Datebook

Aug
1
Sat
AKC Dog Show
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
AKC Dog Show @ The Pavilion of the City of Marion | Marion | Illinois | United States

Crab Orchard Kennel Club will host their Annual AKC Dog Show at The Pavilion of the City of Marion. There will be special clinics available by appointment, concessions, and vendors selling dog-related items.

Aug
3
Mon
Williamson County Fair
Aug 3 – Aug 8 all-day
Williamson County Fair @ Williamson County Fairgrounds | Marion | Illinois | United States

The Williamson County Fair continues to draw residents from Southern Illinois and beyond. The grandstand events still thrill young and old alike and the Saturday Championship Demo Derby is always sold out long before the first car takes to the track. Local residents bring their arts and crafts for cash prizes and of course bragging rights with the ribbons. Horsemen have enjoyed harness races on the same track for over a hundred years. On the east end of the grounds, Western, Gaited, and Speed horse shows are well attended.

Aug
21
Fri
Shadfly Festival
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Vendors, food, drink, cash 50/50, live music and a lighted boat parade along the Mississippi River banks.

Aug
29
Sat
Think Pink 5k-10k Family Fun Day
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a 5k-10k walk or run and a Family Fun Day for the whole family, All proceeds to benefit the Breast Care Center in Vincennes,In.

Aug
30
Sun
Lecture Series #1 (Normal 1-5-0)
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm

The Past Is (Indeed) Prologue: Normal, Illinois. Early Years, 1853-1967.

Sep
12
Sat
McLean Co. Barn Keepers Annual Baarn Tour
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sept. 12, Saturday-The McLean Co. Barn Keepers will hold their 10th annual tour in Chenoa Twp., Chenoa, Il. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Maps and registration will be available at the Chenoa Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.Pick up your map and travel at your own leisure. Rain or shine. 309-475-6951 or 309-378-2406 www.mcleancobarnkeepers.org. See us on Facebook.

Sep
18
Fri
Shadows of Elmwood
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 9:00 pm

A historic tour of Flora’s Elmwood Cemetery. Your evening will begin and conclude at the Flora Depot. Board hayride wagons and be transported into Elmwood Cemetery. You’ll stay aboard the wagons and find several interesting characters waiting to tell their stories. Tickets purchased at the event, concessions available.

Oct
4
Sun
Lecture Series #5 (Normal 1-5-0)
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion. Normal’s Boom Years: Growth and Economic Expansion 1967-1993.
Panelists: Dave Anderson, Paul Harmon, Susan Kern, Randy Wood
Moderator Dan Irvin

Oct
6
Tue
Lecture Series #2 (Normal 1-5-0)
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm

Ruth Cobb – Normal’s City of Children: The Illinois Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Children’s School.

Oct
11
Sun
Lecture Series #6 (Normal 1-5-0)
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

2 PM: Lecture Series #6 (Uptown Station 4th Floor)
Panel Discussion: Normal Blossoms: Growth, Redevelopment, and Planning for Sustainability 1993-2015.
Panelists: Mark Peterson, Chris Koos, Dottie Bushnell, Alan Chapman
Moderator: Dan Irvin