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DOLLHOUSES ON DISPLAY AT COUNTY MUSEUM – A dollhouse display opened recently at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. The dollhouses were gifted to the museum by dollhouse builder and designer Ron and the late Lela Greubel from Ireland. Each house is a unique look into the miniature world of dollhouses. The Greubels operated a dollhouse shop in Ireland from 1986 to 2003 where they built and sold dollhouses and dollhouse furnishings of 1/12 scale. The shop was closed following Lela’s passing in 2003. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and major holidays.


FRI DEC 6 (Today) – SAT DEC 7 – SUN DEC 8 – O’TANNENBAUM DAYS IN JASPER – Numerous holiday events scheduled. For complete list of events call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812 482-6866 or CLICK HERE for an O’Tannenbaum flyer. (Note: Carriage rides listed on the flyer are also scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday)

FRI DEC 6 (Today) – SAT DEC 7 – SUN DEC 8 – O’TANNENBAUM DAYS EVENTS AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Being held in conjunction with Jasper’s annual O’Tannenbaum Days. Museum visitors will see 15 Christmas trees transformed into special community showcases by local county communities and 30 other trees decorated by museum volunteers. Also discover other exhibits and decorations including a large Santa collection gifted to the museum by Kay Smock and doll houses made by Ron and the late Lela Greubel. Everyone welcome.

FRI DEC 6 (Today) – DUPLO AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. For children 2-5 years of age. Duplo bricks supplied by library. No sign up required.

FRI DEC 6 (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 DEC 6 (Today/Tonight) – HOLIDAY ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION IN KREMPP GALLERY – Jasper Community Arts is celebrating its annual holiday exhibit of artwork by visual arts committee members December 4 through December 27. The committee is comprised of a broad spectrum of area volunteers including working artists, teachers, and interested patrons. A public reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 6. Refreshments will be provided featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a cash bar. Reception is free and open to the public. Krempp 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.

FRI DEC 6 (Tonight) – RoSco FOLK DULCIMER CONCERT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 7 p.m. Concert presents Ronda Haley and Scott Conner playing traditional Americana, classical, folk music, and hymns on dulcimer guitar, and ukulele. Christmas music will be featured. Concerts sometimes include a singalong. Everyone welcome.

SAT DEC 7 – SUN DEC 8 – CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH PARISH CENTER IN JASPER – Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in conjunction with Jasper’s O’Tannenbaum Days celebration. Volunteers are asked to donate their time and talents to this special event with any baked goods, canned items, noodles, dumplings, party mix, turnip kraut, turnip slaw, horseradish, jellies, jams, salsas, rubs for meat, cookies, breads, candles, stocking stuffers, white elephant items, handmade craft items, etc. Perishable items can be brought to the parish center beginning Wednesday, December 4 through Saturday morning December 7. Non-perishable items can be turned in at any time at the parish center information desk. Volunteers who would like to help with the setup on Thursday and/or Friday December 5 or 6, or give a helping hand assisting customers at the bazaar are asked to call May Kleeman at 812 482-3892 or Rose Rasche at 812 634-2318.

SAT DEC 7 – FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of great books, audio books, and DVDs at great prices. Everyone welcome.

SAT DEC 7 – SANTA CLAUS VISITS FERDINAND LIBRARY – Santa will be there at 10:30 a.m.  He will read stories and hand out gifts to the kids. Bring cameras. Everyone welcome.

SAT DEC 7 – MANGA ANIME GAMING CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 1 p.m. Avid gamers, anime lovers, and future mangaka gather for fun activities, great films, and friendly competition. Participants can bring their portable gaming systems and games to play against each other. Can also bring card games to compete with friends or trade cards to build an awesome deck and watch a different anime with fellow fans. Children age 7 and under should bring a guardian with them.

SAT DEC 7 – THE STRINGS, INC. IN CONCERT AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 2 p.m. at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. The violin concert is free and open to the public.

SAT DEC 7 – THE POLAR EXPRESS AT ASTRA THEATER IN JASPER – Curtain time 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to get in the spirit of the film by wearing their pajamas. General admission tickets are $5. Film rated G. Everyone welcome.

SUN DEC 8 – A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Doors open at 1 p.m. Curtain time 1:30. Free popcorn and refreshments. Activities following the movie include making a Christmas craft and a Christmas tree scavenger hunt. Both activities feature a German theme.

SUN DEC 8 – PRECIOUS ANGELS CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL – The Our Precious Angels Group will hold its annual Candle Light vigil, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Precious Angels Memorial Garden site overlooking the lake near the Dubois County 4-H Fair’s south parking lot. Anyone who has lost a child, as well as family and friends, are invited to participate. Our Precious Angels is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting parents, friends, and family members dealing with the loss of a child. All maintenance and improvements to the garden site are dependent on donations. Donations can be taken to any Springs Valley Bank and Trust location or they can be mailed to Springs Valley Bank c/o Teller, P.O. Box 830, Jasper, IN 47546. (Be sure to write Our Precious Angels in the memo line).

SUN DEC 8 – STORYTIME WITH SANTA AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. in library theater. Children listen to one or two stories from Santa, sing songs, and then visit with Santa. Bring your cameras. Everyone welcome.

SUN DEC 8 – CELEBRATION SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN HAYSVILLE – Scheduled from 3-4 p.m. Free concert. Free-will offering will be collected to help defray the non-profit choir’s expenses. The Public invited. The choir includes singers and musicians from Dubois, Spencer, Pike, and Martin counties. Additional information on the Celebration Singers can be found at www.celebrationsingers.org.

MON DEC 9 – DEADLINE TO ENTER JASPER OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS CONTEST – The Jasper Jaycees and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce are hosting Jasper’s Outdoor Home/Christmas Decorating and Lighting Contest. Open to all Jasper residents and those living within one mile of the city limits. Contest categories are Most Traditional, Best Use of Lights, Family Theme, and Most Original. Prizes awarded to the top three homes in each category. Entry forms are available at the Chamber office, 302 West 6th Street in Jasper or by calling 812 482-6866. Judging will take place Friday evening, December 13. Lights should be turned on by 6 p.m. that evening. Monday, December 9, is the deadline to submit entries. Entries can be mailed to P.O. Box 307, Jasper 47547-0307, emailed to chamber@jasperin.org, or faxed to 812 848-2015.

MON DEC 9 – TEEN CAFÉ OPEN AT JASPER LIBRARY – Open at 3:15 p.m. Teens can have a cup of coffee or cocoa and a snack in the library theater, hang out, do homework, or play games (video games available).

MON DEC 9 – KEURIG CAFÉ OPEN AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Café open Mondays after school until 4 p.m. Teens can play games, study, or just visit. Snack will be served with your choice of hot chocolate or cappuccino from the café.

MON DEC 9 – MAKE A HOT COCOA KIT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 p.m. For teens and young people. Pre-registration required. To register CLICK HERE.

MON DEC 9 – TEEN MAKE & TAKE AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants will make Hydroflask Stickers using the library’s Cricut Maker. Limit two stickers per teen. To register CLICK HERE.

MON DEC 9 – LET’S PAINT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. in library annex meeting room. Participants will create fun gifts, trendy decorations, or other painted subjects. Paint and painting supplies provided. Bring your projects to paint.

MON DEC 9 – ADULT CRAFT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. Participants will create festive wine bottles by turning old wine bottles into lighted holiday decor. For adults only. Pre-registration required. To register CLICK HERE.

MON DEC 9 – GENEALOGY WORKSHOP AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. in the genealogy room. Participants receive help with their research and talk with others about their family trees. Everyone welcome.

TUE DEC 10 – DEADLINE TO SUBMIT DONATIONS FOR PATOKA BRIDGE PLANTERS – Patoka 2000, a beautification committee of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, is getting ready to prepare the urns on the Patoka River Bridge in Jasper for the holiday and winter seasons. To defray the costs for this program donations are being south from individuals, families, and/or businesses throughout the community. Donations may be made in any amount and specify that the donation is in honor of some, in memory of someone, or as a tribute to a favorite cause. Family members are encouraged to chip in together for the project. Donations, which are being accepted through December 10, can be sent directly to Patoka 2000 at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 307, Jasper IN 47546. For additional information or to donate by phone call 812 482-6866.

TUE DEC 10 – 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 DEC 10 – 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 DEC 10 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 3:15 p.m. every Tuesday.  Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes.

TUE DEC 10 – KEURIG’S KORNER AT DUBOIS LIBRARY–Open every Tuesday after school until 5:30 p.m. Snacks, drinks, and games for the kids, who can also use the time to do homework or just hang out.

TUE DEC 10 – EVENING HOURS AT SOLID WASTE DISTRICT PROCESS CENTER – The Dubois County Solid Waste District’s Twilight Tuesday for residents unable to use the District Process Center services during the regular daily public hours is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Items normally accepted at the process center will be accepted during this time. Information on acceptable items can be found at www.duboiscountyrecycles.org. or by calling 812 482-7865. Twilight Tuesday is for Dubois County residents only.

TUE DEC 10 – SANTA COMING TO BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 5-6 p.m. Mrs. Claus will join Santa so make sure you have your camera ready. A Winter Book Sale will be going on in the adult room. Santa will be handing out goodies donated by the Friends of the Birdseye group. Cookies and apple cinder will be available.

WED DEC 11 – WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN (WEW) SESSION AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH CENTER IN JASPER – Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking. Program scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. features Me, Myself & Lies presented by Dr. Kristi Nord. The WEW leadership group is open to all women who live or work in Dubois County. Sessions are held six times per year. The December session is the last session of 2019. Membership dues are $45 per person.

WED DEC 11 – FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. Administered by a faith community nurse from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Everyone welcome.

WED DEC 11 – COMPUTER/TABLET ASSISTANCE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Assistance with email, basic computer skills, letter writing, Overdrive, using a tablet, etc. Drop-ins are welcome.

WED DEC 11 – CINNAMON SPICE ORNAMENT CRAFT AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 p.m. Participants use cookie cutters and special “dough” to make cinnamon-spice ornaments. Pre-registration required. To register CLICK HERE.

WED DEC 11 & FRI DEC 13 – ELEMENTARY & FAMILY CREATIVITY TIME AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday. Participants will make a Fingerprint Keepsake Plate. All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. To register for December 11 class CLICK HERE. To register for the December 13 class CLICK HERE. Sign up for one class only.

 


 

GOLDEN TICKET CASH RAFFLE UNDERWAY – The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association’s Golden Ticket cash raffle, featuring a grand prize of $5,000, is underway. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Second prize is $1,000, third and fourth prizes are $500. Tickets are $50 each. The drawing will be held during Christmas Stroll 2019 or when all tickets are sold. The drawing will be held in Market Street Park, 309 North Geiger Street. Proceeds will support and promote Historic Downtown Huntingburg. Tickets are available at Gehlhausen’s Flowers, 414 E. 4th Street, Lush Esthetics & Boutique, 506 E. 4th Street, and at the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce office, 327 E. 4th Street.

JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON – Twelve shows will be presented across a variety of genres. Front of House volunteers are needed to assist with scanning tickets, distributing programs, and ushering. Backstage Volunteers are needed for load-in and load-out, operate follow spot, and assist with wardrobe. Previous experience is helpful, but not required. Those who participate will be able to attend the performance for free. To volunteer or for additional information contact Volunteer Coordinator Liz Book at 812 482-3070 or email jasperarts@jasperindiana.gov. Volunteer forms can also be found at jasperarts.org under the Get Involved tab or CLICK HERE.


 

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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