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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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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.

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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.

Family walks inside Hancock Stadium
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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.

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

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

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A section of the University Galleries is aglow with the latest works of Dennis French.

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.

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

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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.

Cogs and Corsets

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

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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.

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

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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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Spring is in the air -- and so is a multitude of colors!

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You can find a world of model trains at Heartland Community College with the annual Trains in the Heartland Event.

Fondulac District Library

Jedi and Sith Lords alike are a part of Star Wars Day at Fondulac District Library in East Peoria.

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The Illinois State University Creative Writing Program and Department of English present @Salon 2017, which marks the centennial of the birth of poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

McLean COunty Arts Center

You can add shake off the winter blues and add to your art collection at an annual arts festival.

Sound of Illinois Chorus

The stalwart men's A Capella group, The Sound of Illinois Chorus, marks its 75th anniversary with a concert at the BCPA.

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Bloomington High School presents the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  Directed by Miranda Buob, herself a graduate of the school, the show is heavy on tradition.

Beyond the Books Educational Foundation

Beyond the Books Educational Foundation was founded in 1992 to invite District 87 and Unit 5 educators to apply for grant money in order to fund innovative projects for their students.

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A new partnership in the Twin Cities aims to help the next generation by forging new bonds and friendships.

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The Three Minute Thesis Competition challenges Illinois State University graduate students to turn their research into an elevator pitch.

Heartland Theater

A family legend holds that a pair of brothers are distantly related to Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, and it's this relationship that may pull their family out of their current misery. Sons of the Prophet is the next play to be staged by Heartland Theater.  And despite the grim mood, it has comedic elements.

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Artist Amy Wolfe keeps her eyes open when she's out for walks.  That's because there's always the chance she'll find something interesting to collect and add to her original art.

Barry Morse

The Illinois State University Planetarium hosts the Wu-Morse Duo, Jan. 20 and 21 for performances of soundscape improvisations set against celestial projections.

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All year long, Seedling Theater in the Twin Cities gives kids and adults with special needs a chance to thrive in a theatrical setting.

First Friday / Downtown Bloomington Association

The artists' studios and galleries of downtown Bloomington are working together to help you be more creative in the new year.

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