75 July Events for Kids and Families. Wabash Valley Community Calendar on HauteHappenings.com

July is the month for summer fun. With our event calendar, your biggest fun-related problem may be narrowing down your options!

75 July Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Weekly Events in July

Mondays (8th, 15th, 22nd). 10:00 a.m. Tiny Tot Time at Vigo County Main Library. Ages 0 – 24 months: Bring your baby to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities.

Mondays. 4:00 p.m. Game Night at Indiana State University Bookstore. Join us for a fun evening. We will have a weekly game night in our cafe area with a 20% off game night discount on our games.

Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Deming Park Summer Camp. An idea of our day will consist of an activity/field trip in the morning, lunch (bring your own lunch), swimming at Deming Pool, and a snack. $25/child/day.

Tuesdays (2nd, 23rd, 30th). 10:00 a.m. Summer Running Group by Movin’ Mamas of Terre Haute. Whether you are a walker, runner, or stroller — if you’re looking for community in your fitness journey — come out and join us [most*] Tuesday mornings for some movement! We will start and end at the ISU Fountain, utilizing the campus Quad for our workout

Tuesdays. 1:00 p.m. Art Start at the Swope. Young artists are invited to experience this free art program. We will be reading a book and doing a related art project. For children ages three to five accompanied by an adult. Located at the Swope Education Center, enter from Ohio Street.

Tuesdays (except July 2). 2:00 p.m. Stories and Space Vigo County Main Library. K – 2nd Grade:  Make space for stories and music and then blast off into the universe with art, activities and snacks.

Wednesdays. (3rd, 17th, 31st). Kids Cooking at Deming Park. Ages: 4-8 from 9:30-11 a.m. Ages: 9-12 from 1-2:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per class.

Wednesdays (except July 3). 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wiggle Worm Wednesdays at Vigo County Main Library. Ages 2-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play!

Wednesdays. Summer Movie Camp at AMC. Ticket and kidspack $4.

Wednesdays. 4:30 p.m. Read to Rover at VCPL West Library. Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for kids of any reading level to practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material, or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the library. Registration required.

Wednesdays (17th, 24th, 31st). 6:30 p.m. 12 Points Free Movie Nights at Maryland Community Church (12 Points Campus). This will be a perfect place for neighbors, families and friends to enjoy a fun night out together. Free Food, Popcorn and drinks provided.  July 17:­ Lego Movie 2, July 24: ­ Mary Poppins Returns, July 31: ­ Spider­Man: Into the Spider­verse.

Thursdays. 4:00 p.m. Coloring Night at Indiana State University Bookstore. Come have a relaxing night out of the house. Coloring can be so relaxing and we have lots of options to choose from. We are running a cafe special on Iced Teas and they will be 50% off during the event.

Thursdays (except July 4). 6:00 p.m. Books Before Bedtime at Vigo County Main Library. Bring your children ages 0-5 for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!

Fridays. 10:30 a.m. Ready to Read Storytime at Vigo County Library West Branch. Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this story time.

Fridays. Bring A Friend Friday at Vigo County YMCA. In July, YMCA members can bring a friend in for free! If your friend signs up, we will waive half of his or her joiner fee and give our member a free YMCA t-shirt!

Fridays (12th, 19th, 26th). 11:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Mom’s Day Out at Vigo County YMCA. Extended Child Care will be offered to our members on Fridays throughout the summer to give our caregivers a break! (This service is offered to Y members only). Cost: $10 per family (Per date). Structured play for ages 12 weeks – 12 years at the Y including tumbling, games, arts and crafts and more.

Sundays. 3:00 p.m. Smash Sundays at Full Moon Games. Venue Fee: $3.00. Prizes: Top players will receive store credit based on attendance that can be used at Full Moon Games or Footers Pizza.

Sundays. 6:00-7:15 p.m. Yoga in the Park at Hawthorn Park. Ages 13+. $5/per person. This is an all levels class that focuses on breath and postures to help align, strengthen, and develop flexibility in the body. Yoga has been shown to decrease stress, increase balance, and promote a sense of well being.

Daily Events in July

July 15-19. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Summer Fun Week at Charm School. Your child can join Angela and Yvette for a week (or a day) creating! Ideal for ages 5+. #30/day or $125/week.

Featured Event: Taste Terre Haute

July 16-29. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, along with a committee of local restaurant owners are excited to continue Taste Terre Haute for a fourth year in 2019! Taste Terre Haute is inspired by similar events in larger cities such as Devour Downtown in Indianapolis. Taste Terre Haute will run for two weeks; July 15-28 2019.

The event will highlight the variety of restaurants in the Wabash Valley and showcase their unique offerings. Every participant will be asked to offer a “deal” aka their own “taste” to diners, whether that is a special menu, free dessert, specialty cocktail, percentage off a meal; the specifics are up to each individual restaurant.

July 16-28. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. To the Moon & Beyond. Take a giant leap to the moon as the Terre Haute Children’s Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on our closest neighbor in the universe. See and handle samples of moon rocks from NASA brought back from another Apollo mission. Discover how the moon was formed, and how the return of humans to the moon in the near future will launch us deeper into the solar system. Use tools and techniques from NASA and, perhaps, start a child toward a career that is out of this world.

July 16-17. Wabash Valley Youth Leadership Conference. Youth will enjoy a two-day overnight stay at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Students either currently in or entering middle school can attend this event. The cost is $35 a student which includes all meals, housing, and activities.

Tues July 16. 2:00 p.m. Be Brave, Be Bold, and Raise Your Hand! at VCPL Main Library. Do you raise your hand in class? How does it feel to raise your hand? Girls are invited to learn about the “Raise Your Hand” book and movement created by Girl Scout Alice Tapper.

Tues July 16 and Tues July 23. 3:00 p.m. Readers’ Theatre at VCPL West Library. Ages 10 and up: Learn the basic elements of theatre in a fun and relaxed setting.  Readers’ Theatre requires no props or memorization and is perfect for kids who want to get a feel for performance. Week 1 will involve choosing 2-3 short scripts and assigning parts – every child will have the opportunity to perform. Friends and family are invited for a performance at the end of Week 2.

Tues July 16. 6:00 p.m. Watch This! Teens: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at VCPL Main Library. Ages 12-19: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Tues July 16. 6:30 p.m.  A Book Club on the Run. This will be Terre Haute’s first running book club meeting! The selection is “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott and Jenny Jurek. Club will start with a run from the Deming Park Pool parking lot at 6:30pm, with book club to follow at 7:15 at one of the shelters by the play ground.

Wed July 17. 2:00 p.m. Sci-Fi trivia at VCPL Main Library. Ages 12-19: Test your knowledge of science fiction and compete to win prizes with Sci-Fi Trivia.

Thurs July 18. 8:30 a.m. Senior Social Bingo at Chick Fil A.

Thurs July 18. 6:00 p.m. Soaring through Space at VCPL Main Library. Ages 5 – 11: Get ready to soar! Using cardboard, special tools and other recycled materials construct a spaceship that can fly through outer space. Add special gadgets and tools to your ship for an intergalactic voyage. This program is presented by the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Registration Required.

Thurs July 18. 6:00 p.m. Space Trivia at VCPL Main Library. Do you know the difference between the planets? Do you know facts about NASA’s missions, the constellations, galaxies, and the stars? How knowledgeable are you about sci-fi TV shows and movies?  Show off your skills at trivia. Winners receive bragging rights and gift cards.

July 18th, 25th, 30th and Aug 6th. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Birth Class Hosted by Empowered Through Birth and Covered with Love, Inc. Free 4 week class. Held at Vigo County Public Main Library.

July 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28. Frozen Jr. at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church 2019 Summer Dinner Theater.

Fri July 19. Family Fun Night. The Emmanuel Church in West Vigo is inviting everyone in the community to a Family Fun Night, on Friday, July 19th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, in the Community Life Center behind the church. There will be a Bounce House, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, board games, card games, popcorn, snow cones, ice cream, cookies, and drinks. This is open to parents, children, and families of all ages, shapes, and sizes. There is no charge to attend. The church is located at 6076 US Highway 150 between St. Mary of the Woods College and New Goshen. For more information, you may contact the church at 812-535-4218 or Clark Cowden at dr.clark.cowden@gmail.com. Come and join the summer fun!

Fri July 19. 10:00 a.m. Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group. This is a FREE group for anyone who is currently pregnant, or has given birth within the past year. Come join us for a short informational time on a topic related to pregnancy or postpartum, and then a time of connecting with your peers by asking questions and receiving encouragement.

Sat July 19. 6:00 p.m. Baseball Theme Night at Shewey’s. You have two pieces to choose from at this event: a batting helmet bank and a baseball bank. $35.

Sat July 19. 7:00 p.m. Movie in the Park: Angels in the Outfield at Hawthorn Park, Dogwood Shelter. Movie starts at sundown (times will vary). Popcorn, candy, drinks & glow bracelets will be available for purchase. Bring your family, friends, blankets and chairs. All ages. Free.

Sat July 20. Rescheduled event! Skate With Buzz & Woody at the Wigwam has been rescheduled to Saturday July 20th from 12:00pm-3:00pm

Sat July 20. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Area 51 Escape Room at VCPL Main Library. Ages 12 & Up: You’ve arrived in the top secret United States Air Force facility in Nevada commonly known as Area 51. Rumors of unidentified flying objects, alien lifeforms, and secret missions abound, but can you find the truth and escape before you’re caught? Work in teams of four or fewer to solve puzzles and find clues to free yourselves in thirty minutes. Register by calling 812.645.3625.

Sat July 20. 9:00 a.m. Back to School Bash at Clay County YMCA. This is free community event for all Clay Community Schools students that will be held at the Clay County YMCA! Free Food, Free Immunizations, Free Haircuts, Free Backpacks, Free Bounce Houses.

Sat July 20. 9:30 a.m. Gardening in the Village. Calling all gardeners, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and knowledge seekers! We are seeking volunteers interested in helping us revitalize the gardens and native plantings throughout Fowler Park’s Pioneer Village.

Sat July 20. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Summer in the Village at Fowler Park, Pioneer Village. Pioneers open up their cabins for all to explore and demonstrate early 19th century skills and crafts for the public to experience. All Ages. Free.

Sat July 20. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wabash Valley Lemonade Day. The mission of Lemonade Day is to help prepare local youth for life through fun and experiential programs loaded with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. By working through a strategic lesson-based program, children set a goal, create a business plan, and start their very own lemonade stand.

FEATURED EVENT!

Sat July 20. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Anniversary at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. This is the actual day that two men stepped on the moon 50 years ago. On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Saturday, July 20, there will be special presentations by the I-GEMS team, Holly Hudson, recently retired planetarium director at Terre Haute South High School, and other local experts in astronomy and space exploration. The presentations will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This event is part of the museum’s temporary “To the Moon and Beyond” exhibit. From July 16 to July 28, museum guests will be able to see and handle samples of moon rocks from NASA brought back from another Apollo mission. Guests will discover how the moon was formed, and how the return of humans to the moon in the near future will launch us deeper into the solar system. Perhaps this exhibit will start a child toward a career that is out of this world. The possibilities are endless!

Sat July 20. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Join the YMCA of the Wabash Valley Kids’ Night Out events in Vigo County! The evenings will feature seasonal games, arts and crafts, healthy snacks and more. Children ages 18 months – 12 years. $15 first child/$10 additional children; Nonmember Rate: $25 first child.

Sat July 20. 6:00 p.m. Brews in the Barn #15 at  The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm.  Enjoy live music with David Goodier and a five course tasting menu with Upland Brewing Co.& Chef Kris Kraut of  The Butler’s Pantry Food Co. Tickets start at $45.

Sat July 20. 6:00 p.m. Community Lip Sync Battle at Wabash Activity Center. Compete solo or make it a family affair. Battle for a grand prize of $100! It should be some good, family-friendly fun. All ages are welcome!

Mon July 22. 6:30 p.m. Parks After Dark at Thompson Park. Relay Games–All Ages.

Tues July 23. 9:30 a.m.Tot Time: Cool Air at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Cool evening breeze, spinning pinwheels, and soaring kites are a part of summer. Tot Time is an interactive, educational program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Included with admission. This is a pre-registered program.

Tues July 23. 11:00 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose at VCPL West Library. Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.

Wed July 24. 9:30 a.m. Monoculars at Deming Park. Ages: 5-12. Cost: $5/class-per child.

Wed July 24. 6:00 p.m. Kindness Rock Movement. Lost and Found Wabash Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition has worked together as a community to paint rocks. Every rock has a positive mental health message to decrease suicide. Please come out and help us pass out positive mental health rocks.

Thurs July 25. 6:00 p.m. Creative Builders at VCPL Main Library. Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.

July 26-27. Serve the Valley Hosted by United Way of the Wabash Valley. A number of volunteer opportunities are available across the Wabash Valley. Most shifts run from 8:30 am -12 noon, but other shifts are available depending on the project.

Fri July 26. 1:00 p.m. Mobile Recreation at Collett Park. FREE to ages 5+.

Fri July 26. 6:00 p.m. Casual Friday Ride at Griffin Bike Park. Finish your week with a fun, relaxing ride through our woods at Griffin Bike Park. Hybrids and Mountain Bikes are recommended. Helmets are required. Adult supervision is required for riders ages 13 and under.

Sat July 27. Water Gun Wars And Water Balloon Fight at Ivy Fit. We are going to build 2 battle fields. The cost is $10 per participant we will have random teams battle it out! We will have Water guns and filled water balloons but feel free to bring your own water guns.

Sat July 27. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Baby Explorer: On the Move! at Terre Haute Children’s Museum Who loves to crawl, climb, spin, and explore? Babies! We will have an engaging space for exploring movement and fun. Baby Explorer is for ages 0- 2 and their caregiver.

Sat July 27. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Intro to Blacksmithing at Fowler Park: Pioneer Village-Blacksmith Shop. Ages 18+. $60 / person. Work with experienced blacksmiths to learn how to operate a blacksmith forge, understand the parts of an anvil, and the uses for various hand tools in the blacksmith shop.

Sat July 27. 2:00 p.m. Favorite Book Character Ice Cream Social at Indiana State University Bookstore.  Come dressed as your favorite book character and enjoy some ice cream with other book characters. Bring along your journals to turn them and recieve your free book.

Sat July 27. 8:00 p.m. 2019 THCB Summer Schedule of Concerts. Free Concerts sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department. All concerts are held in Fairbanks Park.

Sat July 27. 10:50 p.m. WVRR Midnight River Run along the Wabash River in Fairbanks Park. This unique event – with tiki torches lit on the race course – is a night race with the one-mile fun run/race beginning at 10:50 p.m. and the 5K at 11:15 p.m. The prices range from $8 to $20 depending on the race and t-shirt selection.

Sun July 28. 2:00 p.m. MakerSPACE Camp at VCPL Main Library. Combine the thrill of space with the fun of making. Use tools and materials to create projects which are out of this world. MakerSPACE Camp is for all ages.

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July 1-3. Free Summer Safety Swim Lessons at Plainfield Parks & Recreation. We will be offering free group swim lessons to children as well as water safety presentations to parents in order to achieve our goal of zero drownings. c

Mon July 1. 10:00 a.m. Beauty & the Beast: Marionette Performance at VCPL Main Library. Stevens Puppets bring this classic tale to life with vibrant, hand-painted scenery and hand-carved wooden marionettes. Young and old alike will marvel at the science and technology which brings this magic to life.

Mon July 1. 1:00 p.m. Mobile Recreation at Dobbs Park. FREE to ages 5+.

FEATURED EVENT! The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Tues July 2. 1:00 p.m. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at VCPL Main Library. Crossroads Repertory Theatre will present a live production that’s free and kids of all ages are welcome!

With little more than a trunk of toys, a small troupe of actors will transport you from a cozy life of luxury to the bottom of the ocean and beyond.

Can’t make this show? Check out the other performances of this kid-friendly show offered by Crossroads Repertory Theatre!

Wed July 3. 6:00 p.m. Family Fun Fest at Terre Haute First Church of the Nazarene. Family fun including Bounce Houses, Corn Hole And Volleyball, free horse rides from Spotted Horse ministries, Plus….the fireworks at The Landing are visible from the church parking lot.

Thurs July 4. 8:15 a.m. WVRR The Mile. The race starts 1 mile north of the of the Stadium, on Brown Blvd and finishes by the Stadium grounds. Proceeds from the event fund the “Lace it Up” Kids Running Program of the Wabash Valley Road Runners.

Thurs July 4. 9:45 a.m. Frontier Day Parade! This is put on by the Wabash Valley Horseman’s Association.

Thurs July 4. 8:00 p.m. 2019 THCB Summer Schedule of Concerts. Free Concerts sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department. All concerts are held in Fairbanks Park.

Fri July 5. 4:00 p.m. First Friday: Aliens Attack at VCPL Main Library. The United States is under attack. Extraterrestrials have landed. Can you be the first line of defense for the the United States from these creatures from outer space? Design and catch your own aliens while enjoying snacks that are out of this world.

Fri July 5. 5:00 p.m. First Friday: Rockets at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Join us outside on the sidewalk for out of this world science activities. Make alka-seltzer and paper rockets fly! First Friday admission special is $5 per person from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Fri July 5. 5:00 p.m.. First Friday Downtown Salutes at Indiana State University Bookstore. The theme for this first firday is Fourth of July. We are going to have a story time and a craft for the youngsters. Games and coloring for the whole family to enjoy.

Fri July 5. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Summer at The Winery: Island Paradise Luau. Join us for our Independence Day “Island Paradise” Luau packed with tropical drinks, caribbean style music, food and dancing. This event is FREE and open to all ages, so bring the family!

July 5 and 6 at 7:30pm, July 6 and 7 at 3:00pm. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Crossroads Repertory Theatre. With little more than a trunk of toys, a small troupe of actors will transport you from a cozy life of luxury to the bottom of the ocean and beyond. Tickets $16-20.

Sat July 6 and Sun July 7. Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale at VCPL Main Library. Shop from a selection of thousands of items: Books, movies, music and more.  The average book price just $1.00.

Sat July 6. 8:00 a.m. Bass Unlimited Foundation Family Fishing Rodeo at Hawthorne Park. $50 Gift Certificate Awarded to the Family in 1st place with the biggest Crappie or Bluegill 1st place with the biggest bass or catfish.

Sat July 6. Kids Clay at Deming Park Pottery. Preschool Clay. Ages: 2-5. 9:30-10:15 a.m. $7. Elementary Clay
Ages:6-12. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $15. Registration Required.

Sat July 6. 10:00 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose at VCPL Main Library. Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.

Sat July 6. 10:00 a.m. Wabash Valley Coder Dojo at VCPL Main Library. Ages 7-17: Learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game and explore technology in an informal, creative and social environment. Registration Required.

Sat July 6. 6:00 p.m. Haunted History Walking Tour of Downtown Terre Haute.  We will visit the haunts of ISU, a former gallows, a subterranean graveyard and other spooky spots. Please meet at the Max Ehrmann statue at 7th Street and Wabash Avenue fifteen minutes prior to the tour start time. Tickets $20.

Mon July 8. 10:00 a.m. Storytelling Festival at VCPL Main Library. This is an interactive, fast-paced experience. Four different storytellers will harness the power of oral storytelling. Each storyteller will take the stage for a half hour. Stay for just one story, or the whole event.

Mon July 8. 5:00 p.m. Watch This! West The Lego Movie 2 VCPL West Library. At the end of The Lego Movie, the Lego characters’ world was invaded by Duplo figures. Now the Duplo invasion continues, as these strange alien creations smash their way through Bricksburg, making it impossible for the citizens to rebuild.

Mon July 8. 6:00 p.m. Parks After Dark at Herze Rose Park. 3-on-3 Basketball–Ages 10-15.

Tues July 9. 10:00 a.m. Little Sprouts Learning Day at Vigo County Fair. Learn about bats and tour the Giving Garden.

Tues July 9. 10:00 a.m. Exploration Creations: Shaping Planets at VCPL Main Library. Ages 5 – 11: The outer surfaces of solid planets are shaped by geologic forces similar to Earth’s. Experiment with these forces by modeling volcanoes, glaciers, impact cratering, and erosion. Sometimes science gets messy! Registration Required.

Tues July 9. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Cow Appreciation Day at Chick Fil A Terre Haute.

Tues July 9. 11:00 a.m. Shewey’s Mommy & Me Morning The Lion King at Honey Creek Mall Location. We will be painting their very own lion party animal. There is a fee of $5 to hold your seat and the remaining $10 is due at story hour. We will also enjoy a snack after we paint.

Tues July 9. 4:00 p.m. Stomp Rockets at VCPL West Library. Make your own air powered paper rocket and launcher. Test out how the design of your rocket’s fins impact the flight trajectory. Learn about force, trajectory, and other engineering concepts. Registration Required.

Wed July 10. 9:30 a.m. Creek Stompin. at Deming Park. Ages: 5-12. Cost: $5/class-per child.

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July 6-July 13. Vigo County Fair. Free rides and admission 12:00-1:00 p.m. July 6, 7 and 13.

FEATURED EVENT! Terre Foods Blueberry Festival!

The Blueberries are coming! The date is set for Thursday, July 11, 2019. The place is the Masonic Temple 224 North Eighth Street. The big oak tree on the Masonic Temple grounds is inviting you to come. There will be blueberry sundaes, music, food vendors and fellowship and, of course, organic blueberries at a discounted price for members to purchase. As members, you can buy the organic blueberries at discounted prices, both by the quart or by the 10-lb box. This is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Thurs July 11. 6:00 p.m. Lunar Lander Launch at VCPL Main Library. Ages 5 – 11: Design and create your own lunar explorer to send to the moon. Using the engineering design process then test the design to see if it can make a safe landing. Pair this with Soaring through Space for an additional engineering challenge. Registration Required.

Fri July 12 and Sat July 13. L&A Family Farms Sunflower Family Sessions. The sunflowers are in the ground and predicted to bloom mid July and you know what that means! $99 for 15 minute session.

Fri July 12. 8:30 a.m. OLLI Blackberry Farm Tour at Fresh on Cypress at Miller Farms. We will get a tour of the farm and each get a pint of blackberries to take home. $7.

Fri July 12. 10:00 a.m. Mobile Recreation at Herz-Rose Park. FREE to ages 5+.

Fri July 12. 6:00 p.m. Casual Friday Ride at Griffin Bike Park. Finish your week with a fun, relaxing ride through our woods at Griffin Bike Park. Hybrids and Mountain Bikes are recommended. Helmets are required. Adult supervision is required for riders ages 13 and under.

Fri July 12.  2 pm. Indiana Theatre. Crossroads Repertory Theater: free performances of “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” With little more than a trunk of toys, a small troupe of actors will transport you from a cozy life of luxury to the bottom of the ocean — and beyond — with the tale of “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” Based on Kate DiCamillo’s magical novel for youth, the unlikely odyssey of a vain and self-obsessed china doll rabbit unfolds to illuminate the beautiful, redemptive and often difficult realities of love. FREE! Can’t make this performance?  Check out the other performances of this kid-friendly show offered by Crossroads Repertory Theatre!

Sat July 13. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kids Day at Terre Haute Farmers Market. Out of This World event with the help of the Swope Art Museum, CHANCES and Services for Youth, Community School of the Arts, Purdue Extension/4H, The Terre Haute Children’s Museum, United Way of the Wabash Valley, the Vigo County Public Library, the YMCA, and more!

Sat July 13. 9:00 a.m. Powerlifting Competition at Clay County YMCA. Adults 18 years and older. EVENTS: Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. COST: $20.

Sat July 13. 9:30 a.m. Gardening in the Village. Calling all gardeners, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and knowledge seekers! We are seeking volunteers interested in helping us revitalize the gardens and native plantings throughout Fowler Park’s Pioneer Village.

Sat July 13. 2:00 p.m. Indoor Camping Party at Indiana State University Bookstore. We will be having an indoor Camping Party set with a fire, smores, and camp fire tales. We are gong to have a story writing work shop during this event as well.

Sat July 13. 2:00 p.m. Sock Hop at Meadows Cafe. Dress up in 1950’s style and dance to some 50’s music. We will have old fashioned ice cream sundaes along with some other old classic foods and snacks.

Sat July 13. 6:00 p.m. Parks After Dark at Spencer Park. Movie (Child Appropriate starting at Dusk)–Bike Safety/Repair By: Crossroads Cyclery from 6-8 p.m.–All Ages.

Sat July 13. 8:00 p.m. 2019 THCB Summer Schedule of Concerts. Free Concerts sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department. All concerts are held in Fairbanks Park.

Sat July 13. 8:00 p.m. Wabashiki Full Moon-Night Ride at Dewey Point Trailhead. All ages-Adult supervision required for ages 13 & under. $5/person (cash only please). Bike the Wabashiki Trail with our Griffin Bike Park Manager and VCPRD Natural Resource Programmer on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the river bottoms.

Sun July 14. 10:00 a.m. PUMP It UP! Pump Track Challenge at Griffin Bike Park. This is a five race series and will take place on the same day as our Dual Slalom races. This race is a BMX style race, BMX and mountain bikes are highly recommended.

Sun July 14  2:00 p.m. MakerSPACE Camp at VCPL Main Library. Combine the thrill of space with the fun of making. Use tools and materials to create projects which are out of this world. MakerSPACE Camp is for all ages.

Mon July 15 and Tues July 16. 10:00 a.m. A Universe of Stories: Creative Writing Workshop  at VCPL Main Library. Ages 8 – 14: Are you dreaming of being a writer? Got lots of ideas in your head you want to put on paper? An entire universe of stories will be at your fingertips in this hands-on class. Registration Required.

Mon July 15. 1:00 p.m. Mobile Recreation at Thompson Park. FREE to ages 5+.

 

 

 

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