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Friday Oct 24, 2014

A Cooking Demo Series and Conversation about Street Food

  • October 24, 2014
  • Venue: Asian Culture Center
  • Address: 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-856-5361
  • Times: 5 - 6 pm
  • Admission: Free

A Cooking Demo Series and Conversation about Street Food from India, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam What can street food tell us about a country and its people? Is food the most enlightening and interactive way to experience a new culture? Food u... more

Bloomington Lions Club Fall Basket Bingo Fundraiser

Lions Bingo for Collectible Baskets The Bloomington Lions Club will host their annual fall basket Bingo fundraiser at the Monroe County Fairgrounds’ Community Building on October 24, 2014. Doors open at 5:30, and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. En... more


  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Address: 2120 North Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-320-7667
  • Times: 7 - 8 pm
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

Who: The Bloomington Community Band and the Unitarian Universalist Church Adult Choir When: Friday, October 24th, 7:00pm Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 North Fee Lane Bloomington, IN 47408 (Fee Lane, at the northeast bypass road) Admissi... more

Festival of Ghost Stories

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Bryan Park
  • Address: 1001 S. Henderson, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3725
  • Times: 7 - 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free

An ink-black night with leering jack-o'-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 32 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts a... more

Healthy Halloween

The health and wellness witches are throwing a healthy Halloween Party at the Banneker Community Center, and your entire family is invited! Come in costume and take part in the costume contest, plus have a howling good time playing Halloween games, l... more

Money Smart Week: Financial Literacy Workshop

This workshop will discuss ways to find the money you need by looking in your pocket. You can use the information presented to improve your knowledge of finances and get control over your financial future.

King Oedipus, by Kelly Lusk

Directed by Paul Daily October 17, 18, 23-25 To purchase tickets, visit www.bctboxoffice.com. Tickets $15 adults, $5 students/seniors.

M. Butterfly

Inspired by Puccini's Madama Butterfly, M. Butterfly weaves a dark tale of intrigue and deception as French civil servant Rene Gallimard falls for the beautiful Peking Opera diva Song Liling.

Haunted Hayride and Stables

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Haunted Hayride and Stables
  • Address: 8308 South Rockport Road, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-824-3648
  • Times: Fri 6 - 11 pm ; Sat 4:30 - 11 pm
  • Admission: $10/person
  • www.myhauntedhayride.com/

The Haunted Hayride and Stables are located at 8308 South Rockport Road in Bloomington Indiana (nestled in the rural corner of southwest Monroe County). The property incorporates over ten acres which provides the trail for our haunted Hayride surrou... more

Ongoing October Art Exhibits

Dorothy Graden, mixed media drawings; Aric Verrastro & Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, contemporary jewelry; Kelly Jordan, paintings; Mark Kidd, photography; Marla Roddy, sculpture. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown settin... more

Celebrating Lotus Exhibit

From his quaint hometown in Orange County, Indiana to cities all over America, Southern Indiana musician Lotus Dickey made his mark on the musical world. A prolific singer-songwriter who played guitar and fiddle, Dickey had a love for music unmatched... more

MoCo's Prehistoric Past

Come see and examine fossils of plants, organisms, and animals found in the Hoosier state and learn how they contributed to Southern Indiana's natural landscape. Open Tues-Sat until 3/31/15.

The Birthday Feast

Mom's surprise birthday feast turns into a messy musical adventure for Maddie, Mutt the Dog, and all her friends. A fun new kid's musical about nutrition and food!


  • October 24, 2014
  • Venue: Fountain Square Mall
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-340-2501
  • Times: 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
  • Admission: $10 Adult ; $5 Youth ; Young Ones Free
  • www.bloomingtours.com/

Square Town/Cool Tour May-October; Thursday-Sunday 10:30 am & 1:30 pm each day. Check for other offerings. Meets at Fountain Square Mall, south side of the Courthouse Square $10 adults, $5 youths, young ones free. Check for specials. Bloomingt... more

Photography Exhibit: BENJAMIN RASMUSSEN “Home” + JON TONKS “Empire”

In September, Pictura will open a two-person show with Jon Tonks and Benjamin Rasmussen. Tonk’s series Empire explores a number of the remote British Overseas Territories and the specific cultural details of a national identity taken overseas. ... more

9th Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar: An Invitation To Participate

The Dia de los Muertos Community Altar, installed by Bloomington artists Michael Redman and Rachel DiGregorio, celebrates ancestors, both distant and near. Community members are invited to contribute remembrances, tokens, and messages to the altar in... more

Gallery Exhibit :: Nostalgia

  • October 24, 2014
  • Venue: gallery406
  • Address: 116 W. 6th St., Ste. 110, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-0536
  • Times: Opening Reception Oct. 3, 5 - 8 pm ; Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm , Sat by appt.
  • Admission: Free
  • www.gallery406.com

A reflection on treasures from the past that excited the mind and warmed the heart.

Saturday Oct 25, 2014

Bloomington's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Shower's Plaza
  • Address: 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-7922
  • Times: Registration 8:30 am ; Program 9 am
  • Admission: Free
  • siraonline.com/walk.htm

17th Annual Bloomington Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Saturday, October 25, 2014. This annual local Bloomington event is FREE and promotes awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Registration at 8:30 am, survivo... more

Calm, Confident, & Clear: Free Yourself from Self-Doubt with Guest Instructor Yulia Azriel, M.S

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Vibe Yoga Studio
  • Address: 1705 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-335-9642
  • Times: 1 - 4 pm
  • Admission: $35 if you register by 10/18, $45 after 10/18

Cemetery Restoration Opportunity

Join the county's cemetery restoration committee in repairing a historic, local cemetery- Stout Houston on Bloomington's north west side, call for directions. Learn valuable techniques in headstone repair and cleaning.

Hoosiers in the News

Hoosiers in the News: Indiana Digital Historic Newspaper Program: Join us, in collaboration with the Indiana State Library, in exploring how to utilize the 100,000 pages of free, fully accessible, and full-text searchable Indiana newspapers from 1841... more

Indiana Memory Workshop

In collaboration with the Monroe County Public Library and the Indiana State Library the Monroe County History Center is hosting a free event that will provide the public with the opportunity to learn about and how to use Indiana Memory. Indiana Memo... more

IU Science Fest

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Indiana University Bloomington
  • Address: 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-855-5397
  • Times: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • college.indiana.edu/science/sciencefest

IU's popular annual fall science open houses have morphed into one big science extravaganza! Start your day of exploration in Swain West, Jordan Hall or Chemistry and be sure to pick-up your Science Fest Exploration Guide to Activities. IU Science ... more

King Oedipus, by Kelly Lusk

Directed by Paul Daily October 17, 18, 23-25 To purchase tickets, visit www.bctboxoffice.com. Tickets $15 adults, $5 students/seniors.

M. Butterfly

Inspired by Puccini's Madama Butterfly, M. Butterfly weaves a dark tale of intrigue and deception as French civil servant Rene Gallimard falls for the beautiful Peking Opera diva Song Liling.

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