Be My Neighbor Day returns June 10 to downtown Muncie

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Welcome back, Neighbors!

MUNCIE – Won’t you be our neighbor?

Ball State PBS’s Be My Neighbor Day is returning to downtown Muncie!

Join Daniel Tiger for an afternoon of free fun 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Canan Commons. The event will also include more than 20 booths (neighbors) offering hands-on activities – from sunflower planting to rock painting to puppet making – for the whole family.

This will be the first in-person Be My Neighbor Day since 2019 (the fifth anniversary) and the start of the pandemic (in 2020).

“We are so excited to bring Be My Neighbor Day back as an in-person event this summer,” said Dr. Phil Hoffman, General Manager of Ball State PBS. “We have really missed seeing all of our neighbors together, enjoying a beautiful day in the neighborhood!”


  • Meet Daniel Tiger!
  • Dance along to music by the Atomic Sharks!
  • Visit our great neighbors from arts organizations, community centers and other awesome non-profit groups!
  • Enjoy performances by Muncie Ballet and Youth Symphony Orchestra, too!
  • Pick up your very own Be My Neighbor Day tote bag packed with goodies!

Based on the animated PBS KIDS show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” and with a nod to “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” this event focuses on the importance of being neighborly.

Be My Neighbor Day is presented by Ball State PBS, Midas, and the Ball State Office of Community Engagement, with major support from Wilhoite Family Dental, Lifestream Services, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inspire Academy, and Heart of Indiana United Way.

For more information, go to

Muncie Mystery! – June 6, 2019

Muncie’s first, First Thursday Mystery was a huge success; if you missed it, we hope to see you next year! Check out the video below to find out who ‘dun it!

A serious (and pretend) crime been committed in Downtown Muncie! We are calling on all citizen sleuths to participate in a real-life Clue game as part of the First Thursday festivities on June 6.

Between 5 and 6:30 pm, visit ten participating downtown businesses for clues about suspects and weapons. At each location, you will have the chance to answer a Muncie trivia question to learn more about our city, complements of the Delaware County Historical Society.

The guilty party and facts about the case will be revealed at Muncie Civic Theatre at 7:00 pm. Sleuths who correctly identify the perpetrator and weapon will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including an overnight stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention CenterMuncie Civic Theatre tickets, a Silver Crystal Pendant from Pazols Jewelers, and more! (Must be present to win.)

Download your crime tracker and plan your investigation!

Follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date and learn more! 

Event partners: Downtown MuncieMuncie Civic TheatreIndiana Public RadioWIPB-TVBall State Office of Community EngagementMuncie Neighborhoods, and Delaware County Historical Society

Participating businesses: Debbie’s Handmade SoapThe Hayloft BoutiqueTwin Archer BrewpubMulberry Street UniquesAw Yeah Comics- MuncieVintage Shoppe Thrift & GiftIntersectionOlive & SlateMuncie Map Co.

Dinner at the Whitehouse – October 29, 2016


When: Saturday, October 29 at 6:30pm
Where: Forest Park Elementary School – 2517 W. 8th Street
Reservations: Call 298-0844
Cost: $30/person

Gourmet historic dinner prepared by American Federation of Chefs
Fabulous speaker, Dr. Phyllis Zimmerman presents “Behind the Scenes: Living in the White House”

100% of proceeds go to operating the Senior Center

See the menu (pdf)


Forest Park Senior Center Wellness Day – September 19, 2016

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Muncie Delaware Senior Center proudly presents Wellness Day, 2016!

When: MONDAY September 19 from 9:00am – 12:00 noon
Where: Forest Park Senior Center – 2517 W.8th Street – 2 blocks west of Batavia

Get your blood pressure checked, your hearing tested, pick up the latest health information and get your FALL FLU SHOT.

Walgreens will handle the paperwork for Medicare and your insurance to ensure there is no cost.  Talk with medical experts about your vision and hearing, aging and exercise, aging and nutrition. Find out about the newest cancer treatments and how you can help those undergoing treatment by providing transportation.

Download the flier (pdf)

Forest Park Senior Center Fish & Chicken Fry – September 23, 2016

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Muncie Delaware Senior Center extends an invitation to our Fish & Chicken Fry Dinner!

When: FRIDAY, September 23 from 4:30-6:30pm; doors open at 4:15pm
Where: 2517 W. 8th Street—former Forest Park Elementary School—stretching two blocks
Cost: $9.00/persons 13 and older; $4.50/persons 5-12; children under 5 eat free!

For only $9.00 a person, you can have your choice of fish or chicken, hush puppies, green beans, bread and butter, dessert, and drink. A great deal for a great meal.

Enjoy a tasty dinner, live music, and help raise money for the Senior Center!

Music provided by Jeanette Maxfield on the organ.  All proceeds go directly to the Senior Center which is partially supported by Community Development.

Download the flier (pdf)

For more information call 289-0844 | Where Seniors gather to meet new friends and learn

Forest Park Senior Center Ice Cream Social – July 9, 2016

The Forest Park Senior Center is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 9th from 1-3:30 pm on the grounds of the center.

They will kick off the afternoon with an hour of America’s Hometown Band followed by a small break, then have the Grand Spinners Square Dancers  demonstrate their moves. The audience will be invited to participate!  The Forest Park Neighborhood Association will also be giving away some small door prizes.

Muncie Police Department and the Muncie Fire Department will have representatives to talk with children or adults who are interested in safety and crime prevention.

Come and relax and enjoy the music and ice cream and cake, bring your family.  Forest Park Senior Center : Where Aging Becomes Fun!