Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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 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.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS 2019-2020 SEASON OF SHOWS – Four season series packages are available. CLICK HERE for additional ticket information.

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 Volunteer forms can also be found at under the Get Involved tab or CLICK HERE.

MON AUG 19 (Today) – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3-4 p.m. Nurse available. Checks are available monthly at the library.

MON AUG 19 (Today) – STEM CHALLENGE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Participants learn about states of matter while making root beer floats. For 2nd graders and up. Pre-registration required. To register CLICK HERE.

TUE AUG 20 – LOCAL CHAMBERS HOSTING SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP – Scheduled from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month. Co-hosted by the Huntingburg and Ferdinand Chambers of Commerce to create connections between existing small business owners. The August meeting will be held at the Old School Cafe, 304 East 4th Street in Huntingburg. Everyone welcome. Chamber membership is not required to attend.

WED AUG 21 – WEW GATHERING IN JASPER – The Women Empowering Women (WEW) leadership group will meet in the St. Joseph Church Parish Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking. Program scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. featuring  Mindfulness and Meditation with Lydia Lagenor.  WEW members and prospective members welcome.

WED AUG 21 – AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-6 p.m. by appointment. Blood mobile will be parked at the library annex, sign in will take place in the annex meeting room. Those with appointments get priority, drop-ins will be taken as time permits. To register call Jill at 812 482-2712, extension 6109 or CLICK HERE.

WED AUG 21 – PLAY-DOH FREE PLAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Play-Doh and clean up provided. All ages welcome.

WED AUG 21 – ADULT EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss last month’s book selection. Next month’s book will be passed out at end of meeting. New members always welcome. Book copies available at the library.

WED AUG 21 – FAMILY CRAFT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also scheduled from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday, August 23. Pre-registration required. To register for August 21 class CLICK HERE. To register for August 23 class CLICK HERE.

THU AUG 22 – TEEN MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 3:15 p.m. Participants help select the movie and enjoy popcorn with a beverage.

FRI AUG 23- SAT AUG 24 – BIRDSEYE PARK & FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL PICNIC – On Friday food stands open at 4 p.m. in Birdseye Park, Money Wheel from 6 to 10, Cornhole Tourney at 6:30, and music by Boogie Tunes from 7 to 10.  Saturday begins at 8 a.m. with Color Fun Run at Pentecost Church and Car Show on 3rd Street in from of BGS, 4-on-4 Basketball and Volleyball tournaments, and Wackey Wheels Contest, all at 9, Baby Contest at 10, Main Food Stand opens and Magic Show begins at 11, Kids Movie, Horseshoe Tourney, and Gospel Singing at 1 p.m., Money Wheel at 8 and music by One Night Stand from 8 to 11. Home cooked meals, t-shirts, slushies, ice cream floats, kids games, grand raffle, basket raffle, haystacks, slip ‘n slide, bounce house, and more all weekend. Everyone welcome.

FRI AUG 23 – SUNSET WINE CRUISE AT PATOKA LAKE – Scheduled from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unspoiled views of Indiana sunsets and fall foliage combined with Indiana wines and d’oeuvres/desserts aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Participants enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from an Indiana winery and then choose two glasses of their favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. $50 per person or $98 per couple. Photo ID required to board vessel. Must be 21 years of age. Gate fee not included. For additional information or to make reservations call 812 685-2202.

SAT AUG 24 – JASPER, HUNTINGBURG, and FERDINAND FARMERS MARKETS OPEN – Jasper Market open from 8 a.m. to noon on the green North of the Jasper Train Depot at Jackson Street and 3rd Avenue. The market strives to be a producer-only market that requires vendors or their family to grow, raise, or make what is being sold, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, jellies, pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and more. Some gluten free items may also be available. Local artisans will be selling clothes, soaps, paper crafts, jewelry, toys, and more. A face painter will frequent the market. The first Saturday of the month will continue to include a youth market where children 12 and under can participante free of charge. Youths and student organizations can participate by selling items they may not grow or bake personally but are responsible for selling to raise funds. The Huntingburg Market is open from 7-11 a.m. in the new Market Street Park. The market features locally grown produce, artisan vendors, activities, and more. The Ferdinand market is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month  The market is open on the lawn of Soup-N-Such Bistro at the historic Wollenmann Home at 1150 Main Street. The market features area harvesters, artisans, musicians, yoga, and more. The market is a community partnership with Tammy Bedolla (owner of Soup-N-More), the Ferdinand Historical Society (owner of the Wollenmann Home property), and the Farmers Market Committee. Soup-N-Such is selling coffee and baked goods for breakfast at the market. The Bistro’s full lunch menu is available starting at 11 a.m. All local gardeners, farmers, artists, artisans, musicians, and wellness leaders are invited to be involved. For market rules and guidelines email Tammy Bodello at or Rock Emmert at

SAT AUG 24 – PATOKA LAKE CLEANUP – The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee invites individuals, families, friends, and service groups to join in the 13th annual Patoka Lake Cleanup August 24 at the Patoka Lake Dam. Open to all ages and abilities. Participants sign up at 8 a.m. and are assigned to an area to pick up trash and recycling items along the shore. All supplies provided. At 11 a.m. all volunteers return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry with music, poor prizes, goody bags, and a free event t-shirt. For additional information call 812 685-2447.

SAT AUG 24 – CROCHETING FOR BEGINNERS AT 9th STREET STUDIO – Scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the 9th Street Studio of Traditional Arts Today, 314 W. 9th Street in Ferdinand. Topics covered include three basic stitches – single, double, and slipstich. Class fee $25. Presented by Nancy Stratman. For additional information or to pre-register call 812 998-2487.

SAT AUG 24 – “JOHNNY APPLESEED” AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Steven MacPhail, a high school history teacher who has researched the character of Johnny Appleseed extensively and portrays him as accurately as possible, will make the presentation about the legendary 19th century frontiersman. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 24 – ST. FERDINAND PICNIC AND CAR SHOW – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chicken dinners with all the trimmings served in the air-conditioned dining room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Huge raff, quilt raffle, Bingo, silent auction, food court, mock turtle soup, games for children and adults, country store, entertainment and annual car show. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 24 – KNITTING AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. for knitters and crocheters. Participants learn how to knit using knitting needles and/or knitting looms. Bring your own supplies or use the library’s. Work on your own projects or help make hats. All ages welcome. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

SAT AUG 24 – NATIONAL PARK RADIO CONCERT AT ASTRA THEATRE IN JASPER – Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating on the main floor and balcony are $14.95 with a $29.95 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking, a $5 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the band. For additional information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

SUN AUG 25 – BLOOD DRIVE AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH IN JASPER – The drive is scheduled from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center. Everyone welcome.


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.

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