14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Old House Expo & Architectural Cake Contest

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
City Hall Atrium, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington

May is National Preservation Month, and the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review and the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission celebrate with the Fifth Annual Old-House Expo and Architectural Cake Contest. The Expo is designed to raise awareness of historic preservation through talks, lectures, or hands-on demonstrations. This year, the Rosemary P. Miller Lecture, hosted by the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission, will present guest speaker Julia Bache at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers. She will talk about her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, the nomination of Buck Creek Rosenwald School to the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about Julia and her project, visit cakecontest.wordpress.com

The Architectural Cake Contest further raises awareness of historic preservation by fostering an appreciation of historic buildings, structures, and sites through the fun and creative medium of cake and icing. The contest is open to all interested bakers. In recognition of the Indiana Bicentennial, the stipulation for entering is that the cake represent a building, site, or structure in Indiana that is at least 50 years old. To view the cakes prior to cutting and to witness the judging process and announcement of the winners, visitors should arrive to the contest by 11 a.m. This year’s judges will be Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton; Nancy Hiestand, retired staff person to the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission; and Lynn Schwartzberg, general manager for One World Catering. For information about entering a cake in the contest, please visit cakecontest.wordpress.com Sponsors for this year’s event are One World Catering, Revolution Bike and Bean, Golden Hands Construction Inc., Springpoint Architects PC, Saunders & Associates Realtors, Lahn Law, NR Hiller Design Inc., Downtown Bloomington Inc., Bloomington Board of Realtors, Courtyard Marriott, and Deb Tomaro, RE/MAX Acclaimed Properties.

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Speakers

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Letter Carrier Food Drive

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank

A simple and convenient way to donate food to your community and those who need it, this letter carrier drive is an easy way for you to donate to those who are in need. All you need to do is put a food donation by your mailbox and it will be delivered to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank to feed hungry people in our community. We only ask that you refrain from donating expired, perishable, or opened food or anything contained in a glass jar. Fortunately, at this time of year, we most need canned meat, fruits, or vegetables, all of which will be much needed by those who need our food the most.

Civic Affairs / Volunteering

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Hatha Yoga on Saturdays

Unity of Bloomington, 4001 S. Rogers Street, Bloomington

Taught by Allana Radecki who has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1988. Her “Yoga from the Inside Out,” draws upon the foundation poses of Hatha Yoga, guided by the breath, to develop a balanced, mindful practice. Allana’s method adapts easily to all ages and levels of practice and is helpful to people with special needs, injuries and joint replacements.

Fitness / Health

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

World Fair Trade Day Celebration

10:30 am to 08:00 pm
Global Gifts

Come see a local nonprofit’s efforts on fighting poverty and the exploitation of marginalized populations. Global Gift’s will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day on May 14th. There will be live music and educational activities for you to enjoy.

Stop by the store to learn more about Fair Trade and see all the handmade products that ensure the rights of children and create opportunities for the impoverished. This event is free and open to the public.

Benefits / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Live Music / Volunteering

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Hoosier Darling entertains Farmer’s Market TODAY!

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Showers Plaza - Corner of N. Morton & W. 7th streets, Bloomington, IN 47404

Spring in Bloomington means one thing . . . FARMERS’ MARKET!! Spring lettuce, green onions, lots of garden starter plants – and some cool sounds by Bloomington’s sweethearts – Hoosier Darling – hoosierdarling.com – who perform today 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Entertainment / Live Music

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Introduction to Edible Landscaping and Wild Edibles Workshops

01:00 pm to 04:30 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. and the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead invite you to two workshops on Saturday, May 14th:  The first is an Introduction to Edible Landscaping from 1:00-2:45 pm.  Learn how to create tasteful home landscaping with edible plants.  The second workshop is an Introduction to Wild Edibles and Edible Weeds from 3:00-4:30.  Find out what nutritious wild edibles are in plain site and how to forage for them.  The workshop will be taught by HGF volunteer, Kris Heeter.

Eat and Drink / Education / Fitness / Health / Outdoors / Speakers

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Celebrate Spring! Ballroom Dance

07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Commons - Columbus IN

Dance Indiana Presents
​Celebrate Spring Ballroom Dance
Saturday, ​May 1​4​th, 2016
7:00-10:00 pm
Nugent-Custer Performance Hall
The Commons
Columbus, Indiana
Music by DJ Billy Crase
Light Appetizers Included
Cash Bar
Social time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm

Admission: $20 per person

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Fitness

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Judgment Day

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood)

Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for its final concert of the season, JUDGMENT DAY

Shostakovich’s heroic 5th Symphony
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Maria Sanderson, soloist

May 14, 2016 – 7:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood

TICKETS: http://www.bctboxoffice.com/

General Admission: $15 in advance, $18 on day of concert
Student with ID: $8 in advance, $10 on day of concert
Children (16 and under): FREE (ticket required)


Entertainment / Live Music

14 Saturday / May 14, 2016

Big Fancy Party Fundraiser for Krampus Night

08:30 pm to 12:30 am on May 15
Serendipity Martini Bar - 201 S. College Ave. Bloomington, IN

Kel McBride presents “Big Fancy Party”: A formal attire event with lots of dancing and live entertainment performances at 10:00 pm and midnight.

A brief live auction will happen at 11:00 p.m. to win an opportunity to be part of the “Naughty Spot” in the middle of the Krampus Night parade for an extra terror experience! Admission is paid at the door only and will be limited to ensure a comfortable evening in a lovely venue. Admission includes one free drink when you walk in the door.

Proceeds support Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop’s Krampus Night event which will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in beautiful downtown Bloomington. Expect one of our Krampus Krewe to say hello as they “pass the hat” for additional volunteered donations.

Cocktail, black tie optional or true formal attire are all welcome. Jeans and T-shirt clad folks will be turned away at the door, but will be encouraged to return to the event in cocktail or formal attire.
It will be BIG! and FANCY! And as a bonus it will also be a fundraiser for Krampus Night!

More info can be found by on the “Big Fancy Party” Facebook event page and on flyers around town!

Benefits / Dance / Entertainment

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