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February 2016
February 2 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 3 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.
February 4 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
February 5 First Friday Story Time: Hugs and Hearts! at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m.  Join us under the tree in the Family Center as we celebrate Valentines Day.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 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.
February 6 The Financial Aid Process at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6 p.m.  ISA Corps members are experts at simplifying the world of financial aid.  This presentation covers average college costs, types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, of FAFSA), financial aid award packages, and other important information.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 7 Scholastic Art Awards Presentation Ceremony at Cedarhurst, 3 p.m.  Each year Cedarhurst hosts the regional competition and presents awards for outstanding artworks created by students in southern Illinois. Several pieces will go on to national competition in New York, and Cedarhursts Administrative Counselors will present a scholarship award for the best senior portfolio.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 9 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 9 FAFSA Completion Night at C.E. Brehm Library, 6 p.m.  ISA Corps members will be available to help students and parents complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.  You need to bring last year's tax information, Drivers Licenses or State IDs, information on Date of Birth, Social Security Numbers, information on Marriage Status (with dates of any changes) for both parents and students (where applicable).  Resident aliens will also need to bring their immigration papers and ID numbers.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 9 Mardi Gras Party at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Let the good times roll!  Come into the library and party like you're from New Orleans.  There will be food, music, crafts, games, and of course, stories.  Caregiver attendance is required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 10 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.
February 11 Mt. Vernon Township High School AASU Presents: A Double Feature; Marcus Wilson & Anthony Hargrove at MVTHS Auditorium, 7 p.m.  Mt. Vernon Township High School welcomes Marcus Wilson, a former 11-year professional basketball player, now assistant basketball coach at St. Louis University; and Anthony Hargrove, a former NFL player, 2009 Super Bowl champion with the New Orleans Saints, now education technologist and speed fitness trainer, will address MVTHS and the community showing proof that your circumstances can be conquered. Marcus and Anthony will also share their amazing stories.  You don't want to miss out!  including 50/50 Raffle and Admission Ticket Raffle Drawing.  Cost is $2 for students with an ID and $5 for adults.  For more information call (618) 244-3700.
February 11 Brehm Story Hour 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.
February 11 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.
February 11 George Washington Stories From His Life at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.  You are invited to take a trip back in time and talk to the hero of the American Revolutionary War.  Lend an ear to the man, learn the myths, and truths, about the father of our country.  Hear about how he talks about his adventures as a young adult with a friend Christopher Gist, to how he may have started the Seven Year War, his service in the American Revolutionary War, and his Presidency.  A program by David Wolf.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 11 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
February 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.
February 12 Cedarhurst Member Mardi Gras at Cedarhurst, 7 p.m.  Witness the Cedarhurst Performance Hall transform into Bourbon Street for this special membership party celebrating Mardi Gras! For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 13 Classic Kids Matinee: Minions at The Granada, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Drawing for kids birthday party and an appearance by Cedar Mouse.  Free to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.    For more information call (618) 740-0707.
February 13 Mardi Gras at the Library at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Free samples of red beans & rice will be given out at noon.  Dixieland Jazz by Tom Baker's Mardi Gras Band begins at 1:30 p.m.  Dancing Encouraged!  Free Masks for the first 50 people who attend.  Free beads until we run out.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 12-14 Midwestern Herb and Garden Show at Times Square Mall, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.  Including  Keynote speaker Chuck Voight, University of Illinois Extension Specialist, Vegetable Crops.  Other sessions include basic culinary herbs, raising orchids, chili peppers, soil health for the backyard gardener, practical weed control.  Hands on classes include mosiac flower pots, hypertufa, broom tying, jewelry making and much more.  Admission is Free.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
February 13-14 Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Homeshow at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, 9 a.m. - 5 Saturday and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.  Vendors will be on hand encompassing virtually all aspects of home improvement including but not limited to windows, landscaping, furniture, roofing, garage doors, cabinets, concrete, pools, spas, flooring homeowner's insurance.  Save time by meeting nearly 100 companies under one roof. Discover new and interesting products.  Find the best resources for all stages of home improvement.  For more information call (618) 242-5725.
February 16 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 16 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.
February 17 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.
February 18 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.
February 18 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.
February 18 All About Scholarships at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6 p.m.  This ISA presentation is designed to introduce students to the process of applying for scholarships.  The basics of a scholarship application are included, with tips from successful applicants.  It will cover high school resources and provide students with reputable sources of information.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 18 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
February 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.
February 20 Amelia Earhart at Historical Village, 2 p.m. Amelia Earhart, portrayed by Barbara Kay, will hold a press conference before her 1937 flight attempt around the world.  Earhart's childhood, occupations, and flight experiences will all be covered during her program.  Kay is a retired high school history teacher.  Her first person interpretations are a favorite of the Jefferson County Historical Society.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
February 20 United Way Annual Dinner at Holiday Inn, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Dinner and auction fundraiser with live chef demonstration and wine pairing by chef Michael Freeman of M&M Courtyard Cafe & Coffee House.  For more information call (618) 242-8000.
February 20 Members Preview Reception at Cedarhurst, 6:30 p.m.  Cedarhurst members are invited to view new gallery exhibitions, including paintings by SIU-C Professor Emeritus Michael Onken, photographs by SIU-C students and staff, regional work presented in the Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition Exhibition, and 3D-printed works by Chicago artist Tom Burtonwood. Non members may purchase tickets for $5.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 20-21 Home, Garden & Business Expo at Centralia Recreation Complex 115 E. Second St., 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.  Featuring 70 plus vendors, door prizes, do-it-yourself demonstrations.  Admission is $2 for adults and free for children.  For more information call (618) 532-6789. 
February 21 New Exhibitions Open to Public at Cedarhurst, 1 p.m.  Main Gallery: Dreamscapes, The Magical Realism of Michael Onken showcases the artists beguiling and mysterious paintings. Onken is Professor Emeritus of Painting at SIUC where he taught for 34 years. Beal Grand Corridor Gallery: The annual photography show carries on a two-and-a-half-decade collaboration between Cedarhurst and SIUC and continues to be an exemplar showcase for the innovative thinking being nurtured at SIUC.  Beck Family Center Gallery: Tom Burtonwood is an artist and educator based in the Chicago area. Like many people he discovered 3D printing by way of the laser cutter and quickly became enamored by the alchemy of it all. Regenhardt Gallery, Shrode Art Center: The Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition is an annual competition open to artists 18 and older living in southern Illinois, south of Interstate 70, including Charleston, IL. Artists compete to win over $1,000 in cash prizes.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 23 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 24 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.
February 25 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.
February 25 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.
February 25 Chili Luncheon Fundraiser at St. Mary's Parish Center, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Annual chili luncheon fundraiser for the Jefferson County Historical Society includes homemade chili with crackers or pork tenderloin sandwiches with chips.  Drink and dessert are also included.  Bake sale items are available for purchase.  Tickets are $8.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
February 25 Book talk and Signing at C.E. Brehm Library, 6:30 p.m.  Local Author Brittany Miller will be at the library to sign and discuss her "Young Adult Fantasy" Books.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
February 25 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
February 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.
February 26 Family Performing Arts Series: Jabali Afrika at Cedarhurst, 7 p.m. Jabali Afrika combines a fusion of traditional African rhythms and original compositions on a wide variety of musical instruments. Dancing and choreography, topped off with stunning African tribal costumes, combine to provide a multi-cultural experience.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
February 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.
February 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.
February 27 Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day at Veterans Park Community Building, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.  All the pancakes and sausage you can eat.  Carryouts available.  For more information call (618) 237-1220.
February 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.
February 27 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 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. 
March 2016
March 1 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.
March 1 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 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.
March 2 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 five Wednesdays is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 2 Cedarhurst Book Club: How Paris Became Paris, by Joan DeJean at Cedarhurst, 12 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch and join us for discussion of this book, which tells how Paris became one of Europes first great walking cities. French literary and cultural scholar DeJean details the planning behind the Pont Neuf, the Louvre, and other iconic sights as she offers a historical perspective on the forces that created Paris and led the way to a new conception of urban living. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 3 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.
March 3 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.
March 3 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
March 4 Lifeboat Alliance Presents Reverse Raffle Cash Bash at Holiday Inn, 5:15 p.m.  Silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner begins at 6 p.m.  We are holding a reverse raffle with a Five Thousand Dollar grand prize.  The final 5 will get a "live" chance to split the pot by unanimous decision.  But if you are eliminated early, don't leave.  Stick around!  You can get back in by answering trivia questions, successfully playing games. You can also  purchase a spot in the final 50 or voice the high bid in the live auction to have your name in the final 10.  For more information call (618) 244-4088 or (618) 308-2781.
March 4 First Friday Story Time: Lucky Leprechauns! at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m.  Come celebrate St. Patricks Day as we read stories from Ireland and about the color green!  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 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.
March 5 Intersection Trio at Cedarhurst, 7:30 p.m.  The musicians of Intersection Trio have individually achieved enviable successes as soloists and chamber musicians in the world of classical music, but each have effectively ventured beyond circumscribed artistic borders. Tickets are $18 or $20 for non-members.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 7 Intro to Computers Workshop at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 4 p.m.  Learn computer basics.  Free to attend.  Registration is required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322 ext. 2
March 8 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.
March 8 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.
March 8 Spring Quarterly Dinner at Historical Village, 6:30 p.m.  The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a spring quarterly dinner and program.  Pre-registration is required.  The cost is $8 per person.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
March 9 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 five Wednesdays is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 10 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.
March 10 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.
March 10 So You Want To Be A Published Writer at C. E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.  Local published authors will lead a panel discussion on editing, finding a publisher, self-publishing, and the nuts and bolts of getting your book ready and getting it published.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
March 10 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
March 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.
March 12 Classic Kids Matinee: The Lego Movie at The Granada, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Drawing for kids birthday party and an appearance by Cedar Mouse.  Free to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.    For more information call (618) 740-0707.
March 12 How To Make Birthday Cards by Rubber Stamping at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 2 p.m.  Carol Payne Stamps will conduct a Stamping 101 Class.  Learn the basics of rubber stamping and card making at this class and go home with two completed cards and coordinating envelopes.  Whether you are a beginner or haven't stamped lately, you will enjoy a creative hour learning about paper crafting. For more information call (618) 242-6322. 
March 12 Celebrity Waiter at Holiday Inn, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  Each celebrity waiter has a themed table.  Adult admission is $40. For more information call (618) 244-2100.
March 15 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.
March 16 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 five Wednesdays is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 16 Beginners Knitting Class at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Learn to knit a simple scarf.  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.
March 17 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.
March 17 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.
March 17 Bringin It Back Folk Music Concert at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.  Bringin It Back is dedicated to reintroducing memorable folk songs from 50's & 60's groups like: Peter Paul & Mary, New Christy Minstrels, Kingston Trio and Bob Dylan.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
March 17 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
March 18 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.
March 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.
March 19 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.
March 19 St. Mary School Raffle Dinner at St. Mary School Gym, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Annual dinner, silent and live auction, raffle with a grand prize of $25,000. 
March 19 Polly Launay Performance at Historical Village, 2 p.m.  If you have never heard Polly play, this is the time.  She is an accomplished violinist who will amaze you with her talent.  In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Polly will be performing Celtic music selections. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information call (618) 246-0033.
March 19 Family Fun Art: Kites! at Cedarhurst, 3 p.m.  Come to Cedarhurst and create a kite!  Will your kite be flight worthy?  Test your creation  in our sculpture park!  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 20 Ensemble Schumann at Cedarhurst, 7:30 p.m.  Joined in a lively and colorful trio, the outstanding artists of Ensemble Schumann present works by Schumann, Brahms, Saint-Sans, Loeffler, Poulenc, Shostakovich and many others. Tickets are $18 or $20 for non-members.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 22 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.
March 22 Celebrate Comic Con at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Join us for a special event celebrating all things comic book.  We'll read from some graphic novels, eat snacks, and play games.  We'll also have a costume contest, so make sure to dress up as your favorite comic book character.  Caregiver attendance is required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
March 23 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 five Wednesdays is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 23 Beginners Knitting Class at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Learn to knit a simple scarf.  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.
March 24 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.
March 24 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.
March 24 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
March 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.
March 26 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.
March 26 Legs for Life 5k at Foundation Park in Centralia, 8 a.m.  5K and 1 mile race through Foundation Park to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Pre-registration cost is $20, after the deadline the cost is $25.  For more information call (618-533-7623.
March 26 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 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.
March 29 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.
March 29 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 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.
March 30 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 five Wednesdays is $50.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
March 31 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.
March 31 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.
March 31 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
April 2016
April 1 First Friday Story Time: Time for the Umbrella! at Cedarhurst, 10 a.m. April showers bring May flowers. We will be reading books about rainy days and spring!  For more info call (618) 242-1236.
April 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.
April 2 Rend Lake College Golf Outlet Demo Day at Golf Outlet, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Golf club demonstration & sales event.  For more information call (618) 242-3001.
April 3 Ashu - Saxophonist at Cedarhurst, 7:30 p.m. While most people have never heard the saxophone in concert music, Ashu has begun to change this, and to rave reviews. Tickets are $18 or $20 for non-members.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
April 4 Intro to Email Workshop at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 4 p.m.  Learn the basics of email.  You must take the "intro to computers workshop" before you can take the Intro to Email workshop.  Free to attend.  Registration is required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
April 5 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
April 6 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.
April 7 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.
April 7 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.
April 7 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
April 8 Sesame Street at Cedarhurst! at Cedarhurst, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  This years collaboration with WSIU will present a fun afternoon of family activities at Cedarhurst centered around some of TVs most popular characters from the PBS favorite childrens show Sesame Street. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
April 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.
April 9 Afternoon Tea at Historical Village, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  This event will be an elegant, relaxed experience.  In addition to a selection of teas and coffee, an abundance of finger sandwiches, sweets and scones will be served.  All proceeds raised will fund programming and upkeep at the Jefferson County Historical Village.  Tickets are $12 for Jefferson County Historical Society members and $15 for non-members.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
April 9 Classic Kids Matinee: Disney's Tangled at The Granada, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Drawing for kids birthday party and an appearance by Cedar Mouse.  Free to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.    For more information call (618) 740-0707.
April 12 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
April 12 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.
April 13 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.
April 14 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.
April 14 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.
April 14 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
April 14-16 2016 Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show at Holiday Inn, 11a.m. - 10 p.m.  Classic country music featuring the steel guitar with vocal performances.  The cost is $12 Thursday and $25 Friday & Saturday.  For more information call (618) 927-3158.
April 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.
April 19 Minecraft Madness at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Are you in love with Minecraft?  If so, come to the library and join other Minecrafters in a little Minecraft Madness.  There will be snacks, games, and crafts.  Caregiver attendance is required.  For more information call (618) 242-6322.
April 19 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
April 20 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.
April 21 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.
April 21 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.
April 21 Taste of Mt. Vernon at the Elks Lodge, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Come and taste good from Mt. Vernon Restaurants & Caterers while listening to music and highlighting downtown improvements.  For more information call (618) 242-6866.
April 21 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
April 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.
April 23 11th Annual LCpl J. Kyle Price Memorial Ride at Chapman Sports Complex, Registration is 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Dinner and Entertainment begins at 4:15 p.m. The cost is $25 for the full event which includes the ride, t-shirt, dinner and entertainment. Dinner only $10, shirts $15. Celebrate the life and 30th birthday of LCpl J. Kyle Price with the 11th anniversary of our ride. Again this year we are welcoming Kyle’s Marine brothers from Lima Batter who served with him in Iraq in 2006. The ride will begin at Chapman Sports Complex in Woodlawn, IL, travels through Centralia, IL, Salem and ends back in our community. Join us to celebrate Kyle’s 30th birthday and the life he lived.  For more information call (618) 978-4738 or visit facebook.com/jkpmemorialfoundation 
April 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.
April 23 The Old Slave House and the Reverse Underground Railroad at Historical Village, 2 p.m.  The Old Slave House is the only remaining building in the Reverse Underground Railroad in Southern Illinois.  Its owner, John Hart Crenshaw, built an extensive business and land holdings on profits from illegal slave trading.  Jon Musgrave, a researcher and Mt. Vernon native, will explain how this national organization sold free slaves back into slavery and the connection to the Old Slave House.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  For more information call (618) 246-0033.
April 23 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 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.
April 26 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 $40.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
April 26 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 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.
April 27 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.
April 28 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.
April 28 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.
April 28 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
May 2016
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 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 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 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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. - 3 p.m.  Come out and shop a variety of antiques, jewelry, children's items, crafts, specialty, rummage, and flea items.  Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh barbecue, fair 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 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 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 12 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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 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 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 19 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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 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 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 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 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
May 27 Fridays Food and Art at Broadway Market in Downtown Mt. Vernon, 205 S. 7th St,  3 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Come out and watch live artist demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and shop a variety of 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 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 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 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 2 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 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 (inside if weather requires) and art-related programs each Thursday evening throughout the summer at Cedarhurst. 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 2 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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. - 3 p.m.  Come out and shop a variety of antiques, jewelry, children's items, crafts, specialty, rummage and flea items.  Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh barbecue, fair food and baked goods from our food vendors.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
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 on the outdoor patio (inside if weather requires)and art-related programs each Thursday evening throughout the summer at Cedarhurst. Admission is free! Food and drink concessions are available each week. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 9 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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 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 (inside if weather requires) and art-related programs each Thursday evening throughout the summer at Cedarhurst. Admission is free! Food and drink concessions are available each week. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 16 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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 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 on the outdoor patio (inside if weather requires) and art-related programs each Thursday evening throughout the summer at Cedarhurst. Admission is free! Food and drink concessions are available each week. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org.  For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 23 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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 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 on the outdoor patio (inside if weather requires) and art-related programs each Thursday evening throughout the summer at Cedarhurst. Admission is free! Food and drink concessions are available each week. Watch for the TNL summer event calendar at cedarhurst.org. For more information call (618) 242-1236.
June 30 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
July 2016
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. - 3 p.m.  Come out and shop a variety of antiques, jewelry, children's items, crafts, specialty, rummage and flea items.  Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh barbecue, fair food and baked goods from our food vendors.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
July 7 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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.  Auction, karaoke, raffles, food, car show, ice cream social.  For more information call (618) 246-4136.
July 14 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 21 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 28 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
July 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.
August 2016
August 4 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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. - 3 p.m.  Come out and shop a variety of antiques, jewelry, children's items, crafts, specialty, rummage and flea items.  Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh barbecue, fair food and baked goods from our food vendors.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
August 11 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 18 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 25 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 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 2016
September 1 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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. - 3 p.m.  Come out and shop a variety of antiques, jewelry, children's items, crafts, specialty, rummage and flea items.  Sit under the covered picnic area and enjoy fresh barbecue, fair food and baked goods from our food vendors.  For more information call (618) 242-3151.
September 8 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 15 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 22 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 29 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 6 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 13 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 20 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 27 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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.
November 2016
November 3 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 10 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 17 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 24 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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.
December 2016
December 1 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 8 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 15 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 22 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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 29 Live From The Atrium at Holiday Inn, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out for live entertainment featuring a different musical guest each week with food & drink specials every Thursday evening. Music begins at 6 p.m. For more information call (618) 241-6956.
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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