VBS @ Trinity Assembly of God

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Vacation Bible School on the four Wednesday’s in June. (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) The Theme will be “Olympics 2018”. Kids will have opportunities to compete in 12 different competitions. Upon completion an award ceremony will hand out the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. The VBS activities will start at 7:00 p.m. and will close around 8:15 p.m. Children between ages of 4 thru 5th Grade are eligible. This event will be located at 1600 Saunders Avenue in Carmi.

Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Overcoming Anxiety support group meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, IL from 7:00 – 8:30 PM on Tuesday, May 8 & June 12.  The meeting is for anyone who has experienced anxiety, worry, fear, dread or panic.  The leader is Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

Grief Support Group Meeting – Mt. Carmel

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief support group meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, IL from 7:00 – 8:30 PM on Tuesday, June 26.  The meeting is for anyone who has experienced a loss(death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.)  The leader is Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

W.C. Senior Citizens Fried Chicken Dinner

The White County Senior Citizens will hold a Fried Chicken dinner on the 3rd Sunday of each month (until further notice) from 11am – 1pm.  Adults $10, 10 and under, $5.  Meal consists of fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salad, roll, dessert & drink.

First Mid Illinois Bank Hosting Pet Supply Drive

June is “Adopt a Pet” month and First Mid is hosting a pet supply drive. Items that we are collecting include water and food bowls, pet food, leashes and collars, pet beds, old blankets, towel and newspapers and cleaning supplies. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Donations can be brought to either the Carmi First Mid drive thru or the Main Lobby. The drive will be held until June 29th and all proceeds will be donated to area pet adoption/rescue organizations.

Upcoming Events @ Beall Woods State Park

Silent Fliers

Friday, June 22nd, 9am-11am

Owls are amazing nocturnal birds of prey. Learn why owls are classified as birds of prey, which species are common to our area, what types of prey make up their diet, why they regurgitate pellets, and discover facts about their unique abilities and senses. Participants will dissect an owl pellet. This program is designed for children ages 8 to 12. Please meet at the park’s Visitor Center.

Pond Life

Friday, June 29th, 9am-11am

Grab your rubber boots and get ready to find some interesting looking aquatic creatures. We will be in search of macroinvertebrates (invertebrates that can be seen with the naked eye). Learn where each species fits into the feeding relationships in a pond habitat and which are considered indicator species.This program is designed for children ages 8 to 12. Please meet at the park’s Visitor Center.

Leaf Litter Critters

Saturdays, June 23rd and 30th, 9 – 11am

This is a two part program. On Saturday the 23rd, we will be in search of leaf litter critters. Participants will be collecting leaf litter samples and learning how to use a Berlese funnel. On Saturday the 30th, dissecting scopes will reveal how many different types of organisms were buried under the leaves. Participants will  record species diversity and abundance for each collection site. Please register by June 16th if you plan to attend. Participants should be over the age of 10. For more information or to register, call 618-298-2441.

Teutopolis Monastery Museum Hours

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

The hours are from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. We recommend you come early to see the many unique and interesting articles on display. Admission for adults is $5.00 and $1.00 for children.

The Museum is located on the second floor in the former Franciscan Novitiate building which is located behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis. A chair lift is available for visitors who have difficulty with stairs.

Besides its collection of articles used by the Franciscan Friars, the Museum is also known for Bibles and books in different languages, some from the 1700’s. The “pioneer wing” features items used by early Teutopolis pioneers, including farm tools, furniture, clocks, quilts, toys, various household and grocery store items. These articles are on display in the former “cells” or bedrooms of the Novices.

The tour also includes the Mausoleum and St. Francis church with stained glass windowswhich depict highlights in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Volunteers are available along the tour to explain displays and assist visitors.

Special group tours for adults or school groups can be arranged on days other than the scheduled Sunday openings. Call (217) 857-6404 ext. 236, leave a message and the call will be returned. Regular, scheduled museum opening dates are the first Sunday of the months April thru November.

For more information go to the parish website: stfrancischurch.com or to the town’s website at www.Teutopolis.com and click on “Tourism” or the pair of wooden shoes.

Animal Auction

An Animal & consignment auction will be held at the Ridgway Fairgrounds Barn at 9am on the 4th Saturday of each month, including June 23.  For more information, call 618-841-7971.Continue Reading

Grief Support Group Meeting – Carmi

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief support group meeting at the First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church Street, Carmi, IL from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 12, Thursday, Aug. 9 &  Thursday, Sept. 13.  The meeting is for anyone who has experienced a loss(death of a…Continue Reading

FMH June Calendar of Events

FMH JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTS Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group will meet Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00a.m.-Noon, located in the Harlan Yates Board Room located inthe FMH Medical Arts Complex. The MS Support Group meets the first Saturday of each month. Fairfield Memorial Hospital to host PALSfor (Pediatric Advanced Life…Continue Reading