Calendar of Events - Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce
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Events in the next 30 days...
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08/28/15
EIU Observatory Tour

We will look at the main 16" telescope and the control room.  Questions are welcomed in regards to the work done observing asteroids, astronomy, from planets to the big bang to black holes.

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09/01/15
Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting is located at the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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09/03/15
Hello Dali

Hello Dali is an improvisational comedy group at EIU and this will be the first show of the semester.  All of the material for the scenes are provided by the audience.  The most important part of our show is the suggestions from the audience:  nouns, situations, relationships, etc.  Their goal is to provide entertainment to everyone who attends while they watch the performers throw it all together on the spot.

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09/07/15
Chamber Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce closed in observance of Labor Day.

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09/08/15
Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting is located at the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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09/09/15
Cultural Differences in Death and Dying Practices

This presentation looks at different religious beliefs surrounding death and dying, funeral or burial rituals undertaken, process of mourning, and after-death ceremonies of these world religions:  Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

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09/10/15
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Lake Land College Leadership Series

Leadership Series
Your leaders mush become extraordinary leaders for organization to succeed.  This program is designed to develop and enhance the skills of your leaders.  All participants will develop individualized and practical skills that will take their leadership skills to the next level and transform them into extraordinary leaders.

THE SERIES INCLUDES:
Communicating for Superior Teamwork
8 am - noon  September 10, 2015

Principles & Qualitiesof Genuine Leadership 
8 am - noon  October 8, 2015
Communication Excellence: Managing Performance with DiSC
8 am - noon November 5, 2015
Providing Constructive Feedback
8 am - noon December 17, 2015
Coaching - Developing Others
8 am - noon January 14, 2016
Leading Change at Every Level
8 am - noon February 11, 2016
Resolving Conflict within Your Team
8 am - noon March 10, 2016
Delegating for Shared Success
8 am - noon April 28, 2016
Giving Recognition
8 am - noon May 19, 2015


 

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09/10/15
Open House at the Chamber of Commerce, TENTATIVE
09/13/15
The Orchid Ensemble

The Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to Jazz and Creative Improvisation. The energetic yet endearing performance style of the ensemble consistently intrigues and delights its audiences. Acclaimed as ‘One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene’ (Georgia Straight), the Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

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09/14/15
Don't Fall! What's your risk?

As we age, falls can become very dangerous and costly.  This session will provide hands-on interactive strength and balance testing to educate participants on their current level of mobility and what risk level they are at for falls based on strength and balance tests. Education regarding risk for falls and contributing factors that can be monitored or changed to help lower risk for falls will help you avoid a "trip" you don't want to take!  

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09/17/15
Diplomats Meeting

Diplomats Meeting is located at the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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09/17/15
Using Native Plants in Your Landscape

Learn about the benefits of landscaping with native plants.  We will explore plants and designs for butterflies and other pollinators.  Native plants are well suited for rain gardens, gardens designed to reduce storm water runoff.  You will also learn how to use native plants around a pond to reduce soil erosion and sedimentation.

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09/17/15
Photo Editing Workshop

In this series, you will learn the basics of photo editing digital images.  Terminology and options in software will be covered.  You will learn how to adjust brightness, contrast, color balance and saturation.  Common mistakes will be identified and solutions offered.

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09/21/15
Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading

The annual Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading will be held Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. This year's reading will feature poets Wyn Cooper and Matthew Minicucci.

Wyn Cooper
 has published four books of poems: The Country of Here Below (Ahsahta Press, 1987), The Way Back (White Pine Press, 2000), Postcards from the Interior, (BOA Editions, 2005), and Chaos is the New Calm (BOA Editions, 2010), as well as a chapbook, Secret Address (Chapiteau Press, 2002). His poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in PoetryPloughsharesSlate,CrazyhorseAgniThe Southern Review, and more than 75 other magazines. In 1993, “Fun,” a poem from his first book, was turned into Sheryl Crow’s Grammy winning song “All I Wanna Do.”

Matthew Minicucci’s first full-length collection, Translation, was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize and will be published by Kent State University Press in 2015. His work has also appeared in or is forthcoming from numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014The Cincinnati ReviewThe Massachusetts ReviewThe Southern Review, and West Branch, among others. He currently teaches writing at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign.

The Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading is co-sponsored by the EIU Center for the Humanities and the EIU English Department.


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09/22/15
Lincolnland Binga

Play Binga to win Longberger merchandise and other great prizes. Net proceeds suppport Sarah Bush Lincoln Lincolnland Hospice programs. Net proceeds support SBL Volunteer Guild which provides Lifeline grant assistance. Admission $10.00

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09/24/15
Photo Editing Workshop

In this series, you will learn the basics of photo editing digital images.  Terminology and options in software will be covered.  You will learn how to adjust brightness, contrast, color balance and saturation.  Common mistakes will be identified and solutions offered.

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09/25/15
Original Drawings to Art Quilts

This is a beginner-friendly method to create your own Art Quilts.  No patterns, no points to match, no problems! Participants will create a simple drawing from confidence building exercises.  Using a simple method of fusing fabrics onto an exciting background fabric, the quilt can then be finished by hand or machine.  Your original photos can be your inspiration or use some of the instructors.  Supply list provided upon registration.

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09/26/15
Original Drawings to Art Quilts

This is a beginner-friendly method to create your own Art Quilts.  No patterns, no points to match, no problems! Participants will create a simple drawing from confidence building exercises.  Using a simple method of fusing fabrics onto an exciting background fabric, the quilt can then be finished by hand or machine.  Your original photos can be your inspiration or use some of the instructors.  Supply list provided upon registration.

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