McLean County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

The Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal will host a Hawaiian Fun event on Friday, Aug. 11. (Photo courtesy of

AUG.  10 


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 


AUG.  11 


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. 


AUG.  12 


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 


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. 


AUG.  15 


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. 


AUG.  16 


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–