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OVERDOSE AWARENESS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN HUNTINGBURG – The 2nd annual vigil, which honors loved ones who have experienced the perils of addiction, is scheduled from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in Huntingburg Market Street Park, rain or shine. Attendees should bring blankets and or chairs. Music and guest speaker. Everyone welcome.

DULCIMER CLASSES BEING OFFERED AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – The classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 3. Participants will learn beginning dulcimer playing. Those who need to refresh their dulcimer skills are also welcome. A minimum of six participants is needed in order to hold the class. The instructor has a few dulcimers for use. For additional information on the program call 812 367-1671. Pre-registration is required. To register call 812 367-1671 or go to

PAINT LIKE BOB ROSS CLASS SCHEDULED AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – The class, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, will be presented by certified Bob Ross instructor Brian Sutton. The painting is “Campfire,” a beautiful Fall woodland setting, on an 11×14 canvas. Four hour class. All materials provided. Beginners welcome, no previous painting experience required. Class fee $50, but if  you put in the special code “DUBOIS1019” in your registration the fee is only $40. Participants must register and pay online to reserve a spot. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. To register go to and scroll down to find the October 19th Dubois announcement. The class is limited to 20 participants and is filling up quickly.

FRI AUG 23- SAT AUG 24 – BIRDSEYE PARK & FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL PICNIC – On Friday food stands open at 4 p.m. in Birdseye Park, Money Wheel from 6 to 10, Cornhole Tourney at 6:30, and music by Boogie Tunes from 7 to 10.  Saturday begins at 8 a.m. with Color Fun Run at Pentecost Church and Car Show on 3rd Street in from of BGS, 4-on-4 Basketball and Volleyball tournaments, and Wackey Wheels Contest, all at 9, Baby Contest at 10, Main Food Stand opens and Magic Show begins at 11, Kids Movie, Horseshoe Tourney, and Gospel Singing at 1 p.m., Money Wheel at 8 and music by One Night Stand from 8 to 11. Home cooked meals, t-shirts, slushies, ice cream floats, kids games, grand raffle, basket raffle, haystacks, slip ‘n slide, bounce house, and more all weekend. Everyone welcome.

FRI AUG 23 – SUNSET WINE CRUISE AT PATOKA LAKE – Scheduled from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unspoiled views of Indiana sunsets 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.

SAT AUG 24 – JASPER, HUNTINGBURG, and FERDINAND 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. The Ferdinand market is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month  The market is open on the lawn of Soup-N-Such Bistro at the historic Wollenmann Home at 1150 Main Street. The market features area harvesters, artisans, musicians, yoga, and more. The market is a community partnership with Tammy Bedolla (owner of Soup-N-More), the Ferdinand Historical Society (owner of the Wollenmann Home property), and the Farmers Market Committee. Soup-N-Such is selling coffee and baked goods for breakfast at the market. The Bistro’s full lunch menu is available starting at 11 a.m. All local gardeners, farmers, artists, artisans, musicians, and wellness leaders are invited to be involved. For market rules and guidelines email Tammy Bodello at or Rock Emmert at

SAT AUG 24 – PATOKA LAKE CLEANUP – The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee invites individuals, families, friends, and service groups to join in the 13th annual Patoka Lake Cleanup August 24 at the Patoka Lake Dam. Open to all ages and abilities. Participants sign up at 8 a.m. and are assigned to an area to pick up trash and recycling items along the shore. All supplies provided. At 11 a.m. all volunteers return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry with music, poor prizes, goody bags, and a free event t-shirt. For additional information call 812 685-2447.

SAT AUG 24 – CROCHETING FOR BEGINNERS AT 9th STREET STUDIO – Scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the 9th Street Studio of Traditional Arts Today, 314 W. 9th Street in Ferdinand. Topics covered include three basic stitches – single, double, and slipstich. Class fee $25. Presented by Nancy Stratman. For additional information or to pre-register call 812 998-2487.

SAT AUG 24 – “JOHNNY APPLESEED” AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Steven MacPhail, a high school history teacher who has researched the character of Johnny Appleseed extensively and portrays him as accurately as possible, will make the presentation about the legendary 19th century frontiersman. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 24 – ST. FERDINAND PICNIC AND CAR SHOW – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chicken dinners with all the trimmings served in the air-conditioned dining room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Huge raff, quilt raffle, Bingo, silent auction, food court, mock turtle soup, games for children and adults, country store, entertainment and annual car show. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 24 – KNITTING AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. for knitters and crocheters. Participants learn how to knit using knitting needles and/or knitting looms. Bring your own supplies or use the library’s. Work on your own projects or help make hats. All ages welcome. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

SAT AUG 24 – NATIONAL PARK RADIO CONCERT AT ASTRA THEATRE IN JASPER – Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating on the main floor and balcony are $14.95 with a $29.95 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking, a $5 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the band. For additional information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

SUN AUG 25 – BLOOD DRIVE AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH IN JASPER – The drive is scheduled from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center. Everyone welcome.

MON AUG 26 – FAMILY STORY TIME AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants wear their PJs and come to hear a few stories.

MON AUG 26 – END-OF-MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas. New members always welcome.

TUE AUG 27 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss current book selection The Secrets Between Us” by Thirty Umrigar. New members always welcome.

WED AUG 28 – GERI-FIT STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 9:15 a.m. Strength training workout for older participants age 60 and up. Bring your own 2 or 3 pound weights, a stretch band, and a bottle of water. Class size limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required. To register call 812 678-2548, email, or CLICK HERE.

WED AUG 28 – AFTERSCHOOL LEGOs AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. LEGOs provided by library. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


GOLDEN TICKET CASH RAFFLE UNDERWAY – The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association’s Golden Ticket cash raffle, featuring a grand prize of $5,000, is underway. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Second prize is $1,000, third and fourth prizes are $500. Tickets are $50 each. The drawing will be held Christmas Stroll 2019 or when all tickets are sold. The drawing will be held in Market Street Park, 309 North Geiger Street. Proceeds will support and promote Historic Downtown Huntingburg. Tickets are available at Gehlhausen’s Flowers, 414 E. 4th Street, Lush Esthetics & Boutique, 506 E. 4th Street, and at the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce office, 327 E. 4th Street.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS 2019-2020 SEASON OF SHOWS – Four season series packages are available. CLICK HERE for additional ticket information.

JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON – Twelve shows will be presented across a variety of genres. Front of House volunteers are needed to assist with scanning tickets, distributing programs, and ushering. Backstage Volunteers are needed for load-in and load-out, operate follow spot, and assist with wardrobe. Previous experience is helpful, but not required. Those who participate will be able to attend the performance for free. To volunteer or for additional information contact Volunteer Coordinator Liz Book at 812 482-3070 or email Volunteer forms can also be found at under the Get Involved tab or CLICK HERE.


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