Happenings Week of October 22, 2012

October 22 thru October 26: Food Drive by South Central Transit. Your ride paid for with your donation of canned goods or non-perishable items. For more information call 800-660- 7433
October 23: Open House @ RLC Murphy-Wall Campus noon – 6 p.m. In celebration for their 10 year anniversary, the Rend Lake College Murphy-Wall campus will hold an open house at the campus. It is a casual event and everyone is welcome. There will be tours, door prizes and stadium cups given out while they last. Staff will be on hand to answer questions.
October 24: Karaoke @ Steve’s Too in Du Quoin 8 p.m. – ?. Open to public, no cover charge.
October 25: Mardi Gras Golf Glow @ Red Hawk Golf Club, Tee Off at 6:30 p.m. This scramble features glowing golf balls, glowing items on the course, and golfers are invited to wear glowing attire. 9-hole scramble. Regular Thursday Scramble Prizes Apply. Limit 60 participants. The clubhouse will be decked out in Halloween decorations. Non-golfers are welcome to join in the fun and enjoy food and drink specials throughout the evening, beginning at 5. More information available at facebook.com/redhawkgc.
October 25: Halloween Parade @ Du Quoin, 6 p.m.
October 25: Karaoke, Guilty Pleasure @ Du Quoin VFW, 7 p.m.
October 26: 4th Annual Masquerade Party @ Pinckneyville City Park, under the Grandstand. Social Hour: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Hors D’oeuvres: 8 p.m.; Silent Auction and Dance: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. This evening will be fun-filled with food, spirits, music and an opportunity to bid on great auction items for an important cause. Costumes are optional. Ticket prices in advance: Table for 8 – $325, Couple – $75, Individual – $40. Ticket prices at the door: Couple – $85, Individual – $45. Price of ticket includes admission, food, spirits and a commemorative glass. Hurry and take advantage of the special advanced prices – tickets sell out quick. Sponsored by the Foundation for Pinckneyville.
October 26: Children’s Halloween Parade, 1:30 p.m. This event is in conjunction with the Mardi Gras festival.
October 26: Lights Out @ Pinckneyville KC Hall, 8 p.m. – Midnight, Costume Contest @ 9 p.m. with cash prizes.
October 26: Shakey Jake @ Steve’s Too Bar in Du Quoin, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. No one under 21 allowed. Open to the public. Cover charge for non-members.
October 26: DJ Big Al @ Rush Inn 2 Jolly’s, 8:30 p.m. – ?  Jolly’s is located on Route 127 North of Pinckneyville.
October 27: PCHS Class of 1958 Reunion Planning Committee Meeting @ United Methodist Church in Pinckneyville, 1 p.m.
October 27: 90th Annual Pinckneyville Mardi Gras Festival. Mardi Gras Saturday begins with the Craft Fair and Flea Market at 8:00 a.m. on Walnut Street.  There will be numerous vendors offering a wide variety of food, clothing, crafts, antiques and more. There will also be wineries, kids games, rides and pony rides available. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be a Car Show on West Mulberry Street, near the grade school. There will be live entertainment by the a cappella group Blend. Next, head back up town to the market area for ‘Center Court’ Activities including Beaucoup Creek and the Illinois Army National Guard’s 144th Army Dixieland Band. Following the music the Perry County Humane Society will host the ever-popular Pet Show beginning at 1:30 p.m. Center Court is located between city hall and the firehouse. There will also be a marching band field show competition, Panther Connection Alumni Tent sponsored by First National Bank, and many other fun activities throughout the day. Don’t forget to come back to the twilight parade beginning at 7 p.m.! This is the oldest, ongoing twilight parade that will feature many floats, bands, politicians and the 50/50 drawing.  For more information about the days’ festivities, log on to Pinckneyville.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-357-3243.
October 27: Pinckneyville Fall Classic 8K Run and 5K Walk @ Perry County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. Race day entry is $20. All pre-entries receive t-shirts. Attendance prizes, refreshments and awards follow the race. The 8K run is USATF certified course. There are various age divisions. Log on to http://www.pyramidrunningclub.com for entry forms and details about the event. This event is in conjunction with the Mardi Gras festival.
October 27: Pinckneyville Lion’s Club Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Lion’s Den, 6 – 11 a.m. The menu is all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Carry-outs are available. The cost for the breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and kids under 6 are free. All proceeds benefit the Lion’s Club.
October 27: Groff Consignment Auction @ Lawrenceville, IL, 9 a.m. Now taking consignments of tractors and trucks, farm implements, construction equipment. Hauling is available, reasonable commission. Contact Max Groff at 618-943-4505 for more information.
October 27: Open House for Miche Purses from 8:00-Noon at Name Brand Creations, across from Murphy Wall Bank.
October 27: Regular Consignment Auction @ Al Sweet’s Old Time Auctions, 8243 Eden Rd., Sparta, 4 p.m. Call for details and to make arrangements to bring items. 618-559-0421.
October 27: 4Play  @ Pinckneyville KC Hall, 8 p.m. – Midnight, Costume Contest @ 9 p.m. with cash prizes.
October 27: Halloween party with DJ Big Al @ Rush Inn 2 Jolly’s, 8:30 p.m. – ? Costume Contest  Jolly’s is located on Route 127 North of Pinckneyville.
October 28: Du Quoin Ladies Aux. VFW Bingo @ Du Quoin VFW. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., kitchen is open. Games begin @ 2 p.m. Raffle guaranteed at $5,500. Pull Tabs sold. Guaranteed $500 Blackout. Total of 17 games played.
October 31: Trick or Treat for the City of Pinckneyville, 6 – 9 p.m. Children 13 and under. Please visit homes with porch lights only. Drivers be careful for costumed children.
October 31: Trick or Treat for the City of Du Quoin, 6 – 9 p.m. Children 12 and under. Porch light must be on.
November 3: Craft Bazaar, United Pentecostal Church, Fellowship Hall, Hwy 51 South, Du Quoin, IL. Over 25 Vendors! Consessions Available, Soups & Taco in a Bag. Come shop for unique gift ideas & have fun!
November 3: Golf Scramble Benefit for Jason Hougland @ Red Hawk Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per team of 4. Fee includes greens fees, carts, prizes for first, secondd and third place teams, and awards and prizes. There will be mulligans, closest to pin on all par 3s, logest drive for men and women, 50/50 tickets, silent auction, barrel of booze raffle and other raffle prizes. Even if not golfing, come out and support Jason and join in for dinner and festivities. Dinner for adults is $10, Children under 10 $6 and Children 3 and under are free. For more information contact Maria Reyes at 618-318-9807 or Red Hawk at 357-8712. Donations of all types will be accepted and appreciated. Sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America, Pinckneyville Chapter.
November 4: Quilt show and Cash Bingo and Raffle @ St. Ann’s Parish Center in Nashville. Doors open at  11 a.m., Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Twelve regular games for quilts and twelve regular games for cash. One coverall 50/50 game. Your choice for paper or hard cards. Raffle tickets for great prizes. Food and refreshments. Located at 675 S. Mills St., Nashville.
November 4: Du Quoin Ladies Aux. VFW Bingo @ Du Quoin VFW. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., kitchen is open. Games begin @ 2 p.m. Raffle guaranteed at $5,500. Pull Tabs sold. Guaranteed $500 Blackout. Total of 17 games played.
November 6: Election Day. Get your voice heard – Vote!
November 8: Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce Meeting @ Red Hawk Golf Club, 5:15 p.m.
November 8: “C.P.R. For Family and Friends” @ Pinckneyville Community Hospital basement classroom, 6 p.m.  C.P.R. class is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Participants should be ages 10 and up. Refreshments will be provided. Call 357-5905 to register. Arrangements can also be made for large groups such as businesses or organizations. Classes will be offered on a regular basis.
November 8: Annual Holiday Ideas Day @ St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “The Most Wonderful of the Year” is the them for the speakers and displays. Lunch served and a quilt and basket raffle will conclude the day. A donation of food for the local pantries is recommended by participants. Sponsored by Perry County Home and Community Education Association.
November 8-11: RLC fall play, “Tom Sawyer” @ RLC Ina Campus. November 8-10 performances start at 7 p.m., November 11 performance starts at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information, call RLC’s Box Office at 618-437-5321. Tickets are $12 each.

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