ALL EVENTS

Dance Intensive Camp

June 18 - 22, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Artstarts
ADDRESS: 104 South Van Buren Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.artstarts.biz/
PHONE: (618) 645-2787
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Artstarts will be having a week long dance camp with different time slots each day for different ages. See attached flyer.

Chuck Garnati Memorial Golf Day

June 21, 2018 | 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Golf Club
ADDRESS: 901 West Grand Avenue, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://www.craborchardgolfclub.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-8011
EMAIL: info@craborchardgolfclub.com
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Please join us for the annual Chuck Garnati Memorial Golf Day! The event supports the Williamson-Franklin Child Advocacy Center and CASA of Williamson County. Featuring 2 flights of 4-person teams. Shotgun starts at 7:30 am and 1:30 pm. Join us for lunch from 12pm to 1pm.

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.

Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo

June 23, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
WHERE: Marion Elks Lodge Pavilion
ADDRESS: Lake of Egypt Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.crappieusa.com/Kids_Rodeos.cfm
PHONE: (618) 993-3151
EMAIL: office@crappieusa.com
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FREE event for youngsters 0-12 years of age. Prizes for all who enter. Top winner in each division will win rod-reel combos, certificates, etc. All will be eligible for the Kids Outdoors Scholarship to be awarded at one of the fall champions annually. Registration begins at 8am. Come join the fun!!!

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

June 26, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Tuesday, June 26th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against Florence Freedom!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

June 27, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Wednesday, June 27th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against Florence Freedom!

Johnston City Fireworks Spectacular

June 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Arrowhead Lake Amphitheater
ADDRESS: 1600 Peterson Avenue, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-3535
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The return of the Johnston City Fireworks Show will be taking place on Thursday, June 28th at the Johnston City Arrowhead Lake Amphitheater. Last year's show was said to be the biggest around and this years will be even bigger. Live bands starting at 5 pm, amazing food vendors, bouncy houses, and games for the kids, all leading up to an amazing fireworks display starting at 9:15 pm. Make plans to get there early!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

June 28, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, June 28th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against Florence Freedom!

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

June 29, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Friday, June 29th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Gateway Grizzlies!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

June 30, 2018 | 6:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Saturday, June 30th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Gateway Grizzlies!

Ultimate Worship Experience

June 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on June 30th! Turn Up The Gospel Presents "The Ultimate Worship Experience". A night of praise and worship with The Amazing Eddie James & Stellar Award Winner Casey J.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 1, 2018 | 5:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Sunday, July 1st and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Gateway Grizzlies!

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

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 6, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Friday, July 6th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Windy City Thunderbolts!

Rummage & Bake Sale for Volunteers

July 7, 2018 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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Proceeds to benefit the Volunteer Craft Department and to purchase patient personal care items. Donated items from Distinctive Interior. Other items include books, clothes, glassware, purses, toys, pictures, knick knacks, decorative items and baked goods! This event is hosted by Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 8, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Sunday, July 8th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Windy City Thunderbolts in a doubleheader!

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.

Rhythm Walk/Run

July 14, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion High School
ADDRESS: 1700 Wildcat Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-8196
EMAIL: jadams@marionunit2.org
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Prizes for all ages in walking and running. Proceeds support the Marion High School Choir.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 17, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Tuesday, July 17th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Schaumburg Boomers!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 18, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Wednesday, July 18th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Schaumburg Boomers!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 19, 2018 | 5:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, July 19th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Schaumburg Boomers!

Movie Night: Cars 3

July 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Gazebo
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 Gazebo for an outdoor movie night! The movie starts at 7pm, entry is FREE. If there is inclement weather, we will move the movie night to the Production Room (attached to The Tasting Room).

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 24, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Tuesday, July 24th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the River City Rascals!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 25, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Wednesday, July 25th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the River City Rascals!

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 Miners Baseball

July 26, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, July 26th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the River City Rascals!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 27, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Friday, July 27th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against Florence Freedom!

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 28, 2018 | 6:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Saturday, July 28th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against Florence Freedom!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

July 29, 2018 | 5:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Sunday, July 29th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against Florence Freedom!

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 1, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Wednesday, August 1st and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Traverse City Beach Bums in a doubleheader!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 2, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, August 2nd and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Traverse City Beach Bums!

Art Auction and Dinner

August 3, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: herrinciviccenter@frontier.com
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A Silent and Live Auction featuring Art Work from Local High School Students (Kids Helping Kids), Local Artists, SIU Art Department and Students and Friends of Erin's Night's Shield Foundation.

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!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 7, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Tuesday, August 7th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 9, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, August 9th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters in a doubleheader!

16th Annual Larry Hughes Memorial Golf Benefit

August 10, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Golf Club
ADDRESS: 901 West Grand Street, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-8011
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Hospice of Southern Illinois is hosting the 16th Annual Larry Hughes Memorial Golf Benefit on Friday, August 10th! For more information contact: 800-233-1708.

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 17, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Friday, August 17th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Gateway Grizzlies!

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.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 18, 2018 | 6:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Saturday, August 18th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Gateway Grizzlies!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 19, 2018 | 5:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Sunday, August 19th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Gateway Grizzlies!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 24, 2018 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Friday, August 24th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Normal CornBelters!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 25, 2018 | 4:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Saturday, August 25th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Normal CornBelters in a doubleheader!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 26, 2018 | 5:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siminers.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Sunday, August 26th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Normal CornBelters!

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.

Carterville Free Fair

September 6 - 8, 2018 | 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/visit/events/annual_events/lions_club_free_fair
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
EMAIL: cartervillefreefairpageant@gmail.com
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The Carterville Lions Club is the host for the Annual Carterville Free Fair on Labor Day weekend. 2013 marked the 100th Anniversary of the yearly event. Fairgoers can enjoy festivities such as a Twilight 5K run, parade, carnival rides, games, free entertainment, Farmer's Market, pageants for all ages, free parking, bingo, Ping-Pong Avalanche, big wheel races, food vendors and much more!

Cookies & Cocktails

September 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Bennie's Italian Foods
ADDRESS: 309 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.benniesitalianfoods.com/
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.

Twilight 5K Glow Run/Walk

September 7, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://www.cartervillechamber.com/news/130/112/2018-Twilight-5k-RunWalk.html
TICKETS: https://www.athlinks.com/event/carterville-chamber-of-commerce-twilight-5k-glow-runwalk-200264
PHONE: (618) 985-6942
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The 7th Annual Carterville Chamber Twilight 5K Glow Run/Walk is one of the most exciting races Southern Illinois has to offer! There is a $250 purse for the Male and Female winner. Registration starts at 5pm on race day. Race begins at 7:30pm.

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

Marion Main Street Hubfest

September 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: The Square
ADDRESS: Downtown Marion, Marion, IL 62959
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The 10th annual Marion Main Street Hubfest will include local food and craft vendors, Dachshund Race, antique car show, beer garden, bag board tournament and live musical performances. Admission to the shows are free!

Event schedule:
Noon - Vendors open
1pm - Bags registration
2pm - Pet Parade registration (until 5pm) and Music begins and Beer Garden opens
3pm - Film Fest begins
5pm - Car Show begins
6pm - Pet Parade
8pm - Car Show winners
10:30pm - Hubfest ends

Music Line-up:
2pm - 3:45pm - Sean Hopkins
4pm - 5:45pm - Jenny Johnson Band
6pm - 7:45pm - Leight July
8pm - 10:30pm - Band of Heathens

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.