10 Saturday / April 10, 2021

Science StoryTime

09:30 am to 10:15 am
WonderLab in the WonderGarden

Topic: A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
Weather permitting – Masks Required – Distance Enforced
Join us at WonderLab as read A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin. After the story we will explore Moon craters and make some ourselves. Science Story Time allows young scientists to develop literacy and STEM skills as well as build vocabulary by actively participating in the program. Activities designed for ages 3-6. All welcome.

Children / Education

10 Saturday / April 10, 2021

Legislative Update (Zoom Meeting)

09:30 am to 11:00 am
Please go to www.lwv-bmc.org/leg-update to register for the Zoom meeting.

The Leagues of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County and Brown County, with co-sponsor the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, will hold a LWV Legislative Update on Saturday, April 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in a Zoom session. State legislators representing Monroe County will report on their work and priorities for the current session of the Indiana General Assembly and will take questions from attendees. Please go to www.lwv-bmc.org/leg-update to register for the Zoom meeting. All legislative updates are free and open to the public.

The Legislative Update is sponsored by the League and the Chamber. It is intended to be informative, not a debate. Audience questions should be framed to elicit information for the benefit of all and to enable any of the legislators to weigh in.

All updates will be recorded by Community Access Television Services through the Monroe County Public Library, with the video available on the CATS website shortly after each update. A Zoom recording of the meeting is also available on the League’s website at the URL given above.

The work of the Indiana General Assembly can be followed on its website, www.iga.in.gov, which provides a wealth of information and offers the possibility to track the progress of individual bills. WFIU, the Bloomington Herald-Times and other local media also provide reports on the activities of the General Assembly.

Civic Affairs

10 Saturday / April 10, 2021

Lotus Blossoms Bazaar Community Day

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Lotus Firebay

The 2021 Lotus Blossoms Bazaar Community Day, April 10, 2021.

Virtual and *In-Person at the Lotus Firebay

Pick-up Lotus Blossoms Outreach Kits featuring hands-on multicultural activities from community partners.
View video tutorials from community artists.
Stream virtual concerts from the 2021 Lotus Blossom Artists.

Register to pick up a Lotus Blossoms Bazaar Outreach Kit at the Lotus Firebay (Each family/organization is welcome to register for a maximum of 10 kits).

Select one of the following pick-up times:

Tuesday, April 6; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM & 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 7; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM & 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 10 (Lotus Blossoms Bazaar Community Day); 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If you are not able to make it to any of these pick-up times, please contact [email protected] to set up a different time.

*Masks and physical distancing will be required. Lotus will follow current Monroe County Health Department Covid precautions.

Children / Education / Entertainment

10 Saturday / April 10, 2021

STEM Saturdays for Families

03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
WonderLab in the WonderGarden

Topic: Asteroid Mining
Weather permitting – Masks Required – Distance Enforced
Learn about asteroids and imagine the challenges and opportunities of asteroid mining. Participants will draw their own asteroid mining machines, and consider how these devices would extract, process, and return mined materials to Earth. STEM Saturday at WonderLab is a great opportunity for the whole family or group to explore the engineering design process as well as develop STEM skills such as defining & problem solving, exploring cause & effect, and the collaborative process. This program is made possible through funding from Cook Medical. and CFC Properties.

Children / Education

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