News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 4, 2010

Entertainment Briefly: Feb. 5, 2010

Terre Haute

Lunsford to sign books downtown

Mike Lunsford, columnist for the Tribune Star and author of “Sidelines: the Basketball Stories” and “The Off Season, The Newspaper Stories of Mike Lunsford,” will be present from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today — weather permitting — to sign copies of his books at BookNation, 675 Wabash Ave., during today’s First Friday events. For more information, call BookNation at (812) 232-2595.

Terre Haute

Heritage Awards Dinner set Feb. 23

Downtown Terre Haute Inc.’s 2010 Heritage Awards Dinner Feb. 23 will recognize the outstanding accomplishments that make downtown Terre Haute a great place.

“A Night to Remember” is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in ISU’s Heritage Ballroom in Tirey Hall. The event will celebrate Terre Haute’s heritage and the new memories that are being created in today’s downtown.

Emcee Tom Roznowski will talk about the changes that downtown Terre Haute has seen, and the Women of Erin will entertain during the social hour.

Tickets are $45 each; tables of eight, $300.

Call (812) 237-2581 for reservations.


Vintage Camper Rally reservations sought

Reservations are now being taken for the 2nd Annual Southern Indiana Vintage Camper Rally in Sullivan. This event will take place June 10-13 (Thursday through Sunday) at the beautiful Sullivan County Park & Lake between Terre Haute and Vincennes. Like last year, this event is open to all vintage campers (25 years or older), regardless of make, year, style, size or condition. The 2009 rally brought in 36 vintage campers of all makes, shapes and sizes from six different states. The farthest arrived from Florida to attend. With the growing interest in vintage campers, we expect this year’s rally to be a complete sellout. This year we are going with a tropical theme, which will make for some pretty interesting activities, decorating, entertainment, food and outfits! There will also be a huge open house for the public’s viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Many of these vintage trailers have been registered with the famous group Tin Can Tourists, providing the spectators with some classy and unusual campers. For more information, e-mail or call (812) 448-3434 or (812) 299-4249.

Robinson, Ill.

Children’s Summer Theater play set

Barbara Shimer, director of theater at Lincoln Trail College, has announced the dates for the Children’s Summer Theater production of “The Music Man Jr.”

The workshop will be conducted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 21 to July 16 (excluding July 4), with additional afternoon small group rehearsal times scheduled as needed. Auditions for specific roles will be the first day of the workshop, June 21. The workshop is for youth age 6 through high school freshmen (age 14). Performances will be July 16 and 17.

For more information, contact Shimer at (618) 544-8657, ext. 1431.

Bloomington, Ind.

Woods student’s work in Visual Arts Show

Cheyenne Plummer, a sophomore at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, received word that her fine art piece titled “The Theater” has been selected for the 2010 National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington Chapter) Visual Arts Show. Plummer, a native of Owen County and graduate of Owen Valley High School, is double majoring at SMWC in art and graphic design.

Plummer’s artwork will be on exhibit during the Visual Arts Show this month at Gallery North in downtown Bloomington. The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Prize winners will be announced at the reception.

Gallery North is on 116 W. Sixth St., on the north side of courthouse square. It is open Wednesday through Saturday. Visit

Marshall, Ill.

Women of Note to begin rehearsals

Women of Note, the Marshall-based vocal jazz ensemble, will begin rehearsals for its summer show from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, at the United Methodist Church in Marshall. New voices are welcome.

The theme of the June performance is “Your Hit Parade-The Fabulous Fifties.” Rock-and-roll became popular in the 1950s, but Broadway shows and sentimental ballads also had an influence on the music of the decade. The show includes a mix of these different musical styles.

Membership in Women of Note is open to any Valley woman who enjoys singing and performing. The United Methodist Church is in downtown Marshall, across from the Post Office. For further information, contact Priscilla Wieck at (217) 826-5161.


House of Hope pancake breakfast set

House of Hope is planning an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 27. A $5 donation will cover each person served. The ministry is at 5525 West U.S. 40, in Brazil. All proceeds will go toward the general needs and bills of the ministry. A tour and explanation of the program will be available.