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Tue, October 31st

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Macoupin County Adopt-A-Pet Needs

As of 09/12/2023, Macoupin County Adopt-A-Pet,

807 Stewart Ave in Benld, has an urgent need for:

Purina Pro Plan Adult Dog Sensitive Skin & Stomach - Salmon & Rice Flavor
Purina One Healthy Puppy
Purina Puppy Chow Complete
Purina Kitten Chow


Liquid Bleach
Dawn Dishwashing Soap
Laundry Detergent (HE preferred)
Paper Towels

You may contact us at 217.891.0502 for more info. Thank you !

Location: Benld

Mon, September 25th

Giving Plate Frozen Meal Fundraiser for the Montgomery County Farm Bureau

It's time for frozen meal orders again!   The chicken pot pie is THE BEST you will ever eat.    Order cutoff is Monday at noon!    The fundraiser benefits the Montgomery County Farm Bureau Foundation, which provides scholarships and supports the county Ag in the Classroom program


Phone: 217-532-6171

Fri, September 29th

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drive Thru Dinner

What: Drive-Thru Dinner 

When: Friday, September 29th 4:30p-6:30p

Where: Holy Family Parish, 410 S State, Litchfield 

Etc: Pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw

and home made dessert, $10  

Location: Holy Family Parish

Fri, September 29th

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Litchfield Blood Drive

What: Litchfield Area Blood Drive

When: Friday, September 29th 9a-2p

Where: Litchfield High School Gym, 1705 N State 

to schedule:  

Location: Litchfield High School

Fri, September 29th

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Comic Book Workshop

What: Comic Book Workshop 

When: Friday, September 29th 1:30p-3:30p

Where: Hillsboro Area Public Library, 420 South Main

Etc: Only 25 slots available for those to create their own comic book.

Please sign up at library.   

Location: Hillsboro Area Public Library

Fri, September 29th
Sat, September 30th

3:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Annual Rummage Sale

What: Annual Rummage Sale

When: Friday, September 29th 3p-6p &

Saturday, September 30th 8a-11a

Where: Carlinville United Methodist Church, 201 South Broad St.

Etc: All Day Bag Sale: $1 a bag on Saturday. 

Location: Carlinville

Fri, September 29th

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gillespie Fish Fry

What: Fish Fry

When: Friday, September 29th @ 4p

Where: Gillespie Firehouse, Springfield Road 

Etc: Fish, fries & slaw $10, sandwich $7

Location: Gillespie

Sat, September 30th

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Coal Country Sports Complex Cookout

What: Coal Country Sports Complex Cookout

When: Saturday, September 30th @ 10a 'til sold out! 

Where: Randy's Market, Gillespie 

Etc: Pork burgers, butterfly porkchops, water and soda will be sold.

Proceeds support the continued development of the area's sports complex.  

Location: Gillespie

Sat, September 30th

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Annual Pork Steak Dinner

Who: Livingston/Williamson Fire Department 

What: Annual Pork Steak Dinner 

When: Saturday, September 30, 11a-4p

Where: 422 Nicholls, Livingston

Etc: Pork steak dinner and 2 bratwurst dinner available 


Location: Livingston

Sat, September 30th

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Livingston Street Fest

What: Livingston Streetfest 

When: Saturday, September 30th Noon-10p

Where: Livingston Avenue on downtown Main Street 

Etc: Car, truck and bike show, tractor show, kids games,

food, drink, music and fun!    

Location: Livingston

Sun, October 1st

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chicken Dinner

What: Chicken Dinner & Country Store

When: Sunday, October 1st ,11a-1p

Where: St. Michael's Parish, 419 East Main, Staunton

Etc: $15, takeout only. Country store in gym  

Location: Staunton

Fri, October 6th

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christian artist Big Mo

Who: Christian artist Big Mo 

When: Friday, October 6th @ 5p

Where: Nilwood Baptist Church, 30 Judd Street

Etc: Light dinner before performance and after.   

Location: Nilwood

Fri, October 6th

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rummage and Bake Sale

What: Rummage Sale & Bake Sale 

When: Friday, October 6th, 9a-1p

Saturday, October 7th, 8a-11

Where: Zion Lutheran Church, 1301 N State, Litchfield 

Etc: $3 Bag Sale on saturday   

Location: Litchfield

Fri, October 6th

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gillespie Fish Fry

What: Fish Fry

When: Friday, October 6th @ 4p

Where: Gillespie Firehouse, Springfield Road

Etc: Fish, fries & slaw $10, sandwich $7

Location: Gillespie

Sat, October 7th

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Apple Festival

What: Apple Festival

When: Saturday, October 7th 9a-5p

Where: Jersey County Historical Society, 601 N. State, Jerseyville 

Etc: More info: 946-4240 or 498-3514   

Music, games, tours, food and apples !  


Location: Jerseyville

Sat, October 7th

4:00 PM - 9:14 PM

Owl Prowl

What: Owl Prowl

When: Saturday, October 7th 4p-7p

Where: Bremer Sanctuary, 194 Bremer Lane, Hillsboro

Etc: 3-4 owls on display beginning at 5 and will release a

rehabilitated owl at the sanctuary  at 6p. Owl calls will be broadcast 

after dusk in attempt to lure a response/sighting   

Location: Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary

Sat, October 7th

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Harvel's 150th Birthday Celebration

What: Harvel's 150th Birthday Celebration 

When: Saturday, October 7th 10a-11p

Where: Harvel Park 

Etc: Antique tractor show, golf cart parade, beer pavilion with music 

from Antics, food vendors, exhibition baseball games, bounce house obstacle course and more!   

Mon, October 9th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary Drive Thru Dinner

Who: HSHS St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary

What: Drive Thru Dinner

When: Monday, October 9th 5p-6:30p

Where: St. Francis Hospital, Franciscan Drive, Litchfield 

Etc: Dinner must be ordered by October 2nd.

To place order:  

or call 217-273-6716 or 217-254-4442.

Dinner: Grilled center cut pork chop, baked potato,

southern style green beans and roll prepared by Nelson's Catering 

Location: St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield

Sat, October 14th

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Let's Grow Fillmore Fundraiser

What: Let's Grow Fillmore Fundraiser

When: Saturday, October 14th 11a-6p

Where: Downtown Fillmore

Etc: Corn Hole Tournament @ Noon with 11a sign up, $10 per person

Cody Ryan Band 3p-6p, food vendor, 50/50 drawing and more!    

Location: Fillmore

Sat, October 14th

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eagerville Fall Festival

What: Eagerville Fall Festival 

When: Saturday, October 14th 2p-dusk 

Where: Tony's Park, South Lincoln Ave., Eagerville 

Etc: train rides, bounce houses, cornhole tournament, 

coloring contest, photo booth. entertainment by DJ Pauli     

Location: Eagerville

Sun, October 15th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bremer Open House

What: Bremer Open House

When: Sunday, October 15th 1p-3p

Where: Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary, 194 Bremer Lane, Hillsboro 

Etc: Easy hike or wagon rides at 1:30 & 2:30

Education barn and meeting hall will be open 

Location: Hillsboro

Sun, October 15th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Native Seed Collecting Workshop

What: Native Seed Collecting Workshop

When: Sunday, October 15th 1p-3p

Where: Bremer Sanctuary, 194 Bremer Lane, Hillsboro 

Etc: Participants will learn when and what to collect, how to

store seeds and when to plant them. Video presentation

and guided hike included.  

Location: Bremer Sanctuary

Thu, October 19th

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fall Fish Sale

Who: Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District

What: Fall Fish Sale

When: Thursday, October 19th @ 8a

Where: Hillsboro Township Shed, 9056 Il Rte 127, Taylor Springs 

Etc: Live fish available for pond stocking

Orders for channel catfish, largemouth bass, regular & hybrid bluegill,

fathead minnows are due by October 13th. Grass Carp orders by Oct. 5th

Forms can be picked up at MCSW office at 1621 Vandalia Road in Hillsboro

or dowload at MCSW Facebook page.   

Location: Hillsboro Township Shed

Sat, October 21st

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Eagles Music Trivia Night

What: Music Trivia Night 

When: Saturday, October 21st @ 7p

Where: Eagles Club, 116 West Ryder, Litchfield 

Etc: 5-6 person teams, $10 per person   

Proceeds benefit Eagles Auxiliary Scholarship Fund  


Location: Eagles Auxiliary , Litchfield

Sat, November 11th

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Trivia Night

Who: Gillespie Minor Youth Soccer and Coal Conuntry Sports Complex Foundation

What: Trivia Night and Silent Auction 

When: Saturday, November 11th @ 6p

Where: Benld Civic Center, 201 East Central Ave.

Etc: Silent Auction, trivia, walk on teams are welcome.

To enter a team, call 217-839-3508 or 217-320-5770

Soda and snacks provided, sandwiches will be sold.       

Location: Benld Civic Center