At the Gibson

"The Secret Life of Pets 2," rated PG, will be screened Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m.; Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre.

Lawmakers will assess session

Southeast Indiana state lawmakers will review the recently completed session at the annual Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Post-Legislative Luncheon Tuesday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Riverfront Campus, Lawrenceburg, reports chamber President Eric Kranz.

State Reps. Randy Frye and Randy Lyness and state Sens. Chip Perfect and Jeffrey Raatz plan to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with state legislators about what they experienced and accomplished while in Indianapolis.

The event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of CalComm Indiana and Wang’s Hot Chicken.

To register: or 812-537-0814.

Dancing on the bricks

The free Music on the Bricks is Tuesday, June 11, from 7-9 p.m. on Ripley Street in downtown Osgood. Centerline will be performing, reports Steve Wilhoit.

"Bring your own lawn chairs and coolers," suggests the sponsoring Osgood Beautification Committee.

Human trafficking explored

Meagan Arthur of the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program will present "Human Trafficking 101" Thursday, June 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Batesville Memorial Public Library.

She will discuss what human trafficking is, how to recognize its signs and how to report it.

Good luck, Bella!

On Sunday, June 9, 64 outstanding and talented young women who are leaders in their communities throughout Indiana will gather in Zionsville to begin competition for nearly $60,000 in scholarships and the titles of Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen 2019.

Bella Monroe, 16, Brookville, will compete as Miss Collegiate South's Outstanding Teen. The Oldenburg Academy student’s talent is jazz dance and her social impact initiative is disability awareness, reports Marni Lemons, Miss Indiana director of public relations and social media.

Three nights of preliminary competition June 12-14 will culminate in the final competition for the two crowns Saturday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. To purchase tickets:

Fans, friends and family can help ensure that their favorite contestant secures a spot in the finals by voting at Vote.MissIndiana.Org through June 13 at midnight. Each vote costs $1. Only the top 10 contestants in Miss and Teen plus the People’s Choice winners will compete for the titles June 15.

Unique programs for kids in Indy

Two programs for little ones will be offered next week at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, by early childhood program manager Hayley Whitehead.

"Small Wonders: Toy Engineering" is Wednesday, June 12, and Saturday, June 15, from 10-11 a.m. Children 3-5, who must be accompanied by adults, will become engineers and explore the creative process of toy design. Other activities include interactive story time, sensory exploration and dramatic play. Price: $9 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

"Young Explorers: Creating with Color" is Saturday, June 15, from 1-2:30 p.m. Students 4-6, who can be dropped off, will become scientists and fashionistas as they visit the museum's Color of Style experience to discover stories, fashion and color, then create their own designs and work with textiles. Other activities include story time, sensory play and station time. Price: $10 for members and $13 for nonmembers.

Tickets: 317-232-1637 or

Ready for a wolf encounter?

Howlin' at the Habitat is the second Friday of the month (weather permitting), including June 14, between 6-9 p.m. at the nonprofit Wolf Creek Habitat, 14099 Wolf Creek Road, Brookville. There is a $35 per person fee.

Weekend hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or 2 p.m. if the temperature is over 85 degrees. The fee is free if on the Observation Deck or to interact with wolf packs: $50 per person, $25 for enlisted military or veterans with IDs (does not include family members) or $40 per person for groups of 10 or more.

Info and rules:, 513-312-9143 or

Legion hosts flag retirement ceremony

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

"This is a very impressive activity with the cadets in their dress uniforms. Patriotism is not dead in America, and this is a chance to see it in action," reports Legion member Tom Renck.

A freewill donation lunch follows at noon.

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 or Heather Wirth, 812-926-2406, Ext. 107; or