23 Tuesday / January 23, 2018

Resilience Documentary Screening – Free!

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Monroe County Convention Center

JOIN us for a FREE public screening of a documentary called Resilience at the Monroe County Convention Center! FREE child care will be available by Kids Play Gym

There will be a Q&A session afterwards with Mary Balle, PMHCNS-BC, RN Behavioral Health CNS – Riley Physicians, IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians and John Kessler, PhD, LMSW, Assistant Professor at IU School of Social Work

“Resilience dives into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. RESILIENCE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/resources/”

This is event is open to the public.

Brought to you by Monroe County Systems of Care and IU Health. Sponsorship provided by NAMI, Fairbanks and other area organizations.

Children / Education / Films / Health

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

Eagles over Monroe

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Fairfax State Recreation Area

Eagles over Monroe celebrates the close relationship that Monroe Lake has with these majestic birds. Monroe Lake was the site of Indiana’s Bald Eagle reintroduction program. In the 30 years since, Bald Eagles have survived and thrived, becoming our lake’s signature bird. In more recent years, they have been joined by small numbers of Golden Eagles, which have learned that Monroe Lake is the perfect place to spend their winter.

This unique special event dives into the lives of eagles and other raptors: tour the lake to see eagles in the wild, learn about recent research, meet live raptors, explore bird biology, and explore new ways to enhance your enjoyment of birds at Monroe Lake. Programs are accessible to both beginners and experienced birders, adults, and children. Bring your family, bring your friends, and join us for Eagles over Monroe!

Animals / Children / Education / Outdoors / Speakers

27 Saturday / January 27, 2018

Puzzle Fest 2018

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E. Sixth St

A day full of fun hands-on puzzle activities and demonstrations for the whole family. For those who want a challenge there will be a jigsaw puzzle contest. Call, visit or email the History Center to register your team. $50 for 4 team players, includes lunch!

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits

31 Wednesday / January 31, 2018

The Sound of Music

08:00 pm
IU Auditorium

The Sound of Music, the spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family, will once again thrill audiences with its iconic score including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the famous title song.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Theater

1 Thursday / February 1, 2018

The Sound of Music

08:00 pm
IU Auditorium

The Sound of Music, the spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family, will once again thrill audiences with its iconic score including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the famous title song.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Theater

10 Saturday / February 10, 2018

Little Hikers: Pine Needle Tea

12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Cedar Crest

We will learn how to identify local evergreens, including the white pine, which we will use to make a delicious and nutritious tea to warm our souls on this winter day. Join us at our headquarters, Cedar Crest, located at 4898 E Heritage Woods Road.

RSVP on our website or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Outdoors

10 Saturday / February 10, 2018

Winter Palooza

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Olcott Park - 2300 E Canada Dr. Bloomington, IN

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!

-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!

-Play active, winter Wii games in our outdoor living room.

-Snow Wars – The icicle strikes back! You’ll love our safe version of a snowball fight.

-Have a Snow Cone – because it’s winter!

Other great games at Winter Palooza include Snowball Cornhole, Penguin Bowling, the Snowman Slam, winter crafts, face painting, a photo booth, and more!

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Outdoors / Volunteering

18 Sunday / February 18, 2018

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

03:00 pm to 04:40 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

The world is astounded when the reclusive Willy Wonka announces that five lucky people will win a tour of his amazing candy factory and that one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.

Charlie, along with four ill-behaved children, is magically awarded the chance of a lifetime when he becomes one of the five winners. Charlie and his Grandpa Joe enjoy the adventure through the magical chocolate factory, but mild disasters befall each of the odious children, leaving Charlie to win an even more amazing prize than expected.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is based on a beloved children’s classic by Roald Dahl. In 1972, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Gene Wilder was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. The film also introduced the song “The Candy Man”, which became a popular hit when recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

This film is presented in conjunction with LifeDesigns Week of Chocolate.

Release: 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Rating: G
Format: DCP

Children / Films

24 Saturday / February 24, 2018

Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites: Love Songs for a Lasting World

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites with former Pilobolus dancer Jun Kuribayashi bring wild soaring melodies, transcendent harmonies and acrobatic moves to the Buskirk Chumley Theater this Feb 24 at 7:30 pm. Love Songs for a Lasting World is a fanciful swirl of song, dance and pie. It has become a midwinter Bloomington tradition and a signature fundraiser for Middle Way House, an agency providing a full range of services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking in six counties throughout southern Indiana.

This year’s show honors the spirit and life of Middle Way House’s beloved director of thirty years, Toby Strout. New works and old favorites create a soulful, inventive, and sometimes zany celebration of voice, nature and the human form. Bring your woollies, and join the lantern lit singing parade to a bonfire with delicious Muddy Fork apple pie, fresh from a wood-fired oven. This event provides unbridled joy and warmth in the depths of winter. “A piece of pie, a pie of peace! Welcome to our winter feast.”

Doors for this reserved seating event will open at 7pm. The performance is expected to last roughly 2 hours, with a brief intermission. Children 6 and under are free. After the performance, all ticket-holders are invited to head outdoors to S. Washington St. – next to the theater – for a bonfire and a slice of homemade apple pie (included in ticket price).

Benefits / Children / Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

28 Wednesday / February 28, 2018


08:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Mar 2
IU Auditorium

Like you’ve never seen it before! Reconceived in a new dramatic context, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, “Cinderella,” is a new book by Douglas Carter Beane. He has introduced several new characters and a sympathetic stepsister, and the score for the performance features several new Rodgers and Hammerstein songs.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Theater

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