BN Life

Easter Activities in BN

Spring has sprung! Check out the Easter activities happening around town: Easter Cookie Decorating and Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15 | Bloomington Elks Lodge | 10:00am The fun starts at 10 am with an Easter egg hunt. After the kids find their eggs, cookies will be available to decorate. Lunch will also be available to […]

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Take a Ride on the Town: Bike Share 309

BN and cycling are intertwined. From annual bike races to the recreational riders who pedal the 30+ miles of the Constitution Trail, cycling contributes to the Twin Cities’ vigorous energy and excitement. Bike Share 309 is Bloomington-Normal’s new public bike sharing system. With 47 bikes across 9 stations, Bike Share 309 gives you the opportunity […]

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St. Patrick’s Day!

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy these fun, St. Patrick’s Day-themed events in town! Irish-American Autobiography with James Rogers Wednesday, March 8 | 7pm McLean County Museum of History The Museum is pleased to welcome back James Rogers, director of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies and editor of New Hibernia […]

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Looking for Lincoln

Few places in Illinois played a more important role in shaping Lincoln’s political success than Bloomington-Normal. It was home to some of Lincoln’s closest friends and colleagues, including Jesse Fell and David Davis, and its residents became some of his most important backers on his pursuit of national office. The Looking for Lincoln Tour offers […]

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The Top 6 Holiday Activities in Bloomington-Normal

Once Upon a Holiday Friday, December 2 | Downtown Bloomington | 5-8pm. Once Upon a Holiday will kick off the holiday season in Downtown Bloomington. There’ll be music and refreshments, but the main attraction will be the live window vignettes. The McLean County Museum of History will host a celebrity reading of “’Twas the Night […]

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Be Indulged in BN

Now that the holiday season has officially arrived, family and friends will be making their way back to Bloomington-Normal to celebrate. A great way to catch up with loved ones and old friends is over a meal. Here are restaurants that are totally unique to Bloomington-Normal that will provide the perfect setting to your reunion! […]

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Turkey Trot

Most families spend Thanksgiving Day eating a delicious meal, watching football and spending time with loved ones. For the past 37 years, the Bloomington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department has been providing the opportunity for families to celebrate in a different way: by giving back. The Turkey Trot, which features three different races throughout […]

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Seven BN Halloween Activities

Treat Feast October 27 |  5:00-6:30 pm Grab your scary ghosts and ghouls and head to uptown Normal for a night of wonderful Trick or Treating! Uptown shops supply the candy and Uptown Partners supplies the entertainment as your little ones safely walk the streets of Uptown. ShakesFEAR! A Haunted Halloween Experience October 27-29 | […]

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Homecoming 2016

Homecoming is a time for food, friends and football. Here’s what’s happening on campus: Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday, October 1: Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95 Memorial Scholarship 5K Run /2 Mile Walk 8:15am. Tucci Stadium. Pancake / Sausage Breakfast 8:30-10:30am. Eckley Quad. Family Fun on the Eckley Quad 8:30-11:30am. Eckley Quad. Football Game 1pm. Tucci […]

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Golf in BN

The Den at Fox Creek 3002 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington | 309.434.2300 This Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course features generous bent grass fairways and smooth undulating greens. With plenty of risk/reward opportunities and four sets of trees to choose from, you are assured a fun and challenging round of golf. A large practice area […]

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