Big Events in March

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra/ Nine Piece Brass Band

The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Nine Piece Brass Band will play on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.  in the Elizabeth O’Rear Skanta Theatre library doors will open at 6:45.  Tickets are still available at $13 apiece.  You may purchase your ticket at the library circulation desk with cash, check or credit card. Seats may also be reserve your seat over the phone with a credit card by calling 765-654-8746.

Led by Principal Horn Player Sharon Weyser, the Lafayette Symphony Brass Band brings a dynamic mix of music to a stage near you. Concertgoers can expect to hear everything from fresh takes on pops songs to beloved standards like “Back Home Again in Indiana.” In the past, the Lafayette Symphony Brass Band have performed at various events across Indiana, including the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks and Indiana’s Bicentennial at Shades State Park’s annual Chautauqua event. 

Launched in 1951 as a non-profit organization, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra is focused on enriching the cultural life of the Greater Lafayette community and the 14 surrounding counties through musical excellence and educational experience.  In the 70 years since the inception of the Orchestra, the organization has grown immensely. Their home is the Long Center for Performing Arts in Lafayette, IN.

Photo by Dave Mason

Fourth Annual Frankfort Library Women’s Expo

The Fourth Annual Frankfort Library Women’s Expo will be on March 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  The Women’s Expo is a celebration of women and a woman owned businesses. We have over 30 booths this year. Vendors will be in charge of their own sales. If you are planning to make purchases at this event, please be aware that some vendors will not accept credit cards.

Speakers Chosen for the Women’s Expo

Starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Elizabeth Skanta Theatre, the first speaker will be Sherry Gick.  She will share #IamRemarkable, which is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. Registration is required for this event only. Please register at The deadline to register is Friday, March 6, 2020.

The Women’s Expo’s second speaker at 11:30 a.m. will be young adult author Annie Sullivan. The title of her presentation is “From Beginner to Bestseller.” Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold and Tiger Queen, talks about how she persisted after being rejected by over 100 literary agents. Through her tenacity, she finally achieved her dream of writing updated versions of fairy tales where princesses are no longer the damsels in distress.

The day’s third speaker at 1:00 p.m. is Electric Violinist and philanthropist, Cathy Morris. The title of her presentation is “Welcome to my World Using the Arts to Create Positive Change.”  She is the producer of the program, Arts with a Purpose, which is about “Promoting Individual Wellness, Social Awareness, Diversity & Compassion through the Arts.” 

Our final speaker at 2:30 p.m. will be Dr. Loken, a board certified OB GYN with 20 years of clinical experience. The title of her presentation is “Finding Your Purpose.”

At age 43, she put her SUV through a building. The next three years were of rebuilding her life, both professionally and personally. Her story is truly one of perseverance, patience and finding purpose.

Featured Artists

Stephanie E. Pogue (1944-2002) was a painter, printmaker (specializing in differential viscosity printmaking), and professor.  We will also have a piece by artist Beatriz Vasquez.  Beatriz rediscovered the art of papel picado or paper cutting. After learning the traditional method of making papel picado, she began a journey to innovate the art.

Thank you to our sponsors: Friends of the Frankfort Library, NHK, shopping bags donated by Zonta

March 14, 10 a.m. Workshop, Registration is Required. Visit to register.

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