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Go! Guide: Arts and Entertainment Calendar Dec. 21-27

Go! Guide: Arts and Entertainment Calendar Dec. 21-27

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Week of Dec. 21-27

Submitting items

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

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

"I Wish..": 10-11 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon; special story time inspired by a heartwarming tale of an evergreen tree that wishes to be a Christmas tree.

Snow Angels and Snowy Owls: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon. The beautiful snowy owl will be our inspiration during snow play, games, and activities. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Gingerbread House Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon; 1-3 p.m., Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur. all materials provided, reservations required, 217-423-5437.

Ice Skating Special Sessions: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m., Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur. 217-422-7300.

Feast of Juul: 5-8 p.m., Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello.

Health And Support Groups

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

Live Music

Winter Solstice Party, Andy Reuter performs, 2-5 p.m., Willow Ridge Winery, 1796 N. 1475 East Rd., Shelbyville.

Nick Reuter performs: 7 p.m., Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party, Breakaway performs: 8-11 p.m., Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham.

The Fabulous Hoedads: 8:30-11 p.m., VFW Post 1592, 1821 20th St., Charleston.

Live Theatre

Movies On The Mainstage - "The Muppet Christmas Carol": 7 p.m., The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan.

Saturday

Arts

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

Family

On Dasher, On Dancer..: 10 a.m.-noon, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon. Follow the clues and track reindeer around the grounds of the Nature Center before its sleigh time! Each child will receive a plush reindeer to take home.

Gingerbread House Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur. reservations required, 217-423-5437.

General Events

New Life Car Care Open House, 1-6 p.m., 2709 Commercial Ave., Mattoon. 217-273-3161

Cynthia Clampitt speaks, "How Corn Changed itself and Then Changed Everything Else": 5-7 p.m., COE Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville.

Live Music

The Hood Family performs: 3-5 p.m., Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville.

Allie Keck performs: 7-9 p.m., Holiday Inn/TK Grille, 1301 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham.

A musical performance by Doty and Dexter: 7-9 p.m., The Junction at the Old Country Church, 108 N. Main, Findlay.

Skyline performs: 8 p.m., Country Haven Event Center, 8560 E. 1400th Ave., Effingham.

Live Music by Sound City: 8-11:55 p.m., Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 6th St, Charleston.

Live Theatre

Sesame Street Live!: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., Bank of Springfield Center, One University Plaza, Springfield.

Movies On The Mainstage - "The Muppet Christmas Carol": 2 p.m., 7 p.m., The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan.

C-U Comedy Club: Christmas Comedy: 8:30-10 p.m., Soma Ultralounge, 320 N. Neil St., Champaign.

Sunday

Family

Santa Visits, food drive: 6-8 p.m., Taco Bell, Shelbyville. Kids come dressed in your favorite PJs or what you'd like to wear and talk to Santa and his elves. All he asks is that you bring canned goods that can be given to the Shelbyville Food Pantry.

Live Music

The Hood Family performs: 2-4 p.m., Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville.

Live Theatre

Movies On The Mainstage - "The Muppet Christmas Carol": 2 p.m., The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan.

Sesame Street Live!: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., Bank of Springfield Center, One University Plaza, Springfield.

Monday

Schedules may vary due to the Christmas Eve Holiday

General Events

60th Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 11 a.m.-noon, First Christian Church, 202 South Broadway, Shelbyville. 217-774-2667.

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

Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., United Presbyterian Church of Neoga, 7th and Locust; Special music will be provided by Lisa O'Dell along with the usual traditional Christmas carols.

Meetings

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

Tuesday

General Events

Christmas Meal: 5-6:30 p.m., Eye of Tiger Sports Complex, 103 E Benton St., Tower Hill. 217-567-3042.

Wednesday

Family

Storytime and Snuggles: 10-10:30 a.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon. 217-235-4644

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

Game Club: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave, Mattoon.

General Events

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

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

Health And Support Groups

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

Live Music

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

Dec. 27

Arts

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

Family

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

Polar Opposites: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon. Discover the opposite ends of the Earth during this one-day adventure The North and South Poles. Please dress for indoor and outdoor play. Participants must bring a sack lunch.

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

Dinos vs. Dragons: What's the Difference?: 2 p.m., Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur; free, reservations required, 217-423-7708.

General Events

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

Thursday Tapas: 6-10 p.m., Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham.

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

Live Music

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

Midnight Express performs: 7-10 p.m., Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third St., Pana.

Live Theatre

C-U Comedy Open Mic Night: 9-10:30 p.m., Clark Bar, 207 W. Clark, Champaign.

Exhibits

Mattoon Lightworks: through Dec. 26; Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave., Mattoon.

Mattoon Lone Elm Businesswomen Gift Wrap Fundraiser, through Dec. 24, Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave East, Mattoon. Hours vary per day; a schedule is posted at their wrap station behind the fountain at the main mall entrance.

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

Photography by Kathy Kidwell, through December, City Hall, Charleston. 

Christmas in the Park, Fairview Park, Casey; Dec. 1-31, 217-932-2600.

Wonderland In Lights, through Dec 31, Community Park, Effingham, 217-342-5310.

"The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018", through Dec. 31; Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

"Designs of Duty", through Jan. 3, Newman Regional Library, touring EIU Exhibit highlighting East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos.

"Crossroads: Change in Rural America", through Jan. 26; Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, 1989 IL-16, Shelbyville, This Smithsonian Traveling Museum,as well as a companion local exhibit will showcase the Change in Rural America.

Shelbyville Festival of Lights: Forest Park, N.E. 9th St., Shelbyville. through Dec. 30, 2018.

Christmas Card Lane, through Dec. 30, Downtown Decatur, Across from ADM Center; display of 4-by-6 foot Christmas cards based on the theme Holiday Season Around the World; 217-423-3189.

"Explosion of Color" - Quilts by Cheryl Modzelewski; paintings by Ron Bartanen; student work from the Shelbyville Schools; recent works by Dan Modzelewski, Jamie Rutherford, and Carol Kessler; through Dec. 31; Flourishes Art Gallery, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville; 217-827-5690

Members Only Exhibit, through Dec. 28; Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, 217-466-8130.

Decatur Barn Colony Artists, Dec. 1-Jan. 31;Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery, 125 N. Water St., Decatur; 217-423-3189.

"Santa's Secret Star," "Season of Light," through December, William Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign; 217-351-2200.

2018 State of the Art: Photography, through Feb. 2, 2019; Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign; 217-351-2485.

Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago, 1930-1980, through March 23, 2019; Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession, through May 12, 2019; Kennedy Browne - "The Special Relationship", through Feb. 9; 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.

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 Dec. 21-27

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "Aquaman" (PG-13); "Bumblebee" (PG-13); "The Grinch" (PG); "Mary Poppins Returns" (PG); "Mortal Engines" (PG-13); "The Mule" (R); "Once Upon a Deadpool" (PG-13); "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (PG); "Second Act" (PG-13); "Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse" (PG); "Welcome to Marwen" (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, "A Christmas Story"; Monday, No Movie; Tuesday, No Movie, Wednesday, "National Treasure", Thursday, "Thor: Ragnarok"; Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, 800-237-8752; "Mary, Queen of Scots" (R); "Suspiria" (R); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; "Aquaman" (PG); "Mary Poppins Returns" (PG); "The Grinch" (PG); view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, S. U.S. Route 45; "Aquaman" (PG-13); "Bumblebee" (PG-13);  "The Grinch" (PG); "Mary Poppins Returns" (PG); "Mortal Engines" (PG-13); "The Mule" (R); "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (PG); "Second Act" (PG-13); "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (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; "Mary Poppins Returns" (PG); "Aquaman" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

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

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