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A free service provided by PATH
October 31, 2016

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HOW FRESH IS YOUR PATH DIRECTORY? If you currently own a PATH directory, check your “freshness date” at the bottom right-hand corner. Is it over a year old? Make sure you have the very latest information to make the right referrals for your clients. Resources are constantly changing. If you do not own PATH’s Directory and you are working with people in nearly any capacity, you need one! Cost is $50 per directory for McLean County only information, $55 per directory for McLean, DeWitt & Livingston Counties combined. Additional charges apply if shipping is required. Contact Jillian at 834-0580 or and order a directory printed fresh for you.

Imagine is Eastview’s Holiday Assistance Program and the 2016 Distribution Day is Saturday, December 3rd.  Walk in shopping begins at 2:00 pm but guests may arrive between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm on December 3rdh.  We ask that you bring a photo ID and a piece of mail from your current address. Only the registered guest will be able to shop at the appointment time.  There are no phone in registrations.

If you are registered and have an appointment time that you’re unable to attend, please call 309-451-5008 and leave your name and appointment time as well as a contact phone number on the voicemail indicating you want Personal Shopping.  We will have an IMAGINE team member shop for you using our Personal Shopping option at your appointed time.  All orders are filled based on availability of items. Your items will be available for pick up on Monday, December 5th between 6:00 & 8:00 pm at the Eastview Food Pantry. When items are picked up a photo ID and piece of mail will be required.

2016 Disaster Mental Health Conference - will be held on November 1st and 2nd at Heartland Community College (Normal).
Day 1 of the Disaster Mental Health Conference will be Mental Health First Aid for First Responders. Seating is limited to the first 40 people to register for the training. The cost for Mental Health First Aid is $10 for McLean County residents and $40 for residents from outside of McLean County. Lunch will be provided. CEUs are anticipated.
Day 2 of the Disaster Mental Health Conference will offer a series of tracks regarding addressing functional needs, children during a disaster, and community recovery following a disaster. Dr. Robert Lusk (The Baby Fold) will provide the keynote presentation and Mike Claver (Deputy Chief and Chaplain, Danvers Fire Department) will provide the closing presentation. Registration for Day 2 is $50 with a $25 registration for students or Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. Lunch is provided. CEUs are anticipated.
Register at or by calling 309-268-8160.
For more information about the Disaster Mental Health Conference visit or call David Hopper (309-888-5987).

New ESL Class - A new English-Learning Class is being offered on Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1017 N. School St., Normal, IL. This class begins on November 6, 2016.
There will be one-on-one tutoring for all ESL levels! Prospective students must register and schedule an interview/assessment. We need to know the individual's starting level in English so we can find the best tutor for each person.

To register, call the church office at 309-452-4479.

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Celebrating Local Philanthropy Workshop and Luncheon – November 15

Darrell and Donna Hartweg will be honored as the 2016 Philanthropists of the Year at the Celebrating Local Philanthropy Luncheon, noon to 1:00 pm on November 15 at the Marriott Hotel. The Hartwegs are very deserving of this recognition because of their numerous contributions of time, talent and treasure over the years. Featured speakers at the luncheon will be recipients of 2016 grants from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

The cost of the luncheon is $35.00 per person. The menu is roast turkey and Gouda cheese on a pretzel roll; a vegetarian option is available.
Also on November 15 is a workshop for staff, board members, volunteers, and friends of nonprofit organizations entitled, “Fundraising: One Size Does Not Fit All.” An exciting new feature this year is Table Topics, an opportunity to dig deeper into an area of interest. Please see for complete details including a list of Table Topics and facilitators.
The cost of the workshop is $25 per person; two people from the same organization may attend for the price of one.
Reservations for both the workshop and luncheon may be made:

• By using the online option at

• By contacting Linda at or 309-662-4477

New Strong for Life Site - Are you looking for a strengthening exercise program that targets specific muscles that are important in every movements, such as getting out of a chair and walking? The Strong for Life program uses a 35 minute DVD consisting of warm-up, 11 strengthening exercises using Thera-Bands (color-coded elastic resistive bands that provide positive and negative force on the muscles from light to heavy resistance), and a cool down. Strong for Life now being offered at Miller Park Adult Center. This free class will be held every Tuesday and Friday from 9:15-10am. This class is opened to adults 55 and over. If you have any questions, please feel free call the Miller Park Adult Center at (309)434.2255

Registration begins at 7 a.m. Hours: 7 a.m – 11 a.m. LIMIT: 120 patients


All others will be referred to the McLean County Health Department Adult Dental Clinic
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Residents of McLean County

Adults with low income and no health insurance

Adults with dental pain, needing 1 or 2 teeth extracted.

It will be an “extraction clinic.”

Limited to extractions of 1 or 2 teeth.

This is not for multiple extractions.

This is not for other dental care.
WHAT WILL IT COST? There will be no charges to participants. All services are provided by volunteers, who are donating their time and services to address the dental pain of persons lacking access to care.
WHERE WILL THIS TAKE PLACE? At the office of Oral Surgeons: Dr.'s Doran, Capodice, Efaw & Ocheltree, 109 N. Regency Drive, Bloomington
WHO ARE THE DENTISTS? The above oral surgeons and several other local dentists will all volunteer their time and services at this free clinic.
McLean County “Career Link” Agency relocating

Normal, Illinois October 01, 2016 – The McLean County Career Link AGENCY, (formerly located at Heartland Community College, SCB #2400, Normal, IL) has relocated as of October 01, 2016.

Both Career Link offices (Heartland Community College and the Transition Center) are co-located at 705 Lincoln St., Suite #110, Normal, IL 61761 at “One Normal Plaza” in the renovated space in the "Y" dorms at the former Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School.
People and businesses seeking assistance can visit the Career Link website for more information. Employers will find resources for hiring employees, job listings, downsizing (layoff assistance), or other employer information at the one-stop center.
Career Link has been offering tuition assistance for training in high demand occupations and job seeking assistance including resume, career research, and informational workshops for over 30 years. Career Link also offers employers On-the-Job Training opportunities designed to save them time and money.
McLean County Career Link has affiliate offices located in each of the following counties: Tazewell, Fulton, Mason, Peoria, Marshall, Stark, and Woodford Counties. Visit the Career Link website at for contact and location information for your nearest office.

Normal Public Library Happenings:
Baby Rock - Mondays, 9/12 - 12/12 • 9:30 & 10:30 - Enjoy stories, songs, and bubbles, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies’ development for language and senses.
Ebook and Downloadables Drop-In Help - Mondays • 10:00 - 3:00 - Drop by the library for hands-on, step-by-step instructions on checking out and downloading ebooks to your device.
Tuesday Tales - Tuesdays, 9/13 - 12/13 • 10:30 - Come join us for stories and songs!

Lunchtime Yoga - Tuesdays & Thursdays • 12:00 - 12:45 - Take a break from your busy day to join us for a beginner-level yoga class over your lunch hour.

Teen Manga / Anime Club - Tue, 11/1 • 4:00 - 5:30 - Held on the first Tuesday of every month, Manga / Anime Club is for any teens interested in Japanese comics and animation.
LEGO My Library - Thu, 11/3 • 3:00 - 5:30 - Join us on the first Thursday of each month to build, build, build!
Autism Cafe - Thu, 11/3 • 6:30 - 7:30 - A monthly activity-focused social gathering for adults living with autism. Gather for a themed social hour with other adults in a safe, quiet environment.
Trains! Trains! Trains!  - Sat, 11/5 • 10:00 - 2:00 - Enjoy train stories, play train games, and check out the Model Train show!
Model Railroad Train Show - Sat, 11/5 • 10:00 - 4:00 & Sun, 11/6 • 1:00 - 3:30  - Celebrate a day of trains with local model train enthusiasts!
Lapsit Story Hour - Various Days and times, 11/7-12/13 - Join this interactive program for babies age 0 to 23 months and their grown-ups. Registration required.
Nonprofit Marketing Professional Meetup - Tue, 11/8 • 2:00 - 3:00 - Join fellow nonprofit marketers on the second Tuesday of each month to swap information, socialize, and build relationships.
Tech-It-Out - Tue, 11/8 and Mon, 11/21 - Explore LEGO WeDo Robotics, Ozobots, MaKey MaKeys, and more at our Tech-It-Out program series.

Story Hour for Two-Year-Olds - Various Days and Times, 11/9-12/15 - Two-year-olds are invited to attend a weekly program that includes stories, songs, games, crafts, and more!  Registration required.

Teen Game Day - Wed, 11/9 • 4:00 - 6:00 - Whether you love Rock Band and DDR or prefer Apples to Apples and Settlers of Catan, come game with us!
Baby Rock: Evening Edition - Wed, 11/9 • 6:00 - Enjoy stories, songs, and bubbles, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies’ development for language and senses.
F3E Retirement Planning - Wed, 11/9  • 6:30 - 7:30 - A financial education workshop hosted by Bernie Wrezinski, Midwest Director for The Foundation for Financial Education (F3E).
Thanksgiving Decoration - Thu, 11/10 • 10:00 - 12:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 - Make a seasonal decoration out of recycled blocks and wood. The cost is $2 for materials. For age 15 and up. Registration required.
Teen Advisory Council - Thu, 11/10 • 4:00 - 5:30 - If you want a say in teen programs at the NPL, this is the place to be.
Book Adventures: Me & My Shadow - Fri, 11/11 & Sat, 11/12 • 10:30 - 11:15 - Join us for stories, songs, games, and a craft.
Teen Writer's Workshop - Mon, 11/14 • 4:00 - 5:00 - Calling all teen writers and artists!  Bring your best ideas to our teen writer's workshops on the second Monday of each month.
College-Age Book Club - Mon, 11/14 • 7:00 - 8:00 - All college-aged and twenty-somethings, come enjoy snacks and discussion of the books selected by club members!

Anime Club for Adults - Tue, 11/15  • 4:30 - 6:00 - Held on the third Tuesday of every month, Manga/Anime Club is for anyone interested in Japanese comics and animation.

RHINO at 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Poetry - Tue, 11/15 • 7:30 - 8:30 - Hosted by a past editor of RHINO, five poets will read their poems in celebration of RHINO magazine's 40th birthday.
Movie Matinee: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story - Thu, 11/17 • 1:30 - 3:30 - Join us on the third Thursday of each month for movies and snacks!
NPL BookClub: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson - Thu, 11/17 • 6:30 - 7:30 - Everyone is welcome to the discussion!  
3D Snowman Votive Holder Design - Fri, 11/18 • 3:00 - 4:00 - Learn about 3D printing and create and print your own Snowman Votive Holder design. Registration required.
Thanksgiving Center Piece - Sat, 11/19 • 10:00 - 12:00 - Make a Thanksgiving table themed center piece with fresh flowers.  Registration required.
Pages & Paws - Sat, 11/19  • 10:30 - 11:30 - Children may sign up for 10 minute reading sessions with a Certified Therapy Dog. Sign up begins at 10:15 am outside the Story Hour Room on day of the program.
Turkey Round Up - Sat, 11/23  • 10:00 - 3:00 - Make a turkey-licious craft, play some gobbley games, and listen to some turkey-tastic stories!
Library Closed - Tue, 11/23, 5:00 - 9:00 & Wed, 11/24 & Thu, 11/25, All Day - Happy Thanksgiving!

Open Tech Times - Wed, 11/30  • 4:00 - 6:00 - Join us for a drop-in tech program. Each month we'll highlight different tech toys, gadgets, and activities for you to explore!

Volunteer Opportunities:


Volunteers are needed by a local non-profit agency that assists seniors and those with disabilities.  KTB Financial Services provides money management services to people in McLean, Livingston and DeWitt Counties who are most in need, helping to keep them in their homes.  More than 90% of KTB clients live on incomes below poverty level.

Volunteers of all skill levels and interests are welcome.  Client-oriented activities may include: paying bills, balancing check registers, reconciling bank statements, creating budgets and spending plans, and making bank deposits for clients.  Other office related functions that do not require interaction with clients could include data entry, website development, IT support, grant writing and marketing activities. Days and hours are flexible to meet the needs of the volunteer.   Volunteers can make a huge difference in the lives of those KTB serves.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kim Crutcher at (309)200-8664 or email:

HELP A SENIOR IN NEED: Faith in Action is in need of volunteers to make a difference in a senior’s life.

  • GROCERY SHOPPERS: Looking for volunteers to help seniors get their grocery shopping done, a task that is often difficult for our care receivers. To learn how to volunteer, please call our office at: 309-827-7780 or e-mail Check out our website for more information: Faith In Action
  • OFFICE HELP: FIA is currently looking for a few volunteers who are interested in working in the office answering calls, taking appointments, and light office duties. If interested, please e-mail for more information.

  • NOTICE: Our new address: Faith in Action, 600 E Willow St Suite 201, Normal, IL 61761

Fundraising Opportunities:
Tickets on Sale! “A Night Out With The SMITHEREENS” a fundraiser to benefit PATH, December 3rd at The Castle Theatre. Special Guests “Comedian Marc Price” (Skippy from Family Ties) and local band favorite “7 West”. Tickets are available through or by contacting Cathy at PATH at 309-834-0507 or Discounted floor tickets are available only through PATH - Get them before they are gone!

Sterile Feral Foundation Fundraising: Please support Sterile Feral Foundation and help control unwanted cat populations in our community! Visit our booth at the NCWHS (Normal Community West) Craft Sale on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Normal Community West High School, 501 N. Parkside Road in Normal, IL.
Sterile Feral Foundation is a regular vendor at this event and a great place to shop for cat-themed gift items--please join us as we raise funds to help promote the humane management of feral cat colonies in our community!
If you cannot come to this event but would like to help the Sterile Feral Foundation, donations may be mailed to: The Sterile Feral Foundation, P.O. Box 3413, Bloomington, IL 61702. Online donations may be made at The Sterile Feral Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, to help (volunteers are needed for a variety of activities!), or to join the newsletter mailing list, call (309) 663-4406 or email Thank you for your support!

Chair4Change” is scheduled for Friday, November 4th 6 PM – 9PM at the Inside Out Artist’s Gallery at 200 W. Monroe St. (Downtown Bloomington). A live auction of “artistically enhanced” orphan chairs to benefit YWCA Labyrinth and Recycling Furniture for Families (RF4F). Tickets are $ 25 in advance/$ 30 at the door (includes 2 drink tickets plus hor d’oeuvres). Tickets can be purchased prior to the event at RF4F (515 North Center Street, Downtown Bloomington), Inside Out Artist’s Gallery, and the Garlic Press (Uptown Normal). Preview chairs and bid on chairs via RF4F’s Facebook page at 

Employment Opportunities:
Career Opportunities with Marcfirst

  • Direct Support Professional (DSP): We are seeking motivated and caring individuals to work with developmentally disabled adults in residential settings in the Bloomington-Normal area.  DSP’s assist in providing opportunities and assistance in areas of daily living, recreation, work and community inclusion. Full time, part time, overnight and substitute positions available. Required qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED, a Valid Illinois Driver’s License with a driving record in good standing, current Proof of Automobile Insurance and a successful background check.


  • Development Therapist (Full Time): Seeking individual to provide developmental therapy, screening, special instruction, linkage, advocacy, and support services to families/children who are developmentally delayed, at-risk for such, and/or diagnosed with a developmental disability, ages birth to 36 months of age. Responsible for designing learning environments and activities that promote children’s development including cognitive processes and social interactions and provide families with information, linkage, referral, and coordination of services within SPICE and the community. Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, or related field as required by DHS; pursing Developmental Credentialing or Temporary Status; a Valid Illinois Drivers’ License with driving record in good standings and current proof of automobile insurance required.

  • On-Site Supervisor (OSS): Marcfirst is seeking dynamic individuals for the position of On-Site Residential Supervisor at various locations throughout Bloomington and Normal. Duties include supervising and supporting a staff team who provides individualized support to people with developmental disabilities. This position is full time and benefit eligible. Required qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED and experience in working with people with developmental disabilities, a Valid Illinois Driver’s License with a driving record in good standing, current Proof of Automobile Insurance and a successful background check.


Marcfirst is located at 1606 Hunt Drive Normal, Illinois 61761.Please review qualifications and apply on line at

Staff Counselor—Counseling and Consultation Services
Part-Time: 8 Months, 8 Hours/1 Day per Week
Responsibilities include brief individual counseling, crisis intervention and management; may include group therapy. Expected starting date is Jan.9, 2017. For details go to:
Access to IWU's sexual misconduct policy is at: Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity & Inclusive Excellence; details at:

Illinois Wesleyan University Shuttle Driver – Athletics - Part-time Position
Part-Time Team Shuttle Driver. CDL required. Some out-of-state travel may be required. Responsible for driving teams to athletic events. For details go to
IWU’s sexual misconduct policy is accessible at Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence: details at
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