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.
‘12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture at Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
VIDEO: The Grascals have Wabash Valley’s toes tappin’
Bluegrass fans came from all four corners of the Wabash Valley to see Nashville, Tenn.-based band The Grascals — and its Vigo County-native member — in concert Friday night in Union Christian Church.
Jo-Ann Jones of Clinton was “pew dancing” in front of the sold-out crowd.
VIDEO: The Grascals give 2nd bluegrass concert in Terre Haute
Bluegrass fans came from all four corners of the Wabash Valley to see Nashville, Tenn.-based band The Grascals in concert Friday night in Union Christian Church.
Audience gets first look at ‘The Drunk’
For one night, Hollywood came to Terre Haute.
The Indiana Theatre was packed Saturday with close to 1,300 excited movie-goers, film extras, actors and supporters for the much-anticipated official premiere of the movie, “The Drunk.”
Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.
Rock of Ages: Hulman Center stage has been entertaining crowds since 1974
As the stage lights came on, Sam Wellington and his cohorts gazed out at an audience of 8,060 Midwesterners.
The scene was familiar for him. Wellington and his country music quartet, The Four Guys, opened shows night after night for fellow RCA Records artists Ronnie Millsap and headliner Charley Pride on tours across North America.
Concert venue proposed for Indianapolis site
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A large outdoor concert amphitheater is among the proposals being made for the redevelopment of a closed General Motors metal-stamping plant site near downtown Indianapolis.
Grace Kelly Quintet to perform at Rose-Hulman
She’s been called a fearless young improviser, a phenom and the future of jazz. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall will welcome jazz saxophone sensation Grace Kelly and the Grace Kelly Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
No Intermission: Character meets demise on ‘Walking Dead,’ but lively acting career continues for Terre Haute’s Jose Pablo Cantillo
Characters often make dramatic exits from television shows.
Few could top Terre Haute-raised actor Jose Pablo Cantillo’s departure last month from AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
The scene occurred in the fourth season of cable TV’s most popular drama series ever.
MARK BENNETT: Album turns memories into musical Christmas message for Terre Haute’s Dave Frey, band
In a way, Dave Frey walked in the footsteps of Charles Schulz.
Both men worked hard to let Linus Van Pelt explain the “true meaning of Christmas.”
Country star to return home for ‘Brett Eldredge Day’
Atlantic Records’ Brett Eldredge wraps up the best year yet of his career at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Year-End Chart. In a year marked with a series of memorable milestones, the powerhouse vocalist not only had one of the top, most-played country songs with “Don’t Ya,” he also released his debut album, “Bring You Back,” scored his first No. 1 single with “Don’t Ya” and received a CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year.
After just wrapping up his first headlining club tour, Eldredge is scheduled to return to his roots when he is to be honored in his hometown of Paris, Ill., at “Brett Eldredge Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Paris High School.
Vincennes Watermelon Drop bringing Gallagher to town
Comedian Gallagher is kicking off his “Last Smash” tour on New Year’s Eve at the sixth annual Watermelon Drop in Vincennes. He will perform at a 5 p.m. show at Vincennes Lincoln High School’s Ader Auditorium.
Effingham Center bringing ‘Home for Holidays’ show
“Home for the Holidays-American Big Band” is bringing all-time Christmas favorites from Bing to Buble to the Effingham Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.
Young pianist at EIU’s Doudna Oct. 29
CHARLESTON, Ill. — Eleven-year-old William Yang has been traveling the globe giving piano performances and winning piano competitions since he was 7. Yang will bring his talent to Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center on Oct. 29. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are now available.
Sammy Terry show Oct. 19 in Indiana Theatre
It’s October and Sammy Terry time.
- Live event listings: Oct. 10, 2013
The sounds of ‘The Wabash’
A second musical compilation reflecting the Wabash River will be unveiled in a release party Friday at Art Spaces Inc.
Musicians Hall of Fame jam, picnic Sunday on Shrine Hill
The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame invites the community to its Picnic & Jam scheduled noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shrine County Place, 4500 E. Temple Ave. in Terre Haute.
Austin, Texas, band to perform Tuesday at The Woods
Platinum-selling artists Fastball are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary-of-the-Woods College’s Cecilian Auditorium.
Colts kickoff concert Sept. 6
INDIANAPOLIS – Football is Back, and to celebrate, the Colts will host their first ever Kickoff Concert from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, in downtown Indianapolis along the west block of Georgia Street. The Dane Clark Band, featuring John Mellencamp’s drummer Dane Clark, will open for Gin Blossoms.
Activist, author, educator, actress Maya Angelou to speak at Butler
Maya Angelou will open Butler University’s 2013-2014 Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Clowes Memorial Hall.
Music, wheels, food, games to highlight Block Party
Music, wheels, food, arts and crafts, games and high-flying fun highlight the third annual Downtown Terre Haute Block Party on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to midnight. The Block Party spans Wabash Avenue from Fourth to Ninth streets and features five stages of live entertainment. Event admission and stage entertainment are free.
An Evening of Art & Wine Aug. 16 features Sullivan artist
An Evening of Art & Wine featuring the art of Kathy M. Matlock is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 16, in the Sullivan County Learning Center at 2110 N. Hospital Blvd., Suite 1, in Sullivan.
Rose-Hulman brings diverse array of acts to Hatfield Hall stage
For more than a decade, Hatfield Hall on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been bringing to the Wabash Valley a diverse array of talented performers with its Performing Arts Series. The 2013-14 season includes a jazz prodigy, a slice of Chicago, Grammy winning bluegrass, a cutting-edge multimedia dance extravaganza and a prehistoric petting zoo.
Bowling Green Old Settlers picnic set
Bowling Green Old Settlers will celebrate its 145th annual picnic on Aug. 22-24 on the square in Bowling Green. Each day will feature arts and crafts booths, flea markets and bounce houses.
See one-man show ‘Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War’ in Paris
Dave Ehlert will portray Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Clemens in the one-man show “Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War” on Sept. 9 at at First Baptist Church in Paris, Ill.
The Landing to host Chick McGee and Friends, Comedy Festival
The Landing at Fort Harrison will be the site of two comedy shows in coming months.
Camera’s rolling: Movie ‘Vanished’ being filmed in Terre Haute
Some star power has been added to an independent movie being filmed in Terre Haute.
Actor Richard Bryant — popularly known for his portrayal of Pvt. Jeremy Sherwood on Lifetime TV’s “Army Wives” — has been cast as the father of a 9-year-old Terre Haute girl who is abducted.
Sesame Street Live coming to Hulman Center
The all-new “Make a New Friend” show begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5; other shows scheduled 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
New festival planned for 12 Points neighborhood
Family fun, live music, food and drinks are all on tap this Friday and Saturday in 12 Points at a Crusader Carnival.
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