Entertainment

Old West End Neighborhood Association Arts Festival To Take Place August 24

By: Gail Townsend— Muncie, IN—Ball State professor Jim Needham will be the keynote speaker at the Old West End Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a presentation on iconic American painter Bob Ross, whose The Joy of Painting was produced at WIPB-TV at BSU. Needham was general manager at the station and was instrumental in signing Ross to make the series. Needham’s programs will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Muncie Friends Church,…

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Unlock Your Creativity At One of Minnetrista’s Summer Glass Workshops

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, Indiana—Join us this summer to learn and explore new artistic skills through one of our various glass workshops. Stained Glass Sun-Catcher Workshop—August 3; 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Add some sparkle and shimmer to your house this summer with handcrafted stained glass sun catchers. In this workshop you will be able to choose from a wide variety of patterns and glass to create a fun and unique beach themed sun catcher. Instructors will teach you how to cut,…


JD McPherson and Jennie Devoe To Perform at Free Concert At Canan Commons

By: Rick Zeigler— Muncie, IN– Acclaimed roots-rocker JD McPherson will be performing in a FREE outdoor concert as part of the 2019 Muncie Three Trails Music Series. The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 3rd at Canan Commons (500 S. Walnut St.) in the heart of downtown Muncie, IN. Muncie’s own Jennie Devoe will open the show. Known for his highly resonant voice and vintage-inspired sound that nods to ’40s R&B and ’50s rock & roll, JD…


Charles W. Brown Planetarium to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

By: Dayna Thompson— Muncie, IN—Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission – the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium on the campus of Ball State University. Saturday, July 20th at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. We will be premiering a new program, “Destination Mars: The…


MITS to Extend Route 3 Hours For Transportation To Delaware County Fair On July 18th and 19th

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) board of directors and staff have agreed to extend the hours of Route #3 in order for community members to use public transportation to get to the Delaware County Fair. The Northwest Plaza route (#3) will run until 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 18th and Friday, July 19th. On these two days, 7 of MITS’ 14 routes will run past 8:00 p.m. Route #3 will make its final stop at…


B-29 Named ‘FiFi’ Arrives At Delaware County Airport

By: John Carlson— Muncie, IN—A big, beautiful lady made a dramatic arrival at the Delaware County Airport on Monday, and was soon swamped by suitors longing to meet and touch her. Her name is FiFi, and she’s a B-29. She’s owned by the Commemorative Air Force, and one of only two Boeing Superfortresses flying in the world today. A single glance was all it took to know that, after a rocky upbringing, things were different now. For seventeen years she…


‘Eat Smart and Move More’ with Purdue Extension and MPL

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—Carol Pierson from the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program will present a series of four workshops, Eat Smart and Move More. Participants will learn to plan, shop for, and cook healthy meals. Muncie Public Library (MPL) is a partner in the workshop series, which will take place in the new kitchen pavilion at Maring-Hunt Library. Each session will include information, cooking demonstrations, food samples, and free kitchen tool giveaways. Participants who attend all four workshops will receive…


Food Network Looking For Volunteers During Muncie Filming

By: Allyson Kircher, Associate Producer, Lando Entertainment— Metuchen, NJ—The Food Network Show, Restaurant: Impossible is coming to Muncie, IN on July 23rd and 24th! We are seeking enthusiastic individuals that would love to work with Robert Irvine and his talented renovation team as design and construction volunteers on the show! Volunteers may be any licensed or certified individuals in painting, crafting, constructing, remodeling, cleaning, decorating etc. (depending on your skill set). We are always looking for skilled contractors, electricians, plumbers,…


City of Muncie’s “Set the Night to Music” Fireworks Display to be Held July 4th

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—104.1 WLBC, 104.9 WERK FM and the City of Muncie invite you to attend “Set the Night to Music” on July 4th at the levee in downtown Muncie to see and hear one of the most dazzling fireworks displays around.  The musical soundtrack accompanying the fireworks will be broadcast live on WLBC and WERK FM. (Listen to WLBC on 104.1 FM and not the WLBC Hi-definition radio channel, as there will be a slight delay on the Hi-definition…


Music for All Returns To Ball State University June 22-29 With Its National Summer Symposium

By: Brooke Leader— Muncie Organizations are Offering Free Concert Tickets as Part of the Music for All Community Engagement Program INDIANAPOLIS – The 44th Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, returns to Muncie and the Ball State University campus June 22-29, drawing more than 1,800 music students and teachers from 38 states and Queensland Australia. Ball State University, will be hosting the Music for All Summer Symposium. Ball State is a Corporate Sponsor of Music for All. About 1,500 high…