The Week of Chocolate 2014 is finally here!!
January 25th – 31st, 2014
Sundaes on Saturday
Saturday, January 25th 2013 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Benefiting The Monroe County Historical Society, Inc.
Held at the Monroe County History Center – 202 East 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
Admission is the museum admission: Adults $2, Children age 6-17 $1, Members free. A FREE sundae will be given with admission.
Each year the Monroe County History Center invites you to join them to design your own sundaes with Hartzel’s Ice Cream and lots of chocolate toppings. Attendees will learn the history of ice cream making, and enjoy old-time music. The museum abounds with activities from Monroe County’s past. Guests can also be a part of the 1880’s living history interpretations in the museum’s log cabin and one-room school. The History Center is a great place to enjoy the historical exhibits and let Monroe County History come alive. Learn more about the Monroe County History Center at www.monroehistory.org
The Art of Chocolate Gala
Sunday, January 26th 2013 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Benefiting LIFEDesigns, Inc.
Held at the Indiana University Art Museum – 1133 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
Admission is $40 pre-sale. Student tickets are $35 pre-sale. ALL TICKETS will be $50 at the door.
Tickets available at LIFEDesigns, all Bloomingfoods locations and BCT Box Office.
*SPECIAL GUEST* Del Sroufe, “Forks Over Knives” Cookbook author will be featured at the event
This year the 10th Annual Art of Chocolate Gala will be better than ever! The Art of Chocolate Gala is an elegant evening filled with decadent hors d’oeuvres and chocolate creations from the finest local chefs such as Scholar’s Inn, Peacetree Mountain Truffles, Underground Cupcakes and Cafe, The Rail, Big Woods Brewery, Joan’s Caramels, Rainbow Bakery, IMU, and more! Beverages from Oliver Winery, KRC, Angles Cafe and Malibu Grill will also be served. Entertainment provided by IU Jacobs School Vocal Performance Alumnus Rusty Shields will fill the air and entertain guests as they browse the silent auction. The Art of Chocolate’s unique silent auction has an art theme! Along with more traditional silent auction items (i.e. vacation packages, event tickets and restaurant gift certificates), the evening will feature a variety of visual artwork by local artists. The sale of all artwork in the Art of Chocolate silent auction will benefit both LIFEDesigns (40% of the sale) and the artist (60% of the sale). This is a great way to help support local artists in our community and LIFEDesigns! Artwork is on display for sale throughout Bloomington NOW at the Showers Building, Lennie’s restaurant, all Bloomingfoods locations, local salons, various medical offices, and other locations around town. Want to buy art you have seen around town? Contact Leslie Abshier at LIFEDesigns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-332-9615 ext: 218 to discuss your purchasing interests. The world famous IU Art Museum galleries are also open for viewing that evening. Votes for People’s Choice for chefs and artwork will take place as well as many other new surprises this year! Maybe there will even be a model this year…but you’ll have to come and see! Come join us at the Art of Chocolate Gala 2014! Learn more about LIFEDesigns at www.lifedesignsinc.org or by calling 800-875-9615
Monday, January 27th 2013 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Benefiting the Bloomington Moose Lodge #1081
Held at the Bloomington Moose Lodge #1081 – 840 S. Cory Ln., Bloomington, IN 47403
Basic package was $20
The Moose Lodge is having it’s annual special night of bingo, with a chocolate theme! With each winning bingo, the lucky players will be rewarded with cash and a delicious chocolate treat. As always, Bingo players enjoyed a scrumptious meal with drinks made to order. Friends and family, people of all ages are invited to come out to the Moose to experience Moose hospitality and play bingo to help a good cause! The Moose donates proceeds to charity. Learn more about the Bloomington Moose Lodge at www.lodge1081.moosepages.org
Wednesday, January 29th 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Benefiting Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Held at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard – 1100 W. Allen St. Suite A, Bloomington, IN 47403
Admission fee is $45.00 per person
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a new participating agency in the line up for the Week of Chocolate in 2014! To add a wonderful dimension to the week’s events the agency will host a class called “Posh Ganache”. The class includes preparing, dipping, and rolling truffles. Participants will take home samples of each and enjoy appetizers and sip Oliver wine while learning the art of truffle making! Learn more about Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard at www.mhcfoodpantry.org
Chocolate Prom: A Prom for Everyone
Friday, January 31st 2014 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Held at Rhino’s Youth Center and All-Ages Club – 331 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401
Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple
Put on your best threads, grab your dancing shoes , invite all your friends, and bring your sweetheart to an event made especially for you. Enjoy a variety of free chocolate treats and dance the night away to live music (formal dress is optional). Learn more about Rhino’s at www.rhinosyouthcenter.org