September 16 thru 30th, 2017
Bedford Public Library presents Family Movie Night on Friday, September 22d at 6:30pm. “Beauty and the Beast” will be showing. See the new live-action movie on the big screen with surround sound and get a snack, all at no charge. Children must be with an adult. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The Bedford Public Library is located at 1323 K Street. Call 275-4471
CandleLight Tour : Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. of Mitchell sponsors its annual Candlelight Tour on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Spring Mill State Park, east of Mitchell on Indiana 60E. In traditional dress, Tri Kappa members and their families along with Spring Mill employees and their friends will be reenacting the pioneer life of their ancestors by inhabiting the houses and buildings of the restored village to make it come alive, as it would have been in the mid 1800’s. Pioneer crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment by many musical groups will be a part of the tour. Visitors are asked to please bring a flashlight. Tri Kappa Members will sell concession and food items in the Carriage House. The tour is from 4:00-9:00 PM. There will be a park admission charge of $7.00 for in-state licensed and $9.00 for out-of-state licensed vehicles. The village tour is free of charge. Buses will shuttle visitors from the Lakeview Activity Center (nature center) and visitors with overnight accommodations from the campground and inn parking lots to the Tri Kappa is a statewide sorority. The Mitchell chapter has sponsored the Spring Mill Candlelight Tour since 1967.
The French Lick Lodge #586 is having it’s 125th rededication and Celebration on Saturday, September 23d at 11am in the Lodge Meeting Room. Special guest Grand Master of Indiana Rodney A. Mann and Grand Lodge Officers
Kayaking at Patoka
Bring your kayak (or canoe) and join the naturalist for a tour on the lake Saturday, September 23 at 9:30a.m. at Wall’s Lake Boat Ramp off Highway 145. Look for beaver, osprey, bald eagles, and other wildlife along the way. Discover a bit of Patoka’s past during this morning paddle as we make our way to “the lake within the lake”. Travel over the remnants of Wall’s Lake dam as we paddle the waters of Patoka River. Bring life jackets, snacks and refreshments, and sunscreen for this journey. If you prefer, meet the naturalists at the Patoka Lake Office by 8:15a.m. to car caravan to the ramp. Non-motorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5, but may also be purchased at the Patoka Property Office from 8a.m. – 4p.m. daily.
Forestry Field Day on September 23d. 10am to 2pm at the Noble’s property, 3850 W CR 775 N, Orleans. Topics include; managing forest and timber stand, Managing forest for wildlife and hunting, identifying common trees, learning about evasive species, financial assistance programs to manage woodlands. Free Lunch provided, wagon ride tours, speakers include : professional forestry consultants, DNR District Forester and others. Call Orange County SWCD at 203-3033 for questions.
New Hope General Baptist Church in Birdseye will have homecoming on September 24th at 10am. Warrior for Christ will provide special music and Dr. Gordon will be guest speaker,, Meal to follow. Everyone is invited.
October 1st thru 15th, 2017
Jasper – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Creating Hope® sessions on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The next sessions will be held on Tuesdays, October 3rd and 10th. These sessions are designed for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Art materials and an instructional book are available at each session. No previous art experience is needed. Creating Hope® sessions are free and are held in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Conference Room located at the Dorbett Street entrance of Memorial Hospital, 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about this class please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events,” or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996-7488.
Did you know that 24 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD.) This disease may restrict air flow, cause trouble breathing and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. If you or if someone you care for is living with COPD, join us for an educational meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Health Ministry Conference Room located at 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper. For more information call Sue Wehr, BSN RN, at 812-996-5232. Pre-registration is not necessary, and there is no cost to attend.
Kayaking at Patoka Lake on Sunday, October 8 Bring your kayak (or canoe) and join the naturalist for the last tour of the season at Patoka Lake on Sunday, October 8 at 10:30a.m. at the Patoka Lake Beach. Enjoy a morning on the waters of Patoka as we paddle from the beach to Seng Island. Hear stories of Patoka’s past and see things left behind by the people who once called this area home. Look for wildlife along the way. Bring binoculars and preferred refreshments for this journey. For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447
Join us on October 13th, 14th and 15th 2017 for the 11th annual art show "Art on the Green" on state Hwy 56 at the French Lick Town Green located across from the Historic French Lick Hotel and Casino. Meet talented artists! Watch demonstrations daily! Enjoy Orange County's beautiful historic scenery! Artists and craftsmen displaying for sale pottery, lamp work glass, handmade jewelry, lapidary art, paintings, photography, primitives, soaps, handmade brooms, wood carvings, handmade bags and much more. Daily entertainment will include live performances by Swallowtail, Kirby Staley Band, Ezequiel Jimenez Latin Jazz, Ray Major Music, and Magic with Style. Enjoy art accented with food and fun for the whole family. Food vendors will offer German Roasted Nuts, Gourmet Popcorn from Pop Around the Clock, homemade peanut brittle and more. The American Legion Post off Main Street will be serving rib eye, hamburger, cheese- burger, and fish sandwiches and platters from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday and from noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Taste French Lick Winery's award winning wines in our Wine Garden (Saturday and Sunday only). Sponsored by visitFrenchLickWestBaden.com (877) 422-9925
October 16th thru 31st
The annual Harvest Fundraiser at Orangeville Community Center is on Saturday, October 21st. A Chili cook off with judging at 10:45am, lunch served at 11:30am. Live Auction at 2pm. All proceeds benefit the community center.
November 1st thru 15th, 2017
An all you can eat “Bean Supper” on Saturday, November 4th from 3-7pm.. The event will be held at the Huron Fire Department. On the menu: Beans, cole slaw, hog dogs, cornbread, fried potatoes,, drinks and dessert included. $6 Adults, $3 Kids 10 and under,, 3 and under eat free. Free delivery in Huron are at no charge. Raffle tickets will be sold for items donated dby area merchants. All money raised will be used to purchase fire equipment and medical supplies.
For more info, call Delema at 276-3409
Below is our updated concert schedule. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. We'll send you details as the dates get closer. We are still booking gigs. :-)
Alzheimer's Support Group sponsored by the National Alzheimer's Association. 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center (lower level of former Carnegie Library), Paoli square. For all caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Come to be supported in your important work. Questions call 812-277-6881.
The Orleans Street Department is reminding local residents of the importance of NOT blowing grass clippings out into the town streets, roadways as prohibited by local ordinance. This practice only tends to clog the storm drains, further adding to the town’s flooding problem during periods of heavy rainfall. Town crews regularly check storm sewer grates, but property and business owners are also encouraged to assist in this endeavor when possible by keeping grates clear of trash items, sticks, limbs in order to allow storm water to run off properly.
Staying safe and independent as you age are goals many of us share. Older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions risk losing the ability to live safely in their homes due to the increased need of assistance. Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers Lifeline, a medical alert assistance serviced for those who wish to live independently in their homes, while maintaining an immediate emergency link to 24/7 Response Center, where trained personnel can talk to the resident immediately and activate the subscriber’s emergency response plan if needed.
With Lifeline, the resident has a communicator unit attached to the telephone and a portable button that is worn around the neck or on the wrist . When assistance is needed, the portable button is pushed, which sends an electronic message through the telephone to the 24/7 Response Center. Lifeline has a one-time installation fee of $50.00 and costs starting at $39.00 per month after installation. For more information about these services or to subscribe, please call Jasper Memorial Hospital’s Lifeline Program Facilitator, at (812) 996-2399 option 1 or toll-free at (800) 852-7279, ext. 2399 option 1.