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Jan
23

Chris Slone Live
January 23, 2018

Martini Joe's | 09:00 pm

 

This is Chris Slone playing an unrestricted playlists. Drink Specials, great vibes, and the friendly atmosphere around!

 

102 E Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 364-0443
https://www.facebook.com/events/370019553407844/

Jan
25

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
January 25, 2018

Johnston City Public Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

 

Bring your stuffed animal friend to the library for some fun! We'll be having snacks as well as playing games. After the party the kids can leave their friends overnight (who knows what kind of mischief they might get into) and pick them up the next day after school. Free and open to the public, kids of all ages welcome!

 

506 Washington Ave, Johnston City, Illinois 62951
(618) 983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/events/429412500809401/

Jan
26

5 Course Meal with Chef Leo
January 26, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Join us for a night to remember at Legends! We are excited to be having another 5 Course Meal with Leo. This event is taking place on Friday, January 26th and will begin promptly at 6 PM. Chef Leonard Smith will be hand-crafting five courses for you and each course will be paired with tastings of bourbons and local brews. This event is $60 per person and seats are extremely limited. Cancellation Policy - If you can no longer attend, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance. If you do not, you will be charged the full amount. To make your reservation, please call (618)956-9900 ext. 400.
These courses will be paired with tastings of bourbons and local beer!
On the menu
Amuse Bouche- Duck Dumpling
First Course -Seafood Bouillabaisse
Second Course- Trio of Cheeses and Breads
Third Course- Trio of Steak Tartare
Intermezzo- Gastronomic take on Blackberries and Champagne
Fourth course- Grilled Octopus with Beetroot Napoleon
Fifth Course- Green Tea Cake with Coconut Icing
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/115019845915127/

Jan
27

Hospice Red Carpet Gala
January 27, 2018

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
The 8th annual Red Carpet Gala is one of the premier social events in Southern Illinois.  We have a great show planned this year.  Hospice of Southern Illinois is a free standing, community based hospice organization and has been providing care in the community for over 35 years.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Jan
27

Fancy Figures Bracelet Making Class
January 27, 2018

CottingTree Beads | 11:00 am
 
Fancy Figures Sterling Bracelet
Date: Saturday, January 27th @11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Nicole Mileur
Skill level: Beginner
Cost: $20.00 + cost of supplies
***Space is limited. Please call ahead.
Learn some simple soldering to make this unique bracelet. Each link is a different shape. This is a great project to begin soldering sterling silver and start creating your own designs. 
This bracelet was designed by Kieu Diem Pham Gray. Kieu is one of Nicole’s favorite teachers. Kieu has given Nicole permission to teach her design.
Call, email or come into the store to register for the class.
 
208 North 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62959
(618) 988-2389
cottingtreebeads@gmail.com

Jan
27

Floral Watercolor Technique Class
January 27, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Join us this month to learn some watercolor techniques for floral pieces with instructor Brianna Pay. We will practice different styles of watercolor painting and finish the class by choosing your favorite techniques to paint three beautiful flowers 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/179886132608229/

Jan
27

Blend Farewell Show
January 27, 2018

John A. Logan College | 07:00 pm

 

Come help us celebrate Blend! The acapella doo-wop group bringing back hits of the 50s and 60s with a twist of fun! This group got its start here at John A. Logan College and they want to have a farewell show here with us! What's even more amazing is that they want to share the profits of this event with the John A. Logan Choir! So, come listen to some wonderful music, celebrate an amazing group, and help the John A. Logan Choir raise money for our Summer Tour!Buying tickets online in advance is encouraged, as this event is likely to sell out! Tickets can be purchased here: https://m.bpt.me/event/3231993

 

700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
https://www.facebook.com/events/764408040435986/

Jan
27

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

Jan
28

Oils & Wine Class
January 28, 2018

Walker's Bluff | 04:00 pm
 
Come out to the Wine Cave on Sunday, January 28th from 4-6pm for an Essential Oils & Wine Class! 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/oils-wine-class-tickets-42059842120
 
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/841272416055092/

Jan
29

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

Jan
30

Groundhog Day Story Hour
January 30, 2018

Anne West Lindsay District Library | 10:05 am - 11:05 am
 
Join the Anne West Lindsey District Library for a groundhog story hour on Tuesday, January 30th from 10:05-11:05 AM! This event is for children ages infant to five years old. Stories, songs, craft, and snack will be provided.  Attendance at children's programs & activities constitutes consent to be photographed for use in library publicity & publications.  Children under the age of eight must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
 
600 North Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-3298
https://www.facebook.com/events/1974106552602722/

Jan
31

Italian Dinner - John A Logan College Foundation
January 31, 2018

John A. Logan College | 04:30 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Come out to the 42nd Italian Dinner at John A. Logan College! The Foundation has helped build new facilities, purchase computers for classrooms, replace equipment, buy interactive software for students, and award scholarships, which help students pay for tuition, books and other expenses. The Foundation impacts a diverse group of individuals who believe in the value of an education and the opportunities knowledge brings. John A Logan College students go on to continue their education at four-year universities or do important work in our community.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828

Feb
02

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show
February 02, 2018 - February 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
visitSI presents the 11th Annual Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show at The Pavilion from February 3nd through February 4th, 2018.  Proceeds will benefit the Youth Outdoor Education Foundation and Gum Drops, NFP.  Local boat and tackle dealers from all over the Midwest show off their merchandise.  Daily fishing seminars, live entertainment, door prizes, concessions provided by Martini Joes, and much more.
 
Show Hours
 
Friday, February 2nd  (3pm - 8pm)
     *  Door Prizes
    
Saturday, February 3rd  (9am - 7pm)
    
Sunday, February 4th  (10am - 3pm)
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
visitSI (618) 997-3690

Feb
03

Galentine's Day
February 03, 2018

Live Simple Shop | 10:00 am
 
Calling all Ladies! We would like to invite you to our Galentine's Day Open House! Grab your friends for a girls day of treats, giveaways, & new arrivals! 
 
Our friends at Irons in Fire Mercantile & The Upper Room Hair Studio will have something for you too! 
 
110 North Division Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 985-9988
https://www.facebook.com/events/397167984039685/

Feb
03

Faux Stained Glass Workshop
February 03, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join us in the beginning of February to celebrate the coming of the Spring season! We will be making faux stained glass on glass panes that you will be able to take home at the end of the class. Learn about different materials you can use at home, and in the studio. Bring a friend!
 
 
100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/157058958278068/

Feb
05

Christian Music Skate
February 05, 2018

Emery Brothers Skating Rink | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

 

Skate to Christian Music all session! $4 admission plus skate rental; group rates are available for this session.

 

1700 N Court St, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 997-3080
https://www.facebook.com/events/944976822324618/

Feb
05

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
09

Valentine's for Two at the Tasting Room
February 09, 2018 - February 14, 2018

Walker's Bluff | 12:00 pm
 
Join us at the Tasting Room to celebrate Valentine's Day! We will be offering Valentine's for Two for only $25. It will include a glass of Walker's Bluff for each guest, two house salads, choice of pizza to share and choice of either red velvet cake or triple chocolate mousse cake to share! Reservations are recommended for reserved seats. Walk ins are more than welcome as well. To make your reservation, please call (618)956-9900 ext. 400.  We will be offering this special during normal business hours on February 9th, 10th, 11th and then we will be opening on the 14th from 4pm-10pm.
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549867821729837/

Feb
09

Daddy Daughter Dance
February 09, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Rent One Park | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

 

Save the dates for these special nights out for Daddy's and Daughters! The Diamond Club at Rent One Park will be the place for a special night for you and your little one. Tickets can be purchased both online and through the Miners Box Office!

 

1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
618-998-8499

Feb
10

Fly With the Eagles Half Marathon
February 10, 2018

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 07:00 am
 
Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon will be held at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge on February 10, 2018 at 9am.  Registration and packet pick up begin at 7am.  Race Flyer available at http://rivertoriver.net.
 
6658 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
Gene Tincher (618) 694-9035, genetincher@yahoo.com

Feb
15

Still Life with Graphite Pencil Class
February 15, 2018

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
This class offers a fun and friendly environment to learn and create a still life graphite drawing for intermediate artists. A still life will be set up for you to draw. Let the creativity inside you come out while you learn drawing skills from a professional artist. Adult only class. Art supplies will be provided.
 
100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/events/590326304648210/

Feb
16

Murder Mystery Dinner - Death of a Blackheart
February 16, 2018

Walker's Bluff | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Join us at Legends on Friday, February 16th for a Murder Mystery Dinner & Show put on by Jest Entertainment.  Social hour will begin at 5pm, with the show beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $55 per person.
On the Menu:
House Made Bread with Butter
House Mixed Greens with Avocado and Berries with Honey Vinaigrette 
Appetizer:
Blackened Shrimp, Avocado and Cucumber Bites
Parmesan & Marinara Baked Mussels
Entrées:
Bourbon Glazed Salmon 
Blackened Chicken Breast
Linguini a la Vodka (Vegetarian)
Sides:
Herbed Wild Rice Blend
Green Bean Almandine
Plated Dessert:
Strawberry Shortcake
Tickets are very limited for this event and pre-purchase is required.
Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mystery-dinner-death-of-a-blackheart-tickets-42012193602
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/175309773078850/

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
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
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
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
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/

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
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
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
24

Take Pride in America
March 24, 2018

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

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
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

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