Sep
12
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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Sep
28
5:30 AM05:30

Walk to End Alzheimer's at Kaskaskia College

Looking for volunteers:

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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Each year we bring Walk to End Alzheimer's to over 600 communities in the U.S., and we could not do it without our dedicated Walk day volunteers.

Volunteers help with event set up, registration and check in, water stations, advocacy efforts, cheerleading and more! Raise awareness and bring your passion for the cause on Walk day.

Date And Time

Sat, September 28, 2019

5:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT

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Location

Kaskaskia College

27210 College Road

Centralia, IL 62801

The South Central Illinois Walk will be held at Kaskaskia College on September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 AM 

They can contact Tina Henson 618-292-9583 or thenson@alz.org for more information. 

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Celebrate Centralia

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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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Oct
26
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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Nov
27
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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Dec
6
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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Dec
26
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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Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Bikers 4 Animals Benefit Run

Human Society - no kill shelter - Benefit Run

Bikers 4 Animals

ABATE of Illinois Freedom Riders

August 17, 2019

Fairview Park

Sign-Up at 11:00am

$10 ABATE Member

$15 Non Member

Short Run ending at Arizona Joe’s

Auction, Live Music, and Lots of Fun

AC Corzine 618-339-1735

Arra White 618-843-5145

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Centralia Relay for Life - RESCHEDULED

Centralia Relay For Life Event has been rescheduled for Sat. July 20, 10:00am -12:00 noon, at The Rock Church.

It will be held indoors in the gym with air conditioning.

10:00 - 10:30 .....Survivor registration

10:30 - 11:30 Survivor Ceremony

Survivor Lap

Caregiver Lap

Team Lap

11:30 - 12::00 noon Lumanaria Ceremony

We will have a very shorten version. Guest speakers, music, Conagra / Modified Cakewalk & raffles.

We will not be selling food, however we will have light refreshments.

Survivors can pick up their shirts at 10:00. Lumanarias may be purchased till 10:30.

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Jul
19
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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Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

SSM Health Cancer Care Presentation at Centralia Recreation Complex

Murugavel Muthusamy, MD, to give presentation on cancer care

Presentation is free and open to the general public on Friday, July 19, in Centralia

Join Dr. Murugavel Muthusamy (Dr. Samy), medical oncologist/medical hematologist, and the SSM Health Cancer Care team on Friday, July 19, 12pm-1pm, at the Centralia Recreation Complex to learn more about screenings and preventions, treatment options for different types of cancer, survivorship and rehabilitation.

To register, or for more information, call toll free 1-888-257-6098. Dr. Samy’s community health presentation is free and open to the general public. Registration will close 24 hours before the event.

A free, healthy lunch will be provided to attendees.

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Mad Science at Centralia Regional Library

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Mad Science will put on an exciting show for summer readers! Kids get thrilled by science while experiencing the world of sound and much more! Kids get tuned-in to learning with exciting demonstrations and experiments including a surprisingly loud Dinosaur-in-a-Can, the glowing Electric Pickle, and kid-created Thunder Storm!

Thursday, July 18 @ 6 p.m. in the Monken Activity Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Gaetti Sports Academy Ground Breaking Ceremony

Gaetti Sports Academy Ground Breaking on Thursday, July 18th at 10:00am

 

Centralia, IL (July 15, 2019) – On Thursday, July 18th at 10:00 am, the Gaetti Sports Academy will host a groundbreaking ceremony at the location of its new building on the grounds of the old Meadow Woods Country Club at 1750 Tee Lane in Centralia. Gary Gaetti, a Centralia native, has been working with his development partners, Meadow Woods Holdings, to design a premier sports development facility in Centralia that will serve the Southern Illinois region. Through the signification assistance from the City of Centralia and recent cooperation from the weather, this project is ready to get started.

Centralia’s Economic Development Director, Rose Aldag-McVey, states, “the City is excited that the first phase of the Meadow Woods Development is beginning construction of this total estimated 4.6 million dollar project.”

In addition to Gary Gaetti, on hand for the event will be fellow professional player Kirk Rueter, Centralia Mayor Herb Williams, Former Mayor Tom Ashby, City Councilmen and City Staff, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marcus Holland. All members of the community are welcome to participate in the groundbreaking.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

CEO Program at July Chamber Luncheon at Greenview Golf Club

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
12:00 PM
Greenview Golf Club catered by The Turn Restaurant


The CEO program (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) began in Illinois more than 10 years ago and is now in more than 50 communities. Through a partnership with 6 area high schools, the Centralia Chamber of Commerce, and the Salem Chamber of Commerce; the Little Egypt CEO Program will begin in Fall 2020 to help develop the next generation of local entrepreneurs.

Highlights of the Program:

  • This program allows students to start new, REAL businesses.

  • Graduates have a better understanding of business management and decision making, which helps them become more employable members of the workforce.

  • Creates networks of existing businesses and young entrepreneurs, which alleviates "brain drain" and keeps our local workforce healthy!

Presentation by Austin Brooks of the Midland Institute about the numerous benefits to the community and its students. He will share success stories from other CEO Programs.


July Spotlight on Business: TitleMax.


Please RSVP to learn more.
This luncheon is open to the public, but RSVP is required for lunch.
$10 per person.
Please contact the chamber office 618-532-6789 orcarol@centraliachamber.com

Additions, changes, or cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.
If you RSVP and are unable to attend, we will invoice you for the $10 lunch.

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