What's happening in Mt Zion

Saturday July 26
Odd Fellows 5K 10K Run/Walk
Fourth annual Odd Fellows 5K/10K race at Fletcher Park. Entrants are guaranteed a short sleeve Dri-Fit tshirt if registered by July 5, same day registrants will receive a shirt while supplies last. A minimum of three awards in each age division will be given. Post race breakfast, refreshments and door prizes! 6:30 am to 7:30 am packet pickup, 8 am race/walk start time. $18 fee if postmarked by July 19, $23 fee after July 21 thru race day. Registration form can be found at www.mtzionoddfellows.org.

Saturday July 26
Finders Flea Market
Home, garden, arts, craft, antique and farmers market. From 10 am to 4 pm at the Lions Pavilion and grounds. Held the last Saturday of every month from May thru October.

Saturday July 26
Space Day
The Fletcher Park Kids Club presents The Gary Strong Marionette Show, Doodles the Dragon and Granny Giggle. Doors open at 1:30 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm show in the Fletcher Park Recreation Center. Concessions, live entertainment, old time movies, classic cartoons and prizes. Tickets are $4 per adult and $1 per child available at the door. Proceeds help fund the Fletcher Park Splash Pad.

Monday July 28
Annual Book Sale
From 9 am to 8 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Monday July 28
Blood Drive
From 12 pm to 6 pm at the Mt Zion Lions Club.

Tuesday July 29
Annual Book Sale
From 9 am to 8 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Tuesday July 29
Goodwin Park Play Day
Water Week theme. Supervised play from 10 am to 12 pm at Goodwin Park. Activities include crafts, snacks, team games, individual & group activities.

Wednesday July 30
Annual Book Sale
From 9 am to 8 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Wednesday July 30
Fletcher Park Play Day
End of Summer Cookout. Supervised play from 10 am to 12 pm at Fletcher Park. Activities include crafts, snacks, team games, individual & group activities.

Thursday July 31
Annual Book Sale
From 9 am to 8 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Thursday July 31
Goodwin Park Play Day
Water Week theme. Supervised play from 10 am to 12 pm at Goodwin Park. Activities include crafts, snacks, team games, individual & group activities.

Thursday July 31
Where the Wild Things Are Summer Class
At Next of Kiln from 10 am to 11:30 am. While creating Wild Things Masks, we will read the story and let our imaginations run Wild! $14 fee. Ages K and up, ONLY 15 spots available. Call 864.9300 to reserve your spot!

Thursday July 31
Chill on the Hill
A venue of family fun and music at Fletcher Park outdoor amphitheater featuring Feudin Hillbillys from 7 pm to 10 pm, gates open at 6:30 pm. Gate admission is $3, 10 and under free. $1 admission goes toward a charity organization.

Friday August 1
Annual Book Sale
From 9 am to 5 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Friday August 1
Class of 2009 Reunion
At 6 pm at the Beach House. RSVP through facebook event or by emailing Ashley Copple at acopple@gmail.com.

Saturday August 2
Annual Book Sale
From 9 am to 3 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Saturday August 2
Humane Society Donation
Last day to donate items to the Humane Society at the Mt Zion District Library and be included in the drawing for Humane Society drawing prize, one of 30 gifts donated by SavMor Pharmacy.

Saturday August 2
Central IL Community Blood Center Drive
Come in and stop by to donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center Drive from 10 am to 1 pm at the Mt Zion District Library.

Thursday August 7
Your Initial Container Summer Class
At Next of Kiln from 10 am to 11:30 am. Create a fun container with your intial! $12 fee. Ages K and up, ONLY 15 spots available. Call 864.9300 to reserve your spot!

Friday August 8
Class of 1994 Reunion
From 5 pm to 11 pm at the Mt Zion Lions Club. For more information call Sharon Sefton or Jan at 217.855.1413 or email sharonjenkins58@yahoo.com.

Friday August 8
Movie in the Park
Smurfs 2 at Fletcher Park. Sponsored by Consociate.

Sunday August 10
Bridal Expo
At the Mt Zion Convention Center from 12 pm to 4 pm. Visit www.elegantbridalexpo.com for more information.

Thursday August 14
Pony Express Days
Sponsored by the Mt Zion Lions Club.

Friday August 15
Pony Express Days
Sponsored by the Mt Zion Lions Club.

Saturday August 16
Mud Volleyball
At the Pony Express Grounds behind the Mt Zion Lions Club at 9 am. Double elimination tournament. $15 per person fee if preregistered by Aug 10, minimum of 6 players per team. $150 to First Place, $50 to Second Place. Visit www.mtzionoddfellows.org for more information.

Saturday August 16
Class of 1974 Reunion
Mt Zion Class of 1974 reunion at the Mt Zion Lions Club from 5 pm to 11 pm. Contact Sharon Sefton-Jenkins at 217.855.1413 with any questions.

Saturday August 16
Pony Express Days
Sponsored by the Mt Zion Lions Club.

Sunday August 17
Bags Blowout
At the Pony Express Grounds behind the Mt Zion Lions Club. 11:30 am to 12 pm checkin, games from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. $40 per team fee if preregistered by Aug 10. Payout to top 3 teams. Visit www.mtzionoddfellows.org for more information.

Sunday August 17
Pony Express Days
Sponsored by the Mt Zion Lions Club.

Tuesday August 26
Blood Drive
From 3 pm to 7 pm at the Mt Zion United Methodist Church.

Thursday August 28
Book vs Movie Club
From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Mt Zion District Library. This club is designed for Junior High students (13 years old) through Young Adults! We will be reading a book each month during the summer and when we meet will will watch the movie based on the book. After we watch the movie we will do a comparison about which one we liked better and why. Each book will also be an Accelerated Reader book so that you will be able to gain your needed points for school as well as have fun reading this summer! We will be reading I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore, copies are available at the front desk for check out. Sponsored by Dels Popcorn.

Saturday August 30
International Overdose Awareness Day 5K
2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day 5K Run/Walk. The Race will be the regular Mt Zion course beginning and ending at Fletcher Park. Check in will start at 6:30 am the morning of the race, 8 am start. There will be shirts for all preregistered entrants. Shirts will be available the day of the race until supply is exhausted. Forms should be available sometime in April 2014 at www.overdoseawareness.com.

Saturday August 30
Finders Flea Market
Home, garden, arts, craft, antique and farmers market. From 10 am to 4 pm at the Lions Pavilion and grounds. Held the last Saturday of every month from May thru October.

Friday September 12
Town Rummage Sale
Mt Zion town rummage sale.

Saturday September 13
Town Rummage Sale
Mt Zion town rummage sale.

Saturday September 13
Odd Fellows Duathalon
Mt Zion Odd Fellows Duathlon at the Pony Express Grounds. 2 mile run and a 13 mile bike ride followed by a 2 mile run to the finish. Entrants are guaranteed a short sleeve Dri-Fit tshirt if registration is received by August 23. Award ceremony following event. Food, drinks and after party on the Lions Center Pony Express grounds. Non-participant food tickets will be available. A minimum of three awards in each age division will be given. For Relay Teams one trophy will be awarded to overall division winner. Registration and packet pickup 7 am to 9 am, 10 am start time. Entry Forms must be received by Sept. 6. Registration form can be found on www.decaturrunningclub.com website.

Saturday September 27
Finders Flea Market
Home, garden, arts, craft, antique and farmers market. From 10 am to 4 pm at the Lions Pavilion and grounds. Held the last Saturday of every month from May thru October.

Friday October 10
Candy Day Fundraiser
Mt Zion Lions Club Candy Day event at the four way stop on Main Street in front of the post office.

Saturday October 11
Candy Day Fundraiser
Mt Zion Lions Club Candy Day event at the four way stop on Main Street in front of the post office.

Saturday October 25
Finders Flea Market
Final home, garden, arts, craft, antique and farmers market of the year! From 10 am to 4 pm at the Lions Pavilion and grounds. Held the last Saturday of every month from May thru October.

Thursday November 13
Lady Palooza
From 4 pm to 7 pm at the Mt. Zion Convention Center.

Saturday November 15
Gettin on Track 5K Run/Walk
12th annual Gettin on Track 5K run/walk at 9 am to 11:30 am at Mt Zion High School. Wonderful hospitality at post race party - food, drinks, drawings and more! Visit www.mtzbackontrack.com for more information.

Saturday December 6
Christmas Parade
Mt Zion Christmas parade sponsored by the Mt Zion Lions Club.

Saturday December 13
Frosty 5K
Stay warm this winter and keep moving at the Mt Zion Odd Fellow’s Frosty 5K. 11 am race will start and end at the Mt Zion Odd Fellows Lodge located on Main St downtown. Entrants will receive a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 Visa gift card and all you can eat hot meal / refreshments. A minimum of 2 awards per age division. Limited to the first 90 entrants only so make sure to sign up quickly. Registration is only $12. Registration form can be found on www.mtzionoddfellows.org.

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