25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market

09:00 am to 12:30 pm
Harmony School

With over 30 vendors, you can fill your basket with your favorite market goods all winter. The Market offers fresh fruits & vegetables, mushrooms, ferments, breads & cereals, prepared foods, seeds & plants, cut flowers, meat & poultry, maple syrup, honey, dairy, eggs, jams & sauces, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, soap, holiday items, and more. The Market features live music from a variety of talented local musicians.

Saturday mornings from 9:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.,
December 3rd – March 25th (closed December 24th)

Some shop at the Winter Farmers’ Market for the freshest, tastiest foods around. Others come for a variety of artisanal soaps, candles, flower arrangements, and holiday gifts. Some come for community. Whichever your preference, your support is essential to a strong local food economy. All of our market vendors are local growers and producers from Bloomington and surrounding areas. Come for breakfast, enjoy live music, and find great ingredients for the week. Winter Market is a dynamic experience for the whole family.
The Farmers’ Market Doubles SNAP Benefits!
Farm to Family Fund: Help support the Farm to Family Fund (formerly the Healthful Food for All Fund) with gift cards at the Market’s info table. The Farm to Family fund buys fresh market food at half price every Saturday of Winter Market for donation to the Rise, the Community Kitchen of Monroe County, and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. It’s win-win for farmers and families. For $10 you can provide a dozen eggs for 15 families; $25 provides a 1 week supply of greens for 7 families; $50 provides 2 bushels of apples. A generous and thoughtful holiday gift in honor of family and friends!
Parking: In addition to the Harmony School lot, street parking is free on Saturdays. For an easy covered option, the IU Atwater Parking Garage (entrance is off Woodlawn) is only a block away and free on weekends.

Children / Eat and Drink / Health / Live Music / Volunteering

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Encores Children’s Consignment Sale

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Clearnote Church

Encores Children’s Consignment Sale sells thousands of gently used children’s items on consignment. Families from Bloomington and the surrounding areas bring quality kids’ items, clothes, toys, furniture, maternity wear, and all kinds of gear to sell. Sellers receive 70 percent of the purchase price of their items that sell, and shoppers are always thrilled about the great deals they find for their families. Through the generosity of many of our sellers, we also donate truckloads of gear and clothing to local needy families at the end of each sale. To consign, volunteer, or to find more details, please visit our website!


25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Pastel Demonstration with Donna Shortt & Corrine Hull

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Brown County Art Guild

Join Guild Artist Members Donna Shortt from 1-3 p.m. and Corrine Hull from 2-4 p.m. as they each demonstrate their techniques in pastel, our featured medium for the month of March.

About the artists: Corrine Hull is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA), serving as President from 2006-8. She is also a member of the Indiana Artists Club, the Southside Art League and the Indiana Heritage Arts Association. She has been a member of the Brown County Art Guild since 2011. Donna Shortt is a life-long Indiana resident and skilled in the use of oils and pastels. She enjoys painting landscapes from life with other painters. She also enjoys painting from light-filled still life sets in her studio and with another group that meets weekly. She has been also been a member of the Guild since 2011.

Education / Exhibits / Speakers

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Musical Seed Saving at the Farmstead

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

In recognition of the seed library begun at the site, volunteers have packaged a variety of seeds that will be given away free to interested visitors. During the afternoon, volunteers will also be working on additional seed-saving activities. They will be happy to answer questions and visitors are welcome to assist the efforts. The farmstead also welcomes Keely Schmerber, a piano performance major at IU’s Jacobs School of Music who was awarded the Friday Musicale Scholarship last fall. She will be sharing her musical talents in the 1892 main house where visitors can also see the “Harvesting at the Farmstead” exhibit, and sample jellies for purchase made by volunteers. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc.

Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music / Volunteering

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Public Tour: Eskenazi Museum of Art

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Meet in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium on the first floor for a free, docent-led tour every Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Additional tours can be arranged upon request. The museum also offers audio description and touch tours for people with low vision. Walk-ins and kids are welcome. Please contact tour manager Patsy Rahn at [email protected] or (812) 855-7719 for more information.

Education / Exhibits / Speakers

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Solarize Bloomington Info Session

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
City Hall, 401 N Morton

Go solar at a discount with the City of Bloomington’s Solarize Bloomington Initiative! Open to all Monroe County residents. www.tinyurl.com/solarizebloomington

Civic Affairs

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Family Yoga & Nutrition Sampling

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Ekah Yoga

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Ekah Yoga would like to invite families of the Bloomington community to come together for nutrition, yoga, and music related activities. We will have “Yoga Together” for families and children of all ages. During Yoga Together, a storyteller will tell a story, then the children will help retell the story while incorporating Yoga poses that go along with the story. We will then have a section about healthy minds and healthy bodies eat vegetables and fruits. We will then sing two songs. 1. The Valley of Vegetables by Laurie Berkner 2. Apples and Bananas by Keith Urban. Next we will read the book The Carrot Seed. To end the program we will have an Apple, Banana, Carrot sampling bar.

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Fitness / Health

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

Talk and Q&A with Allison Hayes Conroy

03:30 pm to 05:30 pm
Student Building, SB150

Allison is this year’s Geography in Practice visiting scholar and the Ruby Prior Speaker. Her talk, titled “Scaling visceral geographies of youth activism: From internal feelings to international collaboration,” will be followed by a Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.

Abstract: Feelings play important and complicated roles in motivating and mobilizing youth activism. My research with the Colombian group Legion del Afecto (Legion of Affection) examines how diverse internal (interoceptive) and relational (proprioceptive and somato-sensorial) feelings have been harnessed for collective peacebuilding and non-violent social change. Individuals’ bodily, sensory and emotional feelings coalesce to form an inner sense of self and being. While typically understood as an interior process, these feelings also form the basis for inter-personal relating and collective collaboration at broader scales. The recent history of the Legion del Afecto is ripe with examples of the relevance of such feelings to broader social and political struggles, especially because the initiative has built a methodology for social engagement that is centered on shared bodily feeling. While a body-centered methodology may seem particularly suited to the rebuilding of smaller-scale, inter-personal relationships, instances of ‘jumping scale,’ whether imagined or actual, also bring powerful if not unexpected results.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Speakers

25 Saturday / March 25, 2017

At First Sight 2017, a new play

07:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre

By 3rd Year M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Bruce Walsh
Directed by Ansley Valentine

IU’s M.F.A. playwriting program gives you a first-hand look at the development process with staged readings of early drafts leading up to performances in the Wells-Metz Theatre. This year, IU Theatre presents a new work by third-year playwright Bruce Walsh. We look forward to seeing what he has in store for us! Keep an eye on social media for insights into the process of creating a new work for the stage.

Production dates:
March 24, 25, 28-31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


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