Annual IFA Member Meeting & Dance for the Trees

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Join your fellow forest advocates at IFA?s 2016 Member Meeting & Square Dance for the Trees!

  • Cast your for vote for new strategies and board members for IFA
  • Enjoy camaraderie and a potluck meal
  • Take a spin on the square dance floor or just enjoy the music
  • Enjoy a campfire and low-cost camping?at the Lazy Black Bear
  • Take part in the growing momentum of the forest protection movement


3 – 6 p.m. Member Meeting

6 – 7 p.m. Potluck Dinner (bring a dish)

7 – 10 p.m. Square Dance for the Trees, called by Tamara Loewenthal, with music by the Westside Alley Cats

(dance cost: $10 for non-IFA members; free for members)

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The Lazy Black Bear is a rustic retreat near Paoli, Indiana in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest.

Note: the Lazy Black Bear is a fragrance-free zone: no scented products, please. No pets allowed.


You may stay overnight at the Lazy Black Bear for a nominal fee. You may tent camp, or reserve one of the unusual camping accommodations?for a nominal fee. Contact to reserve a camping/sleeping spot. There are also hotels in the Paoli area, such as the Lost River Inn B&B, Underwood Inn, Big Locust Farm B&B,?Ritz Motel, or the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in Salem, Indiana.


[Contact IFA at for carpool info from Bloomington or Indy].

Paoli is 50 miles south of Bloomington on Highway 37 and 50 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky, on US Highway 150. The address of the Lazy Black Bear is?3875 S County Rd 50 W. But please do not rely completely on GPS or Google Maps; please check out these instructions, too.

From Paoli: Go 2.5 miles south on Highway 37. At the first crossroads (watch for a brown and white sign that says: Hoosier National Forest Youngs Creek Horse Trail), turn right on CR 250 S.

After you turn on C.R. 250 S: Go west 1 mile. Watch for another horse trail sign. Turn left (south) on County Road 50 W; go past the horse camp (one and a half miles). Go straight through the open gate to the Lazy Black Bear.

From I-64: Take Highway 37 North exit to English. Go 13 miles past English. Watch for a brown and white sign that says: Hoosier National Forest Youngs Creek Horse Trail. Turn left on CR 250 S (look for blue & white mile-marker 52) then follow directions above.

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