Community Calendar

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(NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most scheduled meetings, programs, and events have been postponed or cancelled. Before attending, one should check with the status of the event, if possible. 

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ART GUILD EXHIBIT OPEN AT KREMPP GALLERY – Jasper Community Art’s 52nd annual Dubois County Art Guild Exhibit, which opened July 1 in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center, continues through July 30. The exhibit features work in a variety of mediums by local artists who belong to the guild. The Krempp Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays and by appointment by calling 812 482-3070. Due to Covid-19 there will be no opening reception. School groups, clubs, and students are welcome.

FRI JULY 10 (Today) – APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL ART SHOW – The 27th annual Juried Art Show has will be held in September in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center. Artists who are current or former residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio are eligible to submit entries. Applications and additional information are available at www.jasperarts.org and on the Jasper Arts Center Facebook page. $2000 in prize money will be awarded in the following categories: Best of Show, Award of Excellence, High Honor Award, and five Honorable Mentions. To apply send completed application and images by USPS or email to visualarts@jasperindiana.com. Applications must be postmarked by July 10.

SAT JULY 11 – JASPER FARMERS MARKET OPEN – The Jasper Farmers Market, which strives to be a producer-only market that requires vendors or their family members to grow what is being sold, is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the green north of the Jasper Train Depot at Jackson Street and 3rd Avenue. Vendors are offering strawberries, radishes, herbs, peas, rhubarb, and other items in the early spring.  Eggs, beef, pork, chicken, jellies, pies, pretzels, fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, and muffins are also offered along with some gluten free items. Local artisans are selling clothes, soaps, lawn furniture, jewelry, toys, and more. A face painter will frequent the market. The Market is following COVID-19 guidelines of the Indiana governor and the Dubois County Health Department. Due to the guidelines food sampling is prohibited and no events are being held.

TUE JULY 14 – TAI CHI CLASS AT  COUNTY MUSEUM – The Dubois County Museum in Jasper is hosting a Tai Chi class every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 3 at the museum, possibly outside in the museum’s adjunct park when weather permits. To register for the class email joe@tristateholisticwellness.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/joey.weigantFacebook.com/tristateholisticwellness.

WED AUG 19 – DOWNTOWN CHOWDOWN IN JASPER – Features multiple regional food truck vendors, live music, Farmers Market vendors, late shopping hours, games, and more on the courthouse square. Scheduled every third Wednesday through October.

ALL NEXT ACT SHOWS AT ASTRA POSTPONED – The remaining Next Act 2020 shows at the Astra theater in Jasper have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. All tickets sold for all previously scheduled shows will be refunded. Season ticket holders are being contacted via email with more details on their options.

MEDICAL DROP BOXES OPEN AT JASPER AND HUNTINGBURG POLICE DEPARTMENTS – The drop boxes are open 24/7 in the front lobbies of both police departments.

SUMMER VIRTUAL ARTVENTURES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS – Jasper Community Arts has announced plans for a virtual summer of fun with the arts, a variety of workshops for kids kindergarten through 12th grade and for adults. VIRTUAL ARTventures will be offered for six weeks this summer. Workshops include Photography, Beginning Portrait Painting, Drawing to Paint, Drawing Hacks, Doodles-Drawing Games and Creative Fun, Sketch of the Week, Reuse-Recycle-Remake, Power of Portraiits, S.T.E.A.M., and Advanced Drawing Hacks. All workshops will take place via Zoom. In the days leading up to the start of the workshops participants will be sent an email with a Zoom link to attend each workshop day. Additional workshops will include Printmaking, Paper Beads, and Newspaper Upcycle Bowls. These workshops will be offered in July at the Satellite Arts Space located in the basement of the Jasper Swimming Pool, 1405 Bartley Street. Physical workshops will consist of a limited amount of participants in order to ensure social distancing. There will be no workshops for adults or kids the week of Jun 29-July 3. For additional information and/or to register for a workshop CLICK HERE.

ALTERNATE SCREENING SITE CHANGED – Memorial Hospital’s alternate screening site has closed and the screening operations for COVID-19 have been directed to the hospital’s urgent care center located at 507 East 19th Street in Huntingburg. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. All patients are asked to call the center at 812 683-4717 prior to their visit to receive instructions about their appointment and to pre-register. All patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be separated. They may also be asked to wait in their car until they are ready to be seen by a provider. Masks are required for all visits to the center. Patients are also asked to continue practicing good hand hygiene prior to and during their visit.

COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE AT JASPER ARMORY – COVID-19 testing is available at the National Guard Armory in Jasper. Participants must register by appointment only at http//lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Individuals must be symptomatic, be a close contact of a positive case, or a symptomatic resident of congregate living settings to be eligible for testing. Participants can go to the portal and self-report their symptoms using the online screening tool. If you qualify an option will appear to register for an appointment date and time. There is no charge for testing, but if you do have private health care insurance you are asked to bring that to the testing site. One can expect to get the results within 48 hours. Optum will send a text or email to the patient if the test is negative. A phone call will be given if there is a positive test result.

CLOTH FACE MASKS STILL BEING ACCEPTED – There continues to be a need for cloth face masks and the Dubois County Health Department reminds everyone that donations of homemade cloth face masks are being accepted at the health department, located at 1187 S. St. Charles Street in Jasper. Donors can place donations in a drop box located inside the double doors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR BRIDGE FLOWERS/FLAGS – Patoka 2000 is accepting donations for the Patoka River Bridge flowers/flags project. The beautification project includes planting flowers and changing flags each season on the Patoka River bridge in Jasper, the cleanup of the bridge area, and the proper trimming of the trees. For additional information call 812 482-6866,

SWMD PROCESS CENTER PAUSING PUBLIC HOURS – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dubois County SWMD Process Center has paused its public hours as county services are being limited to essential business only. For safety reasons residents are being asked to hold off on bringing items to the Process Center as everyone works together to combat COVID-19. For information to discuss alternative options for your recycling and item disposal call 812 482-7865 or email duboiscoswmd@psci.net. The eight county residential recycling and trash sites will continue regular hours with additional safety measures in place. (for additional information see below).

RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL DROP SITES OPEN…WITH CHANGES – Until further notice Dubois County’s eight recycling and disposal drop sites will maintain regular hours with the following changes: 1. Anyone with fever, cough, or shortness of breath symptoms or those possibly having been exposed to COVID-19 are to stay off the sites. 2. Attendants will be assisting residents through window service only – public will not enter attendant buildings. 3. Anyone having recycling items that are normally handed to the attendant are asked to hold off on bringing those items until further notice. Anyone having questions about the eight sites can call 812 482-5505.

FREEDOM REINS CLASSES CANCELLED – The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center has cancelled all classes from the remainder of 2020 due to the caronavirus pandemic.  Center officials are researching ways to implement safe programs in the spring. The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of horse therapy.

CELEBRATION SINGERS POSTPONE ALL REHEARSALS – Due to the uncertain circumstances surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Celebration Singers have postponed all rehearsals until they have been advised by authorities that it’s safe to assemble.  Anyone who is considering joining the group and would like to be added to a list to receive emails regarding any upcoming rehearsals, can send an email to celebsing2002@live.com.  For additional information about the all-volunteer community choir go to celebrationsingers.org or follow Celebration Singers on Facebook at facebook.com/TheCelebrationSingers.

PFAFFENWEILER TRIP POSTPONED – The Jasper Partnership Commission and the Pfaffenweiler Partnership Commission have cooperatively made the decision to postpone the 35th Anniversary trip to Pfaffenweiler scheduled June 2020. The postponement was based on the uncertainty of the impact COVID-19 will have on international travel in the upcoming months. The trip will be rescheduled in 2021.


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