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Volunteers Needed -- Bloomington Boogies Festival

Volunteers are needed for the 4th Annual Bloomington Boogies Festival at Ivy Tech Waldren Arts Center on Sunday, August 12th. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. For more information on this and other volunteer opportunities in our community, visit bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org.

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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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IU Seeking Host Families

The IU Office of International Development is seeking host families for its On-Demand Youth Leadership Programs this summer. These programs brings high school age kids to the United States to learn about community service, civic leadership, and American culture. Participants primarily range in age from 15-18 years old with three adult chaperones accompanying each group.

 

The first group -- July 20th through August 4th -- is from the Baltics

The second group -- August 14th through August 25th -- is with Southern European countries

 

Singles, retirees and families all make excellent hosts. Anyone who is interested in this rich cross-cultural experience is encouraged to apply. 

For more information, go to OID.IU.edu or contact Heater at 812-855-9552.

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Jill and Doris Clay Veteran's Benefit

A benefit to honor the memory of Jill and Doris Clay and raise funds to support local veterans will be held August 4th at American Legions Post 18 from 7-10PM. Supporting our veterans and rescuing shelter dogs were two causes that were close to the hearts of both women. All proceeds from the event will go to Veteran's Best Friend, an organization that partners Indiana veterans wit rescue dogs as pets, at no cost to the veteran. There will be live music, food, and a cash bar.

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Middle Way House

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.

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Seeking Host Families

 

The IU Office of International Development (OID) would like to invite you to take part in a unique opportunity to engage with young emerging leaders from around the world participating in On-Demand Youth Leadership Programs (YLPs) sponsored by the US Department of State. YLP participants spend four weeks in the United States learning about community service, civic leadership and American culture.  OID is seeking households who would like to host them for their two-week stay in Bloomington.  This is an excellent cross-cultural experience, providing lasting friendships for everyone involved.  There are two YLP groups being hosted by Indiana University this summer: 

 

·         The Baltics (Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia):  July 20 – August 4

·         Southern Europe (Spain, Italy & Slovenia):  August 14 – 25.

 

Participants primarily range in age from 15-18 years old with 3 adult chaperones accompanying each group. They will arrive with intermediate to advanced English speaking and comprehension skills and will be able to reasonably communicate with their host family household.  During weekdays, participants spend the day – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – engaged in program activities.  Host families are responsible for providing transportation to campus before 9:00 am and picking guests up after 5:00 pm.  Lunch is provided by the OID on weekdays and host families are asked to provide all other meals.  It’s understood that households often have other commitments and that complications in schedules arise.  OID will arrange accommodations to support our host families, such as alternate transportation and/or supplemental housing, as needed.

 

Singles, retirees and families all make excellent hosts.  Anyone who is interested in this rich cross-cultural experience is encouraged to apply.  After applications are submitted, a background check and a home visit (to be scheduled at a convenient time for the applicant) are required.  A brief orientation session will take place 1-2 weeks in advance of each group’s arrival.  Please join us in showing our guests a diverse and genuine slice of American life! 

 

For more information and to apply online, please go to OID.IU.EDU.

 

For more information, please contact Heather Duemling at hduemlin@iu.edu or 812-855-9552.

 

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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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Edgewood High School Class Reunion

Edgewood High School class of 1978 is having their 40 year class reunion at the Upland Brewing Company Banquet Hall located at 350 West 11th Street in Bloomington on Saturday July 28 from 5PM to 11PM. Cost is $30 per person which includes food and drinks. Please send payment by June 30, 2018 via Paypal: edgewood.class1978@gmail.com or email Lou Ann Hawkins Fortner at lfortner74@icloud.com to arrange other payments or call. There will also be a picnic at Karst Park shelter house #9A Sunday July 29 starting at 1PM. Great White Smoke food truck will be available to purchase food from 1PM to 3PM or bring a picnic lunch. Call Bobbie Ridge Hautsch 812-630-3723 for more information.

 

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Greene County-Bloomfield Library Events

July Events 2018

 

Walking Program

            Tuesday Mornings, 8:00am

Come walk with us every Tuesday morning at 8:00am. All ages are welcome! Meet on the patio at the Bloomfield Public Library

 

Teen Summer Reading Program

            May 25 – August 8

For teens entering grades 7-12. Teen summer reading lasts 11 weeks, come to the Teen Room to register and collect prizes for reading!

 

Adult Summer Reading Program

            July 2 – September 1

Starting July 2nd you can turn in slips for the books you’ve read—one slip per book! Receive a prize for each week in which you turn in slips. One slip each week will be drawn for a prize, including State Fair tickets! All slips will be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the reading challenge for a special prize.

 

 

You Pick a Movie We Show It

            Monday July 23, 5pm-7pm

The Audience will have a stack of movies to pick from. The one that gets the most votes will be what we show. The stack of movies will tie in with the summer theme of “Libraries Rock.” Snacks and soda will be provided. Grades 7-12

 

A Gathering of Gamers

            Thursday, July 26, 3:30-5:00

Spend an afternoon playing your favorite games including board games, card games, and Wii games. Snacks and soda will be provided. Grades 7-12

 

Makey Makey

            Monday, July 30, 2pm-4pm

Turn everything into a keyboard. Anything? Really? YES, even a banana! Come in to experiment! Grades 7-12

 

We Rock the 60s!

            Tuesday, July 31, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Mix with your friends while we listen to music from the 1960s. If you feel like dancing… DO! There will also be videos, trivia, games, snacks and soda. Grades 6-12

 

Adult Cookbook Club

            Wednesday, July 25, 2:00pm

ADULTS! Join our cooking club and learn how to make your kitchen rock! We’ll be using fresh seasonal ingredients that you can find at the Farmer’s Market or the local grocery store!

Recipes will be advertised the week before so make sure to watch for what we’re making so you can plan ahead! Ingredients provided.

 

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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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2018 Indiana Tour de Cure Event

Welcome to 2018 Indiana Tour de Cure!

 

Many Roads. One Purpose.

Saturday October 20th, 2018 from 6am- 4pm

 

 

The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens.

All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy.

The Tour de Cure is bigger and better than ever with options for everyone. This is the only cycling event that takes place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!

For more information, please visit www.diabetes.org/indytour, contact Claire Riley at indianatour@diabetes.org, or call (317) 352-9226 x6744

 

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

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!

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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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

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Alzheimer's Association

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

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