Events Category

WIPB is proud to be part of a dynamic, diverse community. Our connection to east central Indiana goes beyond our television broadcast to include projects and activities that reflect and serve our distinctive region. Local activities, community projects and education workshops are some of the ways WIPB brings our viewers into contact with each other and our community’s rich resources.

WIPB Family Fundae

June 19, 2014 Events, Kids, News

ThaddeusRockComp-01b(1)WIPB Public Television will beat the heat in the sweetest way possible as they host their annual Family Fundae and Ice Cream Tasting Party on Sunday, June 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Minnestrista in Muncie.

Headlining the event will be live stage shows at 1:15 and 3:00 p.m. by Rockasaurus Rex, a seven-foot dinosaur who loves to read, write and ROCK!! He’s joined onstage by award-winning musician, Thaddeus Rex. Together they entertain with hilarious antics, rockin’ tunes, and a contagious enthusiasm for reading.

At 2:00 p.m., Minnetrista Theatre Preserves presents “Furry Tails with a Twist.” Two blundering actors with a scrambled script perform GoldiSOCKS and the Three WOLVES, the Three Billy TROLLS Gruff, and The Three Little BEARS, who battle the Big Bad BILLY GOAT in the end.

Ice cream flavors from a selection of shops in the Muncie area will be available to sample, at $5 for 10 tastes. Baskin Robbins, Concannon’s, Dairy Dream of Albany and Dairy Queen will all provide their ice cream flavors for the tasting.

PBS KIDS’ characters Maya and Miguel and Hooper will meet and greet young visitors for photos every half hour starting at 1:00 p.m.

Other free attractions include arts and crafts, literacy, exercise with Coach Hooper, inflatable slides, ice cream eating contests and door prizes.

The WIPB Family Fundae is presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union. For more information, contact WIPB-TV at wipb.org or (765) 285-1249.