Community Calendar

Community Calendar

THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit, accredited organization with its purpose being to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of therapeutic horsemanship. Volunteers are the key link to help Freedom Reins meet its mission. No experience is necessary. Volunteers are asked to give about 90 minutes of their time one evening per week. Training will be provided.  The next volunteer training will be held Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the therapeutic riding center. The training is for new volunteers and those already assisting with the program. For additional information on the Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center CLICK HERE. For additional volunteer information  CLICK HERE.

JASPER CHAMBER’S HOME EXPO SCHEDULED MARCH 8 AND 9 – The 14th annual Jasper Chamber of Commerce Home Expo, designed to showcase the products and services of businesses in Jasper and Dubois County, is scheduled Friday and Saturday March 8 (3-7 p.m.) and 9 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in the St. Joseph Parish Center. The Expo is an opportunity for local businesses to let a large number of people know about business services and products locally available. For information on how to register your business for the Expo call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812 482-6866.

COACHES NEEDED FOR DUBOIS COUNTY GIRLS ON THE RUN – Spring 2019 coach registration is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 10-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourage personal development, and foster team building and community service. Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age to serve as an assistant coach or 21 to serve as a head coach. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session. To register or for additional information on the Girls on the Run program CLICK HERE.


MON JAN 21 – JASPER, FERDINAND, DUBOIS, AND BIRDSEYE LIBRARIES CLOSED – County libraries closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All will reopen at their regular hours January 22.

TUE JAN 22 – 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 JAN 22 – MY BIG PERSON & ME AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 11-11:30 every Tuesday morning. Special story time created for infants through 6 years of age and their caregivers. Stories, music, movement, and fun for the kids. Pre-registration is required.

TUE JAN 22 – 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 JAN 22 – 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 JAN 22 – TRIVIA TUESDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 3:15 p.m. every Tuesday. Play Trivia to earn chances on prizes.

TUE JAN 22 – TEEN SNACK DAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:15 p.m. on second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Light snack offered to tweens and teens in the teen room.

TUE JAN 22 – ADULT CRAFT CLUB MEETS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will make a snowman hat centerpiece. Refreshments will be served. Limited space. Pre-registration requested. To register CLICK HERE.

WED JAN 23 – RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR COUNTY MUSEUM’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER – Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, January 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30.  Reservations taken through January 23. For additional information or to register call 812 482-2074 or email

WED JAN 23 – GERI-FIT WORKOUT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 9:15-10 a.m. Get fit with Geri-Fit, a free 12-week strength training workout for older adults. Work out at your own pace. Space is limited. Pre-register at the library or by calling 812 678-2548. Also scheduled Friday, January 25, and Wednesday, January 30.

WED JAN 23 – ART FOR TEENS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fun and creative program allows teens to use their imagination to work on art projects. New project is scheduled each month.

WED JAN 23 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otuska, will be discussed. Next month’s selection, Air Raid Nights and Radio Days by Don Schroeder, will be passed out. Newcomers welcome. Copies of the current selection can be picked up at the library.

THU JAN 24 – A SPECIAL DISNEY THEME STORY TIME AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants can dress up if they’d like.

THU JAN 24 – 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 JAN 24 – 15th ANNUAL DUBOIS COUNTY YEAR IN REVIEW AT VUJC – Scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the VU Jasper Campus Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing. Presented by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Jasper, and VU Jasper Campus. Open to the public. The Top 12 News and Sporting Events will be presented by Dubois County-based media representatives. Lunch available for $10, payable at the door. To RSVP for lunch call 812 482-6866 or email

THU JAN 24 – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Thursday. Checks are available from 2 to 4 p.m.

THU JAN 24 – SPHERO SOCCER AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Inside soccer with a robotic ball. For ages 8 to 17. Only 10 spots available. Pre-registration required. To register CLICK HERE.

THU JAN 24 – “MY JOURNEY TO AUSCHWITZ” PRESENTED AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 6 p.m. The Dubois County Museum and the Dubois County Libraries are hosting former teacher and current speaker Charles Moman and his presentation of his experience visiting Auschwitz and other concentration camps in Poland. On several of the trips he was accompanied by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor. Everyone welcome.

FRI JAN 25 – RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR WINTER ART WORKSHOPS AT JASPER ARTS CENTER – Jasper Community Arts is hosting 12 art classes in the Jasper Arts Center, located in the lower level of the Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool basement. The first classes are scheduled February 4th. The classes run through March 20th. For a complete list of the workshops available and how to register CLICK HERE.

FRI JAN 25 – GERI-FIT WORKOUT AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 9:15-10 a.m. Get fit with Geri-Fit, a free 12-week strength training workout for older adults. Work out at your own pace. Space is limited. Pre-register at the library or by calling 812 678-2548. Also scheduled Wednesday, January 30.

FRI JAN 25 – 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.

SAT JAN 26 – LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST AT VUJC THEATRE – Scheduled from 9-10:30 a.m. in the theater/auditorium in the VUJC Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing. Elected Dubois County officials will be present along with state senators and representatives who will inform everyone of what is happening in the state legislature. Free to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Also scheduled March 2.

SAT JAN 26 – SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES 2 AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 10:30 a.m. Featured film Benched PG. For Teens and Tweens. Popcorn and a drink will be served.

SAT JAN 26 – RESTORING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS & DOCUMENTS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 12:30 p.m. Six-time Indiana Photographer of the Year Susan Baggett will talk about the correct way to preserve and restore old photographs and documents. Participants are encouraged to bring their old photos and documents for evaluation.


2019 JASPER CITY CALENDARS AVAILABLE – Jasper residents can pick up a calendar from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Jasper City Hall, the Jasper Utility office drive-thru, and the Jasper Parks and Recreation Department office/Older American Center. Also available any time at the Jasper Police Station.

DUBOIS REC SPONSORING STUDENTS TO ENERGY CAMP AND WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP – Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative will sponsor four students to the annual Touchstone Energy Camp June 5-8 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, and two students on the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington D.C. June 13-20. Students entering seventh grade in 2019 are eligible to attend the energy camp and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the three-day program. The students’ agenda combines traditional outdoor camp activities with environmental education, electrical safety practices, and cooperative business education. To apply contact Kyla Jones at 812 482-5454 or kylaj@duboisrec. For additional information CLICK HERE. Students entering their senior year in high school in 2019 are eligible for the youth tour to Washington, D.C. and will be selected by their local cooperative to participate in the weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states. Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, take a cruise on the Potomac River, and more. Tour trip applications are available by contacting Kyla Jones at 812 482-5454 or kylaj@dubois For additional information CLICK HERE. Registration deadline for both the youth tour and Washington trip is February 15.

CALL FOR ARTISTS’ PORTFOLIO SUBMISSIONS – The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center will be reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2020. Open to artists working in all medias. No fees included. Professional and graduate-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Gallery provides invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on site, and an artists reception. The artist is responsible for framing, shipping and/or delivery. Minimum of 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and curriculum vitae. Digital images and information (submission form) should be sent by email or on CD. Paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. Submission deadline March 15. To download a submission form CLICK HERE.

COUNTY MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY – The Dubois County Museum is holding a membership drive. Memberships are available and prospective new members are invited to take advantage of a special offer. By purchasing a 2019 membership now, new members will be granted free admission into the museum for exhibits and program for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. The memberships will be good until December 31, 2019. For membership costs and additional information on the membership drive CLICK HERE.

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