Our community has great things to offer families! We are adding this new section to the newsletter to help you connect to the variety of community events
in the Bloomington/Normal area. Enjoy!
Car Seat Safety Check
Click here for the 2018 schedule of Car Seat Safety Checks
Children's Discovery Museum
Click here for the Spring 2018 schedule of events
Royal Princess Coronation & Festival
The Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington will be hosting a Royal Princess Coronation and Festival on Sunday, June 10th from 2:00-4:00PM. You can obtain tickets for this event at pantagraph.com/princess
If you are looking for a variety of fresh farm products - including vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meat, eggs, plants, and more - visit the farmer's market on the downtown Bloomington square between 7:30AM and noon every Saturday through October.
Sensory Bags for Kids with Autism
The Bloomington and Normal public libraries now have sensory bags filled with various items for children on the autism spectrum, in an effort to better accommodate their unique needs. Additionally, the Bloomington library will hold Sensory Story Time on Wednesdays at 2:00PM, where children with and without autism can enjoy special stories, music, activities, as well as opportunities for play and socialization.
Brandt Group of Companies, a Canadian agricultural manufacturer, recently opened a plant in Hudson, IL, bringing 75 job opportunities to the area. The company is expected to grow to about 300 employees within the next few years, which is very exciting. The company is currently accepting job applications at brandtjobs.com, and it plans to partner up with McLean County Unit 5 and Heartland Community College to offer job-training programs in the future.