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Old Microbiologist who spent 40 years working in bio-defense weighs in on the possibility that Coronavirus/Covid-19 is a bio-weapon, deployed by elements of the American national security apparatus against China and Iran - via unz.com

[The following is the republication of several long and very detailed comments by an unidentified purported expert on biowarfare that originally appeared on a recent thread of the Saker blogsite.]
I’ll throw my 2 cents in here. I have zero proof other than my gut feeling that this is a bio-weapon. I do have 40 year of bio-defense research experience behind me and worked at Fort Detrich on bacterial vaccines where I developed my own aerosol infection routes and developed multi-species models of pathogenesis to establish correlates of immunity. Because I was a one-stop shop doing everything including animal care, aerosol exposures, sample analysis, necropsy, and histopathology, etc. plus I had research programs in endemic areas studying the immunopathological response in human populations to establish immune correlates of protection for candidate vaccines all for the Biological Defense Research Program (BDRP).
I recall the early years when the Department of Homeland Security was stood up and they got the lion’s share of poorly performing civil servants un-fireable under the then OPMA policies. I was brought in as a technical expert as we were in dire straits for funding so I (and others) was lent out as a research prostitute. This is a little known problem with civil service employees. They are impossible to eliminate and generally rise to levels where they can cause the most damage. However, an opportunity arose whereby agencies in the Federal government had to contribute bodies to the new Department of Homeland Security (as no new vacancies were created when the agency was stood up meaning everyone had to sacrifice personnel) so most, if not all, employees sent to DHS were the worst of the worst. However, the DHS labs (specifically NBACC) also tied into some nefarious microbiologists working at the CIA (ostensibly part of DHS) and it is an understatement to say that what I saw being proposed horrified me. That work, I am certain was performed at Battle Memorial Institute in West Jefferson, Ohio under a DHS contract doing the work for the CIA under the auspices of NBACC. As I was very vocally opposed to this stuff I was removed from the secure access at DHS but not DoD to the offensive work which I had pointed out was not only illegal but unethical. I have since retired now more than 10 years and am far away from all of that. I won’t say more as they will reach out and seek retribution. But, if you look hard enough you can find still on the internet some references. There are some pissed off people out there should anyone care to actually do some leg work and try and figure this out. But, our news people no longer does this work so there is very little possibility of ever learning the truth.
However, that said, I notice some interesting things with COVID-19, that perked my ears up a bit. Yes, it could be a natural infection jumping species from bats to humans with a probable intermediate host, under conditions of human encroachment into world habitats. It is actually most likely to have been that, except for the strain differences being observed. That leads one to believe if it is in fact true, and I have no reason to doubt the Chinese on this, that it originated outside of China and it seems likely to have originated in the US. If, in fact, the US has 5 strains currently and China only one then it must have been percolating in the US for some time before it arose in China. Likely, deaths in the US were attributed to other diseases such as influenza and only retrospective sampling will determine this. It would be interesting to do a combination GPS-Molecular biology tracking of strains over time and distance. Also, a definite genetic analysis of strains over time would also be beneficial and can be done easily on every isolated strain. This would have value in attributing the course of the disease over time as part of a natural history study of the virus. We would need access to all samples of every lung disease related death for the past 12 months to be certain to track all potential deaths. NBACC is the key to figuring out what nefarious stuff was being funded.
It is possible that this virus has mutated over time to become more virulent. In particular engineered strains are generally unstable over multiple passages through multiple hosts. In my experience when testing strains for pathogenesis and lethality it is wise to first passage a frozen isolate several times through a susceptible animal host to regain full strength. If you test a lab isolate (usually frozen or lyophilized) generally it is wimpy unless you passage it at least 3 passages through an animal model. The worst strains are always those recovered from humans who died from the disease and not field collected strains. If this was perceived to be a useful agent from the likes of Bolton or Pompeo, who are terrible and evil people, then it is conceivable this was thought to teach the Chinese a lesson in economics. You have to be a complete idiot to release a virus for which you have no effective countermeasures but this administration seems to be filled with complete idiots. So, expecting normal behavior from these people is futile.
It could have been released during the 7th CISM military games held in Wuhan October 18-27, 2019 and that fits perfectly into the time scale for the actual infections. Now interestingly enough, I was a participant in several CISM competitions in Europe for skiing (I was on active duty for 26 years) so I am very well versed in who these athletes are. In general the best are Olympic competitors who are ostensibly part of the National Guard of their states who pay for their training by extended military active duty periods where their sole job is sports training. I used to lose every year to one of these guys and generally I placed a distant second place in cross country skiing. I also participated in the biathlon competitions and our soldiers were the very top level because they were in fact Olympic athletes. Rumor is that the US participants at CISM were atrocious which is very atypical so one wonders who these “athletes” were. I am reminded of the US military mission in Brazil to help flood victims which coincidentally was the exact same time that all the power transmission stations in Venezuela were destroyed. So, again a hackle or 2 rise when I heard about that. However, it is the perfect opportunity to release a virus on a target population.
I will also like to add that not all biological warfare agents are lethal. In fact, the worst are non-lethal as it consumes vast amounts of resources in treatment and lost productivity. Deaths are actually cheaper. So, a high communicability, low lethality disease is perfect for ruining an economy. As Trump’s administration claims they are waging war against economic enemies (currently China heads the list) using all possible actions. This fits perfectly into that; however, it may end up destroying the American economy which would be ironic.
I believe the Chinese response was exactly what a country would do if they were attacked with a bioweapon which explains a lot of their actions. I do not believe it was an accidental release from the BSL-4 labs in Wuhan. In fact, this may have been an irresistible opportunity similar to the alleged Novichuk release just 8 k away from Porton Down laboratories (the UK Fort Detrich). Interestingly, the potential release from PDL was never put forward as a logical explanation. Anyway, it sticks me that the CIA seems to have developed a pattern over time. As long as I am pushing my gut feelings I will throw out there the potential for a bioengineered adenovirus with c-fos and c-jun over expression which would cause sarcomas. That work was all published at the National Cancer Institute located where? Fort Detrich. I am certain it is just a coincidence. I can imagine the cackling going on at the CIA when planning this operation and again the coronavirus operation(s). I believe there were at least two attacks with Iran being the second and perhaps North Korea as well. However, evidence against it being a bioweapon is Russia, Venezuela, and Cuba are minimally affected. This could mean effective countermeasures or botched attacks. It is inconsistent though with the way the CIA operates.
Adenovirus is another virus similar to coronavirus in usage and easily aerosolized. I have made my own for over expression of medical treatments for wound infections. Has anyone other than myself noted that so many enemies of the US have died from sarcomas particularly in South America? My point is perhaps this stuff has been ongoing for quite some time and with some fairly good results. So, familiarity breeds contempt so as they gin more experience and begin to think this is good stuff, it is not out of the realm of possibility that this is in fact a bioweapon. That Iran was hit so hard is another hackle rising. It is just simply too good (for the idiots in the US government) to be a coincidence.
So, we are left with some interesting problems about this virus. Where was patient zero in China. What will be the results if a natural history study is conducted correlating geolocation, strain identity, severity of disease over time? Will that work be prevented? If so, that is yet another reason to be suspicious. Will it continue to mutate and what will be the outcome of this? Lots of good stuff to examine here and it will keep a lot of people busy for years.
Maybe you can explain this: “Coronavirus have not previously been known to cause severe disease in humans”. This is excerpt from the patent issued to CDC, US government. Link: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7220852B1/en
So the question for me is why should a harmless virus be patented by the US government and used for research in labs like US army research at Ft. Derick? That makes it military. Why is there then the SARS-CoV, and the latest COVID-19 which is SARS-CoV-2 ? The swineflu was likewise proven to be lab made at least in sources other than mainstream and WHO, the same was the case with Ebola, and even HIV. It immediately raises the question of ban of biological weapons labs in my mind, by internatiopnal treaties just like a ban on the use of napalm, landmines and so on, since a harmless virus are researched in army labs and suddenly appears as aggresive viruses .
It is an interesting question. Under the bioweapons conference treaty no offensive work can legally be done and any signatory can demand an onsite inspection of facilities for verification at any time. To my knowledge that has never been demanded of the US. It has been done to Russia and China is not a signatory, nor is Israel or North Korea. We have been caught doing inappropriate biodefense research several times now but only because it became known and there were no consequences.
The slippery slope within DoD is to make a counter measure you have to try and look forwards and using intelligence based informatics to design offensive agents. In my opinion this is fallacious as we can’t make countermeasures against the normal 10 agents on the high threat list (since the program’s inception in 1942) other than anthrax and smallpox for which we have had effective vaccines for decades. Since 9/11 no new effective and/or safe vaccines have been been made for any of the rest of the agents on the list. This includes several far more likely biothreats like the plague, tularemia, glanders, brucella, Ebola, Marburg, etc. This was despite pouring billions into biodefense research most of which went to universities. When things cooled down the funding dried up as always. USAMRIID is currently shut down and may never re-open. But contracted services still go on and are funded using black money so not under the purview of Congress. So trying to make vaccines against biothreat agents that don’t exist seems ridiculous when the real threats, some of which the US has used in warfare, are still out there without effective preventatives. What happens is when you pour money into an area as happened after 9/11 all kinds of ridiculous stuff gets funded with very little oversight. The goal is to spend the money and no one really cares if any actual product is created. In fact, success means the demise of your program so the incentive is to drag it out for as long as funding is available. I had programs managed under DTRA funding that because I got new program managers as often as every 3 months had no clue or even any expertise in the matter and had zero idea of what we were doing. I got tired of doing a new dog and pony show each time I was assigned a new manager who usually was some very young recent PhD graduate with no experience at all. Often they were nebutistic appointments and daddy was a Congressman or Under Secretary.
The intelligence based decisions are as usual idiotic as is most intelligence coming out of the CIA and its affiliates. You get better intelligence reading PUBMED than you get out of any intelligence agencies. The microbiologists who work at the CIA and its contract companies were all military microbiologists who because they were essentially incompetent drifted over to the CIA. Then you have some IMHO ridiculous events. I recall when Ken Alibekov “defected” he spoonfed a bunch of made up BS which the CIA bought lock stock and barrel. I had working for me at the same time several former Soviet microbiologists (one of who was a senior researcher at Biopreparat) who were in fact the real deal and all told me he was a bullshit artist. One thing he peddled was a chimeric smallpox-Ebola and another a Ebola-anthrax. So the CIA immediately funded an effort to create chimeric viruses. To my knowledge these were unsuccessful however, the COVID-19 may be being caused by a chimeric virus. The only good reason to make a chimeric virus is to develop a attenuated strain for use as a vaccine. But, as often happens some attenuated mutants become more lethal as an unintended consequence. Another event was trying to force photo data from Iraq to prove they had an offensive bioweapons program. These guys had no clue what laboratory equipment was in actuality and had offered up a cooking truck with pots and pans etc. as proof. They were and I assume still are, idiots.
DoD programs are actually transparent and managed by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Less transparent are the foreign stuff being funded under the Nunn-Lugar Act which includes the debacle of the “white elephant” lab and its satellite labs in the Republic of Georgia. No one will ever look into any of this but likely will end up blaming Russia or China.
They tend to underestimate their adversaries. China has an offensive program and if they get convinced they were attacked then I believe something nasty will be coming soon to the US. But, China is not stupid and won’t release a biothreat agent they have no preventative or treatment for. I also had several Chinese scientists working for me and I respect them immensely.
That should be PROMED for current infectious disease reporting around the world. It is exceptionally good and not funded or controlled by governments. PUBMED is for online publications which is also good but controlled by the government. I am fully aware of censorship of research papers by the US. I recall I wrote a letter to the editor of Science back in 1999 when the government decided to stockpile billions of doses of ciprofloxacin. I did a quick BLAST search and found that only a single base pair mutation in anthrax made it completely resistant to cipro. That letter was published and after 9/11 never seen again. There are other example such as the Canadian paper maybe also in 1999 showing that anthrax delivered in envelopes was not very effective. That one disappeared as well and the same as the Canadian paper where they were aerosolizing B. cereus spores out the back of a moving truck and using aerial infrared cameras demonstrated that these streams of aerosolized spores agglomerated into cloudlets which moved along in the wind and would usually avoid detector arrays which sampled airflow for aerosol particles. That is still the current state of the art for battlefield detection and that paper showed it to be ineffective at best. I can think of dozens of papers that were removed. After 9/11 any research paper that could be used by a foreign actor to develop better biothreat agents was rejected for publication outright. Almost none of my work was published after that except in classified reports which I believe were never read by anyone. I recall part of the madness in setting up NBACC was to generate very lengthy “white papers” that scrubbed through all published articles to assemble the complete picture for the then 10 threat agents. I wrote or edited two of those and they were immediately buried in some deep classified archive to the researchers who might benefit from this work could never actually use it. A complete waste of months and a ton of money. If you are perceiving that the US government biothreat programs are a complete shambles then you are not wrong.
I’ll go into that a bit more as well. It used to be in the military programs we were “command directed”. This means the military made a decision to make a vaccine against a perceived threat agent. They would assemble a research group assign them the mission and give 5 years funding to be continued if milestones (reasonable given the pittance of funding given). If you made progress then you got another 5 years of funding. That funding agency located at MRMC Fort Detrick was a Research area managed usually by a Major and a Captain, both microbiologists and experienced. Two people. There were 5 research area Directorates so a total of 10 program managers and a couple administrative colonels. This managed the entire DoD biothreat research programs and did it well. However, someone decided we needed an Agency to manage this stuff and DTRA which was funded by the Nunn-Lugar Act was already involved in the disassembly of Soviet nuclear capabilities so they wanted a bigger piece of the pie so absorbed the Research Directorates. The BDRP program at DTRA (basically identical as before) was now managed by over 400 contractors. The money came out of the research money we were supposed to be allocated.
After DTRA took over the funding was no longer Command Directed and we were all required to go out and fu-ind whatever funding we could hence why we made “deals” with DHS and the CIA. We went to an annual funding cycle instead of 5 years and never ending Gantt charts and reports. This was the age of 6 Sigma and the end of Management by Objective. We were also charged rent and had to pay for every service at our Institute including the security and even the library. Even our higher command MRMC stole 6% off the top to pay for pet projects unfunded by anyone with a brain. So, this became the age of entrepreneurial research and the end of productive research. Our commander, as an example, had no idea what we were doing at all and was shocked at all the “cool” stuff we were doing. This is the new breed of commander who manages by committee and never goes out walking the floors to visit labs. What the old school commanders call management by walking around and poking your nose into everything. But now these guys sit in their office and are fed whatever the REMFs decide they should hear. This is management in the US government as a whole and there are so many hidden agendas and internal conflicts between programs it is difficult to describe just how awful it is to try and do research in that environment. A lot of the worst of those commanders or research Division Directors went on to be current heads of HHS, CDC, and their undersecretaries, etc. which explains why those agencies are so screwed up and why there is such a horrible response to this virus.
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Co-management of Salmon in the Puget Sound

This is a report I put together on a cases study about the co-management of Salmon in the Puget Sound for a class.

Conservation Case Study
Kole Sylte
The salmon in Washington state play an integral role and have been deemed a keystone species in many of the local ecosystems. Their mating and spawning seasons provide an incredible amount of food for both carnivores and scavengers as they spawn, and their bodies begin to decompose. Besides being a key player in nature across the state, the salmon is also an icon. Any time the city of Seattle is put on the national stage on television or in movies, we see glimpses of large silver fish flying through the air and landing in the orange glove clad hands of a fishmonger. Just as the bison were to the many tribes of the great plains and western US, so are the salmon to the many tribes of indigenous people in Washington state. For centuries they have celebrated the annual return of the fish, harvested them in traditional fishing grounds, and used almost the entirety of every fish. Since 1974, the state of Washington and the coalition of Puget Sound tribes have been co-managing restoration and conservation efforts of the salmon. This effort has not shown to be very successful and I believe that is because of the cultural divide between the two agencies. Once a common cultural understanding can be reached, co-management efforts can be improved.
In the 1850’s the territorial governor granted the local indigenous tribes the authorizations to fish and utilize the salmon “at all usual and accustomed” fishing grounds. These treaties did not age well as native peoples were becoming increasingly harassed or fined for following these treaties in the mid 1900’s. This led to the Boldt decision, which was a court case from the federal government which ordered the state of Washington to co-manage the salmon population with the local indigenous tribes. Other aspects of the Boldt decision included a 50/50 split of the salmon harvest, managerial duties over salmon fisheries for the tribes, and the rights afforded to the tribes by the original treaties. The Boldt decision has been effective at splitting up managerial duties of the salmon in the state, but not at creating a list of values that both entities must follow. According to Knutson (1987), Judge George Boldt made the decision on February 12th, 1974 that under the terms of the previous treaties, the state had to honor them. Also, certain Indian tribes in the state were entitled to 50 percent of the salmon harvesting in western Washington. Boldt also overturned some rules in the state about commercial salmon fishing and made it into a common-property resource of the citizenry since statehood. After the decision was made, salmon fisheries in the state were divided into two entities, the “all-citizen” fishery and the “treaty-tribe” fishery.
The treaties signed by Governor Isaac Stevens were the: Treaty of Point No Point, 1855, Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855, Treaty of Olympia, 1856, Treaty of Neah Bay, 1855, and the Medicine Creek Treaty, 1854. All these treaties that were signed essentially guaranteed all the tribes indigenous to Washington state the authority to continue fishing and harvesting the salmon in the same way they had been prior to being placed on reservations. The indigenous tribal leaders made it clear that they wouldn’t be accepting any treaties unless they were authorized to retain their fishing habits and rituals. The governor and the board of Indian affairs agreed to grant them that right, but as time went by, these treaties seemed to have fallen away with new legislation. As discussed, prior, the salmon are held dearly to the native peoples of Washington state, so this agreement was an especially important one.
As the treaties of the 1800’s were forgotten, the state began prosecuting more and more indigenous peoples for fishing according to the way that the treaties had described. Because of these prosecutions, many native peoples began to conduct what are referred to as fish-ins, where they would gather and fish illegally only to be arrested for it. These fish-ins of the 1960’s and 1970’s was the Pacific Northwest tribe’s own version of committing civil disobedience, where they are protesting nonviolently and making their point clear. A few key people who participated in the fish-ins were Robert Satiacum and Billy Frank Jr. who mostly participated in them for their own economic reasons, but also in the spirit of civil disobedience. Robert Satiacum took part in a fish-in once accompanied by Marlon Brando, which the photos of it were posted in newspaper to gain publicity (Chrisman). These fish-ins eventually brought enough publicity that the problem was brought up to the federal level where Judge George Boldt decided the state not only had to honor the rights afforded to the indigenous tribes in the treaties, but it had to allow for the tribes to harvest 50% of the fish.
The Boldt decision stated that the tribes were authorized to fish in their ancestral areas as much as they wanted to, but only in their ancestral areas like this. If they want to fish for salmon any where else, they must follow the state ran guidelines and laws for salmon fishing. On its face, this seems like a decision that champions rights for native peoples, but it actually limits the amount of fish they can harvest significantly. Their ancestral fishing areas lie at the mouths of rivers and inlets of the Puget Sound, where after sports and commercial fishermen have already harvested much of the populations going back to their spawning grounds. On top of limiting how much the native peoples can harvest; this also limits their numbers they can capture and release for the sake of researching population sizes. With the Boldt decision also came the order that the state of Washington would co-manage and share the salmon conservation and care efforts with the tribes outlined in the treaties. So many of the tribes run salmon hatcheries in order to help bolster the salmon populations, but again its difficult for them to collect salmon for the spawning process when they’re only allowed to harvest from the limited amount that has passed through. The tribes use gillnets to safely capture salmon of a certain size so they can count them and return them back to the population. This is to ensure they do not capture smaller salmon that need to grow more.
The tribes of Washington state, and more exclusively the tribal peoples of the Salish Sea region have had a special bond with the salmon since they inhabited this area thousands of years ago. It is this bond that is the reason why the treaties were written the way they were, there was such an issue with native rights in the 60’s and 70’s, and why there is now a forced co-management between them and the state government.
Co-management of natural resources can be a good thing if done correctly, as there are multiple accounts globally of it operating in a successful way. In 2015, there was a global conference held in Bangkok to discuss positive ways to co-manage natural resources. At this conference, many different countries and organizations agreed upon a set of themes to be conducted in a successful co-management operation, and according to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (2015), those themes are: livelihoods, financial instruments and revenue sharing, legal and institutional framework, and participatory monitoring. These themes can be essential for the state of Washington and the treaty tribes to learn from and apply them into their own natural resource co-management of the salmon.
While not directly related to the restoration of salmon populations, one of the six elements of a healthy working protected area is equitable management (Maxwell, S., University of Washington - Bothell, 2020). Equitable management applies directly to this situation because the co-management situation feels more like a forced partnership than one that wants to be. The fact that the state had to be told by a federal judge to honor an agreement they themselves made a hundred years prior shows the disrespect. On top of this, the situation shows that the tribes are only being given responsibility on this topic to the extent of what the law states they are to have. If the Washington state government were to work together with the coalition of the Puget Sound tribes to form an understanding of how the tribes feel about the salmon. Their attitudes may have shifted since the signing of the treaties in the 1850’s and it’s important that that be reflected in the shaping of a new and more in-depth agreement. This new agreement needs to take into account the connection the indigenous people have with the salmon and how much it affects their lives and their traditions. On top of this, the connection the non-native inhabitants of Washington need to be considered as well. If we can form a common understanding of the salmon populations and their connection to the people both native and non-native, we can begin a path of healing for both groups and the salmon as well.
The restoration of salmon in the state of Washington isn’t taking the up turn that we would like to see. I think this is because there is a rift between the two groups that co-manage the salmon, the state of Washington and the coalition of Puget Sound tribes. Because of the past strife and oppression of the state to the indigenous peoples of the area, it led to a federal court ruling called the Boldt decision which reinforced treaties signed in the 1850’s and allotted certain rights to the tribes. These rights included the right to 50% of the harvest of salmon in the area, fishing as they had been for thousands of years in their ancestral areas and co-managing the restoration operations and hatcheries. While these rights were a step I the right direction, they haven’t quite lived up to their nature as many of the tribes can’t get access to much of the salmon based on the areas they can harvest and capture. On top of this, the nature of the co-management operation feels cold and separated. To amend these problems, I believe the two entities need to come together and reach a common understanding of the salmon itself. Once this is agreed upon, more sharing of authority of the state to the tribes would be a good step in not only restoring the salmon populations, but the relationship between the indigenous peoples and the state.
Annotated Bibliography
Footen, B. (n.d.). Co-Management of Puget Sound Salmon: How well does the Use and Collection of Shared Fishery Science between Tribes and the State Guide Resource Protection?. Retrieved from http://nativecases.evergreen.edu/collection/cases/co-management
This is the website that provided the actual case study already done on the co-management of the salmon populations. This website provided both an in-depth review of the problems based from co-management and the reasons why the co-management exists. On top of the case study itself, the website has provided a document which coves the case study as a lesson plan for teaching. This document was very helpful in breaking down the case study and analyzing it better.
State Wide Salmon Recovery Data - State Of Salmon (2018). Retrieved from https://stateofsalmon.wa.gov/statewide-salmon-recovery-data/
This is a website that is ran by both the US Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. This is my primary source for data that relates to salmon recovery efforts in the state. The site covers: populations, habitats, water, funding, recovery progress, hatcheries, and harvest. All of these data points are from 2018, but they are the most recent reports of data that is made public by the agencies governing them.
Salmon Recovery in Puget Sound (2020). Retrieved from https://www.psp.wa.gov/salmon-recovery-overview.php
This is a website that is provided by the Puget Sound Partnership that covers salmon recovery in the Puget Sound. The Puget Sound Partnership is the entity that has brought together all the tribes allotted in salmon recovery efforts in the Puget Sound and the Washington state government. The website covers who all is in the partnership as well as what their plan is for local salmon recovery efforts. The website also provides many links to both data and efforts being made around the state.
Makah National Fish Hatchery (2018). Retrieved from https://www.fws.gov/Makahnfh/Fishing.cfm
This website covers the Makah Nation national Fish Hatchery and all its functions. This is essential in my study because it is a firsthand account of how one of the tribal run fish hatcheries works as opposed to a federal government ran one. The site covers the responsibilities of both the tribe and how their work is affecting the salmon populations. The site also provides some facts and data about the salmon populations as well.
Finfish - The Suquamish Tribe(2015). Retrieved from https://suquamish.nsn.us/home/departments/fisheries/finfish/
This is a website provided by the Suquamish tribe that covers all of their contributions to salmon recovery efforts in the area. The most beneficial part of this site is the in depth description of the cultural connection of the tribal people to the salmon. This is a crucial part of my own conclusions drawn from the case study. The site also covers the treaties originally signed as well as the Boldt decision that reaffirmed these treaties. The conservation efforts of other finfish are also covered.
Salmon and steelhead co-management(2020). Retrieved from https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/tribal/co-management
This website is ran by the WDFW (Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife) and is important because it shows the other side of the co-management. It covers the groups that are affiliated with local salmon conservation efforts like the Pacific Fishery Management Council and the North of Falcon process. One of the most interesting things is that this sight mentions nothing of the laws in place to ensure native fishing and management rights. This site does an excellent job at showcasing all the groups present in salmon restoration efforts, but not any actual data.
Blumm, M.C., & Swift, B.M. (1998, December). The Indian Treaty Piscary Profit and Habitat Protection in the Pacific Northwest: A Property Rights Approach. University of Colorado Law Review, 69(), . Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=871518
This is a journal from the University of Colorado Law Review that reviews the legal ramifications of both the treaties and the Boldt decision. The journal observes the effects that the laws have had on both the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples as well as if the laws are just or not. This will be a piece of evidence that I will be analyzing closely as it will be a good piece in support of my argument.
PBS. (2012). Northwest "Salmon People" Face Future With Less Fish. Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/newshouscience/climate-change-july-dec12-swinomish_07-18
This is an article that was posted by PBS about the tribal nations in Washington that are taking part in the restoration efforts of the salmon. It starts off by discussing a local indigenous man named Billy Frank Jr. who participated in the “fish-ins” of the 70’s that eventually led to the Boldt decision. These were events where indigenous peoples would fish “illegally” to make a point that they were afforded these rights by the original treaties of the 1850’s. This article is an interesting piece that provides an outside looking in perspective on the events that transpired leading up to our current situation.
Knutson, P. (1987). The Unintended Consequences of the Boldt Decision. Retrieved from https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/unintended-consequences-boldt-decision
This webpage is a reflection of the aftermath of the Boldt decision from the 1980’s, a time that was much closer to observing the effects of the ordeal. It covers everything from the events that led up to it and the ramifications that came after it. It also covers what all the treaties stated and when they were signed. This article gave me a better understanding of the difficulties that made our current situation a reality.
Northwest Treaty Tribes. (n.d.). Treaties. Retrieved from https://nwtreatytribes.org/treaties/
This website is one that is dedicated to the tribes that are intertwined n the co-management of the salmon in the Puget sound region. It provides real time updates to all of the hatcheries and all of the restoration efforts that are being undertaken by the tribes. This website was very helpful because it provides a list of all the tribes that were addressed by the treaties and the actual treaties themselves so they can be read by the public.
Chrisman G., “The Fish-in Protests at Franks Landing, “Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project < (https://depts.washington.edu/civilfish-ins.htm)>
This website entails the events that lead up to the Boldt decision, the acts of civil disobedience by the indigenous peoples fighting for their rights. The article is also from the University of Washington, so it has an even closer connection to the issue at hand. One of these acts were called fish-ins, which were acts of “illegal” fishing deemed so by the state, but in reality, the people were just exercising their rights afforded by the treaties. This website helped me better understand the strife the indigenous people went through trying to prove their rights to the state.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. (2015). Managing natural resources better together: conference in Bangkok explores the status of co-management in Bangladesh and the region. Retrieved from https://www.iucn.org/content/managing-natural-resources-better-together-conference-bangkok-explores-status-co-management
This website from the IUCN covers a convention in 2015 that took place in Bangkok. At this convention, many countries from around the world gathered to discuss the best practices in co-management of natural resources. It is from this site that I drew inspiration for my idea of bettering co-management in the state of Washington. The themes provided by the convention were pillars of strength that the state should recognize in their own practices.
Maxwell, S., University of Washington - Bothell. (2020). 6 Element of a Protected Area. Retrieved from Maxwell, S., University of Washington - Bothell, BES485
These are simply notes I took while in a Conservation Biology class taught by Dr. Sarah Maxwell at the university of Washington – Bothell. In this class, Dr. Maxwell covered the six elements of a successful protected area. One of the six elements is equitable management, which implies the idea of sharing the load of management and giving the people a role in managing their own protected area. This idea could stand to improve the co-management of salmon in the state of Washington.
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Happening in Indiana: August 5th - 11th

If you survived last week's Gathering of Juggalos then prepare yourself for the gathering of hummingbirds
All my information comes from VisitIndiana so the list is not 100% comprehensive. If you know of anything that's missing, please post and share with everyone! If you've ever been to any of these events, or if you go this week, please share your experiences
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Northwest Indiana
Lake County Fair - August 2-11 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Family-oriented annual county fair with more than 30 rides, hundreds of concessions, horse shows, contests, live entertainment and motorsports as well as thousands of exhibits and all types of food!! Enjoy free entertainment performs across two stages nightly with acts ranging from gospel to rock and even doo-wop oldies. Take a gander at the schedule for yourself and slate out the best nights.
Touch of Dutch Festival and Parade - August 9-10 at Spencer Park. The family-fun event features free live entertainment, craft and food vendors, kid's entertainment, a parade, giveaways, the Rotary Ramble 5K run and fitness walk and so much more!
HENNA Body Art Class - August 5, 1-3pm, at Byway Brewing, 2825 Carlson Dr. Join us in the beer production room THIS Sunday, August 5th from 1-3pm as we learn about the origins of the temporary tattoo, styles among different cultures, and how to apply the henna stain. No experience required. *Must be 21+ Our all natural henna paste is safe for staining hair, skin and fabrics. We suggest you dress comfortably in clothes that won't be ruined by a possible spots of henna. For those that do not want the natural temporary stain, white henna will also be available. Reserve your spot ASAP: https://skincolourpro.eventbrite.com
WHAM Ride - August 10 at The Pav, 2324 Calumet Ave. Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the return of the WHAM After Midnight Bike Ride. Bring out your 2-wheelers, tricycles, or unicycles and enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster's beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets. WHAM is scheduled to roll on Saturday, August 10th into Sunday, August 11th. Register online at www.active.com or in person at the Hammond Marina. Riders will enjoy a 30-mile-long, or 10-mile-short scenic route. The ride begins and ends at Hammond's iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion. Ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the tranquility of both Wolf and George Lake in Hammond. See firsthand, Hammond, Whiting, Munster, and Highland's spectacular parks and neighborhoods, ride through historic Downtown Whiting and Hammond, and pass Oil City Stadium, home of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen. Adventurers taking the long route will enjoy a rest stop at Cabela's in Hammond, the World's Foremost Outfitter, before they meander through Wicker Park and Munster's beautiful neighborhoods.
Idaville Truck and Tractor Pull - August 10 at the Idaville Volunteer Fire Department. A family event full of fun and excitement with hard working and determined truck & tractor pullers.
Taste of Cass County - August 10, 5-1130pm, at Downtown Logansport, 4th and Market Sts. Food, fun and music highlight this festival in downtown Logansport! Sample food and drink from local eateries. Live music, a kids corner and fun for the entire family.
Michigan City Chamber Music Festival - August 3,5,7,9,11 at First Presbyterian Church, 9th and Washington St. Music for all ages. Performances feature Emmy, Grammy and Gramophone Magazine Award-Winning Soloists from Across the Nation. Aug 3 & 9 at 7:30pm Aug 5 & 7 at 7pm Aug 11 at 3pm
Pokagon Festival - August 10, 12-4pm, at The History Museum, 808 West Washington St. In celebration of the exhibit Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, The History Museum is presenting the Pokagon Festival in the museum’s Historic Oliver Gardens on Saturday, August 10. View the exhibit and experience the arts, culture, dance, and food of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Free with admission to the exhibit ($10/general; $8.50/senior; $6/youth; free/5 and under).
Northeast Indiana
Park-inn Movies: Beauty and the Beast (Animated) - August 8, 930-1130pm, at Potawatomi Inn. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to the lawn overlooking Lake James. Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Pokagon State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Girls Night Out Shop.Sip.Taste - August 8, 5-8pm, at Downtown Auburn. HURRY DOWNTOWN... It's a Girls Night Out you won't want to miss! Exclusive late nights in AUBURN at Local Shops, Boutiques, Businesses & Eateries. Sales, specials, prizes, refreshments and fun happenings! Downtown shops are OPEN LATE the second Thursday of every other month: 5 - 8 pm.
Opening Reception: On Being: Realism and the BGSU School of Art - August 9, 5-8pm, at Artlink Contemporary Gallery. This exhibition is on view until September 13, 2019. Realism, like nature, persists. All visual art is based in the observed. Each of these artists is attempting to make realism new, a way to discover the purposes of the image. All of the artists represented seek to find balance inside of the quiet place that realism occupies while acknowledging its historical, social, political, and cultural contexts.
Northeast Steam & Gas Show - August 8-10 at the LaGrange County 4H Fairgrounds. This years event will be featuring Lesser Known Classics & Doodlebugs! Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Gas Engines, Antique Farm Machinery, Sawmills, Arts & Crafts, Large Flea Market, Trading Post, Camping, Food and More! Activities Include: Wheat Threshing, Plowing with Steam Engines,125 HP Erie Steam Engine operating a sawmill, Ferguson (FENA Display Area, On Friday and Saturday evening will have the Parade of Tractors & Engines and Live Music. Saturday will be the Ladies Program and Antique Tractor Pull.
Michael Booth - August 6, 7-830pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
Collingsworth Family - August 7-10 at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtimes: Wed 7pm, Thu 1pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm | Doors: 30 min prior Prices: Tickets Only - $49.95 | Dinner and Theater - $67.95
Brian Regan - August 8, 8-10pm, at the Shipshewana Event Center. Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 -$44.95 -$44.95 -$54.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 -$62.95 -$62.95 -$72.95
Gypsy Soul Vintage Market - August 9-10 at Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. We are gathering some of the best vendors around to join us for a 2 day market at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. Vendors in the areas of vintage home & garden, bohemian, antiques, farmhouse, gypsy couture, boutique owners, unique handcrafted goods, primitives, rustic, whimsical salvage, gourmet treats, eclectic & healing arts, barn finds, junk art, food trucks and so much more! More info coming soon! Gypsy Soul Vintage Market- Warsaw Friday, August 9, 3-8pm Saturday, August 10, 10am-4pm
Central Indiana
Hummingbird Migration Celebration - August 10, 9am-4pm, at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting the Hummingbird Migration Celebration at its 700 acre Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the star of the show as visitors can witness the birds up close as they are banded in order to study their lives as they reside and migrate to and from Indiana. Over 600 of these flying gems were banded at Mary Gray in 2018! Other songbirds will be banded as well so visitors can see them up close and discover subtle characteristics of their plumage and learn details of their lives. Live birds of prey will be a part of the program as well as turtle research and speakers on related nature topics throughout the day. Live music and vendors will also be sharing their talents. The local 4-H group will be hosting refreshments. Come and see the lovely sanctuary. Hike a trail on your own or with a guide. Early bird tickets are available online for $10 (under 18 free). Free parking and shuttle service is provided. Tickets are $15 after August 1st. See the full program at: https://hummingbirds.indianaaudubon.org
Indiana State Fair - August 2-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Indiana State Fair returns every Aug. to celebrate youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining experience.
Art War for Wolves - August 8, 7-11pm, at Black Acre Brewing Company, 5632 E Washington St. What is our weapon of choice in the War for Wolves? A paintbrush! Come watch three artists compete head-to-head in a race against the clock, with an ice cold pint from Black Acre in hand! Join us at 7:00 pm in the heart of Indianapolis to support Wolf Park, enjoy an eclectic selection of beer and food, have a front row seat to the art war, and spread awareness of wild canines! We are proud to host our first event in downtown Indianapolis to welcome a new crowd of animal lovers, beer sommeliers, and art experts to learn about Wolf Park and enjoy the festivities! Black Acre Brewing Co. 5632 E. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46219 $5 Advance $10 Door 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 Guests must be 21+ to enter
Mosey Down Main Street - August 10 at Downtown Lafayette. Live entertainment, food, family-friendly, free event introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants of downtown Lafayette. Mosey Down Main Street is a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community. Volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians come together once a month from May through September to offer a free family friendly event that takes place right down the center of Main Street With three stages of music, outdoor food, beer, and wine sales as well as street performers, sidewalk chalk, crafters, vendors, drum circles, DJ's, belly dancers, and balloon animals.
Giants Live North American Open - August 10, 12-5pm, at Courthouse Square. See world class Strongman competitors in a small town setting as they vie for a spot at the 2020 World's Strongest Man competition. Main Street, Martinsville will be shut down for the afternoon as these athletes compete in five different events. This is the ONLY North American event that qualifies competitors for the world event. This year's competitors will be from the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. This event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. There will be a meet and greet opportunity with competitors following the event at Fables and Fairy Tales Book Shop on Main Street.
The Woomblies Rock Orchestra - August 10, 5-9pm, at Cedar Creek Winery. Cedar Creek is Indiana's only single location winery, brewery and distillery - all family owned and operated, just three miles from downtown Martinsville! On August 10th, regional favorites Tastes Like Chicken take the stage at 5 pm, followed by the always amazing Woomblies Rock Orchestra at 7 pm.
Bicentennial Park Summer Concert: Main Street Band - August 10, 7-9pm, at Bicentennial Park. The Mooresville Park District will again host the free 2019 Citzens Bank Summer Concert Series at Bicentennial Park in downtown Mooresville! Located at the corner of Indiana and Main Streets, the park is convenient to local restaurants to enjoy before the show. The popular Martinsville based Main Street Band will take the stage on August 10. Live music begins at 7 pm; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Free.
Redkey Gas Boom Days Festival - August 10, 10am-8pm, throughout Redkey. Redkey Gas Boom Days Festival Will be Saturday, August 10th -- Parade at 11 AM, Corn hole tournament at 3 PM, gospel concert from 1-3 PM, Live Band from 4-7 PM, variety of vendors, 50/50 raffle, Redkey Merchants' Silent Auction, Games and much, much more!
Southern Indiana
LUCINDA WILLIAMS and her band BUICK 6 - August 10, 8pm, at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing, and there’s no signs of her slowing down any time soon.
Sunday Concert Series: Melody Resurrection - August 11, 130-530pm, at Turtle Run Winery. With Andrea Overton leading the vocals, this band is ready to really rock it this year. Melody Resurrection resurrects melodies from the 60's to today, from the Beatles, Stones, the Doors to Maroon 5 , Toto and many others. Should be highly entertaining.
Ben & Noel Haggard w/ special guest Abigail Rose - August 10, 630pm, at Lincoln Amphitheatre. Ben Haggard. For fans of his late, legendary father, country music great Merle Haggard, his youngest son Ben is no Stranger – in fact, he’s been the lead guitarist in Hag’s longtime band of the same name for the past eight years, since he was 15 years old, fitting in easily with veterans like musical director Norm Hamlet and Scott Joss. Noel Haggard. Growing up the son of a man who has defined country music's possibilities, Noel Haggard has enough life experiences to more than completely inhabit the things he sings about...and does it with the same natural phrasing and richly sonorous baritone that one would expect from someone with such a loaded last name. Abigail Rose. Born and raised in the small town of Pendleton Indiana, Abigail Rose is an 18-year-old Hoosier girl, and have been a musician her entire life. Her father, who is a music industry veteran, is producing her soon-to-be released debut album featuring original songs by her and co writers Fred Koller, Antoinette Olesen, and Melissa Jay. She has also covered classics by John Sebastian, Ray Davies, Roger McGuinn and Elliott Murphy. Special thanks to the guys in the John Mellencamp band and Carlene Carter for helping out.
Park-inn Movies: Jaws - August 10, 930-1130pm, at Clifty Inn. Bring your blanket to the lawn overlooking the Ohio River (behind Clifty Inn). Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Clifty Falls State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Women's Live Adventurously Weekend - August 9-11, 8am-5pm. Think about going to a conference and choosing which speakers you want to listen to, only here choosing what workshop you want to be part of or if you want to take a hike, bike ride, yoga class or learn about wilderness medicine! We hope you will join us for this awesome outdoor summit! The weekend will take place in various locations in Brown County, Indiana.
Schweizer Festival - August 7-10, 8am-1130pm, at City Hall Park. Schweizer Fest has become a well-known, community-wide celebration, offering free entertainment and activities for people of all ages. It is now one of Indiana's longest running community festivals. The cooperative efforts of many civic groups, clubs, organizations, and businesses make Schweizer Fest a grand success. Enjoy a beer and wine garden, live music, vendor booths, rides and much more!
Wine Pairings - August 9, 8pm, at West Baden Springs Hotel. Experience wine tasting at West Baden Springs Hotel paired with five courses of a variety of hors d'oeuvres. The event includes American and European wine presentations by our house wine expert highlighting a different imported or domestic varietal with each pairing. Our atrium is the ultimate wine tasting room!
ONGOING EVENTS
Northwest Indiana
Chesterton's European Market - Saturdays May through October at Third St and Broadway, Downtown Chesterton. An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gary Southshore Railcats at U.S. Steel Yard - Various days at US Steel Yard. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!
Miller Woods Hike Sundays - Every Sunday at Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. This hike is offered every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park - July 2 - Sep 21 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr. The 6,500-square-foot exhibit hall will be transformed to represent the 15,000 acres of diverse landscapes and highlight activities available to those that visit the park system. The exhibit will feature 12 trail stops. There will be interactive exhibits for children along the trail, selfie stations and a large “sandbox” for building sandcastles. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the 1,100 native plant species, rare and migrating birds, as well as recreational opportunities like camping, hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. Interactive activities will also give children a chance to become a Junior Ranger!
Summer Market on the Lake - Thursdays through the end of August at Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Road. Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic and gourmet foods, beer garden, local live entertainment, jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more.
LaPorte Farmer's Market - Saturdays July through the end of October at Monroe St and Lincoln Way. The LaPorte Farmer's Market strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in LaPorte by showcasing our region's bounty and economic opportunities locally.
Summer Sundown Music Series - Sundays May through August. Bring the lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Sunday evenings listening to a different musical artist each week. Each Sunday evening you will find yourself at a different park with new musical artist. Check online to see where and who will be appearing!
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts - Thursdays in June, July, and August, at the Washington Park Guy Foreman Amphitheater. Experience free live musical performances under the stars near the shores of Lake Michigan in Washington Park. Seating available or bring your own chair. June-August, Thursdays 7:30pm.
Michigan City's Farmers Markets - Saturdays July - October at 801 S Washington St. and 1500 Franklin St. Saturdays through October 26th, 2019. Michigan City's Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food and artisan goods
Mayor's Month of Music - Fridays in August, 7-10pm, at River Park Square. You can grab some food from your favorite Downtown Restaurant or visit one of the many food trucks that will be in River Park Square. Firebrick Road Pizza, Chubby Buddies BBQ, Pig n Pen Tenderloins, Ben's Pretzels, Sally's By The Shore, and Bailey’s Sweet Kettle Corn and Lemon Shake ups will be there! Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening. August 2: Magic Bus, August 9: Cornfield Mafia, August 16: PS Dump Your Boyfriend, August 23: Grace Affeltranger, August 30: Out Of Favor Boys
Market on the Square - Fridays June through August, 3-9pm, at Founders Square. There will be over 20 vendors selling unique crafts, fresh produce, honey, flowers, breads and jams. Plus local food vendors selling food. Bands from the region will begin at 6. Then to top off the evening we will have a family movie at dusk.
Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi - April 2019 to January 2020 at The History Museum. The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community. Through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts, the exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band.
South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field - Various days at Four Winds Field. The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - May 4th 2019 to May 2nd 2020, 6-9pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show! The Dinner Detective provides a hilarious evening of murder mystery, a 4-course meal, and a prize package for the top sleuth. Just beware, the killer might be sitting right next to you!
Northeast Indiana
Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field - Various days at Parkview Field. The TinCaps are entering their 10th season at Parkview Field, which has been rated as Minor League Baseball's No. 1 Ballpark Experience four consecutive years.
Faces of Middlebury - May 17th to October 4th throughout Middlebury. Grab your cameras and the map to locate each “face of Middlebury” and insert your face for the perfect picture. Free maps are available at local businesses and organizations. Post your pics on Middlebury Then & Now’s Facebook page or on Instagram using #facesofmiddlebury. Can you find all of them, up to 30 "faces"?
Gangsters, Saloons and Buggies on Roofs Guided Tour - May 29th to September 25th at the Downtown Middlebury library. You wouldn't know Middlebury had a rough-and-tumble past, but behind today's modern facades lie tales of small-town mischief, hoods on the lam and possible mysterious passageways. Get the inside story and secrets from a local with this tour of downtown. Tours are offered at 10am every Wednesday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
Giant Toadstools and the World's Fair Guided Walking Tour - May 30th to September 26th at the Krider World's Fair Garden. Enjoy a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the garden that bears their name opens a window to the family's nursery at the height of its creative powers. The beauty will take your breath away, just as it did at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Tours are offered at 10am every Thursday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the museum, unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
A Simple Sanctuary, the new musical - March 28th to October 31st at the Blue Gate Theatre. She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community.
Shipshewana Flea Market - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through September, 8am-4pm, at the Shipshewana Auction. Nearly 700 open-air booths on 40 acres await you at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market. Food courts, restrooms, scooter rentals and rest areas are on site. Open rain or shine. Also open for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and new weekend markets on August 16-17 (MotheDaughter Days). Antique Auctions are every Wednesday inside the Antique & Miscellaneous building.
Shipshewana Breakfast Club - Fridays in July and August, 830-1100am, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre July 12 - Lynda Randle July 19 - Allison Speer July 26 - The Taylors Aug 2 - King's Brass Aug 9 - Doug Anderson Aug 16 - Old Time Preacher's Quartet Aug 23 - Soul'd Out Quartet Aug 30 - TBA
Shipshewana's Majestic Frontier - August 2-24, 12-10pm, at The Michiana Event Center. Frontier is 90 minutes of gunslinging, riding, roping, action packed excitement featuring real life Cowboys and Cowgirls, ranch hands, folk dancing saloon girls, western singers, amazing trick ropers, a roman riding team comprised of six draft horses, trick and fancy riding, real Texas Longhorns, cowboys riding actual cows, comedy and so much more! One of the most exciting shows Shipshewana has ever seen! Dinner: Authentic Chuck Wagon BBQ meal! Pulled Pork, Cowboy Beans, Scalloped potatoes, Green Beans, Garlic Biscuit. Drinks: Tea & Lemonade. Dessert: Cherry cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream
Central Indiana
Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Saturdays and Sundays at Conner Prairie. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's summer series provides music from classical, pop, and rock genres from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. See performance schedule online indianapolissymphony.org
Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit - Jun 15 to Jan 5 at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. This once-in-a-lifetime immersive exhibition brings to Indianapolis more than 150 ancient objects and artifacts, many of which have never been seen outside of Greece. The ancient Greeks revered the human body, and many of the depictions are nude. Featured are bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry and funerary objects, exquisite pottery, artifacts of the world’s first democracy, and an extraordinary replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, known as the world’s first computer.
Mind Tripping Show - March 1st to December 28th, 8:30-10PM at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites. Mind Tripping: a Comedy with a Psychological Twist is an interactive show by Christian & Katalina, the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. Be a part of a mind-bending, reality-twisting interactive theatrical show. Think Candid Camera meets the Twilight Zone. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and your expectations turned upside down
Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition - May 24th to August 21st at The Indianapolis Zoo. After the paintings have dried and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, they are displayed for the summer in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens. Plus, you also get to enjoy the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol, an elephant Escher and many others! The Naturally Inspired Art Show presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown is included with Zoo admission.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series - Various days June-August, at The Amphitheater. You can watch movies under the stars every weekend at Newfields. Doors open at 7 pm, when you can enjoy a picnic dinner, music, and activities, followed by that night’s movie, which will begin when twilight turns to night (usually 9:30 pm). Over the summer, over 20 movies will be shown—everything from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. All you need is a picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only), chairs (for the back row of each tier), and blankets (in case the chair row is full). You will also want sunscreen and bugspray. No alcohol, pets, candles taller than 12 inches, or knives permitted. And if you want to travel light with just a chair and blanket, concessions will be available to purchase. Check out discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019 to see available films and to purchase tickets once they are available.
The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille, July 8 - Sep 1, 5-9pm, at 40 W. Washington Street. The Capital Grille’s annual The Generous Pour wine event has returned for its eleventh year. This year’s theme is Legends of the Land, where guests can sip on any combination of seven select wines including the Maggy Hawk 2015 Pinot Noir, the 2015 Cenyth Red Blend, and the Arrowood 2013 Red Blend. Each is from California’s Jackson Family that tell a unique story of origin and sustainability. From July 8th through September 1, 2019, guests are offered a customized wine tasting paired with the restaurant’s classic menu items, including hand-carved steaks and fresh seafood and appetizers with a flavorful twist for $28 per person with dinner.
First Friday Kokomo - First Friday of every month, 530-9pm, at Downtown Kokomo. Activities include art, music, food, local vendors, shops, entertainment, kid's activities & much more! Visit their Facebook page for monthly themes and schedule of all activities!
Kokomo Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium - Various days at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Enjoy a day at the ballpark! The Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League. Games are held late May through early August and feature fun themes and giveaways. Lawn and stadium seating available, starting at $8.
Summer Story Hour - Mondays, 10-11am, at the Physical Building of the Joseph Moore Museum. Join us each Monday in June and July at 10am for a special hour of stories! Each week will feature a different book about nature or science with a corresponding craft or activity. All ages are welcome and stories are chosen particularly for children in preschool - first grade.
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp - July 25 - Aug 15 at the Grand Park Sports Campus. Join us at the Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp! Every day you can enjoy watching practice, giveaways, food & drink specials, interactive games, and more. Download your free tickets at www.colts.com/camp.
Movies in the Park - August 9, 16, and 23, 8-1130pm, at Asa Bales Park. Come out this summer with your family and friends to enjoy a free, relaxing evening under the stars to watch a good movie with good company! Movies will begin right after sunset, so start times will vary. We encourage you to bring blankets, chairs, snacks and flashlights! Parking will be available at Westfield High School, across the street from the Asa Bales Park. Make sure to get some Kona Ice or FREE popcorn too! *In the case of inclement weather, we will move the event inside just down the road to NSPIRE Church (18097 Sun Park Dr, Westfield, IN 46074)
Southern Indiana
Wildlife Cruises on Patoka Lake - Wednesdays May through October at the Patoka Lake Marina. Not just a boat ride: cruise the second largest lake in Indiana upon a climate controlled tour boat to search for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons and other wildlife. Two hour cruises embark EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10am beginning in May and continuing through October. Voyagers are encouraged to capture on camera baby osprey in their nests, an eagle in flight, and busy beavers as the boat passes by.
Wine Cruises on Patoka Lake - Every other Friday starting June 7th, 730-930pm, at the Patoka Lake Marina. Sip wine paired with hors d'oeuvres/desserts while enjoying the sunset on Patoka Lake on our 60 person tour boat! Enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from a featured Indiana winery, and choose 2 glasses of your favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. Bottles of wine available for purchase as well as additional glasses. Call (812) 685-2203 to reserve your spot today! Only $50/person or $98/couple. Visit our website to view the winery lineup.
Shrek the Musical - July 3rd - Aug 18th, 6-10pm, at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Somebody once told me everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious and twisted adventure based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Follow this unlikely green hero on a life-changing journey full of romance and dozens of zany misfit characters. The perfect show for any age! Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax & parking. AAA discount available.
Evansville Otters at Bosse Field - Various days at Bosse Field. Locally owned and a member of the Frontier League, the Otters are the darlings of summer. Great ball play combined with fun promotions throughout the game guarantee an evening of fun family entertainment. To top it off, the games are played at Bosse Field, a stadium built in 1915 and the site of the filming of "A League of Their Own" in 1992. Come watch our Boys of Summer from May through August!
Floyds Knobs Farmers Market - Saturdays May through October at 400 Block Laffollette Station. Floyds Knobs Farmers Market Opening May 11 - October 26 Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Were an Indiana Grown Market and host a variety of Great Events throughout Season.
The Art of the Monon - April 1st to August 31st, 10am-4pm at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The Monon was Indiana’s railroad and touched every town in Orange County. See the Monon paintings of renowned railroad artist Howard Fogg and other rare Monon items.
Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium - Various days at the League Stadium. League Stadium was home to the Rockford Peaches in the hit movie A League of Their Own. The vintage signage, scoreboard, and atmosphere remain. The Bombers play in vintage-inspired uniforms - pants are knickered, stirrups are worn. The crack of a wood bat against a baseball resounds through the stadium. You may hear Who’s on First over the audio. We even have our own Peaches at the games keeping everything in the stadium rolling, while our coaches and players keep it exciting on the field.
Rock on Rising Sun - April 10th to September 30th on Main Street. Search and re-hide painted rocks hidden within the City of Rising Sun city limits. Spearheaded by a local resident, thousands of rocks are painted throughout the season for kids of all ages to find and re-hide. Participants are encouraged to paint their own creations and hide within the city limits. Photos of found rocks are asked to be uploaded to the Rock on Rising Sun
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Happening in Indiana: July 29th - August 4th

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Northwest Indiana
Chesterton Art Fair - August 3-4 at Dogwood Park. The Chesterton Art Fair features juried art with more than 100 artists from 15 states. The fair features a children's booth, music and a public art project.
FUSIC Fest - August 2-4 at Jeorse Park Beach. Mayor Anthony Copeland presents a FREE concert weekend at Jeorse Park Beach on Beautiful Lake Michigan on August 2, 3 & 4th. A Fusion of Food, Fun & Music! Friday, August 2nd will pay tribute to the 80’s with a House and Freestyle concert featuring - CeCe Peniston, Sweet Sensation, George Lamond, Coro, David (Diamond Girl), Hip Hop legend Rob Base and hosted DJ Tim Spinning Schommer. Saturday, August 3rd will be a 90’s Beach Party featuring R&B artists, Case & Dru Hill with Sisqó and toping it off with Hip Hop artist Juvenile! Sunday, August 4th is Latin Night featuring Ramón Ayala, is a Mexican musician, composer and songwriter of Norteño and Conjunto music. Known as the "King of the Accordion," Ayala has recorded over 113 albums for which he has received four Grammy Awards. More artists to be announced. For directions visit www.jeorseparkbeach.com
Lake County Fair - August 2-11 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Family-oriented annual county fair with more than 30 rides, hundreds of concessions, horse shows, contests, live entertainment and motorsports as well as thousands of exhibits and all types of food!! Enjoy free entertainment performs across two stages nightly with acts ranging from gospel to rock and even doo-wop oldies. Take a gander at the schedule for yourself and slate out the best nights.
Night Of A Thousand Comics! - August 2, 8-11pm, at the D PerforMANCE Comedy Theatre in Miller. This month's comedy show features a ton of comedians many of which have never performed in #NWIndiana doing their best 5 min sets! 1. Keegan Damron 2. Brian Johnson 3. K.C. Korey Carrolll 4. Kyle Alan 5. Big Sug Aaron Hugger 6. Patrick Fowler 7. Bill Sharkie Krawetz 8. Ray Chi Chi 9. Marni P 10. 38 Dee11. Serena Monay 12. Cameron Cooper 13. Giovanni Montoya 14. Jenni Rodriguez 15. Oscar El Cuchillo Carvajal 16. Anna Marie Long 17. Mary Collie 18. King-David Lane 19. Danette Mark 20. Dezimon Alicea 21. Mistaa Brown 22. Darryl Perfor Mance 23. Sable 24. Brad Kofman 25. Billy D Dodaro 26. Michael Banks 27. Raza Jafri 28. Jeff Hawks 29. Ernest Shepard 30. LaSalle Wilson Tickets can be bought from King David or on BrownPaperTickets.com at the find tickets link above once on sale. $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Doors open at 7:30! Show starts at 8:30.
Playdate in the Nature Play Zone - August 3 at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more. Held from 1-3 p.m
Sunday Night Funny At Diamond Center - August 4, 7-10pm, at the Diamond Center. A great night of comedy is coming to downtown Gary at the Diamond Center adjacent to US Steel Yard. King-David Lane & King David Komedy present a great line up of comedy including Mayor Maboneskee Love, OhJay Lamont, Darryl Perfor Mance, special guests Michael Banks and Jenni Rodriguez, & your headliners for the evening PIMPROV! People from all over the world have traveled to see Pimprov in Chicago but they are coming to see you! These great improv actors have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, & on WGN as well as numerous other outlets.
American Family Day - August 4, 12-5pm, at Hesston Steam Museum. American Family Day, a day out with your family and a great deal! Enjoy riding on 3 different railroads, the steam powered sawmill and steam powered popcorn wagon too.
11th Annual Award-Winning Great Lakes Grand Prix - August 1-4 at Washington Park. In its 11th year, the award-winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world's fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and new this year is the exciting addition of P1 boats and AquaX Jet Ski racing. Throughout this exciting 4-day event, walk through the park and chat with racers, team members and boat owners while getting up close and personal with these watercrafts which will also appear in the boat parade, block party and Taste of Michigan City. All weekend long, enjoy live entertainment, family fun, food, drinks and Racing!
Taste of Michigan City - August 2-3 at Downtown on Franklin between 8th and 6th streets. Fri 4-11pm; Sat noon-11pm The Taste of Michigan City is an exciting annual event presented by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association in the Uptown Arts District that showcases our city's amazing food, artistry and local businesses. The festivities begin on Fri, Aug 2 at 4pm with delicious samplings from local restaurants, incredible live music and a beer garden featuring several local breweries; continuing Sat, Aug 3 starting at noon.
Michigan City Chamber Music Festival - August 3,5,7,9,11 at First Presbyterian Church, 9th and Washington St. Music for all ages. Performances feature Emmy, Grammy and Gramophone Magazine Award-Winning Soloists from Across the Nation. Aug 3 & 9 at 7:30pm Aug 5 & 7 at 7pm Aug 11 at 3pm
Moefest - August 3 at Pine View Resort. Two well-hyped bands will provide a night of entertainment - and all proceeds go to our local FOP Lodge 123! Mark your calendars to rock out with the boys in blue!
Adult Hike Sunset Hill Farm - August 3, at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. Registration is not necessary. Meet at the benches by the parking lot. Adult hikes will be held from 9-9:30am
Hot Air Balloon Fest - August 3-4 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Join Sunset Hill Farm County Park for an evening of #HotAirBalloonFlights! Tethered Hot Air Ballon rides will begin around 6pm! There will be #FoodTrucks, Live Music, Family friendly entertainment, Vendors, and a Beer and Wine Garden to start off the festivities!
Northeast Indiana
Park-inn Movies: Jumanji (1995 Version) - August 1, 930-1130pm, at the Potawatomi Inn. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to the lawn overlooking Lake James. Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Pokagon State Park. (Weather Permitting).
EnviroFest 2019 - August 3, 12-6pm, at Elkhart Central Park and Civic Plaza. Join us for live music, food vendors, a Local Beer and Wine Garden by South Bend Brew Werks for adults 21 and older, and exhibits with local businesses, vendors, organizations, and artists showcasing innovative ideas, sustainability, products, art, and more. Drop by the Kids’ Area for family-friendly entertainment with games, crafts, and activities and shows by Indiana Wild! Don’t miss the silent auction and raffle with a variety of fun and practical items donated by local businesses. This will be Elkhart's first Zero-Waste event--with at least 90% of materials being recycled or composted instead of thrown away!
Food Truck Friday - August 2, 6-9pm, at Downtown Kendallville. We'll have 7 food trucks from around the region, along with music by the Actual Size Band, corn hole games, and several pop-up boutiques for you to stroll through and enjoy! The fun starts at 6:00pm. This is a family-friendly event.
Popular Rotorcraft Association's 57th Annual Fly-in and Convention - July 30 - August 3 at the PRA Airport in Mentone. The PRA International Convention is a Mecca for personal rotorcraft (gyroplane and helicopter) pilots, attracting fans from all over the globe! Unlike other events, the PRA Convention is centered on HOMEBUILT ROTORCRAFT and rotorcraft related activities, fans and interests. The PRA Convention is packed full of seminars, forums, contests, events, ceremonies and lots of homebuilt rotorcraft flying and resources.
2019 Warbird Car Show - August 3, 730am-3pm, at Grissom Air Museum. Grissom Air Museum will host it’s annual car show on Saturday August 3rd with vehicle registration starting at 7:30 a.m. The cost will be $15 per vehicle paid at the gate the day of the show. Gates will open at 9 a.m. for general public with $3 admission for 12 and older and 11 and under being free. Come out and see hundreds of classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Enjoy food, DJ, 50/50 drawing, great airplanes, and don’t forget to check out our indoor exhibit and gift shop! All proceeds go to the Grissom Air Museum to help preserve our planes and exhibits so come out and help us preserve the “Can Do” legacy!
The Browns - July 29 7-9pm, July 30 1-3pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Doors: 30 min prior Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
King's Brass - August 1, 7-9pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This
Shipshewana Gas & Steam Engine Show - August 2, 8am-4pm, at the Farmstead Expo Barn. Farmstead Expo Barn 368 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 Hear the roar of the engines and watch the annual steam and tractor show with Gas Engines, 30+ Antique Tractors, and Hit & Miss Engines. Held in conjunction with the Shipshewana Antique Festival & Vintage Market. Steam Engine Set Up includes a spark show after dark and is held the night before on Friday, August 2. See old-fashioned farming demonstrations like field plowing, saw mill and wheat threshing! Plus, old trades like a blacksmith, wheelwright, potter, copper smith, wool spinner, weaver, and wood turner. Also, watch a Vintage Baseball Game on the East lawn of the Farmstead Inn & Conference Center from 11am-2pm
Ball Brothers - August 2, 7-9pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95
Central Indiana
Hops & Vines Festival - August 3, 5-10pm, at East Court St. Come to downtown Franklin for Hops & Vines, a beer and wine festival put on by Discover Downtown Franklin. The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. Admission to the event is free, while admission to the beer and wine garden (must be 21 or older) is $5. Tickets will be sold at the door with prices of $5 for a pint of beer and $1 for sample tickets. The Historic Artcraft Theatre will be showing a movie at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the Classic Car Cruise-In will take place on North Main Street, near the Artcraft, at 5 p.m. Food vendors will begin serving at 5 p.m., which is the time that the beer and wine garden open. A band will be performing on the music stage from 7 to 10 p.m.
Gas City Concerts in the Park Presents Unspoken - July 30, 7pm, at Gas City Park. This is a FREE concert brought to you by the Gas City Concerts in the Park committee
Children's Museum First Thursday - August 1, 4-8pm, at The Children's Museum. The first Thursday evening of each month, nonmembers may visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis or the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® at the discounted rate of just $5 per person, or visit both experiences for $7 per person. First Thursday pricing is valid from 4 to 8 p.m. only
Indiana State Fair - August 2-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Indiana State Fair returns every Aug. to celebrate youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining experience.
Knightstown Community Law Enforcement Block Party - August 3, 5-10pm, at Academy Palace. Meet 'n Greet your local, county and state law enforcement officers! We are so fortunate that they care so much about our community! Check out all the many fun and FREE things going on at the event....including a HOG ROAST DINNER, LIVE BAND Waylon T, WIBC's Terri Stacy (and our own hometown girl!), PETTING ZOO, PONY RIDES, FACE PAINTING, BALLOON ARTISTS, MAGICIANS, VINTAGE POLICE CAR & a BOUNCE HOUSE OBSTACLE COURSE!! FIRST 300 KIDS will receive a FREE BACKPACK full of school supplies!!!!!! ALL FUN & FREE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
Brews on Buckeye - August 3, 5-10pm, on Buckeye St in Downtown Kokomo. An all Indiana Craft Beer festival thrown in the heart of downtown Kokomo. Come join us as we host an array of samples from tasty Indiana breweries, distilleries, and delicious local food! Get your tickets early, and enjoy an amazing time in historic downtown including a live performance from DJ Action Jackson! General admission tickets $30. VIP tickets $50. Designated driver tickets $10 (includes non-alcoholic drinks all night.)
JD McPherson performs in a FREE concert - August 3, 7pm, at Canan Commons. Roots-rocker JD McPherson will be performing in a FREE, all ages outdoor concert on Saturday, Sugust 3rd at 7 PM at Canan Commons in the heart of downtown Muncie, IN. JD has received widespread acclaim for his roots=based rock stylings, including a "Best Roots Album" award from the Independent Music Awards. Please join us for this great show.
Zionsville Street Dance - August 3 on Main Street. Wrap up summer at this family-friendly event that fills Main Street with live music, dancing and food from local restaurants.
Southern Indiana
Tour De Pork Bike Ride and Concert featuring the band 3D2 - August 3, 8am-6pm, at Turtle Run Winery. Tour De Pork bike ride raises funds for the Ohio River Greenway project, a cycling, walking, and running route along the Ohio River connecting New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville. It's pretty awesome! Anyway, we are the host site for Tour De Pork, where you can choose a 25 or 50 mile bike ride. Upon returning, you'll be treated to a pulled pork meal and incredible music from 3D2. The bike ride starts at 8:00 AM and the music at 11:00 AM
Sunday Concert Series: Brutally Handsome - August 4, 130-530pm, at Turtle Run Winery. Ahhh...Brutally Handsome. The guys will tell you that they are the most brutally handsome band there is! And if you have figured it out yet, this is an Eagles cover band! Sure, they'll toss in some Don Henley, Glenn Fry and Joe Walsh songs too, They are really good at what they do, so come out and enjoy!!! Our concerts are free and they are family friendly.
Jasper Strassenfest - August 1-4 at the Courthouse and Downtown Area. Family-oriented street festival with German music, food, events, dancing, rides, games, beer garden, 5k run/walk, car show, parade and great fun! Come to Jasper this weekend and join in the great fun. So much to do - especially on Saturday. Sunday is mainly the parade - but what a parade it is!!
Park-inn Movies: Shrek - August 3, 930-1130pm, at Clifty Inn. Bring your blanket to the lawn overlooking the Ohio River (behind Clifty Inn). Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Clifty Falls State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Odon Old Settlers Festival - August 1-3 at Odon Park. One of Indiana's oldest festivals celebrating over 132 years of fun, exhibits and entertainment, parades, contests, kids day, and much more
ONGOING EVENTS
Northwest Indiana
Chesterton's European Market - Saturdays May through October at Third St and Broadway, Downtown Chesterton. An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gary Southshore Railcats at U.S. Steel Yard - Various days at US Steel Yard. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!
Miller Woods Hike Sundays - Every Sunday at Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. This hike is offered every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park - July 2 - Sep 21 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr. The 6,500-square-foot exhibit hall will be transformed to represent the 15,000 acres of diverse landscapes and highlight activities available to those that visit the park system. The exhibit will feature 12 trail stops. There will be interactive exhibits for children along the trail, selfie stations and a large “sandbox” for building sandcastles. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the 1,100 native plant species, rare and migrating birds, as well as recreational opportunities like camping, hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. Interactive activities will also give children a chance to become a Junior Ranger!
Summer Market on the Lake - Thursdays through the end of August at Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Road. Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic and gourmet foods, beer garden, local live entertainment, jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more.
LaPorte Farmer's Market - Saturdays July through the end of October at Monroe St and Lincoln Way. The LaPorte Farmer's Market strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in LaPorte by showcasing our region's bounty and economic opportunities locally.
Summer Sundown Music Series - Sundays May through August. Bring the lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Sunday evenings listening to a different musical artist each week. Each Sunday evening you will find yourself at a different park with new musical artist. Check online to see where and who will be appearing!
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts - Thursdays in June, July, and August, at the Washington Park Guy Foreman Amphitheater. Experience free live musical performances under the stars near the shores of Lake Michigan in Washington Park. Seating available or bring your own chair. June-August, Thursdays 7:30pm.
Light Keeper Harriet Colfax Month - July 1-31, 1-4pm, at Old Lighthouse Museum, 100 Heisman Harbor Rd. Harriet Colfax came into the 1858 Light House in 1861 an served faithfully until her retirement in 1904. Learn more about his Great Lakes legend all month long. The Michigan City Historical Society commissioned a color portrait of Harriet by local artist Wendy Wilcox Kerman. Come and view the portrait and enjoy the historic museum and don't forget to browse the gift shop.
Michigan City's Farmers Markets - Saturdays July - October at 801 S Washington St. and 1500 Franklin St. Saturdays through October 26th, 2019. Michigan City's Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food and artisan goods
Mayor's Month of Music - Fridays in August, 7-10pm, at River Park Square. You can grab some food from your favorite Downtown Restaurant or visit one of the many food trucks that will be in River Park Square. Firebrick Road Pizza, Chubby Buddies BBQ, Pig n Pen Tenderloins, Ben's Pretzels, Sally's By The Shore, and Bailey’s Sweet Kettle Corn and Lemon Shake ups will be there! Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening. August 2: Magic Bus, August 9: Cornfield Mafia, August 16: PS Dump Your Boyfriend, August 23: Grace Affeltranger, August 30: Out Of Favor Boys
Market on the Square - Fridays June through August, 3-9pm, at Founders Square. There will be over 20 vendors selling unique crafts, fresh produce, honey, flowers, breads and jams. Plus local food vendors selling food. Bands from the region will begin at 6. Then to top off the evening we will have a family movie at dusk.
Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi - April 2019 to January 2020 at The History Museum. The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community. Through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts, the exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band.
South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field - Various days at Four Winds Field. The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - May 4th 2019 to May 2nd 2020, 6-9pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show! The Dinner Detective provides a hilarious evening of murder mystery, a 4-course meal, and a prize package for the top sleuth. Just beware, the killer might be sitting right next to you!
Northeast Indiana
Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field - Various days at Parkview Field. The TinCaps are entering their 10th season at Parkview Field, which has been rated as Minor League Baseball's No. 1 Ballpark Experience four consecutive years.
Faces of Middlebury - May 17th to October 4th throughout Middlebury. Grab your cameras and the map to locate each “face of Middlebury” and insert your face for the perfect picture. Free maps are available at local businesses and organizations. Post your pics on Middlebury Then & Now’s Facebook page or on Instagram using #facesofmiddlebury. Can you find all of them, up to 30 "faces"?
Gangsters, Saloons and Buggies on Roofs Guided Tour - May 29th to September 25th at the Downtown Middlebury library. You wouldn't know Middlebury had a rough-and-tumble past, but behind today's modern facades lie tales of small-town mischief, hoods on the lam and possible mysterious passageways. Get the inside story and secrets from a local with this tour of downtown. Tours are offered at 10am every Wednesday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
Giant Toadstools and the World's Fair Guided Walking Tour - May 30th to September 26th at the Krider World's Fair Garden. Enjoy a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the garden that bears their name opens a window to the family's nursery at the height of its creative powers. The beauty will take your breath away, just as it did at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Tours are offered at 10am every Thursday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the museum, unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
A Simple Sanctuary, the new musical - March 28th to October 31st at the Blue Gate Theatre. She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community.
Shipshewana Flea Market - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through September, 8am-4pm, at the Shipshewana Auction. Nearly 700 open-air booths on 40 acres await you at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market. Food courts, restrooms, scooter rentals and rest areas are on site. Open rain or shine. Also open for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and new weekend markets on August 16-17 (MotheDaughter Days). Antique Auctions are every Wednesday inside the Antique & Miscellaneous building.
Shipshewana Breakfast Club - Fridays in July and August, 830-1100am, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre July 12 - Lynda Randle July 19 - Allison Speer July 26 - The Taylors Aug 2 - King's Brass Aug 9 - Doug Anderson Aug 16 - Old Time Preacher's Quartet Aug 23 - Soul'd Out Quartet Aug 30 - TBA
Shipshewana's Majestic Frontier - August 2-24, 12-10pm, at The Michiana Event Center. Frontier is 90 minutes of gunslinging, riding, roping, action packed excitement featuring real life Cowboys and Cowgirls, ranch hands, folk dancing saloon girls, western singers, amazing trick ropers, a roman riding team comprised of six draft horses, trick and fancy riding, real Texas Longhorns, cowboys riding actual cows, comedy and so much more! One of the most exciting shows Shipshewana has ever seen! Dinner: Authentic Chuck Wagon BBQ meal! Pulled Pork, Cowboy Beans, Scalloped potatoes, Green Beans, Garlic Biscuit. Drinks: Tea & Lemonade. Dessert: Cherry cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream
Central Indiana
Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Saturdays and Sundays at Conner Prairie. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's summer series provides music from classical, pop, and rock genres from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. See performance schedule online indianapolissymphony.org
Celebrate the 10th Year of Tenderloin Tuesdays - Tuesdays in July throughout Hamilton County. Celebrating the 10th year, dine along the Tenderloin Trail™. Don’t miss Tenderloin Tuesdays™ in July along the tastiest trail. Each Tuesday restaurants offer special deals on the Hoosier delicacy. For a complete list of participating restaurants in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Northern Hamilton County, visit TenderloinTrail.com.
Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit - Jun 15 to Jan 5 at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. This once-in-a-lifetime immersive exhibition brings to Indianapolis more than 150 ancient objects and artifacts, many of which have never been seen outside of Greece. The ancient Greeks revered the human body, and many of the depictions are nude. Featured are bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry and funerary objects, exquisite pottery, artifacts of the world’s first democracy, and an extraordinary replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, known as the world’s first computer.
Mind Tripping Show - March 1st to December 28th, 8:30-10PM at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites. Mind Tripping: a Comedy with a Psychological Twist is an interactive show by Christian & Katalina, the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. Be a part of a mind-bending, reality-twisting interactive theatrical show. Think Candid Camera meets the Twilight Zone. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and your expectations turned upside down
Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition - May 24th to August 21st at The Indianapolis Zoo. After the paintings have dried and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, they are displayed for the summer in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens. Plus, you also get to enjoy the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol, an elephant Escher and many others! The Naturally Inspired Art Show presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown is included with Zoo admission.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series - Various days June-August, at The Amphitheater. You can watch movies under the stars every weekend at Newfields. Doors open at 7 pm, when you can enjoy a picnic dinner, music, and activities, followed by that night’s movie, which will begin when twilight turns to night (usually 9:30 pm). Over the summer, over 20 movies will be shown—everything from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. All you need is a picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only), chairs (for the back row of each tier), and blankets (in case the chair row is full). You will also want sunscreen and bugspray. No alcohol, pets, candles taller than 12 inches, or knives permitted. And if you want to travel light with just a chair and blanket, concessions will be available to purchase. Check out discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019 to see available films and to purchase tickets once they are available.
The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille, July 8 - Sep 1, 5-9pm, at 40 W. Washington Street. The Capital Grille’s annual The Generous Pour wine event has returned for its eleventh year. This year’s theme is Legends of the Land, where guests can sip on any combination of seven select wines including the Maggy Hawk 2015 Pinot Noir, the 2015 Cenyth Red Blend, and the Arrowood 2013 Red Blend. Each is from California’s Jackson Family that tell a unique story of origin and sustainability. From July 8th through September 1, 2019, guests are offered a customized wine tasting paired with the restaurant’s classic menu items, including hand-carved steaks and fresh seafood and appetizers with a flavorful twist for $28 per person with dinner.
First Friday Kokomo - First Friday of every month, 530-9pm, at Downtown Kokomo. Activities include art, music, food, local vendors, shops, entertainment, kid's activities & much more! Visit their Facebook page for monthly themes and schedule of all activities!
Kokomo Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium - Various days at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Enjoy a day at the ballpark! The Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League. Games are held late May through early August and feature fun themes and giveaways. Lawn and stadium seating available, starting at $8.
Summer Story Hour - Mondays, 10-11am, at the Physical Building of the Joseph Moore Museum. Join us each Monday in June and July at 10am for a special hour of stories! Each week will feature a different book about nature or science with a corresponding craft or activity. All ages are welcome and stories are chosen particularly for children in preschool - first grade.
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp - July 25 - Aug 15 at the Grand Park Sports Campus. Join us at the Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp! Every day you can enjoy watching practice, giveaways, food & drink specials, interactive games, and more. Download your free tickets at www.colts.com/camp.
Southern Indiana
Wildlife Cruises on Patoka Lake - Wednesdays May through October at the Patoka Lake Marina. Not just a boat ride: cruise the second largest lake in Indiana upon a climate controlled tour boat to search for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons and other wildlife. Two hour cruises embark EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10am beginning in May and continuing through October. Voyagers are encouraged to capture on camera baby osprey in their nests, an eagle in flight, and busy beavers as the boat passes by.
Wine Cruises on Patoka Lake - Every other Friday starting June 7th, 730-930pm, at the Patoka Lake Marina. Sip wine paired with hors d'oeuvres/desserts while enjoying the sunset on Patoka Lake on our 60 person tour boat! Enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from a featured Indiana winery, and choose 2 glasses of your favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. Bottles of wine available for purchase as well as additional glasses. Call (812) 685-2203 to reserve your spot today! Only $50/person or $98/couple. Visit our website to view the winery lineup.
Shrek the Musical - July 3rd - Aug 18th, 6-10pm, at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Somebody once told me everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious and twisted adventure based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Follow this unlikely green hero on a life-changing journey full of romance and dozens of zany misfit characters. The perfect show for any age! Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax & parking. AAA discount available.
Evansville Otters at Bosse Field - Various days at Bosse Field. Locally owned and a member of the Frontier League, the Otters are the darlings of summer. Great ball play combined with fun promotions throughout the game guarantee an evening of fun family entertainment. To top it off, the games are played at Bosse Field, a stadium built in 1915 and the site of the filming of "A League of Their Own" in 1992. Come watch our Boys of Summer from May through August!
Floyds Knobs Farmers Market - Saturdays May through October at 400 Block Laffollette Station. Floyds Knobs Farmers Market Opening May 11 - October 26 Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Were an Indiana Grown Market and host a variety of Great Events throughout Season.
The Art of the Monon - April 1st to August 31st, 10am-4pm at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The Monon was Indiana’s railroad and touched every town in Orange County. See the Monon paintings of renowned railroad artist Howard Fogg and other rare Monon items.
Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium - Various days at the League Stadium. League Stadium was home to the Rockford Peaches in the hit movie A League of Their Own. The vintage signage, scoreboard, and atmosphere remain. The Bombers play in vintage-inspired uniforms - pants are knickered, stirrups are worn. The crack of a wood bat against a baseball resounds through the stadium. You may hear Who’s on First over the audio. We even have our own Peaches at the games keeping everything in the stadium rolling, while our coaches and players keep it exciting on the field.
Rock on Rising Sun - April 10th to September 30th on Main Street. Search and re-hide painted rocks hidden within the City of Rising Sun city limits. Spearheaded by a local resident, thousands of rocks are painted throughout the season for kids of all ages to find and re-hide. Participants are encouraged to paint their own creations and hide within the city limits. Photos of found rocks are asked to be uploaded to the Rock on Rising Sun
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Decrying 'Utterly Inadequate' Efforts to Tackle Climate Crisis, UN Chief Declares 'Our War Against Nature Must Stop'

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On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres decried the "Utterly inadequate" efforts of governments to curb planet-heating emissions and called for "a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment" from world leaders to tackle the crisis.
Guterres referenced various U.N.-affiliated reports from recent years, including three released in the weeks leading up to COP 25, the climate conference that will begin Monday and run through Dec. 13.
"According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, reach carbon neutrality by 2050, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030," Guterres noted.
"Drought in some parts of the world is progressing at alarming rates destroying human habitats and endangering food security. Every year, air pollution, associated to climate change, kills seven million people. Climate change has become a dramatic threat to human health and security."
Guterres called for ensuring that $100 billion dollars is available for developing countries to use for mitigation and adaptation to the climate crisis.
Governments across the globe face growing pressure from the public-particularly young people-to step up their climate action to meet the level of the crisis, noted Guterres, whose remarks to reporters Sunday came just two days after a youth-led worldwide climate strike that aimed to push COP 25 attendees to pursue more ambitious policies.
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Happening in Indiana: August 12th - 18th

All my information comes from VisitIndiana so the list is not 100% comprehensive. If you know of anything that's missing, please post and share with everyone! If you've ever been to any of these events, or if you go this week, please share your experiences
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Northwest Indiana
Freak-Out at The Fowler - August 17-18, at Fowler Theater. This is a family friendly paranormal convention. There will be vendors, paranormal group video presentations, food and walking tours of the haunted town that will include The Fowler Theater, Murder House, Old Benton County Jail and the old Dinwiddie's Grand Opera House. The evening will end with a 6 hour paranormal investigation of the theater, jail and opera house! Tickets can be purchased at http://www.fowlertheater.com/ (You must be 18 years or older to participate in the investigations.) Vendor booth area is free admission. Walking Tours and Paranormal Group video presentations are $3 each. Information is constantly being posted to 765 Paranormal's Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/765paranormal_/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/765Paranormal/. Information ca also be found on My Haunted Fowler's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HauntedFowle Fowler Indiana is a haunted town and 765 Paranormal, along with the Prairie Preservation Guild are working to help revitalize the community and preserve its haunted historical locations through events and documentaries. All proceeds from this event go to the historical preservation of the Fowler Theater.
Nature Tots - August 14, 10am-12pm, at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts and outdoor play. Parents will enjoy meeting other parents and learning fun ideas for bringing nature into their child's life
Playdate in the Nature Play Zone - August 17 at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more. Held from 1-3 p.m
Hobart Lakefront Festival - August 15-18 at Festival Park. Come enjoy 4 days of FUN! There will be rockin' bands, a beer garden, inflatable slides and obstacle courses for children and many arts and craft vendors to enjoy. Fun for everyone!
Lubeznik Arts Festival - August 17-18, 10am-5pm, at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. The Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF), held by Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA), returns for its 38th year. LAF takes place on LCA's grounds to connect festival goers with dynamic programming and exhibitions. This event features fine art and fine craft exhibitions alongside contemporary art galleries, food and interactive family activities.
Amber Waves - August 17 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds. Fenwick Farms Brewing Company and the Rotary Club of Rensselaer will host the 2nd annual event featuring breweries, cideries and meaderies. Local food vendors and live entertainment
NHL Mascot Conference 2019 Meet & Greet - August 12, 3-4pm, at The Mascot Hall of Fame, 1851 Front St. The NHL mascots are holding their 2019 annual gathering for training in the Chicagoland area. This year, they have selected the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana as their starting point. We are delighted to host this spectacular line-up of performers!
Northeast Indiana
Park-inn Movies: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - August 16, 930-1130pm, at Potawatomi Inn. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and wand to the lawn overlooking Lake James. Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Pokagon State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Auburn Downtown Cruise-In - August 15, 530-800pm, at Courthouse Square. Join classic car enthusiasts around Courthouse Square downtown. See restored cars and other special vehicles of interest at this free event. Bring your family and stroll the streets, shop, have dinner in one of our local restaurants. There will be door prizes and a Crew's Choice Award for the most popular car. All show vehicles should arrive no earlier than 5:30 pm. Please enter at the corner of 7th & Cedar in order to check in and receive registration forms. All Cruise In's are held in Downtown Auburn around the square (Cedar, 9th, and Main.)
Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races - August 17, 8am-4pm, at Headwaters Park. This thrilling, family-friendly spectacle offers something for everyone with an Athletes Village for socializing, local food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and, of course, the races! Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a Dragon Boat Team.
Old Paths Quartet - August 13, 7-9pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
Greater Vision - August 15-16, 7-830pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95
Shipshewana Swap Meet - August 17, 7am-1pm, at Shipshewana Auction. Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Shipshewana Trading Place Swap Meet. The Swap Meet is an outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors only accept cash. Parking for Cars & Buggies is $3. Vendors: Space cost is $20.00 per 20' x 25' space. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For vendor information, call Michael Christner at the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market at 260-768-4129.
Old Time Preacher's Quartet - August 17, 1-3pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 1:00pm | Doors Open: 12:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
Central Indiana
WAMMFEST - August 17, 11am-8pm, at Craig Park. This annual summer festival celebrates wine, art, music and microbrew. The musical lineup performs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check the website for tickets.
Indiana State Fair - August 2-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Indiana State Fair returns every Aug. to celebrate youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining experience.
Cars & Gravy - August 17, 8-12pm, at 215 E 38th St. Cars & Gravy is back for 2019! A monthly free community event that welcomes cars, trucks, motorcycles, ... vintage, new, custom, all makes and years. No fee or registration required. Just stop by 8am-noon to show off your vehicle. We offer delicious breakfast foods and beverages for sale from several local vendors. Event is free, family- and pet-friendly, and everyone welcome
OUTfest - August 17 at Downtown Lafayette. OUTfest features live bands and DJs, food, information booths, beer gardens, a family area, dancing, drag entertainment, extended hours for some downtown businesses, and much more!
Augtoberfest - August 17 at Courthouse Square. Bavarian themed Beer Fest in August. Bavarian beer, live polka music, German food. Fun games, prizes. This is a 21 and over event 4-11 pm.
38th Annual Traditional Pow-wow - August 17-18 at Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Native American singing, dancing, Red Road specials, and food.
Aviation Adventure Day - August 17, 9am-2pm, at the International Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E Memorial Drive. Aviation Adventure is our local celebration of National Model Aviation Day, which is celebrated by thousands across the country. Thanks to our sponsors, this event is FREE to the public. What can visitors expect at the event? Kids 8-17 can fly in a real airplane thanks to our friends with the local EAA Young Eagles chapter, make and take airplanes, kites, and rockets, try flying model aircraft with our virtual simulators and with the help of an instructor, and get to tour our world-class museum.
Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival - August 15-18 at Wildcat Valley, 9912 West 100 South. Join us for a weekend of Bluegrass in the woods! Enjoy America's best bluegrass bands, music workshops, vendor booths, free camping & more. Bring lawn chairs. Visit website for list of bands & full schedule
Southern Indiana
Fiesta on the Water - August 15, 7-9pm, at Patoka Lake Marina. Join us on our 50 person double decker tour boat for a nacho bar and sunset cruise complete with wine slushies and beer, Thursday Aug. 15th 7-9p. $40/person includes dinner, one beer, wine slushy, or glass of wine. Tickets available at https://reserve5.resnexus.com/resnexus/reservations/Sites/Maps?uniqueId=8867A18C-216C-49E1-9F63-D2F44B8FF992&mapID=2&selectedclass=0 or call 812-685-2203 ext 1001 to reserve.
Ron Jones Jazz Quartet - August 18, 130-530pm, at Turtle Run Winery. The Ron Jones Jazz Quartet is singlehandedly the longest continuous player at our Sunday Concert Series which makes Ron andd the gang the longest continuous musical act at wineries in the Midwest. This is true American classic jazz at its finest. Classic, classic jazz. Ron jams with the Sax. Sonny on base. Todd on the key's and Bruce normally on the drums. Great stuff Our concerts are free and they are family friendly.
Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues - August 16-17 at Bicentennial Park. Nine great blues performers rock the stage non-stop at this 2 day event. Sixty professional barbeque teams from around the country compete in the Indiana State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off for cash/prizes and a chance to represent Indiana at the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s world championship. On Friday night, there’s a Backyard Blast cooking competition for amateurs and a Kidz-Q for the youngsters on Saturday. Riverboat cruises on the Queen City paddle wheeler, a 5K RibberRun/Ride, the Pig Toss Corn Hole Tournament and the “Piglet Pen” children’s play area, round out the offerings for a great family weekend.
Music on Main & Cruise-In - August 16, 6-10pm, at Main Street Downtown. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy Rising Sun's beautiful location along the Ohio River. Shopping and dining in the heart of downtown Rising Sun. More information: Rising Sun Main Street (812) 438-2750. Tourist information contact the Ohio County Visitors Center at (812) 438-4933. Rising Sun Main Street and Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism is on Facebook.
A Hot Summer Night - August 17, 4-930pm, at Main Street Downtown. Featuring '50s-'60s music by the Belairs, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and dance shoes and enjoy a rockin' good time in downtown Rising Sun. Food trucks and arts/craft vendors will be on hand, along with the shops and eateries along Main Street. A Kids Zone will be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Rising Sun/Ohio County Visitors Center at (812) 438-4933.
Downtown Seymour Scoop the Loop - August 18, 5-11pm, at Downtown Seymour. Scoop the Loop is a trip down memory lane when fast cars used to hit the Seymour streets every weekend. Live music, cruising, food and fun for all. Other Scoop the Loop events held throughout the weekend.
ONGOING EVENTS
Northwest Indiana
Chesterton's European Market - Saturdays May through October at Third St and Broadway, Downtown Chesterton. An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gary Southshore Railcats at U.S. Steel Yard - Various days at US Steel Yard. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!
Miller Woods Hike Sundays - Every Sunday at Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. This hike is offered every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park - July 2 - Sep 21 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr. The 6,500-square-foot exhibit hall will be transformed to represent the 15,000 acres of diverse landscapes and highlight activities available to those that visit the park system. The exhibit will feature 12 trail stops. There will be interactive exhibits for children along the trail, selfie stations and a large “sandbox” for building sandcastles. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the 1,100 native plant species, rare and migrating birds, as well as recreational opportunities like camping, hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. Interactive activities will also give children a chance to become a Junior Ranger!
Summer Market on the Lake - Thursdays through the end of August at Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Road. Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic and gourmet foods, beer garden, local live entertainment, jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more.
LaPorte Farmer's Market - Saturdays July through the end of October at Monroe St and Lincoln Way. The LaPorte Farmer's Market strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in LaPorte by showcasing our region's bounty and economic opportunities locally.
Summer Sundown Music Series - Sundays May through August. Bring the lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Sunday evenings listening to a different musical artist each week. Each Sunday evening you will find yourself at a different park with new musical artist. Check online to see where and who will be appearing!
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts - Thursdays in June, July, and August, at the Washington Park Guy Foreman Amphitheater. Experience free live musical performances under the stars near the shores of Lake Michigan in Washington Park. Seating available or bring your own chair. June-August, Thursdays 7:30pm.
Michigan City's Farmers Markets - Saturdays July - October at 801 S Washington St. and 1500 Franklin St. Saturdays through October 26th, 2019. Michigan City's Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food and artisan goods
Mayor's Month of Music - Fridays in August, 7-10pm, at River Park Square. You can grab some food from your favorite Downtown Restaurant or visit one of the many food trucks that will be in River Park Square. Firebrick Road Pizza, Chubby Buddies BBQ, Pig n Pen Tenderloins, Ben's Pretzels, Sally's By The Shore, and Bailey’s Sweet Kettle Corn and Lemon Shake ups will be there! Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening. August 2: Magic Bus, August 9: Cornfield Mafia, August 16: PS Dump Your Boyfriend, August 23: Grace Affeltranger, August 30: Out Of Favor Boys
Market on the Square - Fridays June through August, 3-9pm, at Founders Square. There will be over 20 vendors selling unique crafts, fresh produce, honey, flowers, breads and jams. Plus local food vendors selling food. Bands from the region will begin at 6. Then to top off the evening we will have a family movie at dusk.
Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi - April 2019 to January 2020 at The History Museum. The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community. Through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts, the exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band.
South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field - Various days at Four Winds Field. The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - May 4th 2019 to May 2nd 2020, 6-9pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show! The Dinner Detective provides a hilarious evening of murder mystery, a 4-course meal, and a prize package for the top sleuth. Just beware, the killer might be sitting right next to you!
Northeast Indiana
Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field - Various days at Parkview Field. The TinCaps are entering their 10th season at Parkview Field, which has been rated as Minor League Baseball's No. 1 Ballpark Experience four consecutive years.
Faces of Middlebury - May 17th to October 4th throughout Middlebury. Grab your cameras and the map to locate each “face of Middlebury” and insert your face for the perfect picture. Free maps are available at local businesses and organizations. Post your pics on Middlebury Then & Now’s Facebook page or on Instagram using #facesofmiddlebury. Can you find all of them, up to 30 "faces"?
Gangsters, Saloons and Buggies on Roofs Guided Tour - May 29th to September 25th at the Downtown Middlebury library. You wouldn't know Middlebury had a rough-and-tumble past, but behind today's modern facades lie tales of small-town mischief, hoods on the lam and possible mysterious passageways. Get the inside story and secrets from a local with this tour of downtown. Tours are offered at 10am every Wednesday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
Giant Toadstools and the World's Fair Guided Walking Tour - May 30th to September 26th at the Krider World's Fair Garden. Enjoy a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the garden that bears their name opens a window to the family's nursery at the height of its creative powers. The beauty will take your breath away, just as it did at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Tours are offered at 10am every Thursday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the museum, unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
A Simple Sanctuary, the new musical - March 28th to October 31st at the Blue Gate Theatre. She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community.
Shipshewana Flea Market - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through September, 8am-4pm, at the Shipshewana Auction. Nearly 700 open-air booths on 40 acres await you at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market. Food courts, restrooms, scooter rentals and rest areas are on site. Open rain or shine. Also open for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and new weekend markets on August 16-17 (MotheDaughter Days). Antique Auctions are every Wednesday inside the Antique & Miscellaneous building.
Shipshewana Breakfast Club - Fridays in July and August, 830-1100am, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre July 12 - Lynda Randle July 19 - Allison Speer July 26 - The Taylors Aug 2 - King's Brass Aug 9 - Doug Anderson Aug 16 - Old Time Preacher's Quartet Aug 23 - Soul'd Out Quartet Aug 30 - TBA
Shipshewana's Majestic Frontier - August 2-24, 12-10pm, at The Michiana Event Center. Frontier is 90 minutes of gunslinging, riding, roping, action packed excitement featuring real life Cowboys and Cowgirls, ranch hands, folk dancing saloon girls, western singers, amazing trick ropers, a roman riding team comprised of six draft horses, trick and fancy riding, real Texas Longhorns, cowboys riding actual cows, comedy and so much more! One of the most exciting shows Shipshewana has ever seen! Dinner: Authentic Chuck Wagon BBQ meal! Pulled Pork, Cowboy Beans, Scalloped potatoes, Green Beans, Garlic Biscuit. Drinks: Tea & Lemonade. Dessert: Cherry cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream
Central Indiana
Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Saturdays and Sundays at Conner Prairie. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's summer series provides music from classical, pop, and rock genres from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. See performance schedule online indianapolissymphony.org
Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit - Jun 15 to Jan 5 at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. This once-in-a-lifetime immersive exhibition brings to Indianapolis more than 150 ancient objects and artifacts, many of which have never been seen outside of Greece. The ancient Greeks revered the human body, and many of the depictions are nude. Featured are bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry and funerary objects, exquisite pottery, artifacts of the world’s first democracy, and an extraordinary replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, known as the world’s first computer.
Mind Tripping Show - March 1st to December 28th, 8:30-10PM at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites. Mind Tripping: a Comedy with a Psychological Twist is an interactive show by Christian & Katalina, the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. Be a part of a mind-bending, reality-twisting interactive theatrical show. Think Candid Camera meets the Twilight Zone. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and your expectations turned upside down
Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition - May 24th to August 21st at The Indianapolis Zoo. After the paintings have dried and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, they are displayed for the summer in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens. Plus, you also get to enjoy the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol, an elephant Escher and many others! The Naturally Inspired Art Show presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown is included with Zoo admission.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series - Various days June-August, at The Amphitheater. You can watch movies under the stars every weekend at Newfields. Doors open at 7 pm, when you can enjoy a picnic dinner, music, and activities, followed by that night’s movie, which will begin when twilight turns to night (usually 9:30 pm). Over the summer, over 20 movies will be shown—everything from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. All you need is a picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only), chairs (for the back row of each tier), and blankets (in case the chair row is full). You will also want sunscreen and bugspray. No alcohol, pets, candles taller than 12 inches, or knives permitted. And if you want to travel light with just a chair and blanket, concessions will be available to purchase. Check out discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019 to see available films and to purchase tickets once they are available.
The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille, July 8 - Sep 1, 5-9pm, at 40 W. Washington Street. The Capital Grille’s annual The Generous Pour wine event has returned for its eleventh year. This year’s theme is Legends of the Land, where guests can sip on any combination of seven select wines including the Maggy Hawk 2015 Pinot Noir, the 2015 Cenyth Red Blend, and the Arrowood 2013 Red Blend. Each is from California’s Jackson Family that tell a unique story of origin and sustainability. From July 8th through September 1, 2019, guests are offered a customized wine tasting paired with the restaurant’s classic menu items, including hand-carved steaks and fresh seafood and appetizers with a flavorful twist for $28 per person with dinner.
First Friday Kokomo - First Friday of every month, 530-9pm, at Downtown Kokomo. Activities include art, music, food, local vendors, shops, entertainment, kid's activities & much more! Visit their Facebook page for monthly themes and schedule of all activities!
Kokomo Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium - Various days at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Enjoy a day at the ballpark! The Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League. Games are held late May through early August and feature fun themes and giveaways. Lawn and stadium seating available, starting at $8.
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp - July 25 - Aug 15 at the Grand Park Sports Campus. Join us at the Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp! Every day you can enjoy watching practice, giveaways, food & drink specials, interactive games, and more. Download your free tickets at www.colts.com/camp.
Movies in the Park - August 9, 16, and 23, 8-1130pm, at Asa Bales Park. Come out this summer with your family and friends to enjoy a free, relaxing evening under the stars to watch a good movie with good company! Movies will begin right after sunset, so start times will vary. We encourage you to bring blankets, chairs, snacks and flashlights! Parking will be available at Westfield High School, across the street from the Asa Bales Park. Make sure to get some Kona Ice or FREE popcorn too! *In the case of inclement weather, we will move the event inside just down the road to NSPIRE Church (18097 Sun Park Dr, Westfield, IN 46074)
Southern Indiana
Wildlife Cruises on Patoka Lake - Wednesdays May through October at the Patoka Lake Marina. Not just a boat ride: cruise the second largest lake in Indiana upon a climate controlled tour boat to search for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons and other wildlife. Two hour cruises embark EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10am beginning in May and continuing through October. Voyagers are encouraged to capture on camera baby osprey in their nests, an eagle in flight, and busy beavers as the boat passes by.
Wine Cruises on Patoka Lake - Every other Friday starting June 7th, 730-930pm, at the Patoka Lake Marina. Sip wine paired with hors d'oeuvres/desserts while enjoying the sunset on Patoka Lake on our 60 person tour boat! Enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from a featured Indiana winery, and choose 2 glasses of your favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. Bottles of wine available for purchase as well as additional glasses. Call (812) 685-2203 to reserve your spot today! Only $50/person or $98/couple. Visit our website to view the winery lineup.
Shrek the Musical - July 3rd - Aug 18th, 6-10pm, at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Somebody once told me everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious and twisted adventure based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Follow this unlikely green hero on a life-changing journey full of romance and dozens of zany misfit characters. The perfect show for any age! Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax & parking. AAA discount available.
Evansville Otters at Bosse Field - Various days at Bosse Field. Locally owned and a member of the Frontier League, the Otters are the darlings of summer. Great ball play combined with fun promotions throughout the game guarantee an evening of fun family entertainment. To top it off, the games are played at Bosse Field, a stadium built in 1915 and the site of the filming of "A League of Their Own" in 1992. Come watch our Boys of Summer from May through August!
Floyds Knobs Farmers Market - Saturdays May through October at 400 Block Laffollette Station. Floyds Knobs Farmers Market Opening May 11 - October 26 Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Were an Indiana Grown Market and host a variety of Great Events throughout Season.
The Art of the Monon - April 1st to August 31st, 10am-4pm at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The Monon was Indiana’s railroad and touched every town in Orange County. See the Monon paintings of renowned railroad artist Howard Fogg and other rare Monon items.
Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium - Various days at the League Stadium. League Stadium was home to the Rockford Peaches in the hit movie A League of Their Own. The vintage signage, scoreboard, and atmosphere remain. The Bombers play in vintage-inspired uniforms - pants are knickered, stirrups are worn. The crack of a wood bat against a baseball resounds through the stadium. You may hear Who’s on First over the audio. We even have our own Peaches at the games keeping everything in the stadium rolling, while our coaches and players keep it exciting on the field.
Rock on Rising Sun - April 10th to September 30th on Main Street. Search and re-hide painted rocks hidden within the City of Rising Sun city limits. Spearheaded by a local resident, thousands of rocks are painted throughout the season for kids of all ages to find and re-hide. Participants are encouraged to paint their own creations and hide within the city limits. Photos of found rocks are asked to be uploaded to the Rock on Rising Sun
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Habitat on the Hill, Habitat for Humanity International’s annual legislative conference, is an opportunity for Habitat homeowners, staff members, volunteers and supporters from around the country to unite in Washington, D.C., as advocates for safe and affordable housing. Habitat Canada's National Conference and AGM is a two-day conference, with an additional day of pre-conference meetings for various groups (ED/CEOs and ReStore staff. Please note the Board Chairs This feat has earned Kauai Habitat national recognition by Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford during the Habitat for Humanity National Affiliate Conference held in March. #WeBuild2015 Habitat for Humanity National Affiliate Conference Posted on April 1, 2015 by Anna Spears — No Comments ↓ Last week, Jerry Whortan, Harvey Harman, Steve Clark, and Linda Zaremba are at the National Habitat for Humanity Conference to learn more about what other Habitats across the country are doing and how they are making an The Atlanta Habitat ReStore is open to the public with reduced operating hours of 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. Our administrative office is not receiving visitors until further notice. Learn more about our phased reactivation of our on-site operations here.

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