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Red Barn Kitchen: Our New Home
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Red Barn Kitchen: Our New Home

The Red Barn Kitchen is a casual, chef-driven American restaurant located in the Decatur Municipal

Airport. The seasonal cuisine is focused on responsibly sourced local ingredients highlighting the

agricultural products of Central Illinois and the culinary traditions of Midwestern farm families.


Dagan Stocks is the Chef, he has several years of experience working in kitchens all over the world. The Front of the House Manager is Alec Johnston, he is responsible for the restaurant guests have an

enjoyable experience dining in their location.

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Doing What You Love!
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Doing What You Love!

Speaker: Julie Lauper, Owner of Serenity Fields Farm

Have you ever thought about turning your passion into a business?  Julie will walk us through how she turned her love of farm fresh food and connected living into a business.  As she tells us about her journey we’ll learn about her motivation, some of her ups, and some of her downs.  Today Serenity Fields is a place where everyone can unplug and reconnect with themselves and others (including animals, fresh food, and beautiful plants).  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about this wonderful woman running a local business.

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

2 Museums, 2 Men & 2 Legacies

Speaker: Laura Jahr, Director of the Staley Museum & Hieronymus Mueller Museum

Are you a history buff who wants to learn more about two of Decatur’s Founding Fathers and their legacy in our community?  Or how about a good ole American Dream story?  Either way, you are going to love listening to Laura’s stories about the Staley and Mueller families.  Join us as we look back into Decatur’s history with a sense of wonder and appreciation!

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 Macon County Conservation District- Something for Everyone
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Macon County Conservation District- Something for Everyone

Speaker: Jenny Garver, Volunteer Coordinator for Macon County Conservation District

Do you love a quiet hike in the woods or listening to the sounds of birds singing? We’re blessed to have so many places in Macon County to enjoy these pleasures, and not just at Rock Springs. Join us as Jenny Garver shares highlights of the Macon County Conservation District’s 50-year history and describes all that is offered in their 3,300 acres. Also find out how you can help preserve and protect these wild places. Over 275 volunteers keeping the District in tip-top shape by assisting with various activities throughout the year. One may be calling your name, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the Conservation District’s amazing resources and opportunities in your own backyard! 

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50 Years of the Arts in Decatur!
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

50 Years of the Arts in Decatur!

Speaker: Jerry Johnson, Executive Director, Decatur Area Arts Council

The Decatur Area Arts Council is celebrating the 50th year of its remarkable journey. Jerry Johnson, Executive Director, will guide us through the Arts Councils’ remarkable history and tell us about their wide variety of offerings including art galleries, classes, community events, etc.  Lastly we will get to help plan for its future! Join us for this informative, memorable evening.

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Belly Dancing! Listen to the music and let it speak to you!
Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Belly Dancing! Listen to the music and let it speak to you!

Speaker: Therese Wyatt, Assistant Director of the International Dance Troupe BlackSheep BellyDance

Join us for this ancient, artistic dance form and let the music speak to you!  Together we will learn from a Level 3 certified instructor while experiencing strength and balance.  There will be a few mistakes, but we will start the new year off right – with friends and laughter!  Be sure to dress comfortably and in layers so you can stay cool once we start moving! Got a friend who would enjoy sharing this experience? Be sure to invite them!

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