COMMUNITY CALENDAR

QUILTERS GUILD EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY IN THYEN-CLARK CULTURAL CENTER – The 30th anniversary exhibit of work by the Patoka Valley Quilters Guild opened July 7 and will be on exhibit through August 22. Numerous exquisite quilts and pieces of fiber art are on display at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper. The work represents a wide variety of techniques from traditional pieced and appliqued quilts, machine or hand-stitched, to some cutting-edge art and decorative pieces. The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Center are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays.


MON AUG 8 – BAD ART DAY AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. For grades K-4. Participants design a “bad” or unusual project with materials supplied. Participants will judge their favorite one and the one that gets the most votes will win a prize. Registration requested.

MON AUG 8 – KIDS CANVAS PAINTING AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Participants paint a “Wildflower Pathway.” Registration required.

MON AUG 8 – JASPER D of I MEETING – The Daughters of Isabella Jasper Circle 140 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Parish Center in room 301 for its regular monthly meeting. Catholic women interested in joining the D of I should contact Kathy Schneider at 812 309-9108 or Betty Mehringer at 812 482-3661. Parishes of St. Joseph, Precious Blood, Holy Family, St. Isidore, St. Mary’s Ireland, and Divine Mercy are participating parishes in the Circle.

MON AUG 8 – FRIENDS OF THE DUBOIS LIBRARY QUARTERLY MEETING – Begins at 7 p.m. Prospective members are asked to consider becoming a “Friend” and help support the programs and landscaping around the library. Everyone welcome.x

TUE AUG 9 – CHAIR YOGA AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Class conducted by Chelsea Brewer of Purdue Extension. Activity is accessible for all abilities. Registration is preferred at www.jdcpl.us.

TUE AUG 9 – GENEALOGY HELP DESK OPEN AT JASPER LIBRARY – Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scheduled every Tuesday.

TUE AUG 9 – STORIES FOR LITTLES/FAMILY STORYTIME AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday. Participants enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

TUE AUG 9 – ICE CREAM PARTY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. All ages can stop by some some ice cream treats while supplies last. Games available for play along with new electronic game table. Everyone welcome.

TUE AUG 9 – CREATIVE CORNER AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled after school every Tuesday. Program designed for teens to create to their heart’s content.

TUE AUG  9 – SUMMER CRAFT NIGHT AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6 p.m. All teens and adults invited. Free program. Registration requested.

TUE AUG 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 joe@tristateholisticwellness.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/joey.weigantFacebook.com/tri-stateholisticwellnes.

WED AUG 10 – JASPER LIONS CLUB MEETS – Meeting begins at noon every Wednesday at the Jasper Knights of Columbus. New members always welcome. First year free to all newcomers. For additional information about the Jasper Lions Club call 812 309-9548.

WED AUG 10 – THU AUG 11 – MAKERSPACE OFFICE HOURS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-4 p.m. each day. The MakerSpace office hours allow Makers to get more assistance with DIY projects and answers to questions. Library staff will be in the MakerSpace during this time to offer a little more one-on-one time. Call ahead or just drop by.

WED AUG 10 – COMPUTER ASSISTANCE AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday. Everyone welcome.

WED AUG 10 – INTRO TO COMPUTERS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 2 p.m. Participants learn computer basics. Registration requested.

THU AUG 11 – BABY PLAYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. Parents, caregivers, and their little ones invited for socializing during Playtime. Age appropriate toys and books available in programming room.

THU AUG 11 – STORIES FOR LITTLES/FAMILY STORYTIME AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Participants enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Everyone welcome.

THU APR 11 – AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 3 p.m. New members welcome. Current book copies available at library desk.

FRI AUG 12 – DUBOIS LIBRARY CLOSED FRIDAY MORNING – Library is closed this August 12 morning for staff development. Will reopen at 1 p.m.

FRI AUG 12 – HEALTHY HEARTS WALKING CLUB MEETS IN CHARLES NIEHAUS PARK. – Meets at 8 a.m. every Friday. Hosted by Huntingburg Library. Register by calling 812 683-2052.

FRI AUG 12 – CHAIR YOGA AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Chair Yoga with Fire Horse Yoga begins at 9 a.m. every Friday.

SAT AUG 13 – HUNTINGBURG FARMERS MARKET OPEN – Open from 7 to 11 a.m. the Huntingburg Market is being held through October 1 in the Farmers Market Pavilion in Market Street Park, 507 N. Main Street. Wide variety of home grown produce and much more. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 13 – JASPER FARMERS MARKET OPEN – The Jasper Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at a new location behind the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center off 4th Street in Jasper (214 4th Street). The Market is open for 20 weekends every Saturday featuring local produce, food, and crafts. This year the Market includes some new, healthy items and well made home-made items. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 13 – FARMERS MARKET STORYTIME – Begins at 10 a.m. outside by the Farmers Market. Everyone welcome.

SAT AUG 13 – STORYTIME AT COUNTY LIBRARY – Begins at 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Carrie Holdsworth, a local preschool teacher, nature lover, gardener, and museum volunteer, presents a monthly theme to museum visitors and their families. The theme for August 13 will be Fishing. Visitors are asked to gather in the children’s reading area in the Little Pioneer section and from there may move to different areas of the museum.

SAT AUG 13 – BASEMENT BOOK SALE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the Ferdinand Library. Enter the library as normal or use the outside entrance by the Ferdinand Community Center. Paperbacks sell for 50 cents, most hardbacks sell from one dollar. Other treasures such as puzzles will also be available. Donations of gentry used books are always welcomed.

SAT AUG 13 – CRAFT CART AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Children invited to make a pool  noodle boat. All ages welcome.

SUN AUG 14 – CAR SHOW AT DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM – 3rd annual Car Show will be held in the grassy shady park on the east side of the museum building. Cars can register beginning at 9 a.m. till noon. Cost is $15 per vehicle. Registration forms available at the museum and on the museum Facebook page. Car Show will be held rain or shine. Judging will begins at noon. Door prizes and drawings will be held throughout the day. Awards will be given out at approximately 2:30 p.m. Food and refreshments available.

THU AUG 18 – WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO? WORKSHOP AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Chelsea Brewer from Purdue Extension of Dubois County will facilitate this two-part workshop, designed to help you better understand how you spend your money. To register or for additional information call 812 367-1671.


TOYS & DOLLS EXHIBIT OPEN AT COUNTY MUSEUM – The new temporary exhibit features a collection of toys and showcases the many dolls the museum has collected from collectors over the years.  The exhibit will be open through October. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed on Mondays.


THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit, accredited organization whose purpose is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of therapeutic horsemanship. Volunteers assist the certified riding instructors to ensure directions are being carried out to the best of their ability. They also assist with barn duties, fundraising efforts, and various activities associated with the center. No experience necessary. Volunteers are asked to give about 90 minutes of time one evening per week. Training will be provided. The next session for riders will begin in the middle of August, two sessions each Wednesday and Thursday evening. To volunteer or for additional information call 812 631-9453.