News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 21, 2011

Valley Datebook: August 21, 2011


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Clark County, Ill.


•  Westfield Homecoming Festival, featuring pancake and sausage breakfast, 6 a.m.; parade, 10 a.m.; quilt show, noon, and more, Westfield, Ill., (217) 246-2666.  

Vigo County

•  Art exhibit opening, featuring sledge hammer and bust of William Henry Harrison, Vigo County Historical Museum, 1411 S. Sixth St., (812) 235-9717.

•  Wabash Valley Coin and Currency Club Show, free admission, buy, sell, trade coins and currency, with hourly drawings and door prizes, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, U.S. 41 South.

•  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.

•  Angel Food Ministries food order deadline, noon, Faith Outreach Family Church, 3001 Wallace Ave., (812) 232-4454. 

•  “Going Batty” program to dispel myths about bats, free with museum admission, $7 ages 2 and older, 1:30 p.m., Terre Haute Children’s Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., (812) 235-5548.

•  Ice cream social and cruise-in, with free ice cream, root beer floats and desserts, 2 to 4 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 6076 U.S. Highway 150, West Terre Haute, (812) 535-4219.

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 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. 

•  English as a Second Language classes, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., mobile unit, Chauncey Rose Center, 1275 Third Ave., (812) 462-4070.

•  Free legal services for those with low income and seniors, 1 to 2 p.m., Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.; appointment necessary, 1-800-822-4774.

•  Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department Board meets, 4 p.m., County Council meeting room, Vigo County Government Building, 127 Oak St., (812) 462-3392.

Tuesday

Vermillion County


•  “McHong Kong Night,” fundraiser for South Vermillion High School Hong Kong Exchange Program, hog raffle tickets will be sold, 5 to 8 p.m., McDonald’s, Clinton.

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.

•  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.

•  Western Indiana Community Action Agency Board of Directors special meeting, 5:30 p.m., conference room, 705 S. Fifth St., (812) 232-1264.

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

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

•  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. 

•  Officer Brent Long fundraiser, community bake sale/basket raffle by hospital employees, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., cafeteria, Terre Haute Regional Hospital, 3901 S. Seventh St.

•  Family Service Association Counseling Board meets, noon, conference room, Terre Haute Savings Bank, main branch.

• Retired Indiana Public Employees Association Inc. (RIPEA) will meet, 11:30 a.m., MCL Cafeteria, 25th and Poplar streets; all persons who have retired from the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF) invited to attend; for more information call (317) 234-5426.

•  English as a Second Language classes, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., mobile unit, Chauncey Rose Center, 1275 Third Ave., (812) 462-4070.

•  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.

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

 • Airport Authority Board meets, 7 p.m., board room, Terre Haute International Airport, 581 S. Airport St., (812) 877-2524.

Thursday

Clark County, Ill.


•  E-readers information program, 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

Clay County

•  Bowling Green Old Settlers picnic, featuring arts and crafts booths, flea markets, bounce houses and inflatables, rib-eye dinner, bingo and DJ from 4 to 9 p.m., Community Building.

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.

•  The Distracted Driving Program, six-hour high impact program with video presentations, simulations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley.

•  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.

Friday

Clark County, Ill.

•  Farmer’s Market, 4 to 8 p.m., Arts Hall, fairgrounds, Martinsville, Ill.; for more details call (217) 932-2600.

Clay County

•  Bowling Green Old Settlers picnic, featuring arts and crafts booths, flea markets, bounce houses and inflatables, Jonah fish fry, horse pull, gospel house, 6 p.m.; comedian Craig Tournquist, 7 p.m., and Lost Roads country band, 8 p.m., Community Building.

Parke County

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

•  Rummage sale fundraiser, with sci-fi books, magazines, wicker baskets, shoes, clothing, RC airplanes/cars, glassware and more, Christ Lutheran Church, 24th and Poplar streets, (812) 232-8654.

•  14th annual Diesel Extravaganza, diesel pickup rally presented by Scheid Diesel, featuring truck pull qualifications, dyno contest, show-n-shine contest, and manufacturers representative midway, and more, through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, (812) 466-7202; www.scheiddiesel.com

•  English as a Second Language classes, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., mobile unit, Chauncey Rose Center, 1275 Third Ave., (812) 462-4070.

•  Singles Mix and Mingle, 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.


•  York Township 5K Walk/Run, $12, 7 a.m., West Union Park, West Union, Ill., (217) 279-3816.

Clay County

•  Bowling Green Old Settlers picnic, featuring arts and crafts booths, flea markets, bounce houses and inflatables, Masonic breakfast 7 a.m.; chicken noodle dinner, 4 p.m.; antique tractor pull 7:30 p.m.; live music, 8 p.m., Community Building.

Sullivan County

•  Seafood Festival, featuring parade, corn hole tournament, skillet toss, flea market, yard sales and more, presented by Hymera Ruritan Club, $8.50 adults  and $3.50 children, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., South Main Street, Hymera, (812) 383-9233.

Vigo County

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

•  Kids Day, featuring free haircuts for kindergarten through 12th grade, bounce house, clown and balloons, free hot dogs, chips and drink for kids, and more, Stadler’s Barber Shop, 1919 Maple Ave.

•  Charity coed 6 and 4 softball tournament, to benefit the Brent D. Long Memorial Fund, opening ceremony 7:30 a.m., and games, 8 a.m., presented by Harsha Center, Spencer Field, 1461 Eighth Ave., (812) 231-5218.

•  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.

•  White Violet Center Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clabber Girl parking lot, Ninth and Cherry streets; visit WhiteViolet.org or call (812) 535-2933.

•  Rummage sale fundraiser, with sci-fi books, magazines, wicker baskets, shoes, clothing, RC airplanes/cars, glassware and more, Christ Lutheran Church, 24th and Poplar streets, (812) 232-8654.

•  Memorial Ride poker run in memory of Lorie Ann Snow, sponsored by the Hope Center Foundation, $10 per person, $15 per couple, and $20 per car load, registration 10 a.m., Fore Seasons Golf Complex, 500 W. Honey Creek Drive.

•  Bat Festival, free event, featuring live bat and bird programs, conservation exhibits, face painting and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Science Building, Dobbs Memorial Park, 5170 E. Poplar Drive, (812) 237-2808.

•  Silly Safaris, interactive animal program with a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs, kicks off Downtown Terre Haute Block Party, noon, Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets.

•  Downtown Terre Haute Block Party (formerly Terre Haute Street Fair), 1 p.m. to midnight, featuring live music, food, arts and crafts, stagecoach rides, Kid’s Zone and more, spanning five blocks, along Wabash Avenue from Fourth to Ninth streets; parade at 1, Eighth to Fifth streets; Academy of Dance performs “Wizard of Oz,” 1 to 3, and live auto auction, 4 to 6, both at Crossroads Plaza.

Aug. 28

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, games begin, 8 a.m., presented by Harsha Center, Spencer Field, 1461 Eighth Ave., (812) 231-5218.

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