There is still time to take the step you’ve been promising yourself. Bridge lessons are available for beginning to intermediate players. The instructor is American Contract Bridge League certified Best Practices teacher James (Sonny) Kirtley.

Editor’s note: Send news of social, fraternal and philanthropic organizations to Groups and Gatherings, Tribune-Star, P.O. Box 149, Terre Haute, IN 47808; community@tribstar.com (email); or 812-231-4321 (fax). List time, date, address and nature of event or meeting. Please include a contact name and phone number. Items must be received 10 days before publication.

Summer is the time when many family researchers emerge from homes and libraries to visit cemeteries and look for family gravestones. As they find some stones in a less-than-perfect appearance, some may want to take action and clean the stone.Cleaning

I’m not sure where my mother kept it hidden all those years, but I don’t remember ever seeing her use the Mandoline Slicer at dinnertime. Yet somehow, the medieval device got passed down to me. A grizzly kitchen apparatus I came to refer as “The Guil

Ivy Tech Community College will host Express Enrollment Days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Terre Haute campus, 8000 S. Education Drive.

Mariyam Yasmeen Houston graduated from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, on May 18. Houston received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and was one of 170 new physicians graduating from

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming retreat “Journey with the Spirit through Art,” scheduled for July 11-14.The retreat begins at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 11, and concludes at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday,

Clark County, Ill.• June show opening featuring painter Robin Edmundson, 5 to 8 p.m. CDT, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall; information, 217-293-1050 or gaslightartcolony.com.Vigo County• Terre Haute Diversity Walk, free, registration 8

Hamilton Center has announced it has hired Ebony Kay as director of corporate achievement at its corporate office, 620 8th Avenue.Kay graduated from Indiana State University in 2005 with a bachelor of science in public relations and a minor in journa

Send karaoke listings to ’BASH, Tribune-Star, P.O. Box 149, Terre Haute, IN 47808; community@tribstar.com (email); or 812-231-4321 (fax). Please list the time, date and place and notify the Tribune-Star of cancellations. Please include a contact name and telephone number. Events not open to the public will not be listed. Items must be received by the Tribune-Star by noon Thursday for publication the following Thursday. All listings below are subject to last-minute changes.

Vigo County• Casual Friday Ride, free, 6 p.m., all ages and skill levels, main parking lot, Griffin Bike Park, 10700 Bono Road; ages 13 and under require adult supervision; hybrids and mountain bikes preferable, helmets required; bring bike light or

Senior citizens dining sites are offered in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties. For dining site locations, call Mid-Land Meals at 765-477-7189 or 800-466-7189. Note: Menus are subject to change.

Union HospitalAmanda Gayle Lair, Montezuma, and Jared Michael McLeish, girl, April 8.Whitni Nicole Shake and Kyle Jacob Shake, Sullivan, boy, April 8.Kelly Suzanne Thompson and Seth Aaron Thompson, Marshall, Ill., boy, April 8.Desiree Danielle Kenned

Evening entertainment at venues throughout the Wabash Valley and bi-state area.

Vigo Bowl at 210 S. 9 1/2 St. will host another bowling fundraiser on Tuesday to benefit the Vigo County School Corp. Backpack Program. Other dates are June 20, 25 and 27.

Community Theatre of Terre Haute will celebrate the 2018-19 season with its annual Talley Awards at 8 p.m. Saturday. Winners will be revealed during the free evening of entertaining song and dance in the theater at 1431 S. 25th St.

Book signings this week in the Wabash Valley

Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department Call 812-462-3392 or visit the Vigo County Annex at 155 Oak St. to register.Griffin Bike Park• Tour De Parks: Ride begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. All ages and skill levels. Cost is $20. Tour of the Vigo County

Clark County, Ill.• Craftivity: Create a Superhero, free, ages 4+, 2 p.m. CDT, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave.; information, 217-826-2535 or marshallillibrary.com.• Colony Club teen art club, free, 3:15 to 5 p.m. CDT, high school-age student

Affordable medical coverage is something everyone wants, especially as people age. Luckily, our nation has safeguards for workers as they get older. Millions of people rely on Medicare, and it can be part of your health insurance plan when you retire

Summer is heating up and so are the activities at the Terre Haute Bridge Club. Special games and lessons are planned for Saturdays this summer. Bridge lessons are available for beginning to intermediate players. The instructor is ACBL certified Best

More than 300 Clay County kindergartners visited Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute recently to experience a college campus and enjoy fun, educational activities. The visit was part of the Clay County Promise initiative in partnership with Clay C

Purdue University student Jeremy Ramsook of Terre Haute received an award as part of the 44th annual Academic and Service Awards Program of the Purdue Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff. The Caucus honored about 150 undergraduates at Purdue University

Benji is an 8 year old Terrier reported as a stray on May 9. Emaciated, with a thinning coat and extremely long nails, this elderly little fellow was the sweetest. Benji’s a chipper guy who enjoys trotting along on walks, being held and of course tre

The Southern California Genealogical Society is offering the streaming sessions from their recent 2019 Jamboree to online viewers; and thanks to underwriting by Ancestry, the fees have been waived and watching the sessions will be free to the general

The Indianapolis Baseball Club supplanted Galesburg in the InterState League on June 1, 1880, inheriting a 7-16 won-lost record.General manager Harry T. Smith signed seven new Indianapolis players on the team’s first day. Burlington was the league le

This week’s Historical Treasure is Mills Novelty Company’s Automatic Phonograph, a.k.a. a “coin-in-the-slot phonograph” or “nickelodeon,” and is considered to be an early incarnation of the jukebox. This gem was manufactured circa the 1930s. Mills No

The Terre Haute Torpedoes swim club is offering morning swim lessons for those ages 5+ the month of June. This is a new offering. Lessons are also offered in the evenings for children 3+ and adults from June through August. Register for swim lessons

Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number (SSN) or bank account information to unknown people over the phon

The Church Calendar includes activities such as prayer and study groups, mid-week meetings, and events and holiday celebrations. Only emailed reports to community@tribstar.com will be published. Briefs must be received eight days before Saturday publication. Please include a contact name and phone number. If announcing an event, list the time, date, address and cost; notices will be published the Saturday before the event. A full list of activities and programs will be listed at tribstar.com/features/faith. If you have any questions — or to change your activity information — please call 812-231-4343.

Bring the whole family this Father’s Day for the 1.5 mile tour during Sundays at the Woods: Walk in the Woods, on June 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., sponsored by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the

Vigo County• “Last Gas” (PG-13), $15, $10 students, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Community Theater of Terre Haute, 1431 S. 25th St.; tickets, ctth.org or 812-239-9487.• “Get Fit Downtown,” first Friday event, 5 to 9 p.m., various locations, downtown Te

Senior citizens dining sites are offered in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties. For dining site locations, call Mid-Land Meals at 765-477-7189 or 800-466-7189. Note: Menus are subject to change.

What do 5,600 pounds of sliced strawberries, 6,500 sweet biscuits, 564 pounds of ice cream and 400 pounds of whipped topping have in common? The 31st annual First Congregational Church Strawberry Fest, the unofficial kick off to summer!

The 41|40 Arts & Cultural District will host a First Friday event to gather responses to the initial branding and wayfinding designs for Terre Haute’s newly designated State Cultural District.Residents and visitors are encouraged to stop at any or al|The 41|40 Arts & Cultural District will host a First Friday event to gather responses to the initial branding and wayfinding designs for Terre Haute’s newly designated State Cultural District.

This Week's Circulars

Benjamin Joseph Emory Sr. passed away at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was born to Wanda Laycock and James Emory. Visitation is on Friday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in DeBaun Springhill Chapel. For additional information and full obituary visit: