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Brown County Almanack

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Well, it’s a tradition. “Kin” Hubbard, creator of those cartoony figures you see around Nashville, drew “Abe Martin of Brown County” for the Indianapolis News from 1904-1930. The Abe Martin character offered wit and wisdom with a questionable grasp on English, but a firm root in old-time practicality. Hubbard published five “Almanack”s full of Martin’s sayings, intended as parodies of “Poor Richard’s Almanac” or the “Old Farmer’s Almanac.” Brown Countian Tom Hensely published the first Brown County Almanack in 1965, retaining the Hubbard spelling and sensibility. The Brown County Democrat revived the tradition in the early 1970s, and has carried on quarterly ever since.


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ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES Brown County Antique Mall 12 19, 44 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts H6 19 Cathy’s Corner G6 19, 20, 32 42 Flower & Herb Barn 27 19, 42 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques D3 44 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 19, 41 The Crow’s Nest H6 15, 44 The Holly Shop A6 19, 45 The Vintage Rose G7 18, 19, 21 Touch of Silver Gold & Old E8 19, 21, 30, 45

Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio 16 Barb Brooke Davis E3 16 Brown County Art Gallery F12 16,18, 47,50 Brown County Art Guild F5 16, 21 Brown County Craft Gallery E8 16, 38 Brown County Visitors Center E5 28, 30,42 B3 Gallery 16,20 Cathy’s Corner G6 19, 20, 42 Cathy Haggerty 16 Charlene Marsh Studio & Gallery 12 16 Connie Simmonds/Smashing Designs E3 16 Chris Gustin/Homestead Weaving Studio 12 16, 24 Dick Ferrer E3 17 Dixie Ferrer E3 17 Faerie Hollow Studio 17 Ferrer Gallery E3 17 Hoosier Artist Studio G3 16 Mary Jo Limp 12 18 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts G3 18 Sally Baldwin G3 18 Spears Gallery E6 18, 50 Susan Threehawks E3 18 Waldron Gallery of Brown County F5 18

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BATH & BODY Bathology The Crow’s Nest

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Brewery Big Woods Brewing Co.

CANDLES Foxfire & Foxfire

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CANDY Jack and Jill Nut Shop The Candy Dish Nashville Fudge Kitchen Carmel Corn Cottage

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Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts The Crow’s Nest The Ferguson House The Holly Shop Madeline’s

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Babies, Toddlers & More G6 Brown County Weavery/Roots G3 For Bare Feet E4, F3 Foxfire & Foxfire E8 Peg Ann’s Boutique G3 Seven Sisters T-Shirt Shop I5 The Crow’s Nest H6

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CLOTHING & ACCESSORIEs

CONFERENCES RETREATS & REUNIONS Abe Martin Lodge 12 32, 39 Artists Colony Inn G6 38 Brown County Inn L5 7, 34 Camp Palawopec Lodge 12 34 Comfort Inn L10 34 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh 23 36 Hampton Inn – Seymour 23 36 Hilton Garden Inn 23 3, 37 Holiday Inn Express – Seymour 37 Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh 37 Hotel Nashville A4 15, 38 Rawhide Ranch 12 38 Salt Creek Golf Retreat 12 38 The Seasons Lodge L12 7, 36, 39, 40

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Babies, Toddlers & More Brown County Craft Gallery Brown County Weavery/Roots Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts For Bare Feet K. Bellum Leather Michael’s Flowers & Antiques Papertrix Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Through the Looking Glass Wishful Thinking

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DINING & SNACKS 19th Hole 12 33 Abe Martin Lodge 12 13 Apple Works 42 Artists Colony Inn G6 38 Big Woods Brewing Co. C3 40, 56 Brown County Inn L5 7, 34 Brown County Steak & Seafood Co. 12 41 Brown County Winery E7,5 31, 40 Harvest Moon Pizzeria D1 32, 41 Hobnob Corner E5 41 Holy Cow Steakhouse J9 41 Hotel Nashville A4 15, 38 Jack and Jill Nut Shop G5 38, 40 McDonald’s Restaurant L11 40, 41, 43 Miller’s Ice Cream House E3 2, 41 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 19, 41 Salt Creek Golf Retreat 12 38 That Sandwich Place E5 41, 49 The Candy Dish E3 41 The Farmhouse 12 41 The Nashville House E5 44 The Ordinary F5 41 The Seasons Lodge L12 7, 36 Trolly’s C5 41, 47

DOLLS The Vintage Rose G7 18, 19, 21 Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures 42

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Abe Martin Lodge 12 13, 34 Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park 12 32 Brown County Art Gallery F12 16,18, 47,50 Brown County Art Guild F5 16, 21 Brown County Inn L5 7, 34 Brown County Winery E7,5 31, 32, 40 Copperhead Mining Co. C5 32 eXtreme Brown County Harley-Davidson of Bloomington 14 Melchior Marionette Theater G5 32, 52 Rawhide Ranch 12 36 Red Barn Jamboree 33 Salt Creek Golf Retreat 12 38 The Palace Theatre J9 4, 32 The Seasons Lodge L12 36

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ICE CREAM Miller’s Ice Cream House E3 2, 41 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 19, 38, 41 Nashville Fudge Kitchen 41, 54

JEWELRY Foxfire & Foxfire E8 19, 43 Grasshopper Flats H6 20, 42 Peg Ann’s Boutique G3 35, 44 The Crow’s Nest H6 15, 44 The Ferguson House G3 19, 46 The Totem Post G5 21, 40, 45 Touch of Silver Gold & Old E8 19, 21, 30, 45

The Crow’s Nest Harvest Preserve

1875 Homestead B&B 30, 34 Abe Martin Lodge 12 32, 39 Allison House G2 32 Artists Colony Inn G6 38 Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park 12 13 Brown County Inn L5 7, 34 Cobblestone Log Homes 12 30 Comfort Inn L10 3, 34, 37 Cornerstone Inn & Suites G8 38, 39 Green Valley Lodge 12 2, 14, 35 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh 23 36 Hampton Inn – Seymour 23 36 Hidden Valley Inn A6 35, 43 Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals 49 Hilltop Cabin & Suites 12 33, 40 Holiday Inn Express – Seymour 35 Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh 37 Hotel Nashville A4 35, 53 Rawhide Ranch 12 38 Red Bud Inn 12 34 Robinwood Inn 37, 44 Salt Creek Golf Retreat 12 38 The Seasons Lodge L12 36 The Garden Cabin 12 7, 34 The Antique Cabin 12 7, 34 The Kelly Reed Cabin 12 7, 34 The Pines Cabin 12 7, 34

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SERVICES Brown County Visitors Center E5 28, 30,42 Cobblestone Log Homes 12 21, 28 Ethereal Village Salon & Spa 30, 33 Flower & Herb Barn 27 19, 42 Live Laugh Love Photography 47 McDonald’s Shopworth 12 40, 41 Mike Nickels Log Homes 12 7, 29 MonWood Photography 20, 31 Nashville BP 17, 47

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SPORTS Foxfire & Foxfire The Ferguson House

TOYS The Toy Chest For Bare Feet

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WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS Abe Martin Lodge Artists Colony Inn Brown County Inn Hotel Nashville Rawhide Ranch Salt Creek Golf Retreat The Seasons Lodge

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WINERY Brown County Winery E7,5 31, 32, 40 Chateau Thomas Winery 32, 49

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POTTERY Brown County Craft Gallery

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Houses of Worship houses worship Anglican

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church Rev. Father Dan Conley, Salt Creek Plaza (west side), Chestnut Street, Nashville, toll free (866) 455-5134 or (812) 988-6585, www.IndianaAnglican.com.

Apostolic Green Valley Apostolic Church Pastor Paul D. Hardin, (812) 988-2884 or (812) 988-6523.

Baptist

Bible Baptist Church Pastor Steve Gerber, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, (812) 597-4669. Bean Blossom Baptist Church Pastor James Brown, (812) 988-7679 or (812) 988-4161, off North Indiana 135 on Spearsville Road. Country-Gospel Music Church Pastor Jim Ackerman, 5181 E. Indiana 46, (812) 988-1288; www.countrygospelmusicchurch.com. Fellowship Baptist Church Pastor Daniel Howard, (812) 988-9901, 1267 E. Old Indiana 46. Harmony Baptist Church Pastor Greg Brown, (812) 988-4750, 3.5 miles east of Stonehead on Bellsville Pike. Pleasant Valley Church (Separate Baptist Association), Pastor David “Harold” Summers, (812) 988-2131, 3888 E. Indiana 46, Nashville, (812) 350-4205. Sprunica Baptist Church Pastor Dan Law Jr., (812) 988-6456, Sprunica Road. Unity Baptist Church Pastor Lee Snider, 3 miles northeast of Bean Blossom on Spearsville Road.

Catholic

New Life Community Church (812) 988-6543, North Indiana 135, Pastor Tim Conboy, Nashville, www.newlifecc.org.

St. Agnes Church Sister Eileen Flavin, parish life coordinator, (812) 988-6995, Father Eric Johnson, sacramental minister, (812) 988-2778, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville, (812) 988-6995, www.stagneschurchnashville.org.

Lutheran

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (812) 988-8057, Indiana 135, Bean Blossom.

Christian

Becks Grove Christian Church Minister Jim Weld, (812) 988-7380, 8009 Becks Grove Road, Freetown. First Christian Church of Morgantown Pastor Burt Brock, (765) 813-0427, 2717 S. Morgantown Road. Nashville Christian Church Int. Senior Minister LD Campbell, (812) 988-2889, 160 S. Van Buren St., Nashville.

Mennonite

Bean Blossom Mennonite Church Pastor Gary Link, (812) 988-7359, Bean Blossom.

Methodist

Church of Christ Preacher Charles Wright, (812) 988-7694. Pikes Peak, one mile east of Stonehead.

Christiansburg United Methodist Church Pastor Teresa Terrell, (812) 988-1870 or (812) 824-4716, 7372 Christiansburg Road. Mount Nebo United Methodist Church Pastor John Hrynk, (812) 988-9305, 8624 Mount Nebo Road. Nashville United Methodist Church Pastor Fred Haywood, (812) 988-4666, Jefferson Street, Nashville; www.nashvilleumc.org. North Salem United Methodist Church Pastor Daryl Gressel, (812) 342-9201 or (812) 988-2786, 7718 E. Indiana 46.

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Christian Science Society, Indiana 135, Nashville.

Church of Christ

Neighborhood Church of God/Anderson, the Rev. James Albertson, (317) 878-5134, 7440 Sweetwater Trail.

St. David’s Episcopal Church Corner of Indiana 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom, the Rev. Whitney Rice, (812) 361-1283 or saintdavidsbeanblossom.org.

Inter-denominational

Church of the Lakes 933-2595, 8844 Nineveh Road, Pastor Dan Bawinkel, Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, www.cotlakes.org.

Parkview Church of the Nazarene Pastor David Hayes, (812) 988-7797, East Indiana 46, Nashville.

Bear Creek Church Pastor Larry Livingston, Bear Creek Church Road off Bear Creek Road, 988-6176. Brown County Community Church Pastor Ken Smith, (812) 988-7347, Main Street, Helmsburg. The Bridge Brown County The Bridge Association, Pastor Darrell Stout, church: (812) 988-0547, pastor: (812) 331-2747. 4528 Old State Rd. 46, Gnaw Bone. Free Scenic Ride Maps!

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art colony of the midwest Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio,

425 N. Johnson St., features handmade stained glass and metal overlay, lamps and sculpture. Specializing in custom-designed stained glass for your home or office since 1976, Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio is a member of Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St., and is also represented at Ferrer Gallery, 61 W. Main St., on the second floor of the Village Green Building. Open most days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for directions; (812) 988-9766, www.AnneRyanMillerGlassStudio.com.

Arts Information Center, 10 N. Van Buren St., in the Visitors Center, offers guests a comprehensive artist registry, community art calendar, featured artists exhibits, and information. Learn about our art history and today’s artists and craftsmen who made Brown County “The Art Colony of the Midwest.” Barb Brooke Davis, 61 W. Main St., in

the Ferrer Gallery. Davis designs and stitches decorative home accessories, including wall art, pillows, pin-keeps and seasonal felted pins using over-dyed vintage wool. The method is textile assemblage or collage with multiple layers of wool, threads and embellishments creating the original designs. Open most days, closed Tuesdays,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (812) 3600478, www.barbbrookedavis.com, jobardavis@yahoo.com.

Brown County Art Gallery, located

just three blocks east of the courthouse on Main Street, Brown County’s original art gallery established in 1926, offers works for sale by Gallery Association members, plus consigned old Indiana art. The remodeled exhibition space now includes the Indiana Heritage Arts Gallery, featuring many of

Indiana’s professional artists. Browse the museum and enjoy works by the early art colony masters. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ample parking and free admission; (812) 988-4609, www.browncountyartgallery.org, brncagal@att.net.

Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., showcases fine art and the Marie Goth collection. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; January and February, weekends only; closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; (812) 988-6185; www.browncounty.org. Brown County Craft Gallery, a unique, cooperative gallery featuring the work of more than 30 local and area artisans, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except major holidays. 58 E. Main St., Nashville; (812) 988-7058, www.browncountycraftgallery.com. Brown County Pottery, 58 W. Franklin St., in the historic Antique Alley complex, is the working studio of John and Beth Mills. Their pottery is made right on the premises and only sold here.

Bussert Images is located on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops, inside B3 Gallery. Local photographers Jessica Bussert and Sharon Bussert feature a wide variety of both traditional and canvas prints. We specialize in Brown County images, wildlife, florals and travel photography. Open Sunday-Thursday from 10-5 and Friday and Saturday from 10-6.

The Clay Purl offers a beautiful selection

of fine yarns, needles, hooks, patterns, books and notions for the needle artist. Also find a variety of pottery (including works by local potter Paul Hayes) locally made Driftshell Jewelry, Amish crafted birdhouses and baskets, photography and Danforth Pewter charms and buttons. 90 W. Franklin St., Franklin Square, (812) 988-0336, www.claypurl.com

Cathy Haggerty at Franklin Shoppes, 39 E. Franklin St., offers a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and rare, hard-to-find items. Commissions for portraits, saw blades, landscapes and still-life paintings are also accepted. Painting classes also offered; (812) 988-4091. Chris Gustin — Homestead Weaving Studio,  6285 Hamilton Creek Road, two

miles south of Crouch’s Market near Hilltop Christian Camp. Gustin, an Indiana Artisan, offers hand-woven “recycled rugs,” shawls, throws, clothing and scarves. Also find equipment and supplies for weaving, knitting and spinning. Commissions are accepted. Visitors welcome, and “day weaving” classes are available. Homestead Weaving Studio is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days from March through December and other times by appointment; www. homesteadweaver.com, (812) 988-8622, chris@homesteadweaver.com

Charlene Marsh Studio & Gallery,

4013 Lanam Ridge Road, features beautiful, plein air and studio oil paintings of the BrownCounty landscape by Charlene Marsh.  The artist hikes deep into the forest to create the paintings using palette knives. Awardwinning paintings in collections throughout the United States and Europe are exhibited in the studio and gallery at the northern edge of Yellowwood State Forest, just five miles from town. Visitors welcome.  Open daily, call first, (812) 988-4497, or visit www.CharleneMarsh.com or Char@CharleneMarsh.com.

Connie Simmonds of Smashing Designs, 61 W. Main St., on the second

floor of the Village Green Building, on the right at the top of the stairs, creates oneof-a-kind mosaic art furniture and gifts and treasures from broken glass, china, pottery, gems, buttons, shells and other found objects. Group and individual classes are available. Commissions welcome. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day; (812) 344-5417.

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Dick Ferrer, 61 W. Main St., on the second level of the Village Green Building, showcases his award-winning impressionistic paintings of local scenes, plus his popular raven and crow series and tribal art in the Ferrer Gallery. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday; (812) 988-1994, www.ferrergallery.com, dferrer@att.net. Dixie Ferrer, 61 W. Main St., on the second

level of the Village Green Building, has a fine art and teaching studio in the Ferrer Gallery. Dixie paints in oils and is well known for her mixed-media works; she applies a combination of varied techniques to create two- and threedimensional creations. Dixie also teaches classes to children and adults. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday; (812) 988-1994, www.ferrergallery.com, dferrer@att.net.

Elizabeth O’Rear Studio & Gallery, 8850

S. Indiana 135, features a diversified collection of fine art and numerous works done in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days; (812) 988-1090, (812) 390-7216, Elizabeth-orear.com.

Faerie Hollow Studio, Cheri and Dallas Platter’s studio, is nestled between two hills

just five minutes from town. Cheri specializes in precious metal clays of silver, bronze and copper by mixing these pieces with semi-precious stones into her own original jewelry designs. Dallas works with flame and glass to create lamp-work beads. Cheri, a certified teacher in PMC/Silver Art Clay, teaches classes year-round. Studio hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1650 Salt Creek Road, 2.5 miles from east Indiana 46; (812) 988-8378, www.cheriplatter.com.

Ferrer Gallery, on the second level of the Historic Village Green building. A fine art and craft gallery representing original works of local, regional and national artists. Inside you can shop our large gallery, visit a working studio and sign up for some classes Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday. 61 W. Main, Nashville, (812) 988-1994; www.ferrergallery.com; ddferrer@att.net.

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Indiana artists, showcases a variety of mediums. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is also open the second Saturday evening of the month for the Nashville Art Walk. 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville; (812) 988-6888, www.HoosierArtist.net.

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Mary Jo Limp Gallery, 1436 W. Indiana

46, is the working studio of artist Mary Jo Limp, who creates plein air landscapes, town scenes and still lifes. She works in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pen and ink. Commissions are accepted, and visitors are welcome. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment; (812) 988-1948, maryjolimp@sbcglobal.net.

Oak Grove Pottery – studio and gallery, 942 Oak Grove Rd., Nashville.

Only 3.3 miles west of the downtown stop light. Functional terra cotta stoneware, decorative and sawdust fired pottery. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or for an appoinment contact Judy and Tom Prichard, (812) 344-4186; tjprichard@oakgrovepottery.com; www.oakgrovepottery.com.

The Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Shop. Many Indiana arts and crafts including soaps and lotions, candles, artwork, afghans and scarves, jams and jellies. Woodstock chimes, Vermont origami, Colorado hand-blown glass ornaments. 75 S. Jefferson St., Antique Alley Shoppes, www.PeacefulValleyArtsCrafts.com.

Sally Baldwin has been keeping America’s

weaving tradition alive in Brown County since 1984. Her love for weaving is evident in her studio and retail space in Antique Alley; she specializes in rag rugs and clothing using natural, organic and chenille yarns. Children are welcome in the studio. Classes in spinning, weaving and basket-making are available; (812) 988-0340, browncountyweavery@live.com.

Spears Gallery, 5110 S. Indiana 135,

just 10 miles from downtown Nashville is the working studio of Larry Spears. Traditional pottery, finely crafted. Find displays of decorative and functional pottery. At our convenient downtown location: 15 South Van Buren next to the Nashville House, you’ll find pottery by Larry Spears, fine art photography by Kyle Spears and jewelry by Tyler Spears. Studio gallery 812-9881287; downtown gallery (812) 988-1286; www.spearspottery.com

Susan Threehawks of Smashing Designs, 61 W. Main St., on the second floor

of the Village Green Building, creates one-of-akind mosaic art furniture, gifts and treasures from broken glass, china, pottery, gems, buttons, shells and other found objects. Group and individual classes available. Commissions welcome. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day; (812) 344-5417.

T. C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220

T.C. Steele Road off west Indiana 46 in Brown County, is open from early spring to late fall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and most holidays. Open July 4 and Labor Day; (812) 988-2785.

Waldron Gallery of Brown County,

in the Main Street Shoppes complex on Old School Way, was coined “a prize find” in the Chicago Tribune. The unique gallery/studio features original paintings by Wayne Waldron and fine art photography by Peggy Waldron, both nationally recognized artists who maintain an impressive presence in the art world. The gallery is distinguished by Morgan & Chase’s book, “Treasures of Indiana,” as  “a true Indiana treasure, inspiring a sense of awe at the sheer beauty of creation.” See woodland oil landscapes, fine art photography, watercolors, miniature paintings and the Songbirds of Brown County Collection. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; (812) 9881844, www.waldrongallery.com. Handmade wooden carvings from

Wooden Wonders and Firefly Dreams

include Indians, bears, eagles, furnishings, small statues, totem poles and much more. Unique, one-of-a-kind handmade items that you won’t find anywhere else. Wood carver Chris Trotter can be found most days in his shop carving. What starts out as just a log turns into a special work of art. Custom orders welcome. Located in the heart of Nashville in Antique Alley, 63 S. Jefferson St., (812) 988-6571, (317) 384-4091

Through the Looking Glass, in historical Antique Alley, offers etched artwork in glass, custom redwood signs on order and custom stone engraving. See craftsmen Mary Ann Whitaker and Tommy Thompson at work; (812) 988-1724.

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Established in 1926, the Gallery has been a Tradition in Art for over 80 years. Main St. & Artist Dr. • Ample Parking Monday - Saturday 10am – 5pm • Sunday 12 – 5pm

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Open Year Round

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Antiques & Collectibles Brown County Antique Mall

offers primitives, furniture, shabby chic, jewelry, toys, kitsch, vintage clothes, linens, lures, knives and artifacts. 3288 E. Indiana 46, three miles east of Nashville; (812) 988-1025, www.bcantique.com.

Carol’s Crafts Fine Gifts and Collectibles in the Artist Colony Shops.

Choose from Glass Baron Hand Blown Glass, Gooseberry Patch Cook Books, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Lang Graphics Calendars and Cards, Lenox Classics and more. Locally handcrafted items include painted ornaments by Jessi Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County; (812) 988-6288, (800) 345-6388, www.carolscrafts.com

Cathy’s Corner,

39 E. Franklin St., is a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and rare, hard-to-find items. Painting classes are available by appointment; (812) 988-4091.

Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery,

5171 Bean Blossom Road, offers unusual plants, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering shrubs and trees, soils, mulches, garden art, antiques and birdhouses. Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery offers complete landscape design and installation services. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from spring until frost; (812) 988-7232.

Michael’s Flowers & Antiques,

31 N. Jefferson St., carries flowers, fresh arrangements, garden items, stained glass, braided rugs, unusual lighting, candles, quilts, garden furniture, birdhouses, antiques, wind chimes and more. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day; (812) 988-7758.

Nashville General Store, Bakery and Antiques,

118 E. Washington St., is a must-see while in Nashville. Step back in time and enjoy a soda from the old wringer washer while you browse through the old country store. Large selection of fresh baked goods. Open year-round; (812) 988-6362.

The Holly Shop,

where every day is Christmas, features Dept. 56, Byers Choice Carolers and more than 10,000 ornaments. Located at the corner of Van Buren and Mound streets; (812) 988-4453.

The Vintage Rose

features fabulous romantic, shabby chic, Victorian or country French treasures for decorating your home, accessorizing your wardrobe or serving tea. The Vintage Rose also carries unique one-of-a-kind “salvaged treasures,” including hand-painted or distressed furniture, chandeliers, shelves and garden décor.  Open year-round, The Vintage Rose is located at 36 E. Franklin St. in the back of Franklin Square and across from Cornerstone Inn; (812) 988-7283.

Touch of Silver, Gold & Old,

87 E. Main St., Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry; (812) 988-6990.

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Handmade in Brown County Babies, Toddlers & More

is Nashville’s only baby and toddler shop. Owner Liz Grubbs and her mother handcrochet and embroider many unique items. Check out the personalized children’s CDs and DVDs. Located at 125 S. Van Buren St. in the Artists Colony Shops. (812) 988-2300, www.babiestoddlersandmore.net.

Brown County Pottery, in historical

Antique Alley, makes pottery right in the shop. John and Beth Mills invite you to stop by and watch them work.

Brown County Weavery/Roots,

in historical Antique Alley, has been keeping America’s weaving tradition alive in Brown County since 1984. Owner Sally Baldwin’s love for weaving and other cultures is evident in her studio and retail space. She specializes in rag rugs and clothing using natural, organic and chenille yarns. Children welcome in studio space. Classes in spinning, weaving and basket making are available. Find Brown County

Weavery/Roots on Facebook. (812) 988-0340, browncountyweavery@live.com.

B3 Gallery is located at 125 S. Van Buren St., on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops,. We sell fine art and crafts made by local artists. Stop in to see our selection of jewelry, photography, glass, pottery, wood, painting, lithophanes, fiber arts, and more. We are open Sunday-Thursday from 10-5 and Friday and Saturday from 10-6. Carol’s Crafts Fine Gifts and Collectibles in the Artist Colony

Shops. Choose from Glass Baron Hand Blown Glass, Gooseberry Patch Cook Books, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Lang Graphics Calendars and Cards, Lenox Classics and more. Locally handcrafted items included painted ornaments by Jessi Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County; (812) 988-6288, (800) 3456388, www.carolscrafts.com

Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., offers a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and those rare hard-to-find items. Take a look at the wide variety of items and paintings. Painting classes available by appointment. (812) 988-4091. For Bare Feet and For Bare Feet Too offer socks made at the company’s

Indiana factory. Visit both shops at Antique Alley Complex and on Main Street across from Hobnob Corner. www.fbforiginals.com.

Grasshopper Flats Jewelers,

150 S. Van Buren St., showcases the fine jewelry creations of owner/designer/jeweler Doug Stoffer, who has been working with diamonds, opals, gemstones and Austrian lead crystal for over 30 years. (812) 988-4037.

Johanna Lee Bathology,

transform your home into a spa! All natural cold press and glycerin soaps, luxury bath salts, bath bombs, candles, lotion bars, sugar scrubs, gift baskets and more. All handmade in our shop. New location at 58 W. Main St., just a few doors down from the Visitors Center. (812) 988-6898, johannaleesoaps@yahoo.com.

K. Bellum Leather, fine leather goods, features the work of several Brown County craftsmen. Find handbags, belts, hats, accessories, shoes, slippers, moccasins and more, as well as leather tools, dyes and supplies. 92 W. Franklin, Antique Alley, (812) 988-4513, www.kbellum.com. Peter Grant’s, 100 E. Main St., is one

of Nashville’s premier home furnishing stores. Find fine home furnishings, missionstyle furniture, cherry furniture, pottery, glass and copper, many created by Indiana artisans. (812) 988-7270.

With a number of alpacas and Shetland sheep, Sheepstreet Fibers, located 2.5 miles west of Morgantown on Indiana 252, just a short drive from Nashville, has its own source of wool to spin into yarn. Find a selection of spinners and yarns, fleeces, books, spinning wheels and looms. (812) 597-KNIT, www.sheepstreet.com.

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The Totem Post, 78 S. Van Buren

St., was opened in 1952 by Bill and Marielle Jockey. At the time, they did custom leatherwork and carried handmade American Indian jewelry and foreign crafts. Today, their merchandise has expanded, but the atmosphere is much the same. Many people bring their grandchildren to visit the shop they remember from childhood. Open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. (812) 988-2511, www.thetotempost.com.

The Vintage Rose, 36 E. Franklin

St., offers fabulous treasures for decorating your home, accessorizing your wardrobe or serving tea — whether your style is cottage, romantic, shabby chic, Victorian, Paris chic or country French. The Vintage Rose also carries unique oneof-a-kind “salvaged treasures,” items that needed a little TLC and were given a new birth. These diamonds in the rough include hand-painted or distressed furniture, chandeliers, shelves and garden décor. Open year-round. (812) 988-7283.

Through the Looking Glass,

The Art & Soul of Nashville

in historical Antique Alley, offers etched artwork in glass, custom redwood signs on order and custom stone engraving. See craftsmen Mary Ann Whitaker and Tommy Thompson at work. (812) 988-1724.

Over 50 Contemporary Artists Marie Goth Estate Collection of early 20th C Paintings

Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry at Touch of Silver, Gold & Old. 87 E. Main St.; (812) 988-6990.

Artist Demonstrations Workshops Tours 48 South Van Buren • P.O. Box 324 • 47448 • 812-988-6185 •

The Historic Minor House in the Heart of Downtown Nashville

Tulip Tree Jewelry is located on the

second floor of the Artist Colony Shops, inside B3 Gallery. Local jeweler, Heather Bussert, creates and sells her beaded pieces on site. Stop in and treat yourself to a local souvenir, or commission something special. Open Sunday-Thursday from 10-5 and Friday and Saturday from 10-6.

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HOUSE Ever protective of the secrets of their craft, some artists might shy away from showing how they work. Not so in Brown County. By Sherri Lynn Dugger Photos by KJ Rondomanski Considered the Art Colony of the Midwest, Brown County boasts more than 70 artists and working studios, and each year several artists swing wide their studio doors to locals and guests. Approximately 14 years ago, the Studio & Garden Tour began inviting visitors to see the work spaces of local artists over the course of one weekend in June. Quickly, the tour became so popular, though, that it was difficult for much one-on-one interaction between artists and guests, and so, three years later, The Back Roads of Brown County fall tour was born. The autumn addition (www.browncountystudiotour. com/falltour2012.htm) spans the entire month of October, with 11 studios staying open for a set number of hours each day. The T.C. Steele State Historic Site, approximately 10 minutes from downtown Nashville, serves as the tour’s headquarters. There, guests can pick up a brochure and a tour map, detailing the hours and addresses of the studios featured. A wide range of media will be represented in the selfguided tour; this year’s guests can visit the work spaces of a local blacksmith, a jeweler, a weaver, a potter, several painters, a bookbinder and more.

Myrna Madigan, left, learning the art of weaving. Ceramic art piece, below, created by local artist, Larry spears.

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Arletta Dolan, top , enjoys weaving during a class.

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Visit the studios of artists like Michele Heather Pollock, who uses paper and stitching to create greeting cards, bookmarks, Christmas ornaments and mixed-media sculptures, or Bradley Cox, who makes functional and non-functional art with metal. In the studio and on the property of weaver Chris Gustin (Homestead Weaving Studio, 6285 Hamilton Creek Road, Columbus, www. homesteadweaver.com), guests can see—and in some cases get their hands on—approximately 26 weaving looms. Gustin’s 1,500-square-foot studio houses approximately 18 of those looms, each with projects in various states of completion. Gustin regularly offers day weaving classes and workshops from her studio, which she and her husband, Robert, have filled with looms, she says, in order to give others the chance to try their hand at the craft—without spending money on the equipment. “It’s hard to do when you don’t have the equipment,” she said. “We wanted to have the looms so that people who think they might want to try weaving can actually try it.” Gustin will offer weaving and spinning demonstrations throughout the month, and—if the timing is right—a dye kettle may be in use. Each year, the artist plants a weaver’s garden on her property, from which she grows plants like flax and cotton that she can later dye from natural ingredients, such as onion skins and basil. All in all, Gustin says she hopes to help cultivate a love for weaving in her studio guests. “There are a lot of people who nowadays say, ‘I did some weaving in college, and I’ve always wanted to go back to it,’” she explains. “I’m trying to be the bridge there, to bring them back to it.” Like Gustin, self-taught potter Larry Spears (Spears Gallery, 5110 S. State Road 135, Nashville, www.spearspottery.com) has been involved in the studio tours since their inception. This year, however, Spears will open two locations for visitors to peruse. His original location on State Road 135 South is his “working” studio, he says, where guests will find—and can purchase—his functional and decorative porcelain and stoneware creations, along with the work of his photographer


son, Kyle. There, Spears offers classes and workshops, including one called “Clay Day,” which takes place every August. Spears’ new retail spot at 15 S. Van Buren St., next to the Nashville House restaurant, offers hundreds of handmade items for purchase, all created by local and regional artists whom Spears has met over the years while attending regional and national art shows. The new store features works made not just from stoneware and porcelain, but also includes a wide array of styles and influences, as well as media. Fiber jewelry, photography, woodworks and more are available for purchase, he says. “There’s nothing else like this around.”

The Back Roads of Brown County What: Self-guided tour of 11 Brown County artist studios

Cost: Free When: Oct. 1-31. Some studios may have

blackout dates, so check the individual studio pages.

Info: www.browncountystudiotour.com/

falltour2012.htm or call (812) 988-7303 or (800) 276-9995.

See map on page 26.

Larry spears, working on one of his creations.

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HOW B U S I N E S S

When the Little Nashville Opry burned in Sep-

how to bring more variety to the center’s produc-

tember 2009, and then—just a year later—Indiana

tion offerings, as well as how to make it active and

University’s Theatre Department announced its

open to the community for use year-round.

plans to pull out of event programming at the

They’re well on their ways to achieving their

Brown County Playhouse, it felt like the options for

goals. By the end of 2012, the board will have

evening entertainment around the county were—

produced or hired companies to produce approxi-

to use a cliché—dropping like flies. The Palace

mately 100 shows with a variety of themes. “We feel

Theatre of Brown County was still holding its own,

our focus is not to be just music or theater or film,”

yes, but the appeal of the area for locals and guests

Zody explains. Instead they want to appeal to a

alike lay in its variety of nighttime offerings, as well

wide range of audiences with quality productions,

as the multitude of shopping and dining options

she adds.

offered by day. Enter Suzannah Levett Zody and five other local

The process has had its share of trial and error, she says. “That’s showbiz. We all have this vision

supporters. “When the Opry burned and then IU

of a vibrant art center, and I don’t know how that’s

was out, it was a shock,” she says. “On the heels of

going to formulate in the future. There are things

the Opry, it (the IU announcement) was severe.” So

we’re doing now that I never thought would hap-

the group, under the leadership of Zody as presi-

pen.” Things, she says, like the finger-style guitar

dent, did something to ease the pain. They formed

competition that took place at the playhouse in July.

a six-member board, secured nonprofit status for

Or the John Denver tribute show that was also held

the playhouse and opened its doors once again. “It

this summer. “I didn’t see that coming,” she says.

was such a part of the community. I just saw it as

“It was an absolute nostalgic evening. It was some-

something that had to happen.”

thing that was really special. We just continue to

Beyond changing the official name of the playhouse (it’s now called the Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center), the group took a look at

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focus on what we think is special. We’ll get it right and wrong. So far, we’ve gotten a lot right.”


You’ll discover no shortage of unforgettable vistas in beautiful Brown County, Indiana. You’ll also discover great hiking and biking, excellent shopping and dining, and more. Small wonder Brown County has become a haven for artists, families and adventure-seekers. Plan your escape today at BrownCounty.com.

“All of our shows are original musicals.” — Brad Zumwalt

Photo of the brown county playhouse Performing arts center

Royal productions Also getting things right are the

hits. We have people who come back

two operating companies that work

over and over to these shows.”

out of the Palace Theatre of Brown

porary,” “Tumbleweed” and “Classic

tions and Lonely Street Productions.

Country Jukebox,” which features

Co-owned by Brad Zumwalt, Julie

country music from the 1920s to the

Powers and Russell Moss, the Palace

’90s, fill out the season’s schedule.

Theatre offers shows that are written,

And from the sounds of it, the pro-

directed, produced and oftentimes

ductions are keeping local and out-

performed by its owners, as well as

of-town guests happy.

its powerhouse team of perform-

Zumwalt tells a quick story about

ers. “All of our shows are original

a recent busload of tourists who ar-

musicals,” Zumwalt says. “We write

rived at the theater for a summer

them.”

production. “They paid us the best

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compliment,” he says. “I had the

Theatre’s production schedule, he

tour operator tell me that we didn’t

says, as well as sticking to what

charge enough. When someone who

works. Zumwalt says the theater re-

pays the bill tells you that you’re not

cently brought back “Tumbleweed,”

charging enough, you know your

a show that was a “huge hit two years

show is good.”

ago. We’re really doing what’s popu-

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Productions like “It’s Only Tem-

County: Golden Ticket Produc-

Variety is also key to the Palace

800.753.3255

lar this season. We’re doing the sure

See Calendar of Events on page 46.


Photo provided by Scootermania Productions, Inc.

HIGHROLLIn’

With events that feature bicycles, motorcycles and custom cars all on the schedule this fall, southern Indiana offers wheeled wonders for every enthusiast. By Sherri Lynn Dugger

Motor Sports Live music, a bike contest, arm wrestling, a scavenger hunt and more mark the Bean Blossom Biker Fest, annually at Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park. This family-run affair is now in its 10th year, says Holly Farabaugh, event coordinator. “We provide a lot of entertainment with four days of music, field events, a bike show, pool tournaments, vendors, et cetera, but our attendees really make the event,” she says. “They are laid back, fun-loving people who are very respectful to our staff and each other.” Those fun-loving people attend in droves, too. Approximately 4,500 people arrive for the event each year. “If you have never been before, you should expect to have a great time with great people,” Farabaugh says. Presented since 1972, the Cider Run gives Indiana Street Rod Association members and their friends a chance to enjoy Brown County while meeting up with old and new acquaintances and showing off their rides. Antique cars, hot rods, street rods and more are welcome to be placed on display at the two-day event. Guests also can take part in (or just watch) the annual “Flag Drags” races or take a ride on the annual southern Indiana cruise that explores the hills and valleys across the lower half of the state.

Pedal Power If bicycling is more your style, the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association arrives each year with the turning of the leaves. The Brown County

Breakdown is now in its eighth year, and each event sees hundreds hopping on their bikes for a ride along beautiful trails in the world-renowned hardwood forests of southern Indiana. A full weekend’s worth of fun, with free bicycle and product demonstrations, live music, a complimentary beer tasting, a hog roast and more, accompanies the rides. “It’s a great family event,” says Tania Juillerat, event director. “We get people of all ages who come out.” The weekend offers a family ride, she says, on a trail that anyone can tackle, and every ride is a “celebration of mountain biking in Indiana,” she says. “It’s not a race. It’s a great ride in the woods.” Though no longer running through Brown County, the Hilly Hundred covers miles of beautiful southern Indiana through adjacent counties. Hosted by the Central Indiana Bicycling Association, the Hilly brings more than 5,000 bicyclists to the area for a weekend of riding, music and entertainment. This year, the 45th annual event also boasts a costume contest and a variety show, beyond the miles of road. Though it might seem like the Hilly is all about bikes, Skip Higgins, managing director, assures us it’s not. “The rest stops, the entertainment, it’s more of a people event than a bicycle event,” he says. “We invite people to bring their friends and to make new ones while they’re here. We emphasize the people.”

Take Your Pick of These Wheeled Events Sept. 6-8 10th Annual Bean Blossom Biker Fest. Live music, food, swap meet, 40 vendors, dancing, roaring campfires, field events and much more. On-site camping and cabin rentals available. Location: 5163 State Road 135, Bean Blossom. Information: (812) 988-2116.

Sept. 8-9 40th annual Cider Run Custom Car Show. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Brown County State Park, enter through the north entrance. Information: (317) 402-9510 or www.indianasra.com.

Oct. 12-14 8th annual Brown County Breakdown. Ride begins and ends at beautiful Brown County State Park. Choose routes of 25, 45, 65, 80 and 100 miles. Weekend also includes exclusive on-site camping, live bluegrass music, a huge hog roast, plus free bike and product demos from large and small manufacturers. Admission: $80-$125 adults; $50 child. Location: Brown County State Park. Information: (317) 413-0624 or www.browncountybreakdown.com.

Oct. 19-21 Hilly Hundred. Bicycling challenge that includes entertainment and fellowship with more than 5,500 bicyclists from over 40 states and several foreign countries. Location: Throughout southern Indiana. Information: www.hillyhundred.org.

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Local Services Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide, the premier visitors guide since

1973, features sightseeing, unique shopping, dining establishments, entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and more. Published quarterly by the Brown County Democrat, Brown County’s only newspaper. Visit us online at www.bcdemocrat.com. 147 E. Main St., P.O. Box 277, Nashville, (812) 988-2221, ads@bcdemocrat.com.

Brown County Visitors Center,

located in the center of downtown Nashville, at the corner of Van Buren and Main streets. Stop by for all the information you need on Brown County and ask about the Valued Visitors program. Purchase tickets to many local events at the center. Open seven days a week. (812) 988-7303 or (800) 313-4686, info@browncounty.com or www.browncounty.com.

Cobblestone Log Homes’ team of

experts will partner with you whether you want to order materials and do it yourself, or whether you want to be handed the keys to a completed home. (812) 829-1186, www.cobblestoneloghomes.com.

Ethereal Day Spa & Salon is the only full service day spa and salon in the Village of Nashville, Indiana. The team of licensed professionals pamper you in a relaxing atmosphere, catering to day-trippers, visitors, couples, girlfriends’ retreats, and wedding parties, as well as offering salon and spa services just for men. The Spa is a peaceful retreat area providing private, tranquil rooms away from the hustle and bustle of the busy salon. Features include a private Couples Suite with rainforest shower for two, Facial Room with scenic views for two, and a Tranquility Gathering Room with

a cozy fireplace and comfortable seating. The Spa area is also available for booking private events and parties — perfect for a girlfriends’ day, wedding parties and showers, romantic couples retreats, and birthday and anniversary celebrations. The Salon offers a full range of hair services — styling, coloring, texturizing and hair removal; and nail care — manicures, pedicures and specialty treatments. Advance appointments are strongly suggested; walk-ins are based on availability, evening appointments after normal closing time by request. MondaySaturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays by appointment only. 211 S. Van Buren St. 2nd floor. 812.720.9009, etherealvillage.com

Hills O’ Brown Realty Inc.

Property sales and management, a fullservice real estate company specializing in residential, vacant land, lots and commercial property in Brown County. (812) 988-2227 (ext. 228 for rentals), www.browncountyhomes.com.

Vacation Rentals is a full-service

vacation rental company specializing in vacation accommodations with a wide variety of log cabins, vacation homes, guesthouses and downtown units in Brown, Monroe and Bartholomew counties. 4118 E. Indiana 46, near Gnaw Bone. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. (812) 988-6429, www.browncountylogcabins.com.

McDonald’s Shopworth, the oldest

in downtown columbus, a short drive from nashville

three floors of hands-on exhibits & activities for families with toddlers to early teens. slide down our famous giant toilet! lightspace Play wall, kids-at-art, bubbleology & much more

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$2 OFF AdmissiOn Good for up to 4 people. Not valid with any other offers. Expires 1/31/2013. BC Almanack

Tues. - Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5 309 Washington St. Columbus, IN

812.378.3046

www.kidscommons.org

family-owned business in Brown County, began in 1891, when Kess McDonald purchased a small building at the intersection of Indiana 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom. The longtime grocery market


The quiet secret just north of Nashville... has since been passed down through five generations. 5028 N. Indiana 135 in Bean Blossom, (812) 988-4629.

Mike Nickels Log Homes, 3497 N. Clay Lick Road, has been building fine log homes for over 40 years. (812) 988-2689.

MonWood Photography, by Toby

Blackwood and Sara Monnett, provides wedding documentation, onsite portraiture and art in Brown County and surrounding areas. Portrait services include; mothersto-be, beautiful babies, senior photos, family reunions and engagements. Planning a wedding in southern or central Indiana? Get excellent photography and great service at affordable rates. View commercial and artwork galleries at www. monwoodphotography.com. (812) 508-9898, info@monwoodphotography.com.

Morgantown Morgantown’s 26th Annual

Colonel Vawter Day Saturday, September 15, 2012 9AM – 5PM

Car Show • Food • Live Music Vendor Booths & More

Great Family Fun

Time 2 Live, Laugh, Love A study of life through photography captures your

family’s precious milestones. Live, Laugh, Love will capture all those wonderful memories. With years of experience and a desire to offer clients quality and professional services, Live, Laugh, Love can capture the true you. On-location services from weddings and engagements, births and pregnancy, children and families, senior sessions and portraits, special events and parties to corporate functions and product photography. Each client has different needs—that’s why Live, Laugh, Love is more than willing to serve your unique requests. If you are searching for something that is not on the services list, just ask! Covering Brown County and surrounding areas. (812) 552-1476; kj@time2LLLphoto.com, www.time2LLLphoto.com

If you would like to be included on this page for the next isssue, please contact the Brown County Democrat 812.988.2221 • ads@bcdemocrat.com

Brown County Winery LOCALLY MADE GRAPE & FRUIT WINES

Winery & Tasting Room 4520 State Road 46 East in downtown Gnaw Bone

Tasting Room & Gift Shop

Corner of W. Main St. & Old School Way in downtown Nashville

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Gift Shop • Cheese • Gourmet Food Items

812.988.6144 • 888.298.2984 • 812.988.8646

www.browncountywinery.com • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Entertainment Abe Martin Lodge, in Brown County State Park, has a 12,000-square-foot water park, available to hotel guests only. (812) 988-4418.

mountain bike trails, horse trails, a saddle barn and nature center, picnicking, swimming pool, fishing, tennis and playgrounds. Open yearround. (812) 988-6406, www.IN.gov/dnr/parklake.

Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground, 5163 N. Indiana 135, is home

Brown County Winery has been making award-winning wines for 21 years. Tasting room is located at corner of Main Street and Old School Way. Don’t forget to stop by the winery and tasting room in downtown Gnaw Bone, 4520 E. Indiana 46. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, yearround. (812) 988-6144 or (888) 298-2984, www. browncountywinery.com.

to the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. Visit the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum and, on weekends, shop at the Bean Blossom Flea Market.

Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center is a 426 seat venue committed to bringing you the best in a variety of local and national entertainment offerings. You’ll find the latest news on upcoming performances by visiting the website at www. BrownCountyPlayhouse.org which frequently lists special offers. Join the chat about what is happening behind the scenes by liking us on Facebook. (812) 988-6555. 70 S. Van Buren St.

The Palace Theatre, 277 S. Van Buren

St., offers new shows March to December. (812) 988-2101 or (800) 304-8588, www.palacetheatreobc.com. Chateau Thomas Wine Bar provides award-winning vinifera wines, and well-known musicians, local and otherwise, perform all styles of music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday

Brown County State Park, Indiana’s largest state park, offers camping, hiking trails,

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and Saturday night. You’ll find gourmet foods, cheese plates and gift items, as well as a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Step upstairs to the loft and enjoy your wine amid the Native American art in the John Elmore Gallery or, weather permitting, grab a spot on the covered patio near the fireplace. Group tastings can be arranged in advance. 225 S. Van Buren St., (Coachlight Square). (812) 988-8500 or toll free at (888)-761-9463, www. chateauthomas.com/locations/nashville.

Copperhead Mining Co., 79 N. Van

Buren St., in the Iris Garden Complex. Enjoy panning for gems, fossils and arrowheads. Bags range from $6 to $11.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat – Our zips are simply awesome. We offer day zips and introducing Night Flights with headlamps, Tiki lit decks, platforms and wildlife views from 60’ in the air. Indiana’s longest, fastest and tallest Zip line canopy tours, 10 themed paintball fields, ATV tours, 30 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, camping, cabins, event hall and more. Located in scenic Brown County at 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448. 812-988-7750, www.explorebrowncounty.com Kidscommons, a children’s museum in downtown Columbus, offers families with toddlers to early teens a vibrant, safe setting where they can explore three floors of hands-on learning and fun. Spend time in the Childhood Garden, scamper up the 17-foot-tall climbing wall or hang out in the bubble room, where you can stand inside a body bubble. Don’t miss museum favorites ExploraHouse, home of the world-famous giant toilet, and Kids on the Move, a healthy lifestyles exhibit. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Open Monday, mid-June through mid-August. 309 Washington St., Columbus, (812) 378-3046, www.kidscommons.org. MelchiorMarionetteTheatre,westsideof South Van Buren Street. Forinformationon seasonalshows,call(800)849-4853orvisitwww. melchiormarionettes.com.

Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, 2277 W.

Indiana 46, offers country music and dancing. Beer, wine and food available. No smoking. Friday and Saturday shows: 7 to 11p.m. (812) 988-8636, www.thedancebarn.com.


Pioneer Village Museum, east of courthouse. Step back into the 19th century. Open weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. May to October. (812) 988-6089. Rawhide Ranch, 1292 S. Indiana 135, offers

45-minute guided horseback rides daily on 56 acres of wooded trails bordering Brown County State Park, plus team building, zip lining and low ropes facilitated by Team Effect. (812) 988-0085 or (888) 94-RANCH, www.rawhideranchusa.com.

where girls go to have fun

Red Barn Jamboree and RV Camp,

71 Parkview Road, hosts a smorgasbord of entertainment. (812) 988-2429, www.redbarnjamboree-rv-park.com.

SaltCreekGolfRetreat,2359 E. Indiana 46,offers an18-holechampionshipgolfcourse,two golf pros who are available for private and group instruction. Enjoy other amenities such as The Brown County Steak & Seafood Co., The Overlook Lodge, 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grille and a fully stocked pro shop. (812) 988-7888, www. saltcreekgolf.com. Schooner Valley Stables, 2282 W. Indiana

46, offers more than the usual horseback ride, with the option to walk, trot or canter. With no age limit, the whole family is welcome. Hear some brief history of Brown County while meandering through the hills and hollers of Yellowwood State Forest. Reservations appreciated;” (812)988-2859, www.schoonervalleystables.com

WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington is rated one of the nation’s top 25 hands-on science centers. WonderLab puts visitors in touch with the wonder and excitement of science through popular experiences like the two-story grapevine maze, the kinetic contraption, the Bubble-Airium and close encounters with live animals. A special area provides science adventures for very young children. WonderLab is on the B-Line Trail in the downtown arts district, 308 W. Fourth St., Bloomington. Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (812) 337-1337, www.wonderlab.org. Yellowwood State Forest, 772 Yellowwood

Lake Road, has a 133-acre lake, primitive campgrounds, row boat rental, hiking, hunting, fishing and bridle trails. (812) 988-7945, www.in.gov/ dnr/forestry.

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Lodging

988-0814, www.allisonhouseinn.net, timobryan@ allisonhouseinn.net.

1875 Homestead Bed & Breakfast, 3766 E. Indiana 46,z is a charming country Victorian home built in the late 1800s. It invites you to step back in time and relax from the hustle-bustle and crowds of the village. Enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked country breakfast with richly brewed coffee or select teas. Complimentary soft drinks and homemade cookies are available each afternoon and evening; (812) 9880853, homestead1875@aol.com. Abe Martin Lodge & Cabins, Brown County

State Park, offers 160 rooms/cabins, 12,000-square-foot indoor aquatic center, a full-service restaurant, game room, cable, hiking trails and beautiful vistas. The lodge was built in 1932 of hand-hewn native stone and oak timbers cut in the park. The main lodge has two spacious and comfortable lobbies with two fireplaces; (812)9884418,abemartinlodge@dnr.state.in.us.

Allison House, 90 S. Jefferson St., has five guest rooms each with a private bath, and the manager serves a full hot breakfast each morning. The Allison House is within easy walking distance of all downtown attractions and offers free parking for guests; (812)

Artists Colony Inn, corner of Franklin and

Van Buren streets, offers 23 overnight rooms with three executive whirlpool suites. The quaint 19thcentury-style inn features a full-service restaurant and spacious banquet and conference facility for meetings, receptions and reunions. Carriage rides are offered from the inn; (812) 988-0600, (800) 737-0255, www. artistscolonyinn.com.

The Brick Lodge is just a mile north of Nashville on Indiana 135. Enjoy two bedrooms with two baths, a game room with a pool table, cable TV, gas fireplace, outdoor hot tub, gas grill and a fully equipped kitchen. Accommodates eight people; (812) 988-8400, (800) 8486274, www.bricklodge.com. Brown County Inn, 51 E. Indiana 46, invites you to relax and feel a touch of Indiana’s past. The rustic inn offers 99 guest rooms and two suites, complete with queen- or king-size beds to make your stay a comfortable one. Every guest room has a walk-out covered porch or covered balcony, coffee maker, hair dryer, 25-inch TV with game ports, rockers and phone with data port. Enjoy the large covered pool year-

round. Playground, miniature golf and tennis courts are also available; (812)988-2291,(877)772-5249,www. browncountyinn.com.

Camp Palawopec Lodge & Retreat Area,

3497 Clay Lick Road, offers a lodge that sleeps 30 guests and outdoor cabins that can accommodate 70 guests. Enjoy 300 acres of woods, trails, four-acre lake, canoes, kayaks, beach, campfire areas, basketball court, ultimate frisbee, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball area, mountain bike trails, indoor meeting and dining area. Kitchen facilities are available. Open year-round; (812) 988-2689, www.camppalawopec.com.

Comfort Inn – 75 W. Chestnut St; located a quarter mile from downtown Nashville.  A Platinum and Gold Award winner, the hotel has spacious, clean comfortable rooms with HD flat screens in every room, complementary  hot & cold breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, high speed internet.  Zip Line and Trail ride packages available and other special package rates;  (812) 988-6118, www.choicehotels.com. Cornerstone Inn & Suites,downtown Nashville

at 54 E. Franklin St., offers a private dining area and individually appointed guest rooms. Top off your getaway with a complimentary breakfast buffet. Thirty-seven

New Shows! Carrie Newcomer in Concert

Last Train to Nibroc

Big Woods Homegrown Concert Series

The Turn of the Screw

Saturday, August 25 · 7:30 PM

September 1 & 22 · 7:30 PM

Stars of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with Sylvia McNair, Jeff Nelsen and Jacobs School students

October 4–21

October 18–November 4

Almost, Maine

November 23–December 2

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol December 5-16

Sunday, September 30 · 7:30 PM

Shows subject to change

Tickets are available online at BrownCountyPlayhouse.org and at the Playhouse Box Office Box Office Hours: Thursday–Saturday Noon–5 PM · Show Days: Noon–Curtain Time 70 South Van Buren Street · Nashville, Indiana 47448 · 812.988.6555

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guest rooms, balconies, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and meeting facilities; www.CornerstoneInn.com.

kitchen, dining area and living room; (812) 988-9000, (877) 988-9099, www.hiddenvalleyinn.net.

Cozy Bear Log Cabin, west Indiana 46, can

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accommodate six guests with three bedrooms (queen beds). The upper level of this cabin has two bedrooms, a full bath (whirlpool tub) and a pool table. The living room has a gas log fireplace. The television has a full satellite package and VCR/DVD player. Screened porch offers a relaxing hot tub; (812) 829-1186, www. cobblestoneloghomes.com.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat – Our zips are simply awesome. We offer day zips and introducing Night Flights with headlamps, Tiki lit decks, platforms and wildlife views from 60’ in the air. Indiana’s longest, fastest and tallest Zip line canopy tours, 10 themed paintball fields, ATV tours, 30 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, camping, cabins, event hall and more. Located in scenic Brown County at 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448. 812-988-7750 www.explorebrowncounty.com Fondulac Farm Cabin Rentals, 5 miles west of Nashville on Lanam Ridge Road, offers three unique cabins on 47 scenic acres with views, ponds, fishing, canoeing, hiking, fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, hot tub, fully equipped, internet. Cabins accommodate up to six people. (812) 988-4796, www.fondulacfarm.com. Green Valley Lodge, 692 W. Indiana 46, is a

wonderful place to stay. Enjoy individually appointed rooms and grounds in a safe, quiet setting. The lodge offers king-size beds in the Royal Spa Hot Tub Suites and two double beds or one queen in the cozy overnight rooms. Ask about weeknight discounts. Wireless Internet available; (812) 988-0231, www.greenvalleylodge.com.

Hidden Valley Inn, 201 N. Van Buren St., is a charming hotel just a short walk to shops, restaurants, theaters, galleries and activities. Each suite features a CLASSES

us and start a new tradition……we are one of the largest full-service rental management companies in Southern Indiana specializing in managing over 100 vacation homes, log cabins, guest suites and cottages in Brown, Bartholomew and Monroe counties. All vacation homes are fully furnished; most offer hot tubs, seasonal fireplaces, and game rooms. They vary in size accommodating from 2-10 guests, ideal for a romantic retreat, family gathering or celebrating a special occasion. The homes are located in various areas throughout the county: private, wooded acreage; in the heart of Nashville, near Indiana University or with a scenic view. A lodge overlooking scenic Lake Monroe can accommodate up to 24 guests. Reservations and information about all of our homes are available online at www. browncountylogcabins.com 4118 St. Road 46 East near Gnaw Bone. Office hours Monday-Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. (812) 988.6429, browncountylogcabins.com

Hilltop Cabin & Luxury Suites has a fireplace,

whirlpool tub, pool table, big screen TV, full kitchen and a breathtaking view. Options range from a onebedroom cabin with fireplace to suites with full kitchens, (seasonal) gas log fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, pool table, big screen TV and private decks. Every suite and cabin boasts a VCR and DVD player, as well as VHS movies for your enjoyment. Charcoal grills, a picnic table and fire pit are available for use by all guests. Only 3.5 miles from downtown Nashville; (812) 988-0984, www. browncountycabins.com.

Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., offers

45 rooms with an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool spa, restaurant and lounge. The hotel features oneand two-bed rooms with a kitchen, dining room, living room, two full baths, balcony and cable TV. Ask about the whirlpool suites, hot tub rooms and

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Red Bud Inn, west Indiana 46, offers newly decorated rooms with hardwood floors, fresh line-dried linens and charming country décor; (812)988-1661.

studios. Wedding and banquet facilities available; (812) 988-8400, www.hotelnashville.com.

Rustic Elegance, west Indiana 46, features a

Rawhide Ranch, south Indiana 135, is bordered

on two sides by Brown County State Park. Come enjoy Old West lodging at its finest with nightly campfires and hayrides. Horseback riding available; (812) 988-0085, www.rawhideranchusa.com.

newly constructed four-bedroom log home on four acres with a panoramic view to the south and beautiful wooded views in every other direction. Decks and/ or porches surround the cabin. Comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a master bedroom with a king bed and master bath with a Jacuzzi tub large enough

for two. Cabin has a half bath for guests, a sunroom overlooking the woods and two bedrooms with king beds upstairs. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Downstairs boasts a family room with a pool table and another full bath; (812) 829-1186, www.cobblestoneloghomes.com.

Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 E. Indiana 46,

offers 32 two-bedroom fully furnished condos for overnight lodging. Each unit has one king- and one full-size bedroom with private baths, family room with fireplace, stocked kitchen and balcony or private deck. Enjoy the outdoor pool, hot tub, restaurant, snack restaurant, 18-hole championship golf course, pro shop and banquet facility; (812) 988-7888, www.saltcreekgolf.com.

The Antique Cabin, The Garden Cabin, The Kelly Reed Cabin and The Pines Cabin,

Clay Lick Road, are individual fully furnished log cabins that sleep two to eight guests each. Complete kitchens, vintage claw-foot tubs, and antique décor on the inside; secluded, woodsy settings outside. Some cabins feature fireplaces, lofts or decks. Access to four-acre lake, hiking trails, canoes and kayaks. Ten minutes to Nashville; (812) 988-2689, ww.logcabinsofbrowncounty.com.

The North House, 194 N. Van Buren St., offers three bedrooms featuring two king-sized beds, one queen-sized bed and a queen sleeper sofa, as well as private parking, a privacy fence around the rear deck (grill provided) and hot tub; (812) 988-8400, www. northhousegetaway.com. The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E. Indiana 46, is perched on top of one of Brown County’s softly rolling hills. Enjoy this full-service hotel with dining room, lounge and enclosed pool; (812) 9882284, (800) 365-7327, www.seasonslodge.com.

Near Brown County Hampton Inn, 12161 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B. Located

next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, offers complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception Monday through Thursday, high speed Internet, business center, indoor pool, fitness room, guest laundry, HD flat screens, microwave and fridge in every room, suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes.  Special packages available. (812) 526-5100, www.hamptoninn.com   Hampton Inn, 249 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour. Located next to Shadowood Golf Course and a variety of eateries.  A Lighthouse Award Winner, the Hampton Inn offers suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes, microwave and fridge in every room, complimentary hot and cold breakfast, managers reception, Monday through Thursday; high speed Internet, business center, guest laundry, HD flat

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screens, indoor pool, fitness room.  Special packages available. (812)523-2409 , www.hamptoninn.com.

Hilton Garden Inn, 12210 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B. Located next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, offers 3,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor pool with whirlpool, complimentary high speed Internet, business center, guest laundry.  The Great American Grill & Lounge serves breakfast and dinner daily;  dinner specials and packages available. (812)526-8600,www.hiltongardeninn.com   Comfort Inn, 11711 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B. Located next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites with whirlpools and kitchenettes.  Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception Monday through Thursday; high speed Internet, business center, indoor pool, fitness room, guest laundry, HD flat screens in every room.  Special packages available  (812) 526-9899, www.comfortinn.com  Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 12225 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B. Located next to the Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, brand new hotel offers 1,400 square feet of meeting space. Perfect for business or special events. Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception Monay through Thursday; high speed Internet, business center, media pods with televisions, fitness center, indoor pool and spa, large outdoor patio, microwave and fridge in every room, HD television, suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes.  Special packages available. (812) 526-4919, www.holidayinnexpress.com   Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 249 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour, offers a variety of suites with whirlpool, fireplaces or kitchenettes.  All rooms equipped with microwave and fridge, HD flat screens, high speed Internet.  Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, managers reception Monday through Thursday; guest business center, indoor pool with spa, and fitness center.  Adjacent to Shadowood Golf Course.  Special packages available.  (812) 522-1200, www.holidayinnexpress.com Welcome to Robinwood Inn, where you can unwind and relax . The quiet wooded setting allows you to be close to everything while feeling like you’re away from it all. The Inn is located less than one mile from the quaint village of Nashville, with its art galleries, locally owned shops and restaurants. For the nature lovers, we are also less than a mile from Indiana’s largest state park with its gorgeous vistas, pristine lakes and plenty of hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike trails. Our Inn offers the charm and hospitality of a vintage country inn while providing guests the privacy and amenities of a fully equipped vacation cabin. Visit us online at www.robinwoodinn.com, or call 812-988-7094. •

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Conferences, Retreats & Reunions Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, offers meeting rooms, conference facilities and private dining areas for your next conference, meeting, wedding or retreat. Seating capacity ranges from 10 to 400. The banquet department caters private meals, snacks and breaks and can also prepare a barbecue or meal function at one of the park shelter houses for groups of 50 or more. For smaller picnic groups, it can prepare box lunches. (812) 988-4418, www. in.gov/dnr/parklake/inna/abe/index.html. Artists Colony Inn, corner of Franklin

and Van Buren streets, is a romantic, 19thcentury-style inn offering an elegant banquet room for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions with 20 charming guest rooms and three executive whirlpool suites. Special menu selections served plated or buffetstyle. Also offers meeting space for up to 80 people. Specializing in small meetings with two meeting rooms that accommodate 10 to 50

people. Complete audiovisual equipment and high-speed Internet access. (812) 988-0600, www. artistscolonyinn.com.

Brown County Inn, 51 E. Indiana 46, offers meeting facilities that capture all the charm and atmosphere of days gone by, surrounded with serenity, graciousness and spectacular natural beauty. Technology and equipment provided for meetings and presentations. The Brown County Inn offers flexible meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 250 people and can be customized to your requirements. Brown County Inn’s support staff can help make your dream wedding come true. Also available for bridal showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Choose from plated or buffet menus, hors d’oeuvres, and cash or host bars. (812) 988-2291 or (877) 772-5249, www.browncountyinn.com.

Camp Palawopec Lodge & Retreat Area, 3497 Clay Lick Road. Camp log cabin

lodge sleeps 30 guests, and outdoor cabins can accommodate 70 guests. Enjoy 300 acres of woods, trails, 4-acre lake, canoes, kayaks, beach, campfire areas, basketball court, ultimate Frisbee, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball area, mountain bike trails, indoor meeting and dining area. Kitchen facilities available. Open year-round. (812) 988-2689, www.camppalawopec.com.

Comfort Inn, 75 W. Chestnut St., is perfect for retreats. Enjoy the lodge-like atmosphere with cozy lobby and spacious guest rooms. Enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. (812) 988-6118, www.choicehotels.com. Cornerstone Inn & Suites, downtown

Nashville at 54 E. Franklin St., where relaxation flows with a restorative rhythm. Shop in Nashville, then return to the Cornerstone Inn

Nashville General Store & Bakery Step back in time...in the yellow building

Fried Biscuits with Apple Butter

Stop by for Lunch or a Snack • Chicken Salad full of Grapes & Pecans served with Pumpkin Bread

Persimmon Pudding Cinnamon Bread Homemade Pies, Cobblers, Huge Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Nut Pie, Hot Apple Dumplings. Jams, Jellies, Apple Butter, Maple Syrup, Honey Sorghum

• Fresh Soups • Great Meat Loaf Sandwich • Sandwiches served on baked breads or kaiser rolls • Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Mustard • Pit HamsSandwiches • BBQ Pork with Vidalia Onion Sauce

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• Beans & Cornbread • Floats, Ice Cream & Shakes

Antiques ~ Keeper of the Light Candles ~ Lamps Braided Rugs ~ Shades ~ Kitchen Curtains ~ Pictures Make sure to pick up a loaf of our Famous Cinnamon Bread

1875 Homestead Bed & Breakfast

3766 E State Rd. 46 Nashville, Indiana 47448 (812) 988-0853 E-mail – homestead1875@aol.com Website – www.1875homestead.com

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Nashville’s unique cooperative gallery featuring fine arts and crafts by local and area artisans since 1978 58 East Main Street (next to the County Courthouse)

(812) 988-7058 Open Daily 10a.m. - 5p.m.

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Gift Baskets filled with Jams, Jellies, Candles and much more...

Salted Nuts Roasted Daily Cashews • Pepitas • Pistachios Almonds • Sunflower Seeds • Filberts Pecans • Peanuts in Shell • Brazils

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private dining area to indulge in complimentary signature treats and desserts. Retire to your individually appointed guest room and top off your getaway with a complimentary breakfast buffet. Thirty-seven guest rooms, balconies, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, meeting facilities, exceptional service and value. View all rooms, rates and specials at www.cornerstoneinn.com.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat – Our zips are simply awesome. We offer day zips and introducing Night Flights with headlamps, Tiki lit decks, platforms and wildlife views from 60’ in the air. Indiana’s longest, fastest and tallest Zip line canopy tours, 10 themed paintball fields, ATV tours, 30 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, camping, cabins, event hall and more. Located in scenic Brown County at 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448. 812-988-7750, www.explorebrowncounty.com

Luxury Log Home Overnight Rentals & Timeshares Built by

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Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., is an

all-suite hotel that overlooks the town of Nashville and offers conference facilities and catering. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa and sauna, plus on-site dining room and lounge. A perfect setting for your wedding and reception, engagement party or rehearsal dinner. (812) 988-8400, www.hotelnashville.com.

Rawhide Ranch, 1292 S. Indiana 135, excels at hosting large groups with a unique environment for company meetings, retreats and seminars traditionally held at hotels. (812) 988-0085, www.rawhideranchusa.com.

Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 E. Indiana 46, offers a beautiful banquet facility that can accommodate 20 to 200 people. The facility overlooks the golf course and is great for weddings, receptions, reunions, corporate events and small meetings. On-site catering available. (812) 988-7888, www.saltcreekgolf.com. The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E. Indiana 46, offers space for

simple receptions or technologically enhanced conferences complete with high-speed Internet. The Seasons Lodge has 10 meeting rooms that accommodate 10 to 500 people and can accommodate up to 400 people for weddings or receptions. Choose from served or buffet menus, hors d’oeuvres and cash or host bars. Also available for bridal teas, bridal showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings. (812) 988-2284 or (800) 365-7327, www.seasonslodge.com.

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Food, Snacks & Spirits 19th Hole Sports Bar, 2359 E. Indiana 46, offers drink specials, including its infamous $1 Draft Wednesdays. Enjoy the pool table, Golden Tee arcade, darts and five flat-screen HDTVs. 19th Hole offers the famous Salt Creek tenderloin—this breaded classic is an Indiana staple. The 19th Hole changes from a classic eatery during lunch to a great sports bar during the evening and night hours. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live music with everything from bluegrass to hard rock. (812) 988-4575, www. browncountygolf.com. Accent Dining Room at The Seasons Lodge offers dining with

spectacular views of the wooded hillside. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a fried chicken buffet on Tuesday evenings and a prime rib buffet on Friday evenings. Fried biscuits and apple butter are available for each meal. Soup and salad bar also available. Reservations are suggested but not required. For cocktails and live music, head into the Saloon Lounge. Various musical entertainers perform from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. (812) 988-2284.

Artists Colony Restaurant, corner of Franklin and Van Buren streets, offers everything from salads to salmon and grilled herb chicken. Unique items on the menu include sweet potato fries with brown sugar sauce, plus freshly made breads and desserts. Enjoy the breakfast buffet for only $7.49 and check out the weekday specials. Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (812) 988-0600. Big Woods Brewing Co., one of

the Midwest’s newest and most unique

microbreweries, was founded by Tim O’Bryan, Ed Ryan and Jeff McCabe. Located in the heart of Brown County, the timber-frame brew house features a full-service restaurant and bar, with small-batch craft beer on tap and weekly food specials ranging from pan-seared Indiana duck to chef Emily’s Yumbalaya Jumbalaya. 60 Molly’s Lane, Nashville. (812) 988-6000, www.bigwoodsbeer.com. Producing award-winning wines for 21 years, Brown County Winery offers locally made wine, wine accessories and gifts for wine people, along with local jams, salsa and jelly. Tasting room is located at corner of Main Street and Old School Way. Stop by the winery and tasting room in Gnaw Bone, 4520 E. Indiana 46. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday yearround. (812) 988-6144 or (888) 298-2984, www. browncountywinery.com.

Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe offers award-winning vinifera wines,

plus well-known musicians, local and otherwise, performing all styles of music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. You’ll find gourmet foods, cheese plates and gift items, and step upstairs to the loft and enjoy your wine amidst the Native American art in the John Elmore Gallery. Weather permitting, grab a spot on the covered patio. Group tastings can be arranged in advance. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday; 225 S. Van Buren St., Coachlight Square. (812) 988-8500, www. chateauthomas.com. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night at Corn Crib Lounge at the Brown County Inn, junction of Indiana 46 and 135. Local

musicians, as well as artists from surrounding areas and states, provide the live entertainment. (812) 988-2291. Take in the casual Victorian setting, while dining on top Angus beef, chicken, fresh seafood, pasta or salads, along with homemade desserts at Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St. Full bar also available. (812) 988-8400.

Harvest Moon Pizzeria, 140 W. Main St., is more than just a pizzeria. Enjoy a casual dining experience or call ahead for carry-out. Harvest Moon offers pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. (812) 988-6565. Harvest Preserve, 61 W. Main St., makes its own apple butter, plus sauces, mixes and spices. (812) 988-7606.

Hobnob Corner, corner of Main and Van Buren streets, is housed in Nashville’s oldest commercial building. It serves breakfast and lunch daily, along with dinners Wednesday through Sunday, throughout the year. Traditional fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner features a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads and seasonal specialties. Wine is available. (812) 988-4114. Holy Cow Steakhouse & Grill,

101 E. Washington St., offers a family atmosphere with a variety of steaks, ribs, seafood and traditional grill fare, such as burgers and appetizers. Full-service bar also available. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Large groups welcome. (812) 988-0444. Enjoy assorted fresh roasted nuts, fudge, chocolates and more at Jack and Jill Nut Shop, beside the Playhouse on South Van Buren Street. Mail order is available. (812) 988-7480. With its rustic charm and quaint elegance, the

Little Gem Restaurant is the perfect

place to sit back, relax and enjoy a Hoosier classic from the menu or a plate of offerings from one of the unique buffets. The outdoor patio seating offers spectacular views of the woods and park. The Little Gem Restaurant is open daily for breakfast 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Located at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park.

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McDonald’s, Salt Creek Plaza, offers fast food, from burgers and fries, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and assorted salads, plus your breakfast favorites. Be sure to check out the toy train displays. Open daily. (812) 988-4452. Miller’s Ice Cream House, 61 W. Main

St., has been making real homemade ice cream—the old-fashioned way with rock salt and ice—since 1977. Enjoy all the basic flavors (and then some) served in dishes, cake or homemade waffle cones, as shakes, malts, sodas or floats or on warm homemade cobbler or a sundae. Hours vary by season. (812) 988-0815. www.millericecream.com. From the moment you walk in the door at the

Nashville Fudge Kitchen and breathe

in that yummy aroma, you know your entire visit is all about the candy. The creamy fudges are made the old-fashioned way, cooked in a copper kettle and hand-paddled on thick marble tables. The gourmet candy-coated popcorns are made from original recipes, and the hand-dipped candy, caramel apples, creamy fudge, gelato and ice cream are all favorites. Nashville Fudge Kitchen ships everywhere. 60 S. Van Buren St., (812) 988-0709, www.nashvillefudgekitchen.com. Enjoy chicken salad with grapes and pecans served with pumpkin bread, fresh soups or other sandwiches on fresh-baked bread or Kaiser rolls, plus fried biscuits with apple butter and freshbaked desserts at the Nashville General Store & Bakery, tucked away at 118 E. Washington St. (812) 988-6362. Cakes, cupcakes, muffins and more from

S Squared Sweets - located in beautiful

Nashville, Indiana at 161 E. Gould Street. Looking for a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further! Stop by our bakery for a pastry treat you can’t get anywhere else in Nashville. Need a cake for a special event? We make cakes of all sizes, shapes & flavors! www. ssquaredsweets.net, 812-361-7446

That Sandwich Place, corner of Main

and Van Buren streets, offers chef salads, peanut butter and jelly with fries and a big red apple. The restaurant is also a shrine to Bob Knight, with a large collection of memorabilia. Opens at 8:30 a.m., closes at varying times, depending on the season. Dinner is not available. (812) 988-2355.

The Candy Dish, 61 W. Main St., offers

fine chocolates, fudge made right in the store, nostalgic candy and much more. Check out the Mr. Peanut collectibles display. (812) 988-7606.

favorite beverage, beer, wine or cocktail from the full bar. Great for rehearsal dinners and group dining. (812) 988-6166.

The Brown County Steak & Seafood Co. at Salt Creek Golf Retreat,

The Farmhouse Cafe, 5171 N. Upper Bean Blossom Road, offers healthy, fresh homemade meals and refreshing drinks served in an 1830s brick farmhouse. Enjoy homemade soups, wonderful summer salads, sandwiches, desserts, iced teas and fruit frizzes indoors or outside on the porch or patio. Stroll through two acres of herb and perennial gardens before or after your meal. Lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, dinner 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call for seasonal hours. (812) 988-2004.

2359 E. Indiana 46, offers a casual menu featuring steaks, seafood, pastas and chicken. Full bar with beer, wine and liquor specials offered every night. Try the Sunday brunch. Reservations are accepted but not required. Open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Check out the Brown County Democrat for coupons. www.saltcreekgolf.com.

The Ordinary is a page out of the past,

Gould streets, offers its own hickory-smoked pork barbecue, homemade sloppy Joes, Italian sausage and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Ask about the daily specials. Call (812) 988-4273 for seasonal hours.

reminiscent of colonial times in America and wrapped up in a warm friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner features hearty soups, sandwiches of wild game, pork loin, dinners of pot roast and steaks—all accompanied by your

Trolly’s, at the corner of Van Buren and

Brown County Antique Mall 7,000 sq ft • 65 spaces • buy/sell

Primitives Furniture Shabby Chic Jewelry Toys Kitschy Vintage Clothes Linens “Man”tiques

Art Gallery

Featuring early indiana artists eclectic cabin ‘round back peeled log furniture porch rockers

812.988.1025 | www.bcantique.com

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Unique & SPecialty Shops Brown County Clocks and Collectibles – Where Time Stands Still Ever wonder what a shop would be

like that has beautiful, clever and memorable things in it? A place where people come to visit, chat and share wonderful memories and positive energy? Danna Fisher Moore has always dreamed of such a shop, and when she found the perfect location in the Artists’ Colony Shops, Brown County Clocks and Collectibles was born. Tucked in a corner, many of her life memories are on display for all to enjoy and buy to create new memories. Walls are filled with clocks, bears, figurines, treasure boxes and antique gems. Jewelry, china, books and Brown County historical items fill the shop. Artists’ Colony Shops 125 S. Van Buren St. #1C - (812) 988.6909

The Brown County Valued Visitors discount membership program provides discounts on lodging, dining, shopping, snacks, entertainment, artist’s galleries and

studios. For only $12, the Valued Visitors discount membership program will save you money at more than 185 participating businesses in Brown County. Stop by the Brown County Visitors Center, located at the corner of Main and Van Buren streets, to sign up; www.browncounty.com.

Ady’s Fabrics, on Main Street in

Morgantown, is a friendly place filled with a great selection of fabrics, quilting kits, patterns, the latest books, notions and classes to teach you the easiest techniques of “putting it all together.” Just a short distance from Nashville on Indiana 135, Ady’s Fabrics is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (Wednesday until 8 p.m.); www.adysfabrics.com.

Babies, Toddlers, & More is Nashville’s only baby and toddler shop. Owner Liz Grubbs and her mother hand-crochet and embroider many of the unique items for sale. Check out the new personalized children’s CDs and DVDs in the store at 125 S. Van Buren St. in the Artists Colony Shops; (812) 988-2300.

Apple Works, 8157 S. Road 250W,

offers truffles, woofles and more for your pets. Dog owners in the know have been treating their pooches to the shop’s natural and gourmet treats since 1998. More than 20 flavors include soft, low-fat, wheat-free, cornfree, seasonal treats and many others. Order online or stop in and visit the pet boutique; www.barkingood.com.

Trafalgar, lies in southern Johnson County, a stone’s throw away from beautiful Brown County. Nestled on gently rolling hills dotted with ponds and pockets of woods, the farm

Grasshopper Flats Jewelers Est. 1972 Broker Pricing On

Fine Diamonds Opals - Gemstones

Engagement Rings Austrian Crystal

Doug Stoffer Designer/Jeweler

150 S. Van Buren St. Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-4037

Sterling Silver Jewelry Titanium & Tungsten Bands

Madeline’s French Country Decor • Homemade Items Quilts • Handmade Soy Candles Stop in and see all our new items! Brown County’s largest selection of quilts & premier French Country Shop

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Find many of your favorite collectibles at Carol’s Crafts Fine Gifts and Collectibles in the Artist Colony Shops. Choose from Glass Baron Hand Blown Glass, Gooseberry Patch Cook Books, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Lang Graphics Calendars and Cards, Lenox Classics and more. Locally handcrafted items include painted ornaments by Jessi Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County; (812) 988-6288, (800) 345-6388, www.carolscrafts.com

Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery, 5171 We’ll ship anywhere in the U.S.

Corner of Franklin & Van Buren Streets in Calvin Place 812.988.6301 • madelinesfrenchcountry@gmail.com

Bone Appetit, 211 S. Van Buren St.,

Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., offers a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and rare hard-to-find items. Painting classes are available by appointment; (812) 988-4091.

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is a destination away from the fast pace of today. Relax at Apple Works, whether you come to buy a bag of apples or experience some of the many family-oriented activities. Visit the website for a list of activities and products. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, mid-April through Dec. 23, (317) 878-9317; www.apple-works.com.

Bean Blossom Road, offers unusual plants, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering shrubs and trees, soils, mulches, garden art, antiques and birdhouses. Complete landscape design and installation services are also available. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from spring until frost; (812) 988-7232. Enjoy two of Nashville’s finest shops at


Foxfire and Foxfire, 59 E. Main St.

Established in 1997, Foxfire offers gifts for baby showers and weddings, comfort and inspirational items, a large selection of frames, Willow Tree Angels, mailbox covers, garden flags, Swan Creek Candles, Rhythm Clocks, table-top dishware, holiday items and more. This corner store offers a huge selection of jewelry, purses and fashion accessories; (812) 988-8707, www.ltlstores.com.

Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures

is a unique shop with more than 20,000 miniatures, dollhouses and delightful accessories—all under one roof. More than 400 artisans are represented. Founded in 1992 and now located in Morgantown, Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures has developed a reputation for quality and service. 69 W. Washington St., Morgantown; (812) 597-4346, www.jeepersminiatures.com.

Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, 522 W. Gourley Pike,

off Indiana 46 Bypass, invites you to drop in for a warm greeting and a hot cup of coffee; (800) 667-7939, www.indianaharley.com.

Harvest Preserve, 61 W. Main St.,

makes its own apple butter and offers a wide variety of sauces, mixes, spices and kitchen accessories; (812) 988-7606.

Health For “U,” 146 E. Main St., an independent, full-service health store, features herbs, vitamins, minerals, BioFreeze, Neti Pots, Himalayan Salt Lamps, natural sleep aids, Brown County Soapworks products, personal care products, buffalo meat and more; (812) 988-9890. Enjoy cashews, pepitas, pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds, filberts, pecans, peanuts in the shell, brazil nuts and delicious candies at Jack and Jill Nut Shop, 76 S. Van Buren St. Mail order is available; (812) 988-7480.

Madeline’s, in the Calvin House at the corner of Jefferson and Franklin streets, offers quilts, shams, pillows and bedskirts, along with Susy O’Donnell Redware Pottery, made in Nashville, and Miss Priss Purses, handmade in the U.S. Also choose from your favorite candles by Kentucky Hollow Creations; these 40-hour, soy candles smell good and are made in southern

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Indiana. Email: madelinesfrenchcountry@gmail. com; (812) 988-6301. Come on in to the Men’s Toy Shop and browse our many great items, from Unique T-Shirts to Fine Pipes, Blended Pipe Tobaccos and Premium Cigars, to Tactial, Utility, Camping, and Survival Knives, to Luminox Watches (Developed for the Navy Seals), Surefire Flashlights, EarPro hearing protection, to ammo, to handmade signs, to flasks and shot glasses, many other unique and just plain cool items, not found just everywhere! And Ladies, you are certainly very welcome also. Located in the heart of Nashville at 60 N. Van Buren St., 812-988-6590, www.menstoyshop.com

Michael’s Flowers & Antiques, 31 N.

Jefferson St., carries flowers, fresh arrangements, garden items, stained glass, braided rugs, unusual lighting, candles, quilts, garden furniture, birdhouses, antiques, wind chimes and more. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. (812) 988-7758.

Ole House offers Indiana jams and salsas,

flags and outdoor ornaments, country décor and gifts, plus Indiana’s largest flag inventory; 62 E. Washington St., across from Coachlight Square, (812) 988-4770, www.ole-house.com.

Papertrix, 160 Old School Way, is a

rubber stamp and scrapbook boutique conceived by paper and mixed-media artist Cindy Hawrys. Her selection of stamps, papers, tools, embellishments and unique finds will inspire you, and her craft table is always available for hands-on demonstrations or make-and-take projects; (812) 988-2002, www.papertrix.com.

Peg Ann’s Boutique, new location in Franklin Square, offers clothing, jewelry, purses, accessories and fun gifts from varied and distinct collections. Whether you’re shopping with a group or on your own, each visit to Peg Ann’s Boutique is all about you! 71 W. Franklin, Franklin Square in the heart of Nashville, (812) 988-7950, on Facebook,

www.facebook.com/pages/ Peg-Anns-Boutique/308758178639. Uncover and resolve health, relationship, career and emotional issues with psychic Rebecca Bartlett. Professional, ethical; connection guaranteed or you don’t pay. Heritage Mall Shops, 41 S. Van Buren St., just north of The Ordinary restaurant. Please call ahead: (812) 929-7031; www. rebeccabartlettpsychic.com.

Sheepstreet Fibers, located 2.5 miles west of Morgantown on Indiana 252, just a short drive from Nashville, has its own alpacas and Shetland sheep to supply wool to spin into yarn. There is roving for spinners and yarns, fleeces, books, spinning wheels and looms; (812) 597-KNIT, www.sheepstreet.com. T-Shirt Shop, at the corner of Van Buren and Washington streets, has hundreds of T-shirt designs for you to create your own or ready-made creations; (812) 988-6939. The Book Loft, 45 S. Jefferson St., is

open all year and offers books by regional authors, nature guides, cookbooks, fiction/ non-fiction, genealogy, children’s books and volumes about Brown County; (812) 988-0202.

The Brown County Shop, in the Nashville House at the corner of Main and Van Buren streets, carries Hadley Pottery, Fiesta Ware, Yankee Candles, Renaissance Glass Sun Catchers, Fenton Glass and woven rugs; (812) 988-0880. The Candy Dish, in the Village Green Building at 61 W. Main St., carries handdipped chocolates, imported licorice, saltwater taffy, caramels, kids novelty candy, fresh roasted nuts and homemade fudge. Stop by and see the Planters Nut collectibles display; (812) 988-7606. The Crow’s Nest, South Van Buren

Street in Possum Trot Square, carries Burt’s Bees skin care, gifts for the hunter, fireman and police, garden accents, fountains, holiday items, military gifts, scarves, jewelry, candle-lights and bulbs and unique home accessories; (812) 988-1075.

The Ferguson House, at 78 W. Franklin St., was constructed in 1873 as a boarding house for artists who came to the village to create paintings of the beautiful rolling hills

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Fine Art

Commercial

Maternity Weddings

Portraits

and scenery of the area, and the story goes that Mrs. Ferguson, at that time, would not rent rooms to “women who wore knickers.” Leased since 1999, the historical property is an “iron decor source,” with tabletop dishware, collegiate/NFL gifts and memorabilia, fashion jewelry, comfort gifts, floral décor, garden, accent furniture, wine accessories and huge holiday sections in season. The Ferguson House also offers Swan Creek Candles, its best-selling product; (812) 988-7388, www.ltlstores.com. Every day is Christmas at The Holly Shop, where you will find Dept. 56, Byers Choice Carolers and personalized ornaments. Located at the corner of Van Buren and Mound streets, the Holly Shop has more than 10,000 ornaments; (812) 988-4453.

The Totem Post, 78 S. Van Buren St.,

Monwood

was opened in 1952 by Bill and Marielle Jockey, who then did custom leatherwork and carried handmade American Indian jewelry and foreign crafts. Today, their merchandise has expanded, but the atmosphere is the same. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day; (812) 988-2511, www.thetotempost.com.

Photography

812-345-5928 www.monwoodphotography.com

Find your old-time favorite toys and many you’ve never seen at The Toy Chest, 125 S. Van Buren St. in the Artists Colony Shops; (812) 988-2817 or (800) 362-TOYS, www.browncountytoychest.com. Through the Looking Glass, in historic Antique Alley, does etched artwork in glass, custom wood signs on order and custom stone engraving. See craftsmen Mary Ann Whitaker and Tommy Thompson at work; (812) 988-1724. At Touch of Silver, Gold & Old, 87 E. Main St., Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry; (812) 988-6990.

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Wishful Thinking, Main Street

Shoppes, offers unique rubber art stamps and scrapbooking supplies. You’ll find personalized customer service and a choice of beginner to experienced classes; (812) 988-7009, www. wishfulthinking-in.com. •

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Fall events Sept. 1

Comedy Cabaret on Strings. Twentyminute variety show of trick marionettes. All ages. Time: 1 and 3 p.m. Location: Melchior Marionette Theatre. Information: (800) 849-4853. Abe’s Annual Hootenanny. All-day event features games, prizes and more. Location: Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-4418. Come Away with Me. National touring

artist Stephanie Raby and the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra perform jazz, country and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101.

Kid Kazooey. The Singin’ & Swingin’

Bean Blossom Biker Fest - Photo provided by Scootermania Productions, Inc.

A Salute to the Killer! Featuring Terry Lee

& Rockaboogie Band, which will take you back to the 1950s, when Jerry Lee, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino were changing music forever. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101.

Little Nashville Express—Live. The former house band for The Little Nashville Opry plays. Optional buffet dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. and costs $9.50, including a drink. Show time: 8 p.m. Location: Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, 2277 W. State Road 46, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8638. Aug. 25

Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash. This year marks the 80th birthday of Johnny

Cash. Celebrate his life and music with a concert that features the most popular songs of his nearly 50-year career. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101.

Kid Kazooey. The Singin’ & Swingin’ Librarian and his genre-hopping ensemble, The Ballroom Roustabouts, promote and encourage reading and merry-making for the young and young at heart. Time: 4 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101. Carrie Newcomer. The singer/songwriter, who has been said to illuminate life with depth, humor and clarity, performs. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location:

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The Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6555.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Hosted by the Palace Theatre at the Abe Martin Lodge in the Allison Peabody Room. Time: Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Location: Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-4418. Aug. 29-30

Good Rockin’ Live. This year marks the 60th anniversary of SUN Records, and this explosive live concert event brings those early days of rock ‘n’ roll to life. With hits like “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” the show tells the tale of how rock was born through the music and the stories of those who lived it. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101. Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Brown County Old Settlers Reunion.

Learn the history and genealogy of Brown County. Reunion includes quilt displays, a tractor show, kiddie games, auctions, merchant vendors and food vendors. Live local bands, plus a stocked fishing lake, hiking trails, camp store and gift shop. More than 300 camping hook-up sites and more than 400 primitive sites available. Location: Bill Monroe Music Park. Information: (812) 597-5636 or www.browncountyinoldsettlers.org.

Librarian and his genre-hopping ensemble, The Ballroom Roustabouts, promote and encourage reading and merry-making for the young and young at heart. Time: 4 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101. Sept. 2

Hotel Nashville Gazebo Party. Enjoy live music and a cookout buffet. Gazebo parties are open to the public; reservations appreciated for groups of eight or more. 6 to 10 p.m. Location: Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8400 or www.hotelnashville.com. Sept. 6-8

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vendors, dancing, roaring campfires, field events and much more. On-site camping and cabin rentals available. Location: 5163 State Road 135, Bean Blossom. Information: (812) 988-2116.

It’s Only Temporary. Meet Lana and

Agnes, two complete opposites who wind up working side-by-side for a temp job with a paper company. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101. Sept. 7

Tumbleweed. A spoof of the Old West.

Time: 8 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101.


Sept. 7 – Nov. 11

Zippin’ Zombies and the Terrifying Trail.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat is hosting Zippin’ Zombies and the Terrifying Trail. Zip with the zombies as the super heroes battle to save Earth. Hike the Terrifying Trail and encounter visions from your worst nightmares. Time: dusk to midnight. Location: eXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-7750. Sept. 8-9

40th annual Cider Run Custom Car Show. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Brown

County State Park, enter through the north entrance. Information: (317) 402-9510 or www.indianasra.com.

Pumpkins and Puppies. Part of Art

Renaissance weekend, members of the Brown County Art Gallery Association paint small animal paintings as well as fall scenes with part of the proceeds to benefit the Brown County Humane Society. In addition, shelter volunteers will bring animals who are looking for homes to the gallery. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Brown County Art Gallery. Information: (812) 988-4609 or www. browncountyartgallery.org. Sept. 8

Great Outdoor Art Contest and Local Tastings: Featuring free tastings from local food

and wine Vendors. Celebrate T.C. Steele’s birthday outdoors in the open air and in the same surroundings that inspired the artist 100 years ago. Artists work as T.C. Steele did—en plein air—and visitors can stroll the grounds to watch, enjoy free tastings from local artisan food and wine vendors and listen to music. An artist-in-residence will present demonstrations during the event. Time: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-2785 or www.indianamuseum. org/sites/tcstspec.html.

Wall Worthy Portraits

Through Nov. 4

Steele Uncovered. T.C. Steele State Historic Site

is displaying the newly discovered and currently untitled painting next to the one it was under for 86 years after the death of Indiana artist T.C. Steele (18471926). Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2785. Sept. 8-Nov. 10

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6404 S. State Road 135, Story. Information: 812) 988-2273 or www.hoosierhopsandharvest.com.

Barn, 2277 W. State Road 46, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8636 or www.mikesmusicbarn.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner Buffet. The Palace

Sept. 8-Dec. 8

Second Saturday Village Art Walk. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Village of Nashville. Information: (812) 340-8781 or www.villageartwalk.com. Sept. 13

Tumbleweed. A spoof of the Old West. Time: 2

p.m. matinee. 8 p.m. evening show. Location: Palace Theatre of Brown County, 227 S. Van Buren, Nashville, Information: (812) 988-2101. Sept. 14-15

Abe Martin’s County Picnic and NASHCAR Outhouse Race. Big-Wheel race

for kids 3 to 8 Sept. 14. NASHCAR outhouse race, corn hole and plunger toss competition on Sept. 15. Proceeds to raise money for food and shelter needs in Brown County. Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Location: West Main and Jefferson streets, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-2227 or www. wecaregang.org.

Theatre of Brown County and The Artists Colony Inn present “My Feet Are Killing Me.” Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-0600.

Comedy Cabaret on Strings. Twenty-minute variety show of trick marionettes. All ages. Time: 1 and 3 p.m. Location: Melchior Marionette Theatre. Information: (800) 849-4853. Sept. 15-16

Etsy Artists of Indiana. Public forum to show off artists and their crafts. Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Location: The Seasons Lodge. Information: (317) 703-9386 or www.seasonslodge.com. Sept. 16-21

September Escapade 2012. Relaxed bicycle tour of southeastern Indiana, featuring Amish farms, historic small towns and spectacular views of the Ohio River. Information: (812) 333-8176 or www.triri.org. Sept. 21

Sept. 14

Hotel Nashville Gazebo Party. Enjoy live

music and a cookout buffet. Cost: $11 to $13 per person depending on the menu, plus cash bar. Gazebo parties are open to the public; reservations appreciated for groups of eight or more. 6 to 10 p.m. Location: Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8400 or www. hotelnashville.com. Sept. 15

Hoosier Hops & Harvest. Microbreweries from a six-state area celebrate the fermentation process in a unique and beautiful rural setting. Location: Story Inn,

Hotel Nashville Gazebo Party. Enjoy live

music and a cookout buffet. Cost: $11 to $13 per person depending on the menu, plus cash bar. Gazebo parties are open to the public; reservations appreciated for groups of eight or more. 6 to 10 p.m.  Location: Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8400 or www.hotelnashville.com. Sept. 19-22

38th Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Days Festival. Tickets include

the Bill Monroe Bluegrass & Country Star Hall of Fame Museum, Uncle Pen’s cabin tour, music and instrument workshops. Plenty of food and merchant vendors on

site. Outdoor amphitheater; bring your lawn chairs. Music rain or shine. Camping available. Time: 10 a.m. daily. Location: Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Information: (812) 988-6422 or www.beanblossom.us. Sept. 22

Comedy Cabaret on Strings. Twenty-minute variety show of trick marionettes. All ages. Time: 1 and 3 p.m. Location: Melchior Marionette Theatre. Information: (800) 849-4853.

Big Woods Homegrown Concert Series.

Foster Jones Band and Shelflife perform. Local wine and beer available at the comfortable Brown County Playhouse. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www.browncountyplayhouse.org.

Brown County Habitat’s annual fundraiser, Hike for Humanity, will be

at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Nashville Christian Church. Walkers, who must raise pledges, can pick up entry forms at the visitor center in Nashville or by calling Denny Kubal at (812) 703- 0505. Sept. 29-Oct. 28

The Slightly Haunted Puppet Theatre.

A ghoulish cast of traditional Halloween characters includes a juggling scarecrow, dancing skeleton and ghost, alien, the flying purple people eater, a kitchen witch, concert pianist and Dracula. Location: Melchior Marionette Theatre. Information: (800) 849-4853 or www.melchiormarionettes.com. Sept. 30

Stars of IU Jacobs School of Music. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 9886555 or www.browncountyplayhouse.org. Oct. 1-31

Back Roads Studio Driving Tour. Selfguided tour of 11 Brown County artist studios. Some studios may have blackout dates, so check the individual studio pages. Info: www. browncountystudiotour.com/falltour2012.htm or call (812) 988-7303 or (800) 276-9995. Oct. 4-6

Hillbilly Wagon Train. Live music on stage,

stocked fishing lake, hiking trails, camp store and gift shop. Tickets include the Bill Monroe Bluegrass & Country Star Hall of Fame Museum, Uncle Pen’s cabin tour. More than 300 hook-up camping and 400 primitive camping sites available. Location:

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Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Information: (812) 988-6488 or www.beanblossom.us. Oct. 4-7

Last Train to Nibroc. Brown County beer and

wine served. Dinner packages and group discounts available. Times vary. Location: Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www.browncountyplayhouse.org. Oct. 5

Hotel Nashville Gazebo Party. Enjoy live

music and a cookout buffet. Gazebo parties are open to the public; reservations appreciated for groups of eight or more. 6 to 10 p.m. Location: Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8400 or www.hotelnashville.com.

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Oct. 5-7

Autumnal Women’s Retreat: Sisters in Sync. Art projects and relaxing workshops focus on engaging creativity in everyday activities. Other activities include yoga, journaling, hiking, crafts, massage therapy, painting and sketching. Time: 6:30 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday. Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-2785.

· Hot Tubs · Seasonal Fireplaces

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Last Train to Nibroc. Brown County beer and wine served. Dinner packages and group discounts available. Times vary. Location: Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www.browncountyplayhouse.org.

Regional Authors & Subjects Children’s Books Nature Guides Cookbooks Fiction/Non-Fiction Genealogy

Oct. 12-13

BucCornEar Festival. This family-fun event is a hybrid of three themes: popcorn, pirates and fire prevention. Location: 4831 Helmsburg Road.

Family Book Store & Card Shop 45 South Jefferson Street • 988-0202 • Open All Year

Oct. 12-14

8th annual Brown County Breakdown.

Mountain bike ride begins and ends at beautiful Brown County State Park. Choose routes of 25, 45, 65, 80 and 100 miles. Weekend also includes exclusive on-site camping, live bluegrass music, a huge hog roast, plus free bike and product demos from large and small manufacturers. Location: Brown County State Park. Information: (317) 413-0624 or www. browncountybreakdown.com. Continues next page

That sandwich place Breakfast : 8:30am - 11am Sandwiches & salad: 11am - ?

Nashville Express 2½ MILE SCENIC TOUR OF NASHVILLE

Sightseeing Tours

May - October 31 Weekdays 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 7pm Sunday 10am - 6pm

Spring Weekends - Weather Permitting

under the Nashville house

$5 PER PERSON

Come see the largest selection of

bob knight memorabilia

(Ages 5 & under FREE) Board at Fearrin’s Ice Cream & Yogurt Depot, corner of Franklin & Van Buren Streets. Also service to The Seasons, Brown County Inn, Comfort Inn & Salt Creek Inn

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Oct. 13-14

2012 Collectors’ Showcase. Exhibit includes

rarely seen paintings by one of Brown County’s favorite early artists. Each guest will be given a full color catalog of the exhibit. Time: noon to 5 p.m. Location: Brown County Art Gallery. Information: (812) 988-4609 or www.browncountyartgallery.org. Oct. 13

Murder Mystery Dinner Buffet. The

Palace Theatre of Brown County and The Artists Colony Inn present “My Feet Are Killing Me.” Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-0600.

The Lloyd Wood Show. Band performs on the second Saturday of each month. Time: Dinner 6:30 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. Location:

Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, 2277 W. State Road 46, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-8636 or www. mikesmusicbarn.com.

Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www. browncountyplayhouse.org.

Second Saturday Village Art Walk. Time:

Oct. 27

Oct. 19-21

Theatre of Brown County and The Artists Colony Inn present “My Feet Are Killing Me.” Admission: $45 per person. Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: (812) 988-0600.

5 to 8 p.m. Location: Village of Nashville. Information: (812) 340-8781 or www.villageartwalk.com.

Hilly Hundred. Bicycling challenge that includes

entertainment and fellowship with more than 5,500 bicyclists from over 40 states and several foreign countries. Location: Throughout Brown County. Information: www.hillyhundred.org. Oct. 20-21, 24-28, Oct. 31-Nov. 4 The Turn of the Screw. Brown County beer and wine served. Dinner packages and group discounts available. Times vary. Location:

Murder Mystery Dinner Buffet. The Palace

Friends of Brown County State Park Haunted Trail. The trick-or-treat trail for

all little folks will operate on the Friends Trail. Costumes encouraged. Campsite decorating and pumpkin-carving contests. Location: Brown County State Park. Information: (812) 988-5240 or www. browncountystatepark.us. Nov. 10

Brown County Humane Society’s Chocolate Walk. Chocolate Walkers with ticket

purchase are invited to sample chocolates by visiting more than 30 participating Nashville businesses. Proceeds go to the animal shelter. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Throughout the village of Nashville. Information: (812) 327-3016 or www.bchumane.org.

Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins & More! Open Tuesday through Saturday: 9AM – 5PM

812.361.7446 • 161 East Gould Street • Nashville, IN 47448

Traditional Pottery... Finely Crafted

Pottery by Larry Spears Photography by Kyle Spears Jewelry by Tyler Spears Also representing artists in metal and wood.

5110 SR 135 South (On the way to Story Inn) • 812.988.1287 Also conveniently located at: 15 S. Van Buren St. (Next to Nashville House) • 812.988.1286

www.spearspottery.com


Antique Alley ShoppeS “Original crafts created by Brown County Craftsmen”

The Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Shop

Many Indiana arts and crafts including Handmade soaps, candles, birdhouses, and afghans. Also Woodstock chimes, Bearfoots by Jeff Fleming, Dillman Farm apple butter & preserves, Big Sky Carvers, estate jewelry and artwork.

317.783.6726 www.PeacefulValleyArtsCrafts.com 75 S. Jefferson • Nashville, IN

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Ongoing events Second Saturday Village Art Walk. Held every second Saturday of the month in the evening through Dec. 8. Discount badges for 10 percent off items at many local restaurants are available. 5 to 8 p.m. Information: (812) 340-8781 or www.villageartwalk.com.

Whispering Pines Alpaca Farm. Take a

tour to visit alpacas at their home. Tours available by appointment, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Location: 916 Timber Crest, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-7419 or www. whisperingpinesalpacas-indiana.com.

Multiple performances take place weekly at the Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, (812) 988-6555, www. browncountyplayhouse.org.

Join the Brown County State Park Nature Center for an array of activities. Check out the schedule online at www. browncountystatepark.us or call (812) 988-5240.

Enjoy live music at the 19th Hole,

The Palace Theatre offers the best in

Hear live music at the Corn Crib Lounge

professional entertainment and fun for the entire family. Season runs March through December. Call (812) 988-2101 or (800) 304-8588 or visit www.palacetheatreobc.com for show times and tickets.

Family-friendly performances throughout the year at the Melchior Marionette Theatre. For more information call (800) 849-4853 or www. melchiormarionettes.com. Brown County State Park offers guided horseback riding trails and tours daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April to October. Call (812) 9888166 or (812) 371-0295.

Salt Creek Golf Retreat, every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. (812) 988-7888, www. saltcreekgolf.com.

in the every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. www.browncountyinn.com.

Head out for live music at the Saloon Lounge, Seasons Lodge every Friday and

Saturday night at 9 p.m. (800) 365-7327, www. seasonslodge.com.

Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe, 225 S. Van Buren St., offers live music

every Friday and Saturday night, featuring wellknown artists in all styles of music. 7 to 10 p.m. Call (812) 988-8500 or visit www.chateauthomas.com for a complete list of events.

Resources PARKS/FORESTS/NATURE

www.houseatstonehead.com

eXplore Brown County

PRESERVES/PROPERTIES

Ten O’Clock Line Nature Preserve

at Valley Branch Retreat

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park, P.O. Box 608, Nashville, (812) 988-2825

2620 Valley Branch Road, 

West Gate, 1405 W. Indiana 46;

Yellowwood State Forest

WITH TRAILS

North Gate, 1801 E. Indiana 46; Horse Camp, 4800 S. Indiana 135; Saddle Barn, North Gate Entrance, (812) 988-8166; Swimming Pool, North Gate Entrance, (812) 988-6406 Deer Run County Park McClary Road Nashville, (812) 988-5522, www.bcparksrec.com

772 S. Yellowwood Road, Nashville, (812) 988-7945, www. in.gov/dnr/forestry/4817.htm OUTDOOR RETAILERS Bear Hardware 75 W. Chestnut St., Nashville, (812) 988-8888 Big River Tackle & Timber

Nashville, (812) 988-7750, www.explorebrowncounty.com Hoosier Hikers Council www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org Hoosier Mountain Bike Association www.browncountymountainbiking.com, www.hmba.org LTD Motorcycle Rentals

4413 E. Indiana 46, Nashville,

(888) 583-4647, www.ltdcyclerental.com, www.sointours. webs.com

(812) 988-0500

Rawhide Ranch

Crouch’s Market

1292 Indiana 135 South,

5984 Bellsville Pike, Columbus,

Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve

Nashville, (812) 988-0085,

(812) 988-7203

Brown County State Park,

www.rawhideranchusa.com

Eden Outfitters

P.O. Box 608, Nashville,

RedBarn Jamboree & RV Park

(812) 988-2825

62 N. Van Buren St., Nashville, (812) 988-8800, www. edenoutfitters.com

Steele Nature Preserve

Gatesville Country Store

T.C. Steele State Historic Site,

Canoe, kayak and mountain bike rentals, along with campgrounds. 71 Parkview Road, Nashville, (812) 988-2429, www.redbarn-jamboree-rvpark.com

4525 Salt Creek Road, Nashville, (812) 988-0788

4220 S. T.C. Steele Road,

ADVENTURE COMPANIES/

Nashville, (812) 988-2785

STABLES/EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Stone Head

Brown County Wilderness Canoe and Kayak Rental

4645 Bellsville Pike,

784 Combs Road, Nashville, (812) 988-8002, www. browncountycanoe.com

Gnaw Bone Camp Approximately 25 miles of intermediate to advanced mountain bike trails. 1888 S. Indiana 135, Nashville, (812) 988-4852

Nashville, (812) 988-9848,

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Salt Creek Golf Retreat 2359 State Road 46 East Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-7888


Ongoing events Songwriter Showcase lets you enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the sweet melodies of local and national artists performing original music every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. Stop by Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe or call (812) 988-8500 to find out who is performing each week.

Movie Night takes place year-round—watch the classics every Thursday evening, 4 to 8 p.m. Grab a glass of award-winning wine and enjoy the show. Stop by Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe or call (812) 988-8500 to find out what is playing each week. Pine Room Tavern, 51 E. Chestnut St., Nashville (behind the Salt Creek Inn), features a Ryder

Film Series and Sunday Night Jazz Series. Check out the website for dates and times.

(812) 988-0236, www.pineroomtavern.com.

Hear live music at Muddy Boots Café. Visit the website for upcoming events.

(812) 988-6911, www.muddyboots.com.

Weaving demonstrations and dayweaving workshops are available at Homestead Weaving Studio from March to December. (812) 988-8622, www. homesteadweaver.com.

Visit the old log jail and learn historical facts about Brown County and Nashville and stop by Pioneer Village for spinning and weaving demonstrations. May to October, every Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (812) 988-6089.

Hotspots

Brown County Visitor Center

Corner of Van Buren and Main streets Indoors and outdoor access with seating areas.

McDonald’s

On State Road 46 East

Brown County Public Library 205 Locust Lane

Head to the Brown County Dragway, just five miles north of Nashville and one mile east of Bean Blossom on Gatesville Road. Watch or participate in the Saturday and

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Accommodates 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths Game Room w/Pool Table Cable TV • DVD Player Full Equipped Kitchen Central Heat & Air Gas Fireplace Outdoor Hot Tub • Gas Grill 1878 N. State Road 135 988.8400 • 800.848.6274 www.bricklodge.com Suites, Studios, Hot Tubs Restaurant & Bar Indoor Pool, Sauna, Whirlpool Conference Facilities Weddings & Receptions Special Getaway Packages

Accommodates 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms & 2 1/2 Baths Cable TV • DVD Player Fully Equipped Kitchen Central Heat & Air Electric Fireplace Secluded Hot Tub Gas Grill

245 N. Jefferson Street 988.8400 • 800.848.6274 www.hotelnashville.com

194 N. Van Buren Street 988.8400 • 800.848.6274 www.northhousegetaway.com

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Ongoing events

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Sunday events. Call for details. (812) 988-6103. On race day, call (812) 988-1505 or visit www. browncountydragway.com.

Stamping and scrapbooking classes and

parties are available through Wishful Thinking. (812) 988-7005, www.wishfulthinking-in.com.

WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology offers extended

hours until 8:30 p.m. on First Fridays. Available with discount admission and special activities first Friday of each month. Also offered: Discovery Time weekly preschool program. (812) 337-1337, www.wonderlab.org.

T.C. Steele State Historic Site offers trails, exhibits, poetry, art, teas and classes. Visit the website for details. (812) 677-2003, www.tcsteele.org. Take guided horseback rides year-round and experience Holler Hoppin’ zip lines at Rawhide Ranch. Kids horse retreats take place Photo courtesy of Brown County State Park

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during summer. Call (888) 94-RANCH or visit www. rawhideranchusa.com for more information. Located at 2277 W. Indiana 46 (4 miles west of Nashville), Mike’s Dance Barn offers pool tables, food and beverages. Country line dance lessons are available every Monday, and the second Friday of each month is ballroom dancing night. Head to Mike’s on Saturdays for live music. (812) 988-8636, www.thedancebarn.com. Take a tour of the Indiana Raptor Center just west of Nashville. Meet and photograph live birds of prey. Tours by appointment only. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. (812) 988-8990.

Enjoy the unique experiences offered in Brown County … and save money, too!

The Brown County Valued Visitors Discount Membership program provides discounts on lodging, food, shopping, entertainment, artists’ studios and galleries. Available at the Visitor Center. Information: www.browncounty.com.  


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