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Annual Friendly Forest

2016 October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

All are invited to Jackson Township Fire Department's Friendly Forest, an interactive adventure by friendly fire fighters. Cute enough for toddlers and friendly enough for all ages, the Friendly Forest is guaranteed to please. Come in costume and enjoy free candy bags, hot chocolate and popcorn for the kiddies. Snacks, coffee and pumpkins also available for purchase. Forest open weather permitting – call station for weather updates.

TIME: 7 pm - 9 pm
ADMISSION: $1 per child; adults are free with child
WHERE: Jackson Township Fire Department (4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg, IN)

B3 Gallery Presents "150 Shades of Gray"

2016 October 7-31
     November 1-8

B3 Gallery presents "150 Shades of Gray," featuring black and white photography by Jessica and Sharon Bussert. The show will run from October 7 through November 8. An opening reception will be held during the Second Saturday Village Art Walk on October 8 from 4-8 p.m. The Busserts are Brown County residents who spend a portion of each year pursuing their passion for both travel and photography. "150 Shades of Gray" focuses on images from their recent travels through the American West, as well as prints from Ireland.

TIME: Regular business hours
WHERE: B3 Gallery (61 W. Main St., Nashville, IN)
PLACE: B3 Gallery

Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tours

2016 October 1-31

Travel along the back roads of Brown County, on a free, self-guided tour, to home studios of many local artists. From metalwork, to paintings, to handwoven items, these artists have a wide variety of talents. For the whole month of October, these artists open their doors to share their skills with you. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to catch a glimpse inside the world of an artist!

TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Brown County, IN

Brown County Featured Artists: Brian Gordy & Wyatt LeGrand

2016 October 1-31

See new works by watercolor artist Brian Gordy and oil paintings by Wyatt LeGrand at the Brown County Art Guild, located in the heart of Nashville! Wyatt LeGrand will hold a painting demonstration from 2-4 p.m. prior to a reception during the Second Saturday Village Art Walk on October 8 from 4-8 p.m. Brian Gordy will hold a watercolor demonstration on Saturday, October 15 from 2-4 p.m. with a piano and violin concert following from 4-6 p.m.

TIME: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Brown County Art Guild (48 S. Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Brown County Art Guild

Brown County Masters...the Legend Continues

2016 September 17-30
     October 1-30

Head to the historic Brown County Art Gallery for their annual Collector's Showcase! This year's showcase, "Brown County Masters...the Legend Continues," will feature early Brown County art from private collectors, paired with work from members of the Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association, showing how the legacy continues. Paintings will be for sale with proceeds to benefit the Foundation. C.W. Mundy, Indiana's most recognized living artist whose roots to an international career are found in Brown County, also will be featured with works for sale. Be sure to check out the Showcase's opening night celebration on September 17, an Indiana art history lecture on September 18, and a bluegrass concert by Mundy himself on September 20!

TIME: Exhibit open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm (See description for special event times)
ADMISSION: Exhibit is free; see description for special event prices
WHERE: Brown County Art Gallery
PLACE: Brown County Art Gallery

CRUISE-IN For Backpacks

2016 October 28

This is a community event to benefit the Brown County weekend Backpack Program. The goal is to keep hungry Brown County children fed with nutritious food all weekend long! Food and cash donations will be collected at the event! The Brown County Shrine Club also will have food and beverage concessions available during the event. There will be entertainment on the patio too!!!

TIME: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Creekside Retreat (2450 State Road 46 E, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Creekside Retreat

Deepwater Horizon - Movie at the Playhouse

2016 October 26-28, 30

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

TIME: October 26 & 27 (7pm); October 28 & 30 (4pm & 7pm)
ADMISSION: $6 / $5
WHERE: Brown County Playhouse
PLACE: Brown County Playhouse

Live Music & Entertainment at the Indiana RedBarn

2016 August 20, 25, 26
     September 1, 2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29, 30
     October 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20, 27-29
     November 3-5, 10-12, 17-19

Experience Brown County’s newest music venue and have some fun in the hills at the one and only Indiana RedBarn Jamboree! Live concerts, camping onsite, food, and more! $10 live music, $10 camping, and BYOB!

TIME: Thursday (7-9 p.m.); Friday & Saturday (8-11 p.m.)
ADMISSION: Live music $10; camping $10; full weekend music & entertainment camp pass $40
WHERE: Indiana RedBarn Jamboree (71 Parkview Road, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Indiana Red Barn Jamboree

Night Flight Astronomy @ eXplore Brown County

2016 June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
     July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
     August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
     September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
     October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

The sky is clear and unobstructed by city lights so the stars shine brighter at eXplore Brown County! Breathe deeply; the air is fresh with the cool fragrances of the woods. Learn about the sky as guides point out the stars and constellations sharing stories of the deep forest surrounding you. Head lamps and tiki torches illuminate your way as owls hoot and soar with you through the dark sky. Perhaps you will even catch a glimpse of a shooting star to make a wish that you can zip beneath the moon again at eXplore Brown County's 15 zip lines!

TIME: See website
ADMISSION: See website for more info
WHERE: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
PLACE: Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

October Events at the Nature Center

2016 October 1, 2, 4, 7-11, 14-18, 20-25, 27-30

Come to the Nature Center in the Brown County State Park for leisure walks, workshops, and more! It's a great way to experience fall in Brown County!

TIME: Varies, see schedule
WHERE: Brown County State Park (Nature Center & other locations)
PLACE: Brown County State Park

Redeption Alewerks Beer Dinner

2016 October 28

Head to the Story Inn for a five-course beer dinner with local Indiana brewery, Redemption Alewerks, based in Indianapolis, IN. Five courses will be skillfully paired with Redemption Alewerks craft beers and each beer will be explained in-depth by the brewmaster. Reservations are $55 per person and include all five courses and corresponding beers. Menu for the dinner will be posted closer to the event. Call for reservations. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

TIME: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Story Inn (6404 State Rd. 135 S., Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Story Inn

The Haunting at Shireman Homestead

2016 September 30
     October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Come to the farm for a night of fright! Take a walk into the woods past the Western town and upside down farm house into the many mazes that await. Explore the mine and village too! Be sure to watch out for the Headless Horseman and make a run for the bridge for a tractor ride back! Scare time is from 8-11 p.m.; The Haunting will be kid friendly from 5-6 p.m.

TIME: Kid friendly 5-6 p.m.; scare time 8-11 p.m.
ADMISSION: $12 during scare time; $5 during non-scare time (cash only)
WHERE: Shireman Homestead (7060 W 200 N, Columbus, IN)
PLACE: Shireman Homestead

The Slightly Haunted Puppet Theatre

2016 October 1, 2, 8, 9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Head to the Melchior Marionette Theatre for "The slightly Haunted Puppet Theatre!" A ghoulish cast of traditional Halloween characters. ..a Juggling Scarecrow, Dancing Skeleton & Ghost, Alien, The Flying Purple People Eater, a Kitchen Witch, Concert Pianist & Dracula...all will amaze you with their trickery while they perform on a charming Halloween set. See website for showtimes. Purchase tickets 15 minutes before showtime; popcorn is always free!

TIME: See website for full schedule
WHERE: Melchior Marionette
PLACE: Melchior Marionette Theatre

Zombies vs. Adventure Heroes at eXplore Brown County

2016 October 1-31

eXplore Brown County has been invaded by zombies! Let the eXplore BC guides dressed as heroes protect you... unless YOU are really a zombie too. Which side of the fight are you on? Join in the fun and dress for an adventure! You'll start with a ride deep into the woods to experience many zip lines ranging from 80 to 1220 feet, and reaching heights up to 80 feet in the tree tops. Good luck super heroes and zombie lovers...hope you survive this adrenaline rush!

TIME: See website
ADMISSION: See website for more info
WHERE: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
PLACE: Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
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