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Upcoming Events in Bloomington Illinois


January

Free In Home Wine Tasting - Schedule a free in-home wine tasting that offers you and your friends the opportunity to try exclusive, reasonably priced wines from around the world! I provide everything from the wine to the glasses for your home or office party. Your event will be both fun and informative for you and your wine-loving guests. It's a great chance stock up on wine for the season or shop for presents - we have terrific wine accessories and a Wine of the Month Club that makes a perfect gift. Just pick a date and contact me to schedule your free wine tasting!

Address: Your Home/Office , Bloomington, Illinois
Ph: 309-310-4453 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: winetastingwithvanessa@gmail.com
Web: www.myttv.com/vanessa13467
Fee: Free

March

10 Internal Beauty - Celebrate Internal Beauty with the USA Ballet Youth Ensemble on March 20th at 7:00pm. Being performed is The Mind, a neo-classical piece that delves into our inner most thoughts and feelings. The 'girl' is being danced by Tatiana Masi, the 'past' by Breanne D'Costa, and the 'future' by Elizabeth Orwig. The Mind was originally created for the USA Ballet Company in 2002.

The second piece of the evening is Colors which was created on the Youth Ensemble by Artistic Director, Michelle Holmes-Bello. Separate we are all beautiful, but together we are breath-taking.

Address: Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University , Bloomington, Illinois
Ph: 309.665.0300 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 309.665.0021
Email: drb@usaballet.org
Web: usaballet.org
Fee: $10 reserved seating

October

16 - 13 Bloomington Farmers Market - With 3,000 people expected to visit the market per week it is sure to be another success. There will be many farmers attending with produce form the entire state of Illinois. 6:45am to 11:00am, Downtown Bloomington (every Saturday through October).

Ph: (309) 829-9599 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

November

1 - 4 Baby Fold Festival of Trees - The Festival of Trees is in its 16th year as a family-centered community event. Proceeds from the festival go toward serving the children and families of The Baby Fold.

Come and enjoy a venue of 7' and 4' custom-designed trees. There's a large selection of celebrity trees, a gingerbread village, unique centerpieces and wreaths. All items are available for bid in a silent auction. You'll also enjoy hundreds of local and national performers and a series of special events.

The entire central Illinois community is invited to kick-off the holiday season at the Festival of Trees! Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Shine the Light with the spectacular Christmas trees, entertainment to suit every taste, and special events for festival-goers of all ages.

FESTIVAL OF TREES BY THE NUMBERS:

- Draws over 10,000 attendees yearly

- Involves over 700 community volunteers

- Raised $191,000 in 2008

- Has raised more than $1 million over the past 14 years for The Baby Fold's programs and services to Illinois children and families.

Ph: (309) 829-3976 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thebabyfold.org/fot/about.html
Fee: Adults (at the door) - $7; Children (ages 3-12) - $2; Children (2 and under) - FREE
Directions and Attractions Highway: I-55 or I-74 to Exit 160 West. A few miles on the right. Interesection: I-55 or I-74 to Exit 160 West. A few miles on the right.

3 Trinity Lutheran Holly Days Holiday Extravaganza! - Join us for a fun day out for the family with door prizes, shopping from local craftors and home party vendors, fun for kids, music, food, mini massages and much, much more!

Address: Trinity Lutheran School. 1102 West Hamilton, Bloomington. , Bloomington, Illinois
Web: www.trinluth.org
Fee: Free

December

2 Historic Holiday Mansion Tours - Visit five gorgeous historic mansions - all exceptionally decorated for the holidays in their own style and time period. Each Mansion has its own unique story to tell. Discover the hidden secrets in these Bloomington-Normal Historic Mansions!

Ph: (309) 828-1084 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: suzie@visitbn.org
Web: www.visitbn.org

17 - 20 State Farm Holiday Classic - One of the largest co-ed high school holiday basketball tournaments in the nation showcases great talent and unbelievable basketball in Bloomington-Normal. "The Best Basketball This Side of March!"

Ph: (800) 433-8226 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.theclassic.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Prarie Aviation Museum

Highlights the History of Aviation from the Wright Brothers to Illinois Astronauts. View or take a ride in the restored legendary DC-3 that has assumed a place of honor as one of only seven aircraft listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Bloomington, IL Aviation

David Davis Mansion

This 19th Century mansion was the home of United States Supreme Court Justice, David Davis, mentor to Abraham Lincoln. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1872. Several annual Festivals include the Glorious Garden Walk and Mr. Lincoln's Birthday.

Bloomington, IL Historic Homes

Miller Park Pavilion

This unique landmark was restored in 1977. The Korean/ Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated in May of 1988

Bloomington, IL Memorials

Site of Major's Hall

A plaque commemorates the building where, on May 29, 1856, at a convention of the Republican Party of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech which became known as his "lost speech."

Bloomington, IL Historic Markers


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