Out and AboutCompiled by Lynne Foster Shifriss

January 25, 2012


WHAT: Learn how real maple syrup is made

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, 2920 E. 10th St.

MORE: This is a People’s University class through Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Enjoy some maple syrup refreshments and learn the history of syrup production, tree identification and tapping, collecting and processing sap into syrup. Because the sap run is weather-dependent, participants will be contacted later to join in sap collection and boiling process if desired. Class fee includes a tap and bottle of real maple syrup. Go to www.bloomington.in.gov to register.

WHAT: Citizens’ forum on the mission of the public schools in the 21st century

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Monroe County Public Library, Meeting Room 1C, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave.

MORE: Participants in the forum will share their thoughts and try to develop ideas to help policymakers in their decision-making. Because participation is limited to 25, advance registration is required. To register, call the Monroe County Public Library at 349-3228, or go online to http://mcpl.info and click on “Events.”

WHAT: Green Drinks

WHEN: 6 p.m. today

WHERE: Banquet facility, Upland Brewing Co., 350 W. 11th St.

MORE: Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, founder and owner of Twisted Limb Paperworks, will do a presentation entitled “Eco Beer Paper for Green Drinks Fans: How Twisted Limb Paperworks Is Recycling Upland Barley Into a Fun New Product.” $5 suggested donation; some food will be provided. For more, see www.greendrinks.org.

WHAT: Pathways to College Workshop

WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Rose Firebay, 122 S. Walnut St.

MORE: Learn about higher education choices and alternatives for the middle and high school student and their parents/guardians. We will also address some of the skills necessary for success at the college level, including goal-setting, time management and planned decision-making. Learn about options and college accessibility in this free workshop.

Copyright: HeraldTimesOnline.com 2012

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.