Juneteenth Celebration & Summer Necessity Drive Drop Off

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Banneker Community Center 930 W. 7th St Bloomington IN 47404

Join Black Lives Matter Bloomington for our Juneteenth Celebration & help with our Summer Necessity Drive

6:00pm to 9:00pm
at the Banneker Community Center
930 W. 7th St
Bloomington IN 47404

With Food Trucks:
Rasta Pops, MeSorrel, Top Shotta Jerk Chicken, Pili’s Party Tacos

Free: Red Velvet Cake & Strawberry Soda from BLM

Music by DJ Jada Bee playing Prince and 80’s/90’s Tunes
Info tables from all of the organizations BLM’s Necessity Drive supports: Middle Way House, Indiana Recovery Alliance, & All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

WITH a Juneteenth Kids book story corner, coloring pages & craft area!

Learn more about our Drive with these Quick Links:
Necessity Drive HERE ⬇️⬇️⬇️
OUR Amazon wish list for the Necessity Drive:
Click the link find the item you want to buy, purchase it and click the send to BLM option.

Click here to start ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Middle Way House’s "Young Champions for Change: A Body Positive Banquet"

11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Alpha Chi Omega

Luncheon Chair Yaël Ksander invites you to Middle Way House’s 2020 Spring Luncheon:
Young Champions for Change: A Body-Positive Banquet

Support Middle Way House and enjoy speeches by these Young Champions for Change:

• Solveig Ksander Hicks: Solveig helped spearhead the successful Tri-North Middle
School dress code protest in 2017. Students asked that the dress code be changed because it
promoted rape culture, reinforced the idea that girls are sexual objects, discriminated against
certain body types, took away from learning time, and humiliated girls. Here’s a TV news
broadcast about the protest: https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/monroe-county-

• Joelle Jackson: Joelle has for three years lead Project Middle Way at Bloomington High
School North. Project Middle Way is an annual benefit fashion show raising money for Middle
Way House while focusing on empowerment and inclusion, using fashion as a celebration of
self-expression and creating a positive space for students to explore style and identity. Joelle has
expanded Project Middle Way to become a year-round student organization, including
programming and workshops on teen domestic violence prevention.

• Ellise Smith: Ellise is an IU PhD student who has a blog, magazine, and radio show
dedicated to counter-storytelling pertaining to larger bodies, available on her site:
fatnessfiction.com. Ellise works to eradicate stereotypes about gender and body size, with special
understanding of how stigmas affect persons from marginalized communities. Here’s an article
about Ellise being the final keynote speaker at University of Portland’s Diversity Dialogues:

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11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

02:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Woolery Mill

Drink beer, support Lotus! Lotus will once again be the charity partner for the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival. A portion of all proceeds from the event will help Lotus continue to celebrate music, song, dance, and storytelling from around the globe, for audiences of all ages — building appreciation and respect for different cultural traditions and the people who bring them to life.

Ticket Info:
Early Bird (2 – 6 p.m.): $50 in advance online, $60 day of at the gate if available

General Admission (3 – 6 p.m.): $35 in advance online, $45 day of at the gate if available

Designated Driver (may enter with the rest of their party; no alcohol may be consumed): $10 in advance online, $10 day of at the gate if available

Want to help out? We’re recruiting volunteers to help out with the festival while helping us maintain our charity-partner status. If you are interested in participating, please coordinate with Sarah at volunteer@lotusfest.org.

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11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

02:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Historic Woolery Mill

Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild) Presents: Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

Early Bird: Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 45+ Indiana Breweries & Guests pouring 100’s of beers, smaller crowd size and shorter lines

General Admission: Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 45+ Indiana Breweries & Guest pouring 100’s of beers

Where: Historic Woolery Mill 2250 W Sunstone Dr. Bloomington, IN 47403

Join the nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild for the return of its spring fundraiser, the 9th Bloomington Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the incredibly unique Historic Woolery Mill, a former limestone mill in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana.

At 2 p.m., Early Bird ticket holders will enjoy an hour of first dibs on beers from 45+ Hoosier breweries and guests, with a smaller crowd size.

General Admission ticket holders may enter at 3 p.m. and will also receive a taster glass good for 3 oz. samples.

Non-DD ticket holders will receive a sample glass good for as many 3 oz. pours of local beer, mead, and cider as they can responsibly drink.

Designated drivers can enter at the same time as the rest of their party and will enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic beverages from DD vendors.

The event will also feature cask ales and local food and merchandise vendors.

Ticket proceeds support the not-for-profit Brewers of Indiana Guild (Drink Indiana) and our mission to support, educate, promote and legislate on behalf of Hoosier Breweries.

The Brewers of Indiana Guild, our member Breweries and Producer Partners believe in building community one pint, or tasting glass, at a time. We routinely partner with our local community to give back and to support other not-for-profit and volunteer organizations. Even small actions may have a big impact! $1 from every Bloomington Craft Beer Festival ticket sold is donated to our local charity partner, Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.

Grab your friends, buy your tickets and taste Indiana Craft with us!

Stay tuned to this page and #BtownBfest on Instagram and Twitter and RSVP on Facebook for updates, and check out the photo album and wrap-up of the 2017 event for a taste of what’s to come.

No refunds or exchanges. This is an all-weather (rain, snow, sleet, or shine) event.

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17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Mental Health America of Monroe County’s 1st Annual Gala, Fundraiser & Recognition Dinner

05:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Monroe County Convention Center Great Room

Mental Health America of Monroe County (MHA-MC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and supporting mental health consumers and their families through education, referral and service. We achieve our mission by educating the public about ways to preserve and strengthen mental health; by sponsoring support groups; by serving as a clearinghouse for information about mental health promotion, prevention and treatment resources in our community; and by fostering innovation in policy, research, practice and services.

Save the date — Join us to learn about what MHA-MC is doing to support health care in our community and state and our goals for 2020. Nominations for mental health categories will be solicited and winners will be announced, recognizing those agencies, individuals, etc. for their contributions. Our keynote speaker is Jill Lees, Bloomington Police Department’s Chief of Police. We will introduce our volunteer board members, serve you a great dinner with a cash bar and provide music for dancing. There will be table sponsorships available, an Eventbrite to register coming soon and a raffle. All proceeds will allow MHA and the Suicide Prevention Coalition to continue working to help make a difference to the wellbeing of our friends and families.

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