Community Calendar


(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. 

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,

SPONSORSHIPS BEING ACCEPTED FOR DUCK RACE FUNDRAISER – The annual event, sponsored by Patoka 2000,  will be held on the Patoka River in Jasper….whenever that may be. Toy ducks are $5 each or three for $5. Duck Race entry forms are available at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce. 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 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.

JASPER – DUBOIS COUNTY LIBRARIES CLOSED – In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s resolution to prevent the spread of COVID19 and the potential effects on our communities, the Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye public libraries are closed until further notice. Drop boxes are also closed at this time. The library system is fine-free so no overdue fines will accrue while the libraries are closed. The library is proactively taking steps to change due dates on all items currently checked out. The library does have an expansive digital collection of materials that can be accessed at any time on the library’s website. The library has also renewed any library cards that expired in the past year to allow immediate access to the library’s digital collection.

DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM CLOSED – The Dubois County Museum is closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Attempts will be made to reschedule the cancelled programs. Museum officials say the closing is out of health concerns for their volunteers and visitors during the coronavirus epidemic.

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  For additional information about the all-volunteer community choir go to or follow Celebration Singers on Facebook at

WEW APRIL EVENT POSTPONED – Because of the COVID-19 guidlines, the Dubois County women’s leadership organization – Women Empowering Women (WEW) – has postponed its April gathering scheduled for April 8. WEW officials are hoping to reschedule the gathering in the fall.

DAV MEETING CANCELLED – The April meeting of DAV Chapter #77 and Auxiliary, scheduled Monday, April 9, has been cancelled. The cancellation is due to the coronaviris pandemic.

DUBOIS REC ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED – The Dubois REC 2020 annual meeting, scheduled April 14, has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. The REC board will continue to monitor the situation in the weeks to come, learning more about how best to protect REC members and their families. Updates will be communicated through the REC website (, social media, email, and in print publications.

HEALTHY LEARNING LUNCH POSTPONED – The Healthy Learning Lunch, scheduled April 15, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 virus. The lunch will be rescheduled when positive heath conditions prevail.

WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY CLASS POSTPONED – Due to the extension of social distancing guidelines, the Writing Your Life Story-An Introduction class, scheduled April 17 at Tradition Arts Today, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

GARDEN GATE FESTIVAL CANCELLED – The Garden Gate committee of the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce has cancelled its Garden Gate Festival scheduled for April 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Committee members will continue to monitor the situation over the next few weeks before a decision is made on a new date. (NOTE: The  Ticket Raffle drawing will go on as scheduled April 18, but it will be a “virtual” event. Tickets are still available at Gehlhausen’s Flowers and Lush Esthetics. Proceeds will benefit the Huntingburg Merchant Association.)

JASPER REDS REUNION POSTPONED  – The 28th annual Jasper Reds Baseball Reunion, scheduled for April 25th, has been postponed indefinitely. Team officials sat they may try to reschedule the reunion at a later date in 2020, but with the uncertainty inherit with the coronavirus pandemic it is not considered prudent to try to set a date at this time.

MEDICATION COLLECTION DAY CANCELLED – The spring medication collection day in Dubois County, scheduled April 25, has been cancelled due to the coronaviris pandemic. The fall collection day will be held if conditions permit.

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.

WILL HOGE CONCERT POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED – The country rocker’s concert scheduled May 2 at the Astra Theatre in Jasper has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for August 15 if safe conditions prevail. Tickets are on sale at Reserved seats on the main floor and balcony are $15 with a $30 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking, a $5 concession voucher, and a 30-minute pre-show meet-and-greet with Will Hoge. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE. If safe conditions prevail other upcoming screenings at the Astra will include Alice in Wonderland June 6 and comedic actor and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner June 20.

DOWNTOWN CHOWDOWN DEBUT POSTPONED – The new Downtown Chowdown event, a new truck event scheduled to begin May 13 on the Dubois County Courthouse square in downtown Jasper with multiple food truck vendors, live music, Farmers Market vendors late shopping hours, and games, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. If conditions prevail, it will begin on June 10 and continue on the second Wednesday of each month through October.

BUSINESS HALL OF FAME BANQUET POSTPONED – The Dubois County Business Hall of Fame Committee, on behalf of Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, have announced the annual Business Hall of Fame Banquet, scheduled for May 17, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The banquet will be rescheduled at a later date

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.

ATTENTION ALL NON-PROFITS IN DUBOIS COUNTY – If you, your church, school, club, or organization have a meeting or event you’d like to publicize, send the information to If possible, send the information at least one week in advance. Be sure to include all of the information. There is no charge for this community service of NewsNow Dubois County.

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