9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Veterans Day 5K

09:00 am to 11:00 am
Indiana University, meet at Showalter Fountain

Run, ruck, or roll your way through the IU campus this Veterans Day as we honor our nation’s veterans!

Saturday, November 9
Indiana University Campus – meet at Showalter Fountain
For all ages
$20/military and first responders
Register by Nov. 7.

Brought to you by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Indiana University Center for Veteran and Military Students.

First 50 registered participants receive a race T-shirt. Water and post-race snacks are provided.

Day-of registration available as space allows. Payment by credit card only.

Provide a current email address upon registration. Participants will receive additional information in the weeks leading up to the event.

Fitness / Outdoors / Sports

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Bloomington Handmade Market

10:00 am to 04:00 am
Monroe Convention Center

The Bloomington Handmade Market is a juried indie craft fair that showcases 75+ artists from all over the Midwest. The only craft fair of its kind in Bloomington, you’ll find things like silkscreened shirts and posters, a wide array of jewelry, plush creatures, art prints, colorful ceramics, handbound books, bags and purses, cards, items for children, handmade soaps, original art, and more!

Children / Festivals

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Shaking Your Family Tree Genealogy Conference

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Uncover new ways to dig into your family history with this one-day genealogy conference! Learn from local and regional experts how to utilize research tools to aid your search.

There will be four sessions and a tour of the Monroe County History Center library archives during the conference. For more information on conference sessions and registration details, visit https://monroehistory.org/events/shaking-your-family-tree-genealogy-conference/.

10:15- 11:30 – Introduction to African American Genealogy – MCPL
11:30-12:30 – Lunch – in downtown Bloomington
12:45-1:45 – House History How To – MC History Center
2:00 -3:00 – Getting Started with DNA – MC History Center
3:15 – 4:15 – Using the Monroe County History Center for Genealogy Research – MC History Center
4:15 – 5:00 – Research Library Open House – MC History Center

Education / Speakers

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
The Commons

In celebration of America Recycles Day, sixty professional artists who make something special from almost nothing will participate in the fifteenth annual Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show at The Commons in downtown Columbus, Indiana on Saturday, November 9th. The art and fine crafts represented include assemblages, glass, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, wearable art, weaving, and woodworking. The show has become a premier event in southern Indiana, drawing artists from across the Midwest. Admission to the event is free.

Antiques / Children / Civic Affairs / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Day of the Dead Celebration: BCGC glass memorial workshop

01:05 pm to 01:05 pm on Nov 10
229 W Grimes Ln Bloomington, IN 47403

Your loved one is always with you. They are never truly gone from your heart. They just change the way they are with you.

Make a solid glass memorial piece incorporating your loved ones ashes. Ashes of beloved humans or animal companions can be used.
Memorial glass is immortality. Allow your loved one to always be by your side.

Join us, share your memories.

Reservations required. Reservations must be made by November 7.

Entertainment / Festivals

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Science of Art: Life Drawings with Sarah Ericson

01:30 pm to 04:30 pm
WonderLab Museum

WonderLab is proud to announce the return of Science of Art (SOA) a three-part exhibition and event series premiering November 2019. SOA showcases the intersectionality of art and science through art displays and activities. The first exhibition and event features the Life Drawing of artist Sarah Ericson. Ericson’s oil pastel work will be on display Nov. 4 – Dec. 20, 2019. Ericson will be at the museum leading art art activities related to life drawing on Saturday, November 9, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Animals / Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Whikehart Auditorium

With equal parts magic and mayhem, travel with Aladdin on his adventures and watch him rise from hardship to greatness! A classic non-musical version of this well-loved tale with genies, magical objects, a princess, and lots of fun for the whole family!

Children / Theater

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

String Quartet Parlor Concert, First of Fall Series

02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
Wylie House Museum

Wylie House Museum invites you to join us for the first of three free performances by Jacobs School of Music string quartets. The combination of an intimate and charming historical setting with the talent of the JSoM students makes for a special fall afternoon. Please join us. Seating begins at 2:30.

Free and open to the public. Neighborhood parking available

Entertainment / Live Music

9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

The Power of Words: Changing Our World—One Author at a Time with Margaret McMullan

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

The Friends of the Library present The Power of Words: Changing Our World—One Author at a Time with author Margaret McMullan at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7 pm. Join us for this free program to be part of a community of readers hearing from an author writing on important topics of our time.

McMullan is the author of numerous books for adults and youth and National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Her most recent book, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return, is a moving look at the author’s own connection to the Holocaust, her family’s exile in Hungary during World War II, and the redemptive power of knowing and owning your own story.

The historically-based issues of racial and religious discrimination raised in McMullan’s extensive body of work continue to be relevant today. As we look at her books, some common themes emerge: The Perspective of Memory: Fear, Empowerment, Forgiveness.

Meet the author at the ticketed Gala Author Reception at the Monroe County Public Library that will follow McMullan’s Buskirk-Chumley presentation. You will enjoy preferred seating at the theater, and then be part of a festive event afterward where you can chat with McMullan, and enjoy music by harpist Erzsébet Gaal, hors d’oeuvres by caterer Cynthia Moriarty, and champagne. Order your tickets at https://is.gd/POW2019

We are grateful for the support that makes community literary events like this possible, including a grant from Indiana Humanities, as well as ongoing support from the Paula B. Anderson Endowment for the Power of Words, and for our partnerships with IU Themester: Remembering and Forgetting and with Bloom Magazine.


9 Saturday / November 9, 2019

Brown County Playhouse 70th anniversary ! with Jenn Cristy , Eric Brown & Friends

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

One Pulse Entertainment ends their 2019 season w/ a celebration featuring all their best songs. Special guests, prizes. Beer, wine, mixed drinks sold in the auditorium. Come celebrate 7 decades of greatness at the Brown County Playhouse!

Benefits / Entertainment / Live Music

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