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Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free Backyard Poultry 200 program from 6 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in VFW Post 501 at 608 National Ave. in West Terre Haute.

An item that may be a bit more difficult to move than boxes is our Historical Treasure this week. I like to think I’m a pretty stout and hearty gal, but I can’t budge this behemoth. This cast iron stove was made by Buck’s Stove & Range Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Buck’s Stove and Range Company started in 1846 and remained one of the “Big 3” stove companies in the region for the next several generations.

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.

When animals are lost or abandoned, they become vulnerable to extreme risks. Helping animals out of dangerous circumstances can literally save their lives.

Each year the American Contract Bridge League recognizes players who earned the greatest number of masterpoints during the previous year. One of these ACBL masterpoint races, the Mini-McKenney race, counts points earned at all ACBL sanctioned games. The race is flighted according to the number of MPs players held at the beginning of the year.

A Jumpstart Challenge, offered in February by The Maple Center for Integrative Health, is a mostly online opportunity which makes it ideal for people with very busy schedules who cannot attend weekly classes.In just 10 days, participants in the healt

The introduction of the 1956 edition of the “Green Book” explained the publication’s necessity with subtle wording.It aimed to give the African-American traveler “information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments and to ma

The Southern California Genealogical Society recently announced its 2019 Jamboree, to take place May 30-31 and June 1-2 in Los Angeles – and this year it’s a “50th Birthday Bash” for the society. The conference will feature four separate events over the four days.

This weekend, the Terre Haute community and Indiana State University alumni pause to remember the spectacular 1978-79 college basketball season when the undefeated Sycamores (33-0) reached the NCAA tournament final game before losing to Michigan State.

Champaign, Illinois, resident Nancy Olson felt at ease when she met with Sister Ann Casper.Nancy made monthly visits to meet with Sister Ann at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods during her spiritual integration to become a Providence Associate with the Sisters

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.

Beginning Saturday, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be offering free admission to all federal employees who have recently been furloughed or have been working without pay due to the government shutdown. Until Feb. 28, any federal worker affect

Dance lessons this week in the Wabash Valley

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Union Hospital Clinton Foundation will host it's 35th annual winter/spring event on Feb. 23 in The Sycamore Winery at 1320 Durkees Ferrry Road in West Terre Haute. The theme of this year's event is "A Night on Bourbon Street."

Tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.com and Hulman Center's box office; or call 812-234-2424, 765-644-3131 or 317-239-5151 in Indiana, and 217-431-2444 in Illinois, for charge by phone.

Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to take part in the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission’s 13th annual Martin Luther King Day Youth Leadership Summit on Monday.The event is designed to inspire Wabash Valley youth to follow King’s

Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project, will be the featured speaker at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Martin Luther King Jr. Day convocation. The event, which is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Hatfield Hall Theater, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.com and Hulman Center's box office; or call 812-234-2424, 765-644-3131 or 317-239-5151 in Indiana, and 217-431-2444 in Illinois, for charge by phone.

The Eastern Illinois University Jazz Faculty will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Theatre at EIU in Charleston, Ill.

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For WHO fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world’s most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again.

An asterisk (*) indicates tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com. Call 800-745-3000 or 866-448-7849 for charge by phone. Other Ticketmaster sites are the Hulman Center and the electronics departments of Wal-Mart stores in Terre Haute, Greencastle and Bloomington.

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

Ending a two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring, boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao returns to defend his WBA welterweight title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner on Saturday.

An exhibition of watercolor paintings and prints by Darius Steward opens at the Swope Art Museum on Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m., with the artist scheduled to speak at 7. The work will fill Hulman, Schell and the 2nd Floor Lobby Galleries through March 3.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee.

The Riverton Parke High School’s Agriculture Power, Structure, and Technology class recently was challenged by the Mecca-Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department to design and build mobile lockers for its firehouse. The fire department, limited on s

Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host their annual Bi-State Gardening Conference and dinner on Jan. 22 in The Beef House Restaurant at 16501 Indiana 63 in Covington.

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.

James M. Gossom became mayor of the City of Terre Haute in April 1915 after Donn M. Roberts, his predecessor and best friend, was convicted of multiple charges of voter fraud during 1914. After the convictions of Mayor Roberts and more than 100 of hi

The movers have come to look at the items to be moved to the new Vigo County History Center. Coordinating the move of so many items is no small task. Not everything can fit in a box. Many of the items in the collection will have to be moved individually. Our Historical Treasure this week fits in that category. It’s not heavy, but some would consider it shocking!

The Clark County, Ill., Genealogical Society has been working on a county history and family genealogy book for several months. Due to delays in printing, the book is still available to order. Those who did not order a copy, but are interested in get

Community events offered this week throughout the Wabash Valley.

Each year the American Contract Bridge League totals the number of masterpoints earned by each member during the year and recognizes those players earning the greatest number of points. One of these ACBL masterpoint races, the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs race, counts only points earned at the player’s local club.

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in 1946, in the aptly named “Hell’s Kitchen” section of New York City, where as a teenager he was in constant trouble, having been kicked out of several schools. But he managed to graduate from high schoo

This year citizens from a variety of backgrounds and points of view have been complaining that Americans are shouting at each other too frequently instead of discussing matters. Perhaps worse, some critics say, we’re often not even talking to people who look or think differently than ourselves.