14 Thursday / November 14, 2019

Wake Up! with United Way “Re-Imagining Health Care in Monroe County and Beyond”

07:45 am to 09:00 am
The Mill, 642 N Madison St, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.monroeunitedway.org/WakeUp

Monthly speaker series featuring breakfast, networking, and an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area.

For the past 12 years, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) has been the only source of free health care for uninsured and medically underserved residents of Monroe and Owen counties. When VIM was established the primary need was to provide access to medical services for the large segment of the population that was uninsured. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Healthy IN Plan 2.0 (HIP), Indiana’s alternative to Medicaid expansion, Monroe County now has a large number of people who are insured.

Unfortunately, people living in poverty who become insured are still living in poverty and still face the challenges that substandard housing, unemployment, lack of transportation, and food deserts have on physical and mental health. Over the past two years, VIM has been re-imagining its role in the health care space for low-income and underserved individuals, recently announcing a transition to a Federally Qualified Health Center. This transition offers great potential to bring forward transformative solutions to our community’s critical health challenges.

Join VIM’s Executive Director, Nancy Richman, Ph.D., MPA, on November 14th to learn more about what VIM does, as well as the how, why, when, and where of this upcoming transition and what it will mean for our community. Special guests Jon Barada, Bloomington Health Foundation, and Tina Peterson, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, will be joining also. Bring your questions and bring your appetite for breakfast!

Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their awareness about someone else’s reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations, resources available through area nonprofits, and how to get more involved in making a difference.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Education / Speakers

14 Thursday / November 14, 2019

Science Sprouts:

09:15 am to 09:45 am
WonderLab Museum
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/science-sprouts-the-senses/2019-11-14/

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose… November Early Childhood Education programs at WonderLab will explore the senses. Each week, one of the senses will be the focus of hands-on activities available for young scientists. 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

14 Thursday / November 14, 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/

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose… November Early Childhood Education programs at WonderLab will explore the senses. Each week, one of the senses will be the focus of hands-on activities available for young scientists. 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

14 Thursday / November 14, 2019

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club – November

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

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club
2nd Thursday, November 14, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

For the month of November, we are reading: Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon
by Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy and Danny Coeyman

Readers will know Bob Ross (1942-1995) as the gentle, afro’d painter of happy trees on PBS. And while he has been reviled or ignored by the elite art world and scholarly art educators, he continues to be embraced around the globe as a healer and painter, even decades after his death. In Happy Clouds, Happy Trees, the authors thoughtfully explore how the Bob Ross phenomenon grew into a juggernaut. They address issues of amateur art, sentimentality, imitation, boredom, seduction, and democratic practices in the art world. They examine Ross as a painter, teacher, healer, media star, performer, magician, and networker. Happy Clouds, Happy Trees presents Ross as a gift giver, someone who freely teaches the act of painting to anyone who believes that “this is your world.”

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

14 Thursday / November 14, 2019

BLONK / BISHOP / SMITH / WALTER quartet

08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
I Fell Building
http://urban-deer.com

This recently formed quartet plays improvised music with an engaging performance aspect.

Jeb Bishop has been a mainstay of the Chicago improv scene and is one of the finest trombone players. He also brings some unique small analog synthesizers.

Jaap Blonk is a world-renowned vocal performer, both in sound poetry and in improvisation, supported by a childlike freedom and a powerful stage presence. His work with live electronics shows the same flexibility.

Damon Smith is an amazing bass virtuoso who has played with many of the greatest players in modern jazz and improvised music.

Weasel Walter is a real powerhouse on the drums, well-known from the Flying Luttenbachers and other improv and extreme rock groups. His style is one of a kind.

In the spring of this year the group started off with a short East Coast tour, including a concert and a recording session at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, of which a CD will be available before long.

Also appearing: ORTET from Urban Deer Records (Marty Belcher, Tony Brewer, Joan Hawkins, Norbert Herber, Chris Rall, Joe MF Stone)

Sponsored by Urban Deer, Writers Guild at Bloomington, and the Indiana Arts Commission

Live Music / Spoken Word

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