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Scrap Metal Drive Troop 119

Troop 119, Ellettsville is searching for scrap metal to help raise funds to help with costs for troop activities throughout the year. We take all kinds of metal including, old stoves, washers/dryers, tools, scrap iron, old cars, cans, box springs, old metal tools and old implements. 

 

You get a cleaned-up barn, yard or storage area. We get funds to make our activites more affordable for our boys. We will come to you. Just let us know and it will go! Or you can drop it off at Hoosier Family Eye Care Center in Ellettsville from 4/24 to 4/28.

 

Please email or call Scott Robbins, Treasurer of Troop 119 scrapmetal@scoutsbsa119.com / 812-360-9076

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Breakfast with the Bunny

Northern Monroe Fire Territory would like you to join them at Station 5 for their annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday April 20th, from 8-11am. The Easter Bunny will arrive ar 9:00am and the Easter Egg hunts will begin at 10:00am!

 

Non-perishable food items may be donated for the Bloomington Township Food Pantry 

 

5081 N Old State Rd 37 Bloomington, IN 47408

 

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED!!!

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Monroe County CASA Gala Committee Kickoff Events – Volunteers Needed!

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Monroe County CASA advocating for children in Monroe County, and we need your help to plan the celebration! Do you like planning parties? Do you have a knack for collecting unique and exciting items for a silent auction? Or do you have other special talents that would be beneficial to a nonprofit’s gala planning efforts? Join us on March 21st at 12 p.m. or March 26th at 5:30 p.m. for one of our gala committee kickoff events! Stop in to the CASA office (201 N. Morton St.) during either time to learn about how you can get involved.

 

CASA is a volunteer-powered program that 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/volunteer or call 812-333-CASA.  

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Royalty Elite Fundraiser

Our mission at Royalty Elite is to be the premiere competitive cheerleading gym in the greater Bloomington/Bedford area by providing a high quality and structured program tailored to all levels of cheerleading. Our goal is to not only grow our athletes' cheerleading skills, but to also teach our athletes life lessons that will follow them throughout their adulthood. 

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of competitive cheer is watching our athletes perform their routine in front of thousands of spectators and "hit zero" which means they have performed their routine to the best of their ability, without any mistakes in the eyes of the judging panel. On January 27, one of our teams, Golden Empress, competed at the French Lick Championship and "hit zero", winning 1st place in their division and Grand Champions of the competition. This earned them a bid to compete at THE ONE FINALS, a national invitation-only event in Orlando, Florida on May 4-5!

 

We need to raise $25,000 to send to our Golden Empress team of 23 athletes (ranging in age from 8-15) and 3 dedicated coaches to Florida!

 

We are asking you to consider one of our sponsorship levels and 100% of the funds go directly to our athletes for airfare and hotel costs!

 

For information on our sponsor or donation levels, contact Angie Collins or Nicole White directly at info@royalty-elite.com. 

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Unchained Ministries Annual Bake Sale & Auction

The Unchained Ministries is having their annual bake sale & auction on Friday, March 22nd at 6pm. Will be located at the House of Prayer, 4100 N Hartstrait Rd.

 

Questions? Call: 812-876-9002

 

Baked goods & Auction donations accepted. NO clothes

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Gene Flander Harmony School Golf Outing

Save the date for the 39th Annual Gene Flander Harmony School Golf Outing! Located on the Eagle Point Golf Course on Sunday, May 5th, 2019! The continental breakfast starts at 7:30 am and the shotgun starts at 8:30 am. Team registration coming soon!

 

Check www.harmonyschool.org/golf for up-to-date information.

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Monroe County 4-H Horse and Pony Club

The Monroe County 4-H Horse and Pony Club is hosting an annual fundraising event, the "Rise and Shine" Breakfast on Saturday, March 30th from 9am - 12pm at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Community Building. There will be pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, and more in addition to a silent auction! Presale tickets can be purchased by emailing vaqueroshorseandpony@gmail.com and will be $6 for adults, $8 at the door and $5 for kids under 18. 

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Financial Peace University

Josh Galyan will be hosting Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at Solsberry Christian Church (10825 E. Christian Church Road, Solsberry IN, 47459) beginning March 7th.

 

The class will begin at 7:00 pm and will run for 9 weeks.

 

Anyone interested in attending can contact Josh via call at 812-322-0340 or via email at jgalyan27@gmail.com 

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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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Auction for the Accelerated Reading Program at Highland Park

2nd Annual Silent Auction and Spring Carnival on April 12th, 6-8 pm at Highland Park Elementary School.

  • fun games and festivities for the family
  • Pizza X will be available to purchase
  • Items up for bid included 

- Abells Nursery Master Design

- Holiday World Tickets 

- Cincinnati Reds Tickets 

- French Lick Resort one night stay and one round of golf for two people

- Touchstone Massage gift certificate and many more items 

 

If there is anyone (person or business) who has a product or service they would like to donate to auction off, please contact ptohighlandpark@gmail.com

 

All proceeds from the auction will be used to fund the Accelerated Reading Program at Highland Park. 

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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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Unionville Hot Shots 4-H Club

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.

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