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Music is the Medicine / Anthony Gomes Benefit Concert

On Friday, May 16, Billboard recording artist Anthony Gomes will bring his scorching style of Blues to the Castle Theater in Bloomington. The release of his latest album “Up 2 Zero” represents a full-circle return to his love of high energy, guitar-driven blues rock. The new collection of songs combines straight ahead power blues compositions with tracks that incorporate soul-injected melodic moments.

The Music Is The Medicine Foundation (MiTM), founded by blues artist Anthony Gomes in 2010, is a national non-profit organization that was created to positively impact people's lives through the healing power of music and the belief that music can inspire tangible change in the world.

MiTM will be presenting a check to the Autism Society of McLean County to bring music to their annual summer camp for kids with autism. MiTM will also be presenting a presenting a guitar to the HEAL Foundation in the memory of Jon Miskulin.

Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Castle website here.

Please come out to enjoy some excellent blues and support a wonderful foundation!

 

Where: 
The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$15

Play Ball!

The Miracle League of Central Illinois was developed for you to have fun playing baseball with other kids. When you play, you can:

  • Make new friends!
  • Play baseball in a supportive environment.
  • Have fun with your own “buddy” who will help you play!
  • Attend all functions/fundraisers of The Miracle League to see your “buddy” and teammates and to support the organization!

Sign up here: http://www.miracleleagueci.com/play

If you need help with the cost, please visit our Recreational Grant: http://www.autismmclean.org/content/recreational-grant.

Girl Talk - Puberty Workshop for Girls with Special Needs and their Moms

Advocate BroMenn will be offering “Girl Talk” for Girls with Special needs and their Moms (Caregivers) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm. This event will cover issues related to puberty for girls 10-15 years old and have a separate session for parents/ caregivers as well. Cost is 20$ per daughter/ caregiver pair and includes dinner. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Scholarships are available, just indicate your interest in a scholarship when you register.

Please contact Cheree with questions.

Rev. Cheree' Johnson

Coordinator for Church Relations

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center / Advocate Eureka Hospital

(309) 268-3504/ Tie Line 49-3504

[email protected]

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$20 per daughter/ caregiver pair

Avanti's Dinner Buffet for Adults with Disabilities

SSID is hosting a dinner buffet at Avant's Diner in Bloomington for individuals with disabilities 18+. 

Who is SSID? Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities is a student organization at Illinois State University that provides volunteer opportunities for students to work with individuals with disabilities in the community.

*Salad, sandwiches, pasta, and pop will be served in Avant's private banquet room  

Please RSVP to Marlee Goldsworthy at [email protected]

 

Where: 
Avanti`s Italian Restaurant, 3302 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 
$10 Per Person

Autism Awareness Month - 2014

Everyone knows someone with autism

The most recent statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that 1 in 68 children have autism. That staggering statistic emphasizes how important it is that the central Illinois community becomes aware of the difficulties of living with autism. The Autism Society of McLean County provides imperative programming to people of all ages living with autism and families whose lives are affected by autism.

April is Autism Awareness month and the Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) has planned a month packed full of events to raise awareness about autism. Also, look for our Autism Awareness  Electronic Billboards on Veterans Parkway!

About the Autism Society of McLean County 

The Autism Society of McLean County is an all volunteer based group that strives to educate the central Illinois area about autism and fund programs that better the lives of individuals and families of those with autism. For more information, contact [email protected].

Join us

We have a new membership sign up, if you’re membership is expired or you haven’t joined ASMC , please view the benefits of being a member and consider joining us. Events like movies and Children’s Discovery Museum are often free for our members.

Autism Presentation – Masonic Lodge

Nikki Michalak will give an overview of autism and Marty Murphy an adult with autism will speak about what it’s like to live with autism. Bring family members and friends!

Where: 
Masonic Lodge, 302 E Jefferson St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Rosati’s in Normal Fundraiser

Benefit: 25% of dine-in and 20% of carry-out proceeds - MUST MENTION ASMC!

Where: 
Rosati's Pizza, 1720 Bradford Ln, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 10:00pm

Starplex Cinemas Presents Movies for Children With Special Needs

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for children who might be overstimulated attending a typical movie experience. Starplex turns the lights up and the sound down so the movie is more enjoyable for children that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Children are free to walk around and vocalize during the movie.

Special screenings will happen the 2nd Saturday of each month.

One free child admission with adult ticket purchase. Seating is limited - first come, first serve.

Please check out the Starplex site for more information.

Where: 
Starplex Cinemas, 201 McKnight St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:00am
Tags: 

Meatheads in Bloomington Fundraiser

Benefit: 10% of sales benefit Autism Camp – MUST MENTION ASMC!

Where: 
Meatheads, Ste. 107, 305 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704
Date/Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Kiwanis/ASMC Autism Camp Garage Sale Fundraiser

The Bloomington-Normal Young Professional Kiwanis Club, will be hosting our 5th annual Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) Garage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, April 5th, 2014.

All proceeds from the garage sale will be given to ASMC for Autism Camp.

Here are the details:

  • The garage sale will be on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 7:00a to 2:30p @ the Crossroads Center, 310 Wylie Drive, Suite 466, Normal, IL (near Farm & Fleet and next to Wehrenberg Theaters)
  • The garage sale itself will be a “name your own price” garage sale – no listed prices. The goal is to sell each and every item.
  • All unsold donated items will be given to the Mission Mart, Home Sweet Home, ReStore, etc.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate garage-sale worthy items for the garage sale. If you’re interested in donating in advance of the garage sale please contact Craig Luchtefeld, at [email protected] or 309-319-6006. The more items donated, the more money we can raise, and the more kids we can send to camp!
  • We will have early drop-off on the following dates/times at the garage sale location:
    • Monday, March 31st from 5:00p – 7:00p
    • Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:00p – 7:00p
    • Friday, April 4th from 5:00p – 7:00p
    • We’ll have volunteers to help unload and sort your items.
  • If you have items you’d like to donate but cannot make one of the early drop-off dates, please contact Craig Luchtefeld at [email protected] or 309-319-6006 and we’ll work out a time to retrieve your items.
  • If you’d like to volunteer to help unload or sort items at any one of the early drop-off times, we’d very much appreciate the help! You can register to volunteer here: http://doodle.com/hemwtziybp5rw9kd.
  • If you’d like to make a monetary donation in lieu of donating garage sale items, we’d welcome the donation!

So, please, help us get the word out for this fundraising event and do some garage sale-ing!

Where: 
310 Wylie Drive, Suite 466, Normal, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:00am to 2:30pm

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