Special family movie showing

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu," rated PG, will be screened Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre, according to a text message.

An hour and a half away

Experience some of the best in bluegrass at the oldest, continuous running 53rd annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival now through June 15 at Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 N. State Road 135, Morgantown. Besides over 70 performers, food, drinks, camping and instrument workshops are featured.

A single-day pass is $40 and a three-day pass is $115. Info: https://www.billmonroemusicpark.com/event/bill-monroes-bean-blossom-bluegrass-festival

A closer bluegrass opportunity

Dyer Switch is coming in from upstate New York to play bluegrass music at the monthly Metamora Performing Arts Bluegrass Night Saturday, June 15, at the Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road, at the west end of Metamora.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a house band at 6 and headliner at 7. Admission is $8 at the door. Food will be available from Trisha's Dishes.

River Sweep volunteers needed

There is a great opportunity to gather your family, friends or group to help our community and the environment during the annual River Sweep trash clean-up Saturday, June 15, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Lesko Park, Aurora, off State Road 56 along the Ohio River.

Each volunteer will receive a 2019 River Sweep T-shirt and will be provided with water, trash bags and gloves. Info or to register by June 13: see Upcoming Events at www.dearborncountywatersheds.org or Heather Wirth, 812-926-2406, Ext. 107; or heather.wirth@in.nacdnet.net.

Old flags may be donated

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Flying Tigers Squadron and Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 members will hold an American flag retirement ceremony Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at the post, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville.

Persons may donate faded and tattered flags. They should be wrapped in plastic so they don't get wet and dropped off at the post by either door or under the picnic shelter or VFW post, 132 E. Boehringer St., reported Legion member Tom Renck. Old flags will be burned.

Lupus patients will gather Saturday

The second annual Lupus Family Picnic and Walk Kickoff is Saturday, June 15, from 1-4 p.m. at Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis. It is hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America Indiana Chapter and community partners Eli Lilly & Co. and Rheumatology Associates.

Attendees will enjoy music from DJ Godzillest, face painting, exhibitors and games including euchre and cornhole. It’s also a chance for people in the lupus community to learn more about the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Indianapolis this fall.

Registration is $5. Info: https://www.lupus.org/indiana/events/family-picnic-and-walk-kickoff.

Picnic while learning local history

Area residents may join Franklin County Historical Society members for a picnic Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at The Seminary, a historical building they own at Fifth and Mill streets, Brookville.

"Bring a covered dish, a friend and a memory or a family item to share with history lovers," says member Linda Hall. To RSVP: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.

Healthy eating is class' goal

Led by a Margaret Mary Health registered dietitian, Slim Down Now offers participants meal plans, recipes, support and exercise plans. The next 10-week session begins Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m.

Each participant gets a book, as well as passes to the local YMCA, Anytime Fitness and b inspired yoga studio. The healthy eating class costing $100 helps participants see improvements in blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and energy levels.

Info and to register: 812-933-5602.

From plant to nature preserve

Fernald, a uranium processing facility located about 20 miles southeast of Brookville, fabricated uranium fuel cores for the United States from 1951-89.

Attendees can discover the plant’s history, its demise and eventual transformation into one of the finest nature preserves around at a program presented by interpretive services manager Penny Borgman Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookville Library, 919 Main St., reports Local History and Genealogy Department manager Julie Schlesselman.

Parade participation sought

The Batesville Fire & Rescue Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, July 13. Organizations that would like to participate in the parade should call 812-363-3645 to register a group or float.

The annual fest at Liberty Park begins after the parade at 2 p.m. and features live music, food, kids' games and a beer garden, according to the June issue of the city's newsletter.