Events

Fellowship Farms Aronia Berries U-Pick

9/2-9/4  – Fellowship Farms Aronia Berries U-Pick Event Thursday – Friday 4pm – 7pm and Saturday 10am – 5 pm   9/9-9/11 – Fellowship Farms Aronia Berries U-Pick  GRAND OPENING with Food and Craft Vendors Thursday – Friday 4pm – 7pm and Saturday 10am – 5 pm   9/16-9/18  – Fellowship Farms Aronia Berries U-Pick Event…MORE

BHS Class of 1971 – 50th Reunion

BHS Class of 1971 “Reelin’ In the Years” with 50th Reunion Bloomington High School’s Class of 1971 will hold its 50 Year Reunion on September 23 and 24. The deadline to register is September 10. For more information and to register, members of the class should go to the class website at www.bhsraiders1971.com . A…MORE

Keys of Hope – Dueling Piano Night for Suicide Prevention

Keys of Hope – Dueling Piano Night for Suicide Prevention Friday, September 24th 5:30 – 11:00pm The Castle Theater in Bloomington Join the Central IL City Center of the IIDA Illinois Chapter in supporting NAMI Ending the Silence, a mental health education and suicide prevention program that destigmatizes teenage mental illness and empowers them to…MORE

American Buildings Company Golf Outing

2nd Annual ABC Golf Outing Saturday, September 25th Fairlakes Golf Course in Secor, IL $300 per team or $75 per player Proceeds benefit the American Buildings Company Relay for Life Team and the American Cancer Society If  you’re interested in participating, contact Trisha Oertwig at  trisha.oertwig@americanbuildings.com or Jessica Travis at jessica.travis@americanbuildings.com   Registration Deadline is Friday, September…MORE

Day of the Dozer

Day of the Dozer 2021 Saturday, September 25th, 2021 9am – 4pm McLean County Fairgrounds (1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington, IL) Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Get your tickets now! Available at Hy-Vee, The School Shop, Stark Excavating, or online (Click Here to buy tickets online.) Day of the Dozer is…MORE

Houchin Family Alpacas

HOUCHIN FAMILY ALPACAS PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS Compared to most livestock in North America, alpacas are relatively new. First commercially imported in 1984, many people have seen alpacas on their favorite television shows or on the news, but have never met one in person. Now is your chance! On September 28 and 29,…MORE

Dress Up Movie- Secret Life of Pets 2

Dress Up Movie- Secret Life of Pets 2 September 25, 7 p.m. at the Connie Link Amphitheatre Enjoy FREE movies each month! Moviegoers are encouraged to come dress as their favorite toy that relates to the file. Each attendee under 10 receives a special movie-themes giveaway. While supplies last. https://www.normal.org/802/Dress-Up-Movies Hosted by Normal Parks and…MORE

First Presbyterian Church Normal Annual Rummage Sale

First Presbyterian Church Normal Annual Rummage Sale 2000 East College Ave Normal, Il 61761 Friday, October 1 (4 to 7pm) Saturday, October 2 (8am to 1pm) Books, toys, housewares, luggage, lamps, children’s clothes, something for everyone. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity and First Pres Green TeamMORE

Brüegala…With A Twist!

Brüegala…With A Twist! 200 N Main St Oct 1, 2021 5-9 PM Please join us for Bruegala – With A Twist! A series of weeklong events the week of September 27 – October 1st. This Octoberfest theme will kickoff each day at one of our local breweries, ending with a large wrap-up event in Downtown…MORE

Logan County Fall Pickers Market

Logan County Fall Pickers Market – “A True One of a Kind Experience” Saturday, October 2nd (10am – 5pm) Sunday, October 3rd (10am – 4pm) Logan County Fairgrounds (1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL) Amazing Art, Craft, Vintage, Antiques and specialty booths will fill the Logan County Fairgrounds with some of the best products available…MORE

Blogs

Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…