10 Saturday / February 10, 2018

Winter Palooza

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Olcott Park - 2300 E Canada Dr. Bloomington, IN
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10331

Experience our midwestern winter wonderland!

No snow is required for our outdoor celebration of everything winter!
-Snowman Village! Buy a snowman template for $5, take it home, and decorate it with your own creativity! Bring your fabulous Frosty to Winter Palooza for display in the snowman village, and to compete for “Best Snowman” prizes!

-Mush! Be the lead dog in a human dogsled team, and race your way around our Indiana Iditarod course. Dogsleds provided!

-Pick up a Snow Snake and compete in our Snow Snake races! Don’t worry – Snow Snakes won’t bite!

-Play active, winter Wii games in our outdoor living room.

-Snow Wars – The icicle strikes back! You’ll love our safe version of a snowball fight.

-Have a Snow Cone – because it’s winter!

Other great games at Winter Palooza include Snowball Cornhole, Penguin Bowling, the Snowman Slam, winter crafts, face painting, a photo booth, and more!

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Outdoors / Volunteering

3 Saturday / March 3, 2018

Seusspicious Behavior

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library

Don’t sit at home with nothing to do! Come to the library for a birthday woo-hoo. It’s Seusspicious Behavior, so the folks say, And we’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Bloomington North performs a play that is funny. Come to the library; you don’t need any money! See a lot of good tricks. We will show them to you. Your mother will not mind at all if we do! With snacks and crafts and fun games to play, Bloomington Parks and Recreation makes a Seussrific day!

Children / Education / Entertainment / Volunteering

15 Thursday / March 15, 2018

Spring Fling

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Spring is coming! Time to fling off the winter blues and get active! Keep the entire family active during spring break at the Spring Fling. -Experience a thrill on a ride inside a Zorb Ball—also known as a human-sized hamster ball. NEW! – Test your skills and resolve in a game of jumbo Jenga, and bring out your inner engineer while making creations with our large-scale building kit known as the Rigamajig. -Try yoga with our Health and Wellness Coordinator. -Watch and participate in an aerial silks demo. -Earn bragging rights as you compete against friends and family on an obstacle course. -Have some good old-fashioned fun with other lively games and activities.

Children / Fitness / Health / Sports / Volunteering

24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

Children’s Expo

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in a huge variety of interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. NEW! Expo Lounge with kid-friendly food and drink available for purchase. Grab a snack or meal (cash only) and refuel for more expo fun! Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo!

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Health / Volunteering

18 Friday / May 18, 2018

Nature Sounds – May Flowers

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Miller Showers Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10356

Nature sings, and her music touches all our lives. From the low, sad moan of an autumn wind to the melodious trills of spring frogs, the sounds of nature enfold us in every season and mood. The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces. Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is free. Bring your own seating. Friday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Showers Park, 1500 N College AVE: Nature topic is May Flowers, and musical guest is TBA

Children / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

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