Community Calendar

FREE YOGA CLASSES OFFERED AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Four free Chair Yoga and four free Beginning Yoga classes are being offered Monday afternoons in July at the Dubois Library. The classes will be lead by Tina Drew of Firehouse Yoga, Message, and Wellness. Chair Yoga is for people who are unable to get down or up off the floor easily. Participation in all four classes is recommended and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Classes will be held on July 3, 10, 17, and 24. Chair Yoga is scheduled from 1 to 1:45, Beginning Yoga from 2-3. To register call 812 678-2548 or go to jdcpl.us and click on “Event Keeper.”

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR STRASSENFEST WETTLAUF – Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017 Wettlauf 5K Race & Fitness Walk, which will be held Saturday, August 5, during the Jasper Strassenfest. Participants will receive a unique 2017 Wettlauf t-shirt while supplies last. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each male and female division and age group in the 5K race. No awards for the fitness walk. Entry fee is $15 through July 27. Beginning July 28 the fee will be $20. Entry fee for children 12 and under is $10. No fee for children in strollers. Registration forms are available at www.jasperstrassenfest.org.  For additional information call Debbie Schmitt at 812 631-1441.

MUSEUM PARTICIPATING IN BLUE STAR PROGRAM – The Dubois County Museum is participating in the Blue Star program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. This includes National Guard and Reserve personnel. The program is in effect through Labor Day. A complete list of participating museums can be found at www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

MON JUNE 26 – BABY PLAYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. in library annex last Monday of each month. Parents and children 2 and under enjoy social time while playing with library toys.

MON JUNE 26 – DNA TESTING FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. in the library annex. Dubois County Genealogist Kathy Mott discusses various types of DNA tests available, what to consider when choosing a testing company, and how to use the test results to further your genealogy research. Pre-registration required. Space is limited.

MON JUNE 26 – STORYTIME FOR K-3 KIDS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Hosted by Children’s Librarian Lisa McWilliams. Pre-registration required.

MON JUNE 26 – FAMILY STORYTIME & CRAFT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants listen to stories and make a craft. Everyone welcome.

MON JUNE 26 – END-OF-MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Book to be discussed is Underground Airlines” by Ben Winters. New members welcome. To join group – or for more information – contact Anita Murphy at the library.

TUE JUNE 27 – SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS EDUCATIONAL SESSION DEADLINE – The Jasper Chamber of Commerce is hosting Managed Services for Small Business Owners, an educational session regarding I.T. topics of Security, Storage, Awareness, and Protection Thursday, June 29, at the Jasper Train Depot. Matrix is giving the presentation which begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. To make reservations call 812 482-6866 or email chamber@jasperin.org. June 27 is the RSVP deadline.

TUE JUNE 27 – STORYTIME (2-5 Years) AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. Hosted by Lisa McWilliams. Registration required.

TUE JUNE 27 – BUILD A BETTER LIFESTYLE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Let’s Go Walking begins at 10 a.m. The 30-minute walk outside is open to all ages.

TUE JUNE 27 – STORYTIME ON TUESDAYS AT DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 10 a.m. Mothers and fathers of young children, stay at home moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, and more, invited to come to the museum and read stories, assist the children in making a small craft, or do an activity with the kids. For kids 2 to 6 years of age. Cost of the program is normal admission to the museum ($5 per adult, $3 high school students, $2 middle school or elementary school students. No admission charge for kids under 4.

TUE JUNE 27 – STORIES & SONGS WITH MISS GAYLE – Scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Open to all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUE JUNE 27 – FAMILY TIME ENTERTAINMENT: WATER SHOW AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Wild and wacky outdoor show where everyone gets wet is full of magic, laughter, and audience participation. Everyone welcome.

TUE JUNE 27 – FEEDING AMERICA PROGRAM AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Tri-State Food Bank supplies a free and nutritious snack for Birdseye area children through 18 years of age. Registration not required. Food must be eaten in library.

TUE JUNE 27 – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 6 p.m. Feature movie To Joey With Love. Popcorn and drinks available. Family-friendly movie. All ages welcome.

TUE JUNE 27 – ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meets at 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday of each month. Pick up a copy of most recent book selection at the library and join the discussion. New members are welcome.

WED JUNE 28 – REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER ARTVENTURES CLASSES AT VUJC – Visual ARTventures classes offered July 10-14 for students 1st through 8th grade and for children and adults ages 11 to 111. Adult ARTventures classes for students and adults offered in July. All classes will take place in the basement of the Jasper Swimming Pool. For class information or to register call 812 482-3070 by days end June 28.

WED JUNE 28 – MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 10 a.m. Featured film Brave (PG). Everyone welcome.

WED JUNE 28 – BOMBERS WATER FIGHT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 11 a.m. Meet the Dubois County Bombers and Peaches baseball teams for a water fight, an annual tradition. Everyone welcome.

WED JUNE 28 – RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT JASPER LIBRARY – Noon to 6 p.m. Registration recommended as drop-ins will be limited and may have to wait. To register go to www.redcross.org or call Jill at 812 482-2712. Sign-in will take place in the annex, the blood mobile will be parked outside the annex.

WED JUNE 28 – TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library annex. Participants learn how to use all kinds of technology, tablets, phones, laptops, etc. Bring photos and bring or purchase a USB and get help archiving them into a digital format. No registration required.

WED JUNE 28 – THE ZONE FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTHS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday. Youths are encouraged to come and help plan their own summer reading program, deciding on activities and crafts for the summer. Pizza for the participants! Pre-registration required.

WED JUNE 28 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Wednesday. Checks are available from 1 to 4 p.m.

WED JUNE 28 – WALKING CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – The Jasper Public Library Walking Club meets at 6 p.m. at the library for a stroll around the neighborhood. Opportunity for participants to walk in a social environment. Bottled water available.

WED JUNE 28 – ADULT EVENING BLOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Wednesday of each month. Last book selection will be discussed. Next month’s selection will be passed out at end of meeting. Newcomers can stop at the library for a copy of the current selection.

WED JUNE 28 – FAMILY CRAFT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. A different craft every week. Pre-registration required.

THU JUNE 29 – STORIES FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Stories and activities for preschool and younger children. The class gets underway at 10:15 every Thursday morning.

THU JUNE 29 – ANIMAL TALES AT DUBOIS MIDDLE SCHOOL – Begins at 10:30 a.m. in the school’s multi-purpose room. Participants get up close with a number of exotic animals. Last presentation in the Special Summer Performances program hosted by the Dubois Library.

THU JUNE 29 – ANIMAL TALES: ARCHITECTS AT FERDINAND YMCA – Begins at 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Ferdinand Library. Program will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe. Participants get up close and personal as they learn about these constructive critters. 

THU JUNE 29 – SUMMER MOVIE AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call the library for list of movies to be shown.

THU JUNE 29 – FEEDING AMERICA PROGRAM AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3-4 p.m. every Thursday and Tuesday. Tri-State Food Bank supplies a free and nutritious snack for Birdseye area children through 18 years of age. Registration not required. Food must be eaten in library.

THU JUNE 29 – ROBOT BUILDING AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants create their own fun artistic robot using craft supplies provided by library. Open to all ages.

THU JUNE 29 – ADULT CRAFT: PATRIOTIC DOOR HANGER AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants create the door hanger out of wood and cloth. For adults only. Pre-registration required.

THU JUNE 29 – BUBBLES AND WATER FUN AT BIRDSEYE PARK – Hosted by the Birdseye Library, the fun is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Kids should wear their bathing suits and be ready to get wet!!

THU JUNE 29 – WALKERS FORUM AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. last Thursday of each month. All walkers invited to join group and learn about walking towards a healthier you. Share ways to track your walking and where to walk in Dubois County. Learn how to join the JPL walking group and enter for prizes. Healthy snack provided.

THU JUNE 29 – FAMILY CRAFT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. A different craft every week. Pre-registration required.

THU JUNE 29 – THEOLOGY THURSDAY AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH CENTER – Scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday through July 13 in the center library. Hosted by6 David Curtis, the program provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their faith and understanding of a different topic each week. June 29 topic is Thou Shall Not: Euthanasia, Abortion, Capital Punishment. Coffee, cookies, short presentation and round table discussion. Open to everyone – youth, young adults, and “formerly youthful.” For additional information call 812 482-1805 Ext. 211 or Twitter HFSFreshCitrus.

FRI JUNE 30 – HOOSIER ARTISTS EXHIBIT CLOSES AT KREMPP GALLERY – The paintings of Indianapolis artist Katherine Fries and Martinsville artist Jim Viewegh, which have been featured the month of June in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center, will close June 30. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. School groups, clubs, and students are welcome. Free admission.

FRI JUNE 30 – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO JURIED ART SHOW – Artists are encouraged to submit applications for the 24th annual Juried Art Show which opens in September in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center.  Only artists who are current or former residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, or Ohio can apply. Applications are available at www.jasperarts.org. Applications must be postmarked by June 30.

FRI JUNE 30 – EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – The Dubois County Extension Homemakers’ Memorial Scholarship Program is available to local college students who are continuing their pursuit of a college degree in health and human sciences, agriculture, or a related field of student. The $300 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant meeting the application criteria. Former 4-H membgers and relatives of Extension Homemaker members are encouraged to apply by June 30. Applications are available at the Purdue Extension office at 1482 Executive Blvd. in Jasper or at www.extension.purdue.edu/dubois.

FRI JUNE 30 – 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 30 – DIY JEWELRY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Using flat washers and special paints, participants create a one-of-a-kind necklace to keep or use as a gift. For second graders on up.

SAT JULY 1 – CONSTRUCTION ZONE AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Bring the kids and enjoy library’s construction toys including LEGOs, DUPLOs, Brain Flakes, Keva Planks, and Gears.

SAT JULY 1 – POKEMON PLAYGROUP MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the library annex. Join other Pokemaniacs for a time to play, share, and learn more about Pokémon games. Bring all things Pokémon.



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COST SHARE AVAILABLE FOR DUBOIS COUNTY FARMLAND – The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for conservation practice incentive payments on Dubois County crop ground. Cost share is available for cover crops, no-till, grid soil sampling, heavy use protection areas, livestock watering facilities, and pasture renovation. The cost share opportunities are part of three different ocal SWCD programs and are not tied to any federal programs. Funds are limited and projects will be funded at the SWCD supervisors’ discretion according to pre-determined specifications. For complete details call 812 482-1171, extension 3, or stop by the district office and speak with a staff member.

EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE – The Dubois County Extension Homemakers’ Memorial Scholarship program is available to local college students who are continuing their pursuit of a college degree in health and human services, agriculture, or a related field of student. The scholarship is for $300. Former 4-H members and relatives of Extension Homemaker members, are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is June 30. Applications are available at the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office or at www.extension-purdue.edu/dubois.



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