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Updated on: 05.19.12

Need activities? Here's a sampling of what's going on in Brown County this weekend, from the May 16 Brown County Democrat:

SATURDAY:

Pancake/Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast – Sponsored by the Brown County Lions Club, Parkview Church of the Nazarene annex, 7-10:30 a.m., $7/adults, $4/children 11 and younger.

Festival of Flowers Paint Out – Artists create artwork while visitors watch, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration $10/adults and $5/children, general admission free, parking $1. To register, call 988-2785.

Recycling special – Drop off your car tires (off rims) for free, Brown County Solid Waste recycling center, Greasy Creek Road and Old State Road 46, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Southern Jewel Open Horse Show – Hosted by the Brown County 4-H Bit & Bridle Horse & Pony Club, Brown County Fairgrounds, registration at 8 a.m., events from 9 a.m. Admission free, registration $3 per class or $30 all day, except money classes.

Howard Hughes Memorial Morel Mushroom Sale – Morels sold per pound and half-pound at market value, benefits Brown County charities, IGA parking lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To be continued Sunday, May 20 if supplies are available.

Brown County Relay for Life – Fundraiser for cancer research, with silent auction, live music, survivors at 9 a.m., cornhole tournament at 1 p.m., Fight Back at 5 p.m., luminarias at 10 p.m., closing at 1:30 a.m., Brown County High School track, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Beavers and wildflowers – Meet in Lake Ogle parking lot, Brown County State Park, 10 a.m.

5th Annual Taste of Brown County – Restaurants and shops offer specialty dishes and drinks, beer and wine garden, live entertainment, downtown Nashville, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., purchase tickets at CVB or in Coachlight Square, $1/one ticket, $10/12 tickets.

Armed Forces Day – Celebration and open house for all veterans, active duty, reserve, National Guard service members and their families, Nashville Masonic Lodge, 19 Artist Drive, 11:30 a.m., meal of ham and beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, hamburgers, hot dogs, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade, live music, county veteran organizations on hand to answer questions, free.

Support study-abroad plans –  Irish-themed gathering for Angelica Nevins, Brown County High School graduate who has been accepted into the Dublin City University study-abroad program, with Irish food and entertainment, Mother Herb Nursery, 1450 State Road 46 East, 1-7 p.m.

Live Indiana birds of prey – Talk, Brown County State Park Nature Center, 2 p.m.

Good Times Good People Music Festival – eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, $35/weekend pass, $20/day pass, children ages 11-17 admitted for half price and ages 10 and younger free.

Dave Miller – Light classic rock, Little Gem Restaurant in Abe Martin Lodge, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sycamore Valley Euchre Club – Senior citizen building, Brown County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

Forest Gras – Live music, Big Woods Pizza Co., 7-9 p.m.

Travis Creek – Live music, Muddy Boots Café, 7-9:30 p.m.

"Back to the Land: A Musical Benefit for the new Brown County History Center" – Traditional American folk music and living history with Jon Kay, Dillon Bustin, Grey Larsen and Bob Lucas, Brown County Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., $25/performance, $50/reception and performance.

"SONGS: The Musical" – Broadway showstoppers and tunes from famous Vegas lounge acts, Palace Theatre of Brown County, 8 p.m. $18/adults, $16/military/students/seniors 60 and older, $10/children 12 and younger.

SUNDAY:

"Painting Nature: Watercolor and the Creative Process" – Artist John Bradley instructs artists in watercolor layout, underpainting, graded washes, dry brush effects, brush strokes, lifting and applying mask, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $40. Call 988-2785 to register.

Robbie Bowden – Live music, Big Woods Brewing Co., 1-3 p.m.

Dan Cantwell – With his music students, Pioneer Village in downtown Nashville, 1-3 p.m.

Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta – Activities, contests and prizes for dogs, benefits the Brown County Humane Society, Deer Run Park, 1-4 p.m., $15/dog.

Song recital – Featuring Strauss’ "Vier Letzte Lieder" and Ravel’s "Histoires Naturelles,"by Sharee Seal, soprano, and Charis Peden, mezzo-soprano, with Casey Robards on piano, St. David’s Episcopal Church, state roads 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom, 2 p.m., free will offering.

Book signing – With Henry Swain and his Liars Bench-inspired book, "Hank’s Tall Tales," The Book Loft, 2-4 p.m.

Good Times Good People Music Festival – eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, $35/weekend pass, $20/day pass, children ages 11-17 admitted for half price and ages 10 and younger free.

dwBrykalski – Live music, Muddy Boots Café, 5-7 p.m.

Tucker Brothers – Live music, Pine Room Tavern, 7-9 p.m.

Obituaries
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Pamela Jo (Brown) Black, 58, Franklin
  Mother of Bryan Black (Tara Hammons) of Brown County

Tad Heminger, 70, Franklin
  Former Brown County resident

Violet Rose “Toots” Wilkerson, 94, Bloomington
  Mother of Ernest Wilkerson (Ricki) of Brown County

  • May 22
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 22
    Morel Mushroom sale to benefit local charities
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.
  • May 22
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 22
    Wildflower walk at state park
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • May 22
    "Hook" at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 22
    Live music at bar
    7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 10 to 11:30 p.m. Big Busted Bar, 44 N. Van Buren St.
  • May 22
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road off 46 East
  • May 22
    Dave Miller at sports bar
    8 to 10 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • May 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 23
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • May 23
    Yard and bake sale at North Salem Methodist church
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Salem Methodist church, 7718 State Road 46 East
  • May 23
    Art class set for fourth Saturday at winery
    3 to 5 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 23
    Studebaker Nationals, Spring Classic Saturday at BC Dragway
    Gates open at 9 a.m. B.C. Dragway, 480 Gatesville Rd., Bean Blossom
  • May 23
    Morel Mushroom sale to benefit local charities
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.
  • May 23
    Saturday at Brown County State Park
    10 a.m., 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • May 23
    Yard sale at church includes crafts and baked goods
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BC Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • May 23
    "Woman in Gold" at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 23
    Live music at bar
    7 to 9 p.m., 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Big Busted Bar, 44 N. Van Buren St.
  • May 23
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 23
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • May 23
    Live band at dance barn
    8 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • May 24
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 24
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • May 26
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 26
    BC Area Plan Commission CANCELED
    County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 26
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 27
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 27
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • May 27
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 28
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 29
    Farmers market reopens in Bean Bean Blossom
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road off 46 East
  • May 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 30
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 30
    Comedy tour at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • June 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • June 2
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • June 2
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    6:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • June 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • June 4
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    Gospel jam & sing first Thursday in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 5
    Strawberry fest during farmers market
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road, off 46 East
  • June 6
    Shrine parade celebrates summer
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • June 7
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 11
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • June 13
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • June 15
    Essential oil class at tea shop
    6 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • June 17
    Hamblen Fire District
    7 p.m. Hamblen Fire Station, 4650 Sweetwater Trail, Gatesville
  • June 20
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.