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.
July 23-River Cities Concert Band (traditional concert band playing marches, jazz, Broadway tunes and more)
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; email@example.com . 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.