The WGCL Community Calendar is a great way to get the word out about your events in Bloomington and Monroe County. To post your event on the calendar below, please submit it here.
- 20th – The United Way’s next financial literacy class will be held on Thursday, May 20th from 6:00-7:00pm. Lisa Piercefield will teach how to handle credit and debt wisely. Come with questions about other topics as well! More info and registration at https://www.monroeunitedway.org/bob.
- 22nd – DRIVE-THRU Pancake Breakfast, Kiwanis Club of Bloomington has announced the 2021 Kiwanis No-Contact, Social Distancing, DRIVE-THRU Pancake Breakfast from 8am – 11am May 22nd! The event raises funds for the club and its well-known youth outreach programs. As in 2020, the Kiwanis Board determined that not doing the fundraiser in 2021 would be a staggering blow. In keeping with the Kiwanis tradition of mentoring youth from birth to college graduation, the membership unanimously supported the board in its decision to donate 50% of this year’s proceeds to the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools’ (FMCCS) Keith Klein Memorial Fund.
- 22nd – In Harmony with Habitat: A Virtual Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Hosted by the Habitat Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington, 7-9pm, Virtual event: boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/in-harmony-with-habitat Ticket prices: $10: Student Admission, $20: General Admission, $40: Family Pass, $100: Supporter, $200: Benefactor. This is a livestreamed, online concert to benefit affordable housing built by Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Eclectic music ranging from jazz and rock to blues and classic will be performed and the event will be emceed by Rev. Bill Breeden and UUer Angela Lexmond from the church sanctuary. Headliners: Jenn Cristy and King Bee and the Stingers. Also Featuring: Sylvia McNair, Keaton Springfield, Teddy Gonyea and Ben Lopilato, the Radical Moderates with David Sharp, Dan Lodge-Rigal, and Matt Zink and Pat McNaughton.
- VET to VET Adjusting back to civilian life can be a challenge, so Vet to Vet focuses on topics that only other Veterans can relate too. Vet to Vet is supported by the VA, but is run by Veterans. Vet to Vet in the Bloomington area meets every Thursday night from 6 to 7 pm at Ivy Tech’s main campus in room A118.
- Single Seniors Club When: Fourth Wednesday Monthly, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Where: Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429 Who: Sandy Stevens, organizer Cost: FREE! Donations to the center gratefully accepted. About: Are you a senior who finds yourself wishing for the friendly company of other seniors? Come socialize and make new friends! For Additional Information: 812-876-3383, ext 515 The Club also meets for early dinners on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:00 pm at differing locations.
- Nia-The Love your body workout returns to the Endwright Center Tuesday afternoons, 4-5 pm; 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville;. Certified Black Belt instructor, Angela Williams, leads an exhilarating, workout, combining dance, martial arts, and healing arts. Nia is FUN and teaches you to listen to your body to achieve your fitness goals. $5/pay per class. 812-876-3383
- Parkinson’s Support When: 3:00-4:00 pm, Second Thursdays Where: The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville, 47429 Who: Heather Gaunt (McCormick’s Creek Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center) Cost: FREE About: This group is designed to offer community, companionship, education, understanding and hopefully many new friendships as well! Anyone living with Parkinson’s is invited to join. Call to register, or for more information: 876-3383 ex. 515
- The Smithville Museum and History Center at Red Men Hall in Smithville, Indiana,is open the first Monday of every month from noon to 4 PM and the second Saturday from 10AM to 2 PM. Admission is free is everyone is welcome.
- Caregivers’ Monthly Luncheon & Support Group This monthly lunch group provides a welcoming, safe space for family/friends caring for loved ones to share and connect with other caregivers in a safe and confidential environment. 11:30am-1pm, first Wednesdays; Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville. FREE, donations appreciated. 812-876-3383, ext 582.
- Healing Grief Support Group from 11:00am-12:00pm, Second Tuesday Monthly at the Area 10 Agency on Aging, Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville, 47429. Cost: FREE (donations gratefully accepted). Facilitator Rick Clayton (Southern Care Hospice Chaplain) provides a safe space for grievers to share, grow, and move through the many layers of emotion when dealing with loss.
- New Hope Family Shelter is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve as site supervisors. Volunteers help families make plans to address the problems that led to their homelessness. Volunteers commit to a consistent weekly volunteer shift between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
- WonderLab’s Discovery Time – Bring your prescool-age child to enjoy a hands-on activity, book, or both with a different science topic each week. Siblings are welcome. The events runs 10:30am to 11am every Wednesday. Call 812-337-1337 ext.25 for more information. WonderLab is at 308 West Fourth Street.
- American Red Cross Blood Donation – Help save lives by donating blood with the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross
- Indiana University Health – IU Health has community health events year-round that include health screenings, support groups, and other activities.