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Community events offered April 12 and 13 in the Wabash Valley.

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The Beef House Dinner Theatre near Covington will open its 25th season this month with performances by Blessed Assurance with Kena Clark. On April 15 and 16, doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served before the 8 p.m. show. Matinees on April 17 and 18 will begin at 2 p.m.

Robin Vogel of Rockville participated in the March 20 “Music of the Living” choral concert at Albright College in Reading, Penn. A soprano in the Concert Choir and a member of the Albright Angels, the Harrisonburg High School graduate is majoring in

The Terre Haute Bridge Club board of directors had its monthly meeting before the start of the Tuesday game. Reopening of the club for live play was the major item up for discussion. A split developed over whether proof of vaccination should be required to gain admission to the club and play in a game. A short-term solution was agreed upon with the noon Wednesday game to begin as it was before the shutdown with masks to be worn and vaccinations strongly advised but no inspection of certificates.

The Spirit of Terre Haute miniature train in Deming Park will be closed April 10 and April 11 for maintenance.  “We hope to have it running again soon,” states a news release from the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department. For more information contact the Torner Community Center at 812-232-0147.

Financial Literacy Month focuses on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future.

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Purdue Extension-Parke and Vermillion counties will offer the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 8 and ending April 29 in First Baptist Church at 1250 S. U.S. 41 in Rockville.

Erica Barker of Linton was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. Barker is a sophomore majoring in health promotion and fitness management. To qualify for

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 51 Hoosier Homestead Awards to families on March 5 in the Indiana State Museum at Indianapolis.

A major development is beginning to unfold at the Terre Haute Bridge Center as for the second time in the past two weeks a team of relatively new players from the free Sunday afternoon bridge class have placed first in the Tuesday evening Virtual Club Game. These students, who learned the 2 over 1 bidding method from instructor James “Sonny” Kirtley, seem to be challenging the older guard of much more traditional and experienced players. It will be interesting to see if these couple of wins are a fluke or the beginning of a trend.

State Rep. Bruce Borders, R-Jasonville, recently honored Terre Haute native Sophie Boyll with a House resolution at the Indiana Statehouse for being named an Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star.

Our ancestors were plagued by high rates of infant mortality. Last week I described a genealogical study that found (1) when the infant mortality rate in society was high and the deceased infant was newborn under a month in age, he/she was less likely to be named; and (2) about half the time the gender of the unnamed dead infant would not be recorded. This week will continue with the topic of infant mortality.

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement, and our online tools can make your planning easier. Visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount to access your my Social Security account, get a personalized estimate of your retirement benefits based on your ea

There aren’t many books that combine an accurate detail of local history with comic illustrations, and a touch of witty sarcasm. You can imagine what a curiosity it was to come across this delightful little historic treasure written in 1905. I found

You should be making plans now, if you haven’t already, to get your pet spayed or neutered. According to the Humane Society of the United States, thousands and thousands of kittens and puppies are born everyday. Between 6 and 8 million dogs (25% of these are purebred) and cats are placed into shelters every year, and 3 to 4 million of these are euthanized. This is the obvious consequence of uncontrolled breeding thus turning local humane shelters into warehouses that are forced to euthanize animals one after another. These living, breathing creatures are considered “throwaways” when it becomes inconvenient. Not to mention the millions of tax dollars spent trying to cope with the overpopulation of pets.

Special congratulations to Michael Butts and partner John Burns for finishing first in the Terre Haute/Paris Virtual club game on March 16.

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). Areas covered include Vigo and Clay counties and Clark County, Ill., only. List time, date, address and nature of open event or meeting. Also submit a contact name and phone number. Items must be received 10 days before publication.

Infant mortality. As I’ve been working on various cemetery projects for the WVGS Cemetery Committee, trying to find unmarked burials through funeral home and obituary information, I’m struck by how many dead infants and children there were in the past, and how many of them were unnamed.

Riley Lions Club will host its second annual Second Chance Prom on April 24 in the Main Event at 10001 E. Margaret Drive in Terre Haute. Tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the dance from 7 to 10 p.m.

Turner Coaches Inc. is celebrating 100 years in the tour business and 100 years of serving Terre Haute and surrounding communities. To start its 100 Years of Community festivities, Turner is showcasing several travel destinations in the Wabash Valley in April and May. Tourism dollars this year will support local communities in Vigo, Knox, Parke, Putnam, Owen and Clay counties.

To solve the problem of hunger and malnutrition in the Wabash Valley, reTHink Inc. has created six community gardens in Vigo County in an area where poverty is prevalent. To sustain the gardens reTHink seeks help from community partners to raise $10,000 by April 30.

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