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"Our Town" Community Update Breakfast
11/02/17 - 11/02/17
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Events in the next 30 days...
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09/14/17
 -12/28/17
20 Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon

Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon."  This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

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10/24/17
World Instruments You Can Play

While every culture in the world may not have a word that means “music”, people of every culture have had musical ways to express themselves.  This class is designed to introduce you to some of those instruments, collected by the instructor.  At this session, you will learn what many of these instruments sound like, where they are from, and how they are played.  Some of them are actually easy to play and you will learn a simple method you can use to learn how to play a new instrument.  

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10/25/17
Maddison Avenue Candle Company

Maddison Avenue Candle Company manufactures 100% soy candles locally! They are an online business that ships their unique merchandise all over the world. They also travel the Midwest and sell candles at vendor markets. Maddison Avenue Candle Company takes pride in their soy products as they are supporting USA farmers by making a natural product for their customers. Join Stephanie Gannaway, the owner of Maddison Avenue Candle Company, as she discusses her business and shows attendees how to make these unique, soy candles

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10/26/17
Are You Lost? Lake Charleston Trails

Love to walk, bike and hike in nature, but don't know the paths or the "rules"?  The newly established system of sustainable trails at Lake Charleston are a regional treasure, however you may enjoy them more with preparation.  Brendan Lynch,  Bike & Hike's Manager, was instrumental in bringing the trail project together.  Brendan will describe the project, equip us with navigation help on the multiple trails, provide tips for staying safe, and suggest etiquette that is sometimes unknown to the novice.  Bring your bottle of water!  

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10/26/17
Harry Potter Night

This program is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon.” The exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20.


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10/28/17
Story time

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library, located on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:
  • Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;
  • Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;
  • Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;
  • Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;
  • Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;
  • Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.
Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442

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11/01/17
Essential Oils

We've all heard about Essential Oils but are you aware of all the health benefits they have? Come join us to learn more about the history of oils, how to use them,  get some great DIY recipes and learn how  to use the oils around your home. If you come tired, we have an oil that will help wake you up, and if you need help falling asleep at night, there are oils to help with that as well.  Come sample, smell and learn, it will be educational and fun. 

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11/02/17
Community Update Breakfast

Join us on Thursday, November 2nd, from 7:30-9 AM at the Unique Suites Hotel in Charleston! The invited guest speaker for the event is Governor Bruce Rauner. The event will feature a breakfast, a presentation from Governor Rauner, and a question & answer session.

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11/04/17
Your World- Your Trees

Did you know that having professionally and properly maintained trees add significant value to your real estate, have immensely beneficial impacts to your home's energy efficiency, and research has shown that trees even prove beneficial to your health?

Our guest presenter will be Ian Pendergast-White, a local International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, who also holds a M.S. Forestry degree from Southern Illinois University.

Topics will include:
• Benefits/values of trees
• Tree hazard evaluation and assessment common tree diseases
• Proper pruning
• Disease identification

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11/04/17
Story time

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library, located on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:
  • Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;
  • Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;
  • Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;
  • Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;
  • Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;
  • Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.
Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442

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11/07/17
LifeSpan Veteran Benefit Fair

For many years now, CCCoA LifeSpan Center has hosted a Veteran Benefit Fair. This year our Veteran Benefit Fair will be November 7th from 10am-1pm. 
 
Your valued community businesses will be at your LifeSpan Center to share their community Military benefit.  In addition, a Benefit booklet will be available listing local businesses with Military benefits, which may include a coupon, discount or other value.  
 
If you are a business, and would like to be included in the Booklet, please contact your LifeSpan Center either by email, phone or mail.  The booklet will be distributed here, at your LifeSpan Center. 

ALL Service men and women are welcome to attend with proper Military ID.  Provided for the day will be free haircuts, DVM Mobile unit, Charleston and Mattoon VA agencies, prizes and Quilt raffle and more!

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11/07/17
My Ingenious iPhone

Want to get more from your Apple iPhone? Our local wizard, Jeff Cranstoun, will tackle all your questions.

The first of two sessions will cover (11/7):
• iPhone User Guide - locate, download, install and open
• Settings - locate and change
• Secure device using basic, best practice protocols

Second session to cover (11/9):
• Send and view text messages, photos & video texts, and attachments
• Locate, identify as safe, download, install and open app

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11/08/17
Executive Board Meeting

Each month Executive Committee members (Chair, Treasurer, Past-Chair, and Chair-Elect) meet with the Chamber staff to discuss various topics related to the Charleston community.

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11/08/17
What is Hospice Care Today?

Learn what services Hospice provide, and the benefits of Hospice care for both the patient and the family. There are a lot of misconceptions and myths related to Hospice care that will be addressed. Every Hospice experience is unique to that specific family and their dynamics. Questions are encouraged.

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11/09/17
Business After Hours

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11/11/17
Story time

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library, located on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:
  • Sept. 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;
  • Oct. 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;
  • Oct. 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;
  • Nov. 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;
  • Nov. 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;
  • Dec. 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.
Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442

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11/14/17
Board of Directors Meeting

Throughout the year, the Board of Directors meets with the Chamber staff to discuss various topics related to the Charleston community.

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11/15/17
Adventures in Old Galloway

On the west coast of Scotland, on her most southerly border, is the district of Dumfries and Galloway, once known as Old Galloway. Adjacent to that runs the border with England running from the Solway Firth, on the west coast, to Lamberton just north of Berwick on the east coast. As the crow flies it is a distance of about 75 miles. In medieval times, it was a thriving and bustling area for commerce, architecture, education and for religious & social change. But, Old Galloway and the border lands also became notorious for the lawlessness that pervaded the area due to raiding bandits and warring armies crisscrossing the border, and for religious intolerance that sparked the demise of many border icons and peoples. This presentation tells the story of a once flourishing and dynamic area of southern Scotland and the forces that came to cause its collapse.

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11/16/17
 -11/18/17
Festival of Trees

Sarah Bush Lincoln Festival of Trees, Nov. 16-18, Sarah Bush Lincoln.
Friends Night Out – 6 - 8 pm Nov. 16, $10;
Festival Opens 10 am – 8 pm, Nov. 17, 9 am – 1 pm, Nov. 18 $3;
Gala and Live Auction 6 pm, Nov. 18, $75.
See more information at www.sarahbush.org

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11/16/17
Diplomats Meeting

The Chamber invites Diplomats to Unique Suites Hotel November 16th, 2017. Diplomats searching to enhance business contacts and connect with the Charleston community are encouraged to attend!  

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