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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 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. 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…

Hiking 101 at Giant City

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

Southern Illinois has a wide range of hiking possibilities and there are always new trails to discover! Join Hiking with Shawn, Local Shawnee Forest fanatic, as he discusses what to wear, gear, apps to use, tips for the trail and hiking trails you might be unfamiliar with! Registration is required.

Plants of Concern: A Rare Plant Monitoring Program in Illinois

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

The unglaciated terrain of extreme southern Illinois is home to a variety of plant species not found in the rest of the state, making many of them rare in Illinois. Yet the resources available to monitor and protect them are more limited. To alleviate this, the Plants of Concern (POC) 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 100k. Don't worry, it will still have hills and gravel ;) The racers from the Read more…

Spring book sale Carbondale Public Library

Most books are $1 - eight rooms full of books Brush Building in the CPL parking lot, enter the parking lot on Monroe Street (between Poplar and 51 South)

Guided Hike

The River-to-River Trail Society will once again offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest. All hikes are free and open to the public,  and typically average about four hours in length. Although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for people Read more…