VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHALK WALK – Jasper Community Arts is hosting its 14th annual Chalk Walk Arts Festival Saturday, June 3, on the courthouse square in Jasper (rain date June 10). The family-friendly event features creativfe and fun activities for the young and the young-at-heart. In preparation for the event Jasper Community Arts is seeking applicants for the arts market, food vendors, community services and volunteers. For complete details on the arts market and/or community services contact Corina Mack at 812 482-3070, for the food vendors call Mike Jones at 812 630-2468. Volunteers high school age and older should call Emily Peak or Corina Mack at 812 482-3070, volunteers and service groups are needed for set up, registration, booth help, and cleanup. To sign up or for additional information call 812 482-3070. Additional information can also be found at www.jasperarts.org.
JASPER EXPO EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEARS – The 2017 Home Expo, sponsored by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled March 10 and 11 in the St. Joseph Church Parish Center. Booth charges for exhibitors are $200 for Chamber members and $300 for non-members. Registration deadline is March 11. An early bird discount of $25 for the booth charge is available to members. The early bird deadline is March 1. To register, or for more information, call 812 482-6866.
DOLLS SILENT AUCTION UNDERWAY AT COUNTY MUSEUM – The Dubois County Museum, in conjunction with the Dolls and Dollhouse exhibit now on display, is holding a silent auction of nine dolls given to the museum from the private collection of Ida Jo Temple. Proceeds will go to the Little Pioneers children’s room for exhibits and programs. The dolls are on display with information on them and bidding instructions. The silent auction will end on March 13th.
FRI FEB 24- DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SOIL HEALTH WORKSHOP – The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District Land Stewardship Initiative is hosting a soil health workshop Friday, March 23, at Vincennes University Jasper Campus. The workshop begins at 8 a.m. in the CTIM building. Participants will learn more about the Biology of Soil Compaction, Nutrient Recycling, and Soil Ecology as well as the Economics of Cover Crops. Registration fee is $5, which includes lunch. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. PARP credits will be offered. To register contact Melissa Ruschau at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812 482-1171, extension 3. The registration deadline is February 24.
FRI FEB 24 – DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR COUNTY CATTLE MEETING – The Dubois County Cattle Association and Purdue Extension-Dubois County will host their annual cattle meeting Thursday, March 9, at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center near Dubois. The meeting, featuring four guest speakers, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. To register, or for additional information, call 812 482-1782 or email email@example.com. Reservation deadline is February 24.
FRI FEB 24 – COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENINGS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – The screenings are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Health and Wellness classroom at Memorial Hospital Southside, 1100 W. 12th Avenue in Jasper. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Screening lasts approximately 15 minutes. Pre-registration required. To register go to www.mhhcc.org and click on “Health Screenings,” enter the company name as “Friday” and enter “2016” as the password. You can also call 812 996-2399 or toll free at 800 852-7279, extension 2399.
FRI FEB 24 – TECHNOLOGY HELP AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Katherine will help participants with questions about their computer or wireless devices.
FRI FEB 24 – GET FIT CLASS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Get Fit Yoga 10:30-11:15 a.m. Class held at the Southside Office, 1100 W. 12th Avenue in Jasper.
FRI FEB 24 – COLOR THERAPY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room for adults 18 and older. Participants can take a breather from life’s activities and color. Soft music, a fountain, and an essential oil diffuser will set the tone for the peaceful setting. Adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorite coloring instruments. No registration necessary.
SAT FEB 25 – LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST AT VUJC – Sponsored by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the CTIM auditorium at Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Invited guests are state senators Mark Messmer and Erin Hochin and state representatives Mike Braun and Lloyd Arnold. Free event. Open to public.
SAT FEB 25 – SENSATIONAL SNOWFLAKES AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-2 p.m. Patoka Lake Naturalist Dana Reckelhoff will tell all about snowflakes and will help participants make their own 3-D snowflake to take home. Everyone welcome.
SAT FEB 25 – FROZEN PARTY AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Kids dress up for a special party with games and refreshments with a Frozen theme. Registration required.
SUN FEB 26 – KAYLA BISCHOFF EXHIBIT CLOSES AT KREMPP GALLERY – The exhibit, which opened February 1, characterizes Bischoff’s surreal arrays of whimsical figures, often distorted to semi-abstraction with psychological undertones. The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Free admission.
MON FEB 27 – WAY DOWN WANDERERS TICKET DISCOUNT DEADLINE – The Astra Theater in Jasper is showing Way Down Wanderers Saturday, March 18. Box office will open at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 6, an opening act begins at 7 and the Way Down Wanderers take the stage at 8. The national-touring artists feature a unique harmony-laced brand of American folk and bluegrass music. Tickets are $12.95 for general admission and $25.95 for VIP. The VIP package includes a pre-show meet-and-greet with the Way Down Wanderers at Brew (free finger foods, cash bar), reserved VIP parking, VIP seating closest to the stage, and a free drink voucher good for Pepsi products or beer at the Astra concessions counter. Tickets are on sale at www.itickets.com/events/374804.html. The code ASTRA1 will deduct $2 per general admission or VIP ticket. The code will expire February 27.
MON FEB 27 – BABY PLAYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. in the library annex. Parents and children 2 and under can enjoy social time while playing with library toys.
MON FEB 27 – GET FIT CLASSES AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Get Fit 55+ 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Cardio Step Fusion 5:30-6:15 p.m. – Pump 2.0 6-6:30 p.m. Classes held at the Southside Office, 1100 W. 12th Avenue in Jasper.
MON FEB 27 – PURDUE CROP SEMINAR AT 4-H FAIRGROUNDS – Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminary runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion. The seminar, which is geared toward farmers, private applicators, and crop adviers, will focus on pest management to maximize crop production while reducing environmental impacts. Four featured speakers. The seminar counts as one of three meetings required for private applicator or fertilizer applicator recertification. The fee for PARP credit is $10 and attendees who want credit must bring their pesticide cards and attend the entire program. For additional information call 812 482-1782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MON FEB 27 – 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 FEB 27 – OWL CRAFT FOR KIDS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 p.m. No registration required. All kids welcome.
MON FEB 27 – EVENING TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 4-6 p.m. in the library annex. Participants learn how to use all kinds of technology, tablets, phones, laptops, etc. Laptops available to use during class.
MON FEB 27 – SCHOOL-AGE STORY TIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. For kids K-3. Hosted by Children’s Librarian Lisa McWilliams. Registration required. Space is limited.
MON FEB 27 – MAKE & TAKE ADULT CRAFTS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided to make a shamrock lapel pin. For adults only. Registration required.
MON FEB 27 – END-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Debbie Macomber’s A Turn in the Road will be discussed. Open to everyone. If you want to join contact Anita at the library.
TUE FEB 28 – JPL WALKING CLUB MEETS AT RUXER STUDENT CENTER – The Jasper Public Library Walking Club meets at 8 a.m. at the center’s gym and walking track. Opportunity for participants to walk in a social environment. Tracking of walking time is strongly encouraged.
TUE FEB 28 – BLUEPRINT READING WORKSHOP AT VUJC – Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 8-hour course provides an introduction to reading and interpreting engineering prints for manufacturing, focusing on interpretation of dimensioning and tolerancing, views, symbols, shape descriptions, fabricating and assembly information, and related standardized documentary practices on drawings. First of three quality workshops scheduled at VUJC. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is scheduled March 16, SPC-Statistical Process Control April 20. Cost is $249 per session, which includes all materials. To register or for more information call 812 481-5937.
TUE FEB 28 – FRENCH CAFE: MARDI GRAS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. All ability levels are welcome to join us in the library theater for a French language movie and music in celebration of Mardi Gras. Participants are encouraged to converse in French during the celebration.
TUE FEB 28 – 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 FEB 28 – 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 FEB 28 – AFTER SCHOOL FAMILY MOVIE AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Curtain time is 4 p.m. Featured film is The Game Plan. Family-friendly movie. Popcorn and a drink will be available.
TUE FEB 28 – GET FIT CLASS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Yoga Flow 4:15-5:15 p.m. Class held at the Southside Office, 1100 W. 12th Avenue in Jasper.
TUE FEB 28 – CRAFT CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Club meets every Tuesday night at the library. The meeting gets underway at 6 o’clock. Participants complete unique crafts or work on their own projects.
TUE FEB 28 – ADULT MOVIE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Curtain time is 6 p.m. Featured film is Anything For Love. Refreshments will be served.
TUE FEB 28 – BEING MORTAL SHOWN AT ST. PETER’S IN DUBOIS – Sponsored by the Dubois Branch Library in conjunction with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, the free screening is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 5535 E. Vine Street in Dubois. Open discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande. The film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them.
TUE FEB 28 – BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Meets at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Those interested in joining the group can pick up a copy of the book at the library. New members are always welcome.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Jasper Arts Center’s public art gallery is reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2018. All media. No fees. Professional, non-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Gallery provides invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on site, and receptions where needed. Artist is responsible for framing, shipping and/or delivery. 30% commission. Send 10 images minimum for solo show, more for a group show, along with artist statement and curriculum vitae. Digital images should be on CD or emailed. There are paid opportunities for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. Deadline March 13, 2017. Mail or email materials along with SASE to: Emily Peak, Visual Arts Coordinator at email@example.com or mail to Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, IN 47546.
CPR ON-LINE TRAINING AVAILABLE – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a CPR on-line training class. Cost is $30 for a required skills evaluation test. The evaluations are scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes and are offered for BLS for Health Care Providers, Heartsaver CPR With AED, and Heartsaver First Aid CRP With AED. For additional information call 812 996-2399 or toll free at 800 852-7273, ext. 2399.
LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Radiology Department now offers Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screenings, recommended for individuals who are considered to be at high risk for developing lung cancer and meet the following criteria: Ages 55-77; Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer); Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (Which is defined as smoking one pack per day for at least 30 years; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes); Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (Which is defined as smoking one pack per day for at least 30 years; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes); Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years; Receives a written order for LDCT lung cancer screening from a health care provider during a shared decision making visit. Memorial Hospital’s Lung Cancer Screening team consist of highly trained technologists, a board-certified radiologist, Jonathan Day, MD, and innovated equipment that meets new low dose standards. For more information or to scheduled you long cancer screening, talk to your health care provider. If you do not have a physician, you can call Memorial Hospital’s Physician Referral Line at 812 996-8470.
CHANGE THE LIFE YOU LIVE DIABETES – Sometimes life can be confusing, but managing your diabetes doesn’t have to be. If you are one of the estimated 29.1 million people who have diabetes, a disease in which your blood glucose or sugar level is too high, a diagnosis of diabetes can be alarming. Thanks to better treatments, people with diabetes are now living longer—and with a better quality of life—than ever before. If you are living with diabetes, it’s important to make choices that keep you and your loved ones healthy. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is hosting a new program in 2016, “Change the Life You Live: Diabetes,” which offers participants the opportunity to achieve optimal health while living with diabetes. This program facilitated by Certified Diabetes Educators and teaches participants how to control their diabetes using medication, self-monitoring, nutrition, and physical activity. Classes offered within the program include:
- Diabetes Pathways- Required class with a specific curriculum for newly diagnosed diabetes patients
- Participants can choose from the following options (Available Following Diabetes Pathways):
o Diabetes Workshop- Get Energized: Refresher two-hour class for those who have had previous education.
o Meal Planning- Basic : Provides basic nutrition information
o Meal Planning- Advanced: Carb counting
Classes are offered on a continual basis. Pre-registration is required. Participants ae encouraged to bring a spouse, friend, or family member. Classes are held in the Medical Arts Building, 721 W. 13 Street, Suite 102 in Jasper. For more information contact Memorial Hospital and health Care Center’s Diabetes Management and Prevention office at 812 996-0521. If you do not have a physician you can call the physician referral line at 812 996-8470.
EARLY LAB DRAW HOURS AVAILABLE – Memorial Health Center, located at 695 West Second Street in Jasper, offers early lab draw hours for anyone needing to have blood drawn for physician-ordered tests. Lab draw hours are now 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The outpatient lab at Memorial Health Center offers walk-in appoin`tments, no appointment time needed. Individuals do not need to be a patient at the Center in order to have blood drawn. Blood samples are picked up daily and taken to the Memorial Hospital lab so physicians will receive results in a timely manner. Individuals need to bring their insurance cards, photo ID, and physician order I one was given. If you do not have a copy of the physician order and your doctor is not associated with Memorial Hospital, you need to check with the physician’s office to make sure the order is on file with Memorial Hospital before going to one of the lab draw sites. It is also important to following instructions on what foods and medicines can be taken before having blood drawn.
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OFFERING PERSONAL WELLNESS COACHING – A Personal Care Wellness program, designed for those who are ready to make a positive change and improve their overall health, is available through Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper. The program is a series of conversations with a wellness coach to discover why and how to improve health over a 12 or six week period by setting realistic wellness goals that focus on nutrition, fitness, stress, and general health concerns. The program consists of a 30-minute initial session, followed by 20-minute sessions. Sessions are once a week either by phone, person to person, or Skype. All sessions are confidential and scheduled at a time convenient to the participant. Cost is $18.75 per session for the six-week or 12-week program. To enroll, or for more information, call 812 996-2399 or toll-free at 800 852-7279, extension 2399.
FERTILITY CARE PROGRAM AVAILABLE – The FertilityCare program, which refers to a natural method to avoid or achieve pregnancy, is available through Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The Creighton Model coordinates with a couple’s fertility cycle without the use of drugs or contraceptives. Instructors have been trained through the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. The program follows the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. Introductory and follow-up sessions are private and scheduled to meet the needs of the couple. Sessions take place at Memorial Foundation and Health Ministry office, 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper. Cost is $26.25 per couple. Materials are available for the course for an additional fee of $21 dollars. For additional information call 812 996-5232 or toll-free at 800 852-7279, extension 5232.
STROKE SCREENING SERVICE AVAILABLE – Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper offers a stroke screening service to heighten awareness of carotid artery disease and to help prevent its potentially devastating effects through lifestyle changes, medication, or in severe cases, carotid endarterectomy (surgical removal of plaque). The screenings are offered on a weekly basis at Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Services, 440 Scott Rolen Drive in Jasper. A physician’s order/referral is not required. Cost of the screening is $40, cash or check acceptable. To schedule a stroke screening call 812 996-8550.
CPR ON-LINE TRAINING – CPR training is available through the American Heart Association and the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Health and Wellness staff. To get started go to www.onlineaha.org and select “Course Catalog” to find the appropriate course. Once the online portion is complete, print the certificate and call the health and wellness staff at 812 996-2399 to schedule a skills evaluation and complete your certification. The skill evaluations are scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes and are offered for BLS for Health Care Providers, Heartsaver (r) CPR with AED, and Heartsaver (r) First Aid CPR with AED. The skills evaluations portion will be held in the health and wellness classroom at Memorial Hospital’s Health and Wellness Southside office, 1100 W. 12th St. Jasper. Cost for the skills evaluation portion is $30. For additional information call 812 996-2399 or 800 852-7273, Ext. 2399.
LIFELINE MEDICAL ALERT ASSISTANCE SERVICE AVAILABLE – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Lifeline, a medical alert assistance service for those who wish to live independently in their homes while maintaining an immediate emergency link to the Lifeline Systems Call Center, where trained personnel can talk to the resident immediately and, if needed, activate the subscriber’s emergency response plan. Lifeline has a number of services available and a one-time installation fee of $50 dollars and costs starting at $39 dollars per month after installation. To subscribe, or for additional information, call Susan Oeding at 812 996-2399 or toll-free at 800 852-7279, extension 2399.
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