Week of Dec. 1-7

Friday

7-9 a.m., Free Community Breakfast, Mason Point, One Masonic Way, Sullivan, 217-728-4394 ext. 1200

8-11:30 a.m., Pilson Ag Day, Pilson Auto Centers, 2000 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, www.pilsonauto.com, 888-474-5766, sales@pilsonauto.com

10-10:30 a.m., Budding Naturalist, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 DeWitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

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

1-4 p.m., Shumway Fire Protection District Collecting Donations for Shriners, Lake Sara Firehouse, 14949 N. Park Rd., Effingham

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

4-9 p.m., Christmas Craft/Paint Fundraiser, proceeds go to Lake Land College's Dental Hygiene program, registration required, Stewardson Community Building, 100 S. Pine St., Stewardson, 217-240-5648, stewardsoncommunitybuilding@gmail.com

5-8 p.m., Celebrate Downtown Christmas Band and Choir Performances, Mattoon Arts Council, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, arts@mattoonillinois.org

5-8 p.m., Prime Rib Dinner, Charleston Country Club, 8355 Country Club Rd., Charleston, www.charlestoncountryclub.org, 217-345-6603, ccclub217@gmail.com

5-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary Meal, VFW Post 1769, 2304 S. Veterans Dr., Effingham, www.facebook.com/VFW-post-1769-224540374230086/, 217-343-8313

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

6:30 p.m., Karaoke Night, Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/CharlestonIllinoisElks, 217-345-2646

6:30-8 p.m., Christmas Family Fun Night, Solid Rock Chapel, 1213 E. Jackson St., Sullivan, www.srchapel.org, 217-962-0525, jessijess23@yahoo.com

7-8 p.m., Bourbon Connoisseurs Tasting, reservations and payment are required, 5 West Coffee & Wine Lounge, 5 W. Jefferson St., Sullivan, www.5westcoffee.com, 217-728-4506, info@5westcoffee.com

7-9 p.m., First Friday Music, Findlay Community Building, 102 E. S. Second St., Findlay, 217-725-5176

7 p.m., Link Union Farewell Christmas Tour, Penn Station, 122 E. Progress St., Arthur, http://pennstationarthur.com, 800-722-6474

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

7:15 p.m., 2017 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Light up the Night Parade, Downtown, Broadway from 14th to 21st & Western Ave., Mattoon, www.jotform.com/73203659923157/, 217-234-8863

7:30 p.m., Wind Symphony Chamber Ensembles perform, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

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

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

Saturday

7-11 a.m., Breakfast with Santa, Effingham High School, 1301 Grove Ave., Effingham, www.effingham.k12.il.us, 217-540-1100

8-11 a.m., Breakfast with Santa, Douglas County Museum, 700 S. Main St., Tuscola, www.douglascountymuseum.org, 217-253-2535, douglascountymuseum@hotmail.com

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fill the Trucks: Collecting Toys and Gifts for Shriners, Lake Sara Mach 1, 16719 Co. Rd. 1000 E., Effingham

8:30 a.m.-noon, Annual Cookie Walk and Quilt Exhibit, First Christian Church, 1600 Wabash Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonfcc.com, 217-234-2928

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Holiday Bake Sale, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1431 IL-128, Shelbyville, 217-774-3434

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Annual Christmas Bazaar, Greenup United Methodist Church, 210 N. Kentucky St., Greenup, 217-923-3909

8:30-10:30 a.m., Christmas Cookie Candy Caper, Casey United Methodist Church, 703 N. State Highway 49, Casey, www.caseyumc.org, 217-932-5281

9-11 a.m., Weekend Conservation Days Volunteer Opportunity, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

9-11 a.m., EIU Holiday Hustle Walk/Run, proceeds support One Stop Community Christmas, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, www.eiuholidayhustle.wordpress.com, eiuholidayhustle@gmail.com

9-11 a.m., EVS Conservation Day: Walnut Point State Park, 2331 E. Co. Rd. 370 N., Oakland, www.embarrasstewards.org, 217-549-1555, thorsenhutton@gmail.com

9 a.m., 4-H Candy & Craft Workshop, Cumberland County 4-H, 102 S. Meridian St., Toledo, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/cumberland4h/, 217-849-3931

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hands-4-Paws presents Santa Paws, appointment required, call 217-508-5310, Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St. #101, Tuscola, www.hands-4-paws.org

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Fair, Church of the Nazarene, 701 W. N. Third St., Shelbyville, 217-774-2825, shelbynazweb@gmail.com

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Christmas Bazaar, Shelby Christian Church, 200 N. Hickory St., Shelbyville, www.shelbycc.org, 217-774-2716

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Holly Days 2017, Harlan Hall, 603 Locust St., Marshall, www.marshall-il.com, 217-826-9023, marshallilmainstreet@gmail.com

9:30 a.m., Santa is Coming to Town, Arcola Fire Station, 117 W. Main St., Arcola, www.arcolachamber.com, 217-268-4530

10 a.m.-noon, Coffee & Crafting Wreaths, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

10 a.m., Holiday Auction for BBBS, Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, http://joinsomethingbig.org, 217-348-8741

10 a.m., Story Time, ages 3-7, EIU Booth Library, Ballenger Teachers Center, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, http://library.eiu.edu, 217-581-8442, mkmcdaniel@eiu.edu

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Farm Fresh Mercantile Open, Five Feline Farm, 3713 N. Co. Rd. 2200 E., Charleston, www.fivefelinefarm.com, fivefelinefarm@gmail.com

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fifth Annual Old Fashioned Downtown Christmas, Downtown Shelbyville, 217-774-4574

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Dove's Santa's Workshop, funds benefit the Moultrie County Domestic Violence Program, American Legion, 8 E. Strain St., Sullivan, www.doveinc.org, 217-728-9303, dove@doveinc.org

11 a.m., Jeepin' For The Kids, Chances R Sports Bar & Grill, 113 W. Cumberland St., Greenup, www.facebook.com/Coon-Creek-Jeep-Club-199934963374420/, 217-276-3596, harleyridr_87@yahoo.com

11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2017 Open House & Bazaar and Pet Photos with Santa, Effingham County Humane Society, 12073 N. 1000th Rd., Effingham, www.effingham.petfinder.com, 217-536-9001, 4paws@frontier.com

Noon-3 p.m., Old Fashioned Christmas on the Prairie, Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 420 S. Lincoln Hwy., Lerna, www.lincolnlogcabin.org, 217-345-1845, lsff@lincolnlogcabin.org

Noon, Hometown Holidays Parade, begins at Sullivan High School, 725 N. Main St., Sullivan, 217-273-9456

1-3 p.m., December Volunteer Event, please RSVP, The Whiteside Garden Project, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, www.eiu.edu/whitesidegarden, whiteside.garden@gmail.com

1-4 p.m., Winter Wonderland, EIU Martin Luther King Jr. Union, 1720 Seventh St., Charleston, http://castle.eiu.edu/nrhh/

1-4 p.m., Bill Chambers performs, Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham, http://effinghamvillagewine.com, 217-347-0477

1:30-2:30 p.m., Christmas Tea Party, ages 6-12, registration required, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

2-4 p.m., Christmas Make and Take, Mattoon Faith Fellowship Church, 1205 Moultrie Ave., Mattoon, 217-254-4382

2-5 p.m., A Retro Christmas, The Vault Art Gallery, 100 N. Main St., Tuscola, www.facebook.com/VaultArtGallery/, 217-599-1215, thevaultarts@gmail.com

4:30 p.m., Santa's Helpers Dinner and Auction, Martinsville Community Building, 122 W. Cumberland, Martinsville, 217-549-3580

4:45-7 p.m., Christmas in the Heart of Charleston, Downtown, 600 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-the-Heart-of-Charleston-152118278153416/, 217-348-0430, tourism@co.coles.il.us

5-9 p.m., Coles County SWCD Foundation's Annual Chili Supper, fundraiser for the scholarship program, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, http://colescountyswcd.org, 217-345-3901, info@colescountyswcd.org

5-7 p.m., Season's Greetings Performance, DanceLife Center, 307 Sixth St., Charleston, www.dancelifecenter.com, 217-345-7182, info@dancelifecenter.com

5:30-7:30 p.m., Motherlode Christmas Concert & Carol Sing-Along, Macs' Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.facebook.com/macs.uptowner, 217-345-4622

6-9 p.m., Palette Board Christmas Tree, Artsy Chic Studio & Boutique, 1520 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.com

6 p.m., A Christmas Story: Coles County Veterans Fundraiser, RSVP required, Hunan Fine Asian Cuisine, 116 S. 17th St., Mattoon, www.colescountyveterans.org, 312-834-7318, info@veteranssupportcoalition.com

6-11 p.m., Whiskey River performs, VFW, 19442 N. Co. Rd. 2450 E., Oakland, 217-515-8053

6 p.m., Murder Mystery Dinner: Full House of Death, Castle Finn Winery, 1288 N. 1200th St., Marshall, www.castlefinnwinery.com, 217-463-2600

6:30 p.m., Author Jasmine Warga, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

7-10 p.m., Greenup Hootenanny Country Music, Village of Greenup Municipal Building, 115 E. Cumberland St., Greenup, 217-923-3016

8:30 p.m., Identity Crisis performs, The Orchard Inn, 800 N. Third St., Effingham, www.facebook.com/theOrchardInnEffingham, 217-342-9025

8:30 p.m., Jane Doe performs, Beekie's Bar, 129 E. Court St., Paris, 217-921-3600

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

Sunday

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Special Olympics Basketball Game Day, Mattoon Middle School, 1200 S. Ninth St., Mattoon, http://tinyurl.com/bballgameday

Noon-5 p.m., Annual Chili Cook-Off, Spanky's Food & Spirits, 1920 Oak Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/Spankys-Bar-n-Grill-79431078863/?rf=117823278243144/, 217-234-2224

1-4 p.m., Philanthropic Educational Organization House Walk, Various homes in Mattoon beginning at 513 Briar Lane, www.peointernational.org, 217-258-6088

1-2 p.m., Elks Memorial Day, Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/CharlestonIllinoisElks, 217-345-2646

1-4 p.m., Trim a Tree, Charleston Country Club, 8355 Country Club Rd., Charleston, www.charlestoncountryclub.org, 217-254-8835

1-4 p.m., Christmas House Walk and Candy Cane Cafe, United Methodist Church, 121 S. Locust St., Arcola, 217-268-4493 or 217-202-2127

1-3 p.m., Paint Fundraiser: Tiger Paws Dance Team, reservations required, En Pointe Performing Arts Studio, 120 N. Main St., Paris, 217-712-0158

1-7 p.m., American Legion Christmas Auction, Community Building, 105 Commercial St., Strasburg, 217-644-3007, info@strasburgil.com

1-5 p.m., Shop Shelbyville Show, Shelbyville Event Center, 316 W. S. Sixth St., Shelbyville, www.bestbetevents.com, brittany@bestbetevents.com

2-6 p.m., Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/jackpotjoes, 217-234-9531

2 p.m., FACE Community Christmas Concert, Cornerstone Christian Church, 3600 S. Banker St., Effingham, http://effinghamcornerstone.net, 217-342-6770

2-3 p.m., Marshall Main Street 20th Anniversary Celebration, Harlan Hall, 603 Locust St., Marshall, www.marshall-il.com, 217-826-9023, marshallilmainstreet@gmail.com

3 p.m., Coles County Barbershop Chorus 48th Annual Christmas Benefit Concerts, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston, www.charlestonwesley.org, 217-345-3917

4 p.m., EIU Oratorio Society Holiday Concert, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna, 217-581-3110, rrrossi@eiu.edu

4 p.m., St. Hildegard von Bingen Schola perform, St. Anthony's, 503 N. Maple St., Effingham, www.stanthonyshospital.org, 217-347-1529

5-9 p.m., Tarot and Palm Readings by Simply Sage, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, http://bobsbookstore.net, 217-345-2627

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

7 p.m., Coles County Barbershop Chorus 48th Annual Christmas Benefit Concerts, First Presbyterian Church, 10 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.fpcmattoon.org, 217-234-6722

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

10-11:30 a.m., Wits Fitness Brain Training, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, http://engage.illinois.edu, 217-639-5150

10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., or 5:30 p.m., Polar Express Pajama Party, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

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

1-2:30 p.m., Wits Fitness Brain Exercise, Shelby County Senior Center, 325 E. North Ninth St., Shelbyville, http://engage.illinois.edu, 217-774-9546

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

6 p.m., Nonfiction Book Discussion: Stiff, the Curious Life of Cadavers, Fresh Digs, 210 N. Banker St., Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-350-0821

6:30 p.m., TAG Holiday Craft & Dessert Night, Christ's Church, 2511 Veteran's Dr., Effingham, 217-663-8620

7:30 p.m., Jazz Combos perform, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

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 a.m.-1 p.m., Dine with a Doc, reservations required, call 217-728-4394, Max J. Knight Community Building Banquet Hall, One Masonic Way, Sullivan, 217-728-4394 ext. 1200, senioreducationministries@yahoo.com

1 p.m., Memoir Writing Group, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

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

4-5:30 p.m., Teens, Gift Buttons, middle & high schoolers, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

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

5-7:30 p.m., Mattoon Emerging Leaders Ugly Sweater Contest, Kindred Spirits, 1414 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonemergingleaders.com, mattoonemergingleaders@gmail.com

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

6:30-9:30 p.m., Canvas & Cocktails, Jackpot Joe's, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.artsychicstudio.com, 217-218-6272, artsychicboutique@gmail.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

7:30 p.m., Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna/, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

Wednesday

6 a.m.-6 p.m., X & KJ-a-thon to Fill the Semi for Effingham County Christmas Store, Premier Broadcasting, 206 S. Willow, Effingham, www.thexradio.com, 217-254-0777, mollybushue@gmail.com

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 p.m., Movie Make and Take, all ages, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

4:30-5:30 p.m., Christmas Caroling, Sullivan Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 11 Hawthorne Lane, Sullivan, www.thevineyardchurch.us, 217-728-4574, doris.schrock@thevineyardchurch.us

5-7 p.m., Needle Felting Cookie Cutter Class, The Vault Art Gallery, 100 N. Main St., Tuscola, www.facebook.com/VaultArtGallery, 217-599-1215, thevaultarts@gmail.com

6 p.m., Alternative Television Screening, short films by students, Top of the Roc, 410 Sixth St., Charleston, blakneyp96@gmail.com

6-11 p.m., Christmas Toy Auction, Sigel Fire Department, 100 N. E. Front St., Sigel, www.facebook.com/SigelFireDepartment, 217-844-2236, sigelfiredepartment@hotmail.com

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

Dec. 7

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Genetics Update Conference with Sam Rhine, Lake Land College, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, www.lakelandcollege.edu, for info call Brenda Hunzinger at 217-234-5365 or email bhunzing@lakelandcollege.edu, to register call 800-727-2315

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., SWAG - Seniors with Attitude Group, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

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

4-7 p.m., PHC Holiday Open House, Paris Healthcare Center, 1011 N. Main St., Paris, www.parishealthcarecenter.com, 217-465-5376, paris.admin@imgcares.com

4:30 p.m., Star Wars Celebration, grades 1-12, registration preferred, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-2621, wenche@mattoonlibrary.org

4:30-6 p.m., Teen Book Party, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

5-7 p.m., Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus Fear Nothing! Fundraiser, Stanfield Chiropractic, 414 W. Jefferson Ave., Effingham, 217-342-7222

5:30-8:30 p.m., YBNext Ugly Sweater After Hours Social, Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill, 303 E. Fayette Ave., Effingham, www.facebook.com/events/1795808800640567/, ybnext@hotmail.com

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

7:30 p.m., Concert Band & Guest High School Band Concert, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

Theatre

Mattoon High School Drama Club presents A Nightmare Before Christmas, two shows Dec. 1, Mattoon High School, 2521 Walnut Ave., Mattoon, 217-238-7800

Tinker, Tailor, Elf, Spy, Dec. 1-3, Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.charlestonalleytheatre.com, 217-345-2287, Charlestonalleytheatre@hotmail.com

Devised Theatre Performances, Dec. 2-3, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

Paris High School Drama presents White Christmas The Musical, Dec. 7-10, Paris Center of Fine Arts, 14040 E. 1200th Rd., Paris, http://pcofa.net, 217-822-0317, lynchd@pchs.k12.il.us

A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2-3, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham, http://the-epc.org, 217-540-2788

Ongoing

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

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

Sullivan Chamber Elf Hunt, through Dec. 7, Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development, 112 W. Harrison St., Sullivan, www.sullivanchamber.com, 217-728-4223, info@sullivanchamber.com

Tuscola Christmastown Celebration, Dec. 1-3, Tuscola Community Building, 122 S. Central Ave. W., Tuscola, www.tuscola.org, 217-253-2112, tourism@tuscola.org

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

Christmas Open House, Dec. 1-3, Effingham County Courthouse Museum, 100 E. Jefferson Ave., Effingham, www.effinghamcountymuseum.org, 217-540-8655

Christmas Cookie and Candy Sale, Dec. 2-3, St. Anthony Parish Center, 101 E. Virginia Ave., Effingham, www.stanthony.com, 217-347-7129

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

Candy Canes on Main, Dec. 1-2, Downtown Casey, www.visitcaseyillinois.com, 217-232-3430, caseyilchamber@aol.com

Gospel Sing: Celebrate Christmas, Family Style, Dec. 1-2, Richards Farm Restaurant, 607 N.E. 13th St., Casey, 217-932-5771

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

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. 1-7

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); "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, "RV" (PG); Tuesday, "Home Alone" (PG); Wednesday, "Holiday Inn" (PG); Thursday, "Babes in Toyland" (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; "The Room" (R); "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri" (R); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "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); "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); "The Star" (PG); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

Boarman’s Roxy, 149 E. Main St., all shows $4; "Daddy's Home 2" (PG-13); receive updates and showtimes at 217-774-ROXY (7699), www.boarmansroxytheatre.com.

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