4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

Science Story Time for children age birth through 6 years

09:00 am to 09:30 am
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/science-story-time-virtual-program-7/

Join WonderLab staff for a children’s picture book read-aloud followed by a simple science demonstration that can be done easily at home. All welcome. Activities designed for children ages birth through 6 years. Click here to join via Zoom LIVE.

Children / Education / Entertainment

4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

25th Anniversary Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Community Day

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Fairview Elementary School
http://www.lotusfest.org

Enjoy an event for both families and individuals that provides a journey across the globe with multicultural, hands-on activities, performances, live demonstrations and more.

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

Workshop: Soft Circuit Interactive Dolls

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
https://events.iu.edu/artmuseum/view/event/event_id/121756

Create an interactive doll, with eyes that light up, using conductive thread and fabrics.
Led by artist Nicole Jacquard, explore art-making utilizing innovative materials and create an interactive soft sculpture. Like Robert Baines, Nicole Jacquard is classically trained in historical goldsmithing techniques. This workshop emphasizes STEM initiatives – in particular STEAM utilizing the addition of Art- in order to rethink how information can be presented and therefore
reach a more diverse audience.

This workshop is recommended for ages 12 and up. Participants will work with needle and conductive thread.

After the workshop, see Professor Jacquard’s mentor’s work in the featured exhibition, Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies.

Nicole Jacquard is an Associate Professor of Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Sculpture at Indiana University.

This workshop will be in the Roehm Family Art-making Studio in the Kimberly and John Simpson Center for Education on the second floor of the museum.

Free

Education

4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

Bloomington Bird Fest

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Switchyard Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/502797013708376/

Come and experience hands-on activities, bird walks, speakers, live birds, nature photography tips, music, and more! Bloomington Bird Fest is an interactive educational celebration of bird biology, ecology, and conservation! Switchyard Park, April 4, 1:00 – 4 pm. Free with activities for the whole family. The event is co-hosted by Sassafras Audubon Society and City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, with many local conservation organizations and agencies represented.

Animals / Children / Education / Exhibits / Outdoors / Speakers

4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

Lower Cascades Park Weed Wrangle

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Lower Cascades Park, 2851 N Old State Rd 37, Bloomington
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/volunteer

Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) are hosting a series of monthly Saturday Invasive Plant Awareness & Control Days in partnership with the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation.

Education / Outdoors / Volunteering

4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

Science Exploration for Grades 1-6

03:00 pm to 03:30 pm
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/science-explorations-virtual-program-9/

Join the WonderLab staff, for hands-on science explorations and a demonstration of bubble science activities that can be done at home. All welcome. Click here to join via Zoom LIVE.

Children / Education / Entertainment

4 Saturday / April 4, 2020

Lotus Blossoms Skate Night

06:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Western Skateland
http://www.lotusfest.org

Lotus can’t wait to skate with you to lively tunes from local group Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste, a student group from Indiana University sponsored by the Latin American Music Center in partnership with La Casa Cultural Center and the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

Proceeds from the event support Lotus Blossoms and Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC)
Join us at Western Skateland!

6-9 p.m. Open Skate

7-8 p.m. Live performance from Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste in the middle of the rink

9 p.m. Live Skate Dance showcase performance and demo by members of Naptown Real Rollers, Dayton City Skaters, and local Bloomington skaters. Skate dancers will be available throughout the event to teach dance moves. For information about skate dancing see this trailer for the United Skates documentary.

9-11:30 p.m. PG-13 Skate (music is geared towards teens and adults at this time)

$5 admission (supports Lotus Blossoms) $2 skate rental (supports MCCSC)

Benefits / Entertainment / Live Music

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