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September 4, 2011

Valley Datebook: Sept. 4, 2011

Today

Clark County, Ill.


• Saddle Up for St. Jude, benefit trail ride for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, with wiener roast following, guests are asked to bring covered dish to share, 3 p.m., Roy Maurer Farm, northwest of Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-5422.

Crawford County, Ill.

• The Gathering, wear 1776 to 1885 costume and learn about life of this period, re-enactors will be present, Hutsonville cabins.

Greene County

• Linton Music Festival, more than 30 acts and three different stages with music ranging from blues and bluegrass to indie rock, Humphreys Park, Linton, (812) 748-2200.

Parke County

• Montezuma Park Board meets, 4 p.m., Montezuma firehouse.

Vigo County

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

• Celebration commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the commissioning and building of Fort Harrison, with re-enactors, free event, 1 to 4 p.m., The Landing at Fort Harrison, along the Wabash River, west of U.S. 41, just north of Fort Harrison Road.

Monday

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 Sheriff’s Merit Board, 8 p.m., Clay County Justice Center, 611 E. Jackson St., Brazil, (812) 446-2535.

Crawford County, Ill.

• Bulls and Barrels, Labor Day Celebration, featuring carnival rides, camping, street fair and  Bicentennial parade, 10 a.m., Leaverton Park, Palestine, Ill., (618) 586-2222.

Vigo County

• Fundraiser to benefit the family of fallen officer Brent Long, every Monday throughout the month, 10 percent of total sales to be donated at the mention of Officer Long’s name to the server, Buffalo Wild Wings, 3718 S. U.S. Highway 41, (812) 242-9464 or (765) 653-4114, ext. 50218.

• 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.

• Disabled American Veteran van transport to Danville, Ill., medical facility, leaves promptly at 8 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.

• 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.

• Labor Day Parade and free ham and bean dinner, parade begins 11 a.m., starting at 11th and Wabash traveling west to Fairbanks Park.

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

• Vigo County C.A.R.E. Council, noon, First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio Blvd. Visit www.carecouncilin.org

Tuesday

Clay County


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

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. 

Putnam County

• Hobbit Gardens Herb Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6213 E. County Road 300 N., Fillmore, (765) 246-6315.

Vermillion County

• Vermillion County Board of Commissioners meet, 6:30 p.m., courthouse, Newport.

Vigo County

• Flu shot vaccinations, $23, Planned Parenthood Health Center, 30 S. Third St., (812) 238-2636.

• Toddler Tuesday, 10 a.m., Terre Haute Children’s Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., (812) 235-5548.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Free CHIP information session, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Terre Haute Regional Hospital, 3901 S. Seventh St., (812) 234-8733.

• 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.


• Clark County Trail Coalition meets, 7 p.m., Mill Creek Park, visit www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com or call (217) 889-3901.

Vermillion County

• Entry deadline for Antique Auto Hill Climb Queen Pageant, Newport, visit www.newporthillclimb.com or call (765) 492-4220.

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.

• Disabled American Veteran van transport to Danville, Ill., medical facility, leaves promptly at 8 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. 

• 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.

• Seminar regarding kidney dialysis treatment options, and family support information, 5:30 p.m., Fresenius Medical Care, 351 Maiden Lane, (812) 234-0020, ext. 15.

• Catholic Charities fundraiser dinner, silent auction begins 6 p.m., with dinner at 7, Idle Creek Banquet Center and Golf Course, 5353 Eldridge Rd., (812) 232-1447.

• Wabash Valley Rodders cruise-in, 6 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, Super Kmart parking lot, U.S. 41 South.

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.


• “Picks and Axes: Making of the National Road in Illinois,” 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Parke County

• Parke County Council meets, 9 a.m., Parke County Emergency Operations Center, 110 E. High St., Rockville, (765) 569-3422.

Vermillion County

• 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

• 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.

• 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.

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

• Project Help Afghanistan Tapestry Unveiling, 5 p.m., Vigo County Library Atrium, Seventh and Poplar streets.

• “A Level Above” Celebration of Human Rights Banquet, 5:30 to 9 p.m., The Ohio Building, (812) 232-0110.

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

• Purdue Master Gardener class, 6 to 9 p.m., Ivy Tech Workforce Development, (812) 462-3371.

• Free CHIP information session, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Union Hospital East, atrium level classroom, 1600 N. Seventh St., (812) 234-8733.

Friday

Clark County, Ill.


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

Clay County

• Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, 20 percent of qualifying purchases at Pizza Hut, Brazil; mention fundraiser when you pay your check.

Parke County

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

• Movie Night, presented by the Park Board, Aztec Park, Montezuma.

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.

• Garage Sale and Soup Luncheon, to benefit The W.I.L.L. Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Manor Senior Living, 222 S. 25th St., (812) 478-2400.

• TechPoint breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Rose Hulman Ventures. Live, interactive video feed from Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

• Garage sale and soup luncheon, The WILL Center fundraiser, $5, carry-out available, 9 a.m. with lunch at 10:30, Sycamore Manor Senior Living, 222 S. 25th St., (812) 478-2400.

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

Saturday

Clark County, Ill.


• Clark County 4-H BBQ, $8 and $3.50 ages seven and younger, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Martinsville Township Community Center and Firehouse, (217) 826-5422. 

Clay County

• Nature Day program, with information on forestry, edible plants, campfire cooking and more, free event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clay County Fairgrounds, (812) 448-9041.

Parke County

• Village Market, features local producers and artisans, with fresh produce, plants, herbs, eggs, breads, soaps, cut flowers, and specialty items, 401 E. Ohio St., Rockville.

• Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival and Car Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mansfield Roller Mill, (765) 344-1412.

Sullivan County

• Ride United Poker Run, from Sullivan to Merom by way of Sandborn, Odon, Logotee, Washington, Bruceville and Bicknell, to benefit United Way of the Wabash Valley, registration begins 9:30 a.m., American Legion 139, Sullivan, (812) 564-2076.

Vermillion  County

• Where Does Your Money Go? program, 9 to 11 a.m., The Bank of Indiana, Dana, reservations by calling (765) 492-5332.

• Tim King Memorial Ride, $25 single and $40 couples, registration begins 10 a.m., Cayuga Park, Indiana 63 North, (765) 492-3953.

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.

• Walk MS: Wabash Valley, registration begins 9 a.m., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, contact Kate Weaver, via email Kate.Weaver@nmss.org or call 1-800-344-4867, option 2.

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

• Pets Alive Spay/Neuter League, registration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1403 Chestnut St.

• Altrusa Chili Cookoff, featuring chili tasting, beer garden, live auction, live music and children’s games, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace, Ninth Street and Wabash Avenue.

• Archaeology Month, ages 8 and older, noon to 2 p.m., Native American Museum, Dobbs Memorial Park and Nature Center, 5170 E. Poplar Drive, (812) 877-6007.

• National Assisted Living Week featuring the humor, wit and music talent of Ron Easter, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Gardens, 1450 E. Crossing Blvd., (812) 298-8209.

• Zumbathon to benefit FreeBirds, registration begins 1:30 p.m., outdoors, 145 E. Voorhees St., (812) 232-1700.

• Cross Lane Cruise-In, $10 entry fee, registration, 3 to 6 p.m., Cross Lane Community Church, 2204 Lafayette Ave., visit www.clcchurch.com or call (812) 466-6766.

• Reunion Dance, Mansfield Bam and Wabash Seniors, 6:30 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St., (812) 232-3245.

Sept. 11

Clark County, Ill.

• Spruce Up Marshall, downtown beautification project, presented by Marshall Main Street and Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, 1 p.m., courthouse gazebo, Marshall, Ill.

Parke County

• Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival and Car Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mansfield Roller Mill, (765) 344-1412.

• Roller Run car show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mansfield Parke, (765) 344-1412.

Vigo County

• National Grandparents Day celebration featuring gospel music with trumpeter John Biberstine, 2 to 3 p.m., Bethesda Gardens, 1450 E. Crossing Blvd., (812) 298-8209.

• Singles Luau Party, $3 for members, and $5 for non-members, featuring carry-in dinner and dance, 5:30 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St., (812) 232-3245.

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