The McLean County History Museum is about to start their Lunch and Learn Program. The following is an overview of the schedule. We will try to update you and send out a reminder in the newsletter the week before.
The events are on the second Thursday of the month at 12:10 p.m. in the Joseph Fifer Courtroom of the History Museum. The program is done no later than 1:00 p.m.
Lawyer/Amateur Labor Historian
|Songs of Struggle or Joy:Labor Day and Worker Songs
Professor of English, IWU
|Medieval Maps: The World as We Don’t Know It
||Provost Jonathan Green
Illinois Wesleyan University
|The Art of Unfulfilled Expectations: Beethoven was a Sensitive Guy
Beech Professor of Biology, IWU
|Attracting Birds and Wildlife to Your Backyard
|For Dignity, For Justice, For Our Children:
“A History of Labor in McLean County’’
Colwell Professor of English
|Still Reading with Lincoln
Assistant Professor of Psychology, IWU
|Good science for the common good:Opportunities and obstacles in community-based aging research
“I let my work speak for itself”, states Co Owner Alan Esmaeli of Diamond Automotive.
Word of mouth is the main advertising for this local car shop and it works wells. Drawing customers from all over the Bloomington/Normal area, services are well recommended by many. Diamond Automotive offers both major and minor repairs as well as a few used cars for sale. Customers are able to call in appointments or drop in for repair work that may need to be done.
When asked how a company could survive without advertising Alan replied that it’s a pretty simple process. “We treat people like a family. They know everything about me and I know everything about them. People appreciate good quality work and honest business.” Easily accessible off of Market Street, Diamond Automotive promises to offer continual customer service. So don’t fret when the engine light glares from the dashboard, because Alan and his mechanics are prepared to help.
You may contact Diamond Automotive by calling 309-827-5644 or just drop by, they are located at 902 W. Market St.
We are currently working on implementing a change to the newsletter. This change will be invisible to most of you, however, it will show a summary of the articles with links to the full article. This will also automate the process of sending out the newsletter by compiling the articles from the last week of posts to the website and generating a newsletter only if there are posts.
We will also shortly be adding the ability for you to pick if you get a daily, weekly or monthly newsletter, to better suite your needs.
This is the first time this new format has been used by us and hope you like the change.
It is time for the annual Bloomington/Normal Sunrise Rotary club Bag & Brats lunch.
September 16, 2011 Downtown Bloomington Square 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Brat Lunch $7 per meal in advance $8 per meal on Friday, Sept. 16th.
Tickets can be purchased from Deb Skillrud, 301 N Main St (corner of Jefferson and Main, Bloomington) or from Specs Around Town or Kelly’s Bakery & Café
3:30 pm Bags Tournament (remaining lunch items available for purchase) $50 per team Prizes: 1st = $600, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $100 Payment due at time entry is submitted.
Participants may enter and pay online at bnsunriserotary.org or mail an entry form (available on website) with payment to: Rhonda Massie 105 Kreitzer Ave. Bloomington, IL 61701
Make Checks payable to B-N Sunrise Rotary Direct tournament questions to email@example.com.
Delivery available with purchase of at least 10 lunch tickets to the same address. A variety of drinks will be sent with deliveries. Specific drink orders will not be accepted.
You are encourage to come out for the 32nd Annual Cultural Festival Weekend at Miller Park in Bloomington this weekend. The event starts 11:00 AM on Saturday morning and features a variety of activity for the entire family. The fun includes continues stage performances, a special area with fun stuff for youngsters known as the Children’s Village.
The Miller Park Zoo also features a special “Miller Park Zoo Comes To You” exhibit which brings a rotating roster of animals to the festival for petting.
A couple of new activities this year includes a Health Fair which will provide free health screenings and information. State Farm Bank introduces an onstage game show known as “Your Money”. Contestants will have a chance to test their financial knowledge and earn prizes along the way. The entire audience will pick up some free but valuable financial information as well.
Of course the festival has food vendors offering a delicious variety of foods to tempt you, so bring an appetite. Also in the vendor area there will be a representation of community organizations and vendors with services and products for sale.
The fun continues on Sunday starting off at 1 PM with entertainment from the Velvet Groove Band, Steve “The Harp”. The Sunday Gospel and Inspirational segment starts at 3PM and concludes at 6PM
Below you’ll find links to various Cultural Festival flyers providing you “Everything Cultural Festival”