Our March event calendar for families in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley is proudly brought to you ISU Community School of the Arts! They’re excited to launch their first Spring Break S.T.E.A.M. specialty camp!
Dates: March 30 – April 3
Location: ISU Fine Arts Building, Room 115 649 Chestnut Street Terre Haute, IN 47809
Description: This camp will provide a morning of high-quality activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Campers will work on experiential projects that encourage learning and exploration throughout the week.
If you think you can’t experience all four seasons in one week, then you’ve clearly never spent a week in Indiana in March. This unpredictable weather is a tease that is leading us towards the beautiful, warmer days of spring. Regardless of weather it’s snowing, raining, or blazing hot, our March calendar is filled with things to do in Terre Haute throughout the last month of winter and the first few days of spring!
Weekly Events in March
Mondays. 9:00 a.m. Senior Clay Class Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. Ages: 55+. Cost: $45.50/month
Mondays. 10:00 a.m. Tiny Tot Time at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.
Mondays. 7:00 p.m. Pokemon Monday! Join Full Moon Games in our weekly fully Sanctioned Pokemon Tournament every single Monday! Entry Fee: $5
Tuesdays. 9:30 a.m. Story Time Tuesday at Chick-fil-A Terre Haute. All kids 12 and under who participate can enjoy Chick-n-Minis on us!
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.
Wednesdays. 10:00 a.m. Wiggle Worm Wednesdays at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, and body movements while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.
Thursdays. 5:30 p.m. Books Before Bedtime at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 0-5: Come have fun and interact during storytime by building early literacy skills through reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing.
Thursdays. 5:30 p.m. Open Studio at Deming Park Pottery. Open to current open studio students. Must have taken a beginners class prior to being released to open studio. $65/month or $55/month for 3 months up front.
Fridays. 10:30 a.m. Ready to Read Storytime at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. Ages 0-5: Listen to stories, sing and dance along to music, and get creative with crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.
Sundays. 5:30 p.m. Free Community Dinner. Hosted by Supper at the Center. Sponsored by Highland-Church at the West Vigo Community Center. Everyone is welcome!
Daily Events in March
Sun Mar 1. 12:00 p.m. Superintendent Jeff Fritz at The Anchor Church in Brazil. Superintendent Jeff Fritz will be sharing his heartbeat for the Community Clay school system.
Sun Mar 1. 3:00 p.m. Hoosier Survivalist Workshop at Hawthorn Park. Training will include guided discussion and presentations on: 1. Everyday Carry Kits, 2. Bug-Out Bags, 3. Basic Gardening.
Mon Mar 2. 4:00 p.m. Roving Indiana Yarn Truck Stop – M Moggers. We’ll have new products on board, so come see all our great yarns, fibers, tools and notions on Indiana’s only Yarn Truck. A full yarn store, with hand dyed yarns, top designer brands and more all on wheels.
Mon Mar 2. 6:00 CST. Flying S Aerospace Careers Night in Palestine Il. Flying S is a fast-paced, high tech business specializing in designing, building and testing various aerospace components. If you enjoy building or fixing things and watching the TV Show “How It’s Made” or watching the live SpaceX launches—please come visit us on March 2nd to explore various aerospace career paths that exist right here in Crawford County.
Mon Mar 2. 6:30 p.m. Books and Brews: Our Town Hosted by Vigo County Public Library at Terre Haute Brewing Co. Ages 21 & Up: The NEA Big Read selection Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning play about life in the small, turn-of-the-century American town. Follow the town’s ordinary citizens as they experience life, death, and everything in-between.
Wed Mar 4. 5:30 p.m. Big Read: Theater Workshop at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at acting? Here is your chance! Have fun mastering acting techniques while you practice your improvisational skills through creativity inspiring games and verbal exercises. The workshop will be led by two local seasoned theater actors guaranteed to keep you moving and stretching your imagination.
Wed Mar 4. 6:00 p.m. Family Together. Community Together. Join Youth for Christ, Vigo County Public Library, Highland-Church, Camp Navigate, and Helping Hands at the West Vigo Community Center. FREE • FAMILY DINNER • SPLIT SESSIONS • FAMILY STRENGTHENING ACTIVITIES • GAMES • PRIZES • FUN •
Thurs Mar 5. 6:30 p.m. Griffin Bike Park Youth Cycling Team Call Out Meeting. We will be meeting at the Fowler Park Barn to start sign ups for 2020 and explain our program. We accept riders from 7 to 18 years old with all riding skills. We strive to to teach riders how to ride and push their limits. As well as providing a fun, safe, atmosphere to learn at our very own Griffin Bike Park. 20 Spots available! Season will run May thru September 13.
Fri Mar 6 and Sat Mar 7. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Lab: The Great Cookie Disaster. Explore the science behind boats and then design a boat that will carry the largest amount of cookies for the Terre Haute Cookie Company and test its seaworthiness. Mark your seaworthy accomplishment with a badge to take home. Learning Lab is for children in grades K-4th. Registration is required. The cost for members is $13 and non-members is $17. Space is limited so register today.
Fri Mar 6. First Friday. 4:00 p.m. Ready, Set, Action! at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. All Ages: Dive into another world and show off your theater skills at this Big Read event for kids inspired by Thornton Wilder’s three-act play Our Town. Direct your own puppet show or dress-up for an imaginative night of playing pretend while munching on theater snacks at this drop-in event. 5:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Come celebrate with stories read by the Cat in the Hat, activities and games throughout the museum, and birthday cake! First Friday includes special admission- $5 for all ages 2 and up includes these activities.
Fri Mar 6. 7:00 p.m. Friday Date Nights Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. $40 per couple. Pre-Registration Required. This class includes a glaze day.
Sat Mar 7 and Sun Mar 8.March Book Sale at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Thousands of books including: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, History, Children’s, Magazines, Cookbooks and more. Audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs. Average book price is just $1! All major credit cards accepted.
Sat Mar 7. 9:00 a.m. The Farmers Market at The Meadows. You’ll be able to shop for fresh, local produce, farm fresh meats and eggs, local honey, dried herbs and seasoning blends, homemade jams and jellies, handmade soaps and bath products, baked goods of every variety, gut-friendly fermented foods and kombucha, pet treats, vinyl albums, potted plants and succulents, Rex Coffee, and artisan crafts like carved eggs, jewelry, textiles, re-purposed antiques, candles, rocks and minerals – and more!
Sat Mar 7. 10:00 a.m. Saturday Stories at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 0-5: Start your Saturday morning with stories, songs, and conversation. Caregivers can learn creative ways to encourage interaction and pre-reading skills, improve motor coordination, and foster speech development with their children.
Sat Mar 7. 10:00 a.m. CST. Women’s Self Defense Seminar Master Tom Dolan’s ATA Martial Arts – Paris, IL. It is being offered FREE to Women and their teenage daughters who want to learn how to defend themselves in the event of a violent attack. Teenagers are STRONGLY encouraged to attend with their Mothers! Fathers may also attend with their daughters, and will be used as attacker’s, and holding targets!
Tues Mar 10. 9:30 a.m. Tot Time: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. The Cat in the Hat will be up to numbery funbery adding up to a good time. Tot Time is an interactive, educational program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver that includes story time, hands-on learning activities, and an opportunity to explore museum exhibits afterwards.
Tues Mar 10. 9:30 a.m. Story Time Tuesday at Chick-fil-A Terre Haute. All kids 12 and under who participate can enjoy Chick-n-Minis on us! Special guest reader Rachael Brown from Haute Happenings!
Tues Mar 10. 10:00 a.m. Explore Beyond the Classroom at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. In this family-oriented program for all ages, families will explore, create and have fun learning about science, art, history and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.
Tues Mar 10. 6:00 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop with Leah Singer at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 9-14: Do you dream of being an author? Do you have family stories you want to share with the world? Do you have a lot of ideas that you want to put on paper, but you’re not sure where to start? Let freelance writer and editor Leah Singer teach you how to conquer the blank page with writing exercises in fiction and non-fiction and with creative techniques that will get your wildest ideas out of your head.
Wed Mar 11.Night at the Museum at ISU. Stop by and enjoy the fun as we open our labs to the public for a wonderful experience. Wednesday, March 11th from 6-8 pm at the Science Building. Departments involved include: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Systems, Physics, Science Education.
Wed Mar 11. 4:00 p.m. Esi Edugyan keynote address at Hatfield Hall. In connection with a Rose-Hulman community read of the novel “Washington Black” (2018), bestselling Canadian author Esi Edugyan will be giving a keynote address at Hatfield Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Wed Mar 11. 5:30 p.m. Read to Rover at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. Ages 0-18: Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. Call 812-235-2121 to reserve a time slot.
Thurs Mar 12. 10:00 a.m. Storytime at Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market. Ages 0-5: Join VCPL for stories, songs, and conversation at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Learn how to encourage interaction, improve motor skills, develop speech, and strengthen pre-reading skills. Breakfast will be provided by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.
Fri Mar 13.-Sun Mar 15.LION KING Jr. by Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. For tickets or more information, call (812) 236-3193.
Fri Mar 13 and Sat Mar 14.Grand Opening – Downtown Tasting Room. Please join us for the grand opening of The Ohio Building with our new Sycamore Winery downtown tasting room. The entire building, including the 2nd floor Casa Urbana suites, will be open to the public. So stop by the tasting room bar, grab a glass of wine or cider, and explore the beautiful historical building.
Sat Mar 14. 7:30 a.m. Irish Dash 5k Run/Walk at St. Patrick School. Check in is at 7:30 a.m with races beginning at 9 a.m. $20 per participant- Entry fee includes: technical shirt, food, door prizes, entertainment, awards, and chipped timing by Timing MD. There will be no refunds.
Sat Mar 14. 9:30 a.m. Baby Explorer: Lucky Charm at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Follow the rainbow to Baby Explorer with your little leprechaun and dance a gig while learning all about colors. Baby Explorer is for ages 0- 2 and their caregiver.
Sat Mar 14. 9:30 a.m. Group Power St. Patrick’s Day Party at Vigo County YMCA!
Sat Mar 14. 1:00 p.m. Beginning Clay Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. Intro to Wheel/Hand-building. Cost: $35 per class. Includes a glaze day.
Sat Mar 14. 1:00 p.m. 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 2020 Parade will start at 1:00 PM. Groups may enter the parade set up area beginning at 11:30 AM. For more information, including the parade entry form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun Mar 15. 1:30 p.m. Rose Choir Spring Concert *White Chapel*. Join the Rose-Hulman Choir for their Spring Concert performance in the beautiful White Chapel on the west side of the Rose-Hulman Campus. Enjoy the beautiful voices while you enjoy the beautiful view of an Indiana spring! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Sun Mar 15. 2:00 p.m. Create a Family Time Capsule at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Make memories now as you create a time capsule for your family that can be opened in the future. Participants will begin writing letters and family stories to be placed in their own capsule to be taken home. One time capsule will be provided to each family who registers. Registration Required.
Mon Mar 16. 6:00 p.m. Spring Seed Exchange Hosted by Purdue Extension – Vigo County. This program is offered in partnership with Saint Mary of The Wood White Violet Center and the Vigo County Park and Recreation Department. It promises to be a fun evening. All are welcome!!!
Tues Mar 17. 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day at Chick Fil-A. We will be surprising random guests with FREE drinks, food, and Chick-fil-A swag! Seven hours of fun & seven winners an hour.
Tues Mar 17. 6:30 p.m. Spring Bingo for Happiness Bag, Inc. Tickets can also be purchased at the center or online via our website, www.happinessbag.org. Just look for Spring Bingo under Events across the top of our home page. We hope to see you there!
Tues Mar 17. 7:30 p.m. Drum Tao 2020 at Hatfield Hall. Over eight million spectators worldwide have experienced the “extraordinarily talented percussion artists” of the Aichi, Japan-based TAO (“Chicago Tribune”). The members of TAO, who are both expressive musicians and highly trained athletes, are preserving and expanding upon the ancient Japanese drumming tradition with their modern showcases that include dynamic choreography, engaging visuals, and striking costumes. Tickets $10/$29/$35.
Wed Mar 18. 5:00 p.m. Family Game Night at Vigo County Public Library Main AND West Branches. Drop-in and experience a classic family game night at the Library. We’ll have games for all ages and experience levels available throughout the Library.
Thurs Mar 19. 7:00 p.m. Chris Kattan & Friends at Terre Haute Brewing Co. Chris Kattan is an American actor, comedian, and author. He is best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, his role as Bob on the first four seasons of The Middle, for playing Doug Butabi in A Night at the Roxbury and Bunnicula in Bunnicula. Tickets $20.00 – $35.00.
Fri Mar 20 and Sat Mar 21. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Lab: The Great Rover and Rocket Race. Learn about rocket and rover basics and then design your own and compete to see what makes one best for distance, over tough terrain, or carrying a heavy payload. Making a badge to take home will be a blast. Learning Lab is for children in grades K-4th. Registration is required. The cost for members is $13 and non-members is $17. Space is limited so register today.
Fri Mar 20. 7:00 p.m. Friday Date Nights Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. $40 per couple. Pre-Registration Required. This class includes a glaze day.
Sat Mar 21. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fill-the-Truck at Baesler’s Market. Join us alongside Dentistry Just For Kids! Covered with Love needs your help filling our truck with donations of diapers and wipes for local families in need! Those who donate will even receive a free Chick-fil-A card!
Sat Mar 21. 10:00 a.m. Read to Rover at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. All Ages: Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. To reserve a time slot at the Main Library, call 812.232.1113, ext 4242.
Sat Mar 21. 10:00 a.m. Lusk Pioneer Legacy Weekend at Turkey Run and Shades state parks. The Lusk Family left a lasting impact on Turkey Run and their decisions led to the State Park being formed. See what they left behind, explore their legacy, and experience a bit of the 1800s. Programs and two nights at the Turkey Run Inn for $296.54. $47.00 per person with no lodging at the Turkey Run Inn.
Sat Mar 21. 7:30 p.m.- Sun Mar 22. 8 a.m. Messier Marathon at Oakley Observatory. Join the Rose-Hulman Astronomical Society in our first ever Messier Marathon. During this once a year event, we will be able to observe every object in the Messier Catalog in a single night! This event is open to the public, great for the whole family, and is free admission. The event is weather permitting so follow the Oakley Observatory page to get updates as we get closer to the date.
Mon Mar 23. 4:00 p.m. Maker Hour at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. All Ages: Utilize the Maker Cart to create the suggested project. Or, take elements from the cart and design your own. Registration Required.
Tues Mar 24. 9:30 a.m. Tot Time: Plant a Rainbow at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. It’s Ag Week! To celebrate this Tot Time is all about planting. Dainty daffodil and triumphant tulips will be bursting into color soon. Come learn about seeds and bulbs and plant a beautiful rainbow.
Tues Mar 24. 4:30 p.m. Dive into RPGs: Running the Game at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 12-19: Interested in playing tabletop role-playing games, but don’t know where to start? Learn how to run your own game. We’ll cover how to develop your own campaigns, build challenging encounters, and create a character with the Genesys RPG system. After learning the basics, you will have time to start developing your own campaign. Registration Required.
Wed Mar 25. 1:00 p.m. Nature Hiking Series for Homeschoolers: Wetlands. Wetlands are fun and exciting ecosystems to observe and explore! This hike will include a trek along the Wabashiki Wetlands to discover and learn about the different mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, trees and plants that make up the vast bio-diversity of Wabashiki wetlands. Ages: 7 & up/ Free.
Wed Mar 25. 6:00 p.m. Big Read Film: Teen Movie night at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and has come up with the perfect plan to pull it off. Join Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend Cameron as they break with the monotony of everyday high school life and learn from Ferris’ personal bag of tricks how to seek joy in it. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off also breaks the third wall by talking to the audience just like Our Town’s stage manager. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13. 103 minutes.
Wed Mar 25. 6:30 p.m. Guitar Club at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. Ages 12-19: Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club. The club will meet as a group for free instruction from March-May. No music experience is required, but space is limited. Registration Required.
Thurs Mar 26. 4:30 p.m. Rose-Hulman Spring Art Reception 2020. Please plan to attend our Spring Artist Reception to meet the artists of “Stories,” Eleanor Moseman, Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, and Nadine Shillingford-Wondem. Refreshments will be served, and all receptions are free and open to the public.
Fri Mar 27-Sun Mar 29.Retreat for Busy Moms at Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Dear moms, take a well-deserved break and give your mind, body, and soul a much-needed boost during the weekend retreat designed for you. Bring along your girlfriends who also need some serious self-care. Throughout the weekend you’ll deepen your relationship with Christ as you enjoy quiet reflection, spiritual enrichment, and sharing with other women. Cost: $230 includes lodging and meals; $140 without lodging.
Sat Mar 28. 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Gardeners Gathering Hosted by Purdue Extension – Vigo County. A Saturday filled with talk of fun gardner presenters. Subjects cover Gardening for birds, new Soil and Water soil health program for city residents, and other topics. Join us!
Sat Mar 28. 1:00 p.m. Beginning Clay Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. Intro to Wheel/Hand-building. Cost: $35 per class. Includes a glaze day.
Mon Mar 30. 2:00 p.m. Be a Detective with Osmo! at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Use your deductive thinking and observation skills to help find missing pets and capture villainous thieves! Solve enough mysteries to unlock free play mode. Registration Required.
Mon Mar 30. 6:00 p.m. Virtual Family Vacation at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. All Ages: Take a virtual family vacation utilizing View Master Virtual Reality headsets. Visit the Seven New Wonders of the World, including the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum, and Machu Picchu. Registration Required.
Tues Mar 31. 3:30 p.m. Spring Break Robotics with Sphero at Vigo County Public Library West Branch. Ages 5-15: Learn coding and programming in a fun way with SpheroT, the round robot that you control with an app. Registration Required.
Tues Mar 31 4:30 p.m. Dive into RPGs: Creating Interesting Heroes at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Ages 12-19: Captain Marvel. Lando Calrissian. Hermione Granger. Types of heroes are endless, but what really makes a hero interesting to us? We’ll go over the archetypes of heroes, clichés and how to avoid them, and more! You’ll even have time to make a character from scratch in a world of your choosing. Registration Required.