February Events in Brown County, Indiana
By Jamie Newton
Brown County CVB
Here are a few of the many interesting events taking place in Brown County, Indiana, during February 2014.
Event: Sweethearts Zip and Kiss
Date: February 1-19
Place: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
Phone/Website: 812-988-7750 http://www.explorebrowncounty.com
About: Romance is in the air at eXplore Brown County. The brisk winter air feels cozy warm as your honey hugs you 90 feet in the air and displays their devoted love. It is nice to know someone special is waiting for you as you soar on up to 15 different zip lines included in 4 tour ranging from 80 to 1220 feet in length. Just in case your honey didn’t hug you tightly enough or the adrenaline has not kicked in, there is hot cocoa waiting for you in the nice warm Harvest Hall. Don’t forget the marshmallows! 15 zip lines rated excellent by over 300 reviews. eXplore Brown County was voted by Trip Advisor the #1 Activity and Thing to Do in Brown County!
Event: Get Craftea at Sweetea’s!
Date: February 5, 12, 19
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am and 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Place: Sweetea’s Tea Shop
Phone/Website: 812-988-6515 http://www.sweeteasteashop.com
Admission: Varies – cost of materials
About: Join us for craft classes on Wednesdays. We will host a variety of craft classes – card making, jewelry making, floral arranging and crochet/knitting classes while enjoying tea by the fire at Sweetea’s! Classes will be conducted by various artists from the community. Schedule below.
January 8th – cork coasters with Nancy Crocker of 4th Sister Furniture company. 9:30AM, $12 per person includes tea.
January 15th – Jewelry with Laura Boyer of Sweetea’s Tea Shop, 9:30AM, $12 per person includes tea
January 22nd – Vintage Welcome sign with Nancy Crocker of 4th Sister Furniture Co at 9:30AM, $12 per person includes tea.
Event: The Cabin Fever Concert
Date: February 7
Place: The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center
Phone/Website: 317-383-6450 http://www.morelfestival.com/cabin-fever-concert.html
About: An evening of some of the greatest singer songwriters of this generation. Featuring: Willie
Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show), Chicago Farmer, Indiana Boys & More! The Seasons
Lodge is offering discounted lodging for this awesome night. 10% of all ticket sales will go to Elder
Heart, a veteran Non-Profit raising awareness for the veteran suicide epidemic as well as PTSD & TBI’s
Event: Mid-Winter Eagle Count
Date: February 8
Place: Brown County State Park Nature Center
Phone/Website: 812-988-5240 http://www.browncountystatepark.us/
Admission: Park entry fee
About: Meet at the Nature Center to carpool to nearby Monroe Reservoir to look for overwintering
Event: Chocolate! Chocolate!
Date: February 9
Place: Seasons Lodge Conference Center
Phone/Website: 812-988-7362 http://www.bchumane.org/upcoming-events/chocolate-chocolate/
About: Mark your calendars! The annual Brown County Humane Society Chocolate! Chocolate!
fundraiser is Sunday, February 9, 2014, from 1-4pm. Sample from a buffet of wonderful chocolates and
buy a to-go box of your favorites for future enjoyment. Donations of your favorite homemade chocolate
treats are welcome. There will also be a Silent Auction of exquisite, luxury items with some practical,
commonsense items thrown in. We are seeking new and antique items including fine art, crafts, jewelry,
specialty food items, handcrafted wearables, travel packages, luxury specialty items, animal themed
items, sports related items, novelties, and celebrity autographs. Antiques and new items can include
lamps, glass, silver, rugs, quilts, pottery, sculpture, paintings, and collector memorabilia. Everything
should be in good condition. Donate to help support the shelter and be sure to attend this event –
everything will go to help the animals. Musical entertainment TBA. Tickets to Chocolate! Chocolate!
are $12 prior to Feb 1 and $15 from Feb 1-9.
Event: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Date: February 15
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Place: Artists Colony Inn and Restaurant
Phone/Website: 812-988-0600 http://www.artistscolonyinn.com
About: Talent for Murder. The home for Over-the-Hill celebrities is in a financial crisis. The 99th Annual
Talent Show & Fund Raiser is the only thing that can save them from bankruptcy. The legendary comedy
team headlining the show is feuding, the leading lady hasn’t spoken in years, and the staff will do
anything to save their jobs. Doors open at 6:00. The show starts at 6:30. A dinner buffet is served while
the mystery is performed. Call 812-988-0600 for tickets. Limited number of seats available. Tickets are
Event: Bluebird Box-Building Workshop
Date: February 22
Place: Brown County State Park Nature Center Auditorium
Phone/Website: 812-988-5240 http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm
Admission: Park entry fee + $15/kit
About: Learn how to build a Bluebird Box! Meet in the Nature Center Auditorium
For more information about Brown County events, visit http://www.browncounty.com/, or call 800-753-3255.