Community Organizations

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The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.


Bloomington Fourth Street Festival Committee

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Website http://4thstreet.org/
Phone 335-3814
Email info [at] 4thstreet [dot] org
Description

The 4th Street Festival was created in 1977 by Bloomington, Indiana area artists and craftspeople to showcase southern Indiana talent. The fair has grown to include artists from all over the country. The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Fine Crafts strives to create an atmosphere of appreciation for art as well as an opportunity for artists to showcase their work by presenting a high quality event, while providing an educational environment to create connections with art and artists. Fourth Street prides itself on being admission free and welcoming to all.

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Bloomington Garden Club

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Website http://bloomingtongardenclub.com/
Description

On September 27, 1938, six women formed The Bloomington Garden Club. These six charter members had the following mission: to promote the knowledge and love of gardening; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; and to encourage civic planting and beautification.

Closed membership.

Members and participants must to be nominated to join.

Sponsors the Garden Walk annually and other civic garden projects. Minutes are stored at the Lilly Library.

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Bloomington Glass Guild

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Website http://www.bloomingtonglassguild.org/
Phone 812-345-2470
Email agitlitz [at] hotmail [dot] com
Address 3740 East 3rd Street
(group meets at University Baptist Church)
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Glass Guild is open to all who dream about glass, work with glass, admire glass or just want to learn more about glass.

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Bloomington Go Club

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Website http://www.usgo.org/
Contact Leonard Bromberg (Club Leader)
Phone 812-330-1734
Email jashull [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Asian Cultural Center
807 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN
Description Open to everyone. Members play the Chinese game of GO.
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Bloomington Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

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Website http://www.good-evening.org/
Contact Blake Champlin (President)
Email info [at] good-evening [dot] org
Address Smith-Neubecker Building
453 Clarizz Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47308
Description

The Toastmasters club is dedicated to improving communication skills through public speaking. Toastmaster clubs help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking - vital skills which promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of the world.

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Bloomington Good Morning Club

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Website http://bloomington.toastmastersclubs.org/
Contact Debra Moulton
Phone (812) 340-0937
Email scarlettnd [at] gmail [dot] com
Address St. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Good communicators tend to be good leaders.

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Bloomington High School North Alumni Association

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/427
Phone 332-2554
Email jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com
Description

Julie Bennett Dreesen, 332-2554, e-mail jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com, or Nancy Martin, 336-2468, e-mail nmartin401 [at] insightbb [dot] com Web address: http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/427

Phone 336-2468
Email jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com
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Bloomington Holiness Church

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Phone (812) 825-5332
Address 3210 W Fullerton Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Bloomington Indiana Grotto

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Website http://www.caves.org/grotto/big/big.html
Contact Sam Frushour (Treasurer)
Phone 812-339-2130
Email big [at] caves [dot] org
Description

Loosely knit group of cavers in Bloomington area. Bloomington Indiana Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society which supports exploration, research and conservation related to caves.

Additional Contact Patti Cummings (Chair)
Phone 855-7361
Email big [at] caves [dot] org
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Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, Inc.

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Website http://www.onofrio.com/jodstwo/clubs/allbreedclubs/bloo.html
Contact Doug Johnson (President)
Phone (812) 332-5923
Description

Bloomington group for dog lovers.

Additional Contact Harold Frost (Vice President)
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Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC)

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Website http://bloomingtonchess.org/
Contact Patrick Mahan (President)
Phone 812-825-7354
Email info [at] biscc [dot] org
Description

The Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC) meets at the Monroe County Public Library main branch every 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 1:30 until 3:30. See our website for more details.

 

Bloomington Scholastic Chess is a club for all students up to 12th grade. The club is geared toward the competitive player and chess enthusiast who would like to improve his/her technical ability. Each meeting will have a room with a tournament atmosphere, as well as a casual gaming area. Lessons and lectures will be provided by various chess teachers in the Bloomington area.

Additional Contact Hemant Girish (Webmaster)
Phone 812-339-2831
Email info [at] bloomingtonchess [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Indiana Shape Note

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Website http://sites.google.com/site/shapenotebton/
Contact Marlen Rust (Coordinator)
Phone 336-2792
Email shapenotebton [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 100 Hwy 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description A non-audition, non-performance organization; all are welcome to sing or listen at any session, with no experience required. Local singings in the Bloomington area take place on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at St Mark's Methodist Church, 100 Hwy. 46 Bypass (just north of 3rd St.).
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Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association

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Website http://www.bjlba.org
Contact Dave Huss (Commissioner)
Phone 335-6635
Email registration [at] bjlba [dot] org
Description

BJLBA has been created to provide a means whereby children ages 5-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Further, to aid these children to develop athletic skill and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

Additional Contact Kyle McAninch (President)
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Bloomington Learning Center

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Phone (812) 335-1809
Email info [at] bloomingtonlearningcenter [dot] com
Description

The Bloomington Learning Center is available to assist Indiana University students with their coursework and to help them achieve a high level of success.

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Bloomington Linux Users

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Website http://www.bloomingtonlinux.org
Contact Mark Krenz
Email mark [at] suso [dot] org
Description

Group promotes the use of Linux through meetings, discussions, and presentations. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

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Bloomington Meals on Wheels

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Website www.bloomingtonmealsonwheels.org
Phone 812-355-8224
Email mow [at] bloomingtonhospital [dot] org
Address 727 W First St
PO Box 1149
Bloomingon, IN 47402
Description

Founded in 1973, our program provides nuntritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.

Year Established 1973
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Bloomington Moms Meetup Group (Hoosier Mamas)

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Website http://www.meetup.com/hoosier-mamas/
Phone 812-320-7154
Email btownmamas [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Hoosier Mamas is a network of moms in Bloomington who regularly meet to share experiences, find advice, give support and make new friends. We also provide friendship and interaction for our children. Our group is not just an online group, but an offline community of mothers and families. Our events include regular meetups at parks, in-house playdates, GymPlay at Rising Star Gymnastics, storytime at Barnes & Noble, library activities, and holiday events. We meet at attractions such as WonderLab, Jump-n-Joey's, and McCormick's Creek. We have also had tours of places such as the fire station, Kroger, Fazoli's, Monroe County Airport, Mathers Museum, Barnes & Noble, the library, and the police station. There are also moms' nights, for those much-needed evenings away from the kids! We have a book club meeting and parenting book club meeting every month, as well as game nights and dinner get-togethers.

The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group believes that every mother deserves a support group through which she can connect with other women in a safe, fun, inclusive environment. Our group gives women a forum to discuss and organize events that suit our unique needs as mothers. We believe that arranging playdates and walks, fun activities for children, frequent Moms' Nights Out, and other programs specific to the needs of our group are essential to meeting our goal of creating a genuine community of mothers. We believe that being a woman doesn't stop when you become a mother. The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group gives women the ability to live their lives as women and mothers, not mothers alone.

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Bloomington Neighborhood Associations

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Website http://www.conabloomington.org/
Description

CONA (Council of Neighborhood Associations) is an umbrella organization representing Monroe County’s neighborhood associations. They formulate positions on public policy and represent our neighborhoods at city, county and state government meetings.

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Bloomington Newcomers Club

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Website http://www.bloomingtononline.net/directory/site/listing/1506
Contact Linda Burton (President)
Phone (812) 275-5515
Email DCScholfield [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Newcomers Club is a social organization founded to give people new to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who are also new. Through general meetings, interest groups, excursions, special social events, and other activities, the club encourages members to learn more about Bloomington and develop long-lasting relationships with others with mutual interests.

 

 

Email brtnlin [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Bloomington Northside Exchange Club

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Website http://necblo.wix.com/1
Contact Janet Burks
Phone 812-876-2165
Email bloomingtonnorthsideexchangeclub [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description

Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth activities, and it national service project, the Prevention of Child Abuse

Additional Contact Merv Meister
Phone 812-332-5924
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Bloomington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Website http://www.bloomingtonnursingandrehab.com/
Contact Tessa Tipton (Administrator)
Phone (812) 336-1055
Description

Bloomington Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, located in Bloomington, Indiana provides the following services: Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Short Term Care: Rehabilitation. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid.

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Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group (BOTMDG)

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Website http://bloomingtoncontra.org/
Contact Bill Baus
Email Baus1210 [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Open to the public. Features live old time music. Contra dancing, square dancing and reels. No experience necessary.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

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Website http://www.bpac.info/
Contact Timothy Baer
Phone (812) 988-1917
Email bpacpeace [at] hotmail [dot] com
Address Monroe County Courthouse
intersection of Kirkwood avenue and Walnut street
Bloomington, In 47401
Description

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition strives to educate the community about war, peace and U.S. foreign policy, demilitarization, and humanitarian issues. It strives to empower people to take action in response to this information and become advocates for legislative progress.

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Bloomington Peace Choir

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Website http://www.bloomingtonpeacechoir.org/
Phone 812-935-5065
Email bloomingtonpeacechoir [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 4001 S. Rogers Street
PO Box 7265
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Bloomington Peace Choir is a non-auditioned choir that believes that everyone can sing. We are a member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network which is an international group of community choirs. The BPC meets every Wednesday from 7-9 pm at Unity of Bloomington at 4001 S. Rogers Street. For more information visit our web site at bloomingtonpeacechoir.org

 

Year Established 2010
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Bloomington Permaculture Guild

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Website http://bloomingtonpermacultureguild.blogspot.com/
Contact Rhonda Baird (Founder/Permaculture Teacher)
Phone 812-323-1058
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Description

An association of Permaculture Design Course students, teachers, and friends committed to supporting the relocalization of Bloomington's food and economic systems. Group meets monthly at rotating locations in members homes to share work projects, food, information, seed trading and sharing, and mutual support and education.

Additional Contact Keith Johnson (Webmasster/Permaculture Teacher)
Phone 812-335-0383
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
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Bloomington Photography Club

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Website http://testbpc.squarespace.com/
Contact Glen Darling (President)
Description

The Bloomington Photography Club of Bloomington, Indiana, consists of photographers of all skill levels from novice to professional. Members range widely in background, age, and areas of interest. Membership in the club is open to anyone. Others use point & shoot, rangefinder, medium format and pinhole cameras. To find a place in the club, it is not even necessary to own a camera, just to have an interest in photography.

Additional Contact Glen Darling
Phone 330-2000
Email glen [at] printmastersonline [dot] com
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Bloomington Playwrights Project

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Website http://newplays.org/
Contact Chad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
Phone 812-334-1188
Email bppwrite [at] newplays [dot] org
Address 107 W 9th
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 32 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but absolutely vital to the future of our art form.

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Bloomington Press Club

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Website http://bloomingtonpressclub.org/
Contact Jack Dvorak (President)
Phone 812-339-4497
Email BloomingtonPressClub [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The purpose of this group is to provide an emphasis on high quality journalism and freedom of the press by providing monthly speaker programs that focus on some aspect of journalism. Bloomington Press Club meets at noon on the fourth Monday, January through November, at the Indiana Memorial Union's Coronation Room, adjacent to the Tudor Room.

Additional Contact Steve Hinnefeld (Vice President)
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Bloomington PRIDE

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Website www.bloomingtonpride.org
Contact sarah Perfetti
Email info [at] pridefilmfestival [dot] org
Address PO Box 554
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of Bloomington PRIDE: Through community-based events and services, Bloomington PRIDE celebrates queer arts, creates safe and inclusive spaces, and challenges stereotypes to enrich LGBTQA community culture.

Year Established 2003
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Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

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Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Quarry-Morris/207461709287573
Contact Jim Morgan (Squire)
Phone 812-322-7172
Address 1243 E. Matlock Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Morris dancing is a traditional village festival dance from England. The dances Bloomington Quarry Morris performs are from the Cotswold area of England, as well as some Midwest American dances. Bloomington Quarry has performed at dawn on Mayday at the Courthouse over 25 years, the Shipshewana May festival and ethnic and renaissance festivals in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and South Bend.

 

Will perform for groups. Looking for new dancers and musicians. Requires once a week commitment October through Memorial Day.

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