Community Calendar

Community Calendar

FRI AUG 17 (Today) – ALL JDCPL LIBRARIES CLOSED IN MORNING – All Jasper Dubois County Public Libraries (Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye) closed in the morning for staff development. All will open at 1:30 p.m.

SAT AUG 18 – HUNTINGBURG FARMERS MARKET OPEN – Open from 7-10 a.m. in the Memorial Gym parking lot. Local farmers and vendors, fresh fruits, produce, and more.

SAT AUG 18 – JASPER FARMERS MARKET OPEN – Open from 8 a.m. to noon on the green north of the Jasper Train Depot. Producer-only market that requires vendors or their families to grow what is being sold. Market also welcomes local artisans who bring clothing, lawn décor, soaps, paper crafts, jewelry, and more.

SAT AUG 18 – PLAY-DOH FUN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 8:30 a.m. Play-Doh and some other items will be provided.

SAT AUG 18 – BOOK CELLAR OPEN AT JASPER LIBRARY – Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  on third Saturday of each month. Hosted by Friends of the Library. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 18 – KIDS CRAFT TIME AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Begins at 1 p.m. Participants will make a kite craft. Refreshments served. Pre-registration requested and children under 7 must bring along an adult to help with the craft.

SUN AUG 19 – PRECIOUS BLOOD CHURCH PICNIC – Begins at 10 a.m. on the church grounds on Highway 56 West in Jasper. Dinners served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in air-conditioned cafeteria, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outdoors in shaded area and through drive-thru. Soup and sandwich stands, fun and games, including Bingo, kids games, silent auction, country store, lots of quilts, and lots more. Handicap and bus parking. Everyone welcome.

MON AUG 20 – KEURIG CAFÉ OPEN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Café opens at 3:15 every Monday afternoon. Teens are invited to hang out in the Teen Room after school for games and snacks, study, visit with friends. Choose hot chocolate or cappuccino from the café.

MON AUG 20 – MAKE ‘N TAKE ADULT CRAFT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. in library annex. All supplies provided by library for creation of fun project to take home. Pre-registration required.

MON AUG 21 – LOCAL CHAMBERS HOSTING SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP – Scheduled from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. every third Tuesday of the month. Co-hosted by the Huntingburg and Ferdinand Chambers of Commerce to create connections between existing small business owners. The August meeting will be held at Old School Café in Huntingburg. Everyone is welcome. Chamber membership is not required to attend.

TUE AUG 21 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled after school every Tuesday in the library Teen Room. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes presented at end of the semester.

TUE AUG 21 – PROJECT ACORN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Discussion on Benefits of Hemp CBD Oil and Hemp Fibers begins at 5:30 p.m. For additional information contact Rock Emmert at 812 631-2856 or

TUE AUG 21 – START YOUR OWN BUSINESS PROGRAM AT CURRENT BLEND – Start Here: Business Development Your Way, a six-part series designed for groups or individuals considering starting their own business, begins at 6 p.m. at Current Blend, 307 East 4th Street in Huntingburg. Co-hosted by Current Blend, the Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce and Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce, the series features five local business owners (from Gehlhausen Flowers and Gifts, The Art Factory, SIC, Ferdinand Processing, and Millhouse/Venue 1408) telling participants what they might encounter on their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of prior participation. An RSVP is requested, but not required. To RSVP call 812 683-5699 or email Additional information can be found at and

TUE AUG 21 – ADULT BIRDSEYE TRIVIA NIGHT AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Prizes awarded. Refreshments served. Pre-registration requested.

WED AUG 22 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. Last book selection will be discussed. Next month’s selection will be passed out at end of meeting. New members welcome. Copies of current selection available at the library.

THU AUG 23 – STORIES FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – The class gets underway at 10:30 every Thursday morning. Stories and activities for preschool and younger children. Sometimes song, sometimes crafts, and always a story or two.

THU AUG 23 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Thursday. Checks are available from 2 to 4 p.m.

THU AUG 23 – ESCAPE BOX FOR TEENS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:15 p.m. Tweens and teens invited. Prizes will be awarded.

FRI AUG 24 – 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.


FOREST PARK CLASS OF ’78 HOLDING 40th REUNION – The Forest Park High School class of 1978 will hold its 40th class reunion over the Labor Day weekend. Classmates are invited to join friends for a laid back evening featuring a meal, memories and laughs. The reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Ferdinand Legion. Reservations for singles or couples are now being accepted at $25 for couples and $15 for singles. To register, or for more information, contact Sue (Oser) Fink at 812-630-2839 or Bill Potter at 812-639-6952. You can also go to Facebook and search “FPHS Class of 1978 Class Reunion.” To make reservations look for the Tracer yearbook on the Facebook page. The reunion email address is Doors will open at 6 p.m., the meal served at 7. The menu will feature chicken and roast beef, German fries, green beans, creamy and vinegar slaw, dessert, and beverages. Meal price includes two adult drink tickets with a cash bar available. Entertainment will be provided by Leo Gronquist. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. All members of the Class of 1978 are welcomed and asked to encourage other classmates to attend. Committee members for the 40th reunion are Beth (Becher) Bumm, Bobby Durlauf, Karen (Buechler) Mehling, Brenda (Dall) Stetter, Sue (Oser) Fink, Charlene (Gehlhausen) Fleck, Bill and Janice (Englert) Potter, Scott Uebelhor, and Lee Wilmes with contributions from anonymous donors.




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