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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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Horticulture Volunteer Day

April 1 - April 29
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

April 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 9–11 a.m. Join the Minnetrista Horticulture team for a special volunteer days every Tuesday and Thursday 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! If you are interested in volunteering, please…

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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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Midwestern Stories

April 23 - July 12
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

The Midwest is host to diverse people and experiences. Through a series of stories, this exhibit invites visitors to take a fresh look at a familiar space. Explore the complex landscape that is alternately celebrated as America’s Heartland and derided as “Flyover Country.” Meet musicians who rallied the nation to support farmers during the Farm Crisis and makers and artists who are reclaiming blighted industrial spaces. Hear accounts of Native American persistence, a program to amplify young Black voices, and…

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Lunch at Minnetrista

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Need a break from the usual? Lunch at Minnetrista is back for April! Join us in the Cantina at Minnetrista for a scratch-made meal crafted by our award-winning Executive Chef. Seating is available, or take it to go. Menu: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ef4fdfd9a63915d5bde1c42/t/60788e72fc74e274ce9f10bd/1618513522336/4-23-2021+Lunch+Menu.pdf

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Ball State’s First Spring Homecoming

April 26 - May 1
Ball State University Muncie, United States + Google Map

We may not be together, but we can still celebrate! Join us for a week of Homecoming tradition from wherever you are. There will be virtual gatherings, campus activities, Cardinal spirit contests, and more.https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/alumni/homecoming?fbclid=IwAR2tPryqEFSRiuJ7hDXhlcUm7A2zS7WiXBJT2fNVm6ihBuDWzT5xCDRdJuE

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Volunteer Tree Planting

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

We are hosting a special Arbor Day volunteer session, inviting community members to join us to pot up saplings. For details or to sign up, contact Mary at 765-287-3530 or mzwickl@minnetrista.net.

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Sapling Giveaway

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Join Minnetrista for a sapling giveaway in celebration of Arbor Day and the essential role that trees play in the health and beauty of our community! Choose your sapling from our selection of White Pine, Shagbark Hickory, Tulip Tree, White Oak and more. This drive-through giveaway will take place in the circle drive at the Center Building, while supplies last. Want to know more about how to care for your new sapling? Check out this great information from our friends…

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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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Farmers Market at Minnetrista

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 26, 2021

Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Join us for the outdoor Farmers Market of the season! The Farmers Market at Minnetrista has been deemed an essential service that provides fresh and healthy food to our community. It’s here you can connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Minnetrista Farmers Market // 7.22.17 // Reagan Lynn Photography

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Horticulture Volunteer Day

May 4 - May 27
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 9–11 a.m. Join the Minnetrista Horticulture team for a special volunteer days every Tuesday and Thursday 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! If you are interested in volunteering, please email…

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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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RUNWAY FOR RESCUES

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Muncie Civic Mainstage Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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Come out with your friends for a fun night full of fashion and furry animals all while supporting Muncie ARF presented Kishel Photography. VIP reception begins at 6:30 pm. Fashion Show begins at 7:30 pm. Runway for Rescues Muncie’s Premiere Fashion Show- and ARF largest fundraising event of the year! The show also features the work of students at Amber’s Beauty School and the fashion is from Muncie Buckle.

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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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Farmers Market at Minnetrista

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 26, 2021

Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for the outdoor Farmers Market of the season! The Farmers Market at Minnetrista has been deemed an essential service that provides fresh and healthy food to our community. It’s here you can connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Minnetrista Farmers Market // 7.22.17 // Reagan Lynn Photography

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