McLean County Calendar of Events March 7 – March 14

Bloomington Normal YMCA is hosting a free open house and swim on March 10. (Photo courtesy of Bloomington Normal YMCA)


U of I Webinar: Native Pollinators on Your Farm
Thursday, noon-1 p.m.
Location: At your own computer

The University of Illinois Extension offers online classes in a variety of topics. On March 8 the topic is native pollinators and how you can encourage them. Register by visiting


Parent’s Night Out
Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris, Bloomington
$18; $16 for additional siblings

Drop your little ones aged 4-12 years off at the zoo and spend some quality time with no worries about their entertainment or safety. For more information, call (309) 434-2250 or email

MARCH 9-11

Community Players Theatre Presents ‘Into the Woods’
Fri. & Sat., 7:30-10 p.m.; Sun. 2:30-5 p.m.
201 Robinhood Ln., Bloomington
$18; $8 for children 10 and under

“Into the Woods” is a musical that teaches important themes like growing up, accepting responsibility and the consequences of wish fulfillment. For more information, call (309) 663-2121.


YMCA Open House
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bloomington Normal YMCA, 602 S. Main St., Bloomington

Bring your swim suit and climb an inflatable rock wall in the pool and go home with some lifesaving skills taught by the Red Cross certified instructors. The staff will offer a look at what is offered by the YMCA. For more information, call (309) 827-6233.

Pedal Car Collection Exhibit
Saturday, 1 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington

Bruce Callis has shared his personal pedal car collection for the exhibit which includes 53 cars produced from 1920s-1970s. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.


Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Sunday, 5 p.m.
The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington

Musical group from the Southwest featuring witty and original lyrics, guitar riffs, and tequila. For more information, call (309) 820-0352.


Landscape Design Using Native Plants
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Ave.

Cathy Bilo, horticulturist and landscape designer, will present design principles and practical ideas. For more information, call (309) 454-1371.


The Great War in Illinois: Caterpillar
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington

Lee Fosburgh will present a program on Caterpillar, a legacy of the Great War. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.


Active Senior Tour at Miller Park Zoo
Wednesday, 8:30-10 a.m.
1020 S. Morris, Bloomington

Those who are 60 and older can stroll through the Zoo guided by a staff member. For more information, call (309) 434-2250.


–McLean County Calendar of Events March 7 – March 14–