Updated April 7, 2014
Heel to Heal
This free support group is offered to those who have lost their pet or are in the process of losing their pet. Come and share your feelings and experiences in a safe and supportive environment with others who are facing similar feelings of pet loss and grief. If you wish, please bring a photo, a poem, or a letter to your pet. Located at Better Day Club, 4211 E. Third Street. Bloomington, IN 47401. On the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6-7 pm. For more information, contact Natalie Crohn at email@example.com or Arlington Heights Veterinary Hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Sister's Closet
Having assisted nearly 200 women in 2013, "My Sister's Closet," continues to grow in popularity as a viable asset to our community. Not only are we helping women in the area, who "need a hand up", our store is also a way that allows shopping budgets to be maximized by anyone!! We've done well for the community, but we can do better! My Sister's Closet is searching for volunteers to help in our boutique, serve on our board, and various committees. E-mail email@example.com or call 333-7710.
Jasper Community Arts
Jasper Community Arts Commission announces its 11th annual Chalk Walk Arts Festival on Saturday, May 3rd on the Square in downtown Jasper, from 8:30 am to 4 pm. This family-friendly event is chock-full of creative and fun activities for the young and the young at heart. The Arts Market is a mini-fine arts festival. We are looking for artists and craftsmen of all kinds. The fee for a booth space is $25, anyone who is interested must call Corina Mack at 482-3070. Food is always an important part of a any day-long festival. The fee for a booth space is $25, anyone interested in being a food vendor may call Mike Jones at 630-2468. Volunteers high school age and older who wish to help with hands on activities should call Corina Mack at the number above.
Golden Slipper Chi Gong
Chi Gong is a form of Tai Chi with easily memorized movements. Scientific studies indicate its effectiveness for all ages. Benefits include stress reduction, mindfulness, and weight control, strengthening of heart, lungs, circulation, and skeletal system. Chi Gong also increases flexbility and balance. Classes are taught for students at all levels and are open to any individual over 18 years of age. New students may join at any time! Classes are $10 each and start Wednesdays after January 8th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Stop by to check out our new EC After Hours offerings. All classes are taught at the Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville with certified instructor Elisa Pokral. For additional information contact 812-876-3383, etx. 515.
Dine and Donate
Join My Sister's Closet for a fundraising dinner at HuHot Mongolian Grill, where 10% of proceeds will be donated directly to the causes of providing free work attire and "Success Institute" training to low-income and at-risk women pursuing employment. Dinner will be held Thursday, April 3, from 4pm-8pm at Eastland Plaza, E. Third St., Bloomington. We hope to see you there!
Should you have any questions, please call Jane Rubeck at 812-829-7915.
International Student Exchange
International Student Exchange is seeking caring families in our area to host high-school age international students. The students are ages 15-18 and are now available for "adoption" for 5-12 months! Students come with medical insurance and spending money. You provide a loving home with care and guidance, 3 meals a day, and a bed. Anyone with a heart for kids can apply to experience this amazing opportunity. Since early placement is crucial to the success of the program and developing bonds of the "new" family, our goal is to have the students matched with host families by JUNE 1. DON'T DELAY! Bring the world to your doorstep and help make the dreams of these young people come true. Call ISE today at 1-844-556-6688 or visit www.ISEUSA.com
Riley Hospital Dance Marathon
Join Bloomington High School South for a Dance Marathon! The event will be held April 12th from 3pm-12pm and all proceeds will go to Riley Children's Hospital. Participants will dance to DJ's, live bands, play basketball and other games, learn a line dance with all 1,000 participants, and most importantly listen to stories of Riley kids, talk to their families, and share in the magic of Riley. Area businesses can donate to the cause and all monies for the following opportunities will go to the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center:
Level 1: $250 Business name/logo on the dancer t-shirts.
Level 2: $350 Sponsor an hour of the Marathon plus shirt.
Level 3: $400-500 All above plus banner during Care Fair and Marathon.
For any questions, please call Joe Doyle at 330-7714 (ext) 51014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.