Community Calendar

JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS’ Summer ARTventure Classes – A variety of classes available for kids Pre-K thru 12th grade and for adults. Visual ART ventures are being offered for five weeks this summer, June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, and July 15-19. Music ARTventures include two classes of Kids Music and Literacy open to students going into Kindergarten and first grade. Both morning and afternoon visual arts classes will be offered at the Satellite Arts Space located in the basement of the Jasper Swimming Pool, 1405 Bartley Street. Music classes will be held at the Jasper Arts Center. Cost of classes vary. Adult ART ventures offered to high school students and adults include an array of oil painting, watercolor, and clay classes scheduled throughout June and July. Classes offered include Wheel Throwing for Beginners, Advanced Wheel Throwing, Oil Painting, and Watercolor, which will be held at the Satellite Arts Space in the Jasper Swimming Pool basement. Registration deadline for June classes is Friday, May 24, deadline for July classes is Friday, June 28. There will be no classes for adults or kids the week of July 1-5. For a complete list of class information and to register for a class CLICK HERE or call the Jasper Arts Center at 812 482-3070.

PRE-REGISTER FOR AGELESS CHAIR YOGA CLASSES AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – The classes are scheduled Wednesdays and Fridays in May from 9:15-10 a.m. We will use John Schlorholtz’s “Chair and Standing Ageless Yoga” DVD to work through gentle and gently challenging work-outs that are good for any age. Pre-register for the May 1 class to sign up for all May classes. No class May 3rd, 29th, and 31. To register for the May 1 class CLICK HERE.

FRI APR 26 (Today) – RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR TEDDY BEAR TEA WITH GRANDMA AND ME – Teddy Bear Tea with Grandma and Me begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Participants bring their favorite Teddy Bear or special doll and enjoy a morning of crafts, games, a tea party, snacks, and a scavenger hunt. Participants should dress in their best for some sweet treats and tea. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 per child. Reservation deadline is April 26. To register email

FRI APR 26 (Today) – SAT APR 27 – SUN APR 28 – YOUTH ART CONTEST ARTWORK ON DISPLAY – The 36th annual Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association Youth Art Contest artwork on display on the square in downtown Jasper. Features artwork from Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools, grades 1-8, from Holy Trinity, Fifth Street, Tenth Street, Ireland Elementary, and Jasper Middle School. Hundreds of pictures on display including the 40 winners. First through fifth place receive ribbons and first place winners in grades 1-8 receive a $25 gift card. The winners, listed first through fifth place, are as follows: Grade One: Carter Gunn, Holy Trinity; Reagan Hochgesang, Holy Trinity; Brooke Slayton, Ireland; Katharine Leinenbach, Fifth Street; Daisy Barker, Fifth Street. Grade Two: Lenin Mack, Holy Trinity; Jordan Wuchner, Holy Trinity; Asher Fraser, Holy Trinity; Emmett Hurm, Ireland; Nolan Porter, Fifth Street. Grade Three: Lilly Bajorek, Holy Trinity; Katherine Woebkenberg, Holy Trinity; Zach Nord, Holy Trinity; Drew Estabrook, Ireland; Addylyn Calderon, Tenth Street. Grade Four: Abigail Taylor, Ireland; Addison Schnarr, Tenth Street; Olivia Habig, Holy Trinity; Lila Schmitt, Holy Trinity; Kaia Hamlin, Holy Trinity. Grade Five: Camryn Nehmer, Ireland; Phi Dinh, Ireland; Gianna Cabral, Holy Trinity; Leighland Garriepy, Tenth Street; Madelyn Knies, Holy Trinity. Grade Six: Wes Eckman, Meredith Hensley, Avery Mehringer, Ava Rees, Whitney Recker; all Holy Trinity. Grade Seven: Madeleine Buchanan, Holy Trinity; Emory Day, Jasper Middle School; Jade Maki, Jasper Middle School; Bri Wiseman, Jasper Middle School; Nick Stratton, Holy Trinity. Grade Eight: Martin Fallon, Caleb Hopf, Ben Schitter, Braelyn Wehr, Jake Weinzapfel, all Holy Trinity.

FRI APR 26 (Today) – ARBOR DAY TREE DEDICATION AND BLESSING – The annual Patoka 2000 Arbor Day Tree Dedication and Blessing begins at 9 a.m. (rain or shine) in the Jasper City Cemetery (near the Jasper 8 Cinemas). An Eastern Red Cedar will be blessed. Father Ray Brenner will bless the tree and others will say a few words. Open to the public. Everyone welcome.

FRI APR 26 (Today) – AFTERNOON MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 1 p.m. Featured film Green Book PG 13. Popcorn and beverage served. For those age 18 and over.

FRI APR 26 (Today) – TEEN MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 3:15. PG 13 movie to be announced. Popcorn and beverage served.

SAT APR 27 – SPECIAL OLYMPICS RUN/WALK – The 9th annual Dubois County Special Olympics’ Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. in the Jasper swimming pool parking lot, 1405 Bartley Street. Registration begins at 7. Registration fee is $20. All participants receive tee shirts. Entry forms available at B&B Fitness, Health Pointe, Anytime Fitness, Tri-County YMCA, Adventures Recreation, and (CLICK HERE). For additional information contact Michelle Bauer at 812 630-4292 or at

SAT APR 27 – GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K EVENT – The celebratory 5k event, which celebrates Girls On The Run’s five years in Dubois County, is being held at Jasper Middle School. Packet pickup and race day registration scheduled from 8-8:45 a.m. at the JMS athletic entrance. The event begins at 9, early arrival is suggested. Participation in the event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit Girls On The Run seerving Dubois County. Registration is $20 which includes an event shirt while supplies last. Participants will begin at the JMS track, follow the Portersville Road sidewalk to Ackerman Road and the back to the school. Drivers in the area are urged to drive with caution during the event.

SAT APR 27 – GARDEN GATE FESTIVAL IN HUNTINGBURG – Events include: 8 a.m. Kiwanis Car Show at Memorial Gym; 9 a.m. Jazzed Up 5K and 10K at OFS HR Department, 110 West 10th Street; Noon-7 p.m. Garden Gate Festival at Market Street Park. Features wine and craft beer sampling, art market, and live jazz. For additional information CLICK HERE.

SAT APR 27 – FRIENDS OF DUBOIS LIBRARY MULCH DAY – Begins at 9 a.m. Everyone welcome to come to the library and help weed and spread mulch. Bring gloves, rakes, and shovels if you can.

SAT APR 27 – INTRODUCTION TO SEWING CLASS AT TRADITIONAL ARTS TODAY IN FERDINAND – Scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Traditional Arts Today, 314 W. 9th Street in Ferdinand. Deb Souders will be the class instructor. Class fee is $30. To reserve a spot in the class email, call 812 998-2487, or stop by the shop at 314 W. 9th Street in Ferdinand.

SAT APR 27 – MEDICATION COLLECTION DAY IN DUBOIS COUNTY – Correct disposal of medications creates a safer and cleaner environment, and greater public awareness reduces illegal activities and scavenging of personal property and public waste receptacles. Residents are encouraged to bag their medications and dispose of them at the Dubois County medication collection April 27 as part of the DEA National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event, which is for private citizens only. No collections will be accepted from for profit businesses or health facilities. The Jasper State Post, located at 2209 Newton Street, will host the collection at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ferdinand Fire Station, 221 East 4th Street, and the Schnellville Fire Station, 8090 E. Schnellville Road, will host collections from 10 a.m. to noon. Huntingburg and Jasper police departments have 27/7 drop boxes in their lobbies available for Dubois County residents at any time. Contact these two departments individually for any restrictions they may have. County residents are urged to clean out all expired, unwanted, and unused medications from their homes. Don’t forget vitamins, ointments, syrups, drops, herbal products, meds that should have been kept cold but were not, and aerosols not in pressurized containers, which will be accepted at the collection sites. No sharps (needles), infectious materials (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected.

SAT APR 27 – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. Families with children of all ages are welcome. No pre-registration required.

SAT APR 27 – JASPER REDS REUNION AT JASPER JAYCEES CLUBHOUSE – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Hot dogs, pizza, and refreshments throughout the day. Displays feature old team photos, uniforms, newspaper articles and film of Reds’ games from the 1940s and 1950s. Additional film features color film from the 1950s of the Cardinals, Yankees, Dodgers, and Braves as well as spring training film in Florida showing Ted Williams taking batting practice. The gathering is open to the public, everyone welcome.

SAT APR 27 – SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES 2 AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 10:30 a.m. Featured film A Dog’s Way Home. PG. For Teens and Tweens. Popcorn and a drink will be available.

SAT APR 27 – REPTILE CENTER RETURNS TO DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 2 p.m. Jasper Reptile Center features Blake Buechlein’s collection of reptiles which includes snakes, lizards, tortoise, turtles, and a baby alligator. Donations to rescue reptiles will be accepted.

SUN APR 28 – LEGO CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Legos provided by the library. Everyone welcome.

MON APR 29 and TUE APR 30 – EARLY VOTING AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MON APR 29 – GORMAN-SMITH ART EXHIBIT IN KREMPP GALLERY CLOSES – The exhibit, featuring the works of artists Al Gorman and Wendi Smith, opened April 3 in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center. The gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. on Thursday, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Saturday.

MON APR 29 – KEURIG CAFÉ OPEN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Café open Mondays after school until 4 p.m. Teens can play games, study, or just visit. Snack will be served with your choice of hot chocolate or cappuccino from the café.

MON APR 29 – END-OF-THE-MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Anathema by Colleen Coble will be discussed. Copies available at the library front desk.

TUE APR 30 – 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 APR 30 – 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 APR 30 – 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 APR 30 – 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 APR 30 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 3:15 p.m. every Tuesday. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes.

TUE APR 30 – FAMILY NIGHT BINGO AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Begins at 5:30 p.m. Mary calls the Bingo numbers, great prizes to be won. Snacks and drinks available. Due to limited space, pre-registration is requested. To register call 812 389-1030 or go to

TUE APR 30 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Group will discuss The Book Club by Dave Eggers. Copies available at the library. New members are always welcome.

WED MAY 1 – TUE MAY 2 – WED MAY 3 – EARLY VOTING AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room.

WED MAY 1 – BOONSTRA/POCARO EXHIBITS OPEN IN KREMPP GALLERY – The artwork of sculptor Matthew Boonstra of Charleston, Illinois, and printmaker Alan Pocaro of Champaign, Illinois, are featured during the month of May in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center. Boonstra has exhibited his sculptures nationally, including exhibits at the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey. The award winning Pocaro is associated with the New Aesthetics movement, an informal group of artists and writers who emphasize the physical and material nature of art. The exhibits open May 1 and continue through May 24. An opening reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Krempp Galler, an evening of art, food, a cash bar, and music. The Krempp Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. School groups, clubs, and students are welcome.


THU MAY 2 – 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 MAY 2 – AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Participants discuss last book selection. Next month’s selection will be passed out at end of meeting. New members always welcome. Copies of current selection available at the library.

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

THU MAY 2 – TEEN MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 3:15 p.m. Participants select a movie to watch. Popcorn and a beverage provided.

THU MAY 2 – OPENING RECEPTION FOR BOONSTRA/POCARO EXHIBITS AT KREMPP GALLERY – Reception scheduled from 5-7 p.m. An evening of art, food, a cash bar, and music. The artwork of sculptor Matthew Boonstra of Charleston, Illinois, and printmaker Alan Pocaro of Champaign, Illinois, are featured during the month of May in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center. Boonstra has exhibited his sculptures nationally, including exhibits at the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey. The award winning Pocaro is associated with the New Aesthetics movement, an informal group of artists and writers who emphasize the physical and material nature of art. The exhibits will close May 24. open May 1 and continue through May 24. The Krempp Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. School groups, clubs, and students are welcome.

THU MAY 2 – DNA INTEREST GROUP MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Discussions will be led by Dubois County genealogist Kathy Mott and other members of the group. Participants learn how DNA testing can be an aid to their family history research by asking questions about testing options and working with the results. Everyone welcome. Pre-registration requested, but not required. To register call 812 482-2712 or email


BRIDGE PLANTER PROJECT ACCEPTING DONATIONS/VOLUNTEERS – Patoka 2000, the beautification committee of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, is getting ready to place beautiful summer flowers in the planters along the Patoka River Bridge. The planters are spruced up with live flowers three times a year and flags are rotated at various times. Donations are accepted as it is this money that helps maintain the planter urns and decorative flowers on the bridge. Donations are being sought from individuals and businesses. Donors can make a donation in any amount (Payable to Patoka 2000) in honor of someone or as a tribute to a cause. Volunteers are being sought who can give about one hour each week to help keep the plants watered throughout the summer months. For more information on donations and/or volunteering contact Nancy Eckerle at 812 482-6866. Donations can be brought to the chamber office or mailed to Jasper Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 307, Jasper, IN 47547-0307.

APPLICANTS BEING SOUGHT FOR CHALK WALK FESTIVAL IN JASPER – Jasper Community Arts’ 16th annual Chalk Walk Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in downtown Jasper. Applicants are being south for the arts market, food vendors, community services and volunteers. JCA is looking for artists and craftsmen of all kinds including furniture makers, painters, potters, photographers, blacksmiths, weavers, sculptors, jewelry makers, and more. The booth space fee is $25 for artists who must supply their own booths. Volunteers and service groups are needed to assist with setup, registration, booth help, and cleanup. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. For booth information call Selena at 812 482-3609. To volunteer or for additional volunteer information call Corina at 812 482-3070.

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