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Monthly Chamber Luncheon at Orphan Smokehouse

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"Online Marketing 101" for Small Businesses is the presentation by Charter-Spectrum Reach. Find out how to get the most return on investment (ROI) for online advertising!

We’ll also have other media and advertisers there to discuss local advertising.

Spotlight on Business: ConAgra (formerly Pinnacle)

Join us for lunch at Orphan Smokehouse Restaurant!

$10 per person. RSVP required. 618-532-6789

RSVP additions, changes, or cancellations must be made by Tuesday, June 18 (24 hours in advance).

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11:00 AM11:00

Juneteenth Celebration at Laura Leake Park

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

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to Jul 4

July Fourth Celebration and Parade

This 4-day carnival includes rides, games, food vendors, a parade and a fireworks display in the park. On July 4th, the 10 am Veteran's Parade is held along West Broadway and finishes at Fairview Park. Fireworks begin at dark. Great entertainment for all ages.

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

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to Jul 20

Central City Lions Fest

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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

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to Sep 15

Elmwood Speaks

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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

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4:00 PM16:00

Celebrate Centralia

  • 200-300 East Broadway Centralia, Illinois (map)
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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

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10:00 AM10:00

93rd Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival

  • 100-200 Locust Street Centralia, Illinois (map)
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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 

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to Dec 31

Fantasy of Lights at Centralia Foundation Park

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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

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3:00 PM15:00

6th Annual Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll

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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.
Admission: Free

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to Dec 28

Centralia High School Holiday Basketball Tournament

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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

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10:30 AM10:30

Senior Bus Trip to Oakdate Country Kitchen from Centralia Estates

Title: Monthly Bus Trip!

Destination: Oakdale Country Kitchen (lunch cost not included)

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Departure Time: 10:30 am

Departure Location: Centralia Estates (1610 E. McCord Street)

Description: Hosted by Centralia Estates, public invited. Please RSVP to 618-533-2400 or marketing@libertyvillageofcentralia.com

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1:00 PM13:00

Gun Violence Awareness Day Rally at Library Bandshell

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Wear Orange to “Crush” Gun Violence! (Free Orange Crush to all those attending.)

Recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 8 at 1:00pm at the Centralia Regional Library Bandshell to honor survivors of gun violense, those who have lost someone to gun violence, or anyone impacted by gun violence.

Bring signs and posters!

Be part of the solution.

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1:30 PM13:30

"Senior Mental Health Care" at Centralia Estates

Title: Learning Circle: Senior Mental Health Care

Speaker:  Hollie Prosise from Residential Home Health & Hospice

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Centralia Estates (1610 E. McCord Street) - Dining Room

Description: Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 618-533-2400 or marketing@libertyvillageofcentralia.com

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1:00 PM13:00

Centralia.Works Job Fair


Find your next big opportunity at the City of Centralia's http://centralia.works/ JOB FAIR where all job seekers are welcomed.

-FREE-Open to the public-Employers ready to HIRE UNEMPLOYED-BETWEEN JOBS-WANTING TO CHANGE JOBS-RETIRED, BUT WANT TO WORK PART TIME? This could be your opportunity!

Explore employment options with lots of local employers and achieve your career goals.
*Hundreds of full-time and part-time positions available
*Online job board and applications access on-site
*Bring several copies of your resume
*Employers willing to train
*Free Workshops

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10:00 AM10:00

Pre-Launch Party at Walmart

Online Grocery Pickup Lanes - Pre-Launch Party:

                  SATURDAY MAY 11, 2019

                 10 A.M TO 2 P.M. Or Until Supplies Run Out

                 CENTRALIA,  IL WALMART

Customers may interact will the following booths:

1) Laurie- Pick A Oyster From The Sea, Shuck A Oyster, Pick A Pendant, Make A Necklace

2) Samantha- Ski Floats (locally made soda)

3) Donny- Decorate A Cupcake For Your Mom

4) Samantha C.- Decorate A Flower Pot(using thumbprint to make butterflies,bees & lady bugs)

5) Pi- Plant A Flower In Your Pot

6) Becca- Make A Birdfeeder For Mom

7) Jonathon- Demonstrating & Sampling Pressed Coffee & Lil Debbie Snacks

8) Kade- Make A Kitchen Towel For Mom( use hand to make a flower)

9) Emily- Paint Coasters For Mom

10) Shane- Samples Of RC Soda

11) Izzy- DJ

12) Christa- Name That Tune Contest

13) Meghan- Face Paint

14) Tyler - Selfie Booth, Free Picture For Mom

15) Brendan- Make A Picture Frame For Mom

16) Chaddy Daddy- Local BBQ Truck

17) Ryan Presents Orange Cars

18) Fire Department- Kids Cut Outs & Flag From Ladder Truck

19) Centralia Martial Arts Academy Demonstration 

20) Local Bow Artist

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