• 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 Wheatland Lions Club will host a ham and bean supper from 4:30-7 p.m. today at the Small Town Crossing Building, Indiana 550. The menu includes ham and beans, hot dogs, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. A freewill offering will be collected. The money will be used to support Niblack Park.
• Backyard Fruit Growers Series sessions offered in conjunction with the Purdue Extension-Knox County office will run from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, April 2 and April 9 at the Purdue Extension-Knox County Office, 4259 N. Purdue Road, or view from a computer. Learn how to successfully raise small fruit and tree fruit in your backyard. Event registration is $40 and is required by visiting www.tinyurl.com/PurdueFruit2019 or by calling 765-494-6794.
• Good Samaritan Hospital seeks current and former patients to participate on its Patient and Family Engagement Council (PFEC). The council will feature 10-12 patients who will meet on a monthly basis to provide feedback and creative solutions for program development or improvements within the hospital. Members will need to commit to a minimum of a one-year term. Those who are interested in applying for a membership can complete an online application by visiting gshvin.org/pfec. Applications will be reviewed and those selected for the council will be contacted for an interview.
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 Community Health Services will offer free colorectal cancer screening kits at the following locations during March: 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Washington Housing, Washington; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sandborn Community Center, Sandborn; 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Old French Towne Apartments, 600 Nicholas St.; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25, Winslow Community Center, Winslow; 9:30-11 a.m. March 26, Fox Ridge, 150 Fox Ridge Drive; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT Lawrenceville Senior Center, Lawrenceville, Illinois; 10:30 a.m. to noon CDT March 28, Wabash Community Center, Mount Carmel, Illinois; 9-10 a.m. March 29, Knox County Library Fortnightly Clubhouse, 421 N. Sixth St.
Blood pressure and grip strength screenings will be offered from 4-7:30 p.m. on March 23 during the Pike County Ag Day at Otwell Community Center, Otwell.
Free grip strength and finger stick blood sugar screenings will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 26 during the Aging Well Retreat at Vincennes University’s Robert E. Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St.
The Community Get-Fit Challenge weigh-in will be held from 9-11 a.m. on March 30 at the YMCA of Vincennes, 2010 College Ave.
Good Samaritan’s Walk with a Doc is held from 9-10 a.m. on Saturdays at the Donald G. Bell Student Recreation Center at Vincennes University. 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.
• Generations is once again providing Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) in Knox County. This program provides free assistance to low income, elderly and special needs taxpayers in filling out both the federal and state tax forms. Volunteers have completed their certification with the Internal Revenue Service, and they are now available to complete tax forms at Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center Bus Barn, 2009 Prospect Ave. This is an appointment-only site; to schedule an appointment call 812-882-2285. Appointments will be scheduled for Wednesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a break at noon for lunch. Drop-offs will be accepted on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a break at noon for lunch. Items required at the time of appointments are a photo ID, Social Security card for yourself and dependents, all tax forms, a copy of last year’s taxes, property tax statement for homeowners and landlord’s name and address for renters. For direct deposit of tax refunds a bank routing number and account number are required. The Knox County TCE Coordinator is Linda Yochum.
• The American Red Cross will host blood drives at the following locations this month: 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Knights of Columbus, 401 Felt King Road; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23, Community United Methodist Church, 1548 S. Hart Street Road; 2-6 p.m. CDT on March 26, Central Christian Church, 303 Buchanan Drive, Lawrenceville, Illinois; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT on March 28, Red Hill High School, 908 Church St., Bridgeport, Illinois. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visits RedCrossBlood.org.
• Sunday dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 24 at the Blue Jeans Center, 1242 Main St. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. The menu will include baked pasta, ham loaf, corn casserole, broccoli salad and desserts. Carry out will be available. All proceeds will go to help keep the center open.
• The Fritchton High School Alumni banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 13 at Vincennes University’s Robert E. Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St. Cost is $20 per person and a check, made out to Fritchton Alumni, can be sent to: Mary Welton, 1278 S. Welton Chapel Road, Vincennes, IN 47591. Reservations can be made through April 5.
A cruise in/car show will begin at 5 p.m. on April 12 through Fritchton, followed by a get together at the Fritchton-Palmyra Township Fire Department, 380 Anson Road. Those wanting to participate can just show up and sign in. Cars will be lined up at the fire station after the cruise in. Bring a covered dish to the get together at the fire station.
• Honey in the Rock, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. on April 19 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’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is still selling pecans. 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 Patti Dreiman at 1-800-742-9002 or come by our office on the third floor of the Community Services-Zella Young Hall, 1019 N. Fourth St., Room 311.
• More than 100 works by Knox County high school student artists will be on exhibit at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art beginning on March 25. A reception and awards presentation will take place in the gallery at 6 p.m. on March 26, 6 p.m. The exhibition will run through April 5 at the Gallery, located at 130 E. Harrison St. Schools represented include Vincennes Lincoln, Rivet, North Knox, and South Knox. Awards will be juried by Brittany Sievers, VU ceramics instructor. Best of Show awards will be presented in two-dimensional medium and three-dimensional medium. First place, second place, and honorable mentions will be awarded in the categories of black and white drawing, ceramics, color drawing, glass/metals, painting (includes oil and acrylic), photography, printmaking sculpture, textiles, three-dimensional mixed media, and two-dimensional mixed media. Certificates will be presented to all winners and Tri-Kappa Sorority will present individual awards. The VU Art and Design faculty will award scholarship money that is contingent on enrollment in the VU Art and Design program in the fall. Gallery 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.
• Generations will be hosting an Aging Well Retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 26 at Vincennes University’s Robert E. Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St.
Mental health issues in older adults is a topic that is often overlooked. Turning Leaf Behavior Health will be joining us to help shed some light on this subject.
Speakers will be presenting on the following topics: advance care planning, mental health, healthy eating, exercise, and Alzheimer’s caregiving. Generations will also honor volunteers who are making a difference in our community through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. A drug toss will be conducted with the local police department from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and is an excellent opportunity to dispose of your unused or outdated prescriptions.
Free health screenings will be available during the event; blood pressure, pulse oximetry, glucose, balance, vision, spinal, and foot checks, are just a few. There will also be a vendor fair where you can learn about tools and resources that provide information, education and support for aging well.
The event is free but seating is limited. A free lunch will be provided, but registration is required. Register online by visiting the Generations’ website at www.generationsnetwork.org, or call the Generations office at 1-800-742-9002.
• 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 Vincennes University Alumni Community Series wraps up its 67th season on April 5 with “The Bellamy Brothers.” This American Pop and Country Duo has been on the charts for four decades, with hits such as “Let Your Love Flow” and “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me.” They travel, doing nearly 200 shows a year.
Performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at 20 Red Skelton Blvd. For tickets or for more information, please call the Vincennes University Alumni Office at 812-888-4354 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 800.945.ALUM or visit www.vinu.edu/communityseries.
• The Decker High School Alumni Banquet will be held April 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 401 Felt King Road. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The banquet is open to anyone who attended Decker High School or Decker Elementary School. One does not have to be a graduate.
Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by April 6. Tickets are non-refundable. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations through April 6: Glenn’s Barber Shop, 1820 N. Second St.; Crop Tech, 1220 Willow St.; Martin’s Barber Shop, 212 N. 10th St.; Thomas Refrigeration, 1812 Busseron St.; Little Red Fur Shed, 1442 Bloebaum Road, Decker; Old National Bank, 1905 Hart St. and 20 N. Third St.; and D&H Glass, 908 S. 15th St.
Two scholarships are awarded by the Decker High School Alumni Association each year. Applicants for the Jim McCormick Memorial Scholarship must be a 2019 South Knox High School graduate who is a direct descendant of a Decker High School graduate. For information and applications for this scholarship, contact the counselor’s office at South Knox High School. Completed applications are due on Wednesday.
Applicants for the Decker High School Alumni Association Scholarship must be a 2019 graduate of any high school other than South Knox High School and a direct descendant of a Decker High School graduate. For information and applications for this scholarship, contact Sue Oexmann, 9068 S. Decker Road, Decker, IN 47524 or call 812-890-2879. Information and applications may also be picked up at the counselor’s offices at Lincoln High School, Rivet High School and North Knox High School.
There will be a silent auction again this year to raise money for the scholarship fund. Anyone who has an item to donate should call Barbara Holscher at 812-881-7688.
For more information contact Ellen Street at 812-887-2837, Ron Henderson at 812-882-7230 or Terry Catt at 941-993-4062.
• The Knox and Daviess County Extension Educators “A Matter of Balance” class will continue through April 22 at Jamestown Square Apartments, 360 Felt King Road. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. The classes will help you to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Class is FREE! Space is limited. For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 812-882-3509.
• 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 will start up on April 10 with a “stay trip” to a local business, The Craft Room, 205 Main St., for a fun painting session. Future trips include:
April 24: Shopping Day at IKEA in Fishers.
May 16: The Creation Museum, in Petersburg, Kentucky.
July 31: Beef House Dinner Theater in Covington for a performance of “Honky Tonk Angels.”
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 Decker Chapel school alumni banquet will be held April 20 at the Decker Chapel Community Center. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner, provided by Carla’s Catering, at 6 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person and reservations are due by April 15 and can be made by calling Linda Fox, 812-890-2353, or Pat Doades, 812-890-3139. The event is open to anyone who ever attended Decker Chapel school, or any direct descendant of a Decker Chapel graduate. One does not need to be a graduate. Donated craft or food auction items are appreciated, with proceeds going to the scholarship and alumni funds.
• 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.
• 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 email@example.com.
• Good Samaritan Hospital will host a cancer survivor group from 6-7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the conference room of the Cancer Pavilion, 520 S. Seventh St. Because of the holidays there will not be a support group meeting in December.
• 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 January, April, July and October beginning at 9 a.m. in dining rooms C and D 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.