Entertainment

Vocalist Myles Ogea Scheduled as Guest Artist with America’s Hometown Band on July 25 in Muncie

By Kathy Huggler— MUNCIE, IN—Former resident of Muncie and popular local vocalist, Myles Ogea, is revisiting Muncie to sing again with the AHB Concert Band at Westside Park or July 25. Ogea and his crooner style of singing (a la Sinatra) is to be the main focus of this AHB concert, in such classic titles as “Embraceable You” and I’ve Got You Under My Skin” — and more. This AHB concert will take place at Westside Park in Muncie, at…

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IRONMAN Triathlon Brings Music, Games, and More for Runners and Spectators in Muncie

By Michele Owen— MUNCIE, IN—On Saturday, July 13, IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Muncie, celebrating its 45th anniversary. The race, once named the Muncie Endurathon, is one of the Midwest’s most popular triathlons, and the oldest 70.3 distance race in the continental US. In 2022, the Muncie race was voted the number one participant experience in all of the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Nearly 1,000 athletes will compete in the long-distance triathlon, which begins with a 1.2-mile swim in…


PrimeTrust and Second Harvest Food Bank Team Up and Announce 12th Annual Soup Crawl

By Ben Polk— MUNCIE, IN—Soup Crawl is a delicious and heartwarming event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. Held in downtown Muncie on Thursday, October 3rd from 5pm to 8pm, the 12th annual Soup Crawl features a variety of soups from local restaurants, all for a good cause. “Last year, despite the rain, we had an incredible turnout and saw the Emily Kimbrough Museum take home the Vicky Copley People’s Choice Award. It was a close race,…


Muncie’s ‘Set the Night to Music’ Public Fireworks Display and More Announced

Editor’s note: The following is from the City of Muncie’s Facebook page announced on July 1. “Weather permitting, we will have fireworks as usual on the Fourth of July! This year, Wheeling will NOT be closed during fireworks. You can watch the fireworks from the sidewalk on Fallen Heroes Memorial Bridge, or at any of the other downtown vantage points like Muncie Central or Minnetrista.” By: Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— MUNCIE,  IN—The City of Muncie will celebrate America’s Independence Day…


Garden Walk 2024 is Coming July 13

By Laurie Lunsford— MUNCIE, IN—Karen Ford is enthusiastically waiting for Saturday, July 13th  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  There will be 6 beautiful gardens throughout the city that will be open for view at the annual Master Gardener Garden Walk.  Karen, along with Master Gardener members, coordinates this community event which is open to everyone. Diversity abounds.  There are small gardens and large open gardens.  You can find them in different parts of town, from downtown Muncie to Heekin Park…


‘Be My Neighbor Day’ Returns June 22 to Downtown Muncie

Editor’s note: Due to excessive heat warnings, this event will now be held inside at Inspire Academy, 2801 E 16th St., Muncie. By Tracie Louck, Ball State PBS— MUNCIE, IN – As Daniel Tiger often says, “Things may change and that’s OK. Today we can do things a different way.” The lovable star of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” on PBS KIDS will once again greet attendees at “Be My Neighbor Day,” which will be held from 1-4 p.m. ET Saturday, June…


Muncie Resident Jim Needham Releases New Book

By Laurie Lunsford— MUNCIE, IN—A fresh new book, written by a beloved local figure, has recently been released. “I’ve wanted to write this book for a long time,” Jim Needham stated when asked about God’s Still Calling…Seeking God’s Fingerprints.  The book is a legacy about Needham’s life for his grandchildren. Since it is a book that is packed with life stories and lessons learned, it is a great book for all.  In writing the book, Needham generously shares a viewpoint…


5th Annual Juneteenth Muncie Celebration is This Saturday

By Arrick Garringer— MUNCIE, IN— Juneteenth Muncie invites the community to celebrate freedom, heritage, and unity at the 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 2-9 p.m. at McCulloch Park. This inclusive, fun, and free event promises a day filled with activities for the entire family, with a focus on engaging, educating, and empowering our community. Event Details: ●      Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 ●      Time: 2-9 p.m. ●      Location: McCulloch Park, Muncie, IN ●      Admission: Free…


Muncie Area Amateur Radio Club to Host Field Day Event

By Hunter Reed— MUNCIE, IN—On June 22, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Morrows Meadows in Yorktown Indiana, the Muncie Area Amateur Radio Club will gear up to host a fun day, filled with lots of talking on the radio.  All who attend can talk to other people from all over the world on via amateur radio. Wikipedia defines amateur radio this way: Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of the radio frequency spectrum…


Celebrate Horticulture, Music, and Community at Minnetrista’s Garden Fair This Friday-Saturday

By Brea Cunningham— MUNCIE,IN—The countdown is on for this year’s much-anticipated Garden Fair, a vibrant festival of all things green and beautiful, on Friday, May 10th, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 11th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taking place against the breathtaking backdrop of Minnetrista Museum & Gardens, this annual festival invites visitors of all ages to indulge in two days of fun-filled activities, live music, and family-friendly entertainment. Garden Fair is more than just a…