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…

“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…

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…

Fall is fantastic with a number places to enjoy around the Loop. Many of these places opened for the season in September and more events are scheduled throughout the next couple of months. So whether it’s a corn maze, apple pickin’ or a hayride, check out the must-go places for autumn. Country Kids Pumpkin Patch,…

With summer around the corner, several local public pools are set to make another splash this season. Many pools have already announced their opening dates for 2017 and will continue to be open through Labor Day. Fairview Park Pool and the Rec Complex Pool, Centralia Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. daily. On days the outdoor pool…