Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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


FRI SEPT 22 (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 SEPT 22 (Today) – SUN SEPT 24 – HUNTINGBURG HERBSTFEST –  Selected food booths open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for lunch, activities scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, from 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and at 2 p.m. (parade) and 3-7 p.m. (carnival rides) Sunday. A complete schedule of events can be found at

FRI SEPT 22 (Tonight) – LITTLE & JUNIOR MISS HERBSTFEST PAGEANT – Begins at 7:30 p.m. at League Stadium in Huntingburg. Twelve contestants competing for the Little Miss Herbstfest title. The winner will be crowned by 2016 Little Miss Lillian Thewes. Sixteen contestants competing for the Junior Miss Herbstfest title. The winner will be crowned by 2016 Junior Miss Amerynn Fetter. The pageant is part of the 2017 Huntingburg Herbstfest scheduled through Sunday in Huntingburg City Park.

SAT SEPT 23 – TRENT SINGER 5K RUN, WALK, BIKE RIDE – Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Reflections in Huntingburg. Run, walk, and bike ride begin at 9. Entry fee $20 through September 22, $25 on race day. Fee includes T-shirt. Proceeds benefit Trent Singer Scholarship.

SAT SEPT 23 – KIDS DAY IN DOWNTOWN JASPER – 24th annual Kids Day event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the square in downtown Jasper. For kids in grades K to 12. Individuals, groups, classes, scout troops, and church groups will be selling goods from their booths set up around the square. Goods being sold include food, crafts, games, artwork, and more. Everyone is welcome. Event is sponsored by the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association.

SAT SEPT 23 – MAKE A SCARECROW AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Project begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants will create a scarecrow to display at the library. Open to all ages.

SAT SEPT 23 – SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES 2 AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 10:30 a.m. For teens and tweens. Featured film The Boss Baby. Popcorn and a drink will be served.

SAT SEPT 23 – ANIME/MAGNA CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 11 a.m. All members and prospective members welcome.

SAT SEPT 23 – FAMILY GAMERS CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants play PlayStation 4, Wii, PC, and online games. All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

SUN SEPT 24 – HOLY FAMILY PARISH PICNIC – Picnic Day mass times are 6:30 and 9 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 950 E. Church Avenue in Jasper. The picnic begins following the 9 o’clock mass. Children’s games outside, all other activities indoors in air-conditioning. Basketball contest begins at 10 a.m. in the gym. Chicken and roast beef dinners served from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., dine-in, carryout and drive thru. Games and activities include fish pond, ring toss, chicken flipping, coin toss, and bounce house. Bingo, Pull-tab Bing, Meat wheel, handmade quilt wheel and special quilt raffle, country kitchen, Mason jar stand, baskets, and grand raffle drawing featuring over $5000 in cash and prizes.

MON SEPT 25 – BABY/TODDLER PLAYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. in library annex. Toys available for children under 2 years old. No registration required.

MON SEPT 25 – 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.

MON SEPTE 25 – MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE COURSE BEGINS AT JASPER CHAMBER – Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Initiative, a course designed to teach participants the skills needed to compete for higher wages, is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, 302 West 6th Street in Jasper. All training materials provided. One-on-one consultation for job placement at multiple manufacturing companies within the region. For enrollment information  contact Linda Reed at 812 547-7915 or email

MON SEPT 25 – END-OF-MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store,” by Robin Sloan, will be discussed. Newcomers are welcome to join. Contact Anita Murphy at the library.

TUE SEPT 26 – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. All families welcome to bring children of all ages. No registration necessary.

TUE SEPT 26 – 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 SEPT 26 – 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 SEPT 26 – AFTER SCHOOL FAMILY MOVIE AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time 4 p.m. Featured film Batman and Harley Quinn. Family-friendly movie. Popcorn and a drink available. All ages welcome.

TUE SEPT 26 – ADULT MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time 5:30 p.m. Featured film Noble. Refreshments will be served.’


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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.

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.