Community Calendar

Community Calendar

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR STRASSENFEST WETTLAUF – Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017 Wettlauf 5K Race & Fitness Walk, which will be held Saturday, August 5, during the Jasper Strassenfest. Participants will receive a unique 2017 Wettlauf t-shirt while supplies last. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each male and female division and age group in the 5K race. No awards for the fitness walk. Entry fee is $15 through July 27. Beginning July 28 the fee will be $20. Entry fee for children 12 and under is $10. No fee for children in strollers. Registration forms are available at  For additional information call Debbie Schmitt at 812 631-1441.

MUSEUM PARTICIPATING IN BLUE STAR PROGRAM – The Dubois County Museum is participating in the Blue Star program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. This includes National Guard and Reserve personnel. The program is in effect through Labor Day. A complete list of participating museums can be found at

MON JUNE 26 – BABY PLAYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. in library annex last Monday of each month. Parents and children 2 and under enjoy social time while playing with library toys.

MON JUNE 26 – DNA TESTING FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. in the library annex. Dubois County Genealogist Kathy Mott discusses various types of DNA tests available, what to consider when choosing a testing company, and how to use the test results to further your genealogy research. Pre-registration required. Space is limited.

MON JUNE 26 – STORYTIME FOR K-3 KIDS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Hosted by Children’s Librarian Lisa McWilliams. Pre-registration required.

MON JUNE 26 – FAMILY STORYTIME & CRAFT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants listen to stories and make a craft. Everyone welcome.

MON JUNE 26 – END-OF-MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Book to be discussed is Underground Airlines” by Ben Winters. New members welcome. To join group – or for more information – contact Anita Murphy at the library.

TUE JUNE 27 – SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS EDUCATIONAL SESSION DEADLINE – The Jasper Chamber of Commerce is hosting Managed Services for Small Business Owners, an educational session regarding I.T. topics of Security, Storage, Awareness, and Protection Thursday, June 29, at the Jasper Train Depot. Matrix is giving the presentation which begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. To make reservations call 812 482-6866 or email June 27 is the RSVP deadline.

TUE JUNE 27 – STORYTIME (2-5 Years) AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. Hosted by Lisa McWilliams. Registration required.

TUE JUNE 27 – BUILD A BETTER LIFESTYLE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Let’s Go Walking begins at 10 a.m. The 30-minute walk outside is open to all ages.

TUE JUNE 27 – STORYTIME ON TUESDAYS AT DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 10 a.m. Mothers and fathers of young children, stay at home moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, and more, invited to come to the museum and read stories, assist the children in making a small craft, or do an activity with the kids. For kids 2 to 6 years of age. Cost of the program is normal admission to the museum ($5 per adult, $3 high school students, $2 middle school or elementary school students. No admission charge for kids under 4.

TUE JUNE 27 – STORIES & SONGS WITH MISS GAYLE – Scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Open to all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

TUE JUNE 27 – FAMILY TIME ENTERTAINMENT: WATER SHOW AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Wild and wacky outdoor show where everyone gets wet is full of magic, laughter, and audience participation. Everyone welcome.

TUE JUNE 27 – FEEDING AMERICA PROGRAM AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Tri-State Food Bank supplies a free and nutritious snack for Birdseye area children through 18 years of age. Registration not required. Food must be eaten in library.

TUE JUNE 27 – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 6 p.m. Feature movie To Joey With Love. Popcorn and drinks available. Family-friendly movie. All ages welcome.

TUE JUNE 27 – ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Meets at 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday of each month. Pick up a copy of most recent book selection at the library and join the discussion. New members are welcome.

WED JUNE 28 – REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER ARTVENTURES CLASSES AT VUJC – Visual ARTventures classes offered July 10-14 for students 1st through 8th grade and for children and adults ages 11 to 111. Adult ARTventures classes for students and adults offered in July. All classes will take place in the basement of the Jasper Swimming Pool. For class information or to register call 812 482-3070 by days end June 28.

WED JUNE 28 – MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 10 a.m. Featured film Brave (PG). Everyone welcome.

WED JUNE 28 – BOMBERS WATER FIGHT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 11 a.m. Meet the Dubois County Bombers and Peaches baseball teams for a water fight, an annual tradition. Everyone welcome.

WED JUNE 28 – RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT JASPER LIBRARY – Noon to 6 p.m. Registration recommended as drop-ins will be limited and may have to wait. To register go to or call Jill at 812 482-2712. Sign-in will take place in the annex, the blood mobile will be parked outside the annex.

WED JUNE 28 – 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 JUNE 28 – THE ZONE FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTHS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday. Youths are encouraged to come and help plan their own summer reading program, deciding on activities and crafts for the summer. Pizza for the participants! Pre-registration required.

WED JUNE 28 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Wednesday. Checks are available from 1 to 4 p.m.

WED JUNE 28 – 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 JUNE 28 – ADULT EVENING BLOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Wednesday of each month. Last book selection will be discussed. Next month’s selection will be passed out at end of meeting. Newcomers can stop at the library for a copy of the current selection.

WED JUNE 28 – FAMILY CRAFT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. A different craft every week. Pre-registration required.

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 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.

COST SHARE AVAILABLE FOR DUBOIS COUNTY FARMLAND – The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for conservation practice incentive payments on Dubois County crop ground. Cost share is available for cover crops, no-till, grid soil sampling, heavy use protection areas, livestock watering facilities, and pasture renovation. The cost share opportunities are part of three different ocal SWCD programs and are not tied to any federal programs. Funds are limited and projects will be funded at the SWCD supervisors’ discretion according to pre-determined specifications. For complete details call 812 482-1171, extension 3, or stop by the district office and speak with a staff member.

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