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Impatience Fundraiser

Have you heard about Impatience? Saturday, September 28th from 8 PM to 1 AM, there's a party on the square with a birds-eye view of Lotus Fest!

 

Impatience is at The Lodge, just above the Arts Village and half a block from the Big Tent. Tickets include photo booth, hot appetizer buffet by Lennie's, canned cocktails by Cardinal Spirits, live entertainment, and a silent auction. It starts at 8, just in time to grab a drink and a spot by the windows as the Lotus parade goes by, and DJ LOWE will close it out with dance hits until 1 AM.

 

Tickets are $50 per person and the proceeds go to provide free physical therapy for local patients with chronic pain. Visit patientphyscialtherapy.com online or Patient PT on Facebook to get tickets!

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51st Bean Dinner Festival

The 51st Annual Cataract Volunteer Fire Dept Bean Dinner Festival will be on October Friday 4th 4-8 pm, Saturday 5th, and Sunday 6th 10:30- 6.

800 lbs Ham & Beans, Tailgater's BBQ Jiffy Treat Ice Cream, Polish Sausage, Wood Fired Pizza, Kettle Corn, Elephant Ears, Hot Dogs, and good old Sloppy Joes :)

For more information, call 765-795-4022!

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Cupcakes and Conversation

Join us for Cupcakes and Conversation at the Monre County CASA office ( 201 N. Morton) on October 22nd from 22nd from  4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop in for a sweet treat and learn more about what's happening at CASA! Monroe County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides advocacy for children that are involved in abuse or neglect cases in the Monroe County court system. Join us for delicious cupcakes, talk to current CASA volunteers and learn more about what it's like to advocate for a child.

 

For more information call 812-333-CASA or visit

www.monroecountycasa.org

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Monroe County 4-H Ambassadors' Fall Barn D

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Monroe County 4-H Ambassadors' Fall Barn Dance

The dance is on Saturday October 5th from 6-10pm in the Goat Barn at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. It is for anyone currently in grades 7-12 and the admission is free. You Do Not have to currently be a member in 4-H to attend. There will be music, dancing, food, and cornhole. So come out with friends to the fairground on Saturday October 5th to have a good time! The dance is hosted by Monroe County 4-H Ambassadors.

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Wine & Wildlife

WINE & WILDLIFE

 

WILDCARE INC. BENEFIT AT BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARD

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH 2019

6:00PM-9:00PM

 

6200 Robinson Road Bloomington, IN 47408

 

Adults (21+): $20

Under 21: $5

Admission Includes: 

6 WINE SAMPLES (21+ ONLY)

REFRESHMENTS

LIVE MUSIC BY WINDOW PAYNE

UP-CLOSE WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS 

SCREECH OWL RELEASE 

10% of wine sales will benefit WildCare Inc. 

 

www.facebook.com/WildCareInc 

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Delta Theta Tau Annual Indoor Garage Sale

Delta Theta Tau, a philanthropic sorority, will hold its annual indoor garage sale at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church; 100 St. Rd. 46; Bloomington, IN.

The sale will be from 2-7 pm on Friday, October 4th and 8-3 pm on Saturday, October 5th.

Great prices on all kinds of items.

All proceeds are donated to local charities.

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Parke County Covered Bridge Festival Activities at Montezuma

Friday, October 12th

  • Canal Tours and Railroad Bridge Shuttles All Day

          Country Store

  • Homemade Crullers, Roast Hog, and Bean Dinner
  • Chair Caning, rope making, & more Demonstrations

Saturday, October 13th

  • 8 AM- 3 PM Community Wide Yard Sale

 (Each person or group who wishes to hold a yard sale on this dy during the festival should contact Anita Allen 765-592-0761. A ssmall registration fee of $5.00 for one Saturday and $8.00 for both Saturdays will place your yard sale on a map to be distributed throughout the area for advertising.)

  • 10 AM -4 PM Wabash & Erie Canal Car and Truck Show

          (Contact  Darly Hobson 765-426-4277 or email at dhobson31@comcast.net)

  • Country Store
  • Canal Tours and Railroad Bridge Shuttes All Day
  • Homemade Crullers, Roast Hog, and Bean Dinner
  • Chair Caning rope making, &more Demonstrations

?Sunday, October 14th

  • Canal Tours and Railroad Bridge Shuttles All Day
  • Homemade Crullers, Roast Hog, and Bean Dinner
  • Chair Caning rope making, & more Demonstrations?

Friday, October 19th

  • Canal Tours and Railroad Bridge Shuttles All Day
  • Homemade Crullers, Roast Hog, and Bean Dinner
  • Chair Caning rope making, & more Demonstrations

?Saturday, October 20th

  • 8 AM-3 PM Community Wide Yard Sale 

     (Each person or group who wishes to hold a yard sale on this day during the festival should contact Anita Allen 765-592-0761. A small registration fee of $5.00 for one Saturday and $8.00 for both Saturdays will place your yard sale on a map to be distributed throughout the area for advertising.)

  •   10 Am -4 PM. Wabash & Ere Canal Antique Power Show
  • Canal Tours and Railroad Bridge Shuttles All Day
  • Homemade Crullers, Roast Hog, and Bean Dinner
  • Chair Caning rope making, & more Demonstrations 

Sunday, October 21st

  • Canal Tours and Railroad Bridge Shuttles All Day
  • Homemade Crullers, Roast Hog, and Bean Dinner
  • Chair Caning rope making, & more Demonstrations 

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Financial Peace University

Solsberry Christian Church located on, 10825 E Christian Rd. Solsberry IN 47459, is hosting Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University beginning Thursady October 10th at 7pm. During this 2 hour class we will watch videos from Ramsey Solutions to learn how to become debt free, change your family tree and win with money.

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired with debt please join us!

 

Contact Josh Galyan via call or text at 812-322-0340 or by email at jgalyan27@gmail.com for information on how to register for our class :)

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Resilience!

Resilience! Is a social justice event helping to encourage community engagement and promote social change, both those who are feeling powerless and those already actively engaged. Come engage with others and learn how you can contribute through an afternoon on interactive music, spoken word, and hand-on activities for all ages.

 

Performing artists include Ross Gay, Malcolm Dalglish, Yuriria Rodriguez,and tango duoTanguero (Winnie Cheung and Ben Bogart), among others. This FREE family- friendly event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM in the Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park at 221 S. Washington Street.

 

Collaborators include the City of Bloomington and the Bloomington Center for Connection. Many more community partners will be present with information on how you can activate and promote change, and donations will be accepted for RAICES (https://www.raicestexas.org/about/), a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrants children, families, and refugees.

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55th annual Scotland Festival

The 55 annual Scotland Festival will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Scotland Indiana, in Cady Grove across the street from the old hotel. Activities begin with breakfast served by the Taylor Township Fire Department. Three new activites this year include a Civil War encampment, performences by the Lost River Renegade Cowboys, and an appearence by "Stuart" the Minion. The Pedal Tractor Pull is also returning this year. Other activities include live musical entertainment, art and quilt shows, food and arts & crafts vendors, cake walks, coin toss, kids games, raffles and self-guided tours through the old hotel and barber shop. 

There is no entry fee or parking fee required for this event :)

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11th Annual Sarah Jones Memorial 5k

Deputy Sarah Jones, with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, was struck on October 17, 2008, while directing traffic along State Road 45 in Bloomington, Indiana; where she later succumbed to her injuries on October 19, 2008.

 

The purpose of this race is to raise funds that support scholarships for local female high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in public safety.  Sarah had a passion for helping others, a desire to make this world a better place, and her legacy lives on today through each and every runner, walker, sponsor, and scholarship recipient! Come out September, 21st! 

 

Located at: 

Highland Park Elementary School
900 S. Park Square Drive
Bloomington, IN US 47403

 

Registration: 7:00 am - 7:45 am

 

Race Start: 8:00 am

 

Special Guests and Photo Opportunities: 

  • Bloomington City Firefighter, Danny Gillespie, playing bagpipes.
  • Bloomington City Fire Department and Ellettsville Fire Department lifting their aerials, proudly displaying a 30 X 60-foot American flag to kick the runners and walkers off on the right foot. 
  • K-9 Shows, including Bloomington Police Department: K-9 Officer Ike and Officer Jarrett; IU Police Department: K-9 Officer Zeus and Officer Skaggs; Monroe County Sheriff's Office: K-9 Officer Rex and Officer Brooks. 
  • Air Evac has graciously agreed to land close by, allowing visitors to see the inside of a real medical helicopter. 
  • Van Buren Fire Department has generously offered to have a fire truck available for kids of all ages (including adults) to take a tour of and get pictures beside.
  • An Officer from Indiana State Police Department will be close by to answer questions, take photos with, and allow kids to sit inside for a photo opportunity. 
  • Popcorn Machine, Dunk Tank - for the "Dunk a Cop" booth, Bounce House, Water Stations, and Cocktail Tables for mingling supplied by Perfect Parties.

https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Bloomington/SarahJonesMemorial5K

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DANCINWITHROSELYNN RUCK & HIKE

Come out September 28th 2019 @ 9:00am and join the effort in bringing us one step closer to finding a cure, while rasiing awareness for childhood cancer.  This is a family friendly event, and all abilities are welcome!

 

The DANCINWITHROSELYNN Ruck & Hike takes place in beautiful Morgan-Monroe State Forest Bloomington, Indiana.

  1. Nature Hike: 2 to 4 Mile Hike on the Mason Ridge Service Trail. 
  2. 8M Hike: 8.3 Mile Hike on the Lower Gap Trail. 
  3. 2 Day Ruck: 32 Mile Ruck on a combination of the Tecumseh Trail (Day 1) and the Lower Gap Trail (Day 2). 

For more information, or to register log on to https://www.raceentry.com/dancinwithroselynn-ruck-and-hike/race-information

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Bloomington Indiana Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. 

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Register Now at afsp.org/bloomington.  Registration opens up at 11am and the walk begins at 1pm. 

 

Become a Sponsor

 

Download the Bloomington Indiana Walk Sponsorship Packet.  With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community.  All sponsors will recieve marketing and publicity benefits! 

To become a sponsor, donwload the sponsorship packet at afsp.org/bloomington.

 

Help Spread the Word!

 

Download the Bloomington Indiana Walk Walk flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives! Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness 

To download a walk flyer, log on to afsp.org/bloomington. 

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Pink Claws for the Cause

Support BHSN Volleyball on September 19th in the BHSN main gym for Pink Claws for the Cause to benefit the IU Health Olcott Center. The JV match starts at 5:30pm and the varsity match starts at 6:30pm.

 

Pink Claws is a heartfelt, tight-knit, annual community volleyball event which brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members, and friends to honor the women in our lives by raising awareness and raising funds to end breast cancer. Enjoy volleyball, a bake sale, and raffle.

 

Raffle items will be on display and tickets for the raffle sold for $5 each or 3 for $12 at the September 4th and September 10th home matches. Wear pink and automatically be entered into the raffle. The raffle drawing will be held on September 19th during the varsity match.

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STEM to Them Mobile Lab


The Monroe County Community School Corporation is excited to announce the STEM to Them Mobile Lab! This innovative mobile STEM Lab is unlike any other. It will travel to all elementary schools twice a year, providing robotics and engineering lessons to all students that encourage collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. To make this dream a reality, we need your help! 

 

The Foundation of  MCCS is one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. We need you to rally behind our STEM to Them Mobile Lab, cast your vote and help us win one of 40 $25,000 grants!

 

Please vote from August 14th to August 23rd. You can vote up to 10 times a day. Click here to vote.

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TechHeroes Bloomington

Become invloved with TechHeroes Bloomongton. 

 

Tech Heroes has taken root in Bloomington in the Bell Trace community from 1-3 PM on Sundays. The program offers technology assistance for seniors, including help with cellphones, tablets, Facebook, Skype and more!

 

An important goal of the program invloves connection. The program helps youth and seniors connect in a respectful, caring and genuine way that has meaningful interaction and engagement.

 

TechHeroes connects the generations through tech tutoring. Young peope are able to mentor seniors in how to use technology to do the things they want to do- connect throgh facebook, watch online programs, use a mobile device, and much more! 

 

Currently, TechHeroes is working with the Serve IT students and Boys and Girls Club members to become TechHeroes and develop the program. 

 

Your skills are needed to support the program wtth development, including a Linux programmer to create a video call kiosk, social media, and tech tutoring.

 

Email Jenny Donegan Program Manager to learn more about the opportunities. jennydonegan@yahoo.com 

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All-Optional Drop-in volunteer Action Hours

Have you ever wanted to get involved with All-options, But arent sure about making a long-term committment? would you like to do some hands-on work in judgement-free, supportive enviornment?

Join us for drop-in volunteer time -- usually the first Friday of every month from 9:30-11 AM. 

We will have projects availiable for you to jump right in. 

All ages welcome!

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2nd Annual CAST for Kids Event

The 2nd Annual Cast for Kids Event takes place October 19th on beautiful Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana. This event requires a minimum funding of $3,500.00 to launch, while we are getting closer to our goal each day we still have a long way to go. Please see our fundraising page for more info about the event and how you can support us.

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Math Tutoring at Templeton

Community in Schools is a national organization that helps students find success in school and in life. They bring community resources into schools when families and children cannout access them in the community. Community in schools at Templeton Elementary is seeking individuals to work with elementary students one-on-one to master math skills and concepts. Free limited background checks will be necessary and provided by MCCSC. Shifts are avaliable: Monday through Friday from 9:15-10:30 a.m., 11:15-12:00 p.m., or 12:30-1:30 p.m. Minimum age is 18. 

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SCCAP Thriving Connections Guiding Coalition Member

Through the South Central Community Action Program's "Thriving Connections Initiative", volunteers act as allies to a person or family in poverty- called a Leader - acting like a good friend or extended family member. Groups consist of the Leader and two allies, Allies provide insight into a variety of life circumstances as the group works to accomplish specific goals set by the Leader. Volunteers attend a monthly group meeting, a twice-monthly Thursday community dinner and meeting, and make an 18-month commitment. Allies recieve extensive orientation, training, and support. Minimum age is 18. 

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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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