Effingham County Community Events February 2019

R.I.S.E. – After School Program Grades 5 & 6

Every Monday-Thursday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham Library for students in grades 5 and 6. Contact the library about our after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage.  Registration forms are available at the library or on our website. To register, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Drop In Craft

January 26th from 9 a.m. to Noon at Effingham Library for all ages. Drop in the library to create a self-guided craft, while supplies last. No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Cabin Fever Buster

January 26th at 1:00 pm at the Ballard Nature Center. This event is open to the whole family. Get out of the house and get moving and get creative at BNC!  Book, crafts, games and outdoor explore. To register, call 618-483-6556.

 

The Mitten

The Mitten

January 30th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Ballard Nature Center. This event is open to the whole family. This is such a fun book!  Come listen to the story, play games, and make a craft. To register, call 618-483-6556.

 

Monthly Beginner Crochet

January 31st from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Fresh Digs in Effingham. Do something new in 2019 and join Kelsey Clark of KitnKreations and learn the basics of crochet! She’s offering an easy schedule where you can sign up online and then pop in on the dates that work for you. Choose one or all of the upcoming four class dates.

Thursday, January 31; 4 to 6 pm

Saturday, February 23; 11 am to 1 pm

Thursday, March 21; 4 to 6 pm

Saturday, April 27; 1 to 3 pm

All beginner levels are welcome. She’ll teach you individually and at your pace. She’ll only cover what you’re ready for. The basics include: chaining, stitches, pattern reading, tools, terminology and more. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot. If spots are still available on the day of class, you can sign up on the spot. Call first to make sure there is availability! If you would like to start with more intensive training, then join Kelsey for the Crochet Bootcamp on January 26th from 9 am to 4 pm. Register in the shop or online: http://www.freshdigsinc.com/classes/monthlycrochet2018.

 

Perfect Pie Crust: Make & Take

January 31st from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Hodgson Mill Mercantile in Effingham. Learn basic tips and techniques for perfect flaky pie crust – everyone will make 2 freezable batches to take home, and we’ll each blind bake a crust for ourselves to practice rolling & crimping. For more information, call 217-342-5310 or visit www.visiteffinghamil.com.

 

Jedi Training for Ages 5 – 9

February 1st at 2 p.m. at the Effingham Library for ages 5-9. Is the Force strong with you? Attend Jedi Training to hone your skills. To register, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.
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Jedi Training for Ages 10-12

February 1st at 4 p.m. at the Effingham Library for ages 10-12. Is the Force strong with you? Attend Jedi Training to hone your skills. To register, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

After Hours Jedi Training for Ages 13 to 18

February 1st at 6 p.m. at the Effingham Library for ages 13-18. Is the Force strong with you? Attend Jedi Training to hone your skills. This session is after hours. The Library closes at 6 p.m. so participants must arrive BEFORE 6 p.m. or they will not be able to take part. To register, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

FACE Trivia Night- Star Trek vs. Star Wars

February 1st at Tuscan Hills Winery in Effingham. Doors open at 6pm, game starts at 7pm. Tickets for a team of 8- $80, individual tickets- $12. Proceeds will benefit FACE Fine Arts Scholarship Program. Come out for a fun night with door prizes, 50/50 drawing and costume contest. For tickets or more information, call 217-342-2548 or visit effinghamface.com.

 

Drop In Lego Club

February 2nd from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Effingham Library for ages 5-12. Drop in the Children’s Programming Room to build something amazing with the library’s thousands of Legos! No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Encore Story Time

February 8th, 15th, 22nd, and every Friday in March starting at 10 a.m. at the Effingham Library for ages 0-5 with an adult. Join us for an encore performance of our regular Tuesday Story Time fun! No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Drop In STEM Activity

February 9th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Effingham Library for ages 5-12. Drop in the library to complete a fun STEM Activity, while supplies last. No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Boutique Blvd–Spring Peek

February 9th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Effingham Event Center. 20 small town boutiques under one roof! Plenty of the latest fashions for everyone! Only $5 at the door–can’t beat that! For more information, call 217-342-5310 or visit www.visiteffinghamil.com.

 

2019 Home Show

February 10th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham. The Effingham Area Home Builders Association Cordially Invites the Public to Attend its 2019 Home Show. $2 admission, children under 16 are free. Over 60 exhibitors! Including: home builders, remodelers, manufactured homes, lighting, cabinetry, landscaping, flooring, interior design, security systems, financial options, heating & air, masonry, insulation and much more! For more information, call 217-342-5310 or visit www.visiteffinghamil.com.

 

Glo BINGO- Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser

February 15th at the Carriage House Event Center in Altamont for ages 18 and older. Doors open at 6pm. Games start at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Come out for a great time with BINGO, food, drinks, and 50/50 drawing. For tickets, call Christy at 217-540-1413, visit BBBSGloBingo.eventbrite.com, or stop by the Carriage House in Altamont or Dairy Queen in Effingham.

 

Drop In Lego Jr.

February 16th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Effingham Library for ages 2-5 with an adult.

Drop in the library to play with the library’s Duplos! No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Drop In Craft

February 23rd from 9 a.m. to Noon at Effingham Library for all ages. Drop in the library to create a self-guided craft, while supplies last. No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Dr. Seuss Movie Make and Take

March 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Effingham Library for all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 1:30pm- Dr. Seuss themed craft. 2 p.m.- The Lorax (PG 135 min.). For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Drop In Lego Club

March 2nd from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Effingham Library for ages 5-12. Drop in the Children’s Programming Room to build something amazing with the library’s thousands of Legos! No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Drop In STEM Activity

March 9th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Effingham Library for ages 5-12. Drop in the library to complete a fun STEM Activity, while supplies last. No Registration Required. For more information, call 217-342-2464 or visit www.effinghamlibrary.org.

 

Princess Party at The Austin Mansion

March 9th at the Austin Mansion in Effingham. Join Jasmine, Ariel & Aurora for a fun-filled Princess Party at the Austin Mansion! The party will include: dancing with the Princesses, storytime, a Princess craft activity, photos with the Princesses, and snacks.

Two sessions are available so please specify your session when you book your tickets. Sessions are: 10AM and 1PM.

Early-Bird Ticket Prices (purchase before March 1st):
Child – $35/each
Adult – $20/each

Regular Ticket Prices:
Child – $40/each
Adult – $25/each

 

For more information, call 217-342-5310 or visit www.visiteffinghamil.com.