The Salem Lions Club will present information on an inclusive playground to be built in Bryan Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Salem Theatre. The playground will allow children of all abilities to play together. Joe Black, president of the Salem Lions Club, said on Facebook this week: “This isn’t just…

The Kaskaskia College Sports Association will present a Seinfeld Trivia Night this Saturday, April 14 at McKenna Hall at Greenview Golf Course in Centralia. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and trivia will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or $200 for a team, with 8 to a table. Reservations will…

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus returns to the area this weekend. The show has been moved to Centralia Rotary Park with a tent raising at approximately 11 a.m. The showtimes are 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. The circus began in 1985 when Robert Johnson, Jim Hebert, and Curtis Cainan alternated announcing,…

Oakdale Eggstravaganza is a springtime tradition for this Washington County village this Saturday, March 24, celebrating 25 years this weekend. The downtown has a host of activities throughout the day, including a vendor fair, games, bounce houses and an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., where 10,000 eggs are hidden throughout the field by the…

Performances by “U Can Dance Performers” include Salsa, Fox Trot, Waltz, and Mamba, among others. Admission is $15 per person, and patrons must bring their own beverage. Doors open at 6 p.m.  A selection of appetizers will be served in the gallery.  After the show, entertainment will be provided by The Presswoods. Pre-paid reservations may be made…

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed at the Salem Theater and Cultural Center, W McMackin St, Salem by the Salem Community High School. It is a sci-fi horror musical that follows Seymour Krelborn, a flower shop worker, as he deals with his strange plant who can not only talk but also develops a thirst for human…

The Aquatic Zoo announced on its Facebook page that it is hiring for summer 2018! Midwest Pool Management has been contracted to manage the Aquatic Zoo for the 2018 season. Those interested in applying will need to do so by filling out a form on their website, *IF you have worked at the Aquatic Zoo…

Salem Community Theatre and Cultural Center announced on its Facebook page that season tickets are currently available for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. The first show is Just Desserts, a comedy murder and mystery with audience participation. The production includes dessert and coffee at intermission. It will run June 1-3 and June 8-10. Auditions are scheduled…

Next Saturday an afternoon event at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon will feature a fun activity for the whole family. The spring painting event is set from 3 to 4 p.m. at Shrode Art Center, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E Richview Rd, Mt Vernon, IL 62864, USA   map

What to do this weekend: Family Friendly: Buchheit’s in Centralia will host a morning session where children decorate an Easter bucket,  9 – 11 a.m. Gamers mi 16th Annual Mark Oestreich Memorial Chess Tournament March 10 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Salem Community Center. Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Chess League. Rounds begin…