Arts and Entertainment
Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad will sponsor a duo recital featuring Alfred Abel, violinist, and Dr. Diane Earle, pianist, at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 17, on the stage in St. Bede Hall. Alfred Abel is a visiting artist in violin, and Dr. Diane Earle is artist in residence at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. They have performed together for 12 years and have performed at Saint Meinrad numerous times over the years. They will present compositions by Joachim Raff, Max Bruch and Franz Schubert. The recital is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Guest House and student parking lots. For more information, contact Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at 812-357-6501. For updates on the day of the performance, call 812-357-6611.
The Way Down Wanderers will perform in concert at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, November 23. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. EST with Indianapolis-based band Bigfoot Yancey scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. EST. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org. Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $14.95 with a $29.95 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking in the Matrix parking lot, a $5 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the artist. The Way Down Wanderers’ distinctive sound draws on elements of bluegrass, touches on classic rock influences, and surprises with elements of jazz, classical music, and hip-hop.
The University of Evansville Theatre will present the play Lone Star Spirits on November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 in the May Studio Theatre on campus. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. November 18-23 and 2 p.m. on November 24. At times hilarious and at times heartbreaking, this family drama is a poignant story about a small-town life, the haunting feeling one experiences by returning to their childhood hometown, and the spooky surprises life always seems to have in store. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE employees. Seating is limited, and tickets are available by calling 812-488-2031.
The annual deer hunters and family dinner will be held Saturday, November 16 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church in Bristow (20843 State Road 145). The menu is a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including dessert and drink. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 812-843-4747.
St. Michael Church in Cannelton will hold a Turkey Bingo/Raffle on Sunday, November 24 at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. Twenty frozen turkeys and five jackpots will be given away. Tickets are $2 for 25 games, and concessions (popcorn, candy, can drinks, burgers and hot dogs) will be available throughout the event. License No. 150650.
The third annual Gospel Sing will be held at Dale Presbyterian Church on Thursday, November 21 in the church sanctuary. Special guests include Cheri Taylor, Wayne Mathies, St. Peter’s Quartet and Don Musselwhite. Sanctuary doors open to everyone at 6 p.m., following the meal at Community Table. Community Table will be serving its annual Thanksgiving dinner prior to the Gospel Sing, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Micah Center. All are welcome to attend both events. There is no charge for the meal or the music.
Clubs and Meetings
Rockport American Legion Post 254’s Executive Board will meet Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. at the Post Home.
Grandview Town Council will meet Monday, November 18 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.
Spencer County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, November 19 at 2 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Courthouse.
Spencer County Council will meet Tuesday, November 19 at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Courthouse.
Perry County Beekeepers will meet Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m. in the FFA Building at Perry Central School in Leopold. Purdue Extension Educator Sara Dzimianski will present “Winter Feeding Options for Beehives” and Charlie Cunningham and Denny Howe will demonstrate how to create a candy board feeder for your beehives. All beekeepers and prospective beekeepers are invited to attend. Please bring a snack to share. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information email email@example.com or call the Purdue Extension Office at 812-547-7084.
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 in Rockport every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health and Wellness
Free Hepatitis C and HIV testing will be available at the Spencer County Health Department in Rockport on Wednesday, November 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Testing is available to all adults regardless of insurance status. For more information, call the health department at call 812-649-4441.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED courses on Tuesdays, December 3 and 10 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. EST in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office in Jasper. This American Heart Association course provides information on managing illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. Skills taught include CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking. To complete the course and receive a course completion card, participants must pass a written first aid test and successfully complete a skills evaluation in CPT and AED. Cost is $85 and pre-payment is required. For more info or to register, visit www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events” or call 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399. Heartsaver First Aid is also offered. This class includes only first aid and does not include training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). To register, call 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.
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)
• The Dale Friends of LHPL Book Store will be open Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the library basement. The Undergrounds Book Store offers a vast collection of both books and audiovisuals for purchase; hardcover books are $2; trade paperbacks are $1; mass market paperbacks are 50 cents; magazines are 25 cents or five for $1; CDs are two $1; CD boxed sets are $1; DVDs are $3; and audiobooks are $3. Proceeds from book sales benefit all library programs and related events.
• The Dale branch’s second annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, where artwork and crafts made by local vendors will be available for purchase.
• The library will hold a National Family Volunteer Day food drive on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to attend and are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to the library, where crafts, sweet treats and more will be available for those who attend. At 11 a.m., participants will help load up the donations and walk to the Community Action Center to deliver them, before learning about the Center’s Christmas box program.
• Adult patrons are invited to Bingo for Books on Monday, November 18 from 6-7 p.m. Winners will receive prizes.
• The library board will meet Monday, November 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
• Lego Builders Club will meet Tuesday, November 19 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and build their own creations using Legos.
• Dale Friends of LHPL will hold their annual meeting and election of officers on Thursday, November 21 from 10-11 a.m.
• Homeschool Thursday will be offered Thursday, November 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. This program is open to local homeschool families and is a time for them to connect and socialize with one another.
• A National Game & Puzzle Week celebration will be held Thursday, November 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Kids 3 and older are invited to attend. Call the library for more information.
• 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)
• A “Bad Art for Tweens & Teens” session will be offered Monday, November 18 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kids 11-16 years are invited to attend and, using any medium available, create their own artwork with the theme “Time for Gratitude.”
• Lego Builders Club will meet Wednesday, November 20 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and build their own creations using Legos.
• Third Thursday Throwback will be held Thursday, November 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this event, which is themed “A Walton Thanksgiving”. Participants will enjoy Thanksgiving-themed games, popcorn and crafts. Registration is appreciated by calling the library.
• 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)
•Homeschool Hangout will be held Monday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. This is a time for local homeschool families to meet, learn with and engage with one another.
• Kids of all ages are invited to a Frozen II party at the library on Tuesday, November 19 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Children can attend anytime during that three-hour period (come-and-go format) to celebrate the release of Disney’s Frozen II. Registration is required by calling the library.
• Adult patrons can enjoy an hour of Bingo at the library on Wednesday, November 20 from 10-11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners.
Parker Branch (Hatfield) (812-359-4030)
• An Adult Crafternoon session will be held Friday, November 15 at 3 p.m. Participants will get to make their own acrylic holiday painting adorned with buttons, which they will then get to take home with them. Call the library to register.
Abe Lincoln American Legion Post 444 in Dale is offering a free Wednesday night meal to all new members who join between now and the end of 2019. Dale American Legion is open to veterans, active or retired servicemen and servicewomen who served from December 1941 to the present. For more information, call the Legion at 812-937-4025.
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.
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.