Welcome friends & neighbors!

Prez on the Edge

As always, FGNA is the place to be!
 

2020 Calendar's are now at $5 for two.

FGNA Calendar's are now available for purchase! They will be available at all FGNA events, or contact Todd at tnt98@comcast.net or 309-828-8863.

We are gathering at 8-bit Arcade on Leap Year Day, February 29th. The games are free with the purchase of drinks. This is an "Adults Only" event.

WINTER WINE TOUR
Sat, Mar 7, 1 PM

We will Uber / Lyft to 4 area establishments known for serving delicious wine!

 

We will start at Stave Wine Bar & Market;
before heading to Breathe: Unique Dining Experience; then we'll make our way to Reality Bites; before we end at The Mystic Kitchen & Tasting Room

Interested parties should be 21+ and meet in the parking lot at Centennial Christian Church (corner of Kreitzer and Grove) at 1 PM on March 7.
Michele Schaefer King is organizing this excursion and asks that you comment on Facebook if you plan to join the tour.

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Know when, what, and where to have the fun!

Wednesday, February 19th, 7 PM

Music Guild
Theme: "Love gone wrong \ Unrequited Love \ Breakup \ Infatuation"

Ex: Alanis Morissette, You Oughta Know; BB King, The Thrill Is Gone; The Beatles, Ticket To Ride; The Police, Every Breath You Take.

Host: Neil & Rochelle Gridley

1219 E Washington St

Usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, February 20th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "Blanche on the Lam" by Barbara Neely
Host: Jen Johnson \
jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
1413 E Grove St.
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Sunday, February 23rd, 5:30 PM

Euchre Night

Host: TBD

This event uses SignUp Genius.

To be included: Contact fgnabloomington@gmail.com

Limited to 20 people.

Usually meets the 4th Sunday of the month.

Tuesday, February 25th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead
Host: Rochelle Gridley \
rochellegridley@gmail.com
1219 E Washington St.
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Saturday, February 29th, 7 PM

Game night

8 Bit Arcade Bar

236 E. Front St.

Enjoy Leap-Year's Day with a classic game.

Pac-Man, Mario Bro's, etc.

The games are free, and the beer is cold.

Adults only.

https://www.8bitbeercade.com/games

Saturday, March 7th, 1 PM

Winter Wine Tour

Centennial Christian Church

See "Prez on the Edge" column to the right.

Friday, March 13th, 5:30 PM
Monthly Happy Hour
Host: Neil & Rochelle Gridley
1219 E Washington St.

BRING CANDY FOR EASTER EGG HUNT

We will be stuffing plastic eggs in anticipation of Easter.

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Don't forget your cash for the 50/50 drawing.

Usually meets the 2nd Friday of the month

Thursday, March 19th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarczuk
Host: Jen Johnson \
jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
1413 E Grove St.
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Wednesday, March 18th, 7 PM

Music Guild
Theme: TBA

Host: Matt Lollar

1304 E Grove

Usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Sunday, March 22nd, 5:30 PM

Euchre Night

Host: Neil & Rochelle Gridley

!219 E Washington St.

This event uses SignUp Genius.

To be included: Contact fgnabloomington@gmail.com

Limited to 20 people.

Usually meets the 4th Sunday of the month.

Tuesday, March 24th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "A Land More Kind than Home" by Wiley Cash
Host: Rochelle Gridley \
rochellegridley@gmail.com
1219 E Washington St.
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Friday, April 10th, 5:30 PM
Monthly Happy Hour
Host: Matt Lollar

This is a "Family Friendly" event, so bring the children to play in the back yard.
1304 E Grove St

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Don't forget your cash for the 50/50 drawing.

Usually meets the 2nd Friday of the month

Thursday, April 16th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "Dark Adapted Eye" by Barbara Vine
Host: Jen Johnson \
jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
1413 E Grove St.
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, April 28th, 7 PM

Washington Street Book Club

Book: "Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com

1219 E Washington St.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Friday, May 8th, 7 PM
Monthly Happy Hour

NOTE the later starting time
Host: Donny Bounds (aka "Donny B.")
1220 E Washington St

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Don't forget your cash for the 50/50 drawing.

Usually meets the 2nd Friday of the month

Thursday, May 21st, 7 PM.

Mystery Book Club

Book: "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara

Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net

1413 E Grove St.

Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, May 26th, 7 PM

Washington Street Book Club

Book: "The Lying Woods" by Asley Elston

Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com

1219 E Washington St.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Friday, June 12th, 7 PM
Monthly Happy Hour
Host: Michelle King
1219 E Jefferson St

NOTE the later starting time

Congratulate Michelle on her new "old" house

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Don't forget your cash for the 50/50 drawing.

Usually meets the 2nd Friday of the month

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Where Is It?

We have decided to replace the monthly "Where Is It" contest with just posting a picture of some object from around the neighborhood, more or less on a monthly basis. There are no prizes to win, but the pleasure in recognizing something from the neighborhood is yours.

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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.

 

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