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Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars, Apr. 9, 2015

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Hendricks County Fairgrounds

Hendricks County Fairgrounds. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Deanna Hindsley
Hendricks County Historical Museum

The Hendricks County Historical Museum will present the county’s first “Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars” on April 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

Patterned after the popular TV show, the event will feature 12 Hendricks County residents, six of whom will be staff members from each of the Hendricks County high schools:

Avon: Matt Schockley, Principal
Cascade: Jon Acton, Principal
Danville: Government teacher, Mike Nielsen
Plainfield: Brett Schwanekamp, Assistant Principal
Tri West: Chuck Jones, Sheriff’s Department Dare Officer
Brownsburg: Bret Daghe, Principal

Among others participating are:

Jay Puckett, Hendricks County Council President
Kathy Linton, Hendricks County Flyer Editor
Harold Allen, Hendricks County Flyer Publisher
Suzanne Whicker, retired Executive Director of Leadership Hendricks County
Deanna Hindsley, Museum Board President
Dr. Charles Tripple

Emcee will be Hendricks County Superior Court Judge Rhett Stuard.

The event will be held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 East Main Street, Danville, Indiana, with doors opening at 5:30. It will also include dinner and a silent auction.

Tickets are $50 each, and available at all North Salem State Banks and Hendricks County Bank and Trust locations or

Arthur Murray Studios in Avon will provide instructors / performance partners for participants, and also judges, including Carlos and Mary Kay Hood. There will be a trophy for the best dance performance and also for the “Star” who raises the most funds for the museum.

If you would like to vote for your favorite dancer, or purchase tickets, you can send your check to the Hendricks County Historical Museum at 170 S. Washington St., Danville, IN 46122. If supporting a dancer, state the dancer’s name you vote for.

Hendricks County Historical Museum is located south of the courthouse square in Danville in the former sheriff’s residence and jail.

Throughout the museum, rooms are furnished with period pieces reflecting the life of its residents from its inception in 1866 through mid-nineteen hundreds. It is a great resource for history of county residents, schools, and businesses and an educational experience for all.

The museum is open Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. With new displays of railroad history, county sports heroes and Indian arrowheads. The event will help to fund operations and increase membership and volunteers to allow the museum to be open more hours.

Museum Board President, Deanna Hindsley said, “This promises to be the biggest event ever presented by the Hendricks County Historical Museum and we hope to raise enough funds to allow us to improve displays and also to be open more hours! We are looking forward to a great crowd!”

For more information, visit or call Deanna Hindsley at 317-695-5602.

IVCI Laureate Series at History Center, Mar. 10, 2015

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IVCI Laureate Series at the Indiana History Center.

IVCI Laureate Series at the Indiana History Center, Mar. 10, 2015. Photos provided by IVCI and used with written permission.

By Mindy Miller
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

2010 IVCI Silver Medalist Soyoung Yoon of South Korea returns to Indianapolis to perform in recital with pianist Chih-Yi Chen on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

The recital will include Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Schumann’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, Op. 131, and Ravel’s Tzigane.

Soyoung Yoon is a dynamic young woman recognized as one of the most outstanding young violinists of her generation.

Currently First Concertmaster of the Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, Soyoung has performed as soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, NDR North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Quebec Sympony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Radio Orchestra of Kiev, Euskadiko Basque National Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, Trondheim Soloists, Moscow Virtuosi, London Mozart Players, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to her victory at Indianapolis, she started the competition circuit by winning First Prize at the 2002 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at the age of seventeen and later won prizes at the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition, and the 2011 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition where she was awarded First Prize.

Chih-Yi Chen’s versatile qualities as a collaborative pianist, chamber musician, and soloist have distinguished her as a rarity amongst pianists.

Her work with the talented young violinists of the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi, directed by Mimi Zweig, garnered her recognition as a specialist in violin repertoire and she has since become a sought-after collaborative pianist.

Since 2003, she has been performing with the IVCI Laureates on the annual Laureate Series and on tour. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Chen is on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music where she teaches piano accompanying.

During the summers, she is also a faculty Member at the Indiana University Summer String Academy. (Photo credit: Denis R. Kelly Jr.)

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students. All seating is General Admission. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or by calling the IVCI office at 317-637-4574.

Printing Partners is the 2014-15 Laureate Series season Title Sponsor.

Call for 2015 Swiss Wine Festival Arts and Crafts Vendors

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At the 2012 Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, Indiana.

At the 2012 Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, Indiana. Photo provided by Switzerland County Tourism and used with written permission.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism

Organizers of the 44th Swiss Wine Festival are announcing a call for arts and crafts vendors. This year’s event will take place at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, IN, on August 27-30, 2015.

Booth spaces measure 12’ wide by 10’ deep and include a 120-volt electrical outlet. Fees are $100 per booth if postmarked by July 1, 2015 ($75 for Switzerland County residents) or $150 if postmarked after July 1. Commercial and flea market booths will be placed in a separate area from the arts and crafts.

Applications and a complete set of guidelines are available through the Swiss Wine Festival website at The Swiss Wine Festival, Inc. has final approval of all items to be sold and booth set-up.

For more information, contact the Swiss Wine Festival office at (812) 427-9463. Messages will be returned within a reasonable time period. The Swiss Wine Festival is on Facebook.

For more information on local businesses, lodging and tourist activities, contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237, e-mail or log on to Like Switzerland County-Vevay, IN on Facebook.