Minnetrista in July!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2012
Minnetrista in July!
Farmers Market at Minnetrista
Saturdays, 8 a.m.–Noon
Wednesdays, 3:30–6 p.m.
Enjoy locally grown and harvested produce, meats, plants, and goods. Farmers Market at Minnetrista is the perfect place to meet friends, shop, and eat! Grab a bright red wagon and fill it with fresh produce. Bring your canning questions to the Minnetrista Canning Booth July 14. American Culinary Federation cooking demos take place July 28 at 10 a.m. July 21, Casey’s Clubhouse Explorer Outpost will be at Farmers Market. Stop by; check in; and take an Explorer Challenge!
Week 2: Monday–Friday, July 2–6; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Week 3: Monday–Friday, July 9–13; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Week 4: Monday–Friday, July 16–20; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore, create, and imagine at Camp Minnetrista! Children will learn about history, food science, and recycling while creating unique crafts, artwork, and memories to take home and cherish forever. Choose any or all of the week-long sessions!
For prices and more information, visit Minnetrista.net/camp.
Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista: America’s Hometown Band
Wednesday, July 4: 8 p.m.
Pack a picnic, spread out a blanket and bring the family to celebrate Independence Day on the East Lawn! America’s Hometown Band has a long history of musical public service; this year, they’re bringing the patriotic celebration to Minnetrista! Stay after the performance for front-row seats to an amazing fireworks display! Enjoy free admission to all of Minnetrista’s exhibits from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on this day.
Summer Stage Fest is a free, family-friendly event.
Faerie House Workshop
Saturday, July 21: 1–3 p.m.
This family workshop will inspire the creativity of every kid and adult! Learn how faeries and sprites build their homes, and create one you’ll cherish for years to come. Your family can create one faerie house together or purchase more kits for individual fun. Imaginations required!
Cost: $20 per Faerie House.
Faeries, Sprites, & Lights at Minnetrista
Friday & Saturday, July 27-28: 5–9 p.m.
Two evenings of midsummer enchantment, Faeries, Sprites & Lights transforms Oakhurst Gardens into a faerie wonderland full of sprites, faeries, music, crafts, and celebration! This is a magical event for the whole family; come play and imagine where Elisabeth Ball did 100 years ago.
Sponsored by: Indiana Michigan Power.
Cost: $8, $6 for presale through July 26.
Faerie Tea Party at Minnetrista
Saturday, July 28: 10 a.m. –Noon & 1–3 p.m.
Your kids will love this! Kids will celebrate summer with a tea party, games and crafts in Oakhurst Gardens where Elisabeth Ball played and imagined faeries more than 100 years ago! Bring your imagination, and enjoy tea, hors d’oeuvres, and learning lore at this adult & child family experience.
National Can It Forward Day
Saturday, July 14: 9 a.m. –2 p.m.
Home canning is easy when you know where to start. Celebrate the benefits of home canning with Minnetrista and learn how to start preserving your own food. This initiative is a joint effort of Jarden Home Brands (owner of the Ball brand), Canning Across America, and organizations just like Minnetrista all over the country. Learn the basics of canning as well as new tricks and delicious recipes!
Canning Workshop: Tomāto, Tomäto
Tuesday, July 17; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Use garden fresh tomatoes to make your choice of Italian seasoned or chili seasoned tomatoes for a little extra zing. Learn about hot water bath vs. pressure canning for these favorite fruits from the garden.
Registration deadline: Friday, July 13; Cost: $20.
PBS Program Club at Minnetrista: Wyatt Earp!
Wednesday, July 18: 2–4 p.m.
Wyatt Earp has been portrayed in countless movies and television shows. Learn the true story of Wyatt Earp, the town-taming marshal who brought law and order to the Wild West. An open discussion will follow the program.
Senior Free-Admission Days: Wyatt Earp!
Wednesday, July 18: 2–4 p.m.
Seniors can attend Minnetrista free all day! Join the PBS Club at 2 p.m. to learn the fascinating, true story of Wyatt Earp. Share your insights in an open discussion following the program. Sponsored by Westminster Village Muncie.
Seniors 60 and older may enjoy free-admission to Minnetrista all day on this date.
Ball Architecture Tour
Take a stroll along Minnetrista Boulevard and learn about the architecture and the history of some of the Ball homes. 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.
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 veterinary science can lead to advances in human health care through fun interactive areas. Learn how nervous systems in dogs and people are similar, how new medicines are developed, and how humans can benefit from medical discoveries for animals. Check out this exhibit before it closes July 22!
Organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and Purdue Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Indiana Dairy & Nutrition Council. Supported by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources.
Glass: A Juried Art Show 2012
May 12–August 12
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. Experience the variety of glass art in Minnetrista’s first cooperative juried glass show.
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 with the uncertainty that her husband may not still be alive.
Abraham Lincoln: The Image
July 28–October 28
In conjunction with Away From Home: Civil War Letters, this three-part exhibit features images of Lincoln and how photography helped shape a presidential image. The three parts to the exhibit are: Developing the Image, Creating the Image, and Idealizing the Image.
Produced by: the Indiana State Museum.