12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Science Sprouts

09:15 am to 09:45 am
WonderLab Museum
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/jedi-science-day/

Fizzle, pop, glow and bounce with our chemistry themed activities this month. See how acids and bases react with one another, experiment with phosphorescence and colors, and discover Oobleck. Choose Science Sprouts for children birth through age 3. Choose Discovery Time for children age 3-6 years. Programs are hands-on and participants walk away with real-world knowledge delivered in understandable terms. While targeted towards younger children, siblings and caregivers are always welcome to join. Sprouts Lab activities are available daily.

Children / Education / Entertainment

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Care Partner Workshop

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Monroe County History Center
http://www.monroehistory.org

This free program is designed for friends and family care partners to learn to use museum resources to encourage memory sharing and help people to live well with dementia. The workshop centers on objects, photographs, ephemera, and their associated stories housed at the Monroe County History Center.

Care partners will learn what types of memory activities and resources are available and how to use them to communicate with people living with dementia. Examples include using memory boxes and participating in museum programs.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, visit monroehistory.org/livingwithhistory/

Benefits / Education / Exhibits

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Science Sprouts

10:00 am to 10:30 am
WonderLab Museum
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/science-sprouts-the-senses-2/2019-11-14/

Fizzle, pop, glow and bounce with our chemistry themed activities this month. See how acids and bases react with one another, experiment with phosphorescence and colors, and discover Oobleck. Choose Science Sprouts for children birth through age 3. Choose Discovery Time for children age 3-6 years. Programs are hands-on and participants walk away with real-world knowledge delivered in understandable terms. While targeted towards younger children, siblings and caregivers are always welcome to join. Sprouts Lab activities are available daily.

Children / Education / Entertainment

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery, 46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460
http://www.juniperartgallery.com

2nd Thursdays, December 12 & January 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
For the months of December & January, we are reading: Ninth Street Women, by Mary Gabriel

Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, exhilarating and sometimes tragic, chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting–not as muses but as artists. Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In Ninth Street Women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

The Juniper Art Gallery Book Club meets the second Thursday monthly in the Juniper Art Gallery Community Room
46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460 (south side of Spencer’s historic courthouse square)

Our readings focus on art, artists, art history and all things CREATIVE! Come have fun, get inspired, and learn more about our creative nature!

Education

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Christmas Glow at the Museum

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Haan Museum of Indiana Art
https://haanmuseum.org/upcoming-events/

See the Museum in a new light! Trees, decorations, trains, and villages will be the only lights on to create a special glow. If you like viewing holiday decorated houses at night, you will LOVE seeing the beautiful view of Christmas lights in a mansion museum.

$12 admission. Visit haanmuseum.org to buy your tickets!

Sponsored by: Old National Bank, ONI Risk Partners, Stall & Kessler’s, and Evonik

Antiques / Entertainment / Festivals

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

TEDxBloomingtonWomen 2019

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
http://www.tedxbloomington.com

This is our year to be BOLD+BRILLIANT — without apology. At TEDxBloomingtonWomen, we’re shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of the most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. TEDxBloomingtonWomen 2019 will be no less than a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.

We cannot tell you how excited we are for TEDxBloomingtonWomen! Join us for a night that is certain to inspire and empower by getting your tickets here:

TEDxBloomingtonWomen

We’ll start with some time devoted to mingling and connecting before we settle into our seats! You’ll have a chance to enjoy wine from Oliver Winery, and treats from local restaurants. Next, we’ll launch into this year’s curated talks on topics ranging from career empowerment, the future of recycling and zero waste, swim lessons as a human right, how we respond to pain, and the intersection of race and weight.

Watch videos from our speakers on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TEDxBloomington/

Thank you to all of our partners, Jon Stante Video Developer and Creator, FAR Center, SIRA, Oliver Winery, Hive, Inkwell, That’s the Rub, Ethos Cycle and Train, and Goods for Cooks.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Health / Speakers

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Bank on Bloomington Free Personal Finance Class

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Downtown Transit Center
https://www.monroeunitedway.org/bob

Bank on Bloomington will be holding free personal finance classes once a month! Topics will rotate each month, but feel free to come with questions on any financial topic and the instructor will have time to answer them. This month’s topic is retirement, investment, and long-term savings. The instructor will provide important information on how to be financially prepared for retirement.

Childcare services are available upon request. For more information and to register, visit www.bankonbloomington.org.

Education

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

Newsies

07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Buskirk Chumley Theater
http://cardinalstage.org

Cardinal Stage presents Disney’s “Newsies” December 12 – 29 at the Buskirk Chumley. Inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this high-energy musical soars with rousing dance numbers and memorable songs. When New York publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst try to increase their profits by taking advantage of hard-working newsboys, the charismatic Jack Kelly steps up to lead a band of young “newsies” to strike for what’s right. This Tony Award-winning musical, based on the popular Disney film, is toe-tapping fun for the entire family!
“A bright, invigorating extravaganza!” ~ Time Out New York

Children / Theater

12 Thursday / December 12, 2019

BHSN Symphonic Band Holiday Concert with the 6th Grade Band Members

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Nov 12
BHSN Auditorium

BHSN’s Symphonic Band with join with the 6th Grade Band Students for a concert of Holiday music. Conductors: Thomas Wilson, Aimee Paige, Robert Tamborrino, Janis Stockhouse and Matthew Crozier

Live Music

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