30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

WTIU Conference on Aging (Virtual)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Nov 20
online
https://wtiu.org/aging

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.

Health

30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

The Great Pumpkin Dash

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Switchyard Park
https://www.thegreatpumpkindash.com/

The Great Pumpkin Dash is a 5K fun run, starting and finishing at City of Bloomington’s Switchyard Park to benefit those experiencing homelessness, served by Wheeler Mission–Bloomington.

Benefits / Fitness / Outdoors

30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

Overcoming Self Criticism and Discouragement

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington
https://www.meditationinbloomington.org/oct30-overcoming-self-criticism-discouragement

We sometimes set up an all or nothing approach to success, feeling if we are not able do something perfectly then we are a failure. This is a mind-set, that can lead to excessive self-criticism and discouragement, which blocks our capacity for learning and authentic spiritual growth. Explore methods to overcome this limited perspective in this workshop.

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

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

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

Health

30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

Howling in the Aisles: THE BIRDS (1963)

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-birds/

Sharing is scaring. Please join the BCT and Cicada Cinema for a night of horror classics!

Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.

Rated PG-13 for frightening and intense scenes and smoking.

Doors open at 2:30pm for this general admission event. The length of the film is 119 minutes. See all 3 films for $18! Wearing a mask is required in the building. Vaccine verification or negative COVID test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue.

Entertainment / Films

30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

Howling in the Aisles: POLTERGEIST (1982)

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/poltergeist/

Sharing is scaring. Please join the BCT and Cicada Cinema for a night of horror classics!

Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings — Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) — when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.

Rated PG for Language and Scary/Intense Scenes

Doors open at 6:30pm for this general admission event. The length of the film is 114 minutes. See all 3 films for $18. Wearing a mask is required in the building. Vaccine verification or negative COVID test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue.

Entertainment / Films

30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

Kristin Chenoweth

08:00 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/kristin-chenoweth-2021

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth brings a concert of her latest album, For the Girls. Best-known for originating the role of Wicked’s Glinda on Broadway, Kristin will provide an evening of heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history.

Comedy / Live Music / Theater

30 Saturday / October 30, 2021

Howling in the Aisles: THE THING (1982)

10:00 pm to 11:55 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-thing/

Sharing is scaring. Please join the BCT and Cicada Cinema for a night of horror classics!

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

Rated R for strong creature violence and gore.

Doors open at 9:30pm for this general admission event. The length of the film is 114 minutes. See all 3 films for $18! Wearing a mask is required in the building. Vaccine verification or negative COVID test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue.

Entertainment / Films

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