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.