News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 16, 2011

Valley Datebook: Oct. 16, 2011


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Clark County, Ill.


• “Are You Leaving a Footprint for the Future,” featuring Don Lithium discussing prehistoric wood, 2 p.m., CDT, 414 N. Main St., (217) 463-5305.

Parke County

• Covered Bridge Festival, featuring antique tractor show, Coon Holler Kids, 1 p.m.; Gospel Sing, 2 to 4 p.m., canal tours, and hog roast and bean dinner, Montezuma.

Vigo County

• Christmas Store Drive, presented by Catholic Charities, to participate or for participating locations call, (812) 299-5270.

• Keep Me Warm Coat Drive, collection of clean, gently used coats for adults and children, throughout October and November, at the following locations, Covenant Cooperative Ministry, 122 S. 101⁄2 St.; Co-op Shop, 1420 Lafayette Ave.; Ermisch Cleaners, 1528 Poplar Ave. and 638 E. Davis Drive, vouchers for free coats may be obtained by calling (812) 478-7700.

• Fall foliage hike with Marion Jackson, 2 p.m., Jackson-Snyder Nature Preserve, take U.S. 150 to St. Mary’s Avenue, drive past St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, continue west to Bloomtown Road and turn left, go under railroad and turn right on Concannon Avenue, the roadside entrance to the preserve is just past bridge to the right.

• Skate Jam, presented by Transition Skate Shop, featuring skate competition, live music, free food and more, 2 to 6 p.m., Voorhees Skate Park.

Monday

Clark County, Ill.


• Marshall Chamber of Commerce annual dinner reservation deadline, $25 per person, 6:30 p.m., Marshall American Legion, 302 S. Eighth St., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2034.

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.

• Clay County Republican Club meeting featuring speaker Indiana Auditor, Tim Berry, 7 p.m., Clay County Senior Citizen’s Center, Brazil, public invited to attend.

Vigo County

• Christmas Store Drive, presented by Catholic Charities, to participate or for participating locations call, (812) 299-5270.

• Keep Me Warm Coat Drive, collection of clean, gently used coats for adults and children, throughout October and November, at the following locations, Covenant Cooperative Ministry, 122 S. 101⁄2 St.; Co-op Shop, 1420 Lafayette Ave.; Ermisch Cleaners, 1528 Poplar Ave. and 638 E. Davis Drive, vouchers for free coats may be obtained by calling (812) 478-7700.

• Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m.; or to Danville, Ill., medical facility leaves promptly at 8 a.m., both from parking lot of Denny’s Restaurant, Third and Poplar streets; to reserve a seat, call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

• Free computer lab for job search purposes, every weekday, also access to phone for local calls; resume building software and self-taught tutorials, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, 2702 S. Third St., (812) 235-1827, ext. 236.

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

• Soup kitchen, every weekday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1101 S. 13th St., (812) 232-5190. 

• Lunch with a Lawyer, featuring attorney Todd Berry, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.; reservations required, call (812) 232-7575.

• Indiana Legal Services, 1 to 2 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.; free service to low-income and senior citizens, call for appointment, 1-800-822-4774.

• Horn recital, free event, 7:30 p.m., Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2759.

Tuesday

Parke County


• Knitting and crocheting, all ages, bring own supplies, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St., Rockville, (765) 569-5544. 

Vermillion County

• Vermillion County Board of Commissioners meet, 8 a.m., courthouse, Newport.

Vigo County

• Life Science Lunch, series 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rose-Hulman Ventures, to register log on to www.btlaw.com/Event asp?Event ID=878, or call (317) 261-7922.

• 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. Accepting unexpired medications; call (812) 232-7447.

• Educational Heritage Association open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Sugar Creek Consolidated Elementary School, 4226 W. Old U.S. 40, West Terre Haute, (812) 299-1748.

• Free tutoring program for first through 12th grades, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Charles T. Hyte Community Center, 618 Wabash Ave., (812) 234-0724 or (812) 223-1330.

• An Industry in Transition, featuring speaker Robert P. Restrepo Jr., with reception, dinner and presentation, free event, 5 p.m., Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II and III, (812) 237-2000. 

• Terre Haute Humane Society board of directors meet, 5:30 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets.

• Torner Community Center, pottery, 6 p.m., Deming Park, (812) 232-0147.

• Community Bible study presented by Celestial Christian Church, praise and worship and prayer, 6:30 p.m. with Bible study at 7, Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets; visit

celestialchristianchurch.org or call (812) 917-4410.

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

• Civil Air Patrol senior flying squadron meets, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Air National Guard, Hulman Field; call Reggie Paul, (812) 877-4433.

Wednesday

Clark County, Ill.


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

Vigo County

• Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m.; or to Danville, Ill., medical facility, leaves promptly at 8 a.m., both from parking lot of Denny’s Restaurant, Third and Poplar streets; to reserve a seat, call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261. 

• 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. Accepting unexpired medications; call (812) 232-7447.

• Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Board meets, 4:30 p.m., Torner Community Center, Deming Park, (812) 232-2727.

• Ryves Neighborhood Association meets, 6 p.m., RNA office 1313 Locust St., (812) 917-4397.

• Wabash Valley Audubon Society meeting discussing Indiana Wildlife Federation and more, free event, open to the public, 7 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, visit

www.wabashvalleyaudubon.org for more information.

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.


• Marshall Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, $25 per person, 6:30 p.m., Marshall American Legion, 302 S. Eighth St., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2034.

• Family Literacy Night, for preschoolers ages 3, 4 and 5, free event 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

• “Spring into Fall,” flower program by Jim Nestleroad, 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Clay County

• “Where Does Your Money Go?” money management program, free event, 6:30 p.m., Purdue Extension Office, Clay County Fairgrounds, (812) 448-9041.

Parke County

• Friends of Turkey Run and Shades state parks meet, 7 p.m., Wagon Wheel room, Turkey Run Inn, Marshall, Ind.; www.geocities.com/moloney_m_j.

Vigo County

• Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m., from parking lot of Denny’s Restaurant, Third and Poplar streets; to reserve a seat, call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

• Ivy Tech Community College Homecoming Spirit Day events, mug and muffin in the Commons, 8 a.m., hog roast by Clock Tower, 3:30 p.m., comedian Roy Wood Jr., Oakley Auditorium, 7.

• 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.

• “Cryptozoology – Bigfoot: Myth or Reality?,” Brown Bag program, 12:10 to 1:40 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, (812) 232-1113.

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

• Free tutoring program for first through 12th grades, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Charles T. Hyte Community Center, 618 Wabash Ave., (812) 234-0724 or (812) 223-1330.

Friday

Clark County, Ill.


• Farmer’s Market, 4 to 8 p.m., Westfield Park, Westfield; for more information call (217) 932-2600.

• Haunted hay rides featuring The Phoenix Theatre, $7 adults and $5 students, every half hour starting at 6:30 p.m., CDT, Mill Creek Park, seven miles northwest of Marshall, Ill. (217) 889-3601.

Edgar County

• Paris Community Hospital Volunteers book fair, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conference Room B, Family Medical Center, Paris, Ill.

Parke County

• Covered Bridge Festival, featuring canal tours, and hog roast and bean dinner, Montezuma.

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

Vermillion County

• Country Rhodes Fish Fry to benefit Valley Child Development Center, with bake sale, raffle, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Clinton Eagles Aerie, 100 S. Water St.

Vigo County

• “Living the Legacy,” St. Mother Theodore Guerin Fest, through Sunday, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, for event details call, (812) 535-2925.

• Disabled American Veterans van transport to Indianapolis VA Hospital, leaves 6 a.m. from parking lot of Denny’s Restaurant, Third and Poplar streets; to reserve a seat, call Veteran’s Assistance Center, Vigo County Annex, (812) 462-3261.

• Ivy Tech Community College Homecoming Alumni Association Day, Trail of Trees ribbon cutting, picnic lunch and field games, noon; drive-in movie presenting Zookeeper, 7 p.m.

• St. Mary-of-the-Woods College presidential inauguration and reception, 2 p.m., Conservatory of Music and Providence Center respectively, (812) 535-5212.

• Riley Elementary Fall Festival, featuring student costume contest, bounce house, face painting, tattoos, spaghetti dinner and more, 5 to 8:30 p.m., 6050 S. Canal St., Riley, (812) 298-4101.

• ISU Women’s Basketball seventh annual Block Party, with Kids Zone, free food, music, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Clabber Girl parking lot and Hulman Center.

• Singles Mix and Mingle, for age 50 plus, 6 to 8 p.m., Apple Club, Holiday Inn, 3300 S. U.S. 41, (812) 232-3245.

• Nicaraguan crafts sale fundraiser, sale items include jewelry, ceramics, maracas, raw clothing, and Latin American desserts, free event, 7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave.

• Haunted Halloween Happenings, featuring story telling in Fort Harrison room; haunted train or hay rides, $2, glow products and treats available for purchase, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Deming Park.

Saturday

Clark County, Ill.


• “Sugar Blues,” free workshop featuring Larry Wetnight discussing ways to end sugar cravings, 10:30 a.m., Marshall Public Library, Dale McConchie meeting room, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

• “Birthing Miracles,” luncheon to benefit Clark and Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center, $5, free will offering will also be taken, 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2600. 

• Haunted hay rides featuring The Phoenix Theatre, $7 adults and $5 students, every half hour starting at 6:30 p.m., CDT, Mill Creek Park, seven miles northwest of Marshall, Ill. (217) 889-3601.

Parke County

• Covered Bridge Festival, featuring community yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; coon holler adults, 1 p.m.; car, truck and motorcycle show, 2 to 5 p.m.; canal tours, and hog roast and bean dinner, Montezuma.

Vigo County

• 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; interested participants call (812) 299-5404.

• Ivy Tech Community College Homecoming, third annual Scholarship Cruisin’ Car Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; alumni reunion hospitality, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room.

• Basic teacher training sessions, a Good News Club workshop, $15, bring a sack lunch, 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., CrossLane Community Church, 2204 Lafayette Ave., register by calling (812) 598-7103.

• Firewood sale, $40 a truck load, cash only, presented by Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Deming Park, maintenance building, (812) 232-2727.

• Birding with Wabash Valley Audubon Society, free event, 10 a.m., Dobbs Memorial Park and Nature Center, 5170 E. Poplar Drive, (812) 877-1095.

• Spooky Saturday events featuring trunk or treat contest, best display wins; pumpkin carving contest; and costume contest, prizes for all age groups, 1 to 3 p.m., Toyota of Terre Haute, 3.5 miles south of Interstate 70 on U.S. 41.

• Free video series on economic, energy, environmental turmoil in U.S. society, “Crash Course,” 2 to 4 p.m., Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets. Continues Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

• Hungarian Lodge Harvest Dance, with dinner, music and dancing, $6 adults, $3 children ages 5 to 12, and free ages four and younger, 6 to 10:30 p.m., Hungarian Hall, N. 22nd and Linden streets.

• Halloween Bash, featuring live DJ, food, games, prizes and hay rides; admission is two canned goods or $2, hay rides $1; presented by Prairie Creek Lions Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Wilson Ball Field, Bowen Drive, north of Prairie Creek, off Indiana 63, (812) 898-1260.

• Haunted Halloween Happenings, featuring haunted train or hay rides, $2; glow products and treats available for purchase, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Deming Park.

Oct. 23

Parke County


• Covered Bridge Festival, featuring canal tours, and hog roast and bean dinner, Montezuma.

Vigo County

• Keep Me Warm Coat Drive, collection of clean, gently used coats for adults and children, throughout October and November, at the following locations, Covenant Cooperative Ministry, 122 S. 101⁄2 St.; Co-Op Shop, 1420 Lafayette Ave.; Ermisch Cleaners, 1528 Poplar Ave. and 638 E. Davis Drive, vouchers for free coats may be obtained by calling (812) 478-7700.