“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is certainly true when it comes to March in Mt. Vernon. There are so many roaring good time events you won’t want to miss this month!
March 3rd, 7 p.m.
Empire Wild Trio @ Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Enjoy an “American in Paris” evening of music! Empire Wild brings songs from both American Songbook tradition and French composers to life with their original arrangements. Come listen to music from composers such as Gershwin and Cole Porter alike. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $20 for Cedarhurst members.
March 10-11th, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. 33rd Midwestern Herb & Garden Show @ Times Square Mall Times Square Mall will be filled with dozens of vendors featuring herbs, plants, seasonings, local honey, crafts, and more! Several classes will also take place over both days with topics including flower arrangements, bees, herbal remedies, seeds, lavender, and others. Admission is free. Food concessions will be available to purchase. For more details visit midwestherbshow.com.
March 11th, 1 p.m. Family Art Fun: Van Gogh Inspired Art @ Shrode Art Center Cedarhurst Kids of all ages can participate in this make-and-take art program. Come create unique art with a variety of media. The event is free and open to the public.
March 11th, 2 p.m. “A Bicycle Trip Thorugh Ireland” at The Jefferson County Historical Village John Lynn returns to share about his adventures riding a bicycle through Ireland. Listen to entertaining tales from the Emerald Isle. The event is free, donations are accepted.
March 11th, 6 p.m. A Mardi Gras Adult Prom @ The Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge Dance the night away all while supporting an amazing cause. The 3rd annual adult prom is a fundraiser for Tiffany’s Closet, a non-profit that provides formal dresses for those in need. Have fun at the selfie booth and bid on several auction items. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Tickets are $60/person or $100/couple and include dinner.
March 17th, 6 p.m. United Way Annual Dinner: Superhero & Villain Ball @ The Doubletree by Hilton A fun night of dinner, dancing, and theatrics, all supporting The United Way of South Central Illinois. You will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets and participate in a silent auction. Enjoy a nice dinner, dress up, and help solve the mystery of who-dun-it. Tickets are $75/person.
March 25th, 8 p.m. The Ultimate Ozzy Experience: Madman’s Diary @ The Granada Theatre The Madmen are unlike any Ozzy Tribute Band you have ever seen! Sync’d video will take Ozzy fans on a ride through his iconic career. This killer concert experience combines mind numbing theatrics, stage props, and pyrotechnics. Tickets are $20 general admission, $27.50 reserved seating. Find information about other events happening in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at enjoymtvernon.com/events!