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 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. 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 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.
A Family Movie Night will be held at Lincolnland Worship Center, located at 15601 N. SR 245 in Santa Claus, this Friday, February 28. The movie, Fireproof, will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Marvin Greene at 812-544-3293.
Historic St. Boniface Parish, Fulda, will serve fish dinners on Friday, February 28 and March 13. The dinners will be served at the St. Boniface Parish Center from 3-7 p.m. Dinners are $10 each and include two boneless fish filets, German fries, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. Other menu item includes a fish sandwich for $4 each. Patrons can dine in or carry out. Proceeds will benefit the facilities of St. Boniface Parish Center.
St. Nicholas Church in Santa Claus will hold a Lenten fish dinner, featuring grilled salmon, this Friday, February 28 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.
St. Joseph Church in Dale will hold a Lenten fish dinner with fried fish on Friday, March 6 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for kids.
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
Chrisney Town Council will meet Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at town hall.
Gentryville Town Council will meet Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at town hall.
Spencer County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Courthouse.
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 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)
• Patrons 18 and older are invited to a crafting hour of rock painting on Monday, March 2 from 6-7 p.m. All materials are provided by the Dale Friends of LHPL group. Call the library to register.
• Kids Crafternoon Club will meet Tuesday, March 3 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. This club is open to kids of all ages.
• Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to a “Box of Junk Building Competition” on Tuesday, March 3 from 6-7 p.m.
• Homeschool Thursday will be held March 5 from 1-2:30 p.m. This program is a time for local homeschool families to meet, connect and socialize with one another.
• A Tween Program, for kids in grades 3-5, will be held Saturday, March 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Participants will be making DIY Squishies.
• 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)
• Kids 5-12 years old are invited to Tinker Time (Makerspace) every Tuesday in March from 3:15-4:45 p.m. The theme for the program is “How the Wind Blows.” Call the library for more info.
• Kids Crafternoon Club will meet Thursday, March 5 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. This club is open to kids of all ages.
• First Friday Family Fun will be held Friday, March 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Spend some quality family time building kites. Registration is appreciated by calling the library.
• Chrisney Pacemakers Walking Club will meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-6 p.m. beginning Monday, March 2. 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)
• Book Club will meet Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m. to discuss Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
• Budding Bookworms, a reading time for kids ages 3-Kindergarten, will be held the next three Mondays and Wednesdays (March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18), and March 30, at 9:30 a.m.
• Little Wigglers, a reading time for little ones ages 0-3, will be held Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 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 Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 30 at 1:30 p.m.
Grandview Branch (812-649-9732)
• Budding Bookworms, a reading time for kids ages 3-Kindergarten, will be held Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) (812-359-4146)
• Patrons 18 and older are invited to a recipe swap at the library on March 5 at 5 p.m. The theme for this month’s swap is “Something You’ve Never Made.” Bring your recipe along with a sample dish to share. Call the library or email email@example.com to register.
Spencer County Solid Waste Management District office, located at 918 E CR 800N in Chrisney, will be open Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. to accept e-waste (TVs, computers, etc.), tires and HHW items (paint/chemicals). A fee will be charged for e-waste and tires; HHW items are free. Cash only will be accepted for special program fees. No trash tags will be accepted. For more information, contact the SWMD office at 812-362-7401.
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.
Dale American Legion Color Guard is available to conduct military graveside rites to honor veterans for their service. Call the Post Home at 812-937-4025 to request services, or Commander Don Daigle at 812-454-7079.
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.