Community Calendar

Community Calendar

REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE – Registrations for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) are now open for parents and/or high school teens interested in attending the conference. The conference is scheduled November 16-18 in Indianapolis. Total cost is $280 (will fundraise). Registration deadline is September 1. To register or for additional information go to or contact Angie at 812 639-4227.

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR PATOKA BRIDGE PLANTERS – The flowers on the Patoka River bridge in Jasper are fading and will soon be replaced. Patoka 2000 is now accepting donations for the flowers. Donations can be made in memory of or in honor of loved ones.  Volunteers (individuals, groups, organizations) are also being sought to assist with watering the bridge flowers. To make a donations or to volunteer for the bridge watering project, contact the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812 482-6866. September 29 is the deadline for making donations for the fall project.

HOME FESTIVAL RECRUITING CRAFTERS AND FOOD VENDORS – The Four Rivers Arts and Crafts Harvest Home Festival is recruiting crafters and food vendors for its 41st annual festival scheduled October 21 and 22 at the Dubois County 4H Fairgrounds. Every year nearly 200 booths are filled with handmade merchandise including woodcrafts, needlecrafts, pottery, glass, soap, jewelry, floral arrangements, and an assortment of baked goods and treats. No flea-market merchandise, alcohol, firearms, tobacco, or fireworks are allowed. Only merchandise handmade by vendors is permitted. Complete information is available at

NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PRESIDENT’S COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD – The award, sponsored by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, is presented annually by the chamber’s board of directors to an individual who has contributed generously of his or her time, talents, or resources to the Jasper community. Nomination forms are available at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce office, 302 West 6th Street, or by calling 812 482-6866. Nomination deadline is Friday, September 1.

MON AUG 21 (Today) – ECLIPSE EVENT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 12:451-3 p.m. Brief explanation on how to view the eclipse will be followed with the viewing. Participants should bring their own folding chairs and/or blankets and a snack to share. Lemonade will be provided. In case of poor weather the eclipse will be shown inside as it unfolds through live feed from Google Megamovie Project on big screen TV in community room.

MON AUG 21 (Today) – SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Safe viewing glasses available at the library. “Solar Eclipse” refreshments served during the eclipse. Everyone welcome.

MON AUG 21 (Today) – SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-3 p.m. A LIMITED amount of safe viewing glasses will be available to watch the solar eclipse. Everyone welcome. Come early!

MON AUG 21 (Today) – 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.

TUE AUG 22 – STORYTIME ON TUESDAYS AT DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Mothers and fathers of young children, stay at home moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, and more, are welcome to participate. “Picnic” is the theme for August 22. Volunteers read stories to the kids, assist the children in making a small craft, or do an activity. Recommended age for kids is 2 to 6. Cost of program is normal admission to museum.

TUE AUG 22 – 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 AUG 22 – ADULT MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 5:30 p.m. Featured film The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13). 127 minutes. Everyone welcome.

WED AUG 23 – 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 AUG 23 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Wednesday. Checks are available from 1 to 4 p.m.

WED AUG 23 – BOOK CELLAR AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from noon-5 p.m. every Wednesday in August and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. The used book sale is hosted by the Friends of the Library.

WED AUG 23 – ADULT EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss last book selection. Next month’s selection will be passed out at end of meeting. Newcomers welcome. Books available at the library.


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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING AVAILABLE – The Dubois County Public Health Partnership is offering the evidenced based training program to teach individuals how to help someone who may have a mental health issue or crisis. The training is focused toward supervisors, HR personnel, managers, and leaders in the local business and industry community. Cost of the training is $35 per person. The trainings are limited to the first 15 registrants. The register, or for more information, contact Donna Oeding at

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 local 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.