May 15th thru 31st
VINCENNES, Ind. - Step back in time at the 39th Annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous this Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-24. Celebrate the color, costume, and lifestyle of the 18th century. Browse among 100 authentic merchant and food booths on the grounds of the French Commons located at Second and Willow Streets behind the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. (EDT) to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Details are available online at www.spiritofvincennes.org, by calling 812 -886-6443, or on the group’s Facebook page.
A public tour of the Patoka Lake Dam and dam tower will be held on May 23d. The tour begins at 10am Guides will take visitors inside the dam tower and explain the operations and history of the dam and Patoka Lake. Call 685-2447 for more information.
Little Mission Church on Oak Grove road will have a revival May 21-24th. Rev Philo Jones is the Eveangalist and Little Mission Band and Singers will provide special music. Service times Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Sunday worship at 10:30am and 6pm
Monday,, May 25,, Memorial day.. No trash pickup in Paoli,,,, and trash pickup will be a day behind for the remainder of the week..
Kayaking at Patoka Lake, May 30
Bring your kayak and join the Patoka Lake naturalist for a paddling tour on Saturday, May 30. The tour starts at 9:30 a.m. at South Lick Fork Boat Ramp on State Road 164. Participants will look for beavers, bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers and other wildlife. The route travels under the Highway 164 causeway, where participants can watch barn swallows fly. The tour also will include stories of the lake and its creation. Participants should bring a kayak, binoculars, life vests, refreshments and sunscreen. A non-motorized boat launch permit is required and will be sold at the event for $5. For more information, call (812) 685-2447.
A benefit for Claude Lagenour, former Pastor at Sulphur Creek Bible Church, who is in stage 3 pancreatic cancer. The benefit on Sunday, May 31st at the Victory Baptist Church at 3p. He was also the Pastor of Freedom Bible Church and the church in Cuzco as well
June 1st thru 15th
Jasper – 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, June 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.
or more information about the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events,” or call Memorial Counseling Center at 812-996-5780. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Orange County REMC Annual Meeting and Health Fair, Friday, June 5th, from 4-7pm at the Orange County Fairgrounds.. Providing health related information, demos and screenings for up to 1000 people. Call 723-7474 to register for exhibit space.
Hoosier Uplands announce the Senior Citizens Health and Information Fair will be Tuesday, June 9th at Paoli Community Center, Sandy Hook Road. Doors open at 9am with various exhibitors, various health screenings, and a dance with Classic Country beginning at 1pm thru 2:30pm.
Indiana Farm Bureau District 9 Summer Picnic will be held Saturday, June 13th from 3-7pm at Crawford County 4-H Fairgrounds. A meal at 6:30pm. Marengo Cave tours will be offered for $10. New vehicles and farm equipment on display. Corn toss tournament, kiddie pedal tractor pulls, chainsaw carving, antique car and tractor displays, concessions. More information call 723-2704 or 338-2902
June 16th thru 30th
Clark Days at Falls of the Ohio SP, June 27-28
Celebrate the life and times of George Rogers Clark with Falls of the Ohio State Park on June 27 and 28. George Rogers Clark Days will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the George Rogers Clark Home Site, 1102 W. Harrison Ave., Clarksville. The event is free. Re-enactors will portray members of the Clark family and 18th- and 19th-century militiamen, surveyors and frontiersmen. The event also will include atlatl throwing (American Indian spear throwing), vendors with period crafts, speakers, musicians, children’s activities and more. The Clark Home Site is part of Falls of the Ohio State Park. For more information and to make a group reservation, call (812) 280-9970
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.