Thursday, August 30, 2012

Entering fall in Bloomington!

September activities in Bloomington!  Come stay with us! 

You Can't Take it With You
Aug. 30, 2012 - Sep. 9, 2012

Community Players Theatre
201 Robinhood Lane
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 663-2121

Tickets are available online or at the box office.  

Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, You Can't Take it With You tells the tale of the Sycamore family. At first they seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder!


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website! 


Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market and Artists' Alley
Sep. 1, 2012, 7:30 am - Noon

Main & Jefferson
Downtown Bloomington, IL
309.829.9599
Cost: FREE

We are open every Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. until noon on the Square in Historic Downtown Bloomington (Main & Jefferson).Local produce, meats, eggs, plants, cut flowers, organic products, and live music. Credit, debit and Link cards accepted.

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

Nickel Plate Railroad Exhibit
Sep. 3, 2012, 12-4pm

Miller Park
1020 South Morris Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2260
 

The Central Illinois Railroad Club hosts the Nickel Plate Railroad steam Locomotive #639 and Southern Pacific caboose. The exhibit is located near the north entrance to Miller Park, off West Wood Street. 

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

Bicycle Ride for Ag Education
Sep. 3, 2012 - Sep. 5, 2012 

Registration & Kickoff begin at 3 pm on Monday, 9/3/12
All routes begin & end in LeRoy, IL. Ride travels through McLean, DeWitt & Piatt counties
1701 Towanda Ave
BLOOMINGTON, IL 61701
309.557.2230
Cost: price varies on length of ride. Early Bird registration for complete ride - $70

17th annual Bike Ride for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. See IAA Foundation website for details and registration information. Cross Country ride with 1 & 2 day participation options; Intermediate routes are approx. 30 mi; Extreme routes are approx. 80 mi. Full SAG service, safe routes, fun evening activities. 

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

An Evening of Dreams
Sep. 6, 2012, 6pm

DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.664.6446
 

The 2012 Evening of Dreams is sure to be a photo-finish of fun! The 18th annual fundraiser for student scholarships and the Child Development Lab will feature a horse racing theme at the DoubleTree by Hilton The fun begins when attendees will wager "Heartland Bucks" on four feature races and convert their winnings into raffle tickets for fabulous prizes!

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

Bloomington Kiwanis Peanut Days
Sep. 6, 2012 - Sep. 8, 2012

Bloomington, IL 61704
(815) 291-7450
 

The Bloomington Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Peanut Days fundraiser to raise funds for the Club s signature project, Camp Limberlost. Each summer, since 1930, Bloomington Kiwanis sends approximately 100 eight to ten year olds who have been identified by their teachers as children who would benefit from a camping experience.Bloomington Kiwanis Club members dressed in orange safety vests and blue Kiwanis aprons will be collecting donations at several off-street locations, including Cub Foods, Jewel-Osco, Schnucks, and Wal-Mart. This year, they will also be at seven McDonald s Drive Through locations in Bloomington-Normal from 3:30 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th. Donors will receive a complimentary bag of peanuts.Kiwanis members still plan on being at the following intersections Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th, during drive time: Raab and Towanda, Linden and Shelbourne, Vernon and Grandview, Cottage and College and Adelaide and Hovey.  The Bloomington Kiwanis Club was formed in 1920 and has had many local community and business leaders as members and officers through the years. It is part of Kiwanis International, a service organization whose mission is to change the world, one community and one child at a time. More information about the Bloomington Kiwanis Club can be found at www.bloomingtonkiwanis.org.

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

September F1RST FR1DAY
Sep. 7, 2012, 5-8 pm

Downtown Bloomington
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.829.9599
 

Cost: FREE

Fashion. Art. Music. See and be seen every F1RST FR1DAY.


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

 2nd Annual Motorcycle & Scooter Show
Sep. 8, 2012, 10:00am - 3:00pm 

409 N Hershey, Bloomington, IL
Registration closes at 2:00pm.
Entry fee $5.00

 

Hooters of Bloomington & Vintage Iron Riders Club of Central Illinois 2nd Annual MOTORCYCLE & SCOOTER SHOW
Classes:
o Scooter
o Sport
o Touring/BaggerMore Info


Mothers of Multiples Sale
Sep. 8, 201, 8:00am - 12:00pm

McLean County Fairgrounds
1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington, IL 61705
Cost: $2 per adult / Children are FREE!

Mark Your Calendars... for our Fall/Winter sale - it will be here before you know it!
Open to the Public! Bring a laundry basket for shopping ease!Don't miss the largest sale of it's kind in Bloomington/Normal, with over 60 families selling!


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Sep. 8, 2012, 9:00PM (Doors open at 8pm)

The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.820.0352

Cost: $20
  
The Castle Theatre is located in Downtown Bloomington and features local and national emerging and established touring artists in a variety of music types, including Rock, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative Country, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary Alternative.


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

Twin City Tour
Sep. 8, 2012, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mini-Bus Shuttle Tour
Departs from the McLean County Museum of History
Downtown Bloomington, IL
309-665-0033
Cost: FREE
 
Be a tourist in your own town! Join us for a 2-hour driving tour spotlighting over 40 Bloomington-Normal attractions. Treats, trivia, prizes and more! 

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!


Whose Live, Anyway?
Sep. 8, 2012, 7:30 pm

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 North East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2777
 

Ryan Stiles (The Drew Carey Show and Two and a Half Men) heads up a quick-witted cast including Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis for a night of unforgettable comedy. All vets of Whose Line is it Anyway? the quartet mine laughs from bizarre setups and audience suggestions. Don t miss this evening of wicked wit and humor! 


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website! 

WMBD presents the 1st Living Well Women's Expo
Sep. 8, 2012, 10:00am - 4:00pm

U.S. Cellular Coliseum
101 S Madison
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2843
Cost: $5 tickets at the door
 
Our focus will be on pampering those in atendance and providing them with a day of personal enjoyment, says Dan Bates, WMBD 31 VP/General Manager. We ll have food sampling, wine sampling, massages, home decorating displays, fashion tips and more. We ll also have some big name celebrity guest speakers. This show is all about giving women what they want and deserve, a complete day all about them.  

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website! 


701 East Taylor Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 
Phone: 309.828.8816
Toll Free: 877.346.6488
Fax: 309.828.2596
  



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