Community Organizations

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


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 Laughter Club

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Contact Sulaiman Zai (Founder and Laughter Leader)
Phone (812) 333-2484
Email szai [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Address Unity of Bloomington
4001 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours First Wednesday of every month from 6-7
Description

Laughter Clubs are community-based associations of people where all are welcome. The Bloomington Laughter Club is non-religious, non-political, non-competitive, and a place where you will laugh like you have never laughed before, leaving you refreshed and invigorated. You will do this for no reason at all, except the desire to improve your health and well-being.

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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 Please visit the website above for a list of all Bloomington neighborhood associations, complete with contact information for each one.
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Bloomington Newcomers Club

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Website http://www.bloomingtononline.net/directory/site/listing/1506
Contact Nancy Quigle (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.

 

 

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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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Contact William Gee (Administrator)
Phone 812-336-0033
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
Hours Dance every Wednesday evening at Harmony School, 8:30 - 10:30 PM. Dances on the fifth Saturday of the month
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
Hours See web page for meeting times.
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)
Hours Meets first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm First Prebyterian Church (except during December when there is an annual party)
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
Hours Practices Sunday 4-6 at Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St., Bloomington.
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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Bloomington Quilters' Guild

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Website http://www.bloomingtonquiltersguild.org/
Contact Paulette Fagen
Email info [at] bloomingtonquiltersguild [dot] org
Address North Central Church of Christ
2121 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours meet first Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm
Description

The Bloomington Quilters' Guild welcomes everyone with a love of quilting or quilts. It has a varied program including guest speakers, workshops, trips, informal quilting meetings, and social evenings. Members range from "just lookers" to beginning quilters to award winners.

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Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

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Website http://www.bloomingtonrestorations.org/
Phone 336-0909
Email bri [at] BloomingtonRestorations [dot] org
Address 290 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

BRI is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and old neighborhoods. Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) strengthens communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and develops and promotes affordable housing.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Robotics Club

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Website http://sites.google.com/site/bloomingtonroboticsclub/Home
Email robotics [dot] bloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description Bloomington Robotics Club has been instrumental in providing Indiana educators and students the necessary resources to integrate robotics into learning activities and to support robotics teams. Bloomington Robotics Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is supported by the generous contributions of individual members, schools, colleges, organizations, foundations, and businesses. (Information is limited at this time, please check in for updates.)
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Bloomington Rotary Club

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Website http://rotary.l-tecs.com/
Contact Joy Kahn Harter (President)
Email earondavis1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 2026
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Regular (Weekly) Meeting: Tuesdays, 12:00 Noon, Indiana Memorial Union (Indiana University Campus) Bloomington, Indiana.
Description

The Bloomington Rotary Club was chartered April 13, 1918. It was the seventh club established in what is now District 6580, and the 403rd in Rotary. A large delegation came from the sponsoring club in Indianapolis for the installation.

Since its origins in the spring of 1918, the Bloomington Rotary Club has worked steadily to serve the larger community both through its efforts as an organization and the leadership and stewardship of its members as individuals.

Members volunteer their efforts to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond. Rotary clubs, which meet weekly, are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders. The organization’s motto is “Service Above Self.”

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Bloomington Stamp Club

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Website http://indianastampclub.org/group.html
Contact Mark Goodson (President)
Phone 812-876-6300
Email bgdsn [at] comcast [dot] net
Description

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington.

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Bloomington Storyteller's Guild

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Website http://btownstorytellers.blogspot.com/
Contact Ginny Richey (Coordinator)
Phone 812-339-7224
Email btownstorytellers [at] gmail [dot] com
Description Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.
Additional Contact Stephanie Holman (Treasurer / Secretary)
Phone 812-876-1272
Email btownstorytellers [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Ellettsville Branch Library / Monroe County Public Library
600 W. Temperance St
Elllettsville, IN 47429
Language English only
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Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

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Website http://bloomingtonsunriserotary.com/
Phone 812-331-1335
Email president [at] bloomingtonsunriserotary [dot] com
Address Hilton Garden Inn
245 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Every wednesday at 7:00 a.m.
Description Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at the club level. The district and international structure is designed to support the clubs and help them provide more service in their communities and abroad. Clubs Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs, which belong to the global association Rotary International (RI).
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Bloomington Swim Club

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Website http://www.swimbsc.com/
Contact Jeff LeBeau (Coach)
Phone 812-325-0443
Email coachjeff [at] swimbsc [dot] com
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Swim Club is to make available the opportunity for people in the Bloomington area to experience the great sport of swimming at a variety of levels, from the beginning swimmer to the national caliber swimmer.

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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsymphony.com
Contact Donna Lafferty (Executive Director)
Phone 812-331-2320
Email bso [dot] donna [at] gmail [dot] com
Address PO Box 1823
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Office Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Description

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through its performances of classical literature, as well as outreach and educational work throughout the community.

 

Additional Programs:

-Our Children's Instrument Recovery Program (ChIRP) takes donations of used musical instruments, refurbishes them, then loans them to kids who might otherwise not have the ability to play with their school groups.

-The BSO’s Youth Concerto Competition offers scholarships and a chance to play alongside a real orchestra to talented young musicians in the community.

-Meet the Instruments gives young children the chance to try out some of the instruments in the orchestra. From tiny violins to full sized tubas, kids can experiment to their hearts' content, all under the supervision of members of the orchestra.

Email bso [at] bloomingtonsymphony [dot] com
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Bloomington Tea Party

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Website http://www.bloomingtonteaparty.com/
Email hoosierpatriot [at] comcast [dot] net
Description Tea Party Organizations Nationwide are supporting protests at this time. If you can't go, write a letter or call the local office to express your opinion. We support government integrity, fiscal responsibility and free markets.
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