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Week of June 30-July 6

Friday

8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mattoon Farmers Market, Rural King Supply, 4216 Dewitt Ave., Mattoon, 217-235-7101, farmersmarket1@ruralking.com

9 a.m., Arthur Produce Auction, 354 N. CR 100 E., Arthur, 217-543-5100

10-11:30 a.m., Read-A-Thon Scavenger Hunt, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-2621

10 a.m., Encore Story Time, Effingham Public Library, 200 North Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

11 a.m.-1 p.m., For the Love of Pets Event, Coles County Animal Shelter adoption and donation drive, Credit Union 1, 250 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, www.colescountyanimalshelter.org, 217-345-4112

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Music & Lunch Series, Heritage Park, corner of 17th and Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/celebratedowntownmattoon 

1-3 p.m., Past-Forward Memoir Writing, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/adulted/all.php, 217-581-5114, academy@eiu.edu

2 p.m., Ag in the Classroom, ages 5-12, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

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

4-6 p.m., Nature Nuts Kids Club, registration required, without adult chaperone, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 DeWitt Avenue East, Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644

5-10 p.m., Paap Printing Friday Fun Night, Coles County Dragway, 4700 West State Street, Charleston, www.ccdragway.com, 217-345-7777, colescountydragway@gmail.com

6-9 p.m., Ashmore Mentoring Program, Ashmore Community Center, 211 S. Illinois St., Ashmore, 217-382-5560, 217-349-8606, www.facebook.com/pages/Ashmore-Mentoring-Program-AMP/267027276725352

6 p.m., Grand Opening: Superbad performs, Village Event Center, 119 S. Kentucky St., Greenup, www.facebook.com/villageeventcenter, 217-273-1923, villageeventcenter@hotmail.com

6-9 p.m., Buffett, Cheeseburgers & Fireworks, Willow Ridge Winery, Route 2 Box 343A, County Road 1800 N., Shelbyville, www.willowridgewinery.com, 217-738-2323

6 p.m., 4-H Public Speaking Demonstration, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

6-9 p.m., Bird's Nest Class, Stang Arts, 112 W. Washington; Exit 159, Effingham, www.stangarts.com, 850-960-0106, jamie@stangarts.com

6-10 p.m., Dueling Pianos, Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham, www.effinghamwinery.com, 217-347-9463

6:30 p.m., One People's Summer Arts Camp Trivia Night Fundraiser, Guido's Bar & Grill, 2 E. Main St., Champaign, http://guidosbar.com/, 217-359-3148

7 p.m., Arcola Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Kelley Moore Park Pavillion, Moore Memorial Park, Kelley Moore Dr., http://arcolachamber.com/events/arcola-fourth-of-july-fireworks-display/, 217-268-4530

7:30-10 p.m., Drive-In Theater Event, bring blankets and lawn chairs, The Vineyard Church, 1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan, www.thevineyardchurch.us, 217-728-4574, karen.goss@thevineyardchurch.us

8 p.m., Movies in Lytle Park: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Lytle Park and Pool, 3298 Cedar Avenue, Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-234-2621

8-9 p.m., City of Marshall Band performs, Marshall Band Stand, 501 Archer Avenue, Marshall, www.marshall-il.com

8 p.m., Baloney Brothers perform, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1501 W. Fayette, Effingham, 217-342-6565

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

Saturday

7-11 a.m., Breakfast/Bake Sale/Rummage Sale, First Christian Church, 202 S. Broadway St., Shelbyville, www.firstccshelbvyille.org, 217-774-2667

8 a.m.-noon, 18th Street Farmer's Market, Parking Lot of the Coles County Dept. of Human Services, 825 18th Street, Charleston, 217-345-4700, homeagain1@consolidated.net

8 a.m.-noon, Effingham Farmer's Market, Effingham County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Jefferson St., Effingham, http://facebook.com/effinghamfarmersmarket, 217-663-2234

8 a.m.-noon, Downtown Paris Farmers Market, Paris Square North of Courthouse, Wood St., Paris, www.edgarcfb.org, 217-465-8511, edgarcfb@midwestfirst.com

9 a.m., Ikebana Workshop, Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, http://japanhouse.art.illinois.edu, 217-244-9934, jholy@prairieikebana.org

10 a.m., Indian Rock Hunt, Mill Creek Park, 20482 N. Park Entrance Rd., Marshall, www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com, 217-889-3901, jwilliamson@ccparkdistrict.com

10:30 a.m.-noon, Tropical Landscape Painting, registration required, Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, www.decaturarts.org, 217-423-3189

11 a.m., Ashla Owens Memorial Ride, to raise money for Ashla Owens Memorial Scholarship Fund, Danny's Qik Sak, S. Highway 45, Effingham, 217-536-5434

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Community Block Party, Crosspoint Apostolic Church, 209 E. Court St., Paris, www.crosspointapostolic.org, 217-822-1979, pastor.acgarvin@gmail.com

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Family Game Time, Dr G's BrainWorks - Market Place Mall, 120 N. Market Place Shopping Center, Champaign, https://drgsbrainworks.com, 217-355-0093

Noon-9 p.m., Drag Racing - Summit ET Race #10, Coles County Dragway, USA, 4700 West State Street, Charleston, www.ccdragway.com, 217-345-7777, colescountydragway@gmail.com

2 p.m., Arthur Freedom Celebration Parade, Downtown Arthur, 138 S. Vine St., www.arthurfestivals.com, 217-543-2242

2-9:30 p.m., Arthur Fireworks, helicopter rides, food, entertainment; Moultrie-Douglas County Fairground, 301 E. Columbia St., Arthur, http://illinoisamishcountry.com, 800-722-6474

2 p.m., Preschool Peepers: Painting Nature with Nature, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708

3-3:45 p.m., Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue visits, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, www.champaign.org, 217-403-2030, librarian@champaign.org

5-10 p.m., Freedom Celebration, First Apostolic Church, 230 Surrey Ln., Arthur, 217-543-3024, facarthur@yahoo.com

5 p.m., Ice Cream and Independence: United We Stand, performance by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band, The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, http://thevirginia.org/, 217-356-9063

5:30-8 p.m., Dog Days of Summer Dog Show, Coon Creek Amphitheater, 1633 N. 2075 East Rd., Shelbyville, 217-774-3951

6 p.m., A Night of Love & Laughter ft. Avant & Jon B., Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, www.decaturciviccenter.org, 217-422-7300

7-10 p.m., Feudin' Hillbillys perform, The Orchard Inn, 800 N. Third St., Effingham, www.facebook.com/theOrchardInnEffingham, 217-342-9025

7-9 p.m., Dale Wines and Missy Dunaway perform, Old Country Church, 108 N. Main, Findlay, 217-756-8852, wotsport@frontiernet.net

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

7:30-10:30 p.m., The Bruisers perform, Alto Vineyards Champaign, 4210 N. Duncan Rd., Champaign, http://altovineyards.net/, 217-356-4784

8 p.m., Guitars & Guns 4th Annual Anniversary, Spanky's Food & Spirits, 1920 Oak Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/Spankys-Bar-n-Grill-79431078863/?rf=117823278243144/, 217-234-2224

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

9:30 p.m., Reverend Robert and the Rhumba Bums perform, Macs' Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.facebook.com/macs.uptowner, 217-345-4622

Sunday

10:30 a.m., Brant Hansen Speaking, Central Christian Church, 915 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-345-3277, untitled36@hotmail.com

Noon-10 p.m., Chamber's Summer Centennial Celebration, car show, vintage baseball game, family fun & rides, music and entertainment, and food; Sacred Heart Church Grounds, 405 S. Henrietta St., Effingham, www.effinghamchamber100years.com, 217-342-4147

12:30-4 p.m., Teutopolis Monastery Museum Open, Teutopolis Monastery Museum, 110 S. Garrott St., Teutopolis, http://stfrancischurch.com, 217-857-6404 ext. 236, monasterymuseum_st.francis@yahoo.com

2-5 p.m., Harold Hackett Memorial Bingo, Charleston VFW Post 1592, 1821 20th Street, Charleston, www.charlestonredwhiteandblue.com, 217-232-1485, charlestonredwhiteblue@gmail.com

2 p.m., The Shack - Free Movie Showing, First Christian Church of Sullivan, 1357 C.R. 1200 E., Sullivan, www.fccsullivan.org, 217-728-7351, office@fccsullivan.org

2-4 p.m., Just Peachy performs, Alto Vineyards Champaign, 4210 N. Duncan Rd., Champaign, http://altovineyards.net/, 217-356-4784

3-5 p.m., Katie Schuermann Booksigning, Grace Lutheran Church, North First And Locust, Strasburg, www.grace-strasburg.com, 217-644-2452

3-5 p.m., Sarah Shook & The Disarmers perform, Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race St. Ste. 1, Urbana, http://backlandradio.com/concerts, 217-929-8657, thewhip@backlandradio.com

4:30-6:30 p.m., Freedomfest, food, games, activities and more; Lake Ridge Christian Church, 122 E. Steidl Rd., Paris, www.lakeridgechurch.org, 217-465-5614, worship@lakeridgechurch.org

6 p.m., Evening of Gospel Music, East Side Church of the Nazarene, 2129 S. Ninth St., Mattoon, 217-258-6519

7 p.m., Summer Concert Series: Chickadee Sermon, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708

7 p.m., Afrobeat Masterclass and Concert with AAbE, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, www.ucimc.org, 217-344-8820, imc@ucimc.org

Monday

8-11 a.m., Hay and Livestock Auction, Arthur Sale Barn, 1204 Vine St, Arthur, 217-543-3255

9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday Morning Quilters, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 West Water St, Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library, 217-728-7221

10-11:30 a.m., Wits Fitness Brain Training, LifeSpan Center, 11021 East County Road 800 North, Charleston, http://engage.illinois.edu/, 217-639-5150

10 a.m., July 3rd Celebration, Horse Trails, Mill Creek Park, 20482 N. Park Entrance Road, Marshall, www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com, 217-889-3901, jwilliamson@ccparkdistrict.com

10:30-11:30 a.m., Knot Just Knitting with Jan Voss, Lovington Public Library, 110 W State St, Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

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

3 p.m., Charleston Red, White and Blue Days, Morton Park, 1215 Division St., Charleston, www.charlestonredwhiteandblue.com, 217-232-1485, charlestonredwhiteblue@gmail.com

4-10 p.m., Monticello Freedom Fest, Lodge Park, 1 1/2 miles north of Exit 166 I-72, Monticello, www.mrym.org, 217-762-9011

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

6:30 p.m., Blue Ribbon Night 2017, bring your lawn chair, food, music, and fireworks; Fletcher Park Recreation Center, 323 Fletcher Park Blvd., Mt. Zion, www.mtzion.com, 217-864-5424

7 p.m., The Boat Drunks Annual July 3rd Bash with Donny Brewer, The City Center, 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, www.fatcitybarandgrill.com, 217-954-0556

Tuesday

6 a.m., Charleston Red, White and Blue Days, Morton Park, 1215 Division St., Charleston, www.charlestonredwhiteandblue.com, 217-232-1485, charlestonredwhiteblue@gmail.com

7:30 a.m., Champaign County Freedom Celebration, Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign, www.july4th.net, 217-531-3777, info@july4th.net

9:30-10:30 a.m., Garden Club, Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Road, Decatur, www.cmofil.org, 217-423-5437, akoester@cmofil.org

10 a.m., Story Time, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

10 a.m., Arthur Produce Auction, 354 N CR 100 E, Arthur, 217-543-5100

10 a.m., Story Time, Effingham Public Library, 200 North 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

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dine with a Doc, free for seniors, make reservations by calling 217-728-4394, Max J. Knight Community Building Banquet Hall, One Masonic Way, Sullivan, 217-728-4394 ext. 1200, senioreducationministries@yahoo.com

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sholem 4th of July, contests and activities, Sholem Aquatic Center, 2205 W. Sangamon Dr., Champaign, www.champaignparkdistrict.com, 217-398-2581, topher.wendt@champaignparks.com

Noon, 4th of July Celebration and Horseshoe Tournament, Casey Fairview Park, East Monroe, Casey, www.cityofcaseyil.org, 217-932-2600

2-5 p.m., Dreamcatcher performs, Alto Vineyards Champaign, 4210 N. Duncan Rd., Champaign, http://altovineyards.net/, 217-356-4784

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

3-5:30 p.m., Shelbyville Farmer's Market, Johnstowne Mall Parking Lot, West Route 16, Shelbyville, 217-774-2244

3:45-4:45 p.m., Reading Redbirds Youth Book Club, 4th-8th graders, Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State St., Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

4-10 p.m., Coles County Fireworks, Coles County Airport Authority, 432 Airport Rd., Mattoon, http://mattoon.illinois.gov, 217-235-5654

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

5-7 p.m., Vinny Santanelli performs, Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Rd., Urbana, www.riggsbeer.com, 217-718-5345, gail@riggsbeer.com

5:30-7:30 p.m., Irish Music Circle performs, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283

5:30-10:30 p.m., Freedom Fest, food, giant inflatables, games and more; bring a lawn chair; Praise Assembly of God, 1300 Osage Rd., Charleston, www.charlestonpraise.com, 217-345-4673, pastorryan@charlestonpraise.com

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

6-10 p.m., Fireworks over Lake Shelbyville, Lake Shelbyville Dam, West Access Area, Shelbyville, www.lakeshelbyville.com/calendar.htm, 217-774-3951

7 p.m., Super Raffle Tuesday, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155

7:30 p.m., Mattoon Coin Club Meeting, Mattoon YMCA, 221 N. 16th St., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/mattooncoinclub, 217-663-0276, mattooncoinclub@yahoo.com

8 p.m., Matt Poss performs, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1501 W. Fayette, Effingham, 217-342-6565

8 p.m., City of Marshall Band & Fireworks, Clark County Fairgrounds, 502 N. Second St., Marshall, www.marshall-il.com

9 p.m., Effingham Fireworks, Effingham High School Sports Complex, 1301 Grove Ave., Effingham, www.facebook.com/effinghamnoon.rotaryclub

Wednesday

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

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

10 a.m., Story Time, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 West Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library, 217-728-7221 

1-3 p.m., Ladies game of pool for all ages at the LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston, 217-639-5150, visit www.colescouncilonaging.org

2-3 p.m., Qi Gong, LifeSpan Center, 11021 East County Road 800 North, Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org, 217-639-5150

2 p.m., Reading By Design, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

4 p.m., Youth Bingo, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

4 p.m., Coding for Kids, ages 8-12, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

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

July 6

9-10:30 a.m., Free Play Group, Moultrie County Beacon Bright Start, 203 S. Graham, Sullivan, www.mcbeacon.org/brightstart.html, 217-728-7396

9-11:30 a.m., Wild About Nature Series, pre-registration required at 217-774-3951 x2, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville, www.lakeshelbyville.com/calendar.htm, 217-774-3951

10 a.m., SWAG - Seniors with Attitude Group, Effingham Public Library, 200 North Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10 a.m., Preschool STEAM, Effingham Public Library, 200 North Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10:30 a.m., Books and Babies, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

10:30 a.m., Summer Toddler Time, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

2 p.m., Craftivity, ages 4 and up, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

2 p.m., Painting with Rita - Fireflies, Effingham Public Library, 200 North Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

4:30-6:30 p.m., Strasburg Farmers Market, Strasburg Community Center, 105 East Commercial St., Strasburg, www.strasburgil.com, 217-644-2667

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

6-8 p.m., Thursday Thunder, Legacy Harley-Davidson, 1315 Althoff Ave., Exit 162, Effingham, www.legacyhd.com, 217-342-3494

6-7 p.m., Family Fun Night, all ages, with a parent/adult family member, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

6-8 p.m., Cocktails & Creations - Sushi Making and Kokeshi Bookmarks, ages 21 and up, registration required, Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, www.decaturarts.org, 217-423-3189

6-8 p.m., Emmaline performs, The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., Urbana, www.facebook.com/theironpost, 217-337-7678

6:30 p.m., Goodnight StoryTime, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

6:30-9 p.m., The Rhythm Relics perform, Twin Lakes Park, IL Hwy. 1 (North Main St.), Paris, http://parisillinois.org/parks/, 217-712-0335

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

7-10 p.m., Lady Luck performs, Fletcher Park Recreation Center, 323 Fletcher Park Blvd., Mt. Zion, www.mtzion.com, 217-864-5424

7:30 p.m., Community Band Concert, Kiwanis Park, Entrance on Harrison Street, Charleston, 217-345-8018

Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie, June 21-July 2; Smokey Joe's Cafe, July 5-16, The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan, www.thelittletheatre.org, 217-728-7375

Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman, June 29-30, murder mystery dinner theater, reservations required, Main Hangar Restaurant, 910 S. Airport Rd., Decatur, http://mainhangarrestaurant.net, 217-421-7452, info@mainhangarrestaurant.net

The Foreigner, June 29-July 15, Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway, Urbana, www.stationtheatre.com, 217-384-4000

Mary Poppins, through July 9, The Springfield Muni Opera, 815 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield, www.themuni.org, 217-206-6160

A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 30-Aug. 11, Illinois Shakespeare Festival Theatre at Ewing, 48 Sunset Rd., Bloomington, www.illinoisshakes.com, 309-438-8974, shake@illinoisstate.edu

Ongoing 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Thursdays through July 20, Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-2621, jasmine@mattoonlibrary.org

Fit Girls Summer Reading, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12-July 22, for girls grades 4-6, registration required, Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-2621, jasmine@mattoonlibrary.org

AMC Summer Movie Camp, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 5-Aug. 2, get a ticket to a family-favorite film and an AMC KidsPack for $4 all summer long, AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon, www.amctheatres.com/summer-movie-camp, 217-234-8898

Volunteer at Friendship Garden, Mondays and Thursdays, Friendship Garden, Lafayette Avenue and 17th Street, Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Volunteer at the Nature Center, Monday-Thursday, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 DeWitt Avenue East, Mattoon, 217-235-4644, www.dhnature.org/calendar.html

Fast Reads, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12-July 19, for boys grades 4-6, registration required, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

Ridge Lake Open for Fishing, weekends through Sep. 3, Fox Ridge State Park, 18175 State Park Rd, Charleston, 217-345-6490

Aikman Wildlife Adventures, open Fridays-Mondays, 125 N. CR 425 E., Arcola, www.aikmanwildlife.com, 217-259-9603, james@aikmanwildlife.com

Lake Shelbyville Quilt Show, July 6-9, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville, www.lakeshelbyville.com, 217-774-3951

Free Tours of the Dam, Saturdays and Sundays through Sep. 3, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville, www.lakeshelbyville.com, 217-774-3951

Oglesby Mansion Open House, Wednesdays and Saturdays through June, 421 W. William St., Decatur, http://oglesbymansion.org, 217-963-1960

Homestead Prairie Farm Open House, Saturdays and Sundays through June, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708

Garden Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays June-Aug.; Make Space Challenge, Fridays-Sundays; Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S. Country Club Road, Decatur, www.cmofil.org, 217-423-5437, akoester@cmofil.org

Riggs-Fest, June 29-July 2, food, music, games and more, Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Rd., Urbana, www.riggsbeer.com, 217-718-5345, gail@riggsbeer.com

Audiofeed Music Festival, June 30-July 2, Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler Ave., Urbana, www.audiofeedfestival.com, generationsmgmt@gmail.com

Illinois Summer Youth Music, performances July 1, 15, and 22; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, www.krannertcenter.com, 217-333-6820

The Little Star That Could, Tuesdays and Thursdays through July; Coyote Explores the Earth, Moon, & Sun, Tuesdays and Thursdays through July; Seeing, Fridays through July 28; Prairie Skies, Fridays through Aug. 25; William M. Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, www2.parkland.edu/planetarium, 217-351-2568

Movie Series: The Films of Spike Jonze & Alfonso Cuaron, July 5-27, The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, http://thevirginia.org/, 217-356-9063

Digital Maker Certificate - Summer 2017 Series, Thursdays through July 28, registration/application required, for ages 15 + (kids age 11-14 allowed with adult); view available workshops and register online: http://makerlab.illinois.edu/workshops/; Illinois MakerLab, 515 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, uimakerlab@illinois.edu

C-U Comedy's "The Showcase," Fridays through Aug. 4, Soma Ultralounge, 320 N. Neil St., Champaign, www.cucomedy.com, 217-202-6023, jesse@cucomedy.com

Toddler Tuesday, Tuesdays, Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 North Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895.

Animal Encounters, Wednesdays and Fridays, Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 North Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895.

DIY: Weekend Wizards, Saturdays, Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 North Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895.

Exhibits

Coles County 1917 Tornado, through June 30, Museum at the Depot, 1718 Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, www.coleshistory.net, 217-666-9735, coleshistory@consolidated.net

Quilts by Jamie Willis, through July, Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, beth@mattoonartscouncil.org

Entries accepted in Mattoon Arts Council's second Photography Show, through July 28, Mattoon Arts Council, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, arts@mattoonillinois.org

April Callaway, Coles County Arts Council's Artist of the Month of June, through June 30, City Hall, 520 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.charlestonillinois.org, 217-345-6897

A Question of History, through July 31, Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, www.library.eiu.edu/exhibits/civilrights, 217-581-8456, ekcorrigan@eiu.edu

Carol Kessler pastels, through July 15; For the Birds, through July 15; Oil paintings by Ben Cohan, through July 15; Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville, http://flourishesgalleryandstudios.vpweb.com, 217-827-5690

Cultivating Creativity 2016-2017: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition, through July 14, Regions Bank, 101 W. Alabama Ave., Casey, www.eiu.edu/tarble, 217-581-2787, tarble@eiu.edu

Father's Day, a Homecoming: watercolors by C. Robert Follett, through July 14, Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, www.parisartcenter.com, 217-466-8130

Scott Lindley & International Muralists, June 17-July 8, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.gaslightartcolony.com, 217-293-1050, gaslightartcolony@gmail.com

Diary of a Hammerhead Shark, through July 14, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Avenue, Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

Robert Reed Photography and Sue Watts Art, through Aug. 31; Monarch Mural Challenge, through Sept. 29; Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708.

International Arts Experience 2017 CHINA: Symbols & Motifs A Chinese Art Journey, June 2-July 28; Madden Arts Center, 125 N Water St., Decatur, www.decaturarts.org, 217-423-3189

Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal, through July 8; Dynamic Structures: American Abstract Artists, through July 8; Land Grant, through July 8; Enough to Live On: Art from the WPA, through July 8; Provenance: A Forensic History of Art, through Sep. 23; Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Urbana, www.illlinois.edu/calendar/list/449, 217-333-1861, kam@illinois.edu.

Around the Block II: Artists from Our Neighborhood, through Aug. 9, Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, http://artgallery.parkland.edu/, 217-351-2485

Skills and Celebrations: Recent Donations from Ecuador, May 23-Aug. 27, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, www.spurlock.illinois.edu, 217-333-2360 

On the Big Screen

Listings for June 30-July 6

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "47 Meters Down" (PG-13); "Baby Driver" (R); "Cars 3" (G); "Despicable Me 3" (PG); "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (PG-13); "The House" (R); "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (PG-13); "Rough Night" (R); "Transformers: The Last Knight" (PG-13); "Wonder Woman" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at www.amctheatres.com.

CHARLESTON

LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston; free movies w/ popcorn and lemonade; Friday, "Queen of Katwe" (PG); Wednesday, "Jurassic School" (TV-PG); Thursday, "Trolls" (PG); Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information regarding titles for this week.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, $5.50-$15, 800-237-8752: "Independence Day" (PG-13); "The Bad Batch" (R); "The Beguiled" (R); "The Secret World of Arrietty" (G); "To Be Or Not To Be" (NR); visit www.arttheater.coop/ for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, $5.50-$7, 217-422-8151: showtimes not yet available; view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, south U.S. Route 45: "47 Meters Down" (PG-13); "Baby Driver" (R); "Cars 3" (G); "Despicable Me 3" (PG); "The House" (R); "Transformers: The Last Knight" (PG-13); "Wonder Woman" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at www.rmccinemas.com

NEWTON

Drive-N Theatre, 16045 E. Hwy. 33, Newton: "Despicable Me 3" (PG); "Transformers: The Last Knight" (PG-13); 618-455-3100, driventheatre.com/.

PARIS

The Paris Theater, 119 N. Central Ave., Paris, $3-4, 217-465-6048; "Despicable Me 3" (PG); "Transformers: The Last Knight" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

Boarman’s Roxy, 149 E. Main St., all shows $4: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (PG-13); receive updates and showtimes at 217-774-ROXY (7699), www.boarmansroxytheatre.com.

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