7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Brown County Art Guild – Winter Exhibition


The Brown County Art Guild
http://www.browncountyartguild.org

Featured exhibit on display in the Upper Loft Gallery: Annual Winter Exhibition, featuring paintings by Contemporary Art Guild Member Artists and works from the Marie Goth Estate Permanent Collection. Now – December 31

Reception: Second Saturday, December 14, 5:00-8:00 pm (during the Holiday Village Art Walk) Please join the Guild for an evening of light refreshments and to purchase your $10 raffle ticket for your final opportunity to win the beautiful autumn landscape created collaboratively by nine Guild Member Artists. Contributing artists include Mark Burkett, Ronald Mack, Thom Robinson, Rena Brouwer, Patricia Rhoden, Wyatt LeGrand, Jeanne McLeish, Pamela Chase Newell, and Chris Newlund. The lucky raffle winner will be drawn during the Holiday Art Walk reception. (need not be present to win).

Exhibits

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling

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Area 10 Agency on Aging or IU Health Bloomington Hospital
http://medicare.gov/

Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15-December 7. Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices regularly. Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage. It’s worth it to take the time to review and compare, but you don’t have to do it alone. Help is available through SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). Counselors can answer your questions and help you find the best plan at the best price. Local sponsors Area 10 Agency on Aging and IU Health Bloomington Hospital provide one-on-one assistance to help people sort through Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Also, if you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get help paying your prescription drug coverage costs and other healthcare costs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for the subsidy, but are not currently enrolled to take advantage of these savings. A recent law changed how your income and assets are counted, so even if you were previously turned down due to income or resource levels, you should reapply. Keep in mind that Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The new Health Insurance Marketplace won’t affect your Medicare coverage and is not part of Medicare Open Enrollment which occurs from October 15 to December 7. You do not need to enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplace to maintain or change your Medicare coverage. Criminals are trying to scam seniors with false information regarding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Never give your Medicare number to someone who calls or visits and requests this information.

Call to make your appointment anytime during Open Enrollment to discuss prescription coverage or any other Medicare questions.

Area 10 Agency on Aging 812-876-3383
IU Health Bloomington Hospital 812-353-9300

Benefits / Education / Health

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection


308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404
http://www.wonderlab.org

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Ongoing December Art Exhibits at the Ivy Tech Waldron

09:00 am to 05:00 am
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St.

Keegan Adams & Adam Rake, printmaking; Jackson Moore, paintings; Robert Price, photography; “No Exit”, Ivy Tech Student Productions, dramaturgy. Enjoy multiple gallery spaces in a beautiful historic limestone building. Open M-F 9-7; Sat 9-5; Closed Sun.

Exhibits

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

ENJOY Live Music @ Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY


Harmony School
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Winter-Farmers-Market/205299875349

All of these talented will perform at the Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am-12pm.

Winter Farmer’s Market Music Schedule:
7-Dec Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
14-Dec Farm Pickers
21-Dec Dena’s Violin
4-Jan Laura Lashbrooks
11-Jan Craig Brenner
18-Jan Fiddl’n’Feet
25-Jan Jason Fickel
1-Feb Salaam (or subset)
8-Feb Hoosier Hotcakes
15-Feb Jason Fickel
22-Feb Monika Herzig
1-Mar Salaam (or subset)
8-Mar Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
15-Mar Gan Amin
22-Mar Farm Pickers
29-Mar Craig Brenner

Where there is great food, there is great music. Come visit at Harmony School!

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Health / Live Music

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Harmony School, East 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.localgrowers.org/wintermarket/

The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market is a great opportunity to buy directly from local growers during the winter months. Our cozy indoor market features local products, live music, and a wonderful community. Join us for breakfast and buy local produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, and more!

Products include a wide variety of salad greens, spinach, micro-greens/shoots, eggs, squash, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, cow milk cheeses, baked goods, kale, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, sweet potatoes, apples, honey, milk and yogurt, fresh roasted coffee beans, fresh and dried herbs, breads, soups, plants, tamales, wheat flour, seeds, sauces, yarns, soap, flowers, wreaths, hot breakfast foods, fresh coffee, espresso—and much more.

Located in the Harmony School, the market runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from December 1 to March 30 with the exception of Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, during which it is closed for the holidays.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

United Way ‘This is How I Live United’ Community Gallery

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408
http://www.monroeunitedway.org/LU

Showcasing photographs taken by local residents, the ‘This is How I Live United’ gallery captures how our friends, family, and neighbors Live United by giving, advocating, and volunteering to create a better tomorrow for our community.

United Way of Monroe County and our partners work every day to ensure everyone in our community has the building blocks for a better life — Education, Earnings, and the Essentials. And you are part of this work — whether through donations, volunteering, or lending a helping hand to those in need. www.monroeunitedway.org/LU

Exhibits

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Trained Eye Saturday Arts Market

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Trained Eye Arts Center (615 N. Fairview)
http://trainedeyearts.com/

Come check out the Saturday arts market at the Trained Eye Arts Center. Featuring local artists, live music and more! Stop by the art market on the first and third Saturday of the month for an opportunity to tour the open studios and see artists at work. The art market will be held inside the Trained Eye studios during the winter months.

Business / Exhibits / Live Music

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Photos with Santa at Fountain Square Mall

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Fountain Square Mall (downtown Square)
http://www.fountainsquaremall.com/

Santa Claus will be located on the bottom level of Fountain Square Mall, Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. Also on December 23 from 1 to 4 pm and December 24 from 10 am to 4 pm. Photos by Lisa Walker Photography. Each photo is $5, with $1 donated to charity.

Children / Entertainment

7 Saturday / December 7, 2013

Oliver Winery Holiday Open House

10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Oliver Winery, 8024 State Road 37
http://www.oliverwinery.com/

A wine and shopping experience for the whole family! Enjoy live holiday music with jazz musicians Neil Ferris and Matt McDougall. Sip on mulled mead and holiday cocktails while holiday shopping. Children and adults alike, can make Oliver cork ornaments in our free Little Elves’ Workshop. And the highlight of our open house: Bill Oliver, President of Oliver Winery, will be onsite to sign bottles Saturday only from 2 pm – 4 pm, adding a personal Oliver touch to your gift!

Business / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

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