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FGNA Calendar

Know when, what, and where to have fun

Tuesday, October 27th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Beckman 
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, November 11th, 6 PM
Music Guild
Host: Matt Lollar
1304 E Grove St
Theme: "Turkeys" (Thanksgiving related): Bands / Albums / Songs that the critics thought were Turkeys.
We hope to have the guild around the firepit. If the weather looks particularly cold or windy, it will switch to a Zoom meeting instead. Be on the lookout for an email a day or two ahead of time.  
Usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Friday, November 13th, 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Vendor Truck Bonanza
Centennial Christian Church
1219 E Grove St
Food Vendors
Healthy In A Hurry
Curbside Grillin'

Clothing Vendors
Luxe Street Boutique
Fashion Truck

FGNA Swag Will Be For Sale

Thursday, November 19th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "A Murder at Rosamund's Gate" by Susanna Calkins
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, November 24th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

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Prez on the Edge

Fall Meeting

In June we had scheduled Kathy Yoder, McLean Country Coroner, to speak. Due to the coronavirus, we cancelled the meeting and rescheduled the presentation to our August meeting, And now we have to reschedule again, to December..

Don’t forget to participate in our "Unique Items Challenge" on Facebook as you enjoy the beautiful weather wandering the neighborhood this weekend!

City Tree Trimming

Some residents have inquired about the trimming of low hanging branches on trees that are between the street and city sidewalk, and thus on city property. We received this response from David Lamb, the Assistant Superintendent of Parks: “We were in the area that includes Founders Grove for circuit trimming in 2017 we will be back to do the whole section in 2022. Our goal is to hit every tree in town at least once every 5 years. We certainly can address any issues or specific trees if we knew which block or addresses were of concern. Please feel free to share the with Council Member Emig as you see fit."

Stay well,

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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.


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