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B-Town Boom Block Party and Fireworks

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The Elks annual 4th of July Fish Fry

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #446

400 N. Walnut Street.

Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 336-6387

The Elks annual 4th of July Fish Fry

The Elks annual 4th of July Fish Fry is a tradition in Bloomington. We will start serving at 11 am following the downtown parade and will continue until we run out of fish. Please join us and bring a friend. Thank

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Gosport United Methodist Church Annual Fish Fry

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2019 Summer Stage Series

The Summer Stage Series hosted by Bedford Revitalization, Inc. in partnership with OnStage Productions, has updated our hours of operation for the remaining concerts in our 2019 season. The concerts are FREE to attend and are scheduled the first Friday of each month at Harp Commons. The concerts will now be featured between the hours of 8pm to 10pm. The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the free concerts this season. Harp Commmons houses the outdoor stage for the performances and also provides restrooms to public in attendance. Those wishing for additional information can contact or show coordinators Dave Pruet at (812) 320-3283 or Tim Thompson at (812) 327-5566.

 

2019 Season (Remaining Dates)

July 5th - Pet Monkey

August 2nd - Reece Phillips

September 6th - Sheila Stephen & the Rodeo Monkeys

 

For more information about Bedford Revitalization, Inc. please visit www.downtownbeford.org

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Ellettsville Annual Firework show

Ellettsville Fire Department invites everyone to join us on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 as we celebrate the freedom we enjoy in our GREAT BLESSED NATION.

View show near the Richland- Bean BLossom C.S.C (Edgewood schools) property Cross Country Course and Tennis Court Areas.

The annual firework show is solely funded by donations to E.F.D. from area business and residents.

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TechHeroes Bloomington

Become invloved with TechHeroes Bloomongton. 

Tech Heroes has taken root in Bloomington in the Bell Trace community from 1-3 PM on Sundays. The program offers technology assistance for seniors, including help with cellphones, tablets, Facebook, Skype and more!

An important goal of the program invloves connection. The program helps youth and seniors connect in a respectful, caring and genuine way that has meaningful interaction and engagement. 

TechHeroes connects the generations through tech tutoring. Young peope are able to mentor seniors in how to use technology to do the things they want to do- connect throgh facebook, watch online programs, use a mobile device, and much more! 

Currently, TechHeroes is working with the Serve IT students and Boys and Girls Club members to become TechHeroes and develop the program. 

Your skills are needed to support the program wtth development, including a Linux programmer to create a video call kiosk, social media, and tech tutoring.

Email Jenny Donegan Program Manager to learn more about the opportunities. jennydonegan@yahoo.com 

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All-Options Drop in Volunteer Action hours

Have you ever wanted to get involved with All-options, But arent sure about making a long-term committment? would you like to do some hands-on work in judgement-free, supportive enviornment?

Join us for drop-in volunteer time -- usually the first Friday of every month from 9:30-11 AM. 

We will have projects availiable for you to jump right in. 

All ages welcome!

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COTA to Host Annual Miracle Maker Celebration

The Children's Organs Transplant Association (COTA) will host its 6th Annual Miracle Maker Celebration on Saturday evening, June 22nd at the SILO Auto Club & Conservancy Indianapolis. This year's events will recognize and honor the many contributions provided by more than 200,000 Miracle Makers (volunteers and supporters) nationwide.

For 2019 COTA Miracle Makers Celebration registration information and ways to supports COTA's mission, log on to cota.org/mmc-2/

If you would like to learn more about the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), please contact Km Carter Parker (kim@cota.org)

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Scotland Indiana Music Festival

June 21st the Scotland Historical Society in Scotland, Indiana will host a Music Festival in Candy Grove Park.

Pulled Pork Bar-BQ sandwiches, sides and drinks will be served starting at 5:00 pm. Music by the "Million Dollar Band" Starting at 6:00 pm.

The historical Society supports the Historical Hotel, Barber Shop, and the Earl Haywood Memorial Stage and Candy Grove Park in Scotland, Indiana. A free-will donation will be accepted. Bring a lawn chair and spend some time with us.

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2019 Solsberry Fireworks

EASTERN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

BEECH CREEK TOWNSHIP

2019 SOLSBERRY FIREWORKS 

SOLSBERRY INDIANA 

July 3rd, Dusk 

Music Starts at 6:30 PM Provided by:

6:30-7:30 Shelia Stevens 

7:30-8:30 Mark Vice  

8:30-9:45 Isaiah James Band 

9:45 PM National Anthem By Kendra Kabler 

 

Hosed By Eastern Fire Department 

Beech Creek Township

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Gardens to Remember

"Gardens to Remember" will be the theme for the Greene County Master Gardener's Garden Walk in Linton on June 29th, from 10am- 3pm (rain or shine). There are six homes on the tour with additional stops at Carneige Heritage and Art Center where they will be hosting a garden art show, and Glory Hill Farm, an organic vetegable garden operation. Each locaiton is unique and reflects the interests of the owners, an experience you wont forget! Tickets are $10 for Adults and children under the age of 12 are free. Advance sale tickets are available in June from Purdue Extensions Office, 4H fairgrounds, and on the day of the event from Carnegie Heritage and Art Center, 110 E Vincennes, Linton, IN. For more information call (812)227-0337

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National Ham Radio Kids Day

WonderLab is celebrating National Ham Radio Kids Day with an afternoon devoted to amateur radio! Come meet members of Bloomingtons local Ham Radio group and explore radios, morse code, and more. Join us for this event on Saturday, June 15th from 1:30- 4:00 PM at WonderLab Museum, located downtown Bloomington at 308 W. 4th Street. Find more info at wonderlab.org All activities are included with museum admission.

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Edgewood High School Class of 2009 10-year Reunion

Nick's English Hut

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2nd Annual CAST for Kids Event

The 2nd Annual Cast for Kids Event takes place October 19th on beautiful Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana. This event requires a minimum funding of $3,500.00 to launch, while we are getting closer to our goal each day we still have a long way to go. Please see our fundraising page for more info about the event and how you can support us.

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5th Annual Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair

Its time for the 5th Annual Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair sponsored by the Stinesville Lions Club. It will be help at the Stinesville Lions Club, on Stinesville Road, Saturday, June 22nd from 8am-6pm

Cub Scout Pack #107 will be serving breakfast beginning at 8am

For booth rental space or more information call Loretta at 812-876-3257

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Math Tutoring at Templeton

Community in Schools is a national organization that helps students find success in school and in life. They bring community resources into schools when families and children cannout access them in the community. Community in schools at Templeton Elementary is seeking individuals to work with elementary students one-on-one to master math skills and concepts. Free limited background checks will be necessary and provided by MCCSC. Shifts are avaliable: Monday through Friday from 9:15-10:30 a.m., 11:15-12:00 p.m., or 12:30-1:30 p.m. Minimum age is 18. 

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SCCAP Thriving Connections Guiding Coalition Member

Through the South Central Community Action Program's "Thriving Connections Initiative", volunteers act as allies to a person or family in poverty- called a Leader - acting like a good friend or extended family member. Groups consist of the Leader and two allies, Allies provide insight into a variety of life circumstances as the group works to accomplish specific goals set by the Leader. Volunteers attend a monthly group meeting, a twice-monthly Thursday community dinner and meeting, and make an 18-month commitment. Allies recieve extensive orientation, training, and support. Minimum age is 18. 

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Wonderland Volunteer Session

Volunteers play an essential role in determining the quality of each visitor’s experience. Depending on age, volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills and/or mentor other volunteers. WonderLab’s volunteer team includes teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and retirees. Families and groups are welcome as volunteers.

Prior Registration for this Training IS Required.

New volunteers are required to submit the appropriate form below before registering to attend a training session.

  • Teens who wish to become museum volunteers must be at least entering grade 7 in the fall of the next school year. 
  • Individuals who are 18 or older should use the Adult Application. 
  • Teens who are applying for a WonderCamp summer internship must be entering grade 9 in the fall of the next school year. Special training sessions for these internships are listed on the application form.

ADULT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

View more about volunteering at Wonderlab at http://wonderlab.org/volunteer/

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Club Bigs Program

Volunteer mentors, age 18 and older are matched with a child who attends the Boys & Girls Club after school program. Matches meet at the Club and may spend time doing activities at the Club, play at the park across the street, or explore the neighborhood on foot.  Volunteers must be able to commit to meeting one hour a week during the week for at least one school year. 

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Volunteer LIFE Mentor

This role is a one-on-one volunteer opportunity for individuals to encourage and mentor clients of LIFEDesigns. Hours volunteered will be determined entirely by the volunteer in conjunction with their mentee with a minimum of 4 hours a month. The amount of time you commit is up to you!

Volunteer LIFE Mentor’s are encouraged to engage in social activities (fishing, hiking, shopping, community events, ect) with LIFEDesigns clients that will encourage good health and wellness in the community while enhancing connection to the community.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will match you with a client to mentor that has similar likes, and will help ensure a good match.

Individuals who are organized, communicate well, have patience, flexibility, creativity, and an open mind are ideal candidates to be a successful LIFE mentors.

Have no training or experience with individuals that have disabilities?  Not a problem!  We will make sure that you are trained and ready for this new and rewarding experience and will be there along the way to help.

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Middle Way House Pre-Service Training

This training provides a basic introduction to domestic violence and sexual violence, both as specific issues in the lives of community members/clients, and as social/structural problems. All volunteers with Middle Way House have to attend this training, but it can also be useful for anyone who works with people who might have experienced domestic violence or sexual violence at some point! See below for a sample outline--day-of times may be different, but all modules are covered at each training. 

All trainings are 9AM-5PM at the Bloomington Transit Center in the Multipurpose Room unless otherwise specified on our website.

Participants do not need to ring any materials other than note-taking supplies. All paperwork will be done at the training or afterwards.

Free parking is available along Washington, Lincoln, and Grant Streets, and the parking garage at 4th and Walnut is 50 cents per hour. Most buses also stop at the Transit Center on their routes.

Any questions can be directed to Evelyn at evelyn@middlewayhouse.org.

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PALS Volunteer Training

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) is offering monthly volunteer trainings for individuals interested in participating in PALS therapeutic equine programs. Responsibilities include leading horses and/or side-walking for our clients during riding sessions. Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with PALS clients, learn about therapeutic equine programs, and help groom, saddle, train, care for horses and help with barn chores. No horse experience necessary! 

Interested in becoming at PALS volunteer? Contact Leanna by emailing volunteer@palstherapy.org or via phone at 812-336-2798, ext. 0. You can also submit a volunteer application via the PALS website: http://palstherapy.org/volunteer/

Facility located at 7644 W Elwren Road Bloomington, IN 47403

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Bloomington Park and Recreation's Banneker Teen Institute

This Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Banneker Teen Insitute is a drop-in program for students ages 12 through 17. The after-school sessions include homework help time, choice activities, weekly field trips, and free time guided by Banneker Community Center staff.

Volunteers are invited to engage with teens and serve as meaningful role models, assisting with academic tutoring and with leading clubs or recreation time. Anyone interested in volunteering can find out more information at bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org.

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Salvation Army

Every day, The Salvation Army receives hundreds of pounds of donated goods: clothing, furniture, electronics, art, jewelry and more. 

 

Your help is needed to help Salvation Army staff to receive, sort, and hang these donated items and assist in making the store an attractive destination for customers. 

 

Every year, the Salvation Army saves thousands of pounds of materials from ending up in the landfill by selling what is good to the public at low prices. 

 

Those funds are used to support The Salvation Army's case management programs, employment programs, food pantry and financial assistance program - that support working families, the hungry, and the sick in our community. 

 

Put your sorting and merchandising skills to good use with the worthwhile opportunity to someone's trash into treasure in need in our community. 

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