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…

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…

Get ready for the premiere event of the fall with the annual Centralia Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. The Fall Festival will occur in downtown Centralia and will begin at 9 a.m.  The festival features a Craft Fair and Flea Market at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children’s games and activities, a chili cook-off, car show, local entertainment…

A birthday bash benefit is planned for the family of Dennis Gambill this Saturday at Cornerstone Methodist Church in Centralia. The benefit includes a chili lunch, hot dogs, quarter auction, silent auction, vendor fair and much more. To donate to the cause or to send a message to the family, please visit our page.  

The theme for this year’s Halloween parade was chosen by Natalie Ann Poninski, who won a pizza party for her class at Willow Grove Grade School for her winning entry. “Animals Bring Happiness” is sure to spark several creative creature combinations for the 2017 event. The Centralia Halloween Parade is a tradition that is older than the…

Raven’s Curse Haunted House has opened to scare another round of visitors this fall. Filling more than 11,000 square feet of space in Centralia, the haunted house has many live actors, Hollywood quality sets, terrifying animatronic characters, and state-of-the-art video effects are sure to leave you screaming, according to the website. HauntedIllinois.com called it one…