15 Thursday / April 15, 2021

CoderDojo – Virtual

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Virtual Event (Zoom)

Topic: Scratch!
Join Jessica on-line for our monthly coding program, CoderDojo. This program is geared toward ages 7-17, no coding experience needed! This month we will be using Scratch to collaboratively explore some coding challenges.

Children / Education

15 Thursday / April 15, 2021

Science Sprouts

04:00 pm to 04:30 pm
Virtual Event (Zoom)

Topic: Plant Taxonomy
Weather permitting – Masks Required – Distance Enforced
For this in-person Science Sprouts in the WonderGarden, we will continue our journey of botany by talking about plant taxonomy. We will discuss how plants are classified and then do an activity to identify plants in the garden. Participants will learn STEM skills through play. Tickets are included with general admission. Activities are designed for ages 0-3.

Children / Education

15 Thursday / April 15, 2021

“Predisposed to Violins” – Guided Experience

05:30 pm to 06:30 pm
Allison Jukebox Community Center // Downtown Bloomington

When John Watson suggested that Sherlock Holmes was in desperate need of a vacation, the last place he thought they would end up was Bloomington, Indiana. But Holmes hasn’t come here for rest and relaxation, he’s hot on the trail of an intriguing case. This cold-war era thriller will keep you guessing!

Cardinal’s Walkabout Radio Plays are a safe way to enjoy great storytelling in a unique setting! Each play is set in Bloomington and takes place on a designated walking route. All you need is a smart phone and your favorite headphones, and the world will be transformed around you! Listen to a new scene at each location at the story unfolds. Join us for this new, guided tour experience for small groups. These special group experiences will be led by a docent and guests will be invited to solve puzzles, enjoy some social time, and access bonus content.

Recommended for ages 14+ (mild language, violence)

Total Episodes: 2

Estimated Experience Time: 2 hours (1 hour per episode, including approximately 15-20 minutes of walking. Benches or other seating available in many locations.)


Option 1 – Thurs 4/15 @ 5:30pm (Episode 1) and Fri 4/16 @ 5:30pm (Episode 2)

Option 2 – Sat 4/17 @ 12pm (Both Episodes)

Option 3 – Sat 4/17 @ 2pm (Both Episodes)

Option 4 – Sun 4/18 @ 2pm (Both Episodes)

The entire experience will take place outdoors and all attendees will be required to wear a mask. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine clues and solve puzzles as they try to crack the case. Each performance will be limited to ten people. A fun way to do this is to sign up with a group!

What to Bring:
-Your car (Each episode takes place in a different area of town)
-Water Bottle
-Good walking shoes (walk includes some park trails)
-Sunscreen / sunglasses

After you purchase your ticket, you will receive an email with detailed information on where to meet for your tour. Please note there are no physical tickets for this event. Simply sign in with the box office attendant when you arrive.

Learn more and find tickets at https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-plays/

Entertainment / Theater

15 Thursday / April 15, 2021

Free Virtual Financial Literacy Class

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Our next financial literacy class will be held on April 15th from 6:00-7:00. As usual, you will receive the Zoom link after filling out our RSVP form. This month’s class will be led by Matthew Humphrey and will go over how to plan for big purchases and use credit wisely. You are welcome to come with questions about other topics as well!


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An Important Message from Bloom Magazine

For the past 14 years, we have been publishing Bloom, a free, bimonthly cultural and lifestyle magazine serving Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding communities. We have four missions: to support local businesses, local charities, local arts, and diversity. We are an integral part of the fabric of this community.

Like so many small businesses (4 employees), we are facing huge challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to continue producing the magazine and our website, magbloom.com, but we need your help.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe drive using the link below. Thank you!