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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
309.829.9599Cost: 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
309.557.2230Cost: 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 61705Cost: $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
309-665-0033Cost: 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
309-434-2843Cost: $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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