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Friday, April 9th, 5:30 PM
Monthly Happy Hour, COVID version.
Host: AB Hatcher, outdoors.
It's time to get back in the saddle!
Our April Happy Hour will be outdoors and out of the hood at AB Hatchery with the Healthy in a Hurry Food Truck selling dinners to those interested.
This Happy Hour is tailgate themed. We'll close the parking lot to through traffic, and set up between buildings outside at AB. Bring a chair or your tailgate!
There will be an extended raffle with the regular 50/50 raffle. If interested, bring some cash!
BYOBeverages!  We're not yet ready to "potluck", so leave your shared dish at home this month.

Thursday, April 15th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: “Gentleman-Thief” by Arsene Lupin.
Host: Jen Johnson \ 
jensincjohnson@gmail.com
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, April 20th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "Cider House Rules" (Chap 8-End) by John Irving
Host: Rochelle Gridley \
rochellegridley@gmail.com

Location: To be decided (Zoom vs outdoors).
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, April 21st, 6:30 PM
Music Guild
Host: Matt Lollar
Location: 1304 E Grove, on the back deck, with the patio heater.
Rain Date: April 28th
Theme: "Music Guild Snake" It's going to be a very different kind of theme; no need to prepare a list of songs because when it is your turn you just have to play a song that the previous song reminded you of. It could be a different song by same artist, similar sounding band, a word association, or just the first thing that pops into your head. 
For more information contact Matt at lollarmatt@hotmail.com
Typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Saturday, May 8th, 8 AM to 5 PM

FGNA Backyard Bazaar
Location: Centennial Christian Church, 1219 E. Grove, in the grassy area next to the parking lot.

Details will be announced soon.

Friday, May 14th, 7 PM
Monthly Happy Hour
Details to be announced.

Wednesday, May 19th, 7 PM.
Music Guild
Details will be announced.

Thursday, May 20th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Host: Jen Johnson \ jensincjohnson@gmail.com
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Saturday, May 22nd, 10 AM
Outdoor Story Time
Location: Oakland Elementary School Playground.

Weather permitting

Tuesday, May 25th, 7 PM.
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Woman Who Smashed Codes" by Jason Fagone
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com

Location: To be decided (Zoom vs outdoors).
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Sunday, May 30th, 5:30 PM

Euchre Night

Host: Leisa Barbour
108 Fairview

This event uses SignUp Genius. To be included: Contact fgnabloomington@gmail.com.

Limited to 16 people.

Due to COVID

- We will be playing outside.

- Bring snacks only for yourself

Thursday, June 3rd, 7 PM

FGNA Garage Sale Sign Pickup.

Location: Centennial Christian Church.

1219 E Grove St.
The charge is $4 for use of yard sign, place on map, listing of up to 5 items/categories, stack of maps and electronic copy to share.
If you have questions about the garage sale, contact Matt Lollar at: lollarmatt@hotmail.com

Friday, June 4th, Recommended times: 8 AM to 2 PM.
FGNA Garage Sale.

Times are at the sellers’ discretion.

 

Saturday, June 5th, Recommended Times: 8 AM to 2 PM
FGNA Garage Sale.

Times are at the sellers’ discretion.

Thursday, June 17th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: “Iron Lake” by William Kent Krueger.
Host: Jen Johnson \ jensincjohnson@gmail.com
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Saturday, June 19th, 2 to dark

FGNA Summer Solstice

Host: Matt Lollar, 1304 E Grove. St

More information to come.

 

Tuesday, June 22nd, 7 PM.
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com

Location: To be decided (Zoom vs outdoors).
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Sunday, July 4th, 9 AM

Fourth of July Parade!!! 
Location: Meet at the corner of Grove and Woodland
Decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, and pets!
Please feel free to wear costumes

This year we will not be gathering afterwards.​

Thursday, July 15th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: “Deal Breaker” by Harlan Coben.
Host: Jen Johnson \ jensincjohnson@gmail.com
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

Tuesday, July 27th, 7 PM.
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Color of Law -- Forgotten History of how our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein.
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com

Location: To be decided (Zoom vs outdoors).
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Prez on the Edge

April Happy Hour outdoors at AB Hatchery.

20% off plants for those attending.

 

We are planning many OUTDOOR events for May.

Vendor Fair, May 8th.

Happy Hour, May 14th.

Plant Exchange, May 15th.

Music Guild, May 19th.

Story Time, May 22nd.

Euchre, May 30th.

FGNA Swag Available
FGNA Bandanas --- $8
Recyclable Shopping Bags --- $3 each or 2 for $5
Koozies --- $2
FGNA 2021 Calendar --- 2 for $5 
Hoodies --- $20 (limited supply)
Contact Todd at tnt98@comcast.net if you want to purchase FGNA swag.

Rules of Facebook Group Engagement

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.

 

NOTES:
- 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.

 

DISCLAIMER: 
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.

All rights reserved by FGNA

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