The annual Senior Fall Fest at Salamonie Lake will be September 9-11, with a focus this year on Miami Indian culture in Indiana.
All ages are welcome this year. There will be a program fee of $3 after the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.
Senior Fall Fest will kick off Monday at noon with the Senior Monday Luncheon at the interpretive center. Advance registration is required. Participants should bring a prepared dish to share, table service, drink and a $1 donation for the provided main dish. A presentation by the vice chief of the Miami Nation of Indiana will follow.
Senior Fall Fest will include more than a dozen programs, including presentations on Miami language and culture to hands-on craft sessions on beading, finger weaving and flint napping. Salamonie is taking registrations by phone for programs with limited seating. Some programs also will have a materials fee. For complete program information, visit dnr.IN.gov/uwis and click on "Miami Indians: The Tradition Continues.
A book reading at 7 p.m. on Wednesday by Helen Frost, author of the young adult novel "SALT: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War," will conclude the fest.
To register for the Senior Monday Luncheon or limited-seating programs, call (260) 468-2127.
Camping reservations can be made at Camp.IN.gov or 866-622-6746.
For more information on other UWIS programs, see dnr.IN.gov/uwis or Facebook.com/UpperWabash.
Salamonie Lake at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702.