events calendar

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Common
http://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=53

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

Switchyard Park Property Public Input

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Common, 401 N. Morton St.
http://www.reasite.com/live-sites/switchyard-park/project-information/

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

Your Skin Matters

08:30 am to 11:30 am
Monroe County YMCA (Program Room)
http://www.monroecountyymca.org

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)
http://www.twwoa.org/

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.

Education

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
http://www.ivytech.edu/waldron

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.

Exhibits

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.)
http://www.mcmga.net/gardenfair.htm

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

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.

Health

21 Saturday / April 21, 2012

Permaculture + Potager: An Edible Eden

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab
http://www.wonderlab.org

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

Wrapped in Power: An Introduction to Cotton and Indigo in West Africa

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor Locally produced cotton and indigo dyes continue to play prominent roles in West African myths, beliefs, and ritual practices, in spite of the availability of inexpensive fabric woven and printed in factories. Through this most personal means of expression, West Africans use their indigo-dyed cotton wraps to communicate a wide range of social, political, and religious messages. Visitors to this small installation will gain insight into the meanings of those messages as well as an understanding of the technologies, innovations, and marketing strategies employed by West African weavers and dyers.

Recurring daily until July 1

Exhibits

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
http://money.mcpl.info/money/msw

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.

Education

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