21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Switchyard Park Property Public Input

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Common, 401 N. Morton St.

The Switchyard Park Property master plan design team will be at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market to host an informal, drop-in, public session for the public to share ideas for the development of the switchyard park property, located at the south end of the B-Line Trail just north of Country Club.

Civic Affairs

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Common

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall – Showers Building. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase your food directly from farmers and ask them questions about their products. Local entertainment adds to the shopping as well as socializing experience. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.

Eat and Drink

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Your Skin Matters

08:30 am to 11:30 am
Monroe County YMCA (Program Room)

Join Carrie David, MD, from the Dermatology Center of Southern Indiana, as she discusses why good skin care is important. Register at website or in person at the YMCA Member Services desk.

Education / Health

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Creative Writing Class at Tibetan Mongolin Buddhist Cultural Center

09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (3655 Snoddy Road)

Writers of fiction, memoirs or creative non-fiction will learn innovative techniques to bring one’s story to life. Characterization, dialogue and sense of place will be discussed, and students may bring ten pages to the class for review. The class will also learn how to edit and revise their own work for publication. No experience is necessary to attend. The instructor, Karen Ackerson, is Senior Editor at The Writers’ Workshop in Asheville, NC. She teaches workshops throughout the country, and has revised hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books. Registration is in advance only. Please contact writersw@gmail.com/828-254-8111.


21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Garden Fair: Monroe County Master Gardeners

09:00 am to 04:00 pm
National Guard Armory (3380 S. Walnut St.)

Over 30 vendors of lawn & garden products and services will be on hand, along with master gardeners available to answer questions. Free educational seminars and parking, door prizes and free shrub seedling to the first 200 visitors.

Food will be available. Location is handicap accessible.

Business / Education / Festivals / Outdoors

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Exhibit: Sculpturer Martin Beach & Photographer Lynne Medsker

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

Sculpturer Martin Beach & Photographer Lynne Medsker will have their works on display in the Miller Gallery during the month of April. Stop by on April to meet the artists. The Ivy Tech Waldron galleries are open Monday through Sunday, 9 am until 7 pm, unless otherwise specified.


21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Permaculture + Potager: An Edible Eden

09:30 am to 05:00 pm

An art exhibition of photos by Jami Scholl showcasing the natural beauty found in edible produce from nature and from the kitchen garden.

Running daily (Tue – Sun) at WonderLab through May 31

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Caregiver Education Series: Caring for the Senior in your Life

09:30 am to 02:00 pm
First United Church

This workshop will discuss topics including home safety, community mobility, assessing ability to live independently, dietary needs of older adults, and financial issues. Box lunch provided. On-site respite care provided.

Registration deadline is April 15. Call or email to register.


21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Contemporary Relationships

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum

Two recently acquired color photographs by contemporary performance artists/photographers Lilly McElroy and the artistic team of Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger explore the complications of modern human relationships: one, by playing with gender role-reversal, casual bar-scene encounters, and the use of social media in “hook ups”; and the other, by revealing the unbreakable bond—both in life and in death—of a committed gay couple.

Exhibit runs until June 3

Exhibits / LGBT

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Bank On Bloomington: Get on the Financial Path to Success (part of Money Smart Week)

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Avenue Room 1A

In this introductory Bank On Bloomington financial workshop, you can learn how to manage a checking account, develop and maintain a budget, and reach your financial goals. This free interactive workshop will help you learn the basics to achieve financial freedom! Money Smart Week is sponsored by the Monroe County Public Library, Financial Stability Alliance, and United Way of Monroe County.


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