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September–December 2020

Program Guide

Programs, events, and facilities may be modified or cancelled based on CDC and local health department guidelines. Visit bloomington.in.gov or call 812-349-3700 for up-to-date information.

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Youth scholarships available from the Bloomington Parks Foundation! Families are invited to apply for need-based scholarships for any Parks and Recreation program! Take part in Kid City Break Days, play an exciting season of Bloomington Youth Basketball, learn to ice skate at The Skating School, and more! For more information about how to apply for a scholarship, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 349-3700 or visit

bloomington.in.gov/node/3874. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the program registration deadline.

DO YOUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19! • If you are sick, or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. • Practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others. • Masks are mandatory outside if 6 feet distance cannot be maintained. • Wash your hands thoroughly and often; sneeze and cough into yourelbow; avoid touching your face. Bloomington Parks and Recreation has put safety measures in place t o slow the spread of COVID-19. However, we cannot guarantee you or m  embers of your family will not contract an illness. By participating in o  r attending today’s event, you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection, and resulting illness or death.

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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. Programs and events may be modified or cancelled based on local health department guidelines. For updated information, visit bloomington.in.gov/parks.

September–December 2020 Program Guide Table of Contents

General Information......................................1–3 Inclusive Recreation..........................................3 Facilities.......................................................4–20 Community Gardening.....................................5 Cascades Golf Course........................................5 Switchyard Park.............................................6–9 Frank Southern Ice Arena.........................10–13 Twin Lakes Recreation Center..... 14–15, 30–34 Griffy Lake Nature Preserve...........................15 Rentals......................... 4–5, 7, 10, 14–15, 17–18 Facilities, Trails, and Parks with map.......16–17 Shelter House and Ballfield Rentals...............18 Community Events............................8–9, 19–24 Preschool..........................................................25 Youth..........................................................26–27 Teen..................................................................27 Nature and the Outdoors..........................28–29 Adults—Twin Lakes Recreation Center..................... 14–15, 30–34 Adults.........................................................30–37 Volunteer Opportunities................................38 Sponsorship/Parks Partners...........................39 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff..................inside back cover Registration.....................................................40

Index

2021 Performing Arts Series Call to Musicians..................................... 20 A Hike Through Time................................ 29 A Reptilian Vacation.................................. 28 Active&Fit.................................................... 31 Adult (50+) FREE Programs..................... 30 Adult Hockey League................................ 11 Adult Sailing............................................... 35 Advanced German.................................... 30 Aerial Fitness Classes.......................... 26, 34 Baby Time................................................... 25 Ballroom Dancing...................................... 37 Basketball Future Stars............................ 25 Beginning Yoga......................................... 32 Bloomington Blades Hockey................... 11 Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market...................................... 19 Bloomington Pumpkin Launch............... 23

Night Paddle............................................... 28

Bloomington Trivia Championship Series................................9

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party................ 22

Bloomington Youth Basketball.............. 27 Boot Camp.................................................. 32 Children’s Expo.......................................... 24 Core 360...................................................... 32 Creepy Crawlies......................................... 28 Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours........... 22 Endwright East Active Living Community Center................................. 37 Excel Tae Kwon Do.................................... 34 Fall Foliage Float....................................... 29 Feeling Batty?............................................. 29 Festival of Ghost Stories........................... 23 Figure Skating Club of Bloomington..... 10 Fitness Assessments................................. 30 FitnessCoach.............................................. 31 Foraging in Fall.......................................... 29 Four-Season Gardening: Tips on Season Extension..................... 28 Friends & Family Sails............................... 35 Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt.............9 Group Exercise Classes.......................32–33 H.I.I.T............................................................ 32 Halloween Costume SUP......................... 29 Hatha Yoga................................................. 32 Hockey Initiation I..................................... 11 Holiday Market.......................................... 24 House Hockey............................................ 11 Howl at the Moon.........................................9 Indiana University Figure Skating Club................................ 10 Indiana University Hockey....................... 10 Insurance-Based Fitness........................... 31 Jazzercise.................................................... 35 Junk in the Trunk..........................................8 Kid City Break Days................................... 26 Lap Quilting................................................ 30 Legal Counseling....................................... 30 Movies in the Parks................................... 20 Nature Sounds........................................... 22

Front cover: Bryan Park’s tot playground offers many activity choices. Photo by Sarah Owen.

Owl Prowl.................................................... 29 Performing Arts Series.......................... 8, 21 Personal Training...................................... 30 Physical Fridays......................................... 25 Pickleball.........................................15, 26, 34 Pop-Up Programming.............................. 24 Power Vinyasa............................................ 33 Preschool Story Hour................................ 25 Private Skating Lessons........................... 13 RenewActive............................................... 31 Restorative Yoga....................................... 33 Silver&Fit..................................................... 31 SilverSneakers............................................ 31 Skate & Scare.............................................. 11 Skate with Santa........................................ 11 The Skating School..............................12–13 Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County....................................... 35 Steady Steppers......................................... 30 Switchyard Park Pop-Up Fitness...............8 Tai Chi Qigong............................................ 30 Tennis and Pickleball Courts in City Parks....................................... 26, 36 Thank the Parks......................................... 29 Tiny Hitters T-Ball...................................... 25 Toy Time...................................................... 25 Trick or Treat Trail..................................... 22 Turf Time for Toddlers.............................. 25 Veterans Day 5K..................................... 9, 36 What’s in Your Water?.............................. 28 Whose Footprints Are These?................. 28 Women in Nature Gaining Skills (W.I.N.G.S.)............................................... 28 Yappy Hours: Yappy Howl-idays!........... 24 Yin Yoga...................................................... 33 Yoga Core.................................................... 33 Yoga Stretch............................................... 33 ZUMBA......................................................... 33 ZUMBA Gold............................................... 33

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Adult Volleyball......................................... 34

Bloomington Soccer.................... 25–26, 34

General Information

Welcome to City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation!

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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 City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recreation btownparks

Volunteer Healthy Heart

September–December 2020 Program Guide Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closings: (entire City Hall is closed): Labor Day (September 7),

Election Day (November 3), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (November 26–27), and Christmas Day (December 25) Services offered: Program/event registration, scholarship and fee waiver applications, shelter rentals, ballfield rentals, maps, brochures, sponsorship inquiries (see page 39), volunteer inquiries (see page 38), and community relations.

HOTLINE NUMBERS Community Events Performing Arts Series Peoples Park Concerts

349-3754

Outdoor Sports (Softball, etc.)

349-3610

Frank Southern Ice Arena (Winter)

349-3741

Additional numbers

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).

Maintenance Headquarters Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries

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.

Erin Hatch, Urban Forester

Mayor of Bloomington John Hamilton Parks and Recreation Department Administrator Paula McDevitt

Board of Park Commissioners Kathleen Mills—President Les Coyne Israel Herrera Ellen Rodkey

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 10 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.

349-3498 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 35.

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 39 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 with events and programs in a variety of ways. There are many opportunities for individuals and groups to choose from. See page 38 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 Hsiung Marler, Switchyard Park General Manager, at 349-3961. 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. For more information, call Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator, at 349-3962. 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 11 p.m. Call 349-3731 for reservation and availability. Accessibility: Designated parking space 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 7), Election Day (November 3), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving week (November 23–27), Winter break (December 21–January 1) 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

Room

Nonprofit rate Private Rate

The “Carpet Room” (carpet flooring) 1,500 sq. ft. (62.5' x 24') maximum capacity 50 people.*

$45/hour

$55/hour

The “Tile Room” (vinyl tile flooring) 1,150 sq. ft. (48' x 24') maximum capacity 80 people.*

$45/hour

$55/hour

Ten tables and 60 chairs are available for use. Twenty-two free parking spaces, and three free accessible parking spaces, are available behind the building. Available for rent daily between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Call 349-3731 for reservation and availability. All room rentals require a 50% deposit. *Maximum capacity dependent on CDC guidelines and board of health regulations.

BREAK DAYS

Summer fun ... when school’s out! See page 26.

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

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323-3020 • boxoffice@buskirkchumley.org www.buskirkchumley.org

The Banneker Community Center is proud to host the Evans-Porter Memorial Library. 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 AfricanAmerican history and culture reflects the library’s location in a historically significant building and neighborhood.

Family Resource Center

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.

Reserve Space at Banneker for Family Fun

Room reservations (Family Resource Center, NEW! library, gym, and kitchen) may be made for individuals, families, and groups for up to two hours per day between 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Reservations are available for one month at a time. • Each room has a maximum capacity. • Preschool Story Time is offered virtually on Banneker’s Facebook page at City of Bloomington, IN - Banneker Community Center. • Upon arrival, those with reservations will enter the gym area and are greeted at the mobile check-in desk. Safety protocols are in place, and staff will sanitize rooms and equipment between users. Make reservations online at bloomington.in.gov/banneker or call 349-3735.

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 the theater at 323-3022 or director@buskirkchumley.org.


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

bloomington.in.gov/cascades @Cascadesgc Cascades Golf Course

2020 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 62 yrs. and up

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

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. Individual or group golf lessons may be scheduled with our on-site golf pro by calling 349-3764. 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. Opened in 2019, the Clubhouse at Cascades Golf Course boasts a towering ceiling and a room surrounding by floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the driving range, putting green, and rolling hills of Cascades! Overhead doors can be opened onto the attached patio (47' × 19') in nice weather, expanding the available space for your next gathering. A warming kitchen and restroom are both located inside the clubhouse.

Cascades Golf Course

About Cascades Golf Course

The Clubhouse is available for rent by the hour or by the day. Rent the Clubhouse in conjunction with your golf outing, or as a stand-alone venue. For more information about renting the Clubhouse at Cascades Golf Course, or to check availability, contact Megan Stark at 349-3770 or starme@bloomington.in.gov.

18 Holes green fees $20

Student Rate* $15

*Valid student ID required.

10-Play Pass $165 9-hole 10-Play Pass $120 Range Balls, large $6 Range Balls, small $4 20-Bucket Range Balls $100 9-hole cart fee $7.50 18-hole cart fee $15 Staff:

Aaron Craig, PGA Golf Facilities Manager Jason Sims, PGA Golf Programs Coordinator James Kelb Golf Course Superintendent

Accessibility:

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

Space in the new Cascades Clubhouse now available for rent ! All room rentals require a 50% deposit.

Banquet Room—47' × 33' • Max. capacity 80* $400/day $50/hour $100/golf outing

Conference Room—13' x 12' • Max. capacity 12* $25/hour $150/day *Maximum capacity dependent on CDC guidelines and county board of health regulations.

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9 Holes green fees $13

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Switchyard Park

OPEN 5 a.m.–11 p.m. daily Spray Pad at Community Foundation Switchyard Plaza open 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily (weather permitting) with free admission. 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. 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. The Switchyard was officially revealed to the public in November 2019.

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Switchyard Park Facilities Facilities open daily, 5 a.m.–11 p.m. No trespassing or overnight use. • Basketball court • 4 pickleball courts • 3 bocce ball courts • Skate Park open daily 5 a.m.–11 p.m. • Playground • Picnic Shelter reservable or first-come, first-served • Dog Park—designated large and small dog areas, with dog bowl drinking fountain

1601 S. Rogers St. • bloomington.in.gov/switchyard


Bosque

Secondary Performance Lawn

Pavilion

Pavilion Lawn

Main Stage and Performance Lawn

Switchyard Park Rentals

2020 fee

Picnic Shelter (per day) 1,800 sq. ft. per side

South Activity Lawn

North Activity Lawn

Switchyard Park

Picnic Shelter

Community Foundation Switchyard Plaza

Switchyard Park Rentals

2020 fee

North Activity Lawn (per day) 29,795 sq. ft.

Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

Pavilion—11,000 sq. ft.

Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

South Activity Lawn (per day) 30,301 sq. ft. $60

Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

Rental—per hour (weekends and holidays)

$75

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

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

$500

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

$600

Projector use—per day

$25

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

Main Stage and Performance Lawn (per day) Lawn: 30,301 sq. ft. Stage: 60' x 40' Non-profit—without theatrical lighting + $100 deposit

$200

$50

Non-profit—with theatrical lighting + $250 deposit

$500

For-profit—without theatrical lighting + $125 deposit

$250

Rental (weekdays M–F)

$75

For-profit—with theatrical lighting + $375 deposit

$750

Rental (weekends and holidays)

$90

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

Pavilion Lawn (per day) 17,586 sq. ft.

Bosque (per day)

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Rental—per hour (weekdays M–F)

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

For details about reserving space, contact Hsiung Marler at 349-3761 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov.

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Switchyard Park

Saturday, August 15 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Concerts in Switchyard Park NEW!

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner and delight in the sounds of local musicians with the Performing Arts Series!

Switchyard Park, Pavilion

L O CNAE W TION!

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

Shopping is FREE. Event takes place rain or shine.

Community Events Hotline: 349-3754 Schedule is also available at bloomington.in.gov/concerts Thanks to our Performing Arts Series sponsors. See page 21.

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Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Sunday, August 23 • 7 p.m. Switchyard Park, Stage

Switchyard Park Concert 6 p.m. opener • 7:15 p.m. main act Switchyard Park, Stage

Friday, August 28 Sam Finley Trio

instrumental jazz, blues, and funk

Clint Breeze and The Groove all-star lineup of Indy-based jazz musicians with hip hop and R&B influences

Summer Sendoff Concert

Switchyard Park, Stage • 5:30–8:30 p.m.

September 4 Matixando

community-centered Latin fusion

Kid Kazooey and The BallRoom Roustabouts

storysinging dance

Healthy Heart Tip! Find joy in moving more! Try for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of high-intensity activity per week. Walking, gardening, dancing, and even moving more around your house counts!

Switchyard Park Pop-Up Fitness

A variety of free, drop-in fitness programs at Switchyard Park, hosted by some of Bloomington’s favorite instructors. For days and times, follow us on Facebook or contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov or 812-349-3771.

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See pages 19–24 for additional Community Events programming!


Hosted by Skip Daley

3 TRIVIA NIGHTS

Friday, October 9 7:30–8:30 p.m. FREE • For all ages Switchyard Park —Meet at the basketball courts. Park in the Grimes Lane parking lot.

Sept. 18 ● Oct. 16 ● Nov. 6

1 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT Dec. 4

All dog owners and animal lovers are invited to a glow-in-the-dark walk in Switchyard Park!

Switchyard Park

B L OOM I N G TO N TR I V I A C H AMP I O N S H I P SERI ES

Prizes (total value $270) awarded to top three teams each night. Register your team of up to six people by each night’s registration deadline. The Cabin Restaurant and Lounge will be on-site with food, soda, beer, and wine available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m.

$30/team/night

7 p.m.

The Pavilion at Switchyard Park

Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt

$3 • For all ages. Switchyard Park—Meet at Pavilion. Harness your inner firefly and light up the night at Switchyard Park! Wear your favorite glow-in-the-dark outfit and have a fun adventure searching for glowing clues around the park. Solve the puzzle and win a prize! For more information, contact Bill Ream at 349-3748 or reamw@bloomington.in.gov

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.

VETERANS DAY 5K

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 • 9 A.M.

Honor our nation’s veterans in a virtual 5K. More information online at bloomington.in.gov/node/3656 or on Facebook at City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

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Saturday, September 19 8:30-10:30 p.m.

We’ll start at the basketball courts on the north side of the park, and walk about 11/2 miles on a paved loop through the park. The first 50 dogs receive a glow stick for their collars!

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Facilities—Frank Southern Ice Arena

FRANK Ice SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Information Hotline: 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 16 through February 26 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: $6 and $7 (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 12/19, 12/26, or 1/2. Sa 10/16–2/26 • 7–9 p.m. $6 admission, $3 skate rental

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Rinkside Party Room: Rent the rinkside party room for your next birthday, holiday, 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: $230/hour (weekdays and weekends 8 a.m.–11 p.m.) • Slow Times: $220/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 sites.google.com/site/bloomingtonfsc/home or contact the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 349-3740.

Indiana University Hockey

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Night Owl Skating

Rentals

Enjoy late-night skating at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. Night Owl Skating does not take place 12/19, 12/26, or 1/2. Sa 10/16–2/26 • 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.


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 11/1–12/13 • 1:45–2:45 p.m. Register by 10/29 • 325018-A $55/in-city, $60/non-city • For ages 5–14 yrs. Frank Southern Ice Arena

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 2015/2014) 10/19–2/12 • 325017-A M 6–7 p.m. and F 5:45–6:45 p.m. 8U (DOB 2013/2012) 10/19–2/12 • 325017-B M 6–7 p.m. and F 5:45–6:45 p.m. 10U (DOB 2011/2010) 10/19–2/12 • 325017-C M, W 7–8 p.m. 12U (DOB 2009/2008) 10/19–2/12 • 325017-D M, W 8:15–9:15 p.m. Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact John Turnbull at turnbulj@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3712. In-city: $175 6U/$260 8U, 10U, and 12U Non-city: $190 6U/$275 8U, 10U, and 12U Frank Southern Ice Arena

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.

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. 11–Feb 28. 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 Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Frank Southern Ice Arena. The first eight teams to turn in final rosters with player fees are guaranteed a spot in the league. Tu, Su 10/11–2/28 • Time TBD $140/in-city, $155/non-city, $75/goalie (max. two per team) For ages 18 yrs. and up.

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Celebrate the holidays on the ice with Santa and his elves.

Special guest appearance by Mrs. Claus! Photo ops are available along with cookies and punch. Come dressed in your best ugly holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes! This event may be modified or cancelled based on local health department guidelines.

Ice skating lessons

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Ice skating lessons may be modified or cancelled based on local health department guidelines.

Session I

The Skating School curriculum is a combination of the best attributes of the Ice Skating Institute’s Learn-to-Skate Program and the U.S. Figure 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 all Tot and beginning skaters wear a safety (bike or skating) helmet.

Skating School Open House October 8 • 5:30–7 p.m. October 10 • 10:30 a.m.–noon

Youth scholarships available from the Bloomington Parks Foundation! Families are invited to apply for need-based scholarships for any Parks and Recreation program. Take part in Kid City Break Days, play an exciting season of Bloomington Youth Basketball, learn to ice skate at The Skating School, and more! For more information about how to apply for a scholarship, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 349-3700 or visit bloomington.in.gov/node/3874. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the program registration deadline.

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Thursdays: October 15–December 10 Fridays: October 16–December 11 Saturdays: October 17–December 12 $80/in-city, $90/non-city for all sessions except Figure Skating, which is $100/in-city, $110/non-city

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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

3:50–4:20 p.m. 11:05–11:35 a.m.

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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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Private Skating Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons are available for basic ice skating and figure skating. Lessons are 30 minutes long with a certified coach. Lesson availability is generally:

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

Specific lesson times will be scheduled based upon coach availability.

Level 1

Monday noon–2:30 p.m.

Skaters pay the coach’s fee (rates vary from $20-$26 per 30 minutes) and $6 daily admission. Skate rental is an additional $3. Coaches do not work for the City of Bloomington. To inquire about lessons contact Hsiung Marler at marlerh@bloomington.in.gov.

6:05–6:35 p.m. 3:50–4:20 p.m. 4:25–4:55 p.m. 12:45–1:15 p.m.

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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

12:45–1:15 p.m.

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Level 5

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. F

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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 (Sept. 7) 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) Closed Day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27) 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Closed New Years Eve (Dec. 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 Adult/Youth Sports Coordinator: Scott Pedersen

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Party Room

$45

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)

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Turf field prime (October–March)

$100/hour

Entire Lower Level

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 30.

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 and Switchyard Park. Outdoor courts are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

See pages 30–34 for fitness, wellness, sports, and ongoing adult programs at the TLRC.

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Boathouse, 3595 N. Headley Rd. Scenic woodlands teeming with wild flora and fauna surround the 109-acre Griffy Lake at this 1,220-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. Kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard rentals are available seasonally at Griffy Lake boathouse. To protect wildlife and visitors, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Nearby Ferguson Dog Park and the Switchyard Park dog park accommodate 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.

Griffy Lake Watercraft Rental Fees

Canoe/Kayak/SUP Rental (Two-hour limit on holidays/weekends) .......................................................$8/hour 10-Rental Pass............................................................................... $70 Available for purchase at the boathouse during regular business hours. Groups wishing to make boat rental reservations Monday through Friday may do so by calling Rebecca Jania at 349-3759. We do not reserve boats on weekends or holidays. Rented watercraft returned to the boathouse after closing are subject to a minimum $20 late fee. A minimum $50 replacement fee is charged for lost, stolen, or damaged rental items. Privately owned boat launch fees: $80/season, $8/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 at the

Bloomington Parks and Recreation office and 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 .2 miles, Nature Trail .5 miles (loop), Griffy Creek Trail 1.5 miles, Hiking Trail 1.7 miles (loop), Lanam Trail .6 miles, West North Shore Loop 1 mile, East North Shore Loop .5 miles ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible canoe and kayak launch

See pages 28–29 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 3595 N. Headley Rd. • 349-3732 (see page 15) • 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 1601 S. Rogers St. (see pages 6–9) 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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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 14–15)

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Shelter Rentals and Ballfield Rentals

Shelter House Rentals

Ballfield 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 Fields 1 and 2

Bryan Park—Henderson Shelter

Bryan Park Field 3

$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

$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. Access to the Waterfall Shelter is walk-in only. Park at the south parking lot for the Lower Cascades playground, and cross the road and creek for a short walk to the shelter.

Olcott Park—Young Pavilion

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

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 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, call 349-3774.

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, call 349-3774.

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, call 349-3774.

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.

Twin Lakes Sports Park

Twin Lakes has four 300' fenced fields with lights. For reservation information, call 349-3774.

Winslow Sports Complex

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—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.

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

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$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.

Twin Lakes Sports Park


Saturdays

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

Tuesdays

June–September 4–7 p.m. Switchyard Park

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Nestled in picturesque downtown charm, the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has stepped up to the challenges of the current health crisis and developed an online store along with serving customers on-site. Market-goers can expect to find a wide assortment of goods from the farm and field, including, but not limited to, fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats and cheeses, honey, seasonal flowers, as well as annual and perennial plants. Food and beverage artisans provide a tasteful variety of satisfying breads, drinks, pastries, and savory dishes. This weekly gathering provides individuals with the opportunity to connect with their community in meaningful ways while also supporting small farmers and businesses. The Saturday Farmers’ Market is open for both online and on-site sales. Farmers’ Market online shopping opens at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Orders may be placed until 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Order online at bloomingtonfarmersmarket.localfoodmarketplace.com and pick up your food order on Saturday.

Tuesday Market

L O CNAE W TION!

Photo by Merrill Hatlen.

Photo by Merrill Hatlen.

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 the Tuesday Market. Spend up to $27 with your EBT card and get up to $54 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 certificates 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.

Farmers’ Market Advisory Council

The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of 11 members representing Market customers, vendors, and food and beverage artisans. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Market staff on policy relating to the Market. Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month in the Allison Conference Room (225) in City Hall and are open to the public. For more information, call 349-3715.

Saturday Market Parking

Parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays.

Free Market Parking:

• North of City Hall in all Red and IU “EM-S” Permit spaces. • Lots north of 10th Street.

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:

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

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Photo by Julie Ramey.

Photo by Merrill Hatlen.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Visit and support local vendors at the Tuesday Market at Switchyard Park (new location), Tuesdays in June-September from 4–7 p.m.* Switchyard Park, a new 57-acre community hub near the B-Line Trail, features a playground, picnic shelter, community gardens, fitness stations, a spray pad, and numerous other amenities that marketgoers can enjoy while buying locally grown produce and artisanal foods. This weekly gathering provides a midweek experience for those who can’t get enough of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. *The first 30 minutes are reserved for customers at higher risk.

The Market Doubles SNAP Benefits

Farmers’ Market/Community Events

Keep up to date on Farmers’ Market information online at bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket, or follow the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

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Community Events

Movies in the Parks THE PRINCESS BRIDE PG • 1987 • 1 hr 38 min

Friday, August 21 • 9 p.m. Bryan Park

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE* PG • 2018 • 1 hr 57 min

Friday, September 18 • 8 p.m. Bryan Park

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN PG • 1974 • 1hr 46 min

Friday, October 2 • 7:45 p.m. Bryan Park

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Audience size for outdoor movies is limited. Each person attending the movie must reserve a ticket. Please fill out the online ticket request form for each person who will attend. All attendees over 2 years of age must wear a face mask while in the movie viewing area. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet between people is required. Hand sanitizer stations are available at the event. Please bring your own seating.

Free admission, but ticket is required. Order your ticket here: bloomington.in.gov/concerts

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. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family. Rain date is October 3.

Sponsors: Amethyst House, Choice Realty, Darn Good Soup, The Dog House, Hearthstone Health Campus, Hopscotch Coffee, ISU The May Agency, Oliver Winery, Rainbow Bakery, 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.

2021 Performing Arts Series Call to Musicians The Peoples Park Concert Series and Performing Arts Series showcase local musicians, and take place in Peoples Park and in other city parks in Bloomington. Musicians and performers who would like to be considered for inclusion in the 2021 season must submit a completed application (available online at bloomington.in.gov/concerts in mid-October) by Friday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, and requested performance fees. For details, call 349-3962.

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The main performance stage at Switchyard Park


Community Events Hotline: 349-3754 Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Thank you to our sponsors

Sunday, August 23 • 7 p.m. Switchyard Park, Stage

Diamond Record:

Switchyard Park Concert Series 6 p.m. opener • 7 p.m. main act Switchyard Park, Stage

August 28

Sam Finley Trio

NEW!

Community Events

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner and delight in the sounds of local musicians with the Performing Arts Series!

instrumental jazz, blues, and funk

Clint Breeze and The Groove all-star lineup of Indy-based jazz musicians with hip hop and R&B influences

Summer Sendoff Concert

Switchyard Park, Stage • 5:30–8:30 p.m.

September 4 Matixando

Platinum Record:

community-centered Latin fusion

Kid Kazooey and The BallRoom Roustabouts

storysinging dance

Shakespeare in the Park Monroe County Civic Theater presents All’s Well That Ends Well.

Thursday–Saturday, Sept. 10–12 • 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 • 2 p.m. The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

Peoples Park Concert Series Thursdays • 4:30-6 p.m.

Free, live performances by local musicians!

August 13 High Street Jack

August 20 John Kogge

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classic rock, blues and soul acoustic folk and blues, jazz standards

August 27 Monika Herzig and Peter Keinle modern Sept. 3 Sept. 17

Matixando

eclectic jazz

community-centered Latin fusion

Russian Cowboy

indie rock

Gold Record:

Lisa J. Baker, DDS BCA Environmental Consultants LLC CFC Properties Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service Hylant ISU The May Agency Koorsen Fire & Security Smile Promotions

Silver Record:

Baugh Fine Print and Mailing German American Bank Rapid Reproductions Roto-Rooter Plumbers Truesdel Heating, Cooling & Maintenance LLC

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Bell Trace CarminParker, PC Catalent Biologics Choice Realty The Jackson Group Limestone Post Sterling Real Estate, Inc.

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Community Events

Nature Sounds A live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation.

Nature topic: Owls Musical guest: Joe Donnelly

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saxophone An owl heard is as good as an owl seen. At least, that’s what you can tell yourself when you hear that distinctive hoot. These impressive raptors have a vast language of not only hoots but also yelps, whistles, barks, and beak snaps

Friday, September 11 • 6:30–7:30 p.m. Park Ridge East Park • Meet in the shelter. FREE • Bring your own seating. For more information, please visit bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/nature. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754. Thanks to our Performing Arts Series sponsors. See page 21.

od time! for a howling goeepy crafts, e m u st co in ss cr Dre ake c ooky stories, m Hear slightly sp games, jam to monster musi play ghoulish e, get a Halloween treat! and, of cours .

5:30–7:30 p.m • 9 r e b to c O , Friday nity Center u m m o C r e k e Bann the door. at $5/family • Pays. w/parent. yr For ages 2–8

Saturday, October 17 • 1–4 p.m. RCA Community Park

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!

Admission is $5/child ● Geared toward ages 1-8 yrs.

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child’s favorite movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters!

Friday, October 16

7–8 p.m.—Family-friendly tour 8:30–9:30 p.m.—Adult, after-dark tour

Saturday, October 17

7–8 p.m.—Family-friendly tour 8:30–9:30 p.m.—Adult, after-dark tour

R E G I SN E W T H I S T R AT I O N YEAR ● Pre-registration is required by Oct. 14 !

Each tour is $10 per person. Register by 10/7. For ages 10 yrs. and up. This is a walking tour; attendees must be able to walk at least one mile on uneven terrain. Flashlights are recommended.

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For more information or to register, visit bloomington.in.gov/parks. Community Events Hotline: 812-349-3754

to reserve a time to enter the trail. ● A limited number of people are permitted to enter the trail at one time. No more than two adults may accompany each registered child, with a maximum of two adults per family. ● Trail groups will enter the trail every 10 minutes. ● For more information or to register, visit bloomington.in.gov/parks. Sponsored by:


An ink-black night with leering jack-o’-lanterns and crisp cider sets the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloweentime tradition for more than 36 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.

Community Events

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Saturday, October 24

Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd. Gates open 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 live music by Will Holler. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!

Launcher Categories and Registration:

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

Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.

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

A community event presented by: Bloomington Storytellers Guild

Looking for more Halloween-themed events? page 11

Halloween Costume SUP

page 29

Feeling Batty?

page 29

City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recreation btownparks

bloomington.in.gov/parks

• Youth Human Powered (elementary and middle school students) • Student Human Powered (high school or college students) • Adult Human Powered Launcher team registration deadline is Oct. 16. Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted. Launcher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team)

Friday, October 30 • 7–8:30 p.m.

FREE • Bryan Park (near basketball courts)

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Community Events

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! RESCHEDULED Sunday, Nov. 8 • 1–4 p.m.

Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.

Saturday, November 28 Showers Common 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • FREE Holiday elves are busy planning the Holiday Market for this year. Visit bloomington.in.gov/holidaymarket for updates.

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

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City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recreation

Unleash and Unwind

Yappy Howl-idays!

Saturday, December 12 • 1–3 p.m. Ferguson Dog Park

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

All well-behaved dogs are welcome. All dog park rules apply. Visit bloomington.in.gov/dogpark for a list of dog park rules. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.


Drop-in programs at Banneker Community Center

NEW!

Due to recommended COVID-19 protocols, drop-in activities are still offered at Banneker; however, families must reserve space in the facility. Upon arrival, those with reservations will enter the gym area and be greeted by the mobile check-in desk. Safety protocols will be in place, and staff will sanitize amenities and the space in between users. • Baby Time • Toy Time • Physical Fridays • Preschool Story Hour will remain virtual.

Reservations may be made online at bloomington.in.gov/banneker or by calling 349-3735. For more information about renting space at Banneker, please see the facility listing on page 4.

Registration is ongoing at letsgosports1.com. Instructor: Zach Hensel

Tiny Hitters T-Ball

Each Tiny Hitters T-Ball 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 Tiny Hitters as young players continue to develop their skills. All participants receive a hat and T-shirt! Sa 8/22–9/26 • 9–11 a.m. $70 • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park, ballfields

Preschool

Living and Learning

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. Future Stars is cancelled when MCCSC classes are cancelled. Sa 10/24–12/5 10–10:45 a.m. Register by 10/16 • 350303-A W 10/28–12/9 • 4:45–5:30 p.m. Register by 10/21 • 350303-B $50/in-city, $55/non-city • For ages 3–5 yrs. w/parent. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Does not meet 11/21 and 11/25.

Turf Time for Toddlers

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See page 22.

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA Public Skating • The Skating School

For Bloomington Soccer program updates, visit bloomingtonsoccer.net. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

See pages 10–13. For facility and membership information, see pages 14–15.

See page 34.

For programs, see pages 30–34.

bloomington.in.gov/parks

Sports and Fitness

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

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Youth

Living and Learning

Monroe Convention Center See page 24.

Sports and Fitness

BREAK DAYS

Summer fun ... when school’s out! The quality and safety of Kid City in a modified version of Break Days. Campers will engage in outdoor play and other camp activities on site at the Allison-Jukebox Community Center. Kid City will follow CDC guidelines for child care while providing fun and social interactions (at an appropriate distance.) Campers will be kept in small groups called pods and are divided by family instead of age to keep social circles as small as possible. Same great staff, same great location! nonin-city city FEE FEE

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DUE BY 5 p.m.

BREAK DAY

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Thurs.–Fri., Oct. 15–16

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$80

$90

10/5

Tues., Nov. 3

345101-B

$40

$45

10/26

345101-C

$120 $135

12/14

345101-D

$120 $135

12/21

Mon.–Wed., Dec. 21–23 Mon.–Wed., Dec. 28–30

Allison-Jukebox Community Center 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Break Days are for students in grades K–6. ___________ Lunch and snacks are not provided. ___________ There is a $5 late fee applied to registrations received after the deadline as space allows. Cancellations will incur a $5 administrative fee and must be requested prior to the registration deadline. ___________ 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. For more information about scholarships, call 349-3700 or email parks@bloomington.in.gov. The deadline to apply for Break Days scholarships is one week prior to the registration deadline. ___________ Updates on Kid City programs will be posted to bloomington.in.gov/kidcity as well as on Facebook. City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recreation

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kidcitybloomington

Personal Training See page 30.

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 and public play on pickleball courts at RCA Community Park and Switchyard Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Tennis courts at Bryan Park are being resurfaced this fall, and will not be available for play until the project is complete. The courts are scheduled for completion, weather depending, in late 2020.

Special Olympics Indiana— Monroe County See page 35.

Friends and Family Sails See page 35.

Youth scholarships available from the Bloomington Parks Foundation! Families are invited to apply for need-based scholarships for any Parks and Recreation program! Take part in Kid City Break Days, play an exciting season of Bloomington Youth Basketball, learn to ice skate at The Skating School, and more! For more information about how to apply for a scholarship, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 349-3700 or visit bloomington.in.gov/node/3874.Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the program registration deadline.

Aerial Fitness Classes

at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center “Passion to Play, Power to Persevere.” Learn Aerial Silks from IU's Aerial Dance Team! Increase upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. All levels welcome! Email AsabelaStudio@gmail.com or visit AsabelaStudio.com. Beginner–Pro • $12–$20 per class (Ages 5–17) Tuesday • 5 p.m. Thursday • 5 p.m. Saturday • 11 a.m. Sunday • 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m Art & Circus Camps • Aerial Silks • Birthday Parties


at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center For information about the league or season, contact league coordinator Scott Pedersen at 349-3774.

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 9/1–9/24 • $75 • Register online by 8/28.

COACHES NEEDED: If interested in volunteer coaching, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. Mandatory Coaches Meeting and Coach Draft at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend evaluations in preparation for the draft! 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 $20. The online training is available at 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. • Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25. Registrations are not accepted after the deadline. • Oct. 5–Dec. 10. • Practices begin the week of Oct. 5. • Games begin the week of Oct. 19. Parent/player requests for placement on specific teams are not accepted; all requests must be submitted by volunteer coaches. 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, REQUIRED SKILL and Registration Codes EVALUATION SESSIONS 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-E Grade 5 Boys • Tu • 350302-F Grade 6 Boys • M • 350302-G Grades 4–6 Girls • Th • 350302-H $85 • Register by 9/25.

In response to parent and coach feedback, and to ensure a fair distribution of skills per team, we will conduct a coach’s draft. Each player must attend a skill evaluation session. Times and dates for these mandatory sessions are: Grade K • 9/28 • 5:30 p.m. Grade 1 • 9/28 • 6 p.m. Grade 2 • 9/28 • 6:45 p.m. Grade 3 • 9/28 • 7:15 p.m. Grade 4 Boys • 9/29 • 6:15 p.m. Grade 5 Boys • 9/29 • 7 p.m. Grade 6 Boys • 9/29 • 7:30 p.m. Grades 4–6 Girls • 9/29 • 5:30 p.m. Make-up session • 9/30 • 5:30 p.m.

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

See page 5.

For programs, see pages 30–34.

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

See page 34.

Healthy Heart Tip! Managing your stress is important! Focusing on a well-balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and staying active can make a huge difference in your mood.

For Bloomington Soccer program updates, visit bloomingtonsoccer.net. Twin Lakes Recreation Center

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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

Nature Sounds

See page 15.

Indiana winters can be mild enough to allow you to grow fresh food in your garden all year long. Learn how to construct protective structures for plants in your garden, and what to plant and when for homegrown produce this winter. Sa 9/5 • 9–11 a.m. • Register by 9/1 • 340002-A $3/in-city, $5/non-city • For all ages. Willie Streeter Community Gardens—Meet at garden shed.

A Reptilian Vacation See page 22.

A live, acoustic performance by local musicians combined with an educational nature presentation.

Women in Nature Gaining Skills (W.I.N.G.S.)

Join a naturalist on a guided hike through important reptile habitats and perhaps we’ll encounter some reptilian inhabitants! Cool off in the shade as we discuss what makes a good reptile habitat, and how you can create appealing places for reptiles at your home. Instructor: Dominic Hephner Sa 9/19 • noon–1:30 p.m. • Register by 9/15 • 340003-A $6/in-city, $8/non-city • For all ages. Lower Cascades Park—Meet at the Sycamore Shelter.

What’s in Your Water?

Women in Nature Gaining Skills (W.I.N.G.S.) encourages and empowers women through teaching skills needed to partake in outdoor recreation activities in south central Indiana. Each W.I.N.G.S. event features woman-led, hands-on training, with the goal of building a community of women interested in the outdoors. W.I.N.G.S. events take place the third Sunday of each month and are open to ages 16 yrs. and up. For more information on how to join, visit SCINWINGS on Facebook.

Get your hands and feet wet when you immerse yourself in a day of stream exploration! The tiny creatures living in streams give us a glimpse into the quality of the water, and the overall health of the watershed. This all-age program will introduce you to some water critters and transform you into a citizen scientist! Wear water boots or shoes. Sa 9/26 • 2–4 p.m. • Register by 9/22 • 340004-A FREE • For all ages. Sherwood Oaks Park—Meet at shelter.

Night Paddle

Whose Footprints Are These?

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. W 9/2 • 8–9:30 p.m. • Register by 8/27 • 240002-E Th 10/1 • 7:30–9 p.m. • Register by 9/24 • 240002-F $8/in-city, $9/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Creepy Crawlies

Learn more about our boneless friends in this program that explores the differences between insects and invertebrates. Flip over logs and stones to see what’s underneath, meet and identify different bugs, and find out why they are such vital parts of our environment. Instructor: Kate Seader F 9/4 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Register by 8/28 • 340001-A $5/in-city, $6/non-city • For all ages. Switchyard Park—Meet at shelter.

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Follow in the footsteps of our wild, furry friends on a guided hike through RCA Community Park. Identify animal tracks, and learn to find useful clues to help you determine what animals are in the area. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Dominic Hephner Su 9/27 • 10 a.m.–noon • Register by 9/22 • 340005-A $4/in-city, $6/non-city • For ages 4–12 yrs. w/parent. RCA Community Park—Meet at Small Shelter.


Paddle on Griffy Lake and see 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 around the lake. Boats, paddles, life vests, and binoculars are provided. Children under age 14 yrs. must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Kate Seader Sa 10/3 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 9/25 • 340006-A $8/in-city, $10/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve—Meet at boathouse.

Foraging in Fall

Autumn is harvest time here in Indiana, and that stands true in the natural world as well. Join us for a leisurely hike around RCA Community Park and discover the edible bounty of the forest in the fall. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Su 10/18 • 1–2:30 p.m. • Register by 10/13 • 340008-A $5/in-city, $8/non-city • For ages 6 yrs. and up w/parent. RCA Community Park—Meet at Small Shelter.

Thank the Parks

Spend some time giving back to the city’s natural spaces by cleaning up a local park and learning to identify and control common invasive plant species. Instructor: Kate Seader Sa 10/24 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • Register by 10/20 • 340009-A FREE • For all ages. RCA Community Park—Meet at Small Shelter.

Owl Prowl

Welcome all to an exciting night of owling! Learn how to listen for and find owls and other creatures of the night on a guided hike around Griffy Lake. Flashlights are optional, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Dominic Hephner Sa 10/24 • 7:30–9 p.m. • Register by 10/13 • 340007-A $5/in-city, $8/non-city • For all ages. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve—Meet at boathouse.

Halloween Costume SUP

Coming this fall! Find us on OuterSpatial—available on Google Play (Android) and App Store (iPhone). Your personal guide to all your favorite outdoor activities.

Learn all about Indiana’s 17 different bat species and their fascinating life cycles! Discover which bats migrate and which will overwinter here in Indiana, where bats live, and what they eat. We will take a short walk and look to the skies to find and identify bats in flight. F 10/30 • 6:30–8:30 p.m. • Register by 10/27 • 340011-A $3/in-city, $5/non-city • For ages 6 yrs. and up w/parent. Lower Cascades Park—Meet at the Waterfall Shelter.

A Hike Through Time

We will travel off the public trails and into the bush to discover what was lost when the dam at Leonard Springs was first built. Learn the stories of those who came before and explore rarely seen portions of the park. Our journey begins on the old wagon trail and only time will tell where we end up! Bring a water bottle and appropriate gear and clothing for hiking off trail. The terrain is rugged, steep in some places, and hikers are likely to get wet while traversing the wetland. On-site parking is limited, so please consider carpooling. Instructor: Dominic Hephner Su 11/8 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • Register by 11/2 • 340012-A $5/in-city, $8/non-city • For all ages. Leonard Springs Nature Park—Meet at parking lot.

Healthy Heart Tip! Did you know that there are numerous health benefits from spending time outdoors? Exposure to the outdoors has been found to improve memory, stress, inflammation, fatigue, vision, and the immune system overall.

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Come in costume for an unguided stand-up paddleboard (SUP) excursion around Griffy Lake. Participants will receive paddle boarding instructions on land prior to launch. Use of paddles, life vests, and SUPs are included in the registration fee. All skill levels are welcome; however, you should be comfortable paddling a SUP on your own, as there is no supervision or instruction once you are on the water. Instructor: Tyler Ferguson Su 10/25 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • Register by 10/21 • 340010-A $12/in-city, $15/non-city • For ages 10 yrs. and up w/parent. Griffy Lake Nature Preserve—Meet at boathouse.

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1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. • 349-3720 bloomington.in.gov/TLRC For facility information, see pages 16–17.

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 nontransferable and nonrefundable. To set up an initial consultation, or for more information, contact Mark Sterner at 349-3768 or sternerm@bloomington.in.gov. Meet our personal trainers at bloomington.in.gov/tlrc.

MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $140 5 one-hour sessions $210 10 one-hour sessions $410

15 one-hour sessions $570 20 one-hour sessions $700 25 one-hour sessions $800

NON-MEMBERS SINGLE—One-on-one personal training sessions 3 one-hour sessions $155 5 one-hour sessions $245 10 one-hour sessions $460

15 one-hour sessions $645 20 one-hour sessions $725 25 one-hour sessions $895

Meet Trainer Katie Clementi I have been working as a personal trainer for the past three years. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Specialist through International Sports Science Association (ISSA). I have personal background in bodybuilding and athletic training (basketball, track, volleyball, soccer). I have worked with many different people, with goals ranging from weight loss to weight gain, functional movements, strength, athletic performance and body recomp. I’ve learned that through fitness and working out your overall quality of life, both emotionally and physically, can improve drastically!

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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

Fitness assessments include:

• 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.

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 M, W, F • 9–10 a.m.

Tai Chi Qigong W • 11:45 a.m.

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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 Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 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 ActiveandFit.com. Active&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

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 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.

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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 Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.

SilverSneakers Yoga

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

Healthy Heart Tip! Did you know that sedentary behavior (sitting for long periods of time) can counteract the benefits of regular exercise? Sedentary behavior is linked to chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Incorporating regular movement throughout your day, such as taking a stretch or walking break every 30 minutes, can help to prevent these chronic diseases and give you more energy!

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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 TLRC membership (the TLRC welcomes members to bring caregivers if needed to help them use the 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 888-369-2746 or visit fitnesscoach.com.

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 Twin Lakes Recreation Center 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.

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Sports and Fitness

Group Exercise Registration

Session V: August 24–October 11 • Register by 8/30. Class does not meet 9/7. Session VI: October 19–December 20 • Register by 10/25. Class does not meet November 23–29.

For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center 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. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirements after the first week will be cancelled for that session. Prefer virtual class options? We understand you may not be ready to come back to in-person classes so we are offering them virtually too! Contact the front desk at 349-3720 for details or to get registered for the virtual version of any of your favorite classes! 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 registration deadline, and are subject to approval according to State Board of Accounts claim procedures. Allow four weeks for refund requests to be processed.

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

Beginning Yoga

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 low back muscles. Join this class and tone your core fast! Instructor: Katie Clementi W 8/26–10/7 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350204-A W 10/21–2/16 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350204-B FREE/member, $55/non-member

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 strong and empowered! Instructor: Katie Clementi W 8/26–10/7 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350206-A W 10/21–2/16 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350206-B FREE/member, $55/non-member

Hatha Yoga

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. 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: Rivkah Moore M 8/24–10/5 • noon–1 p.m. • 350207-A FREE/member, $50/non-member W 8/26–10/7 • noon–1 p.m. • 350207-B FREE/member, $55/non-member M 10/19–12/14 • noon–1 p.m. • 350207-C FREE/member, $55/non-member W 10/21–12/16 • noon–1 p.m. • 350207-D FREE/member, $55/non-member

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. Instructors: Ayaa Elgoharry and Rivkah Moore W 8/26–10/7 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350201-A F 8/28–10/9 • noon–1 p.m. • 350201-B W 10/21–12/16 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350201-C F 10/23–12/18 • noon–1 p.m. • 350201-D FREE/member, $55/non-member

Boot Camp

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: Max Tuttle Tu, Th 8/25–10/08 • 6–7 a.m. • 350202-A Tu, Th 10/20–12/17 • 6–7 a.m. • 350202-B FREE/member, $85/non-member

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Restorative Yoga

ZUMBA

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: Ayaa Elgoharry M 8/24–10/5 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350208-A FREE/member, $50/non-member Th 8/27–10/8 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350208-B FREE/member, $55/non-member M 10/19–12/14 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350208-C FREE/member, $55/non-member Th 10/22–12/17 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350208-D FREE/member, $55/non-member Restorative Yoga is a gentle class with the aid of props: blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps. The practice is about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxation and renewal, quieting the mind, boosting the immune system and releasing deeply held tension. This class is particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, insomnia, headaches and other stressrelated conditions. All experience levels welcome! Instructor: Ayaa Elgoharry Tu 8/25–10/6 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350209-A FREE/member, $55/non-member Tu 10/20–12/15 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350209-B FREE/member, $55/non-member

Yin Yoga

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This yoga practice consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses to work deeply into the connective tissues and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. This slow-paced style of yoga is suitable for all levels. Instructor: Ayaa Elgoharry M 8/24–10/5 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350211-A FREE/member, $50/non-member M 10/19–12/14 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350211-B FREE/member, $55/non-member

Yoga Core

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. Instructors: Morgan Banks and Kristy LeVert M 8/24–10/5 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350213-A FREE/member, $50/non-member Th 8/27–10/8 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350213-B FREE/member, $55/non-member M 10/19–12/14 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350213-C FREE/member, $50/non-member Th 10/22–12/17 • 6:45–7:45 p.m. • 350213-D FREE/member, $55/non-member

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 8/25–10/8 • noon–1 p.m. • 350214-A Tu, Th 10/20–12/17 • noon–1 p.m. • 350214-B FREE/member, $85/non-member

Healthy Heart Tip! Have you tried strength training? It not only strengthens your muscles, it improves your body composition and speeds up your metabolism!

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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: Ayaa Elgoharry W 8/26–10/7 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350210-A Sa 8/29–10/10 • 9–10 a.m. • 350210-B FREE/member, $55/non-member W 10/21–12/16 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350210-C Sa 10/24–12/19 • 9–10 a.m. • 350210-D FREE/member, $55/non-member

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. Instructor: Ayaa Elgoharry Tu 8/25–10/6 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350212-A Th 8/27–10/8 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350212-B Tu 10/20–12/15 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350212-C Th 10/22–12/17 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • 350212-D FREE/member, $55/non-member

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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. 8/25–10/8 • Register by 8/30 • 350215-A • $65 10/20–12/17 • Register by 10/25 • 350215-C • $65 Advanced—Tuesdays, 6:45–7:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 8/25–10/8 • Register by 8/30 • 350215-B • $65 10/20–12/17 • Register by 10/25 • 350215-D • $65

For all ages. Twin Lakes Recreation Center Class does not meet November 23–29.

Adult Volleyball

Each match is 6 vs. 6 and 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. Games from September through mid-December will be played on some Tuesdays with the primary night being Thursday. To join the player pick-up list, call 349-3720. 6v6 Division—Competitive Th 8/27–12/17 • Register by 8/21 • 350001-A 6v6 —Competitive Recreational Tu 8/25–12/15 • Register by 8/21• 350001-B $150 • For ages 18 yrs. and up. Twin Lakes Recreation Center No games during the week of Nov. 23.

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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–F • 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Lakes Recreation Center—Court 4 Outdoor Pickleball courts are also available at RCA Community Park and Switchyard Park. Outdoor courts are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aerial Fitness Classes for Adults at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center

“Passion to Play, Power to Persevere.” Learn Aerial Silks from IU's Aerial Dance Team! Increase upper body and core strength, while achieving greater flexibility, range of motion, confidence, and stamina. All levels welcome! Email AsabelaStudio@gmail.com or visit AsabelaStudio.com. Beginner–Pro • $12–$20 per class Tuesday • 5 p.m. Thursday • 5 p.m. Saturday • 11 a.m. Sunday • 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m Aerial Silks • Aerial Hoop • Girls' Night Out

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Healthy Heart Tip! Make time for self-care! Consider scheduling time each week for yourself and treat it as any other commitment.

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Bloomington Walking Club

Sailing Lessons at Lake Monroe Sailing Association, 7600 S. Shields Ridge Rd. tR ’re No unners We

To protect public health and safety, the B Bloomington Walking Club will take place b lo lu om in gton Walkin g C virtually for the duration of the 2020 season. Join an informal group of walkers each week to develop and build healthy habits. Please follow the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Facebook page for more information. We will post weekly photos, route suggestions, and safety tips. Leaders from IU Health, the City of Bloomington, and Purdue Extension of Monroe County will post every Thursday and we encourage you to comment with a photo of your walk that day!

Facebook event: Look for the Bloomington Walking Club in “Events” on our Facebook page.

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 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.

For sailing details, contact LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com. For registration information, call 812-349-3700.

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 way to get started in sailing! Successful completion qualifies participants to take a one-day US Sailing Certification skills test that, when passed, provides sailors access to LMSA’s 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. DATES REGISTER BY KEEL SMALL 8/22–8/23 8/13 245003-O 245004-O 8/29–8/30 8/20 245003-P 245004-P 9/12–9/13 9/3 245003-Q 245004-Q 9/19–9/20 9/10 245003-R 245004-R 9/26–9/27 9/17 245003-S 245004-S Private lessons email 245003-T 245004-T LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule.

Adults—Sports & Fitness

Sports & Fitness

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. 6–9 p.m. • $150/group • For all ages. DAY DATES REGISTER BY CODE W 8/26 8/17 245005-M F 9/4 8/27 245005-N Th 9/10 9/1 245005-O Personalized outings email 245005-P LMSAadultsailing@gmail.com to schedule.

Jazzercise

$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.

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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, or for current class location, call Kris Heeter at 812-876-2158. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m.

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Adults—Sports & Fitness

VETERANS DAY 5K

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 • 9 A.M.

Healthy Heart Tip! Studies suggest that smiling, forced or not, can have a positive effect on your mood, decrease stress levels, and even make everyone around you feel better!

See page 5.

Honor our nation’s veterans in a virtual 5K. More information online at bloomington.in.gov/node/3656 or on Facebook at City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Jess Klein at kleinj@bloomington.in.gov.

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 and public play on pickleball courts at RCA Community Park and Switchyard Park is permitted whenever courts are not being used by Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Available hours are posted at each site. Tennis courts at Bryan Park are being resurfaced this fall, and will not be available for play until the project is complete. The courts are scheduled for completion, weather depending, in late 2020.

FRANK SOUTHERN ICE ARENA

Switchyard Park Pop-Up Fitness See page 8.

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


Endwright East Active Living Community Center Bloomington’s Newest Senior Center! 2894 E. Third Street at the College Mall For more information and hours, call 812-272-4808. 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.

Music & Dance

Fridays • For ages 18 yrs. and up. $70/in-city, $80/non-city Instructor: Margot Scholz Allison-Jukebox Community Center Class does not meet 11/27. 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 10/23–12/4 • 8–9 p.m. • Register by 10/30 • 345001-D Intermediate 10/23–12/4 • 6–7 p.m. • Register by 10/30 • 345001-E Advanced 10/23–12/4 • 7–8 p.m. • Register by 10/30 • 345001-F

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Adults—Healthy Living/Music & Dance

Healthy Living

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities Look for the volunteer symbol throughout this program guide. To register for these and additional volunteer opportunities, visit bloomington.in.gov/parksvol. For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities, email Sarah Owen at parksvol@bloomington.in.gov.

All volunteer opportunities include on-site orientation/training, unless noted otherwise.

Bravo Award Recipient

May: Cathy Meyer for her long-term service with multiple natural resource education and stewardship programs.

Environmental Stewardship Opportunities First Saturday Weed Wrangles September 5, October 3, November 7

Location varies by month. Contact Sarah Owen at parksvol@bloomington.in.gov or 349-3700 for more information. Learn about invasive plant species affecting our local ecosystem, how to properly remove and dispose of them, and 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. Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up (Volunteers under 14 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult.) Number of volunteers: Varies, based on location. Other: Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Putting the Gardens to Bed

Saturday, October 30 | Butler Park Community Gardens Sunday, October 31 and November 7 | Willie Streeter Community Gardens

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 Age of volunteers: 12 yrs. and up. Number of volunteers: 15 per day

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Program Volunteer Opportunities Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Friday, October 9 | Banneker Community Center

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. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up. Number of volunteers: 8 Other: Volunteers are welcome to dress in costume for the event.

Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours

Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 Rose Hill Cemetery

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): 6–10 p.m. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up. Number of volunteers: 3 per day

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Saturday, October 24 Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd.

Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for both accuracy and distance. There are also food vendors, live music, 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. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up. Number of volunteers: 3 per shift

Festival of Ghost Stories

Friday, October 30 | Bryan Park

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 with decorating for event, setting up concessions, passing out cider during show, keeping candles lit. Volunteer shift(s): 6:30–9:30 p.m. Age of volunteers: 16 yrs. and up. Number of volunteers: 3


of local businesses and organizations. We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their involvement this past program season.

Aqua Pro Pool & Spa Bloom Pediatric Therapy BuffaLouie’s Chapman Orthodontics Commercial Service Culver’s Feta Kitchen Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Girls Inc. H. Michelle Gregory, J.D. HFI Mechanical and Building Solutions IU School of Optometry IU Wheelchair Basketball Club Lighthouse Christian Academy Master Rental NorthwestBank Once Upon a Child Osmon Chiropractic Raymond Foundation Reach High Consulting and Therapy, LLC Renewal by Andersen Riley Physicians—IU Health Roto-Rooter Summer Star Foundation Sylvan Learning Center United Way of Monroe County Paul Wilson—American Mortgage Youth Services Bureau/Safe Place

Become a Fall–Winter 2020 Event Sponsor: Pumpkin Launch/Deadline August 31/$500—Target Market: children and adults

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) • 400+ 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.

Trick or Treat Trail/Deadline September 7/$500—Target Market: children and adults Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt/Deadline August 31/$300—Target Market: young adults and adults

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.

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Thanks to Summer Star Foundation for supporting outdoor learning opportunities for area youth.

Promote your products and services at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center:

Sponsorship/Parks Partners

Special thanks to our Parks Partners! So many of our programs and events are enhanced through the sponsorship

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Four ways to register for programs Online

Walk in

Register in person by coming to the atrium of City Hall at

Online registration available 24-7. bloomington.in.gov/parks Secured for credit card payment. VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER

401 N. Morton St., Ste. 250, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Face masks are required to enter City Hall. VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER

Mail in

Drop off

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. CHECK or MONEY ORDER

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. CHECK or MONEY ORDER

For information about resident status, fees and charges, liability waivers, registration, and refunds, visit: bloomington.in.gov/parks/registration PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM Name

Home Phone Work Phone

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

Street Address City

State Zip

City of Bloomington Resident? Yes

Emergency Contact

No

E-mail Address

(If you are unsure of your residency status, please call 812-349-3700)

How did you hear of this program? Program Guide Social Media Newspaper Flier Friend Email Website Previous Participant Other Participant Name

Gender

Birthdate

Shirt Size

Program Name

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.

Parks and Recreation Program Waiver Statement 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 Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is unable to contact the appropriate person(s) to obtain consent for treatment, the 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 the 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 while attending Parks and Recreation events, and consent is given for the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity. Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is highly contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Department cannot guarantee that the program participant, or the program participant’s household members will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the program could increase the risk of the program participant, or the program participant’s household members of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, the undersigned acknowledges the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk that the program participant, or other members of the program participant’s household may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 as a result of attending the program and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. The undersigned also acknowledges and understands that all of the risks of COVID-19 are not known and that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the program may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of the program participant and others, including, but not limited to, Bloomington Parks and Recreation employees, volunteers, and other program participants and their families. The undersigned voluntarily agrees to assume all of the foregoing risks, known and unknown, and accept sole responsibility for any injury or loss to the program participant, and other members of the program participant’s household. The undersigned hereby waives, releases, discharges, and agrees to hold harmless, indemnify, and not sue Bloomington Parks and Recreations Department, its employees, agents, officers, directors, affiliates, members, volunteers, and representatives (collectively, “Releasees”), of and from any and all claims, liabilities, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. The undersigned further agrees that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Releasees, whether such claim arises before, during, or after participation in any Parks and Recreation program. I have read and understand all of the foregoing terms. I agree with the terms and sign voluntarily. ________________________________________________________________________

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________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian Name of Parent/Guardian

Date

Name of Child

Fee

Class Code

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

Total Enclosed

$1 $3 $5 Other $

$

Method of Payment: Cash (do not mail cash)

Check/Money Order

Make check or money order payable to: City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Mail registrations to: City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation 401 N. Morton Street, Ste. 250, Bloomington IN 47404


Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff Anthony Robertson............................ Equipment Maintenance Mechanic robertsa@bloomington.in.gov Dennis Robertson............................................................................................ MEO

Thank you to Marcia Veldman for 24 years of service to Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

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

Dave Williams..........Operations and Development Division Director williamd@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3706 John Barnes........................................................................................................ MEO barnesj@bloomington.in.gov Marie Becker................................. Urban Greenspace Working Foreperson marie.becker@bloomington.in.gov Jon Behrman.......................................... Natural Areas Working Foreperson 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 Foreperson foddrild@bloomington.in.gov Dave Fox..............................Sanitation and Grounds Working Foreperson foxd@bloomington.in.gov Curtis Gilstrap................. Cemeteries/Landscaping Working Foreperson Erin Hatch........................................................................................Urban Forester erin.hatch@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3716 Mike Hollingsworth................................. Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Rebecca Jania................................................Natural Resources Coordinator janiar@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3759 Mark Marotz..........................................................Operations Superintendent marotzm@bloomington.in.gov • 327-6119 Phil Paris.....................................................................................................Laborer II Kevin Prince..........................................Urban Forestry Working Foreperson

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

Recreation

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 • 349-3962 Amy Shrake....................................................... Program/Facility Coordinator shrakea@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3747 Ashley Spurgeon...........................Community Events Program Specialist ashley.spurgeon@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3718

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 James Kelb........................................................... Golf Course Superintendent james.kelb@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3767 Dan Kluesner.........................................Athletic Fields Working Foreperson 349-3760 Chris Lamb.............................................Athletic Fields Working Foreperson Hsiung Marler..........................................General Manager Switchyard Park marlerh@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3961 Scott Pedersen........................................................ Youth Sports Coordinator pederses@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3774 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 Maggie Tull.......................................................... Switchyard Park Foreperson maggie.tull@bloomington.in.gov Dee Tuttle.................................................Sports Facility/Programs Manager tuttled@bloomington.in.gov • 349-3762


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City of Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide, Fall-Winter 2020  

A catalog of programs, services, classes, events, parks and facilities presented and managed by the City of Bloomington, IN Parks and Recrea...

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