• The Knox County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an after-hours event from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today on Main Street downtown in celebration of Downtown Development Week. Those attending can take one of two personal tours given by historian Norbert Brown highlighting the many Main Street buildings that have been restored over the last couple of years. Buildings included in the grant-funded project were Insight of the Wabash, 120 Main St.; Moore and Miller, 221 Main St.; Farm and Sport, 410 Main St.; Vincennes Ocular Center, 414 Main St.; Hollywood Hoosiers, 418 Main St.; the Christian Science Reading Room, 510 Main St.; Wabash Plumbing, 921 Main St.; and Bauer Jewelers and Gemologists, 330 Main St. Also included is 522 Main St., a now empty building owned by David, Eric and Butch Niehaus. The first tour will set off from the public parking lot at Sixth and Main streets promptly at 4:30 p.m. The second will begin at 5:45 p.m. In partnership with the chamber, the Downtown Vincennes Association will also host a reception at the Main Street trailhead onto the Riverwalk beginning at 5:30 p.m.
• The 9th annual trap shoot hosted by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Thursday at the Vincennes Gun Club, 2480 S. Cathlinette Road. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with the competition to begin at 10 a.m. A fried chicken lunch will be provided. Sponsorship and registration are due Tuesday. For more information visit the Knox County Chamber at 316 Main St., or call 812-882-6440, or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Camp Wildwood Foundation will host a spaghetti dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the camp, 2609 Washington Ave. The menu will include spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, and choice of tea or lemonade. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12, with proceeds going for improvements to the camp lodge and grounds. The camp is available for rent for parties, picnics, receptions, camping, and meetings and features an enclosed lodge building with kitchen facilities, in addition to on site parking. For reservations, call 812-882-0744, or visit www.campwildwoodvin.com.
• Take a casual walk on Sunday on the trails of Ouabache Trails Park, 3500 N. Lower Fort Knox Road, during the transition from summer to autumn. Look for signs along the way of summer's waning activity and preparations for the cooler season. Enjoy the scenery and sounds, and the change in the air. Meet with local naturalist Terri Talarek King at 2 p.m. in front of the park office. The walk will begin on Trail 1 (after seeing the Lynn Wiseman Butterfly Garden) and will continue for 1.5 to 2 hours. Autumn Ambling is part of the Second Sunday Nature Exploration walk series for 2019, all at Ouabache Trails Park. Walks are free, and no registration is required, and occur rain or shine. All ages are welcome, and families encouraged. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 812-881-8987.
• 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 flu vaccines, for a cost, at the following locations during October: 8:30-10 a.m. today, Blue Jeans Community Center, Monroe City; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Goodwill, 1540 Willow St.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Odon Senior Center, Odon; 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 15, Washington Housing Authority, Washington; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Sandborn Community Center, Sandborn; 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Old French Towne Apartments, 600 Nicholas St.; 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 22 at Fox Ridge, 150 Fox Ridge Drive; 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 22, God’s Pantry, Oaktown First Christian Church, Oaktown; 9-10 a.m. Oct. 25, Vincennes Fortnightly Clubhouse, 421 N. Sixth St.; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 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. 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 Knox County Extension Homemakers Club will host its annual scholarship bingo on Oct. 16 at the Moose Lodge, 904 S. 17th St. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any Knox County Extension Homemaker or at the Purdue Extension Office, 4259 N. Purdue Road or Old National Bank, 1905 Hart St., and 20 N. Third St. For more information call the Purdue Extension Office at 812-882-3509. For more information contact one of the following: Pat Summers, 812-881-7710; Barbara Holscher, 812-881-7688; or Mary Louise Hess, 812-887-4228. Prizes will include Pampered Chef, Rada and more. Food will be available for purchase.
• Honey in the Rock, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 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.
• “Plan 9 from Outer Space” will be presented on Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27 at the Old Town Players Community Theater, 432 Broadway St. Show times will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The production is sponsored by Duke Energy Indiana.
The B-Movie plot goes something like this: Visiting space soldiers use a magicelectro-space-ray-gun to resurrect a recently deceased (and perfectly ghoulish) human couple, putting ‘Plan 9’ into action. The aliens must stop mankind from developing ‘Solaramite,’ a substance that could set off a chain reaction of cosmic explosions that would destroy the universe. Flying saucers invade! Hollywood reacts! The Pentagon responds! Even Colonel Sanders tries to stop the aliens. The worst movie ever made — makes for some seriously funny theater.
Tickets at the door, first-come, first-served, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $4 for children 12 and under. Pre-sale tickets are discounted $2 (except children’s) and are available at Eyeworks, 223 Main St., Sav-A-Lot Food Store, 1015 S. 15th St., First Vincennes Savings Bank, 615 Kimmell Road and Vincennes University’s Old Post Bookstore, 1101 N. Second St.
For more information contact the Old Town Players at 812-882-8269 or visit http://www.oldtownplayers.org.
• The 21st annual Christmas Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Vincennes Central Business District, will be held on Nov. 22. 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. The deadline to enter is Nov. 18 and no late entries will be accepted.
• 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.
• Individual show tickets on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis 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.
On Oct. 11 Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson and their 17-piece big band will be performing. “Davis & Johnson Present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra” is a show fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra. Davis and Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.
On Nov. 9, the music of ABBA will take centerstage with “Featuring ARRIVAL From Sweden.” Featuring original ABBA musicians, a 12-piece band, top-notch vocals, and stunning costumes. “ARRIVAL from Sweden” brings to life all of the classic ABBA hits — “Dancing Queen,” “Mama Mia,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” This band is hailed as the most authentic and greatest of all ABBA show bands ever.
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.
• 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