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Bryan Park Tot Lot May 2010 Bryan Park Tot Lot playground, built in 2008.

Growing Trees From Seed

Trees are all around us and many of us have even planted trees, but have you ever grown your own tree from a seed you found? From collection to proper planting techniques, learn the steps it takes to successfully grow trees from seed. We will have a brief tree identification walk to introduce collecting techniques, and send each participant home with at least 10 different seeds to plant for next spring! For all ages; children ages 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Josh Nickelson

Sa 10/1 · 1-2 p.m.
$4/in-city, $5/non-city · Register by 9/25 Code 64004-A

Bryan Park-Woodlawn Shelter

Painting with Nature

Textures, colors, patterns, oh my! Nature provides us with the opportunity to create our own sustainable, chemical free, paints and accessories needed to make beautiful works of art! In this program you will learn how to use the world around you to create your very own nature based painting. For ages 5 yrs. and up; children ages 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle

Su 10/9 · 1-3 p.m.
$8/in-city, $9/non-city · Register by 9/28 Code 64010-A

Bryan Park-Woodlawn Shelter

Festival of Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories Volunteer logo Friday, October 28
Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.

7-8:30 p.m. · FREE
Bryan Park

An ink-black night with leering jack-o'-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 33 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark.

A community event presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Monroe County Public Library and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. Rain location: Monroe County Public Library

Festival of Ghost Stories is sponsored by: Monroe Country Public Library 2010 logo

What Happened to Mr. Cardinal?

An ill bird. Multiple suspects. A classic "whodunit" crime. Join us for an afternoon of role playing in this environmental mystery as we attempt to discover what (or who) exactly happened to Mr. Cardinal. For ages 10 yrs. and up; children ages 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle

Sa 11/12 · 1-2 p.m.
$5/in-city, $6/non-city · Register by 11/7 Code 64011-A

Bryan Park-Woodlawn Shelter

Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Days Volunteer logo

Bloomington Parks and Recreation has earned Community Wildlife Habitat certification from the National Wildlife Federation. The Bryan Park Creek naturalized area played a key role in certification and requires periodic maintenance to control invasive plant species and ensure native plant success. Volunteers are needed for Bryan Park Creek Maintenance Days on the first Wednesday every month, May - October. For more information about volunteering, click here.