LISTEN: Barb Dove – Arts In Central Park

LISTEN: Barb Dove – Arts In Central Park

September 16th, 2019- Decatur, Illinois hosts one of Central Illinois’ finest juried art shows on the third weekend of September features:

  • More than 60 exhibiting artists from several states provide a variety of artwork for sale including jewelry, pottery, metal sculptures, blown glass, fiber arts, paintings, and more
  • Kids art activities under the big tent start at 11 am
  • A special kids Art Shop in the Madden Arts Center, opens at 11 am
  • Live entertainment

September 20th – 22nd

Central Park, Downtown Decatur

Friday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

LISTEN: Millikin’s Sergey Bogza on Masterworks I

LISTEN: Millikin’s Sergey Bogza on Masterworks I

September 16th, 2019- Experience the powerful dissonance and driving rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Since its controversial 1913 premiere with the Ballet Russes, this musical portrayal of prehistoric Russian ritual has inspired generations of modern composers and listeners. Guest artist, Ilya Yakushev, will join the MDSO for a riveting performance of Tchaikovsky’s iconic first piano concerto. Event Date Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 7:30pm.

A Taste of History Celebrates Decatur’s Past

A Taste of History Celebrates Decatur’s Past

September 16, 2019 – A taste of History this weekend celebrated Decatur’s iconic historical homes and gave visitors a chance to step back in history.  This was the second year for the event which featured a progressive cocktail hour though the Millikin Homestead, Mueller Museum, Oglesby Mansion, Staley Museum and a new addition this year. . the Culver House. Laura Jahr, director of the Staley and Mueller Museum says events like a Taste of History help keep the legacy of the homes alive 

All of the proceeds from the tickets sales will help with continued Maintenance and renovations of the homes.  

WATCH: Hickory Point Invested with United Way

WATCH: Hickory Point Invested with United Way

Check out our new “Invested” highlight with Hickory Point Bank and NowDecatur! In this edition we highlight the United Way of Decatur and Macon County. Hickory Point Bank is the only local bank in Decatur and they’re proud to call Central Illinois home. It’s that pride that shapes them and influences the way they interact with customers, businesses and communities.

Chris Funk of the United Way and Debbie Bogle of the United Way joined Byers & Co to launch Hickory Point Bank’s newest invested highlight with the United Way of Decatur and Macon County.

 

PHOTOS: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Auditions in Decatur

PHOTOS: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Auditions in Decatur

September 14th, 2019- The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Decatur. The company held special auditions at the DISC in search for local ballet students to fill children’s roles. 40 young girls came out and had the opportunity to audition for such roles as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community engagement Dance-with-Us ” program.

LISTEN: Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

LISTEN: Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

September 13, 2019 – The Annual Tootsie Roll Drive is underway by the local Knights of Columbus. The Darrell W. Beck Council #577 has volunteers located at the North WalMart and Circle K locations on Oakland, South Shores, Forsyth and 36 & Baltimore from 8-4 on Saturday. Dollars donated in exchange for Tootsie Rolls support Special Olympics. Last years event raised nearly $6,000. Organizer Paul Hagenbach says giving back is what it’s all about.

LISTEN: 2019 Citizen of the Year Kevin Breheny

LISTEN: 2019 Citizen of the Year Kevin Breheny

A surprised and humbled Kevin Breheny was named Citizen of the Year by Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe at the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon. Mayor Moore Wolfe described his tireless efforts to lead the charge to keep the Decatur Celebration going in 2019.

LISTEN: 4H Teacher Supply Drive

LISTEN: 4H Teacher Supply Drive

September 13th, 2019- The National Center of Education reports that teachers spend an average of $480 on supplies each school year. In hopes of supporting local area teachers, The University of Illinois Extension 4-H in Macon County is hosting a “Back to School Teacher Supply Drive.” From now until September 30th, the University of Illinois Extension office, located at 3351 N. Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur, will be collecting much needed school supplies and distributing the items throughout each school. Items being accepted include pens, pencils, notebooks, paper towels, tissues, and hand sanitizer. For a complete list of supplies visit go.illinois.edu/dmp 

LISTEN: NextGen Macon County with Karalee Misner of the Decatur Park District, Jey Owens of DPS61 and  Natalie Beck from the Community Foundation

LISTEN: NextGen Macon County with Karalee Misner of the Decatur Park District, Jey Owens of DPS61 and Natalie Beck from the Community Foundation

September 13th, 2019- Karalee Misner of the Decatur Park District, Jey Owens of DPS61 and  Natalie Beck from the Community Foundation joined Byers & Co to about about a new initiative called NextGen.

The Next Gen Community Connection group will be a volunteer-led ambassador group heavily emphasizing networking and the opportunity to be in good company, connect and inspire young professionals.

This is a group for young professionals who want to elevate their professional image, connect with peers and give back to their community.

Sign up HERE