• Come join the YMCA of Vincennes as they kick off some Thanksgiving fun with the Struttin’ Our Stuffin’ 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run at 9 a.m. today. The cost is $20 per person. The one mile family fun run is free for all.
• Sunday dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Blue Jeans Community Center, 1242 Main St., Monroe City. The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, carrots, broccoli salad, desserts and drinks. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will be used to help keep the center open.
• The Lawrence County (Ill.) Historical Society's newest exhibit will open at the History Center, 619 12th St., from 1-4 p.m. CST on Sunday. “Growing Aware” highlights Lawrence County farmers. From the tools they used in the barns and fields to artifacts that women used in their kitchens and lives will be on exhibit. The local men and women who used these items have been identified in most cases. The main focus of the exhibit is the story of the farming. As time changed so did the power necessary to plant and harvest the crops. Many photographs showing horse-drawn equipment used in the county have been enlarged and mounted. Another exhibit shown will be a special tribute to the contributions made by farm families during World War II. Since the Lawrence County Farm Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary, an exhibit has been created showing major contributions made by that organization. To complement the exhibit, the newest publication, “Growing Aware, Farming in Lawrence County,” a collection of articles and photographs about farming and farm life in Lawrence County through the years including over 125 vintage photographs and original illustrations by Ellen White, will be available for purchase for $20. The book is a collection of articles and photographs about farming and farm life in Lawrence County through the years. Lawrence County raised over 15,000 sheep during the Civil War to provide wool for northern uniforms. Prairies that once grew cotton, now grow green beans and potatoes for chips. Before artificial Christmas trees, Lukin farmers not only grew the trees but pioneered the white snow-like flocking process. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
• Private and Commercial Applicator program (PARP/CCH) will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Knox County Fairgrounds, 11728 N. Ind. 67, Bicknell. Topics for the morning will include soil testing and interpreting results and using technology to apply setbacks. If you have questions call the Purdue Extension-Knox County office at 812-882-3509.
• 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 screenings at the following locations during November: 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Washington Housing, Washington; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sandborn Community Center, Sandborn; 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Old French Towne Apartments, 600 Nicholas St.; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Winslow Community Center, Winslow; 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 26, Fox Ridge Manor, 150 Fox Ridge Drive; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST Nov. 27, Lawrenceville Senior Center, Lawrenceville, Illinois;
Good Samaritan’s Walk with a Doc is held from 9-10 a.m. on Saturdays at the Vincennes University Donald G. Bell Student Recreation Center, 1600 Short St. 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. 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.
• The Vincennes University Department of Music will present “Guitars in the Night” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Theatre, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert will include a wide variety of literature and musical styles and will showcase the VU Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Mike Howell and the VU Blues Ensemble under the direction of Virgil Franklin. Special guest performers include classical guitarist Joseph Jones Music selections include Loris O. Chobanian’s “Songs of Ararat,” Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo, Op. 16, No. 2,” Jerry Leiber’s and Mike Stoller’s “Kansas City,” Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago,” Charles Singleton’s “Help the Poor,” Evan Twitty’s “Last Train to Texas,” Willie Dixon’s “My Babe,” and Karen Lovely’s “Fish Outta Water.
• The local Kiwanis and Rotary clubs are teaming up again this year to keep the Wreaths Across America program in Vincennes. The goal is to place a wreath at the graves of all veterans buried in the local cemeteries.
Wreaths are $15 each and can be purchased by individuals or businesses. Individuals are welcome to attend the program on Dec. 14, then take their wreaths for personal placement at the graves of their friends and relatives. Volunteers are also being sought to help distribute wreaths that day.
Order forms are available at various locations in Vincennes including the Vincennes Water Department office at 403 Busseron St. To order online, go to Wreaths Across America.org or visit the local group’s Facebook page, Wreaths for Knox County, or call 812-882-8860. The deadline for ordering wreaths is Nov. 29. Checks can be made out to Wreaths for Knox County, can be mailed to PO Box 272, Vincennes IN 47591.
Wreaths Across America, the organization that lays wreaths at the graves of fallen veterans, saw the placement of 1.2 million remembrance wreaths at over 1,200 cemeteries across the country last year.
• An exhibition featuring the photographic works of Leah Gose and Adrian Little will run through Dec. 6 at the Shircliff Gallery, located in Vincennes University's Shircliff Humanities Center at 130 E. Harrison St. “Stepping Through the Past” is a two-person exhibition that takes on maternal loss and recontextualization of the past. The imagery presented creates a connection and viewpoint that layers the past with the present.
Gose constructs dreamscapes that share family relationships based on shared experiences decades apart, while Little builds her imagery of visualizing text and image using data mapping to explore the effect of loss. Her series, “Questions of Stella,” combines postcards and Polaroid photographs to recontextualize memories of what remain both physically and metaphorically. These dreamscapes are rooted in the details presented, sometimes revealing and yet often concealing.
For “Mapping Mrs. Dalloway,” Little walked the streets of London and photographed along the path that Mrs. Dalloway walks in Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name. These are the same streets that Woolf herself walked countless times. Her intention was not to illustrate the novel, but instead to use stream of consciousness in capturing the images. After dividing the text of the novel into 20 sections, a word count of the novel is then layered over each image as data visualization that both obscures and reveals information within each image.
Shircliff Gallery of Art hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, contact Arthur Fields, 812-888-4316, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Honey in the Rock, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 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.
• Monday is the deadline to enter the 21st annual Christmas Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Vincennes Central Business District, which will be held on Friday. This year's theme is “Christmas Movies.” The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in entering should contact the Knox County Chamber of Commerce at 316 Main St., e-mail email@example.com or call 812-882-6440. No late entries will be accepted.
• Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Vincennes University's Robert E. Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch will be provided by Mom’s Meals. December’s speaker will be Occupational Therapist, Brandon Johnson, OTR from Daviess Community Hospital. This program provides the opportunity to fellowship with peers while receiving valuable information from our medical community. If you would like more information about Dine with a doc® you may visit www.dinewithadoc.com. Please RSVP by contacting Cathy Jones at 1-800-742-9002.
• The Vincennes/Knox Preservation Foundation will sponsor a “Holiday Historic Home Tour” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, featuring six homes of historical interest. Tickets are $20 and will be available for purchase on the day of tour at Klein Reality, 505 N. Sixth St., where the tour will begin. For more information contact foundation president Tim Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Vincennes/Knox Preservation Foundation promotes and encourages interest in homes, buildings, properties, history and heritage in Vincennes and Knox County. For more information go to www.vincennespreservation.com.
• Generations' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is once again selling pecans for all of your holiday baking needs! These pecans are fresh from Georgia from the most recent pecan crop. Prices are $10 per bag with your choice of either a 12-ounce bag of small pieces, or a 12-ounce bag of halves. Money raised from these sales support projects that benefit our local community such as Children's Vision Screening, Little Elves Workshops, Love-A-Bears, Pet Pad Program, etc. To purchase pecans, please contact Generations at 1-800-742-9002 or come by our office in Room 31 of the Zella Young Building on the Vincennes University, 1019 N. Fourth St.
• The Vincennes University Department of Music will present “A Christmas Gala” on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Theatre, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert will include a wide variety of choral and instrumental literature ranging from traditional carols to jazz/rock tunes and pop selections as well as standard holiday favorites. The performance will showcase a variety of VU student performing groups, including the VU Concert Band and the VU Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Susie Jackson; the VU Concert Choir and the “VU Connection” under the direction of Jennifer Harris; the VU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Addisson Grimm; the VU Blues Ensemble under the direction of Virgil Franklin, the VU String Ensemble under the direction of Diana Wuli, and the VU Woodwind Ensemble under the direction of Joyce Kim-Rohrer. Featured faculty soloists include Mike Howell on guitar. Pre-concert entertainment will be provided in the lobby by VU piano students and piano faculty.
• This holiday season, Generations is sponsoring its 11th annual Build*A*Basket project to help provide for the basic needs of Generations’ clients while bringing them some holiday cheer. This project is open to schools, churches, businesses and individuals. Just purchase a laundry basket or tote and fill it with items such as dish soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. Many individuals also decorate their baskets to make them more festive. A list of suggested basket items, as well as list of drop-off sites is available on the Generations’ website at www.generationsnetwork.org and on the Generations’ Facebook page. You may register your basket online by following the link on the website or Facebook post. Baskets must be completed and dropped off no later than Dec. 13. Generations’ staff and volunteers will deliver the gift baskets. For more information or to register your basket by phone, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527, toll-free at 1-800-742-9002, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Generations is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division.
• The YMCA of Vincennes will be helping with Toys for Tots again this year. Donation boxes are set up in the lobby of the YMCA of Vincennes, 2010 College Ave. Please donate, new unwrapped toys. Toy drive will continue through Dec. 14. For more information contact Rebecca Richardville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Individual show tickets are on sale for the Vincennes University Alumni Community Series 2019-2020 season. The series brings a wide range of quality entertainment to the stage of the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Call the VU Alumni Office at 812-888-4354 or 800-945-ALUM to order tickets.
Enjoy a Rockin’ Christmas when Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago returns on Dec. 6. Brass Transit is the world’s foremost Chicago tribute band and will be taking songs from the Christmas albums of the group along with playing some of the hits of Chicago. Brass Transit goes far beyond just replicating the songs: they embody the music. Brass Transit was formed in 2008, its accomplished, award-winning roster intent on paying tribute to the decades-long, multiplatinum songbook of Chicago.
Pam Tillis will perform on March 6, 2020. A three-time Country Music Association award winner, including the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year award, two-time Grammy award winner and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career. As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Growing up, she was in a variety of bands, spanning from jazz and alternative country to top 40. She sang demos and lent her voice to many national jingles including Coke, Country Time Lemonade and a Coors Silver Bullet with country superstar, Alan Jackson.
Jeri Sager brings her high energy and vocally exceptional celebration of Broadway to the Skelton Center stage on April 17, 2020. She will sing your favorites from shows she’s starred in such as “Cats” (playing Grazabella), “Evita” and “Les Miserables” as well as some new songs.
• Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is looking for volunteer tax consultants for its Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. Generations has offered tax counseling assistance to older adults for 42 years to Daviess, Dubois, Knox, Martin and Pike counties. Volunteers will be required to attend a training session in January and complete the home study in order to be certified for tax season. Generations will provide stipends at the end of tax season to help cover mileage expenses. Last year, 25 volunteers were certified and provided tax assistance to over 1,500 individuals in the five-county area. If you are interested in being part of this valuable community service, please call Linda Yochum at 812-888-4854 or at 1-800-742-9002.
• 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 812-895-1000.
• 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 CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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. CST 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.