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Martinsville Rotary presents Silent Disco @ The Brickhouse on June 14th

Come and dance to one of three channels, blue, red, or green and help raise money for local not-for-profits!

About this Event

What is it?

A Silent Disco is an event where people dance to music heard through wireless headphones. The music is transmitted directly to each person’s headphones – on three separate channels – rather than played through speakers. Those without headphones hear no music (other than people who sing along to what they are hearing). The three channels of music can be selected using a simple switch on each person’s headphones, and headphones light up blue, red or green to show visually what channel you are listening to. People can dance to the same tune as others with them, or to their own selection. If you hear a song you don’t like, or get tired of a particular style of music, just switch channels. Check out this video….


Blue – a mix of 70’s and 80’s dance hits and 80’s and 90’s alternative rock (eg Rick James, Devo)

Red – hip hop and current dance hits (eg Kendrick Lamar, Shawn Mendes, Flo Rida)

Green – classic rock and danceable country tunes (Bon Jovi, Mellencamp, Darius Rucker)

When is it? Friday, June 14th, from 7-11pm .

Price? $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Age? 21+

Cash Bar? YES!

Crowd Size? Attendance is limited to the first 200 people, because there are 200 headphones!

Where is my money going? Martinsville non-for-profits Desert Rose and Martinsville Rotary Club will receive the proceeds from this event.

INDOT UPDATES: Multiple traffic shifts on SR 37 in Martinsville at Grand Valley Boulevard

May 13, 2019
Martinsville, Ind. – Traffic conditions on SR 37 in the Martinsville construction zone will be changing as crews continue working to replace drainage structures at Grand Valley Boulevard.

On or after Wednesday, May 15, traffic will be reduced to one through lane on both northbound and southbound SR 37 between Ohio Street and SR 252. There will be two left turn lanes available from southbound SR 37 onto Grand Valley Blvd. and one right turn lane available from northbound SR 37 onto Grand Valley Blvd.

On or after Wednesday, May 22, both northbound and southbound SR 37 will be open to two lanes of traffic. The northbound lanes will shift to the left and be placed on new pavement through the Grand Valley Blvd. intersection.

In the May 22 lane configuration, the right through lane on northbound SR 37 will also act as the right turn lane onto Grand Valley Blvd., so motorists should be aware of turning vehicles. Drivers turning right onto Grand Valley Blvd. are urged to use turn signals well in advance of the intersection to alert cars behind them. All motorists in the right-hand lane should leave additional space between vehicles and be aware of slowing traffic.
The speed limit in the construction zone is 45 mile per hour. Motorists are encouraged to be aware of changing traffic conditions and to drive with no distractions. Construction activity and traffic changes are weather dependent and this schedule is subject to change.

The traffic phasing that has allowed crews to install the new drainage structure will be reversed for removal of the old structure. Updates will be sent prior to traffic shifts and will be posted on the I-69 Section 6 Facebook page. The reversed phasing is anticipated to last through the end of June.
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. Subscribe to receive text and email alerts

About the Indiana Department of Transportation
INDOT empowers businesses to deliver Indiana to the world and bring the world to Indiana by providing a transportation network that is second to none. The agency builds and maintains more than 28,000 lane miles of highway and 5,600 bridges, and provides oversight for 117 public aviation facilities and more than 4,000 miles of active rail lines. Indiana ranked as the #1 state in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2016 “Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at

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There are still spots available for GREEK OUT! Drama Camp 2019

What? Theatre-based fun, games, classes and practice, leading to three performances of plays and skits inspired by classical theatre and mythology.

Who? Children and youth entering grades 3 – 12
30-camper maximum

When? June 10-22, 2019
Camp – Mon. – Fri. – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (lunch not provided)
Shows – June 21 – 7:30 pm & June 22 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm

Where? The Depot Theatre, 210 N. Marion, Martinsville

Cost? $135 ($110 for additional campers from the same family)
Includes camp, t-shirt, & one comp ticket
Several need-based partial scholarships available with deposit
Tickets to performance $7

How? Put your registration in the mail by May 18 *Download form below)

Questions? Visit or e-mail

Happenings at First Christian Church

First Christian, 89 South Main St., is the downtown church just off the square in Martinsville.

The First Christian Church in Martinsville helps support The Haven Youth Center just across the street. We are always looking for volunteers to be a support to our youth.

Pastor Roxie McNelly is preaching on, an in-depth study, of the 23rd Psalm. A line by line analysis brings a new perspective on David’s most favorite Psalm. Moving. Join us at 8:30 or 10:45 am on Sundays. We will have 1 service at 10 am on Race Day. Children’s Worship and Wonder also provided.

At the 10:00 am service, the Chancel Choir and Praise team will perform. Preparations are being made to send off an FCC group on a Mission Trip to Hope Hill. They are taking provisions for Women’s pajamas, personal hygiene products, journals, towels and washcloths, journals, and prayers. If you would like to donate, drop off supplies to 89 South Main St., Martinsville. Call the Church Office at 765-342-3461.

Bible School is coming to FCC. Sign up by calling the Church. The DATES are June 9 thru 13. It’s an Out of this World experience!

Opportunities in Mission– From June 2-8, we are sending a group of members on a mission trip to Hope Hill, Hope Kentucky. It is a support facility for women needing a fresh start. Our purpose is to make repairs on the site, bring needed supplies, and be a positive influence.

If you would like to donate supplies, drop off at the church by May 31.  NEEDED: Art Supplies, Bibles, Devotionals, Towels & sheets, blankets, pajamas, hygiene products, and journals.

The White River Christian Fellowship is an Organization that supports Week Day Religious Education in Morgan and Owen County. It will meet July 8th at Gosport Christian Church for free will dinner and entertainment. First Christian offers transportation. Be at the Disciple House (across the street from the church) before the 6:30 pm departure.

The Community Table is an outreach free dinner for anyone. It is supported by individuals, churches, community service clubs and First Christian. Dinner is on Mondays, in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6: 30 pm.

IU Health presents Appreciation Award to Chamber

The Chamber was honored to be presented with an Appreciation Award from IU Health Morgan on their “Thank You Thursday”. The feeling is mutual as we are very grateful for Jason King and his team as a wonderful community partner for us. Thank you, Jason, Tad, and Dena for the surprise visit and for this award!

Have you gotten your tickets for the Medieval Dinner Theater yet?

Medieval Dinner at the Main Connection
460 S. Main St.

Join us June 13 – 16, 2019, just in time for Father’s Day, when you will enjoy an evening of great food and medieval entertainment at our first Medieval Dinner Theater. Holy Smoke, along with the Merry MAC players, will be transforming a tent at the Main Connection in Martinsville and transporting our guests back to Medieval England. There you will join in an authentic six-course Medieval Royal Banquet including Barley and Ham Soup, Baked Cod with Asparagus, Whole Roasted Hog with Fruit, Turkey Legs with Roasted Vegetables and a Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce. Bring your own knife (Forks have not been invented yet), dress for the occasion (optional). and meet the King and Queen and become royalty for the evening.

Along with this lavish period inspired meal you will be interactively entertained by the very talented Merry MAC players. They are putting together an original full evening of period entertainment. Grab Dad, your significant other or BFF and come be entertained in a way seldom seen in Indiana. Knights, Kings, Queens, Wizards, Trumpets and live falcons along with medieval politics and decit add to the enjoyment  .

Meal will include water or iced tea. Coke products, ale, beer, and mead will be available at an additional cost. There is a discount for children 6 to 12 years old. We ask that no one under 6 attend.

Learn more and purchase tickets…