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Sunday, September 24, 2017

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/danville/amc-village-mall-6

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others! 

Autumn Seasonal Hike at Kennekuk – (Lookout Point Trail, 22296 Henning Rd., Danville) Free with no pre-registration needed; 9AM. For more information, call Lara at 217-442-1691

Revolutionary War Reenactment at Forest Glen Saturday & Sunday – (20301 E 900 North Rd., Westville) Sunday 10AM-4PM. The reenactment will feature a battle. For more information, call 217-662-2142.

Salt Fork River Art & Music Festival at Sleepy Creek Vineyards Saturday & Sunday – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Sunday 11AM-4PM Featuring more than 60 artists, makers, & fine crafters, live music by Ben Bedford, Hadley Kennary, Ben Hay’s Didgeridoo Jam, Matthew Davies, Stone & Snow, Kittens Incorporated, & Live Thru Wednesday, Food from Rosati’s Pizza, Cafecito Cubano, & Deborah’s Donuts. Admission is free.

Village of Potomac Fall Festival All WeekendSunday: Noon-5PM; Carnival.

Sleepy Creek Vineyard Winery – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open Noon-6PM Bloody Sunday bar – create your own Winey Mary/Bloody Mary-style concoction with a wide selection of ingredients like fresh celery, pickles, olive, tomato juice, Tabasco, pepper, bloody Mary mix, & more!  

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 1-4PM; $5.50 + skate rental.  Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).  Also available are Lazer tag, Miniature golf, & Batting cages.

Culture Shock Music Festival in Downtown Danville All Weekend – Free 3 Day Music Festival Friday 5PM-11PM; Saturday 1:00PM-11:30PM; Sunday 1:30PM-10:00PM. For complete music schedule, visit www.cultureshockdanville.com

Bingo at the VFW #728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) 2PM

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents  “Wonder Woman” All Weekend – (214 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7:00PM; Saturday 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM  Diana, princess of the Amazons, leaves home to battle a war & discover her full power & true destiny. All movies are a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Darkhorse Theatre Company Presents “Oleanna” at Rabbittown Trade Center All Weekend – (36 S. College St., Danville) Show times are Friday & Saturday 8PM; Sunday 4PM.  This play investigates “Political Correctness” in a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment.  For tickets, visit www.darkhorsetheatrecompanyoleanna.brownpapertickets.com

Live Music on the Patio at the Gao Grotto – (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) Featuring “Dustin Danger”; 4-7PM. All are welcome to our public events!

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/danville/amc-village-mall-6

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others! 

Danville Farmers’ Market at Crossroads Christian Church – (3613 N. Vermilion, Danville) 8AM-Noon Featuring many vendors & end of the season fresh produce.

Women’s Care Clinic 2017 Walk for Life at Lincoln Park – Registration begins at 8AM; Walk 9AM

Downtown Danville Saturday Summer Sounds & Farmers’ Market – (Kresge Park – next to Vermilion County courthouse annex) Traditional farmers’ market featuring acoustic musicians with an eclectic mix of produce, art vendors, authors, delicious food & drink, & fun family-friendly activities; 9AM-1PM.

Fall Open House at Treasured Roots Flower Shop & Specialty Gifts – (702 W. Main St., Hoopeston) The first 20 customers take home a free goodie bag with each purchase; 9AM-5PM. Also with purchase customers receive a chance to win up to 50% off their total purchase. Sample some treats from the gourmet food line, free apple cider & cookies!

Kennekuk Road Runners 37th Annual Wild Wild Wilderness Trail Run – (Kickapoo State Park, 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd., Oakwood)  A 7.45 mile scenic & challenging trail run; 10AM. Awards & prizes will be given for top finishers & a post-race party will immediately follow the race featuring Pepsi, Beer (ages 21 & older), great food from Lickskillet Catering, prizes & music. Non-runners can purchase food tickets for $5. Race day registration is available.

Ronald McDonald at Westville Public Library – (223 S. State St., Westville) Ronald will present the “Reading is Fun” program, magic, fun & games; 10:00-11:30AM. To register, call the library at 217-267-3170.

4th Annual Sparky Songer Memorial Ride Starting at Pape Funeral Home – (10 E. Williams, Danville) Registration 10:00-11:30AM; Kick Stands Up Noon.  Cost is $15 Driver/$10 passengers which includes admission to the War Museum & meal at the Danville American Legion Post. There will be 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes, door prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Live Auction & Band. Rain or Shine!

Danville Art League Pottery Club – (320 N. Franklin St., Danville) The Pottery Club is held the 2nd & 4th Saturday each month; 10AM-2PM.  Cost is $5 Members, $7 Non-Members & you must be 16 or older. For more information, call 217-442-9264.

Pioneer Craft Day & Revolutionary War Reenactment at Forest Glen Saturday & Sunday – (20301 E 900 North Rd., Westville) The hours of this free event are Saturday 10AM-5PM; Sunday 10AM-4PM. The reenactment will feature a battle each day. A highlight on Saturday is the Pioneer Craft Day in the Homestead Cabin area. Activities include cider pressing, spinning, rope making, candle making, hayride, period craftspeople, sassafras tea & fry bread to sample. Concessions will be available from the Oakwood Boy Scout Troop #224. For more information, call 217-662-2142.

Salt Fork River Art & Music Festival at Sleepy Creek Vineyards Saturday & Sunday – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Saturday 10AM-6PM; Sunday 11AM-4PM Featuring more than 60 artists, makers, & fine crafters, live music by Ben Bedford, Hadley Kennary, Ben Hay’s Didgeridoo Jam, Matthew Davies, Stone & Snow, Kittens Incorporated, & Live Thru Wednesday, Food from Rosati’s Pizza, Cafecito Cubano, & Deborah’s Donuts. Admission is free.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open 10AM-8PM

Fairmount Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – (Fire Station, 403 S. High St., Fairmount) Bags Tournament 10:30AM-4:00PM; Inflatables 11AM-7PM; Supper 4-7PM. Supper includes spaghetti , salad, garlic bread, water, tea or lemonade. Cost is a free will donation. Proceeds go toward a new thermal imaging camera & to help cover costs of the children’s annual Easter egg hunt, Halloween party & Santa visit.

Village of Potomac Fall Festival All WeekendSaturday Noon-11PM; Softball Tournament, Carnival, Parade, Beer Tent, & Live Music. Sunday Noon-5PM; Carnival.

Volunteer Appreciation Concert at Danville Public Library’s Hegeler Stage – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) 1PM

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 1-4PM; $5.50 + skate rental. Also available are Lazer tag, Miniature golf, & Batting cages.

Danville Gardens Do-It-Yourself Open House & EZ Log Building Demo – (1307 Cleary Ave., Danville) DIY Pumpkin planters, fairy gardens, & pumpkin painting with the DG Staff; 1-5PM.  Cost is dependent on products used. Free hot dogs & chips (while supplies last). Also enjoy an EZ Log construction demonstration.

Culture Shock Music Festival in Downtown Danville All Weekend – Free 3 Day Music Festival Friday 5PM-11PM; Saturday 1:00PM-11:30PM; Sunday 1:30PM-10:00PM. For complete music schedule, visit www.cultureshockdanville.com.

44th Annual Danville Viking Invitational Marching Band Competition at Danville High School – (Ned Whitesell Field, 202 E. Fairchild, Danville) Doors open at 2PM; First Band performing at 3:15PM. Tickets are available at the door -$4 for Children, Students, Senior citizens, & District #118 Staff or $7 Adults, Children younger than kindergarten age Free. Everyone who buys a $4 program will be entered in a drawing to win $50.

“Celebration on the Lawn” Gospel Concert at Morey Chapel Church of Christ – (19194 E 1100 N, Danville – 4 miles from the Westville Square) Appearing will be Forgiven, Covington, IN; Chalisa, Frankfort, IN; & The Sugar Grove Praise Band, Chrisman; 4PM. There will be a cookout & participants are asked to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call Melissa t 217-799-7592.  If bad weather occurs, the concert will be moved inside.

Live Music at Kickapoo’s Park Bistro – (Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood) Featuring live music with Mitchell’s Bluegrass; 5:30PM

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents  “Wonder Woman” All Weekend – (214 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7:00PM; Saturday 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM  Diana, princess of the Amazons, leaves home to battle a war & discover her full power & true destiny. All movies are a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Home High School Football Game in Vermilion County – Game played at 7PM; Salt Fork (H) Vs. Georgetown/Ridge-Farm

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 7-10PM; $8.50 + skate rental.  Also available are Lazer tag, Miniature golf, & Batting cages.

Karaoke at Knights of Columbus – (310 Bryan Ave., Danville) Featuring unique music/video type karaoke by Mike’s Karaoke & DJ; 7-11PM.

Darkhorse Theatre Company Presents “Oleanna” at Rabbittown Trade Center All Weekend – (36 S. College St., Danville) Show times are Friday & Saturday 8PM; Sunday 4PM.  This play investigates “Political Correctness” in a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment.  For tickets, visit www.darkhorsetheatrecompanyoleanna.brownpapertickets.com.  

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

Friday, September 22, 2017

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/danville/amc-village-mall-6

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others! 

Coffee Time at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) 9:30-10:30AM Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for games, crafts, conversations & of course, coffee.

Seniors Coffee Time at Oakwood Public Library – (110 E. Finley, Oakwood) 10AM

Sleepy Creek Vineyards Wieners & Wine/Live Music – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open 10AM-10PM; Also enjoy Wieners & Wine every Friday from 5-8PM. You buy the drinks; we provide the hot dogs, fixings and fire to roast them.  Live music with Vinny Santanelli; 7-9PM.

All You Can Eat Chicken or Beef with Noodles at VFW Post #728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) Cost is $7 with carry outs available, delivery until 4PM on larger orders within the city; 11AM-6PM.

Fish Fry at Hoopeston’s North Fork Conservation Club – (4148 N 1700 E Rd, Hoopeston) Featuring Dine in or Carry out dinners with choice of Fish – wet or dry batter, Shrimp, Chicken strips, 2 Corn dogs, Tenderloins – breaded or grilled, Hamburger or Cheeseburger with 2 sides of French fries, Onion rings, Coleslaw, Baked beans, Mushrooms or Hush puppies; 11AM-7PM.  Cost is $8 + $2 Local Delivery (if needed).

Southwest Elementary Fall Fun Fest – (14794 Catlin/Tilton Rd., Danville) The public is invited for a dunk tank with Tilton Mayor David Phillips & school faculty members, bounce house, hay rides, & other activities, including raffles; 5-7PM. Hot dogs, popcorn & refreshments will be available for purchase.

Village of Potomac Fall Festival All WeekendFriday 5-11PM; Carnival, Live Music, & Beer tent. Saturday Noon-11PM; Softball Tournament, Carnival, Parade, Beer Tent, & Live Music. Sunday Noon-5PM; Carnival.

Culture Shock Music Festival in Downtown Danville All Weekend – Free 3 Day Music Festival Friday 5PM-11PM; Saturday 1:00PM-11:30PM; Sunday 1:30PM-10:00PM. For complete music schedule, visit www.cultureshockdanville.com.

Dinner & Live Music at the Gao Grotto – (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) Your choice of Hamburgers, Tenderloins or Chicken Strips;$7 with two side choices of Coleslaw, Fries, Onion rings or Baked beans; 5:30-7:30PM.  Live Music in the Reception Hall featuring “Captain 3 Band”; 7-9PM. All are welcome to our public events!

Swiss Steak Dinner & Play Fundraiser at Knights of Columbus – (310 Bryan Ave., Danville) Fundraiser for Hannah Musgrove featuring Dinner 6-7PM; Play “TV Brides” 7:30PM. Tickets are $15 & available at the Columbus Lounge.

The Little Lorraine Theater Comedy Fundraiser – (214 E. Main St., Hoopeston) Featuring Comic/Ventriloquist Marc Rubben. Doors open 6PM; Show 7PM. Tickets are $20 General Admission (PG-13 performance) & available at the door, on the weekend at the Theatre, Hoopeston’s DACC campus, City Hall at the water window, or Marathon station.

Home High School Football Games in Vermilion County – All Games played at 7PM. Bismarck-Henning (H) Vs. Hoopeston Co-Op; Westville (H) Vs. Iroquois West

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents  “Wonder Woman” All Weekend – (214 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7:00PM; Saturday 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM  Diana, princess of the Amazons, leaves home to battle a war & discover her full power & true destiny. All movies are a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 7-10PM  Admission is $7.50 + skate rental; if applicable. Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).   Also available are Lazer tag, Miniature golf, & Batting cages.

Darkhorse Theatre Company Presents “Oleanna” at Rabbittown Trade Center All Weekend – (36 S. College St., Danville) Show times are Friday & Saturday 8PM; Sunday 4PM.  This play investigates “Political Correctness” in a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment.  For tickets, visit www.darkhorsetheatrecompanyoleanna.brownpapertickets.com.  

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/danville/amc-village-mall-6

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others! 

All You Can Eat Breakfast at Knights of Columbus – (310 Bryan Ave., Danville) Menu of Scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, waffles, potatoes, sausage gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, orange juice, coffee & milk; 7:30-11:00AM. Adults $7.50 Children (12 & under) $3.50.

Collison United Methodist Fried Chicken Dinner at the Collison Masonic Lodge – (N. Main St., Collison) Featuring fried chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, rolls, drinks, & dessert; 11:00AM-1:30PM. A free will donation will be collected & carry outs are available.

Vermilion River Fall Festival at Ellsworth Park All Weekend – Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM; Sunday 11AM-5PM. Featuring a great variety of vendors, kid’s activities, live music, car show, bingo, beer garden & silent auction throughout the weekend.

Once in a Blue Moon Vintage Market - Open All Weekend – (433 N. Gilbert) Open the 2nd weekend of each month on Thursday 5-8PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM-5PM, & Sunday Noon-5PM. Featuring “The Harvest Moon” Market with beautiful fall displays. This month’s Moonbeam special is 20% off tables & chairs.

Sleepy Creek Vineyard Winery – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open Noon-6PM Bloody Sunday bar – create your own Winey Mary/Bloody Mary-style concoction with a wide selection of ingredients like fresh celery, pickles, olive, tomato juice, Tabasco, pepper, bloody Mary mix, & more!  

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 1-4PM; $5.50 + skate rental.  Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).  Also available are Lazer tag, Miniature golf, & Batting cages.

Bingo at the VFW #728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) 2PM

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents  “Gifted” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7:00PM; Saturday 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM & 4:30PM. A single man’s plans for raising his niece, who is a child prodigy, may be ruined when his mother interferes. All movies are a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Fall Festival at Oakwood United Methodist Church – (202 N. Oakwood St., Oakwood)Everyone is welcome to live music with Zack & Jess McCrone & hot dogs, hamburgers & desserts will be served; 3-5PM.

The Flower Guild of the Allen Chapel AME Church 72nd Anniversary – (503 N. Jackson St., Danville) The public is invited as this organization will celebrate their 72nd anniversary with various artists to perform; 3:30PM.  For more information, call the church at 217-446-5133.

Gospel Music Service at Hoopeston’s Chestnut Street Church of Christ – (709 E. Chestnut, Hoopeston) Supper 5PM; Sing-along 5:45PM; Gospel service with Terry Polson & band 6PM

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

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