Bug Fest at Hilltop Garden and more in Bloomington this week

It’s fun to watch the lazy summer turn into a roaring autumn calendar. There is plenty for families to do at the annual BugFest. “Lost Illusions,” an award-winning delightful French film, arrives on campus, as do a variety of delightful “nasty” silent film women during National Silent Film Day. Funny woman Sam Jay hits the Comedy Attic and there are celebrations at the local breweries.

Bug Fest at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center

From bugs of all sizes to crafts, there are plenty of bug-themed activities for kids of all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bug Fest 2022 at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St. The event is free. In addition to interacting with the insects, the exhibitors will be there to tell more about the insects. Activities include mealworm races and monarch migration. To pre-register, go to https://bit.ly/3yjV7cj for the event, which is limited to 300 attendees. All visitors must start at the Welcome Tent.