Minnetrista in August!

Minnetrista in August!

Posted by: Steven Beverly    |    Monday, July 23, 2012



Minnetrista in August!




Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Every Saturday, May 5–October 27; 8 a.m.–noon and 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 & August 11. American Culinary Federation cooking demos take place July 28 & August 25 at 10 a.m. August 18, Casey’s Clubhouse Explorer Outpost will be at Farmers Market. Stop by, check in, and take a tomato Explorer Challenge!
August Farmers Market sponsored by PrimeTrust Financial


Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista: Muncie Civic Theatre
Saturday, August 4: 7:30 p.m.

Pack a picnic, spread out a blanket and bring the family for a performance that is sure to entertain all ages! Enjoy hit songs from Muncie Civic Theatre’s past season and get a taste of songs from their upcoming 2012-2013 season.
Summer Stage Fest is a free, family-friendly event.


Family Fun Day: Civil War Days
Saturday, August 11: Noon-4 p.m.

Civil War history comes alive at Minnetrista at this Family Fun Day. Transcribe a historical letter, meet Civil War re-enactors, and taste food typical of what soldiers had to eat in the field. Explore Away From Home: Civil War Letters and Abraham Lincoln: The Image to learn more about the Civil War.
Cost: General admission $5, Members and children 3 and under free


Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista: Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, August 22; 7 p.m.

Muncie Symphony Orchestra comes to the East Lawn! Don’t miss this performance by Muncie’s finest musicians. Enjoy classical music under the stars as we end the summer concert series.

Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista is a free, family-friendly event.




Senior Free-Admission Day: One Destiny
August 1; 2–3:30 p.m.

Seniors, come learn about President Lincoln’s assassination in Minnetrista Theatre Preserves’ performance of ONE DESTINY by Richard Hellesen. From the perspectives of two men who were there, actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct what happened that evening, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped? Seniors, ages 60 and older, can enjoy this performance and all of Minnetrista’s exhibits for free on this day.

Cost: Free for seniors 60 and older


Copper Enameling

August 9; 6–9 p.m.

Back by popular demand, learn the basics of fusing glass onto metal to create a decorative necklace pendant or pin. This popular workshop fills quickly, so please register early.

Registration deadline: August 2

Cost: $20


PBS Program Club: An American Experience: Billy the Kid

Wednesday, August 15; 2-4 p. m.

Hollywood portrayals of Henry McCarty, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, have obscured the real story of this outlaw. Join your friends for this enlightening look into the notorious Billy the Kid. An open discussion will follow the program.

Cost: Free


After 5 @ Minnetrista: Sampling in the Sun!

Wednesday, August 15; 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Enjoy this splendid outdoor event for adults. Sample wine from Madison County Winery and appetizers from the Orchard Shop at Minnetrista. Savor a tapas-style entrée created by Chef Lucas Miller and a tasty dessert from Chef Jason Reynolds. Meet new friends and relax on the patio while you watch the chefs in action. Featured foods will come from Farmers Market at Minnetrista.

Cost: $15. Must be 21 or older to attend.



Canning Workshop: Zesty Salsa

August 21; 5:30–7:30 p. m.

Using fresh ingredients from the garden, including peppers, onions, tomatoes you can make your own salsa with no artificial preservatives!

Registration deadline: August 17

Cost: $20




Ball Architecture Tour

12:30 p.m.

Take a stroll along Minnetrista Boulevard to learn about the Ball homes’ history and architecture. This is an outdoor tour with a visit inside the G. A. Ball home.


Piecing Together History Tour

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday; 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday; 11:30 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.


Garden Railroad Explorers

Thursday: 9:30 a.m., Saturday & Sunday: 1:30 p.m.


Elisabeth’s Poetry in the Gardens iPod Tour
Experience the gardens of Oakhurst through readings of Elisabeth Ball’s poetry. Use your smart phone or rent an iPod from the front desk for this multisensory experience.


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!



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.
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.


With Love, From Home performance times:
Thursdays; 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday; 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.


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.

Traveled by the Indiana State Museum.           



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