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Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

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Friday

Arts

"Life As I See It" - Works by Artist Frank Bell, Marshall, opening reception, 5-6:30 p.m., Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. 217-466-8130.

Flatlands Dance Film Festival, 7 p.m., Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Admission$10/general admission and $5/students and seniors.

Bazaars

Market Thyme, 7:30-11:30 a.m., northeast second street, northeast second street, Casey; caseymarketthyme@gmail.com.

Mattoon Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lytle Park & Pool, 500 32nd St., Mattoon

Mahomet Farmer's Market, 4-7 p.m., Parking Lot, 510 E. Main Street, Mahomet.

Family

Nature Nuts Kids Club, 4-6 p.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 DeWitt Ave. E., Mattoon. Meetings are dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of nature. There is a $10 new member fee due at the first meeting. Registration required. Without adult chaperone.

Campfire Program, 6:30 p.m., Ballard Nature Center, 5253 E. U.S. Highway 40, Altamont. Enjoy a story, play games, hike some trails and make treats. 618-483-6856.

Night Hike: Bats, 7 p.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon.

Live Music

Lady Luck performs, 8-11 p.m., Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham.

Quick and Bradley perform, 6-8 p.m., Willow Ridge Winery, 1796 N. 1475 East Rd., Shelbyville.

Summer Sundown Music Festival Friday Night Pre-Party, 7 p.m., Larson's Landing, 8724 E. Marine Rd., Effingham. A celebration of our Central/Southern Illinois music scene, with two days of music from bands hailing from Champaign to Carbondale and everywhere in between. Open Mic Night; Smoke Rings performs.

Saturday

Bazaars

Effingham Farmer's Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Effingham County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Jefferson St., Effingham. effinghamfarmersmarket@gmail.com

18th Street Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Coles County Human Services building, 825 18th Street, Charleston. Interested vendors or musicians, contact athomeagain1@colsolidated.net.

Country Peddlers Flea Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Country Peddler Antique and Craft Mall, 1709 W. Ave. of Mid-America Exit 160, Effingham.

First Saturday Arthur Farmer's Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Downtown Arthur, 138 S. Vine St., Arthur.

Exhibits

Bethel School Open House, 1-4 p.m., Friend's Creek Conservation Area, 13734 Friends Creek Park Road, Cisco.

Family

Free Tours of the Dam, 3-4 p.m., Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville. Duration is 50 minutes. Large groups must call ahead. 217-774-3951, meet at the COE offices and Interpretive Center.

General Events

46th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival, noon Downtown, 138 S. Vine St., Arthur. Arthur Cheese FestivalSeptember 1 - September 3; 3 full days of street festival. Crafts, food, flea market, sidewalk sales, parade, kids rides and games, and lots of cheese. An Auto show, live entertainment, 10k, Amish strongman competition, antique tractor show

Popcorn Festival, noon, Casey Fairview Park, East Monroe, Casey. Premier Family Festival in a two-state area. live bands offer oldies, classic rock, country, and southern Gospel. Kids entertainers such as magicians and animal shows are featured, as well as a huge carnival, more than 60 craft booths, a car show, festival food, and free popcorn.

Ribeye Sandwich Sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pro-Lube, West Route 16, Shelbyville. Each month the proceeds will go to a different organization or charity.

Live Music

Summer Sundown Music Festival, all-day, Larson's Landing, 8724 E. Marine Rd., Effingham. A celebration of our Central/Southern Illinois music scene, with two days of music from bands hailing from Champaign to Carbondale and everywhere in between. Featuring Southern Avenue - Memphis, TN; Steve Poltz - Nashville, TN; Matt Poss Band - Effingham, Jenny Johnson Band - Carbondale, ILBones Jugs - Urbana, John Spicer and The Fightin' Side - Patoka, The Surviving Members - Effingham, and many more.

Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival, noon-10 p.m., The Great Pumpkin Patch, 1749 A CR 1900 N, Arthur. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, The Harmans, Cornfields & Crossroads and Mackville. $25 adults, 16 under free with paid adult.

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

Nightlife

Champaign Park District's 2018 Streetfest, 7 p.m., Downtown, Corner of Walnut & University, Champaign. Featuring Kayla Brown, Craig Russo's Latin Jazz Project, and Mojo-a tribute band to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! For all ages event.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The Castle, 1828 Olive Ave., Mattoon.

Sunday

Family

Free Tours of the Dam, 3-4 p.m., Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville. Duration is 50 minutes. Large groups must call ahead. 217-774-3951, meet at the COE offices and Interpretive Center.

General Events

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur

Champaign County Sports Car Club Autocross Event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign.

46th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival, noon Downtown, 138 S. Vine St., Arthur. Arthur Cheese Festival; September 1 - September 3; 3 full days of street festival. Crafts, food, flea market, sidewalk sales, parade, kids rides and games, and lots of cheese. An Auto show, live entertainment, 10k, Amish strongman competition, antique tractor show

Popcorn Festival, noon, Casey Fairview Park, East Monroe, Casey. Premier Family Festival in a two-state area. live bands offer oldies, classic rock, country, and southern Gospel. Kids entertainers such as magicians and animal shows are featured, as well as a huge carnival, more than 60 craft booths, a car show, festival food, and free popcorn.

Teutopolis Monastery Museum Open, 12:30-4 p.m., Teutopolis Monastery Museum, 110 S. Garrott St., Teutopolis. 217-857-6404 ext. 236.

Summer Wine Down Party, 4-8 p.m., Willow Ridge Winery, 1796 N. 1475 East Rd., Shelbyville; music, games, and delicious food; Brian and Matt will be playing from 2-4 p.m. and Snow's DJ service from 4-8 p.m.; The Shelbyville Extension Foundation will be cooking up some delicious rib-eye sandwiches and smoked sausage as a fundraiser for the Shelbyville 4-H program. Lawn games will be provided .

Live Music

Summer Sundown Music Festival, all-day, Larson's Landing, 8724 E. Marine Rd., Effingham. A celebration of our Central/Southern Illinois music scene, with two days of music from bands hailing from Champaign to Carbondale and everywhere in between. Featuring Southern Avenue - Memphis, TN; Steve Poltz - Nashville, TN; Matt Poss Band - Effingham, Jenny Johnson Band - Carbondale, ILBones Jugs - Urbana, John Spicer and The Fightin' Side - Patoka, The Surviving Members - Effingham, and many more.

Twilighters Music, 2-4:30 p.m., Shelby County Senior Center, Forest Park, E North 9th St, Shelbyville.

Monday

Family

Monday Morning Makers, 9:30 a.m., Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 West Water St, Sullivan.

General Events

46th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival, noon Downtown, 138 S. Vine St., Arthur. Arthur Cheese Festival; September 1 - September 3; 3 full days of street festival. Crafts, food, flea market, sidewalk sales, parade, kids rides and games, and lots of cheese. An Auto show, live entertainment, 10k, Amish strongman competition, antique tractor show

Popcorn Festival, noon, Casey Fairview Park, East Monroe, Casey. Premier Family Festival in a two-state area. live bands offer oldies, classic rock, country, and southern Gospel. Kids entertainers such as magicians and animal shows are featured, as well as a huge carnival, more than 60 craft booths, a car show, festival food, and free popcorn.

Cheese Festival Rat Race, 7-10 a.m., Downtown, 138 S. Vine St., Arthur. 5K-10K, 1 mile fun run, 5K walk and the Kids Cheese Chaser. 217-543-2242.

Cliff Kauffman Memorial Tractor Drive, 8-11 a.m., Yoder's Kitchen, Arthur. Departs from The CHI parking lot at 8am.

Field Water Nitrogen Testing - Free, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Coles County SWCD, 6021 Development Drive, Charleston. Bring ~12 oz. of sample water in a clean glass container (a canning jar works well) to the office.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur.

Champaign County Sports Car Club Autocross Event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign.

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.

Local author J. Webb Garrett, book signing, 7 p.m., Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave., Charleston. J. Webb Garrett, author of "NEON Calico" and the newly released title "The Eye of Balor", an urban fantasy set in Charleston, will be holding a book signing, reading, and Q&A at 7 p.m. 217-345-2627.

Live Music

Labor Day Pops Concert, 6 p.m., Hickory Point Golf, 727 Weaver Rd., Decatur. 217-424-6318.

Meetings

Duplicate Bridge, 6:45 p.m., First Christian Church, Charleston. All bridge players are welcome; gcsterling@eiu.edu.

Knitting Club, 5 p.m., Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola.

Tuesday

Arts

Open Mic Night, 5-8 p.m., Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon. Music, Poetry, and Storytelling and tasty food and drinks. 217-235-2877.

CCT Auditions - "Time Stands Still," 6:30-8 p.m., Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston. Auditions for CCT's first production of the 2018-2019 season. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 2 men, 2 women. Production dates are Nov. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10. Contact Ann Bruehler, ann@bruehler.net

Bazaar

Shelbyville Farmer's Market,  3-5:30 p.m., Johnstowne Mall, W. Route 16, Shelbyville.

Family

Story Time: 10 a.m., Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola; 217.253.3812.

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

Story Time: 10-10:30 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.

Dine with a Doc, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Max J. Knight Community Building Banquet Hall, One Masonic Way, Sullivan. 1-812-230-7772.

Art Talk Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m., Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville. 217-827-5690. September 4- Block Heads Step 1- creating with a used tea bag attached to a block of wood.

Teen Craft Event: Custom Button Making, 4 p.m., Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston. 217-345-1514.

2018 Lincolnland Hospice Binga, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, 1917 Oak Street, Mattoon. Net proceeds support SBL Lincolnland Hospice programs. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with a light meal available for purchase.Binga offers participants a chance to win more than $2,000 in Longaberger handcrafted baskets, as well as other home and lifestyle products. Early-bird Binga games begin at 5:30 p.m., with regular Binga beginning at 6 p.m.To purchase tickets, contact Kim Lockart in SBL Foundation at 217-258-2511 or at klockart@sblhs.org.

Game Night, 6 p.m., Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston.

Tabletop Tuesdays (Board game nights), 7 p.m., Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.

Live Music

Irish Music Circle performs, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston.

Wednesday

Arts

CCT Auditions - "Time Stands Still," 6:30-8 p.m., Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston. Auditions for CCT's first production of the 2018-2019 season. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 2 men, 2 women. Production dates are Nov. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10. Contact Ann Bruehler, ann@bruehler.net

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

Bazaars

Charleston Farmer's Market, 6:30-10:30 a.m., Courthouse Square, 561 Jackson, Charleston. 217-345-8018.

General Events

BUNCO: 10 a.m.-noon, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston. Call and register at 217-639-5150.

Ladies Game of Pool, 1-3 p.m., LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston. For all ages.

Game Club, 1 p.m., Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave, Mattoon. For Teens ages 12 and up.

Duplicate Bridge, 7-10:30 p.m., Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham.

Live Music

Counting Crows perform, 7:30 p.m., State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.

Sept. 6

Arts

SPEAK Cafe, 7-9 p.m., Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana. SPEAK Café.

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. interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The program is geared towards children ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers.

General Events

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

Birdwalks, 8-10 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. East, Mattoon.

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

Illinois History Forum: Prairie Defender, The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln: noon-1 p.m., Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield.

Duplicate Bridge, 7-10:30 p.m., Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham.

Music

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

Nightlife

Thursday Thunder, 5-9 p.m., Legacy Harley-Davidson, 1315 Althoff Ave., Exit 162, Effingham.

Meetings

Friday

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

Saturday

Recycled Textiles: Modern Prayer Flags: 9:30 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon. Jamie Willis will guide you in transforming basic textiles into Modern Prayer Flags inspired by Tibet. Bring your fabric scraps, ribbons old textiles (hankies, doilies, blouses, and shirts) to collage with needle and thread into modern prayer flags for indoor/outdoor use. Bring a lunch and stich a contemporary banner.

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

Monday

Monday Morning Makers, 9:30 a.m., Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 West Water St, Sullivan.

Tuesday

Art Talk Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m., Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville. 217-827-5690.

Wednesday

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

Aug. 30

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

East Central Harmony Chorus open rehearsals: 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Hope Worship Center, 2175 E. Harrison Ave., Charleston. For women who may be interested in singing a capella four-part harmony. Contact Patti Murphy at 217-549-0228.

Exhibits

Museum at the Depot - Past to Present: Coles County Business, open Fridays and Saturdays through 2018, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon. 217-666-9735, coleshistory@consolidated.net.

Exhibit - In the Eye of the Beholder, through Dec. 16, Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston; 217-581-2787.

August Show - Sandy Fisher, through Sept. 14, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall; 217-293-1050; gaslightartcolony@gmail.com.

"Life As I See It" - Works by Artist Frank Bell, Marshall, Aug. 31-Sept.28; Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, 217-466-8130.

Artwork of Shelbyville Artist Carol Kessler, ends Aug. 31; Paintings by Sue Goodpaster, Sept. 1-30; Gallery 510, 160 E. Main St., Decatur; 217-422-1509.

John Zhang Long: The Neo Realism, Sept. 4-28; Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery, 125 N. Water St., Decatur; 217-423-3189.

Art and Design Faculty Exhibit, through Sept. 22, Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign; 217-351-2485.

Capturing Landscape, through Oct. 20; Provenance: A Forensic History of Art, through Dec. 8, Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago, 1930-1980, through March 23, 2019; Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana; 217-333-1861, kam@illinois.edu.

Illinois’ Anti-Establishment Soundscapes: Troubled Waters in 1970, through Oct. 29, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, sousa@illinois.edu; 217-244-9309.

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

From Illinois to the White House: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, Obama, through Dec. 31, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, 217-557-5589; clare.thorpe@illinois.gov.

On the Big Screen

Listings for Aug 31-Sept. 6

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "Alpha" (PG-13); "Blackkklansman" (R); "Christopher Robin" (PG); "Crazy Rich Asians" (PG-13); "Death of a Nation" (NR); "The Equalizer 2" (R); "Happytime Murders" (R); "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (PG); "Incredibles 2" (PG); "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (PG-13); "The MEG" (PG-13); "Mission Impossible: Fallout" (PG-13); 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, "43"; Rest of schedule not available; Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, 800-237-8752; "Won't You Be My Neighbor," (PG); "RBG," (PG); "Three Identical Strangers" (PG-13); "A Quiet Place" (PG-13); "Trespassing Bergman" (NR); "Summer with Monkia" (R); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "The Seagull" (PG-13); "Crazy Rich Asians" (PG-13); view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, S. U.S. Route 45; "Alpha" (PG-13); "A.X.L." (PG); "Crazy Rich Asians" (PG-13); "Christopher Robin" (PG); "The Happytime Murders" (R); "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (PG); "The Meg" (PG-13); "Mile 22" (R); view updates and showtimes at www.rmccinemas.com.

NEWTON

Drive-N Theatre, 16045 E. Hwy. 33, Newton, 618-455-3100; "Christopher Robin" (PG); "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG); view updates and showtimes at www.driventheatre.com.

PARIS

The Paris Theater, 119 N. Central Ave., Paris, 217-465-6048; "Crazy Rich Asians" (PG-13); "Alpha" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

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

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