May 2019
Wednesday, May 1
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. 
Thursday, May 2
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.
Friday, May 3
Walk of Hope
Cancer Services of Grant County
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
COST
$5 unti April 1st, then $8
The Walk of Hope is to SUPPORT our friends, family, and neighbors who are fighting cancer, to 
CELEBRATE all who have survived, and to HONOR those we’ve lost.  “Celebrating 60 Years”  Let’s see how many teams can get SIXTY or more walkers!  The Walk is approximately one mile.  All  proceeds from the event benefit Cancer Services and our mission to help people facing cancer in Grant County.  We are a LOCAL organization that helps LOCAL people.
May 3
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Grease
CSA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers, the musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (based on William Howard Taft School in Chicago, Illinois) and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love.
May 3 - May 4
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
Grease
CSA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers, the musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (based on William Howard Taft School in Chicago, Illinois) and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love.
May 3 - May 4
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ReNewed Boutique & Thrift Grand Opening
Grant County Rescue Mission
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate with us by visiting ReNewed Boutique & Thrift at 702 South Adams Street in Marion and enjoy food and family friendly activities! We hope to see you there!
May 4
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Star Wars Day:May the 4th Be With You
Marion Public Library
12:40 PM - 4:30 PM
COST
free
Photo op with a Storm Trooper from 12:30 to 1:30. Activities and snacks from 12:30 to 4:30.
Saturday Movie
Marion Public Library
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
COST
free
Fight the Dark Force! Rated PG.Free pop and popcorn.
Sunday, May 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
Monday, May 6
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
Author Ray Boomhower
Marion Public Library
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
The Friends of the Library and Museum will be holding their Annual meeting. Author Ray Boomhower will be the featured guest. Everyone Welcome!
Tuesday, May 7
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
Wednesday, May 8
Barb Wilson Book Discussion Group
Marion Public Library
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for a discussion of the book, "Mudbound," by Hillary Jordan
Thursday, May 9
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. 
Early Birds Networking Breakfast
Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
COST
10
This is a great event to attend if you like music, a hot breakfast, networking, and learning about what is happening within our community! 

May 9
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Friday, May 10
MCS All-City Art Show
Marion Community Schools
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Marion Community Schools' All-City Art Show is coming to Marion High School's Walton Performing Arts Center once again! All MCS buildings will be showing student artwork, and MCS choral and band programs will provide music from all ages. 

Open to the public:

~ Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10. 
~ At 7 p.m., Marion High School band will put on a movie-themed concert in the auditorium. Art Show awards will be presented during the concert.
~ Saturday, May 11, Art Show runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with featured performances by MCS music groups, and MHS choir's Sing on the Green show in the evening. (Watch for more details about the Saturday schedule as the event nears.)
Otakus
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
COST
free
Manga and Anime Club for teens in grades 7 through 12.
Saturday, May 11
MCS All-City Art Show
Marion Community Schools
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Marion Community Schools' All-City Art Show is coming to Marion High School's Walton Performing Arts Center once again! All MCS buildings will be showing student artwork, and MCS choral and band programs will provide music from all ages. 

Open to the public:

~ Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10. 
~ At 7 p.m., Marion High School band will put on a movie-themed concert in the auditorium. Art Show awards will be presented during the concert.
~ Saturday, May 11, Art Show runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with featured performances by MCS music groups, and MHS choir's Sing on the Green show in the evening. (Watch for more details about the Saturday schedule as the event nears.)
STEAM Stations
Marion Public Library
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
free
Families are invited to explore hands on STEAM activities. Sign Up Required.
Monday, May 13
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, May 14
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
Thursday, May 16
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, May 18
Lego Club
Marion Public Library
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
COST
free
Build a Lego creation to put on display at the Library. Children ages 4 years and up. Sign Up Required.
Grant County Fiber Arts Guild
Marion Public Library
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Open to anyone interested in fiber arts.  Must have tools and beginning skills
Monday, May 20
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
Lego Club
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
COST
free
Build your own Lego creation to display at the library. Ages 4 years and up.
Tuesday, May 21
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
Marion Public Library Board Meeting
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COST
free
Monthly meeting of Board of Directors. Public welcome.
Wednesday, May 22
Family, Food & Fun Yoga
Marion Public Library
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for a Yoga class. Class is open to all, no prior Yoga experience required. Bring a Yoga Mat or Beach Towel and wear comfortable clothing. Sign Up Required.
Thursday, May 23
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. 
Saturday, May 25
Creation Station
Marion Public Library
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST
free
Come and create something beautiful. 
Thursday, May 30
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. 
Celebrating the GAR Window
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
COST
free
This program celebrates the stained glass window memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic  Magnolia Post Number 409. The window is origionally from the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. It was donated to the Marion Public Library.