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Sugar Grove Nature Center announces 3rd Saturday activities

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[August 10, 2012]  McLEAN -- Sugar Grove Nature Center has scheduled a blacksmith demonstration and an Irish music session for Aug. 18. The events will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association invites the public to observe its members as they work at the forge across the parking lot from the nature center. Watch them bend and twist metal into art.

Acoustic musicians of all levels are invited to join the jam session of Irish music. Experienced players will be on hand to lead beginners through a couple of tunes at a slow pace to start, then will progress to an up-to-speed session of traditional Irish tunes. Listeners (and players) are welcome to come and go as they enjoy all of the other activities at the nature center. For more details, contact Martha Tyner at

These events are free and no registration is required.

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For more information, phone 309-874-2174 or email

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington-Normal. For a map and directions to the Nature Center, membership and program information, visit

[Text from file received from Sugar Grove Nature Center]

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