26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

PuzzleFest 2019

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street
http://www.monroehistory.org

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts! Our annual celebration of International Puzzle Day is back! All day at the History Center will be activities for all ages, a puzzle sale & swap, and our jigsaw competition sponsored by the Game Preserve and supported by Aver’s Pizza. Twelve teams will go toe-to-toe to see who will be this year’s champion! Museum admission is free to the public for the day.

Jigsaw competition team registration has filled! But there is a waiting list for alternate teams. Interested in having your team on the waiting list? Email education@monroehistory.org with your team information.

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits

27 Sunday / January 27, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

9 Saturday / February 9, 2019

Winter Palooza

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Bryan Park Woodlawn Shelter & Lawn
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

Experience our midwestern winter wonderland! No snow is required for our outdoor celebration of everything winter! -Snowman Village! Buy a snowman template for $5, take it home, and decorate it with your own creativity! Bring your fabulous Frosty to Winter Palooza for display in the snowman village, and to compete for “Best Snowman” prizes! – If there is no natural snow, we will make artificial snow to play in! -Mush! Be the lead dog in a human dogsled team, and race your way around our Indiana Iditarod course. Dogsleds provided! -Pick up a Snow Snake and compete in our Snow Snake races! Don’t worry – Snow Snakes won’t bite! – Search for Yetis in the Yeti Hunt to win prizes! -Snow Wars – The icicle strikes back! You’ll love our safe version of a snowball fight. – Try out our homemade snowshoes and navigate the snowshoe course. – Test your skills with our Snowball Slingshot! – Make and eat s’mores! Yum! – Have a Snow Cone – because it’s winter! Play a variety of great games at Winter Palooza, create some winter crafts, take a selfie in our winter photo booth, and more!

Children / Outdoors

10 Sunday / February 10, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

24 Sunday / February 24, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

2 Saturday / March 2, 2019

Seusspicious Behavior

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library 303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

Don’t sit at home with nothing to do! Come to the library for a birthday woo-hoo. It’s Seusspicious Behavior, so the folks say, And we’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Bloomington North performs a play that is funny. Come to the library; you don’t need any money! See a lot of good tricks. We will show them to you. Your mother will not mind at all if we do! With crafts and fun games to play, Bloomington Parks and Recreation makes a Seussrific day!

Children / Theater

9 Saturday / March 9, 2019

Brown County Youth Music Showcase

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://www.brownCountyplayhouse.org

7th annual event is a fundraiser for BETA Teen Center. BC’s talented young musicians always entertain and delight, emceed and directed by Kara Barnard. Kids 12/under free. Silent auction. Beer, wine, mixed drinks sold in the auditorium.

Children / Live Music

14 Thursday / March 14, 2019

Spring Fling

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W Bloomfield Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

Spring is coming! Time to fling off the winter blues and get active! Keep the entire family active during spring break at the Spring Fling. -Experience a thrill on a ride inside a Zorb Ball—also known as a human-sized hamster ball. -Try yoga with our Health and Wellness Coordinator. -Test your skills and resolve in a game of jumbo Jenga, and bring out your inner engineer while making creations with the Imagination Playground. -Challenge a friend to a game of giant Connect Four, jumbo Kerplunk, or oversize Dominoes! -Watch and participate in an aerial silks demo. -Earn bragging rights as you compete against friends and family on an obstacle course. -Have some good old-fashioned fun with other lively games and activities.

Children

23 Saturday / March 23, 2019

Children’s Expo

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. Stop by the Expo Lounge with kid-friendly food and drink available for purchase. Grab a snack or meal (cash only) and refuel for more expo fun! Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo! For more information about becoming a Children’s Expo sponsor call Sarah Owen at 349-3739. For information about reserving your booth space at the Children’s Expo, call Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or Hannah Buddin at 349-3718.

Children / Exhibits / Health

30 Saturday / March 30, 2019

Encores Kids Consignment Sale

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Clearnote Church
https://www.encoreskids.com/

Encores is an annual two-day event where gently-used children’s items are sold on consignment.
March 29 and 30, 2019 | 2401 S. Endwright Rd. | Near Karst Farm Park

Sell Gently-Used Kids Stuff:

Our consignor registration is currently open! You set the prices on your items and keep 70% of the profit. We take the rest of the profit, but we do all the advertising, setup, promotion, etc. for you Register now on our website. encoreskids.com/register-to-consign.html

Shop the Consignment Sale:

Stock up for the entire year- we’ll have baby and kids’ clothes of all sizes, toys, furniture, educational materials, and anything else you need. After noon on Saturday, most items will be 50% off!

Register for our Mailing List or as an Expectant Mom

Sign up for our text updates! Text ENCORES to 55222 and you can shop the Friends of Encores pre-sale on Friday starting at 5 pm.
If you are an expectant mom you can register for the pre-sale today at encoreskids.com/expecting-mom.html

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