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Apr
27
Thu
2017
Art Book Workshop @ La Casa, IU Latino Cultural Center, 715 E 7th St., Bloomington
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
Karaoke Roulette Fundraiser, Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Teen Parent Play Group, Monroe County Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join other young parents for playtime, support, and activities. For teen parents (ages 12–19) and their children.

34th Annual VITAL Quiz Bowl, Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Fun, fast-paced trivia competition raises funds and awareness for VITAL, the Library’s adult literacy program. Funds raised help VITAL provide materials and training for tutors and learners.

Ballet at The BCT: The Choreography Project, presented by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Ballet Theater @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 East Kirkwood Ave
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
My Children! My Africa!, Ivy Tech/Waldron Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut (4th and S. Walnut Sts.), Bloomington, IN
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa leads to an explosive confrontation between a gifted but impatient black township youth and his devoted but “old-fashioned” black teacher in this deeply felt and richly imagined drama first presented in the United States in 1989 by the New York Theatre Workshop.  The unexpected involvement of a young white woman who befriends and learns from both men strips away the political trappings to reveal the human trauma at the heart of South Africa’s ongoing tragedy.

Cast: Mr. M is Ansley Valentine; Thami is Yusuf Agunbiade; Isabel is Tara Chiusano

Director is Murry McGibbon

Show website: www.my-children-my-africa.com

My Children! My Africa! is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

 

 

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Free Trees-Arbor Day Celebration, Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St., Bedford, IN
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Select your choice of a Gray Dogwood, Redbud, or Red Oak seedling, while supplies last. One tree per family. Wyatt Williams, Interpretive Naturalist from Spring Mill State Park will bring ‘Tree Cookies’ for children to decorate and take home. You can also meet a live Spring Mill turtle! Free Trees is part of our month-long celebration of National Library Week.

Free Trees is co-sponsored by Hoosier National Forest.

Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, Bloomingfoods-East, 3220 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Celebrate Arbor Day with Sycamore Land Trust. Because we all value clean air, pure water, and healthy habitats, we’re giving away tree seedlings to plant all over southern Indiana. We’re proud to continue this annual Sycamore tradition. Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends.

Come get a free tree seedling donated by Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources, or a shrub donated by Eco Logic. We’ll be handing them out along with planting instructions on Friday, April 28 at Bloomingfoods East from 11am-7pm. While you’re there, you can also purchase some cool Sycamore swag and sign up to become a member.

Trees include:

American plum
black cherry
black chokeberry
buttonbush
common chokecherry
elderberry
gray dogwood
hackberry
hazelnut
pawpaw
persimmon
shagbark hickory
silky dogwood
Washington hawthorn

You can also support Sycamore’s important conservation work by purchasing a signature drink at Cardinal Spirits on Arbor Day.

EALC/EASC End of the Year Party @ IU Faculty Club, The Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception ” Paintings by Don Geyra : New and Ancient ” @ The Wiley Art Center, 1402 J St. (corner of 14th and J Streets), Bedford, IN
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kade Puckett, Pine Room-Muddy Boots, 51 E. Chestnut St., Salt Creek Plaza, Nashville, IN
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception for BFA thesis 5, The Grunwald Gallery of Art, 1201 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present this year’s BFA Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature work created by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the School of Art and Design at Indiana University. Each exhibition features student work from a variety of studio areas: ceramics, digital art, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.

BFA 5 This exhibition features the work of Evan Anderson (Painting), Sarah Baghdadi (Photography), Hilary Owens (Graphic Design), and Laura White (Printmaking).

 

“In the Shadow of Memory”, Fine Arts Building, Auditorium, 1201 East 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

A one-hour documentary film about on-going struggles of children and grandchildren to come to grips with Nazi horrors suffered by their elders. The film focuses on Jerri Zbiral, the daughter of a survivor of the Nazi destruction of the Catholic village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia. Even though Jerri was born after the war, her mother’s stories continue to have a profound effect on her life. The 50th anniversary of the Lidice massacre provides a back-drop for Jerri to speak with women who survived the ordeal, with German visitors to the memorial ceremony and with others.

“…a powerful teaching tool on the effects of Nazi terrorism on succeeding generations. By demonstrating how prejudice and bigotry does not by itself diminish with the passing of time, the tragic story of Lidice is a legacy for all people…The fact that the film deals with a non-Jewish incident, the impact of evil on children and subsequent generations is one which must be communicated to a mass audience.” – Karen Friedman, Director, ADL Braun Holocaust Institute

About the director Jacky Comforty:
Jacky Comforty has created documentary films and videos in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Bulgaria. He commands a range of genres, from documentaries to comedies. Over the last 30 years, Jacky Comforty has specialized in two main subjects. His work has been groundbreaking in the fields of Inclusive Education and Holocaust Studies. He is particularly known for his work on the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust. He is known for the effective, sensitive, interviewing techniques he has developed for oral histories and other projects requiring on-camera discussions that are genuine, meaningful, and in-depth.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film. The film will run approximately 60 minutes. Tickets will be sold at the door if still available (cash only).

*There are multiple screenings of this film offered at two locations. The following screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the director:

Friday April 21, 7pm at IU Fine Arts Theater
Saturday, April 22, 7pm at IU Fine Arts Theater

Frog Chorus & Sky Dance @ Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve, N Woodall Rd, Ellettsville
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Stroll on the boardwalk across this fascinating wetland ecosystem as Dr. Vicky Meretsky of IU-SPEA and Assistant Director John Lawrence help us identify frogs and woodcocks by listening.

My Children! My Africa!, Ivy Tech/Waldron Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut (4th and S. Walnut Sts.), Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

Generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa leads to an explosive confrontation between a gifted but impatient black township youth and his devoted but “old-fashioned” black teacher in this deeply felt and richly imagined drama first presented in the United States in 1989 by the New York Theatre Workshop.  The unexpected involvement of a young white woman who befriends and learns from both men strips away the political trappings to reveal the human trauma at the heart of South Africa’s ongoing tragedy.

Cast: Mr. M is Ansley Valentine; Thami is Yusuf Agunbiade; Isabel is Tara Chiusano

Director is Murry McGibbon

Show website: www.my-children-my-africa.com

My Children! My Africa! is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

 

 

Counterpoint, Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

If you’re looking for a band that serves up a variety of Classic/Soft Rock and Blues then look no further. CounterPoint delivers the hits from the 60’s-90’s covering groups like Guns & Roses, ZZ Top, Skynyrd, Clapton, Kansas, Bon Jovi, Doobie Brothers, Chicago and many, many more! Band Members include Dave Cooley, Pam Voorhies & Donna Pruet (Vocals), John Tweedie (Guitar/Vocals), Roger Clark (Keys/Guitar/Vocals), Scott Todd (Bass), and Dave Pruet (Drums).

Final Artifex Guild Show: Ex Fauna + Lather Sommer Duo + Early Life, 1017 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm

Doors: 8:00PM
Music: 9:00PM
Final Toast: 12:00AM

The Artifex Guild presents its final event before closing the doors forever.

Featuring music from Guild members & friends.

We’ll have drinks & snacks.

Final toast happens at midnight.

EX FAUNA [Bloomington, IN / Chicago, IL] —————————————
Brand new 2-piece abrasive, antagonistic punk band featuring dual screamed vocals, outbursts of effects pedal noise, and bombastic passages of spastic distorted riffs. Debut show and EP release. Available on cassette and 7” vinyl.
bandcamp: http://www.exfauna.bandcamp.com/

LATHER SOMMER DUO [Bloomington, IN]
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Duo of heavy psych channeling all sorts of otherworldly sprits through sonic séances.
bandcamp: https://www.lather.bandcamp.com/album/cultivate-consciousness

EARLY LIFE [Bloomington, IN]
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Frequential rumblings of far out sounds from an ensemble cast of guitars, synthesizers, voices, samples, percussion, and more.
bandcamp: https://www.earlylife.bandcamp.com/

Second Echo Trio with Hunter & Girton, also Kristen Bennett, Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 28 @ 11:30 pm

Second Echo’s, “EvElution” album was recorded entirely by frontman, Casey Stickley. And while he does have a backing band to help him perform live shows, he wanted to find more opportunities to play live, and to be able to reach a wider audience with a softer, more laid back style of music.

“I’ve always been more of a, “band” type of guy. I’ve always wanted a group of people behind me helping me create this wall of sound, but over the past few years I’ve found myself really loving just being up on stage by myself with a guitar. I’ve been influenced by so many different musical styles, and I’ve never liked the idea of being “pigeon holed” into one genre of music, and this album has helped me explorer my, “Dave Mathews”, and my, “Jason Mraz”, side. Hopefully this will give people a taste of what the acoustic shows will be like” ~~~~ Casey Stickley

Hunter & Girton is a singer/songwriter duo from central Indiana, made up of Jonathan Hunter and Dakota Girton. A newer group, this pair formed in late 2015 and saw immediate success in their first full year together. The next year brought their debut album, an independent release entitled “Something From Heaven.” This caught the attention of multiple record labels and producers out of Nashville, TN, and the duo received multiple offers, including one from two-time Grammy nominee Dave Moody. Their songwriting has been praised by multiple music industry producers, which brought a publishing offer and the opportunity to record a radio single at Dark Horse Recording Studios (Taylor Swift, Tim Mcgraw, Matchbox 20, Reliant K, Keith Urban, Neil Diamond, ect). Although the duo has remained independent, continuing to develop their sound and balance their work lives, they’re continuing to write and record new music, with a new project on the horizon in 2017.

Kristen Bennett-Fresh from the indie scene of Nashville, Tennessee, pop/rock singer-songwriter Kristen Bennett offers a new outlook on honest, satisfying music. With a smooth, relaxed vocal similar to the likes of Colbie Callait, Adele, and Nina Simone, Bennett turns to her roots in jazz music to exemplify genres of pop, rock, and folk.

 

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Bloomington Farmer’s Market, Showers Common, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bird Walk with I.U. biologist Dr. Stephen Bell, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, 920 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
New Leaf – New Life Third annual 5k run/walk event @ 1010 South Walnut Street, Suite H Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, 920 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Native perennials sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery, since 1998 Indiana’s premier native plant supplier, will be a primary emphasis of the plant sale. The plants will include those suitable for rain gardens, butterfly gardens and as primary pollinator food sources. Also available will be landscape flowers, spring-planted bulbs and miscellaneous trees and shrubs. Experts are on-hand during the sale to answer questions and guide selections, including members of Monroe County’s Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) and Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS.) The proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing gardening efforts at the site. Volunteer-produced jellies will also be available for purchase, and members of Friday Musicale will provide music inside the 1892 main house which will also be open to visitors. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public and is located at 2920 E. Tenth Street in Bloomington. For more information call BRI at (812) 336-0909.

Danielle Bachant-Bell

Museum Committee chair and Volunteer Coordinator
(812) 360-6544 C [call or text]
Find the Farmstead on Facebook at Hinkle Garton Farmstead!

 

Flatland Harmony, Pine Room-Muddy Boots, 51 E. Chestnut St., Salt Creek Plaza, Nashville, IN
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“In the Shadow of Memory”, Fine Arts Building, Auditorium, 1201 East 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

A one-hour documentary film about on-going struggles of children and grandchildren to come to grips with Nazi horrors suffered by their elders. The film focuses on Jerri Zbiral, the daughter of a survivor of the Nazi destruction of the Catholic village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia. Even though Jerri was born after the war, her mother’s stories continue to have a profound effect on her life. The 50th anniversary of the Lidice massacre provides a back-drop for Jerri to speak with women who survived the ordeal, with German visitors to the memorial ceremony and with others.

“…a powerful teaching tool on the effects of Nazi terrorism on succeeding generations. By demonstrating how prejudice and bigotry does not by itself diminish with the passing of time, the tragic story of Lidice is a legacy for all people…The fact that the film deals with a non-Jewish incident, the impact of evil on children and subsequent generations is one which must be communicated to a mass audience.” – Karen Friedman, Director, ADL Braun Holocaust Institute

About the director Jacky Comforty:
Jacky Comforty has created documentary films and videos in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Bulgaria. He commands a range of genres, from documentaries to comedies. Over the last 30 years, Jacky Comforty has specialized in two main subjects. His work has been groundbreaking in the fields of Inclusive Education and Holocaust Studies. He is particularly known for his work on the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust. He is known for the effective, sensitive, interviewing techniques he has developed for oral histories and other projects requiring on-camera discussions that are genuine, meaningful, and in-depth.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film. The film will run approximately 60 minutes. Tickets will be sold at the door if still available (cash only).

*There are multiple screenings of this film offered at two locations. The following screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the director:

Friday April 21, 7pm at IU Fine Arts Theater
Saturday, April 22, 7pm at IU Fine Arts Theater

My Children! My Africa!, Ivy Tech/Waldron Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut (4th and S. Walnut Sts.), Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

Generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa leads to an explosive confrontation between a gifted but impatient black township youth and his devoted but “old-fashioned” black teacher in this deeply felt and richly imagined drama first presented in the United States in 1989 by the New York Theatre Workshop.  The unexpected involvement of a young white woman who befriends and learns from both men strips away the political trappings to reveal the human trauma at the heart of South Africa’s ongoing tragedy.

Cast: Mr. M is Ansley Valentine; Thami is Yusuf Agunbiade; Isabel is Tara Chiusano

Director is Murry McGibbon

Show website: www.my-children-my-africa.com

My Children! My Africa! is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

 

 

The Bundys, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Indiana
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
This up-and-coming sibling country  trio grew up in Cincinnati. They were born and raised on music, learning from influences like John Denver, Dave Matthews and Dolly Parton and quickly teaching themselves guitar/songwriting. The concert will feature tunes from their new album Louisiana Avenue.
 
 
Bob Palindrome @ Port Hole Inn, 8939 E. South Shore Dr., Unionville IN
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm

Ray Charles meets Jerry Lee Lewis in a head-on collision with no survivors. Original piano-based blues, rockabilly and country honky-tonk for the 21st century and beyond.

Contact: bobpalindrome1@gmail.com, 812-929-9905

Sheila Stephens & The Rodeo Monkeys, Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
30
Sun
2017
A Year With Frog and Toad, shows at 1pm and 4pm @ Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium, 122 South Walnut St.
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, 920 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Native perennials sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery, since 1998 Indiana’s premier native plant supplier, will be a primary emphasis of the plant sale. The plants will include those suitable for rain gardens, butterfly gardens and as primary pollinator food sources. Also available will be landscape flowers, spring-planted bulbs and miscellaneous trees and shrubs. Experts are on-hand during the sale to answer questions and guide selections, including members of Monroe County’s Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) and Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS.) The proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing gardening efforts at the site. Volunteer-produced jellies will also be available for purchase, and members of Friday Musicale will provide music inside the 1892 main house which will also be open to visitors. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public and is located at 2920 E. Tenth Street in Bloomington. For more information call BRI at (812) 336-0909.

Danielle Bachant-Bell

Museum Committee chair and Volunteer Coordinator

(812) 336-6141 H

(812) 360-6544 C [call or text]

 

Find the Farmstead on Facebook at Hinkle Garton Farmstead!

 

 

 

My Children! My Africa!-also at 5pm, Ivy Tech/Waldron Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut (4th and S. Walnut Sts.), Bloomington, IN
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm

Generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa leads to an explosive confrontation between a gifted but impatient black township youth and his devoted but “old-fashioned” black teacher in this deeply felt and richly imagined drama first presented in the United States in 1989 by the New York Theatre Workshop.  The unexpected involvement of a young white woman who befriends and learns from both men strips away the political trappings to reveal the human trauma at the heart of South Africa’s ongoing tragedy.

Cast: Mr. M is Ansley Valentine; Thami is Yusuf Agunbiade; Isabel is Tara Chiusano

Director is Murry McGibbon

Show website: www.my-children-my-africa.com

My Children! My Africa! is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

Coffee with Friends, Program Room 2B, Monroe County Public Library, 303 E Kirkwood Ave
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Landscape Planning with Charles Steele:

Steele shares his guiding principles of landscape design and his extensive slide library. As an adherent of Jay Appleton and Frank Lloyd Wright, Steele brings their perspectives on design to residential landscapes. A printed outline and plant list will be available.

“Balkan Jazz “, Bear’s Place, 1316 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN
Apr 30 @ 7:45 pm

Survival & Memory: What Decent People do in Times of Crisis:  Three films by award winning director Jacky Comforty

The life story and music of Niko Nissimov and his Jewish friends, pioneers of Jazz music in Bulgaria. The movie charts the rise of their band Jazz of The Optimists to stardom in the late 1930s. The beginning of WWII changed everything for them as Bulgaria joined the Axis powers. Anti-Jewish laws and restrictions brought the band to a halt. All Jewish men were drafted to slave labor camps, and the entire community was on the verge of extinction. Niko was saved by his friends at the last minute from a transport destined for the death camp of Treblinka.

This testimony to friendship and the human spirit is told by Niko Nissimov, his brother Harry Nissimov, band mate, David Eskin, and his Bulgarian friend and rescuer Anton Kirilov. The rich soundtrack is layered with original music recordings by The Optimists. The private documents, photo albums, and archival footage are the backdrop of this amazing story of creativity, adventure, and endless optimism facing of impossible odds.

Jacky Comforty has created documentary films and videos in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Bulgaria. He commands a range of genres, from documentaries to comedies. He is known for the effective, sensitive, interviewing techniques he has developed for oral histories and other projects requiring on-camera discussions that are genuine, meaningful, and in-depth.

Over the last 30 years, Jacky Comforty has specialized in two main subjects. His work has been groundbreaking in the fields of Inclusive Education and Holocaust Studies. He is particularly known for his work on the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust. He is curator and owner of a large photographic, film, and audio archives of historical and scholarly significance to Holocaust Studies and of smaller collections about early childhood education, peace education, and history.

Jacky Comforty is the creator/producer and distributor of the best-selling Inclusion Series that helped implement inclusive practices in U.S. school districts and is used in hundreds of universities around the country. He currently lives in Bloomington.

Mary Wilson of the Supremes @ The Buskirk Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm

Mary Wilson is best known as a founding member of the world’s most famous female trio – the Supremes recorded 12 No.1 hits from 1964 to 1969 – but the legendary singer’s career did not stop there. Ms. Wilson still performs with the same passion as she did while singing with the Supremes, but the world renowned celebrity is now also using her fame and flair to promote humanitarian efforts to end hunger, raise AIDS awareness and encourage world peace. Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectures and tours the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for women in the recording industry.

This past summer, Wilson performed a number of consecutive shows at Feinstein’s at the Regency, New York’s premiere supper club. In her “Mary Wilson: Up Close” show, she wowed audiences with an intimate selection of standards and easy-listening tunes that showcased her smoky voice and vocal prowess.

May
1
Mon
2017
Bloomingon Quarry Morris Dancers Performance @ Monroe County Courthouse Lawn, Bloomington, IN
May 1 @ 6:45 am
Moms’ Monday: The New Moms Group @ The MCPL Baby Space, 303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Starting January 16, Moms’ Monday, our new moms group, will be held in The Baby Space at the Monroe County Library on every first and third Monday of the month from 10 am to noon. This space is a separate, fully enclosed room designed just for the needs of babies who are not yet walking, and their caregivers.

This group is a drop-in style. It is open to moms and their babies who are not yet walking. Please note that older children are not permitted in The Baby Space.

Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub 424 South Walnut St.
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble (SIWE) @ Bloomington North High School, 3901 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN
May 1 @ 7:00 pm
May Day Celebration with The Lords of Liechtenstein, The University Sketch Comedy and Jason & Ginger @ The Ivy Tech/Waldron Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut, 4th and S. Walnut Sts., Bloomington, IN
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Open Mic Comedy @ Bear’s Place Back Room, 1316 E. Third St.
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
May
2
Tue
2017
Health Talks – Safe Families, Bloomington Hospital, Wegmiller Auditorium, 601 W. Second St., Bloomington
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Detective Kevin Getz, ISPD; Cyndi Johnson, Family Voices; and Emily Perry, Susie’s Place as they discuss how we can better protect children in our community.  Topics include parenting children with disabilities, protecting children from predators and internet safety

Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub 424 South Walnut St.
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Traditional Irish Music Session @ Runcible Spoon, 412 East 6th St.
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Blues Traveler @ The Bluebird Nightclub, 216 N Walnut St., Bloomington
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Monika Herzig, Topo’s, 403 North Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Bloomington Songwriter Showcase @ Bear’s Place Back Room Concert Hall, 1316 E. 3rd St., Bloomington IN
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring: Gary Applegate, Suzette Weakley, and Rusty Bladen

May
3
Wed
2017
Alzheimer spouse support group, Community Health Building, 333 Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN
May 3 @ 3:30 pm
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. Attendees will develop coping methods, encourage self-care, learn about community resources and optimize care techniques. While sharing personal experiences is encouraged, it is not required.
“Caregivers face a variety of unique challenges, but they are not alone on this journey,” said Denise Saxman, Program Director. “The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. Through these groups, we hope to connect families not only to our care and support services, but to a larger network of families facing similar situations.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 Hoosiers. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org/indiana or call 800.272.3900.
WFHB New Volunteer Orientation, 108 West 4th Street, Bloomington
May 3 @ 6:30 pm
May
4
Thu
2017
Weekday Walkers: Spring @ Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest, County Rd 550 N, Solsberry
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your wildflower guides and binoculars to take in the sights and sounds among beautiful terrain and rock outcrops.