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Thomson Park Located at 1400 W. RCA Park Drive

Astronomy with the Stars

The night sky seems far away on a cloudless autumn night, but you get closer to the stars than ever before when you spend the evening immersed in the secrets of the heavens. Learn to read sky charts and identify constellations, and hear the myths and legends that bring the constellations to life. This workshop is held entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather. For all ages; children ages 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Autumn Brunelle

Come early for this program to hear a free Nature Sounds concert by Jason Burnfield at 7:30 p.m.!

F 9/30 · 8:30-9:30 p.m.
$5/in-city, $6/non-city · Register by 9/26 Code 64013-A

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Trick or Treat Trail

Trick or Treat Trail logo Volunteer logo Saturday, October 22

1-4 p.m. · $4/child. One adult admitted free with paid child's admission. $2 each additional adult
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The paved trail through the woods come to life with your child's favorite movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters! Stop at stations to trick-or-treat and hear a story. Let your little ones get creative building with the Rigamajig, a giant wooden playset. We'll also have taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping jack-o'-lantern fun!

Due to the popularity of the Trick or Treat Trail, there may be a wait to enter the trail. We appreciate your patience.

Trick or Treat Trail is sponsored by: Baker Family Dentistry
Wild Tea Tasting

Winter is upon us, and we often look to hot beverages for comfort and warmth. Wild teas have been created and enjoyed for centuries, often from plants that are in our own back yards! Learn appropriate harvesting, preparation, and storage techniques for making some truly delightful and beneficial teas. Samples are provided. For all ages; children ages 14 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Instructor: Josh Nickelson

Sa 11/5 · 1-2 p.m.
$4/in-city, $5/non-city · Register by 10/31 Code 64012-A

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This new series was developed to introduce lovers of nature and music to the harmony of human-made music in natural settings. Immerse yourself in this unique listening experience that pairs acoustic music with songs of the wild.

Each program begins with an introduction to the park's current music makers, followed by an hour-long concert. After the concert, a guided nature walk will encourage active listening and creating connections between our own music and that of nature.

Admission to all Nature Sounds concerts and programs is free.

Friday, Sept. 30 · 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Nature topic: Weather
Musical act: Jason Burnfield, bamboo and Irish flutes
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Thank you to our Nature Sounds series sponsor: The May Agency

For more information, contact Greg Jacobs at 812-349-3725 or

For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Paks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.