27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Independent Bookstore Day

09:00 am to 08:00 pm
Book Corner

A celebration of bookstores, books, readers, authors, and the whole
bookish ecosystem. It takes place on 1 day at more than 500 individual bookstore all over the country.
Thank you for coming to ours!


27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Community Electronic Recycling Day

09:00 am to 02:00 pm
200 N Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN

Back for our second year, Cook Medical is teaming up with RecycleForce and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington for Community Electronic Recycling Day 2019. We’ll be accepting items like small kitchen appliances, computers, printers, DVD players, refrigerators, and more!

The event will take place at Ivy Tech Bloomington on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 AM – 2 PM.

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/447589746047223/

Civic Affairs

27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Anti-Trafficking Community Engagement Session for Bloomington area

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library (303 E Kirkwood Ave) - Meeting Room 1B

This community engagement session is designed to connect those involved (or wanting to be involved) in anti-trafficking efforts in the Bloomington, Indiana area. In this interactive and informational session, attendees will share and build their understanding of local efforts and resources already available. Attendees will gain information, strategies, solutions, and personal connections to strengthen the community’s overall engagement in anti-trafficking efforts, with the goal to END human trafficking and protect the vulnerable. Whether it’s to learn or share, or both, please join us.

Light refreshments provided.

Education / Health / Speakers / Volunteering

27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Wim Hof Method – The Fundamentals

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Hoosier Heights, 1008 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403

Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology.

The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.

The program generally kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and always includes a breathing session and an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.

If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND.

Fitness / Health

27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

14th Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day

11:00 am to 04:00 pm on Apr 28
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the 2019 Fourteenth Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from 1-4 p.m. Native perennials sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery, since 1998 Indiana’s premier native plant supplier, will be a primary emphasis of the plant sale. The plants will include those suitable for rain gardens, butterfly gardens and as primary pollinator food sources. Also available will be landscape flowers, spring-planted bulbs, and miscellaneous trees and shrubs. Experts are on-hand during the sale to answer questions and guide selections. The proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing gardening efforts at the site. Maple syrup and volunteer-produced jam and jelly will also be available for purchase, and members of Friday Musicale will provide music inside the 1892 main house which will also be open to visitors. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc.

Benefits / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Outdoors

27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Big Band Sock Hop

07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Harmony School Gym 909 E. Second St., Bloomington

Havin’ A Sock Hop
“Relive your memories of the 50’s or create new ones.” Join the Stardusters big band as they “jive” and play music from that new 50’s phenomenon Rock ‘n Roll! It’s a real sock hop, where kids used to kick off their shoes to protect the gym floor. Dance to tunes like Rock Around the Clock, At the Hop, Barbara Ann and Tequilla. And no better place to do this than at the gym at Harmony School!

The Stardusters will be playing some big band swing favorites then transition to good old Rock ‘n Roll. Remember the Buunny Hop, one of the early lines dances? Or the Twist? Singing with the Stardusters Big Band will be Rachel Caswell one of Bloomington’s most versatile vocalists.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019; 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Where: Harmony School Gym, address 909 E. Second (Free parking)
Cost: $10.00
All ages welcome! Refreshments will be available.

Wear socks or not!, but join us for this fun-filled evening of listening and dancing as we Rock Around the Clock!

Contact Info
Jerry Jerome /Stardusters Music
317 431-7408
[email protected]

Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Barney Fife Fully Loaded

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

He’s back at the Playhouse and sure to play to a full house again! Bob & Tom Radio Show’s favorite comedian returns to the Playhouse stage with his hysterical, odd sense of humor. He will perform many of his nationally celebrated recordings (“Toast”, “Big Butter Jesus” and “They Had to Taser Her Again”, just to name a few). Beer, wine and mixed drinks sold in the auditorium.


27 Saturday / April 27, 2019

Afro- Latin Dance Party

09:00 pm to 02:00 am on Apr 28
Serendipity Martini Bar

Southern Indiana Kizomba & Serendipity Martini Bar team up for a night of Kizomba & Latin dancing! Come dance to many styles of music, enjoy a drink, and have a good time! Everyone is invited❗
? FREE Cover ❗ 18+
? FREE Beginner Kizomba Lesson at 9:00 pm
with Kathleen Kolumban
? 50/50% Kizomba & Latin music with 2 DJ’s
? DJ Anonym (Soulo Zampa)
➤ Kizomba, Urban Kiz, Tarraxhina, Semba
? DJ – SLatino (Isaac Salazar)
➤ Bachata, Salsa, Cumbia, Raggaeton & other Latin genre
? Drink Specials:
$3 Coronas
$6 Margaritas
Southern Indiana Kizomba is a community dance organization. We promote Kizomba and other dances in and around the region. Join us if you want to have fun learning to dance!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Fitness / Health / Live Music

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