Week of Dec. 22-28

Friday

9 a.m., Christmas Open House with Santa, 9 a.m.-noon at First National Bank Wealth Management Center, 1117 Broadway Ave. E., Mattoon, and 1-4 p.m. at First National Bank Lake Land Banking Center, 511 Lakeland Blvd., Mattoon, www.fnbbankingcenters.com, 217-234-7900

10 a.m.-noon, Open Paint Party For Kids, ages 5+, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

10 a.m., Totally Untidy Tots,ages 2-5 with an adult, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m., Gingerbread Workshop, preregistration required, Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur, www.childrensmuseumofil.com, 217-423-5437

10:30-11:30 a.m., Wits Fitness Brain Exercise, Cumberland County Life Center, 507 E. Main St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountylifecenter, 217-849-3965

1-3 p.m., Chasing Santa, Ballard Nature Center, 5253 E. U.S. Highway 40, Altamont, www.ballardnaturecenter.org, 618-483-6856, ballardnc@frontiernet.net

2:30 p.m., Senior Bingo, Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St. #101, Tuscola, www.jarmancenter.com, 217-253-2323

6-8:30 p.m., Art Workshop: Kris Kringle, Canvas & Corks, 208 S. Market, Monticello, https://canvascorks.com, 217-841-6374, heatherart1976@yahoo.com

7-9 p.m., Wine & Canvas: Oh Christmas Tree, ages 18+, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

7-9 p.m., Beer Tasting, Rookies Sports Bar, 2012 Marshall Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/RookiesMattoon/, 217-234-6676

7-10 p.m., Quick & Bradley performs, Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham, http://effinghamvillagewine.com, 217-347-0477

8-11 p.m., Concordia performs, Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham, www.effinghamwinery.com, 217-347-9463

8:30 p.m., Ugly Sweater Party, Windsor's Pub, 1000 Maine St., Windsor, www.facebook.com/WindsorsPub, 217-240-8396

9 p.m., Ugly Sweater Contest & Christmas Karaoke, The Castle, 1828 Olive Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/CastlePubGaming/, 217-235-4841, castleinnlounge@gmail.com

9 p.m., Superbad performs, TK's Southwestern Bar N Grill, 1405 Fourth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/TKS-Southwestern-Bar-N-Grill-127684154565129/, 217-512-2027

10 p.m., ClusterPluck performs, Donnie's Homespun Pizza, 126 Oakland Ave., Decatur, www.donnieshomespun.com, 217-424-4344

Saturday

7-10 a.m., Breakfast with Santa, Fire Department, 401 Fourth St., Hindsboro, www.facebook.com/HindsboroFire/

10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m., Gingerbread Workshop, preregistration required, Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur, www.childrensmuseumofil.com, 217-423-5437

10 a.m.-6 p.m., A Magical Day with Santa & Friends, Dallas & Co., 101 E. University Ave., Champaign, http://dallasandco.com, 217-351-5974

5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Christmas Eve at The Fields, 900 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.thefieldslive.com, 217-234-2795, info@thefieldslive.com

7:30 p.m., Sound City performs, Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/CharlestonIllinoisElks, 217-345-2646

9 p.m., Briz & Lady perform, Rookies Sports Bar, 2012 Marshall Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/RookiesMattoon, 217-234-6676

9 p.m., Karaoke, The Castle, 1828 Olive Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/CastlePubGaming, 217-235-4841, castleinnlounge@gmail.com

9 p.m., A Matt Livasy Christmas, Donnie's Homespun Pizza, 126 Oakland Ave., Decatur, www.donnieshomespun.com, 217-424-4344

Sunday

9 a.m. and 10:45 p.m., Christmas Eve at The Fields, 900 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.thefieldslive.com, 217-234-2795, info@thefieldslive.com

10 a.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Christmas Eve Services, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston, www.charlestonwesley.org, 217-345-3917

Noon-8 p.m., Christmas Eve Potluck, Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/CharlestonIllinoisElks/, 217-345-2646

4-5 p.m., From Heaven Above Christmas Service, St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.stjls-mattoon.com, 217-234-4923

5 p.m. and 10 p.m., Christmas Eve Worship Service, First Presbyterian Church, 10 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.fpcmattoon.org, 217-234-6722

6 p.m., Christmas Eve Service, Praise Assembly of God, 1300 Osage Rd., Charleston, www.charlestonpraise.com, 217-345-4673, pastorryan@charlestonpraise.com

7 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Mattoon First United Methodist Church, 1601 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonumc.com, 217-235-5676

7 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Central Community Church, 200 Lafayette Ave. E., Mattoon, www.mattooncentralcommunity.org, 217-235-0535, jill@mattooncentralcommunity.org

9 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Family Worship Center, 5475 Lerna Rd., Mattoon, www.mattoonfamilyworshipcenter.com, 217-234-6022, info@mattoonfamilyworshipcenter.com

11 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, First Presbyterian Church, 209 E. Illinois St., Greenup, 217-923-5648

Monday

11:30 a.m., Free Community Christmas Day Lunch, Vine Street Christian Church, 249 S. Vine St., Arthur, www.vinestreetcc.com, 217-543-2292

Tuesday

10 a.m., Story Time, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

10 a.m., Story Time, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10:30 a.m., Toddler Time With Mother Goose, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

10:30 a.m., Mother Goose on the Loose, up to age 3 with adult, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

1 p.m., Non-Fiction Book Club: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery, Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin St., Decatur, www.decaturlibrary.org, 217-424-2900

4 p.m., Book Club, Martinsville Public Library, 120 E. Cumberland St., Martinsville, www.martinsvilleil.com, 217-382-4113

4:30 p.m., Bingo, Moultrie County Beacon, 401 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.mcbeacon.org, 217-728-7396

5-8 p.m., Open Mic Night, Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattooncommongrounds.com, 217-235-2877

5-6 p.m., Coloring for Adults, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

6-7:30 p.m., Bird Club, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644 or 217-218-6262

6 p.m., Game Night, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283, dan@jacksonavenuecoffee.com

6-8 p.m., Family Game Night, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

6-9 p.m., Art Workshop: Catching Snowflakes, Canvas & Corks, 208 S. Market, Monticello, https://canvascorks.com, 217-841-6374, heatherart1976@yahoo.com

7 p.m., Super Raffle Tuesday, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

7 p.m., Poetry Night, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, http://bobsbookstore.net, 217-345-2627

Wednesday

8-9:30 a.m., Senior Bingo, County Market, W. Rt 16, Shelbyville, www.mycountymarket.com, 217-774-5555

9:30-10:30 a.m., Pajama Party Mini Camp, ages 1-5 with adult buddy, register online by Dec. 26, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708

10-10:30 a.m., Storytime and Snuggles, registration recommended, children must be accompanied by an adult, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Clue Into Nature, ages 7-12, registration required, without adult chaperone, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Nutrition on a Budget, Salvation Army, 1300 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, www.tsamattoon.org, 217-234-3915 ext. 226

10 a.m., Story Time, ages 3-5, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library/library.html, 217-728-7221 

10 a.m., Story Time, Arcola Public Library District, 407 E. Main St., Arcola, www.arcola.lib.il.us, 217-268-4477, arcolaapl@consolidated.org

10 a.m., Mothers' Group, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

Noon, S-S Area Seasoned Citizens Happy New Year Party, Strasburg Community Building, 105 Commercial St., Strasburg, www.facebook.com/groups/strasburgil, 217-644-3007, info@strasburgil.com

1-3 p.m., Ladies Game of Pool, all ages, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org/lifespancenter.html, 217-639-5150

5 p.m., Queen of Hearts Drawing and Burger Night, Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/CharlestonIllinoisElks/, 217-345-2646

5:30 p.m., Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, http://japanhouse.art.illinois.edu, 217-244-9934, japanhouse@illinois.edu

7-10 p.m., Songwriter Open Mic Night, Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham, http://effinghamvillagewine.com, 217-347-0477

Dec. 28

9-10:30 a.m., Free Play Group for Moultrie County Toddlers, Moultrie County Beacon Bright Start, 203 S. Graham, Sullivan, www.mcbeacon.org/brightstart.html, 217-728-7396

9:30 a.m., Story Hour, Neoga District Library, 550 Chestnut Ave., Neoga, http://neoga.lib.il.us, 217-895-3944

9:30-10:30 a.m., Pajama Party Mini Camp, ages 1-5 with adult buddy, register online by Dec. 26, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reindeer Games, ages 7-12, registration required, without adult chaperone, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Noon-1 p.m., Tech Assistance, registration recommended, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

12:15 p.m., Feed on Fiction: Adult Story Time, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

2 p.m., Movies at the Library: Cars 3, Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin St., Decatur, www.decaturlibrary.org, 217-424-2900

3 p.m., Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, http://japanhouse.art.illinois.edu, 217-244-9934, japanhouse@illinois.edu

6 p.m., Sew Happy Hearts Quilting Club, Municipal Building, 533 Chestnut Ave., Neoga, www.neoga.org, 217-895-2200, sewhappyhearts@rocketmail.com

6 p.m., Bingo, American Legion, 8 E. Strain St., Sullivan, 217-728-4612

6 p.m., Doctor Who Family Event, all ages, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

6-8 p.m., The Rives Brothers perform, Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Rd., Urbana, www.riggsbeer.com, 217-718-5345, gail@riggsbeer.com

6:30-8:30 p.m., Sedona Cactus Class by Paint Like Me Party, Lock Stock and Barrel, 129 S. Oakland St., Decatur, www.paintlikemeparty.com, 217-454-3011, paintlikemeparty@gmail.com

6:30-7:15 p.m., Family STEAM Night: Craft Stick Catapults, school-age kids, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, www.champaign.org, 217-403-2030, librarian@champaign.org

7 p.m., Open Mic Night, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283

7-10 p.m., Midnight Express performs, Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third St., Pana, www.facebook.com/PlaMorDanceland, 618-283-1314, pla_mor_danceland@yahoo.com

8-10 p.m., Trivia Night, Monarch Brewing Company, 212 S. Independence St., Monticello, http://monarchbrewingco.com, 217-631-1141, info@monarchbrewingco.com

Theatre

The Christmas Angel, Dec. 19-23, Homer Opera House, 101 N. Main St., Homer, www.homeroperahouse.com, 217-493-6175

Ongoing

Mattoon Lightworks, Nov. 17-Dec. 26, Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoon.illinois.gov, 217-234-3611, Parks@mattoonillinois.org

Call for Entries: Exhibitors Wanted for Oh My Stars & Pinwheels, through Jan. 5, 2018, Mattoon Arts Council, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, arts@mattoonillinois.org

Hamilton's Lighted Christmas Village, Nov. 18-Jan. 10, 2018, Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave. E., Mattoon, 217-235-3403

Volunteer with the Conservation Crew, Tuesdays and Thursdays, registration required; Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon; www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Shelbyville Festival of Lights, through Dec. 31, Forest Park, 325 E. North Ninth St., Shelbyville, 815-347-7967

Wrap for a Cure, Dec. 16-24, all proceeds donated to local cancer patients, Village Square Mall, 1910 S. Banker St., Effingham, 217-821-0213

Wonderland in Lights, Nov. 23-Jan. 2, 2018, Community Park, Temple Ave., Effingham, www.visiteffinghamail.com, 217-342-5310

Holiday Break Craft Table, through Jan. 3, 2018, all ages, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

Duplicate Bridge, Wednesdays; Duplicate Bridge Intermediates, Thursdays; Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham, www.effinghamparkdistrict.org, 217-342-4415

XMAS ARTicles Holiday Shop 2017, Dec. 1-29, Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, www.decaturarts.org, 217-423-3189

Outdoor Christmas Lights & Music Show, weekends through Dec. 31, Life Foursquare Church, 2954 W. Ash Ave., Decatur, www.visitlife.org, 217-875-2300, office@visitlife.org

Make Space Challenge, Fridays and Saturdays, Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur, www.childrensmuseumofil.com, 217-423-5437

Holiday Wonderland, through Dec. 24, Lincoln Square Mall, 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, www.lincolnsquareurbana.com, 217-367-4092

Candlestick Lane Holiday Lights Display, through Jan. 1, 2018, Grant Place Between Cottage Grove and Philo Roads, Urbana

Exhibits

Coles County 1917 Tornado, through Jan. 27, 2018; Museum at the Depot, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.coleshistory.net, 217-666-9735, coleshistory@consolidated.net

Works of Photographer Susan Cole, through Jan. 31, 2018; Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, arts@mattoonillinois.org

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, through Jan. 31, 2018, Lake Land College, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, www.lakelandcollege.edu, 217-234-5440, shill@lakelandcollege.edu

Coles County Arts Council's December Artist: Melissa M. Harden, through Dec. 31; Charleston School District Student Artwork, through Dec. 31; City Hall, 520 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.charlestonillinois.org, 217-345-6897

Booth Library: The Heart of Eastern's Campus, through Dec. 28; Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon, through Dec. 31; EIU Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, http://booth.eiu.edu, Steve Brantley 217-581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu, Beth Heldebrandt 217-581-6064 or emheldebrant@eiu.edu

Annette Russo: Reigning Cats and Dogs, through Jan. 13, 2018; Tribute to Sue McConnell, through Jan. 13, 2018; Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville, http://flourishesgalleryandstudios.vpweb.com, 217-827-5690

Artwork of Scott Deters, through Jan. 31, 2018, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464, andrew@effinghamlibrary.org

Works by Paris Artist Millie Arp, through Dec. 29, Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, www.parisartcenter.com, 217-466-8130

David Castor Photography, through Dec. 31; Barn Colony Artists, through Dec. 31; Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708.

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, through Mar. 24, 2018; Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana, http://kam.illlinois.edu, 217-333-1861, kam@illinois.edu

Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150, through Dec. 21, 2018, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, www.spurlock.illinois.edu, 217-333-2360

Young Artists' Exhibition, Dec. 17-Jan. 14, 2018, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., Urbana, http://urbanafreelibrary.org, 217-367-4069, administration@urbanafree.org

Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas, through Jan. 7, 2018, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov, 217-557-5589, clare.thorpe@illinois.gov

On the Big Screen

Listings for Dec. 22-28

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "Downsizing" (R); "Father Figures" (R); "Ferdinand" (PG); "The Greatest Showman" (PG); "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13); "Pitch Perfect 3" (PG-13); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); "Wonder" (PG); view updates and showtimes at www.amctheatres.com.

CHARLESTON

LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston; free movies w/ popcorn and lemonade; Friday, Closed; Tuesday, "Miracle on 34th Street" (PG); Wednesday, "White Christmas" (PG); Thursday, "A Christmas Story" (PG); Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, 800-237-8752; "Darkest Hour" (PG-13); "Nutcracker" (PG); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "Darkest Hour" (PG-13); "The Greatest Showman" (PG); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, S. U.S. Route 45; "Downsizing" (R); "Father Figures" (R); "Ferdinand" (PG); "The Greatest Showman" (PG); "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13); "Pitch Perfect 3" (PG-13); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at www.rmccinemas.com

NEWTON

Drive-N Theatre, 16045 E. Hwy. 33, Newton, 618-455-3100; Closed for the Season; view updates and showtimes at www.driventheatre.com.

PARIS

The Paris Theater, 119 N. Central Ave., Paris, 217-465-6048; "Home Alone (1990)" (PG); "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

Boarman’s Roxy, 149 E. Main St., all shows $4; "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13); receive updates and showtimes at 217-774-ROXY (7699), www.boarmansroxytheatre.com.

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