Community Calendar

LOCAL LIBRARIES HOSTING STEM CAMPS – The camps are being hosted by the Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye libraries. Pre-registration is required. Lunch provided each day (campers are allowed to bring their own lunch). The Birdseye camp was held earlier.  The Jasper camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20. The Ferdinand camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25. The Dubois camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 8 and 9. For additional information or to register for one of the camps CLICK HERE.

WED JUNE 19 (Today) – GERI-FIT CLASS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 9:15-10 a.m. Strength training class for older adults using light weights. Also scheduled June 26. Participants must register for each class you attend. To register CLICK HERE.

WED JUNE 19 (Today) – MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 10 a.m. Featured film Incredibles 2 (PG). Running time 2 hours and 5 minutes.

WED JUNE 19 (Today) – WILDLIFE CRUISE AT PATOKA LAKE – Two hour public cruises embark at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday on the Patoka Pride Tour Boat (holds 50 people). Participants look for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons, and other wildlife. A knowledgeable narrator will entertain and inform. They can sit up top and get some fresh air or in the climate controlled lower level. Family friendly. $20 fee for adults, $10 children under 12. Reservations and walk-ups accepted (812 685-2203) or CLICK HERE to book online.

WED JUNE 19 (Today) – SOLAR SYSTEM BINGO AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3 p.m. Participants play Bingo and learn the names of the planets in our solar system. All ages welcome. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

WED JUNE 19 (Tonight) – FAMILY CRAFT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will make stained glass windows. Pre-registration required. To register  call 812 482-2712 or email

THU JUNE 20 – ANIMAL TALES AT DUBOIS MIDDLE SCHOOL – Begins at 10:30 a.m. in the DMS Multipurpose Room.  Hosted by Dubois Library.

THU JUNE 20 – 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 resources, 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 For additional information on Dine With a Doc CLICK HERE.

THU JUNE 20 – ANIMAL TALES AT THE FERDINAND YMCA – Begins at 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Ferdinand library.

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

THU JUNE 20 – ANIMAL TALES IN BIRDSEYE PARK – Begins at 4 p.m. Hosted by Birdseye library. Program features a variety of exotic animals from around the world that utilize unique abilities to build and construct as part of survival in the wild. Participants get up close and personal learning about these constructive critters. No registration required.

THU JUNE 20 – YOGA CLASS WITH A GLASS AT PATOKA LAKE WINERY – Scheduled from 6-7 p.m. on the winery lawn (weather permitting) or inside the event center in case of rain. One hour of yoga instruction. Bring a mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothing. Participants encouraged to arrive early and check in at the tasting bar for a glass of wine before the start of the fun class. Must be 21 years of age. To register or for more information CLICK HERE.

THU JUNE 20 – KNOT JUST KNITTING AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Open to anyone interested in working on group or individual projects. Participants learn from each other and offer encouragement and fellowship along the way. For additional information call Jill at the library. Some looms and knitting needles available to check out or try before purchasing your own.

THU JUNE 20 – GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants receive assistance using the resources provided by the library.

FRI JUNE 21 – JUNE 28 – AGELESS CHAIR YOGA AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 9:15 to 10 a.m. each day. Yoga class for those who can not get on the floor. Participants must pre-register for each class. For June 21 class CLICK HERE. For June 28 class CLICK HERE.

FRI JUNE 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.

FRI JUNE 21 – BOX PARADE PREP AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-2:30 p.m. Participants will decorate a box for the Heimatfest Box Parade. Bring your imagination, supplies will be provided. For children 12 and under. Pre-registration requested. To register CLICK HERE.

FRI JUNE 21 – DANCE PARTY AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. in the library annex. A fun dance and movement program for children 4 to 7.

FRI JUNE 21 – SUNSET WINE CRUISE AT PATOKA LAKE – Scheduled from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unspoiled views of Indiana unsets and Fall foliage combined with Indiana wines and d’oeuvres/desserts aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Participants enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from an Indiana winery and then choose two glasses of their favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. $50 per person or $98 per couple. Photo ID required to board vessel. Must be 21 years of age. Gate fee not included. For additional information or to make reservations call 812 685-2202. Also scheduled July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23.

FRI JUNE 21 – SAT JUNE 22 – FERDINAND HEIMATFEST – The Heimatfest features games for kids, a variety of contests, delicious food, a beer garden, live entertainment, and more. Friday’s entertainment features local favorite Studebaker playing classic rock with a touch of country beginning at 8 p.m. Rising country music star Cale Dodds headlines the Saturday entertainment at 9 p.m. Opening for Dodds will be 18-year-old Pendelton Indiana native Abigail Rose Clark at 7:30. Free entertainment. For additional information CLICK HERE.

SAT JUNE 22 – JASPER AND HUNTINGBURG FARMERS MARKETS OPEN – Jasper Market open from 8 a.m. to noon on the green North of the Jasper Train Depot at Jackson Street and 3rd Avenue. The market strives to be a producer-only market that requires vendors or their family to grow, raise, or make what is being sold, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, jellies, pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and more. Some gluten free items may also be available. Local artisans will be selling clothes, soaps, paper crafts, jewelry, toys, and more. A face painter will frequent the market. The first Saturday of the month will continue to include a youth market where children 12 and under can participante free of charge. Youths and student organizations can participate by selling items they may not grow or bake personally but are responsible for selling to raise funds. The Huntingburg Market is open from 7-11 a.m. in the new Market Street Park. The market features locally grown produce, artisan vendors, activities, and more. Everyone welcome.

SAT JUNE 22 – LEARN TO TIE A FLY FISHING FLY AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dubois County Museum, 2704 North Newton Street in Jasper. Learn to tie a fly with Joe “Swampy” and Cameron Schoenbachler, Chad Elkins, Larry Haycraft, and Tom Buechler. Participants go home with several flies. Artists teach five or more different fly fishing flies. Participants move from one artist to another learning a different fly. Open to all ages and abilities. Admission to museum charged.

SAT JUNE 22 – SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES 2 AT BIRDSEYE LIBRART – Curtain time 10:30 a.m. Featured film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. For teens and tweens. Popcorn and a drink available.

SAT JUNE 22 – RIVER CITY STRING BAND AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Traditional bluegrass and country music. Band made up with talented Southern Indiana musicians. Everyone welcome.

MON JUNE 24 – TUE JUNE 25 – STEM EXPLORERS CAMP AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will be given creative opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, and math by using robots to spark their interest in STEM and STEM-related fields. The camps will encourage teamwork and cooperation among campers and connect them with local and/or national STEM role models.

MON JUNE 24 – END-OF-THE-MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. Book copies are available at the library.


ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2019 STRASSENFEST PARADE – The 2019 Jasper Strassenfest Parade is scheduled Sunday, August 4. Parade entries are now being accepted. The theme of the 41st annual Strassenfest is Indiana Chamber Community of the Year. For additional parade information and a copy of the parade entry form CLICK HERE.

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.

JURIED ART SHOW SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED – The Krempp Gallery in the Jasper Arts Center is accepting applications for its 26th annual Juried Art Show scheduled from September 4 through September 27. Only artists who are current or former residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, or Ohio can apply. $2000 in prize monies will be awarded in the categories of Best of Show, Award of Excellence, High Honor Award, and five Honorable Mentions. CLICK HERE for an application brochure or go to the Jasper Arts Center Facebook page. To apply, send completed application and images by USPS or email to The application must be postmarked by June 28.

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