Week of Dec. 15-21

Friday

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

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dine with a Doc, must RSVP to 217-639-5150, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org or www.dinewithadoc.com, 217-639-5150

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

3:15-5 p.m., Movie: Polar Express, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

4-9 p.m., Christmas Sip-n-Shop, Highway 17 Market, 1250 Co. Hwy. 17, Charleston, www.facebook.com/Highway17Market/, 217-549-0023

5 p.m., Christmas Show, Bement Country Opry, 201 State St., Monticello, www.bementcountryopry.com, 217-377-0550, brake4music@hotmail.com

6-8 p.m., Truth & Grace Fellowship Christmas Dinner, Burgess Osborne Auditorium, 1701 Wabash Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/truthandgracemattoon/

6-9 p.m., Winter Crafting & Cocktails, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

6-7:30 p.m., Children's Umbrella Painting Class, Monroe Art Studio, 708 Monroe St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/monroeartstudio, 217-348-1514, monroeartstudio@gmail.com

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

6-9 p.m., Ashmore Mentoring Program, Ashmore Community Center, 211 S. Illinois St., Ashmore, www.facebook.com/AshmoreMentoringProgramtonyandbillie@mchsi.com, 217-349-8606

6 p.m., Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Yuletide Homicide, Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham, www.effinghamwinery.com, 217-347-9463

6-8 p.m., Beginners Soap Making Class, Ginger Fizz Bath Co. and More, 410 N. Washington St., Martinsville, www.facebook.com/GingerFizzBathCoandmore/, 217-264-6133

6:30 p.m., Christmas Sled Class, Stang Arts, 112 W. Washington Ave., Effingham, www.stangarts.com, 850-960-0106, jamie@stangarts.com

6:30 p.m., Casey-Westfield Band Christmas Jazz Concert, please reserve tickets in advance by calling 217-932-2175 or email brent.ritter@caseywestfield.org, First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 US-40, Casey, www.caseywestfield.org 

7 p.m., The Prophecy: A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham, http://the-epc.org, 217-540-2788

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

7-10 p.m., Open Mic Night, Richards Farm Restaurant, 607 N.E. 13th St., Casey, www.richardsfarm.com, 217-932-5300

8 p.m., Rachel's Rockstar Karaoke, Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/jackpotjoes/, 217-234-9531

8 p.m., Jane Doe performs, Nite Al's, 8 W. Harrison St., Sullivan, 217-728-2641

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

8:30-11 p.m., The Fabulous Hoedads perform, VFW Post 1592, 1821 20th St., Charleston, www.thefabuloushoedads.com, 217-358-9273, mugnar@msn.com

Saturday

6:30-10 a.m., Benefit Breakfast, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

7:30-10 a.m., Annual Breakfast with Santa, Cumberland County Life Center, 507 E. Main St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountylifecenter, 217-849-3965

8 a.m.-noon, Holiday Walk, Carriage Crossing Senior Living, 909 Green Mill Rd., Arcola, www.carriagecrossingsl.com, 217-268-3516, info@carriagecrossingsl.com

8-10 a.m., Free Community Breakfast, New Beginnings Church, 1007 S. Willow St., Effingham, www.nbceffingham.org, 217-342-3305, nbchurch@consolidated.net

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Self Defense Class, registration required at www.lakelandcollege.edu/works, Kirby Building Suite 1, 444 S. Willow St., Effingham, www.lakelandcollege.edu, 217-234-5087, sspaulding@lakelandcollege.edu

9 a.m., Tack & Horse Sale, Arthur Sale Barn, 1204 Vine St., Arthur, 217-543-3255

9-11 a.m., Santa Claus is Coming to Stewardson, First National Bank, 110 E. Main St., Stewardson, www.facebook.com/Stewardson-IL-222171267812537/, cowsgroup@gmail.com

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arthur Third Saturday Market Bazaar, Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 10 E. State Rt. 133, Arthur, www.facebook.com/3rdsaturdaymarketbazaar/, 309-253-6245

9 a.m., Walk With a Doc, Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex, 1301 N. Maple St., Effingham, http://walkwithadoc.org, 217-347-1436

9:30-11 a.m., Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Strasburg Community Building, 105 Commercial St., Strasburg, www.facebook.com/groups/strasburgil, 217-644-3007, info@strasburgil.com

10-11 a.m., Chess Club, grades 2-8, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-2621, cathy@mattoonlibrary.org

10 a.m.-noon, Cookie/Candy Walk, Marshall Avenue Christian Church, 620 S. 26th St., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/MACCDOC, 217-234-2519

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Paint Party and Gift Making Workshop, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

10 a.m.-noon, Santa is Coming to the Library, Storm Memorial Public Library, 102 S. Maple St., Windsor, www.windsor.lib.il.us, 217-459-2498

10 a.m.-noon, Beginner Watercolor Class, Fresh Digs, 210 N. Banker St., Effingham, www.freshdigsinc.com, 217-350-0812, lowdown@freshdigsinc.com

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

11 a.m.-noon, Decorate a Holiday Ornament, JCPenney, Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, http://JCPenney.com, 972-431-3400, jcpnews@jcp.com

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Nine Days Until Christmas Vendor and Craft Show, VFW Post 1769, 2304 S. Veterans Dr., Effingham, www.facebook.com/VFW-post-1769-224540374230086/, 217-343-8313

Noon-3 p.m., 2017 Christmas Dinner, Cottonwood United Methodist Church, Co. Rd. 1050 N., Toledo, www.facebook.com/CottonwoodUMC/, craftmoreone@yahoo.com

Noon-2 p.m., Holiday Whodunit, ages 12+, Douglass Community Center, 512 E. Grove St., Champaign, https://champaignparks.com/facility/douglass-community-center/, 217-819-3971 or 217-398-2573, tiffany.white@champaignparks.com

2-4:30 p.m., Paint Your Pet, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

3-5 p.m., 2017 Christmas Make and Take, Late Bloomer on Main, 318 W. Main St., Shelbyville, www.latebloomeronmain.com, 217-774-4444

3-5 p.m., Holiday Wine and Tarot, Castle Finn Winery, 1288 N. 1200th St., Marshall, www.castlefinnwinery.com, 217-463-2600

3-3:45 p.m., Life-size Candy Land, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, www.champaign.org, 217-403-2030, librarian@champaign.org

5 p.m., Customer Christmas Party, Rookies Sports Bar, 2012 Marshall Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/RookiesMattoon/, 217-234-6676

5:30-8 p.m., Annual Christmas Dinner, Family Worship Center, 5475 Lerna Rd., Mattoon, www.mattoonfamilyworshipcenter.com, 217-273-7860, info@mattoonfamilyworshipcenter.com

6-8:30 p.m., Painting Workshop: A Harry Potter Christmas, registration required, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

6-10 p.m., Parents' Night Out, ages 1-14, Mattoon YMCA, 221 N. 16th St., Mattoon, https://mattoonymca.org, 217-234-9494, ehayden@mattoonymca.org

6 p.m., Wooden Christmas Tree Class #2, Monroe Art Studio, 708 Monroe St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/monroeartstudio, 217-348-1514, monroeartstudio@gmail.com

6-8 p.m., Snacks with Santa, Seven Hickory-Morgan Fire Protection District, 17508 E. Co. Rd. 1400 N., Charleston, www.facebook.com/SevenHickoryMorganFD/

6-7 p.m., Christmas Lighted Parade, Downtown Homer, https://squareup.com/store/homer-activity-committee-hac?t=merchant-fb/, 217-722-8040, hac61849@yahoo.com

7-10 p.m., Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Charleston Country Club, 8355 Country Club Rd., Charleston, www.charlestoncountryclub.org, 217-254-8835

7-10 p.m., Tom and the Country Boys perform, Ashmore Community Center, 211 S. Illinois St., Ashmore, 217-345-3192 or 217-549-1406

7-9 p.m., The Passing Zone performs, fundraising event for the school, Arthur Christian School, 1637 State Hwy. 133, Arthur, www.arthurchristian.org, 217-543-2397, arthurchristian@consolidated.net

7 p.m., Scott Wattles Christmas, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham, http://the-epc.org, 217-540-2788

7-8:30 p.m., The Ball Brothers Christmas, Paris Center of Fine Arts, 14040 E. 1200th Rd., Paris, http://pcofa.net, 217-822-0317, pcfa@pchs.k12.il.us

8 p.m., Ugly Sweater Party with Less is More, donate gloves, socks, hats, and clothing to support Heritage House Veteran's Home, VFW Post 5795, 112 N. Fifth St., Marshall, http://marshallvfw.com, 217-826-2814, dowstepp@yahoo.com

8:30 p.m., MOJO performs, Danny's Bar and Grill, 7726 N. US Highway 45, Effingham, 217-254-6139, smdoty@consolidated.net

9 p.m., X-Krush performs, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

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

9 p.m., Ugly Sweater Party, 32 Below Bar and Grill, 101 S. Walnut St., Strasburg, www.facebook.com/32-Below-Bar-and-Grill-446009095578566/, 217-507-9054

9 p.m., Jac Freeze performs, The Publisher, 113 E. Main St., Bethany, www.facebook.com/The-Publisher-107105696333701/, 217-665-4109, bbmspub@gmail.com

9 p.m., Switchback performs, The Orchard Inn, 800 N. Third St., Effingham, www.facebook.com/theOrchardInnEffingham, 217-342-9025

9 p.m., The Mighty Pines perform, The Office Pub, 105 E. Jefferson Ave., Effingham, 217-347-4920

9:30 p.m., Kindred Spirits Farewell Party with Sunshine Daydream, Kindred Spirits, 1414 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.kindredspirits2014.com, 217-235-6789

9:30 p.m., Poncho Ranger performs, Macs' Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.facebook.com/macs.uptowner, 217-345-4622

Sunday

8:30-11:45 a.m., Christmas Cantata: A Winter's Night, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston, www.charlestonwesley.org, 217-345-3917

10 a.m., Christmas Choral Service, Mattoon First United Methodist Church, 1601 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonumc.com, 217-235-5676

Noon-2 p.m., Christmas Dinner, Effingham Bible Church, 710 W. Jefferson Ave., Effingham, www.effinghambiblechurch.org, 217-342-9671

1 p.m., Miss Merry Christmas Pageant, Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, www.sunburstbeauty.com, 813-839-8054, mary@sunburstbeauty.com

1-2 p.m., String Art: Kid Mini Christmas Trees, ages 5-12, preregistration required at www.freshdigsinc.com/classes/kids-string-art-dec-17/, Fresh Digs, 210 N. Banker St., Effingham, 217-350-0812, lowdown@freshdigsinc.com

1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Winter Painting Project Class, Just Paws Dog Grooming and Training, 4 W. Main St., Casey, www.terirobin.com, 217-932-2084, tburton@mchsi.com

2-6 p.m., Psychic Sunday with Psychic Medium Allison Linley, Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/jackpotjoes, 217-234-9531

2-7 p.m., Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Lions Community Building, Forest Park, N.E. 9th St., Shelbyville, www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org, 217-682-3208, aunttt@consolidated.net

2:30-5:30 p.m., String Art, pre-registration required at www.freshdigsinc.com/classes/adult-string-art/, Fresh Digs, 210 N. Banker St., Effingham, 217-350-0812, lowdown@freshdigsinc.com

3-5 p.m., Christmas Caroling, Vine Street Christian Church, 249 S. Vine St., Arthur, www.vinestreetcc.com, 217-543-2292

3-4:30 p.m., Mommy & Me Christmas Paint Party, ages 1.5 and up, registration required, Stang Arts, 112 W. Washington Ave., Effingham, www.stangarts.com, 850-960-0106, jamie@stangarts.com

5-8 p.m., Brad Brown performs, Dairy Queen, 1600 W. Main St., Shelbyville, 217-774-3632

Monday

9:30 a.m., Monday Morning Makers, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library/library.html, 217-728-7221

10:30-11:30 a.m., Knot Just Knitting, Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State St., Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

11:30 a.m., Hay and Livestock Auction, Arthur Sale Barn, 1204 Vine St., Arthur, 217-543-3255

5 p.m., Knitting Club, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

6 p.m., Charleston Chess Club, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln, Charleston, http://bobsbookstore.net, 217-345-2627

Tuesday

10 a.m.-10 p.m., Customer Appreciation Day, Spanky's Food & Spirits, 1920 Oak Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/Spankys-Bar-n-Grill-79431078863/?rf=117823278243144/, 217-234-2224

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., 1:15 p.m., or 5:15 p.m., Polar Express Pajama Party, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-4913, beth@charlestonlibrary.org

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

Noon-1 p.m., Tech Tuesday, Roy Schmidt Honda, 1705 W. Fayette Ave., Effingham, www.royschmidthonda.com, 217-342-4147, chamber@effinghamcountychamber.com

1:30 p.m., Senior Citizens Christmas Bingo, Martinsville Public Library, 120 E. Cumberland St., Martinsville, www.martinsvilleil.com, 217-826-2358

2-3 p.m., Christmas Open House, Heritage Woods of Charleston, 480 W. Polk Ave., Charleston, www.gardant.com/heritagewoodscharleston/, 217-345-4900

3:45-4:45 p.m., Reading Redbirds Youth Book Club, grades 4th-8th, Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State St., Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

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

5:30-7:30 p.m., Irish Music Circle performs, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283

6-7 p.m., Ukulele group, Mattoon Train Depot, 1718 Broadway, Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286

6 p.m., Astronomy Night, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-4913, beth@charlestonlibrary.org

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

6 p.m., Kids' Christmas Party, Charleston Moose Lodge, 615 Seventh St., Charleston, http://lodge1388.moosepages.org, 217-345-2012

6 p.m., Knitting Group, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

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 a.m., Free Senior Breakfast, Mid-Illinois Senior Center Services, Inc., 114 E. Jefferson St., Sullivan, 217-728-7367

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

9-10 a.m., Veterans' Coffee, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org, 217-639-5150

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

10:30-11:30 a.m., Book Chat, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

11:30 a.m., Holiday Lunch, reservations required, call Sally at 217-756-8552 or Jody at 217-725-5176, Findlay Community Building, 102 E. S. Second St., Findlay

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

2-3 p.m., Guest Speaker Jennifer Stadwick on Hospice Care, Life's Journey Senior Living, 300 Lerna Rd. S., Mattoon, www.lifesjourneymc.com, 217-234-3003, info.mattoon@lifesjourneymc.com

4-5:15 p.m., Lego My Library, grades K-8, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

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

6:30-8:30 p.m., Praise Assembly of God Christmas Party, Isaak's Family Fun Center, 1421 Old State Rd., Mattoon, www.charlestonpraise.com, 217-345-4673, pastorryan@charlestonpraise.com

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

Dec. 21

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

10 a.m., Daytime Book Discussion: Your Favorite Book of 2017, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464, info@effinghamlibrary.org

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

Noon, Toddler Time, Martinsville Public Library, 120 E. Cumberland St., Martinsville, www.martinsvilleil.com, 217-382-4113

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

4 p.m., After School Program, Arcola Public Library District, 407 E. Main St., Arcola, www.arcola.lib.il.us, 217-268-4477, arcolaapl@consolidated.org

5-7 p.m., Chili Dinner Fundraiser for Studio III Dance & Tumbling Academy, VFW, 300 S. Central Ave., Casey, www.facebook.com/Studio-III-Dance-Tumbling-Academy-117101754982220/, 217-932-5762, studio3dance@yahoo.com

5-7 p.m., Winter Solstice Walk, registration required, Ballard Nature Center, 5253 E. U.S. Highway 40, Altamont, www.ballardnaturecenter.org, 618-483-6856, ballardnc@frontiernet.net

5:30 p.m., 2017 Christmas Make and Take, Late Bloomer on Main, 318 W. Main St., Shelbyville, www.latebloomeronmain.com, 217-774-4444

5:30-6:30 p.m., Book Club, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

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

6-8:30 p.m., Monthly Quarter Auction, Mid Illinois Senior Services, 325 E. N. Ninth St., Shelbyville, 217-827-6748

6:30 p.m., Christmas Sled Class, registration required, Stang Arts, 112 W. Washington Ave., Effingham, www.stangarts.com, 850-960-0106, jamie@stangarts.com

6:30 p.m., Little Book Beginners Program for Preschoolers, ages 3-5, registration required, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

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

Theatre

White Christmas, Dec. 8-17, The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan, www.thelittletheatre.org, 217-728-7375

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Dec. 7-16, Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway, Urbana, www.stationtheatre.com, 217-384-4000

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

Ongoing

St. Mary School PTG Book Fair, Dec. 15-20, proceeds are used towards new textbooks, St. Mary School, 2000 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/stmaryPTG/, 217-235-0431

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

Strasburg Christmas Store, Dec. 15-16, Strasburg Community Building, 105 Commercial St., Strasburg, www.facebook.com/groups/strasburgil/, 217-644-3007, info@strasburgil.com

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

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

Prairie Skies, Fridays through Dec. 15; Santa's Secret Star, Saturdays through Dec. 16; Season of Light, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17; William M. Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, www2.parkland.edu/planetarium, 217-351-2568

Snow Globe, Dec. 2-16; Toddler Tuesday, Tuesdays; Animal Encounters, Wednesdays and Fridays; DIY Weekend Wizards, Saturdays; Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 N. Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895

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

Chris Cohoon: In All Around I See, through Feb. 4, 2018; Cream Co. Living Room, through Feb. 4, 2018; Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here, through Feb. 4, 2018; Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/tarble, 217-581-2787

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

Artwork of Tom Swopes, through Dec. 16, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.gaslightartcolony.com, 217-293-1050, gaslightartcolony@gmail.com

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.

2017 School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition, through Dec. 22; Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe, through Dec. 22; Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future), through Dec. 22; 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

On the Big Screen

Listings for Dec. 15-21

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "Coco" (PG); "Daddy's Home 2" (PG-13); "Ferdinand" (PG); "Justice League" (PG-13); "Murder on the Orient Express" (PG-13); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); "The Star" (PG); "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, "Bedtime Stories" (PG); Tuesday, "Christmas with the Kranks" (PG); Wednesday, "The Santa Clause" (PG); Thursday, "Gremlins" (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; "Batman Returns" (PG-13); "Lady Bird" (R); "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)" (NR); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "The Greatest Showman" (PG) [starts 12-20]; "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri" (R); view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, S. U.S. Route 45; "Coco" (PG); "Daddy's Home 2" (PG-13); "Ferdinand" (PG); "Just Getting Started" (PG-13); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); "The Star" (PG); "Wonder" (PG); 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; "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (PG-13); "Wonder" (PG); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

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

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