Datebook

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
5
Sat
Williamson County Saddle Club IBRA/NBHA Barrel Racing
Sep 5 @ 3:00 pm
Williamson County Saddle Club IBRA/NBHA Barrel Racing @ Williamson County Fairgrounds | Marion | Illinois | United States

Williamson County Saddle Club presents NBHA and IBRA sanctioned Barrel Racing. Trainers at 3PM with show to follow. IWHS & RA points will come from the IBRA classes. To enter the Williamson County Fairgrounds, use the back gate entrance off of East Main Street. For additional information, please contact Jeff Parks (618) 889-2865 or Frank Colombo (618) 925-7064.

Sep
10
Thu
Carterville Free Fair
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – Sep 12 @ 10:00 pm
Carterville Free Fair @ Cannon Park | Carterville | Illinois | United States

This annual event presented by the Carterville Lions/Lioness Club is held on Labor Day weekend at Cannon Park and includes a 5K run, parade, carnival, games, free entertainment, food and much more. Come see the Ping-Pong Avalanche and the big wheel races.

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.

Butterfly Round Up at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterfly Round Up at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge @ Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | Marion | Illinois | United States

Monarch Butterflies travel through our area each year on their way to spend the cold months of winter in Mexico. Visitors are invited to help catch and tag these butterflies as they feed and rest at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations are recommended.

Veterans on Parade
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am
Veterans on Parade @ Marion Main Street | Marion | Illinois | United States

The Veterans on Parade started as an annual event where people could walk down Main Street and be recognized for their service to our country. It has now grown into a parade of recognition, remembrance, and reverence.

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.

Sep
19
Sat
Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference @ John A. Logan College | Carterville | Illinois | United States

The 28th Annual Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference will be held at John A. Logan College. Learn about the health issues that affect your life and allow captivating speakers to inspire you to commit to a healthier and happier lifestyle. There will be an array of health screenings and exhibits you should find informative and interesting. You can select 4 breakout sessions to attend. They are all part of a conference designed to provide women a day to learn more about their health in a relaxed, inviting setting.

Refuge Clean Up at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Refuge Clean Up at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge @ Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | Marion | Illinois | United States

The Friends of Crab Orchard Refuge will be hosting the Annual Crab Orchard Clean Up at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area. Spend the day outdoors and help keep Crab Orchard beautiful.