Saturday, June 18, 2016

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas,

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

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

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Free Fishing Day’s June 17-20 – This event was established in 1985 to offer a chance for anglers to fish without the need of a fishing license.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announces “No Fishing Licenses” required June 17-20, including the Inland Trout Stamp & the Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp.

Boat Ramp Concessions Open at Lake Vermilion

Kickapoo Rail Trail Duathlon at Kickapoo State Park – (10906 Kickapoo Park Rd., Oakwood) Registration & packet pick up 6:30-7:15AM, Competitive Duathlon & Competitive Relay 8AM; Fun Duathlon & Fun 5K 8:15AM.  All proceeds will benefit the ongoing development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail from Kickapoo State Park to Urbana, Illinois.  To Register visit, or contact Cycles Plus at 217-442-3214. 

All You Care To Eat Breakfast at Danville VFW #728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) Eggs scrambled, over easy or your way, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, white gravy, sausages, bacon, biscuits, orange juice, coffee; 7:00-9:30AM.  Price is $6 with carry outs available.

Danville Farmers Market – The outdoor market is held on the Danville Public Library lawn & adjacent parking lot featuring locally grown produce, home-baked goods, & homemade gift items; 8AM-1PMLibrary activities include: Fun sugar activity with the Health Vermilion County Coalition; an informational booth about Child & Family Connections; a Medix ambulance; & crafts & stories featuring Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; 9AM-1PM.  The main market season will run Wednesdays & Saturdays until October 15.

Spring Fling at the Georgetown Community Center Friday & Saturday – (220 E. West St., Georgetown)  The Georgetown Mural Committee presents this 2-day event with 29 vendors selling a variety of products, bake sale, Cookbook sale, & a 50/50 gift basket raffle; 8AM-4PM

Vermilion County Museum’s “Drivin’ the Dixie” – We will meet in the City Hall parking lot in downtown Danville to drive the old Dixie highway from Danville to Momence.  Registration begins at 9AM & Cars depart at 10AM.  Registration is Free with participants receiving a passport to be stamped at each stop for a chance to win a gas card.  For more information, call 217-442-2922.

Adopt-A-Senior Event for Father’s Day Event Saturday – Sunday – Neighbor Love is sponsoring this event to 3 local Nursing homes, Please RSVP to donate or volunteer at  Opportunities to visit Saturday: Danville Care Center or North Logan Health Care Center; 9:30-11:00AM or Sunday: Gardenview Manor; 2:45-4:00PM. 

Vermilion Pet Wellness Center Vaccine Clinic at Pet Supplies Plus – (Village Mall, 2917 Vermilion, Danville) Vaccines offered are: $10 Rabies Vaccine for dogs & cats, $10 FERCP Vaccine for cats, & $15 DHLPP Vaccine for dogs; 10AM-1PM.  Pets must be on a leash, & muzzles for aggressive pets.  For more information, call 217-260-1121. 

Justin March-Lillard Football Camp – (DHS, Wayland-Young Field, Danville) The camp will feature stations & drills & is open to boys & girls 3-18 years old; 10AM-2PM.  For more information, contact Andreas Coleman 217-442-0563 or email  To register,

Village Mall “Drivin’ the Dixie” – (2917 N. Vermilion, Danville) Featuring Hot Rods, music, prizes & Free hot dogs; 10AM-2PM.

Furry Friends Market at Danville Humane Society – (1225 N Collett, Danville) Come out to the shelter for vendors for you & your pet; 10AM-4PM.  Have lunch at neighbor, Stoney’s, with their dog friendly patio.  Adoptable cats & dogs will be available for meet & greets.  For more information, call 217-446-4110.

Vermilion County War Museum New Hours – (307 N. Vermilion, Danville) New extended hours: Tuesday through Friday Noon–4PM; Saturday remains 10AM-4PM.  As a Blue Star Museum all active duty military & their families are admitted for Free, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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

Cruising to the Veterans Car Show – Hosted by the Corvette Cruisers of Illinois -  Registration 10:15-10:45AM at the DACC Bremer Center parking lot, 2200 E. Main, Danville & Car Show 11AM-2PM at VA Illiana Healthcare, 1900 E. Main, Danville.

Georgetown American Legion “Countdown to 100 Years” – (106 E. West St., Georgetown) All are welcome for live music, food, & raffles; Festivities begin at Noon, Opening Ceremony 2PM.  Live music will feature Torn Labels, Russ Chandler, Monkey X, & Hillbilly Deluxe.

Vermilion County Animal Shelter Cat/Dog Adoptions at the Village MallNoon-4PM

“Life is Not a Game” Event at Lincoln Park – This event is for all families with motivational speakers, Community Outreach agencies, vendors, Free food, giveaways, & more; Noon-5PM.  For more information, call Monica Beasley 217-799-7601.

Danville City Pool at Garfield Park OpenNoon–6PM daily through August 12

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland1-5PM; $6.50 + skate rental (Or 1-3PM or 3-5PM for $5.50 + skate rental).  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.

Benefit Party for C.A.R.A. No Kill Shelter – (936 Brewer Rd., Danville) C.A.R.A. will adopt out pets; 3-6PM.  Bring lawn chairs & enjoy C & D BBQ for purchase.  Live Music featuring Katapult; 7-11PM

Save the Lorraine Foundation “Golf Cart Nostalgia Rally” – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Use your golf cart to follow clues to various stops throughout Hoopeston with prizes & fun at each stop!  This is a race with cash prizes & a picnic for participants; 4PM.  Pre-registration is requires at $25 per golf cart with up to 4 people per cart.  Register by visiting the Little Lorraine Theater, email, phone 217-474-9834, or Facebook. 

Black Bear Bash – (1902 W. Williams, Danville) This is a Free outdoor concert featuring performances by 3 Years Hollow, Degrade the Signal, Kings Highway, The Dystopians, Left 4 Dead, & Korupter; 4:30-11:30PM.  Must be 18+ to enter/21+ for alcohol. 

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland7-11PM; $8.50 + skate rental.  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.

Save the Lorraine Foundation – Outdoor Movie – (McFerren Park Annex (east grass lot), Hoopeston) Come out to an outdoor viewing of 1958 classic “The Blob”; 8:30PM.  Free will donations will be accepted & concessions will be available for purchase. 

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