Toys For Tats

Kids get in on Christmas; you get new ink!

‘Twas the morning before WAND’s toy drive,
when Oakwood Tattoo came alive
as patrons lined up with pride
each with a present totaling at least twenty-five…

On Thursday, November 30, for 12 hours only, Oakwood Tattoo will be hosting its 3rd annual Toys for Tats event. “This year we aim to have 15 tattooists and raise $10,000 in toys,” says Shop Manager Holly Harrison. “We always try and give back to the community just because the community has helped us so much.”

The tattooing festivities begin at 10 am and will be given on a first-come,

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All I Want for Christmas Is … Crafts

Tis’ the season for Christmas crafts! The Mt. Zion Convention Center will be hosting a craft show just in time for you to find the perfect Christmas gifts. The event will take place Friday, November 10, from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 11, from 9 am to 3 pm. The craft show, which has been around since 2012, is being coordinated by Bonnie Rideout and Judy Roessler. We chatted with Bonnie about what to expect from this festive event.

“We will have 70+ vendors, so we have something for everyone! Handmade baskets, woodworking items, glass items, jewelry, florals, knit and crochet items,” she says. Handmade items are important to Bonnie, who started her own business, Bonnie’s Baskets,

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Romp with Rocky Horror at the Avon

Annual audience participation extravaganza amps up a classic.

It’s been 10 years since a group of Millikin University students known as Shadow Cast reached out to the iconic Avon Theatre in Decatur about bringing a well-known cult movie classic a little more to life for audiences. If you haven’t already been, every October over the last decade The Avon has shown The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but with a twist. If you’re expecting the expected or you want to enjoy the movie in peace and solitude (in order to actually hear the lines), then this may not be your shtick.

But if you love fun, dressing up, audience participation and seeing some skin—make sure you check out The Avon’s Facebook page for information on advanced ticket sales on two showings,

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