6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

Apple Tasting

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
401 N. Morton St.

“Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey. Apple Tasting returns to the Farmers’ Market with the fruit of our area growers’ labors. Find a perfectly meaty, soft-skinned apple for an afternoon snack or a just-right firm and crisp apple for your favorite crisps and pies. Apple Tasting will rock you to the core! Apple Tasting is scheduled from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, 401 N. Morton St. in Bloomington. Participation is free.

Eat and Drink / Outdoors

6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

Live Music at Oliver Winery

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Oliver Winery

Featuring: The Lean and the Plenty

Live Music

6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

Black Authors Speak! A Public Book Fair

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

The Monroe County History Center will be hosting a public book fair called Black Authors Speak! on October 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Authors from Monroe County and Indiana University will be available for book signings before a 2:00 pm panel discussion on the topic “Black Books & Black Authors in the Era of Social Media.”

Featured Authors include:
• Janet Cheatham Bell
• Kevin Brown
• Carolyn Calloway Thomas
• Audrey T. McCluskey
• John A. McCluskey
• Nana Amoah-Ramey
• Oyibo Afoaku
• Osita Afoaku

Education / Speakers

6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

An Introduction to Tantra

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, 47401

The teachings of Tantra are the most rare and precious within Buddhism. They show us how to overcome the limiting views of ourselves, others, and the world around us that give rise to fear, anxiety, and other painful thoughts. Nowadays, Tantra is very popular. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about the real meaning of this inspiring and highly practical inner training.
In this half-day course, we will learn how the basis for training in Tantra is realizing that everyone has an extraordinary potential to live a life of great freedom and joy. In Tantric meditation, we find the perfect methods to access and fully actualize this inner potential so we can become the truly loving, compassionate, and wise person we wish to be.
Each of the 2 one-hour sessions includes a talk, guided meditation and time for questions and answers.
Light refreshments will be served on the break.
Everyone is welcome.

Education / Health / Speakers

6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

BCGC Grand Opening and Glass Pumpkin Preview

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
229 W. Grimes

Come join BCGC as we open our doors to the public for the first time! Get a tour of the classrooms, the gallery and the glass blowing studio. Ask questions of our staff and sign up for a glass class.

Can’t wait for a scheduled class? We will have a drop-in fused glass suncatcher workshop from 5-8 in our classroom. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

This is also our Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Preview! Come for a sneak peak of the pumpkins that will be featured at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 13. In addition, 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.

We will have food trucks on hand and wine provided by Oliver Winery. Come help us make an evening of it!

Benefits / Children / Education / Exhibits / Festivals / Volunteering

6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

Putty Live Art Talk Show

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Hopscotch Coffee B-Line Cafe, 235 W. Dodds St.

Hopscotch Coffee is pleased to present Indianapolis-based live art talk show Putty at our B-Line cafe on Saturday, October 6th for an evening of televised cultural enlightenment. All are invited to be part of the studio audience for this unique spectacle as Putty Hopscotch illuminates the motivations and methods of the Bloomington creative community.

In this first installment of a 3-show series, host Erin K Drew will welcome painter Peter Shear, collaborative mixed media artists Rachel De Cuba and Matthew Batty, and musical guest TBA.

Putty is part documentary project, part party—a playhouse and public art piece which appropriates and distorts the talk show format. Originally presented at Indy’s State Street Pub, Putty Hopscotch aspires to strike a balance between entertainment and education, in an environment naturally attuned to studying and socializing—a lecture hall with zero credit hours but way better furniture. Over the course of three episodes, host Erin K Drew, a former Bloomington resident, will conduct long-form interviews with some of the emerging talents and creative magnates who have helped make Bloomington a luminary destination for DIY culture for the last two decades of her life.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment

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