Community Calendar


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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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.

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.

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.

JASPER FARMERS MARKET OPEN SATURDAYS – 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.

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.

FREE VIRTUAL FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY – Free family support group meetings are now available in a virtual setting every Wednesday through June 17. This group is for the family members and friends concerned about their loved ones who live with a substance use disorder. The program is based on the Community Reinforcement and Family Training model. The CRAFT model is a highly-effective, evidence-based, motivational program that impacts families in multiple areas of their lives. Topics include:

  • Family dynamics: identifying triggers and motivators
  • Developing positive communication techniques
  • Helping the loved one enter treatment services & engage in recovery
  • Effective methods and available resources–empowers you to influence change and improves your quality of life

Meeting details: Every Wednesdays through June 17.  6:30-8 p.m. EDT  Web link: bit.ly/CRAFTzoom  Call-in: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 128 712 140  For additional information email whitney@overdoselifeline.org.

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 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.

JASPER – DUBOIS COUNTY LIBRARIES CLOSED – In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s resolution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 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 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.

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.

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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