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
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Sugar Grove Nature