WFLQ Community Calendar

 July 16th thru 31st

 Free Concert in the Park Saturday Night 
The 2016 Orleans Summer Concert in the Park series continues. The free concerts continue through mid-August and are sponsored by Orange County REMC in partnership with the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and Town of Orleans.
Looking Ahead:
July 23-River Cities Concert Band (traditional concert band playing marches, jazz, Broadway tunes and more)
Aug. 9-Sweetwater
Aug. 13-Darla McFadden (Gospel Night sponsored in part by the Orleans United Methodist Church Bicentennial Committee)
All concerts are held in the southwest corner of historic Congress Square (near basketball court) and begin at 7 p.m.  For more information please contact the Chamber office 812 865 9930; .   In the event of rain or stormy weather concerts may be slightly delayed or moved indoors to nearby Unity Hall, directly behind the Orleans Christian Church.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs, blankets etc. as seating in the park is limited

Jasper, IN – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a free program to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. “Celebrate Today” provides healing support, spiritual inspiration, and enjoyment for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.  Anyone who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer or has been affected by it in the past is invited to attend.  “Celebrate Today” is held quarterly and includes an evening meal followed by fun and fellowship.  The next “Celebrate Today” program will be held on Monday, July 25th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at KlubHaus61 located at 2031 Newton Street in Jasper.    Pre-registration is required by Monday, July 18th. To pre-register for “Celebrate Today,” call Cheryle at the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996-7488. 

The Paoli Chamber of Commerce announces their: 2016 Paoli Fall Festival Talent show, Friday, September 9th on the Paoli square.  The event runs from 7:30 to 9:30pm with judging afterwards.  Auditions will be held at the Paoli Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, July 30th from 2-5pm.  No entry fee.  First place receives $200, Second place $100 and 3d receives $50.  For more information

If you are related to Earl Boyd Jr. of Shoals and would like to attend the family reunion on July 31st. Its a pitch in at the Loogootee city park. Starting at 1pm for more information please call Angel @ (812)653-8750


August 1st thru 15th

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia among older people.  It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.  Memorial’s Caring Hands Senior Services sponsors an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group on the first Wednesday of each month.  The next meeting is on Wednesday, August 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Board Conference Room A, which is located on the lower level of Memorial Hospital near the Tower Café at 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. This support group allows caregivers to come together to share knowledge and experiences in caring for loved ones who are affected by these illnesses.  For more information about the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia or contact Mike Obrien, Caring Hands Activity Coordinator, at 812-996-6008 or Pre-registration is not necessary. 

VUJC offers Hotshot Contest at Strassenfest
Vincennes University Jasper Campus will host the 15th annual "Coca Cola Hot
Shot Basketball Shooting Contest," Friday, August 5th as part of the 2016
Jasper Strassenfest.  The event will take place at the VUJC Ruxer Center Gym. The contest is free and  there will be divisions for boys and girls grades 2 through 12, and for adults.  Check-in and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the contest beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participants must bring their own basketball. Trophies will be
awarded to first place finishers in five different age divisions.  Call 812.481.5909 for further details
Bigger cash prizes will be available for the annual Strassenfest Autolauf,
set for Saturday August 6th
.   Sponsored by the Jasper Rotary, the event starts at the Schroeder Sports  Complex, 405 2nd, Avenue in Jasper. Check-in begins at 9:30AM with the first car out at 12 noon.   The Autolauf is a  road rally that is open to all types of cars and motor vehicles.  The event is not a race but a rally where accuracy, timing, and the best poker hand wins the event. Participants will be given a set of clues and will travel throughout  the area and receive a playing card at each of the designated check points. Entry fee is $20 per vehicle.   Cash awards of $100 each will be provided for  Best Poker Hand, Best Time and  Best Decorated Vehicle.   For further details contact  Jim McFaul, 812-630-5581

August 16th thru 30th

Lake Shore Cleanup Event at Patoka Lake Saturday, August 27th 
Fun in the sun at Patoka leaves a lot more behind than just summer memories. It results in trash and debris buildup along the lakeshore.  We need your help to restore the lake to its pristine condition for wildlife safety and people to enjoy. Help remove trash and debris from the shores of Patoka Lake on Saturday, August 27th from 8am – 1p.m.  Sign-in begins at 8a.m. at Hoosier Hills Marina with trash pickup to follow.  All participating volunteers will be rewarded with a FREE fish fry at Hoosier Hills Marina starting at Noon.  Special prize drawings will take place from 11:30 – 1p.m.  All supplies will be provided, just bring your family, friends, students and club members!  Patoka is YOUR lake, so come join us in keeping it clean!   For more information, please call Dana at the Patoka Lake Nature Center at.685-2447.








General Community Calendar Items

Living Waters Assembly of God is having "The Caring Place" beginning this THURSDAY night at 7pm. We will be located on main level of Goody B's on College street across from Winnegers Floral shop. Come join us for fellowship, prayer, and Bible Study every Thursday night!

La Leche League of Orange County offers the latest breastfeeding information an support. Meetings are the 2d Thursday of the month. Pregnant women, mothers and babies are welcome. Meetings are held at the Paoli Friends Church basement at 301 North Gospel St, (Hwy 37, Paoli). Call 723-2305

Tom Frohman, a lawyer at the Bloomington branch of Indiana Legal Services, comes to Paoli the first Wednesday morning of every month to talk to low-income individuals who have legal questions or court cases involving family law issues including paternity, custody, child support, visitation, and divorce. You may call the office of Hoosier Hills PACT at (812) 723-2621 to make a free and confidential appointment to speak to Mr. Frohman. Alternatively, if you want to apply for help from ILS without meeting directly with Mr. Frohman, you can call the ILS office at 800-822-4774 on Mondays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on family law issues and, for all other issues, on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM or Thursdays from 10:00 AM to noon. The other legal issues handled by ILS are problems related to foreclosures, taxes, landlord-tenant, unemployment, debt collection, and public benefits., ,

Gateway Ministries has a new ministry called the Freedom Cafe' Church, celebrating Jesus in a new way, cafe' style.  Enjoy your coffee or Ice tea with a pastry, then worship and hear the good news of God's love, while sitting at your table cafe' style.  The Freedom Cafe' Church is located  at 308 S Oak Street in Paoli, across from the Pizza Hut (where the old Hoosier Uplands office was).  Sunday services are 10:31am and 6:31pm on Thursdays.  Come and experience the difference and Freedom in Jesus!!

Mercy Center in Paoli has moved to a new location at 308 S. Oak Street in Paoli across from the Pizza Hut (where the old Hoosier Uplands was).  The Center is now open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12p - 5p and Tuesdays from 10:30a - 3p for anyone who is in need of a meal.  Mercy Center is now serving over 1500 meals a month in Oranga County.  If you are able to come and get a meal, please do so. Volunteers are also needed to cook, clean, serve, deliver meals.  If interested in volunteering, call 812-936-8227.  Financial support can be sent to 308 S. Oak Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Orange Count Human Society is in need of many items:  towels, wash rags , bleach Lysol, Laundry degergent, rubber gloves, antibacterial hand shap, hand sanitizer, collars, leashes, dog houses, dog shampoo, flea treatment, cat litter, hard cat food, puppy food, dog food, cat litter pan liners, pet toys,  flat shovels, envelopes, push mower, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, markers, thank you cards, stamps,  gift cards from Walmart, Lowes, Bender Lumber, etc for paint and other supplies... Thanks ..  Monetary donations can be sent to the Orange County Humane Society at P0 Box 61, Paoli, IN 47454

The VFW Post in Paoli is having Bingo every Thursday at 7pm with early bird Bingo at 6:30pm. Smoke filters have been installed and the and the building is handicap-accessable.

IU Health Paoli Hospital is a permanent child seat inspection station.  Is someone you love buckled in properly?  Let IU Health Paoli Hospital help you.  They offer FREE care seat checks.  The purpose of these checks is to ensure your loved ones are properly buckled in by offering education by a cerified Child Passenger Safety Technician.  Please call Deana Davis, RN, BSN, Health & Safety Educator @ 723-7571 or 936-2811 ext. 7571 to schedule an individual appointment.

Need help applying for public assistance or health insurance?  IU Health Paoli now offers one on one assistance for individuals needing to apply for public assistance health care programs.  A simple on-line process is available.  You can call the Financial Caseworker at 812-723-7982 or 812-936-2811 ext. 7982.  This office is located in the Paoli Medical Arts Building, 488 W. Hospital Road, Paoli.  The following programs are available:  *HIP:  The HIP program covers individuals who are carefivers for dependant children, unisured for at least 6 months, do not have access to employee sponsored health coverage, and are income eligible.  *Hoosier Healthwise:  Indiana's health program for children, pregnant women, and low-income families.  *Indiana Children's Special Health Care Services:  This program provides supplemental medical coverage to help families of children who have serious, chronic medical conditions.  *Medicaid Coverage for the Blind and Disabled.  *Medicaid Assistance with Medicare Costs.

The Southern Indiana Center for Indeplendent Living (SICIL) is sponsoring bingo on Monday mornings from 10am to 11:30am at the Older American building in Orleans. Location is 1901 South Orleans Way. Anyone in Orange County that has a disability is a Senior citizen is more then welcome to attend. There is no cost and prizes are awarded. For more information call 800-845-6914

Are you an honorably discharged veteran? Are you in need of long term hospital help, but don’t think there are any options for you? If you answered yes to both questions, you are probably entitled to more benefits than you realize. Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico currently have state run and funded facilities that provide various types of care at virtually no cost to you. If you or someone you know is in search of assistance, but not sure on the qualifications, call toll free at 1-866-331-1944.¡¡ This message from the Disabled Veteran’s Associations.

Orange County Recycling Cooperative, Recycling at the Old Mill,
105 E Water St, Paoli Indiana, Saturdays 8:00am - noon , Mondays 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Please stop by at your convenience and make use of our drop off bins in the rear of the building. We take : All paper products (newspaper, cardboard, junk mail, magazines, office paper, shredded paper, brown bags, feed sacks) , Tin cans and other scrap metal , Aluminum cans , Plastic milk jugs, detergent bottles (#2), water and soda pop bottles (#1) , Plastic grocery bags, Stretch wrap , Foam peanuts (please bag separately) , Wearable Shoes , Used clothing (wearable) , Please call 812-635-0526 if the area is a mess - one stinker can ruin it for everbody. For special times and additional information contact John Maier by email or phone (812-635-0526)

FYI Orleans Town officials, in conjunction with Wolfe Contracting, has established a Newspaper Recycling Center at the Orleans Town Garage area. The site is for newspapers ONLY. Other recyclables may be accepted later on, but the center is limited to newspapers only for the present. Papers may be dropped off in the bin being housed at the garage by entering the north gate just off Monroe Street and exiting the front gate on Franklin Street anytime from 7 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily M-F. For more info contact Orleans Town Offices at 865-2539.