News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 28, 2011

Valley Datebook: August 28, 2011


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Crawford County, Ill.


• Homecoming Gospel Choir concert, free event, 6 p.m., Lincoln Trail College auditorium, Robinson, Ill., (618) 245-9133.

Sullivan County

• Born Learning Trail ribbon cutting ceremony, 10 a.m., Sullivan City Park.

Vigo County

• 14th annual diesel pickup rally, Diesel Extravaganza, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, www.scheiddiesel.com

• Charity coed 6 and 4 softball tournament to benefit the Brent D. Long Memorial Fund, presented by Harsha Center, games begin, 8 a.m., Spencer Field, 1461 Eighth Ave., (812) 231-5218.

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

• Euchre tournament, $5, 1 p.m., Club Soda, 609 S. Fourth St.

• Picnic in the Park, presented by ISU Women’s Basketball Big Blue Booster Club, 1 to 4 p.m., Lion’s Shelter 2, Deming Park, (812) 249-6640.

• Morgan Johnson Awareness Day, featuring dunking booth, bouncy house, face painting, and Mayor Duke Bennett, 2 to 6 p.m., Deming Park.

• Chestnut Community Center fundraiser with live performances by local musicians, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fairbanks Park amphitheater; (217) 251-4507.

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.

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 CHIP information session, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Union Hospital East, atrium level classroom, 160 N. Seventh St., (812) 234-8733.

• 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. 

Tuesday

Vigo County


• 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.

• Information session, free community event addressing the growing healthcare industry, presented by Ivy Tech Community College, 2 and 6 p.m., Room W102, Center for Workforce Development, 30 N. Eighth St. For details call Amy Akers, (812) 298-2382.

• 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.

• Mayor Duke Bennett Neighborhood Summit, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Fuqua Elementary School, 1111 Wheeler.

• 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.

Wednesday

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.

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.

• Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, presentation of Young Leader of the Year Award, events begin, 5:15 p.m., Hulman Center, Indiana State University.

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

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

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.


• Marshall in Motion meeting, residents brainstorm, work on projects, 6:30 p.m., Harlan Hall, downtown Marshall, Ill.

Crawford County, Ill.

• Pioneer City Bulls and Barrels annual Labor Day Celebration, featuring parade, carnival rides, camping and more, through Monday, events begin 10 a.m., Palestine, Ill., (618) 586-2222.

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.

• 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

Clark County, Ill.


• Farmer’s Market, 4 to 8 p.m., courthouse square, Marshall, Ill.; for more details call (217) 932-2600.

Crawford County, Ill.

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

• Pioneer City Bulls and Barrels annual Labor Day Celebration, featuring parade, carnival rides, camping and more, through Monday, events begin 10 a.m., Palestine, Ill., (618) 586-2222.

Greene County

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

Parke County

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

Vermillion County

• Pork chop dinner, college scholarship fundraiser, $8, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 317 S. Main St., Clinton, (765) 832-6589.

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.

• 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

Crawford County, Ill.


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

• Pioneer City Bulls and Barrels annual Labor Day Celebration, featuring parade, carnival rides, camping and more, through Monday, events begin 10 a.m., Palestine, Ill., (618) 586-2222.

Greene County

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

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.

Sept. 4

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

• 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.