12th Annual Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax Beach, Fairfax Road, Bloomington IN

This year will marks the 12th Annual Plunge … January 1st at 11:00AM at Fairfax Beach near Four Winds Resort in Bloomington. It’s a plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Monroe – and a seriously fun time for all !!

The 2016 Polar Bear Plunge is a free event — everyone is welcome! Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to all registered participants. This year’s theme is ugly sweaters.

T-shirts commemorating the event will be available at the event. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales go to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

For more information, check out our website: bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org or email Cindy at cindyduffy@gmail.com”

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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)

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7 Saturday / December 7, 2019

Living Nativity and Luminaries

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
First United Church

Join us for a creative interpretation of the story of the Nativity on the grounds of First United Church. Live actors and a soundtrack of holiday favorites will guide you along a short drive through time to revisit key moments leading up to the first Christmas. This traditional retelling includes a modern-day vignette that helps us remember the very essence of the Christmas season––the importance of generosity and unconditional love towards our neighbors and those in need.

Admission is free. Contact: info@firstuc.org or (812) 332-4439

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1 Wednesday / January 1, 2020

7th Annual First Day Trail Run and Walk

03:30 pm to 05:30 pm
Fairfax State Recreation Area

Monroe Lake will host its 7th annual First Day Trail Run and Walk at Fairfax State Recreation Area, 9801 S. Fairfax Road, Bloomington, on Wednesday, January 1 at 3:30 p.m.

The event is non-competitive (untimed) and has two distance options, 3.7 miles and 1.3 miles. Registration is $15 per person and includes a post-event appetizer buffet and a ticket for the prize drawing.

Advance registration is available until December 30 at http://bit.ly/firstdaytrail2020. The first 300 people to register in advance will also receive a $15 gift certificate for the restaurants at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and an embroidered, iron-on commemorative patch.

Same-day registration will be offered on January 1 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., cash or check only.

Course maps and additional info are available on the event website, http://bit.ly/firstdaytrail2020.

The First Day Trail Run and Walk is co-sponsored by Monroe Lake, the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn, and the Indiana Trail Running Association. Proceeds support public events, programs, and interpretation at Monroe Lake.

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