35 Fun Things to Do in January

January is a bit of a sleepy month in the Wabash Valley. (Event coordinators, take note. January could be a good time to plan future events!) It’s also one of the hardest months for me to enjoy living in the Haute because it’s often cold, dark, and dreary. But January doesn’t have to be miserable! Use our local event calendar for January 2018 to have some fun as a family this month.

Special thanks to KinderCenter for sponsoring our January calendar! A new semester of music lessons begins on January 22nd! Find out more by visiting their website or  the KinderCenter facebook page. 

Local Event Calendar for January

 

January 20. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Learning Lab at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Germs, Snot, and Buggers, oh gross! Come join us to learn about the body’s immune system. Discover how viruses and germs can travel and create your own snot and buggers. At the close of the lesson children will earn their own gross badge as they will for all five lessons. Learning Labs is a new series offered at the Children’s Museum for children K-4th grade. All five lessons tie into grossology and the human body. Register for classes today. Member Pricing: $35 for all 5 sessions (or $8 per session). Non-Member Pricing: $55 for all 5 sessions (or $12 per session)

January 20. Ballroom Dance Night at The Dance Studio to benefit the Swope.

January 20. Parents’ Night Out at Eduplay. PNO is 5 hours of child care, pizza, crafts, and movie time. Take some time to enjoy an evening out with full confidence that your kiddos are in good hands. Must register and pre-pay.

January 20. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hands-on Science: Ice melting at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Discover which type of salt melts the ice the fastest as children free a gem from an ice cube. Experiment with different types of salt to see which is most effective.

January 21. Kids’ Winter Workshop at Charm School. Ages 7 and older.

January 21. Art and Tea at the Swope Art Museum. Free. Reservation required.

January 22. New semester of classes begin at KinderCenter for infants up to age 7! 

Kindermusik classes in Terre Haute at KinderCenter

January 23. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Find out more about this toddler/preschool program (that’s FREE for members and/or included with admission!) HERE.  Discover ice and how it is a solid form of water. We will experiment with ice melting, go “ice fishing” and make an igloo.

January 23. Free Pie on National Pie Day at Grand Traverse Pie Company. January 23rd is National Pie Day! To celebrate this special day of pie, we will be giving away a free slice of Michigan fruit pie – Apple Crumb or Cherry Crumb pie with ANY purchase.

Feeling stir crazy? Don’t miss our guide to local places to play inside! These options are perfect for a snowy and cold month like January!

25 Places to play Inside in the Terre Haute area

January 23. Art Start is a FREE preschool art class at the Swope. Starting this month, it takes place at a brand new time (1:00 p.m.)! Find Art Start details and themes HERE. 

January 24.  Curious about becoming a foster parent? Get your foster care questions answered at the Vigo County Public Library. Caseworkers, adoptive families and long-time foster parents will be available to answer your questions, share their stories and explain how to get started as a foster parent.

January 25. Recycled Percussion at ISU. This group’s junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009.

January 26. Parents’ Night Out at the Vigo County YMCA. 5pm – 10pm. The program member rate will change to $15 for the first child and $10 for any additional children. They are waiving the cost of the January program for a child if they bring a new or lightly used sports ball to donate to the Y.

January 27. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Virtual Reality at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Accushot VR World, a new Terre Haute entertainment business, will bring a headset for museum visitors to use to climb Mt. Everest, uphill ski, and participate in a snowball fight. Children must be age 6 or older to participate. Included with admission.

January 27. Sensory-friendly showing of Paddington 2 at Showplace 12. Find out more about these special movie showings HERE. 

January 30. Art Start is a FREE preschool art class at the Swope. Starting this month, it takes place at a brand new time (1:00 p.m.)! Find Art Start details and themes HERE. 

25 January events in Terre Haute on HauteHappenings.com.

The fun as ended for these great events:

January 2. Art Start is a FREE preschool art class at the Swope. Starting this week, it takes place at a brand new time! Find Art Start details and themes HERE. 

January 5. Frosty First Friday. Start the new year off right by exploring downtown and all it has to offer. The main features for January are a Hot Chocolate Crawl and Frosty Top Scavenger Hunt for Jeep Junkies! The art galleries, restaurants and shops will be open so you can spend any holiday cash you might have received. At the library, do you want to build a snowman or melt Elsa’s frozen hands? How about a snowball toss? Explore Frozen-inspired science, art projects and snacks on this cold January afternoon.

January 6. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hands-on Science: Ice melting at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Discover which type of salt melts the ice the fastest as children free a gem from an ice cube. Experiment with different types of salt to see which is most effective.

January 6. Wabash Valley Coder Dojo. 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.

January 6. Penguin Canvas Class at Charm School. Join us for a fun afternoon of painting a little penguin. All supplies will be included and step-by-step instruction. No experience necessary to join us, just willing to paint and have fun! 16×20 Canvas. Instructor: Yvette Morgan.

January 6. Indoor, winter Farmers Market at Clabber Girl. 

January 9. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Find out more about this toddler/preschool program (that’s FREE for members and/or included with admission!) HERE.  Did you know that snowflakes are actually a cluster of hundreds of tiny ice crystals that fall from the sky? We will have fun exploring the wonder of winter through hands-on science by making a snowstorm in a jar, playing with snow-dough, building a “snowflake”, and painting with a “snowflake” to show how each one is unique. Must register in advance.

January 9. Art Start is a FREE preschool art class at the Swope. Starting this month, it takes place at a brand new time (1:00 p.m.)! Find Art Start details and themes HERE. 

January 9. Watch Despicable Me 3 at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. FREE! Refreshments will be served.

January 9. Sensory-friendly showing of The Greatest Showman at Showplace 12. Find out more about these special movie showings HERE. 

January 9. Natural Living Health Fair at Fresh Thyme. Vendors, local businesses and organizations in to give information, education and helpful tools! They will also have lots of samples throughout the store for you to taste while you shop!

January 10. Russian National Ballet at Rose Hulman Hatfield Hall. Featuring Russia’s finest dancers, Prokofiev’s outstanding musical score, dazzling costumes and stunning scenery, you’ll love Cinderella!

 

January 10. Spring auditions for the Terre Haute Children’s Choir. Ages 7 and up. Landini Center for Performing Arts. 4:00-7:00 p.m.

January 11. Family fun night with the library at the Honey Creek Mall. Escape the cold and snowy weather at the Honey Creek Mall. Create artwork, play games and explore the winter season.

January 11. Kids Club at Terre Haute Chick fil A.

January 12, 13, and 14. Homeschoolers for the Advancement of Theatrical Arts (HATA) is excited to present Peter Pan. HATA presents Peter Pan on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13th at 7pm and Sunday, Jan. 14th at 3pm. All shows will be at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church (1203 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Doors open 30 minutes before the performances.

January 13. Sensory-friendly showing of Ferdinand at Showplace 12. Find out more about these special movie showings HERE. 

January 13.  1:00-3:00 p.m. Hands-on Science: Ice melting at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Discover which type of salt melts the ice the fastest as children free a gem from an ice cube. Experiment with different types of salt to see which is most effective.

January 13. Second Saturday Studio at the Swope Art Museum. Join local artists and art educators in making recycled magazine bowls. Free for all ages. Stop in anytime between 1-3 p.m.

January 13. Join the Northview Winter Guard at the 2018 DANCE CLINIC! Registration is open to students K-8th grade. Cost is $25.00–Price includes instruction, snack, performance T-shirt and game admission. Dance or gymnastic experience is not necessary to attend the clinic. Each grade level will be featured with a dance that is appropriate to their age group and all ages are encouraged to attend.

January 13. Terre Haute Fitness Center Open House. Come in and check out your new gym. Games, prizes, and refreshments! We encourage you to bring your family in and see that we offer fitness for every body. Admission is free.

January 15. Bricks for peace with Bricks 4 Kidz at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Build 3D peace signs, a Liberty Bell or Liberty torch from classic LEGO Bricks to celebrate the new exhibit at the Museum. Builds are appropriate for ages 5-12.

January 16. Art Start is a FREE preschool art class at the Swope. Starting this month, it takes place at a brand new time (1:00 p.m.)! Find Art Start details and themes HERE. 

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