WFLQ Community Calendar


June 16th thru 30th

VU Jasper’s Kids’ College will offer a variety of classes during the month of July.  Classes available include  aDance Camp, CSI VUJC, Baseball Camp, Design a Toy, and Gaming Mathematics Scholarships are available to many of the programs from the Vincennes University Jasper Campus Foundation.   To register or further details call 812-481-5937

A brief Dedication / Opening ceremony of the Orleans Bicentennial Sulphur Well Park on West Vincennes St. on Thursday, June 30th  at 10 a.m.  We will have some special guests, recognition of community partners and lite refreshments Everyone is welcome to join us for the celebration!   As Bicentennial Sulphur Well Park is one of the town’s Official Bicentennial Legacy Projects as endorsed by the Indiana State Bicentennial Commission.

July 1st thru 15th

The public is invited to the 31st Annual Catfish Festival Ham and Bean Dinner at the Shoals Senior Center on Friday, July 1.  Bean Dinners will be served from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm at the Senior Center located next to the county museum.   There will also be craft items and baked goods for sale as well as a quilt giveaway

Patoka Lake Dam & Tower Tour offered on Saturday, July 2  Enjoy a special presentation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Saturday, July 2nd at 10a.m.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. E.D.T. at the Patoka Lake Nature Center to car caravan to the Patoka Lake Dam or meet us at the Dam off Highway 545.  Discover the detailed operations of reservoir management for flood control as the guide takes you inside the actual Dam Tower structure! How is the lake level and spring flooding controlled?  Who built the Patoka Reservoir & Dam in the 1970s?  Bring family and friends, and join in this fun informative program.

Ivy Tech summer camps underway
– Summer camps offered through Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Center for Lifelong Learning are underway. A variety of summer camps are available for children and young adults ages 4-18. Camps will run until the end of July.   There are camps for theater, painting, ceramics, design, drawing, engineering, science, robotics, entrepreneurship, and other areas.    Summer camps take place at several locations in Bloomington and surrounding counties.  A selection of camps take place in Bedford, as well as in Orange County at Burton Kimble Farms and at the Orange County Learning Center at Springs Valley.   For questions, call 812-330-4400.

10th Annual Thunder Over Patoka Saturday, July 2nd   Enjoy a fireworks display at the Patoka Lake Beach on Saturday, July 2nd. The fireworks will start at dark.  Bring along your family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments, and bug spray.  Already camping at Patoka this weekend?  Then there is no need to drive down to the beach.  Just go to section C of the Modern Campground for your own viewing area of the fireworks display.  Arrive early to get the best seats!  WITZ-FM 104.7 radio will be providing music to watch fireworks. Come out and enjoy this spectacular show over the waters of Patoka!  The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164.For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447

The public is invited to hear Steve Jeffris performing on the Main Street Stage at the Shoals Catfish Festival on Sunday, July 3rd at 4:00 p.m.  He is a guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer with a show of gospel, country, old standards, 50s and 60s Rock 'n roll, crowd participation, and clean comedy.  Lots of music and fun!  Sponsored by the Shoals United Methodist Church.


The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is once again encouraging everyone to decorate and dress up our Hometown of Orleans in red, white and blue in preparation for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  The Chamber is partnering with the town and Orleans American Legion in this special community effort.   Community leaders are hoping that residents, merchants and business owners alike will join them by displaying patriotic type décor i.e. banners, bunting, and flags throughout the town especially those located Maple Street (S.R. 37). 


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.   Jasper 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, July 6 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 contact Mike Obrien,  at 812-996-6008

 Free Concert in the Park Saturday Night With Tobin & Friends
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 9-Ladies for Liberty
(Patriotic & music from the World War II era, Salute to the Troops)
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

Class of 1976 Springs Valley 40th class reunion, Saturday, July 9th at Legends in French Lick at 1pm.   Call Nancy for more information at 936-2843

25th Annual Astronomy *STAR PARTY* at Patoka Lake Saturday, July 9th    
The 25th Annual Star Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th from 11a.m. -4p.m. at the Patoka Lake Nature Center then from 6p.m.- 11p.m. (or later) at the Patoka Lake Beach.   Enjoy a special presentation by members of the Louisville & Evansville Astronomical Societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, IN as they share their knowledge of the solar system.  Special program times are as follows:
12p.m. The 2017 Total Eclipse
12:45p.m. What’s Up Tonight
1-3p.m. Constellation Crafts
1:30p.m. Wobbles and Winks –
How to find planets around other Stars
2:15p.m. What’s Up Tonight
3p.m. Wobbles and Winks –
How to find planets around other Stars
Telescopes will be set up for observations at the Nature Center and Beach. There will be free giveaways while supplies last!  July 30th will be our rainout date in the event of cancellation.
The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164.For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447.       

Patoka Lake is currently looking for seasonal intermittent employees:  Gatehouse attendants, housekeeping and office clerks.  Must be willing to work weekeneds, evenings, nights and holidays.  Interested Applicants can stop by the Patoka Lake office. 


At the New Hope Christian Church in Paoli, On Sunday, July  10th, a Special race themed worship service and message from Motor Racing Outreach Association Chaplain and NHCC Minister, Rob Lee followed by a car show featuring race cars and drivers from all around Kentuckiana.  Autographs, games, food, giveaways and more.  Join us for worship at 10:30 AM!  Drivers, show off your cars.  Contact Rob at call 723-9115 for more info.

July 16th thru 31st

Centennial Celebration and Birthday Bash at Patoka Lake on Saturday, July 16th  There is much to celebrate this month and it will all happen on Saturday, July 16th at the Patoka Lake Nature Center. In celebration of the State Bicentennial, Indiana State Parks Centennial and Patoka Lake’s 36th Birthday, come to the Patoka Lake Nature Center for fun, family games, history talks, Smokey bear and even cake!  Special programs are listed as follows:
11a.m.- 2:30p.m. Kids’ Krafts – Make a few crafts that celebrate the history of Patoka Lake.  All crafts are free to make and supplies will be provided just bring your creativity!
11a.m. Pioneer Toys and Games – Try out toys from days gone by. Play a game of lawn darts, spin the whimmey diddle, see if you can figure out the ox yolk puzzle and more!
11:30a.m. Water Relay Races- Join teams and win prizes with a few games to beat the summer heat!
Noon – 3p.m. Birds of Prey: Bald Eagle and Eastern Screech Owl in backyard shelters.
12:30p.m. Smokey Bear and Cake- Celebrate our birthday and the birthday of our State Parks system.  Enjoy a slice of cake on us, meet Smokey Bear and have your picture taken with him!
1p.m. Land Beneath The Lake – Three towns are under water at Patoka Lake.  View old photographs and hear stories from days gone by out of Fred Dillard’s Memoirs.  Enjoy short stories from local resident, John Ash’s book, Patoka Tales. See old relics left behind by the folks that once called this area home.
2p.m. Talons, Beaks, and Instincts - What unique tools do birds of prey use to survive in the wild? How do they hunt for prey? Find out this and more in the backyard at the Nature Center with two LIVE birds of prey!   The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Lake, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164.  For more information regarding this program other interpretive events please call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447


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






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.