News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 2, 2012

Bluegrass, concert musicians set to entertain

Fish fry, Art Chatter also kick off August events

Terre Haute Tribune-Star

---- — Blues and Bluegrass Music Fest coming up

The third annual Holy Rosary Blues and Bluegrass Music Festival is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in Schelley Hall just east of the Seelyville stoplight on the north side of U.S. 40.

The free event will feature Louie Popejoy and Solly Burton, among others, and jam sessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in the music.

Food and drinks will be served. Lawn chairs welcome. Free will donations to benefit Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Main Street north of U.S. 40 will be accepted.

Brazil Concert Band to perform

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, presents London 2012 , Aug. 5 at Forest Park, rain or shine.

With the London 2012 Olympics in full swing, the BCB will present band music heard around the world. Since 1896, brass bands and military bands have been important features of the Olympics, playing national anthems and international marches.

The BCB German Band will entertain beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the entire Brazil Concert Band at 8 p.m.

From Great Britain the BCB will offer “Michelle” made famous by the Beatles, “The Royal Welch Fusiliers,” which is Sousa’s salute to Wales, and Anderson’s “The Rakes of Mallow.”

The Bourgeois version of “The March of the Belgian Paratroopers,” Hansson’s Norwegian work “Valdres” and French composer Saint-Saens’ “Pas Redouble” are slated.

From the German speaking nations, the BCB will perform “March Militaire No. 1” by Schubert, “Overture Militaire” by Haydn and Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.”

Two great, but seldom heard American marches, will open and close the show, “Transcontinental March” by Hughes and “Stepping Along” by Goldman.

Fish fry coming up at Youth Campground

The Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Campground will be conducting an all-you-can-eat County Rhodes Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the campground, 525 East County Road 1200 North (Rio Grande Road), or 1.5 miles east of Shopmeyer Farm Supply off of Indiana 59 north of Brazil.

On the menu will be catfish, walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips and all the sides. Dessert will be available at an extra cost. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids 12 and under.

Marshall Band concert slated for Friday

The Marshall, Ill., City Band, under the direction of Ralph Stewart, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 3 on the Clark County Courthouse lawn.

Included in the concert are “March of the Olympians;” “The Glory of the Yankee Navy;” “Raiders March” from The Paramount Motion Picture “Raiders of the Lost Ark;” “The 7th Fleet Band,” composed by former Marshall City Band director Harold Ellshoff; “Best of Sacred Music;” “Two 18th Century Dances;” and “Old Joe Clark.” The concert will continue with “Poet and Peasant Overture,” soundtrack highlights from “Pirates of the Caribbean;” “Jamaican Rumba;” “Prairie Reflections;” and close with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Art Chatter to focus on design

Art Spaces Inc. — Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection will present Art Chatter at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 8.

This informal conversation series takes place each second Wednesday through September at M. Mogger’s Restaurant & Pub. The next discussion topic is “How Do Things Get Designed?” Presenters for this topic will be John Davidson of Distortion Arts and Brian Miller of MillerWhite Marketing.

People of all ages are invited to chat and get to know other people through lively discussion about art. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the Mogger’s menu, featuring their Wednesday special, half-price appetizers and $3 pints.

The final 2012 Art Chatter will be Sept. 12 and will feature the topic “Which Comes First, the Community Identity Or the Art?” Presenters will be Lloyd Benjamin and Jason Saavedra.

Art Spaces Inc. is nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a collection of public outdoor sculpture in Terre Haute and the surrounding region of the Wabash Valley. The collection now numbers 12 with one new sculpture to be dedicated at in September. For more information about Art Spaces or the Art Chatter Series, call (812) 235-2801 of email

Christian Center hosting fish fry

Victory Christian Center is hosting an all-you-can-eat Country Rhodes Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4. The event will take place at Victory Christian Center, 9400 E. U.S. 40 in Terre Haute, across from Kellogg’s.

Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.

Along with the fish fry there will be desserts, fresh produce, school supplies and clothes available for donations.

All donations will go toward the Family Wellness Center.

For more information, call (812) 877-1502.

State Park staging Pioneer Heritage Days

Spring Mill State Park will celebrate Pioneer Heritage Days Aug. 4 and 5. This event explores what everyday life was like on Indiana’s frontier.

Saturday will feature heritage music by Donna and Wes Griffin, from noon to 2 p.m. Donna plays mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and concertina. Wes plays mountain dulcimer and guitar. The Griffins represented traditional music in a concert series that accompanied the Smithsonian’s New Harmonies roots music traveling exhibit in Kentucky. They have been playing music for 25 years in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Sunday will feature the park’s inaugural quilt show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pioneer Village. Quilters who have a hand project they would like to work on in the Pioneer Village, or who have a traditional quilt they would like to display, should contact Coletta Prewitt at (812) 849-3534 or The park also will demonstrate traditional crafts on Sunday.

The event is free, but the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle applies.

For more information, contact Coletta Prewitt at (812) 849-3534 or

Spring Mill State Park is at 3333 Indiana 60 East, in Mitchell.