11 Tuesday / December 11, 2018

BCT Birthday Party

11:00 am to 02:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-bct-birthday-party/

The very first screening in the Indiana Theater took place on December 11, 1922. That film was The Storm, and the Indiana Theater was a brand-new silent movie house. Today, it’s the Buskirk-Chumley, Bloomington’s Community Theater. Help us to celebrate the anniversary of this special date with the BCT Birthday Party!

Stop by at your convenience, any time between 11am and 2pm, and celebrate with us. We’ll have cake, popcorn, activities, a photo booth, and giveaways. This could be your chance to snap some selfies with the Dancing Dogbone, the theater’s friendly mascot, who rumor has it may make an appearance.

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is just a few years away from marking its 100th year in the community. Do you have old photos that show the theater, interior or exterior? We’d love to scan them and add them to our archives, crediting you as the owner. We can scan photos while you enjoy the party, or you can drop them off and we’ll arrange to return them to you later. We’re especially interested in photos that are more than 20 years old. Spread the word!

Civic Affairs / Entertainment / Festivals / Volunteering

11 Tuesday / December 11, 2018

The Joy of Giving

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.meditationinbloomington.org

“Not only can we give material help to those who need it, but we can also give our time, goodwill and love to everyone we meet” (Geshe Kelsang Gyatso)

Sometimes, especially around this time of year, ‘giving’ feel stressful and burdensome, a ‘should’ that we may even come to resent. Once we can understand the true nature of giving, it can become a source of immense benefit and joy to ourselves and others. Join us for either one or both of these 2 meditation classes. We will explore this teaching more deeply and learn a beautiful Buddhist meditation on the practice of giving, one that is especially well suited to the holiday season.

Everyone is welcome!

Education / Health / Speakers

11 Tuesday / December 11, 2018

Winter Handbell Concert

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church
https://www.facebook.com/symphonicbells

Free admission, donations accepted. We’ll play some holiday selections – including music from A Charlie Brown Christmas – and many other types of music, from Debussy to an arrangement of Pat-a-pan with flute and percussion. Things you would and things you wouldn’t expect to hear played on handbells.

Live Music

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