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Events in Bloomington this weekend

Middle Way House volunteer training
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Woodburn Hall (IU campus) 100

Middle Way House regularly trains new volunteers to maintain the services they provide to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

There are volunteer opportunities in many different program areas, including crisis line, childcare, tutoring, legal advocacy, community reception and youth mentoring.

Contact Debra Morrow at 812-337-4510.

Health and wellness fair
9 a.m. to noon Saturday
City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

The City of Bloomington is in part sponsoring a health and wellness fair to commemorate National Public Health Week, which is April 7-13.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital will provide free screenings, including A1C (non-fasting screening for diabetes), blood pressure, hearing, spinal health, HIV and carbon monoxide, and there will be informational booths and refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public.

Spring into Gardening
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 10th St.

This event will introduce adults and children to more than 12 local gardening programs within Monroe County.

Participants will learn about growing fresh produce in a community garden or helping grow food for others in need through hands-on demonstrations.

This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival
4 p.m. to 7 Saturday
Woolery Mill, 2200 West Tapp Road
The fourth annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival will feature live music and more than 150 selections of craft beer.
Brewers from across Indiana and the Midwest will showcase their beers and mingle with craft beer enthusiasts.
General admission tickets are $35, and designated driver tickets are $10. Tickets are available online at

Homeward Bound 5K walk
Noon Sunday
Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Parks

Homeward Bound is a series of annual events that take place in communities throughout Indiana to raise funding for and awareness about affordable housing and homelessness.

Registration and live music starts at noon, and the walk begins at 1 p.m.
Money raised will benefit local service providers, including Amethyst House, Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Martha’s House, Middle Way House, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, New Hope Family Shelter and Shalom Community Center.

Rebecca Kimberly

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