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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

Mark Your Calendars!

June 6  PURA Monthly Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, 11  AM

Topic:  Fall Prevention
Speaker:  Shirley Riedek

Through June 10

Pop! Goes Purdue exhibit. Celebrates 16 students that attended Purdue who went on to impact popular culture.  Continues at Purdue’s Fountain Gallery, 330 Main Street, in downtown Lafayette.  After the exhibition the portraits will be reproduced as window clings that will hang in the West Lafayette Public Library windows and on signs in The Village. See the photo below - do you recognize all of them?

June 11-12

History brought alive at Old Fort Wayne, a reconstructed Army post built in 1816 in Fort Wayne. Experience the fire and smoke of the blacksmith’s shop, hear period music and soldiers talking about their training, and see weavers working.  Indiana has a rich history — and it keeps on growing!

June 17 & 18

The Haan Museum in Lafayette hosts the 2016 Plein Air Painters (IPAPA).  These painters emulate Indiana’s early artists, such as T.C. Steele, that painted many of their works outdoors.  They will paint local landmarks and rural scenes in Tippecanoe County.  For further information contact:  www.haanmuseum.org or info@haanmuseum.org.

June 24 & 25 

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette’s Summer Institute teens perform in the Theatre Garden on the grounds of the Haan Museum, Lafayette.

June 25  Arts in the Parks

Shades State Park, Lafayette Symphony Brass Band, 2 PM. Music from the early 1900’s. Park entrance is $7 in-state car: $9 out-of- state car.

June 26 

Bicentennial Summer Concert and Program in the Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana. This Park was named for the 1916 state centennial.

July 3  Encore on the Sagamore

Logansport’s Little Turtle Waterway, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 PM.  Family concert celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial.  FREE.  Rain location:  McHale Performing Arts Center.

July 4  NO PURA Monthly Meeting

Happy 4th of July!

July 26  Art in the Parks

Columbian Park.  Randy Salman Jazz Trio, 6 PM.

August 1  PURA Monthly Meeting

MCL Cafeteria, 11 AM
Topic:  Medical Marijuana

September 12  Annual PURA Kickoff Luncheon

Four Points by Sheraton, West Lafayette.

Through January 8, 2017

19 Stars of Indiana Art: A Bicentennial Celebration Exhibition. Indianapolis Museum of Art.  For further information contact: 317-923-1331 or www.imamuseum.org.  Exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of men and women who were born, raised, or worked in Indiana. The state’s 200-year history is explored highlighting creative accomplishments in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and decorative, design, and fashion arts.  Docent-led tours of the 19 Stars exhibition are available daily.

Note: For a full listing of Indiana Bicentennial events visit the official web site:

Upcoming PURA Trips & Tour Events

To see more details click on the links in each title to open the event flyer.  To make reservations contact Imperial Royal Tours for Reservations.  800-642- 6645 or 765-447- 9321

June 4  Antiques and Bargains Visiting the Bailey’s Discount Center and the Green Oak Antiques.  $45 per person.

July 30  Choose Your Own Fun! Visiting the Miami Valley Gaming Casino; Traders World Market; and the Cincinnati Premium Outlets.  $79 per person.

August 5  Bingo – Food – Shopping Trip to Middlebury, IN, includes Rise’N Roll Bakery, an Amish Backroads tour, lunch at an Amish Home, and Bingo.  $99 per person.

Gallery of 2016 PURA Events

Purdue Softball/Baseball

Alexander field softball

More than 20 PURA members and their guests were treated to a great weather day and a tight 1-0 Purdue women’s softball win over Illinois on Saturday, April 16.  Pitcher Gina Snyder was credited with the shutout win in a dramatic finish to the game.

With runners on second and third in the seventh inning, it took two consecutive strikeouts by relief pitcher Lilly Fecho to end the game in successful fashion. Pinch hitter and freshman Emily Kenny had hit a triple off the center field wall to score Mary Gooding with the only run of the game, after Mary was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

The tickets provided by the Campus and Community Activities Committee entitled attendees to also attend the Purdue men’s baseball game that began an hour later. Unfortunately for Boiler fans, Michigan State won that game 5-3.

Alexander field baseball

Alexander field, home of Purdue baseball,
and the nearby softball field shown in the background.

Purposeful Living in Retirement Conference

Scott Rumble

Scott Rumble
Purposeful Living in Retirement Chair

Purposeful Living     Purposeful Living

Purposeful Living

Kate LaMar

Kate LaMar, Purdue Human Resources
PURA contact for Health Insurance

Pop Goes Purdue! – Can you name all the former Purdue students who’ve made an impact on popular culture?

Pop culture from Purdue

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