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BNYP Club Meeting: Thu, Jan 19 @ 5:30p

BNYP Club Meeting: Thu, Jan 19 @ 5:30p

What: BNYP Club Meeting

When: Thu, Jan 19, 5:30p – 6:30p

Where: Community Room @ First State Bank in Bloomington. 204 North Prospect Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704.

This month we are encouraging our members to bring one other person to the meeting. There will be chips and salsa (sponsored by La Herradura) for your enjoyment. Myra Gordon from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will talk to us about her organization, the benefits of setting up a sub 501c3 account and the good neighbor grant.

Happy hour will be at La Herradura immediately after the meeting.

Hope to see you Thursday!

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Play + Science = Transformation! An Evening with Dr. Stuart Brown

Play + Science = Transformation! An Evening with Dr. Stuart Brown

Thursday, August 25th from 7:00p – 9:00p.

Parents, educators, and business leaders – enjoy a FREE evening with Dr. Stuart Brown, author and founder of the National Institute for Play.

Learn how play has the power to transform education, increase workplace innovation, and foster creativity and confidence in everyone! Stuart Brown is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, clinical researcher and the Founder of the National Institute for Play. He speaks regularly to Fortune 500 companies and groups across the country on the importance of play in our lives. The producer of a three-part PBS series, The Promise of Play, he has also appeared on NPR and was featured in a cover story in The New York Times Magazine.

To reserve your free seat, please email museum@normal.org.

To learn more about Dr. Stuart Brown, visit http://nifplay.org

While this event is all about the power of play, its presentation is intended for adults only. Its content, in fact, is so important, the Children’s Discovery Museum will close at 5 p.m. that evening so its staff are able to attend this transformational event. We thank you for your understanding.

Location: The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 201 Broadway, Normal, IL 61761

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Volunteering @ Cub Foods, Sat, Aug 20, from 10am – 4pm

Volunteering @ Cub Foods, Sat, Aug 20, from 10am – 4pm

What: Volunteering @ Cub Foods

When: Saturday, August 20, 2011, from 10am – 4pm

Where: Cub Foods, 403 N Veterans Pkwy # 2, Bloomington, IL

Description: BNYP will be bagging groceries at Cub Foods in Bloomington from 10am-4pm.  Donations received will benefit service-related activities or be donated to groups like the Autism Society, the Baby Fold, Children’s Miracle Network, etc.

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BNYP Club Meeting: Thu, Aug 18 @ 7PM

BNYP Club Meeting: Thu, Aug 18 @ 7PM

What: BNYP Club Meeting

When: Thu, August 18, 7pm – 8pm

Where: Community Room @ First State Bank in Bloomington. 204 North Prospect Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704.

David Warner from the Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) will be talking about what programs ASMC funds, how Autism Camp went this year, and how we can help at the 2011 Autism Run/Walk.

After the meeting, we will have a happy hour at Rosie’s.

Hope to see you Thursday.

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2nd Annual Trip to Mackinaw Winery

2nd Annual Trip to Mackinaw Winery


It’s time for Kiwanis Bloomington-Normal Young Professionals Club 2nd Annual trip to Mackinaw Winery!

We are heading out there on July 16th and hope everyone can make it. Admission to the winery is $5.00 per person.  We plan on meeting as a group at 5:30 in the lawn area to the left of the main stage.  Sister Groove and The Cross Town Jam will begin at 7:00 so make sure to have your dancing shoes on, they are a blast!

The wine tasting is complimentary and they do have trays of cheese and crackers to purchase, but feel free to pack a picnic basket.  They do not allow any outside drinks, but they have wine (of course), beer, water and soda for purchase.  I have attached the link where you can get directions or have any other questions answered.

Hope to see everyone out there this year!!

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