Community Events

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.


Historic Newburgh Community Theatre presents Murder at the Orient Express

Fri, 10/03/2014 (All day) - Sun, 10/05/2014 (All day)

Historic Newburgh Theatre Series


Newburgh, IN (Sept 25, 2014) – The Historic Newburgh Community Theatre is proud to present Murder at the Orient Express.  The show will be held at Preservation Hall (200 State Street) in Downtown Newburgh, Friday, Oct 3 and Saturday, Oct 4th at 7:30 pm andSunday, October 5 at 2 pm.  The play is directed by Laurie Baumer and produced by Brenda Bender.


This very funny play is a spoof on the well-known Agatha Christie book and movie of a similar name.  The setting is in the dining room of the Orient Express Restaurant owned by Irish sisters Mary and Molly McGregor assisted by their German waitress Frau Beethoven.  The victim is Seymour Twitt, a wealthy industrialist who hires Dudley Sharp, ace private eye to find out who has been sending him threatening letters.


Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at the Historic Newburgh, Inc. office at 517 W. Main Street or by calling (812) 853- 2815.  Ticket holders may show their tickets at Café Arazu, Cleo’s Brown Bag & Bakery, Edgewater Grille, Knob Hill, Tin Fish, or Golden Buddha September 27 – October 12 and receive a 15% discount on their food purchases.  Dessert provided by Schnuck’s Markets and coffee and tea by Mulberry Jeans Accents Gift Shop and Tea Room.  Fortune cookies provided by Golden Buddha.  Thank you to Toyota for their seed money to help create our Theatre Series.


Enjoy Dinner and Theatre that first weekend in October!


Historic Newburgh, Inc. is a nonprofit, Main Street organization dedicated to historic preservation, economic revitalization and sustainability of Downtown Newburgh.


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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"


Harmonie State Park Craft Fair

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Harmonie State Park Craft Fair (Great Family Event)

Oct. 4, 2014, 9:00-5:00

Gate fee for all will be $3.00 that day.

Crafts, pioneer demo, fire truck rides, blowups, face painting, live band, petting zoo,

food, rapture rehab group etc.

Want to be a vendor?  (call 812-682-4821)


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.

Event Ticket Prices: 

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!

Register online at:

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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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


Greater Evansville College Fair

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Greater Evansville College Fair Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. USI Physical Activities Center (PAC)   Please join us for the 31st Annual Greater Evansville College Fair, co-sponsored by the EVSC, Evansville Catholic Schools, Southern Indiana High Schools, UE, USI, Ivy Tech and OCU.   This is a great opportunity to learn more about college admission requirements, testing procedures, cost, financial aid, NCAA, and courses of study.  Over seventy colleges, universities, special schools, and military organizations will be represented.   The fair runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and is open to all high school students from southern Indiana and their parents.  There is no charge for this event.

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.


Mt Zion Apple Fest at AEP Honey Creek Farm

Sat, 10/11/2014 (All day) - Sun, 10/12/2014 (All day)

AEP Recreational Park (Honey Creek Farm)

US 231 & 1249 East County Road 500 North

Mt Zion Apple Fest scheduled at AEP Honey Creek Farm Oct 11th and Oct 12th

The 34th Annual Mt Zion Apple Fest will be Saturday 8-430 and Sunday 9-4.

Parking is $2 per car

More food than ever before!

Food Boothes include the following:

Pork Tenderloin Sandwichs, Ribeye Sandwiches, BBQ Chicken, Fish, Turtle Soup, Chili, Chicken & Dumplings, Walking Tacos, BBQ Sandwiches, Hoppin John, Bar Fries, Backed Potatoes, Corn Dogs, Polish Sausages, Homemade Bean Soup & Cornbread, Pies, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Breakfast Sandwiches, Bisquits & Gravy, Coffee, Hot Cider, Soft Drinks, Lemon Shake-ups.

Indiana's Largest Apple Pie, Cheesecake on a stick, Blackberry Dumplings, Apples, Cider, Carmel Apple Slices, Kettle Corn, Snow Cones, Popsicles, Cotton Candy, Homemade Candy, Funnel Cakes, Coconut Cakes, Homemade Pies, Monkey Bread, Homemade Pies, Muffins, Taffy, Apple Butter, Jelly, Jams, Cheese Balls...

Enjoy Arts and Crafts from all over the Tri-State

Craft and Miscellaneous booths include the following:

Christmas & Halloween Crafts, Jewelry, Baskets, Hand Painted Silk Scarves, Wood Craft Items, Tole Painting, Beanie Babies, Creatives Memories Photo Albums, Quilts, Afghans, Needlework, Rugs, Decorative Sweatshirts, Candles and more.

Live Entertainment

Kids Inflatable Rides



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


4th Annual Moccasin Gap 13.1 Trail Run and Heepwah 5k Run

Sat, 10/18/2014 (All day)

Ozark, Illinois

Camp Ondessonk- Hosting 4th Annual Moccasin Gap 13.1 Trail Run and Heepwah 5k Run in Ozark, Illinois October 18, 2014

Camp Ondessonk, an Illinois Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Youth Camp located in Ozark, Illinois, will be hosting the 4th Annual Moccasin Gap 13.1 Trail Run and Heepwah 5k Run October 18, 2014.

October 18th, 2014 can’t come soon enough for many trail runners and supporters ofCamp Ondessonk, in Ozark, Illinois. Runners from all of over the Country are eagerly training for the Moccasin Gap Trail Run, a half marathon 13.1-mile single-track running challenge, and the Heepwah 5k Run.
“This is so much more than a just race,” says Kate Albrecht, former camper and volunteer at Camp Ondessonk. “The Moccasin Gap 13.1 Trail Run and 5K are marked and ready for training and provide runners a chance to see some of the best scenery and trails that the Shawnee National Forest has to offer. "
The Moccasin Gap Trail Run and Heepwah 5k is hosted by Camp Ondessonk, a youth camp that knows that overnight camping and outdoor challenge teaches young people what matters most. And, every year runners sign up to help benefit Camp Ondessonk's programs, services and facilities.
The Moccasin Gap Trail Run’s course is a series of scenic and challenging trails. The rugged 13.1-mile half marathon route takes runners past some of the outdoor highlights of Camp Ondessonk, such as Cedar Falls, the highest free-falling waterfall in the state, and past one of the 11 known Native American Stone Fort sites in southern Illinois. The trail winds up the ridges and through the sandstone creek valleys of the surroundingShawnee National Forest, eventually joining up with the River-to-River Trail. Runners will cross rock-bottom creeks, traverse ridge lines on old Forest Service roads, and climb a series of switchbacks, including over a mile of sustained climb to a historic U.S. Forest Service fire observation tower.

The Heepwah 5K Run combines a few dirt trails and the gravel roads around Camp Ondessonk’s Lake Echon. It is a rewarding challenge for runners or walkers of any skill level.  If runners want to make a weekend of it, there is a free Fall Festival with hayrides, pony rides, face painting, and a climbing wall after the race. There is also a chance for runners to experience a little bit of summer camp by staying in one of Camp Ondessonk’s signature rustic cabins.

Executive Director, Dan King, loves to see the camp’s trails full of runners. “The race provides a chance for people to get out and explore in the fall. It also introduces adults to all the natural wonders of Camp Ondessonk and the Shawnee while helping benefit Camp Ondessonk's programs, services and facilities.

Registration Information:  
Moccasin Gap 13.1 Trail Run registration fee is $50.00 per person and 5 km  registration fee is $35.00 per person. To register visit or call 877-659-2267.   

About Camp Ondessonk:
Since 1959, Camp Ondessonk has been offering summer camp programs to youth ages 8 to 17.  The American Camp Association and Certified Horsemanship Association accredited programs and facilities give campers the opportunity to explore the outdoors while growing in self-esteem and respect for God’s creation. Camp Ondessonk also provides conference facilities, lodging, and a variety of programs for youth and adults throughout the year.



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.


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.


Southridge High School in Huntingburg Marching Raider 5k

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 9:00am
October 25th at 9:00 am eastern time at Southridge High School in Huntingburg will be a 5k walk/run to support the Marching Raider Band. Please pre-register at fee is $20.00 qualifies for a t-shirt.