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Santa and Pajama Party at Kiki’s CoffeeHouse

Kiki's Coffeehouse 326 S Main St, Anna, Illinois

Pest Pro 618 is sponsoring a fun evening at Kiki's for the kids. Wear those pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket! Doors will open at 5 so you can come in and get your spot. We will show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 6. Then, at 7, Santa and Read more…

Ugly Sweater Party – Harrisburg

Southern Illinois Ax & Ale 35 S Vine St, Harrisburg, IL

The holidays are just around the corner so mark your calendar to attend our Ugly Sweater party. If you attended last year you know it's a fun night. Come dressed in your ugliest christmas sweater

Comfortably Numb 8hr Adventure Race

Touch of Nature Environmental center 1206 Touch of Nature Road, Makanda, IL, United States

 A multi-sport, off-road, team event with no marked course. Teams must use a map and compass to navigate their way through a series of checkpoints on mountain bikes, in canoes, and or on foot to reach the Finish line. Race Location: That’s a secret! A course overview will be available closer Read more…

Mysteries of Ancient Fire

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

Join Mark Denzer and follow the progression of humanity’s relationship with fire! Take a look through ancient and modern lenses to discover how we have manipulated this powerful element through time. From ceremonial and ritual uses to transforming landscapes and mundane daily uses, fire has been our partner since time Read more…

Birding Hike

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

With vegetation out of the way, it is a nice time to look for birds in Giant City! Join Vicki Lang-Mendenhall, park volunteer and Southern Illinois Audubon Society member, as she guides participants along the 1/3 mile Post Oak Trail on Jan. 29 and Feb. 18 . Sign up for Read more…

Galentine’s at Downtown Anna

Kiki's Coffeehouse 326 S Main St, Anna, Illinois

Main Street Anna shopping from 4 to 8pm! The Kiki Bar will be set up so you can get cocktails or coffee! We will have free mini charcuterie plates with the first 25 drink purchases and Cheesecake Bites courtesy of SchoolHouse Cheesecakes!

Winter Tree ID at Giant City

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

Join Community Forester, Jennifer Behnken, on the Giant City Nature Trail as she discusses tree identification, Illinois forests, wood products, cultural history, and invasive species. This will be a fun interpretive hike focused on trees and forests. Registration required.

Full Moon Hike at Giant City

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

Hike the 1/3 mile accessible Post Oak Trail in the dappled moonlight with interpretive guide Steve Gariepy. Consider the nocturnal activities of forest animals and explore our own senses and relationship to the night. Registration required. Please call 618-457-4836 for more information or to register.

Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon

Join us for the 17th running of our half marathon at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro.

Alpaca Valentine’s

Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch 1335 Hall Church Rd, Makanda, IL

This is a ticket entry event, purchase tickets here One Ticket Per Person  Saturday, February 11th 9am-2pm Join us on our ranch for a fun, intimate Alpaca Valentine's event! Purchase tickets online on our website What is included: *Adult Ticket: A Gift bag loaded with gifts! Brand new, excusive design […]

Nature movie at the Cache River Wetland Center

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

Visit the Cache River Wetland Center and enjoy a free movie on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3, or in the evening from 6 to 7. This year the focus is on Raptors or Birds of Prey. These are hypercarnivorous bird species that actively hunt and feed on other vertebrates Read more…