7 Friday / June 7, 2019

4th and Rogers Block Party

05:00 pm to 09:00 pm
4th Street and Rogers Street

Welcome Summer with 4th and Rogers Block Party on Friday, June 7

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — All are invited to celebrate the beginning of Bloomington summer with a First Friday block party on the evening of Friday, June 7 from 5–9 PM. West Fourth Street will be closed for a block on either side of Rogers Street with plentiful art, food, music, and activities for all ages.

The event is organized with the participation of a large group of neighborhood partners, including: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts & Pictura Gallery, I Fell, Rainbow Bakery, Secretly Group, WFHB, rock paper scissors, Lotus, Ardent Instruments, Cicada Cinema, The Bike Shop, Satori Martial Arts, Power Plant Gallery, Persimmon Inn, Oona, Siosi Design, Goat Conspiracy Farm, The Venue Fine Arts, Artisan Alley, Gather, Pili’s Party Taco, Rasta Pops, and more.

Vegan barbeque from Rainbow Bakery, Mexican food from Pili’s Party Taco, frozen treats from Rasta Pops, and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches from Oona will all be on offer for dinner or after-dinner enjoyment. Sets by Busman’s Holiday, DJs from Secretly Group, and a local jazz combo will be happening throughout the evening.

For families, Lotus will offer art-making activities, goats from Goat Conspirary Farm will make an appearance, and plenty of sidewalk chalk will be available for impromptu creation. Satori Martial Arts will provide live martial arts demos for adults and kids.

Indoors, visitors can view exciting new work by several artists as part of Gallery Walk. Pictura Gallery is exhibiting photography work by Leigh Merrill (“This Place”), with a pop-up exhibit of woodworking and photography by Siosi Design in their theater space. Rainbow Bakery is opening a show of work by Bloomington multimedia artist Mitch Rainey. I Fell will be opening an exhibition of new art, TBA, and Power Plant Gallery (in the basement of I Fell) will have cool stuff going on. Cicada Cinema will be screening the best of the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge continuously inside Ardent Instruments, with a 10-year-anniversary celebration of the beloved community filmmaking event in the I Fell after the block party has died down.

Down the block near Third and Rogers, the offices of Secretly Group will also have open doors, with a staff art show in their breezeway.

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/
Co-sponsored by WFHB

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14 Sunday / July 14, 2019

Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour

04:30 pm to 08:15 pm
Living Roots Farm, 5907 W Co Rd 375 S, French Lick, IN 47432

Living Roots Farm and Sustainable Living Center is a 75-acre diversified chemical-free farm that annually produces more than 80,000 pounds of produce, 10,000 pounds of pastured meat, and 55,000 free-range eggs. It’s a “live-in farm” where most of the staff live in off-the-grid cabins on the farm. Housing on the farm includes an earthen dome, a $500 tiny house, and an Earthship-inspired passive solar house. The farm also operates a CSA, an Organic Farm School, has workshops for the general public, and teaches healing arts. Produce highlights at Living Roots include 47 fig trees, several thousand tomato plants, more than a thousand pepper plants, more than 20 types of fruit, two miles of potatoes planted in the mulch method, and more than 300 total vegetable varieties! Animal farming highlights include two herds of grass-fed cattle, 10 heritage pigs that are moved around the farm in electronet fencing, a small flock of sheep, and more than 200 free-range laying hens. The evening culminates in a “Farm to Fork” dinner prepared with local food by local chefs from Sazon.

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7 Wednesday / August 7, 2019

Drool in the Pool

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Aug 8
Mills Pool 1100 W 14th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

The dog days of summer are not over yet! Mills Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days of swimming for your canine friends. The first evening features dog paddling fun and lots of tennis balls and other toys. The second evening is filled with a variety of entertaining contests and more swimming and playing. Various pet-related businesses and organizations will be on hand during the second night only. Dog guards are on duty to supervise any dogs gone wild. Both the shallow play area and the main pool are open for all dogs to enjoy; the deep end is closed.

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