Jenny’s Picks – July 21

1) Although I am a city girl through and through, I recently farm-sat and enjoyed my time in the country. The Reeves Festival and Breakfast at the Henry Breeding Farm, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, will be a great chance to reconnect with my farm friends. The event — at 13730 W. County Road 100N, Edinburgh — includes a paid, all-you-can eat breakfast beginning at 8 a.m., games for children, giant chess set, a scavenger hunt, homemade ice cream, blacksmithing demonstrations and a ride on the 25 HP Reeves Steam Tractor. The Banister Family Bluegrass Band will entertain from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Bartholomew County Historical Society members and $5 for children 3-12. Tickets are available at the historical society’s museum at 524 Third St., Columbus, and by phone at 812-373-3541.

2) I just wrapped up watching all six seasons of “Game of Thrones.” It took me about two weeks and, in that binge watching, one thing that struck me was the way the GoT folks put birds to work for them. The birds presented during the Birds of Prey program, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., probably don’t work for anyone but themselves. Staff from the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center at Hardy Lake will present a live program highlighting native hawks, owls and falcons. It’s a program for all ages. Information: 812-379-1266 and

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.