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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:

SATURDAY:

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.

SUNDAY:

"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.

Obituaries
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Carol Ann Spencer-Thomas, 73, Brown County
  Wife of Charles R. Thomas of Brown County

Robert 'Bob' F. Melton, 80, Brown County
  Husband of Annabelle Melton of Brown County

The Rev. John S. Honeay, 89, Greenwood
  Member of Unity Baptist Church and father of Barbara Ranard (Harvey) of Brown County

  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 30
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould