Preview Night for the Illinois State Fair
Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield
$5 adults; children 12 and under free
Fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 20. Open 7 a.m.-midnight each day. Normal admission is $10 for adults. Parker per day is $5. For more information, visit ilinois.gov/statefair.
Hawaiian Fun at the Children’s Museum
Friday, 10 a.m.-noon
101 E. Beaufort St., Normal
$2 per person over 2 years old
Be transported to Hawaii and make leis and sand art. For more information, call (309) 433-3444.
YBMC’s Lot Party
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Crossroads Center, 360 Wylie Dr., Normal
YouthBuild McLean County is sponsoring the event which will include inflatables, dunk tank, games, music, prizes, giveaways and food trucks. For more information, call (309) 454-3898.
Miller Park Zoo Ice Cream Social
Saturday, noon-3 p.m.
1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington
$6.95; $4.95 for youths
The Zoo partnered with Hope Worldwide Bloomington/Normal Chapter will be collecting school supplies. In exchange for which 2 kids’ free admissions will be given for donated supplies. For more information, call (309) 434-2250 or visit millerparkzoo.org.
Under the Dome Knit In
Saturday, 10 a.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington
Knitters and crocheters gather to create charity items or to work on their own projects. Light refreshments provided. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.
Vineyard Concert Features Exter O’Neal and the Funk Yard Band
Saturday, 7-11 p.m.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 State Rt. 9
$5 cover charge; $5 more for deck seating
Bring your own seating to enjoy the music. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers and chocolates for sale. For more information, call (309) 359-9463.
Music Under the Stars
Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Miller Park Bandstand, 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington
Bring your own seating and listen to the music of Stone & Snow. For more information, call (309) 434-2260.
Evening of music with Crystal Muro and Kelly Riordan
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington
Enjoy “Songs of Life, Love, and Friendship” provided by Illinois Wesleyan’s Crystal Muro and Kelly Riordan. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.
Imagination Grove Fun Day
Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sugar Grove Nature Center, 4532 N. 725 East Rd., McLean
Free, donations of bird seed appreciated
Family centered nature-based play. Lemonade and snacks provided. For more information, call (309) 874-2174.
Anime Club for Adults
Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m.
Board Room, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.
Why should teens have all the fun? Adults 18 and older get together to enjoy Japanese animation. For more information, call (309) 452-1757.
Heartsaver CPR Class
Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m.
Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness Center, 1111 Trinity Lane, Bloomington
Register for the class that will teach how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies. For more information, call (309) 268-2248.
Knitting and Crocheting Club
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.
Gather to work on your current project and share tips and information with others. For more information, call (309) 452-1757.
Cholesterol and Glucose Testing
Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.
OSF Health Care St. Joseph Medical Center, 2200 E. Washington St., Bloomington
Test requires blood sample obtained by venipuncture (blood drawn from the arm). Test includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and blood glucose. 12-hour fasting recommended. To register, call (309) 661-5151.
Free Brain Health Program
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, 1304 Franklin Ave., Normal
Robin Rinker, a registered dietitian at BroMenn Medical Center, will share which types of foods, vitamins and minerals are shown from current research to impact brain health. Participants should bring their own lunches. For more information, call (309) 268-2248.
–McLean County Calendar of Events–