"The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" exhibit
Booth Library's fall 2018 exhibit and program series provides historical information on the 1918 influenza pandemic as well as providing a current public health perspective on influenza.
Topics of contagion, vaccination and infection will be covered from a historical, medical and social perspective. The effect of the 1918 flu on EIU and Charleston will be highlighted. Coverage of the epidemic in the press will be explored. Local public health experts will cover measures taken to control future epidemics.
A full schedule of programs related to this topic also will be presented. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed anytime the library is open. Visit the library website for more details at www.library.eiu.edu
Is "Entitlement" a Four-Letter Word?
Is "Entitlements" actually a misnomer? What are your greatest concerns for our financial future? Tax cuts, increasing spending, inflexible politicians or the lack of funding? Reports published as news add to the drama. Learn the realities about Medicare and pensions from Rich Wandling, Political Science Professor, in our free 2-session series. Your input and questions will add to the discussion.
Festival of Trees
Sarah Bush Lincoln’s annual winter wonderland. The theme this year is Mistletoe Magic
Friends Night Out - $10,
6 to 8 pm, Nov. 15
Festival Opens - $3
10 am to 8 pm, Nov. 16
9 am to 1 pm, Nov. 17
Gala - $75
Dinner and live auction
6-10 pm, Nov. 17
Bid on 4-foot and 7-foot fully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, home décor and more in a silent and live auction. Net proceeds support Life…Nothing Beats It, a capital campaign to help fund the new Heart Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln.
Diplomats Meeting: Unique Suites Hotel
Thanksgiving: Chamber Closed
Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving: Chamber Closed
Burl Ives and The Studio
We all know of Burl Ives, the famed singer and actor born just south of Charleston in Jasper County, Il. Join us to hear stories from friends that knew him and his wife, Dorothy, and worked to get the Burl Ives Studio at EIU built. Why was it built by the Physical Plant staff? Why was the studio for visual artists named for a musical artist? Learn another side of this amazing personality who began his life in central Illinois. Parking available around studio with parking pass, or get visitor pass from EIU Police Dept., 7th and Grant.
All Services Ball
An All Services Ball celebrating the services of Veterans, active Military, retired Military, National Guard, Reserves and First Responders! This Ball will feature a full course meal, dessert, beverages, entertainment and photo opportunity ($10) and door prizes. Tickets are $25 per person in advance. Respected service uniform or business casual. Public invited! This event is supported by LifeSpan's LSVP Department.
Joint Business After Hours: First Neighbor Bank
Board of Directors: Chamber Board Room
Business After Hours: Plush Boutique