The Fruits and Flowers Trail is in full bloom. Knox County is listed on the trail. Check it out http://www.fruitsandflowers.org/
The Fruits & Flowers Trail includes orchards, gardens, farm markets and restaurants that celebrate local homegrown bounty. Visit each venue and pick up a local recipe or gardening tip to take home.
The forecast for this weekend is great for the “Spring Wildflower Walk.” Saturday, April 13 from 11:00am – 1:30pm at Ouabache/Wabash Trails Park. No fee or registration is required. 11:00am, “Morning Wetland Walk” with Terri Talarek King on Trail #7, meet at Sacajawea Shelter House in lower park area; 12:30pm, bring your lunch and join the Southwest Chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society for lunch and a short meeting at Hedstrom Shelter House and 1:30pm “Afternoon Woodland Walk” with Mike Broz Trail #1, meet at Hedstrom Shelter House near park office. Enjoy the nature and beauty that has been preserved in this local county park! For more information call 812.882.4316 or email:email@example.com or check the park website, http://www.knoxcountyparks.com/
Have you wondered about the history of local buildings? Here’s a chance to learn about a few….Norbert Brown, Vincennes Historian will present “Vincennes Through the Years” a slideshow presentation of local photographs at the Old State Bank on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00pm. For more information please contact the Vincennes State Historic Sites at 812.882.7422 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Old State Bank Historic Site is located at 114 N. Second Street, Vincennes. Admission is $5 per person.
It’s National Ag Week…this is a time to recognize the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages everyone to: Understand how their food products are produced, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
Melon Acres of Oaktown is offering locals a chance to take part in their farm share program. For a fee the program provides families with a basket of fresh locally grown produce weekly. For more information on the program email email@example.com
The Annual Ag Day Supper will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at the Vincennes University P.E. Complex. A porkburger supper will be prepared and served by the Knox Co. Pork Producers and the Knox Co. Farm Bureau, Inc. Kids under 12 are invited to participate in “Helping Hands”, an interactive exhibit on learning how to milk a cow. Also for the kids will be a “Kiddie Tractor Pull” with registration from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. Dinner tickets are $1.00 each (NO CARRYOUTS PLEASE) and are available at all Knox County banks, Knox Co. Extension Office and the Knox Co. Farm Bureau, Inc. *FREE shuttle service to and from the Red Skelton Center parking lots.
Until March 25, the Historic “Old State Bank” is the setting for the “Indiana Cartoons and Cartoonists” exhibition and in conjunction will offer beginner cartoon drawing workshops. Famous comic strips featuring the lives of a typical Hoosier family in addition to Pulitzer Prize-winning art from World War II will be featured. This exhibit will be open from 4:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesdays and Thursday with admission $2/person. The workshops will be held on March 2 and 9 at a fee of $5/person. For more information contact the Vincennes State Historic Sites at 812.882.7422.
Come out to Windy Knoll this weekend for a late Valentine’s Day treat! On Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 6 they will be serving their delicious raspberry wine with fine chocolates. Lasata and Fox Creek Wineries, on the Wabash Valley Wine Trail, will also be serving wine and chocolate. Enjoy!!! For more information please call Windy Knoll at 812.726.1600.
The Midwestern Fife and Drum Corps winter conference will be held in Vincennes on February 23. You have an opportunity to hear the majestic sound of the fife and drum music during the evening concert at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now to the public by calling the box office at 812-888-4039 or www.vinu.edu/redskelton