August 2019
Thursday, Aug 1
The Network Monthly Meeting
The Hostess House
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This is a meeting of professionals in Grant County to discuss current events, share volunteer and business happenings, and network. There is no agenda and no speaker, and meetings will last just one hour. 

Cost: Cost of Lunch
February 8 - December 26
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Let's Knit & Crochet
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet every Thursday 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Beginners must register at the Marion Public Library Reference Desk. Learn to knit & Crochet. All levels are welcome. 


Membership required: No 
Cost: Fee for beginners is $15 to cover the cost of materials. 
Historic Marion Neighborhood Meeting
City of Marion Neighborhood Associations
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Please join us, The Historic Marion Neighborhood Association, in our efforts to build and maintain a welcoming neighborhood. Feel free to attend if you live / work in our historic downtown neighborhood; South of the Mississinewa river until 10th Street and East of Nebraska Street until Shunk Street. We meet in meeting room A of the Marion Public Library on the 1st Thursdays of the month at 5:00pm.
Marion Utility Service Board Mtg
Marion Utilities
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
Free
The Utility Board meets every first & third Thursday. Click the link (globe icon) for the latest agenda.
BYOC²
Grant County Economic Growth Conc
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
COST
free!
The coolest networking event around Grant County! BYOC² is your chance to mix and meet and mingle with the Grant County community. 

No agenda. No speaker. No pressure. Just a chance to drink coffee and mingle with fellow community members. 

Next Wednesday, May 1st drop by Abbey Coffee company anytime between 7am to 9am. 

BYOC² stands for "Build Your Own Community, Buy Your Own Coffee" and it occurs the first Wednesday of each month!
May 1 - November 6
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Early Childhood Coalition
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
COST
none
Works to ensure that all children are prepared for success in school and reading above grade level by the end of third grade. 
May 2 - December 5
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
August 1
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Aug 2
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
August 2
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 3
Saturday Movie
Marion Public Library
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
COST
free
If you like musicals and dolls, you might like this movie. Rated PG. Free pop & popcorn.
August 3
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
August 3
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Aug 4
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
August 4
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Aug 5
Toastmasters
YMCA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in self-confidence and personal growth
February 5 - December 4
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Marion Parks & Recreation Board Mtg
City Hall
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Monthly board meeting.  Open to the public. Membership required? No.
Marion Board of Works Meeting
City of Marion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COST
Free
The Marion Board of Public Works & Safety meets every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Please refer to www.cityofmarion.in.gov for the latest agenda as well as an archive of minutes.
February 4 - December 10
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Aug 6
Marion Common Council Meeting
City of Marion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COST
Free
The Common Council meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. Please visit www.cityofmarion.in.gov to find the latest agenda and archive of minutes from past meetings.
February 5 - December 10
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alcohol & Tobacco Commission Meeting
Alcohol & Tobacco Commission
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COST
Free
Open to the public. (see web link for latest agenda)
April 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Al-Anon
New Life Club
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Al-Anon is a mutual support group for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking or addiction. There are no fees or dues for membership. Members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
Wednesday, Aug 7
BYOC²
Grant County Economic Growth Council
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
BYOC² stands for "Build Your Own Community" and "Buy Your Own Coffee." BYOC² is a flexible, low-key, and informal time for various Grant County professionals to meet, mingle, and converse together. 

The vision of BYOC² is to foster connectivity amongst community members, encourage local community investment, provide information on existing local resources, and propel local business startups, expansion, and retention. Members of the Grant County Economic Growth Council, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, Main St. Marion, Marion Design Co., The Refinery, and many more local organizations are consistently present during BYOC². 

BYOC² occurs the first Wednesday of each month from 7am to 9am @ Abbey Coffee Co. (1500 S Western Ave, Marion, IN 46953)! Grab a co-worker, employee, or a friend and head to Abbey Coffee Co. anytime between 7am to 9am to drink coffee and meet your community!  
Martin-Boots Neighborhood Association Meeting
City of Marion Neighborhood Associations
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us, The Martin Boots Neighborhood Association, in our efforts to build and maintain a welcoming neighborhood. Feel free to attend if you live/work in our beautiful, historic neighborhood. We meet at the Midwest Coffee Roasting Company on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. 
First day of school
Marion Community Schools
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Students return on Aug. 7! 

(Families with returning students can complete their registration online, or attend onsite registration days on July 23 and 24. New students should attend onsite registration days. Click here for more info: http://www.marion.k12.in.us/index.cfm?event=news&pageid=1790)
August 7
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 8
Let's Knit & Crochet
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet every Thursday 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Beginners must register at the Marion Public Library Reference Desk. Learn to knit & Crochet. All levels are welcome. 


Membership required: No 
Cost: Fee for beginners is $15 to cover the cost of materials. 
Leadership and Engagement Working Group
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
none
Focuses on building intentional civic leadership and engagement, creating a pipeline of strong leaders.
May 9 - December 12
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday, Aug 9
Hog Daze
I.M.P.S.
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
COST
10.00
Hog Daze is in its tenth consecutive year now. A weekend long celebration of this fine history and a charity event hosted by The Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society. 100% of all profits go to local Charities. Hog Daze is a Motorcycle Rally & Music Festival based around this amazing local history. Hog Daze features an amazing motorcycle show, a motorcycle rodeo, loud pipes competition, The Miss Hog Daze Traditional Pin-Up competition, Live Music with 13 great local, regional and national bands. Hog Daze also Includes many on-site vendors for food, apparel, & service, a huge swap meet, as well as on-site camping.
August 9 - August 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday, Aug 10
Hog Daze
I.M.P.S.
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
COST
10.00
Hog Daze is in its tenth consecutive year now. A weekend long celebration of this fine history and a charity event hosted by The Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society. 100% of all profits go to local Charities. Hog Daze is a Motorcycle Rally & Music Festival based around this amazing local history. Hog Daze features an amazing motorcycle show, a motorcycle rodeo, loud pipes competition, The Miss Hog Daze Traditional Pin-Up competition, Live Music with 13 great local, regional and national bands. Hog Daze also Includes many on-site vendors for food, apparel, & service, a huge swap meet, as well as on-site camping.
August 9 - August 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday, Aug 11
Hog Daze
I.M.P.S.
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
COST
10.00
Hog Daze is in its tenth consecutive year now. A weekend long celebration of this fine history and a charity event hosted by The Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society. 100% of all profits go to local Charities. Hog Daze is a Motorcycle Rally & Music Festival based around this amazing local history. Hog Daze features an amazing motorcycle show, a motorcycle rodeo, loud pipes competition, The Miss Hog Daze Traditional Pin-Up competition, Live Music with 13 great local, regional and national bands. Hog Daze also Includes many on-site vendors for food, apparel, & service, a huge swap meet, as well as on-site camping.
August 9 - August 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday, Aug 12
Healthy Living Working Group
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
none
Helps families access resources to lead physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually healthy lives. 

Anyone is welcome to join! 
May 13 - December 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Aug 13
Al-Anon
New Life Club
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? You might be surprised at what you can learn in an Al-Anon meeting. 
Al-Anon is a mutual support program for individuals affected by another person's drinking. We also welcome people affected by someone's drug addiction because alcohol is usually a problem as well. 
We honor anonymity and other 12-step recovery principles. 
January 15 - December 15
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Al-Anon
New Life Club
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Al-Anon is a mutual support group for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking or addiction. There are no fees or dues for membership. Members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
Wednesday, Aug 14
Quality of Life and Place Working Group
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
none
Focuses on the basics, such as public safety and affordable housing, and amenities such as arts and culture, to retain residents. 
August 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 15
Let's Knit & Crochet
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet every Thursday 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Beginners must register at the Marion Public Library Reference Desk. Learn to knit & Crochet. All levels are welcome. 


Membership required: No 
Cost: Fee for beginners is $15 to cover the cost of materials. 
Marion Utility Service Board Mtg
Marion Utilities
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
Free
The Utility Board meets every first & third Thursday. Click the link (globe icon) for the latest agenda.
Saturday, Aug 17
4th Annual Indy Airstrip Attack
Shift-S3ctor & Revvolution
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COST
20-30
A 1/2 mile side-by-side trap speed racing event designed for a large audience. This event is held at only a few locations throughout the county...Marion, Indiana, being one of the elite choices. 2019 will be the 4th annual event at the Marion Airport. World records have been broken right here in Grant County! Come witness it for yourself!
Books and Bikes Arts Festival
Bend of the River Neighborhood Association
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST
Free
This a neighborhood association sponsored festival that features a family bike ride at the festival. It also has an emphasis on literacy as we have also located a Little Free Library for our immediate neighborhood to use for free books. There is a small fee for artisans to set up booths and we also have food vendors, animated reading sessions in the community garden. There will be live entertainment throughout the event and will be family activities. 
August 17
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Aug 18
4th Annual Indy Airstrip Attack
Shift-S3ctor & Revvolution
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COST
20-30
A 1/2 mile side-by-side trap speed racing event designed for a large audience. This event is held at only a few locations throughout the county...Marion, Indiana, being one of the elite choices. 2019 will be the 4th annual event at the Marion Airport. World records have been broken right here in Grant County! Come witness it for yourself!
Monday, Aug 19
Marion Board of Works Meeting
City of Marion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COST
Free
The Marion Board of Public Works & Safety meets every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Please refer to www.cityofmarion.in.gov for the latest agenda as well as an archive of minutes.
February 18 - December 20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Aug 20
Marion Common Council Meeting
City of Marion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COST
Free
The Common Council meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. Please visit www.cityofmarion.in.gov to find the latest agenda and archive of minutes.
February 19 - December 19
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Al-Anon
New Life Club
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Al-Anon is a mutual support group for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking or addiction. There are no fees or dues for membership. Members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
Circle of Friends- Luncheon
Family Service Society, Inc.
11:30 PM - 1:00 PM
COST
40
You are invited to the 15th Annual Circle of Friends, featuring keynote speaker, Derek Clark – AKA the Rapping Dad. Join us as Derek shares his true-life trials and personal triumphs with his message of resilience, hope, courage, unwavering perseverance and redemption with his popular presentation, “Trauma, Resilience and Redemption”.

Purchase tickets at www.bidpal.net/cof

Sponsorship available- space is limited. RSVP early!

*This is not a function of Indiana Wesleyan University 
Thursday, Aug 22
Let's Knit & Crochet
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet every Thursday 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Beginners must register at the Marion Public Library Reference Desk. Learn to knit & Crochet. All levels are welcome. 


Membership required: No 
Cost: Fee for beginners is $15 to cover the cost of materials. 
Tuesday, Aug 27
Al-Anon
New Life Club
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Al-Anon is a mutual support group for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking or addiction. There are no fees or dues for membership. Members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
Thursday, Aug 29
Let's Knit & Crochet
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet every Thursday 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Beginners must register at the Marion Public Library Reference Desk. Learn to knit & Crochet. All levels are welcome. 


Membership required: No 
Cost: Fee for beginners is $15 to cover the cost of materials. 
Basic Needs Working Group
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
none
Works to ensure that families have knowledge, skills, and support to meet basic needs and progress towards self-sufficiency. 
August 29
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 31
Upland Community Rummage
Upland
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
HAPPY RUMMAGING!!! 
May 3-4: FAIRMOUNT

MAY 2-4: ALBION

MAY 4-5: SOMERSET

MAY 10: WARSAW

MAY 13-19: HARTFORD CITY

MAY 18: AKRON

MAY 18: GREENTOWN

JUNE 1ST: MONTPLIER

June 7-8: SUMMITVILLE, AMBOY, CONVERSE, SWAYZEE

June 8: Andrew Manor across from old Bennet HS

June 14-15: GAS CITY/JONESBORO, SWEETSER
JULY 12-13: WABASH

AUG 31-SEPT 2: UPLAND
August 31 - September 2
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM