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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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April 2019

BSU Student Spring Art Show “Inspired by Orchids”

April 4 - April 30
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

‘Inspired by Orchids’ is the newest exhibition opening at Ball State University’s Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Featured works have been inspired by the tropical environment of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. April 4 - 30, Rinard Orchid Greenhouse visitors can discover a selection of works of Ball State Art students and local artists whose works have been inspired by the variety of shapes, colors, and textures in the greenhouse. ‘Inspired by Orchids’ is a compilation of works created…

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Farmers Market at Minnetrista

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
FREE

Discover a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, jams, and more this winter when come to the indoor season of Farmers Market at Minnetrista! Don’t forget to visit The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista during your next visit.

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Glass Easter Egg Hunt

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$20

Things are getting egg-citing at Minnetrista, and you’re invited to a Glass Easter Egg Hunt in Oakhurst Gardens. Grab your family and get ready to search the garden for your own piece of glass art to take home and be sure to look for a special visit from the candy-giving Easter Bunny. Don’t want to search the gardens? Come inside for the Annual Spring Glass Sale in partnership with Ball State University Glass Alliance.

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Minnetrista Theatre Preserves Presents: Habitat-tat-tat

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$5

King Gerg’s kingdom is in shambles. In an effort to do something about it, he has sent out three servants to seek stories of true greatness. Today is the day of their return and the day of King Gerg’s retirement. Will the servant’s stories save the kingdom? Will King Gerg do something truly great before he retires? And who will be the next king?

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

April 23 @ 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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This one-hour DVD program, produced by the Liberty Fund, Inc., will discuss Adam Smith’s first work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Smith is commonly regarded as the first modern economist and he wrote in a wide range of disciplines: moral philosophy, jurisprudence, rhetoric and literature, and the history of science. His views on modern economic thought still inspires economists today. The first edition copy of The Theory of Moral Sentiments is also on display at the Center. Facilitator: Mrs.…

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The Odyssey of Homer

April 24 @ 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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Glass Workshop: Bead Making

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$55

Registration deadline: April 23 Learn a new skill in a fun and safe environment as you create unique glass beads in a guided open flame class! Gain access to a wide variety of glass colors and textures, tools, kilns, torches, and safety gear.

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Take Flight! Wildlife Education with Mark Booth

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Take Flight! Wildlife Education provides traveling educational programs about wildlife and ecology. Through the use of live animals, natural artifacts, and theatrical techniques, Take Flight! brings the importance of understanding the natural world to life. Presented by the Robert Cooper Audubon Society and the BSU student chapter of the Wildlife Society, Minnetrista is proud to host Take Flight! Join presenter Mark Booth as he orchestrates a live raptor presentation. See these magnificent predators up close and hear amazing stories of…

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Lost Towns of Delaware County

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Nearly 100 distinct settlements existed in what we now call Delaware County. Since the end of the American Revolution, Native Americans, pioneer farmers, industrialists and factory workers settled across the county in hamlets, villages and towns of all sizes. Some of these communities survived the ebb and flow of history to prosper, while others disappeared, becoming lost in the collective memory. Today, many residents would only recognize the city of Muncie and the towns of Albany, Daleville, Eaton, Gaston, Selma,…

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Glass Torchwork Open Hours

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
$20

Minnetrista is excited to offer glassworking 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 glassworking 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 learned in guided workshop classes.

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Black Holes, Wormholes, and the Movies – Planetarium Show

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?

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Barrier-Free Theatre: The Spirit of the Giving Tree

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 2:30pm

Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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This original story captures a lost girl in search of something, a passionate artist, and the ever-changing seasons of life. Journey through the seasons in our original play, The Spirit of the Giving Tree. Barrier-Free Theatre is a 7-month drama therapy process engaging ensemble members in activities such as improvisation, creative dramatics, theatre games, role-play, and character development to enhance social-emotional growth. The program culminates with an original play developed by the participants and creative team!...

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Black Holes, Wormholes, and the Movies – Planetarium Show

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?

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Horticulture Volunteer Day

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map
FREE

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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Greenhouse Plant Sale

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, Riverside Avenue West of the Cooper Science Bldg.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Get a start on your spring planting! Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Plant Sale. Succulents, Hanging Ferns, Orchids, Perennials, Herbs and more. Orchid re-potting demonstrations at 10:00. and 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Special Pre-Sale for Friends, April 26th from 6-7 p.m. at the Greenhouse. Interested in becoming a Friend? Contact Cheryl LeBlanc at 765-285-8839 Want to donate plants for the sale? Bring donations to the greenhouse no later than April 22nd.…

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Demonstrations and Discussion with Artist Alfredo Marin-Carle

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company, 224 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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FREE

Throughout the afternoon, the Alfredo Marin-Carle will discuss and demonstrate his art and answer questions. This event will be the closing reception of an exhibition of his new paintings currently on view in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Marin-Carle is Associate Professor Emeritus at Ball State University and resides in Indianapolis. His new paintings explore a lifetime fascination with eastern philosophies and the understanding of every living being as an expression…

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Barrier-Free Theatre: The Spirit of the Giving Tree

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 2:30pm

Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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This original story captures a lost girl in search of something, a passionate artist, and the ever-changing seasons of life. Journey through the seasons in our original play, The Spirit of the Giving Tree. Barrier-Free Theatre is a 7-month drama therapy process engaging ensemble members in activities such as improvisation, creative dramatics, theatre games, role-play, and character development to enhance social-emotional growth. The program culminates with an original play developed by the participants and creative team!...

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Barrier-Free Theatre: The Spirit of the Giving Tree

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 27, 2019 at 2:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 2:30pm

Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
+ Google Map

This original story captures a lost girl in search of something, a passionate artist, and the ever-changing seasons of life. Journey through the seasons in our original play, The Spirit of the Giving Tree. Barrier-Free Theatre is a 7-month drama therapy process engaging ensemble members in activities such as improvisation, creative dramatics, theatre games, role-play, and character development to enhance social-emotional growth. The program culminates with an original play developed by the participants and creative team!...

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Cuplets Poetry at The Cup

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2019

The Cup, 1606 W University Ave
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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FREE
Cuplets

This free monthly event for live poetry reading at The Cup will pair flow with joe, rhythm and brews, beats and beans, and result in many a steamed stanza. I’ll be your Host and I have only one rule for Cuplets: Buy something from The Cup, each and every one of you, no exceptions.  They’ve got espresso, coffee, chai, tea, soda, juice, and yummy food too, from bagels to sandwiches and more. That’s right, support your scene with a few bucks…

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