Events

Delmar Lane Garage Sale

504 Delmar Lane Bloomington, IL 61701 9-19 & 20 8:30 – 4 9-21 8:30 – 12 Microwave, bar stools, Singer sewing machine, decorative pieces, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, Crock Pot, small appliances, ceiling fan, Corning ware, Haviland dishes, glassware, bakeware, kitchen needs and gadgets, books for children, youth and adults, DVDs, sheepskin pelt, linens, toys,…MORE

St. Jude Walk/Run

St. Jude Walk/Run CATEGORIES Walk – $10 Ages 6 and up 5K Run – $20 Ages 6 and up We Care 1/2 Marathon – $65 ages 5 and under are free SCHEDULE September 21, 2019 6:00 am Registration Opens 7:30 am Half Marathon Start 7:45 am 5K Run Start 8:00 am Walk Start LOCATION Eastview Christian Church 1500…MORE

Walking With My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle

BCPA 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM Saturday, September 21, 2019 https://www.artsblooming.org/ Coalescence Theatre Project is proud to announce that Walking With My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle by Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Featuring Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Directed by Kim Pereira, Produced by Don Shandrow -Executive Artistic Director of Coalescence Theatre Project, Stage Manager Tabitha Miller and Stage Crew George…MORE

Abe Lincoln World Record

The public is invited by the Logan County Tourism Bureau to help break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Abe Lincoln at the Logan County Courthouse (601 Broadway Street, Lincoln, IL 62656) on September 21, 2019. Registration for the event will take place across the street from the courthouse at…MORE

Oktoberfest – Uptown Normal

Join us on the North St. in Uptown Normal on September 21 from 4 pm to 10 pm for an evening of tradition German food, music, and drink as Medici presents Oktoberfest. The event will feature delicious Oktoberfest brews, authentic German fare, and live entertainment.MORE

ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River

BCPA Thursday, September 19 & Friday, September 20, 2019 6:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org/ Continuing a deeply successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun, the group ETHEL and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder, and three-time GRAMMY® Award Winner, present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration this time is…MORE

McLean County Master Gardeners Help Desk

McLean County Master Gardeners Help Desk Is there a problem with your yard or garden? Are pests and weeds concerning you? If you have questions, the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are available this summer to help you with your gardening questions and can assist in identifying problems and finding solutions. The McLean County…MORE

Dave Rudolf: British Invasion

BCPA Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org/ Featuring music of The Beatles, Donovan, The Kinks, The Who, Joe Cocker and more! No costumes or wigs, just Dave’s take on the music of the era. A Blast from the Past!MORE

Food Truck Friday

My name is Samantha and I am the executive director of Kabir Center for Health. We will be hosting Food Truck Friday throughout September. Each week supporting a non for profit. I would greatly appreciate a shout out on the radio to make sure the organizations get as much support as possible. Sept 20th Gill…MORE

Clinton Apple and Pork Festival

Apple ‘n Pork Festival Sept. 28 & 29, 2019 at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, Illinois 61727 The 51st Annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival will take place September 28th & 29th, 9am-5pm at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds in Clinton, Illinois.  A two-day signature event celebrating…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…