28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Festival Arts Village

06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
6th Street between Walnut and Washington
http://www.lotusfest.org

Free all-ages fun and open to the public, Arts Village is located in the heart of the Festival. Enjoy two full evenings of interactive installations, visual arts, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more!

Featured activities include “Maracatu: Celebrations form Brazil to Bloomington” Carnival-inspired make-n-take ganzas (Brazilian rattles), community banner installation, and demo/performance; Lotus mandala experience; hulu hoopin’; chalk art masterpieces

Children / Entertainment / Festivals

5 Friday / October 5, 2018

Wrapped in Love Yarn-Cutting Ceremony

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Jul 5
Monroe County Courthouse lawn (southeast corner)
https://middlewayhouse.org/2018-2019-wrapped-in-love-yarn-cutting-ceremony/

Join Middle Way House staff and supporters, including local fabric artists, tree sponsors, and special guests as we gather around the Middle Way House tree on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and kick-off the opening of Wrapped in Love. This public art display raises awareness and funds for services to support and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Light refreshments will be served. Maps of the location of each of the sponsored trees will be available.

Stay tuned for updates on fun activities and special guests via our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/237116200449417/?active_tab=about!

Just as Middle Way House wraps survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in warmth and support, teams and individual fabric artists lovingly create wraps for each of the sponsored trees. Each tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping Middle Way House provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence. Sweaters will remain on display for nearly six months, through March 1, 2019

If you, your business, or organization is interested in sponsoring a tree, please contact Sam Ujdak by phone: 812.333.7404 or email: development AT middlewayhouse DOT org.

Benefits / Children / Exhibits / Speakers

6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

BCGC Grand Opening and Glass Pumpkin Preview

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
229 W. Grimes
http://www.bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/

Come join BCGC as we open our doors to the public for the first time! Get a tour of the classrooms, the gallery and the glass blowing studio. Ask questions of our staff and sign up for a glass class.

Can’t wait for a scheduled class? We will have a drop-in fused glass suncatcher workshop from 5-8 in our classroom. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

This is also our Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Preview! Come for a sneak peak of the pumpkins that will be featured at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 13. In addition, any supporter who makes a tax exempt donation of at least $50 may purchase up to two pumpkins at their marked price at the preview.

We will have food trucks on hand and wine provided by Oliver Winery. Come help us make an evening of it!

Benefits / Children / Education / Exhibits / Festivals / Volunteering

13 Saturday / October 13, 2018

9th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Courthouse lawn 100 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-6105
http://www.bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/

Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 9th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! We will have over 900 glass pumpkins for display and sale spread out on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn like a real pumpkin patch. All of the pumpkins are made by the members of the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. Rain or shine! Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Additional Afternoon Activities
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
face painting • glass fused suncatcher workshop • pumpkin painting • and more!

Get your glass pumpkin in the morning and then come back in the afternoon to make your own art. Hands on workshops are open to anyone ages 5+ (Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). Space is on a first come first served basis.

Benefits / Children / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Volunteering

19 Friday / October 19, 2018

Howl at the Moon

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
B-Line Trail - Meet next to the Bloomington Banquet sculpture at the B-Line Trail and Eighth Street

Leash up the pups for a glow-in-the-dark pooch pawty and one-mile, after-dark walk on the B-Line Trail. The first 50 dogs receive a glow stick for their collars, and humans are welcome to bring their own glow sticks to light up the night! Arrive early to take part in Fido fun with games and activities including a doggy photo booth. Sign up at the pawty to win a Wag Bag full of cool canine stuff after the walk.

Animals / Children / Outdoors

19 Friday / October 19, 2018

The Hobbit

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
https://www.stagesbloomington.com

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

Trick or Treat Trail

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters! Participate in games, play with the Imagination Playground, or strike a pose at a photo booth while you wait to go on the trail. We will also have taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping jack-o’-lantern fun! Admission is $4/child. Geared toward ages 1-10 yrs. One adult admitted free with paid child’s admission. $2 each additional adult. Due to the popularity of the Trick or Treat Trail, there may be a wait to enter the trail. We appreciate your patience!

Children / Outdoors

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

The Hobbit

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
https://www.stagesbloomington.com

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

Skate and Scare

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S Henderson St, Bloomington, IN 47401

Have a scary good time at the Frank Southern Ice Arena! Skate through our haunted house on ice to the sounds of spooky tunes. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $6 per person plus $3 for skate rental.

Children / Sports

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

The Hobbit

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
https://www.stagesbloomington.com

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

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