a resource fair for sustainable lifestyles

Next Living Lightly Fair: September 2018 | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

2016 Music & Art

Featured Music: Tim Grimm and the Family Band

3 - 4 p.m. Music Tent

“…an engaging, perceptive songwriter – highly literate, subtly nuanced and inventive while retaining a traditionalist’s love for classic country, folk and bluegrass…”  David Coonce, The Herald Times, Bloominton, IN

Tim Grimm is a native Hoosier. In addition to writing music and performing around the world, Grimm has also appeared in several film and TV projects. Learn more at timgrimm.com

Music: “So It Goes” and  “Ann in Amsterdam”

Come Fly With Us

Featured Art

Create a bat, a bird or a bee with the help of art students from the Ball State University Clay Guild. In the past, this has been Living Lightly Fair’s River of Fish. We’re changing up the activity for the 10th anniversary. We’re sure it will still be one of our most popular activities because it gives attendees of all ages a chance to be creative with Earth-friendly and 100% reusable medium!

Jake Hendershot and the Vintage Reserves

Noon – 1 p.m.

Performing first is regional favorite singer/songwriter Jake Hendershot from Muncie. Jake appeared on the 10th season of the NBC competition show “The Voice.”

Learn more at jakehendershotmusic.com.

If It Hadn’t Been for Love,” a Chris Stapleton cover

Photo: Lorri Markum

More Children’s Activities

Ocean Clean-Up
Have you ever wondered what it takes to clean up the ocean?  In this interactive activity, discover how waste enters our ocean ecosystems and try your hand at cleaning up the pollution.  Spoiler alert – prevention is the key!

Water Filter Challenge
Where does our water come from?  What happens before it comes out of our tap?  In this water filter challenge, you become the scientist as you design and build a water filter using a variety of materials.  Which designs work best?  How can we keep our water clean?

Read to a Pet
Read a book to a four-legged friend from the Muncie Animal Shelter.  Choose a free gently used book and spend time with rescued animals.  Experts from the shelter will be present to discuss animal welfare, care and adoption.  Participants also will learn why it is important to appropriately dispose of pet waste.  Participants can take the book home after making a friend with a rescued animal.

Upcycled Planter (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Create a beautiful self-watering planter using recycled materials.  Then plant an herb in your new container to take home.

Caps On or Off?
Not sure what should go in Muncie’s Blue Bags?  Participate in a quick hands-on lesson to learn what to do and what to avoid when you participate in the city’s recycling program.

Create a Bottle-Cap Mural
Upcycling is taking something you might discard and finding a new use for it.  Help create an upcycled community mural at the fair using discarded plastic caps.  Watch the mural grow throughout the day!

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