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Updated on: 05.19.12

Need activities? Here's a sampling of what's going on in Brown County this weekend, from the May 16 Brown County Democrat:


Pancake/Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast – Sponsored by the Brown County Lions Club, Parkview Church of the Nazarene annex, 7-10:30 a.m., $7/adults, $4/children 11 and younger.

Festival of Flowers Paint Out – Artists create artwork while visitors watch, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration $10/adults and $5/children, general admission free, parking $1. To register, call 988-2785.

Recycling special – Drop off your car tires (off rims) for free, Brown County Solid Waste recycling center, Greasy Creek Road and Old State Road 46, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Southern Jewel Open Horse Show – Hosted by the Brown County 4-H Bit & Bridle Horse & Pony Club, Brown County Fairgrounds, registration at 8 a.m., events from 9 a.m. Admission free, registration $3 per class or $30 all day, except money classes.

Howard Hughes Memorial Morel Mushroom Sale – Morels sold per pound and half-pound at market value, benefits Brown County charities, IGA parking lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To be continued Sunday, May 20 if supplies are available.

Brown County Relay for Life – Fundraiser for cancer research, with silent auction, live music, survivors at 9 a.m., cornhole tournament at 1 p.m., Fight Back at 5 p.m., luminarias at 10 p.m., closing at 1:30 a.m., Brown County High School track, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Beavers and wildflowers – Meet in Lake Ogle parking lot, Brown County State Park, 10 a.m.

5th Annual Taste of Brown County – Restaurants and shops offer specialty dishes and drinks, beer and wine garden, live entertainment, downtown Nashville, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., purchase tickets at CVB or in Coachlight Square, $1/one ticket, $10/12 tickets.

Armed Forces Day – Celebration and open house for all veterans, active duty, reserve, National Guard service members and their families, Nashville Masonic Lodge, 19 Artist Drive, 11:30 a.m., meal of ham and beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, hamburgers, hot dogs, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade, live music, county veteran organizations on hand to answer questions, free.

Support study-abroad plans –  Irish-themed gathering for Angelica Nevins, Brown County High School graduate who has been accepted into the Dublin City University study-abroad program, with Irish food and entertainment, Mother Herb Nursery, 1450 State Road 46 East, 1-7 p.m.

Live Indiana birds of prey – Talk, Brown County State Park Nature Center, 2 p.m.

Good Times Good People Music Festival – eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, $35/weekend pass, $20/day pass, children ages 11-17 admitted for half price and ages 10 and younger free.

Dave Miller – Light classic rock, Little Gem Restaurant in Abe Martin Lodge, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sycamore Valley Euchre Club – Senior citizen building, Brown County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

Forest Gras – Live music, Big Woods Pizza Co., 7-9 p.m.

Travis Creek – Live music, Muddy Boots Café, 7-9:30 p.m.

"Back to the Land: A Musical Benefit for the new Brown County History Center" – Traditional American folk music and living history with Jon Kay, Dillon Bustin, Grey Larsen and Bob Lucas, Brown County Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., $25/performance, $50/reception and performance.

"SONGS: The Musical" – Broadway showstoppers and tunes from famous Vegas lounge acts, Palace Theatre of Brown County, 8 p.m. $18/adults, $16/military/students/seniors 60 and older, $10/children 12 and younger.


"Painting Nature: Watercolor and the Creative Process" – Artist John Bradley instructs artists in watercolor layout, underpainting, graded washes, dry brush effects, brush strokes, lifting and applying mask, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $40. Call 988-2785 to register.

Robbie Bowden – Live music, Big Woods Brewing Co., 1-3 p.m.

Dan Cantwell – With his music students, Pioneer Village in downtown Nashville, 1-3 p.m.

Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta – Activities, contests and prizes for dogs, benefits the Brown County Humane Society, Deer Run Park, 1-4 p.m., $15/dog.

Song recital – Featuring Strauss’ "Vier Letzte Lieder" and Ravel’s "Histoires Naturelles,"by Sharee Seal, soprano, and Charis Peden, mezzo-soprano, with Casey Robards on piano, St. David’s Episcopal Church, state roads 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom, 2 p.m., free will offering.

Book signing – With Henry Swain and his Liars Bench-inspired book, "Hank’s Tall Tales," The Book Loft, 2-4 p.m.

Good Times Good People Music Festival – eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, $35/weekend pass, $20/day pass, children ages 11-17 admitted for half price and ages 10 and younger free.

dwBrykalski – Live music, Muddy Boots Café, 5-7 p.m.

Tucker Brothers – Live music, Pine Room Tavern, 7-9 p.m.

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James E. (Jim) Robinson, 76, Bedford
  Former chief deputy of police for the town of Nashville

Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road