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Hoosier Hills Food Bank Book Fair

 

HHFB's 34th Annual Bloomington Community Book Fair, offering thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, records, games, and more! Come check out the food trucks and activities all week!

 

Where: Monroe Co. Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building West

 

When: October 5 - October 10

 

Thursday October 5th

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Opening Day, $10 Admission, Veterans Day Appreciation

 

Friday October 6th

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Free Admission Cooking and Crafts Day

 

Saturday October 7th

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Friends & Family Day

 

Sunday October 8th

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Free Admission Heroes Day

 

Monday October 9th

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Free Admission Half Price Day!

 

Tuesday October 10th

9:00AM - 2:00PM

Free Admission $5 Bag

 

Bring a food donation and get $1 off your purchase!

 

All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Hoosier Hills Food Bank

 

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

 

Where: Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Showers Common

401 North Morton Street

 

When: Every Saturday until November 25

April-Sept 8am-1pm, Oct-Nov 9am-1pm

 

Thanks to the Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department, you can now enjoy the best local produce, flowers, and prepared meals every Saturday morning right here in Bloomington! Local entertainment will be provided as you shop for the freshest food Bloomington has to offer. Help support our local farmers while they help you get local Bloomington produce!

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Bloomington Food Truck Friday

 

Where: First United Methodist Church Parking Lot (3rd Street across from the Bloomington Police Station)

 

When: Every Friday until October 27th

11:00AM - 9:00PM

 

Enjoy a variety of food and treats from your favorite mobile Bloomington food trucks! They'll have airbrush tattoos, live music, and a variety of delicious entrees, sides, and desserts. Be sure to check Facebook and Twitter for weather-related cancellations. New food trucks every week!

 

 

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Benefit for Nathan White

 

Nathan White is a local resident of Owen County who underwent surgery for cancer. Spencer VFW Post 1405 and The Wastin' Time Band are hosting this event to help Nathan White with his expenses.

 

Where & When:

October 7, 2017 VFP Post 1405 East Franklin Street, Spencer, Indiana 47460. 

5pm - 9pm

 

VFW Post will start serving food at 5pm to 7 pm.

Country fried steak with pepper gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert for $7.00!

 

The Wastin' Time Band will play from 6pm to 9pm.

Local guys playing your favorite country, oldies, rock, and blues!

 

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Monroe County YMCA Corporate Challenge

Monroe County YMCA Corporate Challenge
 
he YMCA presents Corporate Challenge for businesses and organizations of Monroe and surrounding counties. It is comprised of more than 25 different sporting events and takes place during September and October each year.
 
Corporate Challenge helps to increase employee health and fitness, develop community spirit, boost company morale, all while raising scholarship funds for all Y For All Annual Campaign!
 
Companies compete against one another in divisions determined by the number of employees each company has. Employees sign up and compete in events and earn points both for participating and by placing in the top four spots based on gender and, in some instances, by age.
 
Want to learn more? Call Matt Osgood at 812-961-2157 or email to mosgood@MonroeCountyYMCA.org

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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Bloomington, Indiana - September 24th
 
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
 
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
 
Take the first step by registering for the Bloomington walk here. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

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Seven Oaks Charter School Playground Fundraiser

Seven Oaks is a new charter school located in Ellettsville, Indiana that opened their doors in 2016 with grades K-8. The plan is to add a grade each year until they are a K-12 school of roughly 700 students.
 
They are currently conducting a fundraiser for their our school and the community. The Indiana Housing and Community Devlopment Association will match funds if we reach their goal!
 
For more info or to make a donation, log on to https://www.patronicity.com/project/project_play#/

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Residential Fire at Monroe County Sheriff Deputy's Home

Even first responders are not immune to the horrors of tragic life events. Reserve Deputy Jason Miller returned home to his residence on South Swartz Ridge Road yesterday evening from dinner with his family and discovered that his residence was fully engulfed in a fire. After the devastating fire was put out, the family of four left their home to stay with family. Unfortunately, the fire re-ignited and caused tremendous damage once again; leaving the residence structurally compromised and the contents of the residence being deemed a total loss; leaving Deputy Miller, his wife, and their two teenage children with nothing but the clothes on their backs. 

 

Reserve Deputy Jason Miller has been a member of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office since May 2nd, 2016. After taking his oath as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Miller completed the required training for his certification and has been a very active member of the Reserve Unit. His dedication working the roadways and IU Athletic traffic details is a testament to his character and willingness to serve the public. 

 

Although the Miller family was insured, they are facing a long road ahead to begin replacing essential items such as clothing, bedding and other everyday items. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will be accepting donations in the form of gift cards or cash if you are able to help the Miller family. Donations can be mailed to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 301 North College Avenue Bloomington, IN 47404 or can be dropped off in person between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

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Monroe County Energy Challenge

The Monroe County Energy Challenge is a two-year effort to save energy, save money, and win $5 million for the community.  We are one of 50 communities across the nation competing to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize by reducing our residential, municipal, and K-12 electricity and natural gas use.  There are many of ways for you to get involved, including volunteering, sharing information with friends and neighbors, and signing up for a free home energy assessment.
 
Free home assessments are available to all Monroe County residents. Our trained volunteers will visit your home and walk you through a step by step process to identify areas where you can save money. We even provide free starter materials (such as pipe and outlet insulation) so you’ll see immediate savings. We’ll also provide information about local rebates and other offers to help finance your energy efficiency upgrades. To schedule your free home energy assessment, email mocoenergychallenge@gmail.com, or call Nolan Hendon, at 812-349-3652. You can also learn more by visiting our website at www.mocoenergychallenge.org, or by visiting our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. Remember, everyone can do something to save!

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