At Kaskaskia College Lifelong Learning Center on Thursday, February 21, at 7:00pm, State Representatives Charlie Meier and Blaine Wilhour, and State Senator Jason Plummer are hosing the Town Hall Meeting to talk about issues facing the state of Illinois.
Topics will include gun control, taxes, legalization of marijuana, and job creation.
Centralia Junior High 6th Annual Tiger Trek 5K Walk/Run Including a 2.5K Dog Walk!
Registration Forms are under Discussion Tab!!
Preregistration Entry Fees:
$20 includes t-shirt; $30 includes a hooded sweatshirt
(if postmarked by February 7, 2019)
All dogs will receive a bandanna. (Shirts only guaranteed with preregistration)
Packet pick-up & race day registration is 7:45-8:30 a.m.
Race day registration will be $20 (Shirt not guaranteed)
Awards: Given to top male & female runners only - Awards for top 3 in each age group & gender.
Awards, refreshments, and milkbones following the race
Age Groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
The PAC is a partnership that benefits the students, teachers, parents and community in which we live. Our fundraising efforts throughout the year provide for materials and equipment for teachers and students that may not otherwise be possible.
March 1st and March 2nd, March 8th and March 9th "Last Call at Chez Mort" Murder Mystery dinner theater. Doors open at 6:00pm Dinner at 6:30 Show time at 8:00pm
Tickets $22 each or $40 per couple. Tables of 8. Show only $10. Cash bar.. beer and wine. Please call for reservations 532-2951. Dinner catered by Centralia House.
March 16th: Humane Society Trivia Night. BYOB and snacks. Doors open at 6:00pm Teams of 8 persons. Tables available call 532-2951
March 23rd 7:00pm "Dancing Through the Decades" sponsored by Light & Lens Club featuring ballroom dancers with "You Can Dance" performers of St Louis. Tickets are $15. ea. tables of 8 available. Refreshments included, BYOB. call for reservations or open seating night of the performance if available.
The Amy Schulz Child Advocacy Center Celebrity Waiter Dinner is March 30th from 5-11pm at the Doubletree in Mt. Vernon. Music is provided by The Presswoods and Dinner is served at 6pm, $45 a person (10 seats at a table). The Doubletree is located at 222 Potomac Blvd, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
The Celebrity Waiter Dinner consists of local "Celebrities" who serve friends at themed tables for fun and to show support of The Amy Schulz Child Advocacy Center. This night consist of a Dinner, Music, Dancing, Costumes, Games, Silent Auction and lots of Laughter. You pick your own Theme of dress and games to raise money. As always, you are welcome to join the Amy Center Theme. This year the Theme is "The 50"s". Come out and enjoy yourself, bring a friend or two and help to Make The Voice Of a Child Stronger.
The "Amy Center" helps children from 3-18 years old who have been sexually abused, physically abused or been a witness to a crime of abuse.
Hosted by the City of Centralia
5:00pm - Dessert Contest
6:00pm - Social Hour and Silent Auction
7:00pm - Dinner and Oral Auction
8:00pm - Dessert and Dancing with “The Presswoods”
For tickets call Christy Kuder at 618-322-2955.
Juneteenth Laura Leake Park, 500 N. Maple/Centralia, IL 62801 / 618-533-7623 The annual "Juneteenth" celebration is held the third Saturday of June each year. Between 11 am - 2 pm, enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, specialty sandwiches available for purhase, bingo, games, and sign- ups for various fun competitions. Admission: Free
4th of July Veterans' Parade Downtown Centralia to Fairview Park / Centralia, IL 62801 / 618-533-7623 This patriotic parade begins at he intersection of West Broadway and South Chestnut Street and travels west on Broadway, ending at Fairview Park's south entrance (0.74 miles). The parade consists of vehicles and pedestrian traffic and include veterans,m service members, families of service members, veteran o military support organizations and/or individuals wishing to display their support.
Festivities at Fairview Park include a three day carnival, food vendors, and a fireworks display later that day at dusk. Admission: Free Annual Carnival & 4th of July Celebration Fairview Park | W. Broadway & Brookside Ave. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-5910 The carnival will have entertainment, games, bingo, craft fair, beer garden and fireworks, entertainment for all ages. This patriotic event is held in the City's Foundation park. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission
Central City Lion's Festival Lion's Park | S. Morrison St. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-7767 This two day festival offers live music, food, beverages, raffles, cake wheel, poker stand, inflatables, and Wamac’s Lil’ Toot Train. Hours are 5pm to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission
Elmwood Speaks Centralia Cultural Society / 1250 E Rexford / Centralia, IL 62801 / 618-532-2951
The events on September 12, 13, and 14 begin at 5 pm. On the final day, Sunday September 15, the event will be held solely at the Centralia Cultural Society and will begin at 2 pm.
A historic tour of Elmwood Cemetery, written and enacted by actors of the Centralia Cultural Society. Tickets: $15
Celebrate Centralia Carillon Park Downtown Centralia | 316 E. Broadway | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7622 A festival of Art, Wine and Music! Local artisans, musicians, crafters, wineries, craft brewers and food vendors . . . for a festival around the Carillon in downtown Centralia. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission
93rd Annual Halloween Parade & Fall Festival & Craft Fair Centralia Recreation Complex & Downtown | 115 E. Second | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7623 This is an all-day event packed with special events for the whole family. The Fall Festival is held during the day with a children's parade, chili cook-off, Miss & Mister Pumpkin Contest, mini train rides, best dressed pet contest, craft fair, games for the kids, food and car show. This evening parade is an event in itself. It is older than the Macy's parade and features floats, marching unites, horses, old fire trucks, costumed characters, school bands and more. Visit Our Website
Fantasy of Lights Foundation Park | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-3214 From Dusk to 11:00 p.m. drive through the Park to enjoy thousands of light and scenes created with seasonal lights such as twinkling candy canes, golfing Santa, or Rudolph catching sme rays. Enjoy Santa's House, he is present Friday and Saturday evenings 6-8 pm to visit with children and adults. Visit Our Website Admission: Free Admission
Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll Downtown | 100 S. Locust| Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7623 Enjoy a Christmas Shopping Stroll in Downtown Centralia. Includes a ornament hunt where participating merchants will display an ornament inside their store for shoppers to locate and have their card stamped. When you find all the ornaments needed your card should be returned to Illinois Theatre for a drawing at 7:15pm. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, store specials, an opportunity to meet with Santa, Carolers and other musical performances, Christmas music from the Carillon, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, refreshments and much more to come.
Annual Holiday High School Basketball Tournament Centralia High School | 2100 E. Calumet | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-7391 High school teams throughout the nation participate in this prestigious event. This three day tournament features sixteen teams and attracts over 6,000 spectators each year. Visit Our Website Admission: Admission Charged
Please join us for our annual St. Mary School trivia night. A night of fun and games. Doors open at 5pm and the competition starts at 7pm. Coolers and food are welcome to be brought in. The cost is $120/table and new this year when traditional trivia is over there will be an additional 10 rounds of music trivia!!!!. Also new this year, starting at 5pm, we will be selling the famous Squishy's pulled pork sandwiches and nachos. Advanced reservations are recommended by calling or texting Nicole Garren at 204-1490 or Lynn at the school office at 532-3473
Centralia Home, Garden, & Business Expo
February 16 & 17, 2019
at Centralia Recreation Complex,
115 E. Second St.
Saturday, February 16: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 17: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ages 12 and under Free.
Door Prizes throughout the two day event!
Sat. Feb 9th - "Grown & Silly" Comedy show at 7:00pm. Host- Rich Ones, Pre-show host Tim Loss.
tickets $15.00 in advance , $20 at the door. Cash Bar. call 322-2818, adult comedy.
We need businesses to present to 7th grade students on REAL jobs in Centralia. Please contact us if you can help: 618-532-6789 or email@example.com
This is a two part program with Centralia Junior High School...
February 4 - Businesses give 5 min. presentation to classes about REAL jobs in our community. They talk about daily workflow, types of employment opportunities, and education levels required.
Morning Classes - 9:00am - 11:15pm (three 45 min. classes)
Afternoon Classes - 12:00pm - 2:15pm (three 45 min. classes)
February 11 - Then the businesses come back to meet with a small group of students (selected from level of interest from first week's presentations) about a REAL situation or problem to solve. Same class times!
Last year, the projects (problem solving) were:
Business to business sales - what items to choose and what configuration for client
Communication - healthcare topics to communicate to the public
Civil Engineering - given the layout of a parking lot that was being resurfaced
Warehouse Logistics - warehouse layout, workflow, supply, forklifts, and delivery
Retail sales - comparing competitors and sales marketing strategies
Work project management - communicating stages of multiple projects at multiple sites involving technology
December 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Centralia High School
2100 E Calumet St
Centralia, IL 62801
Centralia High School
The Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament, first held in 1942, is a three day tournament held between Christmas and New Years featuring teams throughout the nation and attracting over 6,000 spectators each year.
Home of the Orphans – Winningest Team in the Nation
Please join us for a Christmas Feast on Wednesday, December 19, at 12:00pm at the Centralia Elks!
Wear your holiday attire and we’ll have a “Ugly Christmas Sweaters and more” contest! Prizes and gifts for those in attendance!
Bring your employees and treat them to Christmas lunch. $10 per person. $80 for a table of 8. It will be a fun time for all!
RSVP by 618-532-6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come out and enjoy our 2018 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. We will have tons of drink specials, music, and more. Don't forget to wear your Super Ugly Christmas Sweaters. We will have prizes for the best 3 sweaters!
A Seussified Christmas Carol is a whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with -- if he ever had his way with the story...
Children are encouraged to dress in costume and Adults are encourage to wear ugly sweaters! Photos and autographs with cast will be available after the show!
Showcase on Stage will be performing A Seussified Christmas Carol at Centralia High School this holiday season. Tickets are $5. Advance sales will be done through Ludus Ticketing Service or by calling 618-532-7391 x. 1146. Tickets purchased online via credit/debit card will have an additional service fee.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m.
The Kaskaskia College Foundation, staff and faculty are finalizing plans for the Gala scheduled for December 8th at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. 100% of proceeds raised from this event will directly benefit Kaskaskia College students.
The event is sure to be a night to remember, filled with great entertainment, fantastic food and good company, all while raising much needed dollars for the Kaskaskia College Foundation After-School College Program and the Kaskaskia College Student Special Assistance Fund. The evening will include a silent auction, Oral auction, and 50/50 raffle.
Chicago’s very own John Vincent will showcase his talent by performing the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash and many more musical legends. Dinner will include roast beef with port mushroom sauce, herb roasted chicken breast, oven roasted red skin potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, and dinner rolls.
Tickets are available for $75.00 per person. Tables of 8 are available for $575.00. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 618-545-3256, 618-545-3069 or 618-545-3223 or go online at: https://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/kaskaskia/.
If you wish to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Cydney Richardson at 545-3256.
If you wish to donate an auction item, please call 618-545-3182.
Monken's North Pole
Saturday - December 8, 2018
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Monken Chrysler Nissan Store in Centralia
Free Family Fun Event
- Pictures with Santa
- Face Painting
- Kids Crafts
- Cookie Decorating
- Food and Beverages
Drawing for 4 orchestra seats to the Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical at the Stifel Theatre in St.Louis
KC Concert and Jazz Bands
Cliff Jourdan, conductor
Jane Knight Auditorium
Bronze Handball Ensemble
$10 general admission / $8 patrons
December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Centralia Recreation Complex
115 East 2nd Street
Centralia, IL 62801
$5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children
Centralia Recreation Complex
Enjoy lunch with Santa at Centralia Recreation Complex. Get your tickets early for that special holiday cheer you won’t want to miss.
November 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Downtown Centralia, IL
100 S Locust St
Centralia, IL 62801
Enjoy a Christmas Shopping Stroll in Downtown Centralia on November 30th from 3pm-7:15pm. Participating merchants will display an ornament inside their store for shoppers to locate and have their card stamped. Cards may be found in any participating business downtown and inside the Illinois Theatre. When you find all the ornaments needed your card should be returned to Illinois Theatre for a drawing at 7:15pm. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, store specials, an opportunity to meet with Santa, Carolers and other musical performances, Christmas music from the Carillon, hot cocoa and Girl Scout treats, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, refreshments and much more to come. Meet your downtown merchants and do some holiday shopping at the same time! Please contact Kala Lambert at 618-533-7623 for additional information.
KC Concert Choir, KC Blues, Community Chorale, and High School Honor Choir
Lynda Marshall, conductor
Jane Knight Auditorium
Jay Luse has moved his Edward Jones office to the Crooked Creek Crossing (in front of the Best Western Plus). There will be an official grand opening with an open house, including breakfast, from 9:30am to 10:30am. Ribbon cutting will be at 10:00am.