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August Events in Lawrence County

Spring Mill State Park in Lawrence County.

Spring Mill State Park in Lawrence County. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Jill Weber
Lawrence County Tourism
http://www.limestonecountry.com/

Here are a few of the numerous public events taking place during August 2012 in Lawrence County, Indiana, located south of Bloomington (Bedford, Mitchell).

1-31  Spring Mill State Park Amateur Photography Contest, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446. Entry forms at the park office. Children’s entries will be judged in a separate category from adults. 812-849-3534

9  Old Growth Forest Hike, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 12:30 pm. Walk through Donaldson Woods with the Naturalist. 812-849-3534

10  Water Everywhere, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 2 pm. Find out about the water all around us. 812-849-3534

10  Judah Heritage Ice Cream Social & Cruise In, Johnny Junxions, 385 Hillcrest Way, Bedford, IN 47421, 6-9 pm. Classic cars, ice cream social, live DJ, 1950’s costume contest. 812-277-0436

10-11  “The Odd Couple”, Little Theatre of Bedford, 1704 Brian Lane Way, Bedford, IN 47421, 8 pm. Watch a live performance of this classic comedy. 812-279-3009

11  Pioneer Village Stroll, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 10 am. Learn the history of the village on this guided walk. 812-849-3534

11  Creek Stomp, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 11:30 am. Get your feet wet and learn about water quality and what lives in it. 812-849-3534

11  Stories of Sam Bass, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 1:30 pm. Hear the legends about the notorius outlaw from Lawrence County and his connection to Sheek’s Cabin in the village. 812-849-3534

11  Cornhusk Dolls, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 3:30 pm. Make a doll from cornhusks to take home. 812-849-3534

12  Garden Tour, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 12:30 pm. Take a tour of the Formal Garden at the Pioneer Village with the Gardener. 812-849-3534

17  Insect Olympics, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 1-2:30 pm. See if you can jump like a grasshopper, lift like an ant, or be as fast as a bee. 812-849-3534

17  Sad Sam Blues, Salt Creek Brewery, 466 Old State Road 37, Bedford, IN 47421, 7-9 pm. Live music, locally-crafted beer. 812-277-8277

17-18  “The Odd Couple”, Little Theatre of Bedford, 1704 Brian Lane Way, Bedford, IN 47421, 8 pm. Watch a live performance of this classic comedy. 812-279-3009

18  Pioneer Village Stroll, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 10 am. Learn the history of the village on this guided walk. 812-849-3534

18  Yarn Dolls, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 11:30 pm. Make a traditional toy from the 1800’s. 812-849-3534

18  Cornhusks, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 1 pm. Learn the different uses of cornhusks. 812-849-3534

18  How We Use The Land, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 2 pm. Learn how people impact the land around us. 812-849-3534

18  Stone Belt Stargazers, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, at dusk. View the night sky with telescopes and the local astronomy group. 812-849-3534

18  Grandview Junction, Opera House of Mitchell, 7th & Brook Sts., Mitchell, IN 47446, 8 pm. Tim and Susan Key perform with this bluegrass and country band. 812-849-2337

18  Third Saturday Bluegrass Jamboree, Little Grantville Bluegrass, 362 Shawswick School Rd., Bedford, IN 47421, 6-9 pm. Free admission to four bands with food and camping available. 812-277-1705.

19  Garden Tour, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 12:30 pm. Tour the Formal Garden in the Pioneer Village with the Gardener. 812-849-3534

19  Make A Cornhusk Rose, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 2:30 pm. Make a rose from a cornhusk. 812-849-3534

24  Nature’s Camo, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 1 pm. Find out how animals hide in nature. 812-849-3534

24  Silent Hike, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 3:30 pm. Short hike to see and hear nature around you. 812-849-3534

24-26  Retrospective of the Art of Nelson Sears, Wiley Art Center, 1402 J St., Bedford, IN 47421. Friday Opening Reception, 5-7 pm. Saturday Exhibit, 9 am-3 pm. Sunday Exhibit, 2-5 pm. 812-275-8736

25  Pioneer Village Stroll, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 10 am. Learn the history of the village on this guided walk. 812-849-3534

25  Cornhusk Dolls, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 2:30 pm. Make a doll of cornhusks to take home. 812-849-3534

25  Movie Night, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 9 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie at the campgrounds. 812-849-3534

26  Garden Tour, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 12:30 pm. Tour the Formal Garden in the Pioneer Village with the Gardener. 812-849-3534

26  Make A Cornhusk Rose, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 2 pm. Make a rose from a cornhusk. 812-849-3534

26  Dames Rocket, Salt Creek Brewery, 466 Old State Road 37, Bedford, IN 47421, 4-7 pm. Live acoustic music, locally-crafted beer. 812-277-8277

31  Wilderness Survival, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 1 pm. Hands on activities of basic survival skills. 812-849-3534

31  Bugs Rock, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446, 3 pm. Find out which insects are beneficial and why. 812-849-3534

31  Blue Moon Kayak Paddle, Most High Adventure Outfitters, Stipp Road, Lake Monroe, Bloomington, IN 47401, 7 pm-1 am. Rent a kayak from us or bring your own for a moonlit paddle, swim, and campfire on Lake Monroe. 812-340-0700

31-Sept. 3  Labor Day Weekend Ride, Midwest Trail Ride. Welcome social, dance, cowboy church, meals, lodging, box stalls. 812-834-6686

For more information about Lawrence County events, visit http://www.limestonecountry.com/, or call 812-849-1090.

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