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Gum Drop Drive Holiday & Light Displays

Take a scenic drive or walk through the Anna city park.  Trees and light poles in the City park will be decorated with LED lights for the holiday season.  Everyone is invited to drive or walk through during this time to enjoy the display!

Wedding Band by Alice Childress

Set in 1918 South Carolina, Wedding Band is an unsparing tale about the decade-long romance between a black seamstress and a white baker who love each other devotedly, while enduring disapproval from whites and scorn from blacks. They confront the possibility of living a normal married life as Herman falls Read more…

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings at Varsity Theater

December 1-3 & 7-10, 2023 (Musical Comedy) You may remember back in our 38th season when we presented "Forever Plaid", a hilarious musical featuring the sounds of four guys in plaid singing nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s in a classic barbershop quartet style. Well, the guys in plaid are Read more…

Illinois Botanizer’s Best of Illinois Nature 2023

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda

Botanist Chris Benda (aka Illinois Botanizer) travels throughout Illinois every year, visiting nature preserves, leading nature tours for the public, and en-countering all kinds of neat plants and animals. Join him as he presents photographs highlighting his best nature encounters of 2023. Registration is required. Please call Jennifer Randolph, the Read more…

Dongola Light parade

Storytime with Santa at 3pm at the Library. Line up for parade at 4pm at Dongola School. Parade starts at 4:30pm Tree Lighting at 5:15pm

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