Week of Dec. 8-14

Friday

7-7:45 a.m., All Pro Dad, please RSVP to www.allprodad.com/3748 or call Mike Young at 217-232-4618 or email dfarms1us@yahoo.com, Martinsville Fire House, 8 S. Union St., Martinsville

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gobble Till You Wobble, 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., Toddler Time, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-1717, jasmine@mattoonlibrary.org

10 a.m., Lego Club Jr., ages 1-5 with an adult, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10:30 a.m., Mini Christmas Concert, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

11 a.m.-noon, Tots 4 Tarble, Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/tarble, 217-581-2787, tarble@eiu.edu

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

3-8 p.m., Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar, 5 West Coffee & Wine Lounge, 5 W. Jefferson St., Sullivan, www.5westcoffee.com, 217-728-4506, info@5westcoffee.com

4-7 p.m., Pictures with Santa, County Market, 2000 Western Ave., Mattoon, 217-235-5444

4-8 p.m., Old Fashioned Christmas and Mistletoe Market, downtown Sullivan, www.5westcoffee.com, 217-728-4506, info@5westcoffee.com

5-7 p.m., Christmas Cookie & Candy Sale, proceeds go toward an Appreciation Dinner for first responders, Solid Rock Chapel, 1213 E. Jackson St., Sullivan, www.srchapel.org, 217-962-0525, jessijess23@yahoo.com

5-9 p.m., Fall Into Christmas Shopping and Let Us Watch the Kids, ages 4-9, must be potty trained, bring pjs, pillow, blanket, RSVP required at 217-258-3418, Stewardson Community Building, 100 S. Pine St., Stewardson, www.facebook.com/Stewardson-Community-Center-304882826239136/

6-9 p.m., WILD Friday Nights, 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

6-9 p.m., Wood Sign Workshop, registration and pre-payment required, Mattoon VFW Post 4325, 1220 S. 19th St., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/Woodsignworkshop, 217-234-5255

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

6-10 p.m., Bingo, ages 18+, all proceeds goes to Gracie's Gifts, American Legion Post 764, 206 S. New Jersey St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/Toledo-American-Legion-Post-764/, 217-849-3364, americanleg764@gmail.com

6-8 p.m., Family Movie: Despicable Me 3, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

6:30-9:30 p.m., Ladies Craft Night, bring a clean jar lid and a snack, Clarksville Baptist Church, 11864 E. Clarksville Rd., Marshall, www.facebook.com/clarksvillebaptist.il/, 217-889-2161, clarksvillebc@gmail.com

7 p.m., Annual Christmas Party, House Brothers Tavern, 2009 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/housebrotherstavern, 217-234-0000, housebrostavern@gmail.com

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

7:30 p.m., EIU Concert Choir and Camerata Singers performance: Lessons and Carols, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna/, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

8 p.m., Second Annual Ugly Sweater Party, The Lucky Pig, 207 E. Main St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/Theluckypig207/, 217-849-0016, theluckypig15@gmail.com

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

Saturday

8:30-11:30 a.m., 4-H Winter Craft Day, open to all youth ages 8-18, please RSVP, Coles County 4-H, 707 Windsor Rd. Suite A, Charleston, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/coles4h/, 217-345-7034

9-11 a.m., Mouse House Kids' Christmas Shopping, Toledo Christian Church, 501 S. Maryland St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/events/256708814860059/

9 a.m.-noon, Visit with Santa, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville, www.lakeshelbyville.com, 217-774-3951

9:15 a.m., Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, ages 8-13, Mattoon Middle School, 1200 S. Ninth St., Mattoon, http://elks.org/hoopshoot, 217-345-2646

10 a.m.-noon, Cookies for Santa Paint Your Own Pottery Plate & Mug Set, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

10 a.m.-noon, Christmas For The Birds, all ages, 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., Christmas Bazaar 2017, St. Mary's Parent-Teacher Guild, 2000 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, www.stmaryschoolmattoon.org, 217-549-3512

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Christmas Bazaar, Monroe Art Studio, 708 Monroe St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/monroeart708/, 217-348-1514, monroeartstudio@gmail.com

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Bazaar, The Villas of Holly Brook, 738 N. 18th St., Charleston, www.villasofhollybrook.com, 217-512-2773

10 a.m., Christmas Cards Workshop, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10 a.m.-noon, Santa Reads, all ages, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sleigh Rides with Santa, Dahnke's Pine Patch, 13825 N. 1030th St., Martinsville, www.dahnkespinepatch.com, 217-251-6688, dahnkepinepatch@gmail.com

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Make And Take, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

10:30 a.m.-noon, Holiday Open House, Martinsville Public Library, 120 E. Cumberland St., Martinsville, www.martinsvilleil.com, 217-382-4113

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Blume & Baum Floral Event, Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham, www.effinghamwinery.com, 217-347-9463

Noon-2 p.m., Civil War Generals Exhibit Opening, reservations required, call 217-253-2535 or email douglascountymuseum@hotmail.com, Douglas County Museum, 700 S. Main St., Tuscola, www.douglascountymuseum.org

1-5 p.m., Drop Off To Shop, ages 5-12, registration required, without adult chaperone, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

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

2-6 p.m., Holiday Stroll Thru Strasburg, Strasburg Community Building, 105 Commercial St., Strasburg, www.facebook.com/groups/strasburgil, 217-644-3209

4 p.m., Our Hometown Christmas, for information about the Shopping Expo call 217-276-6688, activities at Linn Park call 713-865-0022, Linn Park Amphitheater, Intersection of Mill and Cumberland, Martinsville, www.martinsvillelinnparkamphitheater.com

5-6 p.m., Annual Soup Supper, proceeds go toward Christmas vouchers for those in need, Marshall Avenue Christian Church, 620 S. 26th St., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/MACCDOC, 217-234-2519

5-8 p.m., Live Nativity, Olive Branch Baptist Church, 2892 N. 1000th Rd., Martinsville, 217-549-7668, lori_wilson@ymail.com

5-7 p.m., Santa & Me Handprint Plate, reservations required, Shewey's Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, 203 E. Jasper St., Paris, http://sheweys.com, 217-921-3279, sheweys@yahoo.com

5:30-7 p.m., Santa at the Depot, Mattoon Depot, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.coleshistory.net, 217-666-9735, coleshistory@consolidated.net

5:30-7:30 p.m., Children's Christmas Musical, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston, www.charlestonwesley.org, 217-345-3917

6-7 p.m., The Three C's of Christmas: Cocoa, Cookies & Carols, Mattoon Free Methodist Church, 606 S. 17th St., Mattoon, www.mattoonfreemethodist.org, 217-235-5763, rollie.hatfield@fmcusa.org

6-9 p.m., LLC Dental Fundraiser: Winter Door Hangers, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

6 p.m., Parade of Lights, Mill Street, Martinsville, www.facebook.com/martinsvillefire/, for info contact Jenn Phillips at 217-512-9641 or Melisa Ryan at 217-549-3066

6:30-9:30 p.m., Holiday Design & Wine Paint Party, reservations required, Kindred Spirits, 1414 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.kindredspirits2014.com, 217-235-6789, carriev64@yahoo.com

7 p.m., Dramatic Reading of A Christmas Carol and Christmas Carol Sing-Along, Newman Catholic Center, 500 Roosevelt Ave., Charleston, www.eiunewman.org, 217-348-0188

7-9 p.m., Doty & Dexter perform, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283, dan@jacksonavenuecoffee.com

7 p.m., Christmas Sock Exchange, please RSVP by calling 217-253-2314, A Bloom Above & Beyond, 104 E. Southline Rd., Tuscola, www.abloomaboveflorist.com

7 p.m., The Guess Who performs, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham, http://the-epc.org, 217-540-2788

7:30-9 p.m., Comedy Night, The Castle, 1828 Olive Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/CastlePubGaming/, 217-235-4841, castleinnlounge@gmail.com

8:30 p.m., Sawyer Brothers perform, Charleston Moose Lodge, 615 Seventh St., Charleston, http://lodge1388.moosepages.org, 217-345-2012

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

9 p.m., A Nightmare Before Christmas with Black Swine, Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/jackpotjoes/, 217-234-9531

9 p.m., Lance Gordon Band performs, Lefty's Holler, 727 Seventh St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/Leftys-Holler-871995912891916/, 217-345-2522

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

10 p.m., Fall Foam Party, TK's Southwestern Bar N Grill, 1405 Fourth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/TKS-Southwestern-Bar-N-Grill-127684154565129/, 217-512-2027

Sunday

9 a.m.-3 p.m., 25th Annual National Trail Farm Toy Show, Effingham Event Center, 1501 W. Fayette, Effingham, www.effinghameventcenter.com, 217-342-6565

10-11 a.m., Christmas Cantata, First Christian Church of Sullivan, 1357 C.R. 1200 E., Sullivan, www.fccsullivan.org, 217-728-7351, office@fccsullivan.org

10 a.m.-noon, Local Author Signing with Stephen Long, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464, info@effinghamlibrary.org

1-4 p.m., Christmas Open House, Ashmore Estates, 22645 E. Co. Rd. 1050 N., Ashmore, www.hauntedashmoreestates.net, 888-271-4000

1-3 p.m., Needle Felting Class, age 10+, sign up at http://www.freshdigsinc.com/classes, Fresh Digs, 210 N. Banker St., Effingham, 217-350-0812, lowdown@freshdigsinc.com

2-5 p.m., Reverend Robert & Friends present: Acoustic Sunday, Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/jackpotjoes, 217-234-9531

2-4 p.m., Christmas Open House, The Cross at the Crossroads, 1900 Pike Ave., Effingham, www.crossusa.org, 217-347-2846

2:30 p.m., "Meet Me at the Manger: Wise Men Still Follow Him Today" by the Sonshine and Sonbeam Puppeteers, The Presbyterian Church of Paris, 241 W. Court St., Paris, 217-465-4680, puppetlady@icloud.com

3:30-6 p.m., Polar Express Post Prom Fundraiser, ages K-3rd grade, Shelbyville High School Gym, 1001 W. N. Sixth St., Shelbyville, www.shelbyville.k12.il.us, 217-774-3926

4 p.m., Kids Christmas Party, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

5 p.m., Coles County Barbershop Chorus performs, The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan, www.thelittletheatre.org, 217-728-7375

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

6-8:30 p.m., Christmas Movie Night, The Vineyard Church, 1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan, www.thevineyardchurch.us, 217-728-4574, doris.schrock@thevineyardchurch.us

7 p.m., Annual Christmas Cantata, Trinity Lutheran Church, 113 S. Walnut St., Stewardson, for info contact Mark Wascher at 217-682-3378 or mwascher@consolidated.net

7-10 p.m., Carrollton Band performs, First Christian Church, 100 E. Church St., Tuscola, www.fcctuscola.com, 217-253-2394, lori@fcctuscola.com

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 a.m.-3 p.m., Bob Ross Painting Class, registration required, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org, 217-639-5150

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.-12:30 p.m., Preschool Indoor Picnic, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

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

4 p.m., Star Wars Lego Challenge, ages 6-15, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

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

6-9 p.m., Ninth Annual Coaches vs. Cancer, all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, Tuscola High School, 500 S. Prairie St., Tuscola, www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/coaches-vs-cancer.html, 217-649-2586, carannmcc@gmail.com

6 p.m., Small Animal Sale, Arthur Sale Barn, 1204 Vine St., Arthur, 217-543-3255

Tuesday

10 a.m., Story Time, Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-1721, joellen@mattoonlibrary.org

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

11:30 a.m., 2017 Holiday Luncheon, for Coles County residents 60 and older, registration required, call 217-639-5150, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org 

4-5 p.m., Lego Club, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

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., #Adulting, ages 14-22, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

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

5:30 p.m., Free Computer Class: Intro to Internet, registration required, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

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

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

6 p.m., Adult Coloring Night, 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

7 p.m., CHS Chorus Winter Concert, please bring non-perishable food items to donate to local food bank, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/charlestonilmusicboosters, charlestonilmusicboosters@gmail.com

7:30 p.m., Christian Comedy Players meet, Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville, http://flourishesgalleryandstudios.vpweb.com, 217-827-5690

Wednesday

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

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

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

1-3 p.m., Movie Wednesday: Holiday Inn, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

3:30-5 p.m., After School Art, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

5-7 p.m., Together We Roar: EIU Holiday at Old Main, EIU Old Main, Cougill Foyer, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, www.eiu.edu, 217-581-5000

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

6-8 p.m., Film Discussion: In the Mood for Love, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

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

Dec. 14

9 a.m., Discovery Days, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-2621, wenche@mattoonlibrary.org

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

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

4 p.m., After School Movie: Polar Express, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

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 p.m., AIE Residency Student Art Expo and Reception, Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/tarble, 217-581-2787

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

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

7 p.m., Christmas Concert Fundraiser, Cumberland County Life Center, 507 E. Main St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountylifecenter, 217-849-3965

Theatre

Christmas in Juneberry Dinner Theater, Dec. 8-9, Praise Assembly of God, 1300 Osage Rd., Charleston, www.charlestonpraise.com, 217-345-4673, pastorryan@charlestonpraise.com

The Colossal Christmas Caper, Nov. 12-Dec. 8, Green Mill Village Theatre, 917 Green Mill Rd., Arcola, http://gmvtheatre.com, 217-268-4400, info@gmvtheatre.com

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

Paris High School Drama presents White Christmas The Musical, Dec. 8-10, Paris Center of Fine Arts, 14040 E. 1200th Rd., Paris, http://pcofa.net, 217-822-0317, lynchd@pchs.k12.il.us

Christmas at Lake Ridge Musical, Dec. 9-10, Lake Ridge Christian Church, 122 E. Steidl Rd., Paris, www.lakeridgechurch.org, 217-465-5614, worship@lakeridgechurch.org

Ongoing

Live Nativity, Dec. 8-9, First Southern Baptist Church, 3521 DeWitt, Mattoon, www.fsbcmattoon.com, 217-234-8314, fsbcmattoon@mediacombb.com

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: Tree Decorating for Winter Wonderland Walk, Dec. 8-14, please register; 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

Holiday Cards for Veterans, Nov. 27-Dec. 10, stop by any desk and fill out a holiday card to a deserving Veteran, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

Neoga Community Cantata to perform O Night Divine, Dec. 9-10, Grace United Methodist Church, 752 Walnut Ave., Neoga, 217-895-2809

Live Nativity, Dec. 8-10, Sullivan Church of God, 321 N. West St., Sullivan, http://sullivanchog.org, 217-728-7855, office@sullivanchog.org

Sullivan Chamber Elf Hunt, through Dec. 9, Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development, 112 W. Harrison St., Sullivan, www.sullivanchamber.com, 217-728-4223, info@sullivanchamber.com

Live Nativity, Dec. 8-10, Church of the Nazarene, 701 W. N. Third St., Shelbyville, 217-774-2825, shelbynazweb@gmail.com

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

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

PCH Volunteers Annual Christmas Chocolate Sale, Dec. 12-13, Paris Community Hospital Family Medical Center, 721 E. Court St., Paris, http://pchfmc.com, 217-465-2606 ext. 4228

Live Nativity Christmas in the Park, Dec. 8-10, Fairview Park, 401 E. Monroe, Casey, 217-932-5493, matgray9502@yahoo.com

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

Gingerbread House Display, Dec. 7-14, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, http://allerton.illinois.edu, 217-333-3287, jmgiffor@illinois.edu

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

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

Snow Globe, Dec. 2-16, Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 N. Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895

Exhibits

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

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

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

On the Big Screen

Listings for Dec. 8-14

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "A Bad Moms Christmas" (R); "Blade Runner 2049" (R); "Coco" (PG); "Daddy's Home 2" (PG-13); "Justice League" (PG-13); "Marshall" (PG-13); "The Mountain Between Us" (PG-13); "Murder on the Orient Express" (PG-13); "The Star" (PG); "Thor: Ragnarok" (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, "Blue Hawaii" (PG); Tuesday, "Elf" (PG); Wednesday, "Fried Green Tomatoes" (PG-13); Thursday, "My Fair Lady" (G); Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, 800-237-8752; "Black Clover" (PG-13); "Gremlins (1984)" (PG); "NTL Presents: Follies" (NR); "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri" (R); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "Coco" (PG); "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (PG); "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; "A Bad Moms Christmas" (R); "Coco" (PG); "Daddy's Home 2" (PG-13); "Just Getting Started" (PG-13); "Justice League" (PG-13); "The Star" (PG); "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13); "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; "Coco" (PG); "Wonder" (PG); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

Boarman’s Roxy, 149 E. Main St., all shows $4; "Murder on the Orient Express" (PG-13); receive updates and showtimes at 217-774-ROXY (7699), www.boarmansroxytheatre.com.

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