Saturday, November 11, 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! 

27th Annual Holiday Gathering in Georgetown All Weekend – Events throughout the community. See list of event locations & hours here.

Rankin United Methodist Women’s Fall Bazaar “Snowmen Country Gathering” – (328 N. Main, Rankin) This event will feature crafts, a country store, quilt raffle & lunch from 10:30AM-1PM; Event is 8AM-1PM.

Kennekuk Road Runners 1st Annual Veteran’s Day 5K at Danville American Legion – (201 Prospect Place, Danville) A fast, flat, accurately measured 5K course around Danville residential areas; Registration 8:30-9:30AM; Race 10AM. Chili will be served in the Legion Banquet Hall & an after party with live music & door prizes. Proceeds to benefit the Danville American Legion. Cost is $10 pre- registered or $20 Race Day. To register, visit www.active.com.

Festival of Trees “Children’s Holiday Breakfast” at Palmer Arena – (100 W. Main, Danville) Guests will be treated to Macaroni Soup family concert by Miss Carole Stephens, breakfast buffet, & Santa; 9AM. Cost is $12.50. To purchase tickets, visit www.palmerarena.com or box office at 217-431-2424.

Sugar Shack Antiques is Open Saturday & Sunday – (located at 9912 E 1980 N Rd – Oakwood/take I-74 to Oakwood exit 206 then proceed North 1 ½ miles) Sugar Shack Antiques is open the first weekend of the month from 9AM-5PM both days.  Sugar Shack Antiques offers one-of-a-kind antiques, old hunting, fishing, and western items, even antlers, hides, and horns.  You can purchase farm raised quality packaged meats from our very own KD Ranch-bison, elk, and Texas Longhorn beef.  Selections are seasonal but include: steaks, roasts, burger, brats, summer sausage, and even jerky.  Please call 217-260-9713 for more info.

Free Veterans Appreciation Brunch at Danville Village Mall – (2917 N. Vermilion, Danville) Free catered brunch to honor Veterans (while supplies last); 10AM.  No registration is required & the first 100 Veterans will receive a Free gift card (proof of service required).

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.

Holiday Open House at Sweet Repeats – (101 N. Vermilion, Danville) See all the wonderful holiday changes & enjoy savings that are good for one day only; 10AM-3PM.

Vermilion County Museum Society Book Sale Friday & Saturday – (116 N. Gilbert, Danville) Books, Ledgers, journals, magazines, Civil War books, Local yearbooks, photographs, picture frames, record albums, collectibles & more available; 10AM-4PM both days. Proceeds will support the Museum’s Historical School Program. For more information, call the Museum at 217-442-2922.

Little Country Tour Saturday & Sunday – Visit 8 unique specialty shops in Vermilion County for Holiday Open Houses. Saturday 10AM-5PM; Sunday Noon-4PM. Participating shops include: Pauline’s Attic featuring Floral-n-Flair 108 S. Sandusky, Catlin; Sugar Shack 9912 E 1980 North Rd, Oakwood; Obie’s Aric Chill 102 S. Oakwood St, Oakwood; Somewhere in Time 9014 E 2050 N Rd, Oakwood; Kickapoo Pottery 9402 E 2045 North Rd, Oakwood; Long Lane Honey Bee Farms 14556 N 1020 East Rd, Fairmount; The Crow’s Nest 17119 N 600 East Rd, Fithian; Ludwig Farmstead Creamery 17591 N 600 East Rd, Fithian. Customers who visit all 8 destinations can register for a chance to win gift certificates valued at over $400!

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.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open 10AM-6PM

2017 Festival of Trees at Palmer Arena November 11-15 – (100 W. Main, Danville) Saturday 10AM-8PM; Sunday Noon-8PM; Monday 9AM-8PM; Tuesday 9AM-7PM; Wednesday 9AM-4PM. Admission is $5 Adults, $3 Seniors 55+, $2 Children 3-12; Free Children 2 & under. Saturday is Family Day & Night of Lights Parade – Free admission with food donation from 6-8PM. For Complete Events for each day, tickets or more information visit www.danvilleareainfo.com, or call 217-431-2424

Santa Claus is Coming to Town at Hoopeston’s Treasured Roots Flower Shop & Specialty Gifts – (702 W. Main, Hoopeston) Come enjoy some treats & get your picture taken with Santa Claus; 10:30AM-1:30PM. You will receive your picture & a letter from Santa in the mail with cost of $5.

Danville Farmers’ Winter Market at the Fischer Theatre – (158 N. Vermilion, Danville) Local vendors with great gift items, food & drink items, crafts, clothing items, antiques & uniques; 10:30AM-3:00PM.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Westville’s Zamberletti Park – Ceremony 11PM

Chili & Soup Fundraiser at Oakwood’s First Evangelical Methodist Church – (108 W. North Main St, Oakwood) Serving chili & 2 types of soup along with dessert & a drink; 11AM-2PM. Cost is a free will donation.

Randy Eaton Fundraising Benefit & Memorial Ride – The Memorial Ride will leave the Satellite Bar at 2001 E. Main, Danville; Sign ups Noon; Ride 1PM. Cost for ride will be $10 per vehicle. Benefit at Sarge’s Banquet Hall at 409 E Main, Danville; 3PM.  The benefit will feature a live auction, gift baskets, 50/50 drawing, raffle, Live music with the band “Vinyl Generation”, Food available for purchase featuring pulled pork & sides by Jewell Lucas & chicken & noodles by Cahills.

Kidz Movie Club at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world; 1PM. For children, ages 5-11 years old, Children under 8 with a caregiver.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 1-3PM; $5.50 + skate rental. Lazer Tag also available.

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts Presents “A Christmas Carol” at First Presbyterian Church Friday & Saturday – (100 N. Franklin, Danville) Friday 7PM; Saturday 2PM & 7PM. All seats are $14 each. To make reservations or for more information, contact Gregory at gregorysacademy@gmail.com.

Festival of Trees “Wine & Painting Party” at Palmer Arena Saturday & Sunday – (100 W. Main, Danville) Carol Garver, Danville Art League, will give step by step instructions as you paint, enjoy spirits & food; 2-4PM. Cost is $35. To purchase tickets visit www.palmerarena.com or at the box office 217-431-2424.

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Cars 3” All Weekend – (214 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7:00PM; Saturday 3:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM & 4:30PM.  Lightning McQueen finds himself pushed aside from racing but plans to compete again in the Piston Cup. All movies are a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Family Reading Night at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) The Vermilion Valley Reading Council will hold a Family Reading Night for children & their families (children under 8 with a caregiver); 3-5PM. Have fun with various reading activities including making a book.

Fish & Chicken Fry at Potomac American Legion – (101 N. Grant, Potomac) 4:30-7:00PM

St. Vincent DePaul Roast Beef Dinner & Food Pantry Fundraiser at Knights of Columbus – (310 Bryan Ave, Danville) Holy Family’s St. Vincent DePaul will be hosting their annual roast beef dinner & food pantry fundraiser with silent auction, door prizes, & raffle; Dinner 4:30-7:30PM. Tickets are $12 Adults, $6 Children 7-10 years old, Free Children 6 & under. 

Mission Trip Fundraiser at Hoopeston’s First Christian Church – (502 E. Main St, Hoopeston) Featuring carryout or dine in Barbeque dinner; 4:30-8:00PM.

Mission K9 Warrior Fundraiser at Georgetown American Legion – (106 E. West St, Georgetown) Festivities begin at 5PM with Hillbilly Deluxe on stage at 8:30PM. Event features a silent auction, food, & raffles to raise funds to buy & train a service dog for one local veteran with PTSD.

Night of Lights Parade in Downtown Danville – A holiday favorite, the parade will end its route at the Festival of Trees doors, where the award-winning floats will be on display; 5:30PM.

Elvis Tribute – Doug Church at the Little Lorraine Theatre – (214 E. Main, Hoopeston) Doug Church “The True Voice of Elvis” will perform; 6:30-8:30PM. Doors open at 5:30PM. Tickets are $25 each & can be purchased at the door, at Marathon on Route 9, DACC Campus in Hoopeston, City Water Department at Hoopeston City Hall.

Bowling Night at Westville American Legion Friday & Saturday – (115 S. State, Westville) 6-9PM

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts Presents “A Christmas Carol” at First Presbyterian Church Friday & Saturday – (100 N. Franklin, Danville) Friday 7PM; Saturday 2PM & 7PM. All seats are $14 each. To make reservations or for more information, contact Gregory at gregorysacademy@gmail.com.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd., Danville) 7-11PM; $8.50 + skate rental. Lazer tag also available.

Late Night Skate at Illini Skateland – (8 Brewer Rd, Danville) 7PM-2AM; $15

Festival of Trees “Light The Night Family Pajama Party” at Palmer Arena – (100 W. Main, Danville) Activities include a glow-in-the-dark dance party, candy buffet, movies, popcorn, photos & more; 7:30-10:00PM. Tickets are $15. For tickets, visit www.palmerarena.com, or box office at 217-431-2424.

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