News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 6, 2008

Valley Datebook


TERRE HAUTE — Today

Parke County

n Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival and Outdoor Sportsman Show, with parade, cornbread bake-off, roller run car show and more, Mansfield.

n Milling Days and Craft Demonstration Days, with Fiber Arts Fair and bean dinner, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bridgeton, (765) 548-2136.

Vigo County

n Wabash Valley Music Hall of Fame picnic and jam, with live music, noon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 recreation area, 1.5 miles south of Riley on Indiana 159.

n Spirit of Terre Haute train, weather permitting, runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Deming Park; for tickets, (812) 232-0147.

n Karaoke with the Candidates, fundraiser, 6 p.m., Sparks Stop 5 Tavern, 1915 Lee Ave., (812) 466-1883.

Monday

Clark County, Ill.

n “Looking at Lincoln,” traveling exhibit from Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, through Sept. 30, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Clay County

n Fundraising breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., and lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Friday, Cunot Community Center, Poland, (765) 795-3461.

n Clay County Genealogical Library open 1 to 4 p.m. today, Wednesday and Saturday, Center Point.

Crawford County, Ill.

n Free math, English, science and history tutoring, secondary school students only, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Learning Skills Center, Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Ill., (618) 544-8657, ext. 1136.

Edgar County, Ill.

n Diabetes class, $20, 10 to 11 a.m., conference room B, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center, 721 E. Court St., Paris, Ill., (217) 465-2606, ext. 228.

Vigo County

n Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m., from Denny’s Restaurant, 233 S. Third St.; call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

n Disabled American Veteran van transport to Danville, Ill., medical facility, leaves promptly at 8 a.m. from Denny’s Restaurant, 233 S. Third St.; call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

n Free Vigo County School Corp. adult GED classes daily through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, Chauncey Rose Adult Education Center, 1275 Third Ave., (812) 462-4479.

n Pets Alive Spay/Neuter League, registration for Sept. 18 transport date, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1403 Chestnut St.

n Free blood pressure, blood glucose screenings, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minority Health Coalition Inc., 1101 S. 13th St., (812) 234-8713.

n Board of Public Works and Safety meets, 2 p.m., conference room, City Hall, (812) 232-4767.

n “How to Research Prior to 1790,” genealogy program designed to help researchers learn new techniques on how to research and document finds prior to 1790, with guest speaker Georganne Wilkinson, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 877-2940.

Tuesday

Clark County, Ill.

n Clark County Trails Coalition, Tuesday Trails, 4:30 p.m., parking lot, Marshall First Christian Church, Marshall, Ill.; (217) 826-5994.

n English as a Second Language, 7 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Crawford County, Ill.

n Free math, English, science and history tutoring, secondary school students only, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Learning Skills Center, Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Ill., (618) 544-8657, ext. 1136.

Parke County

n Games for kids, bring friends and play games, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St. Staff instruction available, (765) 569-5544.

n “Greenways of Indiana,” a showcase of trails and greenways in Indiana, featuring speaker, Seth Einterz, and “Hoosiers: The Faces and Places,” a collection of photographs that capture Indiana’s cultural and natural beauty, with speaker, Alex Moseman, 7 p.m., Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St., (765) 569-5544.

Vigo County

n SHIP Assistance, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union Hospital lobby. For appointment call (812) 238-7000, ext. 5325.

n Torner Community Center, ceramics, 9:30 a.m., and pottery, 6 p.m., Deming Park, (812) 232-0147.

n League for Animal Welfare Inc., fundraising flea market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5064 Lafayette Ave.

n Calvary Full Gospel Church, free soup kitchen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 8944 Wabash Ave.

n St. Ann’s Clinic, medical treatment for people at poverty level with no insurance, 1 to 4 p.m., 1436 Locust St. No appointment necessary.

n Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Tourism Commission meets 3:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, 3325 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 234-5555.

n Euchre, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 328, Riley.

n Free get-acquainted dance workshop, “Do Sa Do for Heart,” with Swinging Mates Square Dance Club, 7:30 to 9 p.m., DeVaney Elementary School, 1011 S. Brown Ave.

Wednesday

Clark County, Ill.

n Board of Trustees meets, 6 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Clay County

n CASA Kids fundraiser benefit night, 4 to 7 p.m., Wendy’s restaurant, Brazil, (812) 231-5658.

Crawford County

n Free math, English, science and history tutoring, secondary school students only, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Learning Skills Center, Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Ill., (618) 544-8657, ext. 1136.

Putnam County

n Indiana State Fair Board District 6 elections, includes Clay, Greene, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties, 7 p.m., community building, Putnam County Fairgrounds, 191 N. U.S. Highway 231, Greencastle.

Vermillion County

n Dine with a Doc, featuring optometrist Charles H. Rutan, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clinton Senior Citizen’s Center, 140 S. Third St., Clinton, (765) 832-2897.

Vigo County

n Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m., from Denny’s Restaurant, 233 S. Third St.; call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

n Disabled American Veteran van transport to Danville, Ill., medical facility, leaves promptly at 8 a.m. from Denny’s Restaurant, 233 S. Third St.; call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

n SHIP Assistance, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union Hospital lobby. For appointment call (812) 238-7000, ext. 5325.

n Terre Haute Ministries informational meeting/organization of pastors and ministry leaders of different congregations to come together to help people within the community in need, 11:30 a.m., Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. State Road 46, (812) 234-7100 or (812) 232-4808.

n St. Ann’s Clinic, medical treatment for people at poverty level with no insurance, 1 to 4 p.m., 1436 Locust St. No appointment necessary.

n Organic Farmer’s Market, 3 to 6 p.m., north entrance, Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, (812) 535-2933.

n CASA Kids fundraiser benefit night, 4 to 7 p.m., Wendy’s restaurant, all four locations, (812) 231-5658.

n Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Board meets, 4:30 p.m., Torner Community Center, Deming Park.

n Spaghetti dinner, free, 5:30 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 2817 Durkees Ferry Road, New Goshen; call the Rev. Mario Pastore, (812) 236-9023.

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.

n Introduction to E-mail, computer class, 6 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

n Here’s to Your Cardiovascular Health, 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill. (217) 826-2535.

Crawford County, Ill.

n Free math, English, science and history tutoring, secondary school students only, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Learning Skills Center, Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Ill., (618) 544-8657, ext. 1136.

Parke County

n Games for adults, bring friends and play games, 1 to 3 p.m., Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St., Rockville. Staff instruction available, (765) 569-5544.

Vermillion County

n Vermillion County Area Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals meet, 7:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Courtroom, second floor, Vermillion County Courthouse, Newport.

Vigo County

n Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m., from Denny’s Restaurant, 233 S. Third St.; call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

n Senior Games, $10, ages 50 and up, registration begins 8 a.m., Terre Haute Family Y, events also taking place in Fairbanks Park and the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club; pick up registration forms at 1718 Wabash Ave. or Terre Haute Family Y; (812) 238-1561.

n Pets Alive Spay/Neuter League, registration for Sept. 18 transport date, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1403 Chestnut St.

n SHIP Assistance, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union Hospital lobby. For appointment call (812) 238-7000, ext. 5325.

n Free blood pressure, blood glucose screenings, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minority Health Coalition Inc., 1101 S. 13th St., (812) 234-8713.

n Health Check and Information Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., gymnasium, Terre Haute Family Y, Fairbanks Park; 1-800-489-1561, ext. 242.

n Book Cart Sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

n Oktoberfest, German-American Festival, with live music, food and beverages, 11 a.m. to midnight, Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace, Ninth and Cherry streets, (812) 235-5722.

n HOPE registration, free spay and neuter program for city residents, 11:30 to 3:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 234 S. Eighth St., (812) 243-7179.

n Fortune’s Fool, presentation by associate professor of English, Laura Bates, the program uses “Romeo and Juliet” to reach at-risk juveniles, 3:30 p.m., Root Hall, A264, Indiana State University.

n Carry-in dinner, 5:30 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St., (812) 232-3245.

n Magic-Minding Program, Master Minding concepts, free, 6:30 p.m., 2200 N. 14th St.; call C.T. at (812) 234-4530.

n Terre Haute Ministries informational meeting/organization of pastors and ministry leaders of different congregations to come together to help people within the community in need, 6:30 p.m., Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. State Road 46, (812) 234-7100 or (812) 232-4808.

n Wabash Valley Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., John T. Myers Technology Building, Indiana State University, (317) 979-3342.

Friday

Greene County

n Program 20/20 Night, ages 13-19, no admission fee, 6 to 9 p.m., Jasonville Assembly of God, 339 W. Main St., Jasonville, (812) 798-7122.

Parke County

n Storytime, infant to age 5, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St., (765) 569-5544.

Vermillion County

n Fish dinner, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6653, 339 N. Ninth St., Clinton. Carry-out available.

Vigo County

n Senior Games, $10, ages 50 and up, registration begins 8 a.m. at the Terre Haute Family Y, events also taking place in Fairbanks Park and the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, pick up registration forms at 1718 Wabash Ave. or Terre Haute Family Y; (812) 238-1561.

n Rise and Shine with a Doc, with Douglas Pain, neurology, 8 to 10 a.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St., (812) 232-7575.

n Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., McMillan Adult Day Service, 486 Second Ave., (812) 232-4627.

n Pets Alive Spay/Neuter League, registration for Sept. 18 transport date, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1403 Chestnut St.

n League for Animal Welfare Inc., fundraising flea market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5064 Lafayette Ave.

n Oktoberfest, German-American Festival, with live music, food and beverages, 11 a.m. to midnight, Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace, Ninth and Cherry streets, (812) 235-5722.

n Take Your Staff to Lunch, Oktoberfest event, featuring Conservatory of Music’s LIFE organ program providing entertainment, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace, Ninth and Cherry streets, (812) 235-5722.

n Singles Mix and Mingle, for ages 40 plus, 6 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3300 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 232-3245.

n Hobo Stew Night, 25 cents for a seat, two cans of vegetables required, one for the stew and one for donation, also bring bowl and spoon, drinks and crackers will be furnished, 6 to 8 p.m., Prairie Creek Community Building.

n Blues at the Crossroads, through Saturday, $10, ages 16 and under free, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., 677 Wabash Ave. No outside food or drinks allowed; limited tables available so bring own seating.

n Country Western and social dance, $5, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St., (812) 232-3245.

Saturday

Clark County, Ill.

n Casey Saddle Club Fun Show, 3 p.m., Casey Park, Casey, Ill., (217) 932-5411 or (217) 932-6111.

Clay County

n Benefit for The House of HOPE, with live music, bike show and barbecue, noon to 4 p.m., U.S. 40, four miles west of Brazil, (812) 986-2342.

Parke County

n Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m. to noon, behind the Ritz Theatre, on Michigan Avenue, Rockville, (765) 569-5544.

n Antique tractor show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shades State Park, 7751 S. 890 West, Waveland, (765) 435-2810.

n Save a Stone Work Days, volunteers will lead an effort to clean, repair and reset gravestones in need of restoration, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hixon Cemetery, near Mecca, (765) 569-5935.

n Postcard presentation, presented by Harley Sheets, president of the Indianapolis Postcard Club, 12:30 p.m., Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St., (765) 569-5544.

Vigo County

n Senior Games, $10, ages 50 and up, registration begins 8 a.m. at the Terre Haute Family Y, events also taking place in Fairbanks Park and the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, pick up registration forms at 1718 Wabash Ave. or Terre Haute Family Y, (812) 238-1561.

n Downtown Farmers Market, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meats and eggs, live plants and herbs, alpaca fleece, 8 a.m. to noon, Clabber Girl parking lot, Ninth and Cherry streets.

n Wabash Valley Multiple Sclerosis Group’s annual 1- or 3-mile MS Walk, registration, 9 a.m., walk at 10, Heritage Trail, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Ave.

n Friends Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

n Pierson Township Budget Adoption, 10 a.m., Lions Club meeting room, Blackhawk, (812) 495-6334.

n AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wagz to Whiskers, 6350 Devonald, (812) 466-6080.

n Indiana State University Bat Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., ISU and 6 to 11 p.m. Dobbs Memorial Park Nature Center, 5170 E. Poplar St. (812) 877-1095.

n Storytime, “Days of Old,” ages 3 to 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113, ext. 294.

n Blues at the Crossroads, through Saturday, $10, ages 16 and under free, 11 to 2 a.m., 677 Wabash Ave. No outside food or drinks allowed; limited tables available so bring own seating.

n “Tell Me a Story,” interactive tales from the Black Forest for children and the young-at-heart, noon, Oktoberfest, Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace, Ninth and Cherry streets.

n Kid’s art class, noon to 2 p.m., Torner Community Center, Deming Park, (812) 232-0147.

n Jonah fish fry, $7.50 adults, $4 children, 3 p.m., Sanford Fire Department.

n Cross Lane Cruise-In, $10 entry fee, registration begins 3 p.m., Cross Lane Community Church, 2204 Lafayette Ave., (812) 466-6766.

n FreeBirds Family Reunion, for former FreeBirds residents and anyone in recovery, kids activities begins 3 p.m., and Shawn Hammonds, Nashville Country artist performs, 7:30 p.m., FreeBirds Solution Center, 145 E. Voorhees, (812) 232-1700.

Sept. 14

Parke County

n Help feed the birds, 9:30 a.m., Stop at the Top, take in sights with a naturalist, 10:30 a.m., and planetarium night sky tour, 2 p.m., Turkey Run State Park, 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall, Ind., (765) 597-2654.

Vigo County

n Spirit of Terre Haute train, weather permitting, runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Deming Park; for tickets, (812) 232-0147.

n Taste of India, $30, Red Cross benefit, 5 to 9 p.m., Hulman Center, (812) 298-9515 or (812) 299-5808.