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8th Annual Dinner Auction to Benefit St. Mark’s School

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School is hosting their 8th Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, May 4th.
All funds go towards their costs for their school and educational needs.

Doors open and the silent auction begins at 5:00 PM.
Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:30
And the live auction starts at 8:00 PM.

Here’s how you can help:
-Donate an item for the auction
-purchase an auction program advertisement
-make a cash contribution
-attend the dinner auction

If you want to donate or have any questions, call or text Deanna Reitz at 618-615-1350 or Sherri Buch at 618-978-0323.
This year’s theme is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”!
Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated!



The Really Close to Almost 5K Color Run

For those of you who have participated before, you know what to expect – FUN, lots of color, some crazy costumes, informal, not timed, a great cause, oh and FUN.

This year’s race is once again being organized by our  race director, Julie Hoskins, and an amazing group of volunteers. They are excited to help bring people together, raise awareness and to show veterans that there is hope.

Competitions for best costumes (we can’t wait to see what people come up with!), biggest team, furthest traveled and more. There will also be raffles, prizes AND photo ops with some of the service dogs.

This year’s goal is $50,000. If reached, it will fully-fund two PTSD service dogs’ training AND bring their veterans to our campus for three weeks, provide housing, training equipment and most all of their meals at NO cost to the veteran. If we meet this goal, the race will have sponsored two veteran/service dog team and you will get to help pick out the dog name!

We hope you’ll consider putting a team together and help us in getting the word out. As a walk/run, people of all ages can come out and have fun – and we couldn’t be any less formal than we are at the “really close to almost 5k color run/walk” – the name kinda says it all!

Thank you for your support! We look forward to a morning of colorful fun and the planting of a seed of hope for one of our future graduates. See you at the race!

Join us on our Facebook event page too! Stay in the know and commiserate with your fellow runners!


Marion Carnegie Library Community Events

Book Club
Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Join local author, John Gossett, as he presents his book “Trooper Tales.”
For the May meeting Book Club is reading “I Will Never Leave You” by S.M. Thayer. For Adults 18 and older.Code Club Workshop
Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For ages 8 to 12 years.

Upper-Body Seminar
Monday May 6 at 5:30p.m.
Join Subrat Bahinpati , from Synergy Therapeutic Group, and learn how to combat upper-body pain.

Zombie Got My Leg
Wednesday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Learn about prosthetics and engineer a zombie leg! For 5th graders to 19 year olds.

Bob Ross Paint Party
Tuesday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Follow along to a “Joy of Painting” Bob Ross video. For Adults 18 and older. All materials provided. Registration required: Sign-up on at the Main Floor Circulation desk starting on Tuesday, May 7.
3D Printing Workshop
Tuesday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of 3D printing, see a demo in action and sculpt your own figure! For Adults 18 and older.

Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff with Elephant and Piggie
Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Join Evie Allen at this extravagant Summer Reading Kickoff Story Hour! For Ages Birth through 12.

Young Adult Summer Reading Kickoff: Ready Player One Escape Room
Thursday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Registration Required: Sign-up at the Young Adult Circulation Desk beginning Thursday, May 23. For Teens 12 to 19.

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff: Ready Player One Escape Room
Friday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Registration Required: Sign-up at the Main Floor Circulation Desk beginning Friday, May 24.

Tai Chi
Every Monday at 9:00 a.m.

Lego Club
First and Third Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Story Hour
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

Teen Craft Night
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
*Excluding Wednesday nights with STEAM Club programs.

Coloring and Coffee
The first Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.

Teen Games
Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tween Movies
Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.


Pancake Breakfast

The Christopher American Legion and Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast with Biscuits & Gravy

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7:00AM to 10:00AM

Christopher Civic Center
208 N. Thomas Street

Breakfast is $7.00 per person, children 10 and under $3.00.

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Alzheimer’s Support Luncheon

Liberty Village of Carbondale is holding their monthly Alzheimer’s Support Luncheon on April 26th at noon.
This includes a free lunch buffet while you learn about their Cognitive Support Program.


Chicken and Dumplin’ Dinner

The West Franklin Historical District & Silkwood Inn Museum use their third Saturday meals as a fundraising effort for both the Historical District & Inn Museum. The entities are 501c3 not-for-profit and as of right now fully operating from donations, our third Saturday meals, and events such as our craft/vendor fairs.

For April our third Saturday meal is Chicken & Dumplings. The meal is all you can eat for an $8.00 donation and includes chicken & dumplings, green beans, coleslaw, dessert, and drink. Dine in our carry out.


Liberty Village of Carbondale Annual Egg Hunt

Liberty Village of Carbonale is hosting a community Easter egg hunt on Friday April 19th!
Ages 0-3 start at 1:00 PM.
Ages 4-7 start at 1:30 PM.
Ages 8-13 start at 2:00 PM.
The Easter bunny will be there to take pictures with the kids!

Complimentary hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided.


Easter Egg Hunt with Helia

Come hunt for eggs with Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort on Friday, April 19th beginning at 1pm!
There will be food, and FOUR THOUSAND eggs to find!
Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort is located at 2500 East St. Louis Street.
Call for more info at 618-932-3236.

Blood Drive

Withers Broadcasting Blood Drive

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Join Withers Broadcasting in giving the gift of life on Thursday, April 18th at the Veteran’s Airport from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. To make an appointment, head on over to and enter ILStarCentre.


MJHS Presents “Oklahoma”

Join the Marion Jr. High School for their production of “Oklahoma”!

The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! set the American musical theatre standard. Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A – OKLAHOMA!

Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $8, and they can be purchased through the Marion Civic Center.

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