Friday — “ALMOST, MAINE,” at Zwermann Arts Center Theatre, Lincoln Trail College, 11220 Indiana 1, Robinson, Ill., 7 p.m. CDT. Tickets: $5 students, $10 adults, 618-544-8657, ext. 1433.
Friday-Saturday and Oct. 18-19 — “SLEEPY HOLLOW” (ages 6+), at Marshall Fairgrounds, 602 N. Second St., Marshall, Ill., hayride from fairway every half hour from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students, concessions available; information call/text 812-208-0091 or email Phoenix-Theatre@live.com.
Wednesday-Oct. 20 — “LIFE IS A DREAM,” at New Theater, 536 N. Seventh St., Indiana State University, 7:30 p.m., except 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets: $10, students free with ID, at ticket office one hour before show.
Oct. 18-20, 25-27 — “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (PG-13), at Old Town Players Community Theatre and Arts Center, Broadway at Fifth Street, Vincennes, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $10 students 13+, $4 children, premium add $5; available at Eyeworks, 233 Main St.; First Vincennes Savings Bank, 615 Kimmel Road; Vincennes University Bookstore, Beckes Student Union; and at the door; information www.oldtownplayers.org or email@example.com.
Oct. 18-19 — “COME DANCE WITH ME (BUT FIRST CAN I BORROW YOUR PANTS?)” and “ROUGH SEX - AND OTHER BAD WORDS,” at Theatre on the Square Stage 2, 627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, 8 p.m. Tickets: Double-bill $20, 317-685-TOTS (8687) or at TOTS box office; information www.tots.org.
Oct. 18-20 — “REX’S EXES,” at Brubeck Theatre, Wabash Valley College, 2200 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Ill., , 7:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 18-19, 1:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 20. Tickets: $6, 618-263-5124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 19 — “IN A CAGE” (film, R), at Holiday Inn Conference Room, 3300 U.S. 41; 11 a.m. and 1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $6; information www.dreamscometruefilms.
com or 812-232-7287.
Oct. 24-27 — “ONCE UPON A MATRESS” (PG, ages 5+), at Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, Vincennes University, 1002 N. First St., Vincennes. 7 p.m. CDT Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets: $7 adults and seniors, $5 non-VU students, free with VU student/employee ID; www.vinu.edu/redskelton, 812-888-4039 or at Skelton Center box office, on sale now.
Today-Saturday — “NUNSENSE A-MEN!” at Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis. Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors, full-time students and active military; various dates and times; 317-685-8687 or www.tots.org.
Today-Oct. 19 — “PLAIN AND FANCY,” at The Round Barn Theatre, Nappanee, various dates and times. Tickets: $6.95 to $46.23, www.amishacres.com.
Today-Oct. 27 — “THE SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET THEATRE,” Melchior Marionette Theatre, South Van Buren Street, Nashville, Ind., 1 and 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday; for additional times call 800-849-4853 or visit www.melchiormarionettes.com. Tickets: $5, ages 2 and under free, at theater before shows.
Today-Nov. 24 — “LES MISERABLES,” at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $37.50 to $62.50, 317-872-9664 or www.beefandboards.com.
Oct. 18-19 — “ALMOST, MAINE,” 7 p.m. CDT, Zwermann Arts Center Theater, Lincoln Trail College, 11220 Illinois 1, Robinson, Ill. Tickets: $10 adult, $5 student; 618-544-8657, ext. 1433 or www.iecc.edu/ltc.
Friday-Oct. 20 — “THE THREEPENNY OPERA,” at Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Tickets: $18, $25, $50 and $65, discounts for seniors 62+, military, faculty and students. (*)
Friday-Oct. 20 — “ONLY AN ORPHAN GIRL” performed by Parke Players Melodrama, at Ritz Theater, 210 W. Ohio St., Rockville, 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets: $7; information www.parkeplayers.com.
Friday-Oct. 21 — “BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL,” at Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston, Ill., various times. Tickets: $13, information www.charlestonalleytheatre.com, reservations 217-345-2287.
Friday-Nov. 9 — “WINNIE THE POOH,” at Beef & Boards, Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $15.50, 317-872-9664 or www.beefandboards.com.
Saturday-Oct. 27 — “THE SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET STUDIO,” Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio, 25 Henry St., Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends, under 2 free; 317-917-9454 or www.peewinklespuppets.com.
Oct. 25-27 — “TALLEY’S FOLLEY,” Oakley Stage, Community Theatre of Terre Haute, 25th and Washington streets, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 2:30 matinee Oct. 27. Tickets: $7, 812-841-1129, 812-239-9487, www.ctth.org/orderform.htm.
Oct. 25-Nov. 16 — “UNWRAP YOUR CANDY,” Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors, full-time students and active military; 317-685-8687 or www.tots.org.
Dec. 6-8, 12-15 — “BABES IN TOYLAND,” Main Stage, Community Theatre of Terre Haute, 25th and Washington streets, 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 12-14, 2:30 matinee Dec. 8 and 15. Tickets: $20 adult, $15 student/child; 812-841-1129, 812-239-9487 or www.ctth.org/orderform.htm.
Princes, princesses, pirates invited to Fairy Tale Ball
Come one, come all to the third annual Fairy Tale Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 26 in the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.
Author weaves music, storytelling, sign language in presentation
Debbie Clement brings a wealth of diverse experiences to all of her performances — from concert and stage to staff development.
With more than 30 years of experience working with children, Clement has been a classroom teacher and administrator, and now serves as a consultant for her company “Rainbows Within Reach.”
Woods alum writes children’s book
Telling the story of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, in a way that children can enjoy is what one alumna recently did in the form of a children’s book.
Clinton Optimists plan adult egg hunt April 26
The Clinton Breakfast Optimist Club will stage an adult egg hunt April 26 in Blanford Sportsman’s Club, west of Clinton at 799 W. Indiana 163.
Go FishIN this spring at Vigo parks
Those who want to try their hand at trout fishing, but have never fished before, can join Go FishIN in the City from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Strassenfest April 24-26 marks beginning of spring
The traditional street festival Strassenfest marks the beginning of spring for Germans everywhere.
In Terre Haute, it will take place April 24-26 at the Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace at Ninth and Cherry streets.
Clay Theatre to present ‘The Nerd’ May 2-3
Clay Community Theatre will present the soup-and-sandwich theater production “The Nerd” on May 2 and 3, at U.S. 40 and Walnut Street in Brazil. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:15.
Photographer to share tips at April 27 workshop
A second “Capture the Memories!” photography workshop offered by Sarenity Photo Art by Debbie Goodin and Willow Gift & Home is scheduled 2 to 5 p.m. April 27 in the Willow’s Creative Studio at 3500 Hulman St.
Hog roast fundraiser to help feed the hungry April 26
The Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank and West Central Indiana Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry will host their fifth annual hog roast from 5 to 9 a.m. on April 26 at Riley American Legion Post 328.
Car show events June 14 support Boy Scouts
Them One Guys Car Club will host the third annual Summer Camp Car Show Fundraiser on June 14 in the Kmart parking lot, 4651 S. U.S. 41. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Boy Scout Troop 504 to help pay for summer camp.
Rush the Punter 5K & 1 Mile Run set April 26
The third annual Steve Weatherford’s Rush the Punter 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will kick off at 9 a.m. April 26 inside Fairbanks Park.
VU to host Guitar Fest concert April 24
The Vincennes University Music Department will present Guitar Fest at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.
Turn to the River community open house April 29 at Art Spaces
Art Spaces Inc. is sponsoring a Turn to the River community open house from noon to 6:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Art Spaces office at 669 Ohio St.
‘Music For All’ recital May 2 with Fusion Theater at Boys and Girls Club
The Blues at the Crossroads Festival and Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts will present “Music For All,” a recital featuring the talents of Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club students. Also on-stage will be students from West Vigo Middle School participating in CSA’s Fusion Theater program.
Cultivating Creativity showcases student artists
Students represented in the 2013-14 Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibition were recognized for their achievement at an April 13 awards reception in the Tarble Arts Center on Eastern Illinois University’s campus.
Gardeners plan April 26 flower/patio show
The Greene County Master Gardeners will host the 10th annual Flower and Patio Show at the Commercial Building of the Greene County Fairgrounds, 4503 West Indiana 54, Bloomfield. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. Admission and parking will be free.
Heart Gallery to be at Hulman Center April 19
The Indiana Heart Gallery, a traveling exhibit featuring 12 compelling portraits of children in need of adoptive families, will be featured Saturday during the Southern Indiana Autism Expo in Hulman Center at 200 N. Eighth St. on the Indiana State University campus.
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Gaslight Art Colony exhibit to feature photographers through May 10; reception April 19
Gaslight Art Colony will introduce works by artists and photographers Jim McMullen and Bob Riseling during an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m on Saturday in the gallery at 516 Archer Ave. in Marshall, Ill.
The exhibit also can be viewed during regular gallery hours through May 10.
Pork chop dinner set for April 25 at Clinton church
The First Christian Church at Seventh and Blackman streets in Clinton will serve up its second annual grilled smoked pork chop dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on April 25.
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Marshall community sale coming up May 17
A full day of fun and excitement is planned May 17 in Marshall, Ill.
Events kick off at 8 a.m. CDT with the Marshall Main Street and Chamber of Commerce Downtown Side Walk Sale/Community Wide Yard Sale.
Fire Department plans April 26 fish fry
Prairieton Volunteer Fire Department will have a Jonah fish fry from 3 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 with proceeds to benefit the local food pantry.
Riley Fire basket bingo coming up April 29
Riley Fire Department has set its basket bingo fundraiser for 6:30 p.m. April 29 in Riley Elementary School cafeteria.
Noon Optimists set April 18 Jonah Fish Fry
Terre Haute Noon Optimist Club’s 22nd annual Good Friday Jonah Fish Fry is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at VFW Post 972, 12th and Mulberry streets. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $9 at the door; ages 8 and under are free (dine-in only) with paid adult.
‘Worshipful, reverent’ music goal of organist who plays Friday night at Terre Haute church
To an untrained observer, a concert organ looks as complex as the controls of a jumbo jetliner.
Four tiers of keyboards, dozens of knobs (known as pistons) and two rows of foot pedals fuel the instrument’s lush sound. An organist would seem to need 10 limbs to play it.
White Violet Center to offer day of fun with nature on April 26
Live performances, demonstrations, animal programs, relaxation and other events —all specifically geared toward honoring the planet — are planned April 26, as the longest-running and largest Earth Day celebration in west-central Indiana continues at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Clarinetist, Wind Symphony play April 10
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, the national winner of the 2013 John Philip Sousa Foundation National Band Solo Competition — clarinetist Eric van Caulil, a senior at Winter Springs High School in Florida — will perform with the Indiana State University Wind Symphony in Tilson Auditorium.
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