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Area Blood Drives:Thu, April 27: Donoho Prairie Christian Church, Texico, 3p-7p
Fri, April 28: Rolland Lewis Community Building, Mt.Vernon, 2p-6p
Sun, April 30: Tamaroa Community Center, 10:30a-2:30p
Mon, May 1: Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church, 3p-7p
Thu, May 4: Rend Lake Market Place Center, Mt.Vernon, 12p-4p
Fri, May 5: Chesterfield Village Apartments, Mt.Vernon, 2p-6p
Wed, May 10: Dix Community Center, 2p-6p
Wed, May 10: First Baptist Church, Du Quoin, 3p-7p
Mon, May 15: Whittington Church, 2p-6p
Mon, May 15: St.Marys School, Centralia, 2p-6p
Thu, May 18: Centralia American Legion Hall, 11a-6p
Thu, May 18: Laborers Local 1197, McCleansboro, 2p-6p
Thu, May 18: Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin, 12p-5p
Sun, May 21: St.Theresa Catholic Church, Salem, 8a-1p
Mon, May 22: Heritage Woods, Benton, 3p-7p
Tue, May 23: St.Marys Catholic Church, Carlyle, 2p-6p
Wed, May 24: First Baptist Church, Woodlawn, 12:30p-4:30p
Fri, May 26: Meadowbrook Christian Church, Mt.Vernon, 3p-6p
Fri, May 26: Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Salem, 10a-2p
Tue, May 30: Ashley Community Building, 2p-6p
Tue, May 30: Hampton Building, Christopher, 2p-6p
Wed, May 31: Salem Township Hospital, 10a-2p
American Red Cross 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to Schedule a Donation Appointment, Or Visit redcrossblood.org
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts:February 19 - April 30, 2017.
Main Gallery- Collections of John Foster
Beal Grand Corridor- The annual partnered exhibit with SIU-C shares a sampling of the region's best creative photography
Regenhardt Gallery, Shrode Art Center- Painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, fiber, mixed media, wood, fine jewelry and metal works will be on display as part of the annual Fine Art and Craft Competition.
Beck Family Center: TBA
Gallery admission $5, Cedarhurst Members Free, Thursday Admission Free!
Cedarhurst Concert Series:
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Concerned Citizens of Jefferson County:
Click here for information regarding the proposed tax increase and other important information.April
Mt.Vernon City Schools Preschool Program Enrollment:
Registration for new students will be April 27 at Dr.Andy Hall Early Childhood Center, 301 S. 17th Street.
Call 244-8087 to schedule an appointment.
Enrolling for the 2017-18 school year for children ages 3-5, including children with disabilities.
Past Pastimes before Television Exhibit:
Thu, April 27 from 4pm to 6pm in the Schweinfurth Museum at the Historical Village in Mt.Vernon
This exhibit will feature displays of past entertainment opportunities in Jefferson County. Fairs, the circus, movies, Chautauqua and radios will be included.
Refreshments will be available, call 246-0033 for more information.
(27th Street is currently under construction from Richview Rd to the village. You may take 12th Street (Willshire) to Highland View and turn west)
The Happening at Cedarhurst explores Activism through the Arts:
Fri, April 28
Doors open at 7 pm. $5 admission, Cedarhurst members are Free.
Cash Bar, Food concesssions from the Frosty Mug.
Music-based program facilitated by Nathan Brouwer and featuring several of our favorite local musicians!
Tellin' Tales Comedy Tour with Joey & Dan at The Granada.
Fri, April 28
Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7. "America's Funniest Cops!" Clean Comedy Show
Ticket prices are $12 in advance and $17 at the door. Children 10 & under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at The Mt.Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau located at 200 Potomac Blvd.
Ticket and concession proceeds benefit Mt.Vernon Festivals, Inc. Alcoholic beverage concessions benefit the Granada Center for the Performing Arts.
King City Clean Up Day:
Sat, April 29.. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Veterans Park Mt.Vernon
Join Re/Max Elite and the City of Mt.Vernon in a City Wide Clean Up. Call Lindsey at 204-5084 to sign up.
All volunteers will get a Free T-Shirt! The biggest team will receive a trophy. The city will be divided in sections which will be swept by teams made up of several hundred volunteers. These teams will have trash bags, gloves and event t-shirts.
12th Annual LCPL J.Kyle Price Memorial Ride:
Sat, April 29
All Vehicles Welcome, Ride led by Marine Vets MC, Full Police Escort
10:00 to 11:30 am: Registration at Woodlawn Veterans Memorial
11:45 am: Opening Ceremony
12:45 pm: Kickstands Up
2:00 pm: Arrive at Mt.Vernon Outland Airport...Ceremony Hall of Honor & Col. R.D. White Military Museum
3:30 pm: Depart Airport
4:30 pm: Closing Ceremony, Dinner & Raffles at Woodlawn Bar. Live Entertainment by American Lion
Cost is $25 for full event & $10 evening only
Proceeds go to the LCPL J.Kyle Price Memorial Foundation that provides several scholarships to Woodlawn HS Students as well as one Jefferson County and one Marion County student. The Foundation also supports Woodlawn Cub & Boy Scouts, HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes and various other military related organizations.
Call 618-978-4738 or 978-3006 for more information.
5th Annual Bark For Life of Jefferson County:
Sat, April 29 at Veterans Park in Mt.Vernon from Noon - 2 pm
Registration at 11 am, $20 per dog, limit 2. Pre-Registration fee is $15 per dog, limit 2.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a Relay For Life Fundraising event that will honor the care giving qualities of our canine "Best Friends".
All Dogs Must Be On A Leash.
All kinds of contests will start at 12:30 pm.
Enjoy Food, Music, Vendor Fair.
Call Shannon at 618-214-5937 or Barb at 618-316-8164 for more information.
Salem Community Theatre Annual Fundraiser:
Sat, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the high energy comedy performance of Dale Jones and his wife Jodi White.
Doors open at 7 pm.
Tickets are $25 per person and include one drink tickets. Event open to persons 18 years of age and over.
Tickets available at Salem City Hall and Salem Travel.
For more information call Meredith at 548-9797.
Sat, May 6 at St.Theresa Gym in Salem
Door open at 6 pm, Races start at 7
Tickets are $20, includes Beer/Soft Drinks, Sandwiches and Snacks
10 Mouse Races, 6 mice per race
Proceeds benefit St.Theresa School
Brought to you by the Knights of Columbus Council 6985 and Fairmont Mouse Racing
For tickets call Luke Purcell at 513-0233
St.Theresa Grade School Chicken Dinner:
Sun, May 7.. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10, Dine in or Curb Side Pick-up.. 190 North Ohio in Salem
Call 548-0899 or 548-3492.
Granada Classic Kids Matinee
featuring.. The Good Dinosaur
Mother's Day Tea & Brunch at Cedarhurst:
Sat, May 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30. Free to the Public, Children must be
accompanied by an adult. Nu Bowl Lanes will give away a Free Kids Party
before each movie.
Sponsored by Banterra Bank
Sun, May 14 at Noon
Reservation only..due May 10th. First come, first served.Call 242-1236 x237
Tickets are $22 per person, $20 Cedarhurst Members, $10 Children 10 & under
Enjoy Brunch, Dessert Delicacies, Variety of Teas, Mimosas
Brett Gibbs on Piano
Marine Vets MC Catfish Tournament:
Sat, May 20 at Rend Lake
5am Registration at Lake Zone Bait & Tackle on Hwy 37 in Whittington
$25 per person entry fee, max of 2 adults per boat. Kids 12 & under Free with consenting adult. All Fish weighed must be caught by rod and reel only.
Cash Prizes and Plaques, All proceeds donated to Veterans Organizations.
Call Kipp Shelton at 618-316-8790 for more info.
Comic & Toy Expo:
Sat, May 20 at the Salem Community Center from 10am to 4pm
Come out and see your favorite superheroes. Check out the artists and authors from the surrounding area, plus all your favorite collectors.
Visit their facebook page for more details and information.
Goose Creek Classic 5K & 10K Run / 2.5K Walk & Kids-K
Sat, May 27 at Odin City Park
Registration @ 7am, Race at 8, Kids-K (under 10) @ 9am
Cost is $25. Kids-K Free
More information and registration forms available at odinishome.com
Waltonville 125 Year Celebration Bags Tournament - Hosted by Waltonville Fire Protection District
Sat, May 27
204 West Elm Street in Waltonville
Registration 9:00 - 9:30 am
First Throw 9:45 am
JuneAmy Center Golf Benefit
Fri, June 2 at Greenview Golf Course in Centralia
Registration at 8:30 a.m. Tee Off at 9:30, Lunch to follow
$80 Fee ($70 if payment received by May 19)
For registration or more information call 244-2100
Sat & Sun, June 4 & 5th at Veterans Park in Mt.Vernon
PawFest is a celebration of pets! Formerly a part of Fall Fest, PawFest has broken off to be its own event. The festival will feature vendor booths, concessions, live demonstrations, pet adoption opportunities, laser tag, inflatables and so much more!
Night at the Museum
Sat, June 9 at Cedarhurst in Mt.Vernon
6:00 pm to Midnight
Tickets will go on sale April 20th!
Discover Cedarhurst at night with after-hours access to intriguing exhibits, exclusive demonstrations and hands-on discovery! Kids in K through fifth grades will love this fun-filled event, which includes a Party on the Back Patio, Water Games, Scavenger Hunt, Glow Carnival and much more.
General Admission: $30 - first child / $25 - each additional child
Cedarhurst Members: $25 per child
Chaperones required - no admission fee
St. Baldridge Kids with Cancer
Centralia Calender of Events:
For more information visit: www.CentraliaIL.com
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent or do you just want to learn more about the requirements? If so, please come to the Mt.Vernon DCFS Office at 321A Withers Drive in Mt.Vernon on the last Tuesday of every month between 4pm & 7pm or call Vivian Robinson at 244-8400. Make a Difference in the life of a child
Helping Jefferson County Senior Citizens:
Sunshine Center Home Delivered Meal Program. Your generosity will help continue their home delivered meal program. Contact the Sunshine Center to set up and automatic monthly donation, 242-1510 option 6.