Community Calendar

 

Welcome to the Withers Broadcasting CommunityCalendar!
Do you have a community event coming up?!
Please submit via the form below!
Please try to give at least two weeks notice
before your event starts.

Any proceeds from your event must
be going back into the community.
We have the right to refuse any event. 

MAY EVENTS

May 12th Free Food Boxes in McLeansboro
The City of McLeansboro with help from Corteva Agriscience will be handing out free food boxes Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on the southeast side of the square.

The City thanks Sen. Dale Fowler’s office for facilitating this event.

May 12th Jackson CEO Program, Carbondale
The Jackson CEO program will host its school-year-end trade show
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday May 12
 at the Dunn-Richmond Center in Carbondale.
The facility is on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

FOR THE DURATION OF MAY
Bike Month Bingo! 
Since May is National Bike Month,
the city of Carbondale is offering Bike Month Bingo!
To register and for more info go here! 
You can win prizes!


Carterville Sunset Series

FREE live music, food, and fun every Thursday in May at Cannon Park! Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Carterville Food Bank. Proceeds will fund this event each year, park improvements, and the Scholarship Program at S. I. Suzuki Strings.

May 13: Music: Honey & Tar
Food Trucks: Spread S’more Love, Caribbean Hut, Sweet Shishkabob
May 20: Music: Lone Howl
Food Trucks: SI Meatball, Caribbean Hut, Sweet Shishkabob
May 27: Music: The Jewels
Food Trucks: Great Boars of Fire, Caribbean Hut, Sweet Shishkabob

May 15th Blessing of the Jeeps
Bald Knob Cross

May 17th, Southern Illinois Twilight Series, Cobden
The Flamm family of Flamm Orchards are teaming up with University of Illinois Extension to host the first of four twilight meetings at their farm on 
Monday, May 17, 2021, starting at 6 p.m.   
Anyone involved or interested in local food production or learning more about farms
in our region is encouraged and invited to attend. 

Click here for more info and to register.

May 17th-19th Tire Recycling Event McLeansboro
THE CITY OF MCLEANSBORO AND THE HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD ARE PARTNERING TOGETHER TO SPONSOR A TIRE RECYCLING EVENT!!
WHERE: THE CITY OF MCLEANSBORO LIGHT PLANT
(SAME LOCATION AS CITY WIDE CLEAN-UP)
312 West Market Street
McLeansboro, IL 62859
WHEN: Monday – May 17, 2021
Tuesday – May 18, 2021
Wednesday – May 19, 2021
HOURS: 8:00AM – 3:30PM DAILY
WHAT ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED? Vehicle Tires, Truck Tires & Agricultural Tires
WHAT ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED?
Absolutely NO tires from businesses or tires with rims
WHO CAN BRING TIRES?
Anyone who is a resident of Hamilton County –
EXCLUDING businesses (Proof of residency may be requested)
The City of McLeansboro has the right to refuse an object for recycling
NO AFTER HOURS DUMPING

May 17th, Franklin County Prayer Gathering
The Franklin County Christian Action Council will hold a prayer gathering
on Monday, May 17th at 5PM in Benton to celebrate 
Franklin County being designated a sanctity of life county.
The group will meet at the Billy Grammer bandshell
on the southest corner of the Benton Square.

For more info, call or text:
Ann Wilson 618-927-1956
or 
Tim Hastings at 618-694-3052

May 17th Grab N Go Summer Coasters
Marion Carnegie Library
Adults 18 and up!

Grab a kit to make plastic canvas coasters!
More on the event here. 



May 19th Drive-Thru Job Fair
Withers Broadcasting and Pepsi Midamerica 
along with several other local businesses
are holding a drive-thru job fair 11-1 and 4-6 PM on May 19th!
Located at the Oasis Entertainment Center

Read more details here!

May 22nd 4PM
Women’s Volleyball Tryouts in Deaton Gym at SIC Harrisburg
Participants should bring knee pads, volleyball, and water bottle.
Scholarships may be available. Email athletics@sic.edu for more info.

May 23rd Blessing of the Bikes
Bald Knob Cross




May 25th- May 31st
Herrinfesta Italiana

 

May 29th Summer Reading Kick Off Color Run at 9am
Marion Carnegie Library
Help support the library’s summer reading program!
Registration: 8:00 am
5k: 9:00 am ($25)
Fun Run: 10:15 am ($10)

For more details and how to sign up go here! 


 

JUNE EVENTS

June 1st 6PM Explore the Seasons
Jackson County Extension office
402 Ava Road in Murphysboro

Why do we have seasons? Is it because of how close the sun is?  How many hours of daylight we get or is it something else? The way we experience seasons within our region can vary from those that live in other parts of the United States. Join visiting Extension Educator Duane Friend as he explains why we have seasons, what causes the changes in daylight length, and where we see the sun in the sky.

Register for FREE here by May 31st.



June 4th and 5th Summer Vendor Festival
Check out this huge vendor festival
at the Marion Antique Mall on June 4th & 5th from 8 to 4.
Would you like to set up as a vendor? 
The fee is only 25 dollars for both days!
There will be sales, food trucks and fundraisers
for both Finding Forever Animal Rescue
and Boys & Girls Club of Southern Illinois.
They’re establishing a Boys & Girls Club in Marion this fall and could use our support!

Anyone interested in being a vendor,
please call the Marion Antique Mall at 6189930020 or 6185799124.
The Marion Antique Mall is located at 503 N Madison St, Marion, IL 62959.
This is a rain or shine outside event. 

June 13th Pawfest 11am-3pm
Veterans Memorial Park Mt. Vernon
Vendors, Blessing of the Pets, contests, adoptable dogs and so much more!
Event is free- but any donations or supplies collected
will go to Jefferson County Animal Control.

Check out more information on facebook!