17 Saturday / April 17, 2021

Science StoryTime

09:30 am to 10:15 am
WonderLab in the WonderGarden
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Topic: A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Laura Freeman
Weather permitting – Masks Required – Distance Enforced
Join us at WonderLab as we read A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Laura Freeman. After the story about singer Aretha Franklin, we will explore the science of sound with spoon gongs. 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

17 Saturday / April 17, 2021

“Predisposed to Violins” – Guided Experience

12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Allison Jukebox Community Center // Downtown Bloomington
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-plays/

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.)

GUIDED EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE:

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: 
-Headphones 
-Smartphone 
-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

17 Saturday / April 17, 2021

“Predisposed to Violins” – Guided Experience

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Allison Jukebox Community Center // Downtown Bloomington
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-plays/

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.)

GUIDED EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE:

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!

Entertainment / Theater

17 Saturday / April 17, 2021

STEM Saturdays for Families

03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
WonderLab in the WonderGarden
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Topic: Catapults
Weather permitting – Masks Required – Distance Enforced
Explore potential and kinetic energy and energy transfer – with catapults! Use your creativity, design skjlls and trial and error as you design and test. Come to WonderLab for STEM Saturdays – 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

17 Saturday / April 17, 2021

TEDxBloomington: “The BIG Questions”

06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Virtual
https://www.tedxbloomington.com/

Big questions have the power to capture our attention, engage our minds, and can challenge the way we see the world. This year, TEDxBloomington, is shining a spotlight on “The BIG Questions” being asked by out-of-the-box thinkers, scholars, and citizens seeking to be allies and advocates for positive change. This event aims to address a wide range of questions about life, society, health, entrepreneurship, creativity and leadership.

Education

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