23 Saturday / February 23, 2019

Experience Maple Syrup Season

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Visit the sugaring operations, learn the maple syrup production process, and explore its history. Weather permitting there will be a syrup boil in progress in the wood-fired outdoor evaporators. Available for purchase will be freshly bottled maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, do-it-yourself maple tree tapping kits, and books pertaining to maple syrup production and use. Also available for purchase will be jams and jellies prepared by Farmstead Volunteers. Friday Musicale and The Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group with Mark Wiedenmayer will be hosting music in the parlor. Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Farmhouse. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public.

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23 Saturday / February 23, 2019

Lotus Firebay Open House

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Lotus Firebay (105 S. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN 47404)

You are invited to join us as we welcome the community to the newly renovated Lotus Firebay, located at 105 S. Rogers, on Saturday, February 23.  Featuring musical showcases by two Fairview student groups, interactive all-ages art, hands-on crafts, and complimentary light refreshments and drinks.

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9 Saturday / March 9, 2019

Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend at the Farmstead

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Visitors to the site can tour the sugaring operations and learn about the process. Depending on the weather throughout the syrup season and the continued availability of good sap, the evaporator may still be operating. Visitors will also be able to purchase bottled maple syrup, maple candies, maple cream, do-it-yourself maple tree tapping kits and books related to maple syrup, and sample refreshments made with maple syrup. Jellies made onsite by volunteers will also be available to sample and purchase. Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend is sponsored by the Indiana Maple Syrup Association with participating sugar makers around the state opening their operations to the public for one or both days. The farmstead is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. and is free and open to the public. Details about statewide sugar camp activities can be found at www.IndianaMapleSyrup.org or on the “Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend” Facebook page.

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4 Thursday / April 4, 2019

Middle Way House Spring Luncheon: Survivors’ Journeys: Unheard Stories

11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Alpha Chi Omega House, 1000 North Jordan, Bloomington

Trigger Warning (TW)/Content Warning (CW):  Discussions will include experiences and topics related to sexual violence, including intersecting layers of oppression experienced by survivors from marginalized communities. We recognize these topics may be triggering for some individuals. On-Scene Advocates will be available to provide support.
Phone: 8123208307

Join us in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Middle Way House serves and empowers survivors who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Four distinguished experts will help us understand how we all can play a role as activists, advocates, and community members to combat sexual violence with informed sensitivity.

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28 Sunday / April 28, 2019

Bloomington Street Fair

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Kirkwood Ave. between Walnut St. and Indiana Ave.

The City of Bloomington is extending its celebration of community with a Street Fair on Kirkwood Avenue. The Street Fair is an opportunity to use Bloomington’s city streets in new ways: To meet neighbors, find out more about local businesses and organizations, and celebrate our city and its residents. Local businesses and community groups will host displays and interactive activities along Kirkwood Avenue, which will be closed for the Street Fair. Multiple stages will feature music of all kinds, and pop-up performances include poetry readings, dance, and more. Food trucks and Kirkwood Avenue restaurants have plenty of delicious food. Celebrate community and togetherness at the Bloomington Street Fair!

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