Fishing Fair June 3rd

imgresJoin us for the Bloomington Kids’Fishing Fair presented by the Bloomington Optimists.

  • Where: West Bush Lake Fishing Pier  Directions
  • When: Saturday, June 3rd Rain or Shine
  • Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM Registration of Kids & Demonstration begins
  • 9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome
  • 9:15 Fishing Begins
  • 11:30 AM Siren sounds ending contest
  • 11:45 Prizes Awarded
  • Who: All kids ages 12 & under
  • No RSVP. Casting contest. Fish ID
  • No Fees. Free Hat.
  • Just show up.

Fishing Contests with trophies and prizes(tackle boxes and poles) for:

  • Smallest Fish Overall
  • Largest Fish in Four Different Species

Fishing Fair Video



You’re invited to learn about the Optimists

Greetings-from-OptimistfinalBloomington Optimist Club members enjoy creating fun and meaningful activities for children in the community. We would love for you to join us at our Wednesday morning meetings to see for yourself the fun you could have, too.

We Meet Wednesday Morning
La Quinta (SE corner of 494 & 100)
5151 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 AM            




Bloomington Citywide Garage Sale

Join us for the Bloomington Citywide Garage Sale on May 19th, 20th and 21st.


Sponsored by the Bloomington Optimist Youth Foundation in cooperation and support of the City of Bloomington Human Services.

Sales will be held Rain or Shine, at your residence.

With the $30 registration fee option, payable to the Bloomington Optimist Youth Foundation, you will receive the following:

1. Publicity in a wide variety of locations

  • Display ad in the Sun Current/ Classifieds in the Star Tribune/ Craigslist
  • Frequent advertising in City publications
  • Bloomington City Websites
  • City of Bloomington Web page
  • Bloomington Optimist Web page
  • Listing in the Official List of Garage Sales available at the offices of Haller and Associates in Heritage Plaza Center at 10510 France Ave. So. beginning May 18th.

2. A durable yard sign

  • With regulations regarding placement and to identify you as a participant.
  • The signs and lists will be available for pick-up Tuesday, May 17 from 3-7 PM at Creekside Community Center – 9801 Penn Avenue South.

3. A copy of the Official List of Garage Sales (available for sale to the public on May 18th for $3 at Haller and Associates.)



Citywide Halloween Party Hosted by Bloomington Optimist

October 31, 2017 6 – 8 p.m.

Free Admission

Bloomington Ice Garden – 3600 West 98th Street

Ages: Preschool 3 – 4 years, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades

Join us for a Fun and Safe Bloomington Citywide Halloween Party! This event is for preschoolers through fourth graders accompanied by an adult.

  • Children will enjoy Trick or Treat Alley, open skating, games, prizes and much more.
  • Admission is free. A donation of a non-perishable food item for the VEAP food shelf is greatly appreciated.

Coloring Contest

2017 Event Information and Halloween Coloring Contest

Contest rules…

Age groups: Preschool: 3 – 4 years, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.
Complete the drawing on a printout of page 2 of the PDF using markers, crayons or colored pencils.
Return your entry by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 to: Bloomington Parks and Recreation Division / 1800 West Old Shakopee Road / Bloomington, MN 55431-3027.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for each age group.

Thanks, Citywide Halloween Party sponsors:

  • Optimist Club of Bloomington
  • Richfield Bloomington Credit Union
  • City of Bloomington