Calendar of Events

September 7, 2014

Happy Trails…For a Good Cause


How about a weekend with good friends, a good horse, and beautiful trails at a premier horse campground near Lake Monroe and the Hoosier National Forest? This charity trail ride includes meals in the dining hall, stalls for your horses, a live band and silent and live auctions to raise funds for therapeutic riding programs in Indiana. September 5-7 at Midwest Trail Ride, Norman, IN.  To register:
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How about a weekend with good friends, a good horse, and beautiful trails at a premier horse campground? All your meals will be prepared for you, and there will be a live band and silent and live auctions to raise funds for therapeutic riding and equine-assisted therapy programs in Indiana.

All this can be yours at the charity trail ride co-sponsored by the Indiana Quarter Horse Association and Midwest Trail Ride horse campground from Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7 — the weekend after Labor Day. The campground is located near Lake Monroe and the Hoosier National Forest.

Approximately 175 people have attended this ride each year over the past 17 years, creating a great tradition of fun and lots of support for therapeutic riding. Welcome social and ride on your own on Friday, dinner and silent auction, lunch-on-the-trail ride on Saturday with dinner and live auction on Saturday night, and ride on your own and church, if you like, on Sunday morning. As a special treat this year, Justin the Artistic Horse will demonstrate his talent for painting late Saturday afternoon, assisted by his able human ‘manager’, Adonna Combs.

Prints of two of Justin’s paintings are being donated to the auction on Saturday night, along with terrific items from retailers who support the ride and new and gently used items brought by ride participants who support this good cause.

For more information and to register, go to:, click on “Events” and then look for “AQHA Weekend”.

No camping equipment? Midwest Trail Ride has air-conditioned cabins that sleep four.
No horse but want to hang out with your friends? Come as a guest for dinner and dancing on Saturday night or call ahead to Midwest Trail Ride; they may be able to provide a horse if arrangements are made in advance.

Start: September 5, 2014
End: September 7, 2014
Venue: Midwest Trail Ride
Phone: 812-834-6686
1264 Hunters Creek Rd., Norman, IN, 47264, United States
Cost: Free

Indiana Artists Club 82nd Annual Membership Exhibition

The Indiana Artists Club annual Member Exhibition, which opens September 22, features up to 100 pieces in a variety of media and styles, including pastels, oils, watercolors, acrylics and more. Most of the artwork is for sale.


A free opening reception, with light refreshments, will be held at the Columbus Learning Center on Saturday, October 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shawn Thomas Dingwerth, executive director of the Richmond Museum of Art and author, will speak at the reception at 6:30 p.m. about his new book, “The Richmond Group Artists.” Copies of the book, which tells the untold story of a group of artists who developed a distinctive impressionistic style which transformed Richmond into an important center for art in the Midwest, will be available for purchase and signature.


The exhibition runs through December 30, 2014. It is free and open to the public, Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Monday – Thursday through Dec. 15. For more information, visit or call Columbus Learning Center at (812) 314-8507.

Date: September 7, 2014
Venue: Columbus Learning Center
Phone: (812) 314-8507
4555 Central Avenue, Suite 210, Columbus, IN, 47203, United States
Cost: Free
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