News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 27, 2008

Valley Datebook: Sept. 28, 2008


Today

Clay County

• Cory Apple Festival, with biscuits and gravy breakfast, 7 a.m., in the firehouse, also crafts, yard sales, mechanical bull and chicken noodle dinner, (812) 864-2229.

Edgar County, Ill.

• Honey Bee Festival, featuring gospel music, noon, on the square, Paris.

Vigo County

• Terre Haute Street Fair, featuring live music, horse and carriage rides, beer garden, several food vendors and more, morning through 4 p.m., Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace, Ninth and Cherry streets.

• Gathering of the People Powwow, 10 a.m., Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road, north of Seelyville, (812) 877-4521 or (765) 435-3041.

• National Alpaca Farm Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., White Violet Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, (812) 535-2930.

• Spirit of Terre Haute train, weather permitting, runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 12, Deming Park; for tickets, (812) 232-0147.

• Pig roast to benefit United Campus Ministries, $8, $4 children under age 6, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 301 N. Seventh St., (812) 232-0186.

• Middle Eastern Dinner, festival of foods, music, pastry booth, cultural displays, ethnic dancing and more, $15 adults, $6 for ages 12 and under, noon to 3 p.m., St. George Orthodox Social Center, 1900 S. Fourth St., (812) 232-5244.

• Autumn Seasonal Star program, free event, 2 p.m., Allen Memorial Planetarium, at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, 3737 S. Seventh St., (812) 462-4272.

Monday

Clark County, Ill.

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

Clay County

• 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.

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

Crawford County, Ill.

• 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.

Vigo County

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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

• Communication workshop designed to assist families with making decisions related to aging, $5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 462-3371.

Tuesday

Clark County, Ill.

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

Crawford County, Ill.

• 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.

Clay County

• Center Point Town Council meets, 6 p.m., town hall.

Parke County

• 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.

Vigo County

• Registration deadline for Trees: Images of the Sacred Ways of Being in Life, weekend retreat, scheduled Oct. 10-12, $200 fee; for details call S. Maureen Freeman, (812) 535-2931.

• Vigo County Public Library Storytime, ages 3 to 5, 9:30 to 10 a.m., The Meadows shopping center branch, 25th and Poplar streets, and 1:30 to 2 p.m., main branch, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

Crawford County

• 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.

Greene County

• Vendors needed for Beta Sigma Phi Holiday Bazaar scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1, at Linton High School auditeria; call (812) 847-8385 for reservations.

Vermillion County

• Covington High School Homecoming celebration, featuring Powderpuff football games, $1 donation, bonfire and parent skit and band music, beginning at 6 p.m., Trojan Complex, (765) 793-2286.

Vigo County

• 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.

• 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.

• Terre Haute Park and Recreation outdoor shelter reservations begins 8 a.m.; call Terre Haute Parks Department, (812) 232-2727.

• Fruits of the Spirit retreat reservation deadline, presented by Christ Lutheran Church Women, scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4, at Anthony Square, 500 College Ave.; call Jean Chance, (812) 234-9874, or the church at (812) 232-8654 for reservations.

• Wee Read storytime, ages 2 and under, 10 to 10:30 a.m., ages 2 to 3, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• 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.

• 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.

• South Branch Book Club discusses “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” 1:30 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Margaret streets, (812) 232-1113.

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

• Free spaghetti dinner, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church of New Goshen, 2817 Durkees Ferry Road, just off U.S. 150; call the Rev. Marion Pastore, (812) 236-9023.

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.

• Hunter’s safety course, reservations required, 6 to 9 p.m., Clark County Extension office, Marshall, Ill.; call Mike Wilson, (217) 826-2411 for reservations.

• Susan Wittig Albert, book talk and signing, registration required, 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Clay County

• Rummage sale and breakfast, beginning 7 a.m., with sale 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Cunot Community/Senior Center, 5530 State Road 42, Poland.

Crawford County, Ill.

• 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

• 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

• Clinton Redevelopment Commission meets, 7 p.m., Clinton City Council Chambers.

Vigo County

• 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.

• Goodwill donation drive, presented by Alpha Phi Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., faculty parking lot, Ivy Tech Community College, 8000 Education Drive, (812) 241-8769.

• 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.

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

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

• HOPE registration, free spay and neuter program for city residents, 11:30 to 2 p.m., Salvation Army, 234 S. Eighth St.; call ahead for availability, (812) 243-7179.

• Music for You and Your Baby; six-week seminar for expectant mothers, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Suite 600, Maple Center, 1801 N. Sixth St., (812) 535-5245.

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

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

Friday

Clark County, Ill.

• Crackerbarrel session with Martinsville Boy Scout Troop 82, presented by American Legion Post 515, 8 to 10 p.m., with taps at 11, Clark County Fairgrounds, Marshall, Ill.

Clay County

• Rummage sale and breakfast, beginning 7 a.m., with sale 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Cunot Community/Senior Center, 5530 State Road 42, Poland.

Crawford County, Ill.

• Heath Harvest Festival, featuring live entertainment and car and bike show, free event, 5 to 10 p.m., on the square, Robinson, (618) 544-2982 or (618) 544-3111, ext. 317.

Greene County

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

Parke County

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

Vermillion County

• Covington High School Homecoming celebration, featuring pep session, kiss the pig contest, and parade, events begin at 2:30 p.m. downtown, with dance following football game at 11:30 p.m. at the high school, (765) 793-2286.

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

• Newport Lions Club Antique Auto Hill Climb, with street fair, flea market, dog show, and gospel jamboree, 6 p.m., downtown Newport, (765) 492-4220.

Vigo County

• Rose-Hulman homecoming activities featuring pep rally/cheer and banner contest, queen coronation, bonfire and fireworks, 8:30 p.m., Cook Stadium, (812) 877-8418.

• Victory Days air show, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field, (812) 669-1717.

• Flu shot clinic, 9 a.m. to noon, Visiting Nurse Association, 400 Eighth Ave.

• Rummage sale, presented by Maple Avenue United Methodist Women, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church, 1203 Maple Ave.

• Demo Days, free event of assistive technology devices for people with vision impairment, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., WILL Center, 4312 S. Seventh St., 1-888-466-1314.

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

• Flu Shot Friday, $25, 1 to 4 p.m., Anderson Medical Products, 4414 S. Seventh St., (812) 234-6084.

• Harley-Davidson open house with free test rides, 4 p.m., dealership at 3912 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 232-7821.

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

• Dancing with the Terre Haute Stars, $50, 6:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, (812) 232-5190.

• Nightmare on Ash Street, $6, 6:30 to 10 p.m., 1443 Ash St., (812) 234-3869.

• Shadow Asylum haunted house, $6, 7 p.m. to midnight, 949 N. 10th St., (812) 234-5620.

Saturday

Clark County, Ill.

• Benefit ride for Boy Scouts Troop 82, $5 freewill donation requested, registration begins 8 a.m., Martinsville Fairgrounds, (217) 382-4794, (217) 382-5595 or (217) 382-6632.

• Hunter’s safety course, reservations required, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clark County Extension office, Marshall, Ill.; call Mike Wilson, (217) 826-2411 for reservations.

Clay County

• Rummage sale and breakfast, beginning 7 a.m., with sale 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Cunot Community/Senior Center, 5530 State Road 42, Poland.

• Popcorn Festival featuring the Food Network filming of their own Sunny Anderson, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Brazil, (812) 448-2307.

Crawford County, Ill.

• Heath Harvest Festival, with live entertainment, craft and food booths, parade, and free chili dinner, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the square, Robinson, (618) 544-2982 or (618) 544-3111, ext. 317.

• Wine and Arts festival, featuring tastings and sales from 10 local wineries, original art, food, and live entertainment, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., downtown Palestine; visit wabashvalleywineandartsfestival.com, or artists may call (618) 586-2334.

Edgar County, Ill.

• All You Can Eat fish, chicken, shrimp dinner, $7.50 adults, $5.50 ages 12 and under, 4 to 7 p.m., Redmond fire station, Springfield Street, Redmond, (217) 884-2015.

Knox County

• Autumn Fest, with pancake breakfast, craft and flea markets, parade, barbecue supper and music, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Freelandville Improvement Club, Indiana 58 and Indiana 159, (812) 328-2136.

Parke County

• Zoomtown 5k Covered Bridge Run/Walk, registration begins 7 a.m., Westland Co-op, 4338 W. 40 North and U.S. 36, Rockville, four miles east of Montezuma and five miles west of Rockville, (765) 245-2303.

• Furtakers fall gathering, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockville Lake, (765) 363-4110.

• 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.

Sullivan County

• Toys for Tots Co-ed Ball, $125, and two balls per team, ball fields, Dugger, (812) 798-5233 or (812) 798-8098.

Vermillion County

• Challenge the Hill 5K run/1.5 mile walk, $15 advance, $18 late, registration begins 6 a.m. First Financial Bank, Newport, register online at www.newporthillclimb.com or call Connie Cohen at 1-800-340-8155, ext. 146.

• Newport Lions Club Antique Auto Hill Climb, with hill climb, show car, Big Wheel race, cruise-in, parade, street dance and fireworks, registration begins 8 a.m., downtown Newport, (765) 492-4220.

Vigo County

• Pancake breakfast fundraiser, presented by Prairie Creek Youth Recreation Association, $5, 7 a.m. to noon, F.I. Wilson Field, 6285 W. Bowen Drive, (812) 298-0070.

• Victory Days air show, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field, (812) 669-1717.

• Pioneer Days, 1840’s pioneer village life recreated, hands-on activities, old-fashioned crafters, artists, traders market, gift shop and food, parking $2 per car, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fowler Park, south of Terre Haute off of U.S. 41 east on Oregon Church Road, (812) 462-3392.

• 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.

• Fruits of the Spirit retreat, presented by Christ Lutheran Church Women, featuring speaker, Julia Thistle, 9 a.m. to noon, at Anthony Square, 500 College Ave.; call Jean Chance, (812) 234-9874 or the church, (812) 232-8654 for reservations.

• Rummage sale, presented by Maple Avenue United Methodist Women, 9 a.m. to noon, in the church, 1203 Maple Ave.

• “Cities of Refuge” Ministries, monthly missions benefit sale, homemade foods and crafts, used clothing, furniture, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Popoff’s Dry Cleaners & Laundry, 1519 Wabash Ave.; call Unto You, (812) 238-1711.

• Fall into Style with Nile, style show presented by Daughters of the Nile, fashions by Stein Mart, $15, seating limited to 200, 11 a.m., Shrine Country Place, 4500 E. Temple Ave., (812) 232-7821 or (812) 243-9008.

• Action Track Finale, featuring the Hut 100 and Monster Modified Classic, 11 a.m. pit gates open, Terre Haute Action Track, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 234-6868.

• Rose-Hulman Homecoming activities, dedication of “The Self Made Man,” sculpture, 11:30 a.m., front steps of Sports and Recreation Center, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Ave., (812) 877-8418.

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

• Eugene V. Debs, dramatic narrative with music, free event, 3:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Hippodrome Theater, 727 Ohio St.

• Harvest X Fest, rock/alternative/rap music festival, featuring skateboard show and more, free event, 3 to 10:30 p.m., Gilbert Park, 1400 Wabash Ave., (812) 605-0599.

• Harley-Davidson open house featuring free test rides, 4 p.m., dealership at 3912 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 232-7821.

• Pork chop dinner, presented by Riley Gemini Club, $8 adults, $3.50 hot dog dinner for children 12 and under, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Riley Masonic Lodge 390.

• Nightmare on Ash Street, $6, 7 p.m. to midnight, 1443 Ash St., (812) 234-3869.

• Shadow Asylum haunted house, $6, 7 p.m. to midnight, 949 N. 10th St., (812) 234-5620.

Oct. 5

Clark County, Ill.

• Life Chain formation, an international hour of prayer on behalf of the unborn at risk of abortion, 2 p.m., gathering behind the Vigo County Courthouse, (812) 877-9251 or (812) 466-7594.

Crawford County, Ill.

• Wine and Arts festival, featuring tastings and sales from 10 local wineries, original art, food, and live entertainment, noon to 5 p.m., downtown Palestine; visit wabashvalleywineandartsfestival.com, or artists may call (618) 586-2334.

Sullivan County

• Toys for Tots Co-ed Ball tourney, $125, and two balls per team, ball fields, Dugger, (812) 798-5233 or (812) 798-8098.

Vermillion County

• Newport Lions Club Antique Auto Hill Climb, featuring competition and show cars, and practice runs, registration begins, 8 a.m., with auto hill climb at 11, downtown Newport, (765) 492-4220.

Vigo County

• Victory Days air show, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field, (812) 669-1717.

• Pioneer Days, 1840’s pioneer village life recreated, hands-on activities, old-fashioned crafters, artists, traders market, gift shop and food, parking $2 per car, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fowler Park, south of Terre Haute off of U.S. 41, east on Oregon Church Road, (812) 462-3392.