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Ideas For Your New Year’s Resolution

The New Year is less than a week away, and many of us have indulged during the holidays and might be reevaluating some life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to start making changes in your life! We’ve put together a list of some common New Year’s resolutions with ways you can implement them, locally!

Exercise

Losing weight is always one of the top resolutions. To help kick start your fitness journey, try taking part in the Good Samaritan and YMCA of Vincennes Get Fit Challenge!

Sleep

With TV’s, computers, smartphones, tablets and every other piece of technology there is out there, it can be hard to get enough sleep at night. Instead of scrolling on Facebook before hitting the hay, try decompressing by reading a few pages in a book from the Knox County Public Library.

Learn a New Skill/Hobby

Sitting in your house watching TV every day can get boring. It’s must better to use your free time in a more constructive way and pick up a new skill at the same time! Elements offers a variety of fitness classes like aerial yoga that can bring you outside of your comfort zone.

Get Better Acquainted with Local History

Whether you were born and raised here, or you’re just looking to visit, getting reacquainted with local history is something easy that anyone can do without driving hours away. Check out our blog on some different historical sites you should visit!

Spend More Time with Family and Friends

There is too little time in this life to waste it, so we should focus on the people we care about and who care about us! Find activities you can do together, like Trivia Night at the VBC, or going for a weekly walk on the Riverwalk.

Shop Locally

Did you know that when you shop at a local shop, every $1 spent, 67 cents stays in our community! Knox County has a vast array of local shops for you to choose from for anything you need!

Take the Stairs

Getting out and walking a little bit every day can be a huge help to your health. Try taking the stairs instead of riding the elevator, or go for a walk at the George Rogers Clark NHP and walk up and down the stairs at the monument for a change of scenery.

Plan a Staycation

Vacations can be time consuming to plan, so instead of traveling far away, why not plan a staycation right here in Knox County? Check out our blog on why planning a staycation at home is a great option this summer!

Save Money

A rainy day fund and some extra money that can go towards traveling, fixing up the house, or going back to school are a welcome change of pace. Reach out to one of our amazing financial advisors in town to see how they can help get the ball rolling for you.

Learn About Your Family History

Knowing your families history is an amazing way to connect with ancestors. Stop by the Knox County Public Library’s Genealogy department to check out records including birth records, high school yearbooks and family histories.

Volunteer

Devoting some of your time and energy to helping those in need is a reward in itself, but it’s also an opportunity to meet new people and learn a new skill. Contact one of Knox County’s many nonprofit organizations to see what volunteer opportunities are out there for you!

Donate Old Clothes

Going through your closet and getting rid of things you don’t wear anymore is a great way to start off the New Year! When you’ve done that, consider donating those unwanted clothes to one of our local charity organizations such as the Salvation Army instead of throwing them away.

Get Artsy

Topics like art, music and culture can be easy to comprehend if you spend time learning about them. Try checking out one of our local Art Galleries on the First Friday Art Walk, or supporting one of our local bands on the weekends.

Attend a New Event

There seems to almost always be an event happening in Knox County. Whether that’s the Rendezvous, Spring or Autumn on Main, the First City Music Fest and so much more. Get out and support these local organizations and events!

 

Where to Find Santa This Holiday Season

Get your Christmas lists ready and plan to visit with Santa this season. We have put together a list of places and times that you can visit Father Christmas himself!

Kick start the Christmas festivities during the Downtown Parade of Lights on Friday, November 22nd at 6:30 PM.

You can have Breakfast with Santa on November 23rd for only $5 at the Old Cathedral Parish Center from 8-11 AM. The Christmas Stroll will take place right after.

Indiana Military Museum photos with Santa on Saturday, November 23rd from 1-4 PM.

Vincennes Moose Club Breakfast with Santa Sunday, December 1st from 5-7 PM.

Oaktown Community Building photos with Santa on Sunday, December 8th from 3-5 PM.

1972 Community Center will have Cookies with Santa on Wednesday, December 12th from 5pm to 8pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

South Knox Craft Show at South Knox Elementary on Saturday, December 14th 10 AM – 2 PM.

Have Cookies & Cocoa with Santa on December 14th at Valley Party Supply from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Blue Jeans Center will have dinner with Santa in Monroe City on Friday, December 13th at 6 PM.           

Ouabache Trails Park light display on December 13th and 14th 6:30-9:00 PM.

Red Skelton Museum Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 21st from 3-5 PM. Grab a picture with the big man himself, and enjoy free admission to the museum!

Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season full of joy and cheer!

‘Tis The Season – Holiday Events Roundup

Christmas spirit is filling the air! Kick off the holiday season at the downtown Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights.  Friday, November 22nd, enjoy the “Parade of Lights” at 6:30pm. Downtown merchants will have extended hours welcoming holiday shoppers with unique gifts and serving refreshments. On Saturday, Breakfast with Santa will be held at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center from 8:00am to 11:00am ($5 at the door). Enjoy Carriage rides with Santa on Main Street on Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Northside Park will be sparkling with lights for the Holiday Season at the Community Christmas Light Display in Bicknell. The public is invited to enjoy the display from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day.

Starting November 29, you can bring the family to Ouabache Trails Park to see their Annual Christmas Lights Display! The light displays begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through December 26. Nightly, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, families can drive through the park to delight in their favorites and look for new displays added. Donations are sincerely appreciated with each and every penny given going right back into the light display, but please, if you are not able to donate, don’t let that stop you from coming out! Everyone is welcome!

The Vincennes/Knox County Preservation Foundation will help kick off the month of December with a Holiday Historical Home Self-Guided Tour in the heart of Vincennes! From 11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, December 1, five homes of historical interest will be open to the public. Tickets are $20/person and will be sold the day-of at the tour starting point, the Klein Realty building, 505 North 6th Street.

The Vincennes University Music Department will present a Christmas Gala on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.

“Christmas at Grouseland”, an open-house celebration will be held on Friday, December 6 at William Henry Harrison’s Mansion. The special event will include candlelight tours of the mansion guided by re-enactors recalling stories of the time Harrison and his family lived in the residence. This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Paying tribute to the famous band “Chicago”, the amazing band “Brass Transit” will perform “A Rockin Christmas” at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm on Friday, December 6. The band will be taking songs from the holiday albums of “Chicago” along with playing some of their greatest hits. For tickets and information, please call the Vincennes University Alumni Office at 812-888-4354.

Old Town Players Community Theatre will present the musical comedy, “Assisted Living: The Home for the Holidays” over two weekends: December 6, 7 and 8, and December 13, 14 and 15. Performance times are 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00pm on Sunday.

Join in the festivities at the Gimbel Corner (2nd & Main Sts.) on Saturday, December 7th when the Community Christmas Tree arrives that morning. Santa will light the Christmas Tree light at 6:00pm.

The 19th Annual South Knox Elementary School Craft Show will be held from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, December 14. An amazing array of craft items from nearly 150 vendors will be on display for your holiday gift giving. There will be a $2.00/admission fee. Santa will be there for “selfies” from 10:00am -2:00pm.

The Vincennes State Historic Sites are hosting The Tavern Dinner, an evening in a recreated tavern from Indiana’s frontier era at the Jefferson Academy on December 14. This event will feature a regional menu and musical program that highlights storytelling centered on holiday traditions of the region. Registration is required by December 6 online at indianamuseum.org/calendar.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be shown in two performances on Saturday, December 21 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.

Local Halloween Events

Halloween is a time for scares, candy and family fun! Knox County has plenty of spooky (and not so spooky) events happening for you to take your ghosts, princesses and super heroes this Halloween!

“Fort Fright” Annual Halloween Program @ Fort Knox II – October 25 & 26

Attention little kids and big kids!!! “Fort Fright”, the annual Halloween program presented by the Vincennes State Historic Sites will be held Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at historic Fort Knox II (3090 N. Old Ft. Knox Road). From 6:00pm – 7:30pm enjoy no-scare trick-treating, games, storytelling and family fun younger children are sure to enjoy. The second part of the evening, 7:30pm – 10:00pm is for older children and brave adults to experience a full-scare haunted trail. Tickets are $6/members (ages 13+), $3/youth members (ages 12 and younger); $8/non-members (ages 13+), $5/youth non-members (ages 12 and younger). Tickets can also be purchased at the event.

Downtown Trick or Treating @ Main Street, Vincennes – October 26

Bring your kiddos downtown for an afternoon of Trick-or-Treating with the downtown merchants! Children are invited to participate on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

5th Annual “Something’s Brewing” Halloween Festival @ North Side Park, Bicknell – October 26

Come to Bicknell for great Halloween fun!!! The 5th Annual “Something’s Brewing” Halloween Festival will be held on Saturday, October 26 at Northside Park. There is something for everyone with events including a costume contest, kids carnival, prize giveaways, co-ed softball tournament, vendor fair, a haunted house and more!

City Wide Trick or Treating @ Vincennes – October 30 & 31

City-wide trick or treating for Vincennes children will be held on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31. Suggested hours trick-or-treating on are 5:30pm – 9:00pm on both evenings. Children should only visit homes with front porch lights on. *It is strongly suggested that costumes and candy bags have reflective tape so trick-or-treaters can be seen more easily by motorists. Parents are also encouraged to see that their child’s costume fits properly to avoid falls and have their child carry a flashlight or glow stick.

Halloween Safe Stop @ Hart Street, Vincennes – October 31

On Thursday, October 31, “Halloween Safe Stop”, trick-or-treating for children on Hart Street will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Trick-or-Treaters should look for a lighted pumpkin in the window of participating businesses. *Vincennes City Police Officers will be assisting children cross the street.

Trunk or Treat @ Downtown Oaktown – October 31

Oaktown is inviting area youth to “Trunk or Treat” on Thursday, October 31. From 5:00pm – 8:00pm, children can enjoying trick-or-treating in downtown Oaktown!

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments on this blog!

Places to Hear Live Music!

Have you ever spent your weekend searching for something fun to do? Worry no more! There are plenty of places to find live entertainment in Vincennes/Knox County! We have put together a list of all the venues and restaurants that host live music over the weekends. Enjoy!

First City Music Festival

The inaugural “First City Music Festival” will be held at the French Commons (2nd & Willow Streets) on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, 19. The eclectic music festival will celebrate the heritage and culture of music and local artists are invited to perform their various types of music. Artisan vendors will offer one-of-a-kind items and exceptional food vendors as well as libations for adults will be available during this two-day event. On Friday the general admission gates will open at 2:00pm and with a pre-show at 3:00pm by local musicians Jared & Luke. More great entertainment on the main stage will be held from 5:00pm – Midnight, and “Partner Glow Yoga” offered by Bonnie Bowman and Sara Ash. Yoga mats will be available to borrow! On Saturday, general admission gates open at 8:30am, the Yoga Garden at 9:00am, and main stage entertainment begins at 10:00am. Music workshops will be available, bring your instruments! Kids can enjoy activities from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. *All yoga classes, music workshops and kids’ activities are FREE to ticket holders! Tickets are available through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-city-music-festival-tickets-66528048183. *Kids 12 and under are FREE!!! Watch for more information on the festival’s facebook page.

Vincennes Moose Lodge 281

If you’re a member of the Moose Lodge, you know they have Karaoke night every other Saturday from 9-midnight. This is for members only, but one may come as a guest of a member!

The Vincennes Brewing Company

The VBC has 2-3 live music acts a month in their upstairs bar! These acts play on either Friday or Saturday. Some past acts to perform here include Jasper Smith, Jared and Luke, Steve Fulton, and Roney Watts just to name a few. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for their rotating schedule of live acts!

Lasata Wines

On the first Friday of every month, Lasata has their “Wine” Downs event. The winery is open until 8PM with live music from 6-8PM IL time. No cover charge!

Willies Pub

If you love Karaoke, and are over the age of 21, Willies Pub is the place for you on Thursday nights! They also have a live DJ on Friday’s and Saturday’s! Come one, come all – Willies Pub is sure to have music for everyone.

Old Time Players

When the Old Time Players has a show in the works, they’re here to be your weekend entertainment. Their most current show runs from October 18-20 and 25-27. You can purchase tickets to their shows at Save-A-Lot, the VU Bookstore, First Vincennes Savings Bank, and Eyeworks. Prices vary between $4 for children and $10 for adults. Be sure to head to their Facebook page to keep updated on upcoming shows!

ABC’s of Knox County

We think Vincennes/Knox County is an amazing place to call home. This corn-filled, historic county is a wonderful place to live and is home to many of us. That’s why we thought we would create a sort of ode to Knox County.

Agritourism – the combination of agriculture and tourism. It’s having access to experience what farm life is really like. You can read more about Vincennes/Knox County’s Agritourism scene in our blog.

Blue Jeans Center – Most well known for their Blue Jeans Festival, the Blue Jeans Center is located in the heart of Monroe City and is home to basketball tournaments, graduation parties, and other local events.

County Fair – Everyone looks forward to the Knox County Fair coming around and this year promises fun, great food, activities and fun for the entire family!

Downtown Architecture Tours – Walking guided architecture tours are available during various events throughout the year. Tours begin at the corner parking lot on 6th and Main Streets and guide you down our historic Main Street.

Ellis Mansion – Now known as the Harmony Society, is Indiana’s Oldest Social Club celebrating 130 years!

First Friday Art Walk – Art viewers flood to downtown Vincennes on the first Friday of every month for the First Friday Art Walk, where the art galleries in town display seasonal and new works of art!

Gregg Park – Considered the center-piece of the Vincennes Parks system, Gregg Park is full of rich history, from its early days as home of the Knox County Fair, to the building of three WPA projects in the late 1930’s. Today, Gregg Park has been recognized for its historic significance by being place on the National and State Register of Historic Places.

Harrison Mansion and Museum – Grouseland – Home of William Henry Harrison, then governor of the Indiana territory, later ninth president of the United States. Built in 1803-1804, it was saved from destruction and restored by the Francis Vigo Chapter of the DAR in 1911.

Indiana Military Museum – Having one of the most outstanding displays in the Midwest spanning the Civil War through WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and current engagements, the IMM is truly a Knox County treasure. The newly-opened Annex exhibit space displays feature tanks, artillery and aircraft and the indoor museum showcases uniforms, flags, battlefield relics, captured enemy souvenirs, WWII toys, home front items and vehicles.

Jefferson Academy – Used to interpret the first college in Indiana, the direct predecessor of Vincennes University.

Knox County Parks – Our parks include: Fox Ridge Nature Park, Knox County Dog Park, Ouabache Trails Park, and Kimmell Park.

Local: shop local, eat local, live local – Keeping things local is a recurring theme of Knox County. Businesses and Government officials encourage our community to shop, eat, and live local to support our local business community.

McGrady-Brockman House – The McGrady-Brockman House is the Knox County Public Library’s history/genealogy center and the repository documents from the Old Northwest Territory as well as the Indiana Territory.

National Historical Park – George Roger’s Clark – The park features a massive granite memorial which commemorates the conquest of the Old Northwest Territory, and is the largest national monument outside of Washington, D.C.

Ouabache Trails Park – Located on a 254-acre park on the Wabash River features 4 miles of marked trails, picnic areas & playgrounds in a beautiful wooded setting.

Parade of Lights – A true Christmas staple of Vincennes, the Downtown Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights on Main Street offers people the chance to visit participating merchants offering special deals during the holiday season.

Quality Education: Vincennes University – The first college in Indiana, V.U. is steeped in 200 years of tradition but is definitely in the 21st century, being the State’s premier transfer institution and leader in innovative career programming. The V.U. community ensures educational access, delivers proven associate and baccalaureate programs, and offers cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate environment.

Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy – Celebrating the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest comedians, this 3,500 square foot, fully interactive museum focuses on Red’s life and the many characters, such as Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper, whom he brought to life through his radio and television shows.

Sieur De Vincennes – Francois Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes, founded Vincennes in 1732 and built the first fort here on the Wabash River. A statue was put up in his honor, and can be seen at the Downtown River Walk.

Theaters: Red Skelton & Old Town Players – A healthy arts society is vital to the well-being of a thriving, successful community. And a community that supports the arts reaps tangible benefits in the form of economic development, community pride, and enhanced vision for the future. Our community is lucky enough to have not one, but two amazing theaters.

USS Vincennes Monument – Located at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial Bridge on Vigo Street, commemorates the four naval ships named for our community. The first U.S.S. Vincennes launched in 1826, was the flagship of a U.S. South Seas Exploring Expedition.

Vincennes Rendezvous – Experience Revolutionary Era food, merchants, battle enactments and encampments of the Northwest Alliance, along with more than 100 booths with re-enacters demonstrating early frontier skills and merchants selling period wares. You haven’t had the full Vincennes experience until you’ve visited the Vincennes Rendezvous.

Wabash River – Used as a means of transportation in the early days of our County.  Now a days it’s a focal point of our community, the Riverwalk and Kimmell Park.

Xavier: Old Cathedral – The current Old Cathedral was built in 1826, and stands on the site of three previous churches. The first was a crude log structure built about 1732, where the first Catholic parish in Indiana was formed. Four bishops are buried in the crypt of the current Cathedral, and the adjoining cemetery is the final resting place of over 4,000 early citizens of Vincennes.

You’ll love Vincennes! – Trust us.

Za’: Local Pizzerias – Where you get your pizza is a local feud. But don’t worry, we have plenty of pizzerias to choose from!

Weekend Round-Up

It’s the first weekend of September and that means Autumn on Main, the Kerry Kurt Phillips Concert, and so much more! Check out all the events happening in Knox County this weekend, and how you can take part in what this great city has to offer!

“Autumn on Main” & “First Friday” Art Walk – Main Street/Downtown Vincennes

Main Street comes alive at the annual “Autumn on Main” and the “First Friday” Art Walk on September 6! The much anticipated event includes great food by street vendors, beer and wine tasting, a classic vehicle show, live music, kids’ activities and more!

Stop in the Main Street galleries, Art Space Vincennes, Northwest Territory Art Guild, and the Open Gallery to browse through works of art in a variety of mediums. Many downtown businesses will remain open for shopping during the event.

Vincennes Historic Farmers Market

Take advantage of the fresh, local produce offered at the weekly Farmers Market! The market offers freshly picked produce from local farmers vendors artisan breads, fresh-cut flowers and general store specialty items from 8 AM – 1 PM at the Riverfront Pavilion.

Hoosier Cruisers Cruise-In & Car Show – Riverfront Pavilion & Gregg Park

The Hoosier Cruisers are hosting two great events in Vincennes this weekend! At 7:00pm on Saturday, September 7th, the club will cruise in their classic vehicles from Gregg Park to the Riverfront Pavilion and will be on site until 9:00pm.

On Sunday, September 8th, the classic vehicles will be on display at Gregg Park from 9:00am-2:00pm. All proceeds from the show go toward the annual kids’ shopping trip in October. The public is invited to join in the fun!

“Vincennes Stage Door Canteen USO Night” – Green Activities Center, V.U. Campus

The 11th Annual Vincennes Stage Door Canteen USO Night will be on Saturday, September 7th at the Green Activities Center at Vincennes University. This year, they are helping raise money for the local Indiana Military Museum!

The Homecoming of Award-Winning Songwriter, Kerry Kurt Phillips – Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, V.U. Campus

Local award-winning songwriter, Kerry Kurt Phillips will perform at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00pm. The audience is invited to participate during the FREE acoustic performance and Kerry Kurt will take questions and answers throughout the show.

Directly following, Phillips will sit and sign a special “hatch show print” poster for everyone in attendance. A screening of Ken Burn’s documentary, “Country Music” will kick off the evening. This program will air on PBS Sunday, September 15 at 8:00pm. This event is made possible by PBS WVUT.

Second Sunday Nature Walk – Ouabache Trails Park

“Fungi Foray” will be held at Ouabache Trails Park on September 8. Fungi appears in a vast variety of forms and colors which you could explore along the trail, looking for any types and learning some basics about it! Participants should meet at 2 PM in front of the park office.

The 14th Annual Red Skelton Festival

The 14th Annual Red Skelton Festival is this Saturday, July 20th at the Red Skelton Museum. Join us in celebrating the comedy genius that was Red Skelton. Festivities begin on Friday at 7pm.

Friday

7 pm – Red Skelton impersonator, Brian Hoffman will perform with an opening act by J.J. Jones, a world-renowned mime!

Tickets: $15/adult; $5/students 13 & under

 

Saturday

11 am – 3 pm – Kids can enjoy bounce houses and carnival games with prizes, food vendors will be serving up special treats for all!

11 am – Be sure to get your seat for one of the funnest parades that Vincennes has to offer! The parade will run down 5th & Main Street down Second Street to finish up at the Red Skelton Museum and Festival.

12 pm – Clown Follies on the outside stage with guest clowns and JJ Mime! 

12:30 – 2 pm – Tribute to Tim Conway, the 2019 “Red Skelton America’s Clown Award Winner” with sketches of Tim Conway on the Red Skelton Hour.

1 pm – Take a seat and catch the Circle City Clown Band!

1:30 pm – Do you love donuts? Join in on the Donut Eating Contest!

2 pm – Be amazed by the Magic of Chippo the Clown at the outside stage!

2:30 pm – A crowd favorite, the Bath Tub Race will take place on the festival grounds.

2:30 – 5 pm – The day ends with the showing of “Du Barry was a Lady,” Hosted by Dr. Annette Bochenek.

You may purchase a festival button for $5, which is good for museum entry on Saturday the 20th.

Celebrate Patriotism with Red

Show your Patriotism at the Red Skelton Museum and Performing Arts Center this weekend.

Celebrate “Flag Day” at the beautiful, state-of-art Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on June 14. At 7:30pm, former Vincennes artist, Randy Hedden will give a 90-minute performance highlighted by a mass recital of the “Pledge of Allegiance” and coinciding with a performance painting of Red in front of the American flag. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Red Skelton Museum at 812.888.4184.

Sunday, June 16 at 2:00pm, local veterans from the V.F.W. American Legion and the Fort et Eight will present a short program on flag etiquette, including folding, proper flag disposal and a 21-gun salute. Directly after the program, the Red Skelton Museum invites the public to take part in setting a new world record! Register to participate in reciting the American Pledge of Allegiance in this attempt. You must be registered for the event at least one day in advance and can pre-register by following this link, http://redskeltonmuseum.org/red-skelton-and-the-american-flag/. All registered participants will receive a commemorative sticker that will provide free admission to the Red Skelton Museum that day.

“The Year of the Pledge” exhibit continues in the museum and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Red’s recitation of his iconic Pledge of Allegiance on his television show on January 14, 1969.
This new exhibit features items from the collection surrounding Red’s Pledge, including awards, recordings, paintings and letters from various congressmen and stories about Mr. Laswell and Red’s inspiration for creating this pledge. The exhibit will be on display through September 8th and museum admission is required to view it. New to the exhibit is the interactive kids’ rooms celebrating the American flag sponsored by the Harmony Society.

Weekend Happenings

Kickoff the Easter weekend at Bicknell’s Friday Night Flashlight “Eggstrvaganza” located at Northside Park in Bicknell. This FREE event is open to children ages 10 – 17 and will begin at dark around 8:30pm. Participants must bring their own basket and flashlight. Enjoy candy and prizes! For more information, please call 812.381.4583.

On Saturday April 20th hop on down to Gregg Park and join the fun at the Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt! Children will be divided into four age groups, registration begins at 10:00am and the hunt starts at 10:30am. Register for great prizes and bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny! For more information please call the VPRD Office at 812.882.1140.

National Parks Week will be celebrated at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on Saturday as well.  From 11am to 4 pm Park volunteers will be offering a variety of demonstrations throughout the day including historic weapons demonstrations, cooking, and many more. The day also serves as National Junior Ranger Day and Junior Rangers are invited to the park to complete the parks Junior Ranger activity sheet and earn a badge.