Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Read for the Record August 24 2006

Read for the Record is featuring The Little Engine that Could with new illustrations by Loren Long. A special edition is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Read for the Record website

Loren Long's Little Engine

Friday, August 04, 2006

Metamora Music Festival Labor Day Weekend

Eight years ago Jim Wendel, pictured here, decided to have an old time music festival in a meadow area he owned near the Henry Pond house. This area happens to be the subject of a painting by T.C. Steele of the Hoosier school, who boarded at one time with the Pond's according to local lore. This would probably have been about the same time that he was working with J. Ottis Adams at the Hermitage in Brookville. Later he settled in the Brown County area.

On Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend free workshops on dulcimer, harp, and mandolin will be offered. Free performances will be held the afternoon and evening of Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Pete and Sara Walthery, Tom and Missy Strothers, and John Gates are all returning for another year of fun, song and fellowship.

New this year! Thanks to a grant from the Indiana Arts Council, we will be hosting Music Americana, a review of American history done in story and song by Rich McConnell and Rick Henly. They will be appearing twice each day at the Gristmill, thanks to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site and the Indiana State Museum for agreeing to partner in this.

Food concession at the site will be provided by the Metamora Lions Club.

All the regular canal boat rides, train rides and carriage rides will be going on in town as usual.