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2020 Annual Dinner Celebration
01/25/20
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Events in the month of November 2018
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11/01/18
Business After Hours: Charleston Country Club


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11/01/18
100+ Women Who Care Open House


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11/01/18
Wine & Winds - CANCELLED

CANCELLED!

Extending the popular "Brass and Brew" event from last spring, "Wine and Winds" will feature a wine tasting, conversation and music.  Former EIU Provost, Blair Lord, will give a program that features two tasting rounds of side by side wine pairings with a discussion of the different styles, growing regions and vinification techniques together with musical interludes featuring an EIU wind ensemble.  The musical selections will be chosen to harmonize with the wines selected for the tasting.  Come for the enjoyable educational experience and entertaining music, and stay for the dinner special at the Country Club.  

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11/04/18
Pepita's Poinsettia: Acrylic Painting

According to Mexican legend, a poor young girl named Pepita brought a bouquet of weeds to gift the baby Jesus. As she knelt by His manger the weeds suddenly burst into bright red flowers, thereafter known as “Flores de Noche Buena,“ or Flowers of the Holy Night. We know them as the poinsettia and will be using acrylic paints to create our own 11 x 14 masterpiece.  Join us as we learn about the relationship of complementary colors in this fun and educational painting class.

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11/04/18
Yesteryear, Yesterday, or Just a Minute Ago: A Reading by Past Forward Memoir Writers

You don’t have to travel far to take a trip down memory lane. The members of Coles County's Past Forward Memoir Group will be celebrating their tenth anniversary with a reading of stories and reflections about life's unforgettable moments. Join us to hear selections as diverse as the authors who penned them - serious, humorous, quirky and the unexpected will all be on the menu. We'd love to share an afternoon of memories with you - and cookies will be served! 

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11/07/18
Film Screening and Discussion: "1918"

This event is part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018." The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 13-Dec. 31.

"Film screening and discussion: "1918" (Foot, 1985), with discussion led by Lynne Curry, professor of history

For more information on "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" series, visit the web page at http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.


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11/08/18
 -11/15/18
Is "Entitlement" a Four-Letter Word?

Is "Entitlements" actually a misnomer? What are your greatest concerns for our financial future? Tax cuts, increasing spending, inflexible politicians or the lack of funding? Reports published as news add to the drama.  Learn the realities about Medicare and pensions from Rich Wandling, Political Science Professor,  in our free 2-session series.  Your input and questions will add to the discussion.

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11/08/18
Business After Hours: McGrady Inn

Stop by McGrady Inn on Thursday, November 8th, from 5-7 PM for a Business After Hours! 

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11/13/18
Board of Directors: Chamber Board Room

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11/14/18
Poster Presentations

This event is part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018." The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 13-Dec. 31.

History 4950 students of Professor Lynne Curry will give poster presentations in the library's West Reading Room.

For more information on "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" series, visit the web page at http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.


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11/15/18
 -11/17/18
Festival of Trees

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s annual winter wonderland. The theme this year is Mistletoe Magic
 
Friends Night Out - $10,
6 to 8 pm, Nov. 15
 
Festival Opens - $3
10 am to 8 pm, Nov. 16
9 am to 1 pm, Nov. 17
 
Gala - $75
Dinner and live auction
6-10 pm, Nov. 17
 
Bid on 4-foot and 7-foot fully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, home décor and more in a silent and live auction. Net proceeds support Life…Nothing Beats It, a capital campaign to help fund the new Heart Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln.
 

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11/15/18
Diplomats Meeting: Unique Suites Hotel

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11/22/18
Thanksgiving: Chamber Closed

11/22/18
Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot

Start your holiday off on the right foot! Join us for the 7th annual Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning alongside your family, friends, and community members. This will be the perfect start to the day without the frills of a big event. This will be a non-competitive road run with one self-service water station. No results will be recorded for this event.

The 5-mile run begins a 6:00 am and takes runners through the Mattoon Lightworks display at Peterson Park before sunrise.

Register before November 1, 2018, to guarantee yourself a long-sleeve technical race shirt. For registrations received after this date, shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.


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11/23/18
Thanksgiving: Chamber Closed

11/28/18
Burl Ives and The Studio

We all know of Burl Ives, the famed singer and actor born just south of Charleston in Jasper County, Il.  Join us to hear stories from friends that knew him and his wife, Dorothy, and worked to get the Burl Ives Studio at EIU built.  Why was it built by the Physical Plant staff? Why was the studio for visual artists named for a musical artist?  Learn another side of this amazing personality who began his life in central Illinois. Parking available around studio with parking pass, or get visitor pass from EIU Police Dept., 7th and Grant. 

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