(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.)
COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY EXPANDED – The COVID-19 vaccination is now available for Indiana educators, school support staff, and individuals age 45 and older. The vaccine is available only by appointment. You can an make an appointment by calling 211 or going to http://Scheduling.CoronaVirus.IN.GOV. A complete list of those currently eligible can be found at http://www.ourshot.in.gov.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING AT RUXER GOLF COURSE – Two separate tests are available : a standard PCR test for asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals and a rapid test for those who are symptomatic and within 7 days of symptom onset. To register for a PCR test go to http://Scheduling.CoronaVirus.IN.GOV. To register for a Rapid test go to http://DuboisCountyTesting.as.me. Testing hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
WHORRALL ART EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY IN CULTURAL CENTER – Jasper Community Arts is hosting the work of local artist Bill Whorrall during April and May at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper. Whorrall, a retired teacher, has more than 100 pieces on display, including framed and unframed acrylic paintings and 3D sculptures. The exhibit closes May 21. The cultural center 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. School groups, clubs, and students are welcome. Free admission. Donations appreciated.
SAT APR 17 – BILLY McGUIGAN ROCK ORCHESTRA AT JASPER ARTS CENTER – Live music returns to the Jasper Arts Center April 17 when Jasper Community Arts presents the award winning Billy McGuigan rock orchestra. Billy’s “Pop Rock” orchestra takes you on a journey through the 50s rock and roll, the psychedelic 60s, and the sweet sounds of the 70s – from American rock to British invasion hits. The orchestra has received national attention and won numerous awards including the Spotlight Award for best actor in a musical, an Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award, and the Alumni Award for Excellence from the University of Nebraska. Showtime at the Arts Center is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. The number of tickets are limited and are only available by calling 812 482-3070. Seating capacity has been limited to less than 21 percent of the center’s full capacity and the entire facility is disinfected before and after any use of the facility. Face masks must be worn at all times and temperature screenings will be taken at the door. A complete listing of JCA’s policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.jasperarts.org under COVID-19.
SUN APR 18 – WHAT WERE YOU WEARING? EXHIBIT CLOSES AT JASPER CULTURAL CENTER – The exhibit, hosted by Jasper Community Arts in partnership with Crisis Connection Inc., opened April 1st in the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. April 18 is the last day for the exhibit. The What Were You Wearing? survivor art installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013, was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem What I Was Wearing and is one of many projects worldwide working to address this specific rape myth, one of many pervasive narratives utilized to blame survivords and justify perpetrators. The stories utilized were donated by survivors and are used with their concent. For more information on the exhibit call the Crisis Connection office at 812 482-1555. The Cultural Center galleries are open 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.
MON APR 19 – RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR WEW VIRTUAL EVENT – The Dubois County women’s leadership organization Women Empowering Women (WEW) is hosting a virtual event Wednesday, April 21, to hear Aaron Estabrook, a digital marketing professional, speaker, and consultant with over 15 years experience developing online solutions. He is currently digital marketing manager at OFS. His presentation will cover the topic of “body language” and how it affects our communication. The session, which will be held via the Zoom webinar platform, begins at 11:45 a.m. The event is open to all prospective and current WEW members. Advance reservation are required to get the link to the call. Reservations can be made by calling the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812 482-6866 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservation deadline is April 19.
MON APR 19 – YOUTH ART EXHIBIT CLOSES 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 19th. 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 welcome. Free admission.
TUE APR 20 – 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 email@example.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/joey.weigant or Facebook.com/tristateholisticwellness.
THU APR 22 – EARTH DAY/SHREDDING DAY IN JASPER – The Dubois County Solid Waste Management District is partnering with Kimball International’s recycling center to offering a free paper shredding day on Earth Day, April 22, at 1550 Power Drive on the south side of Jasper. The drive, for residents and/or businesses, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no weight limit on the amount of paper products brought in for recycling. Only paper and junk mail materials will be accepted. No cassette tapes, CDs, computer disks, or other electronic media will be accepted. Staples and paper clips are not a problem. Participants are asked to wear a mask and stay in their vehicle unless they are asked to assist.
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 students 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.
ATTENTION ALL NON-PROFITS IN DUBOIS COUNTY – If you, your church, school, club, or organization have a meeting or event you’d like to publicize, send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, send the information at least one week in advance. Be sure to include all of the information. There is no charge for this community service of NewsNow Dubois County