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May 22, 2017
Events Spotlight
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Green Drinks Bloomington

Green Drinks Bloomington is a monthly, informal social networking event meant to bring together people from different backgrounds with a shared interest in creating a greener world. This month, Sherry Mitchell-Bruker, an Ecohydrologist and founder of Friends of Lake Monroe, will present a talk entitled “What Can We Do for Lake Monroe? Why Should We Care?”. This presentation summarizes what we know about Lake Monroe’s water quality status, the lake’s importance to the community, and ways that we can work to sustain the lake for future generations. There is a $5 suggested donation, as some food will be provided.

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company; 350 West 11th Street, Bloomington, IN

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is here! Purchase locally grown produce, plants, and a variety of prepared foods directly from their producers where you can ask them questions about their products. There are new items each week!

When: Every Saturday until November 25, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: 401 N. Morton St

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Annual Women's Bike Ride

Bring your own bicycle and a fun attitude and explore the variety of bicycle facilities from downtown to the east side of Bloomington on an evening bike ride! You’ll travel as a group on this 7-8 mile bike ride. At the end, riders can participate in a social outing along the B-Line or end at City Hall.

When & Where: Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Meet in the parking lot of City Hall, next to the B-Line and 8th Street at 5:30 p.m.

No registration is necessary! For more info, click here.

Questions? Contact Beth Rosenbarger at

Volunteer Opportunities
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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden

This summer, come learn about gardening and help Mother Hubbard's Cupboard in their community gardens where they grow organic fruits and veggies for their food pantry. All levels of gardening experience welcomed! For more information, like their Facebook page or email

When & Where: Mondays: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Butler Park
Wednesdays: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the HUB Pantry Garden

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Campus Garden and Harvest Days

The Campus Garden is an organic food production space for the IU community to learn about sustainable gardening, make new friends, and take home fresh produce! Stop by one of the weekly Learn and Harvest Days to help around the garden! For more information, like their Facebook page or email

When: Weekly Thursdays and Sundays from 6-8 a.m.

Where: 2367 E. 10th St. (behind Tulip Tree Apts.)

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Global Gifts Volunteer Orientation

Global Gifts sells unique handmade items, from jewelry and home goods to toys and food items, donating all of its proceeds to individuals in more than 34 countries around the world. The store largely relies on volunteers to provide valuable customer service, assist in store operations, and help spread its mission of fair trade. Attending the volunteer orientation is required before volunteering. Volunteers commit to working two shifts per month for a minimum of three months (shifts are three-five hours).

Contact Kinsey Davis, if you have any questions or to RSVP -

When:  Sunday, May 28 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Where:  122 N. Walnut St.

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National Trails Day 2017

Spend a morning at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve at American Hiking Society's 24th Anniversary of National Trails Day! Hiking trails allows us to immerse ourselves into nature’s beauty and destress. A good trail system is key to a diverse selection of recreation, fitness, and transportation. Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift and will help maintain Griffy Lake.

Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up 
Number of volunteers: 25

When: Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Griffy Lake Nature Preserve, 3300 N. Headley Rd.

Click here to register:

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