Movie Night
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Movies about nature provide viewers of all ages with an opportunity to learn about the outside world. This month’s showing will be “Leave It To Beavers” from 6-8p.m. There will be a short discussion by AmeriCorps members following the showing. 618-634-2231.

Easter Sunrise Service
Apr 5 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am

Annual Easter Service held at the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross, music & refreshments. Contact 618-893-2344 or

Galena to Commemorate Sesquicentennial of Surrender at Appomattox
Apr 9 all-day

Beginning April 9, the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum have events planned throughout the month to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. U. S. Grant, marking the end of the Civil War. Activities include theatrical performances, walking tours and exhibits, a Civil War fashion show, concerts and more. Go to the website for full details.

Antique Tractor Show
Apr 11 all-day

Tractors from several surrounding states line Main Street. Enjoy tractor driving contests, trophies, food, and much more. For more information call 618-683-5637 or visit

Gem and Mineral Show
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

Join in the Annual Gem and Mineral Show at The Pavilion of the City of Marion; showing off Indian artifacts, fossils, lapidary displays, shell crafts and much more. For more information call 618-993-2657

Birding at Wolff Wetland Guided Hike
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Master Naturalist Anne Parmley on a birding walk at Cache River State Natural Area, Michael Wolff Memorial Wetland. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at Marshall Ridge Access, located ¾ of a mile north of the Cache River State Natural Area headquarters, 930 Sunflower Lane, Belknap, IL 9-11a.m., contact 618-657-2064 for more information.

Morel Mushroom Festival
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day

Registration information can be found online at Advanced registration is $10/day and registration after March 31st is $15/day.

Springthyme in the Country
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm

Come for Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music, country cooking, shopping and good old country fun! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a weekend of fun. For further information contact Katy Newbold at 618-922-0562.

2015 Gathering at Macktown
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

Ttalk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers and craftsmen who have gathered to trade news and goods. Demonstrations of blackpowder shooting, skirmishes, tomahawk throwing and fighting, and early crafts and lifeways. Period foods and crafts will be available for purchase. Admission is $7.00, Students $5.00, contact or or call 815-624-4200.

River to River Relay
Apr 25 all-day

Come join the fun of the annual relay race held in Southern Illinois. The race stretches from the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, covering over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-way highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River. 240 eight-member teams compete running 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles. Contact or 618-727-1892 for more information.