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November 2022

YMCA Basketball for K-2nd Grade Registration

November 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
YMCA of Jefferson County,
2424 Broadway, Mt.Vernon, 62864 United States
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Local Blood Drives

November 28 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

For more information and to find a blood drive near you visit redcrossblood.org  Mon, Nov 28: Summersville Baptist Church, 1114 Fairfield Road, Mt.Vernon, 2:00 – 6:00 pm Mon, Nov 28: Rolland Lewis Community Building, South 27th Street, Mount Vernon, 12:00 – 5:00 pm Tue, Nov 29: Centralia American Legion Hall, 117 South Poplar, 12:00 – 5:00 pm Wed, Nov 30: Ashley Community Building, 660 East Main Street, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Thu, Dec 1: Crossroads Community Hospital, 8 Doctors Park Road,…

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The Lights: An Exhibition of Holiday Magic at Cedarhurst

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - December 31 @ 9:00 pm
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts,
2600 E Richview Rd, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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Just over the river and through the woods, The Lights will transform the Cedarhurst campus into a winter wonderland with 10 dazzling light features installed along a 3/4 mile walking loop designed to highlight the best of the Cedarhurst campus. From distinct building architecture to the beautiful sculpture park, there is no better setting to experience the magic of the holidays. Immerse yourself in the 50-foot Tunnel of Illumination that guides visitors into the wooded walking trails. Feel the festivity…

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December 2022

FREE Children’s Orthopedic Clinic

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Neuromuscular Orthopaedic Institute,
302 Broadway Street, Mt.Vernon , IL 62864 United States
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The Mount Vernon Elks 819, Centralia Elks 493, Fairfield Elks 1631, Salem Elks 1678 and McLeansboro Elks 1882 Lodges in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, December 1, 2022.  The clinic is from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and is by appointment only.  To make an appointment call the Illinois Elks Children’s Care office at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. …

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Cookie Walk

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
3205 Broadway, Mt.Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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Do you like Christmas cookies?  First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon is holding its annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-noon.  Come in and make your selection, or grab a box of assorted cookies delivered to your car.   We are located at 3205 Broadway.  Call 618.246.6261 for more information.

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Holiday Craft Fair

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Veterans Park, Mt. Vernon,
800 S. 27th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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Just in time for Christmas! Shop from over 40 local crafters. Everything is handmade. Find soaps, wooden crafts, handmade jewelry, quilts, blankets, decor, & so much more! Concession items available including hot dogs, chili, and nachos. Don’t miss the craft fair of the season! Admission is FREE. For more information call the Parks & Recreation office at 618-242-6890.

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Mt. Vernon Christmas Light Fight Parade & Activities

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us downtown Mt. Vernon for the annual Christmas Parade & Activities! The theme this year is Mt. Vernon Christmas Light Fight so break out those lights and show us who will take the trophy for best lit parade float! After the parade stick around to decorate cookies, make a craft, visit Santa in his cottage, have some hot cocoa and more! This event is free and open to the public.

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Centralia Cultural Society play…

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - December 10 @ 9:00 pm
Centralia Cultural Society,
1250 E Rexford, Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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“Not a Creature was Stirring… Not Even a Moose” A play by Pat Cook Performed by The Little Theatre Players https://fb.me/e/2aVu1lKC0 Centralia Cultural Society 1250 E Rexford Centralia, IL 62801 Tickets available at the door

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Children’s Gingerbread Building Party

December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society,
1411 North 27th Street, Mt.Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a children’s party for ages 5 and up. Children will make gingerbread houses. The cost is $5.00 per child. Pre-registration is required. Please call 618-246-0033 to register. Space is limited to 15 children. Admission Free

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Model Train and Nativity Exhibit

December 10 @ 10:00 am - December 18 @ 4:00 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society,
1411 North 27th Street, Mt.Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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December 10,11,17,18 Christmas Model Train and Nativity Exhibits at the Village. Come experience these Christmas holiday exhibits for a special holiday activity for the whole family. The model train exhibit will have several running train sets with different gauges and village settings. Additional historical model trains will be on display. In the 40s and 50s, train sets became a popular Christmas tradition. Families would add to the train set yearly for friends and families to see. There will also be…

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