Pint Super Heroes 5K
April 28, 2018

Washington Elementary School | 08:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Join us for a fun-filled morning that will included activities for the entire family!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Registration starts at 8 a.m.
5K starts at 9 a.m.
Kids 1 mile Fun Run starts at 10 a.m.
Proceeds will benefit Gumdrops and PBIS
To be involved, sponsor the event, or receive more information please contact tcolboth@marionunit2.org , or lpatton@marionunit2.org.
Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks!
 
420 East Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 993-8534
https://www.facebook.com/events/156318481684663/

Apr
28

Spring Gathering Junk Show
April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Blue's Junk and Primitives | 09:00 am

 

70 vendors bringing antiques, primitives, hand crafted, industrial, mid century modern, rusty crusty junk!

 

409 Camore St, Creal Springs, Illinois 62922
(618) 922-1130
https://www.facebook.com/events/905502182954930/

May
04

Whirlwind Soccer Tournament
May 04, 2018 - May 06, 2018

Marion Soccer Complex | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
Recreational league tournament with over 100 teams competing at the Marion Soccer Complex; games for children of all ages, face painting, concessions, and many more activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.
 
109 Valentine Lane- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-3770

Jun
02

2018 Law Enforcement Gala
June 02, 2018

The Pavilion | 05:30 pm
 
2018 Law Enforcement Gala is a wonderful celebration of the Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police along with our community. The fundraising focus for 2018 is our various programs supporting children,youth and the community. With your help we can assist the the Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #197 to continue their investment in children, youth and our community. Each year the gala brings community leaders, citizens and Law Enforcement together for a very special celebration.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/214672355745062/