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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 Cross Foundation will host an Open House at The Cross at the Crossroads Welcome Center in Effingham from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

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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.

The Fine Arts, County of Effingham Annual Christmas Concert will be Sunday, Dec. 1, at Cornerstone Christian Church on South Route 45 (Banker Street), Effingham.

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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.

Ice skating, carriage rides, kids activities and plenty of hot chocolate await visitors as downtown Effingham celebrates the arrival of Santa Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

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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.

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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.

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…

The Effingham Performance Center will host a free concert featuring the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Airlifter Brass on Veterans Day.

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Disney’s “The Lion King JR.” is playing at Effingham Junior High School, Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Nov, 10 at 2 p.m.

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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Eastern Illinois University’s Theatre Department will present Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 20. “The Mountaintop” is being directed by special guest director April A. Jones. The performance will take place in the Black Box Theatre in the Do…

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Odd Market is back. Featuring over 35 vendors, the single-day art event organized by the Odd Fellows hits Tuscola on Oct. 12 with a lineup of quirky art, live music and food. The event is 100 percent volunteer run, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Fiddle Fest, a celebration of the 55th annual Illinois Old Time Fiddle Contest, will kick off with a concert on Saturday night, Oct. 26, at the Effingham Performance Center (EPC). Featured bands are Hand Picked at 7 p.m., Motherlode at 8 p.m., and Firebox at 9 p.m. All three bands feature fi…

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The Effingham County Museum invites the public to join them on Saturday, Oct. 19, for a performance featuring Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss) and political opponent Stephen A. Douglas (portrayed by Tim Connors) as they take the audience back to their famous debates over slavery an…

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Faye Miller age 90, of Newton, Illinois passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at her son's home in Long Beach, Mississippi. Arrangements are pending at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.