Great news! Devon Gift Cards are now available for purchase, just in time for the holiday season! If you have a concert-loving friend or family member on your list, this is the perfect gift for them.
New Mountain Lion Exhibit Coming to Scovill Zoo!
On Wednesday, November 15th, the Decatur Park District Board of Commissioners approved an agreement to construct a new Mountain Lion Exhibit and Camel Holding Building at Scovill Zoo. This new two-thousand square foot outdoor exhibit will include rock outcroppings, ponds, caves, a glass viewing area for patrons, and an interactive area where zookeepers can feed and train the mountain lions.
“We are excited to continue the growth of Scovill Zoo with the addition of a Mountain Lion Exhibit” stated Scovill Zoo Director, Ken Frye. “Zoo staff are humbled by this gift and look forward to sharing this new exhibit with Decatur and Central Illinois.”
Going by several names such as: puma, cougar, and panther, the mountain lion can grow up to seven feet long and weigh 150 pounds. These cats can leap 18 feet up into trees and are good sprinters in short distances.
Also included in the project is a new animal holding building that will house the mountain lions when not on exhibit and a new indoor holding space for the existing camels, Jack and Fin, at Scovill Zoo.
Funding for this project came from private donations and construction is expected to be completed by August, 2024.
As part of the Decatur Park District’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2024, The Decatur Indoor Sports Center is proud to announce Here Come the Mummies coming to the DISC on March 2, 2024.
“We are so excited to have Here Come the Mummies perform at the DISC”, stated Decatur Indoor Sports Center Manager, Jamie Davis. “This concert will be a unique experience as it marks the first time the DISC will be transformed into a concert venue.”
Be sure to mark your calendar for this special concert and get ready to enjoy a fantastic performance by Here Come the Mummies at the DISC!
Standing Pit: $39
Seated General Admission: $30
(Plus applicable fees)
Tickets will be available for purchase online at etix.com on November 8, at 10 a.m.
About Here Come the Mummies
Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).
Since their discovery, HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; appeared on That’s My Jam with Jimmy Fallon; played massive festivals like Summer Fest, Summer Camp, Common Ground, Musikfest, and Suwannee Hulaween; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get ready! Here Come The Mummies.
Mummy Cass – guitar, vocals
Eddie Mummy- drums, vocals
K.W. TuT- bass, vocals
Spaz- keys, vocals
The Pole!- bass
Midnight Mummy- bari & tenor sax, keys, percussion, talk box, vocals
Dr. Yo- saxes, vocal, tambo
Highlander- tenor sax
“H-POD” (High Priest of Death)- trumpet
Tickets on sale November 1 at 10 a.m.
Encounter an outdoor experience sure to get you embracing the holiday spirit!
Aboard a golf cart after dark, drive through an enchanting path of beautifully decorated trees. Afterward, pull up a hay bale to roast s’mores by the fire pit and sip on hot cocoa. Want to walk the course instead? The first 30 minutes on December 7, 9, 13 & 17 will be reserved for foot traffic only!
December 6-10 & 13-17 / Hickory Point Golf Course
Walkers: Dec. 7, 9, 13 & 17 / 5:00 & 5:15 p.m. / $6 per person
Riders: 6 – 8:50 p.m. / $9 per person
Our golf carts can hold 2 adults and 1 – 2 small children
Reservations Required at decatur-parks.org – beginning November 1 at 10 a.m.
Limited number of tickets sold for each 10 minute time slot.
The Decatur Park District and the Decatur Macon County Senior Center plan to combine facilities and services at the Scovill Activity Center beginning November 1st, 2023.
Effective November 1st, all programs, activities, and services offered by both the Decatur Park District and the Decatur Macon County Senior Center for seniors will now be located under one roof at the Scovill Activity Center located at 3909 W Main St in Decatur. This consolidation will reduce operational costs and allow more funding to go directly to the programs and services provided to seniors in Decatur.
Once fully relocated on November 1st, the programs and services currently offered at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center will now be offered at the Scovill Activity Center. This includes all senior activities, senior assistance appointments, health screenings, daily congregate meals, and special events. The full-time staff of the Decatur Macon County Senior Center will also transition to the Park District.
“We are excited to welcome the staff and clients of the Decatur Macon County Senior Center to the Park District as we continue to work towards a one-stop shop for seniors in Decatur.” stated Clay Gerhard, Executive Director for the Decatur Park District. “The Decatur Macon County Senior Center has provided critical services and programs for seniors in this community with the support of the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging and the City of Decatur since 1975. We look forward to expanding opportunities for seniors at the Scovill Activity Center and carrying on the great work of the Decatur Macon County Senior Center. They have provided outstanding services to the seniors in our community for the last four decades.”
Boo at the Zoo tickets are on sale today, Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
Celebrate a Decatur staple with these limited edition, Bikini Tree Shirts! These were popular with the Decatur Park District Staff so we are bringing the fun to YOU! All proceeds will benefit the Decatur Parks Foundation. Orders will be accepted from September 6th through September 20th. You can order yours at https://webtrac.decatur-parks.org/…/webtrac…/SPLASH.html
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It’s like BINGO, but with songs instead of letters and numbers. There will be several rounds and exciting prizes for the winners of each round.
$500 GRAND PRIZE!
Purchase tickets at devonamphitheater.com
Admission is limited to 500 guests – don’t miss out!
All proceeds benefit the Decatur Parks Foundation.