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10 Sure Bets in B-town for July, 2014

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School House Rock Live! It's the middle of June, which means two things - 1) summer is really, officially here (well, as of the 21st anyway), and 2) it's time to plan your July getaway to Bloomington! Here's a quick list of 10 awesome events happening in July. Trust us - there's something here you really want to experience! From family fun to grown-up comedy, Bloomington is ready and waiting for your summer fun. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. School House Rock Live! - throu …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for June, 2014

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Limestone Month Classes are out for summer, at least they are at Indiana University! Elementary and high school students still have a few weeks to go, but that gives you the perfect opportunity to spend some time planning a fabulous family getaway for this summer. Here are ten great events on our June calendar here in Bloomington that will help you create summer memories that will last for decades... Limestone Month- June 1-30 Join us in celebrating the unique limestone heritage that helped to shape t …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for May, 2014

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WonderLab Art of Science - Limestone Need a reason to plan a visit to Bloomington this May? Well, look no further - we're already looking forward to next month, and we've put together a list of our top ten picks for things you want to get on your calendar now! Find out more about these events, and dozens more, on our complete Event Calendar. Science of Art: Limestone Carving - May 2 WonderLab's First Friday event this month features local limestone carvers! Find out more about this important part of Bloomington's pa …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for April, 2014

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Hoosier Half Marathon & 5K Looking ahead to April, we've identified 10 don't-miss events that you'll want to add to your calendar next month. We've tried to include a variety of event types, so you'll see whether you're looking for the perfect weekend for the kids, craft beer lovers, athletes or IU alumni, you'll find it here. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of upcoming events in Bloomington - be sure to check our full calendar listings for dozens more awesome reasons to plan a quick trip to B-town! Ho …

10 Fun Events to Get You Through to Spring!

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The recent brief warm-up was oh-so-welcome, but now that the weather's turned cold and wintry again it almost seems worse than ever, and if that darn groundhog was right we've still got three whole weeks to go until spring. (Coincidentally, that's what the calendar says, too since spring officially begins on March 20.) Never fear - if you're feeling a bit under the weather, so to speak, we've got the cure. Get out of the house and enjoy one (or more) of these great special events! Here's ou …

The Perfect Excuse for a Family Weekend in B-town

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Indiana Heritage Quilt Show Grab your family - kids, parents and grandparents included - it's Indiana Heritage Quilt Show time in Bloomington, Indiana! It's the perfect excuse to bring a couple of generations together to appreciate the artistic beauty of this time-honored tradition and share all the fun and excitement of a Bloomington getaway. Historically, quilting has long been a catalyst for bonding among friends and families through shared experiences, quilting bees and the passing down of skills and knowledge from …

Eagle Watch Weekend 2014

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Eagle Watch Weekend Have you ever wondered why they hold the annual Eagle Watch Weekend at Lake Monroe in January, instead of say... June? While it might be more enjoyable to search for the elusive eagles in the sky during warmer weather, it would actually be a lot harder to spot them! Eagle Watch Weekend is arguably Indiana's premiere annual eagle-watching and birding event. Rest assured, the scheduling of such an important event takes into account the best time of year for successful eagle-spotting on Monroe  …

Family Fun During Christmas Vacation 2013

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Willy Wonka If the kids are out of school for the holidays and you're all tired of hanging around the house, get out and enjoy some of the great, family friendly events and activities going on in Bloomington over the next two weeks! Here's a quick rundown - more info on these and other events can be found on our Event Calendar. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Trust us, you do NOT want to miss this magical production from Cardinal for Kids! Who wouldn't love a tour of Willy Wonka's amazing choc …

2013 Canopy of Lights Celebration

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Canopy of Lights In keeping with old-fashioned practice, the winter holidays come to life in downtown Bloomington on the Friday after Thanksgiving. All it takes is the sparkling tradition of the Canopy of Lights. Thousands gather in community spirit to witness the simple, yet beloved lighting ceremony. Many have joined the celebration and made it a family tradition to ring in the season. While the weather may be frightfully cold, don't let that keep you away. There is plenty of hot chocolate, kettlecorn and  …

13 Things to Know About Halloween in B-town

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One Are you ready to celebrate the arrival of autumn and all those hauntingly fun events that come along with Halloween? Bloomington's ready, and we don't want you to miss one spooky thing! Here's your checklist of the 13 things you need to know about celebrating the season - B-town style! Take a Haunted Museum Tour on Oct. 11 and 25, at the Monroe County History Museum. Local celebrities of the past will be on hand to answer all your spooky questions! See enchantingly beautiful han …

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