28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Cedar Farm: An Historic Preservation Day Trip

08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Jump onto a luxury passenger bus and travel to one of the remaining antebellum properties in the state of Indiana! Located in Laconia, Indiana, the Cedar Farm antebellum mansion and the Laconia General Store restored by Bill and Gayle Cook will be our destinations for a day filled with discussion about historic preservation projects in southern Indiana. Special presentation by Gayle Cook about the Cedar Farm restoration project.

$40 for members/ $45 for non-members
Ticket price includes round-trip transportation and lunch. Follow the link below to book your ticket today!


Ticket sales end on September 27. Call 812-332-2517 with any questions or to purchase over the phone.

Education / Outdoors

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 2019

09:00 am to 01:00 pm
IU Memorial Stadium

Join us for the 20th anniversary of Hoosiers Outrun Cancer (HOC)!
HOC proudly supports members of our local community who are fighting cancer including patients, their family, and their friends. The Bloomington Health Foundation Cancer Support Fund assists – at no charge – those in our community with needs beyond clinical care: massage therapy, art therapy, patient and family support groups, transportation assistance and more. Over the last 19 years, HOC has raised over $3 million to maintain these necessary resources right here in the South Central Indiana. Thank you to our community partners and sponsors for their generosity and continued commitment to our cause!

We look forward to seeing you on September 28th at IU Memorial Stadium to run in memory of a loved one, walk in honor of someone battling cancer, or simply gather a fun team for a fantastic cause!

Benefits / Fitness / Outdoors / Volunteering

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Healthy Hoosier Hikes

12:30 pm to 03:30 pm
Hoosier National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service, Indiana University (IU) Health, and the IU Center for Rural Engagement have joined forces to promote the health benefits of nature and are offering a series of “Healthy Hoosier Hikes” this fall. Each guided hike will take place on a Hoosier National Forest trail, have a wellness theme, and a medical professional associated with IU Health will be on hand for conversation and questions.
The community hikes all begin at 12:30 p.m. and are scheduled for September 28, October 5, 12 and 26. Hikes will last up to three hours. Registration is required as space is limited. Visit https://wellnessoutinghikes.eventbrite.com.
The partner organizations have a goal of improving community health by promoting physical activities in natural settings and creating awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature. Studies show that being in nature reduces stress, improves mood and mental performance, inspires creativity, and may lead to longer lifespans. Physical activities such as hiking, biking or running, improve physical and mental health. Hoosier National Forest provides over 260 miles of trails for public access to nature between Monroe Reservoir and the Ohio River.

Fitness / Health

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

On Ramp: Beginning Your Yoga Journey

01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
Vibe Yoga Studio

Join Vibe Yoga for On Ramp: Beginning Your Yoga Journey to give yourself the time and space to start something just for you!

Maybe you’ve just started taking classes and you have questions. Or maybe you’ve read about the benefits of yoga for the mind and body and want to give it a try. Or maybe you have a committed yoga practice, but you want to introduce someone you care about to yoga. This workshop will break down some of the fundamentals of the physical practice, explore some of the key points that underlie the practice, and cover the practical matters that will help you feel comfortable as you being your yoga journey.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, a mat if you have one, or we will provide one, a water bottle, and your questions. Above all, be prepared to have fun!

*Attendance will be limited so there will be plenty of individual attention and time to ask questions.*

Fitness / Health

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Form and Place – Rough and Unequal Symposium

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Indiana University, Wells Library, IU Libraries Moving Images Archive

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Selected Kevin Everson films will be screened at the IU Libraries Moving Images Archive. A conversation with Ross Gay, IU professor of English and Creative Writing, will follow.

Films / Speakers

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

The American Variety Show

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

A Branson, MO styled show, paying tribute to shows such as the Carol Burnett Show, Andy Williams, Donny and Marie, Hee Haw and so much more. This show is fun for all ages! From music, dance and comedy to a tribute to our Veterans, this electrifying performance of high-energy variety has it all! Enjoy rock and roll, Broadway, jazz, pop and country as Silver Night Entertainment presents the best of American Variety and it’s right here at the Brown County Playhouse. Don’t Miss it!

Entertainment / Live Music

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