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February 2019

Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale

February 23 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 12:00 am
Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Friends, families, and fellow artists alike are invited to experience the beautiful and awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists throughout Indiana in the Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Venture into a world of art, discover your own inner artist, and even purchase the work of these artists’ to liven up your home.

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March 2019

Spring Break Camp at Minnetrista: Amazing Plants & Animals

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 26, 2019

Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$60

Hey parents! It’s spring break in Indiana, and at Minnetrista, kids will explore how spring is celebrated all over the world during two days of outdoor fun. Come play, do some crafting, and join the adventure that will encourage the appreciation of beauty, creativity, and teamwork. For children in grades K–3. Campers will need to bring their own lunch every day. March 25–26; 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Cost: $60 per child; member discounts apply Registration deadline: March 22

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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Course meets six Tuesdays, March 5-April 9, 5-6:15 p.m. In today's information age, when supposedly accurate medical advice and diagnoses can be found online with the click of a computer mouse, medical myths are all around us. But much of this information isn't true, and using it to make decisions about your own health—whether it's how to treat the symptoms of the common cold or how to care for a child or aging relative—can be harmful. This DVD series, produced…

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Pints & Paints

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fickle Peach, 117 E. Charles St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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$25

Pints & Paints is a unique painting experience held at The Fickle Peach in Downtown Muncie. Attendees will enjoy two hours creating the featured painting at each workshop. This workshop is for ages 21 and up and includes one drink in the $25 registration fee. The next Pints & Paints will be on Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will feature a serene nighttime landscape painting.

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April 2019

The Many Iterations of Faust

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Faust is one of the most lasting legends in Western folklore and literature, one that has been reinterpreted throughout the ages and has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic and musical works. Presenter: Father Corey French, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Indianapolis The following book is on exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center: Faust: A Dramatic Poem, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1833, 1st edition No Charge - Reservations Required  

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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Course meets six Tuesdays, March 5-April 9, 5-6:15 p.m. In today's information age, when supposedly accurate medical advice and diagnoses can be found online with the click of a computer mouse, medical myths are all around us. But much of this information isn't true, and using it to make decisions about your own health—whether it's how to treat the symptoms of the common cold or how to care for a child or aging relative—can be harmful. This DVD series, produced…

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First Thursday – DWNTWN Muncie

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Downtown Muncie Muncie, IN 47305 United States + Google Map

Join us on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a gallery walk around DWNTWN Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft in various DWNTWN shops. Enjoy their company and purchase their unique creations. If you have an event you would like to have added to the monthly gallery guide, please send your info to: Dr. Natalie Phillips at nephillips@bsu.edu.

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Young Artist Exhibition Winners’ Gallery Opening

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Downtown
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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FREE

Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, April 4 for the gallery opening honoring the winners of the Young Artist Exhibition. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with April’s First Thursday events. Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, hosted the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 14 for school-age children in Delaware County. The show featured…

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Presentation by Best-selling Author Amy Stewart

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
FREE

Amy Stewart is the author of “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities.” This best-selling book has been transformed into a fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit that gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is being housed at Minnetrista until May 19. Come listen to Amy discuss her book and the exhibit on April 4. Amy’s book will be available for sale at the event.…

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Beginning Needlepoint

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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$30

The roots of needlepoint go back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, who used small slanted stitches to sew up their canvas tents. Archaeologist Howard Carter, who is known for discovering King Tut’s tomb, found some needlepoint in the cave of a pharaoh who had lived around 1500 BC. Today, needlepoint offers a wide range of possibilities for self-expression.  In this class, you’ll learn the techniques and stitches necessary to finish the project provided in class. A painted canvas and supplies are…

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Glass Workshop: Hot Shop Glass Easter Eggs

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$45

Registration deadline: April 3 Experience the heat and glow of the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State when you create Easter eggs this spring! Take advantage of an opportunity to make your own glass decorations for your home.

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Horticulture Volunteer Day

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Join the Minnetrista Horticulture team for a special volunteer day to help maintain and further our lively gardens! Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and grow in their knowledge of the garden cultivation alongside helpful professionals. Whether cleaning and preparing soil for future seeds or digging and planting, there’s always plenty of work to be done!

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The Book of the Dead

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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This DVD, produced by the History channel, will discuss one of the oldest documents in Western Civilization. The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of spells which enable the soul of the deceased to navigate the afterlife. It originated from concepts depicted in tomb paintings and inscriptions from as early as the Third Dynasty of Egypt (c. 2670 - 2613 BCE). By the 12th Dynasty (1991 - 1802 BCE) these spells, with accompanying illustrations, were written on papyrus and placed in tombs…

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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Course meets six Tuesdays, March 5-April 9, 5-6:15 p.m. In today's information age, when supposedly accurate medical advice and diagnoses can be found online with the click of a computer mouse, medical myths are all around us. But much of this information isn't true, and using it to make decisions about your own health—whether it's how to treat the symptoms of the common cold or how to care for a child or aging relative—can be harmful. This DVD series, produced…

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The Odyssey of Homer

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Course meets six Wednesdays, April 10-May 15, 10-11:15 a.m. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), King of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. This course offers an insightful examination of the most important episodes in the Odyssey. The lectures provide an easy-to-understand approach to a work that can often be intimidating to…

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Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Catalyst Restoration

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$15

Glass working has deep roots in East Central Indiana artisan culture. Join us for Hors d’oeuvres and tea as we discuss the extensive glass work that has gone into the restoration of our very own Catalyst Sculpture.

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Oakhurst Experience Grand Opening

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$5

After renovations, a reimagined experience is coming to Minnetrista! Oakhurst Experience tells the story of the George and Frances Ball family through the eyes of their daughter, Elisabeth, “Betty”. With an emphasis on literacy, canning, gardens, and family, visitors will explore the historical Ball family home full of interactive experiences. Join us at the Grand Opening on April 13 for music, food, and beverages. In keeping with the history of the home, there will be poetry readings and book giveaways…

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All About Pollinators

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

Bees, butterflies, moths and more. Why are these tiny creatures so important? Who does the work and how can we help? For families and children Learn about pollinators, how to predict which pollinator types visit different flowers, youth-friendly craft, story-corner and light refreshments. Located in Christy Woods, across from IUBMH Hospital Free and open to the public. Registration not required. Parking is available near Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. No permit required on Saturdays. For questions, contact…

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Oakhurst Experience Grand Opening

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$5

After renovations, a reimagined experience is coming to Minnetrista! The Oakhurst Experience tells the story of the George and Frances Ball family through the eyes of their daughter, Betty. With an emphasis on literacy, canning, gardens, and family, visitors will explore a historical home full of interactive experiences. The Grand Opening on April 13 will provide the community its first look into what is sure to be a gathering place for families for years to come. Admission is $5, member…

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The Odyssey of Homer

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Course meets six Wednesdays, April 10-May 15, 10-11:15 a.m. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), King of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. This course offers an insightful examination of the most important episodes in the Odyssey. The lectures provide an easy-to-understand approach to a work that can often be intimidating to…

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