Arts and Entertainment
Richland Lions Club is hosting a Euchre Tournament at Richland United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person to play, and no partner needed.
River Cities Coin Club is sponsoring a coin show on March 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the VFW in Tell City (301 Main Street). Admission is free. Buy, sell or trade coins.
Registration is open for a rug-hooking class to be held Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT at Traditional Arts Today in Ferdinand. The class will be presented by Marsha Mulroony and will include a presentation, demonstration and conversation. Participants will learn the art of rug-hooking through interactive work on a group project. Class fee is $20, and advance payment is required either by stopping by the shop at 314 W 9th Street or calling 812-998-2487 to provide your billing info. For more information or to register for the class, call 812-998-2487.
Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville is currently presenting Saturday Night Fever the Musical through March 29. This musical adaptation of the popular 1970s film tells the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dance. For ticket information call 812-288-8281 or visit http://www.derbydinner.com.
The first annual Cannelton Dogwood Festival, sponsored by Renew Cannelton, Inc., will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the heart of Cannelton’s Historic District in downtown Cannelton. The Cannelton Dogwood Festival will feature a festival marketplace open to all vendors. Music, food, carnival games and more will also be part of the festivities. Booth rental is $10 for a 15’ X 15’ space. Admission is free. For more information, click on “Events” at renewcannelton.org or call Barbara Beard at 812-719-2756.
The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima is visiting the area this week. Since 1947, the statue has visited all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The statue will be at St. Joseph Church in Dale from 6 p.m. on March 18 until 10 a.m. on March 19, and at St. Bernard Parish in Rockport from 12 p.m. on March 19 until 2 p.m. on March 20.
St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Santa Claus will serve Lenten fish dinners (grilled salmon) on Friday, March 20 from 4-7 p.m. Meals are $12 per person.
Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill will serve Lenten fish dinners (with Swai fish) on Friday, March 27 from 4-7 p.m. Meals are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
Triduum and Easter at the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand will take place April 9-12. This is a silent retreat that will include participation in an Agape meal and the rituals of the liturgical celebration with the Monastic community. Attendees will immerse themselves in the sacred days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the Resurrection Eucharist celebration on Easter morning with the sisters in the Monastery chapel. Registration begins Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m. The weekend will end Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. All times are Eastern. Cost is $350 and includes overnights and meals. For more information or to register, visit http://www.thedome.org/events/ or call 812-367-1411, ext. 2841. For room booking, contact email@example.com or ext.7345.
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, south of Gentryville, has services on Sunday at 9 a.m.; a children’s Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; and an adult Bible study at 10:15 a.m.
Dale United Methodist Church holds Sunday worship at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m. and Bible study on Mondays at 6:30 pm.
Clubs and Meetings
Dale American Legion Post 444 members will meet Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home.
The Executive Board of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. EDT at the Commission’s office, located at 221 E. First Street in Ferdinand.
Grandview Civic Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. The program will be given by Spike Lefgrin on “making a stove out of a soda can.” Plans will also be finalized for the April 3 fish fry. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
Kiwanis Club of South Spencer meets at Angelo’s Pizza every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dale Kiwanis meets every Monday from 12-1 p.m. at Jenk’s Pizza in Dale. Guests and new members are always welcome.
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)
• The Undergrounds Book Store, located in the library’s basement, will be open for business Saturday, March 21 from 9-12:45 p.m. Hardcover books are $1, trade paperbacks and mass market paperbacks are $0.50, magazines are $0.25 or five for $1, CDs are $1, DVDs and audio-books are $3, and children’s books range from $0.50-$1. Both cash and checks will be accepted. Cookies and beverages will be available for shoppers.
• All military veterans are invited to Veterans Coffee Hour at the library next Monday, March 23 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Drop in for cookies, coffee and conversation.
• Patrons 50 and older are welcome to the library’s Senior Social Hour from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23. Enjoy coloring, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and refreshments.
• As part of the library’s Spring Break Staycation, a “Pamper Yourself” Day will be held at the library from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23. Kids of all ages are invited to attend and make their own bath bombs and stress balls. • “Jet Set to Japan” Day will be held Tuesday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for kids of all ages. Participants will make a Koinobori Carp Kite in honor of Japan’s National Kids Day, as well as candy sushi for a snack, before watching the movie Detective Pikachu (rated PG).
• A “Create with Cookies and Canvas” painting class will be offered Wednesday, March 25 from 10-11 a.m. Kids 5 and older are invited to participate. Kids will paint their own canvas while enjoying cookies and juice.
• A “Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop” will be held Thursday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for kids 2 and older. Participants will get to make their own stuffed animal (either a shark or a chick) and enjoy stories and fun. This program requires a fee of $5; pre-pay and registration is required by the end of the day this Friday, March 20. Limited to the 40 kids who sign up.
• 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)
• As part of the library’s Spring Break Staycation, a “Pamper Yourself” Day will be held at the library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23. Kids of all ages are invited to attend and make their own bath bombs and stress balls.
• Adult patrons are invited to an After Hours “Chunkie Bunnies” crafting program on Monday, March 23 from 6-7 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Call the library to sign up or for more information.
• “Jet Set to Japan” Day will be held Tuesday, March 24 from 2-4:15 p.m. for kids of all ages. Participants will make a Koinobori Carp Kite in honor of Japan’s National Kids Day, as well as candy sushi for a snack, before watching the movie Detective Pikachu (rated PG).
• Chrisney Friends of LHPL will meet Tuesday, March 24 from 5-6 p.m. Anyone 18 and older is invited to join this group, which helps to raise funds for all the library’s activities and programs.
• Kids 5 and older are invited to a “Create with Cookies and Canvas” painting class on Wednesday, March 25 from 2-3 p.m. Dress to get messy! Cookies and juice will be provided.
• Happy Bookers Book Club will meet Thursday, March 26 from 10-11 a.m. to discuss Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
• A “Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop” will be held Thursday, March 26 from 2-4 p.m. for kids 2 and older. Participants will get to make their own stuffed animal (either a shark or a chick) and enjoy stories and fun. This program requires a fee of $5; pre-pay and registration is required by the end of the day this Friday, March 20. Limited to the 40 kids who sign up.
• Chrisney Pacemakers Walking Club will meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome; children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.
• 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)
• Adult patrons are invited to play Bingo at the library on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Enjoy your morning playing Bingo and winning prizes.
• Budding Bookworms, a reading time for kids ages 3-Kindergarten, will be held Monday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m.
• Little Wigglers, a reading time for little ones ages 0-3, will be held Monday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Parker Branch (Hatfield) (812-359-4030)
• Budding Bookworms, a reading time for kids ages 3-Kindergarten, will be held Monday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m.
Grandview Branch (812-649-9732)
• Budding Bookworms, a reading time for kids ages 3-Kindergarten, will be held Monday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Abe Lincoln American Legion Post 444 in Dale will have its monthly cookout this Saturday, March 21. Half of a barbecue chicken can be purchased for $9, and meals with barbecue ribs are $10; both include creek fries and baked beans. Baby back ribs will also be available for purchase for $20. Call 812-937-4025 to pre-order, as these tend to sell out fast . Call 812-937-4025. Serving starts at 11 a.m. Eat in or carry out.
Barbecue chicken and pork chop dinners will be available for sale at The Village Hut in Fulda, beginning at 8 a.m. Central time on Sunday, March 22. All proceeds will benefit the Fulda Park and Recreation Field. For more information, contact Jeff Waninger at 812-661-1426.
A rummage sale will be held March 26-28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Short 4th and Washington Streets, in the Activity Center Gym in Huntingburg. Sale hours will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 26; from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, March 27; and from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 28. Donated items may be taken to the Activity Center Gym between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. from Friday, March 20 to Wednesday, March 25. All times listed are Eastern. Ten percent of the profit will be given to Shared Abundance Food Pantry and Thrift Store in Huntingburg.
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.