Boy Scout Golf Classic next week
The 22nd Annual Boy Scout Golf Classic presented by Benchmark Fabricated & Steel is slated for July 27 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.
The morning shotgun start will begin at 7:30 a.m., with lunch on the terrace from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the afternoon shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, skill competitions and holes-in-one. Door prizes and sponsorships are still being accepted.
For more information, call Judy Earl at (812) 232-9496 ext. 400.
Mustang Club plans car show
Wabash Valley Mustang Club’s 17th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be Sunday in Collett Park at Seventh Street and Maple Avenue
All makes and models are welcome. Awards will be given to the top 25 and dash plaques to the first 100 participants. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon and judging will last until 2 p.m.
Registration fee is $12 the day of show. Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, the Council on Domestic Abuse, and Happiness Bag Inc.
For more information, call (812) 240-6393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marshall City Band to perform
The Marshall City Band, under the direction of Ralph Stewart, will perform a concert Friday at 8 p.m. on the Clark County Courthouse lawn.
Included in the concert are “Them Basses,” “The Universal Judgment,” “Festivo,” “Lassus Trombone,” Theme from “The A Team,” “The Star Wars Saga” featuring “Star Wars (Main Title),” “Cantina Band,” “The Emperor Arrives,” “Augie’s Great Municipal Band,” “Across The Stars” and “Battle of The Heroes.” The concert will continue with “The Lord of the Dance,” “Irish Tune from County Derry,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Hello My Baby,” “Bill Bailey” and close with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The First United Methodist Church will be hosting refreshments during the concert. All concerts are free; lawn chairs are encouraged.
Clark Optimists plan fish fry
The Clark County Optimist Club is having its annual fish fry from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Marshall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children. Meals will include catfish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and a drink.
Celebrate Dance Day at free clinic
World of Dance will be celebrating National Dance Day on July 29 with a dance clinic for anyone ages 5 and older.
The fee is $20 and includes the clinic, bottled water, snack, T-shirt, and admission to a Terre Haute Rex ballgame where the dancers will perform on Aug. 4.
For more information or to request a registration form, email email@example.com or call (812) 251-4909.
Gears & Grapes Fun Ride planned
Clark County Trails Coalition Gears & Grapes Fun Ride is scheduled for Oct. 7.
The ride will begin at Castle Finn Winery at 1288 N. 1200th St., Marshall, Ill. Proceeds from the event will help fund future Clark County Trails Coalition activities. Several routes will be available to choose from — approximately 10, 20 and 45 miles.
Registration will be from 1-1:30 p.m. CDT, with rides starting at 1:30 p.m. No SAG support will be available for this fun bike ride.
Helmets are required, and route maps will be available. Light snacks will be provided after the ride. Door prizes and optional wine tastings also will be available.
For more information call (217) 889-3901 or visit www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com.
Town to remember Hutson Massacre
The Hutsonville (Ill.) Historical Society will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Hutson Massacre at 8 p.m. Aug. 4.
This is the only outdoor pageant in the area and will honor the first family to live in what is now Hutsonville Township in Crawford County. The family was massacred by hostile Indians while the father Isaac Hutson was at Fort LaMotte in 1812.
In 1967 the Hutsonville Historical Society was formed and started a reconstruction of what is now the Hutson Village located 1.5 mile south of Hutsonville on Outer South Rose Street. It consists of a Hutson cabin, museum, country store, barn, weaver’s cottage, a chapel and an inn.
A Hutson family reunion is planned beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 with tours of the village, followed by a catered meal at 5 p.m. Reservations are $13 per person and must be received by July 30, to Cindi Frank, treasurer, 13595 E. 1425th Ave., Robinson, IL 62454.
At 8 p.m. the re-enactment of the Hutson Massacre and the forming of the town will be presented. This has no admission fee but a free will offering will be collected. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Sodas, funnel cakes and popcorn will be available for purchase. A “sampler” quilt will be given away with tickets being sold until 8 p.m.
For more information, call (618) 563-4531 and leave a message; or (618) 563-4169.
Clark County 4-H fair kicks off
Clark County 4-H’ers are busy finishing up project exhibits for the 2012 4-H Show. The fair kicks off Saturday at the Martinsville Fairgrounds and continues through July 27.
4-H’ers have been working throughout the year on their projects, which will be judged and exhibited for public viewing.
Projects will be on display on from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Livestock Auction is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Saturday events include project registration, judging and the Cat and Dog shows. Monday’s events include the Horse Show, Garden Tractor Driving Contest, Rabbit Show and 4-H Family Fun Night. Tuesday’s events include the Swine Show, Foods Show, Sheep Show, Goat Show and Dress Revue, along with the Food Auction. Wednesday’s events include the Poultry Show and the Dairy & Beef Show.
No gate admission is charged.
Edgar County 4-H fair coming up
4-H’ers from across Edgar County will be involved in exhibiting their general and livestock projects at the annual Edgar County 4-H Fair, Friday through Wednesday at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds in Paris.
The livestock will be housed on-grounds and the Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the week. Food will be served all day and into the evening in the multi-purpose building by the 4-H Association and Edgar County HCE.
Highlights of the fair include Sewing and Textiles judging and the Small Pets Show on Friday. The Horse and Pony Show, judging of Aerospace, Photography, Personal Development and Community Involvement projects and the popular Dog Show will fill Saturday’s schedule.
Sunday afternoon will see the arrival of the livestock and judging of the Visual Arts projects. Monday’s activities include Foods judging, the Sheep Show and the Goat Show and Llama Show. The day will conclude with the Foods Auction at 6 p.m. The public will have a chance to purchase the tasty creations of the 4-H’ers.
Swine, beef and poultry will be judged on Tuesday followed by the Master Showmanship Contest in the evening. Wednesday will begin with the Rabbit Show at 8 a.m.
The traditional Livestock Auction will conclude the fair that evening beginning at 6.
For more information and specific times of events call the Edgar County Extension Office at (217) 465-8585 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cce.
ISU to bring The Color Run to Terre Haute
Indiana State University is planning a colorful kickoff event for the 2014-15 school year.
The university is bringing The Color Run to Terre Haute on Aug. 23. One of the largest event series in the nation, the race douses participants from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. Billed as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” the event caters to everyone — first-time runners to professional athletes — and has no winners or official times.
‘Sound of Music’ this weekend and next at Maple Avenue UMC
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Brazil Concert Band sets ‘German Musikfest’ concert for July 27
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It takes a village: Terre Hautean encounters legends of national pastime yearly in tiny Cooperstown
Diehard baseball fans dream of such chances.
On his annual pilgrimage to Cooperstown, N.Y., Keith Pittman found himself seated at a table along with Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner and Rollie Fingers, as they all listened to a speech by Juan Marichal — each a Hall of Famer. Pittman handled the moment wisely. “You just sit there and be quiet,” he recalled, “and if they are talking baseball, you just listen.”
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‘Slick’ production: Documentary to show a lesser-seen side of Bobby Leonard, just days before his Hall of Fame induction
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Rock ’n’ Camp: New camp teaches details of forming, running garage band
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Helping Hands: Fill your free time this summer by becoming a volunteer
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Rings of Fire: Amateur astronomer, photographer’s hobby has led him across the world in pursuit of total eclipses of the sun
Some people might think amateur astronomers are the kind of people who enjoy star gazing from the safe confines of their homes or perhaps an observatory, but for Clinton-area resident Spencer Young, being an astronomer is a far cry from safe and easy armchair activity.
Clowning around: Performers have been delivering smiles to faces across Wabash Valley for nearly a quarter of a century
“If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.” — Red Skelton
Timeless Talent: Self-taught artist still creating smiles as 99th birthday approaches
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Brilliant sunshine beams down on Danny Weir and his “first love” in that photograph from the summer of ’63.
He’s 18, looking country cool in rolled up sleeves, jeans, loafers and a straw hat with the southern Indiana countryside stretched out in the background. Weir’s companion in the picture gleams, sublime.
Readers reminisce about first cars: ‘I still miss that tank’
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From the Ground Up: Idea takes root as Cayuga family grows a vineyard and winery
Russell McLain poured a sample of sweet red wine, called Splish Splash, into a glass atop a counter inside a cozy tasting room with trophy animals and a widescreen TV perched on its walls.
Rockville native remembers ride through Pacers’ last championship season
The star player greeted the rookie with a bold promise.
It revealed the caliber of the team that surrounded Bill “Fig” Newton, a 22-year-old center, fresh out of Louisiana State University. He found himself in training camp with a virtual all-star squad.
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‘On the Banks of the Wabash’ band festival set
Seven bands from Indiana and Kentucky will join the Terre Haute Community Band and special guest Gymnasium Heide-Ost Symphonic Band from Heide, Germany, to present the fourth annual “On the Banks of the Wabash” Community Band Festival on Friday and Saturday. Five bands are making their first appearance at the festival. All concerts are at Fairbanks Park and are free.
Crossroads Rep offers a different show each night
Patrons still have time to see all four shows in this summer’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre season at Indiana State University. During the final two weeks of the season, a different play is presented each evening, with a Sunday matinee.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: The importance of preserving green space — in and out of the city
Before Sullivan County resident Joan Osburn bought her home in the mid-1970s, the current owner wanted to make sure she and her husband were going to treat the land that came with it with respect. “The first time we came to look at the property, it was kind of funny because she walked our legs off,” Osburn said. The 40-acre property resembles McCormick’s Creek State Park, fit with walking trails, ravines and waterfalls.
CHRIS DAVIES: Don’t have fun exercising? Learn to play
One may wonder why most adults don’t exercise. Many reasons come to mind. Most excuses that I hear translate to laziness and not making time. The real reason I believe, stay with me on this, is we have forgotten how to play.
Country act Parmalee to perform at Hi-99 Summer Bash
The Carolinas lie more than 500 miles from Terre Haute, but a musical slice of that region is coming to town.
Ohio Boulevard home built to promote 1948 movie
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GRAPE SENSE: Exploring everything a new wine region has to offer
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St. Ben’s plans Community Festival July 11, 12
St. Benedict Church is planning its 17th annual Community Festival for July 11 and 12 at Ninth and Ohio streets. Activities are scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight both evenings.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Microbeads found in personal care products damaging to waters
For the past six years Julie Manson has been working to get plastics and chemicals out of her home. She also tries to cook as many from-scratch meals as possible with local food from the Terre Haute Farmers Market and a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) she participates in. During a visit to the Farmers Market last year, her daughter, Madeleine, told her mother she wanted to be like the vendors she saw there and sell something. Julie then went to work trying to find a niche for the two of them to enjoy together.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Take your pick: Apple, blueberry, cherry for this cake
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A family musical and true war hero at Crossroads Rep
Crossroads Repertory Theatre at Indiana State University continues its summer season the next two weekends with shows written by people connected to the Department of Theater. “The Untold Story of Little John,” opening Friday, June 27, was written by Rachelle Martin Wilburn with music by Travis Dillon. Both are Indiana State alumni and former students of Arthur Feinsod. Feinsod is a professor in the ISU theater department, artistic director of Crossroads Repertory Theatre and is also the playwright of “Coming to See Aunt Sophie,” the season’s third offering, opening July 2.
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