We at Pantry 279 need your help. This will be the 3rd year we have been the main provider of Thanksgiving boxes for the needy. We do 1200 boxes for a 13 menu traditional Thanksgiving dinner so families can have what most of us already take for granted; a thanksgiving meal with family. We serve families in 11 counties, but over 80% of those are in Monroe, Owen, and Greene. Distribution day is Nov. 17, so sign up and donations of food or cash will need to be in by Nov. 15.
For more information call 812-606-1524 or visit www.pantry279.org
On November 27th, which is Giving Tuesday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana will be hosting a very unique event. They are having a T-REX, thats right a dinosaur downtown with Bigs and Staff collecting money to serve local youth from 12 noon to 4 pm.
For any questions, or to make a donation, please call 812-929-2809.
Join us on February 16, 2019 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for the Indiana Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Registration will be in the North Lobby of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall from 10:00am to 11:30am. The plunge will begin at 12 noon on the North Lawn of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The event is open to anyone.
All proceeds from this event benefit Special Olympics athletes in your community, giving them means to train locally and to compete at the local, area, and state level in a number of Olympic-type sports. To participate, each individual must raise a minimum of $75 in pledges to recieve the souvenir t-shirt. There will be an After Spash Bash in the North Lobby of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall immediately following the plunge.
To register, or for more information, visit www.polarplungeIN.org
Stop out and enjoy the Van Buren Annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper on Saturday, November 3rd at the Van Buren Fire Department. Judging for the Cook-Off will start at 4pm. All entry's will need to be at Station 9 before 4pm. Categories will include Best Tasting and Hottest. We will also have the department challenge. So calling all Fire Departments to bring your best pot of chili to win three top spots!! The Chili Supper will begin at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
They are also going to be honoring Jon Fillipo at this year's Chili Supper since they had to cancel this year's Flip's Run.
November Events 2018
Teen Movie Night
Date: Monday November 19, 2018 Time: 5pm-7:30pm Location: Community Room
Spend an evening watching a movie! Snacks and soda will be provided. Call the Bloomfield Public Library to find out the movie that will be shown. Grades 7-12.
Gathering of the Gamers
Date: Tuesday November 29, 2018 Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm Location: Community Room
Spend an afternoon playing your favorite games including board games, card games, and Wii games. Snacks and soda will be provided. Grades 7-12
Date: Each Wednesday in November Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Location: Library Annex
Whip your cooking skills into shape! FREE Cooking classes for students in grades 5-12. Come try out and learn a new recipe each week! Earn a stripe for each week you attend. Become a black belt in the kitchen!
Preschool Story Hour
Date: November 1 Time: 10:30am Location: Community Room
WildCare Inc. invites YOU to the 2018 Fundraiser Open House!
- Meet all our Wildlife Ambassadors
- Take a guided tour of our Rehabilitation Center
- Learn how our volunteers and interns care for injured/orphaned wildlife.
- Learn how you can join us as a volunteer!
When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Noon - 5pm
Where: 198 N. Hartstrait Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Price: Ages 3 & and under....................................Free
Ages 12 and above........................................$7
(*4 or more family members)
WildCare saves lives!
Come see how your support gives injured/ophaned wildlife a second chance to return to the wild!
For more information call 812-327-7903 or visit wildcareinc.org
Is your business, like many in south central Indiana, looking for great workers? Coming November 8th at The Holiday Inn Bloomington on North Kinser Pike, It's the first Hoosier Country 105/B97 Job Fair. We'll be bringing together some of the best employers in the area to meet some of the best potential employees in the area... It's a match that benefits everyone! You have work that needs to be done, and there are workers out there that can get the job done. The job fair will take place November 8th from 2 to 7pm at The Holiday Inn Bloomington on North Kinser Pike. To find out how you can get your business involved, call Hoosier Country 105 and B97 at 812-336-8000.
Greeting from Be Loved Tranportation. We would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner which will be held on Thanksgiving Day at 3pm. Come join us for fun, food, and fellowship at Second Baptist Church on the corner of 8th and Rogers. Be one of the first 10 people to recieve a personal care package. The address is 321 N Rogers St. Bring your appetite and we will bring the food!
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
This is a family friendly event for all! The Fall Festival brings the Bloomington community together to spread awareness of PALS, other for-profits and non-profits, and local vendors. There will be a program demonstrations to show what PALS is all about.
NOTE: This event is not associated with the Monroe County Fall Festival that takes place in Ellettsville, IN. This is a separate event.
This 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, choice activities, weekly field trips, and free time guided by Banneker Community Center staff.
Volunteers are invited to engage with teens and serve as a meaningful role models, assisting with academic tutoring during the 3:30-5pm shift - and with leading clubs or recreation time during the 5-7pm shift.
Anyone interested is encouraged to commit to the same recurring days and times each week to provide consistency for the teen participants.
All vounteers will recieve an orientation and a background check before beginning their first shift.
Registration for all remaining shifts - now through December 20th - will close by Friday, November 16th - so don't delay - register today.
Every day, The Salvation Army recieves hundreds of pounds of donated goods: clothing, furniture, electronics, art, jewelry and more.
Your help is needed to help Salvation Army staff to recieve, 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, empoyment 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.
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 excercise 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.
The 13th Annual Pet Photo and Calendar contest is underway! Enter your dog or cat's photo and help raise money for Pets Alive Spay and Neuter Clinic! Your pet could be featured in the 2019 Pets Alive calendar! For more information, go to petsaliveindiana.org.
Do you enjoy spending time iwht 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
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
Middle Way House is seeking fabric artists and sponsors for their 2018-2019 "Wrapped in Love" public art display of tree sweaters. The sweaters will be displayed for nearly six months, from October, 2018 through March 1st, 2019. For more information about volunteering to help create sweaters, act as an instructor, or sponsor a tree, contract Erin Holinden at Events at middlewayhouse.org or call 812-333-7404.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Unionville Hot Shots 4-H club is looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor a kid in 4-H. They’re needing donations of 25 dollars and up. Any amount will get your name on the back of their club shirt. All donations are tax deductible.
Bloomington Volunteer Network
If you are looking for volunteer opportunities or want to donate to Bloomington's Community Wish List, check out bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org
You can also check out their calendar for a variety of events put on by non-profit organizations!
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard increases access to healthy food for all people in need in ways that cultivate dignity, self-sufficiency, and community. To get involved by donating or volunteering, go to mhcfoodpantry.org
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OFFERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosts support groups across the state for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Support groups are free and designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers.
Bloomington Spouse Support Group
IU Health Hospital, Community Health Building
333 Miller Drive
First and third Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm