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10-10:30 a.m., Story Time, Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon;; 217-234-2621,

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

10 a.m., Story Time, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham,, 217-342-2464

10:30-11 a.m., Toddler Time with Mother Goose, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall;; 217-826-2535

2:30-3:30 p.m., Brush up on your Financial Health with Wells Fargo Advisors, Heritage Woods of Charleston, 480 W. Polk Ave., Charleston;; 217-345-4900;

3-5:30 p.m., Shelbyville Farmer's Market, Johnstowne Mall, west Illinois Route 16, Shelbyville; 217-774-2244

4:30 p.m., Bingo, Moultrie County Beacon, 401 W. Water St., Sullivan,, 217-728-7396

5-8 p.m., Open Mic Night, sign up for a spot at 4:30 p.m. or call 217-235-2877, Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon,

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

6 p.m., Game Night, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston,, 217-345-5283,

7 p.m., Poetry Night, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave., Charleston,, 217-345-2627

7 p.m., Tabletop Tuesdays (Board game nights), Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana;; 217-344-2263


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

9-10 a.m., Veterans' Coffee, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston;; 217-639-5150

10 a.m., Story Time, ages 3-5, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan,, 217-728-7221 

10:30-11:30 a.m., Book Chat - "The Underground Railroad" - Colson Whitehead, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall;; 217-826-2535

11 a.m.-6 p.m., Prairie Stitchers , Featured Artist for May-July, Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave, 217-258-6286;

1 p.m., Game Club, for teens ages 12 and up; strategy games, deck-building games, and more; Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave, Mattoon;; 217-234-2621;

1-3 p.m., Ladies Game of Pool, all ages, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston,, 217-639-5150

5 p.m., Queen of Hearts Drawing and Burger Night, Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 Sixth St., Charleston,, 217-345-2646

6:30-7:30 p.m., Medicare For All, Lincoln Room, Education Center, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon;; 217-508-9133;

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

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;; 217-342-4415

June 21

9-10:30 a.m., Free Play Group for Moultrie County Toddlers, Moultrie County Beacon Bright Start, 203 S. Graham, Sullivan,, 217-728-7396

10:30-11 a.m., Toddler Time with Mother Goose, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave.,, 217-826-2535

1-3 p.m., Volunteer at Friendship Garden, 1698 Lafayette Ave., Mattoon;, 217-235-4644

4:30-6 p.m., Strasburg Farmers Market, Strasburg Community Center, 105 E. Commercial St., Strasburg;, 217-644-2667

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

6:15 p.m., Book Club, "Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks", Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris;, 217-463-3950,

6:30 p.m., Quarter Auction For St Jude Run, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave, Mattoon;; 217-246-1316;

6-8:30 p.m., Monthly Quarter Auction, Mid Illinois Senior Services, 325 E. N. Ninth St., Shelbyville, 217-827-6748

7-10 p.m., Ronnie Vaughn Trio performs, Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third St., Pana;, 618-283-1314,

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

7 p.m., Third Thursday Wordsmiths, Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville;; 217-827-5690

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;; 217-342-4415

7:30 p.m., Community Band Concert, Kiwanis Park Amphitheater, Division Street and Jackson Avenue, Charleston; 217-345-8018


"Million Dollar Quartet," through June 17, The Little Theatre On The Square, 16 E. Harrison, Sullivan;; 217-728-7375

Theatre for Young Audiences - Aladdin, Jr., through June 16, Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan;, 217-728-7375

"Hello, Dolly!", through July 1, Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan;, 217-728-7375

Play - "Buyer & Cellar," through June 23, Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway, Urbana;, 217-384-4000


Funfest for Air Cooled VW, Friday-Sunday, Mid America Motorworks, 17082 N. U.S. Highway 45, Effingham;, 217-540-4200

Horizon Hobby AeroTow, Friday-Sunday, Illini Glider Club at Piatt County Airport, Monticello;

5th Illinois Cavalry, Saturday-Sunday, members of the 5th and 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Units will be encamped at Lincoln Log Cabin on Father's Day weekend; Lincoln Log Cabin, 402 S. Lincoln Hwy Road, Lerna;, 217-345-1845

Moccasin Creek Festival, June 21-24, Larson's Landing, 8724 E. Marine Road, Effingham;; 217-868-2787

Volunteer with the Conservation Crew, Tuesdays and Thursdays, registration required; Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon;, 217-235-4644,

Prairie Skies, Fridays through Aug 3; Solar Superstorms, Fridays and Saturdays through May; Solar System Safari, Saturdays through May; William M. Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign,, 217-351-2568

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


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

"Nature at Your Fingertips" and "U.S. National Parks," through Aug. 20, Booth Library, Charleston;; 217-581-7548,

"Designs of Duty" - an exhibit highlighting East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, through July 2, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, //; 217-581-6064;

June show; Monty Jones, Marty Jones; through July 14, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall;; 217-293-1050;

Landscapes exhibit, through Aug. 25, Flourishes Gallery and Studios, 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville; //, 217-827-5690

"The Beauty of Wood" - Intarsia Wood Art by Deborah Ann Anderson, through July 13, Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris,, 217-466-8130

Africa, Exhibit of authentic African handmade arts– June 1-July 28, Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery, 125 N. Water St., Decatur;, 217-423-3189

Illinois at 200, June 18-Aug 8, Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign;, 217-351-2485

Capturing Landscape, through Oct. 20; 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 Drive, Urbana,, 217-333-1861,

Illinois’ Anti-Establishment Soundscapes: Troubled Waters in 1970, through Oct. 29, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth St., Champaign,; 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;

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