Paintball Indiana's owner and operator Chris bought his first marker––a PCS Storm––almost 20 years ago. He was hooked from the very first paintball shot, and within five years began refereeing games and designing his own equipment. Six years ago, his passion led him to purchase Paintball Indiana's expansive 20 acres of fields, which revolve around a central defensive castle. Chris now employs his own referees, a staff of young and passionate players that regulates games of speedball, woodsball, or scenario play on the three fields and lobby sofas. Chris' fields also play host to three- and five-man speedball leagues, which help players hone their marksmanship before upcoming tournaments. Large-scale games are de rigueur as well, as Chris and the staff takes down the nets between fields for the Big Game––an event hosting vast armies of players battling across 700 feet of terrain in the hopes of capturing the castle's prized Beanie Baby collection.
As golfers traverse Foxcliff Golf Club's tree-lined fairways and spacious countryside through the hills of Martinsville, they contend with obstacles such as long, sandy bunkers and ponds with penchants for collecting golf balls. After holing out on the par-four No. 18, players can retire to the 19th Hole Grille for sandwiches, drinks, and some good-humored boasting. Golfers in need of swing practice might think about consulting with LPGA pro Jamie Haywood for some help with breaking 80, breaking 90, or breaking their windshield with one more round over 150.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,737 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.7 from the back tees * Course slope of 132 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Dry land fish, sponges, merkels?these are just three of the nicknames for the elusive morel mushroom, identifiable by its honeycomb-shaped tops. The annual Morel Festival celebrates the delicacy with seminars and guided hunts on the terrain around Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground. A lineup of live bands, as well as a smorgasbord of morel-laden food, completes the outdoor celebration.