21 Saturday / July 21, 2018

Sundaes on Saturday

11:00 am to 01:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Join us at the Monroe County History Center for ice cream and games on the lawn! We will be honoring special donors with new bricks in our pathway. While you enjoy your ice cream courtesy of Hartzell’s Ice Cream, be sure to stop in and check out our exhibits on the museum’s second floor to learn about Monroe County’s rich history!

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Exhibits

21 Saturday / July 21, 2018

Charlene Marsh: Plein Air Painting Demo and Workshop

12:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area
http://stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm

Charlene Marsh, a plein air oil painter, will host a demonstration and public painting opportunity at Paynetown State Recreation Area on Saturday, July 21.

The public is invited to stop by the swimming beach area to watch her paint from 12 to 1:30 p.m. After the demo concludes, Marsh will supply materials and instruction for visitors to complete their own plein air painting between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Based in Brown County, Charlene Marsh’s artwork now hangs in thousands of private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the world and has won numerous awards. She has taught art to all ages, given painting demonstrations, and served as a guest artist and artist in residence at local art centers, state institutions, and in the public schools.

To complement the afternoon demo and workshop, a naturalist will offer gyotaku fish printing at the campground playground that same day from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gyotaku is a traditional art form used by Japanese anglers to create a record of their catch. Instead of using real fish, participants will create their painted prints from realistic fish models. People can bring their own cotton clothing items to print on, or use a provided fabric square.

Questions should be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or jvance@dnr.IN.gov.

Paynetown SRA is located at 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington. The Property Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plates, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state plates. Annual Entrance Permits are also available for sale at the gatehouse.

Children / Outdoors

24 Tuesday / July 24, 2018

Art & Circus Camp – Summer 2018

09:00 am to 05:30 pm on Jul 28
AsaBela Studio
http://wingsaerials.com/courses-and-workshops/

Art and Circus Summer Camp 2018 will take place Monday–Friday, June 25–29 and July 23–27, at AsaBela WINGS Aerial Academy. The Fine Art & Circus Camp welcomes ages 5 and up of all levels and abilities.

Art & Circus Camp is a day camp experience designed to introduce children and teens to visual arts and more in a safe and noncompetitive environment. Camper age begins at 5 years and up. Any level of physical development and skill is welcome.

Our Fearless Flying Founder Juliana Burrell is a local artist and Master Art Instructor with 25 years of experience and is a K-12 certified art teacher.

Every child will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including
Drawing with pencils, markers, glue and oil pastels, painting with water color and acrylics, collaging, stenciling, and more. Other activities include circus fitness, juggling, Hula-Hooping, acrobatics, storytelling, aerial silks and hoops, trapeze art, and music.

Join us for an awesome artistic journey. Create without fear, learn new techniques, and find your style and passion. We inspire campers to discover their unique sense of creative expression by providing opportunities to reach new potentials and expand skills. Our hope is that children and teens will gain a newfound passion for learning they can take with them wherever they go for the rest of their lives.

Early enrollment discounts are available. Sign up for one day or the whole week. Early enrollment ends April 25. Regular enrollment ends May 15. Late sign-up begins May 16.

Sign up with a friend to take the Aerial Ninja Challenge!

Long Day or Week: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Short Day or Week: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Children / Dance / Education / Fitness / Health / Sports

28 Saturday / July 28, 2018

Slip ‘N Foam

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10451

Take a ride down a hundred-foot slip ‘n slide on the best hill in town! Not a fan of slipping and sliding? Find your fun in an overflowing foam pit and participate in water-themed games and crafts. This event is programmed for children, but parents are encouraged to bring their inner child and join in the fun! Wear a swimsuit to cool off in the hot summer sun, and savor the last days of summer break!

Children / Entertainment / Outdoors

8 Wednesday / August 8, 2018

Drool in the Pool

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Mills Pool
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10440

Mills Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days for swimming for your canine friends. The first evening features dog paddling fun and a jumping contest. The second evening is filled with a variety of entertaining contests and more swimming. A quick draw caricaturist will be at the event both nights and 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.

*All leashed, non-aggressive, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

*Humans are not allowed to swim during Drool in the Pool.

*Help us keep the water clean. Prior to the event engage your dog in a high-energy activity to avoid feces in the water.

*Dogs must be spayed or neutered.

*Dogs are required to be at least six months of age.

*No retractable leads.

*We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior. OWNERS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF FROM A VETERINARIAN SHOWING THEIR DOG’S CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION TO ATTEND. Indiana law requires that the rabies vaccination tag be worn at all times. All dogs will be checked on site by City of Bloomington Animal Control. Dogs without written proof of current rabies vaccination will not be allowed in the event. A rabies tag alone is not sufficient! Maximum one dog per person. To move faster through admissions, download and complete a registration form from our website prior to the event. Registration forms available July 2.

Animals / Children / Outdoors

9 Thursday / August 9, 2018

Drool in the Pool

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Mills Pool
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10440

Mills Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days for swimming for your canine friends. The first evening features dog paddling fun and a jumping contest. The second evening is filled with a variety of entertaining contests and more swimming. A quick draw caricaturist will be at the event both nights and 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.

*All leashed, non-aggressive, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

*Humans are not allowed to swim during Drool in the Pool.

*Help us keep the water clean. Prior to the event engage your dog in a high-energy activity to avoid feces in the water.

*Dogs must be spayed or neutered.

*Dogs are required to be at least six months of age.

*No retractable leads.

*We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior. OWNERS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF FROM A VETERINARIAN SHOWING THEIR DOG’S CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION TO ATTEND. Indiana law requires that the rabies vaccination tag be worn at all times. All dogs will be checked on site by City of Bloomington Animal Control. Dogs without written proof of current rabies vaccination will not be allowed in the event. A rabies tag alone is not sufficient! Maximum one dog per person. To move faster through admissions, download and complete a registration form from our website prior to the event. Registration forms available July 2.

Animals / Children / Outdoors

26 Sunday / August 26, 2018

Ties That Bind: Family and Friendship in Broadway and Opera

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/459467197831481/

Settle in for fun and dysfunction with Carlson-Palmer Productions in our eighth annual free summer concert! Join us on Sunday, August 26 for “Ties That Bind: Family and Friendship in Broadway and Opera.” Concert regulars – soprano Anna Singer, tenor Robert Chafin, baritone Richard Lewis, and pianist Michael Borowitz – are joined by mezzo-soprano Courtney Jameson for an afternoon of laughter and tears.

Our performers dive into the world of relationships – friendships, family dynamics, and how we make our way through life with those around us – a question faced by princesses and peasants alike. Our artists will perform songs by the brilliant Stephen Sondheim, plus operatic scenes from Werther, Verdi’s Aïda and Don Carlo, Rossini’s version of Cinderella, and more.

Following our tradition from recent seasons, at this free concert we will accept donations to benefit Fairview Elementary School’s literacy and Artful Learning programs. Last year, your generosity helped us raise over $2,100 for the school. This year we will feature a Fairview student art exhibit so that you, our audience, can experience firsthand some of the great things going on at Fairview. So join us for music, relationships galore, and community engagement!

This program is supported in part by Solution Tree and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program. On Facebook: “Ties That Bind”.

Benefits / Children / Comedy / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

Bloomington Garlic Fest & Community Art Fair

11:00 am to 08:00 pm
Waldron Hill Buskirk (Third Street) Park, https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/third-st-park , 331 S. Washington Street Bloomington
http://www.bloomingtongarlicfestival.org/

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Health / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

2 Sunday / September 2, 2018

Bloomington Garlic Fest & Community Art Fair

11:00 am to 08:00 pm
Waldron Hill Buskirk (Third Street) Park, https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/third-st-park , 331 S. Washington Street Bloomington
https://www.bloomingtongarlicfestival.org/

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

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