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Thursday

6:45-8:30 p.m., 4-H Small Engines/Lawn Mower/Tractor Safety School, ages 8-18, registration required, University of Illinois Extension, 1209 Wenthe Dr., Effingham, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cefj/, 217-347-7773

7 p.m., Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular, Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria; www.peoriaciviccenter.com; 309-673-8900

7 p.m. Film - "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign; thevirginia.org/, 217-356-9063

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

7-10 p.m., Benny and the Amigos perform, Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third St., Pana; www.facebook.com/PlaMorDanceland; 618-283-1314; pla_mor_danceland@yahoo.com

7-10:30 p.m., Duplicate Bridge, All bridge players are welcome. Please bring a partner. $3, Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham; www.effinghamparkdistrict.org/; 217-342-4415.

7:30 p.m., Rockin' Road to Dublin, Sangamon Auditorium, One University Plaza, Springfield; www.sangamonauditorium.org/, 217-206-6160

7:30-9 p.m., Once In An Almost Blue Moon Hike, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello; allerton.illinois.edu/; 217-333-3287; jmgiffor@illinois.edu

Theatre

Play, CAT Presents "She Kills Monsters," March 29-31, The Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.charlestonalleytheatre.com, 217-345-2287, Charlestonalleytheatre@hotmail.com.

Play - CCT Presents - "God of Carnage," March 23-25; March 29-31; What's Cookin', 409 Seventh St., Charleston; www.charlestoncommunitytheatre.com; 877-842-3267

Blithe Spirit, March 15-24, Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham, http://effinghamface.com, 217-342-2458, info@effinghamface.com

Play: The Foreigner, 8 p.m., March 23, & 24; March 25 at 2:30 p.m.; Community Theatre of Terre Haute, 1431 S. 25th St., Terre Haute, Ind.; www.ctth.org; Info 812-877-2175; Tickets 812-232-7172

Movie - The Shape of Water, Friday-Sunday; The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan, www.thelittletheatre.org, 217-728-7375.

Movie - "Shakespeare in Love", 7 p.m., Saturday; Tickets: $6; The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign; http://thevirginia.org/; 217-356-9063

Stage: Disney Beauty and the Beast, through March 25, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield; www.hcfta.org; 217-523-2787; info@hcfta.org

Ongoing

March Flea Market, Easter Bunny, Friday-Sunday, Cross County Mall, Mattoon, 217-235-7102 ext. 544

FWC Spring Conference 2018, Friday-Sunday, Family Worship Center, 5735 Lerna Road; Pastor Joshua Moore from Grace Community Church in New Market, TN will be sharing. This event is free and open to the public; www.mattoonfamilyworshipcenter.com; 217-234-6022; info@mattoonfamilyworshipcenter.com

2018 Spring/Summer Consignment Sale, Friday-Saturday; Clothing, Books, Toys, Game, Baby, Maternity, Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex, 1301 N. Maple St., Effingham; workmansportscomplex.com/; 217-342-3481.

Call for Entries: EIU Celebration Festival of the Arts, accepting entries through April 6, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/celebration/, 217-581-8513, decrews@eiu.edu

C.A.M.S. Rummage Sale, March 22-24, Otto Center, 2068 C.R. 1800 E., Arthur.

Volunteer with the Conservation Crew, Thursdays, registration required; Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon; www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Easter Dessert Silent Auction, accepting bids through March 28, Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State St., Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

Duplicate Bridge, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham, www.effinghamparkdistrict.org, 217-342-4415

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds, Fridays and Saturdays through April 28; In My Backyard, Saturdays through April 28; William M. Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, www2.parkland.edu/planetarium/, 217-351-2568

Toddler Tuesday, Tuesdays; Animal Encounters, Wednesdays and Fridays; DIY Saturday, Saturdays; Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.net, 217-352-5895

Exhibits

Riddle Elementary School Artwork, through March 31, Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, arts@mattoonillinois.org

Museum at the Depot, open Fridays and Saturdays through 2018, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.coleshistory.net, 217-666-9735, coleshistory@consolidated.net

Booth Library: The Heart of Eastern's Campus, through May 11; Designs of Duty, through May 11; EIU Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, www.library.eiu.edu, 217-581-7548, aacougill@eiu.edu

David Jien Time Will Tell, through May 20; On View: The Way We Were, through May 20; Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/tarble/, 217-581-2787

Colony Members' Show, through-April 14th, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall; www.gaslightartcolony.com; 217-293-1050; gaslightartcolony@gmail.com.

Annual Edgar County Student Show, through April 22, Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, www.parisartcenter.com, 217-466-8130

Icons & Illusions by Cynthia Hayes, ends March 28, Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, www.decaturarts.org, 217-423-3189

Sharon Blazer Photography Exhibit, through March 31; Tracey Maras Art Exhibit, through March 31; Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708.

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, ends March 24; Provenance: A Forensic History of Art, through June 1; Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country, through July 14; Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And yet my mask is powerful, through July 14; Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana, http://kam.illlinois.edu, 217-333-1861, kam@illinois.edu

The ART of Illustration, through March 27, Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, http://artgallery.parkland.edu, 217-351-2485

Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2018, through April 28, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., Champaign, https://champaignparks.com/project/springer-cultural-center/, 217-819-3909, michelle.olden@champaignparks.com

Designed, Displayed, & Discarded: Ephemeral Printing in Alton, Illinois, 1835-1855, through May 30, University of Illinois Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, www.library.illinois.edu, 217-333-3777, askacurator@library.Illinois.edu

Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150, through Dec. 21, 2018; Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, www.spurlock.illinois.edu, 217-333-2360.

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