Jennings County High School freshman Gabrielle Morin won a Bronze Telly Award last week with her first national championship video, per her teacher, Jeff Green.
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series covering local artists having work displayed this month in Jennings County.
“Imagine Nirvana and the Beatles had a kid together who became an acoustic rock singer-songwriter: that’s me!” says the artist.
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The Jennings County Players are currently seeking proposals from aspiring directors for their show line up for the 2023-2024 season.
The Jennings County High School string and chamber orchestra groups represented Jennings County at the 19th annual Columbus Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Invitational on Tuesday, May 2, per an announcement from Chris Billings, director of orchestras.
Borrowed Tyme Band is scheduled to play at Nashville Vintage and Repair, located at 39 East Walnut St. on Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. and again on June 23 at Stellar Summer Nights from 7 to 10 p.m.
The 61st annual Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History event was held April 22-23 in Vernon. The two-day event brought hundreds of attendees out on the chilly weekend.
Fortitude, resilience, and integrity are the qualities that the Victorian heroine Jane Eyre displays in the face of adversity. Whether you are familiar with the story already or not, the impact of a story being brought to life on stage can hit much harder. “Jane Eyre — This is My Story” will…
Kenny Hembree, owner of Nashville Vintage and Repair, located at 39 East Walnut St. in North Vernon is anything but typical.
Terry Furgason will present The Civil War Soldier & Jonathan Hinshaw at the Jennings County Public Library on April 15 at 10 a.m., per a press release from the library.
The ARC of Jennings County invites the public to attend a night of fun: A Dance for our Community of Development and Intellectual People on March 23, according to Bill Elmore. The dance will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 525 Hayden Pike, North Vernon. According to Elm…
Have you ever wanted to travel through time while sitting comfortably in a scenic area and chowing down on delicious desserts? Well, this oddly niche dream can finally come true this weekend!
“If you’d have been there, you’d have seen it,” is what you’ll be singing to others after experiencing “Broadway: A Musical Revue,” hosted at the Park Theatre Civic Center this weekend.
The Jennings County Writers Conference is set for April 29 at Christ’s Way Christian Church, 2425 IN-3, North Vernon. This conference is in its 8th year and was formerly known as the Nashville Writers Conference and was held in Nashville, Indiana.
High energy country rock is coming to the Park Theatre with Shiloh on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Park Theatre.
My orders for onion sets and seed potatoes will arrive mid-March and will be planted when soil conditions are right; my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden are still in their seed packets waiting for consistently warm weather before they find purchase in the soil…
Roger and Hammerstein’s classic, “Oklahoma!” will dance its way across the Don Pelkey Auditorium stage at Jennings County High School this weekend.
American Idol artist, Jackson Snelling, has been spending most of his time in Nashville since appearing on American Idol, but will perform at the Crimson Oak Restaurant and Pub on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Entries are now being accepted for the Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest, a fun and easy to enter “Conservation through Art” program which is administered by the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. The Junior Duck Stamp program promotes learning about waterfowl and wetlands conservation an…
Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness and Art announced the January 2023 artist of the month, Bernard H. Worby Jr, showing his digital artwork from January 6-27, 2023. The opening receptions will be from 5-7 p.m. at Perceptions in Vernon.
Do you love to perform on stage? Do you love musical theatre? If so, then this show is for you!
Christmas at the North American House highlights the beauty of the historic hotel as it might have been decorated in the 1850s.
Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf will be visiting North Vernon in “Elf: The Musical,” a nearly sold-out performance by the Jennings County Players at the Park Theatre Civic Centre on November 30 and December 2-4.
All of the Jennings County Community is invited to participate in the Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness and Art Creative Community Challenges in 2023.
Good vibrations are coming to the Park Theatre Civic Centre, just in time to bring extra holiday cheer.
The Hayden Historical Museum will host a Christmas Concert and Open House on Sunday, December 4, from 1-4 p.m. The featured entertainment will be a combined choir of former Hayden Little Hoosier Historians with the current members. The concert will take place in the pavilion beginning at 1 p…
Even with Thanksgiving still weeks away, thoughts are already turning towards Christmas, and Jennings County has a lot to look forward to this holiday season.
A drizzly evening didn’t stop the masses from turning up for the Halloween festivities in North Vernon on Monday, October 31.
Get ready for “the wildest piano pumping rock’n’roll show since Jerry Lee Lewis.”
Join Perceptions, Yoga, Mindfulness and Art and the Jennings County Historical Society in historic Vernon on Sunday afternoon, November 6 at 2:30 p.m. for a dedication ceremony of the recently completed Jennings County Mural.
Due to the immense demand for tickets to the Jennings County Players’s Christmas show, “Elf: The Musical,” the Park Theatre has added an additional showing on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets went on sale to paid members of the Jennings County Players on October 4 and the general publi…
Sweet Street — North Vernon’s annual trick-or-treat alternative — is scheduled for Halloween 2022 which falls on Monday, October 31.
The Jennings County High School (JCHS) Key Club is hosting the annual Key Club Talent Show for Riley Children’s Hospital on Friday, November 11 in the JCHS Pelkey Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $3 for kids and $5 for adults.
Are you ready to get moving, improve your health and enjoy life more? Get WalkIN’ is a free e-mail-based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension in Jennings County. Participants can sign-up, walk on their own and receive e-mailed support and information. It is designed to enco…
“...art is a form of self expression, from past experiences to how one is feeling, that can be exposed so that the world may see it.” Lauren Marling.
Annual hog roast fundraiser set for Sept. 24, Local food pantry needs community's help to restock shelves
Good Samaritan Food Pantry in North Vernon is hosting its annual Hog Roast Luau on Saturday, September 24 with the newest addition of a motorcycle ride. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the ride will go from 1-3 p.m. starting and ending at the pantry. The cost is $20 plus $5…
Local Girl Scout, Zoey Stroup, a sophomore at Jennings County High School, is hosting a corn hole event on September 24 to raise money for my Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The project is to purchase handicap swings for each of the local elementary school playgrounds.
You are invited to join the Jennings County Players at the Park Theatre the weekend of September 16-18 for the Players’ presentation of “George Washington Slept Here.”
North Vernon Main Street (NVMS) is encouraging one and all to get up and “glow” at their first ever Around Our Town GLOW Race, a 5K walk/run fundraiser scheduled for the evening of Saturday, September 17. The funds will be used to purchase ambience lighting and shade elements to block the su…
The September line up of arts events at Perceptions in Vernon are as follows:
The upcoming autumn season brings with it an exciting array of festivities, starting with the Hayden’s Auto Daze Gone By, the annual St. Mary’s Community Festival and the Commiskey Fall Festival.
Join the Jennings County Historical Society for their annual Ghost Walk and Mystery Dinner on Friday night, October 14 and Saturday night, October 15 in historic Vernon, IN.
Joining Jennings for Healthy Living hosted its Let’s Move! Jennings summer walking event to encourage individuals to explore the community and give families a free, healthy option for spending time together.
Here’s your chance to paint the town during the Paint Out in Historic Vernon — a Plein Air Painting Contest on Saturday, September 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. sponsored by the Jennings County Historical Society, Friends of Historic Vernon, and Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness and Art.
The Jennings County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is looking for innovative thinkers to share their personal and professional passions at its first-ever IgniteJC pitch competition. Originally started in Seattle, Ignite is based on an idea-sharing pitch competition now held in over 10…
Interested in being your own Sherlock Holmes, master detective? Tickets are available now for a night of dining a la murder mystery courtesy of The Dining Detectives. The Detectives will be performing at the Education and Training Center in North Vernon on Saturday, September 17.
The Jennings County Players have announced that auditions for “George Washington Slept Here” will be held at the Park Theatre Civic Center on Saturday, July 16 from 10-11 a.m. and on Monday evening, July 18, from 7-8 p.m.
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