Farmers markets, book sale, drive-in movies: 5 things to do this Memorial Day weekend

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The weekend of Memorial Day already has a number of traditional activities, including Memorial Day services, the opening of many local pools and that big race that happens in Indianapolis — you know the one.

But since there's a whole three-day weekend to fill, here are some other options available around East Central Indiana.

Shop local at farmers markets

It's farmers market season again, so local markets will be popping up around the area this weekend like sprouts in your garden. On Friday, the Yorktown Farmers Marketplace will open for the season 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Morrow's Meadow, and the Daleville Farmers Market (which began its season earlier this month) will be 5-7 p.m. at Daleville Town Hall Park. On Saturday, the Farmers Market at Minnetrista will be open 8 a.m.-noon. And on Sunday, the Albany Farmers Market will be open 2-5 p.m. at the park.

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Catch a few movies at the drive-in

Ready for some old-fashioned summertime movie-viewing from your car? Hummel Drive-in Theater at 2870 E. Ind. 32, Winchester, will have two double-features playing all weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Screen 1 will show "Bob's Burgers: The Movie" and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," while Screen 2 will offer "Top Gun: Maverick" and "The Lost City." Gates and the concession stand open at 7:30 p.m. each night, and the movies will start at dusk. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10 and free for children age 4 and younger. Battery powered radios are encouraged for those who would rather not listen through their car radio. Information: hummeldrivein.com or the Hummel Drive-in Facebook page.

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Live music at Cornerstone Center, Tonne Winery

Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host several bands on Friday night for Cornerfest. Audio Discrepancies, Northwest, Gutter Punk and Vannah will perform 6-8:30 p.m. to raise funds for Cornerstone educational programs and supplies. Cover charge is $5. Information: cornerstonearts.org.

Customers use the outdoor seating area at Tonne Winery Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.
Customers use the outdoor seating area at Tonne Winery Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

The Tonne Music Series at Tonne Winery, 101 W. Royerton Road, will feature the Corey Hill Band 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Food will be available from Danger Dogs and Farmland BBQ Co. Wine will be sold by the bottle after 5 p.m.; no tasting flights will be available after 5 p.m., and outside alcohol is not permitted. Attendees should take along their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Information: tonnewinery.com.

Family fun with new architecture, treehouse exhibits

Two new exhibits will open at Minnetrista on Saturday. The interactive "Shape 'Scape" invites visitors to use teamwork, imagination and play to design and reimagine a Minnetrista for the next generation. "TreeHouses" is a hands-on exhibit that allows visitors to step into an indoor treehouse, experiment with the technology that builds treehouses and conduct forest research high in the treetops. Both open Saturday and run through Sept. 11. Information: minnetrista.net or 765-282-4848.

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Stock up on books, flowers and baked goods

Eaton Public Library will have its annual Books, Blooms and Bake Sale 8 a.m.-noon Monday, May 30, at 100 W. Harris St., Eaton. Books, movies, hanging baskets, plants, flowers and a variety of baked goods will be for sale, with all proceeds benefitting the nonprofit, all-volunteer library. Information: Eaton Public Library at 765-396-3490.

This article originally appeared on Muncie Star Press: Farmers markets, drive-in movies: 5 things to do Memorial Day weekend