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Friday, June 17, 2016

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

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! 

Friday: 

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.

1st Annual Spring Fling at the Georgetown Community Center Friday & Saturday – (220 E. West St., Georgetown)  The Georgetown Mural Committee presents this 2-day event featuring 29 vendors selling a variety of products, bake sale, Cookbook sale, & a 50/50 gift basket raffle; 8AM-4PM

Seniors Coffee Time at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) 9:30-10:30AM Seniors 60+ are invited to join us on Fridays in the 1st floor meeting room for games, crafts, conversations & of course, coffee.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery open 10AM-8PM And, Wieners & Wine," 5-8PM every Friday from April to October.  Sleepy Creek will provide a fire, hot dogs, & the fixings!  Bring your lawn chairs & additional food if you like, but alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Vineyard.  We have beer, wine, variety of soft drinks, as well as, cheeses, crackers & other snacks.  Seating & service is first come, first served with no reservations.

Word of Life Mt. Zion Love Ministry Dinners – (1535 E. Fairchild, Danville) Catfish dinners & chicken wing dinners are $10 each; Beginning at 11AM

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.

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

Sir James & the Giant Wii Games at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) For Children 8-12yrs (under 8 with a caregiver); 2PM.

Vermilion County Speedway – (County Road 1180 E, Oakwood) Full Show; 4:30-11:30PM.  Grandstands: $12/Ages 12 & up, $6/Kids 6-11yrs are $6, Kids 5 & under Free; Pits: $30/Ages 12 & up, $15/Kids 6-11yrs, Kids 5 & under Free.

American Legion Post 210 Dinner – (1600 N. Jackson St., Danville) Menu of Fish, Tilapia, Shrimp, Chicken, Hamburgers & Tenderloins from 5-8PM.  Public is invited!

Music at Kickapoo Landing – Music from 5:30-7:30PM.  Come listen to live music featuring “John McMahon & Friends”.  The Dockside Café offers you dining by the lake and features dinner specials every weekend.  For more information, call 217-446-8399.

Gao Grotto Dinner – (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) 5:30-7:30PM Hamburgers, tenderloins, or chicken strips with 2 sides choices of Cole slaw, fries, Onion rings, or Baked beans; $7.  All are welcome to our public events!

AMBUCS Friday Nights at Temple Plaza – (102 N. Vermilion St, Danville) Free live music featuring “Monkey’s X”; 6-9PM.  Food and drinks are available at the outdoor stage. 

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland7-10PM  Admission is $7.50 + skate rental; if applicable. Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.

“Sweets & Spirits with a Twist” at Harrison Park Clubhouse – (1300 W. Voorhees, Danville) The Center for Youth & Family Solutions presents this event featuring wine & music.  Bring your favorite bottle of wine ($10 value & above) or 6-pack of craft beer for a chance to “stock your cellar”; 7-10PM.  Events include a wine tasting by Wyldewood Cellars Winery, live music by Doc Ashton & the Root Canals, & emcee Christopher Hightower.  Tickets are $15 with all proceeds to benefit the children & families served by the Danville office.  For more information, call 217-443-1772.

Hooves of Hope Corral Cinema Interactive Movie Night – (7757 US Route 135, Potomac) Gates open at 7:30PM for this outdoor, interactive showing of “Secretariat”.  Come dressed for the Derby & bring your lawn chairs or blankets.  Admission is Free, & concessions are 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
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

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! 

Sunday: 

Danville Public School Foundation’s “Tee It Up For Education” Golf Outing at Danville Country Club – (2718 Denmark Rd., Danville) With 2016 event sponsor, Central States Distribution Center, this is a 4 person scramble at $100 per player which includes: green fees, cart, lunch, raffles, 2 mulligans, tee prize, open putting green/driving range, & all contests.  Registration 11AM; Lunch 12PM; Shotgun Start 1PM.  For more information, contact the Foundation office 217-444-1044 or email schoolfoundation@d118.org.

Once in a Blue Moon Vintage Market Thursday – Sunday – (433 N. Gilbert, Danville) Open the 2nd weekend of each month on Thursday 5-8PM, Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, & Sunday Noon-5PM.

Vermilion County Master Gardener Walk in Westville AreaNoon-5PM Featured homes are: Larry & Cindy Cunningham, Gary Delhaye, Brenda & Mike Larson, Sheri McMasters, Phil & Pat Sollars, Dean Acord, & Phyllis & Larry Acord.  Tickets are $10 & available at the Vermilion County Extension office at 3164 N. Vermilion, Danville; Danville Gardens; Berry’s Garden Center; Big R in Danville & Tilton; & Westville Public Library. 

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

Sleepy Creek Vineyard – (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!

Historic Buildings at Kennekuk County Park – (22296 Henning Road, Danville) Open Sundays through Labor Day; 1-4PM.

Cabin & Nature Center at Forest Glen Preserve – (20301 E 900 North Rd., Westville) Open Sundays through Labor Day; 1-4PM.

The Vermilion County Conservation District 50th Anniversary Open Houses – Free Open Houses at Forest Glen, Heron Boardwalk, Kennekuk, & Lake Vermilion; 1-4PM.  Events included: Guided Hikes, Historical Re-enactors, Pontoon Boat Rides, Special Displays, Refreshments, Prizes & much more!  A full-color commemorative book “Celebrating our First 50 Years” will be available for purchase at Kennekuk & Forest Glen. 

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.

The Lamon House – Open for the Season – (Lincoln Park, Danville) Open each Sunday; 1:30-4:30PM.

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

Vermilion Voles Vintage Baseball at Danville Stadium – Come out to see how baseball was played in the 19th century with an intrasquad game prior to the Danville Dans baseball game; 2PM.

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Zootopia” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7PM; Saturday 4:30PM & 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM & 4:30PM.  In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop & a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.   All movies are free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation

Danville Dans VS QuincyGame Time 4:30PM

Danville Municipal Band at Lincoln Park7PM;  Please bring lawn chairs for seating.

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, June 11, 2016

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

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! 

Saturday:

Boat Ramp Concessions Open at Lake Vermilion

Breakfast at Westville American Legion – (115 S. State St., Westville) Menu includes: Biscuits & gravy & Scrambled eggs; 7-11AM.  Cost is by donation.

Kennekuk Road Runners 18th Annual Lake Mingo Trail Run – (Kennekuk Park, 22296 Henning Rd., Danville) This is a 7.1 mile run with a 2 hour time limit; Registrations open 7:30AM, Start time 9AM.  The after party with food from Lickskillet Catering, drinks & prizes is Free to runners & workers, $5 for friends & family.  For more information or to register, visit www.kennekuk.com.

Middlefork Farmer’s Market in Potomac – (Gibson Area Hospital Parking Lot, Potomac) Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, featuring locally made handcrafted items, food, farm products & seasonal produce; 8AM-Noon.  Booth space is $10 per month, Vendors can email MiddleforkSeedersandWeeders@gmail.com or visit Facebook.

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: Music by Terry Cottrell, harmonica; an information booth about The Land Connection; & crafts & stories featuring James & the Giant Peach; 9AM-1PM.  The main market season will run Wednesdays & Saturdays until October 15.

Giant Book Sale at Rabbitown Trade Center Friday & Saturday – (36 College St., Danville) Low prices from 10¢ - $1 on books, music & movies; 8AM-1PM.

Kickapoo Fire Department 2nd Annual Car Show at Vermilion County Fairgrounds – (17528 N 1180 East Rd., Oakwood) All makes & models are welcome with $15 registration per car.  Event also includes a 50/50 raffle, music, food & drinks; Registration 9AM, Car Show 10AM, Judging Noon.  For more information, contact Ryan Curley 217-918-3002, Nathan Baldwin 217-722-8743, or Kyle Bogard 217-597-9123.  All proceeds & donations will be used for new equipment.

First Annual Knights of Columbus Golf Scramble at Wolf Creek Golf Course – (2521 Perrysville Rd., Danville) Shot gun start at 10AM.  Cost is $50 per player or $200 per team which includes dinner & prizes to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  For more information, contact Allen Rathgeber at 217-304-8919.

Animal Groups & Car Wash at Tractor Supply – (3623 N. Vermilion, Danville) This event will feature live animals & expert advice for domestic pets, cattle, horses, rabbits & other livestock.  Animal groups will encourage pet adoptions & support for families raising pets & livestock.  The Oakwood FFA will host a car wash from 10AM-2PM.  For more information, contact the store at 217-431-5756.

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.

Once in a Blue Moon Vintage Market Thursday – Sunday – (433 N. Gilbert, Danville) Open the 2nd weekend of each month on Thursday 5-8PM, Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, & Sunday Noon-5PM.

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

“Showtime at the Shelter” Open House & Dog Show at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter – (14775 Catlin Tilton Road, Danville) Come enjoy local vendors, silent auction, kid’s activities & dog performances.  Open House 11AM-1PM; Dog Show 1:00-4:30PM.  Proceeds will go directly to the improvements at the VCDAR play yard.

Back to School Block Party at Carver Park – (420 E. Williams, Danville) This event features: music & live entertainment, Free popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, funnel cakes, & a free BBQ meal; Noon-4PM

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

Sunflower Paint Party at the Historic Fischer Theatre – (158 N. Vermilion, Danville) “Paint the Town” will instruct with everything provided; 1-3PM.  Cost is $35 per person with light refreshments served.  This event will help make the restoration of the Marquee possible.  For more information, contact Pat Bowers at 217-443-6710 or the Fischer on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

Vermilion County Conservation District 50th Anniversary Exhibits at Palmer Arena – (100 W. Main St., Danville) Bring the family for a huge wildlife display with Live birds of Prey Exhibit & the Conservation Organization Displays – Free; 1-4PM

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.

Flag Day Program at Veteran’s Administration – (Social Activities Room, 1900 E. Main St., Danville)  The Illinois Elks Association will conduct this ½ hour program featuring the history of the American flag; 2PM.  This event is Free with Cookies & punch served following the ceremony.

Kid’s Movie at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) For children 8-12yrs old (Under 8 with a caregiver); 2-4PM

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Zootopia” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7PM; Saturday 4:30PM & 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM & 4:30PM.  In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop & a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.   All movies are free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation

The Vermilion County Conservation District 50th Anniversary Banquet at Palmer Arena – (100 W. Main St., Danville) Tickets for this event are $30 per person which includes: a Light Buffet, Special Program, Live Birds of Prey program, Conservation & Outdoor Recreation displays, cash bar & Raffle.  Doors open at 5:30PM; Banquet & Program at 6PM.  Contact the Civic Center Box Office, Kennekuk Visitor Center or Forest Glen Staff Office for tickets.

Live Music at Catlin Park – Featuring “Dave Coleman”; 6-8PM.

Roselawn Dance Recital “Circus” at Danville High School – (Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville) Come, join us for the greatest show on earth! 6:30PM.  Admission at door is $5, Children 5 & under are Free.

Danville Dans VS Quincy – “Fireworks Night” - Game Time 6:30PM

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

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, June 10, 2016

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

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! 

Friday:

Giant Book Sale at Rabbitown Trade Center Friday & Saturday – (36 College St., Danville) Low prices from 10¢ - $1 on books, music & movies; 8AM-1PM.

Seniors Coffee Time at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) 9:30-10:30AM Seniors 60+ are invited to join us on Fridays in the 1st floor meeting room for games, crafts, conversations & of course, coffee.

Once in a Blue Moon Vintage Market Thursday – Sunday – (433 N. Gilbert, Danville) Open the 2nd weekend of each month on Thursday 5-8PM, Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, & Sunday Noon-5PM.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery open 10AM-8PM And, Wieners & Wine," 5-8PM every Friday from April to October.  Sleepy Creek will provide a fire, hot dogs, & the fixings!  Bring your lawn chairs & additional food if you like, but alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Vineyard.  We have beer, wine, variety of soft drinks, as well as, cheeses, crackers & other snacks.  Seating & service is first come, first served with no reservations.

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.

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

Sir James & the Giant Wii Games at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) For Children 8-12yrs (under 8 with a caregiver); 2PM.

Vermilion County Speedway – (County Road 1180 E, Oakwood) Full Show + 410 Sprint Cars; 4:30-11:30PM.  Grandstands: $12/Ages 12 & up, $6/Kids 6-11yrs are $6, Kids 5 & under Free; Pits: $30/Ages 12 & up, $15/Kids 6-11yrs, Kids 5 & under Free.

American Legion Post 210 Dinner – (1600 N. Jackson St., Danville) Menu of Fish, Shrimp, Chicken, Hamburgers & Tenderloins from 5-8PM.  Public is invited!

Music at Kickapoo Landing – Music from 5:30-7:30PM.  Come listen to live music featuring “Cornstalkers Cajun Trio”.  The Dockside Café offers you dining by the lake and features dinner specials every weekend.  For more information, call 217-446-8399.

The 18th Annual Summer Sounds Concert Series featuring “Christian Cunningham & Band” &  the “Jason Wells Band” – (Temple Plaza, 102 N. Vermilion St, Danville) Free live music with food and drinks available at the outdoor stage in Temple Plaza; 6-10PM.  Brought to you by No Regrets Tattoos and Downtown Danville.

Danville Dans VS LafayetteGame Time 6:30PM

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Zootopia” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7PM; Saturday 4:30PM & 7:00PM; Sunday 2:00PM & 4:30PM.  In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop & a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.   All movies are free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland7-10PM  Admission is $7.50 + skate rental; if applicable. Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available. 

Vermilion County Conservation District 50th Anniversary “Evening Star Party” at Kennekuk Environmental Education Center – (22296 Henning Rd., Danville) Dr. Carl Wenning, Bloomington-Normal Astronomers Club, will present on the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017; 8PM.  Local amateur astronomers are encouraged to bring telescopes for viewing; 8:45-10:00PM.  

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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