Upcoming Events
2 p.m.
You have your manuscript (or even a grouping of poems or a short story) ready to send out, but you’re not sure how to take the plunge into publication. Do you need an agent? How do you find one? Can you send it to more places than one? What if I get rejected…am I a failure? Where do you find places that will accept your manuscript? Do I pay big money to get published or do I get paid for my work? How do I get blurbs for my cover? Is self-publishing an option? We will cover these questions, your questions, and so much more in this two-hour workshop on how you can get published – by a big publishing house, smaller presses, or even online journals for a poem or a short story. You will walk away with a lot of ideas, inspiration, and places to get your manuscript or your shorter works published. | Cost: $35
5 p.m.
People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Most suitable for all ages 8+, all ages welcome
6 p.m.
Join us for a captivating evening featuring award-winning writer, researcher, and editor Keith Roysdon, alongside esteemed author and former journalist Jill Blocker. Together, they will engage in a compelling discussion about their latest works and offer insights into their unique perspectives.
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away! Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 6+, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
ASTRONAUTThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject Chad, our test astronaut, to everything space has to throw at him. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
2 p.m.
Scientists have identified 24 universal character strengths that serve as building blocks of a flourishing life and pathways to PERMA wellbeing. They are a family of positive personality traits reflected in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Research shows that there are many benefits to exercising our character strengths including greater happiness, less stress and improved coping, and more meaningful work. Begin to explore how you are currently using your character strengths and ways you can apply them in your life.
5 p.m.
People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Most suitable for all ages 8+, all ages welcome
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 6+, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
ASTRONAUTThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject Chad, our test astronaut, to everything space has to throw at him. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
8:30 a.m.
Campers will be given a challenge to complete. In teams, students will learn the importance of collaboration and communication while appreciating their teammates' unique strengths.From concept to a final LEGO® build, participants will be presented with intermittent challenges that will force them to pivot and adapt to external forces.
11 a.m.
Come “play” it forward at the Northeast Indiana Alumni Chapter Cardinal Classic Golf Outing at Chestnut Hills.
8:30 a.m.
This camp is for students who thrive when they can be creative in an innovation process. Campers will find new ways to approach problems and create solutions through the innovation lens. Our campers will enjoy a full day of creative, imaginative, and entrepreneurial activities. We will take breaks from the indoors to enjoy some fun outside (weather permitting).
8:30 a.m.
This program is designed for those students who wish to develop a foundation of skillsets needed to emerge as leaders. Over two days, we will focus on self-leadership, leadership, and problem-solving. Participants will spend time learning about their own strengths and talents while understanding the importance of collaborative and creative work styles. Campers will learn the importance of communication and how each unique problem-solving preference plays a role in teams.
8:30 a.m.
This program is designed for those students who wish to develop a foundation of skillsets needed to emerge as leaders. Over two days, we will focus on self-leadership, leadership, and problem-solving. Participants will spend time learning about their own strengths and talents while understanding the importance of collaborative and creative work styles. Campers will learn the importance of communication and how each unique problem-solving preference plays a role in teams.
2 p.m.
Join us for this special occasion card-making class featuring different styles of stamps and a variety of supplies. In addition to learning helpful tips and tricks for making your cards stunning, you’ll also receive all the supplies you need to make five, one-of-a-kind cards for your family and friends during class.
10 a.m.
Dive into a world of vibrant creativity with this watercolor workshop! You can experience the magic of Yupo paper, a synthetic marvel that transforms your watercolor journey. Unlike traditional paper, Yupo's unique surface prevents water and pigment from absorbing, allowing you to dance with colors until they blend into breathtaking textures.
2 p.m.
Roy Weaver and Shawn Sriver, co-authors of “Running Against the Grain: The Story of Philadelphia Eagle and Movie Star Timmy Brown,” will detail the story of Timmy Brown who went from being a child of divorce to living at an orphanage in rural Indiana to a sports success at Ball State. In the 1960s, he played pro football at Green Bay and in Philadelphia. More than 50 years after he left the Eagles, he still held four team records. He ended his career as a Baltimore Colt in Super Bowl Ill. | No charge. Reservations required.
7 p.m.
Come hear America's Hometown Band perform “Jazz Under the Stars” on the lawn of the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center. Bring your own chairs!
10 a.m.
Gone are the days of your grandmother's needlepointing—today's needlepointing experience is vibrant, dynamic, and entirely customizable. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies the project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Open to all skill levels.
5 p.m.
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