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Week of April 19-25

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Items for the weekly Calendar must be submitted in writing to Calendar, JG-TC, 700 Broadway Ave. E, Suite 9A or by visiting jg-tc.com/calendar/ by noon Monday. Please include a contact name and phone number for verification.

Friday

Family

Peter Rabbit craft and story event: 9-11 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon. DHNC Youth (Ages 4-6) $7/Non-member, $5/Member

Toddler Time: 10-11 a.m., Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave, Mattoon.

Easter Egg Hunt: 1-2 p.m., Shelbyville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 2116 W South 3rd St, Shelbyville.

General Events

Spores N' More Mushroom Festival: 5:30-7 p.m., American Legion Building in Windsor.

Health And Support Groups

Ashmore Mentoring Program: 6-9 p.m., Ashmore Community Center, 211 S. Illinois St., Ashmore. 217-349-8606.

Live Music

Dueling Pianos: 7-10 p.m., Willow Ridge Winery, 1796 N 1475 East Road, Westervelt. 217-738-2323.

Friday Night Folk Circle: 7-9 p.m., Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston.

The Fabulous Hoedads featuring Randal Rhoads: 8:30-11 p.m., VFW Post 1592, 1821 20th Street, Charleston. 

Chain Station CD Release Party: 9 p.m., Chasers Sports Bar, 1811 W. Fayette, Effingham.

Live Theatre

Play - "Little Shop of Horrors": 7 p.m., Okaw Valley High School, Bethany.

Student Theatre: "Young Frankenstein": 7:30 p.m., Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign.

Magic Mike Experience: 8-11 p.m., Suite Dreams Hotel, 300 Broadway Ave East, Mattoon.

Saturday

Arts

Children's Art Show opening reception for K-6 Grade Artists: 5-8 p.m., Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall. 217-293-1050.

Central Illinois Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Writers Group: 7 p.m., Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave., Charleston. arianathepoet@gmail.com.

Bazaars

Market In the Square: 7 a.m.-noon, Lincoln Square Mall, 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana.

NFLCC 2019 Central Illinois Lure Meet Antique and Collectible Fishing Show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Effingham Event Center, 1501 W. Fayette, Effingham. 217-690-8820.

Arthur 3rd Saturday Market Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 220 Jurgens Parkway, Arthur. 309-253-6245.

KarmaKon: Metaphysical/Holistic Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Suite Dreams Hotel, 300 Broadway Ave East, Mattoon; zitaheals@gmail.com.

Family

Easter Egg Hunt: 9:45-11:45 a.m., Community Park, 201 E. Commercial St., Strasburg. Toddler-age 8. Held at St. Paul's gym if it rains.

Saturday Story Series: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 402 S Lincoln Hwy Rd, Lerna.

EarthCare Celebration: 1-4 p.m., Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana; hands-on displays and activities for all ages.

Critter Egg Hunt: 1:30-5 p.m., Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Road, Decatur. 217-421-7435.

General Events

American Legion Pancake Breakfast: 6:30-10 a.m., American Legion, Altamont.

Free Community Breakfast: 8-10 a.m., New Beginnings Church, 1007 S. Willow St., Effingham.

Spores N' More Mushroom Festival -- vendor fair, craft show, flea market: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion Building in Windsor; Some vendors will be in the Community Building others outside along Maine St; 273-4152.

EVS Conservation Day: 9-11 a.m., invasive clean-up at the Spillway Near Lake Charleston, Charleston; thorsenhutton@gmail.com.

Third Saturday Garden Tour: 10-11 a.m., Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello. 217-333-3287.

Drag Racing - Test-N-Tune and Gamblers Grudge: noon-6:30 p.m., Coles County Dragway, USA, 4700 West State Street, Charleston.

Mahomet Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m., JT Walker's Brewery, 402 E. Main Street, Mahomet.

SBT Dart Tourney: 8 p.m., Country Haven Event Center, 8560 E. 1400th Ave., Effingham.

Health and Support Groups

Walk With a Doc, 9 a.m., Kingwood Estates TREC Trailhead, Effingham, 

Live Music

Dulcimer Club: 10 a.m.-noon, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur; 217-423-7708.

Live Music - Rob and the Rebels: 7-9 p.m., The Junction at the Old Church, 108 N. Main, Findlay.

Tom and the Country Boys perform: 7-10 p.m., Ashmore Community Center, 211 S. Illinois St., Ashmore.

Sawyer Brothers Band performs: 7:30-11:30 p.m., VFW Post 4829, 513 S. Cedar, Shelbyville. 217-774-4829.

Off the Wall Band performs: 9 p.m., Danny's Bar and Grill, 7726 N. US Highway 45, Effingham.

Live Music: 11 p.m., Truckers Pub, 1707 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham.

Live Theatre

Stand Up Comedy -- Reena Calm performs: 7 p.m., Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham.

Play - "Little Shop of Horrors": 7 p.m., Okaw Valley High School, Bethany.

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform: "Now You See Them..Soon You Won't": 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria.

WWE Live: 7:30 p.m., Bank of Springfield Center, One University Plaza, Springfield.

Sunday

Family

Annual Champagne Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thelma Keller Convention Center, 1202 North Keller Dr., Exit 160, Effingham. For reservations call the Thelma Keller Convention Center at: 217-347-5115; $8.95-$17.95.

Live Music

Illinois Old-Time Fiddlers Jam Session: 2-7 p.m., Lions Community Building, Forest Park, N.E. Ninth St., Shelbyville.

Alice In Chains performs: 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria.

Monday

Monday, Apr 22

Family

Story Time: 4:30 p.m., Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon.

General Events

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

Volunteer at Friendship Garden: 1-3 p.m., Friendship Garden, 1698 Lafayette Ave., Mattoon.

Duplicate Bridge: 6:45 p.m., First Christian Church, Charleston. All bridge players are welcome.

Live Music

Open Mic Night: 8 p.m., Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. All genres/styles welcome.

Tuesday

Family

Story Time: 10 a.m., Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham.

Story Time: 10 a.m., Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon.

Toddler Time with Mother Goose: 10:30-11 a.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall.

General Events

Volunteer with the Conservation Crew: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon.

Live Music

Tuesday Ukulele Group: 6 p.m., Mattoon Public Library, Mattoon. 217-276-0325.

Jupiter String Quartet performs: 7 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.

Concert Band, Eastern Symphonic Band and Jazz Lab Band: 7:30 p.m., EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston.

Wednesday

Arts

Distinguished Alumni Lecture by Louise Fishman: 5:15 p.m., Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana.

Family

Story Time: 10 a.m., Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan.

Storytime and Snuggles: 10-10:30 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon. To register, call the Nature Center at 217-235-4644 or email douglashartnc@consolidated.net.

General Events

Card Games: 1-3:30 p.m., LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston.

Board Game Night: 7-9 p.m., Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston.

Health And Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support Group: 5 p.m., Women's Wellness Center, 900 W. Temple Ave., Suite 108, Effingham. 217-347-1638.

Live Music

Songwriter Open Mic Night: 7-10 p.m., Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham.

Composers Forum: 7:30 p.m., EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston.

April 25

Arts

Tarble After Hours: 6-9 p.m., Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston.

Beginners' Guitar Techniques for Relaxation and Stress Reduction with Marty Williamson: 6 p.m., Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham. Registration required, 217-342-2464 x1.

East Central Harmony Chorus open rehearsals: 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Hope Worship Center, 2175 E. Harrison Ave., Charleston. 217-549-0228

Bazaars

30th Arthur Amish Country Quilt Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Otto Center, 2056 County Road 1800 East, Arthur.

Sullivan Business Expo, 1-7 p.m., Building 1225, 1225 S. Hamilton Street, Sullivan, 217-728-4223.

Family

Free Play Group for Moultrie County Toddlers: 9-10:30 a.m., Moultrie County Beacon Bright Start, 203 S. Graham, Sullivan.

Toddler Time with Mother Goose: 10:30-11 a.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall.

Fairies at the Garden: 6-8 p.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon. outdoor craft class. Inspired by Friendship Garden, create a beautiful fairy garden to take home. Registration required.

General Events

Effingham County Museum Fire Lecture: 7 p.m., Effingham County Courthouse Museum, 100 E. Jefferson Ave., Effingham.

Area archaeologist Dr. B. Jacob Skousen presents "A Walk Through the Pre-Columbian History of Southeastern Illinois": 7-9 p.m., Lake Land College Theater, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon. bskousen@illinois.edu.

"Tolton -- From Slave to Priest": 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 320 N 21st St., Mattoon.

Trip to Millikin's Requarth Observatory: 8-10 p.m., Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur. reservations required, 217-423-7708.

The Great Migration Bird Walks: 8 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 DeWitt Ave. E., Mattoon.

Volunteer with the Conservation Crew: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon. 

Live Music

Open Mic Night: 7 p.m., Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston.

Benny and the Amigos perform: 7-10 p.m., Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third St., Pana.

Krannert Uncorked with Whiskey Shadows: 5 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.

Live Theatre

The Music Man -- KIDS: Youth Theatre Performance: 7 p.m., The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign.

"Rent" -- 20th Anniversary Tour: 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria.

Musical - "Crazy For You": 7:30 p.m., Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.

Exhibits

“On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond", through May 31, Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

"Come Wind, Come Weather", Sue de Beer, film and sculpture, through May. 19; 2019 Graduate Art Exhibition, April 23-May 19, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Coles County Arts Council's April Artist: Jenna Parrott, through April, City Hall, Charleston, 217-345-6897.

Annual Quilt Walk: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 22-27, Downtown Arthur.

"Fibers: A New Look" - recycled textiles artwork from Alma Petry, through May 18, Flourishes Art Gallery, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville; 217-827-5690

Children's Art Show; High School and Junior High Vision Boards, ends April 20; Pre-K through 6th grade art, April 20-May 11; Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall; 217-293-1050

2019 Exhibits TBA, Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, 217-466-8130.

Luminous Life: 33 Years of Woodcut Prints, through April 29; Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery, 125 N. Water St., Decatur; 217-423-3189.

Senior BFA exhibit at Perkinson Gallery, through April 26; Perkinson Gallery, Kirkland Fine Arts Center - Millikin University, 1184 W Main St, Decatur. 217-424-6227.

William Staerkel Planetarium presentations, "Prairie Skies", "Two Small Pieces of Glass," "Flight Adventures"  Friday-Saturdays through April, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign; 217-351-2200.

51st Annual Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition, through May 4; Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign; 217-351-2485.

Response Wall: Edge Effects, ends April 19; School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, ends April 25; Renaissance to Modern Remix: Highlights from the European and American Art Collection: through May 12; Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession, through Aug. 31, 2019; From Hand to Hand: Painting and the animation of history in Northern India, through May 12, Emphatic: American Painting From the Collection, through May 12; Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana; 217-333-1861, kam@illinois.edu.

Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa: America’s Musical Paradox, through Aug. 2, 2019; Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, sousa@illinois.edu; 217-244-9309.

From the Subcontinent to the Prairie: Stories of Immigration and Identity, through May 19, 2019; Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, 217-333-2360.

“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times”, through May 19; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, 217-557-5589; clare.thorpe@illinois.gov.

On the Big Screen

Listings for April 19-25

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "After" (PG-13); "Breakthrough" (PG); "Captain Marvel" (PG-13); "The Curse of La Llorona" (R); "Dumbo" (PG); "Hellboy" (R); "Little" (PG-13); "Missing Link" (PG); "Pet Sematary" (R); "Shazam!" (PG-13); "Wonder Park" (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, "Christopher Robin"; Monday, "The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants"; Tuesday, "Valkyrie"; Wednesday, "Ant-Man and the Wasp"; Thursday, "The Notebook"; Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, 800-237-8752; Schedule not available; visit www.thearttheater.org for future showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "Missing Link" (PG); "Pet Sematary" (R); view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, S. U.S. Route 45; "After" (PG-13); "Breakthrough" (PG); "The Curse Of La Llorona" (R); "Dumbo" (PG); "Hellboy" (R); "Little" (PG-13); "Missing Link" (PG); "Shazam!" (PG-13); "Unplanned" (R); view updates and showtimes at www.rmccinemas.com.

NEWTON

Drive-N Theatre, 16045 E. Hwy. 33, Newton, 618-455-3100; "Pet Sematary" (R); "Wonder Park" (PG); view updates and showtimes at www.driventheatre.com.

PARIS

The Paris Theater, 119 N. Central Ave., Paris, 217-465-6048; "Shazam!" (PG-13);"Pet Sematary" (R); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

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

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