News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 11, 2009

Valley Datebook: April 12, 2009


TERRE HAUTE — Today

Parke County

• Feed the birds, 10 a.m., Blooming Secrets, wildflower video, 10:30 a.m., planetarium star show, 2 p.m., Turkey Run State Park, 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall, Ind., (765) 597-2654.

Vigo County

• Brunch, $17.76 adults, $15.89 seniors, $8.58 children age 5 and up, 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Eucharistic Liturgy, 11 a.m.. Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, (812) 535-4531.

Monday

Clark County, Ill.

• Free tax assistance, by appointment only, 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.

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.

• Free Vigo County School Corp. adult GED classes daily through Friday, times vary, Chauncey Rose Adult Education Center, 1275 Third Ave., (812) 462-4479 or 462-4070.

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

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

• The 11th Hour, film showing and movie discussion, in honor of Earth Day, 6 p.m., Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2501.

Tuesday

Clark County, Ill.

• English as a Second Language, 5:30 to 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.

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.

• Bio Town USA: Alternative Energy in Small Town Indiana, featuring speaker Kevin Long, 7 p.m., Rockville Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., (765) 569-5544.

• Parke County Quality of Life Council meets, 7:30 p.m., Scout House.

Vigo County

• Human Rights Day event, featuring Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” free event, 9:30 a.m., Dede I, Hulman Student Union, Indiana State University.

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

• 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.

• Car seat check, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AAA Hoosier Motor Club, 1400 S. Third St., (812) 232-2338.

• League for Animal Welfare Inc., fundraising flea market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1627 Poplar St.

• Human Rights Day program, March Against Hate, 9 a.m. and workshops featuring speakers David Brunsma, professor and researcher, and Helen J. Marberry, warden of Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex, beginning 11 a.m., Dede I, Hulman Memorial Student Union, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2474.

• 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 necessary.

• Serving up storytime, ages 3 to 5, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• CPR/AED professional rescuer re-certification course, four hours, $50, 5 to 9 p.m., Health and Human Services building, 380 N. Fifth St.; to register, (812) 237-4101.

• Neighborhood Summit with Mayor Duke Bennett, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Terre Town Elementary School, 2121 Boston Ave.

• Mini Medical School event, post traumatic stress, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Landsbaum Center for Health Education, 1433 N. 6 1/2 St., (812) 237-4011.

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

Wednesday

Clark County, Ill.

• Coffee Chat, 10:15 a.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill.

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.

Edgar County, Ill.

• Health screenings, featuring blood pressure, blood sugar and lipid panel cholesterol screenings, $25, 8 to 10 a.m., Edgar County Health Department, Paris, Ill., (217) 465-2212, ext. 237.

Vermillion County

• Dine with a Doc, featuring Dr. Ralph Dale Cooper, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vermillion Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, 1705 Main St., Clinton, (765) 832-3573.

Vigo County

• Let’s Get Real, interactive, hands-on, real-life simulation to give young people opportunity to explore career choices, and make budget decisions similar to adult life, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, (812) 232-6230.

• 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.

• 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.

• Serving up storytime, ages 3 to 5, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• 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.

• Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels Inc. board of directors meet, noon, 630 Ohio St., (812) 232-3878.

• Family Service Association Counseling Finance Committee meets, noon, conference room, Union Hospital.

• 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.

• A night of comedy featuring Kevin Wanzer, author of “Choose to Love,” 5 p.m., Ryves Hall Youth Center, 1356 Locust St.

• 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.

• Twelve Points neighborhood summit with Mayor Duke Bennett, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Harmony Hall, 1257 Lafayette Ave., (812) 201-2962.

• Spring Week event, Air Band competition, $5 or spring week button, 7 p.m., ISU Hulman Center, (812) 237-3852.

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.

• Dealing with Financial Difficulty, free community education program, featuring attorney Ramona Sullivan, 11 a.m., Dale McConchie meeting room, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

• Free computer classes, Introduction to Computers, 6 to 7:30 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.

Parke County

• HIV Testing, noon to 4 p.m., Parke County Family Health and Help Center, 109 S. Jefferson St., Rockville, (765) 569-4008.

• Feed the birds, 10 a.m., planetarium star show, 2 p.m., Turkey Run State Park, 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall, Ind., (765) 597-2654.

• 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.

n Friends of Turkey Run and Shades state parks meet, featuring presentation on bats by John O. Whitaker Jr., 7 p.m., Wagon Wheel room, Turkey Run Inn, Marshall, Ind.; geocities.com/moloney_m_j

• Montezuma Town Council meets, 7:30 p.m., Community Center.

Vigo County

• Let’s Get Real, interactive, hands-on, real-life simulation to give young people opportunity to explore career choices, and make budget decisions similar to adult life, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, (812) 232-6230.

• 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.

• 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.

• Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Committee meets, 10:30 a.m., West Central office, 1718 Wabash Ave.; visit westcentralin.com for more details.

• Blood pressure screening, free event, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• HOPE registration, free spay and neuter program for Terre Haute and Vigo County residents, must bring picture ID, proof of current residency, and proof of government assistance, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 234 S. Eighth St.; call ahead for eligibility, (812) 243-7179.

• Saving Big Cats program, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• Tree Advisory Board meets, 2 to 3 p.m., Terre Haute mayor’s conference room, third floor, city hall.

• Seek, Read, and Find program, literacy program for the senior community, free service, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Comfort Keepers, 1273 Lafayette Ave.; for more details call Senior Education Ministries, (812) 917-4970.

Friday

Clay County

• Celebration of the Arts and Soul Spring Show, Clay County Humane Society benefit, free event, but donations of cat food, dog food or kitty litter appreciated, 6 to 9 p.m., Brazil Masonic Temple, 201 N. Walnut St.

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

• 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

• Let’s Get Real, interactive, hands-on, real-life simulation to give young people opportunity to explore career choices, and make budget decisions similar to adult life, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, (812) 232-6230.

• Serving up storytime, ages 3 to 5, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets, (812) 232-1113.

• League for Animal Welfare Inc., fundraising flea market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1627 Poplar St.

• Holocaust Remembrance Day event, candle lighting ceremony, 4 to 5 p.m., CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 1532 S. Third St., (812) 234-7881.

• Singles Mix and Mingle, for singles 50 plus, 6 to 8 p.m., terrace above the pool, Holiday Inn, 3300 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 232-3245.

• Breaking the Silence, event to protest discrimination, harassment and abuse, 7 p.m., Dede Plaza, Indiana State University, (812) 486-7589.

Saturday

Clay County

• Spring Fling, $10, two tours, noon and 3 p.m., Exotic Feline Rescue Center, 2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, (812) 835-1130.

• Celebration of the Arts and Soul Spring Show, Clay County Humane Society benefit, free event, but donations of cat food, dog food or kitty litter appreciated, 1 to 8 p.m., Brazil Masonic Temple, 201 N. Walnut St.

Parke County

• Clean-up Day, 9 a.m., Montezuma girls softball fields.

• Earth Day Fest, feed the birds, make bird feeders, shoot bottle rockets and make solar pizza oven, 10 a.m., view film “The Lorax,” 1 p.m., and planetarium star show, 2 p.m., Turkey Run State Park, 8121 Park Road, Marshall, Ind., (765) 597-2654.

Sullivan County

• Sullivan County Odd Fellows will clean U.S. Route 41 from 2 miles south of Indiana 54 to 4 miles of Indiana 154.

Vermillion County

• Junior Olympics competition, including tennis, soccer and basketball, ages 8 to 14, Central Elementary School, Clinton.

Vigo County

• West Vigo Softball Alumni game, $15 for players, $5 admission for adults, and free for children 12 and under.

• Draper Manuscripts and Society of Indiana Pioneers meets, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets.

• Saturday Morning Storytime, ages 3 to 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar strees, (812) 232-1113.

• Spring Week event, Tandem Race, team of 10 men and women make 75 laps around the quarter-mile track, $5 or spring week button, 11 a.m., Michael Simmons Activity Center, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3852.

• Earth Day Celebration, featuring musical performances, spinning demonstrations, organic farm tours and various vendors, free will donations accepted, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, (812) 535-2935.

• HOPE registration, free spay and neuter program for Terre Haute and Vigo County residents, must bring picture ID, proof of current residency, and proof of government assistance, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rural King, Wabash and Brown avenues; call ahead for eligibility, (812) 243-7179.

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

• Spring Showcase and open house, tour model apartments, condominiums, clubhouse and fitness center, noon to 4 p.m., Cobblestone Crossings, on the east side of U.S. 41 South between Gilchrist and Woodsmall roads, (812) 299-3909.

• Pierson Township Lions Club Jonah fish fry, $7.50 adults, $4 children, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Community Building, Blackhawk, (812) 495-5035.

April 19

Clay County

• Benefit for Holy Rosary Church with James Family Singers, Nathan Jenkins, Louis Popejoy and Solly Burton, the Long Gone Band and more, $6, ages 12 and under free, 1 to 4 p.m., Kennedy Crossing Bingo building, across from Northview High School tennis courts, Brazil.

• Celebration of the Arts and Soul Spring Show, Clay County Humane Society benefit, free event, but donations of cat food, dog food or kitty litter appreciated, 1 to 6 p.m., Brazil Masonic Temple, 201 N. Walnut St.

Parke County

• Feed the birds, 10 a.m. view video of central Mexico monarch sanctuary, 2 p.m., planetarium star show, Turkey Run State Park, 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall, Ind., (765) 597-2654.

Vigo County

• St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 North 7th Street in Terre Haute, will sponsor a Tag Sale to support the salvation Army Food Pantry. Saturday’s sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. The sale will be held in the church’s Great Hall located just east of 7th and Eagle, across from the ISU campus.

• Canned food and children’s clothing drive to benefit 14th and Chestnut Street Center Grumbling Tummies program, all week long in MedLab of Terre Haute, (812) 244-0264.

• The Vicory family benefit, featuring food, music and 50/50 drawings, noon, AMVETS post, 2420 Fifth Ave.

• Homeward Bound Walk, event to provide housing and supportive services for the Wabash Valley homeless, 2 p.m., downtown area, past the Light House Mission and through a Gilbert Park homeless display, visit www.homewardbound.org for more details.