When Greg Klyma sings, “paid my dues,” you believe him. He’s been writing songs for 30 years and touring for over 20 years, living out of his car for 12 of those.
• South Central FFA Trivia Night — Saturday, Jan. 25, doors open at 5 p.m., trivia starts at 6, South Central High School Cafeteria, $80 for team of eight, prizes for first and last place and prizes for best-decorated table and most-enthusiastic table. Register to email@example.com.
Caritas Family Solutions’ 7th Annual Heart & Soul Gala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights.
The General Dacey Trail in Shelbyville is hosting the 10th Annual Candlelight Walk on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the General Dacey Trail in Forest Park in Shelbyville.
A bit of Broadway is coming to east central Illinois when the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring their award-winning production of “I’ve Got a Little TWIST” to the Doudna Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
Local photographer, Susie Holland, opens the first show of her work at Flourishes Gallery and Studios Saturday, Jan. 11, with a reception from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at 140 ½ East Main, Shelbyville.
Missy Dunaway, a country music artist who lives in Cowden, closed out 2019 with the release of her first music-video featuring “Is It Okay to Cry Now,” written by Tony Lane and Jess Brown. Dunaway’s “Honkytonks ….and Heartaches” CD was released in July of last year.
Sacred Heart School has announced that it will present its annual Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the school gymnasium.
The Cross County Mall and its Merchant Association presents “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” through Jan. 30, 2020.
The Santa Stomp 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Dec. 21, in Teutopolis will host the man in red, in addition to other race day festivities. Race proceeds will benefit Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, whose mission is to provide free round-trip transportation for World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veter…
The Unit 40 Education Foundation will host Breakfast with Santa at the Effingham High School Hearts Rock Cafe Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 11 a.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. the Ladies Aid at St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Church, 14026 N. 500th St., Altamont, will continue the congregation’s 150th anniversary celebration with a Christmas Walk.
Effingham – SIHF Healthcare is pleased to announce Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) Rebekah Doty has joined its team at 900 West Temple, Building A, Suite 208 in Effingham.
Flora Public Library will host the 2019 R. Putbrese Watercolor art exhibition “Whispers of the Wildlife,” featuring local artist Rebecca Krutsinger, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum invites everyone to join in celebrating the holidays with children’s activities, music, decorations, and a chance to help the needy.
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Coles County Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Benefit Concert, a fundraiser for area food pantry and homeless shelter programs. Each year the effort raises nearly $5,000.
The Effingham County Humane Society invites you to its 11th annual Holiday Open House/Pictures with Santa event Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shelter is located in the Old Funkhouser School Building at 12073 N. 1000th Rd., Effingham.
The beloved Victorian story of “The Secret Garden” will be presented by Eastern Illinois University’s Department of Theatre through Nov. 17 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theatre.
SPRINGFIELD — The Gettysburg Address is Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech, containing some of the greatest language in history. It helped changed the way America looked at the Civil War. And now it will be on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for two weeks.
The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is showcasing the artwork of residents from Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Artwork will be on display until Dec. 2.
Genevieve Harrison Koester and Mareva Lindo will host a fiddle tune concert and square dance in celebration of the completion of their Illinois Arts Council Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) grant on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the McGrady Inn, 803 Sixth Street in Charleston. The ev…
On Sunday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., Southern Illinois‘ Homecoming Gospel Choir will present its final concert for the year at the Toledo Christian Church in Toledo.
“The Doudna Rock & Roll Takeover” delivers exactly what it promises. This television show and free live music showcase melds the excellence of EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center with the wild local sounds of the area’s best rock and pop bands.
“On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond,” an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well as examining current and future space exploration, will be on display at the Lake Land College Library from Nov. 7 through Dec. 2. The exhibit was curated at Booth Li…
International acclaimed pianist Ralph Votapek will present a free concert on Nov. 1 at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall and will be presented free of charge and a ticket is not required. Votapek’s performance is pres…
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