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  • Tot Time-Release the Dragons!
    9:30 am-11:00 am
    Aug-02-18

    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.  A different topic and craft will be featured each month.  On August 2nd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ranger will present “Release the Dragons!  Dragonflies that is!” Tots and their caretakers may enjoy learning about the life cycle of this creature and get an up-close look at local species.  Fun crafts to take home!

    Registration is not required and admission is free.  Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the program portion lasting approximately thirty minutes followed by crafts, snacks, and time to explore the Museum.  Older siblings are welcome to participate in the program.

    This program series is sponsored by the City of Lewistown, Canton Chamber of Commerce, Havana National Bank, Lewistown VFW Post 5001 Auxiliary, Rusty Melhouse of Edward Jones, and Chris Bennett of Dunfermline.

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  • Team Day at Pekin First
    All day
    Aug-04-18

    3514 Broadway St, Pekin, IL 61554, USA

    3514 Broadway St, Pekin, IL 61554, USA

    No additional details for this event.

  • Canton Farmer’s Market
    All day
    Aug-04-18-Oct-06-18

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    One of the wonderful things about West Central Illinois is that you can take home a bounty of locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, and jams. This event will be held every Saturday until September 29.

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  • Canton Farmer’s Market
    All day
    Aug-11-18-Oct-13-18

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    One of the wonderful things about West Central Illinois is that you can take home a bounty of locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, and jams. This event will be held every Saturday until September 29.

  • Havana Antique Car Show on Main
    All day
    Aug-11-18

    No additional details for this event.

  • Family Night: View the Perseid Meteor Shower
    10:00 pm-5:00 am
    Aug-11-18-Aug-12-18

    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Families may enjoy viewing meteors zip through the sky throughout the night into the pre-dawn hours from the comfort of the Museum’s Observation Deck.  Doors will open at 10:00 p.m. on August 11th and close at 5:00 a.m. August 12th.  Kids may also enjoy stories and crafts to take home.

    Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring a lawn/camping chair or blanket and small flash light.  Light refreshments will be available.  Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.

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  • Community Bunco at The Lodge at Manito
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    Aug-13-18

    1303 S East Ave. Manito, IL 61546

    1303 S East Ave. Manito, IL 61546

    Community Bunco at The Lodge!

    Don’t know how to play Bunco? No problem, we will teach you!

    Join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m., and enjoy a light breakfast during bunco.

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  • Canton Farmer’s Market
    All day
    Aug-18-18-Oct-20-18

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    One of the wonderful things about West Central Illinois is that you can take home a bounty of locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, and jams. This event will be held every Saturday until September 29.

  • Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Aug-18-18

    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Join us for Dickson Mounds Museum’s first Llyod Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy performances by Bill Robinson and Amelia Sweet Bluebird Stamsta. Participants may enjoy workshops and impromptu jam sessions. More entertainment will be announced at a later date.

    The festival will be held rain or shine. Performances will be held on the Museum’s outdoor stage. Bring along chairs, blankets, and any items you may need. In the case of inclement weather, the festival will be moved indoors. Admission is free; however, donations are greatly appreciated.

    *Please note that there will not be a Hickory Ridge Concert on August 18th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Amelia Sweet Bluebird Stamsta will be playing during the day as part of the festival.

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  • Canton Farmer’s Market
    All day
    Aug-25-18-Oct-27-18

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    5 N Main St, Canton, IL 61520, USA

    One of the wonderful things about West Central Illinois is that you can take home a bounty of locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, and jams. This event will be held every Saturday until September 29.

  • Vendor/Crafter/Health Fair with Cruise-in
    5:59 pm
    Aug-25-18

    Mega Vendor/Crafter/Health Fair with Cruise-in benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Over 80 vendors are signed up for this family-friendly event on Aug. 25, from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Avanti’s Dome, 3401 Griffin Ave., Pekin, IL 61554. Lots of activities for planned for children including Magic by Ryan, face painting, Jared the Ventriloquist, Pekin Ladder #1 fire truck (Noon-1:00pm), and Kona Ice Truck (Noon-2:00pm).  There will be a silent auction (more than 60 items – most donated by area merchants), a 50/50 raffle, and a Deals ‘N Steals (like a yard sale, only inside).  The Central Illinois Cruisers will be parked outside the Dome and a DJ nearby spinning the 50’s tunes.  Avanti’s will provide food concessions.  Free admission and free parking. For more information and a list of the vendors, please check Alzheimer’s Vendor/Craft/Health Fair on Facebook.

  • Free Movie at the Lawford Theater
    6:00 pm
    Aug-25-18-Aug-26-18

    225 W Main St, Havana, IL 62644, USA

    225 W Main St, Havana, IL 62644, USA

    Brought to you by Havana Church of the Nazarene, “I Can Only Imagine” will show at 6 p.m. on August 25 and 26.

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