July 2018
Sunday, Jul 1
Pencils to Pixels
Marion Public Library
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
There will be a display on the history of cartooning on the 2nd floor of the Marion Public Library. Open to the public.
Monday, Jul 2
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Pencils to Pixels
Marion Public Library
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
There will be a display on the history of cartooning on the 2nd floor of the Marion Public Library. Open to the public.
Tuesday, Jul 3
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. 
Pencils to Pixels
Marion Public Library
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
There will be a display on the history of cartooning on the 2nd floor of the Marion Public Library. Open to the public.
July 3rd Celebration at Matter Park
City of Marion Parks & Recreation
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
COST
FREE
Contact name: Julie Fauser
Contact phone number: 765-661-7363
Email address: jfauser@cityofmarion.in.gov
Organization: Marion Parks
Event title: July 3rd Celebration at Matter Park
Description of event: Join us for an evening concerts, fireworks, children's carnival and relaxing on the lawn. Lounge and listen to the various music stylings of Jon McLaughlin, The Posse and Jessie Brown. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase.
Gas City Concerts in the Park
Gas City Concerts in the Park
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
Free
Join us at our fifth concert this season, star of the Hit Movie, I Can Only Imagine, Dennis Quaid and The Sharks. As always, this concert is FREE!
July 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 4
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
Pencils to Pixels
Marion Public Library
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
There will be a display on the history of cartooning on the 2nd floor of the Marion Public Library. Open to the public.
Thursday, 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 - March 4
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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.
Pencils to Pixels
Marion Public Library
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
There will be a display on the history of cartooning on the 2nd floor of the Marion Public Library. Open to the public.
Friday, Jul 6
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
Pencils to Pixels
Marion Public Library
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
COST
free
There will be a display on the history of cartooning on the 2nd floor of the Marion Public Library. Open to the public.
Saturday, Jul 7
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.
Lego Club
Marion Public Library
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
COST
free
Children ages 4 and up. Sign-up required. Build your own Lego creation to display at the library.
Saturday Movie
Marion Public Library
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for a great movie about Rock & Roll. Rated PG-13
Sunday, Jul 8
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.
July 8
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, Jul 9
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Jul 10
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. 
Music Makers
Marion Public Library
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
COST
free
Musical projects for children of all ages.
Gas City Concerts in the Park
Gas City Concerts in the Park
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
Free
2016 The Voice Runner-up Adam Wakefield will be serenading us with his country music. As always, this concert is FREE!
July 10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 11
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
Movies at the Library
Marion Public Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
COST
free
Join us for a movie about a bear and his adventures.  Rated PG. Free pop and popcorn will be served.
Teen Movie
Marion Public Library
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COST
free
Teens grades 7 to 12. Join us for a rousing saga of superheroes and mythology. Rated PG-13.
Thursday, Jul 12
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. 
Let's Rock with Geology
Marion Public Library
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
COST
free
Kris Goff from Purdue extension presents geology activities for children & families.Sign Up Required.
Friday, Jul 13
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
Otakus
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COST
free
Teens grades 7 to 12. Join other teens for discussions on Anime & Manga.
Saturday, Jul 14
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.
Monday, Jul 16
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Jul 17
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. 
MPL Board Meeting
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Marion Public Library Board Meeting will be in the Israel Conference Room. Open to the public.
Gas City Concerts in the Park
Gas City Concerts in the Park
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
Free
Join us for our seventh concert this season. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will bring their Roots rock music to Gas City! As always, our concerts are FREE!
July 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 18
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
Family, Food & Fun
Marion Public Library
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
free
Join us for a snack and a family sing-along, with musician, Glenn Welch. 
Thursday, Jul 19
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, Jul 20
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
An Evening in the Gardens
Marion Parks Department, Friends of the Gardens
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
COST
5.00 adults
Art2Experience/Artisans/Garden Pros/Entertainment/Culinary delights gather together for all to enjoy, to learn and to purchase art.  Proceeds benefit the Gardens of Matter Park.
Saturday, Jul 21
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.
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. Call Sue Bratton @ 668-2900 ext 145
STEAM Stations
Marion Public Library
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
COST
free
Families are invited to explore hands on activities.
Sunday, Jul 22
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.
July 22 - July 29
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, Jul 23
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Jul 24
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. 
Gas City Concerts in the Park
Gas City Concerts in the Park
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
Free
Join us for our last concert this season while we celebrate Grant County United Way Rock the Way. Dove Award winners will be announced and the Sidewalk Prophets will wrap up the celebration with their music. As always this concert is FREE!
July 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 25
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, Jul 26
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, Jul 27
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
Professor Steve's Super Sonic Sound Show
Marion Public Library
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
COST
free
Professor Steve amazes with his collection of unusual instruments.
Saturday, Jul 28
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, Jul 29
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.
July 22 - July 29
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, Jul 30
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Jul 31
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. 
Movies at the Library
Marion Public Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
COST
free
Rock-fanatics host their own public access show with wild results. Rated PG-13. Adults and teens 7th grade and up.