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Uplift by Rita 5/9/20

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Uplift by Rita 5/9/20

Poised to “re-open” in midst of “exercise good health safety” presents another challenge in knowing how to balance ‘I’m tired of this’ against ‘is it worth endangering self along with others.’ I remember my childhood in the ever-present realities of polio, before Dr. Jonas Salk nailed the vaccine. “Be vigilant or be in an iron lung” was enough of a cautionary mantra to keep even the skeptics among us in some form of check. The double-edged message to every kid was: ‘if you cause harm to others it’s on your gravestone.’ 


Author Dan Wakefield emailed this homily: “If you’re alive, you’ve been knocked down – if not physically, in some of your efforts – in your education, work, career, relationships. It is part of the experience of being alive. Getting knocked down is no disgrace – the important thing is getting back up.” Catch a roster of Uncle and Sophie Jam episodes here:


Here’s a new set of stay-at-home uplifting use of time and thoughtfulness that just now came to’s email box.



Heartland Film offers free screening for "Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary,” a year-long documentary project that follows the determination of a charismatic north Minneapolis school principal, Mauri Melander Friestleben, as she sets out to undo history.

Click here to stream the film for free now!

More about what’s available on-line at Heartland Film here:


May 10 at 1 p.m.  The TimelessMusicProject and IndyFringeTheatre are underwriting free access to the NYC-based BioMusica concert featuring Steinway Artist Ben Paterson.  Registration is required here: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The Center for the Performing Arts has re-imagined their Great American Songbook concert. Michael Feinstein “has been working with Broadway World on a video series titled Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein,” they emailed. Find the first episode here. For an hour of Gershwin music and history, check out this solo presentation here.


Eiteljorg’s curator of Western art, history and culture, Johanna M. Blume, interviewed Quest for the West® artist Josh Elliott about his artistry and the paintings he's working on these days. Click here to watch the video from their Instagram live chat. 


Herron School of Art and Design emailed: “Just as classroom instruction all across IUPUI has gone online in the midst of the coronavirus, so has the 10th annual "Look/See" celebration. Works by students completing master's degrees and undergraduate capstone projects are not on a wall or a display monitor -- they are on a dedicated page on Herron's website that launched this week and will be constantly updated as projects are turned in.” Learn more here:


May 8 at 3 p.m.,  Indiana Medical History Museum presents The Annual Lande Family Lecture at:  Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D. will present "Picturing Nightingale: How Visual Culture Assisted the Rise of Nursing Professionals."


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra continues to offer From the Vault Fridays at 8 p.m. go here:



Eiteljorg’s sixth Learn and Play at Home project features creative stitchery. “We want to know something that made you smile during quarantine through creating your own story quilt.” 

Download an instructional sheet here.  

Find more arts projects at on Thursdays; and every Monday  Eiteljorg’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts there’s  more from their ‘filly Juniper.’


WFYI puts us to the test for the latest news and current events with a  first-ever virtual News & Brews, hosted by "All IN's" Matt Pelsor and IPB News's Lauren Chapman, on May 18. The event is free, but you'll need to register in advance

And, take an armchair visit with "All IN" and Indiana’s nature preserve experts about the history of Indiana’s nature preserves, why they're important and what it took to get them established.


May 9, celebrate the beginning of National Public Gardens Week with Ian Wilhite, Newfields Greenhouse Horticulturist and Orchid Specialist. “Ian will give us a peek at what's blooming in The Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse and answer all your burning questions on orchid care. He might even share some orchid secrets of his own.” Join here: 

The Garden at Newfields is sharing photos and videos May 9-17. They invite: “Share your favorite memory in The Garden and tag us @NewfieldsToday on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter


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