Arts and Entertainment
Friday After 5, Owensboro’s free summer concert series, continues this Friday, August 9. Wax Factory, a pop/dance/rock band, will entertain from 6:30-10 p.m. on the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage at the BB&T Plaza, located at the RiverPark Center. Drew Aud, a local favorite, will offer acoustic music from 7-10 p.m. in the Atmos Energy Courtyard. And Remedies will bring high energy dance favorites to The Kentucky Legend Pier from 8-11:30 p.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center.
Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association’s All-America Selections Garden in Evansville is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The public is invited to attend the anniversary event. Admission and parking are both free, and those who attend will receive free plants and seeds. The event will also feature talks and tours of the All-America Selections Garden, which is located at 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway, within the Master Gardener Display Garden. For more info, visit www.swimga.org.
Rockport’s Cruise-In will be held on Main Street this Saturday, August 10 from 6-11 p.m. The event will also feature karaoke, which will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
Beginner’s Sewing – Level 2 class will be held at Traditional Arts Today in Ferdinand on Saturday, August 17 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT. The class will be taught by Deb Souders and Patti Schroeder and is designed for those with basic sewing experience or who have taken previous sewing classes. Participants who complete the class will leave with a newly learned talent and a finished pillow case. Fabric and a sewing kit with all supplies needed will be provided. Registration is required by calling 812-998-2487 or emailing Traditionalartstoday@outlook.com. Class fee is $35 and must be paid in advance by stopping by Traditional Arts Today, located at 314 W. 9th Street in Ferdinand, or by calling 812-998-2487 with your billing information.
An exhibit of work by the Patoka Valley Quilter’s Guild is currently on display at the Krempp Gallery in Jasper (951 College Avenue) through August 29. Many exquisite quilts and pieces of fiber art will be featured in the exhibit. The work represents a wide variety of techniques from traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts, machine and hand stitched, to some cutting-edge art and decorative pieces. The Patoka Valley Quilter’s Guild currently has more than eighty members from the area, including Spencer County. Krempp Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday from 12-3 p.m. All times Eastern. For more information, call 812-482-3070.
Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit of icons and drawings by Br. Michael Moran, CP, through August 30. Br. Michael is proficient in many media, but one of his specialties is painting icons, which are very stylized, flat and almost two-dimensional when compared to their western cousins. Usually painted on wooden panels with gold leaf backgrounds and halos, icons are colorful. For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/library-hours/. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Old Friendship Church, located four miles east of Hwy. 61 on Hwy. 68 in Lynnville, is having a Lord’s Acre dinner and auction this Saturday, August 10. The dinner will start at 4 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. The event will include a country store, bounce house and a clown making balloon animals. Items in the auction include quilts, handmade wood items, Cardinals and Reds tickets and much more (must be present to win). For more info, call 812-983-4618.
Lincolnland Worship Center will host special guests Anthony and Erica Tanjoco from Kileen, Texas this Sunday, August 11. The couple will minister through both music and Biblical text during the 9:30 a.m. service. Lincolnland Worship Center is located at 15601 SR 245 in Santa Claus. For more information, call Pastor Marvin Greene at 812-544-3293.
The Mariah Hill and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish Picnic will be held Sunday, August 11 at Mariah Hill Park, just below Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Fried chicken dinners will be served in the air-conditioned dining hall from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT. Mariah Hill Soup, hamburgers, Mexican food and ice cream will also be available. The event will also feature handmade quilts, inflatables, face-painting, children’s games, and a grand raffle (which starts at 4 p.m.). Free shuttle service will also be available. Indiana Gaming License 147678.
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.
Trinity United Methodist Church is seeking mementos such as photographs, quilts and other items associated with the church in preparation for the 150th year anniversary of the main sanctuary’s construction. For more information or to make arrangements for a temporary loan of such items to be displayed during the celebration, call Mickey Woolsey (812-649-4752), Mary Anne Parker (812-649-4178) or Committee Chair Jim Hancock (812-649-4689).
Dale Bible Church, located at 300 E. Vine Street, holds Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m., Sunday School at 9 a.m. and a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Visit www.dalebiblechurch.org for more info.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, located at 1407 E County Road 800 N in Chrisney, holds services at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Pastor Kevin Smigielski can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Clubs and Meetings
Santa Claus Town Council will meet Monday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. at town hall.
South Spencer School Board will meet Monday, August 12 at 6 p.m. at South Spencer High School.
North Spencer School Board will meet Monday, August 12 at 6 p.m. at the corporation office in Lincoln City.
Dale American Legion Post 444 members will meet Monday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home.
Dale Town Council will meet Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.
Rockport City Council will meet Tuesday, August 13 at 4:30 p.m. at city hall.
Luce Township Regional Sewer District Board will meet Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the district office in Hatfield.
Richland Town Council will meet Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m. at town hall.
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
A Red Cross blood drive will be held at German American Bank in Tell City (645 Main Street) on Wednesday, August 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To schedule an appointment to donate or for more information, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Evansville, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, will hold free classes on mental illness beginning Monday, September 9 at Old North United Methodist Church (4201 Stringtown Road in Evansville). Classes will be held for 11 consecutive Mondays and will run from 6:45-9 p.m. each week. Participants will gain skills and information regarding a variety of mental illnesses. Although classes and materials are free, registration is required. For more information or to register, call Diane Arneson at 812-423-4333. NAMI Evansville also offers support groups for persons living with any issues involving mental illness. Visit www.namievansville.org for more information.
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 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)
• Books & Brunch Book Club will meet Monday, August 12 from 10-11 a.m. to discuss The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
• A “Not Your Mother’s Yoga” class will be offered every Thursday in August 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 1-4 p.m.
Chrisney Branch (812-362-8471)
• A recipe swap will be held Tuesday, August 13 from 6-7 p.m. Prepare your favorite family reunion dish and bring along the recipe to share as well. Registration required by calling the library. This event is open to patrons 18 and older.
• All ages are invited to Third Thursday Throwback on Thursday, August 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The event will be Gilligan’s Island themed and will include games, crafts, island treats, a photo booth and “Invent something you might need on a desert island”. Registration is appreciated.
• Chrisney Pacemakers Walking Club meets every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the library. All ages are welcome to join.
• 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:
Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) (812-359-4146)
• Book Club will meet Monday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
• The regular monthly meeting of the Spencer County Library Board of Trustees will be held at the Marylee Vogel Branch on Tuesday, August 13 at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
Mt. Zion Cemetery, located southeast of Santa Claus just off the new SR 245, is accepting donations for mowing and upkeep. Donations can be mailed to Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 175, Santa Claus, IN 47579.
Alexander Cemetery is accepting donations for mowing. Mail donations to: P.O. Box 422, Rockport, IN 47635.
Hackleman-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is accepting donations for mowing and upkeep. Mail donations to: Jan Dassel, 3266 Martin Rd., Newburgh, IN 47630. Contact Susie Carpenter at 812-359-4643 for more information.
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.
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit providing free, legal representation and advice to low-income people in noncriminal cases. For information call 1-800-852-3477. All information is confidential.
Public transportation is available in Spencer, Perry, Warrick, Dubois and neighboring counties. Call Ride Solutions at 1-877-369-8899. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.