Vermilion Advantage Announces News and Events

Vermilion County Conservation District Forest Glen Archery Deer Lottery Tickets on Sale – see news release here; see brochure here; see rules here
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Sponsorships Available – see news release here
Danville District # 118 Announces iGrow Program – see news release here
City of Danville Rate Change Reminder – see news release here
Danville Dans Offer Group Nights – see news release here
East Central Illinois Community Action Agency Shares May News – see news release here
Small Business Development Center Last Chance for Small Business Award Nominations by May 15 & More News! – see news release here
May Vermilion County Child Advocacy Center Seeking Donations – see news release here; see wish list here
City of Hoopeston Fireworks Sponsorships Available – see news release here
Vermilion River Fall Festival Sponsorships Available – see news release here
Rotary Memorial Way Corporate Sponsorships Available – see news release here
Vermilion County Conservation District Looking for Volunteers for Trail Stewards and Building Hosts – see news release here
MidWest America Federal Credit Union Auto Loan Special & Share Certificate Special – see Auto Loan Special here; see Share Certificate Special here
CIBM Bank Share Home Equity Line of Credit Loan – see news release here
Danville Library Foundation Used Book Sale on May 12-14 – see news release here
Keep Vermilion County Beautiful 2022 Beautification Reimbursement Grant Applications Accepted Until May 13 – see news release here
Red Mask Players Present the Red Mask Youth Production of “Pollyanna” on May 13, 14 & 15 – see more information here
Electronic Recycling Event at DACC on May 14 – see news release here
Indoor Football at the Palmer Arena Beginning May 14 – see news release here
Oakwood Public Library “Plant Swap” on May 14 – see news release here
Danville Sunrise Rotary 2nd Annual Golf Outing on May 14 – see registration info here; see sponsorship info here
DLO Musical Theater Presents “Mamma Mia” on May 20-22 – see news release here
Mimi’s Kitchen & Catering Hosting “The Melting Pot” Event on May 21 – see news release here

Luella’s Lodge Open House on May 21 – Enjoy Live Music, Food, Kayaking & Hiking from 1: 00-5: 00PM. Luella’s Lodge is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides support groups and non-traditional holistic therapies for families grieving the death of a child. Luella’s Lodge utilizes a beautiful log cabin on 10 peaceful and serene acres with a private lake and hiking & biking trails to provide a retreat where families can connect with one another through grief and healing.

Rotary Memorial Way Memorial Day Flags Orders Needed by May 23 – see news release here
Drive Thru Literacy Event at Vermilion County Health Department on May 23 – see news release here
Bricks and Ivy Sports Memorabilia Showcase on May 28 – see news release here
DACC Hosts 14th Annual Car Show on May 28 – see news release here
Summer Sounds Concert Series Beginning June 3 – see news release here
Awebco Presents “AJ’s Fishin ‘for a Mission” Hunger Relief Event on June 4 – see news release here
RESCHEDULED: Love Inc. Golf Outing on June 4 – see news release here
Palmer Arena Links & Pucks Golf Tournament on June 24 – The Palmer Arena is proud to announce we are hosting a golf outing with partial proceeds going to Danville Youth Hockey, and the Greater Illiana Sports Hall of Fame. Get your foursomes together and join us for a great day of golf. Event sponsorships are very simple. $ 250 for three (3), yard type signs with your business / company logo on them. 2 of them will be on the course and one will be at the registration table. Contact Tony Bucher for more information about playing and sponsorship at: – see news release here; see sponsorship form here
Battle for the Border Girls & Boys All-Star Basketball Games on June 24 – see news release here
Illiana Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 25 – see news release here
AMBUCS Friday Nights Beginning June 3 – see news release here
Arts in the Park Looking for Artists, Volunteers, & Sponsors for June 25-26 Dates – see news release here
112 Wine and Coffee Shoppe: May 27: Donuts and Mimosas – see news release here. June 3: Summer Nights Patio Concert Series with In-Bloom from 6: 00-9: 00PM. June 10: Live Music with Jerry Urich from 6: 00-9: 00PM. June 17: Live Music with Three Man Duo from 6: 00-9: 00PM. June 24: Live Music with War Road Gypsy from 6: 00-9: 00PM. Game Room Bar Now open with live music every Friday Night in June, July, & August – see news release here. See full menu at Our hours: Monday-Thursday 6:00 AM-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday 6:00 AM-11:00pm, Sundays 8:00 AM-2:00PM.
AMBUCS Friday Night Concert Series at Turtle Run Beginning June 3 – See music schedule here

Big Thorn Farm & Brewery: Greenhouse Bar Hours: Thursday 3: 00-9: 00PM, Friday 3: 00-9: 00PM, Saturday Noon-9: 00PM, Sunday Noon-8: 00PM.

Bricks and Ivy Sports: May 28: Sports Memorabilia Showcase – see news release here. June 4: Rob Van Dam & The Godfather Signing. For Tickets or more info, visit

Danville American Legion: June 3: Dad’s Night Dinner & Comedy Show with dinner from 5: 00-7: 00PM & Show at 7:30 PM. June 3: Cu-Comedy Night Fundraiser at 7:30 PM. Mondays: Bingo at 6: 30-8: 30PM.

Danville Art League: Sharon Schmidt Regional Open Art Competition and exhibit in the months of May & June. DAL & Exhibit is open 9:00 AM-Noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays or by appointment. See all the amazing classes at

Danville Boat Club: May 13: Prime Rib Dinner $ 24.95, Chicken Dinner $ 19.95, or Baby Back Ribs Dinner $ 19.95 with sides of Baked or Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts, Green Beans, Salad Bar & Dessert. Open from 4: 30-8: 00PM. Tuesdays: Members & Invited Guests Big Burger Tuesdays, Doors open at 5:00 PM, Food orders begin at 5:30 PM. Thursdays: Offering Lunch by the Lake from 11:00 AM-2:00PM. Visit Facebook at Danville Boat Club.

Danville Farmer’s Market at Crossroads Christian Church: May 14: We have new hours of 8:00 AM-1:00 PM and have the best group of vendors around! We are the Danville Farmers Market family of vendors and look forward to serving you. Weekly Market of make it, bake, it & grow it. This market cannot buy & resell produce.

Danville Public Library: May 11: Dungeons & Dragons at 4:00 PM. May 12: Anything Teach for Teens covering Cricut at 4:00 PM. May 12-14: Spring Book Sale at 9:00 AM. May 14: Hear It, See It, Make It, Take It! Sensory story time at 11:00 AM. May 16: Anime Club & Gaming Day at 4:00 pm, Tween 3D printer Class for ages 8-13. Register LINK 4:30 PM. May 17: Beginner’s Tech Class at 10:00 AM. Call 217-477-5228 to register, Board Game Day for Teens at 4:00 PM, Tween It! Tuesdays for ages 8-13 at 4:30 PM, Vermilion County Master Gardeners at 6:00 PM. Register at, Wee Wigglers Story Time for age 5 & under at 10:00 AM. May 18: An Evening with Michelle Zauner Watch Party at 7:00 PM. Register for Zoom at May 18: Dungeons & Dragons at 4:00 PM. May 19: Anything Tech for Teens at 4:00 PM. May 21: Hear It, See It, Make It, Take It: Sensory Story Time at 11:00 AM. See May Calendar of Events here
Downtown Danville First Friday Events: June 3: Summer Bash, Community Yoga & Summer Sounds. July 1: Sports & Brews, Community Yoga, & Summer Sounds. Aug 5: Back to School Bash, Community Yoga, & Summer Sounds. Sept 2: Wellness Walk, Community Yoga, Summer Sounds. Oct 7: Halloween Bash. Nov 4: Potterfest Downtown. Dec 2: Night of Lights Parade & Holiday Bazaar. For questions or more information contact Ashton Greer at

Danville VFW Post # 728: Sundays: Bingo at 2:00 PM.

Fischer Theater: May 14: “The Pitch Meeting” Concert Event featuring the award-winning Nashville Songwriters Collective “The Pitch Meeting” band & special guest Songwriters. Showtime 7:00 PM. Tickets $ 15 Balcony, $ 20 Main Floor, $ 25 Princess Box, $ 100 Loge Box (seats 6). See news release here. Tickets available at
Oakwood Public Library: May 14: Plant Swap from 9: 30-11: 00AM. See flyer here. Vendor Space available for Farmer’s Market beginning in June -see news release here. Visit or Facebook: Oakwood Public Library.
Sleepy Creek Vineyards: Mondays: Yoga & Wine with Linda. Doors open at 5:30 PM Class begins at 6:00 PM, Cost is $ 10. Tuesdays: Yoga & Wine with Mandy. Doors open at 5:30 PM Class begins at 6:00 PM, Cost is $ 10. May 13: Wieners and Wine – Wieners & Wine Every Friday in April to October. You buy the drinks, we provide the hot dogs, fixings & fire to roast it over (weather permitting) from 5: 00-8: 00PM. Free Live Music with Kelli Bonomo from 6: 30-8: 30PM. May 14: Appetite for Murder – Murder Mystery Dinner Theater with food catered by Mimi’s Kitchen; Doors open & Cocktails at 6:30 PM at the Dragonfly Event Center. Tickets are $ 45 & available at May 16: Sunday Sounds with the Hood Family from 4: 00-6: 00PM. May 30: Live music with Zach Dable Experience from 3: 00-5: 00PM. Hours: Sunday-Tuesday Noon-6: 00PM; Wednesday-Thursday-Saturday Noon-7: 00PM & Friday Noon-9: 00PM. Please visit our Facebook page at Sleepy Creek Vineyards or online at for updates.
Turtle Run: Wednesdays: Queen of Hearts Drawing – see info here & see the winning pot each week on Facebook. Thursdays: Fowling League – Fowling is 1st team to knock down opponents 10 bowling pins with a football – see info here.

Vermilion River Beer Company: May 18: Charity on Tap: We will recognize First Gig Rock N Roll Camp for Kids. Tips for the evening will be donated to this charity, as well as $ 1 per pint sold in the month of May.

Westville American Legion: Tuesdays: East Central Illinois Baggers Tuesday Night Blind Draw Bags Tournament Every Tuesday. Signups at 6:00 PM, Bags Fly at 6:45 PM. Cost is $ 10. Bring your Own Bags. Wednesdays: Queen of Hearts Drawing at 7:00 PM. Tickets $ 1.00. Thursdays: Tacos with Bob Schifo from 5: 30-7: 30PM. See full menu here

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