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FRI MAY 23 (Today) – PAPER SCHREDDING DAY IN JASPER – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) for Jasper residents and businesses in the St. Joseph Church parking lot on Newton Street. The shredding services, sponsored by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, will be provided by Piranha Mobile Shredding from Evansville. It’s a free event. No shredding will be done on site. There will be a 100 pound shred limit per person or business. Staples, paper clips, and file folders can all be shredded. Paper products only – no credit cards, DVDs, CDs, floppy discs, microfilm, etc.

FRI MAR 23 (Today) – 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.

FRI MAR 23 (Today/Tonight) – FISH DINNER AND SHOOTING MATCH AT CELESTINE COMMUNITY CLUB – Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council No. 13623 and the St. Celestine and St. Raphael of Dubois churches are hosting their 14th annual fish fry and shooting match at the Celestine Community Club. A fish dinner drive thru begins at 4 p.m. Dine in fish dinners, chicken dinners and hamburgers with homemade German fries begin at 6. A closed shooting match begins at 8. First choice is a half beef with beef and pork choices thereafter. Everyone welcome.

FRI MAR 23 (Tonight)-SAT MAR 24 – MONASTIC CRAFT BREWING EXPERINCE – “Brewing With the Spirt,” hosted by a local craft brewery and the Sisters of St. Benedict, is scheduled on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception at 860 E. 10th Street in Ferdinand. Brewery owners Vince Luecke and Andy Hedinger will share the history of beer and reflections on Gospel parables about grain, earth, yeast, and water. Participants will sample beers, learn beer terminology, and make craft beer. Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m. March 23 at Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall. The program begins at 7 p.m. at St. Benedict Brew Works. The first evening will be a social and a discussion of beer styles for brewing on the second day. The retreat will conclude at 7 p.m. March 24. Cost is $235, which includes meals, abundant beer sampling, and one night of lodging at Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall. Commuter cost is $175. To register, or for additional information, call 812 367-1411, extension 2915, visit, or email, or

SAT MAR 24 – SPHERO SPRK+ LAB: CODING WITH SPHERO AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10-11 a.m. Participants learn to code the Sphero Robot using the app. Open to ages 6 and up (adults included). Participants will work in pairs or small groups. Sphero and tablet will be provided to use during the event. Participants with their own smart phone or tablet may download the app to run the robot. Pre-registration encouraged as space is limited.

SAT MAR 24 – “TEDDY BEAR TEA WITH GRANDMA AND ME” AT DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – The first of two children’s programs scheduled for the end of March begins at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers will have games, crafts, snacks, a tea party, scavenger hunt and more with grandma (and grandpa too, of course). Children are invited to bring their teddy bears or special dolls. Open to kids 10 and under. Cost in the admission to the museum ($5 adults, $3 high school students,  and $2 middle school and elementary students). Kids 4 and under are free. A second program will be held March 31.

SAT MAR 24 – FLY A KITE WORKSHOP AT PATOKA LAKE – Begins at 1 p.m. in the Patoka Lake Nature Center. Kids learn how to build their very own kite (parents can help). Materials provided. Once kites have been constructed they will be taken by a car caravan to the beach for some high flying. Program costs is $5 per kite. Pre-registration required. To register – or for additional information – call 812 685-2447.

SAT MAR 24 – EASTER EGG HUNT AT BIRDSEYE PARK – scheduled from 1-2 p.m. Kids can join Peter Cottontail and hunt eggs. Three age groups – 2-4, 5-8, and 8-12. Prizes given in each age group. No registration required.

SAT MAR 24 – JOURNEY TO OZ AT JASPER ARTS CENTER – Curtain time 3:30 p.m. Part of the Family Fun Series, Journey to Oz features the works of L. Frank Baum and his tales of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz. Audience members are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy and become part of an experimental production, singing, dancing, and acting alongside professional actors.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for student. Tickets are available at the Jasper Arts Center ticket office, 951 College Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before performance. by calling 812 482-3070, or going to

MON MAR 26 – TAX ASSISTANCE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Generation’s Tax Assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday. Everyone welcome.

MON MAR 26 – 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 MAR 26 – PAW PATROL PARTY AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6-7 p.m. in library annex. For ages 3 and up. Paw Patrol games, activities, and food. Pre-registration requested.

MON MAR 26 – FAMILY GAME NIGHT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Opportunity to get away from electronics. Many different family games available to play. Everyone welcome.

MON MAR 26 – END-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will discuss “Bowling Across America: 50 States in Rented Shoes” by Mike Walsh. Copies available at front desk. All adults are welcome.

TUE MAR 27 – WALKING CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – The Jasper Public Library Walking Club meets at 8 a.m. at the St. Joseph Church Parish Center. Opportunity for participants to walk in a social environment. Bottled water available.

TUE MAR 27 – DOLL EXHIBIT CLOSES AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Dolls and Dollhouses, a temporary display of the museum’s antique dolls and the dollhouses made by Lela and Ron Greubel which opened March 1, closes March 27. Museum hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TUE MAR 27 – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. All families welcome to bring children of all ages. No registration necessary.

TUE MAR 27 to THU MAR 29 – SPRING BREAK SPECIAL ACTIVITY AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in library community room. Lots of activities for kids and adults.

TUE MAR 27 – TODDLER TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants listen to a few stories and dance and sing to songs to “get the wiggles out!”

TUE MAR 27 – TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday in the library annex. Participants learn how to use all kinds of technology, tablets, phones, laptops, etc. Bring photos and bring or purchase a USB and get help archiving them into a digital format. No registration required.

TUE MAR 27 – Wii U TOURNAMENT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament, double-elimination, for all ages. Pre-registration required. First and Second place prizes will be awarded.

TUE MAR 27 – KIDS SPRING BREAK BINGO AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3 p.m. Kids play Bingo for a chance to win prizes.

TUE MAR 27 – 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 MAR 27 – KEURIG’S KORNER AT DUBOIS LIBRARY– For middle and high school age kids. Open every Tuesday after school until 5 p.m. Snacks, drinks, and games for the kids, who can also use the time to do homework or just hang out.

TUE MAR 27 – YOUNG ADULTING 101 AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – After school every Tuesday. Participants learn how to prepare simple nutritious foods on a budget, mend clothes, make a budget, and more.

TUE MAR 27 – ADULT CRAFT CLUB MEETS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will be sewing bunnies. Snack and a drink will be provided.

TUE MAR 27 – ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meets at 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday of each month. New members always welcome. A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton will be discussed. Book copies available at the library.

WED MAR 28 – STEM-LIQUID NITROGEN PROGRAM AT JASPER LIBRARY – Participants learn basic chemistry in a cool fun way with special guest Andrew Spence. For students in 2nd grade and up. No registration required.

WED MAR 28 – ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Meets at 6:30 p.m. Participants discuss last book selection. Next month’s selection will be passed out at end of meeting. New members always welcome. Pick up copy of present selection at the library.



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