Upcoming Events
1:30 p.m.
Cuno Kibele was one of the most important architects in the history of Muncie. His firm, Kibele & Garrard, built many of the finest residential, commercial, academic and civic buildings in the city, with Kibele himself practicing his craft from around 1895 to 1927. Ball Gymnasium, Ball Memorial Hospital, and the Masonic Temple are some of his most recognizable projects. This program will tell the story of Cuno Kibele’s architectural impact on the city and detail his broader connection to Muncie history using original architectural drawings, maps, photographs, and other resources.
2 p.m.
One of the biggest challenges facing watercolor artists of all levels, is how to fix mistakes. In this class you’ll learn techniques that will allow you to fix and improve your artwork. You may bring in one of your own paintings if you have one or Ann will show you how to get started on a fresh new masterpiece. open to all skill levels. Limited to 10 students. | Cost: $40
10 a.m.
Four Tuesdays starting March 5 and running through March 26. Tracing your roots is a way to document history and family information that you can pass along to future generations. With many resources available online, genealogy is becoming popular and easier to accomplish. Class is for those with little or no previous knowledge of genealogy. Limited to 20 guests. Topics include Genealogy 101, Forms and Documents, Organization, and Software and Free Websites.
1:30 p.m.
Ghosts have haunted Muncie and Delaware County for almost two centuries. Strange tales of eerie houses, atmospheric ghost lights, and bizarre apparitions appear frequently in Muncie’s local newspapers. Join us for a presentation by local historian Chris Flook as he explores the topic of ‘ghosts’ in his upcoming new book, Haunted Muncie: Uncanny Tales of the Magic City.
6:30 p.m.
In fall 1902, Indianapolis police uncovered a prolific graverobbing ring operating across the city. Unlike graverobbers of yore plundering cemeteries for treasure, the Indianapolis ghouls were after fresh corpses, cadavers desperately needed by the city’s medical colleges for anatomical training. It was estimated that at least 300 bodies were ‘resurrected’ alone from Marion County in 1902. | No cost. Includes reception and book signing. Reservations required.
2 p.m.
This panel discussion will feature notable stories about some of the most fascinating women in Ball State University history—the presidents’ wives. Learn the stories of women who made history in their own right and their contributions to the University, to Muncie, and beyond. The program will include historic photographs of some of the behind-the-scenes lives of the presidential families.
2 p.m.
The Dementia Friends Indiana initiative–an outreach of Dementia Friendly America–seeks to educate communities across the state about dementia, break down the stigma surrounding dementia, and implement practical changes that make life easier to navigate for those with dementia and those who care for them. This session is beneficial for any community member, community group, business, or organization that is interested in making their community friendlier and more conducive for those living with dementia. Tia will explain what dementia is, signs and symptoms, communication tips, and more. | No Charge, reservations required.
2 p.m.
Pastiche art uses the distinct imagery or style of another artist but still allows you to infuse your own style into your artwork. Ann will assist in identifying famous artist styles and help you make them your own personal style through touching up and editing. Open to all skill levels. Limited to 10 students. | Cost: $40
7 p.m.
Six Thursdays starting from March 21. Instruction in finger spelling and basic conversation based on American Sign Language and signed English. Certificate of Completion provided to those who attend all six sessions in their entirety. Limited 24 students. | Cost: $95
2 p.m.
Listen to three short talks before enjoying an afternoon tea in the Ball Family mansion. We’ll talk about dolls, books, and how needlepoint has changed since our grandmother’s time. Bring your favorite doll and hats are optional! Limited to 40 guests. | Cost: $10
6:30 p.m.
Roy Weaver and Shawn Sriver, co-authors of “Running Against the Grain: The Story of Philadelphia Eagle and Movie Star Timmy Brown,” will detail the story of Timmy Brown who went from being a child of divorce to living at an orphanage in rural Indiana to a sports success at Ball State. In the 1960s, he played pro football at Green Bay and in Philadelphia. More than 50 years after he left the Eagles, he still held four team records. He ended his career as a Baltimore Colt in Super Bowl Ill. | No charge. Reservations required.
10 a.m.
If you are looking for a new or different hobby, consider needlepointing. Today’s needlepointing is not the same as it was during your grandmother’s time. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies his project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Class is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced needlepointer. | Cost: $30, includes wreath project.
2 p.m.
Take a virtual walking tour around campus to learn about some of the sites that are filled with stories related to landmark women’s history. Discover places connected to women learning, teaching, playing, healing, singing, serving, protesting, sometimes misbehaving, and even saving lives. The program will include lots of historic maps, photographs, and newspaper stories and advertisements. | No charge, reservations required
9 a.m.
Whether you are new to grant seeking or looking for grant writing tips, this class is for you. Grant writing is a crucial activity for nonprofits and educators to fund projects and support their mission. In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of grant writing, including:· How to find funding opportunities · The basic elements of a grant proposal· Developing a project budget· The “do’s and don’ts” of writing a proposal
10 a.m.
Abstract painting is a great way to enjoy watercolors without worrying about getting shapes and images just right. You can explore your creative side while improving or building your watercolor abilities. Open to all skill levels. Limited to 10 students. | Cost: $40
6 p.m.
Learn to combine images, printed material, and other objects to create a unique work of art. Ann will teach you simplified techniques and inspire you to explore your creative side as you design your masterpiece. | Cost: $40, Limit 10 students
2 p.m.
This professional development session will help participants understand how to take inventory of their current workplace culture and climate and develop skills to improve team member interactions. A basic understanding of belongingness will be discussed and how developing a sense of mattering can foster community. | No charge, reservations required.
2 p.m.
Meet Noblesville author Kevin Yaney, learn more about the research behind his trilogy of historical fiction books set during the Civil War, and discover what ties his books to Delaware County and Beech Grove Cemetery! | No charge, reservations required.
10 a.m.
If you are looking for a new or different hobby, consider needlepointing. Today’s needlepointing is not the same as it was during your grandmother’s time. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies his project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Class is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced needlepointer. | Cost: $30, includes holiday-themed project.