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Free Friday activities to start Winter Wellness Weekend
Updated on: 01.09.14

Winter Wellness Weekend -- Warm Up From Within will begin with a Free Friday Kickoff Jan. 17.

 

Free events going on throughout the county include a vegan cooking demonstration and interactive session with Carol Hagans; Tai Chi Easy with Indianapolis instructors Kathy and Jim Johnson; a panel discussion of “Your Body, Your Planet and The Food You Eat” with Keith Johnson, Allison Distler, Hagans, Pierre Couvillion and moderator Bill Daniels; and music by Cari Ray and The Loaners with Chuck Wills. 

 

Hagans will set up in the lower level of the Brown County Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m. to talk about the ease of preparing plant-based meals and ways of making them fit into your budget. Eating a vegan food plan has helped her maintain an 80-plus-pound weight loss. Along with her doctorate in counseling psychology, Carol has earned the T. Colin Campbell certificate in Plant Based Nutrition offered through eCornell, as well as certification in nutrition education through the Food for Life Program.

 

Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi teachers Kathy and Jim Johnson, owners of Classical Systems in Indianapolis, will present Qigong and Tai Chi Easy at 5 p.m. in the Allison Peabody Room of the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park.  This program is accessible to people of all levels of fitness. Participants will perform gentle movements with mental focus on the form and breath. Some of the benefits of practicing Qigong include reduced stress, improved balance, improved heart and immune health, improved mood and increased energy. Qigong and Tai Chi Easy can be performed seated or standing. Wear comfortable clothing and a warm pair of socks or slippers.

 

At 7 p.m.  a panel of food growers and students of food and nutrition with diverse views will discuss “Your Body, Your Planet and The Food You Eat.” The discussion will consist of brief presentations and lots of time for questions. Panel members are Couvillion, founder of Santosha Yoga School and a specialist in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of bringing balance to the body; Distler, a yoga teacher and somatic counselor practicing in Bloomington; Hagans; and Keith Johnson, who has been teaching permaculture since 1995. While this panel discussion is scheduled to end at 8:15, the room will remain open and discussion can continue as long as audience and panelists like, until 10 p.m.

 

Cari Ray and the Loaners and Wills need no introduction to Brown County residents. The band will close out the evening with music, dancing and a few good stories in the Allison Room of the Abe Martin Lodge from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

 

Also on Friday, Sweetea's Tea Shop, in Coachlight Square at 225 S. Van Buren St., will offer herbal teas and an informal discussion shortly after 3 p.m. with Trina Bardsley, owner of Niyama Herbal Arts, on the art of relaxing with tea. 

 

For information about the entire Warm Up From Within event and a link to tickets, see www.browncounty.com/wufw

 

Participants coming in for the day (as opposed to people staying in the lodge) will have free admission to the park for these events. Guests of the lodge will pay the regular park admission fee.

Obituaries
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Carol Ann Spencer-Thomas, 73, Brown County
  Wife of Charles R. Thomas of Brown County

Robert 'Bob' F. Melton, 80, Brown County
  Husband of Annabelle Melton of Brown County

The Rev. John S. Honeay, 89, Greenwood
  Member of Unity Baptist Church and father of Barbara Ranard (Harvey) of Brown County

  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould