Minnetrista in June!

Minnetrista in June!

Posted by: Steven Beverly, Marketing Manager    |    Friday, June 1, 2012


Minnetrista in June!


Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Every Saturday, May 5–October 27; 8 a.m.–Noon and Wednesdays, 3:30–6 p.m.
Kick off the seasonal outdoor Farmers Market at Minnetrista! Shop for locally grown and harvested produce, meats, plants, and goods. Socialize, shop, and eat—grab one of our bright red wagons and fill it up with your favorite items!

Garden Fair at Minnetrista
Saturday, June 2: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, June 3: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Whether you are a home gardener enthusiast or a master gardener, Garden Fair has just what you need to liven up your yard and garden. Demonstrations, plant sales, vendors, yard art and lots of great food await. This is a free community event.

Family Fun Day: Animal Helpers
Saturday, June 8; Noon–4 p.m.
Visit Tucker’s Trials and Lucky’s Back exhibit. Make delicious and nutritious treats to take home to your pet. Watch obedience demonstrations by Muncie Obedience Club and talk to a local veterinarian for tips on pet care. 

Cost: $5; Free to Minnetrista members and children 3 and under.

Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista: Generation Gap
Saturday, June 23: 7:30 p.m.

Generation Gap will have you on your feet as they perform rock, blues and classic rock on the East Lawn!
Summer Stage Fest is a free, family-friendly event.


Senior Free-Admission Days: Coffee in the Courtyard

Saturday, June 16: 8 a.m.-Noon
Cooking presentations at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Orchard Courtyard to experience the sights and sounds of local community. Presentations by the local American Culinary Federation chefs using fresh produce in healthy senior meals. Sponsored by: Westminster Village Muncie.

Seniors 60 and older may enjoy free-admission to Minnetrista all day on this date.

Canning Workshop: Quick Pickles
Tuesday, June 19; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Explore hot water bath canning and learn to make your favorite pickles- bread and butter or dill! Registration deadline: June 15; Cost: $20

PBS Program Club at Minnetrista
American Experience: Custer’s Last Stand
Wednesday, June 20: 2-4 p.m.
As Americans continued celebrating the nation’s 100th birthday, news of the battle at Little Big Horn and the demise of General Custer and members of his Seventh Cavalry spread. Learn more about General Custer in this series. An open discussion will follow the program. Free.

After 5 @ Minnetrista: Raise Your Glass!
Friday, June 15: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Spend the evening creating “hillbilly wine glasses” to take home; compete in a mini-barrel race, and enjoy Bourbon tasting with a presentation by Cleo’s Bourbon Bar as the music duo Married Folk keep the energy going. The evening includes appetizers.
Must be 21 or older to attend; Cost $10. Reservations encouraged at minnetrista.net/RaiseUrGlass


Ball Architecture Tour

12:30 p.m.

After visiting the Raise the Roof exhibit, take a stroll along Minnetrista Boulevard and apply your new found architecture knowledge. This is an outdoor tour with a visit inside the G. A. Ball home.

Piecing Together History Tour
11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Explore the history of the Ball family at Minnetrista. Learn how historians piece together information from the past and uncover and preserve history. Tour the G. A. Ball home, Oakhurst Gardens, and walk the newly renovated Minnetrista Boulevard.

Casey’s Clubhouse
Kids of all ages—explore your world; find fascinating things, and tell Casey about it! Use Casey’s exploration tools and become a Casey’s Clubhouse Explorer! Great for homeschool families too!



Tucker’s Trials & Lucky’s Back
May 5–July 22

Lucky and Tucker will be your guides as you explore how advances in animal health can lead to advances in human health through fun interactive areas. Organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center andPurdue Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Indiana Dairy & Nutrition Council.

Glass: A Juried Art Show 2012
May 12–August 12

Focused on portraying the breadth and range of glass in contemporary contexts of craft, sculpture, and mixed media art—GLASS: A Juried Art Show 2012 showcases a collection of some of the best contemporary glass art from around the globe. Supported by a grant from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University.

Away From Home: Civil War Letters
June 23–October 28

Take an emotional journey into the lives of American Civil War soldiers and the families they left behind. Experience the glory and tragedy of the Civil War through letters of those who were there. Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will perform With Love, from Home, an original play telling the story of the wife of a civil war soldier as she sends a care package off with the uncertainty that her husband may not still be alive. 

Summer Youth Field Trips at Minnetrista
June 1—August 10

For youth groups of 10 or more; ages 5–12.

Cost: One tour per day: $4/person; two tours per day: $6/person

Adult staff chaperones are free.

Each tour is 90 minutes.

Summer Nature Field Trip
Take a look outside and find out what is really going on in our natural world. Discover the beauty of nature through exploration of our gardens and nature area. Make a miniature cane fishing pole to take home; Hike through our Nature Area to learn more about trees of Indiana; and dive into the world of animal science through the use of feathers, pelts and bones.

How We Work: Body Science Field Trip
Humans aren’t really that different than their furry companions. Take a look at how veterinary science has helped to cure animals as well as help us learn about our own bodies, too! Visit the Tucker’s Trials and Lucky’s Back exhibit, and pretend to be a vet and learn how they handle common animal medical needs; dissect a 3D plastic frog to learn more about how organs, bones and tissues work together inside our bodies.


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