University of Illinois Master Naturalists of Coles County invite you to participate in “Coles County Takes to the Trails,” a photo scavenger hunt on our local hiking/walking trails during the month of April. Visit Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Lake Charleston trails, Warbler Ridge Conservation Area, and Fox Ridge State Park and submit photos to the event Facebook page to be eligible to win one of a variety of prizes. Download a brochure from the Facebook page, or pick one up at Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Bike and Hike, Bob’s Books, Warbler Ridge trailhead, Charleston or Mattoon public library, or Fox Ridge State Park office. Go to Coles County Takes to the Trail on Facebook for more information.
This presentation webinar offers an overview of Medicare coverage options as you turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare. We'll help you sort through your Medicare research and answer any questions. Join us! more info...
Join us for the long-awaited grand opening of The Whiteside Garden on Saturday, May 1, 10am-2pm. Activities include:
1. Self-guided tours of the garden
2. Guided tours of the garden at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.
3. Live instrumental music 11am-1pm
4. May Day basket Raffle (Tickets are $1/each or 6/$5)
5. Visit the Douglas-Hart Foundation booth to learn about programs, volunteer opportunities, and memberships
6. Welcome Center exhibits
7. Shop the Garden Gift Shop
8. Light refreshments
9. Plus, activities for the kids too: make and take craft, scavenger hunt, and dance around the May Pole
Depending on the spring season, you might see the following in bloom during the grand opening: shooting stars, dogwoods, spiderworts, geraniums, bleeding hearts, columbines, magnolias, and more!
Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
The Whiteside Garden will be open May 1 - October 1 on Fridays and Saturdays 9am-3pm.
The Whiteside Garden: 8422 North County Road 1820 E Charleston, IL 61920
Join us on Thursday, June 10th from 5-7 PM at a Joint Business After Hours for Elevate CCIC, Inc. Business After Hours are an excellent opportunity to get to know the hosting business as well as network with your fellow Chamber members. more info...