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02/09/19
 -02/16/19
Illinois Concealed Carry Class

This course will provide an understanding for the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. The participants will develop skills and attitudes essential for the safe and effective use of a handgun for the protection of self and family. Further, coverage will be provided on mental awareness, how to avoid victimization, and mindset development for use of a firearm when faced with a life threatening encounter. This course will review basic gun safety rules for guns in the home, travel and concealed carry. Also covered will be the responsibility of firearm ownership laws, how to legally travel with a firearm and the justified use of lethal force. Students will be required to participate in classroom and firearms range activities and demonstrate basic live-fire handgun proficiency. 

An Illinois Firearms Owners ID card is recommended, but not required.  This course assumes participant already has a basic understanding of firearms, firearm’s safety and possesses basic firearm’s use skill sets.  However, even very novice shooters are more than welcome and even encouraged to attend. (No Firearms or ammunition allowed in the classroom)

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02/15/19
 -02/16/19
HOW SWEET IT IS WINTER MINI CAMP

02/15/19
Mental Health Wellness Fair

The Herrin High School FBLA is hosting a Mental Health Wellness Fair on February 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. They are needing vendors for this event. There is no charge to set up. Each vendor will be provided a 6’ table and 2 chairs and there will be limited access to electricity. The Wellness Fair will be held during the junior varsity and varsity basketball games. All attendees of the game pass through the commons area to enter/leave the game.
 
If anyone is interested in being a vendor, they need to contact Misty at missy.frankel@herrinschools.org or call her cell at 618.214.1693.
 
 

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02/15/19
Valentine's Celebration with Dave Simmons

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02/18/19
 -02/24/19
Big Muddy Film Festival



Kamau Bilal, Cathy Lee Crane and Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga are the judges for this year’s festival, which runs Feb. 18-24 at the Varsity Center for the Arts and various other locations in Carbondale. Now in its 41st year, the event is one of the oldest film festivals affiliated with a university in the nation and will feature 98 films in four categories: animation, documentary, experimental and narrative. Each of the jurors will also present their work during the festival. 

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02/20/19
Illinois Concealed Carry Class Renewal

According to the Illinois State Police, Concealed Carry Permit holders who took their original Concealed Carry class in 2013 or 2014, are now eligible to take their Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal Class. Graduates, however, should not submit their renewal application with renewal certificate until they receive their notice of original permit expiration from the Illinois State Police, usually within 90 days of expiration.

This is the 3-hour Concealed Carry Renewal Class for current Illinois Concealed Carry permit holders.  Per Illinois Concealed Carry Act Mandate, the class will consist of reviewing all laws associated with Illinois Concealed Carry followed up with a live fire range qualification.

This is an approved curriculum by the Illinois State Police and this course meets the renewal mandates.

Registration includes: Range fees, training firearms rental, ammunition, safety glasses


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02/23/19
 -02/24/19
Summer Ball Registration

SUMMER BASEBALL & SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
February 23 at 9 am - 12 pm
February 24 at 1 pm - 4-pm
March 1 at 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
March 3 at 1 pm - 4pm

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02/23/19
 -02/24/19
MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL


 

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02/23/19
Murder Mystery


THE PRINCESS BRIDE DIED

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02/26/19
Positive Youth Development Action Tea…

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03/01/19
Give Kids A Smile Day

 free dental care is for children who do not receive regular dental treatment and who do not have regular access to dental care. Participating children will receive dental examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and fillings, or simple extractions under special circumstances. The program also works to find a “dental home” for patients if there is a need for additional treatment. For the first time, children from six months to six years old can participate in free vision screenings being offered by the Carbondale Lions Club.Children can register for either the dental screening, vision screenings or both. While children can register the day of the event, appointments are preferred. To make an appointment, call the center at 618/453-8826 and specify the visit is for “Give Kids a Smile Day.” 

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03/07/19
Illinois Concealed Carry Class Renewal

According to the Illinois State Police, Concealed Carry Permit holders who took their original Concealed Carry class in 2013 or 2014, are now eligible to take their Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal Class. Graduates, however, should not submit their renewal application with renewal certificate until they receive their notice of original permit expiration from the Illinois State Police, usually within 90 days of expiration.

This is the 3-hour Concealed Carry Renewal Class for current Illinois Concealed Carry permit holders.  Per Illinois Concealed Carry Act Mandate, the class will consist of reviewing all laws associated with Illinois Concealed Carry followed up with a live fire range qualification.

This is an approved curriculum by the Illinois State Police and this course meets the renewal mandates.

Registration includes: Range fees, training firearms rental, ammunition, safety glasses


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03/16/19
Rotary Pancake Breakfast

 Pancakes, Sausage, and a Drink.  Adults $7   Children under 12  $3  Carryouts  $7Image result for Pancake

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