CLABBER GIRL HULMAN & CO. MUSEUM, The Gallery, former first floor lobby, Hulman & Co. building, 900 Wabash Ave.
Feb. 26 — Demonstration by artist Debbie Anderson, member of River City Art Association, on intarsia, the process of inlaid wood art, at an adult wood working class, 6 p.m.
Hours: museum, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; admission free. Call 812-232-9446.
SHELDON SWOPE ART MUSEUM, 25 S. Seventh St., swope.org
March 1 — First Friday events: “From the Rio Grande to the River Shannon” by fiber artist Cathy Laska features tapestry of the Rio Grande; traditional Irish music by Women of Erin, 6 to 9 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays. Admission free. Call 812-238-1676.
ART SPACES INC., 669 Ohio St., firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 28 — Art Chatter discussion, “Are We Here Because of the Wabash River?”, presenters Susan Petosky and Vigo County historian Mike McCormick, 5:15 p.m., Logan’s Ribe-Eye, 100 S. Fruitridge Ave.
DOBBS PARK NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM, 5170 Poplar St.
March 2 — Lions and Tigers and Bears — Well, Bears Anyway! discussion of hunting traditions and make a bear claw necklace.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Call 812-877-6007.
COVERED BRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 124 W. Ohio St., north side of square, Rockville.
Feb. 23, 24 — Exhibit by Covered Bridge Art Association artists during Maple Syrup Festival, Parke County Fairgrounds, Rockville; again March 2, 3.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except Tuesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Tuesdays.
Call (765) 569-9422. No admission fee.
PALESTINE ART CENTER, 110 S. Main St., Palestine, Ill.
Through February — Work by Paul Spangler of Lawrenceville, Ill., in graphite and colored pencil, acrylic and watercolor.
Hours: (618) 586-5532 or (618) 586-2701.
BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER & MUSEUM, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.; parisartcenter.com
Feb. 22-March 22 — Annual Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibit and Blackhawk Park Exhibit, featuring hats created by The Paris Hat Project Inc.; reception 5 to 6:30 p.m. CST Feb. 22.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission free.
Call (217) 466-8130.
Colleges and universities
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Art Gallery, Richard G. Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts.
Feb. 22-March 22 — “Lies that Tell the Truth: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art,” works by contemporary artists Kate Breakey, Susan Hauptman, Nicholas Kahn, Richard Selesnick, Peter Milton, Shana Moulton, Xiaoze Xie, and Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison.
Shircliff Gallery of Art, Shircliff Humanities Building, First and Harrison streets, campus.
Through Feb. 28 — Annual Knox County High School Art Exhibition.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 812-888-4316.
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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