Community Calendar

CHAMBERS SEEKING INPUT ON MERGER PROPOSAL – The Huntingburg and Ferdinand Chambers of Commerce arte asking chamber members, businesses, and community members to take part in an online survey. The chambers plan to use the survey results to help determine the desire for a proposed merger between the Ferdinand and Huntingburg Chambers of Commerce. The two chambers announced in 2018 their intent to explore a merger. As part of the exploratory process they will spend the next several months talking and listening to chamber members, collecting facts and opinions and weighing all this information carefully before a final decision is made. The survey can be accessed at www.huntingburgchamberofcommerce.org and will also be posted on social media. The surveys will also be sent out in a Chamber Connection Newsletter. The survey is completely anonymous and must be completed by February 28, 2019.


MON FEB 18 (Today) – DUBOIS COUNTY LIBRARIES CLOSED – The Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye libraries closed for the Presidents Day holiday. All will reopen with their regular hours Tuesday.

MON FEB 18 (Today) – NATIONAL BATTERY DAY – National Battery Day is a good time to jump-start your battery recycling efforts by taking your old household batteries to a drop-off location. All eight Dubois County recycling drop sites are accepting all batteries for recycling except alkaline batteries – everything from button cell hearing aid batteries to lithium batteries for your electronic devices to batteries from portable tools and more. The Dubois County Solid Waste District process center is located at 1103 S. 350W in Jasper. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a complete list of the eight county recycling drop sites CLICK HERE.

TUE FEB 19 – 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 FEB 19 – 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 FEB 19 – 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 FEB 19 – 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 FEB 19 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 3:15 p.m. every Tuesday. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes.

TUE FEB 19 – ADULT CRAFT CLUB MEETS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Jonna Breitwieser helps adults and young adults make the new “in style” farmhouse leather earrings. Refreshments will be served. Due to limited space pre-registration is required. To register call 812 389-1030 or go to the library.

TUE FEB 19 – HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION MEETING IN FERDINAND – Begins at 7 p.m. in back room of the Ferdinand American Legion. Being held in conjunction with the Ferdinand Heimatfest. Homeland Security Officer Carl Deel will explain rules and regulations that need to be followed by festival planners including, but not limited to, stage, beer gardens, backyard barbecues, and tents. Pre-registration requested but not required. To register call Chris James at 812 367-2282 or email cjames@ferdinandindiana.org.

WED FEB 20 – TEEN MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 3:15 p.m. Featured film The Hate U Give” PG-13. 133 minutes. Popcorn will be served.

WED FEB 20 – ARTSY TEENS PROGRAM AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 p.m. Fun and creative program that allows teens to use their imagination to work on art projects. New project once a month. To register call 812 482-2712 or email lmcwilliams@jdcpl.us.

THU FEB 21 – 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 FEB 21 – DINE WITH A DOC AT SHILOH UMC – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper. Program is designed to allow seniors to get out of their homes, fellowship with their peers, extend their available financial resoures, program enhanced living, and educate them (from a preventative standpoint) with the goal of ensuring their quality of life and providing them with the resources and information to make an informed choice about their healthcare.  During the program seniors listen to a doctor speak about eating a meal and can then ask the doctor questions about the lecture or subject he or she is speaking about. Attendance prizes. Meeting scheduled on third Thursday of each month. To make reservations call 812 482-3311 or 812 499-7363 or email rachelle.beckman@homeinstead.com. For additional information on Dine With a Doc CLICK HERE.

THU FEB 21 – ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON – The Rotary Club of Jasper and IMA Evansville Chapter’s 14th annual Indiana University Kelley School of Business 2019 Economic Forecast Luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at KlubHaus 61 in Jasper. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

THU FEB 21 – ART CLASS FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. This month the focus is on working with STEM projects. The class is meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month through May. Pre-registration required. To register call 812 389-1030, go to www.jdcpl.us or sign up at the library.

THU FEB 21 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Thursday. Checks are available from 2 to 4 p.m.

THU FEB 21 – SPANISH STORYTIME FOR FAMILIES AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Families with children of all ages welcome. Program will be in Spanish.

THU FEB 21 – KNOT JUST KNITTING AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Group open to anyone interested in working on group or individual projects. Looms and knitting needles available for check out and try before purchasing them. For additional information call Jill at 812 482-2712.

THU FEB 21 – GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants get assistance using resources provided by the library.

FRI FEB 22 – 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.

FRI FEB 22 – ADULT MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 1 p.m. Featured film Bohemian Rhapsody PG-13. 2 hours 15 minutes. For persons 18 years of age and older.

SAT FEB 23 – THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING – The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit, accredited organization with its purpose being to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of therapeutic horsemanship. Volunteers are the key link to help Freedom Reins meet its mission. No experience is necessary. Volunteers are asked to give about 90 minutes of their time one evening per week. Training will be provided.  The next volunteer training will be held Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the therapeutic riding center. The training is for new volunteers and those already assisting with the program. For additional information on the Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center CLICK HERE. For additional volunteer information  CLICK HERE. Another volunteer opportunity is for a Hippotherapy Program offered from 2-5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Hippotherapy is a one-on-one treatment session provided by the center’s licensed and specifically trained physical therapist. Volunteers are needed for one hour to walk along side the horse and assist the child with activities and with the help and direction of the therapist.

SAT FEB 23 – SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES 2 AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 10:30 a.m. Featured film A.X.L. PG. For teens and tweens. Popcorn and a drink will be available.

SAT FEB 23 – MAGIC AND COMEDY AT JASPER ARTS CENTER – Begins at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Jasper Community Arts. Features Max Darwin, creator of “The Amazing Max,” with his extraordinary skills as a magician  and for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound by combining magic and comedy. For all ages. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $8 for students. 10 and under free with adult ticket purchase. To purchase tickets call 812 482-3070 or CLICK HERE.

SAT FEB 23 – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY SCREENING AT ASTRA THEATRE – Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The 30th anniversary screening of the romantic comedy movie begins at 7. Directed by Rob Reiner, the movie was nominated for an Oscar. Tickets $8. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

SUN FEB 24 – LEGO CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Legos provided for building and creating.


JASPER CHAMBER’S HOME EXPO SCHEDULED MARCH 8 AND 9 – The 14th annual Jasper Chamber of Commerce Home Expo, designed to showcase the products and services of businesses in Jasper and Dubois County, is scheduled Friday and Saturday March 8 (3-7 p.m.) and 9 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in the St. Joseph Parish Center. The Expo is an opportunity for local businesses to let a large number of people know about business services and products locally available. For information on how to register your business for the Expo call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812 482-6866.

COACHES NEEDED FOR DUBOIS COUNTY GIRLS ON THE RUN – Spring 2019 coach registration is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 10-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourage personal development, and foster team building and community service. Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age to serve as an assistant coach or 21 to serve as a head coach. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session. To register or for additional information on the Girls on the Run program CLICK HERE.

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.

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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