The Spring semester has just ended and you’re still in Bloomington; either working, taking summer school classes, or just taking time off from school. Now that the town has emptied out for the summer, here’s some ideas on how you can enjoy Bloomington outside of Indiana University because there’s more to Bloomington than just IU!
Fun Summer Ideas:
Walk around the lake or grab some friends and get on the water at Lake Monroe
Enjoy some bubbly drinks and the scenic view at Oliver Winery
Every Friday, get some great food at “Food Truck Fridays” at the Dimension Mill in downtown Bloomington
Ever wondered what it would be like to watch a movie at a drive-in?Then head out to Starlite Drive In for the latest movies!
Listen to local music and bands at Bryan Park every Friday
First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22ndto demonstrate support for environmental protection. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations.
How YOU Can Make an Impact
Plant Wildflowers – Bring nature into your life with plants that attract bees
Turn Off Lights – Save energy and extend the life of your bulbs
Recycle at Home – Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
Run Full Cycles – Fill up your washer and dishwasher completely before running
Reusable Grocery Bags – Decrease usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution
Plant a Tree – Plant a tree locally or help plant trees around the world.
March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
Spring Time Greatness
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 20th
Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 11th
The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More fun activities can be found athttp://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/spring-activities
All Things Green
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th