September 2018
Saturday, Sep 1
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.
27th Annual Fly In / Curise In
Fly In / Cruise In & Gilead Ministries
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
COST
$6 presale, $8 day of
Annual Fly In / Cruise In
Pancake Breakfast
September 1
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday, Sep 3
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Marion Board of Works
City of Marion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COST
Free
The Marion Board of Public Works & Safety meets on Monday at 10am in the Council Chambers of City Hall (every 1st & 3rd Mon). The public is welcome to attend.
September 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Sep 4
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. 
Marion Common Council
City of Marion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COST
Free
The Marion Common Council meets in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
September 4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 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
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!  
Thursday, Sep 6
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.
Concerts in the Gardens
City of Marion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
COST
Free
The annual Concerts in the Gardens series is held in the Gardens of Matter Park each Thursday night from early Aug-early Sept. They are held from 7-9pm, and are free community events! Hamburgers, hotdogs, pop, and water are available for purchase from 6:30-8pm, but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic & alcoholic beverages if you wish.
August 9 - September 6
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Sep 7
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
48th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival
Matthews Lions Club
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
COST
2 (11 and older)
Over 100 Craft, Food, and Flea vendors.  Stage Entertainment, Inflatable Amusements, Horse Rides, Antique Tractors & Engines, ABATE tiny tots Motorcycle area,
and much more!
Saturday, Sep 8
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.
48th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival
Matthews Lions Club
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
COST
2 (11 and older)
Over 100 Craft, Food, and Flea vendors.  Stage Entertainment, Inflatable Amusements, Horse Rides, Antique Tractors & Engines, ABATE tiny tots Motorcycle area,
and much more!
MGH Health Expo
Marion General Hospital
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Bring the family to Marion General Hospital for a day of fun and health education! MGH booths, health screenings, inflatables, interactive exhibits, Heart Walk and more. 
Sunday, Sep 9
48th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival
Matthews Lions Club
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
COST
2 (11 and older)
Over 100 Craft, Food, and Flea vendors.  Stage Entertainment, Inflatable Amusements, Horse Rides, Antique Tractors & Engines, ABATE tiny tots Motorcycle area,
and much more!
Monday, Sep 10
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Sep 11
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, Sep 12
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
Garden Education Series "Professor Passion"
Marion Parks Department
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COST
FREE
Professor Passion Presents Particularly Peculiar Procreation Practices of the Animal Kingdom.  See some of the most bizarre and astounding courtship behaviors of various types of animals.  This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY program.
Thursday, Sep 13
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, Sep 14
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, Sep 15
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.
100th Anniversary Black Tie Gala
Converse-Jackson Township Public Library
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
COST
50
Help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary and fundraise for a planned renovation/addition. Enjoy a wonderful evening with dinner, dancing, a special guest speaker, and silent auction!
September 15
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, Sep 17
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Marion Board of Works
City of Marion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COST
Free
The Marion Board of Public Works & Safety will meet on Monday at 10am in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
August 20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Sep 18
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. 
Marion Common Council
City of Marion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COST
Free
The Marion Common Council will hold a regular meeting in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
August 21
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Airstrip Attack
Marion Municipal Airport
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COST
Presale: $20 ($30 for both days) / $25 at gate
1/2 Mile Roll Race and Trap Speed Competition
Wednesday, Sep 19
Airstrip Attack
Marion Municipal Airport
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COST
Presale: $20 ($30 for both days) / $25 at gate
1/2 Mile Roll Race and Trap Speed Competition
Thursday, Sep 20
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, Sep 21
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, Sep 22
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.
Bow-Wow Boogie
Marion Woman’s Life/M-GC Humane Society
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
COST
$15
SHARE & invite your friends to the ‘Bow Wow Boogie/Spaghetti Dinner’ Hosted by the Marion Woman’s Life Chapter 807 for the Marion-Grant County Humane Society.  THE ENTERTAINMENT is coming together!! Aime Pearson and Dakota Parker are the first to Commit!! We are working diligently on others!
Dance a hole in your shoes at the Marion Amvets Post 5 Banquet Room as you get down and boogie while enjoying an All-You—Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner complete with salad, bread, spaghetti, drink and dessert at the Marion Amvets Post 5.  (To go orders available!) Cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Marion-Grant County Humane Society.  50/50 drawing, door prizes, and 🎶 of course, Rock and Roll.  Tickets are $15 per meal and includes entertainment and one door prize raffle ticket! Advance tickets available by calling Angie Martz at 667-7537.
September 22
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, Sep 24
Preschool Tales
Marion Public Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Tales, storytime for children ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, Sep 25
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. 
Thursday, Sep 27
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. 
LaRita Boren Children’s Concert: The Four Seasons
Marion Philharmonic Orchestra
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bringing orchestral music to Grant County since 1969. Stay tuned for more details about this event. 
September 27
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, Sep 28
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