(NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many scheduled meetings, programs, and events have been postponed or cancelled. Before attending, one should check with the status of the event, if possible.)
CULTURAL CENTER GALLERIES OPEN – The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper, located in Suite A at 100 3rd Avenue, are open to the public. The galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. School groups, clubs, and studentds are welcome.
BRIDGE PLANTER PROJECT ACCEPTING DONATIONS – 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. Donations are now being accepted to help maintain the planter urns and decorative flags on the bridge. Businesses and individuals can send donations to Jasper Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 307, Jasper, IN 47547 (deadline May 1). For additional information call 812 482-6866.
MON MAR 8 – ART WORKSHOP ZOOM – A Winter Art Workshop, zoomed by the Jasper Arts Center, is scheduled March 8. The workshop, Happy Pineapple, a one day class for kids, will be presented by Tashema Davis. Class fee is $15. Pre-registration required. To register and for zoom information go to jasperartds.corsisizio.com or call 812 482-3070.
TUE MAR 9 – TAI CHI CLASS AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in room three at the Dubois County Museum, in Jasper. Tai Chi Master Joe Weigant is taking all registrations and collecting fees. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at Facebook.com/joey.weigant or Facebook.com/tristateholisticwellness.
YOUTH ART EXHIBIT AT JASPER CULTURAL CENTER – The Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper is featuring the artwork of students from throughout Dubois County during Youth Art Month. Jasper Community Arts is hosting the exhibit through April 29th. The exhibit showcases artwork by area high school and elementary school students simultaneously in two galleries open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. School groups, clubs, and students are ewelcome. Free admission.
COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE AT JASPER ARMORY – COVID-19 testing is available at the National Guard Armory in Jasper. Participants must register by appointment only at http//lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Individuals must be symptomatic, be a close contact of a positive case, or a symptomatic resident of congregate living settings to be eligible for testing. Participants can go to the portal and self-report their symptoms using the online screening tool. If you qualify an option will appear to register for an appointment date and time. There is no charge for testing, but if you do have private health care insurance you are asked to bring that to the testing site. One can expect to get the results within 48 hours. Optum will send a text or email to the patient if the test is negative. A phone call will be given if there is a positive test result.
NEW COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITE – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper has a new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site located at the corner of 8th Avenue and Rumbach Street (formerly the Old National Bank site next to Fazoli’s). The new site replaces the drive-thru testing site previously located at the Urgent Care Center in Huntingburg. A physician/provider order and appointment time required. Drive through times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Options for COVID-19 testing: * Memorial Urgent Care, 507 East 19th Street, Huntingburg. Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily – Monday thru Sunday. * Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, 800 West 9th Street, Jasper. Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatments. 24 hours/day. * Indiana State Department of Health testing site, 400 Clay Street, Jasper. Tests anyone with or without symptoms. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To schedule an appointment call 888 634-1116 or go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting.
CLOTH FACE MASKS STILL BEING ACCEPTED – There continues to be a need for cloth face masks and the Dubois County Health Department reminds everyone that donations of homemade cloth face masks are being accepted at the health department, located at 1187 S. St. Charles Street in Jasper. Donors can place donations in a drop box located inside the double doors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SWMD PROCESS CENTER PAUSING PUBLIC HOURS – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dubois County SWMD Process Center has paused its public hours as county services are being limited to essential business only. For safety reasons residents are being asked to hold off on bringing items to the Process Center as everyone works together to combat COVID-19. For information to discuss alternative options for your recycling and item disposal call 812 482-7865 or email email@example.com. The eight county residential recycling and trash sites will continue regular hours with additional safety measures in place. (for additional information see below).
RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL DROP SITES OPEN…WITH CHANGES – Until further notice Dubois County’s eight recycling and disposal drop sites will maintain regular hours with the following changes: 1. Anyone with fever, cough, or shortness of breath symptoms or those possibly having been exposed to COVID-19 are to stay off the sites. 2. Attendants will be assisting residents through window service only – public will not enter attendant buildings. 3. Anyone having recycling items that are normally handed to the attendant are asked to hold off on bringing those items until further notice. Anyone having questions about the eight sites can call 812 482-5505.
FREEDOM REINS CLASSES CANCELLED – The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center has cancelled all classes from the remainder of 2020 due to the caronavirus pandemic. Center officials are researching ways to implement safe programs in the spring. The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of horse therapy.
CELEBRATION SINGERS POSTPONE ALL REHEARSALS – Due to the uncertain circumstances surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Celebration Singers have postponed all rehearsals until they have been advised by authorities that it’s safe to assemble. Anyone who is considering joining the group and would like to be added to a list to receive emails regarding any upcoming rehearsals, can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the all-volunteer community choir go to celebrationsingers.org or follow Celebration Singers on Facebook at facebook.com/TheCelebrationSingers.
PFAFFENWEILER TRIP POSTPONED – The Jasper Partnership Commission and the Pfaffenweiler Partnership Commission have cooperatively made the decision to postpone the 35th Anniversary trip to Pfaffenweiler scheduled June 2020. The postponement was based on the uncertainty of the impact COVID-19 will have on international travel in the upcoming months. The trip will be rescheduled in 2021.
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