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Martika Daniels’ One-Woman Stunt Show

International variety entertainer Martika Daniels will astound us with a circus and sideshow performance.  Watch her walk on machetes, swallow swords, dance with mesmerizing LED hula hoops, juggle and more!  Appropriate for all ages.

Stop Counting and Romaine Calm

Leslie Rusch-Bayer of the Couri Center will provide a better understanding of nutrition and health without “counting.”

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Knowing the DNA Hand You’re Dealt

Genealogist Carol Genung presents this introduction to DNA testing and genetic genealogy.  Learn what DNA is, the differences in the testing companies, and the beginning steps of what to do with your results.

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Genealogy Resources

Whether you are just starting on your genealogy journey or you have been doing it for a while, stop in to find out about using Ancestry and other digital resources to help you research your family history.

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Cut the Cord: Breaking Away from Cable

Want to break up with your cable provider but still be able to catch your favorite TV shows?  Learn all about the various streaming devices and services available to you.

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The Story of Lizzie Borden

A hot day in August. Tempers fray in the oppressive humidity. Anger explodes into tragedy. The story of Lizzie Borden has become one of the most intriguing mysteries of our nation’s past. But what really happened on that muggy morning? Sylvia Shults, collector of history and true ghost stories, takes us back in time to the August day that saw the brutal ax murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, and asks the question … did Lizzie really give her mother forty whacks, and her father forty-one?

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Your Secret Chef: Great Garden Goodness

Personal chef Bill More demonstrates a full menu designed to highlight that fresh summer produce.

Registration required – limited to the first 25 signed up.  Registration opens Monday, July 1st.  Call 309-444-2241 to register.

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Challenger Learning Center

It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for families at the CLC this summer! Fifty years ago, this year, the first human set foot on the moon. Celebrate with us by getting up close and personal with our neighbor moon and learn about NASA’s next steps through hands-on activities, stories, and more.  All ages.

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Adult Drop-In Crafts

Let’s get crafty!  We will have a huge variety of craft supplies and tools from past programs, so stop by and get creative.  Staff will be on hand for suggestions and assistance as needed.