Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mark Your Calendars: Things to Do in Harrison County

Civil War Encampment
On April 12-13 visit an authentic Civil War camp on the downtown square and see how soldiers lived, worked, and played!  The Ohio Valley Civil War Association will be encamped on the downtown square and provide demonstrations on marching, rifle firing, cooking, and cannon loading and firing.  Take part in an authentic Civil War cricket match to see how soldiers enjoyed themselves in their time off. Explore their camp and ask questions about their museum-quality displays.  Rifle and cannon firing demonstrations are at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm on Saturday. This event is entirely free and open to the public! Visit for more info.

Finding Heaven on Earth

April 12 through May 19 The Artisan Center will exhibit works by local painter Rosamond Sample. Rosamond O'Bannon Sample (1927-2005) studied art at Miami of Ohio and the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York City. A native to Harrison County and Corydon, she was noted for her white on white abstract collages in particular, although she worked with pastel, pen and ink and paint also. Visit for details.

Other Harrison County Events
March 23-April 13
Under Ground Adventures
Marengo Cave

April 2-May 19

9 to 5 - The Musical
Derby Dinner Playhouse

April 6
Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Every Saturday Night
The Corydon Jamboree
7:30 p.m.

For more information about Harrison County and things to do, click here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

April Events in Limestone Country

Let Us Do The Cooking!  
Sun., Mar. 31

Make your reservations for a delicious Easter Buffet at The Spring Mill Inn in Mitchell. Enjoy glazed baked ham, fried chicken, lemon pepper cod and more. Buffet includes beverage and dessert. Prices are $17.99 for adults; $14.99 for seniors 65 & older; $10.99 for children 5-10 yrs. old; and children 4 yrs. or younger are free. To make your reservations, call 1-877-977-7464. 

3rd Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace

Sat.-Sun., Apr. 6-7

Only once a year can you find over 150 of Indiana's highest-quality artisans in one place, taste their foods, see their exceptional talent and purchase their works! Visit us at the Limestone Trail booth in the Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis between 10am-6pm on Sat. and 10am-5pm on Sun. Learn about the birthplace of Indiana'slimestone industry and the rich heritage, art and architecture right here in Limestone Country. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

Spring Singles Ride
Thu.-Sun, Apr. 18-21

Be a part of this organized trail ride into the Hoosier National Forest and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Indiana. Painted with pink and white blossoms of redbud and dogwood, join Midwest Trail Ride in the forest for a great trail riding adventure!  

For more information, visit us online, e-mail us or call 812-834-6686.
12th Annual Lawrence Co. History Festival & Powwow 
Fri.-Sun., Apr. 19-21

Experience living history demonstrations, drills and skirmishes that cover events from the Revolutionary War all the way through World War II. Live music Fri. at 6:30pm by the band, NoXpectations, Powwow both Sat. & Sun. at noon, exhibits and a wide variety of historical characters. Located at the Bedford North Lawrence High School grounds. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 12pm-4pm. Admission is free. For more information, click here, check us out on Facebook or call 812-508-4045.  

 Dust Off Your Blue Suede Shoes  
Fri., Apr. 19


You won't want to miss the sounds and piano-pumpin' entertainment of Blair Carman, often described as "the best thing that's happened to Honky-Tonk & Rockabilly piano playing since Jerry Lee Lewis!" Performing one night only at the Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center located at 595 N. Stars Blvd. Click here, e-mail us or call 812-279-6542 for ticket information. 

7th Annual Bedford Parks Dept. Car Show  
Sat., Apr. 27

Check out some cool, classic cars at Thornton Park in downtown Bedford. Enjoy door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and concessions. Spectators are welcome and admission is free. For more information, click hereor call 812-275-5692.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hop on Over for Our Easter Events in Southern Indiana

Sun, Mar 24 & Easter, Mar 31
Holts Cafe
203 Indiana Ave
10:00 am til 2:00 pm

Make your plans for the last two Sunday Brunches at Holts Cafe this Sun, Mar 24, & Easter, Mar 31.   

March 30, 10am

The Orleans Christian Church invites you to the Community Easter Egg Hunt on Historic Congress Square. 6,000 - 10,000 eggs will be hidden for little ones to fill their baskets! Prizes will be given away. Plan on arriving early to register for prizes.

Saturday, March 30th, 11am
 Crawford Public Library
203 Indiana Ave.

Sunday, March 31
French Lick Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56
11am-1pm Colonnade Free
Sunday, March 31
French Lick Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56

French Lick Resort is the perfect place to celebrate Easter Weekend! Bring the whole family and enjoy an Easter feast at the Grand Colonnade Restaurant or a special Sunday Brunch at West Baden Springs Hotel.

April 7th 4:00 pm

Ride the train to the Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will greet the train as it arrives, and give each child the chance to say hello and take pictures. Enjoy a ride through the Hoosier National Forest to our Easter Egg Hunting Field!  Children will love scavenging the field for Easter eggs filled with candy and other prizes. Families will also have a chance to meet and take photos with The Easter Bunny!
Space is limited, so we suggest that you purchase your tickets well in advance. Tickets are on-sale now! All proceeds go to benefit the local Optomist Club's Clothe-a-Child Program which helps to provide clothing and assistance to area children in need.
Adults: $18.00 per person; Children:  $9.00 per child
Hoppin' Adventure Easter Weekend Big Splash Adventure
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spa at West Baden Makes Condé Nast Traveler List of Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas

When you think about spa destinations, Indiana isn’t usually the first location that comes to mind. However, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have been spreading the word about the relaxation gem found in southern Indiana at French Lick Resort. This marks the third consecutive year that The Spa at West Baden has been recognized on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas.

Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Spa Poll results were derived from our 2012 Readers’ Choice survey, whose questionnaire was available through a secure website. Tabulation of the survey’s 46,476 responses was done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Spas were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on three criteria: Spa Facilities, Spa Staff and Spa Treatments. Those criterion scores, representing the percentage of respondents who rated a spa excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the overall rating for the spa. A minimum number of responses was required for inclusion in these rankings. The full list of winners can be viewed on Condé Nast Traveler’s website.

Guests can discover true relaxation at the 28,000 square foot Spa at West Baden. Marble inlaid floors, deep chocolate cabinetry and hand-blown glass welcome guests to the destination spa. Professional therapists treat guests to an experience far beyond a traditional spa service. Indulgent experiences include relaxing massages, all natural facials, cleansing scrubs and more. The spa is located in a two-level natatorium, which was reconstructed based on historic photographs of the original structure built in the early 1900s. The old-word style extension of the hotel houses 12 treatment rooms, a fitness center and indoor lap pool.
Spa at French Lick
Equally noteworthy is The Spa at French Lick, located in the French Lick Spring Hotel. Tranquility is re-defined at the 27,000 square foot Spa at French Lick, with roots tying back to the turn-of-the-century. The local mineral springs first brought guests to the area to experience “abundant energy and the thrill of pulsating vitality.” Today, French Lick continues to cater to the discerning travelers and spa aficionados alike. Guests can bathe in the famous mineral baths that have been offered for over 100 years or try one of the resort’s cutting-edge anti-aging treatments. Spa treatments include massages, facials, body wraps, Pluto mineral baths, microdermabrasion, light therapy, manicures, pedicures and more. French Lick Springs Hotel features a two-level spa wing housing 26 treatment rooms, fitness center, bowling alley and indoor pool and outdoor pools.

The Spas at French Lick Resort are open seven days a week. For reservations, please call 888-936-9360.  




Thursday, March 7, 2013

Coming Up in Lawrence County

Catch the Final Performance

Final performances of Little Theatre of Bedford's play, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will be this weekend, Mar 8-10. Tickets still available, 812-279-3009. Sharing laughs makes for great family time!

The World of Discovery at the Lawrence County Museum is open on Sat, Mar 9, from 2-5 pm for ages 4-12 years. This week play with colonial toys like grace hoops, sail boat building, nine pins & more! Always FREE & always FUN!! Details, 812-278-8575.


This weekend at Spring Mill State Park the activities are: Sat, Mar 9, Nature Center movie all day, Spinning & Native American Beading demos. Sun, Mar 10, take a lake hike to see Beavers in Action. Details, 812-849-3534.

Get Ready for Spring

Another workshop at this year's Blooms A Busting Lawn & Garden Show on Sat, Mar 9, will be Heather Hill of Hollow Log Farms discussing Bee Pollination. Come out & get psyched about your gardening plans for the summer!! Door prizes, food by Holts Cafe, vendors, Master Gardeners for your questions. Details, 812-275-4623.  
We Got the Beat!

Have you heard that the Lawrence County Concert Association will be bringing the show Tap!? Yep, at the BNL Performing Arts Center on Mar 16 at 7:30 pm. Pre-concert events are planned, so come early! Tickets $20, call 812-279-6542.Saturday, March 16, 2013; 6:00pm until 9:30pm

 We Got the Blues!

Little Grantville Bluegrass, 362 Shawswick School Rd., Bedford, IN Come out and enjoy the live bands and you are always invited to the Open Stage from 6-6:30 pm. March 16   Bands include Leatherwood Valley, Swango Family, Grandview Junction, and Lost River Risin'. Free admission, food and camping available.