Muncie Apartment Living: January 2018
Welcome to this month’s edition of Muncie Apartment Living, brought to you by The Haven, our apartments for rent in Muncie, Indiana. This month we’re bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating Hot Tea Month and National Blood Donor Month, topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Martin Luther King Jr. Day and National Puzzle Day, movies you might want to check out this month like Paddington 2 and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and book suggestions like Landscape with Invisible Hand and Bluebird, Bluebird. Read on to learn more about these topics in today’s blog post.
Hot Tea Month
Have you visited The Caffeinery, a local coffee and tea shop here in Muncie, IN? Check it out this month to celebrate Hot Tea Month. “The Caffeinery is a coffee and tea house that specializes in gourmet coffees, loose leaf teas, and espresso-based beverages. Whether you’re looking for a morning cup of coffee or a sun cured single origin Ethiopian, you can count on our highly skilled baristas to execute your coffee needs with artistic precision. The Caffeinery is located in downtown Muncie, Indiana and is housed in northeast corner of the historic Murray building. The beautiful open-concept shop has been painstakingly designed to match the timeless visual aesthetics of the building itself. It is owned and operated by husband and wife Frank and Lauren Reber.”
The Caffeinery is about a 14-minute drive from The Haven. Happy Hot Tea Month!
National Blood Donor Month
This month is National Blood Donor Month! Visit Millcreek Civic Center or Albany Elementary School to donate blood this month. They’re both about 20 minutes from The Haven.
Check out redcrossblood.org to learn more about why donating blood is so important. “You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do. Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.”
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Celebrate by giving service to those in need. Check out these ways to give service in Delaware County. Here are a few of their suggestions:
— Muncie Salvation Army Corps: Contact is Maj Douglas Rick at (765) 289-7924. The Muncie unit will accept volunteers to work as needed that day. Please call ahead to schedule.
— Williamsburg Village Healthcare: Contact is Patti Sveum at (765) 286-5979. Volunteers could interact with residents by playing bingo or euchre, or play the piano or assist in a sing-a-long. Also volunteers help could be used in a facility paint project. Call Patti to set up.
— "Talk To A Lawyer Today": Indiana State Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee - volunteers must be a member of the Indiana State Bar Association to participate.
National Puzzle Day
January 29th is National Puzzle Day, so let’s celebrate! Check out some of the benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles:
“While working on jigsaw puzzles, it has been studied that there exists continuous activity thought the brain involving all the cells and parts of the brain. This intense activity works to exercise the brain cells and thereby activate them and increase their efficiency and capacity too.
“There have been several studies like the MacArthur Study, that has found people who solve jigsaw puzzles were fully active and stood to gain a longer life span and also lesser chances of falling prey to Alzheimer’s, memory loss, dementia and other old age problems.”
Buy a new puzzle from Amazon this month to try your hand at them. Enjoy National Puzzle Day!
Beginning Friday, January 12, Paddington 2 plays in theaters. Check it out this month! “Paddington undertakes a number of odd jobs to afford a unique pop-up book from an antique book shop - a present for Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.” Buy your tickets today to see Paddington 2!
Are you excited to see Maze Runner: The Death Cure? Check it out in theaters beginning Friday, January 26. “Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since they arrived in the maze.” Check out Maze Runner: The Death Cure soon! Buy your tickets today.
Landscape with Invisible Hand came out last year and is a great book to check out this month. It was written by M.T. Anderson.
“When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem "classic" Earth culture (doo-wop music, still-life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go — and what he’s willing to sacrifice — to give the vuvv what they want.”
Also published last year, Bluebird, Bluebird is a great book to check out. It was written by Attica Locke.
“When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.”