Arts and Entertainment
“Hustle and Bustle,” an exhibit of paintings by Louisville, KY, artist Kayla Bischoff, is on display now through February 28 at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery. Bischoff creates multi-layered compositions combining figuration and abstraction, exploring individual and social psychology. For library hours, call 812-357-6401 or 800-987-7311 or visit http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/library-hours/. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.
A shopping bazaar will take place at St. Meinrad Community Center in St. Meinrad on Sunday, March 1 from 1-4 p.m. The event benefits the St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary in their mission to support the Fire Department and the community. Shop with local consultants and crafters. A silent auction will also be held. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will hold its February Classics concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 29 at the Victory Theatre in Evansville. The concert will begin with Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 concludes the program with Scottish dance and folk music flavors. The concert will also feature guitar superstar Meng Su performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Adult tickets start at $31 and can be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at 812-425-5050, Ext. 300 or by ordering online at http://www.evansvillephilharmonic.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door two hours prior to the concert. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, military, students and age 18-39 attendees.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish will hold Ash Wednesday services on February 26 at the following locations and times: 7 a.m. at Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill, 4 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Santa Claus and 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dale.
St. Nicholas Church in Santa Claus will hold a Lenten fish dinner, featuring grilled salmon, on Friday, February 28 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.
Community Table, a mission ministry of Dale Presbyterian Church, serves a free meal year round, every Thursday evening except holidays, at the Micah Center, 6 North Main St. in Dale. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., meal served 5:30-6:30 p.m., doors close at 7 p.m.
Clubs and Meetings
Dale Kiwanis meets every Monday from 12-1 p.m. at Jenk’s Pizza in Dale. Guests and new members are always welcome.
Kiwanis Club of South Spencer meets at Angelo’s Pizza every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health and wellness
Spencer County Council on Aging provides a SWIRCA meal at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday in the Lincoln Manor Community Room, 714 Sycamore St., Rockport. Suggested donation is $3.50 for those 60 and older. Food stamps are accepted. Reservations must be called in 24 hours in advance at 812-649-9828. The meal site is closed on Fridays. Activities such as bingo and games are scheduled throughout the month after lunch.
Drug overdoses have become a leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction and how to make a difference by visiting http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab. Narconon can also help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family with free screenings or referrals; call 1-800-431-1754.
Lincoln Heritage Public Library:
Dale Branch (812-937-7170)
• Bite-Sized Bookworms, a storytime for kids 3-6 years old, is offered every Tuesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and every Thursday from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Free and no registration required.
• Tiny Tales, a storytime for ages 6 months-35 months, is offered every Wednesday from 9:30-10 a.m. Free and no registration required.
• Music and Movement storytime is offered every Wednesday from 1-1:45 p.m. for kids age 3-6 years old. Free and no registration required.
• A “Not Your Mother’s Yoga” class is offered every Thursday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. This free class is for anyone 18 and older, and registration is recommended.
• Genealogy assistance is available to patrons every Wednesday from 1:30-4 p.m.
Chrisney Branch (812-362-8471)
• Bite-Sized Bookworms, a storytime for kids 3-6 years old, is offered every Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. Free and no registration required.
• Genealogy assistance is available to patrons on Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free delivery services are available for all Lincoln Heritage Public Library area homebound residents in North Spencer. Patrons may request large print books, paperbacks, books on CD, music CDs, magazines, word puzzles and DVDs, as well as items for the visually impaired — all at no cost. Call Justine, Outreach Coordinator at 812-937-7170 to set up a visit.
Spencer County Public Library:
Rockport Branch (812-649-4866)
New Boston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual Famous Soup sale on Sunday, March 8 at the New Boston Fire Department. Carry-out only will begin at 8 a.m. Cost is $15 per gallon. Bring own containers. To pre-order, call Reggie at 812-547-8738 or Terri at 812-549-6781. All proceeds will benefit the New Boston Volunteer Fire Department.
Crisis Connection, Inc. operates a hot-line for battered and at-risk women, and other services. To seek help or to talk to someone who cares call 1-800-245-4580.