Arts and Entertainment
An exhibit of work by the Patoka Valley Quilter’s Guild will be on display at the Krempp Gallery in Jasper (951 College Avenue) from August 1-29. 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. For more information, call 812-482-3070.
Friday After 5, Owensboro’s free summer concert series, continues this Friday, August 2. Juice Box Heroes will perform from 6:30-10 p.m. on the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage at the BB&T Plaza, located at the RiverPark Center. Moon Lighters will perform acoustic music from 7-10 p.m. in the Atmos Energy Courtyard. And Fat Box will bring an alternative jam blend to the Kentucky Legend Pier from 8-11:30 p.m.
First Friday at Haynie’s Corner in downtown Evansville (corner of 2nd Street and Adams Avenue) will be held this Friday, August 2. The event is a monthly celebration of arts and culture in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District. Enjoy art, live music, beautiful architecture, street performers, delicious food and drink samplings while perusing through art galleries, historic buildings and unique boutique and retail spaces. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. the first Friday of every month through October.
Ben and Noel Haggard, sons of country music legend Merle Haggard, will perform in concert at Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City on Saturday, August 10. Doors open at 5 p.m., opening act Abigail Rose will perform at 6:30 p.m., and Ben and Noel Haggard will take the stage at 7:30. General admission tickets are $23.95 and can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com, or (if still available) at the box office the night of the performance.
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.
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. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.
Dale United Methodist Church, located at 1 West Elm Street in Dale, is having a church-wide rummage sale on Thursday, August 1 from 4-7 p.m.; Friday, August 2 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, August 3 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. For sale will be clothing for men, women and children; books; household items; shoes; purses; CDs; electronics; furniture; and lots of miscellaneous items. All items will be priced to sell. Proceeds will benefit church missions projects.
The annual Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church Summer Picnic will be held Sunday, August 4, beginning at 10 a.m. on the church grounds at Fulda. The event will feature games, musical entertainment, guided tours of the church, raffles and plenty of food, including Fulda’s famous soup. Shuttle service, handicap parking on the north side of the church, shaded grounds, and air-conditioned dining will be available all day.
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).
Clubs and Meetings
Spencer County Retired Teachers will meet Thursday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, located at 1407 IN-70 CR 800 N in Chrisney. The meeting will include a luncheon and will include introduction of new officers, new retirees, and the honoring of any recently deceased retirees. Speakers will be members of the Stenftenagel Group who were project managers for recent renovations and projects at South Spencer High School and in the North Spencer School Corporation. The meal will be prepared by the ladies at Cornerstone Church. Those who plan to attend are asked to do RSVP by August 2 by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 812-660-0563 or 812-686-0250.
Rockport American Legion Post 254 Legionnaires will meet Saturday, August 3 at 10 a.m. the Post Home.
Chrisney Town Council will meet Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at town hall.
Gentryville Town Council will meet Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. at town hall.
Spencer County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, August 6 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
Free childhood immunizations will be offered by the Spencer County Health Department on Tuesday, August 6 from 8-10 a.m. at the Community Action Center in Dale and on Thursday, August 8 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Health Department in Rockport. Appointments are preferred by calling 812-649-4441. Bring your child’s shot record and insurance card to file your insurance.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Evansville, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be holding 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)
• Adult patrons (18 and older) are invited to a Road Map Birdhouse class from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, August 5. Participants will create their own birdhouses using maps. Registration is requested by calling the library. All materials will be provided by Dale Friends of LHPL.
• 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 First Friday Family Fun back-to-school bash will take place at the library on Friday, August 2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. All ages are invited to this event, where Purdue Extension’s Danika Williams will talk about healthy after-school snacks and kids can participate in activities for a great new school year! Registration is recommended.
• “It’s Your Turn” Outdoor Fun and Games will be offered at the library on Tuesday, August 6. The 1-3 p.m. program is for kids 3-10 years old, while the 4-5 p.m. program is for kids 11-16 years old. Children in the younger program must be accompanied by an adult. The event includes a mix of outdoor toys and games, including bubbles, sidewalk chalk, cornhole, jump ropes, parachute, frisbees, hopscotch, life size board games, scavenger hunts and more.
• Kids 3-12 years are invited to participate in Rhythm Makers S.T.E.A.M. Challenges at the library on Wednesday, August 7 from 1-3 p.m. Participants will have access to numerous S.T.E.A.M. building kits with challenges.
• 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:
Main Branch (Rockport) (812-649-4866)
• Book Club will meet Friday, August 2 from 1-3 p.m. to discuss The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
Parker Branch (Hatfield) (812-359-4030)
• Kids of all ages are invited to a Splash Bash at the Hatfield library on Tuesday, August 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The event will have a variety of water games and activities. Registration is requested, but not required.
• Crochet Club (open to patrons 18 and older) will meet Thursday, August 8 at 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to hold the hook, maintain tension and basic stitches.
Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) (812-359-4146)
• A recipe swap and taste-testing will be held Wednesday, August 7 at 5 p.m. Call the library for more information.
Spencer County Council on Aging is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to Busch Stadium for a St. Louis Cardinals game on Saturday, August 31. Cost is $80 per person, and game time is 12:15 p.m. CDT. For more information, call 812-649-9828.
The South Spencer class of 1979 is having its 40th class reunion on August 31 at the Rustic in Rockport. The reunion social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the buffet will begin at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided. RSVP by contacting Lisa Kirkpatrick Cox at LisaJaneKC@gmail.com or the Facebook page “South Spencer Rebels Class of 1979”. A goodwill donation will be accepted to help cover the cost of the reunion.
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.