August 2018
Wednesday, Aug 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!  
Adult Recess
Main Street Marion
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST
Free!
Music, games and food -- Adults need recess too!!!

Adult Recess is a chance for professionals to take a break over lunch and gather on the courthouse square of downtown Marion for music, games, and food! Pappie's Food truck is always available, but feel free to bring a lunch as well! Event will be weekly on Wednesdays 11a -1p, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Event is hosted by Main Street Marion, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Grant County United Way
Thursday, Aug 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. 
Early Childhood, Age 0-8 Working Group
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ensures that all children are prepared for success in school, and reading above grade level by the end of the third grade!

This group meets the 1st Thursday of every month.
Friday, Aug 3
Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night Fury
Gas City I-69 Speedway
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
Adults: $18; Kids 12 and under: Free!
Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS non-wing) 
$3000 to win Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts, Mod Lites 
$300 Kids Coin Scramble 

Adult General Admission $18
Children 12 & Under Free
Pit Pass $30 

Pit Gates open 3pm
GA Gates open 4:30pm
Hot Laps 6:15pm
Time Trials 6:45pm
Racing Starts 7:30pm 

Tickets available at the speedway ticket office the day of the event. Concessions available. Free parking. Check our website, social media or call the track for current weather related updates.
April 20 - September 29
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 4
Your Favorite Hometown Market
Farmers Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Local, producer-only market boasts amazing local artisan vendors offering handmade and homegrown goods.  Inclement weather will move the market inside the atrium of the Tree of Life building.  All of the vendors produce the items that they sell.  Shop for in season fruits and vegetables, garden plants, fresh-cut flowers, quality baked goods, handmade soaps, hand-blended teas, herbal lip balms, jewelry, fine arts and handmade crafts.
Sunday, 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 - March 4
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
USA Basketball Open Court - ages 6-17
Marion Community Schools
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
FREE
USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3x3, and station options. 
Here's the schedule:
~ Ages 6-9 - 1 to 2 p.m.
~ Ages 10 to 12 - 2 to 4 p.m.
~ Ages 13 to 17 - 4 to 6 p.m.
Open gyms will be on these dates:
~ April 8, 15, 22, 29
~ May 6
~ June 10
~ July 8, 22, 29
~ August 5, 12, 19
As one of USA Basketball's youth development initiatives, Open Court connects children to local facilities, and the free-play setting allows children the opportunity to enjoy basketball in a safe environment while earning prizes for participation. Each open court program is supervised by USA Basketball-licensed coaches.
Open court participants earn points by attending sessions and various other opportunities. At the end of the 12 sessions, participants can trade in points earned for custom USA Basketball Youth Development and Nike gear.
August 5 - August 19
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, Aug 6
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Aug 7
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. 
Wednesday, Aug 8
Quality of Life and Place Working Group
Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Quality of Life and Place working group focuses on basics, such as public safety and affordable housing, and amenities such as arts and culture, to attract and retain residents. Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County is a collective impact initiative driven by local residents. Its goal is to provide opportunities for a wide range of community members to work together to co-create sustainable change in Grant County. If you're not already involved, consider joining!

This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
May 9 - December 12
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Recess
Main Street Marion
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST
Free!
Music, games and food -- Adults need recess too!!!

Adult Recess is a chance for professionals to take a break over lunch and gather on the courthouse square of downtown Marion for music, games, and food! Pappie's Food truck is always available, but feel free to bring a lunch as well! Event will be weekly on Wednesdays 11a -1p, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Event is hosted by Main Street Marion, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Grant County United Way
Thursday, Aug 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. 
Friday, Aug 10
Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night Fury
Gas City I-69 Speedway
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
Adults: $18; Kids 12 and under: Free!
Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS non-wing) 
$3000 to win Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts, Mod Lites 
$300 Kids Coin Scramble 

Adult General Admission $18
Children 12 & Under Free
Pit Pass $30 

Pit Gates open 3pm
GA Gates open 4:30pm
Hot Laps 6:15pm
Time Trials 6:45pm
Racing Starts 7:30pm 

Tickets available at the speedway ticket office the day of the event. Concessions available. Free parking. Check our website, social media or call the track for current weather related updates.
April 20 - September 29
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 11
Your Favorite Hometown Market
Farmers Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Local, producer-only market boasts amazing local artisan vendors offering handmade and homegrown goods.  Inclement weather will move the market inside the atrium of the Tree of Life building.  All of the vendors produce the items that they sell.  Shop for in season fruits and vegetables, garden plants, fresh-cut flowers, quality baked goods, handmade soaps, hand-blended teas, herbal lip balms, jewelry, fine arts and handmade crafts.
Your Favorite Hometown Market Evening Hours
Farmers Market
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Local, producer-only market boasts amazing local artisan vendors offering handmade and homegrown goods.  Inclement weather will move the market inside the atrium of the Tree of Life building.  All of the vendors produce the items that they sell.  Shop for in season fruits and vegetables, garden plants, fresh-cut flowers, quality baked goods, handmade soaps, hand-blended teas, herbal lip balms, jewelry, fine arts and handmade crafts.
Garden Education Series "Butterfly Magic"
Garden Club of Marion, Marion Parks Dept
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
COST
FREE
Celebrate butterflies while enjoying an ice cream social (from Friends of the Gardens).  Nationally recognized experts share their knowledge on all things butterfly.  A great experience for ALL ages!  
Sunday, Aug 12
USA Basketball Open Court - ages 6-17
Marion Community Schools
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
FREE
USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3x3, and station options. 
Here's the schedule:
~ Ages 6-9 - 1 to 2 p.m.
~ Ages 10 to 12 - 2 to 4 p.m.
~ Ages 13 to 17 - 4 to 6 p.m.
Open gyms will be on these dates:
~ April 8, 15, 22, 29
~ May 6
~ June 10
~ July 8, 22, 29
~ August 5, 12, 19
As one of USA Basketball's youth development initiatives, Open Court connects children to local facilities, and the free-play setting allows children the opportunity to enjoy basketball in a safe environment while earning prizes for participation. Each open court program is supervised by USA Basketball-licensed coaches.
Open court participants earn points by attending sessions and various other opportunities. At the end of the 12 sessions, participants can trade in points earned for custom USA Basketball Youth Development and Nike gear.
August 5 - August 19
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, Aug 13
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Aug 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. 
Wednesday, Aug 15
Adult Recess
Main Street Marion
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST
Free!
Music, games and food -- Adults need recess too!!!

Adult Recess is a chance for professionals to take a break over lunch and gather on the courthouse square of downtown Marion for music, games, and food! Pappie's Food truck is always available, but feel free to bring a lunch as well! Event will be weekly on Wednesdays 11a -1p, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Event is hosted by Main Street Marion, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Grant County United Way
Thursday, Aug 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. 
Friday, Aug 17
Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night Fury
Gas City I-69 Speedway
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
Adults: $18; Kids 12 and under: Free!
Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS non-wing) 
$3000 to win Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts, Mod Lites 
$300 Kids Coin Scramble 

Adult General Admission $18
Children 12 & Under Free
Pit Pass $30 

Pit Gates open 3pm
GA Gates open 4:30pm
Hot Laps 6:15pm
Time Trials 6:45pm
Racing Starts 7:30pm 

Tickets available at the speedway ticket office the day of the event. Concessions available. Free parking. Check our website, social media or call the track for current weather related updates.
April 20 - September 29
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 18
Your Favorite Hometown Market
Farmers Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Local, producer-only market boasts amazing local artisan vendors offering handmade and homegrown goods.  Inclement weather will move the market inside the atrium of the Tree of Life building.  All of the vendors produce the items that they sell.  Shop for in season fruits and vegetables, garden plants, fresh-cut flowers, quality baked goods, handmade soaps, hand-blended teas, herbal lip balms, jewelry, fine arts and handmade crafts.
Books & Bikes Arts Festival
Bend of the River Neighborhood Association
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
COST
FREE
Books & Bikes Arts Festival is a free, all ages event located in the Bend of the River Neighborhood on North Washington St. in Marion, IN. This event promotes healthy living through the arts, staying physically active, and education. We have various food vendors, community bicycle ride, musicians, artists, and demonstrations on gardening and healthy living.
August 18
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday, Aug 19
USA Basketball Open Court - ages 6-17
Marion Community Schools
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
COST
FREE
USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3x3, and station options. 
Here's the schedule:
~ Ages 6-9 - 1 to 2 p.m.
~ Ages 10 to 12 - 2 to 4 p.m.
~ Ages 13 to 17 - 4 to 6 p.m.
Open gyms will be on these dates:
~ April 8, 15, 22, 29
~ May 6
~ June 10
~ July 8, 22, 29
~ August 5, 12, 19
As one of USA Basketball's youth development initiatives, Open Court connects children to local facilities, and the free-play setting allows children the opportunity to enjoy basketball in a safe environment while earning prizes for participation. Each open court program is supervised by USA Basketball-licensed coaches.
Open court participants earn points by attending sessions and various other opportunities. At the end of the 12 sessions, participants can trade in points earned for custom USA Basketball Youth Development and Nike gear.
August 5 - August 19
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, Aug 20
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Aug 21
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. 
Circle of Friends
Family Service Society, Inc.
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
COST
$35
The 14th Annual Circle of Friends luncheon will be held on August 21, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Barnes Student Center on Indiana Wesleyan University's campus.

The event features a keynote speaker to address current issues facing our community. The luncheon also allows Family Service Society, Inc. to bring stakeholders up to date with what is happening at the agency.

Reservations are required and sponsorships are available. Deadline to save your seat is August 15, 2018.

For more details or to reserve your seat please contact Jeanelle Artherhults at jartherhults@famservices.com or 765.692.9971 x 106
Wednesday, Aug 22
Adult Recess
Main Street Marion
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST
Free!
Music, games and food -- Adults need recess too!!!

Adult Recess is a chance for professionals to take a break over lunch and gather on the courthouse square of downtown Marion for music, games, and food! Pappie's Food truck is always available, but feel free to bring a lunch as well! Event will be weekly on Wednesdays 11a -1p, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Event is hosted by Main Street Marion, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Grant County United Way
Thursday, Aug 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. 
Friday, Aug 24
Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night Fury
Gas City I-69 Speedway
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
Adults: $18; Kids 12 and under: Free!
Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS non-wing) 
$3000 to win Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts, Mod Lites 
$300 Kids Coin Scramble 

Adult General Admission $18
Children 12 & Under Free
Pit Pass $30 

Pit Gates open 3pm
GA Gates open 4:30pm
Hot Laps 6:15pm
Time Trials 6:45pm
Racing Starts 7:30pm 

Tickets available at the speedway ticket office the day of the event. Concessions available. Free parking. Check our website, social media or call the track for current weather related updates.
April 20 - September 29
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 25
Your Favorite Hometown Market
Farmers Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Local, producer-only market boasts amazing local artisan vendors offering handmade and homegrown goods.  Inclement weather will move the market inside the atrium of the Tree of Life building.  All of the vendors produce the items that they sell.  Shop for in season fruits and vegetables, garden plants, fresh-cut flowers, quality baked goods, handmade soaps, hand-blended teas, herbal lip balms, jewelry, fine arts and handmade crafts.
Monday, Aug 27
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Aug 28
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. 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Marion Public Library
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Marion Public Library. Blood donors are urgently needed.
Wednesday, Aug 29
Adult Recess
Main Street Marion
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST
Free!
Music, games and food -- Adults need recess too!!!

Adult Recess is a chance for professionals to take a break over lunch and gather on the courthouse square of downtown Marion for music, games, and food! Pappie's Food truck is always available, but feel free to bring a lunch as well! Event will be weekly on Wednesdays 11a -1p, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Event is hosted by Main Street Marion, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Grant County United Way
Thursday, Aug 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. 
Friday, Aug 31
Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night Fury
Gas City I-69 Speedway
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
Adults: $18; Kids 12 and under: Free!
Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS non-wing) 
$3000 to win Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts, Mod Lites 
$300 Kids Coin Scramble 

Adult General Admission $18
Children 12 & Under Free
Pit Pass $30 

Pit Gates open 3pm
GA Gates open 4:30pm
Hot Laps 6:15pm
Time Trials 6:45pm
Racing Starts 7:30pm 

Tickets available at the speedway ticket office the day of the event. Concessions available. Free parking. Check our website, social media or call the track for current weather related updates.
April 20 - September 29
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM