December Newsletter

December Newsletter

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              MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas from True Clean Restoration!  Please be sure to see the bottom of this blog post for a Guide To Events to do around Bloomington-Normal.  Lots of low cost options that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit!


Nourishing Advice for a Healthy Family

Holiday is a time for families to come together and celebrate.  These celebrations usually include special family gatherings, recipes and foods.  Holiday time often thought of as weight gain time with more sugary and high calorie foods and treats.   Our dietitians have simple suggestions for having a safe and healthy holiday.  With very little changes, you can have a healthier holiday without sacrificing taste!

Our kid-friendly recipes, tips on shopping and party planning as well as fun ideas for activities to promote active children during the holiday season   Click to read more

 

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7 Tips for fighting Cold and Flue this Season

At first, you may just feel unusually tired. Then, you notice that your throat is scratchy and you’ve developed a cough. Soon enough, the telltale headache, congestion and body aches follow. Colds and flu can strike quickly and make you miserable. They can also cost you valuable work and family time, cutting your productivity and interrupting your plans.

There never seems to be a convenient time to catch a cold or to come down with the flu. Here’s a checklist of some steps you can take to avoid getting the flu and colds this winter:

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Snow Shoveling Tips and Tricks to Save Your Back

Shoveling is hard enough. Don’t compound the drudgery with the wrong shovel and bad shoveling techniques, both of which can put a serious strain on your back and even your heart.

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS AROUND BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

Community Concert Band of Blm-Nml will present a Christmas concert

December 3, 2015 7:00 pm
Location: 
Miller Park Pavilion
1020 South Morris
Bloomington, Il
Cost:
Free

Once Upon a Holiday

December 4, 2015 5-8 p.m.
Join us for the Downtown Bloomington Association’s Once Upon a Holiday Friday evening.  See the live show, vignettes, enjoy music, refreshments and celebrity readings of Christmas stories.
Location:
Mclean County Museum of History
200 N. Main
Bloomington, Il.
Cost:
Free

 

Santa’s Station

December 5-December 24 12:00 p.m.
Stop in and see Santa this holiday season at this new home in Uptown Normal!  Santa’s Station is located in the heart of Uptown between Uptown Station and the Children’s Discovery Museum.  Please bring a camera – no photograph services will be offered.
Location:
Uptown Circle
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, Il.
Cost:
Free but donations are encouraged.

 

Bloomington-Normal Jaycee’s Christmas Parade

December 5, 10:00 a.m.
The 80th Annual Bloomington-Normal Christmas Parade is themed Christmas Commotion.  It starts at Kingsley Junior High School and travels south on Center Street ending in downtown Bloomington.
Location: 
Kingsley Junior High School
Normal, Il
Cost:
Free

 

Christmas At the Courthouse

December 5, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Christmas at the Courthouse has become a time honored tradition.  The Mclean County Museum of History opens it’s doors to the entire community each year on the first Saturday of December for a day of family fun and holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy holiday music, caroling, homemade cookies, cider and more.
Location:
Mclean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington, Il.
Cost:
Free

 

Victorian Christmas Splendor Program and Buffet Tea

December 6, 1-2:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
Join the Tea Ladies, Nancy Perzo and Karen Patton at the Vrooman Mansion B & B for their beautiful Christmas buffet tea parties.  Join us as we take you back to 1890 as the lady of th emanor prepares for the Christmas Holiday.
Location:
Vrooman Mansion
701 E. Taylor St.
Bloomington, Il.
309-827-2200
Cost:
$36 per person (prepaid)

 

Christmas at the Mansions

December 12, 2-8 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the David Davis Mansion, Ewing Manor and a Mystery Christmas Cottage.  All decorated for Christmas!
Location:
David Davis Mansion
1000 Monroe Dr.
Bloomington, Il. 61701
Cost:
$12 advance/$15 day of

david davis mansion at Christmas

Madrigals at the Manor featuring the MIO Children’s Chorus

December 13, 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
First annual Madrigals at the Manor!  First performance/dinner is at 4 p.m. and the second performance/dinner is at 6:15 p.m.
Location: 
Ewing Cultural Center
48 Sunset Rd.
Bloomington, Il.
Cost:
$15 for adults, $12 for children and senior citizens (over 60)

 

Carols in the Courtroom, presented by ISU Civic Chorale

December 15, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Get in the Christmas Spirit with this beautiful concert of carols.  Presented at the Mclean County Museum of History in the beautiful Governor Fifer Room on the 2nd floor.
Location:
Mclean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington, Il. 61701
Cost:
Free but donations will be taken, all proceeds to to supporting the ISU Civic Chorale

Christmas with the Nelsons

December 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson return to the BCPA in this heart-warming holiday throwback.  A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy. 
Location:  Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East
Bloomington, Il.
Cost: 
Adults $35/$30/$25

 

Christmas at Ewing Tour

December 17, 5-8 p.m.
Location:
48 Sunset Road
Bloomington, Il
Cost:
Suggested donation is $10 per person at the door

 

Date Night Drop Off:  Christmas

December 18, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Parents can enjoy a night out or a night to wrap presents while your kids enjoy a Christmas party!  We will eat spaghetti, decorate cookies, make and wrap gifts for mom and dad, and more! Age 3-10 years old.
Location:
Lincoln Leisure Center
1206 S. Lee St.
Bloomington, Il.
309-434-2260
Cost:
$20

 

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