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Events in the month of February 2019
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02/04/19
Grandma Didn't Tell Me...

Every family has its stories, some are shared openly, some are not. Using free internet sources, learn to find and read the records of your ancestors’ lives, following them as they followed their dreams. See how your ancestors fit into the American experience, whether they were new immigrants, westward pioneers, or old settled colonists. This is an easy entry into the world of genealogy for the interested beginner.

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02/05/19
Intergenerational Learning and The Health Benefits of Volunteering

You may know that intergenerational learning promotes positive experiences, but do you know the community benefits when planned effectively? Join us for coffee and conversation about a growing local group that supports and furthers this concept.  Highlights will include:
-Intergenerational Learning
-Health Benefits of Volunteerism
-Opportunities to Volunteer in Coles County

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02/07/19
Business After Hours: Eastern Illinois School of Business

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02/08/19
Getting Twiggy With It!

Mother Nature is a wonderful resource for DIY projects so spring into the crafting season by making your own Twig Door Wreath! All materials will be provided for making a beautiful spring inspired wreath for your home. Options for decorating include variety of twig shapes and sizes, burlap, raffia, ribbons, silk flowers or leaves, and more! No special skill set is needed other than an open mind to create!

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02/10/19
Urban Butterfly Initiative

The Urban Butterfly Initiative is a community service project that helps beautify urban areas and make urban green spaces more ecologically-functional by integrating butterfly habitat throughout cities. UBI hopes to connect people with nature so they can better understand and appreciate its importance, and help make cities be part of the solution for biodiversity loss. This presentation will focus on the goals of the initiative, details for some of the specific projects happening locally, and how you can help!

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02/11/19
Grandma Didn't Tell Me...

Every family has its stories, some are shared openly, some are not. Using free internet sources, learn to find and read the records of your ancestors’ lives, following them as they followed their dreams. See how your ancestors fit into the American experience, whether they were new immigrants, westward pioneers, or old settled colonists. This is an easy entry into the world of genealogy for the interested beginner.

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02/13/19
Catch the Buzzzzzzzz...

As spring is approaching and flowers will be blooming it’s time to learn more about how bees are part of our everyday lives.  We will be discussing the lifecycle of bees, the roll of the bee in the hive, different types of bees, and about the beehive itself. You will also learn about pollinator plants and what we as humans do to help and harm bees. You will be in for a delightful educational workshop and will be amazed how important this small animal is to our survival.

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02/18/19
Grandma Didn't Tell Me...

Every family has its stories, some are shared openly, some are not. Using free internet sources, learn to find and read the records of your ancestors’ lives, following them as they followed their dreams. See how your ancestors fit into the American experience, whether they were new immigrants, westward pioneers, or old settled colonists. This is an easy entry into the world of genealogy for the interested beginner.

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02/19/19
Bowls of HOPE

Join HOPE of East Central Illinois for our 16th Annual Soup Supper and Dessert Auction. Live entertainment will be provided by the Moondogs. $15 ticket gets you soup and a handcrafted bowl or purchase a $5 ticket for soup only. You can purchase tickets at First Neighbor Bank, First Federal Savings & Loan or at the Lincoln Branch of First Mid Bank & Trust. 

All funds raised will assist area survivors of domestic violence. 

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02/21/19
Baby Steps to the Moon

This program is held in conjunction with Booth Library's spring exhibit, "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond." For more information on the exhibit and programming series, visit https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space, and find Booth Library on Facebook and Twitter.

Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m., “Baby Steps to the Moon,” presented by Steve Daniels, chair, Department of Physics, Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library.

 


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02/22/19
Patient Advocacy

What is a patient advocate and when would I need one? Advocates can be found everywhere and are able to assist patients and families with various resources.  Join us in identifying different types of advocates in the Coles County area, learn how to access them, and discuss the barriers and challenges to this role.

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02/22/19
Patient Advocacy

What is a patient advocate and when would I need one?  Advocates assist patients and families with various resources needed for health care.  Join us in identifying different types of advocates in the Coles County area, learn how to access them, and discuss the barriers and challenges to serving in this role. 

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02/23/19
Whiteside Garden Volunteer Day

In 1963, Dr. Wesley (Wes) Whiteside began transforming 5 acres of former farmland into a diverse botanical garden that has become a true treasure for east-central Illinois.  After he retired in 1987, Wes continued to nurture and develop his garden, drawing many visitors to view his collections, which are unmatched in the region. We love Whiteside Garden in part because it was one of our own that started this amazing community garden! It is a volunteer driven labor of love! Come and lend a hand to help mulching, weeding, trimming, and more. Please wear closed toed shoes and long pants. 

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02/28/19
The Stigma of Mental Illness

Depression is a character flaw and people should just “snap out of it”.  Have you ever heard this comment?  Is this fact or fiction?  Join this session to learn about the popular myths of mental illness, how they are perpetuated in society and what can be done to help fight the stigma of mental illness.

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