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Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter to Host Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will host an educational program titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors" in Bedford during the month of May. This program will review the challenging behavioral aspects of Alzheimer's disease, such as agitation, aggression, delusions and hallucinations. Attendees will learn about common triggers for these types of behaviors and strategies for addressing them.

 

Wednesday, May 29th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Beford Public Library, 1323 K Street, Bedford, IN

 

There is no charge to attend these programs. For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association free 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

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Monroe County CASA Celebrating 35th Anniversary of Serving Children in Monroe County

Monroe County CASA invites all members of the community to join us for "35 Years of CASA, a Special Panel Discussion" on May 30th at 6:30 p.m. In the Monroe County Courthouse Rotunda. The panel will include two founding members of Monroe County County CASA, Iris Kiesling and the Honorable Frances Hill, along with two past CASA Executives Directors and the Current Exective Director, Kristin Bishay. A recepition with light refreshements will follow. To lean more about how you can give a child a voice, please visit www.monroecountycasa.org/vounteer or call 812-333-CASA.

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Monroe County CASA Fundraising Breakfast

Monroe County CASA invites interested members of the community to attend the CASA Candlelight Fundraising Breakfast on May 16th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Fountain Square Ballroom. This event will feature a light breakfast and coffee provided by Bloomington Bagel, Cresent Donut and Hopscotch Coffee, along with moving messages from people impacted by the CASA program.

 

This breakfast is free and open to the public, but donations are highly encouraged at the event. To RSVP, please call 812-333-2272 or email amber.shride@monroecountrycasa.org

 

CASA is a volunteer-powered program which provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of abuse and neglect. They provide support to these children to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. To learn more about how you can give a child a voice, please visit www.monroecountycasa.org or call 812-333-CASA.

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

The Monroe County Civic Theatre celebrating it's 30th Anniversary with William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Tickets are now on sale at mcct.yapsody.com Join us May 17-19 at 7:00pm at Windfall Dancers 1101 Dunn Street, Bloomington IN for a night of merriment and mayhem with our first Shakespeare offering of the year!!

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5th Annual Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair

Its time for the 5th Annual Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair sponsored by the Stinesville Lions Club. It will be help at the Stinesville Lions Club, on Stinesville Road, Saturday, June 22nd from 8am-6pm

 

Cub Scout Pack #107 will be serving breakfast beginning at 8am

 

For booth rental space or more information call Loretta at 812-876-3257

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3rd Annual Country Queens Harmony School Benefit

Lexi Len and Rikki Jean are excited to host the 3rd Annual Country Queens Harmony School Benefit at the Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday, June 13th 2019 at 9:00pm. Admission is $10

 

Questions? For more info contact Rikki Schmiechen at rikkijean.dwbs@gmail.com

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Jonah Fish Fry

The Beech Creek Township Eastern Fire Department is hosting the Jonah Fish Fry! The event is all-you-can-eat with the price of $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and kids 5-under eat free. The event is Friday, May 24th from 4-8pm at the Beech Creek Township Eastern Fire Department in Solsberry, Indiana. All proceeds made will go to the 2019 Solsberry fireworks! For any questions, call 812-825-9969.

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WildCare Inc. Benefit at Butler Winery & Vineyard

On Saturday May 18th, from 6-9p.m., come down to Butler Winery for the Wildcare Benefit. Admission is $20 for adults (21 and over) and $5 - under 21. Admission includes 6 wine samples, appetizers, hot dogs, and a Sack Meal for Kids, live music by Window Panye, multiple games, face painting and raffles. Come and relaz and enjoy the GORGEOUS Bulter Winery and Vinyard grounds AND you'll have up-close encounters with WildCare's ambassador animals. Rain or shine- plenty of sheltered seating but bring a chair just in case:)

 

6200 Robinson Rd Bloomington, IN

 

(812)-332-6660

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Math Tutoring at Templeton

Community in Schools is a national organization that helps students find success in school and in life. They bring community resources into schools when families and children cannout access them in the community. Community in schools at Templeton Elementary is seeking individuals to work with elementary students one-on-one to master math skills and concepts. Free limited background checks will be necessary and provided by MCCSC. Shifts are avaliable: Monday through Friday from 9:15-10:30 a.m., 11:15-12:00 p.m., or 12:30-1:30 p.m. Minimum age is 18. 

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SCCAP Thriving Connections Guiding Coalition Member

Through the South Central Community Action Program's "Thriving Connections Initiative", volunteers act as allies to a person or family in poverty- called a Leader - acting like a good friend or extended family member. Groups consist of the Leader and two allies, Allies provide insight into a variety of life circumstances as the group works to accomplish specific goals set by the Leader. Volunteers attend a monthly group meeting, a twice-monthly Thursday community dinner and meeting, and make an 18-month commitment. Allies recieve extensive orientation, training, and support. Minimum age is 18. 

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Highland Park PTO Dine and Donate

- Donate while you Dine with Culvers of Bloomington on May 15th from 5-8pm

- A portion of all sales during this time will be donated to Highland Park

- Money raised from this event will be used to help pay for field trips, buses for field trips, and to stock the Teacher Supply Closet

- Come out and support Highland Park Elementary PTO!!

 

If you have any questions please contact Highland Park Elementary PTO at ptohighlandpark@gmail.com

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WonderLab Volunteer Session

Volunteers play an essential role in determining the quality of each visitor’s experience. Depending on age, volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills and/or mentor other volunteers. WonderLab’s volunteer team includes teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and retirees. Families and groups are welcome as volunteers.

Prior Registration for this Training IS Required.

New volunteers are required to submit the appropriate form below before registering to attend a training session.

  • Teens who wish to become museum volunteers must be at least entering grade 7 in the fall of the next school year. 
  • Individuals who are 18 or older should use the Adult Application. 
  • Teens who are applying for a WonderCamp summer internship must be entering grade 9 in the fall of the next school year. Special training sessions for these internships are listed on the application form.

ADULT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

View more about volunteering at Wonderlab at http://wonderlab.org/volunteer/

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Club Bigs Program

Volunteer mentors, age 18 and older are matched with a child who attends the Boys & Girls Club after school program. Matches meet at the Club and may spend time doing activities at the Club, play at the park across the street, or explore the neighborhood on foot.  Volunteers must be able to commit to meeting one hour a week during the week for at least one school year. 

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Volunteer LIFE Mentor

This role is a one-on-one volunteer opportunity for individuals to encourage and mentor clients of LIFEDesigns. Hours volunteered will be determined entirely by the volunteer in conjunction with their mentee with a minimum of 4 hours a month. The amount of time you commit is up to you!

 

Volunteer LIFE Mentor’s are encouraged to engage in social activities (fishing, hiking, shopping, community events, ect) with LIFEDesigns clients that will encourage good health and wellness in the community while enhancing connection to the community.

 

The Community Engagement Coordinator will match you with a client to mentor that has similar likes, and will help ensure a good match.

Individuals who are organized, communicate well, have patience, flexibility, creativity, and an open mind are ideal candidates to be a successful LIFE mentors.

 

Have no training or experience with individuals that have disabilities?  Not a problem!  We will make sure that you are trained and ready for this new and rewarding experience and will be there along the way to help.

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PALS Volunteer Training

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) is offering monthly volunteer trainings for individuals interested in participating in PALS therapeutic equine programs. Responsibilities include leading horses and/or side-walking for our clients during riding sessions. Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with PALS clients, learn about therapeutic equine programs, and help groom, saddle, train, care for horses and help with barn chores. No horse experience necessary! 

Interested in becoming at PALS volunteer? Contact Leanna by emailing volunteer@palstherapy.org or via phone at 812-336-2798, ext. 0. You can also submit a volunteer application via the PALS website: http://palstherapy.org/volunteer/

Facility located at 7644 W Elwren Road Bloomington, IN 47403

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Middle Way House Pre-Service Training

This training provides a basic introduction to domestic violence and sexual violence, both as specific issues in the lives of community members/clients, and as social/structural problems. All volunteers with Middle Way House have to attend this training, but it can also be useful for anyone who works with people who might have experienced domestic violence or sexual violence at some point! See below for a sample outline--day-of times may be different, but all modules are covered at each training.

 

All trainings are 9AM-5PM at the Bloomington Transit Center in the Multipurpose Room unless otherwise specified on our website.

Participants do not need to ring any materials other than note-taking supplies. All paperwork will be done at the training or afterwards.

Free parking is available along Washington, Lincoln, and Grant Streets, and the parking garage at 4th and Walnut is 50 cents per hour. Most buses also stop at the Transit Center on their routes.

Any questions can be directed to Evelyn at evelyn@middlewayhouse.org.

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The Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Banneker Teen Institute

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Banneker Teen Institute is a drop-in program for students ages 12 through 17. The afterschool sessions include homework help time, choice activities, weekly field trips, and free time guided by Banneker Community Center Staff. Volunteers are invited to engage with teens and serve as meaningful role models, assisting with academic tutoring and with leading clubs or recreation time.

 

Anyone interested in volunteering can find out more information at bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org

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Salvation Army

Every day, The Salvation Army receives hundreds of pounds of donated goods: clothing, furniture, electronics, art, jewelry and more. 

 

Your help is needed to help Salvation Army staff to receive, sort, and hang these donated items and assist in making the store an attractive destination for customers. 

 

Every year, the Salvation Army saves thousands of pounds of materials from ending up in the landfill by selling what is good to the public at low prices. 

 

Those funds are used to support The Salvation Army's case management programs, employment programs, food pantry and financial assistance program - that support working families, the hungry, and the sick in our community. 

 

Put your sorting and merchandising skills to good use with the worthwhile opportunity to someone's trash into treasure in need in our community. 

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LifeDesigns

LifeDesigns is a nonprofit that partners with people of all ages and abilities to lead meaningful and active lives. Their LIFE Enrichment Community Opportunities Program is a 100% community-based education program, designed to be an alternative to traditional facility-based programs. Individuals interested in volunteering to share their skills or talents, such as cooking, dancing, or jewelry making, are invited to host their own class for LifeDesigns customers once a week for at least a semester. Individuals can also encourage meaningful participation by customers in classes that are already scheduled. Especially needed are volunteers from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA to play basketball or exercise with customers. An interview, orientation and training, and background check are required.

 

Discover what you're looking for at BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org or call 812-349-3433.

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IU Campus Children's Center Volunteers

Do you enjoy spending time with young children? Are you age 55 or older? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, the children in a classroom at the IU Campus Children's center would love to have you volunteer to share your time with them.

The Campus Children's Center provides the Indiana University community with quality year-round early care and education from children ages 6 weeks through 5 years- serving families of IU student, staff, and faculty members.

Volunteers enjoy playing, reading and reading, and occasionally working on projects with the children.

Find out more information at bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.com

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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard 20th Anniversary

Help celebrate Mother Hubbard's Cupboard's 20th Anniversary by hosting a HOUSE PARTY fundraiser with friends, neighbors, and family! 

 

Their goal is to raise $20,000 over the course of the year, helping work towards community food security for all!

 

You can find more information at mhcfoodpantry.org

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WonderLab Museum

Wonders of Nature

Every Saturday 2PM-2:45 PM

Program Description: Have you ever wondered why dirt comes in different colors? What about why the sky is blue? If so, come and explore high and low at WonderLab’s newest program: Wonders of Nature! Based in the WonderGarden, we will learn how how everything in nature is connected. We will fly like the red-tail hawk, tunnel through dirt like the earthworms, and our knowledge of the outdoors will grow like the seeds we plant! Learning will take place in the form of hands-on exploration, active games, and creative, natural, crafts. Held in the WonderGarden (Rain or shine! Tent will be set up if raining. Cancellation dependent upon storms) Ticketed but FREE with museum admission.

 

STEM Sunday

Every Sunday 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Program Description: STEM Sunday is a free, drop-in, challenge-based experience that encourages families to engage in the engineering and design process. Emphasis is on this process rather than the product. Projects are not “take-home”, but may include a take-home element. A simple goal/design challenge is introduced to guide the process and encourage engagement. Projects are “easy entry” for all ages, meaning that specialized skills are not generally needed and children as young as kindergarten can participate. Projects use simple, inexpensive materials, emphasizing that families can easily re-create the project at home.

 

Deep Diver Wednesdays

5 PM-5:30 PM

Program Description:Join marine biologist Sam Couch to dive deeper into the science of our new coral reef. These 30 minute talks will feature hands-on elements, tours of our coral reef aquarium, insight from an expert, and time for questions. Each phase of the reef will have a different talk topic. Themes vary by month. Free with museum admission.

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Area 10

Area 10 Agency on Aging is seeking individuals age 18 and above to support the Monroe and Owen County Adult Guardianship Program as volunteer advocates. 

Training is provided and a commitment of 6-10 hours per month is required. Apply now to join the next orientation and training group. Contact Area 10 Agency on Aging. 

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Seekers of Serenity Nar-Anon Family Group

Affected by a Loved One’s Addiction? 
 
Seekers of Serenity, the local Nar-Anon Family Group offers hope for relatives and friends of addicts, with their twelve-step program. Seekers of Serenity meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, upstairs in Room 224.
 
For more information, call 812-339-8826

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