Entertainment

Kick Off the Holiday Season with Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista

By Katy Maggart— MUNCIE, IN— There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than with your family and friends at Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista on December 2 and 3 from 5–9 p.m. each night. “Enchanted Luminaria Walk is one of my favorite events to work here at Minnetrista,” said Associate Director of Experience & Education Ashley Mann. “It’s our gift to the community, and there are so many amazing opportunities for family fun and memory-making. The…

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Dawn Brand Fluhler: ‘Gratitude is Good for Your Attitude’

By Dawn Brand Fluhler— MUNCIE, IN—Thanksgiving Day is only a single day on the calendar for us to express thankfulness and gratitude. Sometimes folks do that, as my family does, standing in a circle around the dining room table hand-in-hand taking turns sharing that one shiny thing we’re thankful for. For the Brands that ranges from butterflies to a roof over our heads to engagements or babies on the way to the abundance of love and comfort we’ve enjoyed. Twelve…


Cardinal Greenways to Host Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving

By Intersection— MUNCIE, IN — The Turkey Trot is Cardinal Greenways’ classic Thanksgiving Day event. The non-competitive event is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities, along with their dogs. Beginning at the Historic Wysor Street Depot at 8:00 a.m., participants have the option of walking or running different routes along the beautiful Cardinal Greenway and the scenic White River Greenway. “We encourage everyone to come out and build up their appetites on Thanksgiving morning. We’re so grateful for…


Indoor Farmers Market Season Begins at Minnetrista

By Katie Maggart—  MUNCIE, IN—It’s that time of year again! The outdoor season of Farmers Market at Minnetrista has wrapped up and moved indoors for the winter months. Join family, friends, and neighbors in the Minnetrista Center Building as the indoor Market kicks off on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m.–Noon. During your visit, be sure to connect with local vendors to discover what’s new, and continue shopping in The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista. You can expect to see returning…


Minnetrista Announces Their 2023 Exhibits

By Katy Maggart—  Muncie, IN— The 2023 exhibit schedule at Minnetrista is set to be an exciting one! Find a world of puzzles, explore girls’ experiences and how they’ve changed American history, and see yourself in an exhibit of portraits featuring our community. 2023 will be full of wonder with something for everyone. Mindbender Mansion January 14–May 7 Center Building Adults and children will be dazzled by the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic exhibit full of puzzles,…


Muncie Native Signed to Major Mixed Martial Arts Contract

By John Fallon— MUNCIE, IN—Sean Connor Fallon, veteran Muncie-born professional mixed martial arts competitor, was signed recently to a contract with Bellator MMA for an internationally televised fight scheduled for November 18, 2022 in Chicago.  The fight will take place at Wintrust Arena and his opponent will be Imamshafi Aliev.  This is Fallon’s first competition in a major promotion that will be broadcast worldwide after having fought in many promotions in Indiana and other US locations.  The fight is scheduled…


Program to Explore Role of Suffragists in Muncie and Delaware County

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, IN—“In Mixed Company – Mapping Women’s Suffrage History in Muncie and Delaware County” will be the next free program from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center. Speaker Melissa Gentry, supervisor of the Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection, will enlighten attendees about some of the Muncie women who battled for the ballot and some of the “suffrage spots” around the city and county. Gentry also will…


Orchestra Indiana Celebrates Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror for Film’s 100th Anniversary

By Scott Watkins— Legendary vampire silent film to be screened as musicians of Orchestra Indiana perform American Composer and Conductor Kermit Poling’s score. MUNCIE, IN – Orchestra Indiana today announced that it will screen Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror – while musicians of Orchestra Indiana perform a score written by American composer and conductor Kermit Poling for the legendary silent film – at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 in the E.B. Ball Auditorium of the Cornerstone Center for the…


Ball State Homecoming’s ‘Chase Charlie – Kiddie 100 Dash Event’ to Give Out Free Books

By Eric Klosterman, Ball State Sport Administration Program and Stacy Wheeler, Classroom Connections of ECI — MUNCIE, IN—The 22nd Annual Chase Charlie Kiddie 100 Dash is partnering with local non-profit Classroom Connections of East Central Indiana to give out free books to children and families during the Saturday, October 22nd Ball State University homecoming football game. The partnership between the annual Chase Charlie Races and Classroom Connections will support literacy efforts. “We are excited to be partnering with Classroom Connections…


Ball State PBS Hosting ‘Happy Little Fest’ in Honor of Iconic Painter, Instructor Bob Ross

By BSU Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana — Don’t let the name fool you. The Happy Little Fest, hosted by Ball State PBS on Oct. 29, is going to be a BIG deal. Ball State PBS—which brought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting to the world for many years—will be celebrating the 80th birthday of the beloved painter and instructor. And the station is also celebrating its 50th year on the air. “As the home to Bob Ross’ The Joy…