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January 2020

January at the Bloomington Public Library

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701

Jan. 2 (Thursday) - Kiddie Drive-In,  10am-6pm Jan. 3 (Friday) - STREAM (Science, technology, reading, Engineering, Art, and Math), 10am-11:30a . Jan. 4 (Saturday) - LEGO Construction Time 10am-11:30am Jan. 6 (Monday)  - D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) Bingo Jan. 7 (Tuesday) - Girls Who Code, 4pm-5pm Jan. 8 (Wednesday) - Classic Movie Salute to the Roaring 20's, 2pm Jan. 9 (Thursday) - State of Illinois Employment Workshops, 10a-12pm Jan. 10 (Friday) - Wellness Lifestyle Class, 11am Jan. 11 (Saturday)…

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January 31 @ 2:30 pm - February 2 @ 7:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Bloomington, 61701
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Tickets: $10, General Admission Coalescence Theatre Project and The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to present the #ShePERSISTED: New Play Festival The deadline for play consideration is October 1st, 2019. Script submissions may be sent to Coalescence Theatre Project at The #ShePERSISTED festival of new plays will feature new work by Women, Femme and Non-Binary playwrights. Four one-act plays will be presented as staged readings, acted and directed by Bloomington-Normal area artists. The quartet of plays will…

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February 2020

Judy Moody & Stink

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A musical for Grades K – 5 Monday, February 3 at 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM In this new musical, Judy Moody and her brother Stink take audiences on a hilarious adventure. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the…

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Tour de Chocolat

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You've been waiting all year for the sights the sounds and the samples during Tour de Chocolat in Downtown Bloomington! Join us in our great downtown shops and art galleries for this tasty annual event!   A complete list of participating businesses and galleries coming soon!

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Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - February 26 @ 8:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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BUY TICKETS Paw Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

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April 2020

Area Artist Invitational – April First Friday

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Check out our various art galleries, retailers and restaurants as they extend their hours until 8pm for First Friday! Many of our businesses will be hosting artists from outside the district as part of the annual Area Arts Invitational!   More information to come!

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November 2020

Small Business Saturday

November 28 @ 12:00 am - December 6 @ 11:59 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday takes place each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. American Express started the shopping event in an effort to boost spending at small businesses during the holiday season and help establishments remain open during the recession. Celebrate Small Business Saturday in #DowntownBLM! The City of Bloomington Economic Development Department has partnered up with Downtown Bloomington Businesses to make your #ShopSmall dreams come true! Shop from November 28th to December 4th!  More details to come!

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