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9 Saturday / October 9, 2021

Science Fest 2021

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
IUB Campus

Celebrating + inspiring curiosity among Hoosiers of all ages by providing exciting hands-on experiences with science + by promoting meaningful and direct exchanges with scientists + by highlighting scientific research and teaching at IU.

Science Fest is a fun and safe event. Social distancing is encouraged, hand sanitizer will be provided, and masks are expected.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Outdoors

9 Saturday / October 9, 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.


9 Saturday / October 9, 2021


10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington

SATURDAY, Oct 9 | 10am – 1pm
with Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher at KMC Bloomington


“May everyone be happy,
May everyone be free from misery,
May no one ever be separated from their happiness,
May everyone have equanimity, free from hatred and attachment.”

This brief Buddhist prayer is a profound meditation on the four immeasurables: pure love, joy, compassion, and equanimity. It is a direct and powerful method for authentic positive change. This workshop will illuminate methods to gain access to changing our perspectives to generate more harmony and joy in our relationships and society.

This can be practiced by anyone, regardless of background and belief. Absolutely everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is needed.

10:00 – 11:00am — Session 1
11:15am – 12:00pm — Session 2
12:15 – 1:00pm — Session 3

Gen Kelsang Chokyi is the Resident Teacher at KMC Bloomington and an American nun.

This retreat will be using the book Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It’s not required to have your own copy, but some people like to have them on hand during the event or read more afterward. You can purchase books in our Bookstore & Shop on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12 – 2 pm or Saturdays from 1-3 pm.

Please register at least 1 hour before the course.

$20/adult, $15/student — free for FP, Basic Plus and Supporting Members


9 Saturday / October 9, 2021

PETER MAX: The Retrospective 1960-2021

06:00 pm to 03:00 pm on Oct 10
CV Art Gallery

A Retrospective Collection, with a significant nod to music, the arts and the legacy of the Pop Art genre from the studio of artist legend, Peter Max, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a limited engagement presentation at CV ART GALLERY (110 S Main St., Zionsville, IN) Indianapolis’ premier fine art gallery. The limited-engagement exhibition opens with a Preview reception on October 2nd and extends through October 10, 2021. Over 100 works will be on exhibition and available for acquisition, including a globally exclusive presentation of Peter Max Posters, circa 1960’s-1970’s. These are each signed and dated by the Artist, and their provenance and rarity is accompanied by a Fall Exhibition @ New York’s renowned Posterhouse Museum. Two in-gallery receptions are planned: Saturday, October 9th from 6-8 pm and Sunday, October 10th from 1-3 pm. All events are complimentary and open to the public. For more information, please contact the gallery at [email protected] or 317-873-2976. Gallery observes all CDC guidelines. Private appointments are available upon request, both in-person and virtually. RSVPs are requested through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-max-the-retrospective-1960-2021-tickets-166934592861


9 Saturday / October 9, 2021

Considering Matthew Shepard

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

On October 9 and 10, 2021, the Bloomington Chamber Singers will perform Considering Matthew Shepard, Craig Hella Johnson´s powerful reflection on the events surrounding the 1998 beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming. This “fusion oratorio” speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Gerald Sousa conducts the Bloomington Chamber Singers and soloists in this long-awaited multimedia production.

Amid deep divisions in our country and a fear of “otherness,” Considering Matthew Shepard helps listeners and musicians alike reflect on the proliferation of violence but also the healing power of acceptance, justice, and love. Listeners of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and musical tastes describe this work as “brilliant,” “powerful,” “innovative,” “dazzling,” and “gripping.”

● Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN)
● Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm
● Tickets available at the BCT Box Office or online at https://bctboxoffice.org/event/considering-matthew-shepard/
● $25 general admission, $20 students with ID, and $200 for groups of 10
● More information: www.chambersingers.info
● The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend events at the theater, effective September 13, 2021. https://buskirkchumley.org/coronavirus/. By order of the Monroe County Health Department, facemasks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Claire Tafoya at [email protected]

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