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April 2021

Karen’s Favorite Things

April 1 - June 13
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Located in our Center Building’s Heritage Gallery, will be a unique look at many of the wonderful and curious items from the Minnetrista Heritage Collection. The exhibit was curated by Karen Vincent, who will celebrate her retirement in 2021 after more than 3 decades of service across the institution.

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Bob Ross at Home – Artist, Teacher, Friend

April 1 - August 15
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Join us to view and enjoy many Bob Ross original paintings never before seen on public view. Bringing together paintings from private individuals, artwork from Minnetrista’s own museum collection, and photographs of Bob Ross, this exhibit will be a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss!

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Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures

April 1 - May 9
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

The world is full of stories about brave heroes, magical events, and fantastic beings. Tales of mythic creatures have been with us for thousands of years, sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils. Together, mythic creatures give shape to humankind’s greatest hopes and fears, and most passionate dreams. Minnetrista is thrilled to be hosting Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The world of Mythic Creatures, an exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History. Dive to the depths with sea monsters,…

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Annual Plant Fundraiser Sale – Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

April 19 - April 24
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Get a start on your spring planting! Succulents, Hanging baskets, Ferns, Orchids, native perennials, Herbs and more. All sales and donations help keep our programs free throughout the year. Online Sale - April 19- 23 In-person sale - April 24 More info to come...

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Ball State Symphony Band Concert

April 23 @ 6:00 pm
Sursa Hall at Ball State University, 1809 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Symphony Band performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire under the direction of Caroline Hand. This concert will be livestreamed and a determination of if in-person attendance is possible will be made closer to the event. School of Music 765-285-5842

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Ball State Wind Ensemble Concert

April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Sursa Hall at Ball State University, 1809 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Wind Ensemble is Ball State's premier concert band and performs exciting and challenging music under the direction of Thomas Caneva. This concert will be livestreamed and a determination of if in-person attendance is possible will be made closer to the event. School of Music 765-285-5842

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Cuplets – temporarily on Facebook

April 25 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2021

This free monthly event for live poetry reading normally takes place at The Cup. Due to the current pandemic, it is now online on Facebook every 4th Sunday at 6pm. This will remain on Facebook until further notice. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR YOUR POETRY! Cuplets is not curated, everyone is welcome to read. I know y’all are nice and will match the length of your reading to the attendance level so everyone has a chance to read. Read new…

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

April 30 - May 1
Muncie Civic Mainstage Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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Muncie Civic Youth Education Program presents James and the Giant Peach Jr. on the Mainstage April 30 & May 1 Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.  Must call Box Office to reserve seats due to social distancing. Seating limited. Friday April 30th @ 7:30: Grape Cast Saturday May 1st @ 4:30: Strawberry Cast Saturday May 1st @ 6:30: Blueberry Cast Youth Season Sponsor: Prime Trust Federal Credit Union Book by Timothy Allen McDonald Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek &…

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101 DALMATIANS

April 30 - May 1
Muncie Civic Mainstage Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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Muncie Civic Youth Education Prelude Program presents 101 Dalmatians Kids on the Mainstage April 30 & May 1 Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.  Must call Box Office to reserve seats due to social distancing. Seating limited. Friday April 30th @ 6:30: Great Dane Cast Saturday May 1st @ 3:30: Rottweiler Cast Saturday May 1st @ 6:30: Beagle Cast Music and Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Dan Root, Martin Lee Fuller Book Adapted and…

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May 2021

Leonardo’s Lab

May 1 - August 1
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

This exciting exhibition offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original ‘Renaissance Man.’ Explore the fascinating facets of his work across multiple disciplines in very hands-on ways as you build, sketch, test, and design via activities tied to his era and ideas. Children and adults alike will find the brain challenges, opportunities to express their creativity, and intriguing ideas appealing. Developed by Carnegie Science Center and produced in partnership with…

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Girl Scouts Glass Workshop – Mosaic Sun-catcher

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $30; member discounts apply Registration deadline: April 28 Register here Calling all Girl Scouts! In this special workshop Scouts will enjoy learning about the glass making process and will have the opportunity to create a mosaic sun-catcher of their own! This workshop is available only for those enrolled in Girl Scouts. All tools, supplies, and safety gear will be provided. This workshop welcomes both beginners and intermediate level glass workers.

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Glass Workshop: Glass Pendants – SOLD OUT

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $55; member discounts apply Registration deadline: April 27 Register here Enjoy a time of creativity in this glass torchwork workshop. Learn new skills and create your very own glass pendant to be enjoyed for years to come! All tools, supplies, and safety gear will be provided. This workshop welcomes both beginners and intermediate level glass workers. Glass Workshops are 13 & up unless otherwise noted.

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Glass Torchwork Open Hours

May 5
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $20; member discounts apply Registration deadline: May 4 Register here: 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. Minnetrista is excited to offer glass working space and materials to those glassworkers in the community who have already attended a flameworking workshop with us in the past. As you seek to continue honing your glass working skills, Minnetrista will provide an open environment where you can experiment creatively and learn adventurously. During these sessions, attendees may continue practicing projects and techniques previously…

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First Thursdays – DWNTWN Muncie

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 6, 2021

Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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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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National Public Gardens Week

May 7 - May 16
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Join us for a week full of gardening fun! National Public Gardens Week is a great time for seasoned gardeners and those who love the outdoors, while also serving as a great introduction for those new to gardening, hoping to advance their knowledge.

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Jarring Our Memories

May 8 - August 1
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Pop The Lid Off Your History! For over 140 years, thousands of Ball Corporation workers created memories on the job. Come hear their stories and experience how oral histories preserve our past for the future. Developed by the team at Minnetrista, this original exhibit features objects, images, and oral histories from the Heritage Collection.

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop – SOLD OUT

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $70; member discounts apply Registration deadline: May 12 Paint with a Certified Ross Instructor on the site where Bob painted for years. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to get creative and learn to paint like Bob. Just bring yourself and we will provide everything you need to have a great time. Just like Bob said, “Let’s get crazy!” All supplies are included. Bob Ross Painting Workshops are 14 & up unless otherwise noted.

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Art in Bloom Public Exhibition

May 15 - May 16
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by regional designers. The floral arrangements will be on view for the public on May 15 and 16 with extended museum hours. As always, DOMA has no admission fee and is open to the community! Visitors to this special exhibition can vote for their favorite floral arrangement! This People's Choice Award will be announced on Facebook on May…

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop – SOLD OUT

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Cost: $110; member discounts apply Registration deadline: May 12 Register here Paint with a Certified Ross Instructor on the site where Bob painted for years. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to get creative and learn to paint like Bob. Just bring yourself and we will provide everything you need to have a great time. Just like Bob said, “Let’s get crazy!” All supplies are included. Bob Ross Painting Workshops are 14 & up unless otherwise noted.

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Cuplets – temporarily on Facebook

May 23 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2021

This free monthly event for live poetry reading normally takes place at The Cup. Due to the current pandemic, it is now online on Facebook every 4th Sunday at 6pm. This will remain on Facebook until further notice. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR YOUR POETRY! Cuplets is not curated, everyone is welcome to read. I know y’all are nice and will match the length of your reading to the attendance level so everyone has a chance to read. Read new…

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