Community Calendar

Community Calendar

JUNE AND JULY – SUMMER LEARNING: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES AT COUNTY LIBRARIES – Program at the Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye libraries. Read and enter in for great prizes each month. To register and for additional information CLICK HERE.

SAT MAY 25 (Today)  – JASPER STREET DEPARTMENT AND RESOURCE RECOVERY SITE CLOSED – Both are closed for the Memorial Day weekend. Trash and cardboard recycling normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. The rest of the week will be on regular schedule.

SAT MAY 25 (Today) – DOLL AUCTION ENDS AT DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – The Doll Silent Auction , which began April 24, will end May 25. The auction, which features 14 dolls, is being held for the children’s room and upcoming children’s programs at the museum. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed on Monday.

MON MAY 27 – LIBRARIES, COUNTY, AND CITY OFFICES CLOSED – The Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye libraries, the Dubois County Courthouse and county offices, and Huntingburg and Jasper city offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday. All will reopen at their regular hours Tuesday.


TUE MAY 28 – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday.  All families welcome to bring children of all ages. No registration necessary.

TUE MAY 28 – SAT JUNE 1 – BIG BOOK SALE AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Hosted by Friends of the Dubois Library. All ages of fiction and non-fiction books available, all in good condition. Choose your books and make a donation to the library. Proceeds help the library bring in performances for children and adults, support on-going programs for youths, provide summer reading prizes, and help with landscaping on library grounds. Sale is being held in the library community room during regular library hours – from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Everyone welcome.

TUE MAY 28 – TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday. Bring your own devices or use library’s laptops. Participants receive assistance using basic computer skills, email, Overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, etc. No registration required.

TUE MAY 28 – 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 28 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 3:15 p.m. every Tuesday. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes.

TUE MAY 28 – ADULT CRAFT CLUB MEETS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. AmyJo leads the adults in Part 2 of April’s nautical craft. Participants will be doing the wine classes that go with the nautical seashell wine battles. Refreshments will be served. Due to limited space pre-registration is required. To register CLICK HERE, call 812 389-1030, or register at the library.

TUE MAY 28 & WED MAY 29 – CHAMBER MERGER FOCUS GROUP MEETING The Huntingburg and Ferdinand chambers of commerce are asking current chamber members, prospective members, businesses, and the general public to participate in a focus group to help determine the desire for a proposed merger between the two chambers. Two sessions remain – at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at Vincennes University Jasper Campus (Room 230 in CTIM building) and 8 a.m. May 29 in the Ferdinand Library Community Room. It is only necessary to attend one of them. Sessions are expected to last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Participants can RSVP to and state which session they will be attending.

TUE MAY 28 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. This month’s featured book is A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. Copies available at the library. New members always welcome.

WED MAY 29 – WILDLIFE CRUISE AT PATOKA LAKE – Two hour public cruises embark at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday on the Patoka Pride Tour Boat (holds 50 people). Participants look for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons, and other wildlife. A knowledgeable narrator will entertain and inform. They can sit up top and get some fresh air or in the climate controlled lower level. Family friendly. $20 fee for adults, $10 children under 12. Reservations and walk-ups accepted (812 685-2203) or CLICK HERE to book online.

THU MAY 30 – 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 MAY 30 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Thursday. Checks are available from 2 to 4 p.m.

THU MAY 30 – CHILLING AT THE BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Begins at 4 p.m. Join AmyJo outside by the picnic table for popsicles and summer activities and learn about the events and happenings at the library this summer.

FRI MAY 30 – GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.

FRI MAY 31 – 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.


ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2019 STRASSENFEST PARADE – The 2019 Jasper Strassenfest Parade is scheduled Sunday, August 4. Parade entries are now being accepted. The theme of the 41st annual Strassenfest is Indiana Chamber Community of the Year. For additional parade information and a copy of the parade entry form CLICK HERE.

JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS’ Summer ARTventure Classes – A variety of classes available for kids Pre-K thru 12th grade and for adults. Visual ART ventures are being offered for five weeks this summer, June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, and July 15-19. Music ARTventures include two classes of Kids Music and Literacy open to students going into Kindergarten and first grade. Both morning and afternoon visual arts classes will be offered at the Satellite Arts Space located in the basement of the Jasper Swimming Pool, 1405 Bartley Street. Music classes will be held at the Jasper Arts Center. Cost of classes vary. Adult ART ventures offered to high school students and adults include an array of oil painting, watercolor, and clay classes scheduled throughout June and July. Classes offered include Wheel Throwing for Beginners, Advanced Wheel Throwing, Oil Painting, and Watercolor, which will be held at the Satellite Arts Space in the Jasper Swimming Pool basement. Registration deadline for June classes is Friday, May 24, deadline for July classes is Friday, June 28. There will be no classes for adults or kids the week of July 1-5. For a complete list of class information and to register for a class CLICK HERE or call the Jasper Arts Center at 812 482-3070.

BRIDGE PLANTER PROJECT ACCEPTING DONATIONS/VOLUNTEERS – Patoka 2000, the beautification committee of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, is getting ready to place beautiful summer flowers in the planters along the Patoka River Bridge. The planters are spruced up with live flowers three times a year and flags are rotated at various times. Donations are accepted as it is this money that helps maintain the planter urns and decorative flowers on the bridge. Donations are being sought from individuals and businesses. Donors can make a donation in any amount (Payable to Patoka 2000) in honor of someone or as a tribute to a cause. Volunteers are being sought who can give about one hour each week to help keep the plants watered throughout the summer months. For more information on donations and/or volunteering contact Nancy Eckerle at 812 482-6866. Donations can be brought to the chamber office or mailed to Jasper Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 307, Jasper, IN 47547-0307.

APPLICANTS BEING SOUGHT FOR CHALK WALK FESTIVAL IN JASPER – Jasper Community Arts’ 16th annual Chalk Walk Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in downtown Jasper. Applicants are being south for the arts market, food vendors, community services and volunteers. JCA is looking for artists and craftsmen of all kinds including furniture makers, painters, potters, photographers, blacksmiths, weavers, sculptors, jewelry makers, and more. The booth space fee is $25 for artists who must supply their own booths. Volunteers and service groups are needed to assist with setup, registration, booth help, and cleanup. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. For booth information call Selena at 812 482-3609. To volunteer or for additional volunteer information call Corina at 812 482-3070.

JURIED ART SHOW SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED – The Krempp Gallery in the Jasper Arts Center is accepting applications for its 26th annual Juried Art Show scheduled from September 4 through September 27. Only artists who are current or former residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, or Ohio can apply. $2000 in prize monies will be awarded in the categories of Best of Show, Award of Excellence, High Honor Award, and five Honorable Mentions. CLICK HERE for an application brochure or go to the Jasper Arts Center Facebook page. To apply, send completed application and images by USPS or email to The application must be postmarked by June 28.

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