30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection


308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404
http://www.wonderlab.org

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 07:00 am
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

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Tai Chi for Wellness with Margret Kingrey

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

What: Tai Chi for Wellness with Margret Kingrey

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

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 7 through 30
Intermediate Tai Chi: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Beginning Tai Chi: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: Eight Classes for $50 (preregister & pay-in-full), or $7 pay-per class.
(Endwright Center Members: $45)

About: Tai Chi is a program which improves flexibility, muscle strength, balance as well as increases energy and metabolism. It is also known to decrease anxiety and allow improved breathing. Being a form of movement with intention developed centuries ago in China, it has been used as a martial art as well as a meditative practice.

Margret Kingrey, MA, OTR, is a certified instructor for Tai Chi for Health from Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute since 2009. Dr. Lam’s program is internationally recognized, as well as by the Arthritis Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.
Margret has taught Tai Chi for Health at the Endwright Center, Meadowood Retirement Community and at Ellettsville First United Methodist Church. Prior to becoming a certified Tai Chi instructor, Margret practiced occupational therapy for over 35 years in a variety of settings. She is currently a licensed occupational therapist in Indiana and Massachusetts.

For more information call 812-876-3383 ex. 515

Fitness / Health

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St.
http://www.monroehistory.org

“Community Voices Gallery: League of Women Voters”
League of Women Voters exhibit, open now through March 29, 2014, through photos, documents, written history and objects you will be able to see the involvement of the Bloomington Chapter of this nationwide organization. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial”
“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial” exhibit open now through April 12, 2014, gives an incredible look at the soldiers from Monroe County and their role in the battles of the Civil War. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Old Fashioned Christmas”
Come view Christmases from the past in the History Center’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. November 29 – February 15, 2014 Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Civic Affairs / Education / Exhibits

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Exhibit: Mass Garbage Dumps (Antonio Bolfo) at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)
http://www.picturagallery.com/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1 at Pictura Gallery is a new photography exhibit by Antonio Bolfa: “Haiti: Mass Garbage Dumps of Cite Soleil”.

“The town of Cite Soleil has the biggest garbage dumping grounds in the city of Port au Prince and possibly the country of Haiti. It is a vast wasteland that stretches to the horizon, always expanding as peoples’ waste is dumped there. On and around this massive wasteland a community has grown. People erect makeshift homes and raise families among the fields of garbage where they scavenge the refuse for food, scrap metal and other recyclable items so they can survive. There are no jobs, health care or education. A good day is when garbage trucks deliver batches of spoiled meat that are free for eating. Following the tragic earthquake on January 10th, 2010, the international community poured financial assistance into the country. Since that day, not a single penny has been received by the community of Cite Soleil. As I watched people fight for their survival, I would always think to myself, “What do these people need to sacrifice in order to live like this? Do these people have to relinquish some part of their humanity in order to survive? Or does this kind of hardship define a part of what humanity is in the 21st century?” I am still shocked that this level of poverty and base survival still exists in 2013.”

Artist talk will be held Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Cooking for One: Delicious Individual Sized Pizzas!


Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr., Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

What: Cooking for One: Delicious Individual Sized Pizzas!
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Where: Endwright Center Kitchen, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429

Who: Portia Egan

Cost: FREE! Donations accepted.

About: Portia Egan will show you how to make quick, easy and nutritious individual sized pizzas. Join us to learn how simple it is to satisfy your craving for everyone’s favorite food (without having a huge pizza left over!!).

Portia Egan serves as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Area 10 Agency for Aging. Under the nutrition department, she assists with the Area 10’s meal delivery and food pantry programs. Her professional interests include promoting health and improving quality of life through economic development.

Cooking for One classes promote healthy nutrition and are free to participants. We gratefully accept donations to cover the cost of our ingredients and to support Area 10’s Nutrition Program. For Additional Information: 812-876-3383, ext 515

Eat and Drink / Speakers

30 Thursday / January 30, 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

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Still Life Oil Painting Class with Veda Stanfield

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

Six week Class: Thursdays, beginning January 23 – February 27

What: Winter is the perfect time to explore the basics of still life painting. These studies are perfect for learning the fundamentals of shape, light, line and composition. They can provide an educated entry point to all other artistic endeavors. This class will guide you through the tools of the trade while also allowing for your own creative expression.

About the Instructor: Veda Stanfield is a mostly self-taught painter. She’s been observing and painting for decades. She calls her paintings of still lives, landscapes and skyscapes “haunted realism.” She hopes to capture and reveal to the viewer the light, the beauty and the mystery of the everyday world around us. Veda has shown her work in local and regional galleries and has paintings in many private collections all across the country from Boston to New Mexico.

Additional Information: Call for supplies list or with questions: 812-876-3383 ex. 515
Limited supplies will be on-hand at the center.

Education

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Self-Publishing Workshop

06:00 pm
Career Resource Center (246 E Main St, Nashville, IN)
http://www.u-publish.com/crc/

Do you have stories to pass along to your children, grandkids… or the whole world?

The nonprofit Career Resource Center of Nashville, Indiana, is now offering exciting new classes for people who have a book inside them, just waiting to get out. Whether you’ve already written a book, are currently writing one, or are simply dreaming of writing one in the future, these courses are ideal for you.

The first is “Self-Publish a Paperback at Little or No Cost.” It consists of six weekly classes covering topics from preparation of manuscripts in Word format for self-publication, to actual printing of books at Lulu.com and Amazon’s CreateSpace.com, to methods for developing an audience for a self-published book after publication.

The second is “Self-Publish an e-Book at Little or No Cost,” showing you how to publish your book at Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’ and make it available to readers worldwide, without spending a dime.

Your book does NOT need to be fully written to learn the techniques in these courses. Bring your manuscript, finished or unfinished, to each class on a flash drive, laptop or tablet computer in Microsoft Word format. This will allow you to apply the methods explained during classes in real life. Basic (but not advanced) skills using Word are needed for best results.

The instructor is Harvard graduate Danny O. Snow, editor / publisher of SelfPublishersMonthly.com, a new e-Book series available worldwide from Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.

Each course will emphasize what Snow calls “Do-it-Yourself-Publishing” with low-to-no investment, versus paying a vanity press hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars.

Students from previous classes have already made their books available on Amazon without spending a dime — you can too!

The cost is just $75 for six weekly classes. You may attend class any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday each week at 6 pm by appointment only; please call 206-666-5484 or e-mail publish@u-publish.com to reserve a seat beforehand.

Business / Education

30 Thursday / January 30, 2014

Eric Andre at The Comedy Attic

08:00 pm
The Comedy Attic (123 S. Walnut St.)
http://comedyattic.laughstub.com/ericandre

The star and host of the funniest and definitely the most insane show on TV, Eric returns to Bloomington on the heels of season 2 of the Adult Swim series. Eric has also starred in “Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23,” The Invention of Lying alongside Ricky Gervais and The Internship with Vince Vaughn & Luke Wilson.

See website for all showtimes and ticket prices.

Comedy / Entertainment

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