Community Calendar

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(NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many 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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NEW COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITE – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper has a new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site located at the corner of 8th Avenue and Rumbach Street (formerly the Old National Bank site next to Fazoli’s). The new site replaces the drive-thru testing site previously located at the Urgent Care Center in Huntingburg. A physician/provider order and appointment time required. Drive through times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Options for COVID-19 testing: * Memorial Urgent Care, 507 East 19th Street, Huntingburg. Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily – Monday thru Sunday. * Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, 800 West 9th Street, Jasper. Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatments. 24 hours/day. * Indiana State Department of Health testing site, 400 Clay Street, Jasper. Tests anyone with or without symptoms. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To schedule an appointment call 888 634-1116 or go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting.

MUSEUM OPEN DURING ROOF REPAIR – Work began September 14 to replace the The Dubois County Museum building’s roof covering the majority of Room Two. The museum will repair open during the roof replacement. Items in Room Two include the farm machinery and log house display, as well as, the trains area and the collection of wildlife in the Wildlife Adventure Room. The project will replace over 40,000 square feet of the building’s roof.  Schmidt Contracting will be doing the work.  Money raised for this project came from fundraisers and from the support of the membership, local businesses and donors.  While the work is being done, the artifacts and all collection items will be moved or covered to insure that they are protected and preserved.  The museum board of directors have decided to close the portion under construction, but will keep the upper level open which encompasses the upper Room 1 with early history, early settlement, sports, military, ATHENA display, and businesses, Room Three with its picture gallery, and the Main Street area with its 17 shops. Donations for this project are still being accepted.

JURIED EXHIBITION AND AWARDS IN KREMPP GALLERY – Jasper Community Arts’ 27th annual Juried Arts Exhibit is on display in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center. The exhibit, which runs through September 27, includes a wide variety of media and techniques: watercolor, oil, acrylic, prints, photography, collage, sculpture, and graphite. Exhibits are by artists from Indiana and its contiguous states or former residents. The Krempp Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Also open by appointment by calling 812 482-3070.

DONATIONS  BEING ACCEPTED FOR BRIDGE PLANTERS – Donations are now being accepted for the Patoka 2000’s fall placement of flowers on the Patoka River bridge in Jasper. Donations are being sought from individuals, families, or businesses. You may make a donation in any amount and specify that the donation is in honor of someone, in memory of someone, or as a tribute to a favorite cause. September 30 is the deadline for submitting donations. To make a donation or for additional information call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812 482-6866.


MON SEPT 21 – WALK-IN FLU SHOTS BEGIN AT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT – Daily walk-in flu shots begin Monday, September 14, at the Dubois County Health Department in Jasper. The flu shot hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For additional information call 812 481-7056. (Note: Pediatric walk-in flu vaccinations will be available October 1).

TUE SEPT 22 – 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.com/joey.weigantFacebook.com/tristateholisticwellness.

FRI SEPT 25 – VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Jasper Community Arts is hosting a Fall of Fun With The Arts, a variety of virtual workshops for kids kindergarten through 12th grade. All workshops will take place via Zoom.  Workshops, which are being offered for six weeks this fall, include photography, basic oil paintings, kids clay, adult clay, exploring landscapes, sketch of the week, fall fun creations, sweatpants and canvas, stay at home art, audition techniques, and theater fundamentals. Registration deadline is Friday, September 25. Participants can register online at jasperarts.corsizio.com, by calling 812 482-3070, or going to www.jasperarts.org.

SAT SEPT 26 – HUNTINGBURG FARMERS MARKET OPEN – The Huntingburg Farmers Market is open from 7 to 11 every Saturday morning  in the Market Street Park under the farmers market pavilion behind the old town hall. Everyone must wear face masks and follow CDC guidelines. Because of the pandemic music, activities, and sampling are not being incorporated this year.

SAT SEPT 26 – 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 7:30 a.m. to noon on the green north of the Jasper Train Depot at Jackson Street and 3rd Avenue. Vendors are offering a wide variety of fruit, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, jellies, pies, pretzels, fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, and and more. Some gluten free items are also offered. 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.


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.

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.

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.


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 jerry@newsnowdc.com. 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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