McLean County Calendar of Events Jan. 4 – Jan. 10

World Championship ICE Racing will be held at the Grossinger Motors Arena on Jan. 6. (Photo courtesy of Grossinger Motors Arena)

JAN.  4

Central Illinois Herpetological Meeting
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Dr., Peoria Heights

Speakers about reptiles and amphibians will offer information and advice. For more information, call (309) 682-6208.

JAN.  5

Downtown Bloomington First Fridays
Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Various locations around downtown Bloomington

Numerous galleries, studios and artists will be showcased in a walking tour. For more information, call (309) 434-2295.

JAN.  6

World Championship ICE Racing
Saturday, 7-9:30 p.m.
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington
$20; youths $11.50

Professional motorcycle ICE racing. For more information, call (309) 434-2679.

JAN. 7

Elegant Bridal Expo
Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Ctr. Dr., East Peoria
Free admission; online registration required

Register by visiting

JAN.  8

10-Week Weight Management Program Offered
Mondays, 5:30 p.m.
Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center, 1111 Trinity Ln., Bloomington

The program includes a one-hour individual session with a registered dietitian and nine one-hour small group classes that focus on nutrition education, personal goal setting and healthy cooking demonstrations. For more information, call (309) 433-9355.

JAN. 10

Advocate BroMenn Offers CPR Class
Wednesday, 6-9:15 a.m.
Health & Fitness Center, 1111 Trinity Lane, Bloomington

This class will cover how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking. AED training is also provided. This class is approved by DCFS for all Day Care Providers. A CPR certification card will be mailed after successful completion of the manikin practice and test. To register visit

“A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish”
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Health and Fitness Center, 1111 Trinity Lane, Bloomington

Certified Health coach Crystal Moulton from Advocate BroMenn will teach how to set the right goals to achieve success on one’s wellness journey. For more information, call (309) 433-9355.

Active Senior Tours of the Zoo
Wednesday, 8:30-10 a.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris, Bloomington

Those 60 years and older visit a part of the zoo guided by a staff member. For more information, call (309) 434-2250.

Nonprofit Marketers Professional Meetup
Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.

Join fellow nonprofit marketers to swap information, socialize and build relationships. For more information, email


–McLean County Calendar of Events Jan. 4 – Jan. 10–