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Ecology and Behavior of the Bobcat and Coyote

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

Join Nicole Gorman, SIUC Graduate Research Assistant, as she discussed the ecology and behavior of the main predators in Illinois, bobcats and coyotes. Nicole will also discuss how these animals affect their prey, move, use space and interact with their habitats, including Giant City! Registration required. Please call 618-457-4836 for Read more…

Beak & Company at KiKi’s Coffee House

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

MUSIC MONDAY. Doors will open at 6 for cocktails and Beak & Company will start at 7pm. It's always a great party.


Mysterious Stone Forts of Southern Illinois

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

Our world is full of mysterious and unexplained places, many of which are monu-ments made of stone, built by ancient people for reasons that we can only theo-rize, many are shrouded in mythology and legends. In Southern Illinois located on high isolated ridges in the Shawnee Hill Country, stretching in Read more…

Winter Forest Hike

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

It may be cold outside, but winter is a great time to get some exercise and fresh air as we take in the natural beauty of Giant City State Park. Join the Natural Resources Coordinator as we take a leisurely stroll through the winter woods. Trail length ranges from 3/4mile Read more…

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. Feb. 10:  Spiders:  Watch the screening of Webs of Intrigue to enter the world of the spider an expert weaver and a skilled hunter Read more…

Alpaca Valentine’s

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

Join us for a fun, laid back Alpaca Valentine's event! We are keeping this event smaller and exclusive to give you and your loved one(s) a more private experience. This event is limited and requires purchase of one of the Event Ticket packages to attend. Event Tickets are available in Read more…


Art in the Park at Giant City State Park

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

What better setting than outdoors at Giant City State Park to get creative and learn how to watercolor paint! Join local artist, Anne Krippenstapel, for a leisurely afternoon of creating art inspired by nature. This is a free program and all sup-plies will be provided. Registration required. Please call 618-457-4836 Read more…

Dueling Pianos: Howl at the Moon

Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL

A night of dancing, dueling, and fun! Howl at the Moon pits musician against musician with high-energy live music centered around dance hits and party anthems. A pasta buffet by the Falcon Bistro is included with ticket price. There will also be items for raffle/auction and a cash bar.  618-297-9611

Civil War Weekend

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

(904) 625-1109

Beekeeping for Beginners

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

Discover the basics of backyard bee keeping! Join local bee enthusiasts Angie and Colin Kuehl as they discuss getting started with bee keeping. The benefits to bee-keeping extend beyond just pollination and honey! Head out to the Visitors Center and find out how you can get started. This program is Read more…

Dirty South Roubaix Bike Race

100k+ as the main event of the day, but will also offer a shorter course for anyone who doesn't want to tackle the full 100k. The short course will be somewhere near half of the Read more…