The 5th Annual Brown County Rock and Mineral Show

The 5th Annual Brown County Rock and Mineral Show is will be on Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be held at the Brown County History Center and the Pioneer Village in downtown Nashville, Indiana at 90 E. Gould Street. 
There will be demonstrations on gold-panning by the Southeastern Indiana Gold Club. There will be demonstrations on flint-knapping by the world-renowned artisan, Ed Mosher, and wire-wrapping, and lapidary demonstrations by local artisans. Vendors from all over the Midwest will be there to show and sell everything from gems to geodes to jewelry. We still have booth space left for locals to sell their rock collections. A Children’s Corner with fun activities will be a featured area. We ask that all wear a facemask and please social distance.

For more information, e-mail: or call Rhonda at 812-320-6237


Annual Delta Theta Tau Garage Sale

The annual Delta Theta Tau garage sale has been relocated due to the Pandemic.  The sale will be held at 4010 Stonegate Drive on Friday, Oct. 2 from 9-5, and on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8-3.  Great prices on items of all kinds including jewelry, household goods, children’s toys, and craft supplies.  All proceeds will benefit local non-profits. 

The rain date will be the following weekend, Oct. 9 and 10, the same hours. 



Boxes Needed for Pantry 279 Distribution Days

Pantry 279 is in need of medium to large size boxes, as they go through 100 - 120 per day to package and deliver food to their food pantry clients.

If you have boxes, please take them to the Pantry 279 at 501 E Temperance Street in Ellettsville on Saturdays. Boxes can be accepted between 10 a.m-2 p.m. Earlier the better so we can pack them for the drive-through pickups.


The Crestmont Community Food & Supplies Drive

There is a concentrated effort to bring much-needed groceries and supplies to Boys & Girls Club member families living in the Crestmont Community. Nearly 60 families have already benefited from this initiative, and the efforts have now even expanded to serve Lincoln Street Club families in need!
Drop-offs are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Crestmont Club (1111 W. 12th Street).
Deliveries will be made to families in-need every Friday.

If you would like to help, the online list of needs and a signup sheet are available at


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


Volunteer Opportunities

Bloomington Volunteer Network

Looking to volunteer in our community? Various organizations have a variety of ongoing needs. To check out opportunities, go to

You can also check out their calendar for a variety of events put on by non-profit organizations!


Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard


Mother Hubbard's Cupboard increases access to healthy food for all people in need in ways that cultivate dignity, self-sufficiency, and community. To get involved by donating or volunteering, go to


Alzheimer's Association


The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosts support groupS across the state for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Support groups are free and designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. 


Bloomington Spouse Support Group

IU Health Hospital, Community Health Building

333 Miller Drive

First and third Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm

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