Calendar of Events - Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce



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10/25/18 - 10/25/18
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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Thursday, December 27, 2018

Booth Library's fall 2018 exhibit and program series provides historical information on the 1918 influenza pandemic as well as providing a current public health perspective on influenza.

Topics of contagion, vaccination and infection will be covered from a historical, medical and social perspective. The effect of the 1918 flu on EIU and Charleston will be highlighted. Coverage of the epidemic in the press will be explored. Local public health experts will cover measures taken to control future epidemics.

A full schedule of programs related to this topic also will be presented. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed anytime the library is open. Visit the library website for more details at www.library.eiu.edu


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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Even before the rise of commercial air travel and ballistic missiles, air brought to mind direct connections with distant parts of the world more readily than land and water did.  This presentation will explore several interrelated aspects of the influences of birds and bird migrations upon Illinoisans’ geographic and environmental perceptions during the first century of Illinois’s statehood.

First, rural Illinoisans paid considerable attention to wild birds, both as sources of food and as allies in the war against insect pests before effective synthetic pesticides.  Second, a sense that bird populations were declining due to habitat loss and hunting led to increased efforts to figure out bird migrations.  Third, those who worked to understand migration did so through vast collaborative webs.  Fourth, ornithological studies drew attention to connections to distant places.  Finally, understandings of bird migrations were influenced by politics insofar as birders tended to consider North America north of Mexico as a main unit of study (thereby distorting the ranges of many birds) and tended to displace blame for declining bird populations.
 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Guest speakers John Stewart, James Argoudelis, and a representative from EIU's Office of Financial Aid will speak about topics on how you can start saving for your children's education.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
If I sign a power of attorney, will I be surrendering all control over my affairs? What is a living will? How does it differ from a power of attorney for healthcare? Join Chuck LeFebvre, attorney from Champaign, to learn the answers to these questions and many more. Chuck will address the features and benefits of several legal instruments that will give you control over who assists you with your finances, property, or healthcare in the event that you become too ill or impaired to express your wishes. Bring your list of questions!
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
LifeSpan Center Vendor Bazaar
8am - 1pm.
If someone would like to be a vendor, we have a registration form - deadline for vendors to sign up is Sept. 14 

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Dial-A-Ride's "Can't Drive 55 Car Show & Parts Swap
Saturday, Sept. 29: 9am - 3pm
LifeSpan Center
11021 East Co. Rd. 800 North at Loxa Rd., Charleston, IL

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Come visit a fourth generation family farm and woodland just one mile southwest of EIU campus.  Robert and Virginia Lynch purchased Farm 12 of Coles County in 1948.  This 40 acre homestead is located on what was then known as Hog Farm Road, our present day University Drive.  Hear the history of the farm starting with Robert who attended EIU from first grade through college, Tom (his son) who attended EIU’s laboratory school through graduate school, and now Mike and Scott Lynch, both EIU graduates as well.  The farm was originally a livestock and produce operation which featured a roadside stand that many of Charleston’s most seasoned residents can still remember.  Tour the grounds and view the current activities including organically grown tomatoes, pick-your-own sweet corn, a hopyard and pumpkin patch.  Learn about the ongoing forest management practices and discuss future plans for the property such as native prairie grass stands and botanical display gardens.  As stewards of the land for successive generations, the Lynch Family wishes to create a sustainable, family friendly environment for Charlestonians to enjoy.
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Monday, October 1, 2018

This lecture 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.

"Influenza and Infection Prevention -- Can you say FLU, SARS, MERS CoV?" by Ramona Tomshack, registered nurse and infection preventionist, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Come find out about the daily life of an infection preventionist with an emphasis on the daily routine during flu season. Learn the difference between influenza, the common cold, and stomach flu and the importance of taking the flu vaccine every year. Share information about flu, SARS, MERS CoV.

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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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Two early prominent citizens of this area,  Levin Cartwright and Byrd Monroe, contributed to Coles County during the 1830-1850s time period in distinctly different ways.  One embraced the hunting and gathering lifestyle, while the other brought an entrepreneurial spirit to us - pursuing many opportunities to establish businesses for profit.   You will learn about personalities, history, and intriguing local lore. 
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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Scientific study continues to provide evidence that meditation is good for mental clarity and a calm state. Consistent meditative practice decreases stress and improves well being, while boosting the size of your brain in several regions.  These 3 sessions will provide the foundation for your practice in your journey to peace and contentment.  Teacher Jay Shinde provides exceptional guidance.   
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Saturday, October 6, 2018
Your LifeSpan Center is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with free food, activities for the kids, an escape room, a live band, and much more.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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.

EIU students will plan, prepare and serve a menu from 1918. The cost to eat is $6.

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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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The topic of UAV’s is quite popular in society today with both hobbyists and organizations. 700,000 consumer UAV’s were sold in 2015 with the CTA predicting an increase in sales to be 57% in 2016. Just over $2 billion will be directly spent on UAV’s in 2016, with the economic impact reaching over $4 billlion.  With their popularity, practical purposes are still being deciphered by these multiple entities. Examples of applications in construction, agriculture, distribution, law enforcement, and energy industries are plentiful.  Major points:
·       Description of UAV types
·       Regulatory boundaries and licensing
·       Technological limitations of various UAV’s and image capture
·       Current and future applications of UAV’s



This presentation identifies techniques and applications being utilized by photographers, videographers, advertising, media, and marketing specialists in operation of UAV’s.  Additionally, those that educate in the field of graphics will be able to ascertain differences between the respective technology providers, examine boundaries set forth by regulatory agencies and image capture.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.

EIU students will plan, prepare and serve a menu from 1918. The cost to eat is $6.

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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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting its annual Paint the Town 5K color run, Oct. 13 to honor our cancer warriors. Net proceeds help support programs at the Regional Cancer Center.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This lecture 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.

"The Importance of Vaccinating for the Flu ... Vaccinate Your Crew" by Michele Hartke, nurse practitioner, Health Education Resource Center.

Presentation discusses the importance of immunization against influenza including how the vaccine works, herd immunity, strain mutation and how it relates to immunization.

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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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
A panel of 3 writers who have published their work will share their wisdom and experiences.   This discussion is essential for anyone who writes, wants to publish or is interested in the publishing process and how to make it work for you.
Daiva Markelis - Publishing vs. self-publishing 
Mary Maddox - Physical book production - cover, interior and ebook conversion 
Michael Murphy - Self-publishing with CreateSpace, professional editing, and other benefits

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
What do you call "antique"?  The public infatuation with heirlooms and obsolete items of days gone by has created a market that defies logic…unless you consider what some items mean to Boomers, collectors, and curiosity junkies.  Join us at Copper Eagle to learn what's popular now, how pricing works, and what makes antiquing a 'thing'. 
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Sip & Shop Market on Thursday, October 25th, from 4:30-8 PM! Shop till you drop with over 20 local vendors, a drink ticket, food, desserts, music, a silent auction, and much more! If purchased by 4 PM on October 24th, tickets are $15 each. Tickets purchased at anytime on October 25th will be $20 each. Tickets are available online, calling the Chamber at 217-345-7041, stopping at 501 Jackson Avenue, or emailing cacc@charlestonchamber.com - We hope to see you all there! *Must be at least 21 years of age to attend*
 

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