Community Calendar

2019 JASPER CITY CALENDARS AVAILABLE – Jasper residents can pick up a calendar from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Jasper City Hall, the Jasper Utility office drive-thru, and the Jasper Parks and Recreation Department office/Older American Center. Also available any time at the Jasper Police Station.

DUBOIS REC SPONSORING STUDENTS TO ENERGY CAMP AND WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP – Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative will sponsor four students to the annual Touchstone Energy Camp June 5-8 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, and two students on the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington D.C. June 13-20. Students entering seventh grade in 2019 are eligible to attend the energy camp and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the three-day program. The students’ agenda combines traditional outdoor camp activities with environmental education, electrical safety practices, and cooperative business education. To apply contact Kyla Jones at 812 482-5454 or kylaj@duboisrec. For additional information CLICK HERE. Students entering their senior year in high school in 2019 are eligible for the youth tour to Washington, D.C. and will be selected by their local cooperative to participate in the weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states. Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, take a cruise on the Potomac River, and more. Tour trip applications are available by contacting Kyla Jones at 812 482-5454 or kylaj@dubois rec.com. For additional information CLICK HERE. Registration deadline for both the youth tour and Washington trip is February 15.

CALL FOR ARTISTS’ PORTFOLIO SUBMISSIONS – The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center will be reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2020. Open to artists working in all medias. No fees included. Professional and graduate-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Gallery provides invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on site, and an artists reception. The artist is responsible for framing, shipping and/or delivery. Minimum of 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and curriculum vitae. Digital images and information (submission form) should be sent by email or on CD. Paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. Submission deadline March 15. To download a submission form CLICK HERE.


TUE DEC 18 (Today) – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday.  All families welcome to bring children of all ages. No registration necessary.

TUE DEC 18 (Today) – MY BIG PERSON & ME AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 11-11:30 every Tuesday morning. Special story time created for infants through 6 years of age and their caregivers. Stories, music, movement, and fun for the kids. Pre-registration is required.

TUE DEC 18 (Today) – TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday. Bring your own devices or use library’s laptops. Participants receive assistance using basic computer skills, email, Overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, etc. No registration required.

TUE DEC 18 (Today) – KEURIG’S KORNER AT DUBOIS LIBRARY– For middle and high school age kids. Open every Tuesday after school until 5 p.m. Snacks, drinks, and games for the kids, who can also use the time to do homework or just hang out.

TUE DEC 18 (Today) – YOUNG ADULTING 101 AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – After school until 5 p.m. every Tuesday. For middle and high school students. Participants learn how to prepare food, mend clothes, make a budget, and more.

TUE DEC 18 (Today) – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 3:15 p.m. every Tuesday. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes.

TUE DEC 18 (Today) – TEEN MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 3:15 p.m. Featured film How The Grinch Stole Christmas PG.

TUE DEC 18 (Today/Tonight) – 4-H NIGHT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 5-7 p.m. in the Theater Room. Participants learn more about 4-H activities. Activities include scavenger hunt, mystery bag, and guessing game. Also an Inspire Kids To Do… program that inspires to learn about electricity, forestry, computer science, and healthy living. Everyone welcome.

TUE DEC 18 (Today/Tonight) – PARENT CAFE: HOW TO AVOID RAISING ENTITLED KIDS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 5-7 p.m. in the annex. Hosted by Ireland Home Based Services. Parent Cafe is an opportunity to connect with other parents in a fun and judgement free setting. Meal is provided. Adult focused event. Childcare available to those who qualify. Each parent who attends for the first time will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and an additional $5 for each first time parent you refer. To RSVP and/or additional childcare information contact Deborah Cooper at 812 483-8369 or dcooper@ihbs.us.

WED DEC 19 – AFTER SCHOOL TEEN CHRISTMAS CRAFT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 p.m. Participants will make Christmas ornaments.

WED DEC 19 – CHRISTMAS TREE CONE DECORATING AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. For children 2 to 4 years of age. Pre-registration requested, but not required.

WED DEC 19 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss last book selection The Secred History of The Mongo Queens by Jack Weatherford. Next month’s selection, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, will be passed out at end of meeting. Newcomers welcome. Book selection copies available at the library.

WED DEC 19 – BLUE CHRISTMAS “WHEN CHRISTMAS IS NOT MERRY” AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN JASPER – Scheduled from 7-7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Blue Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ and the love of God without the flashing lights and shouts of good cheer. Participants are promised a joyful and comforting celebration with Father William Traylor. Prayer and music plus a message of compassion will be the focus with an invitation to participants to leave their stresses, problems, and burdens at the altar. Blue Christmas is hosted by the Stephen Ministry Program.

THU DEC 20 – STORIES FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – The class gets underway at 10:30 every Thursday morning. Stories and activities for preschool and younger children. Sometimes song, sometimes crafts, and always a story or two.

THU DEC 20 – FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-2 p.m. in the community room every third Sunday of the month. Administered by Faith Community nurses from Memorial Hospital.

THU DEC 20 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Thursday. Checks are available from 2 to 4 p.m.

THU DEC 20 – ART CLASS FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. This month the focus is on Christmas related projects. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. The classes will  resume on January 17th.

THU DEC 20 – GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participant receive help using the database offered by the library. Everyone welcome.

THU DEC 20 – AUTHOR VISIT WITH ANDREA HIMSEL AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Himsel will share excerpts and discuss her book A River Could Be A Tree. After presentation she will be available for questions and answers and will have copies of her book for purchase and signing or participants can bring their own copy for signing. Refreshments will be served.

FRI DEC 21 – LAST DAY FOR LEAF PICKUP IN HUNTINGBURG – The City of Huntingburg Street Department will pick up loose leaf piles for Huntingburg residents for the final time December 21. Leaves must be collected and place near the curb so equipment can reach them. To ensure you leaves are collected call City Hall at 812 683-2211 with your street address by December 20. Residents with leaves to discard after December 21 can haul them to the street department at 1102 East First Street.

FRI DEC 21 – TECHNOLOGY HELP AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. Katherine will help participants with questions about their computer or wireless devices.

SAT DEC 22 – SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES 2 AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 10:30 a.m. Featured films for the double feature are Home Alone 1 and 2. Movies for Teens and Tweens are featured on the fourth Saturday of each month. Popcorn and a drink are served. Movies are rated PG.

SAT DEC 22 – SUN DEC 23 – SANTA CLAUS IN DOWNTOWN JASPER – Santa will be in his special house on the courthouse square each day from noon to 3 p.m., his last visits this Christmas season. Children of all ages can visit with Santa, give him what they want for Christmas, and have their picture taken with him. Santa’s visit is sponsored by the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association.

SUN DEC 23 – MON DEC 24 – TUE DEC 25 – LIBRARIES CLOSED – The Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye libraries will be closed for the Christmas holiday. All will reopen at their regular times on Wednesday, December 26.

SUN DEC 23 – LIGHT OF THE WORLD AT BIRDSEYE CHRISTIAN CHURCH – The play begins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available in the church basement. Everyone welcome.

MON DEC 24 – TUE DEC 25 – COUNTY MUSEUM CLOSED – The Dubois County Museum in Jasper will be closed for the Christmas holiday. It will reopen on Wednesday, December 16, at 10 a.m.


COUNTY MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY – The Dubois County Museum is holding a membership drive. Memberships are available and prospective new members are invited to take advantage of a special offer. By purchasing a 2019 membership now, new members will be granted free admission into the museum for exhibits and program for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. The memberships will be good until December 31, 2019. For membership costs and additional information on the membership drive CLICK HERE.

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