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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7 Saturday / December 7, 2019

Lampkins Ridge Holiday Open Studios

12:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Visit seven local artists in three art studios on scenic Lampkins Ridge Road. View work in progress, buy original art and enjoy light refreshments during this festive annual tradition. Open Studios are at the following locations on Lampkins Ridge Rd:
5657 Meg Lagodzki (hosting Ellen Starr Lyon and Michal Ann Carly)
7438 Christy Wiesenhahn
7807 Cheryl Gregg (hosting Della Wood and Beth Parrock)

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Outdoors

7 Saturday / December 7, 2019

Girl Scouts: Iron Science Chef Session 2

03:30 pm to 04:30 pm
WonderLab Museum

Get cookin’ at WonderLab during the Iron Science Chef program for Girl Scouts. There are two sessions on Saturday, December 7, 2019 Session 1 at 1:30 p.m. for scouts in grades 2 to 5 and Session 2 at 2:30 p.m. for grades 6 to 12. Scouts will explore the science that makes cooking possible as they study topics such as density, pH, chemistry, and more.

Give a banana a tattoo
Trick your taste buds with magic flavor-changing berries
Make pancakes and watch how ingredients at different stages affect the cooking process
Set off a colorful, underwater show
Discover how an orange can both sink and float in the same bowl of water

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment

8 Sunday / December 8, 2019

Self-Care Sunday: OHM & Brew

03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery and Civilian Brewing Corps

OHM & Brew, with E. Thomasina Marsili
3:00-4:00 pm – Brief discussion and then a FREE guided meditation for relaxation and renewal. We will look at ways to embrace the winter months ahead and find inner peace. Please be on time, no late admission for meditation.
4:30 – 6:00 –– We will then enjoy some craft beer together and the fellowship of old and new-found friends at Civilian Brewing Corps (on the Spencer Courthouse Square)! Please note that attendees are responsible for the expense of their own food and drink at the brewery.

E. Thomasina Marsili, certified Life Coach and Public Speaker, will lead us in a relaxing inner journey through a guided mediation. There will be an opportunity before to ask questions and then after to discuss the experience. Once the session ends, we’ll head over to the Civilian Brewing Corps to enjoy a craft beer, soda, or a glass of Owen Valley wine to complete our relaxing and enjoyable afternoon together! Thomasina will be a regular Self-Care Sunday presenter on the 2nd Sunday monthly.

Join us Sunday afternoons for a variety of self-care experiences that will relax, enrich and sooth your heart, mind, body and spirit. Self-Care Sundays are offered by local and regional practitioners from a variety of personal-well-being disciplines.

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12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

TEDxBloomingtonWomen 2019

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

This is our year to be BOLD+BRILLIANT — without apology. At TEDxBloomingtonWomen, we’re shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of the most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. TEDxBloomingtonWomen 2019 will be no less than a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.

We cannot tell you how excited we are for TEDxBloomingtonWomen! Join us for a night that is certain to inspire and empower by getting your tickets here:


We’ll start with some time devoted to mingling and connecting before we settle into our seats! You’ll have a chance to enjoy wine from Oliver Winery, and treats from local restaurants. Next, we’ll launch into this year’s curated talks on topics ranging from career empowerment, the future of recycling and zero waste, swim lessons as a human right, how we respond to pain, and the intersection of race and weight.

Watch videos from our speakers on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TEDxBloomington/

Thank you to all of our partners, Jon Stante Video Developer and Creator, FAR Center, SIRA, Oliver Winery, Hive, Inkwell, That’s the Rub, Ethos Cycle and Train, and Goods for Cooks.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Health / Speakers

31 Tuesday / December 31, 2019

New Year’s Eve at Cardinal Spirits

07:00 pm to 01:00 am on Jan 1
Cardinal Spirits, 922 S. Morton St.

The best NYE bash in Bloomington is at Cardinal Spirits! You’re invited to ring in 2020 with a festive family-style, cocktail-pairing dinner followed by a party with a DJ and a bubbly midnight toast.

When: 12/31/19; 7pm dinner, 9:30pm-1am party
Tickets: $80 for dinner, includes cocktail pairings (tax and gratuity added at booking); $10 for party, includes a midnight toast
Purchase tickets: cardinalspirits.com/events
More details:
7pm: Dinner
— 3-course dinner (full menu below) with paired cocktails, $80 (+ tax and 20% gratuity)
— Festive, family-style dinner with from-scratch dishes. For entrees, choose from roasted chicken with chimichurri sauce, braised lamb with sauce soubise, or mushroom risotto (vegetarian)
— Designated driver/dinner-only ticket is $70 and includes a mocktail.
— Make a night of it by adding a ticket to the NYE party immediately following dinner! Just $10, it includes a midnight toast and complimentary party favors!

9:30pm-1am: NYE Party!
— $10 ticket includes a midnight toast and complimentary party favors!
— Ring in 2020 with a DJ, craft cocktails, and count down to midnight with pals old and new.
— Like all great cocktail parties, there is no assigned or reserved seating for this one — be ready to mingle, dance, and bebop around!


Full Dinner Menu:

First bite:
Creme fraiche tart with butternut squash, crispy pancetta, sage

To share:
Bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates
Beet and walnut dip with pain de campagne
Greens with Buttermilk dill dressing, boiled potatoes, and green beans

Entrees (select an entree when you purchase your ticket):
Roasted chicken with chimichurri sauce
Braised lamb with sauce soubise
Mushroom Risotto

Sticky toffee date pudding with ginger creme anglaise

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