ALL EVENTS

Mark Lowry's What's Not To Love Tour

August 16, 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://marklowry.com/tour/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on Thursday, August 16th and enjoy a night of singing and laughter!

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: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
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!

Comedy Night

August 17, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Historic Log Cabin Tavern
ADDRESS: 1105 South Court Street, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/log-cabin-marion-il-12792093197
PHONE: (618) 997-9537
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Come out to the Historic Log Cabin Tavern for live comedy! $5 cover.

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: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
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: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
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!

Lego Club

August 20, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Come to the Children’s Department for a fun-filled evening of Legos. For Children Ages birth to 12.

Ladies Night

August 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pet Shop
ADDRESS: 408 South Pershing Street, Energy, IL 62933
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
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This is a perfect time to get your girls together for a fun evening of painting,! You just pay for whatever pieces you want to paint. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot!

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: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
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 Roller Girls Derby

August 25, 2018 | 6:00 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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Southern IL Roller Girls vs West KY Rockin' Rollers. Doors open at 5:00p.m. Tickets on sale now at The Pavilion Box Office or by calling 618-993-2657.

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 25, 2018 | 6:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
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: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
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.

Art for Adults: Pinch Pots

August 28, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Join Linda Kimmell and make clay pinch pots, bowls and jewelry plates. Registration is required and starts on Tuesday, August 21 at the Main Floor Circulation Desk. For adults 18 and older.

"This program is partially supported by a grant from the Carbondale Community Arts Southern Arts Fund and the Illinois Arts Council Agency and made possible by the National Endowment For the Arts."

Lighted Pumpkin Class

August 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pet Shop
ADDRESS: 408 South Pershing Street, Energy, IL 62933
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
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We will be getting geared up for fall and painting this adorable light up pumpkin. The class is FREE, you just pay for the pumpkin. Includes light kit!

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.

James and the Giant Peach

September 7 - 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=MARIONCCC&event=PEACH18&tck=true
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com

Admission is $15. Online ticket sales end 3 hours prior to performance.

Friday, September 7th - show begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Saturday, September 8th - show begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Sunday, September 9th - show begins at 2pm, doors open at 1pm

Flea Market

September 8, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Golden Goodies Resale Shop
ADDRESS: 301 South Maple Street, Cambria, IL 62915
PHONE: (618) 985-2928
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Outdoor Flea Market at Golden Goodies Antiques & Crafts in Cambria, IL on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sell your hand crafted items, yard sale items, antiques, collectables, primitives, old rusty junk, vintage items, tools, furniture, food or direct sale products (one person per company). Booth space prices are as follows: $15 for a 10 X 15, $20 for a 10 X 20, $25 for a 10 X 25. Message Golden Goodies Antiques & Crafts through facebook to request a space or call Donna at 985-2928 at Golden Goodies, Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you are reserving a space, you must pre-pay for the event. We are hosting a Flea Market in September, October & November, so please be sure to state which one you are interested in when calling or sending a message. Golden Goodies Flea Markets are a lot of fun with a wide variety of vendors and many great sales in the shop!

Crab Orchard Fall Market

September 8, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard High School
ADDRESS: 19189 Baily Street, Marion, IL 62959
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The Crab Orchard Fall Market is a gathering of talented vendors who specialize in creating unique items, collecting, repurposing the old, and selling their products.
* Handmade * Antiques * Repurposed * Furniture * Primitive * Salvage
* Chalk Paint * Clothing * Jewelry
* Boutique * Food Trucks

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.

Run To Remember 9/11 5K

September 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: CrossFit Marion
ADDRESS: 3001 Williamson County Parkway Suite C, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.crossfitmarion.com
EMAIL: crossfitmarion@gmail.com
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Remembering all who have fallen on that fateful day 17 years ago. Proceeds benefiting Veterans through Team RWB and the Marion Police & Fire Departments. Hosted by Run To Succeed and CrossFit Marion.

Heartland Pet Fest

September 15 - 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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Come celebrate pets of all sorts at The Pavilion for Heartland Pet Fest! This event is free to the public. Demonstrations, pet adoptions, pet costume contest, agility course, and grooming showcase are just a few of the fun things being planned! Pet-friendly event! All pets must have proof of vaccinations (rabies tag).

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.

Mommy & Me Superheroes Party

September 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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Meet your favorite Superheroes! Games, prizes, desserts, music! Call Stephaney Odle at 618-922-6767 for ticket information.

Southern Illinois Hunting & 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: http://sihfd.org/
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 & 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

Little Egypt Arts Association Arts and Crafts Show

September 22 - 23, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: St. Joseph Catholic Life Center
ADDRESS: 600 North Russell Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://littleegyptarts.com
PHONE: (618) 998-8530
EMAIL: leaa601@frontier.com
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Calling all Hand Crafts Vendors! Little Egypt Arts Association is having their third annual Arts and Crafts Fair Sept 23 and 23. It will be indoors this year and at the St Joseph Family Life center.

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

Hoot N Holler Live

September 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marlow's Authentic Italian
ADDRESS: 201 North 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-2797
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Come help The Hoot N Holler Band rock the outdoor patio at Marlow's Authentic Italian in Herrin. Come for the great food and drinks and stay for the rocking music.

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.

Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

September 27, 2018 | 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Kokopelli Clubhouse
ADDRESS: 1527 Champions Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.kokopelligolf.com
TICKETS: http://chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=MCOC&evid=41023441
PHONE: (618) 997-5656
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Registration will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Play will begin with a 1pm shotgun start. Lunch is not included but KoKos bar will have burgers, hotdogs and chips available for purchase. Register your four-person teams today! This event has always drawn a big turnout, and team slots will go fast. Individual golfers are $100 and a four-person team is $360.

Registration includes use of the range, green fees, golf cart rental and a chance at great prizes such as a "Lucky Umbrella" (drawing for an umbrella filled with lottery tickets), prizes, and more. The drawing for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One shot will take place at 12:45pm. Every golfer who has registered by 12:30pm will be entered in the drawing to take the shot. Sponsorships are also available. These, too, will go fast!

Magpie Market Days - Fall Market

September 28 - 30, 2018 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Williamson County Fairgrounds
ADDRESS: 101 North Fair Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
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Join us for a vintage market like no other! We are bringing in vendors from all over the U.S.! We will have food trucks & live music! Kids under 10 will receive free admission! Get your friends together & join us!
$10 admission on Friday for first pick
$5 on Saturday & Sunday
Admission gets you in for the entire length of the event.
-Vintage items
- Re purposed
- boutique
- furniture
- handmade
& SO MUCH MORE!

Mark Willis Live in Concert

September 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=MARIONCCC&event=MWILLS18&tck=true
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Mark Willis live in concert at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center!

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.

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos

October 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond RV Event Center
ADDRESS: 2405 Black Diamond Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://hospice.org/events/howl-at-the-moon/
PHONE: (618) 997-3030
EMAIL: jvinyard@hospice.org
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Save the date for the 4th Annual Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos benefiting Hospice of Southern Illinois! Individual tickets are $35 each (seating is first come first serve) or reserved tables of 8 are $250 each. We also have a limited number of reserved sky boxes for $250 each.

Blues Junk & Primitives Fall Gathering

October 6 - 7, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Beside City Hall Building
ADDRESS: 409 Sycamore Street, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 922-1130
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Fall Gathering in October! Please call directly for more information.

Illusionist Rick Thomas

October 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=MARIONCCC&event=THOMAS18&tck=true
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com

Come out to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center and see Illusionist Rick Thomas on October 12th! Doors open at 6pm.

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.

Blue Oyster Cult

October 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=MARIONCCC&event=OYSTER18&tck=true
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets range from $38 - $103. All ages welcome. Online ticket sales end 3 hours prior to performance.

Spanning three decades, Blue Oyster Cult has a long and storied history. The band got its start in the late '60s on Long Island, New York, as the Soft White Underbelly, but each member had been involved in bands previously in high school and college, before ending up in the "right place at the right time" to create the beginnings of Blue Oyster Cult.

The threads that eventually wove together to create Blue Oyster Cult got their start in upstate New York. Their most successful work includes the hard rock songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", "Burnin' for You" and "Shooting Shark". Blue Oyster Cult has sold over 24 million records worldwide.

Derek St. Holmes was born and raised in Riverview, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He received his first guitar for his eleventh birthday. He started his own neighborhood band, The Organized Confusion, and also played for high school dances.

In 1974, Derek's band, "Scott", opened for an Amboy Dukes show at the Lincoln Park Theater. The Amboy Dukes and their guitar player Ted Nugent had already recorded several albums and were a staple of the Midwest rock scene at the time. When the Amboy Dukes broke up, Nugent's road manager (Phil Nicholson) contacted St. Holmes about auditioning for Nugent's project as lead singer.

2nd Annual Pumpkin Plunge Scholarship Fundraiser

October 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://jalc.edu
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
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Join us for the second annual pumpkin plunge for all ages! Floating pumpkin patch, pick your pumpkin and then pumpkin painting, haunted 5k trail run, costume contest, and hot cocoa! This event sponsors a John A Logan Student Scholarship! Additional details to be announced! Date: Sat. Oct. 20th Time:TBA . Registration:TBA Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18yrs or older. Parents/Guardians must be present during the entire event. *Proper Swim attire for the pool*

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!

Brawl-O-Ween

October 27, 2018 | 8:00 am - 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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Check in will start at 8:00am, with the first scrimmage starting at 9:00am! The event you've been waiting for all year is almost here! 6 open gender scrimmages and 2 main event games! Scrimmages will be black and white, with 2 skill levels. Registered skaters will be guaranteed 3 scrimmages each, and a chance to play in the Main Event mixer that night! Only 60 spots available.

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.

John A. Logan Autumn Fest Arts & Crafts Fair

November 10 - 11, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/
PHONE: (618) 922-6590
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Bring the family out to the 43rd Annual Autumn Fest at John A. Logan College on November 10th and 11th! Hosted by Natural Cures and Creations.

ECA Gun & Knife Show

November 10 - 11, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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The ECA Hunting and Trade Show features shooting rifles, all sizes of knives, samurai swords, shotguns, advanced optics, collectible firearms, hunting and fishing accessories, war relics, ammo, carbines, cartridges and holsters. These are the largest shows in Illinois, with 20-22 shows held each year statewide. Choose from a wide variety of guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, hi-tech optics, and more.

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.

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show

February 1 - 3, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.visitsi.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-3690
EMAIL: info@visitsi.com
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Boat and tackle dealers from all over the Midwest show off their merchandise. Daily fishing seminars, live entertainment, door prizes and more family-friendly fun.  Parking and admission are free at The Pavilion.

Friday, February 1st - 3pm to 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd - 9am to 7pm
Sunday, February 3rd - 10am to 3pm

Southern Illinois Wellness Expo

March 23, 2019 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: www.southernillinoiswellness.com
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: info@southernillinoiswellness.com

Be apart of the Southern Illinois Wellness Expo at John A Logan
College in Carterville on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00 a.m. -- 1
p.m. The Southern Illinois Wellness Expo is your one-stop shop for
wellness and healthy living. Attend the Wellness Expo and experience a
day full of face-to-face interactions with numerous health providers,
blood & health screenings, interactive exhibitors and service
providers that are the best in our region.
This is an event for the entire family so don't miss out!

Really Close to Almost 5K Color Run/Walk

May 4, 2019 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thisableveteran.org/
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/5KColorRunforThisAbleVeteran
PHONE: (618) 201-0643
EMAIL: servicedog@thisableveteran.org
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FUN, lots of color, some crazy costumes, informal, not timed, a great cause, oh and FUN. We will be posting more information here as the event comes together... stay tuned!

Race registration is $25 and includes t-shirt.