7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Enameling on 3-Dimensional Forms: Creating a Pendant

09:00 am to 05:00 pm on Mar 8

Experience the process of sawing and filing copper sheet metal, drilling holes, and bending sheet metal into dynamic forms, sifting opaque and/or transparent vitreous enamel of various colors onto the metal surface, firing single or multiple layers of vitreous enamel in the kiln until achieving expected surface texture, and finely finishing the exposed metal edge with liver of sulfur. Toolkits and all materials will be provided.


7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Finding Clarity

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
406 S. Walnut- Across from Chocolate Moose

Our minds are often busy and distracted, which is exhausting
and stressful. But we can learn to look deeply within our mind
to discover an oasis of peace within. Join us to discover a
simple, yet profound meditation that guides us to the natural
clarity and stillness of our own mind.

Education / Health

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Annual Heirloom Seed Sale

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center

Wylie House’s annual sale of heirloom variety flower, vegetable, and herb seeds.

Wylie House invites the public to our annual seed sale in the museum’s Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center (the barn next door to the museum). The museum grows, harvests, cleans, and packages seeds from its heirloom gardens. They are grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizer.

Seeds are $2.50 – $3.00 ea.

2020 Seed List: https://libraries.indiana.edu/2020-seed-list?_ga=2.206093776.21311574.1579623763-476819746.1579623763

Wylie House garden staff and volunteers will be available to answer all your questions. Seeds remain on sale throughout the year but select varieties are limited and often sell out on the day of the sale.

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Youth Art Month

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

Join us for our annual Youth Art Exhibition featuring selected works by K-6 MCCSC students.
This exhibit showcases the artwork of students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Observed nationally since 1961 and locally since 1973, Youth Art Month provides an opportunity to recognize the significance of pre-college art education, our art educators, and the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art’s K-12 Grade Tour Program.

Each artwork in the exhibit was selected by the MCCSC art teachers to showcase the high quality and wide variety of art education in our local school programs.

This annual exhibit beautifully illustrates the importance of art education in students’ lives.

Presented by the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art and the Monroe County Community School Corporation.


Children / Education / Entertainment

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Yoga Mini-Series

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

Refresh yourself. Improve well-being in this one-hour yoga session led by an instructor from Vibe Yoga Studio. Ages 13 and up.
Consider pairing your yoga session with our new Cultural Wellness program, an art therapy program that begins 15 minutes after Yoga. Reserve a space for Cultural Wellness on the Eskenazi website.

This session is one of six dates when we’ll offer Yoga at the museum during Spring Semester, through early April. Please register for each yoga date separately.

Registration Instructions
Please bring a yoga mat and, if desired, a water bottle. Please arrive early to store coats and bags in free lockers in the Welcome Center (first floor), check in (second floor), and make yourself comfortable, before yoga begins at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Fitness / Health

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Cultural Wellness Mini-Series

11:45 am to 12:30 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

Come learn about wellness practices from around the world!
In this program you will learn about wellness practices from around the world and will discuss works of art from the museum’s collection that relate to these wellness practices. For select programs, you will be able to engage in an art-making activities relating to specific wellness practices. A different wellness practice will be discussed during each program.


Education / Entertainment / Health

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Hidden Cloud Workshop with Filmmaker Xavier Sotomayor

12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre

The Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre presents “Hidden Cloud: the 5 stages of creating” with Filmmaker Xavier Sotomayor on Saturday March 7.

My name is Xavier, and I’m a Filmmaker that lives in Los Angeles, California. I grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and attended Templeton Elementary, Jackson Creek Middle School, Bloomington South High School, and Indiana University. I moved to Los Angeles in 2011 with a dream of making a living as a Filmmaker. At the moment it felt far-fetched, but now that I’m here, I get to see that everything has a process and a language that must be respected. By simply shifting your perspective and learning the right process, anything is possible. I’ve gotten to work alongside some iconic artists and brands, such as Adidas, Cardi B, Garth Brooks, Duke Dumont, Pleasures, A$ap Rocky, YG, G-Eazy, IDK, Brooklyn Circus, Drake, Nike, the Chain Smokers, and many more. Now it’s important for me to pay it forward and challenge you! This course will inspire you to look deeper at the possibilities around you.

Learn more and register at thebaft.org

Education / Films / Speakers

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Spiral Breathwork

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
405 W 6th St. Suite H Bloomington, IN 47404

Join Amy Burrell in an afternoon of healing in expanded states through breath and entrancing music. This transformative breathwork journey session will help you access your inner healing mechanism and will give you a safe space to release trauma and reconnect with your joy. Allowing and encouraging the body to engage in the process of letting go, to feel more open, more grounded and more authentic. In this time together we will be entering into sacred space to experience a deeper connection with ourselves and our inner guidance. Amy Burrell is a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, dancer and body worker. She holds a MFA in fine arts and is focused on the body and the art of healing.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spiral-breathwork-tickets-96524757147

Fitness / Health

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Women in STEM: An Environmental Justice Program

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
WonderLab Museum, 308 W. 4th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 WonderLab is partnering with the I CAN PERSIST STEM Initiative at Indiana University to host an environmental justice-themed event for Women’s History Month. Visitors will engage in hands-on activities to explore how fields of science and technology can be used to tackle environmental injustices related to food, land, water, and waste. The contributions of women and women of color in STEM fields will be highlighted throughout the event.

I CAN PERSIST (ICP) is an initiative designed to support the persistence and career development of girls and women of color in STEM fields. ICP embodies the adage ”it takes a village” and is a multi-generational network of STEM professionals and students.


7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Griffy Lake Weed Wrangle

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Griffy Lake

Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) are hosting a series of monthly Saturday Invasive Plant Awareness & Control Days in partnership with the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation.

Education / Outdoors / Volunteering

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