5 things to do on Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend already has a number of traditional activities, including Remembrance Day Servicesthe opening of many local pools and that big race going on in Indianapolis – you know that one.

But since there’s a whole three-day weekend to fill, here are some other options available in East Central Indiana.

Buy local at farmers markets

It’s farmer’s market season again, so local markets will be popping up in the area this weekend like shoots in your garden. Friday, the Yorktown Farmers Market will open for the season from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Morrow’s Meadow, and the Daleville Farmers Market (which started its season earlier this month) will be from 5-7 p.m. at Daleville City Hall Park. On Saturday, the Minnetrista Farmer’s Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. And on Sunday the Albany Farmers Market will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the park.

Hummel Drive-in Theater at 2870 E. Ind.  32, Winchester, will show films on two screens over Memorial Day weekend.

Watch a few movies at the drive-in

Ready for some old-school summer movie watching from your car? Hummel Drive-in Theater at 2870 E. Ind. 32, Winchester, will offer two double features all weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Screen 1 will show “Bob’s Burgers: The Movie” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, while Screen 2 will feature “Top Gun: Maverick” and “The Lost City”. Doors and the concession stand open at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and movies will begin at dusk. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10, and free for children 4 and under. Battery powered radios are encouraged for those who prefer not to listen through their car stereo. Information: hummeldrivein.com or the Hummel Drive-in Facebook page.

Memorial Day Celebrations:Muncie and surrounding areas plan services, speakers, parade to honor the dead

Live music at Cornerstone Center, Tonne Winery

The Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host several groups on Friday night for Cornerfest. Audio Discrepancies, Northwest, Gutter Punk and Vannah will perform from 6-8:30 p.m. to raise money for Cornerstone’s educational programs and supplies. The cover charge is $5. Information: cornerstonearts.org.

Guests use the outdoor seating area at Tonne Winery on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

The musical series Tonne à Tonne Winery, 101 W. Royerton Road, will feature the Corey Hill Band from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Food will be available at Danger Dogs and Farmland BBQ Co. Wine will be sold by the bottle after 5 p.m.; no tasting flights will be available after 5:00 p.m. and outside alcohol is not permitted. Participants must bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Information: tonwinery.com.

Family fun with new architecture and exhibits in the treehouses

Two new exhibits will open at Minnetrista on Saturday. The interactive “Shape ‘Scape” invites visitors to use teamwork, imagination and play to design and reinvent a Minnetrista for the next generation. “TreeHouses” is an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to enter a treehouse, experience the technology that allows building treehouses, and conduct treetop forestry research. Both open on Saturdays and close on September 11. Information: minnetrista.net or 765-282-4848.


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Stock up on books, flowers and pastries

The Eaton Public Library will hold its annual Book, Flower and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 30 at 100 W. Harris St., Eaton. Books, movies, hanging baskets, plants, flowers and a variety of baked goods will be for sale, with all proceeds going to the non-profit, all-volunteer library. Information: Eaton Public Library at 765-396-3490.

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