8 Thursday / August 8, 2019

Wake Up! with United Way: “Autism Spectrum Disorder – What to Know”

07:45 am to 09:00 am
BloomingTea, 612 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN
https://www.monroeunitedway.org/WakeUp

Monthly speaker series featuring breakfast, networking, and an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area.

On Thursday, August 8th, the topic, “Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Know” will be explored by Jim Wiltz, PhD HSPP, a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience working with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is the director of Milestones, the clinical division of Stone Belt, that specializes in supporting people with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

Out of every 68 children in the United States, one will receive a diagnosis along the Autism Spectrum. Since the condition impacts brain development and how a person perceives and socializes with others, creating a sense of understanding on the part of community goes a long way towards fostering sensitivity and inclusivity.

This presentation will focus on the basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, including a brief history of the diagnosis, why there seems to be an increase in the number of people who have ASD, and some useful tips on handling routine daily activities as well as crisis situations. The discussion will include opportunities for questions and answers from participants, as well as resources for those who need supports and services.

Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their awareness about someone else’s reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations, resources available through area nonprofits, and how to get more involved in making a difference.

Presenting Sponsor: Old National Bank

Speakers

8 Thursday / August 8, 2019

Brown County Humane Society Barn Sale

08:00 am to 04:00 pm on Aug 10
128 State Road 135 S., Nashville, IN 47448
https://www.bchumane.org/barn-sale/

It’s a “yard sale on steroids” with thousands of new and gently-used items donated by the community.

Furniture, antiques, collectibles, toys, tools, machines, kitchen appliances, books, records, garden items, and so much more! You never know what treasures you might find!
All proceeds benefit the shelter animals. August 8-10 from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Animals / Antiques / Benefits

8 Thursday / August 8, 2019

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery, 46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460
http://www.juniperartgallery.com

For the month of August, we are reading: Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism
by Bruce Cole and Adelheid Gealt

This rather comprehensive book is an illustrated survey of the history of Western art. It examines the societies, values, and ideals that shaped the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture, from ancient Greece to the present. It also has a local, southern Indiana connection as it was co-written by the late, Indiana University art historian, Bruce Cole, and the former director of the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, Adelheid (“Heidi”) Gealt.

The Juniper Art Gallery Book Club meets the second Thursday monthly in the Juniper Art Gallery Community Room
46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460 (south side of Spencer’s historic courthouse square)

Our readings focus on art, artists, art history and all things CREATIVE! Facilitated by Bruce Smith, Ph.D. (American History, Indiana University and University of Notre Dame). Come have fun, get inspired, and learn more about our creative nature!
Discover Owen County’s newest fine arts establishment!

Education

8 Thursday / August 8, 2019

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/star-wars-episode-iii-revenge-of-the-sith/

Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire.

Release date: 2005
Run time: 2 hrs 20 min
MPAA rating: PG-13
Screening format: DCP

Doors will open at 7pm for this general admission event. As with all movie screenings at the BCT, costumes are encouraged. Lightsabers are welcome but please leave your blaster at home.

Entertainment / Films

Submit Your Event

Pin It on Pinterest

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!