Calendar of Events - Benton / West City Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Events in the month of September 2018
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09/07/18
2019 Rend Lake Car Show


Pictures from last year's event is available on the Event Facebook Page

Pre-Registration Deadline: AUGUST 26  - $15 / Car
Pre-Registration Includes: Dash Plaque, Event T-shirt, Goodie Bag, and Special Prizes!

Registration after August 26
No event t-shirt , dash plaque or chance to win Special Prizes.  Don't miss out!  Pre-register today!

Discount prices for Benton / West City Area Chamber Members in good standing.

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09/03/18
Village of West City Council Meeting

Meetings of the West City Council take place at the Village Hall Conference Room on the first Monday of the month.  Agendas are available at the village hall.  Public is welcome to attend.


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09/04/18
Knit and Crochet @ the Library

Come in and have Mary Jane help with your knit or crochet project.

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09/05/18
Story Time at the Library

Bring your pre-school aged children and grandchildren so they can enjoy stories, a craft, and a snack.

 

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09/05/18
Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Join us for a FREE Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast at Helia Healthcare of Benton.  

7am - 9am at the Helia Facility

Seniors only (55 and up!)

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09/06/18
Benton Farmer's Market

Shop Local and enjoy local food products from regional farmers and vendors.  May through October.

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09/08/18
Legos at the Library

Come out and play with our large selection of Legos. Everyone is welcome!

Check out additional library events on their homepage.

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09/08/18
Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair


Join us for the 42nd Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair!
Sept 7 - First Look Fundraiser | 5 pm to 10:30 pm | $50
Sept 8 & 9 | 10 am to 5 pm | Adults $5 | Children 10 and under FREE

Pay-to-park lots ($5 & $10) on & near Cedarhurst grounds.
Park FREE at Times Square Mall and Ride the Shuttle to Cedarhurst! (Sat & Sun only) $3 Round Trip.

Children 10 and under free with adult | Handicap Accessible Bus Available

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
• We received rave reviews on the 2017 layout of the craft fair grounds, which integrated food, drink, and seating areas throughout the fair. We’re keeping the look, with some minor tweaks recommended by visitors.
• Students and faculty from the School of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will return for two days of glass-blowing demonstrations.
• Three entertainment tents will again feature regional musicians - 13 acts throughout the weekend!
• Craft beers on tap from St. Nicholas Brewing Company (DuQuoin, IL), and this year you can purchase flights!
• The Children’s Area is bringing back R. Friend for Story Time, along with lots of other creative fun!

AND IT GETS EVEN BETTER!
• More than 25 new artists will exhibit this year, alongside many returning favorites. There will be more than 100 booths.
• New food vendors are joining the concession lineup for more mouthwatering options.
• A second specialty drink tent will offer frozen selections such as margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, and more.
• Snacks will be available for purchase in the Children’s Area so families can stay and play longer.

For more information visit us on the web at: https://www.cedarhurst.org/artcraftfair.html

Click to view our Facebook Photo album of this year's exhibiting artists! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10160692181665015.1073742021.132251860014&type=1&l=60b5bf6b52

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09/08/18
Patient Appreciation Day and Open House

Rend Lake Dental is giving back to our amazing patient base and is having an appreciation day where we will be giving away prizes ranging from T Shirts to Rend Lake Dental Gift Certificates to even a TV! We will also have games, food, and music all of which is free for all Rend Lake Dental patients and their families to enjoy! Call the office for details at 618-435-5253

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09/08/18
2018 Rend Lake Car Show


Awards, Prize Drawings, and Trophy Presentation will be at 8:30 pm.  Trophies for Best Engine, Paint, Interior, Best of Show, Viewer's Choice (New for 2018), Mayors’ Choice, Club Participation, and 12 Dealer’s Choice plaques will be awarded.  Wonderful local restaurants and businesses are within walking distance.  Come celebrate 28 years of fantastic cars and amazing vehicles! 

NEW FOR 2018: WQRL 106.3 will be playing favorite tunes from 4-9 pm and broadcasting live from 7 to 9 pm.  All raffle winners and prize winners will be announced on-air!

Pictures from last year's event is available on the Event Facebook Page

Pre-Registration Deadline: AUGUST 29  - $15 / Car
Pre-Registration Includes: Dash Plaque, Event T-shirt, Goodie Bag, and Special Prizes!

Registration after August 29
No guarantee of event t-shirt or goodie bag.  Don't miss out!  Pre-register today!

Discount prices for Benton / West City Area Chamber Members in good standing.

more info...
09/09/18
Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair


Join us for the 42nd Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair!
Sept 7 - First Look Fundraiser | 5 pm to 10:30 pm | $50
Sept 8 & 9 | 10 am to 5 pm | Adults $5 | Children 10 and under FREE

Pay-to-park lots ($5 & $10) on & near Cedarhurst grounds.
Park FREE at Times Square Mall and Ride the Shuttle to Cedarhurst! (Sat & Sun only) $3 Round Trip.

Children 10 and under free with adult | Handicap Accessible Bus Available

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
• We received rave reviews on the 2017 layout of the craft fair grounds, which integrated food, drink, and seating areas throughout the fair. We’re keeping the look, with some minor tweaks recommended by visitors.
• Students and faculty from the School of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will return for two days of glass-blowing demonstrations.
• Three entertainment tents will again feature regional musicians - 13 acts throughout the weekend!
• Craft beers on tap from St. Nicholas Brewing Company (DuQuoin, IL), and this year you can purchase flights!
• The Children’s Area is bringing back R. Friend for Story Time, along with lots of other creative fun!

AND IT GETS EVEN BETTER!
• More than 25 new artists will exhibit this year, alongside many returning favorites. There will be more than 100 booths.
• New food vendors are joining the concession lineup for more mouthwatering options.
• A second specialty drink tent will offer frozen selections such as margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, and more.
• Snacks will be available for purchase in the Children’s Area so families can stay and play longer.

For more information visit us on the web at: https://www.cedarhurst.org/artcraftfair.html

Click to view our Facebook Photo album of this year's exhibiting artists! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10160692181665015.1073742021.132251860014&type=1&l=60b5bf6b52

more info...
09/10/18
Benton City Council Meeting

The Benton City Council meets ton the second and fourth Monday of the month.  Meetings take place in the conference room downstairs, an elevator is available for those who need it.  The meeting agenda is available on bentonil.com the Friday before the meeting.

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09/11/18
Knit and Crochet @ the Library

Come in and have Mary Jane help with your knit or crochet project.

more info...
09/12/18
Story Time at the Library

Bring your pre-school aged children and grandchildren so they can enjoy stories, a craft, and a snack.

 

more info...
09/13/18
Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Chamber Board of Directors.  Member Representatives welcome as well.

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09/13/18
Rend Lake College Foundation 38th Annual Golf Outing

The 38th Annual Rend Lake College Foundation Golf Outing, to be held Thursday, September 13th at the Rend Lake Golf Course. This major fundraising event will directly benefit RLC Foundation student scholarships and will also help support our Warrior and Lady Warrior Golf teams.Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the outing will begin with a noon shotgun start. 

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09/13/18
Benton Farmer's Market

Shop Local and enjoy local food products from regional farmers and vendors.  May through October.

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09/15/18
 -09/16/18
Illinois Concealed Carry Course

This course will provide an understanding for the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. The participants will develop skills and attitudes essential for the safe and effective use of a handgun for the protection of self and family.

Further, coverage will be provided on mental awareness, how to avoid victimization, and mindset development for use of a firearm when faced with a life threatening encounter. This course will review basic gun safety rules for guns in the home, travel and concealed carry. Also covered will be the responsibility of firearm ownership laws, how to legally travel with a firearm and the justified use of lethal force. Students will be required to participate in classroom and firearms range activities and demonstrate basic live-fire handgun proficiency. 

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09/15/18
You've Been Murdered Charlie Brown

Could the cause of death be.....poison Peanuts?!?!?!
Join Charlie Brown, Lucy and Peppermint Patty as they try and figure out who dunnit!! Tickets are $45 each+tax and include dinner, entertainment and a drink of your choice.Reservations must be made in advance. Tickets sell out fast so call the winery today to get yours. Must be at least 18.

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09/18/18
IRS Southern Illinois Tax Symposium

Wednesday September 19, 2018
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville
Meridian Ballroom in the Morris
University Center
Register:$70 before 8/31 or $90 after
https://commerce.cashnet.com/siuebus

Check-in starts at 7:30a.m.
Event Time: 8:00a.m. to 4:45p.m.
Earn Up to 7 hours IRS CE
Hear From IRS: Criminal Investigations; Exam; New Collections; Taxpayer Advocate; TCJA Topics; IDOR
and More

Includes: Free Parking, Continental
Breakfast; Lunch and snacks

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09/18/18
Regional Chamber Luncheon

Join regional chambers, their members, and the Southern Illinois as we recognize the Southern's Business Journal's 'Leaders Among Us'.  The regionals will also be launching this year's Shop Southern Illinois program.

Tickets are $15, and RSVPs must be made to the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce by August 10th.  Register Now!

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09/18/18
Knit and Crochet @ the Library

Come in and have Mary Jane help with your knit or crochet project.

more info...
09/19/18
Story Time at the Library

Bring your pre-school aged children and grandchildren so they can enjoy stories, a craft, and a snack.

 

more info...
09/20/18
Benton Farmer's Market

Shop Local and enjoy local food products from regional farmers and vendors.  May through October.

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09/21/18
3rd Friday Music at Pheasant Hollow Winery

Come out and enjoy an evening of music and wine. No cover charge and light complimentary snacks provided. Weather permitting music will  be outside on the Pheasant Hollow stage. Bring your dinner or snacks and lawn chair if you want and enjoy the evening. We ask that you don't bring any other beverages coolers. Seating will be first come first serve. Hope to see everyone there. Call the winery with any questions. 618-629-2302

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09/24/18
 -10/12/18
APPLE DUMPLINGS Methodist Women pre-order

Pre-Order your Apple Dumplings
2 in an order @ $4.00 each  for a total of $8.00 per oder
ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 12:00pm OCTOBER 10
Pick up is October 11th & 12th between 12:00 AND 4:00

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09/24/18
Benton City Council Meeting

The Benton City Council meets ton the second and fourth Monday of the month.  Meetings take place in the conference room downstairs, an elevator is available for those who need it.  The meeting agenda is available on bentonil.com the Friday before the meeting.

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09/25/18
Knit and Crochet @ the Library

Come in and have Mary Jane help with your knit or crochet project.

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09/25/18
Tech Night with Joe

Come see Joe for help with your computer, Kindle, Nook or Smartphone.

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09/26/18
Story Time at the Library

Bring your pre-school aged children and grandchildren so they can enjoy stories, a craft, and a snack.

 

more info...
09/27/18
Benton Farmer's Market

Shop Local and enjoy local food products from regional farmers and vendors.  May through October.

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09/29/18
Murder at Bunny & Clyde's

Are you looking for a killer time?   The Law Enforcement Torch Run welcomes UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS to perform a Murder Mystery Dinner.

Come out and enjoy a night of laughs and great food.  Proceeds go to benefit Special Olympics of Illinois.  

$40 per person.  Purchase tickets at the Benton ELKS or Kendra at 618-218-0495.
 

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