URBANA, Ill. – With their copper-colored wings and shiny metallic green heads, Japanese beetles aren’t hard to see. Illinois Extension Master Gardeners have already reported sightings of these destructive beetles on plants, but help to control these garden nemesis is available.
ATHENS, Texas – People are sick and tired of “staying-in-place.” Even though there are still strict protocols in many areas of the country, one of the ways people are keeping things fun and safe this summer is by renting and buying recreational vehicles.
The Effingham County Fair board is excited to announce that country music legends Tracy Lawrence and Neal McCoy are coming to the fair this year! The concert will take place at the fairgrounds on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale soon: $45 for VIP, $35 for track and $30 for …
Out of an abundance of caution, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has regretfully decided to cancel the Butterfly Ball scheduled for March 14. The Butterfly Ball is being rescheduled for fall 2020. In consultation with the Effingham County Health Department, this decision is being made to…
The first EIU Comic Con is planned at Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Activities will include an Artists Alley, workshops, trivia contest, escape room, cosplay, displays and more.
“These Shining Lives,” a true story about the dangers of radioactive poisoning, will be told by Eastern Illinois University’s Department of Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8 in the Doudna Theatre.
Neoga High School, under the direction of April Banning, will perform “Godspell” March 19-21, with a free senior matinee on Wednesday, March 18. Tickets are on sale in the NHS office.
Fulbright Specialist Heather Massie comes to Charleston with her award-winning, internationally acclaimed New York City show, “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr.”
On Sunday, March 8, the Edgewood Christian Church will present an evening of southern gospel music featuring For Heaven’s Sake, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Fourth Annual Six String Summit, featuring seven of the area’s top guitarists, returns to the Effingham Performance Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a free performance of the Sound Source Music student band “Vulfspieler” in the VIP lounge. Tickets are $15.
The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is hosting an art show during the month of February highlighting work from Effingham High School Advanced Art Seniors. The 2020 Effingham High School Senior Art Show showcases nine art students and their artwork. The exhibition invites t…
Gather up your family, friends and co-workers to join the fun by participating in the 10th Annual Bar Stool Golf to benefit the United Way of Effingham County.
Eastern Illinois University’s Symphony Orchestra is readying for the return of spring to east central Illinois as they present their themed concert “Winter Thaw” Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall. Tickets for the concert are available now.
Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will host its second annual Banquet at the Sullivan VFW Feb. 22 with all of the proceeds going to improve the fisheries and fish habitat in Lake Shelbyville.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation invites the community to the annual “Butterfly Ball” on Saturday, March 14, co-sponsored by Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Ltd.
The Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
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.
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.
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