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2 Saturday / October 2, 2021

WTIU Conference on Aging (Virtual)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Nov 20

WTIU is hosting a free, virtual conference to explore, explain, and navigate some of the issues of growing older. The fourth annual WTIU Conference on Aging will be held online every Saturday at 10 a.m. from October 2 to November 20.

WTIU is pulling together area experts and resources to help participants find the answers to many questions associated with getting older. Attendees will learn what to ask, who to ask, and how to make wise decisions now that keep their options open as they age.

The conference will include the following eight sessions: Medicare 101, Supplemental and Long-Term Care Insurance (October 2); COVID-19: An Update (October 9); Palliative and Hospice Care: A Conversation (October 16); Dementia: An Overview (October 23); Mental Health and Aging (October 30); What You Need to Know About Social Security (November 6); You Want Me to Do What? The Roles of POAs, Guardians, and Executors (November 13); and Gathering Family Stories and Telling Your Own (November 20). Each session will include a live chat feature so participants can ask experts questions.

This free event is open to caregivers as well as those who would like some advice on more informed aging. Registration is available at wtiu.org/aging.


2 Saturday / October 2, 2021

Bug Fest 2021

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Hilltop Garden & Nature Center at Indiana University

Bug Fest is a celebration of insects and their relatives. With activities for all ages, Bug Fest offers information on insect and spider biology infused with lots of fun! From insect races to pollinators and edible insects, come and learn from the experts, enjoy insect crafts and games, storytelling, a “Flea Circus,” and much more! Find out how insects affect your environment, your garden, and public health. Wander Hilltop’s many display gardens.

Saturday, October 2nd from 10am – 3pm

Hilltop Garden & Nature Center at Indiana University, located at 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN 47408.

For people of all ages, 1 to 101.
Bug Fest is a collaboration of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Monroe County Parks and Recreation, Purdue Extension- Monroe County, WonderLab Museum, and Hilltop Garden & Nature Center.

Free! However, a canned fruit or vegetable donation for Hoosier Hills Food Bank is appreciated. Remember, most fruits & vegetables are pollinated by insects!

Please pre-register by visiting: https://form.jotform.com/bloomingtonparks/2021BugFestTickets

Parking & Transportation:
Free parking available, or take the Bloomington Transit number 9 bus to Tulip Tree apartments, then walk 3 minutes north and you’ve arrived!

2021 Sponsors:
Monroe County Parks and Recreation Foundation, Monroe County Stormwater Services, Bloomington Hardware, World Wide Automotive Service, Brinegar Eye Care, Sassafras Audubon Society, Fowler Tree Service, Bluespring Caverns, Inc.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Outdoors / Spoken Word / Volunteering

2 Saturday / October 2, 2021

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Preview

05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Bloomington Creative Glass Center

Come for a sneak peak of the pumpkins that will be featured at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October. If you are wanting to do more than just look, any supporter who makes a tax exempt donation of at least $50 may purchase up to two pumpkins at their marked price at the preview. Come check out the pumpkins before the crowds!

To limit the size of the crowds in the building, you must sign up for a time slot for the preview. Entrance is free, but advanced registration is required.


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