McLean County Home and Community Education groups will be learning about “What is Radon?” in their September unit meetings. The Fact Find is “100 Years of HCE Histories: Night Owls, Randolph, Mount Hope, Blue Mound and Funks Grove Units.”

Other programs and workshops include Labor Day Parade, 100th anniversary HCE Float, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4, Front Street, Bloomington, walk with HCE, 309-275-8898; Downs Village Market bake sale booth, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 309-275-8898; Zipper Flower Workshop, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 11, Extension Office Auditorium, 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, presented by Anna Marie Chrisman, 309-821-1266 for information, reservations and fees by Sept. 6; Community Service Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Farm Bureau Auditorium, 2242 Westgate Drive, Bloomington, making Christmas stockings for soldiers for Operation Santa or bring your own project, 309-826-9559; Downs Village Market bake sale booth, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 309-275-8898; Read & Share, “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 18, extension office board room, 309-661-6391.

A special program, “Senior Abuse and Crime Prevention,” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, at the Farm Bureau Auditorium, presented by Morganne Trickett, domestic violence officer for McLean County Sheriff’s Office, and Elias Mendiola, patrol officer for Bloomington Police; 309-663-2779.

The public is welcome at all meetings and programs. Individual units meet as follows:

Eastsiders: 9 a.m. Sept. 1, McLean County Extension Office Auditorium; 309-310-9205.

Downs: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5, brunch picnic at Dooley Park Pavilion; 309-661-9251.

Normal: 9:15 a.m. Sept. 11, Evergreen Place, Gregory and Adelaide streets, Normal; 309-452-6750.

Money Creek: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Lexington Community Building; bring sack lunch; 309-365-4681.

Towanda: 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Towanda Community Building; 309-728-2118.

Dale: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13, salad luncheon at Dale Township Hall, Covell; 309-829-8975.

Dry Grove: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14, Denny’s in Normal for brunch; 309-963-5552.

Lexington: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Lexington Community Center; 309-365-8055.

Night Owls: 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Parmon House, 2012 E. Lincoln, Bloomington; potluck supper; 309-275-8898.

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