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LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, July 5

Hobby: Painters Studio, 1-3 p.m., at Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Nature: Meditation Hike, 6-7:30 p.m., Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond.

Friday, July 6

Train: Twilight Limited Train to Laurel, leaves 6 p.m. from Grand Central Station, Connersville. Reservations deadline three days before. Whitewater Valley Railroad, 765-825-2054

July 6-8

Festival: Liberty Fourth of July Festival, Union County Courthouse Square in Liberty.

Festival: Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival, 10 a.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday, Vogt Farm, 12115 North State Road 129, Batesville. Free admission. Blueberry treats, live music, crafts, petting zoo, more. 812-934-4627 or facebook.com/vogtfarmbatesville.

Saturday, July 7

Nature: Songbird Banding Demonstrations, 6-11 a.m., Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S. Bird Sanctuary Road, Connersville (also July 14, 21, 28)

Farmers market: Fayette County Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, courthouse parking lot, 400 block Central Ave., Connersville.

Music: Blues on the River featuring Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, 6-11:30 p.m., Robinson’s Whitewater River Campground, 1614 Indiana 121, Connersville.

Train: Valley Flyer, excursion from Connersville to Metamora, leaves Grand Central Station at noon, 2 hour layover in Metamora before return at 5 p.m. Whitewater Valley Railroad, 765-825-2054.

Train: Metamora local train service, 30-minute excursions in Metamora. Whitewater Valley Railroad, 765-825-2054.

Festival: Fireman’s Festival. Step back in time and shop in historical buildings, ride a canal boat, ride a train and watch the stone-ground cornmeal or flour being made at the gristmill. Metamora Volunteer Fire Dept. firemen’s festival includes dinners, beer garden and music in the evening. Parade at 6 p.m. Fireworks show at dusk.

Recreation: Independence Day Cornhole Tournament, 11 a.m., Mounds State Recreation Area (Brookville Lake), 11 a.m.

Music: The Louisville Crashers with The Rob Dixon Trio opening, Riverside Park Amphitheater, Rushville. Bring your own seating; no alcohol

Monday, July 9

Hobby: Whitewater Valley Woodcarvers, 6-7 p.m., Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville.

Tuesday, July 10

Music: White’s Twilight Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at White’s Farm Flea Market and Auctioneers, 6028 Holland Road, Brookville

Hobby: Conners Quilters, 9 a.m.-noon, at Whitewater Valley Art Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Wednesday, July 11

Nature: Leave No Trace Training, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, 765-855-3188. Featuring Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

Thursday, July 12

Hobby: Painters Studio, 1-3 p.m., at Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Nature: Meditation Hike, 6-7:30 p.m., Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond.

July 12-15

Theater: Oh! Henry! And the Tin Lizzie musical revue, Richmond Civic Theatre, 1003 E. Main St., Richmond, 765-962-1816; at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Historical highlights of Henry Ford’s life.

Friday, July 13

Art: New show opening, 6 p.m., Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Nature: Howlin’ at the Habitat, 6-9 p.m. weather permitting, Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue, 14099 Wolf Creek Road, Brookville. 513-312-9143, $35 admission.

July 13-15

Theater: Into the Woods by Nettle Creek Players, Plum and College streets, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Also 7 p.m. July 20-21, 27-28, Aug. 2-3-4.

Saturday, July 14

Nature: Songbird Banding Demonstrations, 6-11 a.m., Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S. Bird Sanctuary Road, Connersville (also July 21, 28)

Farmers market: Fayette County Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, courthouse parking lot, 400 block Central Ave., Connersville.

Train: Valley Flyer Excursion from Connersville to Metamora, leaves Grand Central Station at noon, 2 hour layover in Metamora before return at 5 p.m. Whitewater Valley Railroad, 765-825-2054.

Music: 5th Annual Metamora Mandolin Gathering, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., MPA Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road, Metamora. Builders, workshops, classes, jam sessions. Evening concert with Circle City Bluegrass. Food available. www.metamoraMPA.org.

Train: Metamora local train service, 30-minute excursions in Metamora. Whitewater Valley Railroad, 765-825-2054.

Nature: Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash!, Mounds Mounds State Recreation Area (Brookville Lake), times not listed.

July 14-15

Racing: Infinite-Speed, a half-mile shootout for exotic cars, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Batesville Airport, 25222 Enochsburg Road, Batesville.

Events and activities in the Whitewater valley that are open to the public will be listed in this weekly calendar. Submit yours to news@newsexaminer.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday.