15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Wylie House Fall Herb Fest

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Wylie House Museum

Join us on Saturday, September15th, from 10 am until 2 pm at Wylie House Museum for our Fall Herb Fest. Visit the house to learn about historic uses of herbs, narrated by volunteers in period attire. Step outside to observe various herbs growing in our heirloom kitchen garden. In the barn, find an Herb Garden Seed Card making activity for kids, plus light refreshments and various dried herbs to share with guests.

Antiques / Children / Eat and Drink / Exhibits / Festivals / Outdoors

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

MCHC Solar Celebration

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

We are going green! As a part of Clean Up the World Weekend, we are celebrating our new solar roof. All day at the museum we will have solar activities and s’mores as we watch our solar energy usage go up!

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Outdoors

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Narcan (Pizza) Party

11:00 am to 02:00 pm
Indiana Recovery Alliance

While we all know there is no such thing as a “Narcan Party,” there IS such a thing as a Narcan PIZZA Party, where friends get together, eat pizza and put together thousands of naloxone kits.

Please consider attending, as we want to make sure we have plenty of kits for the upcoming Opioid Summit!

Join us for a mid-day full of pizza, putting together naloxone kits and building power and community!

Education / Health / Volunteering

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Furs, Fins, and Feathers

12:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area

All kinds of animals will be highlighted at Paynetown State Recreation Area during Furs, Fins, and Feathers on Saturday, Sep. 15.

The first scheduled program, an electrofishing demo, is at 12:30 p.m. Open fishing, with equipment and bait all provided, runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

Additional afternoon activities include aging whitetail deer from their teeth, learning the differences between aquatic mammals, and exploring waterfowl feathers.

Live snakes will be featured at a 4 p.m. presentation. The event then wraps up at 7 p.m. with a live raptor presentation by Adam Naugle of the Indiana Falconers Association.

The full schedule and description of programs and activities is available on Monroe Lake’s online event calendar at stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm.

Paynetown SRA is at 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington. Questions should be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or jvance@dnr.in.gov.

Animals / Children / Education / Outdoors / Speakers

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Live Music at Oliver Winery

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Oliver Winery

Featuring: Madeleine

Live Music

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Meditation 101: A Buddhist Approach

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, 47401

Meditation 101 : A Buddhist Approach

3rd Saturday of the Month 2-3:30p

This class is an introduction to the basics of meditation that is perfect for everyone! If you’ve ever wanted to start meditating, but didn’t know how or even why, this is the class for you! Or, if you have some experience with meditation but need to ask questions that will help your meditation practice improve and grow, this is also the perfect class for you.

Meditation is a way to calm the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily life ( our studies, work, our relationships). Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our inner positive potential , and helps us develop and find lasting joy and contentment.

When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.

This is a beginner course open to everyone. We provide chairs or cushions to sit on. No special clothing required.

Education / Health / Speakers

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Hey Hey

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Players Pub

Hey Hey will be doing all light and easy feeling covers. Bring your friends for a great night of music!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

Black Tie & High Heel Gala

06:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Bloomington Country Club

Where: Bloomington Country Club
Black & White Attire
Cocktails ~ Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Champagne Model
Silent & Live Auction with John Goode as Auctioneer
Tickets: $125
Sponsored Table (8): $1000

Benefits / Entertainment

15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

My Sister’s Closet Black Tie & High Heel Gala

06:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Bloomington Country Club

Serving Monroe County, My Sister’s Closet has helped more than 2,000 disadvantaged and at-risk women find and secure gainful employment. This year they hope to preserve the organization as they find a new space for the boutique and outreach services.

Put on your black tie or best pearls for an elegant evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of My Sister’s Closet! The Black Tie & High Heel Gala will feature live and silent auctions, dinner, and dancing with all proceeds benefiting the My Sister’s Closet Relocation Fund. Seating is limited to 200 guests, so don’t wait—buy your ticket now! Sponsorships are also available; for more information contact Sandy Keller, My Sister’s Closet Executive Director. Remember to wear black and white apparel, and get ready for a night to remember benefiting a great cause.


15 Saturday / September 15, 2018

An Evening with Ken Medema

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Please join us for a very special concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Tickets are free but donations will be collected to support the CommUNITY Interfaith Build.

For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind. His ability to capture spirit in word and song is unparalleled. One of the most creative and authentic artists performing today, Ken custom designs every musical moment of his performance with brilliant improvisation that defies description. With an ever-growing circle of friends around the world, Ken’s vocal and piano artistry and imagination have reached audiences of 50 to 50,000 people in 49 United States and in more than 15 countries on four continents.

The CommUNITY Interfaith Build brings together volunteers and donors as part of “commUNITY” groups (i.e. teams) to frame-up a home for a hard-working Habitat family in just three days. The legacy of faith-based groups building a brighter future in Monroe County is a tremendous one and this build shines a light on what unites us while working together to support the Habitat mission.

Benefits / Entertainment / Live Music

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