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BBQ, Beer, and Donut Dash

This is a fundraising event for Humane Society of Southern Illinois. BBQ, BEER AND DONUT DASH will be October 12 at the American Legion in Murphysboro. Rt 51, Scratch, St. Nicholas Brewing, Molly’s Pint will provide beer samples; I Am Java will provide coffee samples and Dunkin’ Donuts will provide donut samples to be paired with the different beer and coffee flavors. Pat’s BBQ will provide lunch. There will be games and raffles to round out the day.

Come on out to help this 63-year-old organization continue to provide services for the humane and ethical treatment of southern Illinois animals. Tickets may be purchased on line at or by going to


St. Francis CARE Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5th is St. Francis Care’s Fall Festival!
At the Murphysboro American Legion Pavilion
11 am to 4pm!
Bring your furry friends, play some games, eat some food, and take advantage of discounted prices on vaccines!


Pancake Days

Carbondale Lions Club
Pancake Days
Saturday, September 28 7:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Sunday, September 29 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Town Square Pavilion Downton Carbondale
(105 N. Illinois Avenue)

Tickets may be purchased from a Lions Club member or at the door.
Adults $6
Children under 12 $3


Fall Craft & Vendor Fair

The West Franklin Historical District and Silkwood Inn Museum will be hosting there 7th Annual Fall Craft / Vendor Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Registration forms must be received no later than Saturday, September 21, 2019. Booth spaces will be reserved based on receipt of registration forms, i.e. first come first served. Once all booth spaces are reserved, registrations will be closed. (Please take note that registration could possibly be closed prior to the deadline if all booth spaces are reserved.)

All spaces are approximately 100 square feet and are taped off to reflect spacing. One 8’ table & 2 chairs will be placed at each space. Participants can bring additional tables; however, you must stay in the space provided. Each booth space is a $30.00 donation, if additional spacing is needed; please make sure you complete the registration form reflecting your needed space. (All donations go towards the upkeep, maintenance, and repairs for the West Franklin Historical District and Silkwood Inn Museum.)

We are seeking vendors and crafters who create handmade items, repurpose/refurbish old items, and sell product items. Items that are handmade, antique, repurposed/refurbished, furniture, primitive, jewelry, machined and product items are all accepted.

For marketing purposes we are asking that each vendor send us a picture of your wares prior to the event. Pictures can be emailed to or sent via Facebook Messenger to our West Franklin Historical District and Silkwood Inn page.

Participants are welcome to set up on the Friday evening prior to the event. A member from the District will be at the facility from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on FridaySeptember 27th, for those who wish to set up their wares. Please let us know when registering if you are going to set up early.

Breakfast of biscuits, gravy, sausage, coffee, milk, or juice will be available from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Cost is a $6.00 donation. Lunch / concessions of chili, chili dog, hot dog, nachos, chips and drinks will be available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Prices depend on purchase.)

Liberty Village Events

Head to Liberty Village Estates in Carbondale for two events on September 26th and 27th.

On the 26th- Community Bingo beginning at 1:30!

On the 27th- Alzheimer’s Support Group at noon with lunch provided!

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“Ironclad Art” the Motorcycle Day

15th Annual “Ironclad Art” the Motorcycle Day
On the Grounds at Cedarhust Center for the Arts
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE Admission for spectators and “display only” bikes. Free parking too!

Trophy Awards:
• $10 Bike Registration fee includes swag bag!
• Register 9 am to noon
• Registered bikes eligible for trophy judging
• 15 trophies awarded – variety of classes
• Awards presentation – 3:00 pm

Give Basket Giveaway:
• Details on how to win this awesome Harley-Davidson gift Basket will be posted soon. Watch for details!

Gift Card Giveaways:
• Register day of at the Roadhouse Harley-Davidson tent! No purchase necessary.

And there’s more!
• Come and watch James “Dirt” Dorner (Artbydirt), Champaign, IL, transform scrap motorcycle parts into unique sculpture.
• Live Music by Greg & Bobby Backes
• Enjoy Food Concessions by The Frosty Mug Bar & Grill
• Pay tribute to local bike enthusiast Bob Kohlmer – 3:00 pm


Chicken & Dumpling Dinner

The West Franklin Historical District & Silkwood Inn Museum is having an all you can eat Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Dinner is an $8.00 donation and includes chicken & dumplings, green beans, slaw, dinner roll, dessert, and drink. (Children 12 and under $4.00.) This dinner is a monthly fundraiser for the Historical District & Inn Museum, all donations go toward the upkeep, maintenance, and utilities for the District & Museum. Our October third Saturday meal will be ham & beans


Daughters Of Mary Fall Bake Sale

Come join Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for the Daughters of Mary Annual Fall Fundraising Bake Sale.
Purchase some home made goodies like cinnamon rolls, cakes, and the super popular delicious Italian cookies called crucants! You’ll wanna get your hands on them early- they almost always sell out!
There will also be other various items for sale.
September 21st from 9-11 am.
Items will also be for sale after each of the three masses that weekend.


Vets 4 Vets Breakfast

The Eternal Friends In Christ church located next to Rend Lake on route 154 east of Sesser, Illinois is holding a fund raiser for the Vets 4 Vets organization.
A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8:00 am. To 11:00 am.
Veterans eat for free with a $5.00 charge for adults and a $2.50 charge for children 10 & under.