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Bloomington to Host Creative Aging Festival

On a rare occasion, my day job and my bonus gig as a blogger for The Indiana Insider converge. This is one of those happy occurrences. By day, I’m the communications manager at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community. And that’s how I came to hear about the First Annual Creative Aging Festival being held during the month of May in Bloomington, Indiana.

There are a number of events happening throughout the month. Some of the highlights include:

May 1-31: “Seeing Between the Lines” Intergenerational photography exhibit by the Bloomington Photography Club. Monroe County Public Library. Free.

May 6: Senior Expo at Twin Lakes recreation center. Includes storytelling by Bloomington Storytellers and Food for Thought exhibit by Indiana Humanities. 11am – 3:00pm

May 6: Gallery Walk. Receptions at five galleries will begin at 5:00pm. Click here for gallery information.

May 14: Plant Sale and Craft Fair at Meadowood Retirement Community. Free. Musical entertainment provided by The Monks.

May 15 (raindate May22): Sunday Brunch at Oliver Winery. $40 for Bloomington residents/$50 for  non-residents.  Cost includes a full meal and guided tasting of Oliver Wines.  Registration required by May 10.  Call 812-876-5800.

May 23: Spring performance by The Nightengales, a chorus of older adults who lend their talents to a variety of community venues. Enjoy the sound at the Endwright Center from 10-11:30am.

May 29: Intergenerational Potluck Picnic at Riddle Point Pavilion, Lake Lemon. There is a fee to enter the park. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Bring a dish to share. All ages welcome!

Click here for information on all of the Creative Aging Festival activities or more information about the ones listed above.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.