McLean County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 23

Uptown Normal hosts its annual sidewalk sale this weekend, May 19-20. (Photo courtesy of allevents.normal)

MAY 17

Seed Swap in Normal
Thursday, 7-8 p.m.
Normal Public Library
206 W. College Ave.

Bring in your extra seeds and swap them with others to help support the Normal Seed Library. For more information, call 309-452-1757.

MAY 18

Brews at the Zoo
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris

Try tasty brews and wines from local establishments while exploring the zoo after hours. For more information, call 309-434-2243.

Dress-Up Movies: The Incredibles
Friday, 8 p.m.
Connie Link Amphitheatre
621 S. Linden St., Normal

Come dressed up as your favorite character from the movie. Children under the age of 10 will receive a special movie-themed giveaway. For more information, call 309-454-9540.

MAY 18-19

Townwide Garage Sale in McLean
Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Participation fees will be donated to the Relay for Life campaign. The American Legion will have a pork chop sale as well. For more information, call 309-261-5401.

MAY 19

Native Plant Sale
Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Evergreen FS Building
402 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington

Purchase native perennials for all kinds of gardens. For more information, call 309-454-1371.

Family Day at Tipton Park
Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd., Bloomington

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bloomington’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department. Event includes games, crafts, inflatables and a scavenger hunt. For more information, call 309-434-2260.

Endangered Species Day at the Zoo
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris,
$6.95; children $4.95

Zookeeper talks every half hour to tell about the endangered species at the Zoo. For more information, call 309-434-2250.

Wedding Dress ‘Unveiling’ at the Museum
Saturday, 1 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main, Bloomington

Local girls will unveil the 1905 wedding dress of their ancestor. Also on display will be wedding garments from the Museum’s collection. For more information, call 309-827-0428.

MAY 19-20

Sidewalk Sales in Normal
Saturday & Sunday, all day
Uptown Normal

Area shops will set up sales on the street. For more information, call 309-454-9777.

MAY 20

Connie Link Amphitheatre Concert
Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
621 S. Linden St., Normal

Bring your own seating to enjoy One Night Band. For more information, call 309-454-9540.

Rock the Runway Fashion Show
Sunday, 5 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington

Students aged 6-14 from The Sewing Room will show what they have made in the past year. For more information, call 309-530-5620.

MAY 21

Health Care Provider CPR Skills Testing
Monday, 6-7 p.m.
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
1304 Franklin Ave., Normal

Register for the structured, hands-on session focused on testing for knowledge of CPR. Register by visiting

MAY 22

Vintage Tomorrows: Steampunk Documentary (PG)
Tuesday, noon
McLean Co. Museum of History
200 N. Main St., Bloomington

Learn about the origins and direction of the Steampunk movement. For more information, call 309-827-0428.

MAY 23

McLean County Home Front during WWI
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
VFW Post #454, 1006 E. Lincoln St.

Bill Kemp will discuss home front activities, including war bond drives, food conservation efforts, shipments of Red Cross supplies, parades, and public gatherings to sing patriotic songs, as well as the suppression of German citizens. For more information, call 309-827-9733.

Prairie Fire Theater Show: ‘Baobob’
Wednesday, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.
Normal Theater, 209 N St.

This funny but heartfelt opera features short selections from classical music repertoire presented in a way children love. The audience will also learn a couple of hints on writing their own stories. For more information, call 309-454-9722.


–McLean County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 23–