Community Calendar

LIGHT OF THE WORLD RETREAT AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH CENTER IN JASPER – Open to all parishes in the Jasper area, the evangelization process is scheduled April 21st through the 24th. The retreat is a personal growth in faith for all no matter where you are on your journey. It includes renewal of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, leading participants to a living encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. For additional information go to

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. 

THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, a not-for-profit accredited organization that strives to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of horse therapy, is seeking volunteers. No experience is necessary. Volunteers are asked to give about 90 minutes of time one evening per week. Training will be provided. The next volunteer training is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 18, at the facility, 1077 Meridian Road in Jasper. The first session for riders will begin the first week of March. Two sessions are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays evenings. For additional information contact Linda Klem at 812 631-1725.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – ST. JOE SENIOR DINNER DEADLINE – The Social Concerns Committee at St. Joseph Parish in Jasper is hosting its annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner Sunday, February 26, in parish center activity center. The dinner and games are free of charge to all seniors in the parish. Doors open at 3 p.m. Nurses will be available to take blood pressure checks. Bingo will begin at 4 p.m. Dinner, catered by Sanders Catering, will be served at 5. Entertainment by the Dance Central Academy. Grand prize drawing. Reservation deadline is February 15. Reservations can be made at the parish center or by calling 812 482-1805.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – GET FIT CLASSES AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Get Fit Shuffle 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Fit Mania 5:30-6 p.m. – Pump 2.0 6-6:30 p.m. Classes held at the Southside Office, 1100 W. 12th  Avenue in Jasper.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – BTPPSH AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Baby, Toddler, Pre-Schooler, Parent Social Hour scheduled from 10:30-11:30 every Wednesday morning. Play time and socializing in the community rom. Toys, blocks, and cleanup provided. No registration needed.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – TECH HELP AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library annex. Participants learn how to use all kinds of technology, tablets, phones, laptops, etc. Bring photos and bring or purchase a USB and get help archiving them into a digital format. No registration required.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1-5 p.m. in the library annex. Donors can pre-register at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or 812 482-2712 ext. 6109.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – The checks are scheduled every Wednesday. Checks are available from 1 to 4 p.m.

WED FEB 15 (Today) – ANIME & MANGA DOJO AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled after school until 5 p.m. for middle school and high school kids. Participants will watch episodes, read manga, discuss their favorites, and draw anime. Snacks included.

WED FEB 15 (Tonight) – SPIRITUAL HEALTH CLASS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Classroom at the Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. Participants will discover the marvels of the body to become aware and pray with the five senses. Cost of the class is $5. Pre-registration required. To register or for additional information go to and click on “Classes & Events” or call 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, extension 2399.

WED FEB 15 (Tonight) – DAVID WOLFE PRESENTS GEORGE WASHINGTON AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – The fun and educational experience begins at 6 p.m. Participants will take a trip back in time to talk to the hero of the Revolutionary War. For all ages. No registration needed.

WED FEB 15 (Tonight) – AFTER HOURS CRAFT CLUB MEETS AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Sarah will teach new crafting techniques. Newcomers are welcome, but are asked to pre-register to ensure there are enough materials.

WED FEB 15 (Tonight) – PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP MEETS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – A Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 Wednesday evening in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Medical Arts Building Conference Center. The meeting allows Parkinson’s patients and their families to come together to share information and support. The meeting is free. Pre-registration is not required. For additional information go to and click on “Classes and Events.” You can also call Kelly Goepfrich at 812 630-8052.

THU FEB 16 – FRI FEB 17 – SAT FEB 18 – BOOK CELLAR BOOK SALE AT JASPER LIBRARY – Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. You can find “hidden treasures” in the Annex basement. Everyone welcome.

THU FEB 16 – STORIES FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Stories and activities for preschool and younger children. The class gets underway at 10:15 every Thursday morning.

THU FEB 16 – NEW “HEART FIT” CLASS BEGINS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Heart Fit: Food Matters to the Heart consists of four weekly sessions from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday from February 16 through March 9 in the Medical Arts Confernce Center of the Medical Arts Building at 721 West 13th Street in Jasper. Participants learn what to eat and drink, their activity level, and how they cope with stress and other individual lifestyle factors help determine the hearth of your heart. Pre-registration required. Cost is about $20. To register or for more information call 812 996-0521.

THU FEB 16 – ART CLASS FOR HOME SCHOOL CHILDREN AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. Classes are being held on the first and third Thursday of every month through May. All kids welcome.

THU FEB 16 – COLORING FOR GROWNUPS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Supplies and coloring sheets are available or you can bring your own. All grownups are welcome.

THU FEB 16 – PROJECT ACORN FOOD CHOICES FILM DOCUMENTARY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. The documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people’s health, the health of our planet, and the lives of other species sharing our world. Seating limited. To reserve your spot call 812 630-6627 or email or

THU FEB 16 – CIRCLE OF GIVING: KNIT & CROCHET AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants make hats for the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Bring your knitting and crochet supplies, enjoy fellowship, and learn how to knit and/or crochet. All ages welcome. Children under 8 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

FRI FEB 17 – 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 17 – 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.

SAT FEB 18 – TWO RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES IN HUNTINGBURG – The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce celebrates two new Huntingburg businesses in the former Disinger & Kruger Jewelers building. NP Tuxedos, located at 402 1/2 4th Street, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. An open house will following until 5 p.m. A ribbon cutting for Artisan Jewelers at 404 4th Street will follow the NP Tuxedos cutting. Everyone is welcome.

SAT FEB 18 – NEW ADDITION TO BLACK HERITAGE EXHIBIT AT COUNTY MUSEUM – The Black History Exhibit has a new addition of select items from Lee Martin (deceased) and Pearline Martin Brahm. Artifacts are shown from Rachel Kirlin who had come to Indiana with a family, then got sick, and went to live with the family of Lee’s great-great-great-great-grandfather James Crawford. Indiana had strict laws against slavery in the those days. Most slaves who came were set free soon after coming, but some chose to stay with the families (they were free). Visitors to the museum will not only find the previous exhibit unveiled in 1913 of the Freedom Settlement story and the binder of their ancestry, but now the quilt made by Rachel, her own pitcher and bowl, and letters from the family to Rachel in the late 1800s. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Additional information can be found at

SAT FEB 18 – SUN FEB 19 – HOLLAND KIWANIS GUN & KNIFE SHOW – Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Huntingburg Event Center. Admission $6, children 12 and under free. Plenty of free parking.

SAT FEB 18 – BILLY YANK PROGRAM AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Begins at 10:30 a.m. Features host Keven Stonerock as “Billy Yank, Common Soldier for the Union.” The presentation is set in 1864 and features an actual soldier from Henry County named William H. Fentress, a battle-weary soldier home on leave from the Union Army. The museum welcomes adults and students third grade and up for a portion of this program due to the subject matter of war. The programs are not dry lectures, but are both informative and entertaining. Admission charge $5 for adults, $3 for high school and middle school students, $2 for elementary school students, $1 for pre-school students. Those under age four are free.

SAT FEB 18 – GOP LINCOLN DAY LUNCHEON AT KLUBHAUS 61 – U.S. Senator Todd Young will be the featured speaker. Doors open at 11 a.m., the program and meal at noon. The traditional party event is a celebration of President Abraham Lincoln and the birth of the Republican party. Tickets are available by calling 812 630-8558.

SAT FEB 18 – ANNUAL SOUP TASTING AT JASPER LIBRARY – Sponsored by Friends of the Jasper Public Library, the sale is scheduled each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library annex. A wide variety of soups available – three cups for $5. Pickup or eat in. Breads and crackers available. Everyone welcome.

SAT FEB 18 – ANIME/MANGA CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 11 a.m. For those who enjoy drawing in the Anime style or reading graphic novels. Meet new friends who share your interest in Anime. All newcomers welcome.

SAT FEB 18 – KIDS CRAFT TIME AT BIRDSEYE LIBRARY – Begins at 1 p.m. Kids will make a heart thumbprint bookmark. Registration requested. Children under age 7 must bring at adult to help them.

SUN FEB 19 – KLUBHAUS 61 BRIDAL SHOW – The 2nd annual show is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the KlubHaus in Jasper. The show features live runway shows, passed food sampling from KlubHaus 61, food samples from Schnitzelbank Catering, live demonstrations, and all of the area’s top wedding vendors. For additional information call 812 634-2584.

SUN FEB 19 – LEGO CLUB MEETS AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Meeting begins at 2 p.m. Building time for kids 5 and older.

SUN FEB 19 – BLACK VIOLIN AT JASPER ARTS CENTER – Begins at 7:30 p.m. Features Wil Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on violin. The award-winning duo elicits brilliant music with a poignant message for the world, performing music from the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. The pair has created a distinctive, peerless sound with a hard-hitting beat with lush string sounds. Tickets are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $30 for students. Tickets are available at the Jasper Arts Center box office, by calling 812 482-3070 or going to

MON FEB 20 – LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – All four branches (Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, and Birdseye) of the Dubois County Library closed for the observance of Presidents Day. All will reopen at their regular hours Tuesday.

MON FEB 20 – GET FIT CLASSES AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Get Fit 55+ 1030-11:15 a.m. – Cardio Step Fusion 5:30-6:15 p.m. Classes held at the Southside Office, 1100 W. 12th  Avenue in Jasper.

MON FEB 20 – “YOUR HEALTH AND DIABETES” SUPPORT GROUP MEETS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Designed for persons with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or anyone interested in learning about the disease, the group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Pavilion Classroom at 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. The group provides knowledge to help one feel more secure, manage problems, and avoid hospitalization for diabetes-related issues. For additional information call 812 996-0521.



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 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 $25 dollars per couple. Materials are available for the course for an additional fee of $20 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 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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