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FGNA Calendar

Know when, what, and where to have fun

Saturday, May 14th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Plant Exchange

Hosts: Todd & Anne O'Neill
1923 E Jackson
Bring your spare garden plants to swap with your neighbors.

Because of bug problems, we ask BARE ROOT ONLY.

Thursday, May 19th, 7 PM.

Mystery Book Club

Book: "“The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths.

Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net

Location: 1413 E Grove St.

Usually meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.


Saturday, May 21st, 10 AM.

FGNA Architecture Tour.
Guide: Greg Koos.

Registration is required with a 20-person limit.
The cost is $10 per person.

Email fgnabloomington@gmail.com to register.

See the description to the right.

Sunday, May 22nd, 5:30 PM

Euchre Night

Host: Kevin & LeeAnn Rasmus

Location: 203 S State.

This event uses SignUp Genius. To be included, contact fgnabloomington@gmail.com.

Limited to 16 people.

We are returning to the pre-Covid format.

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Tuesday, May 24th, 7 PM.

Washington Street Book Club.

Book: “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles.

Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com.

Location: 1219 E Washington St.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, May 25th,  6:30 PM.
Music Guild

Location: 1304 E Grove St.
Host: Matt Lollar
Theme: "Hand Clap". Songs that feature hand clapping.

Thursday, June 2nd, 7 PM.
Quarterly Member Meeting.

Centennial Christian Church.
Speaker: Speaker: Gina Hunter, ISU Assoc Professor of Anthropology.
Subject: Her book "Edible Insects: A Global History".
Hunter will talk about insects as human food from our prehistoric past to current food trends. Hunter is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of food. She teaches at Illinois State University where she is also the Director of the Office of Student Research.


Thursday, June 16th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club.

Book: “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave.
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net.
Location: 1413 E Grove St.
Usually meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

FGNA Summer Solstice
June 25th, 2 to dark

Hosts: Jeremy & Sonya Embry
1320 E Grove.

Tuesday, June 28th, 7 PM.

Washington Street Book Club.

Book: “Oh William!” by Elizabeth Strout.

Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com.

Location: 1219 E Washington St.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Monday, July 4th - Fourth of July Parade!!! 
Location: Meet at the corner of Grove and Woodland
9:00 am sharp
Decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, and pets!
Please feel free to wear costumes

Monday, July 4th, Sunset
Join your neighbors along the south side of the Country Club to watch the BCC fireworks.

Sunday, August 7th, 2 PM
Vinyl Hullaballo

Host: Matt Lollar
1304 E Grove St.
Bring your own beverage, favorite lawn chair, and a snack to pass! There will be a few turntables set up, bring your vinyl or pick from selection available.

Prez on the Edge

FGNA Architectural Tour
Saturday, May 21 at 10 AM

Be a tourist is your own ‘hood!
FGNA’s own Greg Koos will lead neighbors on an architectural tour throughout the Founders’ Grove neighborhood.
Tour goers will meet at the corner of Denver & Grove. The tour will proceed east on Grove Street and end at the Graehling home for light refreshments.
Registration is required with a 20-person limit, and the cost is $10 per person.
Email fgnabloomington@gmail.com to register.
- Wear good walking shoes
- Bring a phone/camera
- Bring a bottle of water
- Bring a desire to see the everyday in a different way
- - - FGNA events are for residents of Founders' Grove and their families. Friends are welcome when accompanied by a Founders' Grove resident. 

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All rights reserved by FGNA

The FGNA Facebook page is intended to be a family-friendly community where the FGNA Board and neighbors can interact about the Founders’ Grove neighborhood & the Bloomington-Normal community.

It’s important to note that postings to the FGNA page are not representative of the opinions of the FGNA Board, nor do we confirm their accuracy.

As part of our commitment to you, we’ll do our best to ensure the postings on our page are in line with FGNA’s family-friendly intentions. The FGNA board requests that Facebook group members treat each other with mutual respect. FGNA expects that users will not post content that falls into the following categories and reserves the right to remove postings and/or ban users who are:


- Abusive, attacking, defamatory, or obscene
- Fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading
- In violation of any law or regulation
- Excessively repetitive
- Otherwise offensive
- Posting overtly partisan political endorsement and/or opposition content (FGNA is a non-partisan organization)


If you are banned from commenting on this page, you may appeal the decision or inquire about the status of your account to the FGNA Board by emailing fgnabloomington@gmail.com. The Board will review appeals quarterly. To this same address, you may also request to check content for acceptability prior to posting.


- While residents are welcome to advertise services they provide (pet sitting, lawn care, wood refinishing, etc.), we ask that these posts be limited to one post per month. Repetitive posts will be removed. This page is not intended to be used for commercial advertising.

- By request, FGNA will post homes that are for sale within the FGNA boundaries; we limit these posts to one per sale. If a home’s price changes by $2,500+, we will post the home a second time, also by request.


In addition to the rights that you grant to Facebook, you grant FGNA a royalty-free license to use your content in any manner without any obligation to you.


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