• Anyone age 16 and over is welcome to participate in the Open Class competition at the Knox County Fair. The competition is not limited to Knox County residents. The theme this year is Hometown Heroes and several emergency responders will have items on display all week. Open Class exhibitors may bring their entries to the Open Class building at the Knox County Fairgrounds either today from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or on Monday from 7-11 a.m. Perishable items including baked products, flowers, and produce will only be accepted on July 22. The Open Class entry fee is $1 per item. The building will be open to view exhibits July 22-25 from 5-9 p.m. The building will not be open to view exhibits on July 26; exhibits may be picked up from 4-7 p.m. on July 26 or 9-10:30 a.m. on July 27. A new checkout procedure has been put into place: exhibitors will need their exhibitor ticket to pick up exhibits at the end of the week.
• Sunday dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the Monroe City Blue Jeans, 1242 Main St., Monroe City. The menu includes fried chicken, potato salad, peas and carrots, breaded tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, desserts and drinks. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go to help keep the center open.
• The Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Gym. No. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the YMCA of Vincennes, 2010 College Ave.For more information contact Rebecca Richardville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The North Knox Kiwanis Club is now accepting nominations for Man and Woman of the Year for the Bicknell Heritage/Sesquicentennial celebration. Nomination letters may be sent to P.O. Box 127, Bicknell, IN 47512. Winners will be announced at the Labor Day Queen contest on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at North Knox Primary School. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 14.
• The YMCA of Vincennes has kicked-off its 2019 Annual Campaign. This year’s goal $100,000. To donate go online to vincennesymca.org/give. The YMCA’s programs and services are for all. No one is turned away because of the inability to pay.
• The Good Samaritan Oncology Department is accepting donations for the patient supply closet. Basic living and personal hygiene supplies are needed. Contact Lesley Hofmann at 812-885-3990 to make arrangements to have items picked up.
Good Samaritan’s Community Health Services will be offering free blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and grip strength screenings from 8-9:30 a.m. today at the Vincennes Farmer’s Market, 102 N. Second St.
Good Samaritan’s Community Health Services will be offering free lipid profile, GFR/Creatinine, blood glucose, PSA (men 40 yrs & older) blood screenings 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Knox County Farm Fair, 11728 Ind. 67, Bicknell.
Good Samaritan’s Community Health Services will be offering free grip strength screenings at the following locations during July: 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Fox Ridge, 150 Fox Ridge Drive; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Lawrenceville Senior Center, Lawrenceville, Illinois; 10:30 a.m. to noon CDT on Thursday, Wabash Community Senior Center, Mount Carmel, Illinois; 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Vincennes Fortnightly Club, 421 N Sixth St.; and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29, Winslow Community Center, Winslow.
Good Samaritan’s Walk with a Doc is held from 9-10 a.m. on Saturdays at Gregg Park, 2204 Washington Ave. Those taking part will have a few minutes to learn about a current health topic then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation with a doctor on the indoor track. It’s a great way to get out of the house and stay active. You can walk at your own pace and distance; whatever works for you. Good Samaritan Hospital providers will rotate as the walk leaders and provide information on new topics every week. Take a step to improve your health and join us at this free community event every Saturday. Walk with a Doc is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.
• “Pollinator Day: Butterflies and How to Attract Them,” a free public event, will be held at 9 a.m. on July 27 at the Community United Methodist Church Pavilion, 1548 S. Hart Street Road.
The featured speaker will be Jeffrey Belth of Bloomington, author of “Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide,” which will be for sale at the event. Published by Indiana University Press, the book received the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award for best Nature Guidebook. An alumnus of IU’s Herron School of Art, Belth is also the author of the “Butterflies of Illinois,” published in 2017.
Although the event is free, participants should register on-line at https://knoxcountynaturedays2019.eventbrite.com/
The Knox County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is the sponsor of this third annual Knox County Nature Day. The series focuses on different environmental issues, such as natural history and best practices to support conservation.
The event will also feature kids activities planned while talks occur, a native plant sale, environmental organization exhibits and vendors (including the Solid Waste Management District, Natural Gardeners Club, Pheasants and Quails Forever, Knox County Public Library, Belth's book, “Butterflies of Indiana,” for sale and door prizes.
Persons who wish to voluntarily support environmental programming in the area, and keep Nature Days free to the public, are asked to donate to the CISMA at the door or through PayPal (http://knoxcountyswcd.com/kccisma/).
For more information contact Will Drews at 812-882-8210 ext. 3408 or email@example.com.
• The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 is planning its 55th reunion. We are seeking address or status information for the following classmates: Cynthia “Cindy” Byers, Cindy Courter Calvert, Becky Dyhouse, Mary C. Elliot, Joan Fox, Carolyn Hall, Joyce Hedge Shepard, Mary Ann Klein Watson, Gordon Krueger, Dixie Moyes Bradford, Dennis Parr, Carolyn Roach Church, Linda Rocker Foley, Clovis Skaggs, Robert Bob Walker, Terry Walker, Diane “Cookie” Webb, Jacque Wilson, and Minerva Witherspoon. Please send any information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message on Facebook at Lincoln High Class of 1964.
• Honey in the Rock, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, 300 Hall Road just outside of Wheatland as you travel towards Bicknell. There is no admission charge. For more information call Brother Gene Rasner, 812-743-2408.
• Generations’ RSVP (Retired Senior & Volunteer Program) volunteers are at it again! The Happy Hoopers will be making wheelchair and walker caddies for homebound individuals served by Generations. They are in need of durable, quality fabric donations that will hold up to use. If you can help, please drop off your fabric donations at the Generations office, Room 31 on the third floor of Vincennes University’s Community Services-Zella Young Hall, 1019 N. Fourth St.
• The Lawrenceville High School Class of 1979 will celebrate 40 years since graduation this year. Information is being sought for the following classmates: Marvin Armstrong, Dave Brooks, Brian Deckard, Larry Dunlap, Harold Engel, Linda Garringer, Craig Gher, Marty Hunt, David Jarvis, Tammy Jurgins, J.R. Lewis, Marianne Mackey, David Milligan, Martin Nead, Karen Pinkstaff, Angie Plough, Felicia Stevenson, Greg Baxter, Kim Davis, Margaret Dollahan, Tim Emmons, Dave Finley, Brenda Garvey, Kim Horn, Bob Ingram, David Johnson, Sherri Laslie, Willie McKinney, Greg Mayo, Brenda Monjar, Kim Neighbors, Mike Pinkstaff, Doug Sager, Mark Swarens, Richard Terry, Lisa Umfleet, Paul Wells, John Timms, Kelly Warner and Ann Yosowitz. Call 618-928-2428 with information.
• The annual YMCA Fish Fry Fundraiser will be Aug. 16. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and available for purchase in advance at the Y. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. The menu includes a fish filet sandwich, a hamburger or hotdog, with sides, chips, drink and a dessert. Come out to share a meal with us and support the Y. For more information or donations please contact Rebecca Richardville at email@example.com.
• Are you a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization providing services in Knox County? Does your organization look for ways to better leverage resources and/or increase program awareness? Do you look for effective ways to minimize duplication of resources in an effort to provide your targeted service to Knox County individuals?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, United Way of Knox County would like to hear from you. United Way is looking to generate conversation, and possible funding, around a networking collaboration of non-profits within the county. One avenue for this is to host an information and input session regarding a service called Charity Tracker. To find out more about the upcoming information session contact Mark Hill at United Way of Knox County at 812-882-3624. To learn more about Charity Tracker visit www.charitytracker.com.
• The 2019 Vincennes University Alumni and Friends Travel Program continues on July 31 with a trip to Beef House Dinner Theater in Covington for a performance of “Honky Tonk Angels.” Other trips include:
Sept. 4: Beef and Boards Theater in Indianapolis for a performance of “Hairspray.”
Oct. 16: Autumn in Nashville, Indiana.
The program is also offering a wonderful trip to Savannah, Georgia
For more information contact the VU Alumni Office at 812-888-4354.
• The high school equivalency exam, formerly GED class, is now taking enrollment. The Vincennes University adult education class meets in Room 205 of the Community Services-Zella Young Hall at 1023 N. Fourth St. The class is free. For more information or class schedule, call 812-888-4119.
• Qualified Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Specialist and Wellness Coordinator Peg Szewczak, at Fox Ridge Manor, is available for private consulting at no charge. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Peg at 812-881-7781.
• Health Connection of Pace Community Action Agency Inc. will send quarterly newsletters to keep the community informed/updated. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, contact Linda Obaseki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Want to give back to your community? Generations’ AngelWorx Program is always looking for new volunteers. We invite folks of all ages who want to use their life experience and skills to make a difference regardless of the amount of time they have to give. You tell us what interests you and we will find a place for you. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Our volunteer program has evolved over the past 40 years to include intergenerational projects that fill the gaps and help improve the quality of life for residents in our six-county service area. For more information on volunteering, contact Patty Dreiman at 812-888-5879 or email@example.com.
• Children continue to need volunteer advocates through The Knox County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program. Volunteers serve as advocates for children who have been abused or neglected. To volunteer or find out more about the program, visit www.childadvocatesnetwork.org. A new training class is being formed to equip people who care to become equipped to meet this need.
• The American Red Cross is offering a free smoke alarm and installation program. Smoke alarms are only guaranteed to work for 10 years. Residents should test their smoke alarms monthly, change the batteries every six months, and replace their alarms every 10 years. Alarms should be replaced if they are older than 2007. To schedule an appointment for free smoke alarms and installation, contact the American Red Cross at 812-471-7200 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon. at First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave.
• Region 13 ABATE of Indiana Gibson/Knox counties meet on the second Saturday of each month at noon CDT at the Hilltop Tavern in Hazleton. For more information contact Christian Harper at 812-677-3852.
• Narcotics Anonymous “New Found Freedom” meets at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays at the community corrections office, 135 N. Eighth St.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Starting Over Group” meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Walking the Line Group” meets at 5 p.m. CDT on Saturdays at 1008 12th St., Lawrenceville, Illinois.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave.
• Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 10 a.m. CDT on Sundays at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, 2111 State St., Lawrenceville, Illinois.
• Euchre is played on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Clark’s Crossing of Historic Vincennes, 300 N. Sixth St. For more information contact Dorothy Davis at 812-890-1048.
• Healing Hearts, a grief support group meets from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sundays at Thursday Church, 218 Main St. For more information, contact Julie Gornall at 812-881-8192.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Starting Over Group” meets at 7 p.m. on Sundays at First Christian Church, 319 Broadway St.
• Froggers Crochet Club will meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday in the sunroom at the Knox County Public Library, 502 N. Seventh St., for crocheting, patters, lessons and fellowship.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Walking the Line Group” meets at 4 p.m. CDT on Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 809 12th St., Lawrenceville, Illinois.
• The Happy Hoopers Embroidery Club will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of every month Room 305 of Vincennes University's Community Services-Zella Young Hall, 1019 N. Fourth St. All sewers, machine embroiders and quilters are welcome.
• On the first Monday of the month the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St., is holding “Family Movie Night” beginning at 6 p.m. For more information about the library, call 812-735-2317 or visit www.bicknell-vigo.lib.in.us/.
• On the last Monday of the month the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St., is holding “Teen Book Buzz” beginning at 3:30 p.m. For more information about the library, call 812-735-2317 or visit www.bicknell-vigo.lib.in.us/.
• BABE Store at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 606 N. Fifth St., is open every Monday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
• Inquiry sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and possibly joining the Catholic Church will be 7 p.m. on Mondays at the St. John the Baptist Parish Office, 803 Main St.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Starting Over Group” meets at 6:45 p.m. on Mondays at the Samaritan Center Community Mental Health Building, 121 Buntin St.
• Circle of Hope Al-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St. Use the ramp entrance leading to the basement door. This group is a fellowship of family members and friends of alcoholics who meet to lend each other their experience, strength and hope.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave.
• Tuesday With The Village meets from 8-10 a.m. CDT on Tuesdays at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Illinois. The community is invited.
• Lincoln High School Class of 1955 meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at Dot’s Custom Cakes and Catering, 101 Busseron St. Classmates and friends are urged to attend.
• On Tuesdays the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St., is holding “Toddlers Morning Out” beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information about the library, call 812-735-2317 or visit www.bicknell-vigo.lib.in.us/.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St.
• Euchre is played at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Blue Jeans Community Center, 1242 Main St., Monroe City.
• Froggers Crochet Club will meet from 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday at Clarks Crossing of Historic Vincennes, 300 N. Sixth St., for lessons, patterns, crocheting and fellowship.
• Friends of the Library will meet at 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St.
• The Knox County Support Group for Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease (or other dementia) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Central Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1600 Forbes Road. The meetings provide the latest information on Alzheimer’s research and medications, help and encouragement from other caregivers and open, but confidential discussions and a chance to be heard. For more information, contact Roger Wright, support group facilitator, at 812-882-7963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Emotions Anonymous (EA), a program to help individuals with emotional problems cope with everyday life, will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 606 N. Fifth St., enter at the corner entrance on Fifth and Hart Streets. For more information call 812-255-0763.
• Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 809 12th St., Lawrenceville, Illinois.
• Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the First Baptist Church, 425 W. Third St., Bicknell.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St.
• Lincoln High School Class of 1952 meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Dot’s Custom Cakes and Catering, 101 Busseron St. Classmates and friends are welcome to attend.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Starting Over Group” meets at noon on Wednesdays at Bethlehem General Baptist Church, 9 W. Jefferson St.
• Weight Watchers meets at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at First Christian Church, 319 Broadway St. Weigh-in is 30 minutes prior to the meeting.
• Euchre is played on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Clark’s Crossing of Historic Vincennes, 300 N. Sixth St. For more information contact Dorothy Davis at 812-890-1048.
• On Wednesdays the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St., is holding “Little Listeners” beginning at 3:30 p.m. for preschoolers and kindergartners. For more information about the library, call 812-735-2317 or visit www.bicknell-vigo.lib.in.us/.
• A weight loss support group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library in Bicknell, 201 W. Second St.
• Church of Victory, 602 N. First St., hosts The Grace Connection at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Grace Connection offers classes to alleviate the challenges of addiction, stress, depression, anger, self destruction, etc. These classes will empower people to fulfill their God given purpose by learning to leave the past behind and move forward into their bright future, as God intended. Rooted in God’s Word, labels will disappear as individuals learn to break free from the past and move forward into their God fulfilled purpose. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Pastor Sandy Ivers at 812-881 6296 or email us at VincennesCityOfRighteousness@yahoo.com.
• Fit and Fun Exercise Time, directed by JoAnn Winkler, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oaktown Community Center. This is free to everyone and includes low to moderate aerobics and stretches. For more information, call JoAnn at 812-324-2456.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Samaritan Center Community Mental Health Building, 121 Buntin St.
• Wednesday Night Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Vincennes Bridge Center, 209 Main St. Free lessons are presented by a certified trainer 30 minutes prior to game time. To arrange partnership or reserve your seat, call club managers Toni or Chris Kimmel at 812-886-4763.
• Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. CDT on Wednesdays at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, 2111 State St., Lawrenceville, Illinois.
• Breakfast Bingo will be played the fourth Thursday of the month beginning at 9 a.m. in dining rooms E and F at Willow Manor, 3801 Old Bruceville Road. Prizes will be awarded. The event is open to the public.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon on Thursdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St.
• On the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St., folks ages 50 and over are invited to take part in the “Senior Divas Book Chat” — which is open to everyone, not just ladies.
• Every Thursday, students in first through third grades can attend “Book Buddies” at 3:30 p.m. at the Bicknell-Vigo Township Public Library, 201 W. Second St. For more information about the library, call 812-735-2317 or visit www.bicknell-vigo.lib.in.us/.
• Loaves and Fishes will serve a meal from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Allen Clark Community Room at Major Bowman Terrace, 203 Bowman Terrace. Everyone is welcome to attend.
• The Knox County Breastfeeding Coalition will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For more information, contact Melissa Smith at 812-887-3063 or Deb Telligman at 812-890-8375.
• The Red Hill Dulcimer Society is dedicated to teaching and preserving traditional acoustic music. Members meet on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. CDT at the United Methodist Church in Sumner, Illinois. Dulcimers, guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, Irish whistles or any other acoustic instruments are welcome to join. For more information call 618-928-1507.
• Al-Anon family group meeting will begin at 7 p.m. CDT on Thursdays at the First Church of Olney, 1401 N. Silver St., in Olney, Illinois. For additional information, contact Bob at 618-395-7667.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Starting Over Group” meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St.
• Thursday Nite Dance, open to the public, from 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Moose Lodge, 904 S. 17th St. No food and drinks provided. Live bands. For more information, contact the Moose at 812-882-4538, or Jo at 812-886-5429.
• Vincennes-Lawrenceville Model Airplane Club meets at the YMCA of Vincennes annex building at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 812-882-0863.
• The Knox County Detachment 1007 of the Marine Corps League will meet for coffee at 9 a.m. on Fridays at Dot’s Cakes and Catering, 101 Busseron St. All Marines and FMF Corpsman are welcome.
• Duplicate bridge will be played at 11 a.m. on Fridays at Fox Ridge Manor, 150 Fox Ridge Drive. For more information, contact Sue Gerhart at 618-943-5994.
• The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 meets the second Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. All classmates and friends are invited to attend.
• Senior Education Ministries Inc. in partnership with Lawrence County, Illinois Senior Citizens Center has scheduled Dine with a Doc on the first Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT at the Lawrence County Senior Citizens Center, 1705 12th St., in Lawrenceville. Dine with a Doc is a free program that welcomes the local senior public to hear an educational topic while enjoying a complimentary lunch. This program is a community effort of a doctor, a lunch sponsor, the senior citizens, local churches and area businesses coming together for the good of all to serve the senior citizens. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 618-544-8811. Contact Lori Aplin at 877-223-6109 with suggestions for the Dine with a Doc Program. For more information contact Senior Education Ministries, Inc. 812-917-4970 or email email@example.com.
• Alcoholics Anonymous (women only) meets at noon at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 925 Broadway St.
• Phoebe’s Mission at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 606 N. Fifth St., is held the first Friday of every month at 4:30-6 p.m. Individuals needing laundry detergent, soap, paper goods, personal hygiene items, etc. are welcome.
• The First Baptist Church, 425 W. Third St. in Bicknell, will host Mending Broken Women, a support group for those who have experienced any type of sexual victimization or abuse, from 6-7 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month. Free baby sitting will be available. For additional information, contact Crystal at 812-887-7274.
• Celebrate Recovery meets on Fridays at 6 p.m. at 1204 Broadway St. Come get healing for your hurts, habits and hang ups. Check us out in Facebook at Celebrate Recovery/Vincennes.
• Beit Israel meets Fridays with Sabbath service at 7 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 1423 N. Fourth St. For information please call 812-396-9225 or 812-324-2725.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Starting Over Group” meets at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 9 W. Jefferson St.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave.