Thursday, September 20, 2012

Come join us this weekend!




Make sure to book your room with us for ISU's Homecoming weekend, October 5th-7th.  

Come stay with us  for Wesleyan's family weekend, September 28th-30th and also homecoming weekend, October 12th-14th!


Calendar of events!

MUTEMATH
Sep. 21st, 8:00PM
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm 
Cost: 22.00-24.00

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


Sones de México
Sep. 21st, 7:30 pm
They move seamlessly between styles and instruments Grammy nominees Sones de México bring the music and playing with rock n roll energy without sacrificing cultural authenticity. he Chicago Tribune Grammy nominees Sones de México bring the music culture of the Mexican fandango ( dance fiesta ) to the BCPA stage.   

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


William Fitzsimmons
Sep. 27th, 7:30 pm
A bold and fearless songwriter, William Fitzsimmons evocative guitar style and hushed-yet-plaintive vocals have drawn comparisons to Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and even James Taylor. 
Cost: $20 

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


Worldwide Day of Play and Uptown Block Party
Sep. 29th, 9am-3pm
Don't miss the 6th annual, officially tons of fun, Bloomington-Normal Worldwide Day of Play and Uptown Block Party! Imagine a whole day devoted to good old fashioned play. Visit one or all of these Worldwide Day of Play locations, plus the Uptown Block Party, and enjoy tons of free, fantastic activities the entire family will enjoy.
Cost: FREE   

Bloomington & Normal
309.433.3444


Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk
Sep. 29th- Sep. 30th, 11:00AM and 2:00PM
PEFORMANCES: Saturday, September 29, Sunday September 30, Saturday October 06 and Sunday October 07 at 11:00Am and 2:00PM daily The Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk is the McLean County Museum of History s most successful, longest running public program.
Cost: $12 museum members -$14 general public - $4 kids and students with proper ID. Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
302 E. Miller Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.0428 



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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hot Deal, Family Weekends and Homecoming!




Check out our "Hot Deal" for next weekend! Click here for our page on Bedandbreakfast.com to take advantage of this great deal!  Book one night and get the second half off.  Good for the 21st and 22nd of September.  


We are looking forward to ISU's family weekend this coming weekend! Also, come join us for ISU's Homecoming weekend, October 5th-7th.  

Be sure to book your room for Wesleyan's family weekend, September 28th-30th and also homecoming weekend, October 12th-14th!


Calendar of events!

3 Day KnowledgeFest
Sep. 14th- Sep. 16th, Fri 5PM-8PM, Sat/Sun 9AM-4PM
Come spend the weekend at CrossFit Bloomington-Normal to Grill, Chill, Lift and Learn with John Welbourn, Kelly Starrett and Mathieu Lalonde.


CrossFit Bloomington-Normal
1208 E. Grove St. Unit D
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-662-5678


Draw the Line
Sep. 15th Sep. 15th, 6:30 pm
Enjoy great music outdoors on the CEFCU Summer Stage!  Bring your lawn chair, your blanket, your dancing shoes and your appetite! Food and beverage vendors will be on-site offering something for everyone. 
Cost: $15 

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


My Grandmother's Apron Tea
Sep. 15th, 2:00 p.m. &  Sep. 16th, 2:00 p.m.

Wear or bring your favorite vintage apron to tea and join us as we recall household duties of decades past such as hanging laundry, canning, filling button boxes, stocking the pantry, and sharing recipes. Truly a teatime and program reminiscent of days gone by. Reservations must be pre-paid. Please call Nancy Perzo at 309-827-2200

Cost: $25.00

David Davis Mansion
1000 E. Monroe St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-827-2200


(hed) P.E. & 36 Crazyfists
Sep. 17th, 6:30PM
With guests Straight Line Stitch, Know Lyfe, Sickfrown. Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm 
Cost: $18-23 

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


MUTEMATH
Sep. 21st, 8:00PM
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm 
Cost: 22.00-24.00

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


Sones de México
Sep. 21st, 7:30 pm
They move seamlessly between styles and instruments Grammy nominees Sones de México bring the music and playing with rock n roll energy without sacrificing cultural authenticity. he Chicago Tribune Grammy nominees Sones de México bring the music culture of the Mexican fandango ( dance fiesta ) to the BCPA stage.   

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


William Fitzsimmons
Sep. 27th, 7:30 pm
A bold and fearless songwriter, William Fitzsimmons evocative guitar style and hushed-yet-plaintive vocals have drawn comparisons to Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and even James Taylor. 
Cost: $20 

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


Worldwide Day of Play and Uptown Block Party
Sep. 29th, 9am-3pm
Don't miss the 6th annual, officially tons of fun, Bloomington-Normal Worldwide Day of Play and Uptown Block Party! Imagine a whole day devoted to good old fashioned play. Visit one or all of these Worldwide Day of Play locations, plus the Uptown Block Party, and enjoy tons of free, fantastic activities the entire family will enjoy.
Cost: FREE   

Bloomington & Normal
309.433.3444


Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk
Sep. 29th- Sep. 30th, 11:00AM and 2:00PM
PEFORMANCES: Saturday, September 29, Sunday September 30, Saturday October 06 and Sunday October 07 at 11:00Am and 2:00PM daily The Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk is the McLean County Museum of History s most successful, longest running public program.
Cost: $12 museum members -$14 general public - $4 kids and students with proper ID. Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
302 E. Miller Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.0428




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

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The holidays are fast approaching!

The holidays are approaching fast!  

 Be sure to book your special family holiday event or corporate holiday party at the Vrooman Mansion.   We can provide you with a special holiday dinner for your family and then opening gifts in the parlor amid one of our 20 beautifully decorated Christmas Trees.  

Have your business holiday party with drinks, hors d'oeuvres and music or treat your best clients to a holiday luncheon.  We can accommodate up to 70 people, call and ask our event coordinator for more details. 


Don't forget to book your room with us for the Fall and enjoy all of the activities Bloomington has to offer!

LAST WEEK!
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! 


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