29 Saturday / February 29, 2020

Estate Planning 101

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union

Do you know the difference between a will and a trust? Which one do you need? Or do you need both? In this course, taught by a board-certified trust and estate lawyer, you will learn the differences between these two common estate planning tools. The instructor will cover the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives. Using easily understood stories and illustrations, you will come away with a basic understand of estate planning concepts as well as what probate is, and ways to avoid it. You will also learn how you can control and protect how your assets are managed during an incapacity.


29 Saturday / February 29, 2020

Experience Maple Syrup Season

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Visit the sugaring operations, learn the maple syrup production process, and explore its history. Weather permitting there will be a syrup boil in progress in the wood-fired outdoor evaporator and new this year, the old iron kettle. Available for purchase will be freshly bottled maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, do-it-yourself maple tree tapping kits, and books pertaining to maple syrup production and use. Also available for purchase will be jams and jellies prepared by Farmstead Volunteers. Friday Musicale and The Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group with Mark Wiedenmayer will be hosting music in the parlor. Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Farmhouse.
The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc.

Benefits / Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

29 Saturday / February 29, 2020

Leap into Spring with Self Care Saturday

01:15 pm to 02:45 pm
Vibe Yoga Studio

Leap into Spring – feeling relaxed and glowing! Kenna Weis, Esthetician and owner of The Skin Fix, will advise you on good skin care tips. Cleanse your skin, apply a mask, and relax while Vibe’s Lexi Lanham leads you in Yoga Nidra. Finish with vitamin C serum, moisturizer, sunscreen and head back to your day feeling renewed. Yoga Nidra, or sleep yoga, has been shown to relieve stress as well as reduce tension and anxiety. This workshop will relax and recharge both your skin and your mind!


29 Saturday / February 29, 2020

New Art, New Music

Grunwald Gallery of Art

New Art, New Music is a collaboration between the Grunwald Gallery of Art and student composers from the Jacobs School of Music. The students respond to artwork from the current exhibition, New +Next, composing a wide variety of pieces to be performed in the gallery. This year’s iteration features pieces by composers; Charlie Banta, Pierce Baruk, YounJe Cho, Evan Fontaine, Jamey Guzman, Ben Hoppe, Matthew Levin, Ariel Sol Bertulfo Schwartz and Yuseok Seol.

Exhibits / Live Music

29 Saturday / February 29, 2020

2 Hot to Tango

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

In their 70-minute show, “2 Hot 2 Tango”, the acclaimed bandoneon-piano duo Ben Bogart and Winnie Cheung take you on an emotional journey through musical treasures — both known and undiscovered — of Argentina’s great tango composers.

With wit and charisma, the performers draw audiences into a musical conversation between the piano and the plaintive, provocative bandoneon. Tango aficionados and newcomers alike will fall under the spell of the drama, yearning and romantic sparks of these musical gems as the artists conjure them to life.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Live Music

29 Saturday / February 29, 2020

5th Saturday Contra Dance

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E 2nd St

Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance Group holds a contradance EVERY WEDNESDAY evening (no exceptions!) and several special dances through the year, such as this 5th Saturday dance. All dances feature live music (Old Time, New England, and Irish dance tunes) with a live caller. We have all ages, from kids to sprightly seniors. No partner or experience necessary; come at 7:30 for a free lesson.

Dance / Fitness / Live Music

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