The Food For Thought traveling exhibit continues its adventure across the state when it makes a stop at Bloomington’s City Hall (in the Atrium) May 6 – 20. The Center on Aging and Community and the Bloomington Food Policy Council will partner to host the exhibit.
Stop by the exhibit (City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.) to learn about Hoosier food through the engaging displays, and take part in engaging programs to discover how Bloomington has contributed to Indiana’s food culture.
On May 6 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.), there will be a Senior Expo story tent at the Twin Lakes Sports and Recreation Center, where you can share your own fun, touching, or ridiculous food stories with each other. Also on this day, check out the launch of Food Flix, an intergenerational filmmaking initiative, in Bellevue Gallery between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
On May 7 and 14 (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.), head to the Food For Thought exhibit and pop by the Farmers Market as well.
Also on May 7 (10 a.m.), anthropologist Anya Peterson Royce will discuss the history and culture of chocolate at 10 a.m. in the McCloskey Room, Bloomington City Hall. Did I mention there will be free samples? Finally, May 7 also includes a talk at 11:30 a.m. by Nancy Hiller called “From Producers to Consumers: The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History.” Arrive by 11:25 a.m. for a chance to win the door prize, a freshly baked persimmon pudding made with homegrown fruit and a vintage Bloomington recipe! Nancy will be signing copies of her book, which would make a great Mother’s Day present.
On May 16 (7:30-8:30 p.m.), Food For Thought is bringing a heart-healthy menu of songs and poems all about food, presented by Voces Novae and the Writers Guild, to City Hall.
Attend the Intergenerational Picnic, held at Lake Lemon, on May 28 (3-6 p.m.).
Also on the schedule is a discussion about African-American food traditions in Indiana. Stay tuned for details!