Sep 28, 2016

Highland IL, Art in the Park

The 13th annual Highland Arts Council “Art in the Park” is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 7-9. Artist registration is Friday, starting at 10:00 a.m. and the preview party is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and hours Sunday, are 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call Lynnette at 558-0054.

Airport Airstravaganza, October 1, 2016

The Greenville Airport Airstravaganza is scheduled for Saturday. The Airstravaganza begins at 9 AM, and will include many demonstrations.
Sherry Schaeffer, vice chairman of the Greenville Airport Authority Board, said the Airstravaganza is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the airport. They’ve also added a cruise-in and fly-in to the event.

Apple Day in Greenville, October 1, 2016

Don't forget to come out for Apple Day this Saturday.  It's been going on in Greenville for a long time!

Nov 21, 2012

SATURDAY, 
November 24 at 5:30
ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:
1.     Lighting the Christmas Tree and the Courthouse starts at 5:30 with Greenville High School Choir caroling, Miss Bond County as emcee
2.    Watson's Drug -- Holiday Photo - get a photo taken with fun holiday props, Free gift with purchase, Drawings and register to win, Coloring contest with Hallmark interactive Toy prize
3.    State and Ryder -- 10% off All Holiday Décor Saturday 5:30-9. Open House Sunday 1-6 with 10% off everything
4.    Sweetest Things -- Famous hot chocolate bar, 10% off all gift items. Buy 3 cupcakes  get 1 free
5.    Dream Weddings: Santa’s Winter Wonderland. Come meet Santa’s & Mrs. Claus
6.    Dr. Rosenburg, Chiropractor -- Complimentary Treats
7.    2Martha’s Chili and spiced cider, plus Kettle corn, Roasted nuts, 
8.    Ragged Threads -- 20% off all Handmade Items
9.    DeMoulin Museum -- Victorian Era Christmas: Free Christmas Crackers (vintage toy containing treats) 7:30 - Story Teller reads a child’s version of A Christmas Carol
10.  The Green Door -- Free Refreshments
11.   Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Live Music and CHRISTMAS TREE AUCTION
12.   Owl Creek Gazette: Kids make your own owl ornament,
One day only artisan mini mall, Free $5.00 off repair coupon
13.  Kong’s Imagination Emporium -- Gaming and Collectibles  
14.  First United Methodist Church -- Giant Toy Train Display
15.  Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store -- Open 5-7, 50% off storewide, Free gift for every child, Register to win $25.00 gift card
16.  National Bank -- Children’s Craft Projects, Music, and Lisa Renner with Scentsy Products  
17.  Pepin's Country Store -- 10% off all Holiday Décor and Candles  

OTHER EVENTS this weekend
•  American Farm Heritage Museum Christmas Light Display, 5-9 pm
•  Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour, Sunday, Nov 25th, 1-5 pm
•  Free Christmas Pops Concert, Sunday, Nov 25th,  7:00 pm
    1st Christian Church, 1100 Killarney

Jul 3, 2012

Theater Production July 13, 14 & 15

Our Common Ground Theater Troupe Presents 
"LEND ME A TENOR" 
by Ken Ludwig, a hilarious chain-reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, innuendoes, and constant entrances and exits through many doors.

July 13, 14 @ 7:30 and July 15 @ 2:30
Greenville High School Auditorium
Tickets $10 each

Mark your calendars now, get your tickets soon at Watson's and Adam Brothers.

Jun 12, 2012

Bradford National Bank is sponsoring Sh-Boom on June 16th from 5-8 after the DIY Show and the Car Show on the Square in Greenville.  It should be a great day with lots going on.  Bring your DAD!


DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) street faire

Our Common Ground is sponsoring our first ever DIY Street Faire this Saturday, June 16th from 9 am to 3 pm.  All manner of Do It Yourself-ers will be there to display what they have made or what they do.  It will be different, that's for sure!  Check it out!

Summer Blast Car Show

Event Dates: June 16, 2012 - June 16, 2012
Location: Greenville, Illinois
 
Greenville, Illinois will celebrate a classic American film Saturday, June 16 during the Greenville Graffiti Car Show. Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark, two of the stars of the 1973 movie American Graffiti, will sign autographs at the car show and participate in a special question and answer session prior to a showing of the movie at the Globe Theatre. Bo Hopkins has appeared in numerous films and television shows. His best known roles include Joe in American Graffiti; Crazy Lee in The Wild Bunch; and Frank Jackson in The Getaway. William Holden, Steve McQueen, and Lee Marvin are among the Hollywood legends that Hopkins has worked with. Candy Clarks list of characters include Debbie in American Graffiti; Mary Lou in The Man Who Fell to Earth; and Camilla in the 1978 remake of The Big Sleep.

The show is open to cars and trucks from 1985 and older. Vehicles can be entered either for judging or display. Plaques will be given to the Top 40 selected by the judges. Free dash plaques will be provided to the first 100 entries. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until noon with awards presented at 3:00 p.m. There will also be food, a deejay playing oldies music, and contests. All activities will be held on Second Street and near the downtown square. American Graffiti will be shown at 4:00 p.m. at the Globe Theatre. Sh-Boom, a popular oldies band from St. Louis, will perform a free concert from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Bradford National Bank parking lot.

This years event is coordinated by the Greenville Tourism Office and Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Our Common Ground is also sponsoring a Do It Yourself Street Faire that day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring robotics, metalworking, fishing and hunting technology, amateur radio, and more.

For more information, contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at (618) 664-9272

Nov 10, 2011

"Come Home for Christmas" --Courthouse Lighting


“COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”

Friday, November 25 beginning at 5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.
The evening will begin with carolers leading a procession around the square to light the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree and then the ceremony will be turned over to the Greenville Women's club so that they can present the lighting of the Courthouse. The Courthouse has been dark for more than a decade but will be re-lit this year due to the determined vision of the Women's Club. After all the lights are lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will go to the Globe Theater so that all the children can visit with them.

This year's event features a non-profit Christmas Tree Auction Wonderland which consists of 7-10 trees to be creatively decorated by The Garden Club, the High School Sophomore class, the Senior Center, Our Common Ground, the Food Pantry, The Humane Society, the Boy Scouts, a Relay for Life Team, and the Junior Comets Football team. The silent auction will be held in the Turret Building along with live music, a ‪Scherenschnitt papercutting demonstration ‬and food by Martha's Madness. The money from the sale of the trees goes to the participating non-profit organization, with special prizes from the GBPA for the two best trees. The trolley will carry passengers to the various venues around town which will include a live nativity and toy train display at the United Methodist Church on 2nd St. It will make it's way around every 15-20 minutes. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.

ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:
On the Square: Funnel Cakes and other interesting food

The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera

(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Prep and Landing")
Turret Cafe: Non Profit Christmas Tree Auction Wonderland
with Live Music, artisans and Food by Martha's Madness
Watson's Drug: Free Christmas Card Photo of you and your family

Pepin's Country Store: Open

Third Street Market: Open
United Methodist Church: Toy Train Display, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends) and Live Nativity
Owl Creek Gazette: Make your own owl ornament

Sweetest Things: Hot Chocolate Bar and cookies
Rue Matilda's: Reading the Night Before Christmas
Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Hot Wassail and Live Music
The Green Door: Antique Toy Display
Lambert's Antiques: Vintage Christmas Tree Display
DeMoulin Museum: Open

Marsha's Wedding Magic: Open

Heart Two Heart: Helium Balloons

Lisa's: Open
Kathy's U Name It Resale Shop: Open
Gloria's Novelties and Gifts: Open

The evening will culminate with the movie, “Prep and Landing" at the Globe Theatre at 9:00 pm.

Also on the list of things to do:
The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display
Friday, Nov.25th at 5:00 pm.

Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night,
November 27th, 7 pm
at the First Christian Church,
1100 Killarney Dr.
The concert includes an hour of instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Loads of holiday music and Christmas cheer! Bring your family and celebrate this spectacular time of the year. This is a FREE concert, Tickets are donation at the door. Donations go to The Simple Room. 

“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)

Latest Events

“The Foreigner”
GC Factory Theater production
,
Tickets available at Watson's Drugstore and Jo's Java

Wed. Nov. 9 through Sat. Nov. 12
7:30 p.m.


Veterans Day BBQ VFW Post 1377
Fri. Nov. 11 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

“You Can’t Take It With You”
GHS Drama Dept. Greenville High School Auditorium

Fri. Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.Sat. Nov. 12, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Benefit for the DeMoulin Museum, Greenville
Sat. Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m. Trivia Night
at the Presbyterian Church
Teams of 6 to 8.
Call 664-4115 for details.

Oct 12, 2011

GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOMECOMING PARADE – 2011

GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOMECOMING PARADE – 2011

The Greenville College Homecoming Spirit Parade begins Friday at 4:00 p.m. We spoke with Director of Alumni Relations, Pam Taylor who is excited to be bringing the parade back to the area. There has not been a Homecoming Spirit Parade for several years, possibly since the 1960’s. There will be a pep band and a small marching band, as well as the Greenville High School marching band. The parade begins at the United Methodist Church parking lot on Second Street and travels north to College Avenue. The parade will then travel east on College, north on Eastern Avenue, and then west on Oak Street before returning to campus for a pep rally on Scott Field. For additional information about the parade and other homecoming activities, go to www.greenville.edu/homecoming or call 664-6513.

Oct 11, 2011

Greenville College Choir Concert


The Greenville College Choir will be in concert
Friday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Whitlock Music Center
on the Greenville College campus.

The concert will be the first event of the college choir’s 85th anniversary reunion and part of the college’s homecoming festivities. The choir consists of 42 undergraduate students from various fields of liberal arts study. As the flagship choral ensemble of Greenville College, the choir presents as many as twenty off-campus performances each year as part of its annual tour. For more details about the choir concert, visit www.greenville.edu or call the music department office at 664-6561.

May 17, 2011

CAR SHOW -- Calling all cars


The 3rd annual "Summer Blast" car show will be held Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 to 3:30 on the Greenville Square.

All registered vehicle owners will receive a free T-Shirt and Dash Plaque, plus we will have first, second, and third place trophies for the Mayor's Choice award.

WLDJ of Breese will be DJ'ing the event and 2 live bands, "Close to the Edge" and "Dan Patton" will begin at 12 noon. There will also be prizes given away throughout the day, plus BBQ from "Old School Smokers" and other vendors.

Come join the fun on the Square in Greenville!

Apr 2, 2011

"I REMEMBER MAMA"


May 7, 2011 -- "I Remember Mama" a 1940s themed community event honoring all of our mothers. Bring an apron to hang on the clothesline around the courthouse, with a memory of your mother written on an index card. Apron registration, $1.00 to benefit the lighting of the courthouse.

1940s-50s music and a dance from 6-8 pm in the street.

Participating vendors include:
DRESS LIKE THE 40s

APRONS will be hung around the courthouse with stories and memories of moms, present and past. (Bring your apron and $1.00 to the registration table. Proceeds go toward lighting the courthouse)

FOOD -- including Rootbeer floats, pork steaks, and more by everyone from the Relay for Life teams to the Boy Scouts.

PIES LIKE YOUR MAMA MADE by the Greenville Women’s Club

THINGS THAT DRIVE YOUR MOM CRAZY
-- venue for kids by the Wildflower Conspiracy.

VINTAGE CLOTHING
WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION -- who knows ?
GARDEN CLUB
FARMLAND QUILTING -- demonstrations
GIFTS WITH A PURPOST -- global relief
GREENVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- check out the past
HILLS FORT SOCIETY
DEMOULIN MUSEUM
GENEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
SIMPLE ROOM DANCERS
ROD AND GUN CLUB -- Cool equipment
BLUFF EQUIPMENT -- Golf cart demo
TRI COUNTY FORD -- Cool cars
RAMPART RANGE -- more Cool stuff

DJ MUSIC AND DANCE
IN THE STREET FROM 6-8 PM



Vendors welcome. For more information, call Deb Neer at the Green Door, 618-975-0710. Applications below.

Apron Application

Vendor Application

Jan 11, 2011

OCG Courtroom Drama

Friday, February 11, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, at 7:00 pm,
Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 pm.

The Our Common Ground Theatre Troupe of Greenville is now in rehearsal for Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th. The play is a gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man.

On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness. Primarily known for her novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, Rand achieved enduring success for her unique philosophy of Objectivism, which gained a worldwide audience.


"Night of January 16th" is a courtroom drama, which will be presented in the main courtroom of the Bond County courthouse, giving the audience all the excitement of a murder trial. The atmosphere will be all the more intimate due to the fact that the courtroom has a seating capacity of 65.

The jury, which will decide the guilt or innocence of the defendant, will be chosen from the audience at the beginning of the play. The verdict should arouse discussion and debate, for the drama's underlying conflict is the basic conflict of two different types of humanity.


Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store and Adam Bros. Coffee Shop at $10 each.

The public should plan to get their tickets early due to the seating capacity of the courtroom.
For more information, call the director, Thom Pabst, at (618) 977-8822.

Nov 20, 2010

GWC's Holiday Home Tour










Greenville Women's Club presents the 2010 Christmas House Tour

Featuring “Upstairs Downtown” on the Square.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Greenville, Illinois

Dan and Cindy Daum
Above Heart Two Heart, E Side of the Square

Lisa and Jim Ulmer
Above “Lisa’s” NE Corner of the Square

Judy and Howard Elmore
416 W. Main, Next to the Public Library

DeMoulin Museum, 110 W. Main,
1/2 Block off SE Corner of the Square

Ellie and Joh Kennedy
Above Magic Mirror, SW Corner of the Square

Cathie and Bob Wiedenhoeft
Above “GET Video” N Side of the Square

Greenville Public Library
414 W. Main
GC Chamber Singers & Refreshments

Ticket advance sale $8 available at:
Watson’s, GET Video, Heart Two Heart, Lisa’s, Turret Cafe, The Green Door, Adam Brothers Music and Coffee House.
Day of tour $10 available at any house on tour.

Nov 17, 2010

"COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" 2010








Friday, November 26

5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.


The evening will begin with carolers (the Greenville High School Choir) leading everyone in a procession around the square to light the tree, the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree before going to the Globe Theater to visit with the children.

There are rumors that the Grinch might be showing up to try and steal Christmas this year. The trolley will then carry passengers to the various venues around town. It will make it's way around every 15-20 minutes. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.


ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:

On the Square: Kettle Corn.
The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera 
(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Elf")
Bentley's Country Kitchen: Hot Wassail, Hot Chocolate
Turret Cafe: Live Christmas Music

Watson's Drug: Free Christmas Card Photo of you and your family

White Photography: Karen File Jewelry Demonstration

Pepin's Country Store: Open
Farmland Quilting: Embroidery Machine Demonstration

Style and Grace: Open

Third Street Market: Open
United Methodist Church:
Toy Train Display, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)

Sweetest Things: Hot Chocolate Bar, WDLJ 97.5 "The Rock" broadcasting live from 6-8

Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Live Music
The Open Door: The Night Before Christmas Craft for kids

The Green Door: Antique Toy Display

Lambert's Antiques: Vintage Christmas Tree Display
DeMoulin Museum: Victorian style decorations. Pictures can be taken with the holiday-themed DeMoulin lodge goat. Special drawing for a copy of the new book "Catalog 439," a reprint of a 1930 DeMoulin Bros. catalog.

Gold Realty: Storyteller

Dream Weddings: Your Christmas Centerpiece Demonstration

Heart Two Heart: Hot Chili provided by the First Baptist Church, Storyteller

Rue Matilda: Making Gift Boxes Demonstration

Lisa's: Open

Piety Hill Bakery: Chestnuts Roasting by the Open Fire
Ten Talents Gallery/Old Firehouse Emporium: Jewelry from Africa, Cheese Ball Sale & Demonstration, Photography by David Ulmer.


The evening will culminate with a movie, “Elf” at the Globe Theatre at 9:00 pm.


Also on the list of things to do: The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display Friday, November 26th at 5:00 pm.

Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night, November 28th, 7 pm at the First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr. The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Loads of holiday music and Christmas cheer! Bring your family and celebrate this spectacular time of the year.

This is a FREE concert, Tickets are donation at the door. Donations go to Habitat for Humanity.



“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)

Oct 8, 2010

Songwriter's Showcase, Globe Theater

Only 2 more days until the 10/10/10
SONGWRITERS' SHOWCASE
1-3 PM at
THE GLOBE THEATRE
in downtown Greenville
105 S. 3rd St.
Check out the antique stores
open on Sundays,
Breakfast Buffet at Bentley's Country Kitchen
then stroll next door to The Globe for the show...
Come to Greenville, stay the day!


Donation at door, more if you like it, less if you don't,
includes deli style lunch in Will's Coffee House
upstairs in The Globe.

Brought to you by Fiddleosophy Productions

Sep 8, 2010

2010 ARTWALK



















The 6th Annual Our Common Ground ArtWalk
The 6th Annual Our Common Ground ArtWalk is slated for Friday, September 17, from 5 p.m. to midnight. It will be held around the historic Greenville Square, in Greenville, IL., featuring more recycled art, and art with a sense of humor.

Christine A. Holtz, will be showing in the Rowland Art Gallery in the Maves Art Center of Greenville College. Christine received her Master of Fine Arts (Fibers Specialization), from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting, Fiber Art), from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. We are most proud to bring her work to the ArtWalk.

Adam Long, of St. Charles, Mo. will be exhibiting his sculptures under the large tent on second Street. Long's environmental art often takes the form of figure sculptures taken from natural and recycled material. Adam was a participant in last year's ArtWalk as well. He'll be sharing the big tent with Mississippi Mudd of Alton.
Also on Second Street will be digital painter, Genece Hamby of Edwardsville, IL.

Ten Talents Gallery & Gifts will be featuring Nicole Otwell, who teaches art at the University of Missouri at Columbia, a fiber artist with an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, as well as other forms of more traditional fiber arts.

On Main Street, Wine Tastings will be presented by Villa Marie, Piasa, Forsee Vineyards, and Pheasant Hollow Wineries. This year, as a fundraiser, OCG ArtWalk wine glasses and posters will be for sale. The first 50 guests at the wine tasting will receive a free wine glass. To accompany the wine tasting, there will be a cheese tasting by Marcoots Jersey Creamery, and a chocolate tasting by Martha's Madness.

Greenville native, Chef Kevin Willman, owner of Farmhaus in St Louis will return to his hometown with some of his slow-cooked creations. He'll be joined by the Firefly Grill in Effingham, Fond in Edwardsville, 222 Artisan Bakery of Edwardsville, and Chef Jane Muscroft and her famous scones. Jo's Java will be on hand with coffees.

The Synergy Jazz Quintet, Fundamental Elements, and Scratch Track will fill the streets with live music throughout the evening.

The Bradford Community Room will play host to The Kid's Zone, a new venue devoted to children. The Our Common Ground Theater Troupe will perform spontaneously throughout the evening, in unexpected places. Creative Stitchers will display "their favorite quilts" and the Ya Ya Knitters will bring a surprise installation to the square.

Jul 7, 2010

HERITAGE DAYS

The 2010 Heritage Days at the American Farm Heritage Museum will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 30, 31, and August 1. The events planned for this year are as follows:

Friday -- Four Corner Tractorcade, live music, and food vendors

Friday evening -- draft horse pull, kid's night, live music, and food vendors

Saturday -- tractor pull, field demonstrations, antique fire truck display, small engines display and live music, and food vendors

Other attractions:

Miniature railroad all the way around the venue.

There will be women’s tents, activities such as plowing and thrashing and exhibits of steam engines, a baker fan, and saw mill.

The little red barn will be open all three days.

Sunday -- church service at 8:00 a.m.

car show from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The American Farm Heritage Museum is located south of Greenville on Route 127, just south of I-70.

Jun 2, 2010

2010 SUMMER BLAST CAR SHOW, CRUISE IN

SUMMER BLAST

Car Show and Cruise In
Saturday, June 19, 2010
9:30-4:00
On the Square

First 100 Cars
receive free T-Shirt and Dash Plaque
DJ services by WDLJ of Breese
Prize Drawings through out the day
Old Smokers Barbeque
Live Band starts at 2:00

For more information call
Liz Kious
Sweetest Things
618-664-9196
618-401-9611







sponsored by the Greenville Business and Professional Association

COMING SOON -- 27TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR

The 27th Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair will be Thursday-Saturday, June 17-19 at the Greenville First Christian Church Family Life Center.

The book fair will be open Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Approximately 29,000 items will be available for purchase with the majority priced at $.75.

Children 12 years old and under will receive a coupon for two free children’s books and shoppers may take advantage of special promotions at specified times.

Items for the fair may be dropped off at Greenville Regional Hospital, Fair Oaks, the Thrift Shop, Capri IGA, Funderburk’s 66 in Pocahontas, and at area banks, and churches.

For more information, call 664-2797.

GRAND OPENING AT MARCOOT JERSEY FARM CREAMERY

Marcoot Jersey Farm and Creamery, located at 526 Dudleyville Road in rural Greenville, is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Marcoot Jersey Farm has been producing quality milk for seven generations and now their Jersey milk will be available in the form of farmstead and artisan cheese and ice cream.

There will be activities for children at the grand opening. You may pet baby calves in the calf barn, visit the education corner and of course try the cheese. For more information, call 664-1110.

More information in blog below.

May 11, 2010

PUTTIN ON THE RITZ FOR FRITZ

PUTTIN ON THE RITZ FOR FRITZ is a building fundraiser kickoff for the Bond County Humane Society. The event is Friday, May 14, 6:30-8:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church 401 N. Idler Lane Greenville. A delicious meal will be served by candlelight with entertainment provided by “Standing Room Only”, an acappella foursome from Bond County Unit 2 High School.

Proceeds from the event will go toward building a shelter for Bond County Humane Society.

Apr 29, 2010

MARCOOT CREAMERY IN GREENVILLE

Marcoot Jersey Creamery
After seven generations in the Jersey business, theMarcoot family of Greenville, Illinois is expanding their operation to include a processing facility expected to start production this summer. A facility open house this month attracted over 1,000 area visitors. The finished plant will have rooms for both cheese and bottled fluid products, along with a retail space for on-farm sales.

“The health benefits [of Jersey milk] are a very big marketing tool for us,” said Brittany Marcoot
Wheeler. Milk from the herd’s sixty Jersey cows will be used for three different specialty cheeses aged in a cellar, known in the business as a cheese cave, below the plant. Cheese curds and ice cream are also planned, primarily for local consumers.

Peter Dixon, a master cheese maker from Vermont helped the Marcoots get set up and provided cheese recipes. Dixon stated that cheese is an artistic product. "Real cheese looks beautiful" as opposed to factory cheese, it has more flavor because it is a slower process.

The family is also working to develop tour programs for field trips and general public tours.

The farm is located at
526 Dudleyville Rd.,
Greenville, IL 62246
4 miles south of Greenville.

Art in Education Show, Greenville, IL


The Art in Edu-
cation Show starts April 29 and runs through the 30th from 6-8 pm. You need to check it out, we have some fabulous children's art and great art teachers here in Greenville.
April 29-30 at the Bradford Community Room, graciously sponsored each year by Bradford National Bank.

I went to the Guggenheim Art Museum in NYC last summer and they were having a children's art show...
They can't hold a candle to this stuff!!

Mar 12, 2010

New Business in Greenville

GraceAnn Salon
The Art of Hair


110 W. College
Greenville, IL 62246
618-664-2730
graceannsalon@live.com

Featuring Lakme Color and Products

Jan 27, 2010

GBPA Bridal Show "The Local Collection"

The Greenville Business and Professional Association will be hosting a Bridal Event called "The Local Collection" showcasing our own local businesses and what they can do for your wedding and your new life.

Where: Cunnetto's Banquet Hall, 1731 State Route 127, Greenville, IL 62246

When: February 28, 2010

The event will include a beautifully designed fashion show, vendor demonstrations, give-aways throughout the day, show specials, contest, gift bags and a full engagement photography package and wedding cake given away!

Dec 2, 2009

Dec 1, 2009

Toy Train Display






The Toy Train Display from the

"Come Home for Christmas" Event in Greenville will have an encore performance

Friday Night, Dec 5th from 5-7 pm
Saturday, December 6th from 2-5pm

They are set up in the old Metzger Building, behind The Green Door on Main St. just off the Square.

Nov 13, 2009

"COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS"


“COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”

Friday, November 27
beginning at 5:30 pm
in Downtown Greenville.


The evening will begin with carolers (the Greenville High School Choir) and one of Santa's reindeer leading everyone in a singing procession around the square to light the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree before going to the Globe Theater to visit with the children. The trolley will travel up and down 2nd and 3rd Streets, stopping to let passengers off at the various venues. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.


ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:
On the Square: Chestnuts roasting by the open fire, Hot chocolate by the Greenville High School Junior Class, Cookies by Sweetest Things, and Kettle Corn. Santa's Reindeer will be stopping by to check out the event as well. 
The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera.

(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Babettes Feast")

Breities Again:Hot Wassail

The Bakery Nook: Decorate your own cookie

Watson's Drug: Christmas Ornament Display and Hallmark Ornament sale

Pepin's Country Store: Open

Style and Grace: Five Minute Massages

Third Street Market: Open

National Bank: Woodworking Demonstration with Thom Pabst Greenville Regional Hospital Thrift Shop: Christmas Tree Raffle, Wooden Cigar Box display, Bund Bear Display

Sweetest Things: Story-telling with Elaine Westbrooks and Hot Chocolate Bar

The Green Door: Antique Toy Display

Metzger Building: Toy Trains, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)

Marsha's Wedding Magic: Gourd Carving Demonstration by Carol & Jerry Prater

Heart Two Heart: Balloon Artist and Hot Soup provided by the First Baptist Church

Verizon: Popcorn stringing and Candy Canes

Buck or More: Open

Greenville Flower Shop: Story-telling with Jacqueline Kelsey of the Apple Shed

Ten Talents Gallery/Old Firehouse Emporium: Leather working demonstration with Jim Mewes, Art opening featuring artist Jan Von Bokel of Effingham.

A box will be available to collect canned goods for the food pantry by the Christmas Tree. Please bring something to share with those in need.



The evening will culminate with a movie, “Babettes Feast” at the Globe Theatre. This Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film was a big art house hit in 1987. A highly recommended movie, set in the mid 1800's, it refuses to be modern in any way. Its pace is the pace of a provincial seaside town where nothing much ever happens, and its subject is the lives of characters who have dedicated themselves to very non-21st century lifestyles. The sweetness and humanity brought out from this austere setting make "Babette's Feast" a special and rewarding foreign film. Tickets for the movie will be available at each venue.


Also on the list of things to do: The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display Friday November 27th at 5:00 pm.

Our Common Ground presents their Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night, November 29th 7-9 pm at the First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr. Last year's concert was a great success and this year promises to be even better. The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Plans are being made to form a Community Mass Choir with orchestra for the finale. Tickets are donation at the door.




“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)

OCG Christmas Pops Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Greenville First Christian Church
Street:
1100 Killarney Drive
The Holiday Season is fast approaching and will be here and gone all within the space of a few weeks. To help ramp up the holiday spirit during the hectic days ahead, Our Common Ground’s music director, Laura Harris, has once again managed to pull together some of this area’s finest musicians to perform in the upcoming Community Christmas Pops Concert. This event will be held at the First Christian Church on Sunday, November 29, beginning at 7 p.m.

Those returning to the Pops Concert stage are: Luke DeJaynes-Fundamental Elements/drums and electric guitar, Brian Grove/string and electric bass, Polly Waddell/violin, Sue Heston/keyboard, Linda Plant/piano and keyboard, Howard Wise/trumpet, Theresa Lindell/acoustic and Laura Harris/piano.

Talented newcomers to the concert, but not to the stage are: Bill Archibald/sax, Cary Eisentraut/drums, Ty Barth/congas and Ryan Thomason, BCCU#2 band director, who will be conducting the orchestra and choir.

The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Plans are being made to form a Community Mass Choir with orchestra for the finale.

Dirty Roots Revolution Founder/Director Ryan Mifflin will act as Master of Ceremonies. Dirty Roots Revolution is a local grass roots organization formed to encourage people to look at the world around us and say ,“I can do my part.” It's belief is that one person may not be able to change the world, but he or she can impact the life of one other person very easily. It's mission is to provide avenues to reach out to others in need of help. A large focus has recently been in befriending and helping the homeless.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with proceeds going to Dirty Roots Revolution.

Oct 1, 2009

Apple Day, October 3, 7am-3pm

Greenville Business and Professional Association presents...
Apple Day, October 3
Begins at 7:00 am with a Farmer's Market

9:00 am --
Bake Sales,

Games,
Crafts,
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides,
Build-A-Scarecrow
Mikayla Roach & DB Railroad Music
Cake Walk

10:00 am -- Apple Dessert Contest
Greenville Women's Club Awards
Story Hour, Greenville Public Library

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Big Jeff's Blues Music
Craft Booths
Kettle Corn
Music

Our Common Ground Theatre Troup Presents

An Evening of One Acts presented by the Our Common Ground Theatre Troupe.


October 8th at 7 pm.
October 10th at 7 pm.
October 11th at 2 pm.
At the newly remodeled Bond County High School auditorium.


Tickets $6 each. Thursday night only, student price is $5.00

Two comedies and a drama presented in one evening of entertaining theatre.

Can't Fight The Feeling:
Or How I Learned to Love My I-Pod
by James Christy


A spoof on the Mac and PC commercials that takes a violent turn. A comedy that comments on the role of technology in our society today.

James' first full-length play NEVER TELL was produced by Broken Watch Theatre Company in August 2006 and was published by Playscripts Inc. in April 2007. His latest full-length LOVE AND COMMUNICATION, was presented at Northern Kentucky University’s YES Festival in spring 2009. Other short plays include CREEP, which won the Actors Theater of Louisville's Heideman Award for best short play in 2001, has been published in multiple anthologies and produced throughout the U.S. and Canada. James would like to thank Our Common Ground for presenting CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELIN’, which is currently being made into a short film. Keep an eye out on for it on YouTube. For updates or to tell him what you think contact the playwright at: jchristy1515@yahoo.com.


Haiku by Katherine Snodgrass

A moving play about a family of women trying to live and love together over the years. Characters include a strong single mother, her career driven oldest daughter and her mentally challenged younger daughter. This play is a poignant look at family life.

Clara and the Gambler

A western melodrama set (where else?) above a saloon. When Clara married her dream man one afternoon she never expected to be gambled away that evening at a poker game. Hilarity ensues as Clara and the Gambler discover that they've both been bamboozled.

Aug 19, 2009

5th Annual Autumn Artwalk

This year's artwalk is going to be bigger and better than ever. Check out the website, ocgart.org for all the details.

We have Jennifer Angus, fiber artist from University of Wisconsin doing quilt patterns on the walls of the Maves Art Center using bugs. They are truly beautiful.

We have Adam Long of St. Charles, MO doing amazing nature sculptures in the Kaskaskia College building.

We have Eleanor Pennington, Lynn Reznick, and Lorraine White in the Old Firehouse Emporium.

We have Keith Buchholz, Mary Ratcliff Harnetiaux and a group of ex-patriots coming home to show in the Northcott House, with music and entertainment by Stephanie Plant.

And in the Bradford Community Building we have demonstrations by Mississippi Mud Pottery, weaving by Craig and Carolyn Hart of Vandalia, tatting by Mark Myers and maybe more.

On the corner of 2nd and Main: two wineries will be hosting a wine tasting,
Erato's on Main of Edwardsville will be bringing food,
Firefly Grill of Effingham will be bringing food,

Plus there will be two bands playing,
Fundamental Elements
and Photoside Cafe.

It promises to be a memorable evening. Come on out.

Aug 14, 2009

GBPA Bridal Show


The Greenville Business and Professional Association will be hosting a Bridal Event called "The Local Collection" showcasing our own local businesses and what they can do for your wedding and your new life.

Where: Cunnetto's Banquet Hall, 1731 State Route 127, Greenville, IL 62246

When: February 2010

The event will include a beautifully designed fashion show, vendor demonstrations, give-aways throughout the day, show specials, contest, gift bags and a full photography package and wedding cake given away!

Jul 10, 2009

Genealogical Society Meeting

The next meeting of the Bond County Genealogical Society will be Monday, July 13, at 6 pm at the Panama Community Center.
A $6.00 basket lunch will be available for purchase that night at the center. Contact Lester Harnetiaux at 664-4232.
The public is invited to attend.

Greenville Garden Club

The Greenville Garden Club will meet July 14 at 6 pm at the parking lot of the 400 block of East Main for a local garden Tour.

Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive on July 16 at Greenville Regional Hospital from noon to 5 pm. Photo ID is required. Hosted by the Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC).

Small Business Workshop at Kaskaskia College

The Illinois Samll Business Develpment Center at Kaskaskia College will host a How To Start A Small Business" workshop from 5:30-7:30 pm on July 21. Fee is $10.00, pre-registration is required. Call 545-3429 to register.

Jun 4, 2009

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Bond County Fair Civil War Reenactment
Saturday, August 1-2

Rolling Pin Toss 11:00 am
Ladies Tea 1:30 pm
All Day Scavenger Hunt for children
Battle 3:00 pm (Saturday)
Battle 2:30 pm (Sunday)
Dance Saturday Night
Candlelight Tour of camps 9-10 pm


Step Back in Time with the Blue and Gray.

Songwriter's Showcase

A Songwriter's Showcase
Sunday, June 7
Globe Theater
Greenville, IL


featuring the music of
Bruce "Swamp" Weiss
Michael "Goose" Miller
Mark Krummel
Steve Clark

Music Starts at 3 pm
Donations at the Door
CD's Available
Music Made in America

May 6, 2009

Summer Blast Cruise In


June 20th, 10:00 am - 4 pm

Event description
. Classic “Car Cruise In,” a Guitar Hero Competition in the Globe Theater, Old School Smokers Barbeque, a scavenger hunt through businesses, and a Hula Hoop Competition, all pulled together by the music of WDLJ as partner and DJ. Prizes offered through out the day.
First 100 registered cars receive t-shirts and dash plaques.
Event Fees: None
Contact Info:
Liz Kious 618-664-9196 or 618-401-9611,

Apr 27, 2009

ART IN EDUCATION SHOW

Our Common Ground
hosts the
Art in Education Show
April 30-May 1
6-8 pm

Bradford Community Building
Greenville, IL 62246

This annual show displays the work of K-8 art students. Their work is curated by Professor Steven Heilmer who leads a host of OCG volunteers. There’s music, provided by students under the tutelage of Greenville Elementary Music teacher, Kim Lugge. Refreshments are provided.

Apr 23, 2009

Grand Opening Skateboard Shop!

HILLBILLY BOMBSHELL SKATEBOARD SHOP
HillbillyBombshell opens Saturday April 25th
(Grand Opening) at 12pm!
Free Hot Dogs!
Free Music!
etc!



Located: 110 College Ave, Greenville

(the former clip and curl)
Owner: Nathan Womack


The shop will offer several name brand skateboard apparel lines, skateboards, assembly, skateboard parts and accessories, etc. It will be a cool shop that young men and women will love!!
Plus, parents will enjoy having this shop in town -- especially for gift certificates!

Mar 23, 2009

GREENVILLE COLLEGE CHOIR

The Greenville College Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a concert on Sunday, March 29th at 4:00 pm at the Greenville Free Methodist Church on Route 140, east of Greenville.

This year's program is entitled "Songs of Redemption" and will feature choral music from Zimbabwe, Venezuela, England, Germany and the Netherlands as well as many selections from America.

Conducting will be Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, director of choral studies at Greenville College.

Nursery care will be provided at the concert.

Spring Arbor University Choir

The Spring Arbor University Choir will be performing on March 26 at 7:00 pm at the Free Methodist Church located along Illinois Route 140 east of Greenville.

Directed by Dr. Charles Livesay, the choir's program is titled "I've Been Changed."

Various styles of music, such as traditional, gospel, spirituals and contemporary will be performed by the 56 member choir.

Mar 10, 2009

New Skateboard Shop

HILLBILLY BOMBSHELL SKATEBOARD SHOP
HillbillyBombshell opens Saturday April 25th
(Grand Opening) at 12pm!
Free Hot Dogs!
Free Music!
etc!



Located: 110 College Ave, Greenville

(the former clip and curl)
Owner: Nathan Womack


The shop will offer several name brand skateboard apparel lines, skateboards, assembly, skateboard parts and accessories, etc. It will be a cool shop that young men and women will love!!
Plus, parents will enjoy having this shop in town -- especially for gift certificates!

Mar 7, 2009

County Wide Antique Weekend













St Patricks's Day Antique Sale
In Bond County, Illinois
Sunday, March 15th - Tuesday, March 17th


The stores listed below will be offering some great deals, so come and enjoy the day and find some great treasures!

GREENVILLE

Third St. Market, Pepins Country Store, The Green Door, Greenville Auxiliary Thrift Shop, and Dan Dees Antiques

POCAHONTAS
Village Square Antiques, Herron's on Route 40, Pocahontas Antique Mall

Mar 6, 2009

High School presents "SOUTH PACIFIC"

The Greenville High School
presents the dramatic production of

SOUTH PACIFIC

March 19, 20, and 21
7:00 pm and 2:00 pm matinee

Tickets available at Watson's Drug Store
and the High School office
adults: $6.00
children: $4.00
$1.00 more purchased at the door.

New Store Downtown, MARSHA'S WEDDING MAGIC




















MARSHA'S WEDDING MAGIC located at 102 N. 2nd St. in Greenville, IL opened February 7 in hopes of helping brides plan the perfect wedding. Marsha and James Carpenter of Old Ripley are realizing their long held dream of having their own business. The Bridal Shop carries bridal and prom dresses for sale or rent along with a complete line of accessories. The building has large dressing rooms and a stage with a lighted mirror for the brides and their guests to view the gowns. Marsha also offers the options of hiring her to plan and set up the wedding or the option of renting and doing it yourself. "In this downtown" Marsha says, "you've got the all photographers, the cakes, the florists, and now the dresses and accessories that you need for the perfect wedding.

Mar 5, 2009

ART IN EDUCATION SHOW, April 30 - May 1

http://kimmarksart.com/db2/00173/kimmarksart.com/_uimages/btrfly.beautyII.gifPlease don't forget GREENVILLE'S

ART IN EDUCATION SHOW.
Lots of beautiful artwork on display. Come support the
Art in our schools. This is an important aspect of
Education.

Jan 30, 2009

HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUILT SHOW


7TH ANNUAL BOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUILT SHOW
April 18
St. Lawrence Church Hall
Greenville, IL
9am-4 pm

Entries are due by April 11
Early Entries recieved by March 28
will be eligible for a $50 drawing.

Call Jan Eyman at 618-326-7343 for more info
Entry blanks are available at local banks
or www.bondcountyhistorical.org

HILLS FORT RANGER RECRUITMENT DAY

Saturday, Jan. 31
1:00-4:00
at the Hills Fort Society cabin
on the American Farm Heritage Grounds

Anyone interested in becoming a Ranger for the society is invited to attend and receive information.

BOND COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE KICK-OFF

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009
1:00 PM
Globe Theater
"25 Years of the Silver Screen"

Win a $250.00 savings bond!

Please support cancer victims in Bond County by your attendance.
Bring your questions!

Dec 1, 2008

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

Sunday, December 7th between 1:00 and 5:00 PM.
Come and see 5 lovely houses decorated for Christmas
and benefit Greenville.
Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store
Old Firehouse Emporium, and
GET Video

$8.00 in advance
$10.00 at the door, start at any home.

Homes:
639 Main
804 Linder
938 Fairway
947 Fairway
402 E. College

Nov 19, 2008

FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT


FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT
Sunday, November 30th, 7:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1100 Kilarney, Greenville, IL
Presented by Our Common Ground

Participating Artists:
Johnny Matthews - Electric Guitar
Brian Groves - Electric and Upright Bass
Luke DeJaynes - Drums
Howard Wise - Trumpet
Polly Waddell - Violin
Laura Harris - Piano
Linda Plant - Piano, Keyboard
Sue Heston - Keyboard
Theresa Lindell - Accoustic Guitar


Nov 14, 2008

"Come Home for Christmas"








“COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”
Friday, November 28 beginning at 5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.
The evening will begin with carolers (Greenville High School Choir) as well as Santa and his reindeer, in a procession around the square to light the shop windows and a large Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. After the lighting ceremony, the Trolley will begin running up and down 2nd and 3rd Streets, stopping to let passengers off at the various venues. Boxes will be available to collect canned goods for the food pantry. Please bring something to share.

ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:
On the Square: Chestnuts roasting by the open fire
Cheri's Garden Room: Santa amd Mrs Santa, bring your camera
(8:30 pm Carol Sing around the piano)
Greenville Flower Shop: Story-telling, "Memories of Christmas"
Old Firehouse Emporium: Glass bead making demonstration
Globe Theater: 9:30 pm, "The Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart
Watson's Drug: Hallmark Ornament Display
Pepin's Country Store: Santa's Reindeer, Photography opportunity
Farmland Quilting: Virgil Heimann's Toy Tractor Collection, Rug Weaving Demo
Cindy's Floral Designs: How to wrap a package and bowmaking
Senior Center: Short dramatic production of "Scrooge" and Cheese ball sale
Style and Grace: Open
Third Street Market: John Goldsmith's DeMoulin Collection
Sweetest Things: Papercutting Demonstration and Hot Chocolate Bar
AllTech: Toy Trains, including Hogwarts Express (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)
Heart Two Heart: Hot Soup provided by the First Baptist Church
Buck or More: Open
The Green Door: Open

Boxes will be available to collect canned goods for the food pantry. Please bring something to share.

As the night becomes colder, reveller’s will be encouraged to come to Cheri’s Garden Room where an old fashioned carol sing will take place around the piano at 8:30 pm.
The evening will culminate with a Jimmy Stewart Christmas Movie, “The Shop Around the Corner” at the Globe Theatre. Tickets for the movie will be available at each venue.


“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA) and Daniken Tree Farm
Greenville’s Courthouse Square is on IL Rt. 127 and can be accessed from I-70 at exit 45, and IL Route 140.

Nov 4, 2008

Holiday Book Fair


The Gift of History
Sponsored by The Hills Fort Society, The Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville Regional Hospital, The National Road Association, Fayette County Historical Society, and others.



Saturday, November 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Old Firehouse Emporium
214 N. 3rd St.
Greenville
A combined sale of local history books from Greenville and the surrounding area will take place on two Saturdays from 10-2 at the Old Firehouse Emporium, downtown Greenville. You will a variety of books (approximately 20) from many of the various historical organizations in the Bond County area. Some of the books that will be included in the sale will be:
The Tractor Mac series
Three Frenchmen and a Goat
Tales of Hills Fort
Fayette County Chronicles
Illinois and World War II
Tales, Trails, and Breadcrumbs

Oct 31, 2008

Boy Scouts -- "Scouting For Food"


Boy Scouts -- Scouting for Food
Saturday, November 15 -- Drop Off Bags
Saturday, November 22 -- Pick Up Bags
The Boy Scouts in Greenville and Bond County will be "Scouting for Food"November 8-15. They will be dropping off bags on Saturday November 8th and then picking up the filled bags and delivering them to the Bond CountySenior Center on November 15.
Please watch for the bags on your doorstepand fill them with food to help your community get through the winter.
Scouting For Food is the nation's largest one-day food drive, raising a large percentage of area food pantries' yearly supply and feeding the hungry in our community.
Coordinating the effort in Greenville and Bond County is Ernie Fries.For more information about the food drive, call the Trails West Council Service Center at 618-259-2145.