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October 2020

Mission Aerospace

October 10, 2020 - February 14, 2021
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Public Admission: October 10–February 14, 2021 October 2–February 14 (Member Preview: October 2–9) Explore this interactive maze to learn about the history of flight, navigation, and NASA’s vision for the future! Experiment with thrust, lift, control surfaces and gyroscopes. Build rockets and paper airplanes, then test them for distance and air-dexterity. Launch your imagination and urge for learning at this out of this world exhibit!

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Karen’s Favorite Things

October 10, 2020 - February 14, 2021
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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Nutcracker Dance Camp

October 18 - December 20
Muncie Mall United States + Google Map

The Muncie Mall and Muncie Ballet Studio invite you to join a Nutcracker Dance Camp at the Muncie Mall. Class meets October 18 - December 6th and ends with a performance in The Children's Nutcracker. The class fee is $8 weekly or one-time tuition of $60. The class includes a tutu for girls, a t-shirt for boys which will be worn in the free community performance Your dancer will join Muncie Ballet and Ballerina Academy dancers on December 12 and…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins, a 360 degree virtual experience

October 18 - October 31

Missing the Brown Planetarium? Love our Halloween program? This year, you can watch it on YouTube 360 as if you were inside our planetarium at Ball State. Just click the link below and enjoy! https://youtu.be/KYdpBc5h51A Learn the history of Halloween and see how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this 360 degree experience from Ball State University, the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts, and the Brown Planetarium. The program highlights an original script by Dayna Thompson…

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She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms – Online

October 29 - November 1

Written by Qui Nguyen Directed by Karen Kessler Virtual She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding…

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 20, 2020

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live

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Final Friday – Online!

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join emcees Renae Mayes and Erin Williams for a virtual PechaKucha experience inspired by the David Owsley Museum of Art’s Final Fridays. Hear the same inspiring talks – this time on Facebook Live. Stay for music and video collages by DJ Jannell inspired by the "20/20" exhibition and the theme of Resist & Persist, and celebrate art and community!

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The Bob Ross Experience – at Minnetrista – GRAND OPENING

October 31
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

  Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with his soft-spoken voice and a pallet knife. With its global reach, it’s hard to imagine that much of the beloved series, “The Joy of Painting,” was filmed in an unassuming television studio in Muncie, Indiana. From 1983 to 1988 Bob painted for the iconic series at WIPB-TV in the historic Lucius L. Ball home – now part of Minnetrista’s museum campus. Bob’s message of fearless creativity and his ability to reinterpret perceived…

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Bob Ross at Home – Artist, Teacher, Friend

October 31, 2020 - August 15, 2021
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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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

October 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Cost: $70; member discounts apply 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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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Glass Pumpkin & Ornament Sale

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Come to The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista to purchase a unique seasonal glass pumpkin or ornament from Ball State’s Glass Guild! Only credit and debit cards will be accepted in order to limit contact.

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Glass Alliance at Ball State University Holiday Glass Art Sale

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Due to Covid-19 , The Glass Alliance at Ball State University will be hosting their annual Holiday sale at the Minnetrista Farmers Market. The artisans of the guild will be featuring their glass art for you to purchase. Glass Pumpkins, ornaments , easter eggs and much much more will be available. Starting at 9am and continuing until we sell out! So please come early to help support your local artists and vendors.

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The Magic School Bus explores the Orchid Greenhouse!

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join us at the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse to learn about rainforest plants and animals with Ms. Frizzle herself, as she encourages guests to “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!” To accommodate social distancing guidelines, the greenhouse will limit capacity to six visitors per room. Masks will be required (Halloween masks and costumes are welcome, but are NOT a substitute for an appropriate face covering). Visitors of all ages are welcome to come to the greenhouse…

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $70; member discounts apply 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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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November 2020

Bob Ross Painting Workshop

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

Cost: $70; member discounts apply 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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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First Thursdays – DWNTWN Muncie

November 5 @ 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 April 1, 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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Constellation Crew -Charles W Brown Planetarium – FACEBOOK LIVE

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 20, 2020

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University - Join our crew of Ball State students Fridays at 6:30pm on Facebook Live and explore a constellation in your night sky. Find out how you can spot each constellation on a clear night and learn what’s lurking in the darkness between the stars. www.facebook.com/BrownPlanetarium/live

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Inspired by Orchids – BSU Art students Fall show

November 7 - November 28
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Inspired by Orchids. BSU Art students Fall show Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1211 Riverside Avenue Ball State University Muncie, IN  47306 (765) 285-8839 Website https://bsu.edu/orchids https://www.facebook.com/WOCSB and https://www.instagram.com/bsu_rogh/

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1st Annual Astronomy Slam – presented by Charles W Brown Planetarium

November 7 @ 6:30 pm

About 10 minutes a person – that is all the time Ball State students will get to share a piece of our universe with you on Facebook Live. During this virtual event, students will use amazing visuals to help them present in the most creative way they can while competing for the title of Astronomy Slam Champion! This year’s student presenters are Alec Neal, Belle Wines, Melanie Isenbarger, and Richard Gorby. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.…

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