Area calendar


Veterans Day Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington; $4-7; benefits: Second Presbyterian Boy Scout Troops 903 / 9903.

Neighborhood Toy Story Day; Saturday, Gingerbread House, Bloomington; balloons, giveaways, more.

Holiday Open House; Saturday, uptown Normal; Santa and Mrs. Claus; carriage rides; shopping event.

International Games Day; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Normal Public Library.

Celebration of India: Day of the Child; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Bloomington Public Library Children’s Department; activities, presentation about Indian families and culture by Arivazhagan Kaliyaperumal.

Dress Up Movies: “The Grinch”; 1 p.m. Saturday, Normal Theater; 12:30 p.m. doors open; free.

From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830-1861; 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Vaspasian Warner Public Library, Clinton; co-produced by Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau; speaker: Kevin Wood; free, but register at 217-935-5174.

Central Illinois Housing Network fundraiser; 5-9 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 454, 1006 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington; benefits: veterans housing needs; dinner, music, silent auction.


Human Library Project: Meet Our Veterans; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Bloomington Public Library Community Room; eight area veterans; presentation and conversations.

“Men Get Depression”; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, Normal; PBS video and discussion; moderator: Merlin Mather, counselor.

Gospel Opry; 6 p.m. Sunday, West Twin Grove Christian Church, Bloomington; special guest: Illinois Rail.

Cowboy Church; 6 p.m. Sunday, 220 E. Market St., Farmer City; guest: Janie Henniegh; 5 p.m. meal, $6.

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