"Moments in the Master's Life"
Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Presents a drive thru portrayal of the Nativity and Scenes from the Life of Christ. Sunday, December 8 from 5-9 p.m.
Strengthening Singles will host a Chrsitmas pitch-in dinner on Saturday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Peasant Christian Church, Bedford. This is a faith-based group for widowed, divorced or never-married adults.
Habitat for Humanity
Mark your calendars! Habitat for Humanity, an organization that works in partnership with low-income families to build simple, decent, affordable housing is holding an informational meeting: Thrusday Dec. 5 from 6-7pm at the Habitat for Humanity office. For more information call 331-4069.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington
Kick off the Holidays right on Dec. 5th at 8:30am. Ladies, come join the Auxiliary Holiday Auction at the Bloomington Converntion Center RSVP email@example.com
Also, Dec 6th 6:30-8:30pm come join the Clubs for the 5th annual Winter Art Show at Showers Atrium, City Hall. Art work will be for sale and there will be a performance from the youth choir!
St. Mark's: Getting Ready for Christmas
Dec. 7th from 9:30-11:30pm there will be a festival of crafts and activities for young children and their families. Activities will be appropriate for Christmas and other Holidays. Bring your friends and neighbors to St. Mark's Nursery School and Kindergarten's
ACA Volunteers of Monroe County Fair
With two more one-on-one Health Insurance Community Fairs left to go in the calander year the ACA Volunteers of Monroe County Incorporated announced the results from their first four Fairs. These events work with community members on the new law's provisions and their individual situation. Two more Fairs are scheduled for Dec 7th and 14th to finish out the year. For more information, contact (812) 345-9124, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.acavmc.org.
Christmas Village After Dark
Friday Dec. 13th from 6:30-8:00pm come support New Beinnings Pregnancy Resource Center. There will be cookies served and a Special appearance by Santa Claus! Its all happening at Owen County State Bank off of Highway 46 on Morgan St.
Saturday Jan. 11th 9am-4pm at Lawrence Country 4-H Fairgrounds in Bedford, Indiana. Lunch will be provided. For more information go to www.crossroadsbedford.org
Heritage Days Inc.: Santa Visit
The Harrodsburg Heritage Days Assoc, Trustee Thelma Kelley Jeffries in Cooperation with the Perry Clear Creek Fire District, is sponsoring this annual event. A visit with Santa who will be arriving on a fire truck! For ages infant to 12 years old. Thursday, December 5th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments.
Habitat for Humanity Information Meeting
Habitat for Humanity, an organization that works in partnership with low-income families to build simple, decent, and affordable housing, is holding an information meeting on Thursday, December 5th from 6-7pm. Qualified families must have a need for housing, the ability to pay for housing, and a willingness to partner with Habitat. For more details, call the Habitat office at (812) 331-4069.
Winter Art Show
Come join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington for their 5th Annual Winter Art Show. The show is December 6th from 6:30-8:30pm at Showers Atrium in City Hall. Art work will be for sale and there will be a performance from the youth choir! Ladies, come join the Auxiliary for the Annual Holiday Auction December 5th at 8:30am in the Bloomington Convention Center. RSVP email@example.com.
Bloomington Lions Club
Bloomington Lions Club, Inc's annual tradition of selling fruit has begun. The trailer will be at the corner of 3rd and Pete Ellis Drive, Behind KFC. November 25, 26, and 27 from noon-6 p.m. and December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14. Orders can also be placed by calling Dale at 812-332-5728. Proceeds go to support MCCSC student scholarships.
Monroe County Community School: Fundraier
This holiday season, the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools is hosting its second annual online auction fundraiser. They'll be auctioning off a variety of items - from local Bloomington treasures to vacation getaways to incredible experiences for the whole family! The auction opens on November 25th and runs until December 9th. Check it out at <www.biddingforgood.com/fmccs>. Interested in donating an item, contact Cyrilla Helm at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Coffee With Friends: Journalism 101
Come and bring a friend to Monroe County Public Library on Saturday, December 6th from 11am-noon to have a conversation with Marci Creps about the state of journalism today. Event is free to public, and located in Meeting Room 1B, first floor at the Monroe Public Library.
NWS Peace Program
Seeking caring families to host high school age international exchange students ranging from 15-18 years old for 5-12months. You will prvoide a loving home, 3 meals a day, a bed, and the experience of a life time for your family as well as the student. This is an unpaid program however you may recieve $50.00 charitable contribution on their income tax. Call 1-866-846-3977 or visit www.nw-services.com for more information.
Nancy Nichols- Pethick
Award winning oil painter, Nancy Nichols-Pethick will have her work on display at in The Kremoo Gallery at Jasper Arts Center. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, until 7 pm on Thursdays, and Sunday from noon to 3 pm. Admission is free.
Grief and Bereavement through Art and Community
A three month series support group at the Endwright Center. Tuesday, October 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - October topic - "Introduction and discussion on outlets to express grief." Tuesday, November 12 2:00 - 3:00 pm - November topic - "Expressing Grief through Artistic Outlets." Tuesday, December 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - December Topic - "Craft Day - Positive Grieving Through Crafts." Crafts and Supplies to be provided. For additional information call (812) 876-3383 ext 515.
One on One Computer Tutoring for Seniors
Knowledgeable instructors will work one on one with seniors who want to learn basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word, E-mail, Facebook, Skype, and how to access games on the computer. A desk top computer is available for training or student may bring their own laptop. Call for available times, 812-876-3383 ex 515. It is a FREE class and will take place at the Endwright Center.
Bloomington Human Rights Commission
Do you know everything you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act? This Act protects all people with disabilities, including those who are HIV+, from discrimination. It covers employment, trasnportation, telecommunications and public accommodations. If you feel you have been discriminated against because you have a disability, or if you have questions about the ADA, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission may be able to help. Call 349-3429.
Toxic Algae Problems Become More Common Across the Country
A new analysis shows a growing scourge of harmful algae blooms across the country. The Indiana State Department of Health warns of possible high levels of blue-green algae at many of Indiana's reservoirs and lakes and cautions against coming in contact with it. The health department recommends bathing in warm, soapy water after a day on the water and urges people to keep pets and livestock away. The algae can be toxic if ingested.
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Looking for a Treasurer
The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra would like you to consider becoming their treasurer! The treasurer serves on the board of directors, the finance committee and works on financial information with the executive director as-needed to report on the financial status of the organization. Experience with quickbooks is a plus, but not required. The minimum age is 21.
Become a 'Circles' Initiative' Ally
You can make a direct difference in the life of a family in poverty by becoming a South Central Community Action Program 'Circles' Initiative' Ally! Allies provide friendship to a person or family working out of poverty. The 'Circles' Initiative' requests an 18 month commitment and the minimum age is 18.
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Volunteers Needed
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard has just moved to a new site and is expanding their food pantry hours. They're looking for volunteers to serve two hour shifts during their new hours from Noon to 6PM. Pantry volunteers unload deliveries, stock food, keep the pantry clean, and assist patrons. This position requires volunteers to be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. The minimum age is 12, but younger volunteers are welcome if they're with an adult.
Volunteer with Girls Inc.!
Girls Inc. Inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold! You can help them do just that in after-school program, working with girls ages 5 to 17. Volunteers act as mentors and are responsible for safety, helping with homework, and being a positive role model. Both Community members and college students are needed. Students who need exerpience will find that this is a great place to practice group management and teaching skills.
Wylie House Museum
The Wylie House Museum welcomes applicants for tour guides, also known as docents. If you enjoy local history, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about life in Bloomington in the 19th century and gain museum experience in the process. You'll be trained to give historically accurate tours of the Wylie House Museum, home of IU's first president. Docents are asked to give two tours per month, with no tours offered in December, January, or February.
Bloomington Writing Project
The Bloomington Writing Project has teamed up with Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners - VITAL - to offer two new courses for English language learners at Monroe County Public Library on Thursday evenings. One helps learners prepare for the 'Test Of English as a Foreign Language'; the other teaches professional writing. No teaching or tutoring experience is necessary.
St. Vincent De Paul
Each Saturday morning, St. Vincent De Paul society volunteers distribute furnitute from their warehouse to those in need. Volunteers are needed from 8:30-10:30am to help with distribution, as well as delivery. Volunteers are also needed to do furniture pick ups during the week. Volunteer as often as you would like.
Get proactive against pet overpopulation in South Central Indiana by helping the Pets Alive non-profit spay/neuter clinic's qualified and committed staff care for the cats and dogs who are undergoing spay and neuter surgeries. With 60 - 80 surgeries daily, they need your support with surgery prep and cleaning of laundry, kennels and surgery instruments.
Band Event Coordinator Needed
The Bloomington Community Band is searching for an event coordinator. They will keep open communication with the board while doing things like communications staging requirements for the band, working on publicity, and maintaining the website's concert calender. Minimum age is 18.
Drill Team Instructor Needed
Cry of the Children is searching for a drill team instructor. Drill teams instill a great sense of discipline and honor in young people. If you love working with youth, you are welcome! Minimum age is 18.
Online Auctioneer Needed
You can make a difference in the community while indulging your love of online auctions! Opportunity House needs a volunteer to set up an Ebay acount on behalf of the Opportunity House, then list one or two items per month. A dependable, outgoing volunteer who can work closely with the Opportunity House leadership is desired. Proceeds benefit the Monroe County United Ministries. Minimum age is 18.
Childcare Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed regularly to provide childcare for children with down syndrome and their siblings during both regular meetings and special events held by the 'Down Syndrome Family Connection.' Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 AM to NOON.