Christmas for the Kids Run set
The eighth annual Christmas for the Kids Run, sponsored by Bikers Helping Children Who are Less Fortunate, will be Nov. 3. If weather permits, the ride will begin at noon at Fairbanks Park and end at Wabash Valley Harley Davidson. In case of inclement weather, riders will meet at Wabash Valley Harley-Davidson, 3912 S. U.S. 41.
Participants are asked bring a toy or a $10 donation for a new toy.
All toys will be distributed to the children by the Caring Center Church of God at no cost. All money will be used to buy new toys.
For more information call Gary Smith at 812-235-4443.
CASY Crop and Craft coming up
Enjoy a creative day of fun at CASY Crop and Craft from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Booker T. Washington Center Gym, 1101 S. 13th St.
The cost is $30 per person and includes lunch, snacks and freebies. Register online at casyonline.org/CROP.html.
Participants must bring their own supplies and work on scrapbook pages or other craft projects. The event will feature the largest make-and-take craft selection around with new techniques and supplies. A circut and accucut machine will be available at no charge. There also will be many raffle items.
All proceeds will benefit CASY early education programs. Community Alliance and Services for Young Children supports early education and quality child care. For more information call 812-232-3952 ext. 30.
Hospital Volunteers planning book fair
The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers will host a book fair from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in Conference Room B at the hospital in Paris, Ill.
The book fair, presented by Central Illinois Books, will feature savings on books and unique gift items.
Sales support the efforts of the PCH Volunteers who provide financial assistance to hospital projects and award scholarships to students who are pursuing healthcare careers.
Holiday Bazaar set
The Craft Class at the Wabash Senior Center (at Fifth and Poplar streets) is planning a Holiday Bazaar fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3.
The bazaar isn’t limited to only homemade items; vendors will be offering items such as Tupperware, Avon, 31 Bags & Purses, Stamping Up, Willow Gift & Home, homemade crafts, homemade jewelry, wood crafts, yard art, sewing merchandise, food, candles, afghans, cookbooks and more.
For more information call 812-232-3245 or 812-232-7575.
dinner at Fontanet
Nevins Township Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting a fried chicken dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Fontanet Firehouse at 8915 N. Baldwin St.
The menu will consist of fresh, country style, hand-battered fried chicken; green beans; mashed potatoes and gravy; cole slaw; bread and butter; homemade dessert; iced tea; and lemonade or coffee.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Nevins Township fire and rescue fund.
Lloyd Wood returns to Boot City Opry
Lloyd Wood, a favorite entertainer at the Boot City Opry in Terre Haute, returns to the stage this Saturday night. Wood is a great singer of classic country and a master of impressions who never fails to deliver a great show. After a career of owning his own theater in Nashville, Ind., Wood now performs routinely at various venues throughout the tri-state area. The Lloyd Wood Show is backed up by a great team of professional musicians.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11.
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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