Wednesday, June 20th
Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting a blood drive for the public on June 20th. Give blood to save lives! The blood drive will take place from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Educational Annex Building 203 NW 10th St. Be sure to register online at: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FMH-LSL or contact Shauna Williams at (618)847-8242.
There will be a Fairfield Tennis Club meeting at 6 pm Wednesday at Lake Side Tennis Courts. There will be a short business meeting & plans will be made in preparation for the Junior & Adult Open Tournaments scheduled for July 5th & 6th. All members, prospective members & interested persons are urged to attend. You may contact Don Wood at 842-2555 with any questions.
Thursday, June 21st
Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions will hold the next Coffee Club from 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. on June 21st. The Coffee Club will meet at the Fairfield Elks Lodge and is open to older adults.
Nights at the Museums-Come join the Wayne County Historical Society for their first annual Nights at the Museums events. On June 21st, the Early History Museum will be open in the Fairfield Public Library from 4-6 p.m. Old movies from Fairfield are expected to be shown. This event is free and open to the public! Call 842-3544 for more information.
Join FMH on Thursday, June 21st for the Diabetes Support Group Meeting. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s certified Diabetes Educator, Stephen Welty, RN, CDE. This month’s topic will be “MyPlate Method Utilizing the Importance of Portion Control”. These meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4:00p.m. in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Education Room.
The Fairfield City Band will perform on the Wayne County Courthouse lawn in Fairfield, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday evening after the city band performance, Judith Puckett will conduct a “lawn chair tour of the square.” Sit back and enjoy learning something about the past history of many buildings on the square.
Friday, June 22nd
Silent Fliers will be presented Friday, June 22nd, from 9am – 11am at Beall Woods State Park. Learn why owls are classified as birds of prey, which species are common to our area, what types of prey make up their diet, why they regurgitate pellets, and discover facts about their unique abilities and senses. Participants will dissect an owl pellet. This program is designed for children ages 8 to 12. Please meet at the park’s Visitor Center.
On Friday, June 22nd, the Hanna House Museum will be open for tours with activities for kids on the front lawn. This event is free and open to the public! Call 842-3544 for more information.
There will be a bake sale Friday, June 22 from 8-11 at Trustbank in Cisne. The proceeds raised will go towards a sit to stand, a piece of therapy equipment for Cisne Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
There will be a Merchandise & Tool Auction at the Wayne City Community Building on Friday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. Lil Buddies BBQ will be serving food starting at 5 p.m. Money raised will go toward community projects. For questions or more information, contact Sue Meyers at 618-237-2212. This event is sponsored by the Wayne City Ruritan Club.
Saturday, June 23rd
The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast Saturday, June 23rd. 7-9 am. Price is by donation, and the menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, orange juice, milk and coffee.
Citizens National Bank of Mt. Erie is hosting a Free Data Lock Document Shred and Electronics E-Destroy event at the Cisne High School Parking Lot on Saturday, June 23rd from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for all area residents and businesses. An animal shelter food drive will also be held on site. Residents are encouraged to drop off unopened bags of dog and cat food, as supplies collected will benefit the Wayne and Richland County animal shelters.
Cisne Fireworks Committee will be having a pork burger, & tenderloin sandwich sale on Saturday June 23 from 10:00-1:00 at Country Financial in Cisne. All proceeds go towards the fireworks show on June 30th.
Leaf Litter Critters will be presented Saturday, June 23nd and 30th, from 9am-11am at Beall Woods State Park. This is a two part program. On Saturday the 23rd, children will be in search of leaf litter critters. Participants will be collecting leaf litter samples and learning how to use a Berlese funnel. On Saturday the 30th, dissecting scopes will reveal how many different types of organisms were buried under the leaves. Participants will record species diversity and abundance for each collection site. Participants should be over the age of 10. For more information or to register, call 618-298-2441.
Whippoorwill Rodeo will at the Hamilton County fairgrounds, in McLeansboro, on June 23rd. The rodeo starts at 7pm. Admission is $15 per person, 6 and under Free.
A Freedom Day Festival will be held at Steph’s Coffee Shoppe in Mill Shoals on Saturday, June 23rd. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. From 7-10 a.m. will be the Community Breakfast. From 9-11 a.m., indoor and outdoor games can be played. Vendors will be on the lawn starting at 9 a.m. Also starting at 9 a.m., women can receive a massage therapy, hair cuts and eyebrow waxing. A cake walk and bingo will be held at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch will be served which includes hot dogs, polish sausage, and nacho cheese. Tropical Sno will be served starting at 11 a.m. There will also be an antique car parade around town and Bryant’s miniature carriage rides will also be available. Outdoor games for kids of all ages will be held from 1-4 p.m. Supper will be held from 4-7 p.m. which will feature pulled pork sandwiches, chips and drinks. A concert by two local men, Daniel Churchill and Ryan Reavill, will be held and a free will offering will be taken. A dunking booth will be on site from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend!
Sunday, June 24th
The Fairfield First United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 200th Anniversary on Sunday, June 24th at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The public is invited to come and enjoy music by the Independent Silver Band as they perform period music from 1884 to 1889. There will also be an ice cream social. This event is free and open to the public.
The Albion First United Methodist Church, at 127 E Main in Albion, IL, will again host a celebration of music on Sunday, June 24, starting at 2 PM. This event will feature 19 musicians, both instrumental and vocal. There will be a free will donations, to be used toward the repair and restoration of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary. Light refreshments will be served after the event.
Friday, June 29th
Pond Life will be presented Friday, June 29th, from 9am – 11am at Beall Woods State Park. Grab your rubber boots and get ready to find some interesting looking aquatic creatures. Activities include the search for macroinvertebrates (invertebrates that can be seen with the naked eye). Learn where each species fits into the feeding relationships in a pond habitat and which are considered indicator species. This program is designed for children ages 8 to 12. Please meet at the park’s Visitor Center.
Saturday, June 30th
The West Salem Volunteer Fireman’s Association presents its annual Freedom Celebration June 30th and July 1st. Events start June 30th at 6am with the West Salem Masonic lodge breakfast at the firehouse. Village wide yard sales and registration for the 5K run walk begin at 7:30. There will be a ragball tourney and Power wheels derby starting at 10am, and food venders will set up at Centennial Park at 11. At 7:30pm music will start in the park by “The Last Minute Band” and fireworks will be at dusk. Raffle and 50/50 tickets will be available all day.
The Volunteers for a progressive Fairfield and Peoples National Bank are sponsoring the movie Ferdinand, at Leo French Park on Saturday, June 30th. The movie will start at dusk and La Fuente will be handing out coupons for free drinks for your next meal at La Fuente. You must be 18 or older to receive a coupon.
Sunday, July 1st
The West Salem Volunteer Fireman’s Association presents its annual Freedom Celebration continues July 1st. Community Church services begin at 10am on the square. At 10:30am the car, bike, and tractor show registration begins, and a buffet lunch will be available by Country Rhodes at the Firehouse. Car show awards will be presented at around 4:30pm.
Friday, July 6th
The City of Fairfield will have their fireworks show at Southwest Park, starting at 9:15 p.m. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the fireworks.
Saturday, July 7th
The Mt. Erie Ruritan club will be hosting the monthly breakfast on Sat. July 7 from 6-9 am at the club building. Menu: biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Prices: Adults $6.00 and children $3.00. Everyone welcome come and visit.
Torn and Frayed will be performing at the Wayne City Park on Saturday, July 7th from 7 -9 p.m. This is a special reunion program featuring LaMar Choate, Jerry Wilson, Jabo Wilson and Jake Boger. Those who plan to attend should bring lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. Check out the Wayne City Matters Facebook page for more information and details.
Sunday, July 8th
Friday, July 13
The Mill Shoals Ruritan will be holding their summer Fish Fry on Friday July 13. Serving starts at 4 pm; with a menu of fried fish, river potatoes, Norma’s famous hush puppies , baked beans, and coleslaw. Cost is by donation.
Saturday, July 21st
The Volunteers for a progressive Fairfield and Fairfield Memorial Hospital are sponsoring the movie Back to the Future, at Leo French Park on Saturday, July 21st. The movie will start at dusk and DiMaggio’s will be set up in the park to sell pizza by the slice.
Saturday, August 7th
The Mt. Erie Ruritan club will be hosting the monthly breakfast on Sat. Aug. 7 from 6-9 am at the club building. Menu: biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Prices: Adults $6.00 and children $3.00. Everyone welcome come and visit.
Saturday, August 18th
The Volunteers for a progressive Fairfield and FNB Community Bank are sponsoring the movie The Lion King, at Leo French Park on Saturday, August 18th. The movie will start at dusk and Tropical Snow will be set up in the park.
Saturday, September 4th
The Mt. Erie Ruritan club will be hosting the monthly breakfast on Sat. Sept. 4 from 6-9 am at the club building. Menu: biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Prices: Adults $6.00 and children $3.00. Everyone welcome come and visit.