Juneteenth Celebration & Summer Necessity Drive Drop Off

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Banneker Community Center 930 W. 7th St Bloomington IN 47404

Join Black Lives Matter Bloomington for our Juneteenth Celebration & help with our Summer Necessity Drive

6:00pm to 9:00pm
at the Banneker Community Center
930 W. 7th St
Bloomington IN 47404

With Food Trucks:
Rasta Pops, MeSorrel, Top Shotta Jerk Chicken, Pili’s Party Tacos

Free: Red Velvet Cake & Strawberry Soda from BLM

Music by DJ Jada Bee playing Prince and 80’s/90’s Tunes
Info tables from all of the organizations BLM’s Necessity Drive supports: Middle Way House, Indiana Recovery Alliance, & All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

WITH a Juneteenth Kids book story corner, coloring pages & craft area!

Learn more about our Drive with these Quick Links:
Necessity Drive HERE ⬇️⬇️⬇️
OUR Amazon wish list for the Necessity Drive:
Click the link find the item you want to buy, purchase it and click the send to BLM option.

Click here to start ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 2019

09:00 am to 01:00 pm
IU Memorial Stadium

Join us for the 20th anniversary of Hoosiers Outrun Cancer (HOC)!
HOC proudly supports members of our local community who are fighting cancer including patients, their family, and their friends. The Bloomington Health Foundation Cancer Support Fund assists – at no charge – those in our community with needs beyond clinical care: massage therapy, art therapy, patient and family support groups, transportation assistance and more. Over the last 19 years, HOC has raised over $3 million to maintain these necessary resources right here in the South Central Indiana. Thank you to our community partners and sponsors for their generosity and continued commitment to our cause!

We look forward to seeing you on September 28th at IU Memorial Stadium to run in memory of a loved one, walk in honor of someone battling cancer, or simply gather a fun team for a fantastic cause!

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5 Saturday / October 5, 2019

Camouflage the Duck Blinds

09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Stillwater-Northfork Wildlife Resting Area at Monroe Lake

Volunteers needed to help prepare blinds for waterfowl season at Monroe Lake, Oct. 5

Youth and adults interested in waterfowl hunting and waterfowl observation are invited to help clean, repair, and camouflage the waterfowl hunting blinds in the Stillwater-Northfork Waterfowl area at Monroe Lake.

Volunteers should meet at the Northfork Check Station at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. The check station is located east of Bloomington off of State Road 46, 1/3 mile south of the intersection of Kent Road and McGowan Road.

The day will include a short training session on waterfowl blinds and the waterfowl management program at Monroe Lake. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Volunteers can help for just a few hours or stay as late as 4 p.m. You should dress for the weather and bring work gloves, as well as any hand tools you feel will be helpful for cutting brush. Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is appreciated but not necessary, last minute volunteers are still welcome. To sign up in advance, call the Monroe Lake Office at 812-837-9546 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and ask for Rex Watters.

Animals / Outdoors / Volunteering

5 Saturday / October 5, 2019

Great Glass Pumpkin Preview

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bloomington Creative Glass Center

Come for a sneak peak of the pumpkins that will be featured at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 13. In addition, any supporter who makes a tax exempt donation of at least $50 may purchase up to two pumpkins at their marked price at the preview.
Get a tour of the classrooms, the gallery and the glass blowing studio. Ask questions of our staff and sign up for a glass class.
For more information contact:
Abby Gitlitz
Bloomington Creative Glass Center

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6 Sunday / October 6, 2019

Monroe Lake Shoreline Cleanup

01:30 pm to 05:30 pm
Cutright SRA at Monroe Lake

Monroe Lake seeks volunteers for annual shoreline cleanup, Oct. 6

A summer full of fun and recreation at Monroe Lake creates more than memories… it also results in a lot of trash! The lake needs your help to clean up the mess and create a more inviting habitat for both people and wildlife.

Volunteers are needed for Monroe Lake’s annual shoreline cleanup on Sunday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m., where people will be transported by boat from Cutright SRA to different areas of the shoreline.

Advance registration for the cleanup is required by October 4 at bit.ly/monroeshoreline2019, as space on the boats is limited to 80 volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 10 years old; ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

All volunteers will be returned to Cutright SRA by 5:30 p.m., where they can enjoy a “thank you” cookout at the shelter.

This annual shoreline cleanup is coordinated by Monroe County Stormwater Services, Hoosier National Forest, City of Bloomington Utilities Department, Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, and the Friends of Lake Monroe in partnership with Monroe Lake, an Indiana State Park.

Questions about the cleanup should be directed to Monroe Lake’s Interpretive Naturalist, Jill Vance, at jvance@dnr.in.gov or 812-837-9967.

Outdoors / Volunteering

12 Saturday / October 12, 2019

10th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Courthouse lawn

Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 10th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! We will have over 900 glass pumpkins for display and sale spread out on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn like a real pumpkin patch. All of the pumpkins are made by the members of the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. Rain or shine! Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Additional Afternoon Activities
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
face painting • glass fused suncatcher workshop • pumpkin painting • and more!

Get your glass pumpkin in the morning and then come back in the afternoon to make your own art. Hands on workshops are open to anyone ages 5+ (Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). Space is on a first come first served basis.

For more information contact:
Abby Gitlitz
Bloomington Creative Glass Center

Benefits / Children / Exhibits / Festivals / Volunteering

25 Friday / October 25, 2019

Middle Way House’s “RISE! Up for Youth Empowerment” Luncheon

11:00 am to 01:00 pm
Ivy Tech, Shreve hall

Join us in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn about The RISE!’s Youth Empowerment Services and Early Prevention Programs—two ways Middle Way House helps youth develop resilience and build healthy relationships. Gain understanding of what it is like to be a kid impacted by domestic violence and how our services help support and empower youth through their experience of trauma. Experience first-hand how lives are transformed by social-emotional learning, guided by Middle Way House’s Youth Program Director Priscilla Cuevas and other experts. Guests are encouraged to arrive promptly at 11 AM. We will begin the meal and program immediately. You’re sure to be edified and inspired! You won’t want to miss a minute. Bid in our silent auction for a week at a Cocoa Beach condo and other prizes! Proceeds from the luncheon help fund a new computer lab for our youth!

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