EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE – The Dubois County Extension Homemakers’ Memorial Scholarship program is available to local college students who are continuing their pursuit of a college degree in health and human services, agriculture, or a related field of student. The scholarship is for $300. Former 4-H members and relatives of Extension Homemaker members, are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is June 30. Applications are available at the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office or at www.extension-purdue.edu/dubois.
SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR JURIED ART SHOW – The 24th Annual Juried Art Show at the Jasper Art Center’s Krempp Gallery is scheduled in September. The show is for artists who are current or former residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, or Ohio. Prize money totaling $2,000 will be awarded for Best of Show, Award of Excellence, High Honor Award, and five Honorable Mentions. Applications are now available at www.jasperarts.org. To apply, send by email or regular mail digital images of the appropriate dimensions along with the application. The application must be postmarked by June 30.
ENROLLMENTS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A KIDS PLACE SUMMER PROGRAM – A Kids Place’s “Adventure Planet” program is scheduled from May 24th through August 9th at Salem United Church of Christ, 202 East 4th Street in Huntingburg. Sessions are scheduled from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $88 per week, $72 per week for each additional child, and a daily drop-in rate of $20 for the first child in a family and $15 for each additional child. A $45 enrollment fee is due at registration. Adventure Planet includes meals and snacks, character development, bi-weekly field trips, swimming lessons (additional fees apply), and participation in the Huntingburg Public Library’s summer reading program. To register, or for additional information, contact Deanna Vonderheide at 812 683-2755 or email email@example.com.
JASPER FARMERS MARKET OPENS MAY 27 – The market, located on the green north of the Jasper Train Depot, will be open from 7:30 to 11:30 Saturday mornings. This year the market is featuring a new program called Market Bucks, which consists of two types of “bucks” that can be used at the participating vendors. Gift Bucks are a green $1 token that can be used to purchase any item. They can be purchased as gifts or may be given by vendors to frequest shoppers. Fresh Bucks are orange $2 tokens that may only be used for specific food purchases at the market with the goal of reducing food insecurity and increasing options for households enrolled in SNAP or WIC. The Jasper Farmers Market is a producer-only market that requires vendors or their families to grow or make what is being sold. The market also welcomes local artisans who can bring clothing, needlework, soaps, paper crafts, jewelry, etc. to the market to sell.
SAT APR 29 (Today) – BE THE VOICE 5K RUN/WALK AT JASPER RIVERWALK – The event, being held to raise awareness for abused and neglected children, begins at 8 a.m. at the Jasper Riverwalk. Registration begins at 7:30. Activities for kids 10 and younger are scheduled from 8-11. Registration fee $30 for adults, $10 for children. Proceeds will benefit the Dubois County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program.
SAT APR 29 (Today) – GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K/10K RUN/WALK IN JASPER – Celebratory 5K/10K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. at Jasper Middle School.
SAT APR 29 (Today) – GLASS ETCHING FOR ADULTS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants learn how easy it is to use glass etching cream to design and decorate any glass item and will take home their creations. All supplies (including glassware) will be provided or you can bring your own. Pre-registration required.
SAT APR 29 (Today) – ANIME/MANGA CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meets at 11 a.m. For anyone who enjoys graphic novels and drawing in the style used in Anime and Manga.
SAT APR 29 (Today) – LEGO CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meets at 2 p.m. Lego building time for kids five years of age and older.
SAT APR 29 (Tonight) – FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE AT CEDAR CREST SCHOOL – Scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Cedar Crest Intermediate School. A magical evening for girls in grades K through 6 accompanied by Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, or any other adult. Tickets are $20 per couple, each additional child $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Cedar Crest or at the door the night of the dance.
MON MAY 1 – KEURIG CAFÉ OPEN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Café is open from 3-4 every Monday afternoon. Teens are invited to hang out in the Teen Room after school for games and snacks.
MON MAY 1 – ANIME & MANGA DOJO AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled every Monday after school until 5 p.m. for middle school and high school kids. Participants will watch episodes, read manga, discuss their favorites, and draw anime. Snacks provided.
MON MAY 1 – GENEALOGY WORKSHOP AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Genealogy room. Participants receive help with research and meet people actively working on their family trees. Everyone welcome.
TUE MAY 2 – MAY 25 – HOFF EXHIBIT AT KREMPP GALLERY – An exhibit of works by PA graphic artist Richard Chandler Hoff is scheduled from May 2nd through May 25th in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center. Hoff’s drawings provide a pictorial narrative of life in America during the 1940s and 50s. A First Thursday opening reception, a free, family-friendly event, is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. May 4. Cash bar and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Free admission.,
TUE MAY 2 – BABY FUN TIME AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10:15 a.m. on first Tuesday of every month. Toys, games, and music provided for toddlers 6-23 months. No registration required.
TUE MAY 2 – TED TALKS VIDEO AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at noon. Featured video How to Raise Successful Children Without Overparenting. Bring a sack lunch and join everyone for the video and discussion.
TUE MAY 2 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled after school in the library Teen Room. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes presented at end of the semester.
TUE MAY 2 – 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 MAY 2 – BOOKWORM BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 4:30 p.m. in library theater on first Tuesday of every month for book discussion. Snacks and books provided.
TUE MAY 2 – OFF THE HOOK: NEEDLECRAFTERS CLUB AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meets at 6 p.m. in library annex. For those who crochet, knit, or enjoy other needlecrafts. Bring along your current projects and supplies or come and get instruction on starting needlecrafts.
WED MAY 3 – ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Meets at 10:15 a.m. on first Wednesday of every month to discuss latest book selection. Next month’s book selection will be passed out at end of meeting. No members welcome. Pick up copy of present book at the library.
WED MAY 3 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Wednesday. Checks are available from 1 to 4 p.m.
WED MAY 3 – TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. 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.
WED MAY 3 – WALKING CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – The Jasper Public Library Walking Club meets at 6 p.m. at the library for a stroll around the neighborhood. Opportunity for participants to walk in a social environment. Bottled water available.
WED MAY 3 – PROJECT ACORN: SALTS FOR ALL SEASONS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Types of salt, their chemical compositions, history, and how to use them in recipes will be discussed. Register by calling Josh at 812 630-6843.
THU MAY 4 – QUARTERLY BUSINESS SEMINAR AT VUJC – Hosted by WorkOne Southwest, the seminar is scheduled from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing (CTIM) theater. Topic will be Managing Former Peers. Kathleen Lapekas, president/owner of Lapekas HR Culsulting, will be the presenter. To register or for more information contact VUJC.
THU MAY 4 – STORIES FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Stories and activities for preschool and younger children. The class gets underway at 10:15 every Thursday morning.
THU MAY 4 – KNIT TOGETHER GROUP MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Bring your own needles and learn more about knitting and knit projects. Looms and yarn available for those interested in loom knitting. Everyone welcome.
THU MAY 4 – GENEALOGY SESSION AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants given help using the Genealogy resources at the library.
THU MAY 4 – NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER PROGRAM AT DUBOIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE – For Your Great Names Sake! begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
THU MAY 4 – CIRCLE OF GIVING: KNIT & CROCHET AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Dubois branch knitting and crochet circle makes items for the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Bring your own knitting and crochet supplies. Seasoned needle crafters will share their expertise. All ages welcome.
FRI MAY 5 – SAT MAY 6 – COMMUNITY YARD SALE IN HUNTINGBURG – Hosted by the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce. Yard sale guides available for pickup, starting May 4, at Hometown IGA, More-for-Less, and at the chamber office.
FRI MAY 5 – TECHNOLOGY HELP AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Katherine will help participants with questions about their computer or wireless devices.
FRI MAY 5 – ORGANIZING FILES & APPS ON YOUR ELECTRICAL DEVICES PROGRAM AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 p.m. Bring your Windows laptop, Apple, or Android device and learn how to organize files and apps. Everyone welcome.
SAT MAY 6 – FAMILY FUN EVENT AT JASPER TRAIN DEPOT – The “Touch a Truck” event, postponed last week because of bad weather, rescheduled for May 6. Scheduled from 9-11 a.m., the free event will allow everyone to explore Jasper City vehicles of all types and sizes. Everyone welcome.
SAT MAY 6 – SATURDAY MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 10 a.m. Featured film A Dog’s Purpose.
SAT MAY 6 – FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many older books, DVSs, CDs, and audio books are looking for a new home.
SAT MAY 6 – POKEMON PLAYGROUP MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 1 p.m. in the library annex. A time to join other Pokemaniacs for a time to play, share, and learn more about the Pokémon games. Bring all things Pokémon.
SAT MAY 6 & SUN MAY 7 – STRINGS, INC. RECITALS – The Strings, Inc. Spring Recitals are scheduled at 6 p.m. May 6 and 2 p.m. May 7 in the Jasper Middle School auditorium. Students will play compositions from Suzuki books 1-8. Certified Suzuki instructors are Amber McNair and Rafaela Schaick. A reception will follow both recitals. Everyone welcome.
SUN MAY 7 – HEALING MASS AT PRECIOUS BLOOD CHURCH IN JASPER – Praise will begin at 3:30 p.m., mass will begin at 4. Father John Judie will be the celebrant. An optional Come, Holy Spirit Retreat (understanding a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit) is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s in Jasper. For more information call John Bennett (812 544-2239) or Charles Mendel (812 482-7502).
MON MAY 8 – KEURIG CAFÉ OPEN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Café is open from 3-4 every Monday afternoon. Teens are invited to hang out in the Teen Room after school for games and snacks.
MON MAY 8 – ANIME & MANGA DOJO AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled every Monday after school until 5 p.m. for middle school and high school kids. Participants will watch episodes, read manga, discuss their favorites, and draw anime. Snacks provided.
MON MAY 8 – PAINT A WOODEN PICTURE FRAME AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants show their own creative side as they paint a wood frame to take home. For all ages. Pre-registration requested.
MON MAY 8 – FRIENDS OF THE DUBOIS LIBRARY MEETING – Begins at 7 p.m. Newcomers welcome to join the Friends group and help plan summer events for the library.
TUE MAY 9 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled after school in the library Teen Room. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes presented at end of the semester.
TUE MAY 9 – 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 MAY 9 – ADULT MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 5:30 p.m. Featured film Denial.
TUE MAY 9 – CANVAS PAINTING AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Join Erin Doyle for a night of painting. Select your canvas design ahead of time and during the evening you will create your own painting to take home. Register early, space is limited.
TUE MAY 9 – ARE YOU SURE? DINNER PARTY AT BREW IN JASPER – The statewide dinner party, which begins at 6:30 p.m., encourages Hoosiers to explore and celebrate the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when they bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and medicine. Alan Johnson will be the facilitator.
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