McLean County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 15

McLean County Museum of History will hold Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. (Photo courtesy of McLean Co. Museum History)

NOV. 9

Martinis for Marcfirst
Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, 10 Brickyard Dr., Bloomington

The fundraiser to provide services to over 800 people with developmental disabilities in McLean County will be sponsored by CEFCU. For more information, call (309) 451-8888, ext. 258.


NOV. 10

Drone Conference in Normal
Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal

Event includes drone flight demonstrations and presentations by national and local experts. For more information, call (309) 268-8160.

NOV.  11

Veterans Day Observance
Saturday, 10 a.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington

Starting at 11 minutes to 11 a.m. the color guard will fire one round a minute. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside. For more information, call (309) 376-5331.

Music from the Great War with Dale Evans
Saturday, 1 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington

Local artist, musician, and luthier Dale Evans and singer/songwriter Hannah Kerrigan will present a musical program featuring their renditions of well known, (and not so well known) songs of the WWI era. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.

Uptown Normal Holiday Open House
Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
11 Uptown Circle

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be visiting Uptown businesses, taking pictures and spreading cheer while holiday choirs fill the air with festive music. Register for a free carriage ride at 11 a.m. For more information, call (309) 454-9557.

Evening of Jazz Benefits Bloom Community School
Saturday, 8-11:59 p.m.
The Bistro, 316 N. Main St., Bloomington

Event will benefit innovation at Bloom and the Bloom Connections program that brings diverse learners to the school. For more information, call (309) 808-1192.

NOV.   12

3rd Sunday Market Holiday Show
Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington

Get a head start on your retro/vintage inspired holidays. For more information, call (217) 202-2847.

NOV.   13

U.S. Army Field Band
Monday, 7:30-9 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Free, but tickets required

The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus were established in 1946 and 1957 respectively. They tour the country and the world giving concerts and performing everything from opera to Sousa marches. For tickets, call (309) 434-2777.

NOV.   14

Movies Under the Dome: Wings
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington

To commemorate the centennial of WWI, the 1927 classic silent film “Wings” will be shown. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.

NOV.   15

CPR Classes Offered at BroMenn
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. & 6-10
1304 Franklin Ave., Normal
Fee required

Classes in infant CPR and Heartsaver CPR will be taught. For more information or to register, visit

NPL BookClub Discusses “The Stupidest Angel”
Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.

The whole family can enjoy discussing the book about an angel who botches his job and creates all kinds of hilarious havoc. For more information, call (309) 452-1757.

Little Wonders Class at Sugar Grove
Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
Sugar Grove Nature Center, 4532 N. 725 East Rd., McLean

Children aged 3-5 (with an adult chaperone) will learn about the “Plants on Your Thanksgiving Plate.” A snack will accompany story time and a fun craft. For more information, call (309) 874-2174.


–McLean County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 15–