Festivities and Recreation

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Local Festivities:

*Events held at Community Center unless otherwise specified

Public Events
 Jan 23  Lions Club trivia Night, 7 p.m.
 Jan 27  Seasoned Citizens
 Jan 31  SCAN Quarterly Meeting, 3 p.m.
 Feb 24  Seasoned Citizens (rescheduled for March 2 due to snow)
 Feb 27  Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 6:30-10 a.m.
 Mar 19  Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Show, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 Mar 20  SCAN Quarterly Meeting, 3 p.m.
 Mar 26 American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m., registration at 9:45 a.m.
 Mar 30  Seasoned Citizens
 Apr 16  St. Louis Concordia Seminary Choir Concert, St. Paul’s Church, 6:30 p.m.
 Apr 17  Performance by The Joyful Noise, 1:30 St. Paul’s Church
 Apr 27  Seasoned Citizens
 Apr 30  SCAN Flower Sale
 May 21 Village Wide Rummage Sales/ ALA Poppy Day/Lions Tootsie Pop Day
 May 25 Seasoned Citizens
June-Aug. Farmers Market, Thurs. 4:30-6 p.m.
June 2 SCAN Strawberry Fest/Farmers Market Kickoff, 4:30-6:30
June 5 Lions Club Chicken Fry, 4 p.m.
June 16 Lions Club Fish Fry w/ Farmers Market, 4 p.m.
June 21 SCAN Quarterly Meeting 3 p.m.
June 29 Seasoned Citizens Meeting
July 8, 9 Lions Club Homecoming
 Jul 10  Lions Strongman Competition
 Jul 21  SCAN Sweetcorn Fest (w/Farmer’s Market)
 Jul 27  Seasoned Citizens
 Jul 31  School play reenacted and gospel group, Eagles Wings, 1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Church
 Aug 12  Lions Club Fish Fry
 Aug 31  Seasoned Citizens
 Sep 17  Village Hog Roast & Gnome Fest
 Sept 27  SCAN Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m.
 Sept 28  Seasoned Citizens
 Oct 28  American Legion Halloween Soup Supper & Parade
 Oct 1 “Burn out in the Burg Car Show” and Fall Village wide rummage sales
 Oct 7  Community Wiener Roast
 Oct 26  Seasoned Citizens
 Oct 30 Performance by bluegrass group, Firebox, 1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Church
 Nov 6  American Legion Toy & Tool Sale
 Nov 12  Santa Brigade Breakfast & Market
 Nov 30  Seasoned Citizens
 Dec 4  American Legion Toy & Tool Sale
 Dec 9 & 10  American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Store
 Dec 10  Santa at Community Building
 Dec 11  SCAN/Village – Year End Recognition Celebration, 2 p.m.

Lutheran Churches Christmas Cantata, 7 p.m.

 Dec 26  Seasoned Citizens




Discover the recreation opportunities, attractions and local specialties that surround Strasburg!


In Town:

Strasburg ShortStop Marathon Station just off Route 32 in Strasburg.

     – Subway (within Marathon): 6am-8pm, every day. 217-644-3287.

     – Convenience Store (within Marathon): 6am-10pm, every day. 217-644-3280.

          – Serving Hunt Brothers Pizza and soft serve ice cream.

Strasburg Park. From Route 32, turn east at the Strasburg Marathon, go two blocks.

     – Looking for Lincoln storyboard (within Strasburg Park)

     – Veteran Memorial (adjacent to Strasburg Park.)


 His Glories Farm  2 miles
 Hidden Springs State Park   3 miles
Fox Prairie Golf Course  5 miles
Vahling Vineyards 6 miles
Lake Shelbyville 15 min
Effingham Performance Theater 20 min
The Little Theatre 25 min
 Lake Land College 30 min
Eastern Illinois University 45 min


Urban life isn’t too far away:
 Decatur  1 hr
Springfield 1 1/2 hr
St. Louis 2 hrs
Chicago 4 hrs


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