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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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Craig Lawrence Holden, 48, New Palestine
  Husband of Dawn (McKamey) Holden formerly of Brown County

Melissa Ann Smith, 38, Nashville
  Mother of Michaela Smith of Nashville

James Lee "Jimmy" Bock, 47
  Brother of Patricia Bock of Nashville

  • September 20
    Quafftoberfest at music park/campground
    9 a.m. to midnight Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 20
    BucCornEar Fest for Jackson TVFD
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jackson TVFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • September 20
    Saturday at BCSP Nature Center
    10 a.m., 2 p.m, 8 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 20
    Comedy country music revue at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 20
    Dedication/celebration of BETA art sculpture
    11 a.m. BETA teen center, 45 S. Jefferson St., behind Miller's Ice Cream and Hoosier Artist at the alley intersection
  • September 20
    'The November Man' movie at the Playhouse
    1 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 21
    Monarch talk at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 21
    'The November Man' movie at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 22
    Guided fall hike from BCSP fire tower
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 22
    Free small business seminar presented by ISBDC
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • September 23
    Ornithologist's field bag at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 23
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • September 23
    New 12-step meetings open in Van Buren area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 24
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • September 24
    CSCD Board of Directors
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 24
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • September 24
    BC Parks & Rec. Board
    5:15 p.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • September 24
    Taste of fall at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 24
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 25
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 25
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • September 25
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 25
    Brown County/ Purdue Extension Board
    7 p.m. 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • September 25
    Thursday at BCSP
    10 a.m., 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Bean Blossom farmers market Friday
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, State roads 135 North and 45, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Comedy country music revue at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 26
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Friday at BCSP
    2 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 27
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • September 27
    Fall family farm day at theraputic horse farm
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope for Hearts Farm Inc, 1005 W. State Road 45
  • September 27
    Women’s Retreat Day
    8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Salvation Army, 168 S. Jefferson St.
  • September 27
    Saturday at BCSP Nature Center
    9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 27
    Parks and recreation plans ladies tea
    10 a.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St. in Coachlight Square
  • September 27
    Betty Begonia sale slated for September
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist's Retreat Cottage, 1641 Oak Grove Road
  • September 28
    Pinecone craft at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 28
    Therapy dogs to listen to readers
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 29
    Monday at BCSP
    10 a.m., 8 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 30
    Nashville Development Review Commission
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 30
    Fall flowers at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • October 1
    Local Emergency Planning Committee
    9 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • October 1
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 1
    Brown County Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 1
    BC SWCD
    6:30 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • October 2
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 2
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 2
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 3
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • October 4
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • October 4
    Chili supper, music and mystery auction at Hickory Ridge
    5 p.m. Hickory Ridge Center, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane
  • October 5
    Herb barn hosts antique market
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flower & Herb Barn, 5171 Bean Blossom Road, Nineveh
  • October 5
    Elkinsville community reunion near Browning Mountain
    11 a.m. Bill Miller's farm, Elkinsville
  • October 7
    Magic club
    5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 8
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 9
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 9
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 10
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 11
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 11
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • October 11
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • October 14
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 15
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 25
    BCSP Halloween activities
    5 to 6 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road