Spring Farm Fest At Angel Mounds This Weekend


Hi there Evansvillians! I didn’t get a chance to keep in touch with the CCO readers last week as I was caring for poor little Patron after hernia surgery.  The whining has stopped, and after an entire week and weekend at home, I’m ready to get out there and enjoy the warmer weather! Please join me and get out this weekend! Take a chance to get outdoors and enjoy the sun and warmth on Saturday. Don’t worry if it rains on Sunday, there are still plenty of things to enjoy in our city!

Saturday, March 10th

Angel Mounds will be hosting a Spring Farm Fest to honor Indiana farming roots. This event is definitely family-friendly and will be sure to bring on the nostalgia! Expect to see traditional Indiana farming techniques including; blacksmithing, canning, apple-butter making (Mmmm), soap making and corn-grinding. The event cost is Angel Mounds admission of $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. The Spring Farm Fest will be held Saturday 3/10, from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 3/11, from 1pm to 5pm. (In case of rain, make-up dates are 3/17 and 3/18.)

Newbery Honor award winning author Jennifer L. Holm will visit Evansville’s Central Library this Saturday to discuss and sign her children’s and young adult’s books. Jennifer is author of books such as Babymouse, Squish, Penny From Heaven and Turtle In Paradise. Stop by Barnes and Noble before the book signing to purchase copies of Jennifer’s books and then head to Central Library at 10:30am for the discussion and book signing this Saturday.

Get on over to Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden for the last weekend of the Orchid Escape. While you’re at the zoo, visit the new baby Klipspringer on exhibit near the zoo entrance and sneak a peek at this cute little guy! Zoo hours are 9am to 4pm.

The 1st Annual Hoops for Healing Basketball Tournament will be held at 10am this Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church Gym. This event is sponsored by the Evansville AIDS Outreach Committee and will support the fight against AIDS. Spots are still open for adult males to join a team of 2 in the tournament. Call 305-9677 for details on joining a team.

An early St. Pat’s Day Celebration will be sponsored by the Evansville Firefighters Pipe and Drum Corps this Saturday at Germania Maennerchor. The event will honor firefighters who gave their life to protect the lives of others. The cost is $25 or $30 per person and includes a steak dinner, soft drinks and beer. Call 455-3443 or stop by any Wesselmans grocery for tickets. St. Pat’s Day Celebration begins at 5:30pm and will run until midnight.

Saturday evening just isn’t complete without a little music and entertainment, so get yourself over to the Evansville Coliseum for a night of music to support Rolling Thunder and the Vanderburgh County Veterans Council. The 8th Annual Winstead’s Charity Show will feature Gina Moore, the Van-Dells, Down Fall Rock Band, Joe Greulich & The Southern Flyers, The Tunestones, John Paul Josey and many more! Tickets are $10 and the music starts at 6pm!

Sunday, March 11th

The Girl Scouts of America will be featured in an exhibit at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science this Sunday. The feature exhibit will run from March 11th through June 1st and is free with paid museum admission. Regular museum hours apply.

A Sunday St. Pat’s Celebration will be held at the Evansville Library where Rowan Tree will perform traditional Celtic Music. The music will start at 2pm and is free to the public.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will be performed by the Evansville Civic Theatre on Fulton Ave. Performance times are; Fridays and Saturdays 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Admission ranges from $12 to $18.

Disney On Ice at the Ford Center will be a family affair all weekend long. This much loved event will be held Thursday and Friday, 7:30; Saturday, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 7:30pm; Sunday 1pm and 5pm.

Love and kisses,

Lil 🙂