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2020 Annual Dinner Celebration
01/25/20
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Events in the month of October 2019
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10/02/19
The Road That Built the Nation

Molly Bellamey, formerly on the National Road Association of Illinois Board of Directors, will educate on the purpose and funding of the road that began in 1811 in Cumberland, MD and ended in Vandalia, IL in 1837.   She will describe pioneers who moved west, and how they managed the work and hardships of travel in the early 1800s.  The National Scenic Byways Program will be examined along with things to see and do today along the Road in Illinois.  Not to be missed, Molly's delightful children's book, Patch on the National Road, will be shared.  Lucky attendees will go home with a copy! 

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10/02/19
Writing Reproductive Activism, from Abortion Reform to Reproductive Justice

“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.

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10/08/19
The HIV Crisis in America: The Long Road to Action

“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.

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10/10/19
Business After Hours: Sexual Assault Counseling & Information Service

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10/12/19
Paint the Town, 5k Color Run

Run or walk in honor or in memory of family and friends who have faced cancer – starts at 9 am, Saturday, Oct. 12, behind KC Summers, Mattoon, $25; $30 day of race Register at www.sarahbush.org or 217 258-4011
 

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10/15/19
Auditions for Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner

This one-act play by Thornton Wilder spans 90 years of the Bayard family's Christmas dinners. A Charleston Community Theatre production, directed by Ann Morris Bruehler. Five men, seven women, all ages (teen +). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Production dates are December 12 & 13.

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10/16/19
Root and Branch: The Search for Healing Among African Americans

“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, will be on display at Booth Library from Sept. 23 through Nov. 2, 2019.
 

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10/17/19
Sip & Shop

Join us for Sip & Shop on Thursday, October 17 from 4:30-8:00 PM at Unique Suites! Sip on delicious wine or specialty cocktails as you shop the booths of our local, talented vendors. Tickets are only $15, if you purchase ahead of time, and $20 at the door. Each ticket will include a drink ticket. Purchase 9 tickets and  receive the 10th free! 

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10/24/19
Mystery Lovers One-Time Book Club


If you love to read mysteries and want to try some new authors, come trade recommendations at this one-time "book club." Tell the group about your favorite type of mystery--cosy, police procedural, period piece, suspense, foreign intrigue--and within that type, your favorite author and title. Or just listen if you prefer. Take home a list of authors and titles to try! Bring a snack to share (optional).

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10/25/19
Scare on the Square

Things are getting spooky on the Charleston Square! Join us for the first Scare on rhe Square, hosted by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Charleston, on Friday October 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The streets to the Square will be closed off to allow for a safe night of trick or treating around the businesses on the Square and with the businesses set up around the courthouse. We'll have games and trick or treating for the kids and, parents, you can shop the Square! Call the Chamber at 345-7041 with any questions. 

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10/28/19
Open House/ Ribbon Cutting

Please join us for an Open House & Ribbon Cutting to welcome our newest Chamber member, Starr Nails Studio!

The Ribbon Cutting & Open House will take place TOMORROW, Monday, October 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm at 2016 University Dr in Charleston. Come out to meet Starr, see her studio, enjoy light refreshments, and enter for a chance to win a gel manicure with a custom design and an age fighting hand treatment kit!