Community Events

5K Boogey Run/Walk - Rockport

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 8:00am


October 25th is BOOGEY RUN time again! If the idea of Christmas being only two months away isn’t enough to spook you, then get spookin’ while runnin’ and walkin’ to benefit the Spencer County Council on Aging. It’s the annual 5K Boogey Run/Walk on Saturday, October 25TH starting at 8 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rockport, IN.

Runners and walkers are wanted to run and walk a brand new 5K route that even goes through the cemetery! Talk about spooky! All funds raised are for the many programs to assist seniors in Spencer County.  

Sign up to run/walk today. For all the details contact Emily Neighbors or Diane Arnold at the Spencer County Council on Aging. Their phone number is 812-649-9828.

Respect Life Celebration at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:30pm

Respect Life Celebration


Catholic Charities’ annual Respect Life Celebration will take place onThursday, October 9, 2014.  5:30 p.m. (CDT) Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt (211 N. Vine St.).  Then, catered dinner and keynote address by Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, member of the U.S. Bishops’ Healthcare Subcommittee and Episcopal Liaison to the Catholic Health Association of the U.S.  All are invited to the Mass.  Non-refundable registration fee for dinner/keynote is $20.00 per person or $15.00 per full-time high school or college student (valid student I.D. must be shown at door).  Reservations required, and deadline isSeptember 30.  To register and for more details, or call 812-423-5456.

1st Annual Chili Dog Walk

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Another Chance for Animals is having our 1st Annual Chili Dog Walk on October 4, 2014 at Wesselman Woods Shelter House 1 & 2. The event will take place from 11 am to 4 pm. We will have a dog walk, chili dinner, informational booths, scavenger hunt for kids, adoptable pets and much more! Continue to check back to our event page for updates to this exciting event

Dog Walk - 2 pm
$20 registration by 9/13 includes event T-shirt & goodie bag
$10 kid (12 & under) registration by 9/13 includes event T-shirt & goodie bag
After 9/13 registration is $25 adult, $15 kid and does not guarantee T-shirt & goodie bag

Chili Dinner - 12 to 3:30
Courier and Press Food Correspondent and chef Aimee Blume will be cooking her secret-recipe wood-fired chili in a cast iron kettle! If you had it last year at our Chili Supper, we’re sure you’ll want to come back! Adult tickets are $10 and kids (12 & under) $5. Meal includes: bowl of chili, hot dog and drink.

Register for Dog Walk & Chili Dinner and receive a $2 discount!

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For a paper registration email us at or obtain from us at one of our other events

If you would like to volunteer or help sponsor the event, please let us know.
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Tragedy Meets Cruisin’

Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)

Tragedy Meets Cruisin’

The death of a local hero inspires “5th Annual Douglas R. Partenheimer – Cruisin’ For A Cure...Because Breathing Matters – Car

Show” with proceeds going to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. In conjunction with the car show, a 5K run/walk, silent

auction, and corn hole tournament will be added to the agenda.

[Holland, IN] - On October 4, 2014 at Holland Memorial Park in Holland, IN, the Partenheimer family will hold a car show, 5K

run/walk, silent auction, and corn hole tournament in memory of their father Douglas R. Partenheimer. The event will benefit

the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (Chicago, IL), as 100% of the proceeds will go towards fighting back against the disease that

Pulmonary Fibrosis is a lung disorder characterized by progressive scarring – known as fibrosis – and deterioration of the lungs.

This fibrosis slowly robs its victims of their ability to breathe. The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is to help find

a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocate for the pulmonary fibrosis community both locally and in Washington,

D.C., promote disease awareness, and provide a compassionate environment for patients and their families. Since the Foun-
dation’s establishment in 2000, they have funded close to $3 million for research.

What: “4th Annual Douglas R. Partenheimer – Cruisin’ Toward a Cure for PF...Because Breathing Matters – Car Show”, with

event’s proceeds benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Where: Holland Memorial Park, 904 N. Meridian Street Holland, IN 47541

When: Car Registration will begin at 9:00 AM EST and continue until NOON on Saturday October 4, 2014. Car Show Awards

5K Run/Walk Registration will begin at 7:00 AM EST and will conclude 15 minutes prior to the race commencement (7:45 AM

EST). The 5K Run/Walk will initiate at 8:00 AM EST, and awards will be presented at the closing of the race.

The Corn Hole Tournament will get underway at Noon EST.

A multi-item silent auction and a variety of food stands will be available during the complete event.

More info and online registration can be found at:

Co-chair, Annual Douglas R. Partenheimer Car Show

"Cruisin' Toward A Cure for PF...Because Breathing Matters"

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

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.

Walk to Defeat ALS

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:30am - 2:30pm

Tropicana Evansville, 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

Please visit to register your walk team TODAY and support the fight to defeat ALS!

Check-in starts at 10:30 a.m., with the Walk beginning at 12 p.m.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.

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Cooking Smart & On a Budget

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Ivy Tech Community College
3501 First Ave
Evansville, IN 47710

Watez Phelps with Ivy Tech will demonstrate cooking tips that are smart and help you maintain your budget and eat healthy.

Spell for Literacy--A Grown Up Spelling Bee

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Las Vegas Room
421 NW Riverside Dr
Evansville, IN 47708

A grown up Spelling Bee

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