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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

3-5:30 p.m., Shelbyville Farmer's Market, Johnstowne Mall, W. 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 performs, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston;; 217-345-5283

6 p.m., Bingo at Harlan Hall, Harlan Hall, 603 Locust St., Marshall;; 217-826-9023

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

7 p.m., Concert in the Park: Summer Strings, Kiwanis Park, entrance on Harrison Street, Charleston; 217-345-8018


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 a.m., Book Chat, "The Peach Keeper" by Sarah Addison, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall;; 217-826-2535

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

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

July 19

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

5 p.m., Krannert Uncorked, An Evening of Broadway, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana;; 217-333-6280

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

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

6-9 p.m., Champagne Sunday performs, Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana;; 217-718-5345;

6-7 p.m., Pro Tips/Family Fun Night, Hickory Point Golf, 727 Weaver Road, Decatur;; 217-421-7444

6-7 p.m., Snake and Turtle Show, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur;, 217-423-7708

6:15 p.m., Book Club, "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris;; 217-463-3950;

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

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

7 p.m., Third Thursday Wordsmiths, For those interested in sharing knowledge with other writers of the creative written word, Flourishes Gallery & 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


"Damn Yankees", July 5-15, "Super Kids", through July 14; "Annie", July 18-29; Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan;, 217-728-7375

Play - "The Aliens” 8 p.m., July 5-21 through June 23, Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway, Urbana;, 217-384-4000

"13 - The Musical" - July 6-8 & 12-15, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., Champaign;; 217-353-5282;


Mattoon Bagelfest, Tuesday-July 21; Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave., Mattoon;; 217-258-6286

East Central Illinois Shop Hop, Friday-Saturday, various locations, Douglas County, Shop the area fabric stores for door prizes, goody bags, etc. Each shop has a quilt block using Blank Quilting Fabrics; 217-864-6142;

88th Moultrie-Douglas County Fair, Sunday-July 14, Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 301 E. Columbia St., Arthur; //, 217-543-2314

Fisher Community Fair, Tuesday-July 14, 226 E. Sangamon Ave., Fisher, 217-897-1437

2018 Historic Farm Days, July 12-15, Historic Farm Days, Penfield;; 217-863-1270

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; In My Backyard, Tuesdays and Thursdays through July; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, Tuesday and Thursday through July; Spirits From the Sky, Thunder on the Land, Fridays through July; 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.


Coles County Artist of the Month - Mary Magee - through July, Charleston City Hall;

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 Aug. 6, Mattoon Public Library, //; 217-581-6064;

July show; Katie Collins and Missy Leturgez; July 21st- August 11th, 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

Annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition, July 20-Aug. 14, 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 Dr., 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 Street, Champaign,; 217-244-9309

Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150, through Dec. 21, 2018; 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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