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April 25, 2013

Entertainment briefs: Published April 25, 2013

Rendezvous recalls pioneer ways April 27, 28

The 21st annual Mountain Man Rendezvous is set for  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Bridgeton.

The event features a “mountain man” encampment, complete with trading posts and pioneer goods for sale, recreating pre-1840s living.

Other events include live black powder muzzle loader shooting, a primitive bow shoot, a canoe race on Raccoon Creek, and knife and tomahawk throwing demonstrations. Pioneer crafters will be at work and authentic old-time activities are planned for children.

The Bridgeton Volunteer Fire Department. will host a Jonah Fish Fry from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the new firehouse.

The 1822 Case log cabin will feature a lesson in authentic pioneer hearth cooking, including “chicken-on-a-string.” The Bridgeton Grist Mill will hold a live 1800s corn-grinding demonstration.

All events are free.

Bridgeton is in southern Parke County, nine miles south of Rockville. To get there take Indiana 59 north from Brazil to the Bridgeton billboard or travel east of Rosedale six miles.

For more information, call 765-548-2136 or 765-548-0114.

Greene gardeners to offer how-to tips April 27

The Greene County Master Gardener’s Association has scheduled the 2013 Greene County Flower and Patio Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Greene County 4-H Extension Community Building at 4503 W. Indiana 54, between Bloomfield and Switz City.

Vendors will offer garden art, landscaping information, tools and perennial plants for sun and shade, hanging baskets and planters, vegetable plants, fruit and ornamental trees and bushes.

There will also be items for outdoor living areas, such as birdbaths, wind chimes, feeders, pottery, stoneware and garden art.

The Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions and distribute information on the Purdue Master Gardening program.

The Master Gardeners will also be giving away free trees, while supplies, last and will have a container gardening demonstration.

The Kids Booth will feature a “grass worm” that the kids can make and take home, and other activities.

Attendance and parking are free.

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