UPCOMING EVENTS

Open Studio at the Hartley

April 24, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
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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 be 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.

Business After Hours program for SI Miners

April 26, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com
TICKETS: https://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=280285
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
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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.

Family Fun Night

April 26, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin City Library
ADDRESS: 120 North 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://herrincitylibrary.org/
PHONE: (618) 942-6109
EMAIL: herrincitylibrary@gmail.com

Come out for a family fun night! Games for children and information for adults will be offered. Free event that is fun for the whole family!

New Zealand 5 Course Meal with Leo

April 27, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Chef Leonard Smith will be hand-crafting 5 New Zealand themed courses, each paired with a selection of fine New Zealand wines. There will be two different seatings to make this a more intimate experience. The first 5-course meal at 5pm with cocktail hour and dinner beginning at 6pm. The next 5-course meal will be at 6pm with cocktail hour and dinner beginning at 7pm. Cheese and crackers will be available.

MENU
Course 1: Asparagus Soup with Gorgonzola Mousse - NZ Gewurztraminer
Course 2: Grilled Snapper Salad with Fennel Puree - NZ Sauvignon Blanc
Course 3: Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly NZ - Pinot Noir

Intermezzo: Blood Orange Sorbet

Course 4: Braised Lamb Shank with Smoked Polenta - NZ Syrah
Course 5: Kiwi Pavlova with Manuka Honey - NZ Riesling

For reservations, please call (618) 956-9900 ext. 400. Price is $60 per person- seats are 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.

Comedy Night with Christine Stedman

April 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-night-with-christine-stedman-tickets-44041950660
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Half Pint Super Heroes 5K

April 28, 2018 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am
WHERE: Washington Elementary School
ADDRESS: 420 East Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-8534
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Join us for this 6th annual fun-filled morning including activities for the entire family! 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.

Registration starts at 8:00a.m.
5K starts at 9:00a.m.
Kids 1-mile Fun Run starts at 10:00a.m.

Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks!

S.I. Hot Rodders Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

April 28, 2018 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Bruce Park
ADDRESS: 100 Front Street, Energy, IL 62933
WEBSITE: http://villageofenergy.com/community-rescources/parks-and-recreation/14-bruce-park
PHONE: (618) 922-5346
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Come out to the 4th Annual show, meet the team and look at some awesome rides! This is a non judged show, all awards are specialty awards. For additional information contact Amanda Meadows at (618) 922-5346.

Registration will be from 9:00am-12:00pm. Drawings and awards begin at 1:00pm. Dash plaques to first 100 entries. All makes and models welcome. $10.00 entry fee to enter your car, truck or motorcycle. No entry fee to the general public, 50/50 and Raffle tickets available to purchase. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 197 will be selling food & drinks. All proceeds go to support Special Olympics Area 15 S.I. Hot Rodders Team with uniforms, equipment, travel expenses for athletes & their families.

Spring Gathering Junk Show

April 28 - 29, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Blue's Junk & Primitives
ADDRESS: 409 Camore Street, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 922-1130
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70 vendors bringing antiques, primitives, hand crafted, industrial, mid century modern, rusty crusty junk!

Art In the Park

April 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Ray Fosse Park
ADDRESS: 500 East DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-3940
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Come out for a free day of fun! There will be rock painting, games, give-aways, and a bounce house.

Train Azul Duo featuring Larry Dillard

April 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Come listen to some great artisits play rock/blues/country at the Tasting Room!

Prom Dinner

April 28, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Make your reservations for a 3-Course Prom Dinner in Legends. Live music, beautiful indoor and outdoor photo opportunities with an indoor photo backdrop, special non-alcohol prom night drink menu for additional purchase and so much more. Parents are welcome as well to take photos, dine or visit the Tasting Room while you have your prom dinner.

Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required in advance. We also have a full menu of corsages and boutonnieres for advance order and purchase. Call ahead for details and to place your floral order. Seating for this experience of a lifetime is limited. Reservations are held with a credit card and are charged if not canceled within 48 hours of event date.

MENU:
Course 1 (Choice of One)
House Salad with Choice of Dressing
Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheese
Mini Crab Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce

Course 2 (Choice of One)
Served with Herbed Wild Rice and Sautéed Green Beans with Shallots
Pork Loin with Fruit Chutney
Blackened Grouper with Chimichurri Sauce
Chicken Alfredo

Course 3 (Choice of One)
Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Icing
Berry Soup with Vanilla Ice Cream

Leight July Live

April 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Enjoy fantastic wines, food, and beautiful decor while Leight July entertains you with a variety of music!

Live Stand Up Comedy

April 28, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Irons in the Fire
ADDRESS: 113 Jersey Street, Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-stand-up-comedy-in-carterville-il-tickets-44658200881?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTQxODk0NjgvaW5mb0B2aXNpdHNpLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventpage
PHONE: (618) 713-7950
EMAIL: tjfricke@jafconstructors.com
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Doors will open at 6 pm and show will begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Bring your own snacks and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages! Must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink.

Christopher Brown Live

April 29, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Come listen to Christopher Brown play jazzy folk at the Tasting Room!

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard

May 3, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-wine-in-the-vineyard-tickets-44925809305
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Join us for Vinyasa in the Vineyard! This one hour, all-levels yoga class is a great excuse to drink wine in yoga pants on a Thursday evening with a beautiful view of a sunset in our vineyard. We have 4 classes scheduled: May 3rd, May 10th, May 23rd, and May 31st. Each Yoga Class begins at 5:30pm.

Yoga instructor Joan Sherwood will guide you through a fun, light-hearted class designed for movement and laughter! No matter what your level of experience, Wine and Yoga is a fun way to return to the practice or try something new. Men and women are encouraged to join us.

The cost for the yoga class is $20/person and includes a glass of wine. After the class, continue the fun at our Tasting Room at our free Trivia Night that starts at 7pm! Trivia night is open to the public and free. We offer a full menu of food and drinks at The Tasting Room. The class will take place outside in the vineyard in good weather, or in the wine production room in case of rain. There will be signs for parking on the hill by the vineyard.

Pre-payment is required for each class; tickets can be purchased through the eventbrite link. $20 per class. All 4 Yoga Classes- "The Bundle Pack" $80. Pre-purchase your tickets for all 4 yoga classes together and enjoy a bottle of Walker's Bluff wine of your choice! The bundle deal includes 1 bottle of wine, along with your 4 yoga classes and 1 glass of wine per class. Please don't forget to bring your own yoga mat, arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled in, and to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in!

Whirlwind Soccer Tournament

May 4 - 6, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Soccer Complex
ADDRESS: 109 Valentine Lane, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionsoccer.com/whirlwind-classic-soccer-tournament
TICKETS: http://marionyouthsports.org/
PHONE: (618) 993-3770
EMAIL: kimowsley@gmail.com
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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!

Go Red For Women Pursonalities Auction

May 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://ahaspringfieldil.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20172018CartervillePursonalityEvent/tabid/928624/Default.aspx
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Fun and educational networking event designed to unite women in the community to spread the message about the importance of women's heart health and to celebrate and further the efforts of the Go Red For Women campaign. This event benefits the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign, featuring a silent auction of high-end purses filled with unique items to the donor's personality (or "purse-onality!), and a short Go Red For Women program.

Ticket price includes hors d'oerves; cash bar available. Advance tickets required. No tickets or payments will be accepted at the door.

Carterville FD Balloon Glow and 5K

May 4 - 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 212 Cannon Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carterville-fd-balloon-glow-tickets-42716743931?aff=es2
PHONE: (618) 964-4679

The Carterville Fire Department invites everyone of all ages to come to their Balloon Glow fundraiser on Friday, May 4th. There will be four hot air balloons to glow. Food vendors and live entertainment will be on-site.

Entry is $10 per car, $30 per 15 passenger van, and $50 per bus at the gate for entry into the parking lot.

On Saturday, May 5th there will be a 5K race starting at 3pm, registration at 1pm. 5K includes entry into the event afterward and a T-shirt. Handicap parking will be available. NO RIDES will be given at this event; balloons will glow ONLY and pilots will interact with patrons. Vendor spots include a tent, lighting, and power.

Really Close to Almost 5K Color Run/Walk

May 5, 2018 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Athletic Field
ADDRESS: 1801 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/5KColorRunforThisAbleVeteran
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FUN, lots of color, some crazy costumes, informal, not timed, a great cause, oh and FUN!

The Fourth Annual "Really Close to Almost 5K Color Run/Walk" is proudly co-sponsored by Rotary District 6510. Competitions for best costumes (we can't wait to see what people come up with!), biggest team, furthest traveled and more. Raffles, prizes AND photo ops with some of the service dogs.

In addition to the new fun stuff, we are setting some outrageously optimistic goals that you can help us meet! As the saying goes, "the more the merrier" and that is SO true with a color run! We hope to have 1500 people this year (that's adding about 500 from last year's race) and to raise $25,000. That $25,000 will fully-fund a PTSD service dog's training AND bring their veteran to our campus for three weeks, provide housing, training equipment and most all of their meals at NO cost to the veteran. If we meet this goal, the race will have sponsored a veteran/service dog team and you will get to help pick out the dog name!

Put a team together and help us in getting the word out! As a walk/run, people of all ages can come out and have fun - and we couldn't be any less formal than we are at the "Really Close to Almost 5K Color Walk/Run" - the name kinda says it all!

Please note: We recommend all runners wear goggles while running through color stations. Children age 5 and under can run/walk FREE but must have one adult per child. Parent/legal guardian must sign waiver on the day of the race or at the pre-registration locations. We encourage you to have the child wear swimming goggles to protect their eyes from the powder. T-shirts are not included for children participating for free, but will be included if they are a paid race participant. ONLY service dogs are permitted. Personal pet dogs are not. Thank you for your consideration.

Outdoor Cooking

May 5, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Martha's Theater at the Pigeon Creek Day Use Area
ADDRESS: Pigeon Creek Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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Join us for a fun and delicious course! Learn from an expert on how to whip-up delicious meals over a hot fire and in a Dutch-oven. Bring the whole family down, learn a few recipes, and end with a well earned lunch! Reservations are required.

Kentucky Derby: Run for the Roses Party

May 5, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Kokopelli Clubhouse
ADDRESS: Kokopelli Drive, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-5656
EMAIL: H2HRealty@gmail.com
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Ladies, wear your finest Derby hats and enter our Dazzling Derby Hat Contest. Raffles and games will include a raffle for those who pick the actual winner of the Kentucky Derby. Pick the winner, and you could be the overall grand prize winner of the day!

Tickets are $30 for one, or $50 for two. Light appetizers will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Space is limited and all proceeds go to Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. Reservations will be accepted via email.

Danny Brown Live

May 5, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Come on out to the Tasting Room and listen to Danny Brown play!

Cat Daddy'O

May 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Come out to the Tasting Room to hear Cat Daddy'O play!

Birding Tour

May 6, 2018 | 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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Come and join us for a birding tour guided by experienced birders. Binoculars are available at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for check-out. Reservations are required.