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July 2019

Bloomington Public Library – Lincoln on Leadership

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Bloomington Public Library,
205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Kevin Wood, will discuss his leadership values and style, i.e., “management by walking around” at Bloomington Library. Lincoln sought different points of view, learned from experience, shared both credit and blame, remained true to principles, and used effective communication. Time for a Q & A session and photos with “Lincoln” will follow the presentation. This program is part of Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 which will take place at multiple venues in the Bloomington-Normal area on… Find out more »

Bloomington Public Library – Music of Lincoln and the Civil War

July 21 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library,
205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Enjoy mandolin renditions of songs about Lincoln and the American Civil War played by the local Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra at Bloomington Public Library. This program is part of Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 which will take place at multiple venues in the Bloomington-Normal area on July 19, 20, and 21. To learn more about programs being held at other sites during this Looking for Lincoln event, visit lincolnsfestival.net. Find out more »

Jazz Upfront – Cactus Jack

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Upfront,
107 W. Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Castle Theatre – Conor Oberst with Joanna Sternberg

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with hisband Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, with the Monsters of Folk supergroup, and in Better Oblivion Community Center with Phoebe Bridgers. “I have always… Find out more »

Jazz Upfront – Jive Bag Funk

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jazz Upfront,
107 W. Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Jive Bag – New Orleans inspired jazzy funk! Be sure to swing in to to see them LIVE at Jazz UpFront! Jonny Beckett – tenor saxophone Peter Roubal – electric guitar Kurt Reeder – organ / keys Josh Walden – electric bass Adiare “Petey” Thomas – drum set Find out more »

Farmers’ Market – July 27

July 27 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Square,
200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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The Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market takes place around the McLean County Museum of History Square every Saturday from May to October. Stop by to shop the freshest vegetables, eggs, meats, baked goods, art and much more from local farmers and vendors. Tom Ricker will be performing live from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find out more »
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