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Christmas Ideas Day & Health Fair

Saturday November 2nd 9a-3p
Benton Civic Center
Hudelston St. Benton, IL

Vendors, Crafters, Country Store, Taster’s Table, Food Stand, Door Prizes, and more!

No charge for this event, but an item for the Food Pantry is appreciated.

Call 724-4288 for more information.


36th Annual Bratwurst Dinner

October 13th 11am-3pm
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
1501 Broeking Road
Marion, IL
36th Annual Bratwurst Dinner

$12 Adults
$6 for kids

All you care to eat!!!
Smoked bratwurst, mashed potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, homemade pies, coffee, tea


BBQ, Beer, and Donut Dash

This is a fundraising event for Humane Society of Southern Illinois. BBQ, BEER AND DONUT DASH will be October 12 at the American Legion in Murphysboro. Rt 51, Scratch, St. Nicholas Brewing, Molly’s Pint will provide beer samples; I Am Java will provide coffee samples and Dunkin’ Donuts will provide donut samples to be paired with the different beer and coffee flavors. Pat’s BBQ will provide lunch. There will be games and raffles to round out the day.

Come on out to help this 63-year-old organization continue to provide services for the humane and ethical treatment of southern Illinois animals. Tickets may be purchased on line at or by going to


AFSCME Golf Scramble

On Saturday, October 12th, AFSCME is holding their annual Golf Scramble.
This year the focus is bringing awareness to the fight against breast cancer and raise money for one of their own who is fighting the good fight. A woman who has dedicated her life helping others.

Two person teams
$60 per player- food, silent auction, and a bloody mary hour before 10 AM!

Call 618-303-7868 for more information

Here’s the facebook event.


St. Francis CARE Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5th is St. Francis Care’s Fall Festival!
At the Murphysboro American Legion Pavilion
11 am to 4pm!
Bring your furry friends, play some games, eat some food, and take advantage of discounted prices on vaccines!


St. Josephs Church Women’s Guild Annual Sale

St. Josephs Church Women’s Guild’s annual Fall Rummage Sale is this Thursday and Friday! This event will be held on Thursday October 3, 3:00 to 7:00 pm; and Friday October 4, 8:00 am to 12 noon. This is in the Family Life Center Building behind St. Josephs Church on 600 N. Russell St., Marion, IL 62959. They will be offering household items, decorations, toys, furniture and clothing. Discounts on Friday.


Witches Brew

Enjoy some family fun with storytelling at Witches Brew at Cedarhurst on October 11th!
Admission is $5, but children in costume are free!


Pancake Days

Carbondale Lions Club
Pancake Days
Saturday, September 28 7:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Sunday, September 29 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Town Square Pavilion Downton Carbondale
(105 N. Illinois Avenue)

Tickets may be purchased from a Lions Club member or at the door.
Adults $6
Children under 12 $3


Fall Craft & Vendor Fair

The West Franklin Historical District and Silkwood Inn Museum will be hosting there 7th Annual Fall Craft / Vendor Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Registration forms must be received no later than Saturday, September 21, 2019. Booth spaces will be reserved based on receipt of registration forms, i.e. first come first served. Once all booth spaces are reserved, registrations will be closed. (Please take note that registration could possibly be closed prior to the deadline if all booth spaces are reserved.)

All spaces are approximately 100 square feet and are taped off to reflect spacing. One 8’ table & 2 chairs will be placed at each space. Participants can bring additional tables; however, you must stay in the space provided. Each booth space is a $30.00 donation, if additional spacing is needed; please make sure you complete the registration form reflecting your needed space. (All donations go towards the upkeep, maintenance, and repairs for the West Franklin Historical District and Silkwood Inn Museum.)

We are seeking vendors and crafters who create handmade items, repurpose/refurbish old items, and sell product items. Items that are handmade, antique, repurposed/refurbished, furniture, primitive, jewelry, machined and product items are all accepted.

For marketing purposes we are asking that each vendor send us a picture of your wares prior to the event. Pictures can be emailed to or sent via Facebook Messenger to our West Franklin Historical District and Silkwood Inn page.

Participants are welcome to set up on the Friday evening prior to the event. A member from the District will be at the facility from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on FridaySeptember 27th, for those who wish to set up their wares. Please let us know when registering if you are going to set up early.

Breakfast of biscuits, gravy, sausage, coffee, milk, or juice will be available from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Cost is a $6.00 donation. Lunch / concessions of chili, chili dog, hot dog, nachos, chips and drinks will be available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Prices depend on purchase.)


Chicken & Dumpling Dinner

The West Franklin Historical District & Silkwood Inn Museum is having an all you can eat Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Dinner is an $8.00 donation and includes chicken & dumplings, green beans, slaw, dinner roll, dessert, and drink. (Children 12 and under $4.00.) This dinner is a monthly fundraiser for the Historical District & Inn Museum, all donations go toward the upkeep, maintenance, and utilities for the District & Museum. Our October third Saturday meal will be ham & beans

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