ALL 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.

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard

May 10, 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!

Mother & Son Dance

May 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-son-dance-tickets-44407315476
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Mom's, Walker's Bluff is hosting a special evening for you to share with your little boy! The evening in the Wine Cave will include Hors d'oeuvres, dancing, photo opportunities, prizes and priceless memories to share with your son.

You can also purchase a wrist corsage and boutonnieres in advance, ready for you when you arrive to the dance. Tickets are $35 per couple and $10 each additional child. This is a limited seating, magical evening so purchase your tickets before we sell out!

The Wait Live

May 11, 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 listen to The Wait play classic rock at The Tasting Room!

Bicycling the Back Roads of the Refuge

May 12, 2018 | 9:00 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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Everyone knows that bicycling is a great exercise, a great way to spend time outdoors, and a great way to spend time as a family. But did you know it can be a great way to explore parts of the refuge usually gone unseen? Bring the whole family and join us for a bike trip through some of the restricted parts of the refuge! Take in the sites and see how much wildlife you can spot along the way. Program begins at 9am and reservations are required.

Mother's Day Buffet

May 13, 2018 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Legends 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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Celebrate Mom with a delicious buffet at Legends! We will be serving brunch from 11am until 5pm. Cost is $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.
Reservations are required.

MENU:
Honey Yeast Rolls
Artisan Mixed Greens with all the fixings
Tropical Fruit Salad
Scrambled Eggs
Shrimp and Grits
Waffle Station - berries, chocolate chips, bananas, whipped cream, honey, hot maple syrup
Crispy Bacon
Sausage Links
Prime Rib Carving Station (Live Station) served with au jus
House Smoked Ham
Italian Marinated Chicken Breast
Creamy Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Hummingbird Cake
Tennessee Peach Pudding
Salted Caramel Mousse

Mimosa Bar: $7.50 per glass
Choose from 3 Champagnes - LaMarca Prosecco, Pierra Oliver Sparkling Rose and Steorra Sparkling Brut
Choose from 5 juices - Orange, Mango, Strawberry, Cranberry or Raspberry
Fruits - Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Oranges, Grapes or Mango

High Image Dance Presents: Iconic

May 17 - 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Come out for a dance recital of iconic music throughout the years! Admission is $7. Doors open at 6pm. All ages welcome.

Marion Main Street Rib Cook-Off

May 19, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Parking Lot
ADDRESS: East Union Street and North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
EMAIL: marionmainst@gmail.com
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Marion Main Street will host the 5th annual Rib Cook-Off in the Marion City Parking Lot between Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce and Union Street Pub starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 a person. This is always a fun day filled with live music, car shows, good times and fantastic food. Tim Crosby will be playing some tunes as the smokers fill the downtown air.

Art & Wine Festival

May 19, 2018 | 11:00 am - 5:00 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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We are excited to host another Art & Wine Festival at our outdoor Gazebo area! There will several local wineries offering TASTINGS and selling their wine.

Wineries attending include:
Lincoln Heritage Winery
Monte Alegre Vineyard & Cellars
Feather Hills Vineyard and Winery
Fox Creek Vineyards
Crooked Creek Winery
Purple Toad Winery
& more to come!

Cost is $1 per tasting ticket which will get you a 1 oz pour from any of the wineries. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. FREE ADMISSION. If there is any inclement weather, this event will be moved into the Tasting Room.

Herrin Cruise Night

May 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

HerrinFesta Italiana

May 20 - 28, 2018 | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Herrin
ADDRESS: 1 North Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrinfesta.com
PHONE: (618) 942-5055
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Stay tuned for more information!

Friday, May 25th
Prayer Breakfast - Herrin Civic Center 7am
Robert A. Ferarri Corporate Division Bocce Tournament - Herrin Bocce Court 10am
Denzil Walker/Hal Norment Festa Golf Tournament - Pine Lakes Golf Course 11am
Kids Bike & Pet Parade - OLMC Parking Lot 4pm
Sponsor VIP Party - Herrin Civic Center & Giradino Tent 5:30pm

Saturday, May 26th
John A. Logan Tri-Festa Triathlon - John A. Logan College 8am
Grand Parade - Park Avenue 11am
Adult-Child Bocce Tournament - Herrin Bocce Courts 12:30pm
Bigga Nose Contest - Herrin Civic Center 1:30pm
Pasta Sauce Contest - Herrin Civic Center 1:45pm
Pasta Eating Contest - Herrin Civic Center 2:30pm
Grape Stomp - Walkers Bluff Giardino Tent 3pm

Sunday, May 27th
HerrinFesta Car Show - Herrin City Park 9am
Special Intention Mass - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 11am
10th Annual Poker Run - J&J Time Out Sports Bar on West Cherry St. 11am
International Championship Bocce Tournament - Herrin Bocce Courts 1pm

Monday, May 28th
Road Races - Various Locations 7:30am
Memorial Day Service - Doughboy on North Park Avenue across from City Hall 9am


Music Lineup - Piazza Stage
Thursday, May 24th - Pop Evil 6pm
Friday, May 25th - Lee Brice & John Spicer Band 6pm
Saturday, May 26th - The Beach Boys 6pm
Sunday, May 27th - Queensryche, Slaughter, & KIX 5pm
Monday, May 28th - Natalie Grant & Jordan Feliz 5pm

Larry Dillard Solo Live

May 20, 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 Larry Dillard play rock/blues/country solo at The Tasting Room!

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard

May 24, 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!

Southern Illinois Music Festival - Twos by Tews

May 25 - June 10, 2018 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
WHERE: Southern Illinois
WEBSITE: http://www.sifest.com/
PHONE: (618) 536-8742
EMAIL: benyas@siu.edu
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The 14th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features three-dozen performances in venues from Carbondale to Cairo, Murphysboro to Marion and at many points in between. In addition to members of the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, patriotic music, and jazz in an informal and inviting atmosphere. Casual dress is welcome!

This year's Festival is titled "Twos by Tews" runs May 25-June 10 and features music in pairs:
Two vocal works (Mozart's Magic Flute and Rossini's Messa di Gloria)
Two Glorious Symphonies (Beethoven's 7th and Brahms' 4th)
A Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Jacob Tews (world premiere)
More Double Concertos by Bach (violins), Mozart (pianos) and Mendelssohn (clarinets)
Two beautiful works for violin and orchestra, featuring Albert Igolnikov
Wind and String Octets by Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Please visit our website for more information regarding location/time/tickets for the concerts.

JALC TriFesta

May 26, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://www.jalc.com
TICKETS: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=129239
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
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This will be a .25 mile pool swim, 14 miles bike, 5K run. This is a great triathlon for beginners, kids, and high level competitors. The swim is indoor and the bike and 5K courses are flat.

Registration and check-in will be from 6am-7:30am in the CHEC Lobby. Must be registered by May 13th for guaranteed T-shirt.

Kayaking the Refuge

May 26, 2018 | 9:00 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 kayak Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's lakes with us! Get an interpretive tour of the land around you, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the breeze as you kayak out with our rangers. Boats are limited so if you are not bringing your own be sure to reserve your space! Ages 15 and up only. First program begins at 9am, second program begins at 1pm, and reservations are required.

Jermaine Bollinger Live

May 26, 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 Jermaine Bollinger play top 40 acoustic at The Tasting Room!

Open Studio at the Hartley

May 29, 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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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.

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard

May 31, 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!

Law Enforcement Gala

June 2, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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2018 Law Enforcement Gala is a wonderful celebration of the Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police along with our community. Each year the gala brings community leaders, citizens and Law Enforcement together for a very special celebration. 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.

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant

June 6 - 9, 2018 | 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 2018: The Official State Final For Miss America

June 6th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Preliminary competition also featuring competition by the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen contestants.
June 7th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Preliminary Competition also featuring competition by the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen contestants.
June 8th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Final Competition
June 9th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Final Competition

There are also special events at the Pavilion.

Kids Fishing Derby

June 9, 2018 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Prairie Creek Recreation Area
ADDRESS: Highway 13, Carbondale, IL 62901
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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The Kids Fishing Derby is a free event hosted by the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and our many local sponsors. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend a day together on the Refuge fishing.

The Derby is for kids 12 and younger. Free lunch will be provided for participants and their families.

Todd Pierson Live

June 9, 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 classic rock in The Tasting Room!

Highbanks Hustle 6 - 2018 Practice

June 14 - 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.southernillinoisraceway.org
PHONE: (618) 969-2051
EMAIL: southernillinoisraceway@gmail.com
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This event is becoming the highest paying micro sprint race of the year. This year's edition will pay out a whopping $10,000 to the #HBH18 champion! Not only will the winner walk away with his fair share, but the love will be thrown throughout the field as the top eight finishers will score at least $1,000 and all starters gaining a minimum of $500 to start.

Herrin Cruise Night

June 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

Father & Daughter Dance

June 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/father-daughter-dance-tickets-44638152917
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Dad's, Legends is hosting a special evening for you to share with your little girl! The evening will include Hors d'oeuvres, dancing, photo opportunities, prizes and priceless memories to share with your Princess. You can also purchase a wrist corsage and boutonnieres in advance, ready for you when you arrive to the dance.

Tickets are $35 per couple and $10 each additional child. This is a limited seating magical evening so purchase your tickets before we sell out!

Father's Day Buffett

June 17, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Legends 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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Bring your father out for an incredible buffet. It will be $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. Make your reservations today!

Dad's Day at The Bluff

June 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Gazebo 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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Spend Father's Day outside with your Dad at our Gazebo! This will be a free event, great for all ages. Bring your own fishing pole and come fish in our lake! We will also have our bouncy houses, corn hole and new chess set out. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

MENU:
$10.00 for choice of one entree
$13.00 for combo of the two
Pulled Pork or Barbecued Chicken
With Baked beans, Potato Salad and a Cookie or Chips

Jason Crabb

June 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Jason Crabb will be performing live with guests Joseph Habedank and The Peyton Sisters. Tickets range from $20-$25 and all ages are welcome. Doors open an hour before the show starts.

Jeepin' 4 St. Jude

June 23, 2018 | 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Absher-Arnold Dodge/Chrysler Jeep
ADDRESS: 3203 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.absherarnoldmotors.com
PHONE: (618) 993-5000
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Absher-Arnold and New Country Z100 are teaming up to host 'Jeepin' 4 St. Jude', a Jeep Run and Poker Run to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This will be a great time with friends as we take in the sights of beautiful Southern Illinois with multiple stops throughout!

We'll close out the night at The Resort at Egyptian Hills for a concert, to announce the winners, and hopefully raise a lot of money for a great cause. We hope you'll join us on what is sure to be a great time! All vehicles welcome! We'll have registration and entry fee information soon so check back frequently!

Family Archery Course

June 23, 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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Bring out the Robin Hood in your family! If you want to build your archery skills with all members of the family, come and join us in a basic introduction of archery. All equipment will be provided for all members of your family. Program begins at 10am and meets at Martha's Theater. Reservations are required.

Sara Evans Summer Concert

June 23, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Legends Amphitheater at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sara-evans-walkers-bluff-summer-concert-2018-tickets-44645395580
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Walker's Bluff is excited to announce that Sara Evans will be taking the stage at Legend's Amphitheater!

General Event Information:
$5 Parking per vehicle (Parking passes will be sold at the Gate House)
Gates open at 4:00PM
Music starts at 4:30PM
Sara Evans starts at 7:30PM
The Tasting Room will be open until 11:00PM
Kids 5 & under are FREE
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE PERMITTED

General Admission Information:
$30 Presale, $40 Day of
Parking located at the Gazebo/Depot lot
Seating for this section is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Lawn chairs are permitted and recommended

PIT Admission Information:
$50 Per Ticket
Parking located at the Gazebo/ Depot lot
Standing section only (No Chairs Allowed in PIT)
First-come, first-served basis

VIP Information:
$100 Per Ticket
Buffet starts at 4:00pm
VIP Private Parking Lot at Legends
Entrance to VIP area through Legends restaurant front door
Full Service Bar (cash/credit bar)
Indoor Restroom Access

VIP tickets include the following:
Legends' Buffet
Legends Patio Seating
General and PIT access based on availability

'SAY THE WORDS' EXPERIENCE:
$175 Per Ticket Package
One (1) GENERAL ADMISSION PIT TICKET
Meet & Greet/Photo Opportunity with Sara Evans
One (1) Exclusive Sara Evans Mason Jar Vase
One (1) Autographed Sara Evans 8x10 Print
One (1) Exclusive Laminate
Copy of the performance setlist emailed to you for simple at home printing

Please note: All merchandise will be shipped to the package purchaser's home. Your setlist will arrive in your post-show email from CID and will arrive within 1 week following your show. No Refunds. No Exchanges. This is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather, Walker's Bluff reserves the right to cancel the event without a reschedule date. All sales are final.

Open Studio at the Hartley

June 26, 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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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.

Marion Community Day

June 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://siminers.com/landing/index
TICKETS: http://chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=MCOC&evid=41535459
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: director@marionillinois.com
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The Southern Illinois Miners will be facing off against the Gateway Grizzlies. Show your community spirit and support for Marion by attending the game. Download the flier/order form here: www.chamberorganizer.com/marion/docs/2018_Community_Day_flier.pdf

* Table on the concourse - $125
Your business will receive 4 general admission tickets to the game and a display table on the concourse during the game to promote your business and products. All tickets and tables must be purchased before June 25 at 4 p.m.

* General Admission seats - $5/ticket
General Admission tickets are normally $7 each. Save money AND support a great cause by purchasing your tickets through the Marion Chamber! Tickets must be picked up at the Marion Chamber office before June 25 at 4 p.m. A portion of tickets sold through the Marion Chamber ONLY will benefit the Marion Chamber Foundation Grad Spree program.

* Box Tickets to the game - $10/ticket
Box Seats tickets tickets are normally $12 each. Save money AND support a great cause by purchasing your tickets through the Marion Chamber! Tickets must be picked up at the Marion Chamber office before June 25 at 4 p.m. A portion of tickets sold through the Marion Chamber ONLY will benefit the Marion Chamber Foundation Grad Spree program.

DEADLINE FOR ORDERS IS MONDAY, JUNE 25.
For more information, call the Chamber at 618.997.6311 or email director@marionillinois.com.

Red, Wine & Blue Celebration

July 3, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://walkersbluff.com/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antique-muscle-car-show-tickets-44614371787
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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For the Red, Wine and Blue Celebration, gates will open at 2pm and it will be $10 per car to enter. We will be having a 17-minute fireworks show at dusk, live music and more details to come!

Antique & Muscle Car Show Information:
It will be participation judging. It is $10 per car for pre-registration and $20 for day of registration. Cars that have pre-registered, will not to have to pay an entry fee for our Red, White and Blue Event ($10 per car).
2pm day of registration begins and 5pm the car show will start. To pre-register your car, please go to the link above.

Awards will be given for:
Best Interior
Best Exterior
Best in Class
Best Paint Job
Walker's Bluff Best of Show- 1900-1959
Walker's Bluff Best of Show-1960-1989
Walker's Bluff Best of Show-1990-2018

Kayaking the Refuge

July 14, 2018 | 9:00 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 kayak Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's lakes with us! Get an interpretive tour of the land around you, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the breeze as you kayak out with our rangers. Boats are limited so if you are not bringing your own be sure to reserve your space! Ages 15 and up only. First program begins at 9am, second program begins at 1pm, and reservations are required.

Herrin Cruise Night

July 21, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

Mark Shultz Live

July 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://www.bandsintown.com/t/21055016?app_id=fb_events&came_from=268
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
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Come on out to hear Mark Schultz in his 19th performance with WBVN... and counting! Tickets are available for purchase on June 5th.

Terry Sprague Memorial Race

July 26 - 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Rd, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.southernillinoisraceway.org
PHONE: (618) 969-2051
EMAIL: southernillinoisraceway@gmail.com
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The biggest non-wing outlaw micro sprint race of the year will take place on the high banks of Southern Illinois Raceway! It will feature a Saturday night feature paying $5,000 to the winner and $250 to start. The event will kick off with an open practice on Thursday July 26th. Then on Friday the preliminary night will take place. The top 6 from Friday night will lock into the dash and A-Main on Saturday night. We look forward to honoring a great racer, man, and friend again this year!

Southern Illinois Made Expo

July 28 - 29, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.simade.org/
PHONE: (618) 997-6311
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Come see how we have it made in Southern Illinois during the inaugural Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 28th from 10am-4pm and on Sunday, July 29th from 10am-4pm.

The Southern Illinois Made Expo is an exciting new initiative developed through a partnership between State Senator Dale Fowler and Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce. A donation of $5 to Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will be suggested for admission by all guests.

Open Studio at the Hartley

July 31, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
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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.

PONY Baseball Colt World Series

August 3 - 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://southernillinoisminers.prestosports.com/sports/bsb/2015-16/releases/20171030qcuqxa
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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The Southern Illinois Miners are proud to announce that along with the City of Marion, the PONY Baseball Colt World Series will be coming to Rent One Park in 2018 from August 3rd - 8th after a 47-year run in Lafayette, Indiana.

Now in its 65th year, the Colt World Series is PONY Baseball's second-longest running World Series event. It is a ten-team tournament consisting of two, five-team double-elimination brackets, as well as ninth and tenth place games. The ten teams will be:

- Four (4) from the continental United States, with one each hailing from the West, East, South and North Zones

- Four (4) international teams, including one each from the Asia-Pacific, European, Mexican, and Caribbean regions

- One (1) area host team from Southern Illinois

- One (1) city host team from Marion, Illinois

The Colt World Series will have a check-in date of August 2nd. There will be four games played on Friday, August 3rd, Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th. Three games will take place on Monday, August 6th, with two games contested on Tuesday, August 7th, and one to three contests on Wednesday, August 8th. There will also be opening ceremonies, as well as a Champions League game, which is the PONY Baseball League developed for special needs children.

PONY Baseball and Softball (which stands for Protect Our Nation's Youth) was founded in the summer of 1951 as a transition league for 13 and 14-year old players designed to take graduates of Little League baseball from that diamond to the regulation size diamond. Headquartered in Washington, Pennsylvania, PONY Baseball has developed a program that mirrors Major League Baseball rules and regulations as well as a postseason tournament system. The World Series are hosted at almost every level of PONY baseball, and held across the United States.

Over 500,000 youth participate in the PONY organization each year. There are currently over 375 Major League Baseball players who are graduates of PONY Baseball, with Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, J.T. Snow and the late Tony Gwynn being just a few of the players who participated in PONY baseball. There were also six players picked in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft who played PONY Baseball.

Be sure to follow the Miners on Facebook, Twitter (@SIMiners), Instagram and Snapchat, and also online at southernillinoisminers.com as they prepare for the 2018 season at Rent One Park.

The Southern Illinois Miners are the Frontier League's winningest franchise since debuting in 2007, winning the 2012 Frontier League Championship as well as division titles in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016. They have been awarded the Frontier League Organization of the Year award three times since their inception, and also set a new Frontier League attendance record in their inaugural season.

AKC Dog Show

August 4 - 5, 2018 | 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.

Summer Nature Photography Course

August 4, 2018 | 10:00 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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Learn the basics of nature photography with the whole family. Learn from our certified instructors and then practice your new skills on a group hike! Reservations are recommended.

Williamson County Fair

August 6 - 11, 2018 | 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Williamson County Fairgrounds
ADDRESS: 101 North Fair Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.williamsoncountyillinoisfair.com/
PHONE: (618) 751-9318
EMAIL: williamsoncountyillinoisfair@gmail.com
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Monday, 8/6, 7pm - Scholarship Pageant

Tuesday, 8/7, 6pm - Children's Pageant

Saturday, 8/11, 7pm - Demolition Derby
Power wheels for kids, full-size weld class, full-size chain and wire class. Be prepared to run heats. Mini class will be one shot. Pit gates open at 2pm, inspections start at 3pm. For rules and regulations, visit our website.

Music entertainment line-up coming soon!

GSSI Family History Conference and Book Fair

August 11, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Ray Hancock Conference Center at John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: Route 13 and Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://ilgssi.org/conference/
PHONE: (618) 985-3741
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
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This book fair/vendor event also hosts multiple keynote speakers and breakout sessions on genealogy and new technologies to help find your family history.

Family Archery Course

August 11, 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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Bring out the Robin Hood in your family! If you want to build your archery skills with all members of the family, come and join us in a basic introduction of archery. All equipment will be provided for all members of your family. Program begins at 10am and meets at Martha's Theater. Reservations are required.

Herrin Cruise Night

August 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

Open Studio at the Hartley

August 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
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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.

Kayaking the Refuge

September 1, 2018 | 9:00 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 kayak Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's lakes with us! Get an interpretive tour of the land around you, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the breeze as you kayak out with our rangers. Boats are limited so if you are not bringing your own be sure to reserve your space! Ages 15 and up only. First program begins at 9am, second program begins at 1pm, and reservations are required.

Cookies & Cocktails

September 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Bennie's Italian Foods
ADDRESS: 309 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (800) 345-6858
EMAIL: kholder@gsofsi.org
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Join Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois for a unique networking series, hosted by GSSI Alumnae, honoring regional women of distinction who embody the Girl Scout mission. We are creating a space to share delectable libations and clever conversations promoting courage, confidence and character. Please join us in this celebration!

GSSI will host four networking events within our service area of 40.5 counties in Southern Illinois to insure every girl and woman has a place to share her memories and successes of Girl Scouting. Still, you need not be an alum to attend. Come share your leadership story and hear the powerful stories of the women we honor!

Limited number of guests will be able to attend, alcohol will be served at this event. RSVP to Kelly Lu Holder by September 3rd, 2018.

Butterfly Round-up

September 8, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Monarch butterflies travel through our area each year on their way to spend the cold months of winter in Mexico. Visitor's are invited to help catch and tag these butterflies as they feed and rest at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations are recommended.

Herrin Cruise Night

September 15, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

Hunting and Fishing Days

September 22 - 23, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/
PHONE: (618) 997-3690
EMAIL: info@visitsi.com
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Come join us out at John A. Logan College for the 29th annual Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days. Attend a casting workshop, watch the dock dogs compete, listen to the waterfowl callers and try archery, check out all the latest gear and much more.

Saturday, September 22nd 8am-5pm
Sunday, September 23rd 9am-4pm

Open Studio at the Hartley

September 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
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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.

Refuge Clean Up/Public Use Lands Day

September 29, 2018 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Prairie Creek Recreation Area
ADDRESS: Highway 13, Carbondale, IL 62901
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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The friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the first annual Public Use Lands Day at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area. Projects could include planting trees, painting, trash pickup, etc. Spend the day outdoors and help keep Crab Orchard Beautiful.

Outdoor Spanish Immersion Class

October 13, 2018 | 10:00 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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Trying to learn Spanish? Do you have a child in Spanish class that needs some practice? One of the best ways to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Our Spanish Immersion class lets you try tour hand out at speaking Spanish on a beautiful hike with our bilingual ranger! The program includes a brief introduction at the Visitors Center followed by a short hike. Reservations are recommended.

Herrin Cruise Night

October 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Southside Lumber Parking Lot
ADDRESS: 1300 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-3111
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Come out to the Southside Lumber parking lot every third Saturday of the month from April through October! Live music from the Big Elvis Rock & Roll Show. Dash plaques to the first fifty. This event is hosted by the Little Egypt Pharaohs.

Discovery Tours

October 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Wolf Creek Causeway
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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We will open up a portion of the restricted portion of the refuge for a self-guided tour. Tours begin at the Wolf Creek Causeway, volunteers will be stationed throughout the tour to answer questions. Gates are open from 1pm-4pm.

SI Junk Fest, Craft Fair & Car Show

October 27 - 28, 2018 | 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://www.pickersoutletmall.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
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More information coming soon. Contact Pickers Outlet Mall directly to become a vendor!

Discovery Tours

October 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Wolf Creek Causeway
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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We will open up a portion of the restricted portion of the refuge for a self-guided tour. Tours begin at the Wolf Creek Causeway, volunteers will be stationed throughout the tour to answer questions. Gates are open from 1pm-4pm.

Halloween Bat Program

October 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 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 to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge for some Halloween fun! Learn about the importance of bats and build bat boxes with us to encourage these important pollinators. Reservations are required.

Open Studio at the Hartley

October 30, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
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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.

Open Studio at the Hartley

November 27, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
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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.

Youth Waterfowl Workshop and Hunt

December 14 - 15, 2018 | 10:00 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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Sign up early for a day of fun and learning at the Youth Waterfowl Workshop. Learn all you need to know about waterfowl hunting, safety and stay for the pizza and prizes!

The following day will be the hunt; hunters age 15 or younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers as long as they are accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. The accompanying adult cannot hunt during the weekend.

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page or call the Visitor Center for more information about this event.