26 Thursday / September 26, 2019

26th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

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Multiple venues in downtown Bloomington
https://www.lotusfest.org/event/26th-annual-lotus-festival/

Save the date for the 26th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival as it returns to the heart of Bloomington, Indiana, September 26-29, 2019.  We look forward to our 26th year of filling the downtown streets with an eclectic blend of global sound and spectacle.
For more than two decades, the non-profit Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has transformed downtown Bloomington into an exuberant world of music for one blissful, boisterous September weekend, in addition to providing a full range of multicultural music and art programming throughout the year. The Festival features a mix of ticketed evening events and plenty of free programming for the entire family to enjoy.
From outdoor dance tents to contemplative church venues and historic theaters, and from the kid-friendly Lotus in the Park to art exhibitions and a swirling street scene, the Lotus vibe is one of exuberant energy, vivid colors, and delectably diverse soundscapes.

Children / Festivals / Live Music

5 Saturday / October 5, 2019

Science Sprouts Place Grand Opening

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum
http://www.wonderlab.org

WonderLab announces the grand opening of the new exhibit area Science Sprouts Place: A place for children birth through age 3 and their caregivers. Step, crawl, or scoot into WonderLab’s newest exhibit area designed especially for infants and toddlers. Open year round, six days a week, Science Sprouts Place supports learning, exploration, and growth in all children birth through three and their caregivers.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

5 Saturday / October 5, 2019

Harmony School Extravaganza

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
909 E 2nd St Bloomington IN 47401
https://www.harmonyschool.org/events/extravaganza/

Join us for Harmony’s annual community celebration! Extravaganza is open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors! Enjoy carnival booths and games, live entertainment from local artists, a silent auction, haunted house, local food vendors, and more! If the weather isn’t great, we’ll move all activities inside. Come out for laughs, prizes and to help support Harmony School.
Community booths include: Monroe County Fire Department, Scaly Tailz, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, The Goat Conspiracy, Middle Way House, Monroe County Humane Association, CASA, and Wheeler Mission.

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

5 Saturday / October 5, 2019

Great Glass Pumpkin Preview

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bloomington Creative Glass Center
http://bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/events/ggpp.html

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.
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.
For more information contact:
Abby Gitlitz
812-369-4777
Bloomington Creative Glass Center
http://www.bcgcglass.org/
bcgcglass@gmail.com

Benefits / Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Volunteering

12 Saturday / October 12, 2019

10th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Courthouse lawn
http://bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/events/ggpp.html

Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 10th 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.

For more information contact:
Abby Gitlitz
812-345-2470
Bloomington Creative Glass Center
http://bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/events/ggpp.html
bcgcglass@gmail.com

Benefits / Children / Exhibits / Festivals / Volunteering

18 Friday / October 18, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium
https://cardinalstage.org/

Cardinal Stage presents “Charlotte’s Web” October 18 – November 3 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. This fall the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web returns to Cardinal Stage! When a girl named Fern saves a little pig named Wilbur, she opens the door to a world of friendship and adventure. Together, with the help of the wise Charlotte, the Gander, the Goslings, and even the sneaky Templeton, Wilbur and Fern show the farm and the world just how extraordinary an ordinary pig can be!
New! Sensory Friendly Performance: November 3rd at 4:00pm

Children / Theater

19 Saturday / October 19, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium
http://cardinalstage.org

Cardinal Stage presents “Charlotte’s Web” October 18 – November 3 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. This fall the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web returns to Cardinal Stage! When a girl named Fern saves a little pig named Wilbur, she opens the door to a world of friendship and adventure. Together, with the help of the wise Charlotte, the Gander, the Goslings, and even the sneaky Templeton, Wilbur and Fern show the farm and the world just how extraordinary an ordinary pig can be!
New! Sensory Friendly Performance: November 3rd at 4:00pm

Children / Theater

19 Saturday / October 19, 2019

Trick or Treat Trail

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
RCA Community Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10880

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters! Participate in games and 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 1-8 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 / Entertainment / Outdoors

19 Saturday / October 19, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium
http://cardinalstage.org

Cardinal Stage presents “Charlotte’s Web” October 18 – November 3 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. This fall the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web returns to Cardinal Stage! When a girl named Fern saves a little pig named Wilbur, she opens the door to a world of friendship and adventure. Together, with the help of the wise Charlotte, the Gander, the Goslings, and even the sneaky Templeton, Wilbur and Fern show the farm and the world just how extraordinary an ordinary pig can be!
New! Sensory Friendly Performance: November 3rd at 4:00pm

Children / Theater

20 Sunday / October 20, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium
http://cardinalstage.org

Cardinal Stage presents “Charlotte’s Web” October 18 – November 3 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. This fall the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web returns to Cardinal Stage! When a girl named Fern saves a little pig named Wilbur, she opens the door to a world of friendship and adventure. Together, with the help of the wise Charlotte, the Gander, the Goslings, and even the sneaky Templeton, Wilbur and Fern show the farm and the world just how extraordinary an ordinary pig can be!
New! Sensory Friendly Performance: November 3rd at 4:00pm

Children / Theater

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