Calendar of Events - Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce

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Events in the month of September 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019
Join us for Harvest Thyme at The Feathered Nest. Sweateaz will be offering up some great Fall drinks on Friday and Saturday. Saturday at 1:00 Pastor Brad Brown will take our stage to share his musical gifts and incredible voice. Bring a lawn chair. 
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Friday, September 6, 2019
Owls are sometimes referred to as wise old owls or birds of mystery and folklore, but what's the real story behind these birds of prey?  In this fall themed class, participants will learn about owls of Illinois through hands-on material followed by a nature inspired owl craft using natural and up-cycled materials.
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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Jeep'n 4 Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 7th
Registration 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Dirty's Bar & Grill
706 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Please join us to celebrate Lifetime Eye Care's new location in Mattoon! The ribbon cutting for their Mattoon location will take place at the office at 1821 Charleston Ave (19th & Charleston, adjacent to KC Summers GM)
at 12:15. We invite you all to come celebrate! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 PM 
Mattoon Eagles Club (1917 Oak Ave.)
Admission and 10 Binga games - $10
Doors open at 4:30 pm, food and beverages available; featuring prize packages from area boutiques, consultants and businesses
Raffle – Four tickets to a St. Louis Blues game during 2019-20 season; $5 each or 3 for $10
Tickets & information available at, or by calling 217 258-2511

Friday, September 13, 2019
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting at The Butcher Shop located on The  Square at 507 7th St. The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 9AM. We hope to see you there to welcome this new business into our community! 

Friday, September 13, 2019
Subconsciously, do we all view older people in a certain way? Why are people treated as if they're invisible as they age?  In this session, participants will learn key terms and concepts related to the erasure of older people's lives as well as strategies for serving as allies to and advocates for individuals as they age. 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
President David Glassman of Eastern Illinois University, along with the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services would like to invite you to the Eastern Illinois University All In Vendor Fair. Our All In Vendor Fair will be an opportunity to connect local and statewide minority, veteran, and small business owners with EIU and other State University contacts, as well as some of Eastern Illinois University’s prime vendors. The All In Vendor Fair will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King University Union, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois.

The fair will begin promptly at 10:00 AM with a few opening remarks from attending dignitaries.
The invitation to attend our All In Vendor Fair is being extended to local and statewide minority, veteran and small businesses as well as members of various procurement support agencies. The fair will provide an opportunity to make valuable face-to-face connections that will encourage progress toward the University’s Business Enterprise Program and Small Business spending goals. In addition, the fair, will provide an opportunity to discuss University and State of Illinois Procurement Procedures. In short, you will learn what EIU can do for you, and what opportunities are available for providing goods and services to EIU.
To register for the All In Vendor Fair, click on the registration link provided and complete the form.

For more information, contact the Purchasing Department at (217)-581-5313 or contact Deb Smith at  or at (217)-581-5599.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Thursday, September 19, 2019
9/18/19:  Enjoy a photographic journey on Wednesday (followed by an on-site guided walk on Thursday), of Coles County’s newest natural area.  Join photographer and GPF Board Member, Fred Delcomyn, as he uses his photography to highlight the unique land forms, plants and animals of Warbler Ridge.  Warbler Ridge Conservation area, located between Lake Charleston and Fox Ridge State Park, began when a private non-profit conservation organization, Grand Prairie Friends (GPF), purchased a 141-acre site in 2012. Seven years later, the site has grown to 1,000 acres and now includes nine acres of restored wetland, thousands of new trees and ten miles of trails for the public to enjoy along the meandering Embarras River.

9/19/19: Sarah Livesay, will lead a guided walk at the Warbler Ridge site.  Fred Delcomyn will join the group on the walk ready to give photographic tips to those who want them.  Participants should wear appropriate outdoor shoes and clothing and be prepared for one hour of moderate walking.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
 Booth Library will host its Fall Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 outside the south entrance of the library.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.



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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Kevin and Paul Baumann, brothers,  are very knowledgeable about local cemeteries and have visited cemeteries in their travels internationally. They will start the day with a PowerPoint presentation on Tombstone Art. In the afternoon, Roselawn-Mound Cemetery and Old City Cemetery will be toured, with Paul and Kevin as guides. One just might hear bagpipes in the background and see re-enactments of moments in the life of pioneers who lived long ago. In case of rain, we will meet back in the library (after lunch on your own) for afternoon stories of art in the lives of those who lived here in Coles County long ago.  

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