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Photo Gallery: Muncie Homeowners Decorate for Halloween

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-chief, Muncie Journal.com— Muncie, IN—The last few weeks it seems as though more and more people have decided to decorate their home exteriors for Halloween. Today I decided to drive through a bunch of Muncie neighborhoods and photograph some of the decorations on a totally random basis, in order to highlight some of the creativity. I just drove around for a while and took pictures out of my car window. Was good to get out of the…

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City of Muncie To Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heekin Park October 30th

By George Foley— Muncie, IN—Muncie Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Dee’s Creations and Tailored Technology will host the 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Event, October 30, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at Heekin Park. Originally started by Deanna Walker (Dee’s Creation and Catering) and George Foley (Tailored Technology) with the aim of providing a safer environment for trick-or-treaters on Halloween, trunk or treat involves a community coming together  so that children can trick-or-treat out of the decorated trunks of cars. Each year we have passed out candy to over 300…


Emens Auditorium to Present Two LIVE Virtual Events

By Kristi Chambers— Muncie, IN—Our house is just not the same without our patrons. Though we are not yet hosting in-person performances, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! In the meantime, we have been filling the gap by bringing to your house virtual content in the form of interviews, tours, playlists, artist videos, and now LIVE virtual events. These events are free and open to the public. Simply visit bsu.edu/emens to complete your event reservation. The events themselves will…


A Socially Distanced, VIP Rocky Horror Picture Show Event

By Claire Downes— Muncie, IN—Dust off your fishnets and pleather; it is time to do the Time Warp again! Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited for the seventh annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rocky Horror is on Saturday, October 24, 2020, with pre-show beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Colonnade Room at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Downtown Muncie. The Old Queen’s Men shadow cast is back for this interactive showing of the cult classic film….


Youth Voter Block Party To Be Held September 25th at YMCA Parking Lot    

  Muncie, IN—In an effort to help educate and encourage young people to vote in the 2020 election, the YMCA is hosting a Youth Voter Block Party on Friday September 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the YMCA downtown parking lot, 500 S Mulberry St. Local and state candidates will be available to answer questions, and there will be an opportunity for young voters to interact with candidates. Sam Coffman a student from Wapahani High School is organizing…


ArtsWalk 2020 To Be Held on October 1st

By Cheryl Crowder— Muncie, IN—A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, culture and KINDNESS in Muncie. Mask Up as you watch and learn from local artists as they create amazing chalk art. Enter the pumpkin carving contest and explore the DWNTWN community while searching for kindness rocks. NEW THIS YEAR: CHALK IT UP TO KINDNESS SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MUNCIE & DELAWARE COUNTY, INC. Working with Muncie Arts &…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts Fall Classes, Workshops, and Special Events

By Claire Downes— Muncie, IN—As Thomas Merton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Cornerstone Center for the Arts is proud to offer opportunities where all people have a place to be themselves, connect with others, and let go of their daily stress. Cornerstone will offer classes for the entire family this fall. Fall eight-week classes begin the week of September 14 and continue through the week of November 6. Various workshops, masterclasses,…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie’s Annual ‘Just Desserts’ Fundraiser Announced

By Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie continue to host the annual Just Desserts fundraiser this year on November 6. This year’s event will take place at the Club and have a different feel to it. “Our goal throughout this year has been to make sure everyone – our Club kids, families, and staff – are safe and healthy. We plan to keep this goal top of mind during this year’s Just Desserts event,” explains Amy…


Muncie Civic Theatre To Present Musical ‘The Music Man’ Outdoors at Arts Terrace

By Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN— Seventy-six trombones led the big parade. Socially distanced, of course. Muncie Civic Theatre will present the classic family-friendly musical “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 outdoors at Ball State University’s Arts Terrace. This musical follows fast-talking grifter Harold Hill as he cons the naive townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying him to start a marching band, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Chaos…


Intuitive Drawing Workshop to Benefit Young Artist Scholarship

By: Claire Downes— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Artists Guild are partnering to provide the community with their Intuitive Drawing Workshop Saturday, August 22 10:15am. This $30 event embraces the drawing and painting techniques of 1920’s surrealist artist, Max Ernst. Instructor Chic Elbert-Velazco will lead students through their own process of rubbing from a textured surface to form a basis for their work. The photo features textures rubbed from a studio wall and an old wood cut. All art…