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City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department September–December 2019

Ice Skating pages 10–13 Glow in the Park page 22 Bloomington Youth Basketball page 28 City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recreation btownparks

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VETERANS DAY 5K SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 • 9 A.M.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS— MEET AT SHOWALTER FOUNTAIN NEW ! ON C O L AT I

$25/PERSON • 310101-A $20/MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS • 310101-B FOR ALL AGES. REGISTER ONLINE BY 11/7.

Run, ruck, or roll your way through the IU campus this Veterans Day as we honor our nation’s veterans. Brought to you by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Indiana University Center for Veteran and Military Students. First 50 registered participants receive a race T-shirt. Water and post-race snacks are provided. Day-of registration as space allows—credit card only. Please provide a current email address—participants will receive more information in the weeks leading up to the event.

For more information, contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

Did you attend a concert or movie in one of Bloomington’s city parks last summer?

Please tell us about it! Take a short online survey at bloomington.in.gov/concerts.


Welcome to City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation!

Our mission is to provide essential services, facilities and programs necessary for the positive development and well-being of the community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources.

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September–December 2019 Program Guide Table of Contents

General Information......................................2–3 Inclusive Recreation....................................3, 38 Facilities...........................................4–11, 14–15 Frank Southern Ice Arena.........................10–13 Community Gardening/Gardening Classes.....5 Cascades Golf Course....................................6–7 Switchyard Park.............................................8–9 Griffy Lake Nature Preserve...........................15 Twin Lakes Recreation Center..... 14–15, 32–36 Rentals................................................4, 6–10, 15 Facilities, Trails, and Parks with map.......16–17 Shelter House and Ballfield Rentals...............18 Farmers’ Market........................................ 19-20 Community Events....................................19–25 Preschool....................................................26–27 Youth..........................................................27–29 Teen..................................................................29 Nature and the Outdoors....................15, 30–31 Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center..................... 14–15, 32–36 Adults.........................................................32–38 Volunteer Opportunities..........................39–41 Sponsorship/Parks Partners...........................42 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff......43 Registration Form, Refund Policy, Fees, Charges...............................................44

Index

Introduction to Season Extension.............5 Jazzercise.................................................... 38 Junior Hitters Baseball.............................. 27 Junior Rangers: Aquatic Ecology & Canoes................................... 30 Junior Rangers: Hiking Etiquette & Wildlife Identification............................ 30 Junior Rangers: Maps & Compasses...... 30 Junk in the Trunk....................................... 22 Kid City Break Days................................... 27 Mindful Flow.............................................. 35 Movies in the Parks................................... 22 Nature Sounds........................................... 23 Night Paddle............................................... 30 Not-So-Scary Halloween Party................ 24 Performing Arts Series.............................. 23 Personal Training...................................... 32 Physical Fridays......................................... 26 Pickleball.................................. 15, 29, 36, 38 Pop-Up Programming.............................. 20 Power Vinyasa............................................ 35 Preschool Story Hour................................ 26 Private Skating Lessons........................... 13 RenewActive............................................... 33 Roving Naturalist................................. 19, 30 Run/Walk X-Train....................................... 35 Silver&Fit..................................................... 33 SilverSneakers............................................ 33 Skate & Scare.............................................. 11 Skate with Santa........................................ 11 The Skating School..............................12–13 Soup Tasting............................................... 20 Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks....................................... 29, 38 Tiny Hitters T-Ball...................................... 27 Tomato Tasting.......................................... 19 Toy Time...................................................... 26 Trick or Treat Trail..................................... 24 Turf Time for Toddlers.............................. 26 Veterans Day 5K......................................... 37 Woodland Plant ID Hike........................... 30 World Rivers Day Cleanup................. 30, 39 Yappy Hours—Yappy Howli-days!......... 25 Yoga Core.................................................... 35 Yoga Nidra.................................................. 35 Yoga Stretch............................................... 35 ZUMBA......................................................... 35 ZUMBA Gold............................................... 36

Front cover: Bloomington Figure Skating Club member Mary Jachim assists a young skater at Skate with Santa at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Photo by Sarah Owen.

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2020 Performing Arts Series Call to Musicians..................................... 21 A Fair of the Arts........................................ 20 Active&Fit.................................................... 33 Adult (50+) FREE Programs..................... 33 Adult Hockey League................................ 11 Adult Volleyball......................................... 32 Adult Sailing............................................... 37 Aerial Fitness Classes.......................... 28, 36 American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer....................... 32 Apple Tasting............................................. 19 Autumn Owl Prowl.................................... 31 Baby Time................................................... 26 Ballroom Dancing...................................... 38 Banneker Nights........................................ 29 Basketball Future Stars............................ 26 Beesponsible.............................................. 30 Beginning Yoga......................................... 34 Bloomington Blades Hockey................... 11 Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market...................................... 19 Bloomington Pumpkin Launch............... 25

Bloomington Soccer Adult Leagues...... 36 Bloomington Soccer Juniors................... 29 Bloomington Soccer Little Kickers......... 29 Bloomington Soccer Turf Tigers............. 27 Bloomington Soccer U15 Boys/Girls/Coed League........................ 29 Bloomington Soccer U19 League........... 29 Bloomington Walking Club..................... 37 Bloomington Youth Basketball.............. 28 Boot Camp.................................................. 34 Cardio Kickboxing..................................... 34 Coffee & Canvas......................................... 23 Core 360...................................................... 34 Dog Park Safety......................................... 31 Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours........... 24 Endwright East Active Living Community Center................................. 38 Excel Tae Kwon Do.................................... 36 Fall Foliage Family Float.......................... 31 Festival of Ghost Stories........................... 25 Figure Skating Club of Bloomington..... 10 Fitness Assessments................................. 32 Fitness Coach............................................. 33 Fitness with a Firefighter......................... 37 Foraging for Food...................................... 31 Friends & Family Sails............................... 37 Gardening with Woody Plants: Enhance Your Landscape.........................5 Glow in the Park......................................... 22 Group Exercise Classes.......................34–36 H.I.I.T............................................................ 34 Habitats are Hip......................................... 31 Hatha Yoga................................................. 34 Hiking and Walking with Your Dog....... 30 Hockey Initiation....................................... 11 Holiday Market.......................................... 20 Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour............. 21 Homeschool Naturalist Series: Aquatic Ecosystems and Monitoring................. 31 Homeschool Naturalist Series: Plants, Trees, and Wild Edibles............ 31 Homeschool Naturalist Series: Watersheds and Karst Geology........... 31 House Hockey............................................ 11 Howl at the Moon...................................... 24 Indiana University Figure Skating Club................................ 10 Indiana University Hockey....................... 10 Introduction to Edible Landscaping.........5

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General Information

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Phone: 349-3700 Fax: 349-3705 parks@bloomington.in.gov

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September–December 2019 Program Guide Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings (entire City Hall is closed): Labor Day (September 2), Election Day (November 5), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (November 28–29) and Christmas Day (December 25) Services offered: Program/event registration, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see page 42), volunteer inquiries (see pages 39–39), and community relations. Parking: Designated visitor spaces available in lot on north end of City Hall. Metered parking on Morton Street and in the Morton Street parking garage located at Seventh and Morton Streets (entrance on Morton Street). Accessibility: Designated parking spaces in North and South lots, ramp/sidewalk access from parking lots, automatic doors at south entrance, elevator located inside main entrance, restrooms available on ground and second floor level. Mayor of Bloomington John Hamilton Parks and Recreation Department Administrator Paula McDevitt

Board of Park Commissioners Les Coyne—President Joe Hoffmann Kathleen Mills Lisa Thatcher

The Board of Park Commissioners holds regular meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month, which are open to the public. Meetings begin at 4 p.m. in City Hall, located at 401 N. Morton St. Citizens of Bloomington are invited to visit the Board of Park Commissioners meetings with questions or concerns regarding city parks and recreation programs, events, and facilities. Equal Opportunity This program receives federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 37127, Washington D.C. 20013-7127

Many of our programs and events are part of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD).

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All phone numbers for Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff and facilities are in the 812 area code.

The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) is galleries, live music, performing arts, over 90 restaurants and 100 specialty shops, parks, hotels, cozy neighborhoods in ten distinct character districts—each with a personality all its own. Walkable, rideable, don’t miss-able. A cultural district like no other. BEAD is an economic development project of the City of Bloomington. For more information, contact bead@bloomington.in.gov or call Sean Starowitz at 349-3534. To make BEAD your next arts and entertainment destination, visit visitbead.com.

Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts

349-3754

Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Softball, etc.)

349-3610

Frank Southern Ice Arena (Fall, Winter, Spring)

349-3741

Additional numbers Maintenance Headquarters Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries

349-3498

Lee Huss, Urban Forester

349-3716

Inclusive Recreation Services

349-3747

Are you on our mailing list?

To receive the program guide, or if you do not wish to receive the program guide, call 349-3700 and ask to be added to or removed from the mailing list.

Photo policy

Parks and Recreation staff may videotape or take photos of participants in programs and at special events or of people in parks or on park properties. These photos may be used in future program guides, brochures, fliers or other materials used to promote Parks and Recreation.

Please recycle this guide. This guide is printed with soy-based ink on 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper.


No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 administrative fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the Department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes or punch passes. Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Scholarships

Because some residents are unable to participate in our programs due to economic hardship, the Bloomington Parks Foundation provides youth scholarships to offset certain fees and charges. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at any Department facility, or online at bloomington.in.gov/parks. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program for which applying. Proof of income and Monroe County residency is required. For more information, call 349-3700.

Space is Limited—Register Early!

Most programs have limited space available as well as registration deadlines. After the registration deadline please call for space availability. Register online at bloomington.in.gov/parks, or by sending in the enrollment form in this guide, or in person from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250.

Special Use Permits

Detailed information and forms are available online at bloomington.in.gov/parks/rentals/mobile-stages.

Substitution Policy

Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use substitute instructors and alternate facilities when necessary.

How to request reasonable accommodation:

1. When you register, mark “yes” in the inclusive service request section. At least two weeks notification prior to the registration deadline for each program is required. In some cases reasonable accommodation may take longer. 2. Request and complete an inclusion questionnaire. 3. Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact participant to establish an individualized inclusion plan. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County, see page 38.

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer programs that help make Bloomington an active community! The Department works in partnership with the Active Living Coalition, IU Health Bloomington, and the Monroe County Health Department to increase the number of people who engage in healthy, active lifestyles. Through these combined resources, the community benefits from programs, health fairs, events and other opportunities that positively affect health and wellness. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/activelivingcoalition. Look for the “Healthy Heart” logo next to programs that focus on healthy lifestyles and physical activity.

Support Parks and the Community and Promote Your Business—Become a Parks Partner Bloomington Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. If you are trying to reach youth, families, young adults, or adults over age 50 yrs., we have the medium to promote your product or service. If your business believes in supporting the community, quality of life, and environment, we have many sponsorship options to choose from. See page 42 for more information.

Get Involved ... Volunteer! Look for the volunteer symbol throughout the program guide.

Parks and Recreation volunteers provide valuable services to the community by assisting in many events and programs in a variety of ways. There are many opportunities for individuals and groups to choose from. See pages 39–41 for more information.

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A Special Event Permit is required to hold a large-scale event in Bloomington’s beautiful city parks. A Special Event Permit is also required to hold a race, walk, run, or other event on the B-Line Trail, Clear Creek Trail, Jackson Creek Trail, or any other trail owned and managed by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator, at 349-3725. Mobile Stage Rental: Groups may apply to rent Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s mobile stage for big performances within the City of Bloomington city limits. A refundable deposit is required. Fitness Permits: Instructors of fitness classes or personal trainers who charge clients a fee for their activities must obtain a permit to hold fitness classes in city parks. For more information, contact Health and Wellness Coordinator Jess Klein at 349-3771. Approval for Alcohol Sales: Groups may request to serve beer and/or wine at an event, once the group has successfully applied for a Special Event Permit. Beer and/or wine ONLY may be served in city-owned parks, trails, and facilities, and ONLY with approval. Noise Permits: Depending on the nature of the special event, a Noise Permit from the City of Bloomington Public Works Department may also be required. For more information about Noise Permits, contact the Department of Public Works at 349-3410. Permits for Filming: For more information about obtaining a permit for commercial filming in city parks, contact Julie Ramey, Community Relations Manager, at 349-3719.

For more information, contact Amy Shrake, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 349-3747 or shrakea@bloomington.in.gov. Bloomington Parks and Recreation is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation. Inclusion is individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation activities together. In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations are provided. Reasonable accommodations are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering a program. Inclusion makes it possible for individuals to choose from the vast array of programs offered by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

General Information

Refund Policy

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Facilities

Banneker Community Center

Allison-Jukebox Community Center

930 W. Seventh St. • 349-3735

351 S. Washington St. • 349-3731 Hours: Call 349-3731 for facility hours and times for scheduled classes/programs. Coordinator: Amy Shrake, CTRS Bus Line: #1 South Facility information: Two large activity rooms, restrooms, and a full kitchen are available for rental. Rental hours are 7 a.m. to midnight. Call 349-3731 for reservation and availability. Accessibility: Designated parking space and accessible entrance in rear/southeast side of building, accessible restrooms.

Rentals

All room rentals require a 50% deposit. Room Nonprofit Private Activity room (two available)

$45/hour/room $55/hour/room

Entire building

$65/hour

$85/hour

Hours: Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Facility Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Closings: Labor Day (September 2), Thanksgiving (November 26–30), and Winter Break (December 23–January 3) Coordinator: Erik Pearson Specialist: Cory Hawkins Bus Line: #3 drops at Fifth and Elm Streets Ages: All ages are welcome. Children under age 10 yrs. must be accompanied when in the facility by a responsible caregiver age 18 yrs. and up. Facility information: Gymnasium, restrooms, full kitchen, library, Family Resource Center (third floor) Rentals: Gymnasium, kitchen/classroom, and the third floor. Call 349-3735 for reservation and cost information. Accessibility: Designated parking space on west side of building, ramp and elevator on ground floor, gym entrance is accessible.

Evans-Porter Memorial Library

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. Newly updated and growing, the library offers fiction and nonfiction books for adults, teens, and children. Recent encyclopedias and other reference materials are available to help with homework. A focus on African-American history and culture reflects the library’s location in a historically significant building and neighborhood.

Family Resource Center

B R E A K DAYS

July 29–December 22: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Located on the third floor, this is a place where families can gather information, network with others, build a support system, and enjoy their children in a fun, safe space.

Summer fun ... when school’s out!

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Buskirk-Chumley Theater BCT Management, Inc. 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408

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The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a 600-seat, historic theater in downtown Bloomington. Beautifully restored by the Bloomington Area Arts Council, the theater is currently managed by a private non-profit organization, BCT Management, Inc. The theater is a valued community resource, available for public or private events. For more information, contact Executive Director Danielle McClelland at 812-323-3022 or director@buskirkchumley.org.


The Butler Park and Willie Streeter Gardens enable gardeners to learn and practice gardening techniques in rented plots. The gardens include in-ground plots available in two sizes as well as raised beds for rent. Services provided include fencing, access to water, composting facilities, advice from program staff, the Garden Beet newsletter, and community garden events and workshops. Communal tools are available for use at scheduled times during the week. To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all community members, financial assistance is available. How to Register: New gardener registration begins in mid-February and gardens open mid-April to early May, depending on weather conditions. For more information regarding the Community Gardening Program, call 349-3704 or email communitygardens@bloomington.in.gov.

The Community Gardening program offers a variety of gardening classes. For more information, contact Sarah Mullin at 349-3704 or mullins@bloomington.in.gov. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. $15/in-city, $17/non-city For ages 18 yrs. and up. Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, 2367 E. 10th St.

Introduction to Season Extension

This workshop will introduce the benefits of and techniques for growing vegetables in the early spring through the fall and winter. Tools for home garden and farm scale will be reviewed, along with seasonally appropriate crop and variety selection, succession planning, and crop storage. Instructor: Rachel Beyer, Mavourneen Farm Tu 9/10 • 6–8 p.m. • Register by 9/9 • 365202-A

Community Gardening

Community Gardening

Gardening Classes

Introduction to Edible Landscaping

Growing a home garden can be both attractive and nourishing. If you want to learn how to design an edible landscape but need help getting started, this class is for you. Bring life and beauty to your home by integrating vegetables, fruits, berries, flowers, herbs and more into your landscape. Instructor: Salem Willard, Bread & Roses Nursery, LLC W 9/25 • 6–8 p.m. • Register by 9/24 • 365201-A

Gardening with Woody Plants: Enhance Your Landscape

Healthy Heart Tip! City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recreation btownparks

To help yourself get that quality sleep, create a bedtime routine. Avoid bright lights before sleep so that your body produces melatonin on a regular schedule to help you sleep better.

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Taking our gardening classes can help you get the most out of your garden this summer!

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. The cooler weather and late season rains create an ideal time for these plants to root in. Woody plants are the backbone of any landscape or garden. They can provide spring blooms, summer fruits, and fall foliage as well as offer a wide range of uses like screening, pollinator and bird habitat, food production, and beautification. We will discuss soil preparation and planting techniques, how to layer and space plants appropriately, and look at which plants do best in our region. Instructor: Jonas Carpenter, Bread & Roses Nursery LLC W 10/9 • 6–7:30 p.m. • Register by 10/8 • 365203-A

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Facilities—Cascades Golf Course

About Cascades Golf Course

Cascades Golf Course consists of three nine-hole courses, which can be combined to create three separate 18-hole configurations. The Quarry Course is the oldest of the three courses, dating back to 1928. The Quarry Course is a par-35, playing a maximum of 2,995 yards. The Pine Course was constructed in 1931 and is a par-36, playing a maximum of 3,135 yards. The Ridge Course is the newest course, opened in 2000. The Ridge Course is a par-36 which plays a maximum of 3,086 yards.

3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 349-3764 Call for seasonal hours. Visit us online to reserve a tee time!

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2019 RATES Season Passes (in-city/non-city)

Junior $200/$230

18 yrs. and younger

Student $375/$400

18 yrs. and up—with valid student ID

Adult $525/$565 Adult spouse $200/$240 Senior $480/$515 Senior spouse $200/$230

Individual or group golf lessons may be scheduled with our on-site golf pro by calling 349-3764. Cascades offers amenities to meet the needs of any golfer. Leagues are offered for all ages. Beer and soft drinks are available for purchase from concessions. Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission regulations prohibit individuals from bringing their own alcoholic beverages onto the golf course.

Cascades Golf Course is investing in its facilities to better serve the golfing community!

New Clubhouse with space for banquets, outings, meetings, and more!

62 yrs. and up

Family $725/$840 Cascades Special $30 18 holes and cart

18 Holes green fees $20

9 Holes green fees $13 Student Rate* $15

*Valid student ID required.

10-Play Pass $165 9-hole 10-Play Pass $120 Range Balls, large $5 Range Balls, small $3 20-Bucket Range Balls $80 9-hole cart fee $7.50 18-hole cart fee $15 Staff:

Aaron Craig, PGA Golf Facilities Manager Jason Sims, PGA Golf Programs Coordinator

Accessibility:

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Designated parking spaces in lot. Restrooms and main entrance all accessible.

New Zoysia fairways on the Ridge Course (2018) and Quarry Course (2019).

Home to the 91st annual City Golf Tournament, the longest-running match play tournament in the state!


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The picturesque setting overlooking the fairways will make it an event to remember. Call Megan Stark today at 349-3770 for rental information and to schedule a tour.

Space in the new Cascades Clubhouse available for rent October 1, 2019! All room rentals require a 50% deposit. Banquet Room

Conference Room

$400/day

$25/hour

$50/hour

$150/day

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Facilities—Bryan Facilities—Cascades Park Golf andCourse Mills Pools

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Plan your next family celebration, corporate event, or holiday gathering at the new Cascades Golf Course Clubhouse!

$100/golf outing

BREAK ROOM

RESTROOM

STORAGE

OFFICE

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STORAGE

SALES

COVERED PATIO

PRO SHOP WARMING/ PREP

OFFICE

WOMEN’S

CONFERENCE ROOM

BANQUET ROOM HALL

BREEZEWAY MECH

MEN’S LOCKER

WOMEN’S LOCKER

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KITCHEN

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Facilities—Switchyard Park

Opening in 2019! Hours: 5 a.m.–11 p.m. daily Watc announh for an c the dat ement of Grand Oe for the pening ! The 57.2-acre Switchyard Park, formerly known as the McDoel Switchyard, served as a hub for railroad operations for a series of companies including the New Albany and Salem Railroad, the Monon Railroad, and eventually CSX Railroad. CSX Railroad made the decision to phase out its services in 2000, and the last train left McDoel Switchyard in 2004. The City of Bloomington purchased 18 acres of old railroad bed that ran through the Switchyard, and opened the second phase of the B-Line Trail, a paved, accessible pathway that extends 3.1 miles from Adams Street on the north to Country Club Drive on the south, in 2011. The City then set its sights on transforming the former switchyard into a community park. The city purchased most of the land that was to become Switchyard Park in 2009. The city had a vision for the 57.2 acres of former railroad property, and collected input from its residents, stakeholders, interest groups, environmental advocates, and neighboring property owners to develop a Master Plan that would guide the development of Switchyard Park.

Construction of the new Switchyard Park began in 2017, with a year-long project to install critical infrastructure: a 40" sanitary sewer line. Weddle Brothers Building Group LLC was awarded a construction contract for Switchyard Park in April 2018, for a total cost of $25,857,200.

Members of the public gathered with elected officials on May 11, 2018 for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Switchyard Park, near Grimes Lane. Construction has continued since then, and the Parks and Recreation Department is planning a ribbon cutting to officially open the facilities of the new Switchyard Park in November 2019.

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Picnic Shelter

Bosque

Secondary Performance Lawn

Pavilion

Amphitheatre

Main Stage and Performance Lawn

Switchyard Park Rentals

2020 fee

Picnic Shelter (per day) 1,800 sq. ft. per side North Side (weekdays M–F)

$75

South Side (weekdays M–F)

$75

Picnic Shelter (per day) 1,800 sq. ft. per side North Side (weekends and holidays)

$90

South Side (weekends and holidays)

$90

Pavilion—11,000 sq. ft.

South Activity Lawn

North Activity Lawn

Switchyard Park Rentals

2020 fee

Bosque (per day) Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

North Activity Lawn (per day) 29,795 sq. ft. Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

South Activity Lawn (per day) 30,301 sq. ft. $75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

$60

Rental—per hour (weekends and holidays)

$75

Main Stage and Performance Lawn (per day) Lawn: 30,301 sq. ft. Stage: 60' x 40'

Rental—per day + $250 deposit (weekdays M–F)

$500

Non-profit—without theatrical lighting + $100 deposit

$200

Rental—per day + $300 deposit (weekends and holidays)

$600

Non-profit—with theatrical lighting + $250 deposit

$500

Projector use—per day

$25

For-profit—without theatrical lighting + $125 deposit

$250

Table and chair reset fee (for changes after initial set)

$50

For-profit—with theatrical lighting + $375 deposit

$750

Secondary Performance Lawn (per day) 123,840 sq. ft.

Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

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Rental (weekdays M–F)

Rental—per hour (weekdays M–F)

Ampitheatre (per day) 17,586 sq. ft.

Facilities—Switchyard Park

Rental Spaces

All rentals for more than 100 people, additional physical infrastructure, or alcohol permit may require a special use permit and additional costs.

For details about reserving space, contact Hsiung Marler at 349-3742 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov.

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Facilities—Frank Southern Ice Arena

FRANKIceSOUTHERN ICE ARENA Information Hotline: 812-349-3741

Call the Ice Information Hotline for public skating times, holiday skating hours, open ice times, special events, and weather-related closings.

2100 S. Henderson St. • 349-3740

Sports Facility Manager: Dee Tuttle Sports Facility/Maintenance Manager: Hsiung Marler Facility information: Ice pad, party room, locker rooms, restrooms, concessions, lobby, skate rental, skate sharpening Accessibility: Accessible lobby area and restrooms

Public Skating

Public Skating: October 11 through March 1 Monday through Friday: Noon–2:30 p.m. Friday: 7–9 p.m. Saturday: 1:30–3 p.m. 7–9 p.m. (Lunar Skating) 9:15–11 p.m. (Night Owl) Sunday: 3–5 p.m. General Admission: $6 Skate Rental: $3 New Skate Sharpening: $10 Skate Sharpening: $5 and $6 (immediate service) Economy Pass: $54 (10 sessions, excludes skate rental)

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Lunar Skating

Skate in a specially lit, lunar-like arena while listening to the best hits of the ’80s, ’90s and today courtesy of the Arena’s super-watt sound system. Groups of all sizes and skaters of all ability levels are welcome! Lunar skating involves the use of strobe and other special-effect lighting. Lunar Skating does not take place 12/28 or 1/4. Sa 10/12–2/29 • 7–9 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental

Night Owl Skating

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Rinkside Party Room: Rent the rinkside party room for your next birthday, holiday, or company party, or just for a group of friends. This climate-controlled room with a panoramic view of the rink is the perfect size for up to 20 guests. Call Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 to reserve your date! Group rates (10 or more people) $5 (includes skate rental) or $4 (bring your own skates). • Chillin’ Party package: $60 Includes use of party room during public session, and cleanup. • Cool Party package: $100 Includes use of party room during public session, 10 admissions with skate rental (additional skaters are $5/person), and cleanup. Arena Rental: The Arena may be rented for exclusive use during unscheduled times. Rental includes the use of the lobby, sound system, ice pad, and locker rooms. There is an additional fee for skate rental. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the requested date. All participants at private hockey functions must wear protective gear. • Prime Times: $205/hour (weekdays and weekends 8 a.m.–11 p.m.) • Slow Times: $195/hour (11 p.m.–8 a.m.)

Figure Skating Club of Bloomington

Figure Skating Club of Bloomington members of all ages learn figure skating skills, practice those maneuvers in a safe environment, participate in the club show, test to various ISI levels, and compete. For more information, visit www.fscbloomington.org or contact the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.

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Enjoy late-night skating at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Night Owl Skating does not take place 12/28 or 1/4. Sa 10/12–2/29 • 9:15–11 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental

The Indiana University Hockey Division II and Division III teams are competitive clubs of IU student athlete hockey players who play against other colleges and universities across the U.S. Home games are played at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Tickets are sold on game days only. For more information, call the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.

Indiana University Figure Skating Club

The Indiana University Figure Skating Club is a competitive team consisting of student athletes from Indiana University. For more information, contact the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.


*Items in red indicate a change after guide printing. This program provides a safe and positive experience for beginning hockey players. The primary focus of instruction is on correct skating, puck introduction, active games, and hockey basics. Equipment required: a bicycle helmet, hockey stick, and a pair of any type of gloves. Su 10/27–12/8 • 1:45–2:45 p.m. Register by 10/25 • 325018-A $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 5–14 yrs.

House Hockey

An instructional league designed for the beginning through advanced hockey player. We provide websites that give you all the information, and equipment rental that makes the league affordable. Don’t know much about hockey? Well, you didn’t know much about soccer either. It’s just basketball or soccer on skates with spacing, cutting, and passing 6U (DOB 2014/2013) 10/21–2/14 • 325017-A M 6–7 p.m. and F 5:45–6:45 p.m.

Adult Hockey League

Non-checking and fun, this is an open league for players of all skill levels who are at least 18 years old. Full equipment is required for competition. Games take place Oct. 6–Feb. 23, and the season ends with a playoff tournament. This program accepts the first eight properly registered teams. Head coaches play for free; limit one head coach per team. Coaches are responsible for forming teams. The arena will facilitate a player pickup list and goalie pickup list for those teams that need extra players. Minimum 15 players per team. Team registration and final roster pick up takes place Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. First eight teams to turn in final rosters with player fees are guaranteed a spot in the league. Tu, Su 10/6–2/23• Time TBD Register by 9/27. $170/in-city, $185/non-city, $95/goalie (max. two per team) For ages 18 yrs. and up.

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8U (DOB 2012/2011) 10/21–2/14 • 325017-B M 6–7 p.m. and F 5:45–6:45 p.m. 10U (DOB 2010/2009) 10/21–2/12 • 325017-C M, W 7–8 p.m. 12U (DOB 2008/2007) 10/21–2/12 • 325017-D M, W 8:15–9:15 p.m. Girls Ice Hockey (DOB 2001–2010) 10/23–2/15 • 325017-E W 5:45–6:45 p.m. and Sa 9:15–10:15 a.m. Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact John Turnbull at turnbulj@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3712. In-city: $170 6U/$260 8U, 10U, 12U and Girls Non-city: $185 6U/$275 8U, 10U, 12U and Girls Frank Southern Ice Arena

Bloomington Blades High School Hockey

A competitive hockey team of local and area players ages 14–18 yrs. Call 349-3740 or visit the Frank Southern Ice Arena to check game days and times.

Bloomington Blades Travel Hockey

Bloomington Blades Travel Hockey is designed for the more serious hockey player between the ages of 7–12 yrs. (before June 30). Teams play a schedule consisting of 25 home and away games. The program is open to all Blades and House Hockey players. For more information, visit the youth hockey website at bloomingtonblades.org.

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Hockey Initiation

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Celebrate the holidays on the ice with Santa and his elves. Photo ops are available along with cookies and punch. Come dressed in your best ugly holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes!

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Skating’s Basic Skills Program. The program helps skaters progress from level to level at a steady pace. Skaters will feel a sense of accomplishment as they master the skills necessary to become confident skaters in any ice sport.

All classes are 30 minutes in length and each session is eight weeks. In addition to class time, each skater is allotted 30 minutes of ice time for independent practice. Details on practice time will be given during the first week of lessons. Registration fee includes skate rental. Classes begin promptly at the listed times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to put skates on. Non-registered individuals are not permitted on the ice at any time. It is highly recommended that all tot and beginning skaters wear a safety (bicycle or skating) helmet.

Skating School Open House

We encourage skaters to attend our free open house, when our skate instructors are available to evaluate skating skills and assist with class placement. October 10 • 5:30–7 p.m. October 12 • 10:30 a.m.–noon

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Thursdays: October 17–December 12 Fridays: October 18–December 13 Saturdays: October 19–December 14 $80/in-city, $90/non-city for all sessions except Figure Skating, which is $100/in-city, $110/non-city

Register by 10/16. Classes do not meet November 28–30.

Private Skating Lessons Private and semi-private lessons are available for basic ice skating, power skating, and figure skating. Lessons are 30 minutes long with a certified coach. Ice is available during the following times: Mondays 8–11:30 a.m. and noon–2:30 p.m. Wednesdays 8–11:30 a.m. Fridays 8–11:30 a.m.

Skaters pay the coach’s fee and $6 daily admission (and, if needed, $3 skate rental), payable the day of the lesson. Coaching fees vary by coach. For more information or to schedule a lesson, contact Hsiung Marler at marlerh@bloomington.in.gov.

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Ages 2–5 yrs. For beginning skaters who need the security of having a parent on the ice with them. The parent must be on the ice during the class. Skaters build confidence through games and basic instruction. Skaters learn pre-swizzle Vs. F Sa

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Ages 3–6 yrs. No previous skating experience required. Participants must be able to separate from parents. Learn to fall and recover, march in place and forward, pre-swizzle Vs, beginning two-foot glide, and dip in place. Th 5:30–6 p.m. F 3:50-4:20 p.m. Sa 10:30–11 a.m. Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m.

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Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Forward twofoot glide, dip, swizzles, backward wiggles, and hop. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 325003-A F 3:50–4:20 p.m. 325003-B F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 325003-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 325003-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 325003-E

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Ages 3–6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 2. Improve forward skating, swizzles, and backward wiggles. Learn rocking horse, stop in place, and glide turns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2. Th F F Sa

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Ages 6–14 yrs. For the beginning skater. Learn marching, forward two-foot glide, dip, swizzles, glide turns, backward wiggles, rocking horse, and stop in place. Th 5:30–6 p.m. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. F 4:25–4:55 p.m. F 5–5:30 p.m. Sa 10:30–11 a.m. Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m.

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For the skater who has passed Tot 3 or Level 1. Improve forward skating, swizzle, and rocking horse. Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, alternating pumps, moving stop and hop. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 325006-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 325006-B F 5–5:30 p.m. 325006-C Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 325006-D Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 325006-E Sa 12:45–1:15 p.m. 325006-F

Level 3

For the skater who has passed Level 2. Improve backward swizzles. Learn T-pushes, slaloms, forward pumping, beginning spin, backward alternating pumps, and forward stroking. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 325007-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 325007-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 325007-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 325007-D Sa 12:15–12:45 p.m. 325007-E

Level 4

For the skater who has passed Level 3. Learn backward two-foot glide, forward edges, two-foot turn turns, lateral marching, and two-foot spin entry. Th 5:30–6 p.m. 325008-A F 5–5:30 p.m. 325008-B Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 325008-C Sa 11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m. 325008-D

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For the skater who has passed Level 6. Learn beginning backward crossovers, two-foot turns from backward to forward, forward outside three-turns, lunge or shoot-the-duck, bunny hop, T-stops, and beginning spiral. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 325011-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 325011-B

Level 8

For the skater who has passed Level 7. Learn advanced backward crossovers and landing position, forward inside three-turns, mohawks, hockey stops, spirals, and connecting sequences. Continue two-foot spins. F 5–5:30 p.m. 325012-A Sa 11:05–11:35 a.m. 325012-B

Adult 1

For the skater with little or no on-ice experience. Learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, glides and stops. Th Sa

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For the skater who has passed Adult 1. Learn advanced forward skating, backward glides and stops, forward jumps, edges, crossovers and two-foot turns. Sa

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For the skater who has passed Level 4. Learn forward beginning crossovers, moving two-foot turns, side-toe hops, as well as backward stroking, one-foot glides, and stops. Continue two-foot spins. Th 6:05–6:35 p.m. 325009-A F 4:25–4:55 p.m. 325009-B Sa 10:30–11 a.m. 325009-C Sa 12:15-12:45 p.m. 325009-D

For the skater who has passed Adult 2. Learn backward pumps, edges, crossovers, three-turns, mohawks, advanced edges, spin and sequence. Sa

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For the skater who has passed Level 5. Learn advanced forward crossovers, backward pumping and edges, two-foot turn sequence, and beginning T-stop. Continue two-foot spins. Th F Sa Sa

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Figure Skating

For the skater who has passed Level 8, or who would like to add an optional advanced skills class to their enrollment in Level 8. Emphasis on glides, spins, and jumps. Class time is divided into power skating and freestyle lessons. Enrollment includes eight, 65-minute lessons. Th

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Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Daily admissions (non-member)

• Adults ages 18–59 yrs.: $8 • Youth ages 7–17 yrs. and adults ages 60 yrs. and up: $7 • Youth ages 6 yrs. and younger admitted free with adult 18 yrs. and up.

Membership benefits

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center provides members with many choices to create a wellness plan that offers variety and challenge. Stop by and see how the TLRC can be a part of your fitness goals. Membership benefits include:

1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 bloomington.in.gov/TLRC Fax: 349-3707

Summer hours June 1–August 31: Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

• Indoor 1/5-mile rubberized track • Five basketball courts • Indoor turf field • Expanded weight room • Cardio studio

Hours September 1–May 31: Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Labor Day (September 2): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (November 28): Closed Day after Thanksgiving (November 29): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Eve (December 24): 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Day (December 25): Closed New Year’s Eve (December 31): 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

• Two group exercise studios • FREE group exercise for members • Discounted personal training packages

Facility rental (per hour)

Facility Manager: Mark Sterner Facility Coordinator: Daren Eads Membership Coordinator: Megan Stark Aquatics/Program Coordinator: Chelsea Price

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Party Room

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Program Room Studio A Studio B Basketball practice/court Basketball competition/tournament

$45 $65 $60 $30/hour $40/per court/per hour

Turf field non-prime (April–September)

$70/hour

Turf field prime (October–March)

$100/hour

Entire Lower Level

$155/hour

Memberships*

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Student Under 18 yrs. or with valid college or university ID

$30/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$30/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$155 One up-front payment. Savings of $25 over monthly rate.

$270 One up-front payment. Savings of $90 over monthly rate.

Adult

$35/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$40/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$200 One up-front payment. Savings of $40 over monthly rate.

$360 One up-front payment. Savings of $120 over monthly rate.

Senior age 60 yrs. and up

$30/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$35/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$175 One up-front payment. Savings of $35 over monthly rate.

$315 One up-front payment. Savings of $105 over monthly rate.

Two Person Must reside in the same household.

$55/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$60/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$300 One up-front payment. Savings of $60 over monthly rate.

$540 One up-front payment. Savings of $180 over monthly rate.

Two Seniors age 60 yrs. and up. Must reside in the same household.

$45/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$50/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$250 One up-front payment. Savings of $50 over monthly rate.

$450 One up-front payment. Savings of $150 over monthly rate.

Family Max. 2 adults and dependent children living in the same household

$65/month Automatically debited from your bank account each month.

$70/month Payable by cash, check, or credit card each month at the TLRC.

$350 One up-front payment. Savings of $70 over monthly rate.

$630 One up-front payment. Savings of $210 over monthly rate.

*There is a one-time capital fee of $20 for each new member. **Automatic Monthly Debit requires a 12-month commitment. Cancelling before the 12-month commitment is reached will result in a $20 early termination fee. ***Automatic Monthly Debit, six-month and 12-month memberships can be put on freeze for up to three months in a 12-month period.


Party Room rental includes tables and chairs. Decorating, setup, and cleanup must be done during the rental time, or additional time can be added. Renters are responsible for their own decorations, party supplies, tableware, food service utensils, and equipment (e.g. basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls). $45/hour for use of the party room only $65/hour includes use of one basketball court $80/hour includes use of Studio A or B $105/hour includes use of the turf (April–September) $130/hour includes use of the turf (October–March) The studios offer wood floors and full-length mirrors. Court, turf, and studio room rental time runs simultaneously with the party room rental time. For more information on booking a party, call 349-3720. Rental fees MUST be paid in full at the time of the reservation to secure the date.

Corporate Wellness Programs

As the cost of health care continues to grow, companies are exploring ways to prevent illness and reduce health risks for their employees while realizing the overall benefits of a healthy workforce. From a healthy lifestyle to a healthy workplace, the TLRC staff is here to help you customize a wellness program that fits your company’s goals and health care mission. For more information, contact our Membership Coordinator, Megan Stark, at 349-3770 or starme@bloomington.in.gov.

Gift of Wellness

Give a gift that will make a difference in someone’s life. A gift certificate to the Twin Lakes Recreation Center opens the door to fitness and fun! With a full fitness center, group exercise classes such as ZUMBA and Boot Camp, five basketball courts, an indoor 1/5-mile track and indoor turf field, your special someone will have access to a whole world of wellness. Gift certificates are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase. To purchase a TLRC gift certificate, stop by the Twin Lakes Recreation Center.

Personal Training See page 32.

Pickleball

Admission $8 per day; participation is free with Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership. Occasionally, alternate programs are scheduled in the space ordinarily reserved for Pickleball. Contact the Twin Lakes Recreation Center at 349-3720 or stop by the front desk for updates on Pickleball schedule changes. M, W, F • 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center—Court 4 Outdoor Pickleball courts are also available at RCA Community Park. Outdoor courts are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

See pages 32–36 for fitness, wellness, sports, and ongoing adult programs at the TLRC.

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Boathouse, 3300 N. Headley Rd.

Scenic woodlands teeming with wild flora and fauna surround the 109-acre Griffy Lake at this 1,200-acre nature preserve. Swimming is prohibited. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie. Rowboat, kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard rentals are available seasonally at the Griffy Lake boathouse. To protect wildlife and visitors, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Nearby Ferguson Dog Park accommodates dogs off-leash. For more information, call 349-3700. The surface of the lake often freezes in winter with varying ice conditions that can be hazardous. The City of Bloomington assumes no responsibility for accidents resulting from individuals venturing onto the ice. Catch the wave of stand up paddleboards and glide across the water ... or experience the peace and freedom of paddling a kayak or canoe!

Griffy Lake Rental Fees

Canoe/Kayak/Rowboat/SUP Rental (Two-hour limit on holidays/weekends) .......................................................$8/hour 10-Rental Pass............................................................................... $70 Available for purchase at the boathouse during normal business hours. Groups wishing to make boat rental reservations Monday through Friday may do so by calling Elizabeth Tompkins at 349-3759. We do not reserve boats on weekends or holidays. Privately owned boat launch fees: $70/season, $7/day Boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Boathouse hours:  April and October: Saturday and Sunday only, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. May–August: Daily, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. September: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. November–March: Closed Boathouse phone: 349-3732

Griffy Lake Trails: Trail guides are available online and

at the Griffy Lake boathouse. Please respect this fragile environment by remaining on the marked trails. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-road vehicles are strictly prohibited. AMENITIES: Seasonal restrooms and picnic tables next to boathouse PARKING: Available by the boathouse TRAILS: 10+ miles total, wood chip and natural: Wetlands Trail .3 miles, Nature Trail .4 miles (loop), Griffy Creek Trail 1.5 miles, Hiking Trail 1.6 miles (loop) ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible canoe and kayak launch Eco Outpost: Looking for a fun way to interact with the great outdoors? Visit the Eco Outpost, a hands-on place to explore nature. Check out our display of natural objects like fossils, pine cones, and seashells, and learn how you can earn Eco Bucks that can be traded for any of the objects in the Outpost’s collection. Borrow an Explorer Backpack and take a fun-filled trek through the woods or your own backyard. The Eco Outpost is open during boathouse hours.

See pages 30–31 for Nature and the Outdoors programs.

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Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr. Brown's Woods Basswood Dr./Just East of Hwy. 37 (undeveloped property) Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St. Building Trades Park 619 W. Howe St. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park and Community Gardens 812 W. Ninth St. • Storywalk Trail Crestmont Park 600 W. 16th St. Has an 18-hole frisbee golf course. Ferguson Dog Park 4300 N. Stone Mill Rd. Has dog rinse and waste bag stations. Goat Farm 2000 E. Winslow Rd. (undeveloped property) Griffy Lake Nature Preserve 3300 N. Headley Rd. • 349-3732 (see page 11) • trails and boating Highland Village Park 950 S. Harvey Dr. Latimer Woods 3200 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd. Leonard Springs Nature Park 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd. Lower Cascades Park 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37. Miller-Showers Park 100 W. 17th St. Olcott Park 2300 E. Canada Dr. Park Ridge East Park 4221 E. Morningside Dr. Park Ridge Park 3421 E. Longview Dr. Peoples Park 501 E. Kirkwood Ave. • Little Library RCA Community Park 1400 W. RCA Park Dr. Has two pickleball courts. Rose Hill Cemetery 1100 W. Fourth St. • 349-3498. Has dog waste bags. Schmalz Farm Park 3010 E. Daniel St. Seminary Park 100 W. Second St. Sherwood Oaks Park 1600 E. Elliston Dr. Skate Park at Upper Cascades 2602 N. Kinser Pk. Has bowl, ramps, rails, and skating terrain. Southeast Park 1600 Sycamore Ct. Switchyard Park 1611 S. Rogers St. (opening in 2019) The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 331 S. Washington St. (formerly Third Street Park) Twin Lakes Sports Park 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. Upper Cascades Park 3550 N. Kinser Pk. Wapehani Mountain Bike Park 3401 W. Wapehani Rd. White Oak Cemetery 1200 W. Seventh St. • 349-3498 Winslow Sports Complex 2800 S. Highland Ave. Winslow Woods Park/Willie Streeter Community Gardens 2120 S. Highland Ave.

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B-Line Trail 3.1-mile trail between Adams St. and Country Club Dr. B-Link .32-mile trail between Henderson St. and Walnut St. Bloomington Rail Trail 2.0 miles. Trailhead at W. Country Club Dr. Gravel surface. Cascades Park Trail 1.4 miles. Trailheads at Sycamore Shelter and Lions Den Shelter. Clear Creek Trail 2.4 miles. Trailheads at W. Tapp Rd., That Rd., and Church Ln. between S. Rogers St. and S. Old SR 37. Jackson Creek Trail .6 mile. Through Goat Farm between Sherwood Oaks Park and the High, Winslow, and Rogers roundabout.

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FACILITIES (restrooms and rental space available in all facilities)

Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. • 349-3731 (see page 4) Banneker Community Center 930 W. Seventh St. • 349-3735 (see page 4) Bryan Park Pool 1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 349-3780 • concessions (open seasonally) Cascades Golf Course 3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 349-3764 (see page 5) City Hall/Showers Common 401 N. Morton St. • 349-3700 (office open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) Frank Southern Ice Arena 2100 S. Henderson St. • 349-3740 • concessions (open seasonally) Mills Pool 1100 W. 14th St. • 349-3781 (open seasonally) Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 • concessions (see pages 10–11)

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Shelter Rentals and Ballfield Rentals

Shelter House Rentals Shelter house reservations may be made online at bloomington.in.gov/parks/rentals/shelters or in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office, Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Shelters are available for rental April 1 through October 31. Reservations are accepted year round on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bryan Park—Henderson Shelter

$53 weekdays/$56 weekends and holidays This shelter is near Henderson St. and has a grill and water. Maximum 30 people.

Bryan Park—North Shelter

$53 weekdays/$56 weekends and holidays This shelter is located near the north side of the park and has a grill, water, and electrical outlets. Maximum 30 people.

Bryan Park—Woodlawn Group Shelter

$66 weekdays/$81 weekends and holidays This shelter is near Woodlawn Ave., is wheelchair accessible, and has grills, electrical outlets, lights, and water. Maximum 72 people.

Building Trades Park Shelter

$53 weekdays/$56 weekends and holidays Across from IU Health Bloomington on Second St. It is wheelchair accessible, and has a grill. Maximum 30 people.

Lower Cascades Park—Sycamore Shelter

$76 weekdays/$91 weekends and holidays Located in the lower portion of Cascades Park. Bathrooms (open seasonally) are a part of the building, and the shelter has grills, electrical outlets, lights, fireplace, water, drinking fountain, playground access, and a large parking lot. It is wheelchair accessible. Maximum 75 people.

Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter

Ballfield Rentals Bryan Park Fields 1 and 2

Bryan Park ballfields 1 and 2 are available for rent Saturdays and Sundays for baseball and softball practices. These fields are unlighted and rent for $10/hr. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

Bryan Park Field 3

Bryan Park ballfield 3 is available for rent seven days a week for baseball or softball practices. The field is unlighted and rents for $10/hr. Reservations can be made online at bloomington.in.gov/parks/rentals/shelters or in person at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall. For more information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Butler Park Field

Butler Park ballfield is available for rent seven days a week. Butler has a 200' fence. The field is unlighted and rents for $10/hr. Reservations can be made online at bloomington.in.gov/parks/rentals/shelters or in person at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall. For more information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Lower Cascades Park

Lower Cascades Park has two 200' fenced fields with lights. Lower Cascades ballfields are located at 3601 N. Old State Road 37. For reservation information, contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov.

Olcott Park

Olcott Park has two multi-purpose fields that can be used for a variety of activities including soccer and football. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

$66 weekdays/$81 weekends and holidays This shelter has electrical outlets, lights, a fireplace, playground access, grills, drinking fountain, and a volleyball court nearby. Maximum 75 people.

Twin Lakes Sports Park

Olcott Park—Young Pavilion

Winslow Sports Complex

$66 weekdays/$81 weekends and holidays This round pavilion is wheelchair accessible, has picnic tables, a group grill, and electrical outlets. Maximum 60 people.

RCA Community Park—Small Shelter

$53 weekdays/$56 weekends and holidays Located off Rockport Rd./Countryside Ln. on RCA Park Dr., this accessible shelter has a grill. Maximum 30 people.

Twin Lakes has four 300' fenced fields with lights. For reservation information contact Hsiung Marler at 349-3742 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov. Winslow Sports Complex has four 200' fenced fields with lights and two senior baseball fields with lights. For reservation information, contact Dee Tuttle at 349-3762 or tuttled@bloomington.in.gov.

RCA Community Park—Large Shelter

$61 weekdays/$71 weekends and holidays This shelter has adult and children’s picnic tables, group grills, electrical outlets and lights, and is wheelchair accessible in a woodland setting. Maximum 80 people.

Switchyard Park See page 9.

Upper Cascades Park—Lions Den Shelter

$66 weekdays/$81 weekends and holidays This accessible shelter has an accessible playground nearby, with adult and children’s picnic tables, electrical outlets, lights, two grills, and a drinking fountain located at the shelter. Maximum 99 people.

Winslow Woods Park Shelter

$61 weekdays/$71 weekends and holidays Located off S. Highland Ave., this accessible shelter has grills and an accessible playground, electrical outlets, lights, and a drinking fountain. Maximum 99 people.

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Showers Common 401 N. Morton St.

Tuesdays June–September 4–7 p.m. next to Bloomingfoods Near West Side at Sixth and Madison Streets

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Join us at the largest Farmers’ Market in Indiana every Saturday morning, April–November, where you can find fresh, locally grown produce and much more! The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is a treasure trove of farm products including fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and cheeses, as well as annual and perennial plants. Don’t forget about the prepared food section where vendors rustle up a variety of tasty treats for your enjoyment. Shop, socialize, and help support our community’s farmers. Keep your eye out for special events throughout the season! The Farmers’ Market is smoke free. Restrooms and an ATM are available in City Hall during Market hours. Pets are not permitted on the paved area of Showers Common (where farm vendors display their goods) nor in the Market B-Line Café area.

Tuesday Market

Make your weekdays as fresh and tasty as your weekends! The Tuesday Market offers a second chance to stock up on your favorite farm-grown foods. Stop by on your way home from work to enjoy local produce as well as live music, with free parking in the Showers Common after 5 p.m. The Tuesday Market is located next to Bloomingfoods Near West Side at the intersection of Sixth and Madison Streets.

The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of nine members representing Market customers and vendors. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Market staff on policy matters relating to the Farmers’ Market. Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Parks and Recreation conference room, Suite 250 in City Hall and are open to the public. For more information, contact Marcia Veldman at 349-3738 or veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov.

The Market Doubles SNAP Benefits

Use your Hoosier Works Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to exchange Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for Market Bucks. We double the value of your EBT/SNAP purchase at both Saturday and Tuesday Markets. Spend up to $18 with your EBT card and get up to $36 of fresh food per visit. The Market Bucks are available in $3 increments inside City Hall during Market hours. Market Bucks can be used like cash to purchase eligible food items including fruits, vegetables, eggs, breads, honey, maple syrup, meat, cheese, and other dairy products from participating Market vendors.

Farmers’ Market Gift Certificates

Can’t find a gift for your freshest friend? Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has you covered. Farmers’ Market gift certificate are redeemable with most Market vendors. Purchase Market gift certificates in the City Hall atrium during Market hours (with cash or check), or weekdays in the Parks and Recreation office, Suite 250 in City Hall.

Roving Naturalist

Visit one of our naturalists at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month of the Market season. We cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask a question, observe a critter, or gather information. Our Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resource programs.

Saturday Market Parking

Farmers’ Market/Community Events

Saturdays April–September 8 a.m.–1 p.m. October–November 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Farmers’ Market Advisory Council

Parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays.

Free Market Parking:

• North of City Hall in all Red and IU “EM-S” Permit spaces.

Pay Market Parking:

• On-street metered spaces ($1/hour) • Morton Street Garage—entrance on Morton Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets ($0.50/hour)

Bike Parking:

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

• Bike parking is plentiful with temporary racks along the B-Line Trail and additional racks in front of City Hall.

Tomato Tasting Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. For all ages. • FREE Experience the spectrum of heirloom tomatoes the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has to offer. Yellow, orange, purple, green— you’ll be able to taste a kaleidoscope of colors. Expand your horizons beyond the common red tomato! Tasting is free while supplies last. Sponsored by:

Saturday, October 5

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Showers Plaza FREE • For all ages. “Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks.” —Liberty Hyde Bailey Apple Tasting returns to the Farmers’ Market with the fruit of our area growers’ labors. Find a perfectly meaty, soft-skinned apple for an afternoon snack or a just-right firm and crisp apple for your favorite crisps and pies. Apple Tasting will rock you to the core!

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Saturday, August 17 9−11:30 a.m.

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Farmers’ Market/Community Events

An Arts and Fine Crafts Fair

8 a.m.–1 p.m. August 10 September 14 9 a.m.–1 p.m. October 12 Showers Plaza

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market the second Saturdays of the Market season, then shop for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, call 349-3725. The 2020 A Fair of the Arts artist application will be available January 6.

Saturday, November 30 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • City Hall FREE Don’t miss the 17th annual Holiday Market! Shop for locally grown farm products, and arts and fine crafts created by local artisans, all while listening to the music of the season. Carolers and music fill the Market with holiday spirit, and St. Nick will visit too!

For more information, call 349-3700 or visit bloomington.in.gov/parks.

• LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

• LOCAL FARM VENDORS

• ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS • VISIT WITH ST. NICK

• CARRIAGE AND TRAIN RIDES (additional cost) … AND MORE!

Saturday, November 2 Showers Plaza 10:30 a.m. FREE For all ages.

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Few things are more comforting than cold hands wrapped around a warm cup of soup. The weather may be cooling down, but the soup is heating up for the annual Soup Tasting on Showers Plaza. Celebrate this cool weather harvest from field and farm as area chefs showcase their expertise with this versatile comfort food. Sampling is warmly encouraged! Participation is free while supplies last.

Follow Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook, or @btownparks on Instagram, to find out where we will hold new “pop-up” programming in the parks! btownparks

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New Ground Farm and Sycamore Run Farm Sunday, October 13 • 3–6:15 p.m. $30 • For all ages.

Spend a Sunday getting closer to your food. New Ground Farm is a small, USDA certified organic vegetable farm located on the east side of Bloomington. They will host an open house from 3–4 p.m. with a tour from 3:20–3:50 p.m. Sycamore Run Farm offers the chance to learn about the latest techniques in regenerative farming and livestock management in a setting with a strong link to southern Indiana’s past. A meal of soup, bread and cookies featuring ingredients from the farms will be offered at Sycamore Run Farm.

Bus check-in begins at City Hall at 2:15 p.m. If riding the bus, register by 10/8 • 365301-A If driving on your own, register by 10/8 • 365301-B. For more information, visit bloomington.in.gov/farmers-market. Co-sponsored by:

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2020 Performing Arts Series Call to Musicians The Performing Arts Series takes place at a variety of venues around Bloomington and showcases local musicians. Applications will be available at bloomington.in.gov/concerts online on October 7. Completed applications must be received by Friday, December 13 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. There is a $10 application fee that must be submitted with the application. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, and cost. For details, call 349-3725.

Watch for new programs, events, and concerts coming to Switchyard Park.

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Community Events

Junk in the Trunk

Glow

Saturday, August 17 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Frank Southern Ice Arena

Saturday, September 21 • 8–10:30 p.m. $5 • For all ages.

The Junk in the Trunk community rummage sale is recycling and treasure hunting at the same time! There is plenty of room both inside and outside Frank Southern Ice Arena for yard sale vendors to set up and sell furniture, books, clothing, toys, household goods, and more.

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park • Wear white and paint yourself with every hue at the neon paint station then try your painting skills at the glowing graffiti wall. • Take a selfie in the black light photo booth and hit the dance floor to move to the beat and be splashed with even more neon paint.

Junk in the Trunk vendors:

• Free glow sticks to the first 100 people, or bring your own and light up the night.

Junk in the Trunk vendor spaces are $20 per space for indoor spaces, and $15 per space for outdoor spaces. Outdoor spaces are located in ice arena’s south parking lot. All vendor spaces are approximately 10' × 15'. Reserve vendor spaces online at bloomington.in.gov/parks, or call 349-3718 to get a link to the online reservation form. Vendor space reservations will be accepted through August 15, or until all spaces are filled.

For more information, call Bill Ream at 349-3748. Community Events Hotline: 349-3754

Movies in the Parks

BLACK PANTHER (2018—PG-13)

Sa August 17 • 8:40 p.m. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park

COCO*

BEETLEJUICE

F September 20 • 8 p.m. Bryan Park

F October 4 • 7:40 p.m. Bryan Park

(2017—PG)

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family. Rain dates are August 23 and October 5.

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Sponsors

BioLife Plasma Services Darn Good Soup El Rey Azteca Hearthstone Health Campus ISU The May Agency Monroe County Public Library

Mutual Bank Oliver Winery Stonecroft Health Campus World Wide Automotive Service

*Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department. For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.


For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Sunday, August 25 • 7 p.m. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park The 25th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park Thur.–Fri.–Sat., September 12–14 • 7 p.m. Sunday, September 15 • 2 p.m. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park Monroe County Civic Theater presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Sundays in Bryan Park 5:30–8:30 p.m. Back-to-back shows! Date August 11

Performance group Daniel Seymour and Mark Robinson The Dynamics

Style acoustic sounds of blues, swing, and more classic R&B and funk

Peoples Park Concert Series 4:30–6 p.m. • Rain dates: 9/3 and 9/10

Whether on your way home from work or heading out to dinner, stop byCrystal the Peoples Park for a free, live concert by an ever-changing lineup of Bloomington’s favorite local musicians. Date Performance group Style August 13 Balladir ballads and faery folk August 20

Frank Jones

acoustic Americana

August 27 Lara Lynn & The Kid eclectic husband and wife duo September 3 High Street Jack

classic rock and blues

Rundell Ernstberger Associates

Platinum Record:

HFI Mechanical & Building Solutions Limestone Post Renewal by Andersen Sterling Real Estate, Inc.

Gold Record:

Silver Record:

Lisa J. Baker, DDS Baugh Fine Print and Mailing CFC Properties Indiana Chiropractic and Rehab Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service Rapid Reproductions Indiana Wine Company & INVINO Roto-Rooter Plumbers ISU The May Agency

Create your own 16" x 20" fall painting with instruction from a Wine and Canvas artist. Take your masterpiece home at the end of the class! No painting experience or artistic ability required. During the class, sample a variety of local coffees. Registration fee includes coffee samples and painting supplies. Sponsored by:

The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces.

Friday, October 11 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. Rose Hill Cemetery FREE • Bring your own seating.

Program will be held at the old fountain location in the cemetery. Parking is available along Fourth and Elm Streets.

Nature topic: Decomposers Musical guest: Cellist—Shuzo Hamada

From writhing maggots to head-banging termites, we will explore the dark world of decomposition. Under logs, underwater, and underground these bacterium, fungi and invertebrates break down dead plants and animals to keep the circle of life going ‘round. As the leaves fall and we get ready for Halloween, it is a perfect time to explore the dirty work of these important creepy crawlers.

For more information, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

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Thank you to our sponsors Diamond Record:

Saturday, October 5 • 9 a.m.–noon Allison-Jukebox Community Center $40 • Register by 9/30 • 365002-A For ages 16 yrs. and up.

Community Events

The Performing Arts Series offers the Bloomington community numerous opportunities to experience the talent of its local artists. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner and delight in the sounds of local musicians!

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Community Events

Howl at the Moon

Dog walking is an all-important chore, and dogs and their people enjoy walks more when they’re taken alongside other canine company. All dog owners and animal lovers are invited to a one-mile, glow-in-the-dark walk on the B-Line Trail. The first 50 dogs receive a glow stick for their collars! Sign up at the pawty tent to win a Wag Bag of cool canine stuff after the walk.

Friday, October 11 • 7:30–8:30 p.m. FREE • For all ages • B-Line Trail

Meet next to the Bloomington Banquet sculpture at the B-Line Trail and Eighth Street.

dearly departed cemetery tours What legends lie hidden in Rose Hill Cemetery? Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at one of Bloomington’s first cemeteries. The Monroe County History Center hosts guided walking tours with reenactors who share secrets that lie beneath the stones—and some haunted history, too!

Friday, October 18

6:30–7:30 p.m.—Family-friendly tour • 365001-A 8–9 p.m.—Adult, after-dark tour • 365001-B

Saturday, October 19

6:30–7:30 p.m.—Family-friendly tour • 365001-C 8–9 p.m.—Adult, after-dark tour • 365001-D All tours are $10 each. Register by 10/9 For ages 10 yrs. and up. This is a walking tour; attendees must be able to walk at least one mile on uneven terrain. Rain dates: 10/21 and 10/22.

All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and attached to their humans during the walk, and must be current with all vaccinations. We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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5:30–7:30 p.m. $5 per family

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters! Participate in games and strike a pose at a photo booth while you wait to go on the trail. We will also have taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping jack-o’-lantern fun!

Banneker Community Center

Saturday, October 19 1–4 p.m. • RCA Community Park

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Dress in costume for a howling good time! Hear slightly spooky stories, make creepy crafts, play ghoulish games, jam to monster music and, of course, get a Halloween treat! For ages 2–8 yrs. w/parent. Register online or pay at the door • 375301-A

$4/child • Geared toward ages 1–10 yrs. One adult admitted free with paid child’s admission. $2 each additional adult. Due to the popularity of the Trick or Treat Trail, there may be a wait to enter the trail. We appreciate your patience!

Sponsored by:


Saturday, October 26

Community Events

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 Halloweentime tradition for more than 35 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark.

Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd.

Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance. Get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device! Not a builder? Not to worry! Watch pumpkins fly through the air during the competitions, and see them splatter to the ground when we drop them from a bucket truck. There is plenty more to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children’s area with fall and science-related activities by WonderLab, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!

Launcher Categories

Friday, October 25 • 7–8:30 p.m.

FREE • Bryan Park (near basketball courts)* Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.

*Rain location: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave.

For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

A community event presented by: Bloomington Storytellers Guild

Unleash and Unwind

N L O C AE W TION!

Yappy Howl-idays!

Saturday, December 7 • 1–3 p.m. • FREE Ferguson Dog Park

For more information and a list of launcher rules, call 349-3748 or visit bloomington.in.gov/pumpkinlaunch.

All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. We reserve the right to dismiss any dog for unruly activity and/or aggressive behavior. Dogs must be current with all vaccinations to attend. All dog park rules apply. Visit bloomington.in.gov/dogpark for a list of dog park rules.

Celebrate the holidays and have your dog’s photo taken with Santa Paws!

For weather-related updates call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

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• Youth Human Powered (elementary and middle school students) • Student Human Powered (high school or college students) • Adult Human Powered Launcher team registration deadline is October 18. Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted. Launcher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team)

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Preschool

Living and Learning Toy Time

The Banneker Community Center is brimming with toys and activities for your child, and comfortable carpeting and seating for you! Activities are frequently provided by Banneker staff and community partners while the play room is open for free play. Participation is free, and registration is not required. There is no Toy Time when the Banneker Community Center is closed. M–F 8/19–12/9 • 9 a.m.–noon FREE • For ages newborn–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Baby Time

This drop-in, half-hour snuggle and play time is set aside for you and baby. Sing, dance, wiggle, tickle, and read together, plus meet other adults with young children. Participation is free, and registration is not required. There is no Baby Time when the Banneker Community Center is closed. Instructor: Jennifer Perry W 8/21–12/11 • 11–11:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 2 yrs. and under w/parent. Banneker Community Center Does not meet 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, and 12/4.

Preschool Story Hour

Storybooks come alive on Monday mornings. Crafts and handson activities extend the fun and learning. Participation is free, and registration is not required. There is no Preschool Story Hour on days when the Banneker Community Center is closed. Instructor: Jennifer Perry M 8/19–12/9 • 10–11 a.m. FREE • For ages 2–5 yrs. w/parent. Banneker Community Center

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party See page 24.

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Sports and Fitness FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 10–13.

Turf Time for Toddlers

The indoor turf field at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center provides you and your young child with ample space to run, play, and practice ball throwing, catching and kicking skills. This free-time play is parent or caretaker supervised physical play. TLRC staff does not supervise this area during the program and children cannot be dropped off without supervision. For more information, contact the TLRC at 349-3720. Tu, Th • 9:30–10:30 a.m. $5, FREE for TLRC members • For ages 1–6 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Physical Fridays

Does your youngster have energy to burn? Visit the Banneker Community Center’s “indoor playground” filled with balls, toys, and tumbling mats. When they are tired of running and jumping, Banneker’s third-floor playroom is open for free-time play. Drop in to share active time with your child, and meet other families in the community. Children must be accompanied by an adult. F 8/23–12/13 • 9:30–11:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 5 yrs. and under w/parent. Banneker Community Center Does not meet 11/29.

Basketball Future Stars

Future Stars is an introduction to basketball for preschool children. The focus is on learning how to dribble, pass, shoot, play defense, team play, and, of course, lots of fun! Parent participation is welcome and encouraged. Wednesday Future Stars is cancelled when MCCSC classes are cancelled. Volunteer to coach a Basketball Future Stars team! Apply online at bloomington.in.gov/parks/volunteer. Sa 10/26–12/7 • 10–10:45 a.m. Register by 10/25 • 350303-A W 11/6–12/18 • 4:45–5:30 p.m. Register by 11/1 • 350303-B $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Does not meet 11/23 and 11/27.


NEW!

Living and Learning

Each practice consists of learning the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding positions, and base running in a fun, instruction-based environment. Our highly motivated coaches engage with all young players as they develop their skills. All participants receive a hat and T-shirt! Registration is ongoing at letsgosports1.com. Lower Cascades Park, ballfield Instructor: Zach Hensel

BRE AK DAYS

Summer fun ... when school’s out!

Tiny Hitters T-Ball

Slide into the basics of tee ball! Sa 8/24–9/28 • 10 a.m.–noon $70 • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent.

Preschool/Youth

Let’s Go Sports

Junior Hitters Baseball

Blast into the basics of coach-pitch baseball! Sa 8/24–9/28 • 12:15–1:30 p.m. $75 • For ages 6–8 yrs. w/parent.

BREAK DAY Class does not meet during MCCSC fall break or Thanksgiving break week. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

Turf Tigers

Players ages 4–5 yrs. enjoy a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature age-appropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity and comfort with the ball! Summer: Th 9/5–10/10 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall: Tu 9/17–10/29 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall II: M 11/4–12/16 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall II: Tu 11/5–12/17 • 5–5:45 p.m. Fall II: Th 11/7–12/19 • 5–5:45 p.m. $65 • For ages 4–5 yrs.

Healthy Heart Tip!

See pages 6–7.

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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DUE BY 5 p.m.

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$40

$45

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345101-B

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Allison-Jukebox Community Center 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Break Days are for students in grades K–6. Registration fee includes all snacks, field trips and activity supplies for the entire day. Lunch is not provided. To register, visit bloomington.in.gov/break-days to download the registration and health forms. Register in person at the Bloomington Parks and Recreation office. There is a $5 late fee applied to registrations received after the deadline as space allows. Break Days are inclusive, serving camp-ready children with and without disabilities. Reasonable accommodation requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the registration deadline. Scholarships for Break Days are available through the Bloomington Parks Foundation. The deadline to apply for Break Days scholarships is one week prior to the registration deadline. For more information, contact Amy Shrake at 349-3747 or shrakea@bloomington.in.gov.

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Getting enough quality sleep is crucial to your overall well-being. For school-aged kids, anywhere from nine–13 hours is recommended, and seven–nine hours for adults.

Monday, October 14 Tuesday, October 15 Tuesday, November 5 Monday, December 30 Tuesday, December 31 Thursday, January 2 Friday, January 3

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Youth

Sports and Fitness Season II at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center For information about the league or season, contact league coordinators Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or Chelsea Price at 349-3769.

Instructional Season I

Players in grades K–6 learn the fundamentals of basketball with professional instructor Tommy Weakley from Tier Ten! Sessions include instruction in passing, shooting, conditioning, rebounding, fundamentals of offense and defense, and how to apply learned skills in game situations. These sessions are in station format and provide skill progression from week to week. Registration fee includes a T-shirt. Ages 5–6 yrs. • 5:30–6:15 p.m. • 350301-A Ages 7–8 yrs. • 6:15–7:15 p.m. • 350301-B Ages 9–10 yrs. • 7:15–8:15 p.m. • 350301-C Tu, Th 9/3–9/26 • $75 • Register online by 8/30. Registrations also accepted in person at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center on Monday, 9/2 from 7 a.m.–1 p.m. only.

COACHES NEEDED: If interested in volunteer coaching, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. Mandatory Coaches Meeting and Coach Draft at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center: Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend evaluations in preparation for the draft!

Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. All selected coaches must complete an online coaching certification course from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). The certification fee for each coach is $25. The online training is available at www.nays.org.

The Bloomington Youth Basketball league focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills. Leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4. Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. Teams practice two nights a week for the first two weeks of the season, then one night a week for the remainder of the season. There will be a total of seven games, with no postseason tournament. Practice times and days are determined by the volunteer coach. Times can vary between 5:30–9:30 p.m. based on the coach’s schedule. Parent/player requests for placement on specific teams are not accepted; all requests must be submitted by volunteer coaches. Season runs October 14–December 19. Practices begin the week of October 14. Games begin the week of October 28. Registration deadline is Friday, September 27. Registrations are not accepted after the deadline. Games and practices are not held the week of November 25. Space is limited to a maximum number of players per age group. Once the maximum number of players is reached for each league, registration for that league will close. If your child’s league fills, you may opt to place your child’s name on a wait list. We will contact you if space becomes available. Leagues, Game Days, and Registration Codes

Grade K • W • 350302-A Grade 1 • M • 350302-B Grade 2 • Tu • 350302-C Grade 3 • W • 350302-D Grade 4 Boys • Tu • 350302-F Grade 5 Boys • Tu • 350302-G Grade 6 Boys • M • 350302-H Grades 4–6 Girls • Th • 350302-E $85 • Register by 9/27.

REQUIRED Evaluation Day:

In response to parent and coach feedback, and to ensure a fair distribution of skills per team, we will conduct a coach’s draft. These mandatory sessions are: Grade K • 9/30 • 5:30 p.m. Grade 1 • 9/30 • 6 p.m. Grade 2 • 9/30 • 6:45 p.m. Grade 3 • 9/30 • 7:15 p.m. Grade 4 Boys • 10/1 • 6:15 p.m. Grade 5 Boys • 10/1 • 7 p.m. Grade 6 Boys • 10/1 • 7:30 p.m. Grades 4–6 Girls • 10/1 • 5:30 p.m. Make-up session 10/2 • 5:30 p.m.

Aerial Fitness Classes for Youth at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center ABA Asabela Studio Students progressively learn aerial skills increasing upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. For ages 5–12 yrs. • ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, email AsabelaStudio@gmail.com or visit www.AsabelaStudio.com. Beginner–Pro • $10-$20 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturdays • 1 p.m. and Sundays • 6 p.m. Circus Camps • Silks • Trapeze • Aerial Yoga

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Aerial silks is a fun, exciting way for kids to gain confidence while building strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Our staff specializes in helping children master the silks as they learn to trust in themselves. For youth ages 6–12 yrs. For class information and registration, visit www.aerialogy.fitness.


Public Skating • The Skating School See pages 10–13.

Class does not meet during MCCSC fall break or Thanksgiving break week. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

Little Kickers

Personal Training See page 32.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks

Public play on tennis courts at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park and Switchyard Park.

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer See page 32.

Junior Hitters Baseball See page 27.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 38.

Players ages 6–7 yrs. enjoy a terrific introduction to the world’s most popular game! Classes feature ageappropriate activities and small-sided games to promote balance, coordination, creativity and comfort with the ball! Summer: Th 9/5–10/10 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall: Tu 9/17–10/29 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: M 11/4–12/16• 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: Tu 11/5–12/17 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Fall II: Th 11/7–12/19 • 5:45–6:30 p.m. $65 • For ages 6–7 yrs.

Youth/Teen

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Bloomington Soccer Juniors

Training sessions on Wednesday nights enhance technical and fundamental tactical principles. Players return on Saturday for a schedule of games each week. Bloomington Soccer Juniors is appropriate for players with some soccer experience and a fundamental awareness of the game. It’s best for players with an intermediate or advanced understanding of soccer. Fall Training sessions W 11/6–12/18 • 5–5:45 p.m. or 5:45–6:30 p.m. Games Sa 11/9–12/21 • 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. $95 • For ages 8–11 yrs.

U15 Boys/Girls/Coed League

A great opportunity to mix-it-up with players from other teams and cities as our up-and-coming high school stars keep their touch in the “off” season. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. F 11/8–12/20 and 1/10–1/17 • Between 5–9:30 p.m. $675/team fee • Register by 11/6.

U19 League See page 36.

For facility and membership information, see pages 14–15. For programs, see pages 32–36.

See pages 6–7.

Banneker Nights

Banneker Nights take place one Saturday a month, September through November, and are the teen’s place to be for basketball, music, movies, snacks and mentoring. Participation is free, but attendees must register at the door. Sa 9/21, 10/19, and 11/23 • 7–10 p.m. FREE • For ages 12–16 yrs. Banneker Community Center

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High school players form their own teams (may be coed) and compete—a great chance to show some creativity and enjoy playing with and against players from all over south central Indiana. Season includes seven regular season games and a tournament night. W 11/6–12/18 and 1/8–1/15 • Between 5–9:45 p.m. $675/team fee • Register by 11/4.

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Nature and the Outdoors

For all Nature and the Outdoors programs: Price is per person. Children under age 12 yrs. must be accompanied by a registered adult. Activities may be both inside and outside, so please dress for the weather.

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

See page 15.

Roving Naturalist

Visit one of our naturalists at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month of the Market season. We cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask a question, observe a critter, or gather information. Our Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resource programs.

Leonard Springs Nature Day If you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy working with children, sign up for Leonard Springs Nature Day. Station facilitators and group leaders are needed. See page 39.

Junior Rangers

Activities take place entirely outdoors. Campers should come prepared with sturdy, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, and rain gear when necessary.

Saturdays • For ages 6–13 yrs. $10/in-city, $12/non-city Griffy Lake Nature Preserve— Meet at the boathouse.

Hiking Etiquette & Wildlife Identification Hike around Griffy Lake and learn about local wildlife and techniques used by wildlife biologists to track and study mammals, birds, and reptiles. Learn to use binoculars and field guides and create your own nature journal to record your experiences and observations Sa 9/7 • 2–3:30 p.m. • Register by 9/3 • 340002-A

Maps & Compasses

Learn to use a map and compass to navigate through the forest. We’ll use our new skills on a treasure hunt and learn some survival techniques and wild edibles along the way. Sa 9/14 • 2–3:30 p.m. • Register by 9/9 • 340002-B

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Learn about aquatic habitats and fish biology while paddling on Griffy Lake. We will cover basic safety and paddling techniques before paddling out into the open water for a scavenger hunt. A parent permission slip will be required for this session. Sa 9/21 • 2–3:30 p.m. • Register by 9/16 • 340002-C

Night Paddle

Experience an evening of peace and serenity on Griffy Lake during the full moon. Navigate the lake, take deep breaths of fresh air, and watch the night sky light up the water. Each participant must register. Watercraft, paddles and life jackets are provided. Children age 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring a flashlight to help you navigate back to your vehicle once you return to dry land. Th 8/15 • 8:30–10 p.m. • Register by 8/14 • 240002-D Sa 9/14 • 7:30–9 p.m. • Register by 9/12 • 240002-E Su 10/13 • 7–8:30 p.m. • Register by 10/10 • 240002-F $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Beesponsible

Bees play a vital role in our everyday lives that many of us may not realize. In fact, one-third of the food we eat depends on bees, specifically honey bees. They pollinate plants such as apples, almonds, pumpkins, and blueberries. Bee populations may be in decline, but we can help! Learn fun facts about honey bees and pollinators and how to make a honey bee feel at home in your backyard during this program celebrating National Honey Bee Day! Instructor: Devin Brown Th 9/12 • 6–7 p.m. FREE • For all ages. RCA Community Park

Woodland Plant ID Hike

Our city’s forests are amazingly diverse and accessible. An experienced naturalist will guide you on a hike through a deciduous forest and teach you how to get to know your forests more intimately. Learn how to identify trees and shrubs by bark, bud, flower, and leaf. Also, you will be taught to use a dichotomous key so you don’t get stumped on the hardest trees to identify. Additionally, participants will learn about invasive plant species and the basics of their management. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle for this 1.5-mile hike. Instructor: Devin Brown Su 9/15 • 1–3 p.m. • Register by 9/9 • 340001-A $4/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve—Meet at boathouse.

World Rivers Day Cleanup

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Celebrate by helping clean up one of our local waterways, Cascades Creek. Instructor: Devin Brown Su 9/22 • 8:30–9:30 a.m. FREE • For ages 16 yrs. and up. Lower Cascades Park—Meet at Sycamore Shelter.

Hiking and Walking with Your Dog Whether you are an experienced dog owner who is new to hiking, or an experience hiker who is also a dog owner, this program has great information for you. We will cover skills to consider teaching your dog, recommend equipment for walks, provide a list of local hiking spots, and teach general trail etiquette. Our hiking tips will help you and your pooch have a great time on the trail. M 9/23 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 9/19 • 340003-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park


This unique educational series provides hands-on science observation activities for homeschool students in grades 3–10 within Bloomington’s abundant natural areas. Students will have the opportunity to learn water quality monitoring techniques, identify native and exotic plant species, discover the wonders of karst geology, and play in streams and forests. Students an enroll in the entire series or sign up for individual courses. Prepare to get wet and dirty-and dress for the weather! Bring a snack and a water bottle. Parents do not need to attend with their children.

Mondays • For ages 8–16 yrs. $4/in-city, $5/non-city Instructor: Devin Brown

Plants, Trees, and Wild Edibles

Learn to identify trees, shrubs, and understory plants by sight and sometimes even smell. We will highlight some medicinal and edible uses as well. M 9/23 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 9/16 • 340004-A Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Aquatic Ecosystems and Monitoring Learn about riparian ecosystems, collect and observe macroinvertebrates, and learn basic water quality monitoring techniques. M 10/21 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 10/14 • 340004-B Lower Cascades Park—Waterfall Shelter

Watersheds and Karst Geology

Learn about the unique hydrological and geomorphological attributes of karst geology and the connective relationships created through our local watersheds. M 11/18 • 1–4 p.m. • Register by 11/11 • 340004-C Leonard Springs Nature Park

Foraging for Food

The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces. Friday, October 11 See page 23.

With increasing pressure from development and human activity, wildlife habitat is on the decline. You can help by creating a wildlife sanctuary in your own backyard. Celebrate World Habitat Day and learn ways to make your backyard an inviting space for wildlife of all kinds. Instructor: Kate Seader M 10/7 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 10/3 • 340006-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. RCA Community Park

Fall Foliage Family Float

Paddle on Griffy Lake and see the fall foliage from a different perspective as you float along. Participants will be guided to different points of interest to explore the diverse flora and fauna. Boats, paddles, life vests, and binoculars are provided. Children under age 14 yrs. must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Kate Seader Sa 10/19 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 10/14 • 340007-A $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve—Meet at boathouse.

Dog Park Safety

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Whether you are an experienced dog owner or a first-timer wanting to socialize your dog at the dog park, this program has something to teach you. We will cover dog park safety, reading dog body language, appropriate vs. inappropriate dog play and many other helpful hints. Bring your spayed or neutered dog that is at least six months old, and a leash. Instructor: Leslie Hudson F 10/18 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Ferguson Dog Park

Autumn Owl Prowl

When the sun retreats, owls awaken to go in search of prey. Throughout history and across many cultures, people have regarded owls with fascination and awe. Some say that owls are wise, others that they sparked legends of ghosts. Whatever the truth, a night near All Hallows Eve is a fine time to uncover the mysteries of these amazing nocturnal hunters. We’ll learn about a few of the species that coexist in our area and go on a hike in hopes of hearing or seeing one in action. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Instructor: Kate Seader Su 10/27 • 8–9:30 p.m. • Register by 10/21 • 340008-A $3/in-city, $4/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park

Healthy Heart Tip! Plan ahead for that 3 p.m. snack craving! Try packing some fruit, a granola bar or veggies with hummus to help you curb that afternoon stomach rumble.

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Foraging for your food can be a fun and frugal way to eat! Edible plants found in the forest can enhance your usual dishes, like mushrooms for your pasta or natural remedies for common ailments. We will discuss safe practices and useful identification techniques that will allow you to become more comfortable foraging on your own. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Devin Brown Sa 9/28 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 9/23 • 340005-A $5/in-city, $6/non-city • For all ages. RCA Community Park—Meet at small shelter.

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Nature and the Outdoors

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Healthy Living

Personal Training Get in better shape and stay there, regardless of age or current fitness level, with the personal trainers at the TLRC. Our personal trainers design programs that are individualized for your age, body, lifestyle and goals. TLRC personal trainers are certified, experienced, and educated. They have worked with a variety of people who have a broad spectrum of health and wellness needs. Personal training at the TLRC is the right step toward a healthy, active lifestyle. A 30-minute wellness consultation is included as a part of each personal training package. If you are a non-member who is interested in a personal training package, you may purchase a 30-minute wellness consultation for $20. If you decide to purchase personal training sessions the $20 fee may be applied to cost of the personal training package. All personal training sessions must be used within six months of purchase. All training sessions are non-transferable and nonrefundable. To set up an initial consultation, or for more information, contact Mark Sterner at 349-3768 or sternerm@bloomington.in.gov.

MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $130 5 one-hour sessions $210 10 one-hour sessions $400

15 one-hour sessions $525 20 one-hour sessions $650 25 one-hour sessions $775

MEMBERS BUDDY (2)—You and a friend 5 one-hour sessions

$380

NON-MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $155 5 one-hour sessions $240 10 one-hour sessions $440

15 one-hour sessions $585 20 one-hour sessions $725 25 one-hour sessions $895

NON-MEMBERS BUDDY (2)—You and a friend 5 one-hour sessions

$440

Fitness Assessments

Take control of your health by learning as much as you can about your fitness level. Fitness assessments are a common and useful part of any exercise program. The data collected from a fitness assessment gives you a starting point, and provides a baseline to compare to as you make progress toward your fitness goals. Contact Megan Stark at 349-3770 or starme@bloomington.in.gov to learn more about body composition tests, or to schedule a fitness assessment. Knowing your numbers can help you track progress toward your goal for a fit and healthy body! Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership is not required to have a fitness assessment by one of our professional personal training staff.

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• Free recording of your resting heart rate and blood pressure. • Optional tests for estimates of body composition, in particular body fat: —Skinfold analysis: $25 —Bioimpedance analysis: $5 Twin Lakes Recreation Center By appointment only • For all ages.

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses teach life-saving skills. Certification is issued upon successful completion and is valid for two years. Free online refreshers are available with all course options. This course is taught in a “blended learning” format, meaning a combination of about four hours of online work and eight hours of class work time. This course’s online content MUST be completed prior to the first day of class; class participation without completion of the online coursework is not permitted. Visit bloomington.in.gov/recreation/fitness/first-aid for a link to the online content Everyone taking the course will pay an additional fee directly to the American Red Cross to access the online training materials. Sa 9/14 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Register by 9/5 • 320301-A Sa 11/2 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Register by 10/24 • 320301-B $60/in-city, $70/non-city • For ages 12 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Adult Volleyball

Choose between a 6 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 4 league. Each match consists of three games. Matches are self-officiated. Each team must have at least two women on the court during play. Rosters may include an unlimited number of players, but all names must be submitted prior to the start of the league. Team fees and tentative rosters are due prior to the registration deadline. Include the team captain’s name and contact information upon registration. Specific game times are announced after registration. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of eight matches, which may include a voluntary post-season tournament. For more information, contact Chelsea Price at pricec@bloomington.in.gov. August through mid-December No games the week of Thanksgiving. $150 • Register by 8/22 • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center 4v4 League—Tuesdays only Division II—Competitive Recreational • 6–10 p.m. • 350001-B 6v6 League—Thursdays only If you do not have a team but want to join the player pick-up list, fill out the online player pickup form: http://tinyurl.com/pickuplist. Division I—Competitive • 6–11 p.m. • 350001-C Division I—Competitive Recreational • 6–11 p.m. • 350001-D

Healthy Heart Tip! Did you know that walking/running shoes start breaking down after about two years or 300 miles? It’s important to wear supportive shoes, so be sure to keep tabs on how many miles you have logged on yours.

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Insurance-Based Fitness Photo by Freepik.

The TLRC is an Active&Fit participating facility. Active&Fit is an exercise and fitness program designed to help you achieve better health through regular exercise. The Active&Fit program includes no- or low-cost membership at the TLRC, website resources and support from Active&Fit’s toll-free member services hotline. If your health plan offers Active&Fit and you would like more information about the TLRC, please ask at the front desk or call 349-3720. You may also visit Active&Fit at www.ActiveandFit.com. Active&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

The SilverSneakers program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. The program offers physical activity, health education, and social events for Medicare-eligible and Group Retiree members. If you qualify, your Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership is free! Inquire at the front desk to check your eligibility or to sign up.

SilverSneakers Circuit

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.

SilverSneakers SilverSneakers® FitnessClassic is a benefit offered by Medicare health plans across the nation. The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is a Silver&Fit participating fitness facility! Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Incorporated. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information about the TLRC, please ask at the front desk or call 349-3720. You may also visit Silver&Fit at www.SilverandFit.com. Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated. M950-395A (5/12) © 2012 American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). All rights reserved. Healthy Living is Golden and the Silver&Fit logo are trademarks of ASH.

FitnessCoach

SilverSneakers Yoga Find out how! See the front desk staff for more details.

Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses.

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Adult (50+) FREE Programs

Lower Level (unless otherwise noted) The lower level is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. The lower level is closed on weekends except for reservations and scheduled activities. TLRC membership is not required to participate. For more information about the programs, call 349-3720.

Advanced German F • 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Lap Quilting

Tu • 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Legal Counseling

Counseling provided by Attorney Tom Bunger. Call 349-3720 to register. Participants are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Usually occurs on the first Monday of each month • 3 p.m. Call 349-3720 to confirm meeting time and date.

Steady Steppers A fitness program to help you live your best life, Renew Active from UnitedHealthcare is available with select Medicare Advantage plans. Designed around you and your goals, Renew Active offers access to the TLRC, both local and national options and group fitness classes, as well as online brain exercises to help keep both your body and your mind active—all at no additional cost. For more information, visit myrenewactive.com.

M, W, F • 9–10 a.m.

Tai Chi Qigong W • 11:45 a.m.

Endwright East Active Living Community Center See page 38.

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The FitnessCoach program offers fitness center and at-home exercise options to its covered special needs or dual-eligible members who also qualify for Medicare/Medicaid. Covered members may include individuals covered by Medicaid or those with physical impairments, developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments, or mental/behavioral health conditions, or other individuals with special needs who may benefit from improved physical fitness. The FitnessCoach program includes a membership at the TLRC. We welcome members to bring caregivers if needed for help using the fitness center’s services and equipment), home fitness kit options for those who prefer to exercise at home, website resources, and support from the FitnessCoach program’s toll-free member services hotline and on their website. For more information, call 1-888-369-2746 or visit https://www.fitnesscoach.com.

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Sports and Fitness Use these thermometers to help you choose the group exercise class with the right intensity level for you.

Group Exercise Registration

Session V: August 26–October 13 • Register by 9/1. Session V FREE week: August 26–September 1 Class does not meet 9/2. Session VI: October 21–December 22 • Register by 10/27. Session VI FREE week: October 21-27 Class does not meet the week of 11/25–12/1. Group exercise classes are FREE to members! Members must register at the TLRC front desk. Registration for group exercise classes extends through the first week of each session. All scheduled classes are held this week, so you can try out any classes that interest you for free! When you find one you like, register by the listed registration deadline. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirements after the first week will be cancelled for that session. Daily passes are available for $10. See the front desk attendant to purchase a daily pass. Cancellation policy

Full refunds are given for all classes cancelled by the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Refund requests for any other reason must be submitted prior to the first day of class, and are subject to approval according to State Board of Accounts claim procedures. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

Beginning Yoga

This class focuses on posture alignment, freeing the shoulder girdle and pelvis, and synchronizing movement and breathing through basic yoga poses. Gain a simple foundation practice that can be useful every day and serve as a springboard to explore any style of yoga. Feel at home in your body, enjoy good health, move freely, and reduce stress. Instructor: Allana Radecki W 8/28–10/9 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350201-A F 8/30–10/11 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350201-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. W 10/23–12/18 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350201-C F 10/25–12/20 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350201-D FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

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Are you ready for a challenge? Take your body to the next level with this intense yet fun, fat-burning class! Combine weights, interval training and plyometrics to increase cardiovascular efficiency and overall strength. Get in and get fit! Instructor: Pendah Jallow Tu, Th 8/27–10/10 • 6–7 a.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350202-A FREE/member, $85/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Tu, Th 10/22–12/19 • 6–7 a.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350202-B FREE/member, $95/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

Cardio Kickboxing

This class combines cardio, boxing and martial arts to provide a total body workout that improves strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance. Try this popular fitness trend and kick, jab, cross, hook, and uppercut your way to a fitter you! Instructor: Janet Scott M 8/26–10/7 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350203-A FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. M 10/21–12/16 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350203-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 9/2 or 11/25–12/1.

Core 360

The most commonly neglected area of the adult body is the core. This class is designed to strengthen and balance all 360 degrees of the core! Improve posture and spine health through a variety of exercises that strengthen the rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus, obliques, and all back muscles. Join this class and tone your core fast! Instructor: Janet Scott W 8/28–10/9 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350204-A FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. W 10/23–12/18 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350204-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

H.I.I.T.

H.I.I.T. stands for High Intensity Interval Training. By using rigorous intervals of maximum effort and short bouts of active recovery, you can smash your goals faster! Build cardiovascular fitness while improving strength and maximizing calorie burn. You’ll be pushed to your limits and walk out feeling stronger and empowered! Instructor: Zane Yeager W 8/28–10/9 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350206-A FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. W 10/23–12/18 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350206-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

Hatha Yoga

The word hatha (lit force, sun) symbolizes a system of physical techniques integrating body, mind, and spirit. This mixed-level Hatha yoga class uses asanas (bodily postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and dyana (meditation techniques) with the goal of bringing about a healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. The asanas work to make the spine supple, the core strong and supple and to promote circulation in the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures strengthen and stretch the body, promoting balance and flexibility. Great for those with arthritis. Classes end with a sweet savasana to help release stress and relax body and mind. Instructor: Valeria DeCastro W 8/28–10/9 • noon– 1 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350207-A Th 8/29–10/10 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350207-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. W 10/23–12/18 • noon– 1 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350207-C Th 10/24–12/19 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350207-D FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.


This class steadily builds its pace over the course of the practice and emphasizes developing strength and calming the mind. Students are encouraged to tune into the sensations of each posture and let go of the judgments and criticisms they may be carrying. This allows students to explore what’s best for their body in each moment. This class will leave you centered, grounded, and refreshed. Instructor: Claire Sunkel M 8/26–10/7 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350205-A FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. M 10/21–12/16 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350205-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 9/2 or 11/25–12/1.

Power Vinyasa

Power Vinyasa is a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. This class incorporates the athleticism of Ashtanga while including several different vinyasas. This class’s quicker tempo will get your heart rate up! Instructor: Diane Heckley M 8/26–10/7 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350208-A FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. M 10/21–12/16 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350208-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 9/2 or 11/25–12/1.

Run/Walk X-Train

Get up and moving and run and walk with a coach! We will improve your form and speed for running and walking with a variety of speed, resistance, and agility drills. This class is a great fit for beginners or for regular runners and walkers who want to add variety to their workouts. Challenge yourself at your own pace! Instructor: Janet Scott Sa 8/31–10/12 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350209-A FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Sa 10/26–12/21 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350209-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

Yoga Core

Yoga Nidra is a state of being between sleep and consciousness that is conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, and can reduce tension and anxiety. Yoga Nidra can also relieve symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating, and abdominal pain. The first 30 minutes consist of a gentle stretch and warm up. During the second half of class, the instructor guides participants through body awareness, breathing, and a series of visualizations to help transition into an ultra-relaxed state, while lying in savasana (corpse pose). Instructor: Valeria DeCastro Tu 8/27–10/8 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350211-A FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Tu 10/22–12/17 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350211-B FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

Yoga Stretch

This class is accessible and needed by all – athletes, advanced practitioners, weekend warriors, first time yoga students and everyone in between. It is an active stretching class that targets primary muscle groups surrounding the hips, hamstrings and upper and lower back. Focused stretching allows muscles to relax and lengthen, which puts less strain on the skeletal system and reduces tension throughout the body. Neither experience nor flexibility are required, just an open mind and a willingness to have fun while trying something new. The class begins with warm-up movements to build heat and prepare the muscles for a deep stretching and total body relaxation at the end. Instructors: Claire Sunkel teaches on Tuesdays, and Valeria DeCastro teaches on Thursdays. Tu 8/27–10/8 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350212-A Th 8/29–10/10 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350212-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Tu 10/22–12/17 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350212-C Th 10/24–12/19 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350212-D FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

ZUMBA

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what ZUMBA is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that is moving millions of people toward joy and health. Instructor: Kristy LeVert M 8/26–10/7 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350213-A FREE/member, $50/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Th 8/29–10/10 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350213-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. M 10/21–12/16 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350213-C FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Th 10/24–12/19 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350213-D FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 9/2 or 11/25–12/1.

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Yoga Core is a unique and enjoyable blend of yoga and core exercises drawn from Pilates and dance conditioning, where participants develop strength, flexibility and integration through awareness in movement. Attention to breath coordination and alignment is emphasized to ensure you get the most out of this workout. This class is appropriate for able-bodied beginners as well as more experienced exercisers. Variations are presented to help you adapt movements to your fitness level. Instructor: Allana Radecki W 8/28–10/9 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350210-A Sa 8/31–10/12 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350210-B FREE/member, $55/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. W 10/23–12/18 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350210-C Sa 10/26–12/21 • 9–10 a.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350210-D FREE/member, $60/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

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Group Exercise (continued) ZUMBA Gold

ZUMBA Gold is a class of Latin-inspired dance aerobics for seniors and those new to ZUMBA. ZUMBA Gold goes at a slower pace, with more breaks and more instruction, but uses the same zesty ZUMBA music. You can’t help but move in this class, and whether you choose a low-intensity or high-intensity option, it’s a great workout! Can’t stand for the whole program? Seated participants are welcome! Instructor: Morgan Banks Tu, Th 8/27–10/10 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 9/1 • 350214-A FREE/member, $85/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Tu, Th 10/22–12/19 • noon–1 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 350214-B FREE/member, $95/non-member • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

Twin Lakes Recreation Center Registration is ongoing at bloomingtonsoccer.net.

Bloomington Soccer Adult Leagues Leagues for all skills and ages. All games feature five field players and one goalkeeper. Games are 40 minutes. Seasons feature seven games (five for Early Fall Adult Rec and University League) and an end-of-season tournament. Beginners Adult Rec Tuesday M 11/4–1/13 Tu 11/5–1/14 • 6–10:30 p.m. 6–10:15 p.m. • $675/team $675/team, $65/individual Beginners Adult Rec Thursday M 9/30–10/28 Th 11/7–1/16 6–10:15 p.m. • $325/team 6–10:15 p.m. • $675/team Early Fall Adult Rec Tu 10/1–10/29 6–10:15 p.m. • $325/team

Aerial Fitness Classes for Adults at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

Sports & Fitness This class focuses on coordination, discipline and self-confidence in a fun and safe environment. Excel TKD is taught by Master Emeline O’Connor, a 4th-degree black belt with more than 20 years of experience. Some of her achievements include multiple National and Junior Olympic Championships in the AAU and USSSA organizations, AAU and USSSA National team member, and the first woman to be inducted in the USSSA Hall of Fame. The ultimate goal at Excel TKD is to mold future black belts into the best martial artists they can be. Instructor: Emeline O’Connor Beginner—Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 8/27–10/10 • Register by 9/1 • 350215-A • $65 10/22–12/19 • Register by 10/27 • 350215-C • $70 For all ages. Advanced—Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8/27–10/10 • Register by 9/1 • 350215-B • $65 10/22–12/19 • Register by 10/27 • 350215-D • $70 For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet 11/25–12/1.

Pickleball

Admission $8 per day; participation is free with your Twin Lakes Recreation Center membership. Occasionally, alternate programs are scheduled in the space ordinarily reserved for Pickleball. Contact the Twin Lakes Recreation Center at 349-3720 or stop by the front desk for updates on Pickleball schedule changes. M, W, F • 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center—Court 4 Outdoor Pickleball courts are also available at RCA Community Park. Outdoor courts are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

ABA Asabela Studio

Students progressively learn aerial skills increasing upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. For ages 13 yrs. and up ALL levels welcome! For more information or to register, email AsabelaStudio@gmail.com or visit www.AsabelaStudio.com. Beginner–Pro • $10–$20 per class Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturdays • 1 p.m., and Sundays • 6 p.m. Silks • Aerial Hoop • Trapeze • Aerial Yoga • Rope

Aerial Silks • Aerial Yoga • Aerial Hoop Are you ready for amazing total body workouts that build lean muscle, flexibility, and confidence? With Aerialogy’s progressive training methods, even total beginners can learn aerial arts while getting in great shape. For ages 13 yrs. and up. For class information and registration, visit www.aerialogy.fitness.

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Sailing Lessons at Lake Monroe Sailing Association, 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd. For sailing details, contact LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com. For registration information, call 812-349-3700.

VETERANS DAY 5K SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 • 9 A.M.

Adult Sailing

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the LMSA offer two types of sailing experiences: keel boat and small boat. Keel Boat: No previous sailing experience is required. Instruction includes rigging, sailing and docking keel boats approximately 25' long. This two-day class is appropriate for those with limitations that make handling small boats difficult. Small Boat: This two-day class offers a simple and inexpensive way to get started in sailing. Successful completion qualifies participants to register and pay for a one-day U.S. Sailing certification skills test that, when passed, provides sailors access to LMSA’s community sailing program fleet of small boats. Private small boat sailing lessons are also available.

$300 • For ages 18 yrs. and up.

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Run, ruck, or roll your way through the IU campus this Veterans Day as we honor our nation’s veterans. Brought to you by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Indiana University Center for Veteran and Military Students.

DATES REGISTER BY KEEL SMALL 8/24–8/25 8/15 245003-O 245004-O 9/7–9/8 8/29 245003-P 245004-P 9/14–9/15 9/5 245003-Q 245004-Q 9/21–9/22 9/12 245003-R 245004-R 9/28–9/29 9/19 245003-S 245004-S Private lessons e-mail 245003-T 245004-T

First 50 registered participants receive a race T-shirt. Water and post-race snacks are provided. Day-of registration as space allows—credit card only. Please provide a current email address— participants will receive more information in the weeks leading up to the event.

LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule.

Friends & Family Sails

Experience the exhilaration of gliding across Lake Monroe in a sailboat skippered by a skilled sailor. Bald eagle and other wildlife sightings are frequent highlights! Outings available for groups of 2 to 4 people/boat. Join us on a scheduled date, or email LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule a personalized outing.

For more information, contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

6–9 p.m. • $150/group • For all ages. DAY DATES REGISTER BY CODE W 8/28 8/21 245005-M F 9/6 8/29 245005-N Th 9/12 9/5 245005-O Personalized outings e-mail 245005-P

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Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Bloomington Fire Department present Fitness with a Firefighter— a free, weekly workout. All fitness levels are welcome. Workouts vary, and usually combine cardiovascular and strength training exercises. Modifications are available if needed. Workouts are approximately 30–45 minutes. Registration is not required. Workouts take place rain or shine.

Wednesdays, May 1–August 28 • 4–5 p.m. • FREE Downtown Fire Station, 300 E. Fourth St. Geared for ages 18 yrs. and up— under age 18 yrs. with parent approval

For more information, contact Jess Klein at 812-349-3771 or kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

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The Bloomington Walking Club is a weekly, informal group that walks on the paved trails surrounding Olcott Park. Adults of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Walkers choose their own pace. Dog- and stroller-friendly. Presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Monroe County Purdue Extension, and IU Health Bloomington. For more information, contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov. Th 4/4–10/31 • 6–7 p.m. • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Olcott Park— Meet at the Howard Young Pavilion at the end of the parking lot. lo

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Endwright East Active Living Community Center Bloomington’s Newest Senior Center! Classes • Q&As • Screenings—and more! Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 2894 E. Third Street at the College Mall For more information, call 812-272-4808. Endwright East Active Living Community Center is a pilot program supported by the City of Bloomington’s Jack Hopkins Social Service Fund. Membership is free throughout the pilot period, however certain classes have a nominal fee. Programming will focus on health, wellness, and social well-being. Other programs may be added in response to feedback from facility users. Fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Endwright East is a partnership with: Area 10 Agency on Aging, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Commission on Aging and IU Health Bloomington Alzheimer’s Resource Services.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks

Public play on tennis courts at Winslow Sports Complex, Bryan Park, Southeast Park, Park Ridge East, Sherwood Oaks Park, and RCA Community Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Pickleball courts are available at RCA Community Park and Switchyard Park.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County

Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children (ages 8 yrs. and up) and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. Special Olympics provides opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and share gifts, skills and friendship with others in our community. Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County is proud to work with nearly 200 Special Olympics athletes and their families. To find out if you or a family member are eligible to participate, call 812-325-1548 or email soimc.cc@gmail.com or write to 6180 N. Bottom Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404.

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Special Olympics Indiana—Monroe County is also on Facebook at facebook.com/SOINMC. If you are interested in joining the County Management Team, contact Denise Brown at 812-325-1548.

Fridays • For ages 18 yrs. and up. $65/in-city, $75/non-city Instructor: Margot Scholz Allison-Jukebox Community Center Class does not meet 11/29. Experience six weeks of professional ballroom instruction in swing, cha cha, rumba, waltz, foxtrot, and blues. Students master the steps and stylings in easy modules and learn which dances work with which music. Make new acquaintances while learning new skills and staying healthy.

Beginning

9/13–10/18 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 9/20 • 345001-A 10/25–12/6 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 11/1 • 345001-D

Intermediate

9/13–10/18 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 9/20 • 345001-B 10/25–12/6 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 11/1 • 345001-E

Advanced

9/13–10/18 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 9/20 • 345001-C 10/25–12/6 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 11/1 • 345001-F

Jazzercise

Jazzercise is the original dance fitness, total-body conditioning program that combines the art of jazz dance and the beat of popular music. Registration is always open. Try a class for $6. For more information, call Kris Heeter at 812-876-2158. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. Allison-Jukebox Community Center $12/day, $39/month (auto debit only) $98/two months (cash, check, or credit) A one-time $35 joining fee is charged to new participants. Discounts for IU and Ivy Tech students and ages 65 yrs. and up.

Healthy Heart Tip! Take care of your relationships! Social relationships are incredibly important not only for your mental well-being but also your physical health. Studies show that people who have close friends and family are healthier and live much longer than those who do not.


World Rivers Day Cleanup Sunday, September 22

To register for these and additional volunteer opportunities, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol.

Get outdoors and pitch in to help clean up our streams for World Rivers Day. Duties: Help collect litter along the shores of Cascades Creek. Volunteer shift(s): 8:30–9:30 a.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Lower Cascades Park—Sycamore Shelter Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 20

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Putting the Gardens to Bed

Look for the volunteer symbol throughout this program guide. For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities, email Sarah Owen at parksvol@bloomington.in.gov.

April: Susan Sullivan, for her service to the Leonard Springs Nature Day Program. May: Eco Logic, LLC for their help with a large-scale planting project at Sherwood Oaks Park. June: Catherine Walsh, for her service to the Adopt-a-Stream program.

Environmental Stewardship Opportunities “First Saturdays” Series— Invasive Plant Awareness Days

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September 7, October 5, November 2

Our brand-new “First Saturdays” are monthly volunteer opportunities to learn about invasive plant species affecting Bloomington’s local ecosystem, how to properly remove and dispose of them, and then to put that knowledge into action. Duties: Help control invasive plant species in our natural areas during this monthly work day. Work with experts in the field to create a healthier native plant habitat. Volunteer shift(s): 1–4 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Locations: Vary by month. Contact Sarah Owen at parksvol@bloomington.in.gov or 812-349-3700 for more information. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up (Volunteers under 14 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult.) Number of volunteers: Unlimited Other: Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Leonard Springs Nature Day

Tuesdays, September 10, September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8, October 22 Rain date: October 29

Gardeners and others who enjoy being outdoors are invited to clear the plots and put the gardens to bed for the winter months. Duties: Help clear plant material and hardware items (including tomato cages and stakes) from the gardens and organize them for winter storage. Plots are covered for the colder months. Volunteer shift(s): 1–4 p.m., all days Training: On-site training provided. Locations: Butler Park Community Gardens and Willie Streeter Community Gardens Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10–15 for Butler Park Community Gardens and 15–25 for Willie Streeter Community Gardens

Program Volunteer Opportunities Banneker Afterschool Program

Monday–Friday, August 7–December 19

This is an after-school program at Fairview Elementary for K–6 students, providing scheduled homework time, tutoring, and community clubs for structured leisure time. Duties: Serve as a meaningful role model by providing academic tutoring for K–6 students. Volunteer shift(s): 4–5 p.m. Training: Advanced training/orientation required. Location: Fairview School, 500 W. Seventh St. Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10 per day Other: Volunteers are asked to commit to consistent days and times for a minimum of four weeks.

Banneker Teen Leadership Institute Monday–Friday, August 7–December 19

Teen-centric drop-in program includes homework help, mentorship, recreational activities, occasional field trips, and basketball games. Duties: Assist with academic tutoring and mentorship activities. Volunteer shift(s): 4–5 p.m. Training: Advanced training/orientation required. Location: Banneker Community Center Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10 per day Other: Volunteers are asked to commit to consistent days and times for a minimum of four weeks.

Tomato Tasting

Saturday, August 17

Taste a rainbow of tomatoes at the Farmers’ Market. Duties: Cut and distribute samples of different locally grown tomatoes, and assist with setup and teardown. Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 7:30–10 a.m./ Shift #2, 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Showers Plaza Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10 for Shift #1 and 6 for Shift #2

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If you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy working with children, sign up for our Leonard Springs Nature Days. Volunteer to teach area sixth-grade students about our awesome natural heritage through multiple education stations including karst, creeks, wetlands, and forests. Duties: Volunteers can serve either as a Station Facilitator or as a Group Leader. Volunteer shift(s): 9:15 a.m.–2 p.m. Training: Online training sessions are available for review and are provided in advance. Volunteers are trained at the beginning of their shift. Location: Leonard Springs Nature Park Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 20 per day

Saturday, October 26, Butler Park Community Gardens Sunday, October 27, Willie Streeter Community Gardens November 3, Willie Streeter Community Gardens

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Preschool Story Hour

Apple Tasting

Music, movement, and making new friends enhance the richness of children’s literature. Duties: Lead participants through music, dance, and read-aloud activities for up to 25 preschool children each week. Volunteer shift(s): 9:45–11 a.m. Training: Advanced training/orientation required. Location: Banneker Community Center Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 4 per week Other: Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four weeks.

Apple Tasting returns to the Farmers’ Market with the fruit of our area growers’ labors. Duties: Cut and distribute samples of different locally grown apples, and assist with setup and teardown. Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 8:30 a.m.–noon/ Shift #2, 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Showers Common Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 5 for Shift #1, 10 for Shift #2

Mondays, August 19–December 9

Baby Time

Wednesdays, August 21–December 11

A drop-in, half-hour snuggle and play time for parent and baby. Duties: Organize and lead sensory and interactive storytelling activities for 15 infants and their parents each week. Volunteer shift(s): 10:30 a.m.–noon Training: Advanced training/orientation required. Location: Banneker Community Center Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 4 per week Other: Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four weeks.

Glow in the Park

Saturday, September 21

Light up the night at this glow-in-the-dark dance party! Duties: Assist with check-in, running activities, face painting, and teardown. Before or after their shift, volunteers get to join in the fun for free! Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 7–9:15 p.m./Shift #2, 9–11 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 6 per shift Other: Volunteers should be willing to get neon/glow paint on their clothes.

Bloomington Youth Basketball—Season II Monday, September 30–Thursday, December 19

The Bloomington Youth Basketball League focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills during game participation for players in grades K–6. Duties: Volunteer coaches will enjoy making a difference in the lives of kids and can help develop our next big IU basketball star. Volunteer shift(s): Coaches plan and lead one or two one-hour practices per week and one, one-hour game per week or weekend. Time and day are determined by grade level. Time line: Prospective coaches must register to volunteer by Wednesday, September 25. Coaches must attend the mandatory Skills Assessment and Orientation sessions—see page 28 for full details. Training: Coaches must complete an online coaching certification from the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) by first practice—see page 28 for full details. Contact Scott Pedersen at 349-3774 or pederses@bloomington.in.gov for more information. Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 50

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Saturday, October 5

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Friday, October 18

Dress in costume, hear Halloween stories, make creepy crafts, play ghoulish games, jam to monster music, and get a Halloween treat! Duties: Assist with event setup, teardown, and activities. Volunteer shift(s): 5–8 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Banneker Community Center Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 8

Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19

Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at one of Bloomington’s most historic cemeteries. Duties: Assist with setup and teardown, guiding parking, and greeting tour participants. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to go on a tour during their shift. Volunteer shift(s): 5:30–9:30 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Rose Hill Cemetery Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 2 per day

Trick or Treat Trail Saturday, October 19

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairytale characters! Duties: Serve as a storybook character along the Trick or Treat Trail. Not interested in getting into costume? No problem! Volunteers are also needed for event support and to serve as trail guides. Volunteer shift(s): noon–5 p.m. Training: Character volunteers must attend one of the following training sessions prior to volunteering. Training takes place at RCA Community Park on Friday, October 18 at 11 a.m.–noon or 4–5 p.m. Location: RCA Community Park Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 25 Other: Costumes for character volunteers are provided.

Trail leader volunteers ready to lead families through the Trick or Treat Trail.


Soup Tasting

Curl up with a cup of cider and enjoy the crisp fall air while skilled storytellers tell haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Duties: Assist decorating for event, setting up concessions, passing out cider during show, keeping candles lit. Volunteer shift(s): 6:30–9:30 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Bryan Park Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 5 Other: Rain location is the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.

Enjoy the fall flavors of the Market at the annual Soup Tasting. Duties: Set up the soup tasting area, help oversee chef demonstrations, and distribute soup samples. Volunteer shift(s): 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Showers Common Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10

Friday, October 25

The Bloomington Pumpkin Launch Saturday, October 26

Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for both accuracy and distance. There are also activities for children, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall! Duties: Assist with setup, activities, field crew, and teardown. Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m./ Shift #2, noon–3 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 3 per shift

Skate and Scare

Saturday, October 26

Have a scary good time! Kids and adults skate through our haunted house on ice to the sound of spooky tunes. Skaters come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Duties: Looking for a unique, spooky, great time this Halloween, and a reason to dress up in costume? Shift #1 volunteers help transform the Frank Southern Ice Arena into a Halloween haven and bring the theme of the haunted house to life. Shift #2 volunteers will be a character in the haunted house (skating skills not required). Shift #3 volunteers will help with event support and with teardown. Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m./ Shift #2, 6–9:30 p.m./Shift #3, 6:30–10 p.m. Training: Volunteer actors will be given instructions prior to the day of the event. Location: Frank Southern Ice Arena Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 10 for Shift #1, 15 for Shift #2, and 5 for Shift #3

Saturday, November 2

Veterans Day 5K

Saturday, November 9

Run, ruck, or roll your way through Indiana University’s campus this Veterans Day as we honor our nation’s veterans. Duties: Shift #1 assists with route setup, check-in, water stations, and race route direction. Shift #2 assists with race route direction and cleanup. Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 8–10:30 a.m./Shift #2, 10 a.m.–noon Training: On-site training provided. Location: Indiana University campus (meetup location TBA) Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 5 per shift

Holiday Market

Saturday, November 30

Ring in the holiday season by shopping for unique gifts and farm products from local vendors. Duties: Assist with event support—including scheduling carriage rides. Collect participant surveys/raffles, roast chestnuts, and assist St. Nick. Volunteer shift(s): Shift #1, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m./Shift #2, 12:30–4 p.m. Training: On-site training provided. Location: Showers Common Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up Number of volunteers: 12 per shift

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Volunteers are on hand to help children decorate holiday cookies at Holiday Market.

Pumpkin Launch volunteers helping lead activities for children.

Volunteer Opportunities

Festival of Ghost Stories

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Sponsorship/Parks Partners

Special thanks to our Parks Partners! So many of our programs and events are enhanced through the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their involvement this past program season.

Aqua Pro Pool & Spa

H. Michelle Gregory

Arthur Murray Dance Center

Hearthstone Health Campus (Trilogy Health)

Azzip Pizza BioLife Plasma Services BuffaLouie’s CFC Properties Chandler Checklist Chapman Orthodontics Combs Veterinary Clinic Cornerstone PDS Dick’s Sporting Goods The Dog House, LLC Everywhere Signs Feta Kitchen ForthPhaze Technology, Inc. Furry Friends Veterinary Hospital g Orthodontics Gentry Park Senior Living Community

Kirkwood Photo Mader Design, LLC MedExpress Monroe County Farm Bureau Inc. MutualBank Office Easel Promotions Orange Flower Healing Renewal by Andersen Roto-Rooter Plumbers Stonecroft Health Campus (Trilogy Health) T&T Pet Food and Supply TNW Automotive Tranquil Vibe Day Spa Upland Brewing Co. Youth Services Bureau/Safe Place

Green Hat Media

Congratulations to our Park Partner award recipient: June: Summer Star Foundation

Become a Fall-Winter 2019 Event Sponsor: Pumpkin Launch/Deadline August 3/$500—Target Market: approximate attendance 750 children and adults Trick or Treat Trail/Deadline September 6/$500—Target Market: approximate attendance 800 children and adults

Promote your products and services at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center: Reach your target market at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, our multi-purpose facility offering programs and services that help make Bloomington a healthy, active community. This 100,000 sq. ft. sports, fitness and recreation complex serves thousands of diverse customers each year, from elite youth basketball teams to preschool soccer players. It is the perfect place for you to share your company’s message and reach your target audience. The facility features a 1/5-mile elevated indoor track, strength equipment and free weights, state-ofthe-art cardio studio, five hardwood courts, indoor turf field, mirrored exercise studio, and meeting rooms. The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is home to Andrew Frank basketball camps, AAU local and regional tournaments, Bloomington Youth Basketball, and youth and adult soccer. Reach these target markets • 300,000 annual visits • 1,200+ active adult members • more than 800 SilverSneakers members (ages 55 yrs. and up) • 600+ Bloomington Youth Basketball players • local and regional basketball and other sports tournaments Custom opportunities to connect with your market • Our custom advertising packages can give you more than just signs! • Set up a display at the TLRC during tournaments or peak visitation. • Place coupons, menus, or brochures in our literature display areas. • Run a custom TV spot on our four closed-circuit TV screens all day, every day. • … and more! Price points for 96" × 42" banners (per year) Court 1: $1,500 Courts 2–5: $1,000 Turf: $1,000 Studios: $800 Larger banner sizes available.

For more information, contact Julie Ramey at 349-3719 or rameyj@bloomington.in.gov or Sarah Owen at 349-3739 or owensa@bloomington.in.gov.

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and IU Health Bloomington have partnered and combined resources to positively impact the health and wellness of the entire community.

Skate with Santa/Deadline October 28/$300—Target Market: approximate attendance 200 children and adults

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For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities along with marketing benefits, contact Community Relations Coordinator, Sarah Owen at 349-3739 or owensa@bloomington.in.gov. Align your business with Bloomington Parks and Recreation facilities, trails, programs, and events.


Recreation

Dave Willliams describing park amenities to Sarah Owen and Amy Shrake during a Switchyard Park construction tour.

Administration

Paula McDevitt.................................................................... Administrator mcdevitp@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3711 Ellen Campbell.........................................................................Graphic Designer campbele@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3799 Kim Clapp.......................................................................................Office Manager clappk@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3710 Missy Grabowski...................................... Customer Service Representative grabowsm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3700 Tiffany Hall................................................. Customer Service Representative halti@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3702 Brenda McGlothlin.................................. Customer Service Representative mcglothb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3701 Sarah Owen.............................................Community Relations Coordinator owensa@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3739 Ethan Philbeck.......................................... Customer Service Representative philbece@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3757 Julie Ramey.................................................... Community Relations Manager rameyj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3719

Operations and Natural Resources

Sports

John Turnbull.................................... Sports Services Division Director turnbulj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3712 Aaron Craig.....................................................................Golf Facilities Manager craiga@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3791 Daren Eads............................................................................ Facility Coordinator eadsd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3772 Dan Kluesner.................................................................................. Sports Laborer 349-3760 Chris Lamb..................................................Athletic Fields Working Foreman Hsiung Marler..........................................General Manager Switchyard Park marlerh@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3742 Scott Pedersen........................................................ Youth Sports Coordinator pederses@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3774 Chelsea Price..................................................Aquatics/Program Coordinator pricec@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3769 James Richardson............................................................................................ MEO richarja@bloomington.in.gov Jason Sims...............................................................Golf Programs Coordinator simsja@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3782 Megan Stark..............................................................Membership Coordinator starme@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3770 Mark Sterner...................................................................... Sports Area Manager sternerm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3768 James Kelb........................................................... Golf Course Superintendent james.kelb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3767 Dee Tuttle.................................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager tuttled@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3762

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Dave Williams..........Operations and Development Division Director williamd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3706 John Barnes........................................................................................................ MEO barnesj@bloomington.in.gov Jon Behrman............................................... Natural Areas Working Foreman behrmanj@bloomington.in.gov Steve Cotter.......................................................... Natural Resources Manager cotters@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3736 Barb Dunbar................................................Operations Division Coordinator dunbarb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3498 Don Foddrill.......................................................... Facilities Working Foreman foddrild@bloomington.in.gov Dave Fox...................................Sanitation and Grounds Working Foreman foxd@bloomington.in.gov Curtis Gilstrap...................... Cemeteries/Landscaping Working Foreman Mike Hollingsworth................................. Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Lee Huss...........................................................................................Urban Forester hussl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3716 Rebecca Jania................................................Natural Resources Coordinator janiar@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3759 Mark Marotz..........................................................Operations Superintendent marotzm@bloomington.in.gov • 327-6119 Kevin Prince.............................................. Urban Forestry Working Foreman

Becky Higgins............................ Recreation Services Division Director barrickb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3713 Leslie Brinson..................................................... Community Events Manager brinsonl@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3715 Cory Hawkins......................................................................... Program Specialist hawkinco@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3783 Jess Klein.............................................................Health/Wellness Coordinator kleinj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3771 Sarah Mullin....................................Community Events Program Specialist mullins@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3704 Erik Pearson....................................................... Program/Facility Coordinator pearsone@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3746 Bill Ream........................................................Community Events Coordinator reamw@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3748 Crystal Ritter.................................................Community Events Coordinator ritterc@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3725 Amy Shrake....................................................... Program/Facility Coordinator shrakea@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3747 Ashley Spurgeon...........................Community Events Program Specialist ashley.spurgeon@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3718 Marcia Veldman..........................................Community Events Coordinator veldmanm@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3738

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff

Anthony Robertson............................ Equipment Maintenance Mechanic robertsa@bloomington.in.gov Dennis Robertson............................................................................................ MEO Jim Salisbury.............................................................................................Laborer II Haskell Smith............................................................Urban Forestry, Laborer II smithh@bloomington.in.gov Joanna Sparks..............................................................................City Landscaper sparkj@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3497 Rob Turpin...................................................................Operations Crew Leader turpinr@bloomington.in.gov

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How to register: Choose one of four ways.

ONLINE

Online registration available 24–7!

Visit us at: bloomington.in.gov/parks Secured for credit card payment. VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER

WALK IN

Register in person by coming to the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office located in City Hall at 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

MAIL IN

Complete the registration form and send it to Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250 Bloomington, IN 47404 Registrations must be received before the deadline.

DROP OFF

A convenient drop box is located outside City Hall, at the “401” address doors. Drop off your registration after hours or whenever it’s convenient for you. Make sure you drop off before the registration date.

VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, CASH, CHECK, CHECK or MONEY ORDER CHECK or MONEY ORDER or MONEY ORDER

Am I a City of Bloomington Resident? A resident is any person who resides within the City’s corporate limits. Do you pay Bloomington property taxes? Do you have a City of Bloomington trash pickup service? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then you are a “City of Bloomington Resident.” If you are in an apartment and unsure if the property is “in-city” we can verify by checking your address. Even if your mailing address is “Bloomington,” it does not necessarily mean you are a City resident. Please call the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 349-3700 if you have residency questions. Fees and Charges City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is a City of Bloomington department under the administration of the Mayor of Bloomington. City of Bloomington residents, through property taxes, make a significant contribution to the operation of the park system. Non-resident fees are charged so non-resident participants can fairly contribute to overall financing of the park system. Fees are listed separately for City of Bloomington residents and non-city residents. Residency verification may be requested. Waiver Of Liability The City of Bloomington is not responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of participation in any department sponsored activity, or while using departmental facilities. It is recommended that anyone enrolled in a program or using facilities make provisions for adequate coverage within their own insurance plan.

Late Registration Any registrations received after the deadline date may be subject to a late registration fee. Refund Policy No refunds are provided after the first day of a program. All refunds are subject to a $2 fee. If the $2 charge does not cover costs incurred by the department, the refund may be pro-rated in addition to the $2 charge. There are no refunds on season passes. Full refunds are given on all programs cancelled by City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed. Registration Procedures Complete the registration form, online or hard copy, making sure all information is current and correct. Parent/guardian information is vital in the event of an emergency. Include all pertinent information, including the program code listed beside the program information. Read and sign the waiver statement located in the lower left area of the registration form. Full payment is required at the time of registration. See above for payment methods. Forms will be processed in the order received. Register early! All forms must be received by the registration deadline. City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation is not responsible for lost or late mail. Registration receipts will be mailed to you. This is not a guarantee of enrollment, but an acknowledgement of your registration. We will contact you by phone or mail if there is a problem with your registration.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM Name

Home Phone

Street Address

Work Phone

(parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)

City

State

City of Bloomington Resident? Yes

Zip

Emergency Contact Email Address

No

(If you are unsure of your residency status, please call 349-3700)

How did you hear of this program? Participant Name

Program Guide

Gender

Newspaper

Birthdate

Flyer

Friend

Shirt Size

Email

Inclusive Service Request: Reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in above program(s) related to specific needs associated with a disability. (circle one) YES NO If YES, please complete an Inclusion Assessment and the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator will contact you. We request at least two weeks notification for reasonable accommodations requests. In some cases reasonable accommodations may take longer. The undersigned is the adult Program Participant, or is the parent or legal guardian of the Program Participant. The undersigned hereby states that s/he understands the activities that will take place in this program, and that the Program Participant is physically and mentally able to participate in this program. The undersigned recognizes, as with any activity, there is risk of injury. In the event that the Program Participant sustains an injury in the course of the program, and the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is unable to contact the appropriate person(s) to obtain consent for treatment, the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and/or its employees or volunteers are authorized to take reasonable steps to obtain appropriate medical treatment. The Program Participant and/or his/her parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for the cost of such treatment. The Undersigned now releases the City of Bloomington, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, its employees, agents, and assigns, from any claims including, but not limited to, personal injuries or damage to property caused by or having any relation to this activity. It is understood that this release applies to any present or future injuries and that it binds the Undersigned, Undersigned’s spouse, heirs, executors and administrators. The Program Participant may be photographed and videotaped while participating in Parks and Recreation activities, and consent is given for the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity. I have read this release and understand all of its terms. I agree with its terms and sign it voluntarily. _________________________________________________________________________

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Signature (parent/guardian if participant is under 18 or under legal guardianship)

Website

Previous Participant

Program Name

_____________

Date

Other

Class Code

Include Your Voluntary Donation to the Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department Community Garden Fund Bloomington Tree Fund Greatest need

Fee

$1 $3 $5 Other $

Total Enclosed

$

Make check or money order payable to: City of Bloomington

Mail registrations to:

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton Street, Ste. 250, Bloomington IN 47404


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7. Ferguson Dog Park 1 4300 N. Stone Mill Rd. 8. Frank Southern Ice Arena 1 2100 S. Henderson St. • 812-349-3740 9. Goat Farm 1 2000 E. Winslow Rd. 20. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve 3300 N. Headley Rd. • 812-349-3732 21. Highland Village Park 950 S. Harvey Dr. 2. Jackson Creek Trail 2 Trail through the Goat Farm between Sherwood Oaks Park and the High, Winslow, and Rogers roundabout

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16. Crestmont Park 600 W. 16th St.

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11. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park and Community Gardens 812 W. Ninth St.

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S Henderson St

State Road 37

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0. Building Trades Park 1 619 W. Howe St.

13. Cascades Park Trail  Trailheads at Sycamore Shelter and Lions Den Shelter

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8. Bryan Park 1001 S. Henderson St.

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7. Brown’s Woods (undeveloped property) Basswood Dr./Just East of Hwy. 37

12. Cascades Golf Course 3550 N. Kinser Pk. • 812-349-3764

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6. Broadview Park 740 W. Graham Dr.

9. Bryan Park Pool 1020 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 812-349-3780

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5. Bloomington Rail Trail Trailhead at W. Country Club Dr.

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2. Banneker Community Center 930 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3735

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1. Allison-Jukebox Community Center 351 S. Washington St. • 812-349-3731

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26. Miller-Showers Park 100 W. 17th St.

37. Skate Park at Upper Cascades 2602 N. Kinser Pk.

27. Mills Pool 1100 W. 14th St. • 812-349-3781

38. Southeast Park 1600 Sycamore Ct.

28. Olcott Park 2300 E. Canada Dr.

39. Switchyard Park 1611 S. Rogers St.

9. Park Ridge East Park 2 4221 E. Morningside Dr.

40. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park Third Street Park 331 S. Washington St.

0. Park Ridge Park 3 3421 E. Longview Ave. 31. Peoples Park 501 E. Kirkwood Ave. 2. RCA Community Park 3 1400 W. RCA Park Dr. 33. Rose Hill Cemetery 1100 W. Fourth St. • 812-349-3498

23. Latimer Woods 3200 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd.

34. Schmalz Farm Park 3010 E. Daniel St.

24. Leonard Springs Nature Park 4685 S. Leonard Springs Rd.

35. Seminary Park 100 W. Second St.

5. Lower Cascades Park 2 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37

6. Sherwood Oaks Park 3 1600 E. Elliston Dr.

41. Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 812-349-3720 42. Twin Lakes Sports Park 2350 W. Bloomfield Rd. 3. Upper Cascades Park 4 3550 N. Kinser Pike 4. Wapehani Mountain Bike Park 4 3401 W. Wapehani Rd. 5. White Oak Cemetery 4 1200 W. Seventh St. • 812-349-3498 46. Winslow Sports Complex 2800 S. Highland Ave. 47. Winslow Woods Park/Willie Streeter Community Gardens 2120 S. Highland Ave.


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City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide  

Comprehensive catalog of programs, events, facilities, and parks in Bloomington, Indiana, September through December 2019

City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide  

Comprehensive catalog of programs, events, facilities, and parks in Bloomington, Indiana, September through December 2019