Spring is finally about to arrive in Morgan County! We can't wait for warm, sunny days, dogwood and redbud trees in bloom and more time spent outside. Check out this list of our favorite signs of spring in the area, and be sure you make some fun plans for spring break! It's the perfect season for some hiking - there's nothing like watching nature awaken from its winter sleep. Make sure you're prepared to hit the trails with your mud boots - spring can be messy out in the forest (or opt for less messy paved trails). Get out and enjoy everything that early springtime in Morgan County has to offer. To help get you started here's a handy list of upcoming events in March, but check back as we'll be adding new events to our calendar throughout the month.
Story Time - Mar. 2, 8, & 16
Bring the littles to Fables & Fairy Tales, Martinsville's independent book shop, for a fun Story Time experience. Story Time includes the story, a fun craft and snack, so please RSVP if you plan to attend to help with planning. Featured books will include Green Eggs & Ham on March 2; If you Give a Pig a Pancake on March 8; and the very appropriate How to Catch a Leprechaun on March 16. Stories begin at 10:30 am.
Stitch & B*tch - Mar. 2 & 17
Join local fiber artists and crafters for an evening of working on your current textile or fiber project over coffee and good company. Twice each month, this group meets at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana to, well... stitch and b*tch! Meet downstairs in studio 001 A/B at 6 pm to join the fun.
Live Music: Tim Neuman - Mar. 4
Head for Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company for live music from Tim Neuman on Friday, March 4, beginning at 5 pm. This is a casual, free performance and all ages are welcome. It's the perfect way to relax at the end of the week with fun tunes and handcrafted local beverages.
Al Unser, Jr. Book Signing Event - Mar. 5
Martinsville's independent book shop, Fables & Fairy Tales, presents a book signing event with Indycar racing legend Al Unser, Jr. Be sure to order your copy of the book in advance, then come meet Al Unser, Jr. on March 5 at Brickhouse on Main from 2 to 5 pm. Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past is legendary racing driver Al Unser Jr’s story, a tale of extraordinary success but also depths of failure, as told to best-selling author Jade Gurss, with a foreword by Roger Penske.
Live Music: Wild Dogs - Mar. 5
Enjoy live music from popular performers Wild Dogs on Saturday, March 5, beginning at 4 pm. Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company will welcome them to the stage for a casual, free performance. Stop by for great music and handcrafted local beverages. All ages welcome.
Spring Wildflower Painting Class - Mar. 6
Join Ateliers/Sip N Paint for a fun painting class featuring gorgeous spring wildflowers. This instructor-led project will feature acrylics on canvas. Class will begin at 1 pm on Sunday, March 6. Space is limited; must reserve your seat in advance. Cost is $35 per person
Live Music: The 78s - Mar. 6
Popular musicians The 78s will perform on Sunday, March 6 at Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company. Music begins at 2 pm. This is a casual, free performance and all ages are welcome. Wind down the weekend with great music and handcrafted local beverages at The Creek.
2nd Friday Open Studio Night - Mar. 11
Stop by the Art Sanctuary of Indiana on March 11 for their monthly Open Studios Night. Talk with artists, see their working studios and enjoy live music downstairs during open mic night! Studios are open 6 pm to 9 pm.
Live Music: CPR - Mar. 11
Live music returns to Zydeco's Cajun in Mooresville! Catch a live performance from CPR on Friday, March 11. Music begins at 9 pm, but don't worry - the kitchen will remain open late to make sure you don't go hungry!
Butterfly Painting Class - Mar. 12
Join Ateliers/Sip N Paint for a fun painting class featuring a beautiful butterfly on a flower. This instructor-led project will feature watercolors. Class will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, March 12. Space is limited; must reserve your seat in advance. Cost is $35 per person
Live Music: Frank Bradford - Mar. 13
Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company will welcome musician Frank Bradford to the stage for a casual, free performance on March 13. Music begins at 2 pm and all ages are welcome. Enjoy great music and locally handcrafted beverages to wind down the weekend.
St. Paddy's Day Celebration - Mar. 17
Chef Matt and his staff at 21 North Eatery & Cellar are all set to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an all-day specialty menu featuring some of our favorites, like Scotch Eggs, Seafood Chowder, Bangers and Mash, and more! Reservations are encouraged.
3rd Thursday on the Square - Mar. 17
This moth's theme for Downtown Martinsville's 3rd Thursday on the Square event is, of course, St. Patrick's Day! Come downtown and enjoy great food and local shopping in a fun atmosphere. Shops stay open late for this monthly event and many have special sales or events, plus it's a great excuse to indulge in dinner from one of downtown's several locally owned restaurants!
St. Patrick's Day at The Creek - Mar. 18
Continue your St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 18 at Cedar Creek Brewing Company! Enjoy all the shenanigans along with handcrafted, Indiana-brewed beer and an on-site food truck to keep you fueled up for fun. Stop by between 6 and 10 pm.
Maple Syrup Day - Mar. 19
Bradford Woods knows how to welcome spring... with fresh maple syrup, of course! This fun event is free and open to the public. You'll see how sap is collected and boiled down into sweet maple syrup, enjoy kids' activities and tours of the grounds. Your kids will love this fun (and educational) event in one of the most iconic locations in all of Morgan County! Be sure to check out the Silent Auction while you're there - proceeds go to rebuilding the accessible dock at Bradford Woods.
Live Music: Steve Bogard - Mar. 19
Join Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company for an informal, free performance from musician Steve Bogard on Saturday, March 19. Music will begin at 4 pm and all ages are welcome. Enjoy great tunes and locally handcrafted beverages.
March DIY Sign Party - Mar. 20
Fables & Fairy Tales in downtown Martinsville presents their fun monthly in-store DIY sign party! Join them on Sunday, March 20 beginning at 2 pm. Participants will enjoy an instructor-led class where they'll create this month's featured sign - a gorgeous personalized name design. Tickets must be purchased on advance and are available online. Can't make the date? No problem - get a take-home kit, or get some friends together and schedule your own private class (minimum 10 people)!
Paint Party at The Creek - Mar. 24
Martinsville's independent book shop, Fables & Fairy Tales, presents a fun Paint Party at The Creek! Head for Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company on March 24 for a fun and creative evening event. Participants will need to reserve their seat and choose from one of six designs in advance. Deadline for ticket sales is March 13. Cost is $35 per person. Designs range from spring and Easter themes to general home designs. Light refreshments will be available and Cedar Creek staff will be on hand to serve locally crafted wine or beer (at additional cost).
Donnie Baker - Mar. 25
Join the American Legion Post 230 in Martinsville on Friday, March 25 for a performance from comedian Donnie Baker, a regular on The Bob & Tom Show. He'll be telling stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner and of course his mom, Phyllis. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7:30 pm.
GardenFest - Mar. 26
One of the sure signs of spring, GardenFest 2022 will take place on Saturday March 26 from 9 am to 3 pm. Organized by the Morgan County Master Gardeners, this event features fun vendors, educational information about gardening, free seeds and beautiful pansies for sale to start your gardening season off right. Educational presentations also qualify for Indiana Master Gardener credits! This year's event is in a new location at the First Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Live Music: Phil Pierle - Mar. 28
Popular musician Phil Pierle will perform at Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company on Sunday, March 28. This casual live performance is free and open to all ages. Wind down the weekend with great music and locally handcrafted beverages. Music begins at 2 pm.