July 2019
Monday, Jul 1
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
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
Tuesday, Jul 2
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.
Star Wars Escape Room
Marion Public Library
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
COST
free
Your job is to free BB-8 from the escape room. Teams of 3-6. Sign up in Children's Dept.
July 2
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Lunch In The Courtyard
Marion Public Library
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
COST
free
Bring your lunch and enjoy stories with us.
July 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
STEAM Stations
Marion Public Library
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
COST
free
Families are invited to try hands on STEAM activities. Sign up required.
July 2
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Smashmouth in Concert!!!
Gas City Concerts in the Park, Inc.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Smash Mouth bounds into 2019 with it’s classic lineup of Steve Harwell, Paul DeLisle, Greg Camp, Mike “Hippy” Klooster, and Randy Cooke, solidly intact and ready to pay homage to their masterpiece sophomore album (as well as other hits from the SM galaxy). As part of the “20th Anniversary of “ASTROLOUNGE”, the band will be releasing a special remix of “ALL-STAR” and a new album for 2019. See ya' all in the ‘19 baby! 
Wednesday, Jul 3
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. 
Summer Family Movie
Marion Public Library
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for a movie. Rated PG. Free pop and popcorn
July 3
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Scanning Party
Walkway of Lights
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See attached photo
July 3
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 3rd Celebration in the Gardens
City of Marion Parks & Recreation
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
Free
Live music, family fun....fireworks!!! Click the link for all details.
Thursday, Jul 4
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.
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
Friday, Jul 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
Otakus
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
COST
free
Teens grades 7 through 12. Manga and Anime club.
July 5
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 6
Creation Station
Marion Public Library
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST
free
Paint a galactic rock in the Children's Department.
July 6
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Movie
Marion Public Library
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for a movie, free pop and popcorn. Movie Rated PG.
July 6
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday, Jul 8
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
Yoga at the Library
Marion Public Library
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
free
Jessy Pearson-Cheney will lead a Yoga class for the entire family. Bring a beach towel or Yoga mat and wear  comfortable clothing. Sign up in Children's. No previous experience needed.
July 8
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 9
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.
Chair Yoga
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
COST
free
Tuesdays in the Forrest Room. Register at the Reference Desk.
July 9
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch In The Courtyard
Marion Public Library
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
COST
free
Bring your lunch and enjoy stories with us.
July 9
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Flynnville Train in Concert!
Gas City Concerts in the Park, Inc.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Flynnville Train is an American country rock band. Their self-titled debut album was released on September 11, 2007, The album produced two charting singles with "Last Good Time" and "Nowhere Than Somewhere", which reached No. 47 and No. 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The band is composed of Brian Flynn, Brent Flynn, Joseph Shreve, and Tommy Bales.  We are excited to welcome new this year to our stage Flynnville Train!
Wednesday, Jul 10
Purdue Extension Activities
Marion Public Library
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
COST
free
Kris Goff will present hands on 4-H activities for children and families. Sign up required in Children's Department.
July 10
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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. 
July 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Books, Bites & Beyond for Grades 3 to 5
Marion Public Library
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
COST
free
Sign up required. Pick up this months book in the Children's Dept of the Marion Public Library, and join us for a book discussion.
July 10
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Family, Food & Fun
Marion Public Library
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for Space Camp activities, crafts and experiments. Sign up required at Children's.
July 10
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, Jul 11
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
Teen DIY Craft
Marion Public Library
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
free
Create a fairy garden or space landing.Sign up at Reference. For grades 7 through 12.
July 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, Jul 12
Lights for Liberty vigil
Indivisible Grant County
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Indivisible Grant County as we take part in a nationwide effort with Lights for Liberty! 
#DontLookAway

About Lights for Liberty:
We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

https://www.lightsforliberty.org/
July 12
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 13
Lego Club
Marion Public Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COST
free
Build a Lego display. Sign up required. Ages 4 years and up
July 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Reading Program Teen Gaming Party
Marion Public Library
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
free
Teen who have joined the Summer Reading Program are invited to play board and video games, eat snacks and win prizes.
July 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Jul 15
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
Par 3 Golf Scramble
Cancer Services of Grant County
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
COST
$60 per person / $240 per team
Par 3 Golf Scramble benefitting Cancer Services of Grant County
July 15
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lego Club
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
COST
free
Build and display your own Lego creation. Children ages 4 and up. Sign up in Children's Dept.
July 15
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 16
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.
Chair Yoga
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
COST
free
Register at the Reference Desk. Learn basic  Yoga moves while sitting comfortably in your chair. For adults.
July 16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kings and Associates in Concert!
Gas City Concerts in the Park, Inc.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
KINGS & ASSOCIATES....2018 winners of 3 prestigious 'Chain Awards' for 'BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR', 'BEST NEW TALENT' and receiving a 3rd award on behalf of Jim Scott (Los Angeles) for 'BEST PRODUCER' at the AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for album 'Tales Of A Rich Girl', after receiving 6 nominations! Since their humble beginnings of winning the 2014 ARBA award for 'Most Outstanding New Act’ K I N G S & A S S O C I A T E S have truly developed into one of Australia's most uniquely new and exciting neo blues bands. Within 2 short years The Kings have quickly become regulars at many festivals, hitting stages such as WOMADelaide & Auckland earlier this year , along with premier venues in most capital cities around Australia. 
Wednesday, Jul 17
Gas City Chamber Luncheon
Gas City Area Chamber of Commerce
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
COST
10
Guest Speaker: Scott Miller, Bowman Construction

Sponsored by: Community Foundation of Grant County, Bowman Construction
July 17
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance
Free Admission
July 17
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Jul 18
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.
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance
Free Admission
July 18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Jul 19
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance
Free Admission
July 19
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 20
Grant County Historical Society Museum Tour
Grant County Historical Society
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tour 5 of Grant County's museums. Start with Marion, then follow through Fairmount, Jonesboro, Gas City, Upland, and finish up at Ivanhoe's. Meet at the Marion Public Library and carpool from there.
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 20
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 21
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance
Free Admission
July 21
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Jul 22
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 22
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 23
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.
MCS onsite registration 2019-20
Marion Community Schools
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Any family with a student new to Marion Community Schools should attend onsite registration, which is set from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and 24 at Marion High School. (Registration for all grades will be at that location. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Families can come at their convenience any time during those hours.

More information here: http://www.marion.k12.in.us/index.cfm?event=news&pageid=1790
July 23 - July 24
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Keith Anderson in Concert!!
Gas City Concerts in the Park, Inc.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Keith Anderson is an American country music artist. Before signing to a record deal, Anderson was one of several co-writers on "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)", a duet by Garth Brooks and George Jones, released in late 2001. Anderson was signed as a recording artist to Arista Nashville in 2004. His debut single "Pickin' Wildflowers" was released that year, as the lead-off track from his debut album Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll. Counting "Pickin' Wildflowers", the album produced a total of four hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and was certified gold by the RIAA.
Wednesday, Jul 24
MCS onsite registration 2019-20
Marion Community Schools
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Any family with a student new to Marion Community Schools should attend onsite registration, which is set from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and 24 at Marion High School. (Registration for all grades will be at that location. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Families can come at their convenience any time during those hours.

More information here: http://www.marion.k12.in.us/index.cfm?event=news&pageid=1790
July 23 - July 24
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
World War II Presentation
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
COST
free
Kayleen Reusser will present a program on WWII sites and the veterans who fought there.
July 24
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 24
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Jul 25
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. 
July 25
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance
Free Admission
July 25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Jul 26
Summer Reading Party
Marion Public Library
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
free
For children who have completed the summer reading program. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up required in Children's Dept.
July 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Silly Safaris
Marion Public Library
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
free
Come and join us for a program on unusual animals.
July 26
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 26
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 27
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 27
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 28
Othello
Hoosier Shakes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 28
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Jul 29
As You Like It
Hoosier Shakes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
Outdoor Performance 
Free Admission
July 29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 30
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.
Chair Yoga
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
COST
free
Register at the Reference Desk. Learn Yoga while seated comfortably in your chair.
July 30
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Unspoken in Concert!!
Gas City Concerts in the Park, Inc.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
FREE
United Way of Grant County presents Rock the Way! This year they present Unspoken! The band is composed of Chad Mattson, Jon Lowry, Ariel Munoz and Alan Pelno. The self-titled debut LP Unspoken was released April 1, 2014. They have had four straight Top 5 AC singles in their career including “Who You Are,” “Lift My Life Up,” “Start A Fire,” and “Good Fight,” with “Start A Fire” reaching No. 1! We are excited to welcome Unspoken to our stage!!