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GLT's Datebook

GLT's Laura Kennedy highlights a wide variety of events and personalities certain to be of interest to GLT listeners throughout central Illinois.

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Artist Gary Justis is showing a new collection of his work at the Ramp Arts Gallery in Bloomington.

GLT Datebook: She Geeks Rise In New Production

Oct 28, 2017
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Following her sister's Dungeons and Dragons map leads a young woman on an epic voyage of discovery in the play "She Kills Monsters."

GLT Datebook: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

Oct 21, 2017
Community Players

Community Players in Bloomington is staging the musical "Sister Act," which is based on the popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg.

GLT Datebook: Redbirds Rise at ISU Homecoming

Oct 14, 2017
Illinois State University

Illinois State University celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 16-22, with a variety of events to engage the whole community.

Prairie Fire Theater

The works of Richard Maltby and David Shire take center stage in the revue, "Starting Here, Starting Now."

GLT Datebook: Hill Of A Race

Sep 30, 2017
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A brand new outdoor fitness challenge takes you out of your comfort zone and aims to put you in the triumph zone.

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County

Habitat For Humanity of McLean County is giving you two opportunities to support the organization and put a roof over someone's head.

GLT Datebook: McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk

Sep 16, 2017
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The McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk is all about getting fit, staying healthy and fighting back against heart attack and stroke.

GLT Datebook: Where the Wilde Things Are

Sep 11, 2017
Heartland Theater

"The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last." Well, the suspense is over! Because Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance if Being Earnest" has arrived at Heartland Theater in Normal.

Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure Bloomington-Normal

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Bloomington-Normal raises funds that make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

GLT Datebook: Corn + Blues = Festival Fun

Aug 26, 2017
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The Sweet Corn Blues Festival rounds out the summer season this weekend in Uptown Normal, with live blues and more fresh sweet corn than you can shake a stick at ... if shaking sticks at corn is your thing.

GLT Datebook: Local Dancer Flies In 'Billy Elliot'

Aug 19, 2017
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The Twin City Theater Company in Champaign-Urbana is staging the award-winning music "Billy Elliot," featuring a young performer who goes to school at Metcalf by day and by night dances the title role in the heart-warming musical.

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Those who highlight the work of the artists of central Illinois are now taking their turn in the public eye.

GLT Datebook: New Gallery, Fresh Start

Aug 5, 2017
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Artists Jan Brandt and Jeannie Breitweiser have teamed up in a new space that will allow them to create and also celebrate the creativity of others.

GLT Datebook: Healthy Pet Expo

Jul 29, 2017
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The first-ever Healthy Pet Expo combines useful, hands-on information with goofy fun.

GLT Datebook: Toilet Timer Millionaires In The Making

Jul 22, 2017
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A pair of Bloomington-Normal entrepreneurs with an eye to the future and a strong sense of humor have launched a Kickstarter campaign for an intriguing new product.

GLT Datebook: Butterflies Bring Hope To Cancer Center

Jul 15, 2017
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The Community Cancer Center in Normal is hosting a release of scores of butterflies as a celebration of hope and peace.

The event is Saturday, July 22. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

GLT Datebook: Your Chance To Walk With A Champion

Jul 8, 2017
Family walks inside Hancock Stadium
Courtesy / Easter Seals Central Illinois

At an upcoming Easter Seals event, you not only get a chance to walk to raise money to help kids with disabilities, you get a chance to walk with a champion.

GLT Datebook: Bulldoze Disabilites

Jul 1, 2017
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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to helm a bulldozer, your chance has arrived!

GLT Datebook: Nonprofits Motivate Author

Jun 26, 2017
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Author R. T. Wolfe finds inspiration for her romantic suspense novels from the good work done by nonprofit organizations.

GLT Datebook: Dennis French Illuminates Inspiration

Jun 17, 2017
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A section of the University Galleries is aglow with the latest works of Dennis French.

GLT Datebook: Relay For Life Fights Cancer

Jun 10, 2017
Relay for Life Mclean County

Survivors, caregivers and everyone else who wants to kick cancer to the curb are gathering at NCHS for a 24-hour celebration of life that takes a stand against a terrible disease.

GLT Datebook: Skaters Got Game

Jun 3, 2017
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The games people play figures prominently in the latest show from The Central Illinois Figure Skating Club.

GLT Datebook: DeLoreans In The Spotlight

May 27, 2017
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The 26th Annual  Champagne British Car Festival is highlighting the DeLorean -- the car that was transformed into a time machine in Back to the Future.

GLT Datebook: Steampunk Event Is Full On Future Past

May 20, 2017
Cogs and Corsets

Downtown Bloomington is set to go steampunk with Cogs and Corsets: A Steampunk Happening, June 2 - 4.

GLT Datebook: Trial By Fire Run Raises More Than Money

May 13, 2017
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The Knapp Burn Foundation's Trial By Fire 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, May 20 in Bloomington's Tipton Park.

ParkLands Foundation

Put on your hiking shoes for an event that celebrates one of the natural gems of central Illinois.

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For a Better Tomorrow is looking to honor the young people of McLean County who are making their mark on our community.

GLT Datebook: MultiSport Expo Flexes Its Muscles

Apr 22, 2017
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Runners, cyclists, swimmers and more can find support and comradeship  at the Central Illinois MultiSport Expo in Normal.

GLT Datebook: "Photograph 51"

Apr 15, 2017
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The struggles against sexism in the world of science is at the core of the latest production on stage at Heartland Theater in Normal.

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