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  • 04-25-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 04-25-2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 04-25-2015, Wildflower foray slated at historic site

    BELMONT — Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24 to 26, T.C. Steele State Historic Site and other Brown County venues will host the 30th annual spring wildflower foray.

    Guides lead hikes, boat trips and programs exploring local natural areas. Foray veterans and newcomers share wisdom and challenge each other to find new species in bloom while gathering wildflower data.

    Since 1986, Brown County’s foray has grown from one to three days, doubled the number of hikes and programs, and expanded to new wildflower habitats.

    For more information, contact T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Rd., Nashville, IN 47448; phone 812-988-2785, or visit tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org.

  • 04-25-2015, 12:30 to 7 p.m. Indiana Wine Fair returns to Story Inn

    STORY — The 13th annual Indiana Wine Fair at Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South, will feature Indiana wines from 30 or more wineries.

    From 12:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 1-ounce pours of cabernets, merlots and malbecs will be served. Wines also will be sold by the glass or by the bottle for carry-out. The inn will provide food and live music by The Indiana Boys and White Lightning Boys.

    Visitors must be 21 or older to enter festival premises. No coolers are allowed. Admission costs $30 per person or $10 per designated driver.

    For more information, call the inn at 812-988-2273 or visit indianawinefair.com.

  • 04-25-2015, 2 p.m. Chamber of Commerce to host ribbon cutting for BC Community Foundation

    Brown County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Brown County Community Foundation at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 209 N. Van Buren St.

    All are welcome to the free event.

  • 04-25-2015, 3 to 5 p.m. Art classes set for fourth Saturdays at winery

    Beginning April 25, Art Alliance Brown County will launch a monthly series of informal art classes, Partake Brown County, from 3 to 5 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Chateau Thomas Winery, 225 S. Van Buren St. in Coachlight Square.

    Local artist Anabel Hopkins will teach the inaugural class, Fun With Abstract. The class is to help the painter loosen up and learn how abstract painting follows many rules of traditional painting.

    Partake classes are applicable to all levels of art experience and will be taught by different Brown County artists each month, with a variety of media, from painting with watercolor, acrylic and mixed media to drawing, jewelry, and glass mosaic.

    A $40 fee will include materials and supplies, beverage of choice and complimentary snacks.

    Visit artalliancebrowncounty.org and click on Partake Brown County for class specifics or to register.

  • 04-25-2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Women invited for free day of pampering

    BEAN BLOSSOM — Hope for Hearts Farm Inc., 1005 State Road 45, 1 mile west of 135/Bean Blossom, will host its third annual Women’s Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    Participants can enjoy a day of free pampering including massages, manicures, facial waxing, haircuts and styles, plus shopping with vendors. Farm tours will allow visitors to meet the horses and see a demonstration. Spirit 95.1 FM will do a live broadcast.

    For more information, call 317-496-0189 or visit hopeforheartsfarm.org.

  • 04-25-2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grand opening of gun, sporting goods store slated

    A grand opening for Buck Shot Sporting Goods, 175 S. Jefferson St., will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    Buck Shot Sporting Goods specializes in firearms, ammunition, accessories, personal defense items, holsters and targets.

    The Nashville store, locally owned and operated, is the third family-friendly, Indiana-based store opened. Other stores, located in New Castle and Winchester, opened in 2013 and 2011 respectively.

    Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    For more information, call the store at 812-720-7070.

  • 04-25-2015, 1 to 5 p.m. Youth art show award presentation

    From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, the Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., will host a reception and awards presentation for young Indiana artists.

    The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served. Awards will be presented by artist Wyatt LeGrand.

    For more information, call 812-988-6185 or visit browncountyartguild.com.

  • 04-25-2015, 9 a.m. until all sold Plant sale planned at state park

    Friends of Brown County State Park will host a plant sale of native wild flowers and non-invasive perennials from 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the park's new shelter house by the Nature Center.

    Receive a free native tree or shrub seedling with every purchase.

    For more information, call 812-988-5240 or visit friendsbcsp.org.

  • 04-25-2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craft fair to support Brown County 4-H

    A Brown County Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Handcrafted items and food will be sold at more than 50 booths. All proceeds benefit Brown County 4-H.

    If interested in a booth, call the Brown County Purdue Extension office at 812-988-5495.

  • 04-25-2015, 10 a.m. Johnson County REMC annual meeting

    Johnson County REMC annual meeting — 10 a.m., Franklin Community High School, 2600 Cumberland Dr., Franklin. Agenda includes reports by officers, directors and committees; election of nominated directors from districts 2, 3 and 7; and other business.

  • 04-25-2015, 9 a.m. to noon Annual library plant sale

    The Brown County Public Library's annual plant sale will be conducted at the lower level of the library, 205 N. Locust Lane, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25.

    A variety of native and perennial plants and ferns will be available for purchase.

    The sale is sponsored by Friends of the Brown County Public Library in partnership with the Brown County Native Woodlands Project. Proceeds support library gardens, Friends of the Library and the ravine invasive species removal project.

    For more information, visit browncounty.lib.in.us/friends-of-the-library/.

  • 04-25-2015, 9 a.m. to midnight Morel Mushroom Festival at music park

    Mushroom Festival — Morel Festival with classes, cooking demonstrations, vendors, contests, guided hunts and live music, Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom, 9 a.m. to midnight. Information: morelfestival.com or 800-414-4677.

  • 04-26-2015, 2 p.m. County history center dedication slated

    The dedication and grand opening of the newly constructed Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

    The free event will include an award presentation, ribbon cutting, live music by Jeff Foster and Carolyn Dutton, tours, treats in the Grand Hall and surprises.

    Unveiling of a leaded-glass quilt with donor names will be at 3 p.m.

    For more information, call the History Center at 812-988-2899.

  • 04-26-2015, Wildflower foray slated at historic site

    BELMONT — Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24 to 26, T.C. Steele State Historic Site and other Brown County venues will host the 30th annual spring wildflower foray.

    Guides lead hikes, boat trips and programs exploring local natural areas. Foray veterans and newcomers share wisdom and challenge each other to find new species in bloom while gathering wildflower data.

    Since 1986, Brown County’s foray has grown from one to three days, doubled the number of hikes and programs, and expanded to new wildflower habitats.

    For more information, contact T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Rd., Nashville, IN 47448; phone 812-988-2785, or visit tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org.

  • 04-26-2015, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. 'McFarland, USA' at the Playhouse

    "McFarland, USA" — Movie, rated PG, 129 minutes, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., $5 per adult, $4 per child/student. Concessions, local beer and wine for sale. Information: 988-6555 or browncountyplayhouse.org.

  • 04-26-2015, 10 a.m. Morel Festival gospel service at music park

    Mushroom Festival — Morel Festival gospel service, Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom, 10 a.m. Information: morelfestival.com or 800-414-4677.

  • 04-26-2015, 9 a.m. Southern gospel quartet at Gnaw Bone church

    GNAW BONE — The Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, will feature singing by southern gospel quartet Redeemed from Lawrenceburg at the 9 a.m. Sunday morning service. Information: 812-988-1288.

  • 04-26-2015, Noon to 2 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, noon to 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • 04-27-2015, 11 a.m. BC Alcoholic Beverage Board

    Brown County Alcoholic Beverage Board — 11 a.m., County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Agenda includes hearings for alcoholic beverage permits by the following: Circle K, 2356 State Road 46 East, beer and wine dealer, grocery store renewal; Abe Martin Lodge, 1450 State Road 46 West, beer, wine and liquor, hotel renewal; Story Inn, 6406 State Road 135 South, beer, wine and liquor, restaurant renewal; and Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East, beer, wine and liquor, restaurant renewal.

  • 04-28-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 04-28-2015, 8:30 a.m. BC Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors — 8:30 a.m., Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance).

  • 04-28-2015, 6 p.m. BC Area Plan Commission

    Brown County Area Plan Commission — 6 p.m.,  second-floor Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Agenda includes consideration of amendment to Brown County Zoning Ordinance to expand the civil penalty for a violation of the ordinance of not more than $10,000 for each violation, per day; petitions requesting secondary approval for a three-lot major subdivision, Walls Acres, 7768 Becks Grove Road by Alan and Carol Hatton and Robert and Nettie Walls; follow-up on Bay Property by Charlene Marsh; follow-up on Yellowwood project by Paul Navarro; and other business.

  • 04-28-2015, 8 p.m. Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area

    NEW BELLSVILLE — Working The Big Book, a 12-step open meeting, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the basement Fellowship Hall area at Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, at Bellsville Pike.

    The recovery program is open for alcoholics, narcotics users, compulsive over-eaters, and any others with addictions or addictive behaviors looking for anonymous group support in the community.

    All 12-Step members and sponsors are welcome.

  • 04-29-2015, 6 p.m. BC Board of Zoning Appeals

    Brown County Board of Zoning Appeals — 6 p.m., Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Agenda includes request for special exception for tourist home, 3405 State Road 45, by Jenny Austin; and other business.

  • 04-29-2015, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live guitar music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover, Wednesdays. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com.

  • 04-29-2015, 6 p.m. Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board

    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board — 6 p.m., Benton Township Senior Center, 7606 State Road 45, Unionville

  • 04-29-2015, 4 p.m. BC Sheriff's Merit Board

    Brown County Sheriff’s Merit Board — 4 p.m., Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East.

  • 04-30-2015, 4 to 6 p.m. Go Club at the library

    Learn to play the ancient strategy game of Go.

    The Brown County Go Club meets weekly from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in lower-level meeting room A of Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The free program is for ages 12 and older.

    Information: Dana at 812-988-1600.

  • 04-30-2015, 7 to 9 p.m. WRAPS

    Writers, Readers and Poets Society — 7 to 9 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. (first, third & fifth Thursdays)

  • 04-30-2015, 6:30 p.m. Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church

    Gospel music jam & sing — Sing, play, or listen. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone, 6:30 p.m. Information: 812-988-1288.

  • 05-01-2015, 5 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North., Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 05-01-2015, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds

    Antique tractor, engine show — Hosted by Brown County Antique Machinery Association, features mowers, tractors, equipment; over 100 antique tractors, farm machines, lawn and garden tractors; crafts, flea market and food, Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: Bcama.net/annual-show or call Jim at 812-322-9036.

  • 05-01-2015, 7 p.m. 'Back to the Future' at the Playhouse

    "Back to the Future" — 1985 award-winning movie, rated PG, 116 minutes, with costume contest and prizes, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., 7 p.m., donation of one canned-food item for the local food pantry plus $5 per adult, $4 per child/student. Replica of courthouse clock from the movie available for photos. Kick-off event for the Spring Blossom Festival sponsored by the Brown County Democrat. Concessions, local beer and wine for sale. Information: 988-6555 or browncountyplayhouse.org.

  • 05-02-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 05-02-2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 05-02-2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morel Mushroom sale & festival at state park Nature Center

    Mushroom sale/festival — Morel sale sponsored by Friends of Brown County State Park, smallest/largest morel contests, cooking demonstration, arts/crafts fair, interpretive program on morel mushrooms and live music by Jack Morel and the Spores, Brown County State Park Nature Center, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., park entrance fee. Information: 812-988-5240 or friendsbcsp.org/morel-mushroom-festival.

  • 05-02-2015, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds

    Antique tractor, engine show — Hosted by Brown County Antique Machinery Association, features mowers, tractors, equipment; over 100 antique tractors, farm machines, lawn and garden tractors; crafts, flea market, food, children’s events and an auction at 2 p.m. Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Bcama.net/annual-show or call Jim at 812-322-9036.

  • 05-02-2015, 6 to 10 p.m. Spring Blossom Festival dance planned

    From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the Season's Lodge Conference Center will host an open "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance, similar to classic 1985 movie's, "Back to the Future" themed dance. Dancers can enjoy music of the 1950s, 1980s and beyond. Attendees can come in costume, from 1950s, 1980s and beyond, as well as in cowboy/old west outfits, or as any characters from the "Back to the Future" movie. Along with various contests with prizes, radio station 106.1 The River will be on hand for a live remote broadcast. A canned-food donation is requested for local food banks along with admission of $5.

    For more information, call Brown County Democrat event-sponsor, Larry Hanson at 317-418-7771 or email him at lhanson@bcdemocrat.com.

  • 05-02-2015, 11 a.m. Spring Blossom Parade and food drive downtown

    The Brown County Lions Club will host the 52nd annual Spring Blossom Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2. This year’s theme is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." Habitat for Humanity and Mother’s Cupboard will be grand marshals.

    A canned food drive is planned for Saturday in conjunction with the parade. The Salvation Army of Brown County will have designated collection points to collect canned goods and non-perishable food donations that will be evenly distributed to three local food pantries: The Salvation Army Food Pantry, Mother’s Cupboard, and St. Vincent de Paul. Volunteers will receive collections at parade sites, the high school parking lot, and the lot behind Hoosier Buddy. A moving collection vehicle will also accept canned goods as the Salvation Army float passes by. Participants involved in the parade as well as all parade spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned-food item. All donated foods will be taken to The Salvation Army Church on South Jefferson Street, where it will be sorted and evenly divided for the three local food pantries.

  • 05-03-2015, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Read to a dog at the library

    Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, will host SIT, STAY, READ! from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in a lower-level meeting room.

    Children drop in, pick a book and read to Mocha or Daisy June, two certified therapy dogs.

    No registration is required for the partnership program with the Humane Society, underwritten by Friends of the Library.

    For more information, call the library at 812-988-2850.

  • 05-03-2015, Noon to 2 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, noon to 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • 05-03-2015, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the Playhouse

    "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" — Movie, rated PG, 122 minutes, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., $5 per adult, $4 per child/student. Concessions, local beer and wine for sale. Information: 988-6555 or browncountyplayhouse.org.

  • 05-03-2015, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds

    Antique tractor, engine show — Hosted by Brown County Antique Machinery Association, features mowers, tractors and equipment; over 100 antique tractors, farm machines, lawn and garden tractors; crafts, church service at 9 a.m., parade at 10:45 a.m., food and children’s events, Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information: Bcama.net/annual-show or call Jim at 812-322-9036.

  • 05-05-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 05-05-2015, 8 p.m. Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area

    NEW BELLSVILLE — Working The Big Book, a 12-step open meeting, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the basement Fellowship Hall area at Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, at Bellsville Pike.

    The recovery program is open for alcoholics, narcotics users, compulsive over-eaters, and any others with addictions or addictive behaviors looking for anonymous group support in the community.

    All 12-Step members and sponsors are welcome.

  • 05-06-2015, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live guitar music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover, Wednesdays. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com.

  • 05-07-2015, 7 to 9 p.m. WRAPS

    Writers, Readers and Poets Society — 7 to 9 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. (first, third & fifth Thursdays)

  • 05-07-2015, 6:30 p.m. Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church

    Gospel music jam & sing — Sing, play, or listen. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone, 6:30 p.m. Information: 812-988-1288.

  • 05-07-2015, 7 to 9 p.m. BC photography club

    Founded in 2012 by local photographer Bruce Behan, Brown County Photography Club offers photographers of all skill levels opportunities to improve photographic techniques, to learn about equipment, to exhibit and sell photographs, to post photos and share comments on the club Facebook page, to meet and socialize with other photographers and to go on photography field trips.

    Meetings are open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in lower-level room C of the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

    A short business discussion is followed by a technical presentation and time for sharing members' photographs for comments and suggestions. There is also opportunity for one-on-one help. Club photo shoots are scheduled each month.

    For more information, visit the club's Facebook page at facebook.com/BrownCountyPhotographyClub or contact club president, Tony Cecere, at 317-878-9513 or tony_cecere@embarqmail.com.

  • 05-08-2015, 6 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 State Road 135 North., Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 05-09-2015, 8 to 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at Sprunica church

    Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road, will serve a free community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The menu includes biscuits and gravy, rolls, eggs and more.

    The church serves the free breakfast the second Saturday of each month.

  • 05-09-2015, 9 to 11 a.m. Open house conducted at New Song

    VAN BUREN TWP. — New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, will host open houses from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 and June 13.

    Each event includes coffee and doughnuts, a ministry update and campus tour at 10 a.m., plus the introduction of house parents, the coordinating teacher, board members and other staff of the nonprofit Christian children's home.

    For directions, visit newsongmission.org/directions. Call 812-372-1004 for more information.

  • 05-11-2015, 2 p.m. BC Election Board

    Brown County Election Board — 2 p.m., second-floor Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Agenda includes campaign finance reports; election budget for 2016; vendor for '16 elections; and other business.

  • 05-13-2015, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live guitar music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover, Wednesdays. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com.

  • 05-14-2015, 8 a.m. Local Coordinating Council

    Brown County Local Coordinating Council — 8 a.m., Communtiy Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane. (2nd Thursday of the month)

  • 05-16-2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 05-16-2015, 6 p.m. Rock & mineral club

    The Brown County Rock & Mineral Club meets at the Brown County/Purdue Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds at 6 p.m. the third Saturday of each month.

    For more information, call Don Crum at 812-345-6791.

  • 05-16-2015, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic site hosts outdoor art contest

    BELMONT — From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 TC Steele Road, off 46 West, will host an outdoor art contest, Festival of Flowers PaintOut.

    T.C. Steele, known as the “dean” of the Brown County Artists Colony, was one of the first Impressionist painters to settle in Brown County at the beginning of the 20th century. Plein air painters and artists from all over the Midwest visit each year to paint the House of the Singing Winds, Steele’s hilltop home; Steele’s large studio; and Selma Steele’s gardens.

    Pre-registered artists will create artwork outdoors while visitors can observe the process. All work submitted for judging must be created the day of the contest. Adult categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and drawing. Youth categories are — child, 12 and younger; and teen - 13 to 18 — in all media.

    Lunch will be available for purchase from Bloomingfoods, with an outdoor concert by Mel Chance and the Noteables beginning at 1 p.m.

    Public parking is available for $2.

    Artist registration during April costs $10 per adult, $9 per member of Friends of TCSteele, $5 per child, $4 per member child. May registration costs $15 per adult, $14 per member, $10 per child, $9 per member child.

    For more information, visit tcsteele.org programs page, call 812-988-2785 or email tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org.

  • 06-20-2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center

    From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Brown County State Park Nature Center, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance), will host activities in observance of Pollinator Awareness Day.

    Activities are scheduled as follows:

    From 9 a.m. to noon:

    • Learn about honeybee behavior and ecology from bee keeper, Stephen Grubbs, at honeybee hives;
    • Observe hummingbirds at feeders and learn about their role in pollination with Rosemary Sauer from Sassafras Audubon Society;
    • Visit the "bee bungalow" insect hotel and learn how to provide a nesting place for native bees at home;
    • Learn about the importance of native plants from a Brown County Native Woodlands Project station.

    From 1 to 3 p.m.: Make a mason bee house to take home; and visit the honey-tasting station.

    The Nature Center will host 55-minute talks as follows:

    • 9 a.m., Don Glass — The Queen and Her Court: The Life of the Honeybee;
    • 11 a.m., Sandy Belth — The Monarch Butterfly, Long Distance Migrant; 
    • 2 p.m., Leslie Bishop — The Buzz on Native Bees

    Guided 55-minute walks include:

    • 9 a.m. — Wildflower walk with David Mow from Ogle Lake parking lot;
    • 10 a.m. — Flowers and bees with Leslie Bishop from the Nature Center deck;
    • 1 p.m. — Search for butterflies with Jeff Belth (author of Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide) from the Nature Center deck;
    • 3 p.m. — Wildflower walk with Don Glass from the Nature Center deck.

    A park entrance fee applies.

    For more information, call the Nature Center at 812-988-5240.

  • April 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • April 25
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Indiana Wine Fair returns to Story Inn
    12:30 to 7 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • April 25
    Chamber of Commerce to host ribbon cutting for BC Community Foundation
    2 p.m. BC Community Foundation, 209 N. Van Buren St
  • April 25
    Art classes set for fourth Saturdays at winery
    3 to 5 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Women invited for free day of pampering
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope for Hearts Farm, 1005 State Road 45, 1 mile west of 135/Bean Blossom
  • April 25
    Grand opening of gun, sporting goods store slated
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buck Shot Sporting Goods, 175 S. Jefferson St.
  • April 25
    Youth art show award presentation
    1 to 5 p.m. BC Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Plant sale planned at state park
    9 a.m. until all sold Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • April 25
    Craft fair to support Brown County 4-H
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. fairgrounds
  • April 25
    Johnson County REMC annual meeting
    10 a.m. Franklin Community High School, 2600 Cumberland Dr.
  • April 25
    Annual library plant sale
    9 a.m. to noon Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 25
    Morel Mushroom Festival at music park
    9 a.m. to midnight Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    'McFarland, USA' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 26
    Morel Festival gospel service at music park
    10 a.m. Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 26
    Southern gospel quartet at Gnaw Bone church
    9 a.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • April 26
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • April 27
    BC Alcoholic Beverage Board
    11 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • April 28
    BC Convention & Visitors Bureau
    8:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • April 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • April 29
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • April 29
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7606 State Road 45, Unionville
  • April 29
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • April 30
    Go Club at the library
    4 to 6 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 1
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 1
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 1
    'Back to the Future' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 2
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Morel Mushroom sale & festival at state park Nature Center
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • May 2
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Festival dance planned
    6 to 10 p.m. The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Parade and food drive downtown
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • May 3
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 3
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 3
    'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 3
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 6
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 7
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 7
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 8
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 9
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • May 9
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • May 11
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 13
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 14
    Local Coordinating Council
    8 a.m. Comm. Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane,
  • May 16
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • May 16
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 16
    Historic site hosts outdoor art contest
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m. TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • 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)