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Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! at Summer Stage Fest

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Every year for Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista, we have the distinct honor of collaborating with Muncie Civic Theatre on an outdoor, free community production. This year, we're excited to work with Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Civic Theatre to bring you Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! on July 29 & 30. The show opens at Cornerstone on July 22 and runs through July 24. Support your local arts! Go see the show at Cornerstone, then come back and enjoy a free encore under the stars at Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista. 

Uses for a Ball Jar...continued.

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve learned about a thermos with a Ball jar insert and a jar used to bury a pet canary. Here are two more uses for a Ball jar: Coffee Grinder The Landers, Frary and Clark Company was well known to the American housewife well before Ball made jars. This company made household products – toasters, meat choppers, sausage stuffers, bread makers, screw eyes and much more. Products from this company carried the trade name of “Universal.” Around 1900, Landers, Frary and Clark designed a coffee grinder to screw unto a fruit jar. A Ball jar marked “L.F. & C. Universal” was sold with ...

What is a Rain Garden?

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Storm water management and rain gardens go hand-in-hand. A rain garden allows rainwater to collect and soak naturally into the ground before it flows into the river. One of our big garden projects in 2011 has been the Rain Garden that runs along the White River Greenway.

Camp Minnetrista - Night at the Museum!

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

We're having a great summer here at Camp Minnetrista! We want to give a HUGE thanks to our teachers, jr. counselors, and campers. This weekend we have an overnight campout in the Nature Area, just for kids!Check it out here and register.

Acrylic Essentials: Muncie Artist Guild

Posted by: Minnetrista on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Our affiliate, Muncie Artist Guild, is hosting an art program that is open to the public. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of working with acrylics; such as the difference between fluid and heavy body color, what mediums and gels are and how to save money using them. 

Senior Free-Admission Day and Vouchers

Posted by: Minnetrista on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Upcoming special programs just for seniors at Minnetrista:

Senior Farmers market vouchers can be redeemed for fresh produce through October at Farmers Market at Minnetrista! Qualified adults ages 60 and older and some people with disabilities can get vouchers during sign-ups set for:

We made our own Faerie Home

Posted by: Stacey Ruberg on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

We have never been to Minnetrista's Faeries event, but we would love to come check it out.  My little girl is *in love* with all things faerie.  We homeschool and did a unit this last spring...pulling out some of the best faerie stories from the library.

Faerie Memories

Posted by: Carol Bradshaw on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My daughter is 14 now, but every time we drive past the gardens of Minnetrista she lights up. She tells me the story of when her God-parents and their daughter took her to Faeries, Sprites & Lights - she was just 5 or 6 years old at the time.

Playing in the Bubble Garden

Posted by: Kelli Smith on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

The Bubble garden was the favorite spot of the evening, flying through the air popping bubbles with her wand, can't wait to do it again!!   

A Tiny Faerie Ballerina

Posted by: Rachel Taylor on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My four year old daughter is in love with faeries!!  When we go for walks or explore outside she is often finding tiny places where faeries love to hide.  She even calls her peas "faerie berries!" :)  She was super excited to be a faerie in Muncie Ballet Studio's presentation of Peter Pan this last spring.  It would be like a dream come true for her to be able to attend this year's Faeries, Sprites & Lights for her first time!