27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

History Harvest – A Community Scanning Event

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Ellettsville Old Town Hall, 221 N Sale Street

We’re turning private history into public history. Dig out your old letters, photographs and documents that relate to the history of the town of Ellettsville, Indiana. Bring in up to 10 documents or photos from before 1970 that relate to town buildings, community events, schools, churches and community organizations. We’ll scan your items and collect your stories. You keep the original and the scan and story will become part of the digital archive of the Monroe County History Center.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

15th Annual Bloomington All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Fairview United Methodist Church
http://www.bloomingtonsacredharp.org/

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Bloomington All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. The event takes place at Fairview United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct 27th, 2018. We will sing from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a traditional potluck dinner on the grounds at noon. Local singers are encouraged to bring a dish to share. We will be singing from the 1991 revision the Sacred Harp. Loaner song books will be available. A voluntary donation will be taken to help cover expenses.

Shape Note, also known as Sacred Harp singing, is part of an American singing tradition that developed over the period from 1770 to the mid 1800s. At the core of this tradition are the all-day singing conventions which usually occur annually. Historically, and even to this day, these singings provide a chance for local singers to meet singers from a wide region, share stories, new songs and form social bonds.

Ever since the American folk-music revival peaking in the mid-1960s, interest in Shape Note singing has been growing throughout America and Europe. More recently, films like “Cold Mountain” have featured Shape Note performances and have inspired a whole new generation of music lovers to experience this traditional form of singing first-hand.

Bloomington resident, William Shetter, who recently celebrated his 91st birthday, launched the first All-Day Singing event here in Bloomington in 2004. However, Shape Note Singing, or Sacred Harp, has been a part of our local community, in one form or another, since the late 70s. You can watch an interview with Mr. Shetter on Youtube.

Some background:

All events welcome beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience or religious affiliation required — in fact, the tradition was born from colonial “singing schools” whose purpose was to teach beginners to sing…Sacred Harp “singings” are not performances. There are no rehearsals and no separate seats for an audience. Every singing is a unique and self-sufficient event with a different group of assembled participants. The singers sit in a hollow square formation with one voice part on each side, all facing inwards so we can see and hear each other. However, visitors are always welcome to sit anywhere in the room and participate as listeners. – fasola.org

We look forward to meeting many new and old friends at the 15th Annual Bloomington All-Day Singing! You can find more information at the Bloomington Sacred Harp website: www.bloomingtonsacredharp.org

Live Music

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W Airport Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403

Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance, so get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device. Not a builder? Not to worry! There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children’s area with a variety of activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity! Launcher Categories and Registration: Youth Human Powered (elementary and middle school students) Student Human Powered (high school or college students) Adult Human Powered Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted. Launcher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team) Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle Launcher team registration deadline is Oct. 19. Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. For more information and a list of launcher rules, call 349-3748 or visit bloomington.in.gov/pumpkinlaunch.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

The Hobbit

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
https://www.stagesbloomington.com

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Education / Theater

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

The Uke-Tones

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Player's Pub
https://theplayerspub.com/event/5pm-the-uke-tones/

Bloomington’s only ukulele band welcomes Halloween with some fun seasonal tunes while working their ukulele magic for you!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

The Hobbit

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
https://www.stagesbloomington.com

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

Masquerade Mask making

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisan Alley
https://www.artisanalley.com/

Come join us for our mask making class just in time for Halloween. Decorate your mask with paint, feathers, and other blinged out goodies.

All materials are included!

Entertainment

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

The Dynamics

08:30 pm to 01:00 am on Oct 28
The Player's Pub
https://theplayerspub.com/event/830pm-the-dynamics-4/

Boo! Don’t miss out on this halloween themed show full of your favorite spooky tunes.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

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