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Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

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Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville

Many of us face stereotypes and misconceptions about our heritage and culture. But what stereotypes impact the lives of Native peoples the most? The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian surveyed Native American and Indigenous Canadian peoples to find out. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions that Native peoples face today. They…

A Christmas Carol Holiday Story Trail

Downtown Pontiac 115 W. Howard, Pontiac

From the curators of Life in the Forties, Life on the Titanic, Music of the Civil War, Nine Days in April, and many other exhibits throughout Central Illinois comes Costumes and Characters of A Christmas Carol – a window exhibit at the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum located at 205 N. Mill Street. Ron Selle and Darlene Agner have…

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

Old State Capitol 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Save The Date! Old Capitol Holiday Walks is starting 2 weeks earlier then previous years - November 14, 2020 - December 19, 2020. It’s a tradition of the season that all of Springfield looks forward to…The Old Capitol Holiday Walks will run every Saturday afternoon 11/14 to 12/19 from noon to five pm and every…

Capital City Takeout Challenge – Support Local Restaurants & Enter for Chance to Win $1,000

Downtown Springfield Inc. 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Hello Springfield! Purchase takeout from 5 different independent locally-owned restaurants. 1 of the 5 restaurants must be minority owned. *Minority includes: African American, Asian American or Asian Islander, Latin American or Hispanic American and Indigenous American. When: Takeout purchases must be between November 19, 2020 and December 18, 2020. *All receipts must be submitted by…

Springfield Ballet Company Announces “Through Clara’s Eyes”

Springfield Ballet Company 420 S 6th St, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - Generations of central Illinois families celebrate the holiday season with a memorable trip to the Springfield Ballet Company's annual production of The Nutcracker. In a typical year, the Springfield Ballet Company would be diligently working behind the scenes planning and rehearsing for this year's The Nutcracker. The Springfield Ballet Company Dancers and Trainees are rehearsing…

Christmas in Carlinville

Carlinville Christmas Market Foundation 112 North Side Square, Carlinville

Small Town Holiday Magic! Shopping on the historic Carlinville square, a large heated building with Vendors, Arts, Crafts, FREE sleigh rides, Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Street Performers, Carolers, Demonstrations, FREE parking, FREE Shuttle Bus. Two days of Family Holiday Fun! Friday Dec 4th - * Christmas Market doors open at 3 pm *…

Downtown Bloomington First Fridays

Downtown Bloomington Association 115 E Washington St, Bloomington

Top among DBA’s events is First Friday! Held on the first Friday of each month, this recurring local cultural and social event showcases the visual arts and artists for the purpose of art education, visibility and the opportunity to purchase and collect art. The self-guided event also features promotions at individual businesses who extend their…

Wild Lights at the Zoo!

Miller Park/Miller Park Zoo 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington

See the Zoo at Night… Wild Lights will be Two weekends this year - Dec., 4th & 5th – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM & Dec., 11th & 12th –…

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