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BEDFORD FIREWORKS

The July 4th fireworks will be launched from Wilson Park this year.

In order to honor social distancing and to keep the public safe, Wilson Park will be closed to the public. Residents will be encouraged to find a location within a few blocks of the park to sit and watch the aerial firework display. There will be not be a ground firework display.

The fireworks display is expected to take place shortly after dusk.

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No tax dollars will be used for the celebration; all the money raised for the celebration will be strictly donations. Anyone wishing to donate can contact Bedford City Hall to learn how to contribute. The goal is to raise $8,000.

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MITCHELL FIREWORKS

Fireworks will be set off at the Lehigh Cement Plant beginning at dusk.

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74TH MITCHELL PERSIMMON FESTIVAL

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Lawrence County’s oldest and largest festival featuring the quirky little fruits, persimmons! The Persimmon Festival offers up live music and entertainment every night, amazing food, games, rides & more! Of course, you will be able to find persimmons EVERYWHERE!

Kick off Festival Week at the Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park (September 18)
Persimmon Festival Parade (September 25)

Please check back for more information as the event draws closer or check out the Persimmon Festival Facebook Page.

 

 

*photo above provided by the TimesMail.

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TIS THE SEASON – ART SHOW

The Lawrence County Art Association hosts their annual holiday art show, “Tis the Season”. The Wiley Art Gallery will be filled with artwork from award-winners and budding artists alike. Pick up the book, “Artists Feature Lawrence County” while you are there, and see the county in a different perspective.

THE SHOW WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 AND WILL END AT THE END OF FEBRUARY 2021.

HOURS:
Thursday 9:00 AM – NOON, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00 AM t0 1:00 PM

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Don’t miss out on this Bedford, Indiana native singing some of his greatest hits! If you don’t know him already, is a winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star Competition, and he made #12 on the iTunes Country Chart with his first record, “Torn Jeans & Tailgates”. Not only that, he has opened for some of Country music’s biggest stars: Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Jimmy Buffet. Come and support our Lawrence County Country music star!

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Come and see Cody Ikerd & the Sidewinders perform at Shorty’s Den. While you’re at it, savor some good food and beverages, too! It’ll be a fun night. Add it to your calendar!

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CODY IKERD & THE SIDEWINDERS LIVE

Because of the pandemic, the Mitchell Opera House hasn’t opened its doors for a while, but they are still providing entertainment for the community. This Friday, go to the Mitchell Opera House Facebook page to watch Cody Ikerd & The Sidewinders perform live. If you have never seen the band perform, this is a great chance to see them for FREE! They have opened for Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr, Kentucky Headhunters and many more. Don’t miss out!

Click here to go the Mitchell Opera House Facebook Page.

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, April 24th

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!

10am- 4pm:  Earth Day Activities – Come join the naturalists for fun games, activities, crafts, programs, and hikes all about our earth.  Lakeview Activity Center.

Lakeview Activity Center:
🌎10am-3pm: Borrow a fishing pole – Free fishing for ages 17 and under.
🌎10am-10:30am: Make a bird feeder (peanut butter)
🌎10:30am-11am: Seed planting
🌎11am-11:30am: Composting Activity
🌎11:30am-12pm: Nature Collage

9am:  Cave River Valley Hike – Meet Tony at Donaldson Cave parking lot to follow your guide in your vehicle15 miles to Cave River Valley Natural Area.  Wear waterproof boots.  Very Rugged.  2 hours.

8pm:  Full Moon Hike –  Meet Anthony at Donaldson Cave parking lot for a spring time night hike under April’s full moon, known as the “Full Pink Moon”. Learn some moon lore and hear about Spring Mill’s nocturnal animals.  Moderate hike on trail 7.  2 miles.

Sunday, April 25th

11am:  Wildflower Hike – Spring flowers are blooming!  Enjoy a guided hike with the naturalist to take in all the beauty.  Meet at Lakeview Activity Center.  1 mile.  Partially Rugged.  45 minutes.

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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TRICK OR TREAT

The Grissom Boyhood Home will be giving out special treats from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
A special “candy shoot” will be in place to help follow covid-19 guidelines.

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Halloween Movies

Load up the car and head over to the Holiday Drive In Movie Theater! Enjoy the last of the Halloween movies and the LAST WEEKEND of the season for the theater. Don’t miss this chance to watch a movie under the stars.
7:30 PM Hotel Transylvania
9:00 PM The Addams Family
Gates open at 6:30 PM.
Concession Stands are open!
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