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.
- 29th – FESTIVAL OF GHOST STORIES – Friday, October 29, 7-8:30 pm Bryan Park (near the basketball courts) Free, Bring your lawn chair and blanket to enjoy this outdoor event! Spine-tingling tales of ghosts and horror as told by members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. Best suited for adults, teens and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children. Sponsored by the City of Bloomington Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the MCPL and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. Rain location is the MCPL Downtown location auditorium.
- 30th – Overcoming Self-Criticism & Discouragement WORKSHOP SAT, Oct 30 | 10am – 1pm with Gen Kelsang Chokyi ON LINE AND IN PERSON $20 or $15 Students 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. For more info and to register: https://www.meditationinbloomington.org/oct30-overcoming-self-criticism-discouragement
- 5th – The St. Agnes Church Christmas Bazaar in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5th, and Saturday, November 6th, 9:00 to 4:30 p.m., 2021. The Church is located at 1008 McLary Road, just west of town off of Helmsburg Road. Watch for the sign on the hill. Events include the raffle of a hand-quilted, full-size quilt in the Ohio Star pattern, Christmas items, jewelry, figurines, gift items, papercrafts and gift cards, and homemade baked goodies from Grandma’s Kitchen. There will also be a silent auction of decorated table top trees and themed gift baskets with buy now prices. This year there will also be a collectibles table featuring Waterford Christmas items, Longaberger Baskets and a Shirley Temple doll. Come for lunch and visit our hot dog stand which will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the home page of our website http://www.stagnescatholicnashville.org for additional information. (The quilt raffle is a charity-gaming exempt event approved by the IGC.)
- 6th – St. John the Apostle Catholic Church – HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW. located at 4607 W. St. Rd. 46, Bloomington, IN 47404 to be held on Sat., Nov. 6th. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. HANDMADE CRAFTS ONLY! Featuring over 30 crafters/artisans from Monroe, Greene, Morgan, Brown and Owen counties. FREE ADMISSION. Doorprize ticket for every guest.
- 6th – MCHC Holiday Bonus Sale Fundraiser November 6, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 4015 Profile Parkway, old GE Plant off W 3rd Street The largest garage sale in Monroe County opens for a bonus holiday sale! From antiques and household items to holiday decorations and gifts, the warehouse on Profile Parkway is filled with treasures waiting for you. Members of the History Center can access the sale early! Become a member by visiting monroehistory.org/join-and-give/. All items are donated from the public and proceeds of the Holiday Bonus Sale fundraiser support the preservation of the collections, programs, and exhibits of the Monroe County History Center.
- 13th – A Soulful Thanksgiving November 13, 7:30 pm & November 14, 3:00 pm Tickets: https://bit.ly/SoulfulThanksgiving MCHC, 202 E 6th Street Resilience Productions Presents: A Soulful Thanksgiving Written by Dr. Gladys DeVane and Directed by Danielle Bruce Gather ’round the table to hear the stories behind the food that brings us together. A Q&A session will follow the performance with “A Sample of Soul” prepared by Elizabeth Mitchell and Gladys DeVane.
- 20th – Don’t Tread On Indiana, a Brown County-based advocacy group supporting the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, is hosting southern Indiana’s upcoming World Wide Freedom Rally on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 11am-3pm, at the Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181St Rd 46 Nashville Indiana 47448. Speakers TBA.
- 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.