28 Saturday / April 28, 2018

13th Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Apr 29
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

The sale is Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m.

Native perennials sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery, Indiana’s premier native plant supplier since 1998, will be a primary emphasis of the plant sale. The plants will include those suitable for rain gardens, butterfly gardens, and as primary pollinator food sources. Also available will be landscape flowers, spring-planted bulbs, and miscellaneous trees and shrubs. Experts are on-hand during the sale to answer questions and guide selections. The proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing gardening efforts at the site. Maple syrup and volunteer-produced jam and jelly will also be available for purchase, and members of Friday Musicale will provide music inside the 1892 main house which will also be open to visitors. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc.

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12 Saturday / May 12, 2018

A Fair of the Arts

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Plaza, 401 N Morton St., Bloomington

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of arts and community with displays, sales, and demonstrations of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of the season, May–October, and then browse for beautiful, well-crafted items at A Fair of the Arts.

Entertainment / Festivals

19 Saturday / May 19, 2018

Atterbury Honor Ride

08:00 am to 03:00 pm
Camp Atterbury Rail Operations

Join Project Hero and honor our nation’s healing heroes at the Atterbury Honor Ride in Franklin, IN on May 19. This is a family-friendly bike-riding event that offers three separate courses that run throughout the Camp Atterbury area for all levels of riders. The event raises needed funds for local and national efforts for Project Hero (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) to help rehabilitate wounded veterans and save lives.

The Atterbury Honor Ride will occur on Saturday, May 19, starting at 8 a.m. It will take place at Camp Atterbury Rail Operations. The online registration closes on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m and costs $75. On-site registration opens Saturday, May 19, at 6:45 a.m. and costs $85.

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Entry Fee Includes:
Each participant will receive specially designed finisher socks, a light breakfast, snacks and beverages before the event, fully stocked rest stops, and SAG support along the routes. After finishing, a lunch will be served accompanied by music. See website for more details: https://projecthero.org/events/honor-ride or email at honorrideinfo@projecthero.org

Additional Information:
6:45 a.m. On-site registration & check-in opens
7:30 a.m. Announcements & ceremony begins
8 a.m. Rides start
10 a.m. First Finishers, lunch begins
3 p.m. Final Finishers

Key Contact:
Sam Short | sshort@projecthero.org | 845-702-1136

Benefits / Festivals / Fitness / Health / Outdoors / Sports / Volunteering

2 Saturday / June 2, 2018

Bloomington Handmade Market Summer Fair

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
downtown Bloomington


The Bloomington Handmade Markets kicks off the summer with its first outdoor Summer Fair on June 2, 2018 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on the north side of the Square (6th St. between College and Walnut) in downtown Bloomington. BHM will host 40+ independent makers featuring indie and contemporary crafts and handmade work; screen printed tees, bath and body items, children’s items, housewares, woodwork, jewelry, handbags, clothing, illustrations, and so much more! BHM will also feature local food vendors, and Cardinal Spirits will be there slinging spirits (ID required of course!). Free to attend. Super fun for the whole family.

BHM Summer Fair is made possible in part by grant funding from Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD), the BUEA, and Visit Bloomington.

Eat and Drink / Festivals

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Cork & Fork

04:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Creekbend Vineyard

Join us at Creekbend Vineyard for the first Cork & Fork of the season! Enjoy wine and live music by Jennie DeVoe on our farmhouse lawn. Spread out with family or friends, listen to live bands, and sip and savor wine and great food, all with the stunning vineyard landscape as a backdrop.

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