McLean County events calendar


The Bloomington Public Library will host the Day of the Child/Day of the Books event on April 30. (Photo courtesy Bloomington Public Library)

The Bloomington Public Library will host the Day of the Child/Day of the Books event on April 30. (Photo courtesy Bloomington Public Library)


Tree Disease and Insect Workshop

Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

McLean County Extension Office, 1615 Commerce Pkwy, Bloomington


The workshop will include an hour and a half presentation on both insects and diseases, with an hour break for lunch on your own. To register, call (309) 663-8306.


Profound Pictures – ISO Concert

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.


Great classical music performed by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. For more information, call (309) 434-2777.


Women’s Book Club Meets at BroMenn

Saturday, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Wellness Center, 1322-B S. Main St., Normal

Free, but registration is required

The novel this month is ‘The Stockholm Octavo’ by Karen Engelmann. Light breakfast will be served. For more information, call (800) 323-8622.

El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros Celebration

Saturday, 11 a.m.

Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St.


Day of the Child/Day of the Books will be sponsored by many community organizations including the McLean County Museum of History. For more information, call (309) 828-6091.


4-H Pollinator Pocket Workshop

Saturday, 9 a.m.

McLean County Extension office, 1615 Commerce Pkwy., Bloomington


The whole family can learn about pollinators and how to protect them. For more information or to register, visit

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Saturday, 11 a.m.

Uptown Normal Circle, Normal

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is an opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about sexualized violence against women. For more information, call (309) 662-7826.

APRIL 30 – MAY 1

Youth and Women’s Wingshooting Clinic

Saturday – Sunday

Moraine View State Recreation Area, LeRoy

For more information, call (309) 724-8032.


Walk MS Illinois

Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Pavilion, Tipton Park, 2201 Stone Mountain Blvd., Bloomington


Fundraiser for the National Multiple Schlerosis Society. For more information, call (855) 372-1331.


Heartland’s Student Art Exhibit

Monday through Friday

MAY 2 – 3

Cholesterol & Glucose Screening

Monday & Tuesday, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, 2200 E. Washington St., Bloomington


Screening includes a finger stick blood sample. Twelve-hour fasting recommended. Call (309) 661-5151 to set up an appointment.


Teen Manga/Anime Club

Tuesday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Board Room, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College,


The Manga/Anime Club is for any teen interested in Japanese comics and animation. For more information, call (309) 452-1757.


History Reads ‘The Fire That Will Not Die’

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington


The quarterly History Reeds Book Club meeting will discuss the book by Michele McBride. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.






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