Community Events

AARP Smart Driver Program with St Mary's

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm




(Evansville, IN) – Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent. However, the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as you age. Approximately 500 older adults are injured every day in crashes, according to a 2011 NHTSA report. Thankfully, there are steps that older adults can take to stay safer on the roads.

St. Mary’s Health will host the new AARP Smart Driver Program in a four-hour classroom refresher course:

  • Tuesday, September 23, 12 Noon to 4 p.m. in Meeting Room 2, St. Mary’s Health


 The course will not require seniors to drive or take tests. Attendees will learn how to adjust driving due to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. The course will also include information on aggressive drivers, defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, latest safety technology, distracted driving, and more. 

Auto insurance multiyear discounts may apply to AARP Driver Safety Program graduates.  Attendees should consult their vehicle insurance agent. If eligible for insurance discounts, attendance for one full four-hour program is mandatory.

The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members and includes a workbook and course certificate of completion.   Seniors may pay by cash or check the day of the class.  Please call Mary Raley, BSN, RN and instructor for the course at 812-485-6827 to enroll or for more information on the two separate offerings.


World Youth Day: Puttin’ for Poland Golf Scramble

Sun, 10/12/2014 (All day)

Hosted by SWAFFY (Saints Wendel and Francis For Youth) to raise funds for the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Poland in July of 2016. All proceeds raised at this event will benefit 13 young adults scheduled to participate in World Youth Day 2016. This international event attracted approximately 3 million Catholics – including the pope - to Brazil in 2013, and expectations are similar for young people from almost every country coming together in Poland. We hope this experience will renew the faith of our young people, but especially inspire them to move beyond the fears of diversity and strengthen their confidence as leaders today. Learn more about the event at The participating youth are working very hard to raise funds for this pilgrimage. The cost is approximately $3,600 per person which includes WYD fees, flights, land transportation, hotel, food, and travel insurance. All expenses combined, we need to raise almost $50,000. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Kim Wassmer 781-0334, Dena Embrey 430-1596, Sherie Cooley 963-3733 or email

Back 2 School Bash

Sun, 08/31/2014 (All day)

It happens at Boonville High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $10, all proceeds benefit Hope Central.  Tickets and more info available at 812-202-3021

Mental Health America's 6th Annual Ride for Recovery!

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Located at the Evansville National Guard Amory on 3300 E. Division St.

Please join Mental Health America on our 6th Annual Ride for Recovery Sunday, August 31st!

NEW THIS YEAR! Instead of riding, MHA will host a Car and Motorcycle Show where participants are eligible to win a variety of trophies and dash plaques!

A silent auction, music, food, and activities for all ages will be present during this event!

All of the proceeds will benefit MHA’s unique support group offerings, educational workshops, and psychiatric medication programs for the un-insured at no cost to the consumers!


Attached below is the official flyer for this years event along with all of the Ride’s information! Please feel free to contact Emily Reidford at (812) 426-2640 or with any questions. We hope to see you there and help the 1 in 4 people struggling with mental illness!

Event Ticket Prices: 
$20.00 per registered vehicle in the Car and Motorcycle Show

St John the Evangelist Catholic Church Summer Social

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

5301 Daylight Drive

Evansville, IN

St John the Evangelist/Daylight

Summer Social

Sunday, Sept 21st


Chicken & Beef Dinner (Fried chicken or beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, homemade chicken & dumplings, homemade slaw, vegetables, dessert & drinks)  Carry-outs available!

Served from 1030am - 130pm

Adults:  $9

Children:  $5 (ages 4-12)

Social Events include:

Grand Raffle, BINGO, Country Store, Quilt Raffle, Theme Baskets, Pull Tabs, Paddlewheel, Outdoor Food Booths, Kids & Teen Games

Twilight on the Trail

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Newburgh's Old Lock & Dam Park
525 E Hwy. 662
Newburgh, IN 47630

Newburgh Old Lock & Dam- 21 and Over, Nonsmoking Event

Toast at Twilight- Remembering and Honoring cancer patients.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate available now at area Schnuck's Markets and Mulberry Jean's Accents at 600 State Street Newburgh.
Featuring Live Entertainment SCRUBS
Comedian: Big John Richardson
LED Performance by Vulcane Arts
Cornhole Tournament
Chair Massages
Beer/Wine/Food for purchase
Half Pot Raffles
Food Vendors Including Cleo's Bakery

Event Ticket Prices: 
Tickets available now at area Schnuck's Markets and Mulberry Jean's Accents located at 600 State Street in Newburgh $10 in advance $15 at gate

VHS Fido Walk, Rock & Run

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Vanderburgh Humane Society

400 Millner Industrial Drive

Evansville, IN 47710

the 12th annual Fido Walk, Rock & Run is just around the corner.  Join us for a fun-filled morning to benefit the VHS. This year's event will take place at the VHS near Garvin Park.  The event will feature the always poplular Fido walk, 5 K Run, activities for kids and dogs, the Fido 2K, food and more.

Registration is now open and participants are encouraged to visit to register online.  Creat a personal fundraising page with photos and then share it with friends and family. We also encourage participants to creat a team of walkers/runners.

Event Ticket Prices: 

St. Benedict Cathedral/Catholic Charities Marriage Conference

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Marriage Conference


St. Benedict Cathedral and Catholic Charities will sponsor a Marriage Conference, “A Community of Life and Love,” Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (CDT), Woodward Center, St. Benedict Cathedral campus (1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville). The event is designed to strengthen marriages within the context of Catholic faith and values. The day includes a prayer service led by Bishop Charles Thompson; keynote presentation by Dr. Kevin Schemenauer of St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology; breakout sessions and interactive town halls on issues important to marriage such as money management and community engagement; and catered lunch.  Non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 per couple and $15.00 per individual covers lunch and materials.  To register and for more details, go to or call Catholic Charities at 812-423-5456.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s Pearls event

Thu, 10/02/2014 (All day)

“Pearls” is for Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s Pearls event on October 2nd. Pearls is an all female, event celebrating Juliette Gordon Low’s (the founder of Girl Scouts) willingness to sell her heirloom pearls in order to help fund Girl Scouts.

Family Literacy Day

Sun, 09/21/2014 (All day)

This event will be held at Washington Square Mall, 5011 Washington Ave Evansville, IN 47715. NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT.

Annual Celebration of Reading Center Stage presenting Arthur Kristi Valiant. Entertainment will include: Tales & Scales, Activities for all ages, Storytelling-Attendance prizes and Free books (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

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