12 Thursday / September 12, 2019

Wake Up! with United Way, “Homelessness: Unpacking the Point in Time Count”

07:45 am to 09:00 am
The Mill, 642 N Madison St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Monthly speaker series featuring breakfast, networking, and an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area.

On Thursday, September 12, the topic, “Homelessness: Unpacking the Point in Time Count” will be explored. Is homelessness on the rise locally? Nationally? How do we know what the trends are, and who makes up this population? Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Executive Director of Shalom Community Center, will take us through the data, as well as the volunteer-intensive process for gathering it each year.

Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their awareness about someone else’s reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations, resources available through area nonprofits, and how to get more involved in making a difference.

Presenting Sponsor: Old National Bank

The Mill is located at 642 N Madison just across the street from Upland Brewing. Vehicles may be parked at the lot at 10th and Rogers, the Morton Street garage at 220 N Morton St, or on-street on 11th or Rogers. There is bike parking on the West and South sides of the building and the #2 Bus travels along Morton street.

Please enter through the lower entrance, near the southwest corner of the building.

If you need accessible parking, please contact Alison Zook at [email protected] .

Civic Affairs / Speakers / Volunteering

12 Thursday / September 12, 2019

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery, 46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460

For the month of September, we are reading:
Identity Unknown, Rediscovering Seven Unknown Women Artists, by Donna Seaman

In many art books, women artists have been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase “identity unknown” while each male is named. Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists who fought to be treated the same as their male counterparts, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. In brilliant, compassionate prose, Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects (not makers) of art. Featuring stunning examples of the artists’ work, Identity Unknown speaks to all women about their neglected place in history and the challenges they face to be taken as seriously as men no matter what their chosen field, and to all men interested in the lives of women.

The Juniper Art Gallery Book Club meets the second Thursday monthly in the Juniper Art Gallery Community Room
46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460 (south side of Spencer’s historic courthouse square)

Our readings focus on art, artists, art history and all things CREATIVE!
Come have fun, get inspired, and learn more about our creative nature!
Discover Owen County’s newest fine arts establishment!


12 Thursday / September 12, 2019

The Monroe County Civic Theatre presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
3rd Street Park, 331 S. Washington St, Bloomington IN

Subject: Fyi MCCT 30th Anniversary Shakespeare in the Park Midsummer

Thursday September 12 7-9pm
Friday September 13 7-9pm
Saturday September 14 7-9pm
Sunday, Matinee from 3-5pm
At 3rd Street Park now Waldron Hill & Buskirk Park
331 S. Washington Street
Bloomington, In. Free open to all the Bard’s fans young and Old.

Our 30th year we plan to dazzle the audience with fairy youth. Young Teen drama, from Boys & Girls Club with adult dreamers and plotting mechanicals who roar and neigh.

Along with Mendelssohn ‘s “Midsummer’s Night Dream there will be music playing in the background-led by their maestro IU Jacobs School’s Benjamin Watkins along with small orchestra from Jacobs and/or Bloomington community musicians if interested contact MCCT.org.


Outdoors / Theater

12 Thursday / September 12, 2019

The Great Gatsby

07:30 pm to 09:45 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium

Cardinal Stage presents “The Great Gatsby’ September 5-22 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Nick Carraway finds himself drawn into the dazzling world of flappers, bootleggers, and a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby. But beneath all the romance is a harsh reality that cannot be escaped, no matter how hard Gatsby may struggle to row against the current of his past. This production is in partnership with the IU College of Arts & Sciences 2019 Themester.
“A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel…This is indeed a grand GATSBY.” ~ London Free Press

Show Dates/times:
September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 7:30pm
September 8, 14, 15, 21, & 22 at 2:00pm

For more information and to purchase tickets visit cardinalstage.org

Entertainment / Theater

12 Thursday / September 12, 2019

Dj King Lewis @ The Root Cellar Lounge

08:00 pm to 03:00 am on Sep 13
Root Cellar Lounge

The Hype Magazine’s DJ King Lewis will be on the 1s & 2s Sept 12th at the Root Cellar Lounge. Doors open at 8pm Dj King Lewis starts spinning at 9pm.

Follow Him on social media
Twitter: @DjKingLewis
IG: @RealKyleLewis

Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

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