There’s never a chance to be bored at Blackburn College. Between, classes, work and extracurricular, Blackburn student’s live up to their name of their hard-working mascot. But, when classes end, homework is finished, and time cards turned in, both the College and the local Carlinville community offer a wide range of activities to enjoy.
Blackburn’s Office of Student Activities hosts a variety of events most weekends—bands, bingo (or the popular Platinum Bingo for extra cool prizes), karaoke, stand up comedians, and more. Student Activities also hosts movies on the quad, free bowling night, and game show nights.
Carlinville has a number of restaurants, a local coffee shop, parks, a public pool, skate park and bowling alley to spend your leisure time. Loveless Park on the southeast corner of Carlinville has baseball and soccer fields, walking and running trails, and an open park pavilion. Beaver Dam State Park offers outdoor activities like hiking, camping, biking and fishing. Or in warm months, enjoy boating, swimming, fishing and camping at Lake Carlinville.
Small town life doesn’t have to be dull. Visit the Chamber of Commerce for more information on local events .