Arts and Entertainment
Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville is currently presenting Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery through November 10. The play is a murderously funny adventure in which Sherlock Holmes must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. For ticket information and showtimes, visit www.derbydinner.com or call 812-288-8281.
The sixth annual Kraftucky Arts and Crafts Expo will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center this Friday, November 8 from 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop unique handmade creations in woodcrafts, furniture, holiday decorations, quilts, jewelry, floral arrangements, painting, candles, pottery, embroidery, special classes and more. Admission is $3 for adults; children 12 and under are free.
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.
Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell is hosting a craft spirits tasting experience on Saturday, November 16 from 4-8 p.m. in its Pioneer Village (3333 State Road 60 East). Enjoy distilled spirits like bourbon, whiskey and more with appetizer pairings while enjoying the music of Stony Point. Alan Bishop, head distiller at Spirits of French Lick Distillery in West Baden, will present “The History of Distilling in Hoosier Occupied Northern Kentucky: The Black Forest of Indiana” at 5 p.m. Cost to attend is $50 per person, and reservations must be made in advance by calling Spring Mill Inn at 812-849-4508. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, and people driving in for the event must have a designated driver.
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.
St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston invites the public to its annual fall social on Sunday, November 10, in the church’s parish hall. Chili, burgers and homemade desserts will be served beginning at 10 a.m. The event will also include a country store, bingo (from 12-3 p.m.) and silent auction.
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.
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
Santa Claus Town Council will meet Monday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m. at town hall.
South Spencer School Board will meet Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m. at South Spencer Middle School.
North Spencer School Board will meet Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m. at the corporation office in Lincoln City.
Dale American Legion Post 444 members will meet Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m. at the Post Home.
Dale Town Council will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.
Rockport City Council will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m. at city hall.
Luce Township Regional Sewer District Board will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the office in Hatfield.
Richland Town Council will meet Wednesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. at town hall.
Spencer County Relay for Life Leadership team will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Frosty’s in Santa Claus.
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
A Red Cross blood drive will be held Sunday, November 10 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center (214 South Wallace Street in Dale). To make an appointment to donate or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
Free childhood immunizations will be available through the Spencer County Health Department on Tuesday, November 12 from 8-10 a.m. at the Community Action Center in Dale and on Thursday, November 14 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Health Department in Rockport. Appointments are preferred by calling 812-649-4441. Bring the child’s shot record and insurance card to file your insurance.
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, November 11 from 10-11 a.m. to discuss Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
• Kids Crafternoon Club will meet Tuesday, November 12 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to join for an hour of making their own craft, which they can then take home with them.
• Adult patrons are invited to a “Thankful Foods” Recipe Swap on Tuesday, November 12 from 5-6 p.m. Participants should make their favorite thankful food to share and bring along the recipe.
• Lynn Lefgren will lead a class in making paracord bracelets on Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This program is open to patrons 12 and older.
• 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.
• 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 Crafternoon Club will meet Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to join for an hour of making their own craft, which they can then take home with them.
• 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)
• A Veterans History Project presentation will be given Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the Veterans History Project, which is a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, and how to participate. The program will be presented by Lynn “Spike” Lefgren.
• The library board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rockport branch. Meetings are open to the public.
• Adult Crafternoon sessions will be held Wednesday, November 13 at 1 p.m. and 6 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.
• Preschool Storytime will be offered Monday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. for kids ages 3-Kindergarten. Children will listen to stories and participate in a craft.
• Baby and Toddler Storytime will be offered Monday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. for newborns-age 3. Baby storytime gives parents ideas that encourage interaction and early literacy.
Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) (812-359-4146)
• A recipe swap and taste-testing will be held Thursday, November 7 at 5 p.m. November’s theme is “Thanksgiving dinner.” Call the library to register.
• Book Club will meet Monday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss The American Marriage by Tayari Jones. New members (18 and older) always welcome.
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.
• Preschool Storytime will be offered Monday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m. for kids ages 3-Kindergarten. Children will listen to stories and participate in a craft.
Grandview Branch (812-649-9732)
• Preschool Storytime will be offered Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m. for kids ages 3-Kindergarten. Children will listen to stories and participate in a craft.
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.