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…

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…

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…

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…

One of the most fun-filled weeks of the summer has bee set as the Marion County Fair Board penciled in this year’s event for July 29 through Aug. 5. The IPTA  Tractor Pull opens the second day of the fair on July 30. The Queen and Little Miss Pageant will be scheduled for July 31. A…

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…