20 Monday / January 20, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron/exhibits/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1, a variety of new exhibits are on display at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center galleries.

National Society of Arts and Letters: 2014 Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition of Emerging Artists

Indiana artists aged 18-29 compete for a $1,000 Best in Show prize awarded annually by the Bloomington Chapter of the NSAL. This local group has given away over half a million dollars to support budding careers invisual arts, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre since 1966.

Janelle Beasley: “Comfort Zone” (paper collages)

Lucas Adams and Bailey Tichenor: “Northern Exposure” (paintings and photographs)

Galleries are open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Exhibits

20 Monday / January 20, 2014

Dr. MLK Jr. Day: ‘A Day On! Not A Day Off’! Food Drive & Tech Fair!

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

About the Food Drive:
Art classes from local schools and organizations have decorated 40 cardboard food donation bins (40 gallon size ) using the theme of Martin Luther King: 40 Days of Peace. The decorated bins will be used to collect non-perishable food items at area groceries, schools, retail stores, apartments, etc, to stock Area 10’s Food Pantries. The food will then be delivered to homebound seniors.

To kick off our food drive, the colorful bins will be on display Monday, January 20 at the Endwright Center as part of Area 10’s MLK Day celebration. Volunteers will also be at each of Area 10’s food pantries cleaning, painting and organizing.

The food drive will continue through the next 40 days. Each day we will feature the art work and location of one bin on our website and facebook page. If you’d like to help decorate a bin, come to the Endwright Center any time on Friday, January 10th. There will be some art supplies on hand or you can bring your own. Many thanks to Tony Bauman of B&B Boxes and Drums for supplying the bins at cost and to Jeanne Walters Real Estate for transportation.

About the Tech Fair: Older adults often receive new technology gadgets as holiday gifts to help them stay in touch with friends and family. For those who need a little assistance getting comfortable with their new phone, camera, or laptop, etc, Area 10’s RSVP program is hosting “Tech Day” at the Endwright Center (no appointment is necessary). Volunteers will be on hand to help seniors learn the features of their new equipment and the programs that will be most helpful to them. Amy Wardlaw, from the Attorney General’s Office, will be present to help seniors learn how to avoid scams and identity theft when using their electronic devices.

Both the Food Drive and the Tech Fair are made possible by a grant from the City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, and sponsored by Area 10 Agency on Aging, RSVP, Endwright Center and Nutrition programs. For Additional Information: 812-876-3383 ex. 515

Civic Affairs / Education / Health

20 Monday / January 20, 2014

Soft Things, Shiny Things, Sensational Things

11:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://www.byhandgallery.com

A holiday show of handmade work by more than 50 local artists.

Exhibits

20 Monday / January 20, 2014

Improving your Balance Class

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

What: Improving Your Balance Class

When: Twice Weekly (8 classes), Monday & Thursdays,
Jan 6 through Jan 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Who: Sarah Hugus, Endwright Center Fitness Specialist

Where: The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville, 47429

Cost: $24 (only $3 per class!). $16 for Endwright Center Members

Additional Information:
Falling is currently the number one cause of serious injury in older adults, so good balance is an extremely important aspect of maintaining an active lifestyle as we age. Fortunately, balance can be improved through a variety of strength and flexibility exercises. This class will teach and reinforce basic skills to help maintain and improve balance in order to prevent the occurrence of falls.

While most balance exercises do not require equipment, we are pleased to incorporate our new balance exercise tools provided by a Smithville Charitable Foundation grant. Materials such as wooden wobble boards, foam balance pads, and Therabands help strengthen muscles associated with balance and coordination. Payment options are available upon request.

For more information: call the center at 876-3383 ex. 515.

Fitness / Health

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