A Madrigal Dinner
The Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Monroe County Civic Theater presented “A Madrigal Dinner” Dec. 2 at The Fields Clubhouse. Local musicians and actors took royal guests on a magical trip to a Medieval and Renaissance past where they enjoyed a scrumptious feast. A silent auction benefited both non-profit organizations. Singers and musicians from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music performed. Members of the local civic theater performed a merry excerpt from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- On April 28, 2012, a benefit dinner and silent auction raised $2,500 for Monroe County Special Olympics. Proceeds helped cover the cost of athletes’ registration fees for competitions at all levels. Three-time Olympic diving coach Jeff Huber and All-American diver Amy Cozad were guest speakers, and Sheila Stephen, Hoosier Country 105 personality, served as the master of ceremonies. SOIMC offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults (8 years and over) with intellectual, cognitive, or learning disabilities.
- A benefit concert at the Bluebird Nightclub for the Adam Sarnecki Family Fund and The Updraft, a supplemental scholarship program for low-income and foster children interested in pursuing higher education, was held Jan. 6, 2012. Performers included Clayton Anderson, Od Koga, DJ Topspeed, The American Night, Pet Monkey, 3rd Eye Visionaries, and Elephant Quiz.
- Tavis Smiley Presents, was held Nov. 3, 2011, in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall. Smiley, a television and radio host, discussed leadership, business, and his latest book FAIL UP: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure.