Bloomington Brewing Company wants to invite all of our friends at the Chamber to our 2nd annual Oktoberfest party! Thursday, September 28th from 5-8 pm at the brewery (2234 W. Industrial Park Dr. Bloomington, IN 47404). We'll be celebrating all that is German beer, food, and music. Buffoonski Brothers Polka Party Band, Pappy Shack food truck, AND giant beer mugs full of your favorite BBC beer!! Bring the whole family! This event is free, open to all, and sure to be a great time. Wear those dirndls lederhosen if you've got em! Prost!!!
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, often called the Hub, is seeking volunteers to support their food pantry. The Hub is a community food resource center that works to increase access to healthy food in ways that cultivate dignity, agency, and community. To support this work, the Hub relies on community members who take on recurring, two-hour volunteer shifts. Shifts are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm. You'll help prepare the pantry for opening, keep the pantry stocked, maintain a clean and welcoming environment, and engage with shoppers by answering questions and welcoming them to the Hub. Children with their guardian(s) or whole families are welcome to volunteer. To join a volunteer orientation and get scheduled at the Hub, email Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are pleased to be able to offer our beautiful dining space for group rental. Our standard rate is $50/hr, with $25/hr offered to non profits, and $100/hr for peak times like graduation, holidays, etc.
Hopscotch Kitchen seats approx 30 people, but can fit up to 50 for non-seated events, with overflow into the coffee shop.
We can also cater your event here, or deliver off-site.
Check out our food catering and coffee catering here:
Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
WTIU Public Television is hosting a free, virtual conference to explore, explain, and navigate some of the issues of growing older. The sixth annual WTIU Conference on Aging will be held online every Saturday at 10 a.m. from September 30 to November 18.
WTIU is pulling together area experts and resources to help participants find the answers to many questions associated with getting older. Attendees will learn what to ask, who to ask, and how to make wise decisions now that keep their options open as they age.
The conference will include the following eight sessions: Geriatric Care Managers – What, Where, Why?; In-Home Care; Medicare 101; Memory Triggers and Gathering Family Stories; Staying in Your Home Longer, and Housing Options for When You Can't; Substance Abuse and Seniors; Tips on Shopping for Health Care and Prescriptions; and What You Need to Know about Social Security.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington has named Annie Gray as Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education and Teaching and Learning. She most recently served as Department Chair of English and replaces Martin Wolfger, Ph.D., who assumed the role of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 1.
“With a remarkable tenure of more than two decades, Dean Gray has been an indispensable asset to the College, both with her dedication and commitment to teaching and learning and her outstanding organizational and program management skills,” Dr. Martin Wolfger said. “Dean Gray will undoubtedly excel in her new role, as she aims to inspire faculty to innovate while fostering an inclusive space for our diverse student body.”
In her previous role, Gray effectively collaborated with students, faculty, and staff across disciplines, reflecting her dedication to academic growth and development. Gray supported transformative initiatives at the College, including aligning English course instruction with current practices, establishing a literary magazine, and founding of the Center for Online Writing Support for students. She embraces data-driven change and assists faculty with adapting to new methodologies.
This 40-hour training is for anyone interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. You will learn about the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. Participants enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation. You will also gain an understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, including victim-offender mediation. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs.
Learn more information at https://cjamcenter.org/training-and-education/
Sojourn House's Light Her Way 5k
08 SEPTEMBER 2023
6:00 PM America/Indianapolis
Emmanuel Baptist Church
1503 W That Road Bloomington IN 47403
Thank you for joining us as we Light the Way #ForWomenForFreedom! All proceeds will go to help Sojourn House assist women who have been exploited or trafficked. Registration will be held in the pavilion located off a short path behind the church building. Please park in the main lot and then walk behind the building to the pavilion. We will have volunteers to help direct you. Contact email@example.com for more info!
Ready Schools helps align school districts to the education and workforce needs of Indiana Uplands employers and prepares students for high-opportunity jobs and careers.
Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has selected Barr-Reeve Community Schools, Crawford County Community School Corporation, and East Washington School Corporation for participation in the fourth cohort of ROI’s Ready Schools initiative. The Ready Schools development grant provides an opportunity for the school corporation to involve their community in an immersive design thinking process throughout the 2023-24 school year.
The Ready Schools initiative is a framework to support school districts in aligning K-12 curricular and programmatic offerings to educational and workforce needs within the Indiana Uplands, an 11-county region that encompasses Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen, and Washington counties. Since 2017, ROI has awarded Ready Schools development and implementation grants to 18 regional school districts, impacting 85 schools and more than 35,077 K-12 students.
Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has selected four projects to receive Digital Towns funding to improve digital equity and inclusion in the Indiana Uplands.
“The COVID public health emergency clearly showed that communities with inadequate connectivity and digital resources struggled to implement mitigation strategies such as e-learning and remote work,” said ROI Vice President of Economic and Community Development Lisa Abbott. “It has also become clear that digital inclusion strategies must be interwoven into community development efforts to allow individuals and businesses to thrive in our increasingly digitized society and economy.”
To advance a more digitally inclusive Indiana Uplands, ROI partnered with the Purdue Center for Regional Development to evaluate the region’s digital infrastructure and worked with teams in each county to develop digital inclusion plans. Each plan provides a roadmap for communities to advance broadband infrastructure, adoption of computing devices, and digital literacy in the Indiana Uplands.
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