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9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Rotary Race for Literacy

08:00 am to 10:00 am
Bloomington Hardware, 2700 E Covenanter, Bloomington 47401

The “Race for Literacy” 5K Run/Walk, will begin Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m., (registration at 7 a.m.), at Bloomington Hardware, 2700 E. Covenanter Dr. Please join us for a run/walk through the flattest course in Bloomington around the College Mall area. Medals will be awarded for runners and walkers in all age groups! Sponsored by Bloomington Rotary Club, race proceeds benefit Teachers Warehouse. Register online before noon June 8 or onsite the day of the event.

Children / Entertainment / Fitness / Health / Outdoors / Sports

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Indiana Heritage Arts 40th Exhibition and Sale

10:00 am to 05:00 pm on Jun 30
Brown County Art Gallery

Indiana Heritage Arts of Nashville is celebrating its 40th year in the Brown County Art scene with a free show of more than 125 works of art, all of which are for sale. Some 70 artists with Hoosier connections will be juried into the show and $30,000 of prize money will be awarded. Location is the Brown County Art Gallery, corner of Main and Artist Drive. The 22-day show begins Saturday, June 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. IHA, a non profit, is dedicated to encouraging artists to paint the county’s scenery and its people. Find more info at 812-988-4609 or IndianaHeritageArts.org.


9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Bloomington Open Studios Tour (BOST)

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Jun 10

Bloomington Open Studios Tour is self-guided and introduces the public to Bloomington artists and their studios. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists, tour their studios, ask questions, and purchase artwork. This year’s tour hosts 14 local artists in their homes and professional studios. The tour hours are June 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Business / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Nature Play Day: Play Passport Challenge!

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area

Play outside at Paynetown SRA, June 9

Families are invited to Paynetown State Recreation Area on Saturday, June 9 for Monroe Lake’s third annual Nature Play Day: Play Passport Challenge.

You can begin anytime between 10 a .m. and 4 p.m. by checking in at the Activity Center to pick up your play passport. Participants have until 5 p.m. to complete as many activities as they can before returning to the Activity Center.

Each activity must be documented with a photo, so every family or group needs to have a digital camera/phone. Certificates and small prizes will be awarded to people who complete a minimum number of passport play activities.

Questions about this event should be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or [email protected].

Admission to Paynetown SRA (4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington) is $7 per vehicle with Indiana plates, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state plates. Annual passes can also be purchased at the entrance gatehouse.

Children / Entertainment / Outdoors

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Dog Smarts: A Yappy Hours Event

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Ferguson Dog Park

This afternoon is all about smart dogs and their smart humans! Watch a demonstration of dog agility skills by the members of Flying Paws Agility Club! Following the demo, you and your dog can test your skills on the agility course. Mad 4 My Dog and Monroe County Humane Association will be at the dog park with tips and short demos about training, grooming, dog safety and first aid, and getting the most out of your relationship with your dog. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior. Dogs must be current with all vaccinations to attend. All dog park rules apply.

Visit bloomington.in.gov/dogpark for a list of dog park rules. Proceeds from Yappy Hours events are used to help fund Ferguson Dog Park amenities. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Animals / Children / Outdoors

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Come One, Come All — Learn the Basics of Old-Time Dance and Music

01:00 pm to 03:30 pm
McCormick's Creek State Park, Nature Center program room

Old-Time Dance and Music in the Park celebrates traditions of the Hoosier citizens who have come to McCormick’s Creek State Park since the early 20th century. Join Tamara Loewenthal and Jamie Gans – Fiddle ‘n’ Feet – for an afternoon of clogging, social dance, and old-time fiddle techniques, in the midst of the park’s 13th annual Arts in the Park celebration.

Indiana’s oldest state park, McCormick’s Creek provides a remarkable backdrop for this quintessential U.S. folk tradition. It’s easy to imagine the first generation of visitors to the park playing and listening to what we now call “old-time” music, and flatfoot clogging would also have been a frequent addition to the mix. Social dances (like square dance) were also part of that cultural landscape. These art forms are thriving today as newer generations rediscover them.

1 p.m. — Percussive dance workshops (Appalachian flatfoot clogging)
1:45 p.m. — Social dance (square dancing)
Taught by Tamara Loewenthal

2:30 p.m. Old-Time fiddle music workshop • Taught by Jamie Gans

No advance registration necessary. Participants should bring smooth, hard-soled shoes (for dance) and their own violin (for fiddle workshop). Minimum Age for dance workshops: six years and up for clogging, no age restrictions for square dance. Minimum Age for fiddle workshops: must have own fiddle (violin) and be able to play basic melodies.


9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Oliver Winery’s Cork & Fork

04:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Creekbend Vineyard

Join us at Creekbend Vineyard for the first Cork & Fork of the season! Enjoy wine and live music by Jennie DeVoe on our farmhouse lawn. Spread out with family or friends, listen to live bands, and sip and savor wine and great food, all with the stunning vineyard landscape as a backdrop.

Eat and Drink / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Robert Craven

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm on May 9
The Players Pub

Join us for a great night of music!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Opal Fly and KAPOW! with Troubadours of Divine Bliss

07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Stable Studios Spencer, IN

Original songwriter night with Opal Fly and KAPOW! welcomes the soul stirring duo of Troubadours of Divine Bliss. Music for dancing, swaying, singing and feeling groovy.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

The Gin Game – Live Show

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://[email protected]

A Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Play

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin games, as each player tries to expose the other’s weaknesses, to belittle the other’s life, and to humiliate the other thoroughly.

Starring Broadway and TV veterans Doug Stend and Jill Tasker. Some adult language. |


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