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Annual Wildcare Open House

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 4-12.......................................................$5

           Ages 12 and above........................................$7

           Family Rate*..................................................$25

           (*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


Hoosier Country 105 Job Fair

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.


Bloomington Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. 


25 million Americans suffer from depression each year.


The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and other mental health conditions. 


Register for the Bloomington Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and join a quarter of a million people in more than 380 cities across all 50 states - to raise funds and awareness for one of our nation's most important causes.


Walk Date: 10/21/2018
Walk Location: Indiana University Memorial Stadium - Bloomington, IN
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:30 pm


Anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.


For more information, email


Free Leadership Workshop: Five Practices for Getting Things Done in Volunteer Organizations

This free, practical, and experiential leadership workshop will be offered on Saturday Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church library, 2120 N. Fee Ln., Bloomington. Learn how to make your passion come to life.


We will explore the five leadership practices of Kouzes and Posner that evidence shows produce results and help people work together. Dan and Sharon Wiseman will be facilitating the session. The Wisemans have more that 60 years total experience in helping people be better leaders.


RSVP to or by calling the Unitarian Universalist church before Oct. 30 at 812-332-3695.


Trunk or Treet

Local car groups Eight Up and Bloomington Auto Club are teaming up for this year's TRUNK OR TREET to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital!

Tell your friends and bring the whole family - all vehicles are welcome to participate! Admission is free and there will be candy, music, costume contests, games and more!

Oct. 27th, 5-9 P.M.
West 3rd Street in the old Kmart Building (Currently a Spirit Halloween Costume store) 


King Lear by William Shakespeare

The Monroe County Civic Theatre presents King Lear by William Shakespeare at the John Waldron Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, Indiana on October 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:00pm. Also, on October 14 & 21 matinee at 3:00pm. Go to for details. 


Be Loved Transportation Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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


5th Annual "Riley" Car Show

Bloomington Sam's Club and Southern Indiana Cruisers Present the 5th Annual "Riley" Car Show in the Sam's Club Parking Lot on Saturay, October 20th from 9am to 4pm. There will be food, a trunk or treat, door prizes, music, and a costume contest. Rain date will be Sunday the 21st.


Unified Sports Rivalry Series Football Game

Join Special Olympics Indiana and cheer on the athletes in the Unified Sports Rivalry Series Football Game as IU takes on Purdue Sunday, October 14th a Sembower Intramural Field on the IU campus starting at noon! Special Olympic Indiana athletes are training hard for this event!


For more information, go to


Bets For Pets Casino Night

The Annual Pets Alive Non-Profit Spa and Neuter Clinic Bets For Pets Casino Night will be held Friday, November 2nd at Hoosier Energy from 6-8:30 pm. The event is for anyone 21 and over to enjoy blackjack, hor d'oeourves and live music!


For more information, go to



WildCare Inc. Benefit at Butler Winery & Vineyard

On October 6, 2018, Butler Winery and Vineyard will host their WildCare Inc. Benefit. Enjoy live music by MOJAVE, food and wine and watch rehabilitated Screech Owls be returned to the wild by volunteers at WildCare Inc.!


The event will be from 6 - 9 P.M. at Butler Winery & Vineyard, 6200 East Robinson Road, Bloomington, IN. 


Tickets are $20 for Age 21 and over, with wine tasting included or $5 for those under 21. Event will happen rain or shine, there's plenty of sheltered seating!


Call (812) 332-6660 for more information!


Greene County-Bloomfield Library Events

October Events 2018


Teen Movie Night  

            Monday October 15, 5pm-7:30 location: comunity room    

spend an evening watching a movie1 snacks and soda will be provided. calll the bloomfield pubilc library to find out the movie that will be shown. grades 7-12 


Escape Room

            Tuesday October 18, 10pm-2:30pm(Free)         location:Library Annex 

             Friday October 26, 4pm-8pm ($20 dinner package)

             Saturday October 27, 10am-2:30 (Free)

try to escape the laboratory, at the bloomfield public library! october18th and 27 are free sessions, october 26th entertaiment package is $20, and comes with dinner, must make payment for reservation. times slots will be filled fist serve, time slots are limited toa 6 participants.


Book Talk 

            Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018 Time: 10:30am-12pm Location: Community room     

Book reading and signing of lying on the bed with a monkey on her head by local author Tonda Gainey at the Bloomfield public library.


Gathering of the Gamers

Date: Tuesday October 25, 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.


Kitchen Karate

            Date: Each Wednesday in October Time: 3:30-4:30pm Location: Community Room


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.

Mini Comics

            Date: October 29-31 Location: Bloomfield Public Library – Main Branch


Stop in anytime October 29-31 to pick up a free mini-comic in celebration of Comic Fest 2018!


Jonah Fish Fry

Come on out to Eastern Fire Department on October 13th for Jonah Fish Fry from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Adults $9.00 and kids $4.00 all proceeds made will go to the 2019 Solsberry Fireworks. There will also be an silent auction and music proviede by Doug Harrington and Fiends Southern Witness.


Project Lifesaver Fair

Lest's have fun at the Fair!!


Project Lifesaver is a Public Safety program designed to protect and locate missing person due to wandering, serving all of monroe county. This program locates an rescues people with memory loss and impaired judgment who wander from home.


Used with excellent results in many communities throughout the country to find lost individuals with Azheimer's deisease, Auism, Downs Syndrome and other cognitive impairments. Van Buren township fire department is re-introducing  project lifesaver to monroe county.


Come join them on october 13th 10:00am-2:00pm and support your community and join them for food, games and a safe why to trick or treat.

highland village church 515 S. Curry PK Bloomington, IN 47404



Bloomington Sam's Club and Southern Indiana Cruisers Present the 5th Annual "Riley" Car Show

Place     Bloomington Sam's Club Parking Lot
Date      Saturday October 20th 2018
Time      9 am to 4 pm    Register by 12 noon
Rain Date     Sunday October 21st 
Food/Trunk or Treat/Costume Contest/Music by DJ Dash/Awards/
Door Prizes /Custom Made Trophies/Goody Bags
Please come out and Support the Children at Riley Hospital
Questions: Please contact Caroline @ Sam's Club  812-339-4257


Fall Festival at PALS

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.


Bloomington Parks and Recreation Banneker Teen Institute

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. 


Safe at Home Blitz

Help seniors remain in their homes as a volunteer for the annual Safe At Home Blitz - sponsored by the Area 10 Agency on Aging on October 27th in Monroe and Owen County.


Both skilled and non-skilled volunteers are needed to make this event a success. 


Skilled volunteers will install grab bars, handrails, elevated toilet seats, gutters, and carbon monoxide detectors.


Non-skilled individuals are needed for disassembling and hauling off home and yard debris, raking leaves, and cleaning gutters.


This half day event starts with a kick off breakfast in Monroe County at Bell Trace Health and Living Center and in Owen County at the Owen Valley Health Campus. 


After breakfast - Blitz volunteers will head out to their assigned locations to make safety and accessibility retrofits in the homes of seniors.


Skilled volunteers are requested to register by Sept. 21 to better match their skills with projects needed. 


Salvation Army

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. 


Covered Bridge Festival Activities at Montezuma

The Covered Bridge Festival will take place October 12, 2018 through October 21, 2018 and will feature many activities including canal tours, rope making, and a community wide yard sale. There will be plenty of free parking! 

Visit the Town of Montezuma website for more information @ or Visit Facebook page "Montezuma Covered Bridge Festival Volunteer Commitee" or call 765-592-0829.



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 or call 812-349-3433.


Uplands PEAK Sanctuary in Freedom

Uplands PEAK Sanctuary in Freedom who's mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farm animals, educate the public to the benefits of a healthy vegan lifestyle, and promote sustainability. There are many projects around the farm - and in the office - that can use volunteer help to complete. Including specialized projects like painting, building, and landscaping.

Volunteers are invited to participate in monthly workdays on the following Sundays: September 8th, October 13th, and November 10th.

For more information go to


The Do It Best Fall Market

The Do It Best Fall Market on Tuesday, October 16th at the Indianapollis Convention Center is a home show that donates the leftover items from booth displays an demonstrations to Habitat ReStores throughout Indiana. This allows our local Habitat ReStore an opportunity to obtain a large amount of new, donated merchandise to sell. All proceeds from merchandise sold at the ReStore goes directly to building homes in Monroe County.


To make this donation opportunity a reality - up to four volunteers are needed to carpool to Indy and help move the home show merchandise from the Convention Center floor to carts or pallets - so no heavy lifting will be required. This will be a full-day opportunity leaving Bloomington at 9:30 a.m. and returning around 7 p.m. The minimum age is 18 and volunteers able to drive carpool are welcome!


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


13th Annual Pet Photo and Calendar Contest

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


IU Campus Children's Center Volunteers

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


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


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 or call 812-333-7404.


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.


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. 


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


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.


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, contact Claire Riley at, or call (317) 352-9226 x6744




Volunteer Opportunities

Bloomington Volunteer Network


If you are looking for volunteer opportunities or want to donate to Bloomington's Community Wish List, check out


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


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


Alzheimer's Association


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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