26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

PuzzleFest 2019

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts! Our annual celebration of International Puzzle Day is back! All day at the History Center will be activities for all ages, a puzzle sale & swap, and our jigsaw competition sponsored by the Game Preserve and supported by Aver’s Pizza. Twelve teams will go toe-to-toe to see who will be this year’s champion! Museum admission is free to the public for the day.

Jigsaw competition team registration has filled! But there is a waiting list for alternate teams. Interested in having your team on the waiting list? Email [email protected] with your team information.

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits

26 Saturday / January 26, 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.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone over 18, 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.

Fitness / Health / Sports

26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

Bald Eagle Driving Tour

12:30 pm to 03:00 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area

Monroe Lake is hosting a Bald Eagle Driving Tour on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26.

The self-guided tour runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and will have six outdoor shoreline stops, each staffed by experienced bird watchers. Birders will assist attendees in viewing eagles and other birds through spotting scopes.

Tour attendees can also get an up-close look at a bald eagle and several other raptors at a bonus indoor tour stop featuring live education birds from Hardy Lake.

Advance registration is $5 for adults ($3 for children) and is available through Jan. 24 by calling 812-837-9546, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Walk-up registration is $7 for adults ($4 for children) at the Paynetown Activity Center on Jan. 26 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

All attendees must check-in at the Paynetown Activity Center to pick up a tour map and get their event badges, which must be worn in a visible location while visiting tour stops.

The Paynetown Activity Center is located next to the swimming beach inside Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington. Admission to Paynetown SRA is free during the winter months.

Complimentary cocoa and cookies will be available for tour attendees at the Paynetown Activity Center; attendees are encouraged to bring their own travel mug. There will also be eagle crafts to make, bird checklists, and lake maps.

The Fourwinds Lakeside Inn, located on the other side of Monroe Lake at Fairfax SRA, is offering a special lodging rate of $69 per night for a lake view room on the nights of Jan. 25 and 26. Rooms must be reserved by Jan. 19 at 812-824-2628 and you must specify that you plan to attend the eagle tour.

Fourwinds guests can receive a “buy 1 get 1 free” discount on walk-up registration for the Bald Eagle Driving Tour by showing their hotel receipt/confirmation (for the night of Jan. 25 and/or 26) at the Paynetown Activity Center on Jan. 26.

The Bald Eagle Driving Tour is presented by Monroe Lake, with assistance from Brown County and Hardy Lake State Parks. Questions should be directed to Jill Vance, Monroe Lake interpretive naturalist, at 812-837-9967 or [email protected]

Animals / Education / Outdoors

26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

The Mighty Ducks

01:30 pm to 03:15 pm
Frank's Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S Henderson

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen. The movies have a rating of PG; we request your assistance in determining if they are appropriate for your family.

The Mighty Ducks (1992- PG) at the Frank Southern Ice Arena
Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Admission $6 + $3 skate rental
Ice skate and watch an uplifting family classic!


26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

Guided Tours of Balancing Act: Christyl Boger and Of Bodies and Borders: Ana Teresa Fernández

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art

Guides will take you on a tour of the Grunwald Gallery’s current exhibition Balancing Act: Christyl Boger and Of Bodies and Borders: Ana Teresa Fernández. Learn about one or both exhibitions from Eskenazi Museum of Art guides who will offer insight into the artists’ processes and concepts. Tours will take place starting at 2pm every Saturday while the exhibitions are on view. Join us anytime between 2 and 4pm to start a tour.

Balancing Act: Christyl Boger contains works from the artist’s renowned career. Christyl Boger was interested in the balancing act of the human animal caught between impulse and control, individual versus group, and the “fragile, vulnerable veneer” of our shared cultural behavior. Her work exists at the confluence of high and low art, of traditional figurative sculpture and domestic decorative figurines. The figures are caught between irreverent display and self-conscious concealment, shifting between vulnerable and suggestive states of being. Though she referenced non-ceramic elements such as public statuary and contemporary inflatable beach toys, Boger stated that her material “stays true to the language of ceramic figurines…the material of clay itself is inseparable from the ideas of fragility and artifice.”

Of Bodies and Borders: Ana Teresa Fernández is an exhibit organized by Gallery Wendi Norris and previously shown in Miami, FL. Consisting of oil paintings, drawings, a sculpture installation and two videos, Of Bodies and Borders seeks to refocus our attention on the plight of immigrants crossing one of the deadliest borders in the world, the Central Mediterranean route from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. In a performance filmed off of the island of Poros, Greece, the artist weighed down, wrestles with a bed sheet beneath the blue waters. The oil paintings document this performance in layers of paint and depict the artist struggling, submerged in the abyss.

Education / Exhibits

26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

Donation Yoga Class – Slow Hatha

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Ekah Yoga

Connect to the self and the beauty of the present moment. Join Viviannette for an all level donation yoga practice. We will be exploring the connection of body movement and breath with energizing pranayamas (breathing exercises), gentle seated and standing asanas (postures), relaxation asanas and a deep savasana. This class is ideal for complete beginners who would like to explore the breath and alignment of each posture. Experienced practitioners that would like a gentler and deeper practice are welcome as well. Expect a slow, but energizing yoga practice.

Suggested Donation: $10
All proceeds go towards Ekah Yoga’s Continuing Education Fund.

Fitness / Health

26 Saturday / January 26, 2019

Hamiltunes; An American Sing-A-Long

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

Sponsored by IU Center for Rural Engagement: Let your voice ring out during HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SING-ALONG! Everyone is invited to this event lead by students of IU Jacobs School of Music, featuring selections from Hamilton, the blockbuster Broadway musical. All are welcome, whether or not you’ve seen the show, know every word of every song, or just want to find out what the excitement is all about. ADMISSION FREE! First come, first serve. Reserve ticket online only – $2 per ticket internet charge.

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