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If you have an event to list on the Community Calendar email the information to jeremysmith@originalcompany.com, or mail it to P.O. Box 316, Fairfield, IL 62837.  You can listen to the Calendar Monday – Friday starting at around 10:20 a.m. on WFIW AM1390 & 103.3FM.

 

Friday, September 17th

The 2021 Harvest of Quilts XIV Quilt and Craft Show will be held at Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St, Evansville, IN, September 17 & 18, 2021.  Over 200 quilts will be displayed by the Raintree Quilters along with demonstrations of craft and quilting techniques. Scores of varied hand-made craft and quilted items are available for sale that would make great Fall decorations and Christmas gifts. Don’t miss the Raffle Baskets and the Silent Auction of very nice hand-crafted and quilted items. Raintree Quilters Guild has selected Quilts of Valor as its featured charity this year to benefit Service Member or Veteran who have been touched by war. Quilt Appraisals by appointment will be available. Tickets available at the door, Admission is $10, ages 12 and under are free. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM. Sponsored by: RAINTREE QUILTERS GUILD, INC. for more info visit www.raintreequiltersguild.org or raintreequiltersguild@gmail.com.

Wayne City HS will host it’s Annual 5k on Sept 24th with this years annual Bean Days celebration. Run will start at 6pm in Wayne City School parking lot. Cost is $20 and forms can be downloaded from Facebook Bean Days page or picked up at the school. Or downloads and print the form from here: WCHS-color-run-2021

Saturday, September 18th

The 2021 Harvest of Quilts XIV Quilt and Craft Show will be held at Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St, Evansville, IN, September 17 & 18, 2021.  Over 200 quilts will be displayed by the Raintree Quilters along with demonstrations of craft and quilting techniques. Scores of varied hand-made craft and quilted items are available for sale that would make great Fall decorations and Christmas gifts. Don’t miss the Raffle Baskets and the Silent Auction of very nice hand-crafted and quilted items. Raintree Quilters Guild has selected Quilts of Valor as its featured charity this year to benefit Service Member or Veteran who have been touched by war. Quilt Appraisals by appointment will be available. Tickets available at the door, Admission is $10, ages 12 and under are free. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM. Sponsored by: RAINTREE QUILTERS GUILD, INC. for more info visit www.raintreequiltersguild.org or raintreequiltersguild@gmail.com.

The 59th Annual Wayne City Beans Days kicks off with the Bean Queen on Saturday, September 18th, and runs through Saturday, September 25th. For more information visit the Wayne City Ruritan Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialwaynecityillinoisruritanclub. To see a full list of scheduled events and contact info, see attached .pdf: Scan0108

Hope Ministries of Geff Food Pantry will be distributing food and commodities to the public on Saturday September 18, 2021 from 9:00-11:00am

The Wayne County Historical Society is sponsoring free pumpkin painting for kids at the Hanna House Museum Saturday, September 18th from 10-2.  The event is free and all materials will be provided.  The museum will also be open for visitors.  For more information please call 842-3544.

Sunday, September 19th

Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir will be appearing in concert at the Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, IL., on Sunday, September 19th, at 6 p.m. Under the direction of John and Judy Roberts, the Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir presents an inspirational evening of southern gospel music capturing the excitement and enthusiasm of the highly popular Gaither Homecoming experience. If you enjoy the traditional hymns and classic southern gospel songs presented in the Gaither style, then you will surely enjoy Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir.

Monday, September 20th

The Wayne City Ruritan Club will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 20th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayne City Community Building.

The 59th Annual Wayne City Beans Days is taking place through Saturday, September 25th. For more information visit the Wayne City Ruritan Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialwaynecityillinoisruritanclub. To see a full list of scheduled events and contact info, see attached .pdf: Scan0107

Frontier Community College is planning its first Homecoming Celebration the week of September 20th to 25th. The theme for the week, Welcome Home, will include events for students as well the community. A dance party reunion will be held the evening of Thursday, September 23rd in Workforce Development. Past students of Ballroom Dance and Line Dancing classes are encouraged to participate the reunion from 7 to 9 that evening. On Friday, September 24th, campus will be open for tours beginning at 9:45am and the FCC Bobcats will host an exhibition baseball game beginning at 1pm at FNB Field with the first Homecoming Coronation at 2pm, crowning the Frontier Community College 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. For more information on any of the events, or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Rush at 618-516-1200 or Carol Dreith at 325-207-6520.

Tuesday, September 21st

The 59th Annual Wayne City Beans Days is taking place through Saturday, September 25th. Tuesday, September 21st is Pinochle at 6 p.m. For more information visit the Wayne City Ruritan Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialwaynecityillinoisruritanclub. To see a full list of scheduled events and contact info, see attached .pdf: Scan0108

Frontier Community College is planning its first Homecoming Celebration the week of September 20th to 25th. The theme for the week, Welcome Home, will include events for students as well the community. A dance party reunion will be held the evening of Thursday, September 23rd in Workforce Development. Past students of Ballroom Dance and Line Dancing classes are encouraged to participate the reunion from 7 to 9 that evening. On Friday, September 24th, campus will be open for tours beginning at 9:45am and the FCC Bobcats will host an exhibition baseball game beginning at 1pm at FNB Field with the first Homecoming Coronation at 2pm, crowning the Frontier Community College 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. The week’s festivities will culminate with the “Welcome Home Dinner” featuring Sarah Frey, author of “The Growing Season” at Willow Creek in Fairfield the evening of Saturday, September 25th. For more information on any of the events, or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Rush at 618-516-1200 or Carol Dreith at 325-207-6520.

Rend Lake College’s AHA Training Center will offer a PALS renewal class on Tuesday, September 21st, from 9a.m. – 5p.m.. PALS aims to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for students to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children.

Wednesday, September 22nd

Rend Lake College’s AHA Training Center at the Rend Lake College Marketplace in Mt. Vernon, IL is offering a Trauma Nurse Core Course. Experienced ER nurses can gain the critical thinking skills and the hands-on training needed to keep trauma patients safe. The course will take place Wednesday, September 22nd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, September 23rd. A computer lab will be available on Thursday for testing. The cost is $400, including a non-refundable course manual. Course director is Kristina Lorenzini, RN, CEN. The class may be officially attended by registered nurses with at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting. A required pre-course module must be completed and passed before the course and participants are asked to bring the certificate to class. To register for the course, contact the AHA Training Center by calling 618-437-5321 ext. 2032.

First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School for Age 3 – 6th Grade, will be held on Wednesday September  22nd. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., with VBS from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Bus rides are available, call 842-3764.

Frontier Community College is planning its first Homecoming Celebration the week of September 20th to 25th. The theme for the week, Welcome Home, will include events for students as well the community. A dance party reunion will be held the evening of Thursday, September 23rd in Workforce Development. Past students of Ballroom Dance and Line Dancing classes are encouraged to participate the reunion from 7 to 9 that evening. On Friday, September 24th, campus will be open for tours beginning at 9:45am and the FCC Bobcats will host an exhibition baseball game beginning at 1pm at FNB Field with the first Homecoming Coronation at 2pm, crowning the Frontier Community College 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. The week’s festivities will culminate with the “Welcome Home Dinner” featuring Sarah Frey, author of “The Growing Season” at Willow Creek in Fairfield the evening of Saturday, September 25th. For more information on any of the events, or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Rush at 618-516-1200 or Carol Dreith at 325-207-6520.

The Community of Christ and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the Family Life Center, located at 503 Windsor Lane in Fairfield, on Wednesday, September 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please contact Diane Vaughan at 838-9873 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keywords: Community of Christ – Fairfield. Be a life saving HERO, donate blood!

Thursday, September 23rd

The 59th Annual Wayne City Beans Days is taking place through Saturday, September 25th. Thursday, September 23rd is Church Night at 6p.m.For more information visit the Wayne City Ruritan Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialwaynecityillinoisruritanclub. To see a full list of scheduled events and contact info, see attached .pdf: Scan0108

Frontier Community College is planning its first Homecoming Celebration the week of September 20th to 25th. The theme for the week, Welcome Home, will include events for students as well the community. A dance party reunion will be held the evening of Thursday, September 23rd in Workforce Development. Past students of Ballroom Dance and Line Dancing classes are encouraged to participate the reunion from 7 to 9 that evening. On Friday, September 24th, campus will be open for tours beginning at 9:45am and the FCC Bobcats will host an exhibition baseball game beginning at 1pm at FNB Field with the first Homecoming Coronation at 2pm, crowning the Frontier Community College 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. The week’s festivities will culminate with the “Welcome Home Dinner” featuring Sarah Frey, author of “The Growing Season” at Willow Creek in Fairfield the evening of Saturday, September 25th. For more information on any of the events, or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Rush at 618-516-1200 or Carol Dreith at 325-207-6520.

Friday, September 24th

The Quail and Upland Game Alliance says, due to the pandemic and other factors out of its control, it has cancelled its Tom Ulrich program, scheduled for September 24th. People who have purchased tickets, or businesses who have made donations, should contact an Alliance member, or call Don Sutton at 599-2511, for refunds.

Wayne City HS will host it’s Annual 5k on Sept 24th with this years annual Bean Days celebration. Run will start at 6pm in Wayne City School parking lot. Cost is $20 and forms can be downloaded from Facebook Bean Days page or picked up at the school.  Or downloads and print the form from here: WCHS-color-run-2021

The Electric Distribution Lineman Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament is scheduled for September 24th. Sponsored by Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative in Fairfield, the event will be held at the Fairfield Public Golf Course; shotgun starts are set for 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the entry fee is $300 per four-person team. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Frontier Community College EDS lineman scholarship in honor of former Wayne-White lineman Gerry Kinney. Anyone with questions, or who would like to sign up for the event, can contact Chris Hopfinger at chopfinger@wwcec.com.

Frontier Community College is planning its first Homecoming Celebration the week of September 20th to 25th. The theme for the week, Welcome Home, will include events for students as well the community. On Friday, September 24th, campus will be open for tours beginning at 9:45am and the FCC Bobcats will host an exhibition baseball game beginning at 1pm at FNB Field with the first Homecoming Coronation at 2pm, crowning the Frontier Community College 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. The week’s festivities will culminate with the “Welcome Home Dinner” featuring Sarah Frey, author of “The Growing Season” at Willow Creek in Fairfield the evening of Saturday, September 25th. For more information on any of the events, or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Rush at 618-516-1200 or Carol Dreith at 325-207-6520.

Saturday, September 25th

The Wayne City Bean Days Tractor Show will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Trophies awarded will be Best of Show, Memorial in Honor of Harlan Opell & Ernest Weaver, and 1st 50 Dash Plaques. For more information contact Brent Opell at 599-6497  To see a full list of scheduled events and contact info, see attached .pdf: Scan0108

The Mount Erie Fall Festival will be held again this year on Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021. !There will be daily Vendor Markets, inflatables and rides, activities for kids and adults, entertainment, parade, car and tractor show and so much more.!To follow the lineup of daily activities to be added this year please follow: !Mount Erie Fall Festival on Facebook and look for future new releases to follow. !We are looking forward to this years events and hope to see everyone again at this years events.!For Information contact the following:!!General information: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Vendor spots: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Parade entry: Lisa Smith @ 618-516-3910!5K Run/Walk: Donna William @ 618-839-2299.

The Village of Wayne City has scheduled the fall town wide rummage sales for Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd.  Call the Village Hall by Tuesday, Sept 28th at 895-2241 to be put on the sales list. These will be available at the Village Hall and at local businesses on Wednesday, September 29th.

On Saturday, September 25th the Bluford Ruritan Club will have their monthly Breakfast. The menu will be Sausage Patties, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes and Grits. Drinks include Coffee, Orange Juice, and Milk. Cost is by donation

Frontier Community College is planning its first Homecoming Celebration the week of September 20th to 25th. The theme for the week, Welcome Home, will include events for students as well the community.  The week’s festivities will culminate with the “Welcome Home Dinner” featuring Sarah Frey, author of “The Growing Season” at Willow Creek in Fairfield the evening of Saturday, September 25th. For more information on any of the events, or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Rush at 618-516-1200 or Carol Dreith at 325-207-6520.

Cowling Community Center, located 5 miles north of Grayville, is hosting their annual Chicken & Noodle Dinner on Saturday, September 25th from 4 p.m. until Sold Out. Menu will consist of Homemade Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Slaw, Cranberry Salad, Roll, Dessert and a Beverage. Suggested donation is $10 and goes to benefit club projects.

The 47th annual Olney Arts Council Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Olney City Park. Artisans and craftsmen will have their work on display. Everything from jewelry, wooden items, pottery, paintings, metal sculpture, and much more! There will also be 12 different food concessions by local organizations featuring pork burgers, BBQ, fresh potato chips, chili, tacos, 4-H lemonade, brats, fish, baked items and more. Cost is a $2 donation at the gate. The COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Team with IEMA will have a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the community building at the Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., this is a walk-in clinic with no appointment necessary.

Tuesday, September 28th

The 10th Annual Fairfield Paint Out will be held September 28th-October 2nd. Artists from the local area, and surrounding states, will be coming to Fairfield to paint in “plein air” during this time.

Wednesday, September 29th

The 10th Annual Fairfield Paint Out is going on through October 2nd. Artists from the local area, and surrounding states, will be coming to Fairfield to paint in “plein air” during this time.

Thursday, September 30th

The 10th Annual Fairfield Paint Out will wrap up on Thursday, October 2nd. Artists from the local area, and surrounding states, will be coming to Fairfield to paint in “plein air” during this time.

Enfield Mule Days 100th year celebration! Be sure to come and join us September 30 through– October 2.  For more information, contact Karen Weiss at 618-599-8371.

The Mount Erie Fall Festival will be held again this year on Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021. !There will be daily Vendor Markets, inflatables and rides, activities for kids and adults, entertainment, parade, car and tractor show and so much more.!To follow the lineup of daily activities to be added this year please follow: !Mount Erie Fall Festival on Facebook and look for future new releases to follow. !We are looking forward to this years events and hope to see everyone again at this years events.!For Information contact the following:!!General information: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Vendor spots: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Parade entry: Lisa Smith @ 618-516-3910!5K Run/Walk: Donna William @ 618-839-2299

Friday, October 1st

Enfield Mule Days 100th year celebration! Be sure to come and join us September 30 through– October 2.  For more information, contact Karen Weiss at 618-599-8371.

Due to the increase of Covid-19 & for the protection of the children. Geff Ruritan had decide to cancel all activities for Frontier Days this year.

The Mount Erie Fall Festival will be held again this year on Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021. !There will be daily Vendor Markets, inflatables and rides, activities for kids and adults, entertainment, parade, car and tractor show and so much more.!To follow the lineup of daily activities to be added this year please follow: !Mount Erie Fall Festival on Facebook and look for future new releases to follow. !We are looking forward to this years events and hope to see everyone again at this years events.!For Information contact the following:!!General information: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Vendor spots: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885! Parade entry: Lisa Smith @ 618-516-3910! 5K Run/Walk: Donna William @ 618-839-2299.

The Village of Wayne City has scheduled the fall town wide rummage sales for Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd 

Saturday, October 2nd

Enfield Mule Days 100th year celebration! Be sure to come and join us September 30 through– October 2.  For more information, contact Karen Weiss at 618-599-8371.

Geff Frontier days will resume its regular schedule with new dates, Friday October 1st & Saturday October 2nd. There will be Sandwiches, Homemade Pies, Fresh Cider & Drinks served all day. Displays of:  Antique Tractors & Machinery, Auto & Truck show as well as Craft Vendors, Broom Making & Rug Weaving.    Friday evening 7:00 p.m. will be the Little Miss Frontier Queen contest. Saturday – 12:00 noon Geff Ruritan will be serving Ham, Beans & Cornbread. 2:00 p.m. will be the Parade, 5:00 p.m. 50/50 drawing. Evening entertainment to be announced later. Children’s games will be Friday evening & all day Saturday. More in detail will be coming later.

The Mount Erie Fall Festival will be held again this year on Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021. !There will be daily Vendor Markets, inflatables and rides, activities for kids and adults, entertainment, parade, car and tractor show and so much more.!To follow the lineup of daily activities to be added this year please follow: !Mount Erie Fall Festival on Facebook and look for future new releases to follow. !We are looking forward to this years events and hope to see everyone again at this years events.!For Information contact the following:!!General information: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Vendor spots: Mike Smith @ 618-516-1885!Parade entry: Lisa Smith @ 618-516-3910!5K Run/Walk: Donna William @ 618-839-2299.

The Village of Wayne City has scheduled the fall town wide rummage sales for Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd

The Mt. Erie Ruritan Club will be hosting their monthly breakfast on Sat. Oct. 2, from 6:00 am – 9:00 am. The menu will be all you can eat sausage, biscuit & gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs & pancakes. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Come and enjoy.

Olney-Noble Airport will be having a Chili Lunch on Saturday, October 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu will consist of Menu, Chili, Hot Dogs, Homemade Pie, and Drinks. This will be a Drive In-Fly In, Everyone Welcome

Sunday, October 10th

The Fairfield Coin Club will be having their Annual Coin Show on Sunday, October 10th.  The Coin Show will be held at the North Side Grade School.  For further information call Roberta Marshel President/Treasurer at 599-2393.

Friday, October 15th

Mill Shoals Ruritan will be having their annual Fish Fry on Friday, October 15th.  Serving starts at 4 pm until sold out ( around 6 pm). Menu will consist of fried fish, Norma’s famous hushpuppies, River potatoes, coleslaw and baked beans. Drinks are provided. Cost will be by donation.  

Friday, October 22nd

Rend Lake College’s AHA Training Center will offer an ACLS renewal course on Wednesday, October, 20th from 9a.m. – 5p.m., to help ready students for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, and other life-threatening medical emergencies.

Saturday, October 23rd

On Saturday, October 23rd the Bluford Ruritan Club will have their monthly breakfast. The menu will be Sausage Patties, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy and Grits. Drinks include Coffee, Orange Juice & Milk. Cost is by Donation

Higginson Farms, located at 12379 County Road 1400 east, Mcleansboro will be hosting their Harvest Market on Saturday, October 23rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Market will feature local farmers produce, handcrafted goods, home decor, jewelry, treats and much more. Admission is $2, kids under 12 enter free. There will be free parking, as well as shopping and food. For more information visit Higginson Farms Facebook page or call 927-4096

Saturday, November 6th

The Mt. Erie Ruritan Club will be hosting their monthly breakfast on Sat. Nov. 6 from 6:00 am – 9:00 am. The menu will be all you can eat sausage, biscuit & gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs & pancakes. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Come and enjoy.

The English Prairie Quilt Guild is hosting their Quilt Show 2021 on Saturday, November 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little prairie Christian Church, located 2.5 miles west of Albion on Illinois Route 15. There will be door prizes and vendors, admission is $5. For more info contact Joy Coles at 302-0641.

Sunday, November 14th

The Fairfield Coin Club will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday, November 14th.  The meeting will be held at Frontier Community College classroom building west.  Doors will open at 9:00 AM and the Meeting and auction begin at 1:30.  There will be a 50/50 raffle and membership prizes awarded.  For further information call Roberta Marshel President/Treasurer at 599-2393.

Saturday, December 4th

The Mt. Erie Ruritan Club will be hosting their monthly breakfast on Sat. Dec. 4, from 6:00 am – 9:00 am. The menu will be all you can eat sausage, biscuit & gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs & pancakes. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Come and enjoy.

Sunday, December 12th

The Fairfield Coin Club will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday, December 12th.  The meeting will be held at Frontier Community College classroom building west.  Doors will open at 9:00 AM and the Meeting and auction begin at 1:30.  There will be a 50/50 raffle and membership prizes awarded plus there will be a Christmas tree Raffle and sweet treats.  For further information call Roberta Marshel President/Treasurer at 599-2393.