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



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.

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

Sunday, November 29, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Greenville First Christian Church
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,

Petting Zoo & Pony Rides,
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

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:

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, 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


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


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!

HillbillyBombshell opens Saturday April 25th
(Grand Opening) at 12pm!
Free Hot Dogs!
Free Music!

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


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

HillbillyBombshell opens Saturday April 25th
(Grand Opening) at 12pm!
Free Hot Dogs!
Free Music!

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!


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

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


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.


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 don't forget GREENVILLE'S

Lots of beautiful artwork on display. Come support the
Art in our schools. This is an important aspect of

Jan 30, 2009


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


Saturday, Jan. 31
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.


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!