6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

BCGC Grand Opening and Glass Pumpkin Preview

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
229 W. Grimes

Come join BCGC as we open our doors to the public for the first time! 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.

Can’t wait for a scheduled class? We will have a drop-in fused glass suncatcher workshop from 5-8 in our classroom. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

This is also our Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Preview! 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.

We will have food trucks on hand and wine provided by Oliver Winery. Come help us make an evening of it!

Benefits / Children / Education / Exhibits / Festivals / Volunteering

7 Sunday / October 7, 2018

Run for the Animals 5K & Barktoberfest Event

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Karst Farm Park Grounds

Please join us to be a part of the annual community Run for the Animals 5K & Barktoberfest event, coming up on Sunday, October 7th. The Run for the Animals is a timed 5K run/walk and event along the Karst Farm Park grounds, with all of the proceeds benefiting the programs and services of MCHA. Barktoberfest, happening both during and after race events, includes vendors, an off-leash dog play area, dog contests, demonstrations, and many other fun activities for both families and furry friends! This event is so important to the Monroe County Humane Association and our ability to provide many programs and services that would otherwise not exist in our community. MCHA aims to work towards a more humane future for Monroe County pets by coordinating accessible veterinary care through the Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic, offering a free pet food and supply resource pantry, humane education, funding assistance for spay/neuter surgeries, and coordinating a pet therapy program – many lives, human and animal alike, are touched by the work of MCHA.
In 2017, we welcomed our 200 runners and walkers and 100 furry friends to the event! Full event details can be found at our website www.monroehumane.org, including how to register to participate! Questions about becoming a vendor or sponsor? Contact Kimberly Goy at kgoy@monroehumane.org
Come Run with the Animals of Monroe County!

Animals / Benefits / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Fitness / Outdoors / Volunteering

11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Nonprofit Board Certificate Seminar

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers

Serving on a nonprofit organization’s volunteer board of directors can be one of the great pleasures of your life or a study in frustration. If you and the organization are not well matched, or you have different expectations regarding your role, you may be bewildered at best and discouraged at worst. When you’re well matched, serving on a board can be immensely rewarding, both personally and professionally.

Who Should Attend?
Those thinking about seeking a board position and those new to their roles as board members, as well as veteran board members interested in gaining new knowledge and/or seeing new perspectives.

-Roles and responsibilities of board membership
-Board dynamics and recruitment
-Board life cycles and how to assess which board is right for you
-How to be an effective board member
-Where to find resources that will help you with board service

Michael Shermis has served, consulted, and trained with local boards for over 22 years. He has extensive experience with governance issues, including board recruitment and development, strategic planning, organizational restructuring, bylaw updates, policy development, fund development, and outcome measurement. His highly interactive training draws from a variety of creative techniques, including story development and case studies.

Visit http://bit.ly/Fall2018BoardSeminar to register

Business / Civic Affairs / Volunteering

13 Saturday / October 13, 2018

9th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Courthouse lawn 100 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-6105

Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 9th 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.

Benefits / Children / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Volunteering

13 Saturday / October 13, 2018

Opiate Overdose Reversal Training w/Free Naloxone

10:30 am to 12:45 pm
Monroe County Public library

Naloxone training and distribution in the Monroe County Public Library. This will be two trainings in one:
1) A quick 20 minute training to teach you how to administer naloxone.
2) A longer, more comprehensive training. Those who stay for the full two hours will be certified to distribute naloxone for the Indiana Recovery Alliance, as well as train others on how to administer naloxone.

Limited supply of nasal and autoinjector based naloxone will be available, but there will enough intramuscular syringe injection naloxone for everyone!

Education / Health / 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

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

26 Tuesday / March 26, 2019

Be More Awards

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

The Be More Awards is our community’s way of honoring and applauding the outstanding, but often unrecognized efforts of our community volunteers.
Ten awards will be presented during the community celebration honoring all of the nominees on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
A $500 check will be presented to each of the recipient’s volunteer organizations in honor of their outstanding service. This event is free and open to the public.

Benefits / Civic Affairs / Volunteering

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