Area Trick or Treating :
French Lick and West Baden: Halloween night: 6-9pm
Orleans: Halloween night: 6-8pm
Bedford and Mitchell: Halloween night: 6-9pm
Paoli: Saturday evening, November 1st: 6-9pm
Trunk or Treat, 10/31—5-8pm, Halloween night, Moores Ridge United Methodist Church, Located near Tucker Lake. Also chili, hot dogs and desserts in the basement. Everything is free and everyone is invited
West Baden First Baptist Church will offer “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween night, 6-9pm, area trick or treaters are all invited to stop by
Orleans Trick or Treating set for Oct. 31st 6 to 8 p.m. Orleans Municipal Fire Dept. welcomes “trick or treaters” at the Orleans Fire Station (located behind the town hall) during those hours as well.
“Safe Night Halloween” will be held from 6-8pm at the 4H Fairgrounds in Paoli on Halloween night. Halloween night is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. Children under 15 are twice as likely to be killed while walking on Halloween then on any other night. Safe Kids Orange County wants the kids to be seen “Trick or Treating”. We will give out lots of “stuff’ to keep kids seen and safe on Halloween night. (For kids 3-12). Children must be present to receive items..
The Band "Revolver" will be playing at The Orange County Moose Lodge 2530 from 9p.m.-1a.m. on Halloween night, October 31st. $5.00 cover charge. Join us for Good Music, Fun, Dancing, & Costume Contest. Must be 21 or older to enter after 8 p.m. **ID REQUIRED** Also will be serving @ 5 p.m. Ribeye Steak with 2 sides & roll.... $13.99 **Now serving daily specials... (Mon-Fri)
American Red Cross will sponsor a “Blood Drive”, Friday, October 31st from 8:30am to 1:30pm, no appointment necessary.. Goal is 42 units of blood. Every two seconds, someone in the country needs blood. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed daily. Give the gift of life, give blood.
November 1st thru 15th
Living Waters Assembly of God will be having another free clothing give-a-way. (The Lord's Closet) this Sat Nov 1st at the Senior Citizens Center in Fr Lick 8560 W Main St. 8am - 11am , Pastor Patty Rottet , Living Waters Assembly Of God , PO Box 67 West Baden, IN 47469 , Cell 812-630-3221
An “All You can Eat” Bean Supper, Saturday, November 1st from 4-8pm at the Huron Fire Department. Money raised will help purchase new fire and medical equipment. Beans, Cornbread, coleslaw, fried potatoes, hot dogs, drinks & desserts. $5 Adults, $3 kids 10 and under,, under 3 eat for free. Free delivery in Huron.. Drink not included with delivery. Call 583-6791,, food donations will be appreciated.
Sipes Entertainment is hosting a FREE Lloyd Wood show in Bedford at the Hillcrest Christian Church on Saturday, November 1st at 7pm. 1120 Hillcrest Road. Other guest will perform as well. Call Becky at 583-8027
Holiday Craft Workshop at Patoka Lake on Saturday, November 8th
Join in the spirit of the season during a Holiday Craft Workshop at the Patoka Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, November 8th from 9a.m. – 2p.m. Design and create holiday decorations, ornaments, angels, baskets, greeting cards and more for yourself, family, and friends. Even use some of nature’s tools for your creations. Bring your creativity! Craft kits are all priced around $1 - $5, with approximately 20 crafts to make. Participants must pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447. Call the Visitor Center for more details!
Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program, “Forgiving What We Cannot Forget,” that will help attendees to discover when to forgive, and when to put the problem in God’s hands. The program will be held Saturday, November 8, at Kordes Center on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time until 11:30 a.m. It will be presented by Sister Jane Becker, OSB, subprioress of the Ferdinand Benedictines and an adjunct staff member for the Saint Luke Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Participants will learn the value of forgiveness, the difficulties, some practical tips, and how sometimes only God can make forgiving possible. Program cost is $30. Registration is due November 5. For more information, or to register, call 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915
Moore’s Ridge “Harvester”s Ladies Retreat, November 15th from 10am to 2pm at
Ames Chapel United Methodist Church. Guest speakers: Kris Tarr and Tammy Pirtle, music by Carol Singelstad and Daughters with Diane Fleetwood. Lunch provided, RSVP Retha 936-9636
Jasper – It is estimated that 25.8 million people have diabetes, a disease in which your blood glucose or sugar level is too high. Diabetes can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. People with diabetes can work to take steps to control the disease and lower their risk of complications. Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering various diabetes classes to help those with the disease to take control of their lives. “Outsmarting Diabetes,” a program that teaches participants how to control their diabetes using medication, self-monitoring, nutrition, and physical activity, . For more information about the cost of these programs or to pre-register, please call the Diabetes Education staff at 812-996-0521 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 0521.
November 16th thru 30th
Paoli Christian Church’s “Follow the Star” program is fast approaching. It is scheduled this year on Friday, December 5th and Saturday the 6th. The FREE ticket giveaway will be on Sunday, November 16th from 1 to 4pm at the church. Everyone must have a ticket to enter but tickets are free. There are times assigned for your ticket for you to become a member of a family with which to begin your journey. This is an outdoor event so dress accordingly. Call 723-2664
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Chuch at 2100 Hwy 150 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, will host award winning southern gospel group: Triumphant, on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm. A light meal will be served at 5:30pm. Tickets are $12, at the church, or at the door the evening of the concert.
Other Items of Interest: The Word of Life Fellowship at 864 Adams St. in French Lick. Service time, Sundays at 10:30am.. Pastor Jerry Nail. Call 723-9463 of 498-8659
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!Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday evening community dinner each Wednesday at 6pm at Paoli Christian Church. Everyone is welcome, no cost and no reservations needed. Call the church at 723-2664
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., , , The Diabetic Support Group meets in the IU Health Paoli hospital cafeteria the third Thursday of every month at 6pm until April and then it meets at 7p through the summer. If you are interested in more info about the group, call 723-7474. If you are interested in more info about Williams Bros. services, call 723-3907.
Hanna 812-723-7474 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.
Paoli Wesleyan Church reminds you that “One Harvest” can save you 35 to 50% on your weekly food cost.. With seven menu selections. All food is top quality, not distressed or outdated. Call Herman Kile for more information at 276-3261
IU Health Bedford Home Care would like to celebrate those that dedicate their lives to helping others. Home care offers staff for : NURSING, PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY, SOCIAL WORK SERVICES, AND HOME HEALTH BATHING AIDE SERVICES Area home care staff can assist, educate, and facilitate clients and their caregivers to maintain or regain the independence to remain at home. Thank a home care worker this month for the exceptional services they provide! If you or your loved one would like more information about IU home care, call 812-275-1275, or toll free 1866-607-1275
The Orleans Wesleyan Church is sponsoring a food outreach program called: “The Family Table”. The church invites anyone who would like to join them on Thursday evenings for dinner and fellowship at their fellowship hall. Meals will be served from 5:30 to 6:30pm or as needed. The church and fellowship hall are located on the south side of Orleans at 1463 South Maple (Hwy 37). Call 865-4041 for more information.
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.
Stronger Seniors-New Fitness Program! Co-Sponsored by: French Lick Senior Citizens, IU Health Paoli Hospital, and French Lick Springs Resort. Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM at the French Lick Senior Citizen Building. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. For more information, call Marilyn Fenton at 936-2533 or Erma Dillard at 936-4094.
Senior Adult Chair Exercise Program: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon. Call Mary Mapes at 812-849-9999 or the church office at 812-865-3713. Free!!! Heart rate & blood pressure will be monitored. Daily weigh-in. Nutrition guidlines discussed.
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.
Winter clothing giveaway every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon at Freedom Bible Church. Call 936-2010
, , , , , , , , , , According to Medicare, Orange County has the highest percentage of senior citizens who quality for help to pay for prescriptions from Social Security, but are not signed up. They need to call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 and sign up, expecially if they have trouble paying for their prescriptions. If they don’t quality, they may still be eligible for other programs. Call Hanna Swayer at 723-7474 for more information.
A Senior Adult Exercise program will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to noon at Orleans First Baptist Church. Heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored, Call Mary at 849-9999 for more information.
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 disabilityor 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
The American Legion Post 76 in French Lick wishes to invite everyone to Charity Game Night, “Texas Hold’em” poker night every Friday Night starting at 7pm. There is a semi-menu and drinks for your enjoyment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Legion at 936-9394.
If you are a Veteran and wish to give back to the community, the American Legion has many events scheduled for this year, we can use your aid. If you are a Veteran and not a member, please stop by the Legion or contact one of the Elected Officers.
The American Legion Post 76 French Lick wishes to invite everyone to attend Bingo on Monday Nights. The Assembly Hall doors open at 5pm and Bingo starts at 7pm. There is a non-smoking and smoking area. There is also a semi-menu along with drinks. Come out for a night of Bingo and enjoy the fun. If you have any questions, please contact the American Legion at 936-9394. Any Veteran that is not a member, we wish to invite you to talk with one of our Elected Officers.
What: FREE Community Dinner
When: Every Tuesday Evening serving from 5:30-7:00 pm Where: Senior Citizens Community Building in French Lick
Who: Anyone and Everyone is invited, we would love for you to come and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with us!
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)
American Legion Post 250 of Mitchell Bingo Every Tuesday. Earlybird games at 6:30pm and regular at 7PM Call 849-3727 for info.
New Church In Springs Valley
Pastor Claude Lagenour invites everyone to come and join¡¡them for worship in theirnew Church located in the old Pentecostal Church of Zion in French Lick. Sunday school at 9:30am, worship at 10:30 and in home bible study ast 7pm on Fridays. Call 936-3703 For more information
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.
Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living is sponsoring Bingo on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am at the Older American facility in Orleans. Anyone with a disability or senior from Orange Co is welcome. Call 800-845-6914 for more info.