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27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

Uncork the Uplands 2013

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.

The nine wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail are peppered throughout south-central Indiana, but for one night each year, they’re all in one place: Uncork the Uplands.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Uncork the Uplands: Saturday, July 27, for a chance to sample award-winning wines alongside food from area restaurants and farms. Uncork features two signature events: The Vineyard Tour at Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard, followed by the Uncork the Uplands Evening Celebration.

Vineyard Tour at Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard
When: 12 pm-3 pm

Explore the Indiana Uplands’ unique terroir firsthand with an afternoon tour of Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard. Home to over 33,000 vines on 56 acres—walk along the rows, taste the grapes and chat with the winemakers. Learn what makes it wonderful for wine grape growing and what led the region to be recognized as the first all-inclusive American Viticultural Area in Indiana. Taste signature Uplands varietals like Traminette, Chambourcin, and Vignoles to name a few.

Evening Celebration at Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center
When: 6 pm-9 pm
Taste wines from all nine wineries, alongside food from Indiana farmers, restaurants, bakeries, and artisans with a focus on fresh foods and a farm-to-table philosophy. Meet the winemakers and owners who have helped build the Indiana wine industry, and amongst them have over 180 years of winemaking expertise. Live music, featured speakers and a chef’s food and wine challenge round out the entertainment along with a silent auction benefiting the Local Growers’ Guild.

Vineyard Tour + Evening Celebration : includes admission to both events. $65 (+tax) early bird. $75 (+tax) after July 1.
Evening Celebration Only: admission to our celebration at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center. $45 (+tax) early bird. $55 (+tax) after July 1st.

Eat and Drink

27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

BRI Hinkle-Garton Farmstead May Open Day

01:00 am to 04:00 pm
Bloomington Restorations, Inc., 2920 E. 10th St.

Celebrate History, Flowers and Edibles at the BRI Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly opening of our Hinkle-Garton Farmstead on Saturday, July 27, from 1-4 pm. Admire the historic interior of the 1892 Queen Anne main house, wander the green grounds at the height of summer, and see the lush vegetables and herbs growing in the Volunteer Garden. Visitors will also be able to purchase Farmstead Maple Syrup, as well as a variety of native perennials, canna lilies, day lilies, and small trees. Refreshments will be served to help celebrate the day. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public and is located at 2920 E. 10th St. in Bloomington. For more information call BRI at (812) 336-0909 or go online to www.bloomingtonrestorations.org.


27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm, from April through November.

The Farmers’ Market is located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall – Showers Building. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase your food directly from farmers and ask them questions about their products. Local entertainment adds to the shopping as well as socializing experience. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.

Business / Eat and Drink

27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

‘Strands’—New Sculpture by Robert Mirek

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

Please mark your calendars for the opening reception of ‘Strands’—New Sculpture by Robert Mirek. This Detroit-based sculpture will be featuring 27 of his latest wall-mounted sculptures at the John Waldron Art Center Treasurer’s Gallery. Reception Hours: 5-8 pm Friday July 5.
Monday – Friday: 9-7
Saturdays: 9-5
Closed Sundays


27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

July Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

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

Joyce K. Jensen: “The Color of Light,” watercolor.
Robert Mirek: “Strands,” pumice acrylic, glass and epoxy resin sculpture.
Annie Young: “Forward Positive,” acrylic paint, textured mediums and collage.
Katie Vernon: “Flora + Fauna,” illustrations.


27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

Construction Junction: The Science of Building

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum

Design, build, test, and engineer all kinds of structures! The special exhibition’s three-dimensional building experiences include the Skyline Toolbox, developed and designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, where children can use wooden struts and braces, fabric curtain walls, and real construction tools to build imaginative, original structures big enough for them to walk inside! Other components include the Earthquake Shake Table, the Multilevel Building Zone, the Bridge the River Cantilever Challenge, unique materials construction stations, and more. There also is a special place for toddlers and preschoolers to build with age-appropriate materials.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

2013 Monroe County Fair

10:00 am
Monroe County Fairgrounds (5700 W. Airport Rd)

Enjoy a traditional county fair, complete with 4-H projects and competitions, a rodeo, loads of food vendors, carnival rides, games and more! 4-H projects are on display throughout the fair in a variety of subject areas and a large commercial exhibit building offers tons of booths and a great way to explore the Bloomington community.

Runs July 27 through August 3. Visit website for all details.

Animals / Children / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals

27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

Chamber Market Share at the Farmers’ Market

10:00 am
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)

Chamber Market Share is a LIVE broadcast featuring Chamber members who talk about their business, share why they like doing business in Monroe County, and other topics of choice. We’ll be there every Saturday beginning in May through October!

Interested in being featured? Contact Mary Jo Orlowski at [email protected] to sign up!


27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

Exhibit: 100th Anniversary of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center (202 E. 6th St.)

The newest Community Voices Gallery exhibit, on display at the Monroe County History Center, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association. Exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs until July 31.

The mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers is to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development, and volunteer community support. Its activities have included: support for Riley Children’s Hospital; support of Ronald McDonald House; Health Awareness Programs; annual participation in National Make a Difference Day; and support of local community projects.

Education / Exhibits / Volunteering

27 Saturday / July 27, 2013

Latin American Poetry and Cardboard Book Workshop

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

Learn about Latin American poetry and make your own cardboard book from recycled materials. The workshop will include reading poems from Latin American authors, creative writing, cover design, illustration, and book binding. Workshop led by poet and editor Giancarlo Huapaya and coordinated by Cristian Medina.

This workshop will take place on Saturdays 10am-noon, June 8 – July 27 in Room 1A at the Monroe County Public Library (7 weeks). It will end with an exhibition of the books in the Farmer’s Market. This workshop is free but you need to be registered to participate.

To register, send an email to [email protected] or call 812-320 7839.

This project is being sponsored and supported by El Centro Comunal Latino (Latino Community Center), Center for Latin American Studies (CLACS), and Casa Katatay.

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