Calendar of Events - Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Chamber Buck$
12/12/17 - 12/12/25
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2019 Golf Outing
08/23/19
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Progressive Dinner Scavenger Hunt
09/19/19 - 09/19/19
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Southern Illinois Cornhole Tournament
10/12/19
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Events in the next 30 days...
7/23/2019
7/25/2019

• Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first time visitors of "non-art folks" to gain appreciation for the arts and learn about the many different programs Cedarhurst offers year round. Weekly attendance usually tops 200.

• Live Music - Entertainment is a staple of Thursday Night Live, as local and regional musicians are hired to perform each week.

• Weekly Activities - Museum staff help the committee design and facilitate special art experiences and activities from week to week to encourage visitors to become more involved with the arts i.e. - artist demonstrations, DIY craft nights, art chats, games, pottery firings, community art projects, and more.

• Cash Bar - The museum welcomes annual sponsors to serve as volunteer bartenders and network with attendees.

• Food Concessions - Cedarhurst invites local food vendors to set up and sell concessions each week, creating community partnerships that help local businesses and enhance the TNL atmosphere.

Full calendar can be found on our website at https://www.cedarhurst.org/ThursdayNightLive.html

2019 Sponsor: Crossroads Community Hospital | The Don Nelson Company

Cosponsored by: Community First Bank of the Heartland | Merrill Lynch - Tim Warner | Tony Wielt - State Farm Agent | Withers Broadcasting

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7/27/2019
Family Art Fun - Clay Fish!


Come and create your favorite seashore wildlife with self-hardening clay.

This make-and-take art program is geared toward families of all ages and does not require registration.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Save the date for MORE Family Art Fun Saturday, July 27th at 3:00 pm!

Family Learning Program Sponsor: Byrd-Watson Mount Vernon | H&R Block Agent: Rebecca Clemens

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7/30/2019
7/31/2019
June 27, 2019 – Caritas Family Solutions, a nonprofit social service agency based in Belleville, Ill., will host a Ribbon Cutting and Open House Wednesday, July 31, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the new location for its Regional Office in Mt. Vernon located at 321 S. 10th St. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis will be present to mark the occasion, followed by an open house to meet staff and learn about the agency. Light refreshments will be served.
 
The ribbon cutting is the focus of the third annual Caritas Day, a day of giving to celebrate the anniversary of Caritas Family Solutions becoming a nonprofit in the State of Illinois. The day honors and builds on the success of thousands of individuals, children and families who have been strengthened by the agency’s mission since July 31,1947. Caritas Day consists of 24 hours of support including online giving opportunities and volunteer projects at various Caritas service locations. Members of the community can also participate in the Caritas Day Calendar Challenge, a daily giving calendar for the entire month of July, designed to make it fun for donors to collect items for distribution to those in need. For more information and a copy of the calendar, visit caritasfamilysolutions.org/caritascalendar.
 
The regional office moved to the new location in April 2019 because more space was needed to house 50 employees who provide services to almost 350 youth in foster care, their families and foster families. The new building not only provides more space but also a safe and welcoming environment for the increasing numbers of children and families in the region seeking social and emotional well-being. Previously the regional office had been located at 219 Withers Drive for more than ten years.
 
Volunteers from Ameren Illinois will be providing outdoor maintenance and completing landscaping projects at the regional office the weekend prior to Caritas Day in preparation for the ribbon cutting.
 
Founded in 1947, Caritas Family Solutions is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide direct services that meet the social and emotional needs of people of all ages. Services include adoption, pregnancy care, foster care, intact family, counseling, residential treatment for children healing from abuse and/or neglect, multisystemic therapy for at-risk youth, independent living for adults with developmental disabilities, and assisted living and employment assistance for low-income seniors. Caritas serves more than 4,500 individuals annually across Southern Illinois from offices located in Belleville, Carterville, Mount Vernon, Olney, East Alton, and Effingham. For additional information, visit www.caritasfamilysolutions.org.
 

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8/1/2019

• Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first time visitors of "non-art folks" to gain appreciation for the arts and learn about the many different programs Cedarhurst offers year round. Weekly attendance usually tops 200.

• Live Music - Entertainment is a staple of Thursday Night Live, as local and regional musicians are hired to perform each week.

• Weekly Activities - Museum staff help the committee design and facilitate special art experiences and activities from week to week to encourage visitors to become more involved with the arts i.e. - artist demonstrations, DIY craft nights, art chats, games, pottery firings, community art projects, and more.

• Cash Bar - The museum welcomes annual sponsors to serve as volunteer bartenders and network with attendees.

• Food Concessions - Cedarhurst invites local food vendors to set up and sell concessions each week, creating community partnerships that help local businesses and enhance the TNL atmosphere.

Full calendar can be found on our website at https://www.cedarhurst.org/ThursdayNightLive.html

2019 Sponsor: Crossroads Community Hospital | The Don Nelson Company

Cosponsored by: Community First Bank of the Heartland | Merrill Lynch - Tim Warner | Tony Wielt - State Farm Agent | Withers Broadcasting

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8/6/2019
8/8/2019

• Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first time visitors of "non-art folks" to gain appreciation for the arts and learn about the many different programs Cedarhurst offers year round. Weekly attendance usually tops 200.

• Live Music - Entertainment is a staple of Thursday Night Live, as local and regional musicians are hired to perform each week.

• Weekly Activities - Museum staff help the committee design and facilitate special art experiences and activities from week to week to encourage visitors to become more involved with the arts i.e. - artist demonstrations, DIY craft nights, art chats, games, pottery firings, community art projects, and more.

• Cash Bar - The museum welcomes annual sponsors to serve as volunteer bartenders and network with attendees.

• Food Concessions - Cedarhurst invites local food vendors to set up and sell concessions each week, creating community partnerships that help local businesses and enhance the TNL atmosphere.

Full calendar can be found on our website at https://www.cedarhurst.org/ThursdayNightLive.html

2019 Sponsor: Crossroads Community Hospital | The Don Nelson Company

Cosponsored by: Community First Bank of the Heartland | Merrill Lynch - Tim Warner | Tony Wielt - State Farm Agent | Withers Broadcasting

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8/9/2019

The Happening presents FunkDown Concert!

Friday, August 9th | Mitchell House Back Patio
Gates open at 6 pm | Music begins at 7 pm

General Admission: $10 person
Cedarhurst Members: $5 person
Purchase Tickets Online at: https://www.cedarhurst.org/TheHappening.html

Featuring:
The Funk Ward | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Grooveliner | 9:00 - 11:30 pm

• Food Concessions: Mother Trucker Food Company & Winston's Bagels by B-Rad
• Cash Bar
• Must be 18 to attend
• Bring your lawn chairs & blankets
• No coolers please

2019 Sponsors: Crossroads Community Hospital | First Mid Bank & Trust Mt. Vernon | WSIU Public Television & WSIU Public Radio

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8/13/2019
8/15/2019

• Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first time visitors of "non-art folks" to gain appreciation for the arts and learn about the many different programs Cedarhurst offers year round. Weekly attendance usually tops 200.

• Live Music - Entertainment is a staple of Thursday Night Live, as local and regional musicians are hired to perform each week.

• Weekly Activities - Museum staff help the committee design and facilitate special art experiences and activities from week to week to encourage visitors to become more involved with the arts i.e. - artist demonstrations, DIY craft nights, art chats, games, pottery firings, community art projects, and more.

• Cash Bar - The museum welcomes annual sponsors to serve as volunteer bartenders and network with attendees.

• Food Concessions - Cedarhurst invites local food vendors to set up and sell concessions each week, creating community partnerships that help local businesses and enhance the TNL atmosphere.

Full calendar can be found on our website at https://www.cedarhurst.org/ThursdayNightLive.html

2019 Sponsor: Crossroads Community Hospital | The Don Nelson Company

Cosponsored by: Community First Bank of the Heartland | Merrill Lynch - Tim Warner | Tony Wielt - State Farm Agent | Withers Broadcasting

more info...

8/15/2019
Peace, love and music! â˜®ï¸ÂðŸ’šðŸÅ½µ

Join us on the Back Patio of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts (Mt. Vernon, IL) as the Happening visits Thursday Night Live to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival.


• Live music by Taylor Steele & The Love Preachers (https://www.taylorsteelemusician.com/the-band) will feature a special set list of music performed at Woodstock.

• World Famous artist Tye Dye Mary, from Nashville, TN, (https://www.tyedyemary.com) will showcase her authentic, colorful creations.

• And the Cedarhurst Happening committee will recreate some of the most memorable Woodstock moments.

In addition:
• Watch a special screening of the Woodstock documentary in the Cedarhurst Performance Hall.
• Enjoy mudslides, the specialty drink at Cedarhurst’s cash bar.
• Purchase food from MJ's Kingdom Catering.
• Cedarhurst members can register to win several Woodstock-themed door prizes.

Thursday Night Live is free and open to the public. It takes place from 5-8 pm every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

All art exhibition galleries are open and free of charge during Thursday Night Live.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or authorized adult in the galleries and on the museum grounds.

Full calendar can be found on our website at https://www.cedarhurst.org/ThursdayNightLive.html

2019 Sponsors: Crossroads Community Hospital | The Don Nelson Company

Cosponsored by: Community First Bank of the Heartland | Merrill Lynch - Tim Warner | Tony Wielt - State Farm Agent | Withers Broadcasting/WMIX 94.1 FM - Hot Country

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8/20/2019

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