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Oct
21
Sun
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Directed by Ann Schertzer, this “coming of age” story involves the 1950s Catholic education of eight Chicago children, following them from the start of elementary school through the senior prom and beyond. Capturing the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence, the musical touches on such topics as first confessions, puppy love, patron saints, teacher’s pets, sex education classes, and the importance of wearing panties under the school uniform’s plaid pleated skirt.

The main focus is on late-blooming Eddie Ryan and chubby Becky Bakowski, who become best friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky decides to join a convent. Every number tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. Rated PG. Auditions: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Book by John R. Powers, based on his novel of the same name. Music and lyrics by James Quinn, Alaric Jans.

Oct
26
Fri
International Gem and Jewelry Show @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct 26 @ 8:03 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:03 pm

Large gem and jewelry show in three buildings at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Shop directly from designers, wholesalers and manufactures for the largest selection at the lowest prices! Why pay retail when you can shop in a marketplace setting for the best prices in the industry?

Oct
27
Sat
Applebutter Stir & Horseradish Day @ Lawrence Orchards
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The lighting of the wood fire under the kettle will be in the early hours of the day. Canned jars of apple butter will be available late in the day. In between, learn how apple butter was made – from orchard to glass jars. At the same time enjoy the grinding of their horseradish crop.  What a pungent smell…you won’t want to miss it!  Then take a jar or two of our “Hot as Hades Horseradish” to share.

Monster Mash @ May Pavilion
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Spooky, but not too spooky, family fun.

Dig out a costume for everyone in the family and come to the Palace for a Monster Mash dance party! Games, music, food, and fun will tickle everyone’s skeletal funny-bone. Hit the dance floor with music by DC Sound DJ Dennis Cametti, play carnival games, create a take-home craft, and enter the costume contest for a chance to win a prize. Affordable and fun….don’t miss this spooky, but not too spooky, celebration! Food and drink are included in the cost of admission. Concession items will be available for purchase.

Oct
28
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Because it is the last Sunday of the month, the buffet will feature prime rib! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Nov
2
Fri
Diamond Rio @ Marion Palace Theatre
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

Country super group Diamond Rio brings big hearts and big hits to the palace stage.

The first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single, Diamond Rio’s “Meet In the Middle” was the first step in a rich and rewarding career for this group. With more than 10 million albums sold, both Grammy and Dove Award wins, six Vocal Group of the Year Awards earned (CMA and ACM), five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five gold albums, and the release of an autobiography, it’s safe to say this group is here to stay. Another accomplishment, Diamond Rio found the right mix of members and has consisted of the same six guys since 1989. With hearts as big as their hits, Diamond Rio is known for their charity commitments, having raised over $1M for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.

Sharing hits like “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” and “In A Week or Two,” Marty Roe, Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Dan Truman, and Dana Williams will move fans with a night of unforgettable music.

Nov
3
Sat
Dinner with the Presidents @ Harding High School
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

As you step back in time, celebrate American Political History with the Marion County Historical Society and meet former Presidents of the United States! Guests will not only enjoy an evening out, they will dine on a buffet dinner of presidential favorites and have the opportunity to discuss life in the White House with United States Presidents in attendance.

The presidents will be attended by uniformed guards appropriate to their eras. The meal will consist of those Presidents’s favorite foods in attendance. You will have the option of sitting with a president, and possibly his wife, during dinner at an additional fee. A short presentation from each of the Presidents in attendance and questions from the audience to round out the evening.

Nov
4
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Nov
11
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Nov
17
Sat
Annual America Recycles Day Eco Art Show @ Marion Palace Theatre's May Pavilion
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fine art and hand-crafted gifts made by local artists are displayed and available for purchase. Shop green for unique holiday gifts this winter!

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Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre's May Pavilion
Fine art and hand-crafted gifts made by local artists are displayed and available for purchase. Shop green for unique holiday gifts this winter!
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