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May 2016
May 2 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 3 After School Art Time at Cedarhurst, 3:30 p.m.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in after-school art classes that focus on a different medium and lesson each month. Registration cost is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 3 Joint Care Information Session at C.E. Brehm Library, 6:30 p.m.  Mike Oppenheimer, Physical Therapist at Crossroads Community Hospital Rehabilitation Department will present a program on the topic of Joint Pain, Joint Care, and Joint Replacement.  As a physical therapist, Mike works with patients to strengthen their joints - primarily knee, hip, and shoulder - before surgery or to help them while they are recovering from surgery.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 4 ABCs and Art: Fine Art for Little Fingers at Cedarhurst, 9 a.m. Children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years are invited to visit Cedarhurst to participate in a fun-filled morning with an educational story time and different art activity each week. Monthly themes will be explored through music, poetry, movement, art and more. Parent or guardian attends class with their child. Registration cost for the four Wednesdays is $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 4 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 5 Brehm Story Hours for "2's & 3's" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.  "2's and 3's" meet every Thursday for story hour.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
May 5 Brehm Story Hour for "Little Readers" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  "Little Readers" meet at the library every Thursday for story time for the more mature listener.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 5 Diabetes Information Session at C.E. Brehm Library, 6:30 p.m.  Sonya McKinney, Family Nurse Practitioner at Crossroads Family Medicine of Mt. Vernon will present a program on the topic of diabetes.  Sonya will discuss lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes as well as taking care of your body if you have been diagnosed with diabetes.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 6 First Friday Story Time: Animals in Africa! at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m.  Pack your bags and journey to Africa to learn about the amazing animals that live there!  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 6 Travis Allen for Sheriff 1st Annual Golf Scramble at Green Hills Country Club, 9 a.m.  Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Skins game, 50/50 raffle and more fun. Many sponsorship opportunities available.  For more information call (618) 204-4098 or (618) 204-4100.
May 6 Kingsmen Auto Club 7th Annual Cruise Nights at Rend Lake College Marketplace, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Admission is Free.  Family friendly event, gift card giveaways, refreshments available, DJ & music by the RLC Marketplace & the Kingsmen, discounts available at the market place.  For more information call (618) 246-6622 or (618) 244-7711.
May 6 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln., Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
May 7 Market Days Flea Market at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a different musical guest each month. Come out and shop a variety of antiques, re-purposed items, collectibles, jewelry, plants, produce, children’s items, crafts, specialty, rummage, and flea items. Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh food and baked goods from our food vendors. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
May 7 Family Fun Art: Rainbow Collage at Cedarhurst, 3 p.m.  Create a colorful collage out of recycled materials.  Rainbows will be our inspiration! For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 7 Locust Street Historic Fair in Downtown Centralia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Artisans, craft vendors, food vendors, antique car show, and historic presentations & tours.  Free admission.  For more information call (618) 533-7623. 
May 7-8 Jefferson County Historical Village & Museum Opening Weekend at Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. The Jefferson County Historical Village and Museum opens for the 2016 season.  Each weekend through October the Village and Museum are open for guided tours.  Admission is free.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
May 9 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 9 Intro To Computers Workshop at C.E. Brehm Library, 4 p.m.  Learn the basics of computers.  Free to attend.  Registration required due to limited space.  You need to have taken the "Intro To Computers" workshop before you can take the "Intro to Email" workshop.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 10 After School Art Time at Cedarhurst, 3:30 p.m.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in after-school art classes that focus on a different medium and lesson each month. Registration cost is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 10 Evening Story Time at C. E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Can't make it during the day for story time?  Join us for an evening story hour.  We'll have stories to hear and crafts to make.  Caregiver attendance is required.  No registration is required.  We hope to see you there.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 11 ABCs and Art: Fine Art for Little Fingers at Cedarhurst, 9 a.m. Children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years are invited to visit Cedarhurst to participate in a fun-filled morning with an educational story time and different art activity each week. Monthly themes will be explored through music, poetry, movement, art and more. Parent or guardian attends class with their child. Registration cost for the four Wednesdays is $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 11 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 12 Brehm Story Hours for "2's & 3's" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.  "2's and 3's" meet every Thursday for story hour.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
May 12 Brehm Story Hour for "Little Readers" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  "Little Readers" meet at the library every Thursday for story time for the more mature listener.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 13 Pork Chop Lunch at Kingdom Seed Ministries Community Center, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Join us for a fundraiser to provide gym shoes for low-income students. The cost is $8 and includes a pork chop sandwich, chips, side and dessert. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. For more information call (618) 731-2599.
May 13 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
May 14 Illinois Historical Music by Chris Vallillo at Historical Village, 2 p.m.  Nationally acclaimed award-willing singer/songwriter, Chris Vallillo will perform a concert of Illinois Historical Music.  Chris has an avid following in the Southern Illinois area.  He will entertain the audience with a lively performance and teach them about the history of Illinois music.  Free admission but donations are welcome.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
May 14 CASA Bowling Fundraiser at Nu Bowl Lanes, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Join us for a bowling fundraiser to help support our local Court Appointed Special Advocates.  The cost is $10 per person which includes 3 games and shoes.  100% of the proceeds go directly to CASA.  Great Deal for a great cause.  For more information call (618) 242-0300.
May 14 Essential Oils Information Session at C.E. Brehm Library, 6:30 p.m.  Whitney Hodge will give a presentation on essential oils.  Using essential oils can be a safe, natural option to maintain your family's health.  Take control of your family's wellness.  Explore the benefits of essential oils and learn how to incorporate them into your everyday life.  She will also cover blending and mixing of oils.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 14 Members Preview Reception at Cedarhurst, 6:30 p.m.  Cedarhurst members are invited to be the first to view new exhibitions, including Wildwood Press Fine Art Prints in the Main Gallery, abstract paintings by Cheonae Kim in the Beal Grand Corridor Gallery, Ann Lemanskis animal sculptures in the Beck Family Center Gallery, and the community exhibition Creativity Redefined at the Shrode Art Center. Non-members may attend for a $5 admission fee.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 15 New Exhibitions Open to the Public at Cedarhurst, 1 p.m.   Main Gallery: An exhibit that celebrates 20 Years of Wildwood Press Fine Art Prints and master printer Maryanne Ellison Simmons. Wildwood Press is not the typical printmaking press; the goal is to push experimentation and creativity as far as it will go, using the printing press itself as part of the creative expression. Beal Grand Corridor Gallery: Cheonae Kim has long been recognized as southern Illinois leading abstract painter.  In this new series, Kim explores the value, meaning and transformations of her personal relationships with dear friends. Beck Family Center Gallery: Artist Ann Lemanski uses materials such as vintage paper, vinyl, textiles, wood veneer, metal and artificial sinew to create a menagerie of sculptural portraits. The charged content and form of the sculpture happens through the combination of a copper rod armature and hand-stitched skin." Regenhardt Gallery, Shrode Art Center: Back by popular demand! Shrode Art Center will again enlist local and regional artists to submit work for the third exhibit of Creativity Redefined! Last year nearly 100 artists participated from throughout southern Illinois, highlighting the creative talents of regional artists and celebrating our regions unique diversity and perspective. This is a non-juried exhibit; all work submitted will be part of the exhibition.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 16 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 16 Intro To Email Workshop at C.E. Brehm Library, 4 p.m.  Learn the basics of computers.  Free to attend.  Registration required due to limited space.  You need to have taken the "Intro To Computers" workshop before you can take the "Intro to Email" workshop.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 17 Chat Session at Historical Village, 1 p.m.  May's topic is "Grocery Stores."  Anyone interested in sharing stories or just listening to a historical discussion about Jefferson County is invited to participate.  Participants can bring photos, artifacts or other items to show and tell. Registration is not required.  Chat sessions will end in May and will resume in September.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
May 17 After School Art Time at Cedarhurst, 3:30 p.m.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in after-school art classes that focus on a different medium and lesson each month. Registration cost is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 17 "Can" Film Festival at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 4 p.m.  No need to journey to France to go to a film festival.  We will be hosting our own "Can" Film Festival, right here in the library.  The first movie will begin at 4 p.m., and the second movie will begin at 6 p.m.  You do not have to attend both movie showings.  The cost of admission is one canned food item per person.  All donations will go to help local families in need.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 18 ABCs and Art: Fine Art for Little Fingers at Cedarhurst, 9 a.m. Children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years are invited to visit Cedarhurst to participate in a fun-filled morning with an educational story time and different art activity each week. Monthly themes will be explored through music, poetry, movement, art and more. Parent or guardian attends class with their child. Registration cost for the four Wednesdays is $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 18 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 19 Brehm Story Hours for "2's & 3's" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.  "2's and 3's" meet every Thursday for story hour.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
May 19 Brehm Story Hour for "Little Readers" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  "Little Readers" meet at the library every Thursday for story time for the more mature listener.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 20 CASA Lunch Fundraiser at CASA Office 612 N. 12th St, 10 a.m.  Come out for a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich lunch fundraiser.  The meal includes the bbq pulled pork sandwich, chips, coleslaw and homemade cookie.  Ticket cost is $8 and must be purchased in advance by May 13th.  Will deliver orders of 10 or more.  For more information call (618) 204-5453.
May 20 Family Movie Night at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free movie, popcorn and bottled water for kids.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult, adults must be accompanied by kids. For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 20 Folk Music Live Concert at J.L. Buford Intermediate Center Library, 623 S. 34th St., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Join Greg Backes and friends for a Mt. Vernon City Schools foundation Benefit. Door Prizes will be given away and refreshments will be sold. Ticket cost is $5 for adults and $1 for students and may also be purchased at the door.  Proceeds from tickets, refreshments, and 50/50 drawing will be used to purchase mats for the gym walls.  For more information call (618) 242-7931.
May 20 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
May 21 Comprehensive Connections Day of Celebration at Veterans Park, 10 a.m.  - 2 p.m. Join the fun of Inflatable's, Tethered Balloon Rides, Food, craft Fair, Entertainment, and a 5K Fun Run.  Follow the trail at Veterans Park with others to support a great cause.  Competitors will start and finish the races at the bridge closest to the band shell.  Races will be professionally timed by River to River.  Trophy for overall male & female, medals and participation certificates will be rewarded.  For more information call (618) 242-1994.
May 21 Game Day at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games, miniature games, role playing games, and card games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 21 Day of Celebration 5K run/walk and Craft Fair at Veterans Park, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Community Celebration with various activities.  For more information call (618) 242-1994.
May 21 Saturday Morning Coffee Hour at Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  This is a chance to come and have a relaxing coffee break with friends.  Coffee, tea, and homemade pastries are provided along with good conversation.  You will have the opportunity to get to know members of the Historical Society and learn what goes on behind the scenes of the Historical Village.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
May 21 Bowling for Books at Nu Bowl Lanes, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Join Nu Bowl lanes for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Adult tickets $10, Child tickets $5.  Includes 3 games of bowling and rental shoes.  100 percent of the proceeds help kids get books.  For more information call (618) 242-0300.
May 23 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 24 After School Art Time at Cedarhurst, 3:30 p.m.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in after-school art classes that focus on a different medium and lesson each month. Registration cost is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 25 ABCs and Art: Fine Art for Little Fingers at Cedarhurst, 9 a.m. Children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years are invited to visit Cedarhurst to participate in a fun-filled morning with an educational story time and different art activity each week. Monthly themes will be explored through music, poetry, movement, art and more. Parent or guardian attends class with their child. Registration cost for the four Wednesdays is $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 25 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 26 Brehm Story Hours for "2's & 3's" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.  "2's and 3's" meet every Thursday for story hour.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
May 26 Brehm Story Hour for "Little Readers" at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  "Little Readers" meet at the library every Thursday for story time for the more mature listener.  Caregiver attendance is required, registration is not required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 26 Harmony Roses at C.E. Brehm Library, 6:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy an Acapella quartet concert.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
May 27 ****CANCELLED****
Fridays Food and Art
at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
May 27 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
May 28 Bluford Ruritan Club 50/50 Breakfast at Bluford Ruritan Club, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Admission is free.  Donation breakfast for the community serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, with your choice of juice, coffee or milk.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
May 28 Young Critics Book Club at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 1 p.m.  We're shaking things up a bit.  We will be reading books that have been turned into movies, so each month we will read one book and then watch the movie made from it.  The Young Critics will get together the last Tuesday of each month to talk (and argue) about the books they are reading and movies they are watching.  Movies will be shown on Saturday afternoons.  Movie meeting times begin at 1 p.m. and regular meeting times begin at 6 p.m. on the 3rd floor.  Aimed at grades 5 through 8.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
May 30 ****CANCELLED****
Senior Circle Stitchers
at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
May 31 After School Art Time at Cedarhurst, 3:30 p.m.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in after-school art classes that focus on a different medium and lesson each month. Registration cost is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
May 31 Young Critics Book Club at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 1 p.m.  We're shaking things up a bit.  We will be reading books that have been turned into movies, so each month we will read one book and then watch the movie made from it.  The Young Critics will get together the last Tuesday of each month to talk (and argue) about the books they are reading and movies they are watching.  Movies will be shown on Saturday afternoons.  Movie meeting times begin at 1 p.m. and regular meeting times begin at 6 p.m. on the 3rd floor.  Aimed at grades 5 through 8.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
June 2016
June 1 Art Coffee & Conversation at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Join us for casual conversation about current events in the art world.  Coffee and Dessert will be served.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 1 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 2 Thursday Night Live Kickoff! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Start the summer off right at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst. The public is welcome to enjoy live music on the outdoor patio by The Presswoods, (inside if weather requires) Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Admission is free! Complimentary snacks and a cash bar are available at the kickoff. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 3 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
June 3 Kingsmen Auto Club 7th Annual Cruise Nights at Rend Lake College Marketplace, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Admission is Free.  Family friendly event, gift card giveaways, refreshments available, DJ & music by the RLC Marketplace & the Kingsmen, discounts available at the market place.  For more information call (618) 246-6622 or (618) 244-7711.
June 3 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
June 3 First Friday Story Time: The World of Dr. Seuss! at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m.  Join us under the tree in the Family Center as we read tales from the wonderful zany world of Dr.  Seuss!  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 3 Game Day at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games, miniature games, role playing games, and card games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 3-5 The Vampire Mysteries at Veterans Park Rolland Lewis Building, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. Sunday.  A Vampire has been killed, and suspects are pleading not guilty.  We need the audience to help with the investigation and figure out which one of the suspects did the deadly deed.  For more information call (618) 472-1188.
June 4 Market Days Flea Market at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a different musical guest each month. Come out and shop a variety of antiques, re-purposed items, collectibles, jewelry, plants, produce, children’s items, crafts, specialty, rummage, and flea items. Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh food and baked goods from our food vendors. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
June 6 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 8 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 9 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Tim Crosby & The Lightning Strikes on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) line dance with Dan & Neth Huebel, Art Chat: Wildwood Press artist Mary Judge, Concessions by Rare Chop House, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 10 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
June 10 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
June 11 Night at the Museum at Cedarhurst, 7 p.m.  Discover Cedarhurst at night with after-hours access to intriguing exhibits, exclusive demonstrations and hands-on discovery! This family event will be an unforgettable experience.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 13 The Dulcimer Guy at C.E. Brehm Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read-For the Win!  Registration lasts from June 1st-15th.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to sign up.  Mike Anderson, "The Dulcimer Guy" brings his combination of music, storytelling, and humor to our Summer Reading Program.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4
June 13 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 13 Intro To Computers Workshop at C.E. Brehm Library, 4 p.m.  Learn the basics of computers.  Free to attend.  Registration required due to limited space.  You need to have taken the "Intro To Computers" workshop before you can take the "Intro to Email" workshop.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 14 Summer Quarterly Dinner at Historical Village, 6:30 p.m.  The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a summer quarterly dinner and program.  Pre-registration is required.  Admission is $8 per person.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
June 15 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 16 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Meet your friends at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music on the outdoor patio by Temporary Tattoo,(inside if weather requires) Art Chat with Maryanne Ellison Simmons-Wildwood Press, game night with lucky's beer, wine & spirits. Admission is free! Food concessions by Frosty Mug, cash bar. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 17 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
June 17 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
June 18 9th Annual LCpl J. Kyle Price Memorial Bass Tournament at Wayne Fitzgerrell Sailboat Harbor, First boat out at safe light. Honor the life of LCpl J. Kyle Price by celebrating one of his favorite pastimes, fishing. This memorial bass tournament is $100/two-person team and boasts cash prizes & plaques for the top 4 teams as well as a $750 Big Bass. You will also receive a tournament t-shirt and a free lunch for you and your family. There will be raffles, 50/50, music and a great time on the lake.  For more information call(618) 978-4738 or visit facebook.com/jkpmemorialfoundation
June 18 Saturday Morning Coffee Hour at Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  This is a chance to come and have a relaxing coffee break with friends.  Coffee, tea, and homemade pastries are provided along with good conversation.  You will have the opportunity to get to know members of the Historical Society and learn what goes on behind the scenes of the Historical Village.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
June 18 Abraham Lincoln: The Skillful Schemer at Historical Village, 2 p.m.  Jack Flood, Clerk of the Appellate Court, will give a presentation on State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad; the case Lincoln handled in November of 1859 at what is now the Fifth District Appellate Court.  Although most people have never heard of this case, it is arguably the most important case that Abraham Lincoln ever handled.  Mr. Flood will explain how Lincoln skillfully mastered a three-part plan to save the Illinois Central Railroad.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
June 18 Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee Annual Gala at Holiday Inn, 6 p.m.  Awards ceremony, dinner and entertainment.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
June 20 Movie and IceCream at C.E. Brehm Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read-For the Win!  Registration lasts from June 1st-15th.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to sign up.  This Week:  Movie and Ice Cream.  Enjoy Summer Reading and National Dairy Month.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4
June 20 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 20 Intro To Email Workshop at C.E. Brehm Library, 4 p.m.  Learn the basics of computers.  Free to attend.  Registration required due to limited space.  You need to have taken the "Intro To Computers" workshop before you can take the "Intro to Email" workshop.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 22 Crochet Class at C.E. Brehm Library, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Learn to crochet a simple scarf.  Must attend both sessions.  Patrons are required to be in good standing.  Must bring a crochet hook (size H, I or J) and a skein of yarn.  Registration is required due to limited space.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 22 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 22 Beginner's Knitting Class at C. E. Brehm Library, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Learn to knit a simple scarf.  You must attend both sessions  Patrons are required to be BML patron in good standing, must bring knitting needles and a skein of yarn.  Registration is required due to limited space.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 2.
June 23 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Sarah Lannom (inside if weather requires) D.I.Y. Art Night-Printmaking. Admission is free! Food concessions by Jack Russell Fish Company, cash bar. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 24 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
June 24 Family Movie Night at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free movie, popcorn and bottled water for kids.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult, adults must be accompanied by kids. For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 24 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
June 25 Game Day at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games, miniature games, role playing games, and card games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 25 Bluford Ruritan Club 50/50 Breakfast at Bluford Ruritan Club, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Admission is free.  Donation breakfast for the community serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, with your choice of juice, coffee or milk.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
June 25 Family Fun Art: Enchanted Garden at Cedarhurst, 3 p.m.  Create magical additions to your Fairy Garden using clay and a variety of materials.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 27 Animal Tales; Nature's Olympians at C.E. Brehm Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read-For the Win!  Registration lasts from June 1st-15th.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to sign up.  This Week:  Animal Tales; Nature's Olympians, featuring exotic animals from around the world that utilize very unique abilities to compete and survive in the wild.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4
June 27 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 29 Crochet Class at C.E. Brehm Library, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Learn to crochet a simple scarf.  Must attend both sessions.  Patrons are required to be in good standing.  Must bring a crochet hook (size H, I or J) and a skein of yarn.  Registration is required due to limited space.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 29 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
June 29 Beginner's Knitting Class at C. E. Brehm Library, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Learn to knit a simple scarf.  You must attend both sessions  Patrons are required to be BML patron in good standing, must bring knitting needles and a skein of yarn.  Registration is required due to limited space.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 2.
June 30 Superheroes And Patriots: Comic Book Propaganda Unveiled at C.E. Brehm Library, 6:30 p.m.  Brian Russel will present his "Superheroes And Patriots" program.  Superheroes, from Spider-Man to Superman, have commented on American policies and, in some cases, even shaped American public opinion about them.  As new blockbuster films from the likes of Marvel and DC continue to hit theatres every summer, what messages are the new crop of superheroes promoting, and are today's audiences discerning enough to spot them?  A Road Scholars program brought to you by the Illinois Humanities Council.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
June 30 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Meet your friends at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Cement Pond Band with Jeff Bradley and Tim Whiteford on the outdoor patio, (inside if weather requires)  Clay Club Pottery Sale and Raku Clay Firing. Admission is free! Food concessions by Smokin T's BBQ, cash bar. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 2016
July 1 First Friday Story Time: Let's Go for a Swim at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m. Now that it has heated up, we will read stories about cooling down. Join us under the tree in the Family Center for stories about water and summer swims.  Free admission, open to the public. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 1 Kingsmen Auto Club 7th Annual Cruise Nights at Rend Lake College Marketplace, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Admission is Free.  Family friendly event, gift card giveaways, refreshments available, DJ & music by the RLC Marketplace & the Kingsmen, discounts available at the market place.  For more information call (618) 246-6622 or (618) 244-7711.
July 1 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 1 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
July 2 Market Days Flea Market at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a different musical guest each month. Come out and shop a variety of antiques, re-purposed items, collectibles, jewelry, plants, produce, children’s items, crafts, specialty, rummage, and flea items. Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh food and baked goods from our food vendors. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 4 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 4 Salute to Freedom at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Good music, awesome fireworks show at night, great food and fun for the entire family.    For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 4 4th of July Parade at Fairview Park, Centralia, IL, 10 a.m.  Veteran's Parade route will begin on Broadway at Railroad tracks and will end at Fairview Park.  Free to attend. For more information call (618) 533-7623.
July 4 4th of July Celebration at Fairview Park Centralia, IL, 5 p.m. - 11p.m.  June 30, 2016-July 4, 2016 will consist of a cake walk, carnival rides, craft fair and beer garden which will open at 5 p.m. daily and end at 11 p.m., Bingo in the park will begin at 6 p.m. each night.  Car show will also be this day with registration from 9 p.m. - 11p.m.  Fireworks at dark.  For more information call (618) 533-7623.
July 5 Summer Art Camp for Kids at Cedarhurst. The first four weeks of Summer Camp classes kicks off with multiple art class offerings for ages 1 1/2 through 12.  Contact the Shrode Art Center for fees and class availability.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 6 Cedarhurst Book Club: Just My Type at Cedarhurst 12 p.m. Join us for a discussion of the book by Simon Garfield, in which he presents an entertaining history of type fonts, from font "pirating" dating back nearly as far as Gutenberg to the creation of Comic Sans and Ikeas font-change controversy. Open to the public. Free Admission.
July 6 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 7 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Meet your friends at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Bringin It Back on the outdoor patio, (inside if weather requires)  Basketeers: "Show & Tell". Admission is free! Food concessions by RLC Culinary Students, and a cash bar. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 8 UMCH 21st Charity Golf Classic at Green Hills Golf Club, 11 a.m.  Check in is 10 a.m.  Cost is $100 per player.  Each team has 4 people.  Includes 18 holes with cart, lunch on course and 19th hole hors d' oeuvres.  For more information call (618) 242-1070 ext. 236
July 8 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 8 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
July 9 Bluford Ruritan Club & Webber Fire Dept. Ice Cream Social and Car Cruise-In at Bluford Ruritan Club, 2 p.m.  Live auction at 6 p.m., karaoke, raffles, door prizes, food, car show, ice cream social.  Dash plaques to the first 50 registered cars. For more information call (618) 246-4136.
July 11 Richard Landry and his assistant Snowball at C.E. Brehm Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read-For the Win!  Registration lasts from June 1st-15th.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to sign up.  This Week:  Richard Landry and his assistant Snowball will perform amazing feats of magic for our Summer Readers.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4
July 11 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 13 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 14 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Meet your friends at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Tori and David Walters on the outdoor patio, (inside if weather requires)  Fibers et. Al.:" Show & Tell". Admission is free! Food  concessions by Agave Mexican Restaurant, and a cash bar. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 15 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 15 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
July 16 Saturday Morning Coffee Hour at Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This is a chance to come and have a relaxing coffee break with friends. Coffee, tea, and homemade pastries are provided along with good conversation. You will have the opportunity to get to know members of the Historical Society and learn what goes on behind the scenes of the Historical Village. For more information call (618) 246-0033.
July 16 Superhero Saturday at C.E. Brehm Library, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Come dressed as your favorite superhero, win prizes for best costume and watch a marathon of your favorite superhero movies..  Free popcorn, soda, and bottled water.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 205.
July 16 Antique Tractor and Depression Era Quilt Show at Jefferson County Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Members of Jefferson County Antique Iron will display their antique tractors on the grounds of the Village for public viewing.  Depression Era quilts will also be displayed in our Schweinfurth Museum.  Come with the family and view a variety of antique tractors and quilts.  Tours of the Historical Village are also available at no charge.  Refreshments will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated. For more information call (618) 246-0033.
July 16 Southern Illinois Chapter 27 A.B.A.T.E. Pay It Forward at Lowery's Irish Pub, 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.  Admission is $10.  Charity fund raiser for ARC, CASA, HOOAH, and The Amy Center.  For more information call (618) 478-2243.
July 16 A.B.A.T.E. Vendor & Craft Fair at Lowery's Irish Pub Grounds, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Vendor and Craft fair to benefit ARC, CASA, HOOAH, and The Amy Center.  For more information call (618) 478-2243.
July 18 Yo Yo Matt; demonstration of competitive yo-yoing by a 14-year-old competitive yo-yoer at C.E. Brehm Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read-For the Win!  Registration lasts from June 1st-15th.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to sign up. For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4.
July 18 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 20 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 21 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Bongo Pablo Open Mic Night on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) D.I.Y. Art Night - Make your own Musical Instrument, Concessions by RLC Culinary Students, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 22 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 22 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
July 23 Bluford Ruritan Club 50/50 Breakfast at Bluford Ruritan Club, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Admission is free.  Donation breakfast for the community serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, with your choice of juice, coffee or milk.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
July 23 Independent Silver Band at Jefferson County Historical Village, 2 p.m.  The Independent Silver Band is a recreation of a band that was in existence in Mt. Vernon between 1884-1889.  The band plays on period instruments and wears uniforms patterned after the original band.  All of the music that they will be playing is from the original band in preparation for the Vintage Band Festival held in Northfield Minnesota.  This band is internationally know as a vintage band. Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
July 23-24 Hydroplane Boat Races at Raccoon Lake Centralia, IL, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Two days of food vendors, beer wagon, and novelty items for sale.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the races. Admission is $2 for adults, children 12 and under free.  For more information call (618) 533-7623.
July 25 Summer Reading Program Awards Ceremony at C.E. Brehm Library, 11 a.m. for last names that begin with A-M and 2 p.m. for last names that begin with N-Z  Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read-For the Win!  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext 4
July 25 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 27 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
July 28 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Darlings of Avalon, Eastwood Frisch Trio on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) Wood Carvers Demonstration, Game Night with Lucky's Beer, Wine & Spirits, Concessions by Smokin T's BBQ, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
July 29 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 29 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
July 29 Family Movie Night at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free movie, popcorn and bottled water for kids.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult, adults must be accompanied by kids. For more information call (618) 242-6322.
July 30 Game Day at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games, miniature games, role playing games, and card games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
July 30 Members Preview Reception at Cedarhurst, 6:30 p.m. Cedarhurst members are invited to view new gallery exhibitions, all featuring quilts! Paducah artist Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will be featured in the Main Gallery, the 27th Annual Gathering of Quilts will fill the Grand Corridor and Regenhardt galleries, and Snuggle and Snooze: Quilts for Children will fill the Beck Family Center Gallery. Non members may purchase Preview tickets for $5. For more information call (618) 242-21236.
July 31 New Exhibits at Cedarhurst, 1 p.m. Main Gallery: A long-time Paducah resident, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry has been recognized as one of the citys superstar quiltmakers.  She is internationally recognized for her organic designs, vibrant color, and the appearance of light, depth, and motion in her textile art. Beal Grand Corridor and Regenhardt Gallery: The wonderful textile talents of quilters of all ages are celebrated in this age-old craft. Visitors from the tri-state region attend this annual show, now in its 27th year. The exhibit features approximately 25 quilts made by members of the Cedarhurst Quilters. Beck Family Center Gallery: In coordination with the other new exhibits at Cedarhurst, the Snuggle and Snooze exhibit will feature quilts made for children. The exhibition centers on a theme or pattern chosen by members of the Cedarhurst Quilters. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 2016
August 1 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 3 Art Coffee & Conversation at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Join us for casual conversation about current events in the art world.  Coffee and Dessert will be served.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 3 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 4 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Charles Lueker on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) Cedarhurs Quilters Demo, Concessions by RARE Chop House, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 5 First Friday Story Time: Things that GO! at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m. Planes, trains, and automobiles these are just a few of the things that GO that will be featured during this months Story Time. Open to the public. Free Admission. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 5 Kingsmen Auto Club 7th Annual Cruise Nights at Rend Lake College Marketplace, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Admission is Free.  Family friendly event, gift card giveaways, refreshments available, DJ & music by the RLC Marketplace & the Kingsmen, discounts available at the market place.  For more information call (618) 246-6622 or (618) 244-7711.
August 5 Blues & Brews at Cedarhurst, 6 p.m.The Happening presents an outdoor music celebration featuring authentic Blues music and a variety of craft brews. Headlining this year is award-winning musician Super Chikan and his band the Fighting Cocks. The group hails from Clarksdale, MS and perform at festivals and clubs throughout the U.S. and Europe. Opening for Super Chikan will be Cat DaddyO, from Herrin, IL. Brews from Peel Brewery (OFallon, IL) will be on tap throughout the evening.Gates open at 7pm. Tickets: $15.  Cedarhurst Members: $10. Must be 18 to attend. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 5 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
August 5 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
August 6 Market Days Flea Market at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a different musical guest each month. Come out and shop a variety of antiques, re-purposed items, collectibles, jewelry, plants, produce, children’s items, crafts, specialty, rummage, and flea items. Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh food and baked goods from our food vendors. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
August 6 Dancing With Our Stars at Holiday Inn, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Community dance competition and dinner to benefit the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.  Tickets are $45 per person.  For more information call (618) 307-3605.
August 8 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 10 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 11 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Eveready Brothers on the outdoor patio.  (inside if weather requires)  Concessions by Frosty Mug, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 12 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
August 12 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
August 13 Ice Cream Social at Jefferson County Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream social with ice cream and homemade cake in the Historical Village Museum.  Carryouts are available.  All proceeds raised go toward upkeep of the Jefferson County Historical Village.  Entertainment will be from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  The Historical Village will be open for tours as well.  Admission is $5.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
August 13 Family Art Fun: Ocean Landscape at Cedarhurst, 3 p.m. Join us at the art center to make your own ocean scene, complete with brightly colored fish and other underwater creatures. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 13 South Central Illinois Friends of NRA at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Admission is $35.  100% of the proceeds to towards grant funding, youth shooting programs, boy scouts, 4-H, women on target and more.  For more information call (618) 731-1142.
August 15 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 17 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 18 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Meghan Barrow on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) D.I.Y. Art night - Outdoor Action Painting, Concessions by Jack Russell Fish Company, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 19 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
August 19 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
August 19-21 Balloon Fest at Foundation Park, Centralia, IL, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.  Over 40 hot air balloons, balloon glow entertainment, fireworks, craft fair, car show and children's activities.  For more information call (618) 532-6789.
August 20 Saturday Morning Coffee Hour at Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This is a chance to come and have a relaxing coffee break with friends. Coffee, tea, and homemade pastries are provided along with good conversation. You will have the opportunity to get to know members of the Historical Society and learn what goes on behind the scenes of the Historical Village. For more information call (618) 246-0033.
August 21 Cedarhurst Quilters - Bed Turning Program at Cedarhurst, 1:30 p.m. The Bed-Turning program showcases additional quilts as well as antique quilts the Cedarhurst Quilters have in their collections. In order to heighten quilt appreciation the members share stories of the quilts and information about the quilt patterns and styles. Open to the public. Free Admission. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 22 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 24 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 25 Thursday Night Live! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by Paul Christian on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) Cedarhurst Quilters Demo, Game Night with Lucky's Beer, Wine & Spirits, Concessions by Agave Mexican Restaurant, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
August 26 Family Movie Night at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free movie, popcorn and bottled water for kids.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult, adults must be accompanied by kids. For more information call (618) 242-6322.
August 26 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
August 26 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
August 27 1967 The Tumultuous Sixties Arrive In Hollywood at Jefferson County Historical Village, 2 p.m.  This presentation by Alan Wenzel examines three significant movies from 1967 that illustrate the social ferment of the time and shaped the future of Hollywood films: In the Heat of the Night, The Graduate, and Bonnie and Clyde, all of which have connections to Illinois.  Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
August 27 Game Day at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games, miniature games, role playing games, and card games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
August 27 Bluford Ruritan Club 50/50 Breakfast at Bluford Ruritan Club, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Admission is free.  Donation breakfast for the community serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, with your choice of juice, coffee or milk.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
August 29 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
August 31 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 2016
September 1 Thursday Night Live Summer Finale! at Cedarhurst, 5 p.m.  Mark your calendar to join the weekly fun at Thursday Night Live at Cedarhurst! The public is welcome to enjoy live music by RBR Trio and Friends on the outdoor patio,  (inside if weather requires) Artists Row Demonstrations, Community Art Unveiling, Concessions by Joe's Pizza, and a cash bar. Admission is free! Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
September 2 First Friday Story Time: Back to School at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m. Join us under the tree for stories about buses, books, and all things back to school. Open to the public. Free Admission. Family programs sponsored by Byrd-Watson Drug Co. and Crossroads Community Hospital. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
September 2 Kingsmen Auto Club 7th Annual Cruise Nights at Rend Lake College Marketplace, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Admission is Free.  Family friendly event, gift card giveaways, refreshments available, DJ & music by the RLC Marketplace & the Kingsmen, discounts available at the market place.  For more information call (618) 246-6622 or (618) 244-7711.
September 2 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
September 2 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
September 3 Market Days Flea Market at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a different musical guest each month. Come out and shop a variety of antiques, re-purposed items, collectibles, jewelry, plants, produce, children’s items, crafts, specialty, rummage, and flea items. Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh food and baked goods from our food vendors. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
September 5 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 7 Cedarhurst Book Club: Indigo, In Search of the Color that Seduced the World at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m. Join us to discuss this book full of rich, electrifying tales of the precious Indigo dye and its ancient heritage. Beware, Indigo is also the story of a personal quest, as author Catherine McKinleys ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase human life. McKinley's journey in search of beauty and her own history leads her to the West African women who dye, trade, and wear indigowomen who unwittingly teach her that buried deep in the folds of their cloths is all of destiny and the human story. Open to the public. Free Admission. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
September 7 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 8-10 Midwest LSA Expo at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, 9 a.m. - 4 pm.   Free to attend. See the newest and best light aviation aircraft at out convenient and accessible location.  Over 40 models from across the world will be available.  Attend aviation seminars presented by the best in the industry.  For more information call (618) 242-7016.
September 8-10 Elmwood Speaks at Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, IL, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Historic theatrical tour through Elmwood Cemetery, Adult admission is $10.  For more information call (618) 532-2951.
September 9-11 40th Anniversary Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mt. Vernons most popular festival is celebrating 40 years! Started in 1977, the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair was one of the first in the country. It continues to be the No. 1 tourist attraction in Jefferson County, drawing more than 8,000 people annually. Over 120 artists to be showcased featuring glass, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, wood, basketry and leather, two dimensional art and much more. Highlights include over 100 artist booths, a Friday Night Launch Party featuring a preview of craft booths, live music by Kim Massie and American Lion, food truck concessions and cash bar. The Entertainment Tent continues throughout the weekend, along with a Childrens Area, and food concessions by local not-for-profit groups. A special Patriot Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 11, with free admission to the fair for first responders in uniform and veterans or military personnel with ID. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
September 9 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
September 9 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
September 10 St. Mary's Autumn Fest at St. Mary's Church, Centralia, IL, 8 a.m.  The festival will kick off with a 5k at 8 a.m. and the rest of the fun begins at 6 p.m. including kids games, inflatable's, cake walk, raffles, food vendors and beer wagon.  For more information call (618) 532-6291.  
September 12 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 13 Fall Quarterly Dinner and Program at Jefferson County Historical Village, 6:30 p.m.  The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a fall quarterly dinner and program.  Stella Kozanecki will portray Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant.  She will be in period costume and in character the entire evening.  Pre-registration is required.  Admission is $8 per person.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
September 14 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 16 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
September 17 Saturday Morning Coffee Hour at Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This is a chance to come and have a relaxing coffee break with friends. Coffee, tea, and homemade pastries are provided along with good conversation. You will have the opportunity to get to know members of the Historical Society and learn what goes on behind the scenes of the Historical Village. For more information call (618) 246-0033.
September 17 Wamac Fest at Wamac City Park, Centralia, IL, 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.  Join the fun with kids inflatable's, live entertainment, food, games, sports competitions, beer poker stands, and little toot train rides.  For more information call (618) 532-1138.
September 19 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 20 Chat Session at Jefferson County Historical Village, 1 p.m.  The September topic is "Carnivals, Rodeos, Circuses, and Fairs."  Anyone interested in sharing stories or just listening to a historical discussion about Jefferson County is invited to participate.  Participants can bring photos, artifacts or other items to show and tell.  Registration is not required.  Discussion topics change monthly.  Free and open to the public.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
September 21 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 23 Family Movie Night at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free movie, popcorn and bottled water for kids.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult, adults must be accompanied by kids. For more information call (618) 242-6322.
September 23 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out each week and enjoy Ice cold craft beers and unwind with local wines while watching live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of fresh produce, hot food, handmade items, and specialty items. For more information call (618) 242-3151.
September 23 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
September 24 Bluford Ruritan Club 50/50 Breakfast at Bluford Ruritan Club, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Admission is free.  Donation breakfast for the community serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, with your choice of juice, coffee or milk.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
September 24 Game Day at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games, miniature games, role playing games, and card games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
September 24 Barbara Kay as Betsy Ross at Jefferson County Historical Village, 2 p.m.  Join Ms. Kay for her first person portrayal of Betsy Ross.  Stories will cover incidents throughout Betsy Ross' life including the question regarding whether she made the USA's first flag.  Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
September 24 Southern Illinois A.B.A.T.E. Long Ride Poker Run at 10th Street Burger king, 8:30 a.m.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m.  Ride begins at 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Admission is $10.  Take a leisurely ride through Southern Illinois, all vehicles welcome.  For more information call (618) 478-2243. 
September 24 Cedarhurst Concert Series: New Chicago Chamber Orchestra at Cedarhurst, 7:30 p.m. Cedarhursts 38th concert series season kicks off with a performance by The New Chicago Chamber Orchestra with a reputation for performing great music for people of Illinois and music lovers around the world as they perform live throughout the United States, for radio and television broadcasts, and on commercial recordings. The Orchestra was among the first of Illinois cultural service organizations to reach across cultural and economic lines, bringing the heritage of great classical music to people from all walks of life. Its Music for Young Listeners programs have introduced thousands of youth to classical music. Tickets: $25 each, Cedarhurst Members $20, $5 for students with valid ID. Season tickets for the series: $100 per personCedarhurst Members $75.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
September 25 Ironclad Art: The Motorcycle at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. The family-friendly event uses the outdoor sculpture park at Cedarhurst as an exhibition area to recognize the motorcycle as a sculptural object and a vehicle for self-expression. Ironclad Art: The Motorcycle is unlike any other bike show in southern Illinois. Now in its 12th year, this program strives to capture the personal expression, creativity and spirit that permeate the history and culture of motorcycling. Register bike(s) for judging for just $10 each; viewing is free and open to the public. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
September 26 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 28 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
September 30 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
September 30-October 2 Mt. Vernon Fall Festival in Downtown Mt. Vernon 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.  Free annual fall celebration featuring live entertainment, parade, car show, Paw Fest contests, Kids area with lazer tag & pumpkin contest and vendors.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
September 30-October 2 14th Annual Women's Conference at Southtown Apostolic Church, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday  Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children.  Bringing unity to our community.  For more information call (618) 244-7178.
October 2016
October 1-2 Heritage Festival at Jefferson County Historical Village, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The Jefferson County Historical Village will host its annual Heritage Festival the first weekend of October. Demonstrations and old-time crafters will be on the grounds, as well as costumed docents to provide tours of the Historical Village.  Food and drink will also be available for sale.  There will be a church service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Mt. Olive Church.  Musical performances are scheduled throughout both days.  Admission is Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
October 3 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 5 Art Coffee & Conversation at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Join us for casual conversation about current events in the art world.  Coffee and Dessert will be served.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
October 5 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 7 Kingsmen Auto Club 7th Annual Cruise Nights at Rend Lake College Marketplace, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Admission is Free.  Family friendly event, gift card giveaways, refreshments available, DJ & music by the RLC Marketplace & the Kingsmen, discounts available at the market place.  For more information call (618) 246-6622 or (618) 244-7711.
October 7 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
October 7-9 Women's Conference at Southtown Apostolic Church, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.  Admission is Free Friday night, $10 for adults and $7 for children Saturday, and Free Sunday.  For more information call (618) 242-4077.
October 10 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 12 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 14-15 Balloons Over Mt. Vernon at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday.  Free to attend.  Se 1st Hot Air Balloons and all types of aircraft including current and retired U.S. Military Warbirds.  Attend nightly balloon glows, a Saturday morning United Way pancake breakfast, and a Saturday car show.  EAA Young Eagles Flights available for kids ages 8-17 on Saturday and much more.  For more information call (618) 242-7016.
October 14 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
October 17 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 18 Chat Session at Jefferson County Historical Village, 1 p.m.  The October topic is "Car Dealers."  Anyone interested in sharing stories or just listening to a historical discussion about Jefferson County is invited to participate.  Participants can bring photos, artifacts or other items to show and tell.  Registration is not required.  Discussion topics change monthly.  Free and open to the public.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
October 19 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 21 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
October 22 Bluford Ruritan Club 50/50 Breakfast at Bluford Ruritan Club, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Admission is free.  Donation breakfast for the community serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, with your choice of juice, coffee or milk.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
October 24 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 26 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
October 28 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
October 29 Rebel Voices: Songs of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen at Jefferson County Historical Village, 2 p.m.  Musician and labor historian Bucky Halker's presentation combines musical performance and commentary as he visits a sampling of songs by Hill, Guthrie, Dylan, and Springsteen.  Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
October 31 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 2016
November 2 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 4 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
November 7 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 9 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 11 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
November 14 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 15 Chat Session at Jefferson County Historical Village, 1 p.m.  The November topic is "Medical Care."  Anyone interested in sharing stories or just listening to a historical discussion about Jefferson County is invited to participate.  Participants can bring photos, artifacts or other items to show and tell.  Registration is not required.  Discussion topics change monthly.  Free and open to the public.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
November 16 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 18 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
November 19 Sarah Lannom Musical Performance at Jefferson County Historical Village, 2 p.m.  Sarah Lannom is a solo acoustic singer and songwriter from Southern Illinois.  Her favorite artist and greatest influence is Simon and Garfunkel.  She will perform cover songs with a twist along with her own originals.  Her style has a very different Folk/Coffee house flavor to it.  Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
November 20 Holiday Open House at Lena's Flowers & Things, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Stroll through all of the Holiday Decor.  For more information call (618) 244-0567.
November 21 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 23 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 25 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
November 28 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
November 30 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 2016
December 1 Chocolate Festival at Jefferson County Historical Village, 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  The Jefferson County Historical Society's Chocolate Festival includes a chocolate contest, chocolate tasting and bake sale.  Contest categories include cakes, cookies, brownies, candy, and bread recipes.  For contest rules and entry forms, contact the Historical Society office.  Tasting and bake sale are open to the public.  Tickets are $5 per person.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
December 2 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
December 3 Country Gold Musical Performance at Jefferson County Historical Village, 2 p.m.  The Country Gold band plays Classic Country and Old Time Rock.  The band consists of a steel guitar, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, base and drums, along with their talented singers.  All of the members of the band are from Southern Illinois.  Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
December 5 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 6 Winter Quarterly Dinner and Program at Jefferson County Historical Village, 6:30 p.m.  The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a winter quarterly dinner and program.  Pre-registration is required.  Admission is $8 per person.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
December 7 Art Coffee & Conversation at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Join us for casual conversation about current events in the art world.  Coffee and Dessert will be served.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
December 7 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 9 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
December 12 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 14 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 16 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
December 16-18 Christmas Model Train and Nativity Exhibits at Jefferson County Historical Village, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.  Come experience these Christmas holiday exhibits for a special holiday activity for the whole family.  The model train exhibit will have several running train sets with different gauges and village settings.  Additional historical model trains will be on display In the 40's and 50's, train sets became a popular Christmas tradition.  Families would add to the train set yearly for friends and families to see.  There will also be a variety of Nativity sets from all over the world for viewing.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
December 19 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 20 Chat Session at Jefferson County Historical Village, 1 p.m.  The December topic is "Communications."  Anyone interested in sharing stories or just listening to a historical discussion about Jefferson County is invited to participate.  Participants can bring photos, artifacts or other items to show and tell.  Registration is not required.  Discussion topics change monthly.  Free and open to the public.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
December 21 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 23 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.
December 26 Senior Circle Stitchers at Crossroads Office Building, 3505 Broadway, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our Senior Circle Stitchers are now located in the basement of the office building located just off Broadway next to WMIX. If you enter all the way around the back there is an elevator to take you down to where they are located. This group is very active making a variety of things to help kids, seniors and anyone who may need something for warmth or security. You can come and spend some time or just come and find out what you can do on your own at home.  Come as you can.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 28 Senior Circle Bingo at Crossroads Hospital Conference Center, 2 p.m.  Spend an afternoon socializing and maybe even win a prize.  We keep a monthly tally of winners for a $25 gift card to the one who wins the most bingo games in a month.  Also, if you come and don't win, your name is put in a drawing for the "second chance" prize at the end of the month which is also a $25 gift card.  No reservation required.  For more information call (618) 241-8510.
December 30 Friday Night Magic at Asgard Keep, 1001 Olin Ln, Mt. Vernon, IL 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. Come out for card games and good times every Friday evening. New games, activities and raffles each week. Cost range is $5-$15. For more information call (618) 315-6190.

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