Datebook

Mar
24
Fri
Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry @ Abraham Lincoln Presidential Musuem | Springfield | Illinois | United States

Our newest exhibit, Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry, offers fans an interactive look at the historic baseball rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. The museum’s 300,000 annual visitors are a virtual “house divided” when it comes to choosing their favorite baseball team. This exhibit will allow visitors to learn more about each team’s history; showcase original relics from the players, managers, broadcasters, and owners who built each franchise; and encourage visitors to cast a vote for their favorite team. This exhibit is open from March 24 – December 31.

Dec
2
Sat
CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS @ BLUE MOUND CIVIC CENTER | Blue Mound | Illinois | United States

Please come join us for a wonderful Christmas craft show on FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st from 5-8 pm and SATURDAY DECEMBER 2nd from 9-3 pm featuring over 35 vendors. We will hand crafted wreaths, guitar string jewelry, home decor, wood crafts, vinyl items, embroidery, horse shoe crafts, metal art, plus much more. There will be several of your favorite direct sales vendors such as Younique, Cocoa Connection, Pink Zebra, Perfectly Posh, Amway, and many more. Join our event page …Cranberry Christmas 2017 to see pictures of the many items we will offer.

Miracle on Main Street
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miracle on Main Street @ Downtown Lake Zurich | Lake Zurich | Illinois | United States

Be part of the tradition and join us from 3 – 7 pm on Saturday, December 2nd in downtown Lake Zurich for our Miracle on Main Street event. This special evening includes a visit from Santa Claus and is sure to be a memorable event for your child.

Returning again this year will be a beautiful 35 foot tree to be displayed for the holiday season, an opportunity to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer. Event entertainment includes Lake Zurich High School’s Bare Voices and the Academy of Performing Arts. Returning to Miracle on Main Street this year will be children’s crafts, sleigh rides, adult beverages, and food vendors. Cookies and hot cocoa provided by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce and hot cider provided by the Lions Club.

Miracle on Main Street is sponsored by the Village of Lake Zurich, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Zurich Lions Club, Lake Zurich Tire and Auto Inc., and Lumen Optical Kildeer.

Dec
3
Sun
Gym Bob’s Christmas Show
Dec 3 all-day
Gym Bob's Christmas Show @ Gym Bob's Christmas Show | Louisville | Illinois | United States

Gym Bob’s in Bible Grove will be hosting the “Gym Bob’s Jamboree Show”. Doors open at Noon and the show begins at 1PM. This Branson style music show features Classic Country as well as 50’s and 60’s/Oldies for the whole family to enjoy. This monthly show is performed on the first Sunday of every month and performed by Mike Porter, Marsha Banning and the Panther Creek Band. Each show also features a special guest –comprised of some of the finest talent in Illinois! Gym Bobs is located at 44 Apostle Rd in Bible Grove — Reservations are accepted but not required and can be made by calling 618-665-3956. More information regarding upcoming shows can be found online at www.gymbobs.com or www.mikeporter.com

Dec
8
Fri
Holly Jolly Jasper County Christmas
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Around the Court House lawn the HOLLY JOLLY Celebration occurs in honor of Burl Ives who was the voice of Sam the Snowman in the Famous Movie Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The activities on Friday nights include a BonFire, Hot Coco & Cookies, crafts, cookie decorating, coloring contest, children’s Holly Jolly Dash, Receipt for Chamber Bucks Program, the Gigantic Holly Jolly Giveaway and much more. Mostly the businesses around the square stay open to 7:00 and hopes the shopping is staying local that night and throughout week. SANTA appears with Mrs. Clause and several of the characters from the movie. Carolers and musicians play to create that Home town Christmas that everyone enjoys. Come to the the Square on Newton this Christmas Season to enjoy the BURL IVES SPIRIT with the HOLLY JOLLY JASPER COUNTY CHRISTMAS!

Dec
10
Sun
Cabin Christmas Celebration
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cabin Christmas Celebration @ Yanda Log Cabin | Glen Carbon | Illinois | United States

This annual Christmas Celebration will be visited by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The ambiance of the log cabin is a great opportunity for parents to take photos of the children. Refreshments will be served. Visitors are asked to bring a non perishable food item for donation to the Glen Ed Pantry. No reservation is required and no admission is charged. This event is sponsored by the Glen Carbon Museum and Historic Commission.

Dec
15
Fri
Holly Jolly Jasper County Christmas
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Around the Court House lawn the HOLLY JOLLY Celebration occurs in honor of Burl Ives who was the voice of Sam the Snowman in the Famous Movie Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The activities on Friday nights include a BonFire, Hot Coco & Cookies, crafts, cookie decorating, coloring contest, children’s Holly Jolly Dash, Receipt for Chamber Bucks Program, the Gigantic Holly Jolly Giveaway and much more. Mostly the businesses around the square stay open to 7:00 and hopes the shopping is staying local that night and throughout week. SANTA appears with Mrs. Clause and several of the characters from the movie. Carolers and musicians play to create that Home town Christmas that everyone enjoys. Come to the the Square on Newton this Christmas Season to enjoy the BURL IVES SPIRIT with the HOLLY JOLLY JASPER COUNTY CHRISTMAS!

Dec
16
Sat
Pictures with Santa
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop by the Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation as they open their doors to the community for FREE pictures with Santa. (Please bring your own camera.) Santa will be there from noon – 5pm. If your child(ren) bring a letter to Santa, they will get a response mailed back to them. Also – while there register to win a $100 Toys R Us gift card. Winner will be telephoned by Santa at 5 p.m.!!

For further information please call Marie at 988 1234.

The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation awards Scholarships to graduating Herrin and Marion High School Seniors.

Join us later in the evening for a benefit Christmas concert at the Herrin Civic Center featuring Blend Acapella Doo Wop.

Experience the Season
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by The Gathering Place Off Broadway, enjoy dinner and spectacular live entertainment. The opening act is The Greatest Love, The Whitney Houston Experience presented by LaLa Johnson of Dallas, Tx., who is sure to captivate with her dynamic voice as she performs an array of Whitney Houston songs. This show is headed to Las Vegas in 2018! Be sure to stay for the second performance of The Lionel Richie Experience by David Graham and the Retro-Spect Band. Comedy Central veteran David Graham will tickle your funny bone before he and the Retro-Spect band perform greatest hits of Lionel Richie. Advance tickets are required.

Blend Doo Wop Christmas Concert
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Blend Doo Wop Christmas Concert @ Herrin Civic Center | Herrin | Illinois | United States

This is one of Blend’s last concerts on their FAREWELL TOUR!!
You can’t miss out on the FINAL Christmas concert in Herrin: Join us for Blend Acapella’s Doo Wop Christmas concert, which benefits The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation scholarship program. Saturday, December 16th. Doors open at 6; Concert starts at 7. Call Marie at 618 988 1234 to reserve tickets. Tickets $10 each.

EARLIER THE SAME DAY….stop by to see Santa at The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation at 2 North Park Ave., Herrin. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from Noon – 5pm.