Mattoon Tourism Newsletter 09-19-12

Mattoon Tourism
September 19, 2012 again...

Sept 22  Charleston Challenge Duathlon takes place at Carl Sandburg School, 1924 Reynolds Charleston. Start time is 9:00 am.  This event hosted by the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department features a 2 mile run, 19.2 mile bike ride, 2 mile run over a vigorous course. Team and individual divisions available. For more information or to register (217) 348-0430.


creating music of our lives:
"Guit(art) ; Guitars form Mark Rubel's Collection" on display now through September 30th in the EGallery at Tarble Arts Center EIU. This exhibition presents the guitar as the subject of functional design. Mark Rubel is he Director of EIU Recording Studio, a musician, recording engineer, legal expert witness and member of the EIU Music faculty. The tarble Arts Center is located at  2010 Ninth Street in Charleston and is a division of the College of Arts and Humanities of EIU.


take a walk at Douglas Hart Nature Center:

Take a walk at Douglas-Hart Nature Center this Thursday September 20th from 8 -10am to enjoy the migratory birds! This program is offered every Thursday through October. Come one time, come every time, stay 2 hours, stay half hour - Birders of all skill levels are encouraged. Free!  Morning beverage and refreshments served after the walk. For more information call 217-235-4644,

art created by EIU faculty:

The 2012 Art Faculty  Exhibition is September 21st - December 2nd, in the Main Galleries of the Tarble Arts Center. The Faculty Exhibition Opening reception Thursday September 20th 4:30-6:30.This exhibition presents recent works by practicing artists who are members of the EIU Art Faculty and Emeritus Faculty. Typically the exhibition features paintings, sculpture, ceramics, metals, fibers graphic design, digital animation, printmaking and mixed media in variety of styles and approaches. Tarble Arts is located at 2010 9th Street in Charleston and is a division of the College of Arts and Humanities of EIU.

 Looking ahead:

  • September 28th Night of Hope fundraiser for HOPE Domestic Violence Prevention in East- Central Illinois 
  • September 28-30th Parents Weekend, EIU
  • September 27-28th Autism Conference at EIU, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Patricia Prelock.
  • September 28th Temple Grandin at Lake Land College, 9-11am  
  • September 29th Cemetery Walk, Old City Cemetery, Charleston   
  • October 5th "Stop the Bullying" conference, EIU, 8am-4pm,  
  • October 6th Mid America Motorworks Fall Swapfest and Bonfire Music Festival,Effingham    
  • October 7th Mattoon YMCA Last Chance Tri  
  • October 13th Coles County Historical Society Wine Tasting 2-7pm 
  • October 13th EIU Homecoming,   
  • October 13th Fall Fest, Douglas Hart Nature Center 
  • October 13-20th The Quilters of Gee's Bend, Mattoon  
  • October 20th United Way of Coles County 21st Annual Auction, 5-9-pm LIfespan Center   
  • November 10th Holiday Open House at the Gannaway House
  • November 11th Veteran's Day Parade
  • November 12th Charleston Challenge 40 mile relay  
  • November 16th -December 26th Mattoon Lightworks
  • November 16-17th SBL 14th Annual Festival of Trees, SBL Lumpkin Ed Center
  • November 17th Santa Chase Half Marathon and 5k Run
  • November 17th Mattoon Holiday Parade 1pm
  • December 1st, Christmas in the Heart of Charleston
  • December 7th Downtown Mattoon Christmas Celebration
  • December 15th Santa at the Depot, tba
  • December 26th Last day of Mattoon Lightworks