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Wine & Yoga at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

  Alto Vineyards is Southern Illinois’ oldest and most award-winning winery and vineyard. Since opening in 1988, they’ve won hundreds of state, national, and international awards and, today, make over 20 different wines. They are a proud member of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and Shawnee American Viticultural Area, supporting Read more…

Cobden Peach Festival

Sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club, this evening celebration of the Peach Harvest features carnival rides and games, Peach Queen Contest, food and peach cobbler on Fri and Sat. evening.  Parade begins at 4:30 on Read more…

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Blue Sky Vineyard

Blue Sky Vineyards 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, Illinois

Meet us at Ruby’s Place, a 1928 Speakeasy and witness the Mob sendoff for the late Vito “The Gut” Marzetti.  His grieving family will be holding services for the Don, including, Joey “The Lump”, Frankie “Marbles” and the proprietor of the club, Ruby “Fingers” Marzetti.  The Gut’s heartbroken widow Lena Read more…

Conundrum of Common Names

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

Learn about the trouble with using common names for plants instead of their Latin name. Join Erin Garrett with U of I Extension and explore some commonly used names that refer to multiple species and dive into the use of the word “weed.” Registration is required.

Johnson County Went to War 1861-1865

Cache River Wetland Center 8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, Illinois

Mr. Ed Annable’s presentation will include selected information and quotes from his most recent book, Some Came Marching Home Again—Johnson County Illinois Went to War 1861-1862. In recent years Ed and Diane Annable have published several award-winning books on the history of Southern Illinois. Please join us for an educational Read more…

River To River Trail a monument dedication

The River-to-River Trail Society invites all interested members of the public to the unveiling and dedication of a monument to John O'Dell and the River-to-River Trail, on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. no matter the weather. A brief ceremony will be held at the monument, on the grounds Read more…

Paint and Sip at Blue Sky Vineyards

Blue Sky Vineyards 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, Illinois

at the Tuscan Sun Event Pavilion & Gazebo.   There’s no need to bring any materials or prior art-skills. We simply ask for you to come with an open mind and to be ready to release stress during your visit. Enjoy a fun afternoon and explore your creativity with a little Read more…

Union County Fair – Anna

This area county fair features, livestock & horse shows, an exhibit hall with various exhibits, a carnival and grandstand shows that include, demo derby, tractor pulls, rodeo, pageants and harness racing.  (618) 833-8923

Summer Paint & Sip at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

No need to bring any materials or prior art-skills. We simply ask for you to come with an open mind and to be ready to have fun. Together we are going to paint "Summer Lemonade" Painting has numerous mental health benefits we enjoy sharing with the community. From clearing our minds Read more…

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Rummage Sale at the Art Center

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

Multi-family event at the Anna Arts Center, 123 W Davie St, Anna, IL. If you want to donate items please call Joan Fisher at 618-833-8875.

Tabitha Tripp’s Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

Tabitha is an encaustic painter.  Tabitha shares, “For the past year and a half, I’ve been experimenting with cold wax medium and oil paint techniques. I’ve just returned from San Miguel de Allende having attended a professional training in cold wax with Jerry McLaughlin of the Cold Wax Academy. My current Read more…

BICYCLE ILLINOIS

Starting from the town of Cairo at Illinois' southernmost tip and ending in the heart of downtown Chicago, Bicycle Illinois is the only cycling event across the entire state of Illinois. Held annually, the fully supported ride covers 500 to 600 miles with nightly stops in Cairo, Carbondale, Centralia, Effingham, Read more…

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