• The next meeting of the Natural Gardeners Club will be at 7 p.m. today in the teen area downstairs at the Knox County Public Library, 502 N. Seventh St.
From 6-7 p.m. there will be a pitch-in dinner. Those wanting to participate in the dinner need to bring food to share and their own beverages. Bringing one's own table service is a sustainable and encouraged option, though disposable items will be available.
After the meal, there will be a tout of the Grow City garden behind the McGrady-Brockman Building and Chris and Patti Coffey’s garden. Both gardens are within easy walking of the library.
The Natural Gardeners Club is an area network of people interested in organic gardening and sustainable living. Members and others gather on the second Wednesday evening of each month to share experiences, questions, advice, resources, stories and harvest. There are no dues or officers, and all are welcome.
For more information or to be added to the contact list email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Facebook page called Natural Gardeners Club.
• Artist Randall Hedden will present “Paint America Funny Again,” a live painting performance accompanied by music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 Red Skelton Blvd. The performance will celebrate the accomplishments and influences of celebrities and notables, such as Red Skelton, with live performance art. Hedden grew up in Evansville, studied art at Vincennes University, and his murals have been featured on buildings in Vincennes. He currently lives in Tempe, Arizona. His art has raised over $1.75 million for charities across the United States.
Tickets are $20 can be reserved by calling 812-888-4184 or online at www.redskeltonmuseum.org.
• 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.
Cancer Connection, a patient and caregiver resource group offered by Good Samaritan Hospital, will host a presentation “Communicating with Loved Ones” in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Cancer Pavilion, 520 S. Seventh St. Presentations will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, 9-10 a.m. on June 19 and 6-7 p.m. on June 25. Meets are free and no registration or appointment are needed. For more information call Lesley Hofmann, oncology psychosocial services coordinator, at 812-885-3990.
Good Samaritan’s Community Health Services will be offering free Hemoglobin A1C blood screenings at the following locations during the month of June: 8:30-10 a.m. today, Monroe City Blue Jeans Center, Monroe City; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Goodwill, 1540 Willow St.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Odon Senior Center, Odon; 10-11:30 a.m. CDT June 17, Crawford County Senior Center; 10-11:30 a.m. June 18, Washington Housing, Washington; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 19, Sandborn Community Center, Sandborn; 2-3:30 p.m. June 20, Old French Towne Apartments, 600 Nicholas St.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT June 21, Richland County Senior Center, Olney, Illinois; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24, Winslow Community Center, Winslow; 9:30-11 a.m. June 25, Fox Ridge, 150 Fox Ridge Drive; 6:30-8 p.m. June 25, God’s Pantry, Oaktown First Christian Church; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT June 26, Lawrenceville Senior Center, Lawrenceville, Illinois; 10:30 a.m. to noon CDT June 27, Wabash County Senior Center, Mount Carmel, Illinois; 9-10 a.m. June 28, Vincennes Fortnightly Clubhouse, 421 N. Sixth St.
Free lipid profile, blood glucose and GFR/creatinine blood screenings will be offered from 4-7 p.m. June 18 during the Women's Wellness Expo at Highland Woods Community Center, 1377 Hart St.
Free lipid profile, blood glucose, GFR/creatinine and PSA (for men age 40 and older) blood screenings will be offered from 7-9 a.m. June 22 during Old Oaken Days in Oaktown.
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.
• Knox County Day Camp will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 17-21 at Camp Wildwood, 2609 Washington Ave. The cost is $40 which includes lunch each day, crafts, a patch, and a T-shirt. It is for any girl who just got out of kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information contact Bobette at 812-910-0434 or Laura at 812-910-0433 after 5 p.m. for more information.
• “Gilligan's Island: The Musical” will be presented June 21-23 and June 28-30 OTP Theatre and Arts Center, 432 Broadway St.
Show times for Fridays and Saturdays are 7 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. Tickets sold at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for students ages 13 and older, $10 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $4 for children under age 13. A discount of $2 is available on adult tickets purchased in advance at Save-A-Lot, Eyeworks, First Vincennes Savings Bank, and the Vincennes University Bookstore.
“Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island.” Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans, romance develops, the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter. It’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.
The show is being sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.
For more information call Old Town Players at 812-882-8269 or visit www.oldtownplayers.org.
• Oaktown High School's 43rd Alumni Association Banquet will be held on June 22 at Oaktown Community Center. Registration with social hour from 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner, catered by Bobe-B-Q, will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each in advance or $25 at the door with a reservation. A short business meeting will follow and the 2019 scholarship recipients will be honored. The classes of 1949 and 1959 will be recognized.
Members of the Oaktown High School alumni are searching for anyone who was enrolled at Oaktown or attended school there prior to the closing in 1963.
Contact Barbara Jackson, 812-882-0609, or Vicki Williams, 812-882-0338, for reservations and any information about classmates.
• 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 email@example.com. Or message on Facebook at Lincoln High Class of 1964.
• Mark your calendars for the 27th annual Memering Motorplex golf outing on June 19. The event will be held at the Country Club of Old Vincennes. The YMCA of Vincennes has a goal of $20,000 to help send every child to camp this summer. Teams, individuals and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Rebecca Richardville firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Honey in the Rock, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. on June 21 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 (Ill.) Garden Club has planned a garden tour from 1-4 p.m. CDT on Sunday at the homes of Russ and Jean Leo, featuring softscapes; Mark and Jamie Lockard, featuring hardscapes; and Bob and Paula Hardacre, featuring seed and propagations in their greenhouse. Tickets are $5 may be purchased at the plant sale or the day of the tour at the Leo home.
• Southwest Purdue Agriculture Center Field Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 27 at 4369 N. Purdue Road. Topics will include organic tomato production, raising fruit and vegetables in high tunnels, invasive and native plant species, pollinators, drones, and hemp. There is no fee for this program but registration is required by June 17 for lunch. To register e-mail email@example.com, call 812-886-0198, or go online at https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pnF8z1CwyglrGl.
• The annual Kids Triathlon will be held on July 20. Orientation will be 9 a.m. on July 13 at Rainbow Beach in Gregg Park. Register online or in person at the YMCA of Vincennes. For more information contact Bill Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.