Effingham County Community Events December 2017

Movie Make and Take
December 6th at 1 pm on the Workman Room of the Effingham Public Library for all ages. Just a half day of school today! Head over to the library to create a minion helmet to wear while you watch Despicable Me 3 (PG, 90 minutes) in the Workman Room. No Registration Required. For more information, contact Effingham Public Library at 217-342-2464 or effinghamlibrary.org.

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus: Fear Nothing Fundraiser
December 7th from 5 – 7 pm at Stanfield Chiropractic. The public is invited to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and support a good cause: Fear Nothing! Free will donations will be accepted for Fear Nothing! All children will receive a gift for attending. Be entered for our Christmas Present Package by referring a new patient, receiving a FREE spinal screening, or scheduling a new patient. For more information, contact 217-342-7222.

Teen Book Party
December 7th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Teen Department of the Effingham Public Library for ages 13 – 18. Join us for a book party! Bring your favorite book of 2017 to talk about and we’ll bring the food and games. No Registration Required. For more information, contact Effingham Public Library at 217-342-2464 or effinghamlibrary.org.

Christmas Cards with Nancy Fearday
December 9th at 10 am in the Effingham Public Library. Join local craft expert Nancy Fearday as she teaches you how to create unique Christmas cards that will impress your family and friends. Registration required and begins November 20th. For more information, contact the Effingham Public Library at effinghamlibrary.org or 217-342-2464.

Holiday Stroll Thru Strasburg
December 9th from 2 – 6 pm at Strasburg Community building. Get your Holiday Stroll maps at the Community Building at 2 pm. Visit every stop on the map and collect a stamp for visiting every location. After you have all your map stamped, turn it in at the Community Building to be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Prizes include $50 cash, $25 Marathon Gas Cards, Wooden Sleigh and more! Proceeds go to benefit Blessing in a Backpack. For more information, contact Angie Edwards 217-644-3209.

Santa Reads!
December 9th from 10 – 11 am in the Children’s Programming Room of the Effingham Public Library for all ages. Join Santa and the teachers from the Reading Council in the Children’s Programming Room for stories and treats! No Registration Required. For more information, contact the Effingham Public Library at effinghamlibrary.org or 217-342-2464.

Cross at the Crossroad Christmas Open House
December 10th at 1:00 pm – December 11th at 4:00 pm at Cross at the Crossroads. Join the Cross for a Christmas Open House. They’ll have cookies, hot chocolate and musical guests. You’ll also be able to see their wonderful nativity displays. For more information, visit www.visiteffinghamil.com.

Star Wars Lego Challenge
December 11th at 4 pm in the Children’s Programming Room of the Effingham Public Library for ages 6 – 15. A new episode in the Star Wars saga will be released this week. Join us for a Star Wars themed Lego Challenge. Registration Required. For more information, contact the Effingham Public Library at effinghamlibrary.org or 217-342-2464.

Santa Visit
December 16th from 9 am – noon in the First National Bank of Waterloo. Santa is coming to First National Bank of Waterloo at 210 E Fayette Effingham on December 16th from 9 am – Noon. Free picture, cookies and gift. For more information, go to visiteffinghamil.com.

Scott Wattles Christmas
December 16th at 7 pm in the Effingham Performance Center. Join Scott Wattles and the Blue Suede Crew as they celebrate the holidays with their sensational Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Show. This musical journey down memory lane is packed with the true Christmas classics. From the moment the curtain opens, you will find yourself singing right along with the BSC on such classics as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Silver Bells,” “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” and many more. All seats must be reserved and are $15. For more information, contact us at info@TheEPC.org or 217-540-2788.

Daytime Book Discussion – Your Favorite Book of 2017
December 21st at 10 am in the Luttrell Room of the Effingham Public Library. Bring your favorite book to share! Registration Required. To register, contact the Effingham Public Library at effinghamlibrary.org or 217-342-2464.

Winter Solstice Walk
December 21st from 5 – 7 pm at Ballard Nature Center. Enjoy a luminary trail, bonfire, and winter-themed activities. Call to register at 618-483-6856.

Chasing Santa
December 22nd from 1 – 3 pm at Ballard Nature Center opened to all ages. Christmas games and fun all afternoon. Call to register at 618-483-6856.

Family Game Night
December 26th from 6 – 8 pm on the Second Floor of the Effingham Public Library opened to all ages. We’ll supply the games, but feel free to bring your own if you want. No Registration Required. For more information, contact the Effingham Public Library at effinghamlibrary.org or 217-342-2464.

Doctor Who Family Event
December 28th at 6 pm in the Workman Room of the Effingham Public Library for all ages. Join us for a Doctor Who Family Event! We’ll create some Doctor Who themed snacks, have a Doctor Who Trivia Challenge and watch an episode of the series. Registration Required. For more information, contact the Effingham Public Library at effinghamlibrary.org or 217-342-2464.

The Harry Potter Experience
December 30th at 2:30 pm at Effingham Performance Center. Step onto Platform 9 3/4 and be transported to a magical afternoon at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The EPC presents a completely interactive movie experience, including a full showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a costume contest, door prizes and Butterbeer. Grab your goodie bag at the door, and you and your fellow wizards will bring the movie to life. All seats are $15 and a VIP experience is also available at $30, and that will start at 1 p.m. Check out the website for more information at www.the-epc.org.