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Category - Family Fun

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Recently I learned about a Danish concept called " hygge ," which basically refers to a mental state of coziness, conviviality, and togetherness in the heart of winter. Apparently, there's no word quite like it in English, but it sounds like that feeling you get when you can't wait to spend time with... Read More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pretty soon, every sentence that comes out of my mouth will include the words "hark," "tidings," and "tinsel," all sung to the tune of Go Tell it on the Mountain . But for now, I managed to make a December events list that includes some really amazing events that have nothing to do with Christmas,... Read More

Friday, November 6, 2015

The holidays are such a great time to be a parent. It's a chance to relive the excitement and pure joy that you experienced as a kid, and this time you get to be the cause of all that happiness. Plus you get to play with the toys, eat the sweets, and act like a fool, which is also pretty great. Just... Read More

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It seems the norm these days for most school systems to offer a reprieve in the middle of October, a fall break they call it. Kids and teachers need a couple days (or in some cases a full week or more) to recharge. For most families, it's not quite long enough to take a full-fledged vacation. Or,... Read More

Friday, September 18, 2015

This list was unreasonably difficult to create. Not because there aren't enough free things to do this fall, but because there are way too many good ones and if I included all the ones I want to go to, this blog post would break the internet. So I'll keep it simple ish, and you can fill up your... Read More

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

...or should that say BOOmington... Revel in the creepiest season of the year with these frightful and delightful October events. And just in case the little ones (and grown-ups, if you're like me) can't handle too much scary stuff, check out our list of the top 10 reasons to see Bloomington in... Read More

Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrate the birth of our nation at these events across the city! Save some money on your trip to Bloomington with these special hotel offers . 4th of July Weekend at Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake) July 2-4 Indiana's largest lake has events for all ages planned throughout the holiday weekend,... Read More

Friday, June 19, 2015

July in Indiana involves some of my favorite things: corn on the cob, fireflies, and live music. But I tried to include some other things on July's list, in case those aren't your favorite things. Just promise me you'll still try the corn. If you're looking for even more events, check out our... Read More

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten lists are just too short, and there's too much going on to narrow down my list any further. So here are 11 of the events you simply must go to this March in Bloomington. When you're there, don't forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #visitbtown! Devour Btown -... Read More

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sometimes we need a little push to get out the door and embark on an adventure in the dead of winter. In February, the sun decides when/if it wants to shine, and sometimes we can go weeks with weather in the mid-40s until BAM -- polar vortex. That's why you'll be happy to see a list of 12... Read More