19 Thursday / July 19, 2018

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

08:30 am to 01:00 pm
Restle Natural Area (northern Monroe Co.), Meet at Kroger, 1825 N Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/third-thursday-restle-natural-area/

Help clean up the historic cemetery at this preserve, which features a pioneer-era headstone. Lunch is included! Meet at the Kroger on North Kinser Pike to carpool. To learn more and register for the event, visit our website at www.sycamorelandtrust.org/events/

Outdoors / Volunteering

4 Saturday / August 4, 2018

Salsa Contest at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

10:00 am
401 N. Morton St.
https://bloomington.in.gov/farmers-market/salsa-contest

Summer’s sun is still blazing, and we’re about to kick up the heat with Bloomington’s 30th annual Salsa Contest. Entries for the city’s best homemade salsa will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Take part in the food showdown of the year, and revel in the abundance of locally grown ingredients and the culinary craftsmanship of the salsa creations.

Purchase your entry packet for $5 at Bloomingfoods East (3220 E. Third St.) or Bloomingfoods Near West Side (316 W. Sixth St.)

Entry packets include:
An entry form with space to include your recipe
A recipe card
Two 16 oz. containers for salsa
A bag to place them in

Entry packets must be returned to Bloomingfoods East or West no later than 8 p.m. Friday, August 3.

Contest Rules: Salsas should be entirely handmade with fresh ingredients; no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, or processed sauces allowed. Twenty entries in each of the three categories (tomato-based raw, tomato-based cooked and specialty) are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All the ingredients in raw salsa must be completely uncooked (no smoking, braising, roasting, etc.) Specialty salsas may include tomatoes, but not as a main ingredient. Judges and their family members are not eligible to participate. Limit of one entry per category per person. Winners will be announced at the event around 11 a.m.

Judging takes place at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 4. First, second and third place prizes are awarded in each of the categories.

Even if you don’t enter, plan on joining the fun. You’ll have a chance to taste the contest salsas (while supplies last) as well as some salsas made by Bivi’s Tamales. There will be a salsa-making demonstration by Chef Chris Swartzentruber from Upland Brewing Company at 10:15 a.m.

Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods.

Eat and Drink / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

16 Thursday / August 16, 2018

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

08:30 am to 01:00 pm
Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve (northwest Brown Co.), Meet at Cedar Crest, 4898 E Heritage Woods Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401
https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/third-thursday-trevlac-bluffs/

We’ll use backpack sprayer to treat invasive Japanese stiltgrass along the Yellowwood Trail, and also work on some trail improvements. Meet at Cedar Crest to carpool. Lunch included! To learn more and register for the event, visit our website at www.sycamorelandtrust.org/events/

Outdoors / Volunteering

1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

Bloomington Garlic Fest & Community Art Fair

11:00 am to 08:00 pm
Waldron Hill Buskirk (Third Street) Park, https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/third-st-park , 331 S. Washington Street Bloomington
http://www.bloomingtongarlicfestival.org/

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Health / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

2 Sunday / September 2, 2018

Bloomington Garlic Fest & Community Art Fair

11:00 am to 08:00 pm
Waldron Hill Buskirk (Third Street) Park, https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/third-st-park , 331 S. Washington Street Bloomington
https://www.bloomingtongarlicfestival.org/

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

20 Thursday / September 20, 2018

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

08:45 am to 01:00 pm
Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest (eastern Greene Co.), Meet at Sam's Club, 3205 W State Road 45, Bloomington, IN 47403
https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/third-thursday-dilcher-turner/

Autumn olive and other invasive bushes will be our target at this scenic preserve just off SR 45, along with some trail work. Meet at the Bloomington Sam’s Club to carpool. Lunch is included! To learn more and register for the event, visit our website at www.sycamorelandtrust.org/events/

Outdoors / Volunteering

20 Thursday / September 20, 2018

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

08:45 am to 01:00 pm
Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest (eastern Greene Co.), Meet at Sam's Club, 3205 W State Road 45, Bloomington, IN 47403
https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/third-thursday-dilcher-turner/

Autumn olive and other invasive bushes will be our target at this scenic preserve just off SR 45, along with some trail work. Meet at the Bloomington Sam’s Club to carpool. Lunch is included! To learn more and register for the event, visit our website at www.sycamorelandtrust.org/events/

Outdoors / Volunteering

18 Thursday / October 18, 2018

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

12:30 pm to 04:00 pm
Sam Shine Foundation Preserve (northern Monroe Co.), Meet at Kroger, 1825 N Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/third-thursday-sam-shine-preserve/

We’ll clean up trash at a newer addition to the preserve, and also continue work on Asian bush honeysuckle and other invasives. Meet at the Kroger on North Kinser Pike to carpool. To learn more and register for the event, visit our website at www.sycamorelandtrust.org/events/

Outdoors / Volunteering

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