April 2, 2024 at 2:09 p.m.

Minnetrista plans for eclipse

Taking Note


Minnetrista Museum and Gardens is partnering with Muncie Children’s Museum to host Magic at Minnetrista in celebration of the upcoming solar eclipse.

The event will include programming on April 6, 7 and 8. Activities range from constellation-making and storytelling crafts to solar viewing crown crafting and sensory exploration. There will also be readings from local author Laurie Lunsford, a performance of an original short play and a performance by Orchestra Indiana.

“We are deeply honored to receive funding from the Simons Foundation, which will allow us to expand and enrich our total solar eclipse experience for visitors of all ages,” said Minnetrista president and CEO Brian Statz. “With this funding, we aim to create a truly impactful event that celebrates the marvels of the universe while fostering curiosity and appreciation for science and astronomy within our community.”

For more information, visit minnetrista.net/solar-eclipse or call (765) 282-4848.


Eclipse at fairgrounds

Indiana State Fairgrounds is offering its grounds as a viewing location and entertainment center during the solar eclipse this month.

Gates open at the fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, at 9 a.m. April 8. Multiple areas will be equipped with viewing glasses, as well as weather experts who will provide insights about the spectacle, according to a press release from the fairgrounds. Campsites are also available.

Family friendly music and performances will be ongoing throughout the event. Interactive activities will also be offered on-site with educational exhibits and displays.


Senior Learning

Another session of the Senior Learning Series is slated for this week.

Kim Rammel, site manager of Fort Recovery State Museum, will be presenting the history of the fort following the luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 4 at John Jay Center for Learning. The meal costs $5, and reservations for lunch must be paid in advance.


Looking for director

Jay County Civic Theatre is accepting applications to direct its December production of “The Sound of Music.”

Auditions will be scheduled for the fall in consultation with the director. Shows are scheduled for mid-December.

Applicants should email their letter of interest, resume (include previous directorial experience and a list of the last four shows in which you were involved in any capacity) and a list of three references to [email protected].

The deadline is 4 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2024.


Dean’s list

A Fort Recovery local was named to Ohio University’s dean’s list.

Megan Diller, a College of Business student, made the list for her efforts in fall 2023. 

Ohio University’s dean’s list recognizes undergraduate students who complete a semester with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.999 with a minimum of 12 credit hours. Approximately 6,000 students qualified for the list.

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