With the fall season officially here, local community organizers are preparing to offer fun activities and events for those of all ages.

Whether it's apple picking, pumping decorating or attending a fall workshop at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the news season brings new opportunities to both students and community members. 

The annual workshops encourage students and community members to let our their creative sides while also making learning activities fun for everyone. There are six workshops offered this fall, each varying in date, activity and cost. The workshops run from mid-September and go through Dec. 10, and will be held at Cornerstone, located on Main Street in downtown Muncie, unless otherwise noted. 

For students without a car, the MITS buses offer transportation from campus and into the downtown area.

For more information, visit Cornerstone's website.

Dear Muncie: Mapping Muncie History Using 19th Century Diaries and Happy Birthday, Indiana: Mapping 200 Years of Indiana History

Jointly hosted by the Ball State Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection, this free, educational workshop will be held on Sept. 27 and Nov. 16.

Each session will be held in the Colonnade Room and will begin at 6 p.m. The first session will focus on the diaries of Muncie residents, while the second will focus on historic maps of the city. 

Kids and Paints

This workshop is directed toward families, but students with siblings are encouraged to attend. Children ages 7 and up will have the opportunity to create their own art, and parents can also create something on their own. The workshop will be held on Sept. 23 and Oct. 21. Both sessions will be held in the Cornerstone Conference Room and begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, per session.

Pints and Paints 

For those over the age of 21, this guided painting workshop will be held at the Fickle Peach in downtown Muncie. A step-by-step painting tutorial, supplies and a drink of choice will be provided. The workshop will be hosted on Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, per session. 

Fall Break Arts Camp

For children ages 7 through 14, the arts camp will be held at various locations throughout Cornerstone and will begin on Oct. 11 and go through Oct. 13. Various course offerings will be compiled into this workshop camp such as dance, martial arts, theatre arts and visual arts. The cost is $75 per child, and discounts are available for families signing up multiple children.

Coffee and Paints

For those who might not be "of age" yet, individuals aged 14 and up are invited to attend a guided painting workshop in the Cornerstone Conference Room. The sessions will take place on Oct. 15, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10. Each session will begin at 10 a.m., and the cost is $25 per person, per session. 

The Flower Pot Fairy House

This kid-friendly activity aimed for fourth and fifth graders offers kids a chance to create outdoor masterpieces of their own. The workshop will be held on Oct. 1 in the Cornerstone Conference Room and will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per person.