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12th Annual Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax Beach, Fairfax Road, Bloomington IN
http://www.bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org

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”

Benefits / Comedy / Fitness / Outdoors

18 Thursday / July 18, 2019

Movies in the Parks Presents: The Incredibles 2

09:10 pm to 11:15 pm
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies every month! Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities, including movie trivia, games, and giveaways.

Rain dates are August 23 and October 5. For the up-to-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

Entertainment / Films / Outdoors

19 Friday / July 19, 2019

Jazz in July Presents: Elena Escudero

07:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Amphitheatre
http://www.wfiu.org/jazzinjuly

Summer in Bloomington means warm days, cool nights, and the best free concert series of the year: WFIU Public Radio and the Department of Jazz Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are proud to present the 2019 return of Jazz in July.

This free outdoor concert series is bringing you more of the best jazz from around Indiana. We encourage guests to bring lawn chairs, blankets or even a picnic!

All concerts take place at the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.

Rain locations: July 5, 12 – Cramer Marching Hundred Hall; July 19, 26 – Recital Hall

More information available at wfiu.org/jazzinjuly

Elena Escudero is a vocalist hailing from West Lafayette, Indiana. Escudero received her B.M. in Jazz Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in May 2019. She performs regularly in Bloomington and surrounding areas, both with IU-affiliated ensembles, such as the Plummer Quintet, led by Walter Smith III, as well as independently run groups of the jazz, R&B, and fusion genres.

Live Music / Outdoors

20 Saturday / July 20, 2019

Zion Crossroads Live at Oliver Winrey

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery
https://www.oliverwinery.com/visit/events

Enjoy this Bluegrass inspired band perform at the Oliver Winery patio.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

23 Tuesday / July 23, 2019

People’s Park Presents The Fiddlin Ben Thompson

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
People's Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Looking for something fun and relaxing to do as you wind down from a busy day? Join us in People’s Park every Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for free, live music. Come out to hear old favorites or discover new faces in the local music scene!

The Fiddlin Ben Thompson is an old-time fiddler!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

26 Friday / July 26, 2019

Jazz in July Presents: Tucker Brothers Quartet

07:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Amphitheatre
http://www.wfiu.org/jazzinjuly

Summer in Bloomington means warm days, cool nights, and the best free concert series of the year: WFIU Public Radio and the Department of Jazz Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are proud to present the 2019 return of Jazz in July.

This free outdoor concert series is bringing you more of the best jazz from around Indiana. We encourage guests to bring lawn chairs, blankets or even a picnic!

All concerts take place at the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.

Rain locations: July 5, 12 – Cramer Marching Hundred Hall; July 19, 26 – Recital Hall

More information available at wfiu.org/jazzinjuly

The Tucker Brothers Group was founded by brothers Joel and Nick Tucker in 2015 with the mission of creating thoughtful and positive instrumental music. Their album Writing Prompts was created with the mission of paying homage to the past jazz musicians hailing from Indianapolis. The compositions included on this recording often hint at a sound from the past, yet fully embrace the jazz culture of present day.

Live Music / Outdoors

26 Friday / July 26, 2019

Movies in the Parks Presents: Float-In Movie – Frozen (PG)

09:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bryan Park Pool
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

$5 pool admission. Daytime pool admission does not include the movie admission. Season passes are not valid for the movie. Floating ONLY during the movie; swimming is not permitted.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities, including movie trivia, games, and giveaways.

Rain dates are August 23 and October 5. For the up-to-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

Entertainment / Films / Outdoors

27 Saturday / July 27, 2019

Amanda Webb Band Live at Oliver Winery

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery
https://www.oliverwinery.com/visit/events

Enjoy the Amanda Webb Band perform Rock and the Blues at the Oliver Winery patio.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

28 Sunday / July 28, 2019

MC NOW July 2019 Chapter Meeting

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Southeast Monroe County YMCA, Lower Playground Shelter
https://www.facebook.com/events/361636844493860/

Join Monroe County NOW for our next chapter meeting on Sunday, July 28, from 3 to 5pm at the Southeast Monroe County YMCA! We will have a potluck and have our board, members, and friends present so we can socialize. If you’re not currently a member, you will have the opportunity to become one.

Bring a food or beverage item to share! Let us know what you’re bringing by filling out this Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1utbQebzt6xG26Dc00-gk_3DuuLePruovOX9sUvNhFQo/edit?usp=sharing.

We will meet at the shelter by the lower playground. This event is accessible and open to all. The Southeast Monroe County YMCA is located at 2125 S. Highland Ave.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Outdoors / Volunteering

3 Saturday / August 3, 2019

Nature Crafts at Hardin Ridge

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Hoosier National Forest, Hardin Ridge Rec Area
https://go.usa.gov/xmWx8

Come enjoy your public lands! Come do some nature crafts, go for a hike, or just relax under the trees.
Day use fee $5 per vehicle

Animals / Children / Outdoors

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