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!
Our March event calendar for families in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley is proudly brought to you by KinderCenter! This semester of music is almost nearly halfway over, but you can still join. It’s not too late! Send Miss Rhonda a message to find out which classes still have openings! We’re also looking forward to Miss Rhonda’s summer plans. Have you heard of her drop-in classes for preschoolers? They’re called Summer PlayShops. More info coming soon!
March 17. 6:00 p.m. Kids Who Cook. Student athletes from participating sports teams will prepare a themed dish for attendees to sample. This year’s theme is “World Travelers.”
March 17: 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab – Grossing Out Our Brains! at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Learn about the human brain, the different parts of your brain, and how you interact with your human brain. Tina Kruger Newsham, ISU professor, will be bringing in two human brains for us to compare. Learning Lab is a series of drop-off programs for kids in K-4th grades and will be presented in a classroom style. The series is linked together by general theme — grossology and the human body in this case — however they are designed to standalone, so your child can attend as many sessions as you wish. Member Pricing: $35 for all 5 sessions (or $8 per session). Non-Member Pricing: $55 for all 5 sessions (or $12 per session).
March 17: 9:00 a.m. Irish Dash The 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:30 a.m.
March 17. 1:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at Corporate Square at 1 pm and travels west on Ohio to 19th and then ends at Saint Patrick School
March 17: 10:00 a.m. Indiana Reading Association Literacy Fair at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Meeting Rooms A, B & C. The Indiana Reading Association, Vigo County School Corporation, and Vigo County Public Library invite you to join us for the annual Literacy Fair. Students from local schools will have literacy based projects on display for the community to enjoy.
March 17: 6:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Dueling Pianos at St. Patrick Elementary School. 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Brick House Dueling Pianos.Doors open for social hour at 6:30 with Fifi’s Food Truck available to purchase. Then sing the night away from 8-11 with dueling pianos. Don’t forget to wear your green and check out the Booster Club’s Silent Auction, cash bar, and all the beer you can drink! General admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
March 17. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hands-on Science: Cardboard Creations at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Create our own birdhouse or butterfly just in time for spring! Use various types of cardboard and specialized tools to make the job easier. Included with Admission.
March 17: 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Party! at Indiana Theater. What a great St. Patrick’s Day this will be at the historic Indiana Theatre! Doors open at 6:00 so you can get some food and drinks, then claim your spot for a night of live music and dancing! First, get your groove on with Eddie and the Motivators playing the best of the 60’s and 70’s from 7:00-9:00. Then, you can rock out to the 80’s with Mullet Over until midnight! The concession stand will be open all night with pizza, nachos, snacks, and more items available. The staff from The Copper Bar will be ready to serve you drinks all night long with a full cash bar provided! Admission is only $5.00.
March 17. Terre Haute 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Boys ages 12-18. Cash prizes, giveaways, special appearance by the ISU basketball team.
March 20: 7:30 p.m. Dance Theatre of Harlem at Hatfield Hall. Called one of ballet’s “most exciting undertakings” by the New York Times, Dance Theatre of Harlem is known for thrilling performances that upend the way people think about dance and classical ballet. Now in its 46th season, this multi-cultural dance ensemble brings new relevance to classical ballet performed to innovative new music and well-known masterpieces. Featuring some of the art’s most beautiful and talented artists, this is a show to remember. Tickets $29-$35.
March 21: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Young Hoosier Book Award Author Night- Nathan Hale. Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. All Ages Welcome.
March 21: 6:30 p.m. WildCare Inc. at Dobbs Park Native American Museum. WildCare will be sharing their stories of wildlife rehabilitation. Have an up close encounter with some of their wildlife ambassadors. WildCare Inc. was incorporated in the spring of 2001 to not only provide professional care to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife so they may be returned to the wild, but also education outreach programs focusing on the value of sharing the planet with our wild neighbors.
March 22. Vigo County Local Food Summit. Our food summit was created around the building of a reliable, high quality food system. We will talk about the connection between producer and consumer, as well as increasing the accessibility to nutritious food.
March 22: 4:30 p.m. Rose-Hulman Spring Art Exhibit Reception. Moench Hall, floors 1 and 2. Please take time to view our newest art exhibit at Rose-Hulman, on display in Moench Hall on floors 1 and 2. Seventeen artists from The River City Art Association will have their art on display until May 30th. This exhibit features a variety of art mediums, including drawings, paintings, photography, glass, ceramic, wood, mixed media, and quilted works.
March 23-May 3 (every Thursday): 5:30-7:30p.m. Sketch with Watercolor with Community School of the Arts at Indiana State U. A class to learn how to draw and how to think about drawing. Basic watercolor techniques are also introduced. Find new ways of seeing and recording the world around you. Introduction to outdoor sketching and equipment are covered. Urban sketching is a wonderful hobby! Instructor: Elizabeth Art Ages: 16 & u.p. $135.
March 23. 5:00-10:00 p.m. Kids’ Night Out at the Vigo County YMCA. Ages 18 months-12 Years come in and play while Mom and Dad get a break!
March 23, 24, and 25. Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute presents Little Mermaid Jr. at the Indiana Theatre.
March 24. 11:30 and 1:00 p.m. Chemistry on Wheels at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Chemistry on Wheels will roll into the museum for two performances celebrating the wonders of chemistry at 11:30am and again at 1:00pm. COW is a project of Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Included with admission.
March 24. 9:30 a.m. Baby Explorer at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Baby Explorer is for ages 0-2 and their caregiver. Engage with your little explorer to nurture early learning through play in a welcoming environment full of socialization opportunities. Your child will learn to interact with you while also learning about our amazing world. Each class we will explore a different topic through books, play, and movement, inviting your little ones to use their minds, bodies, and senses. Included with admission.
March 29: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Community Day at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Community Day is a day at the Museum for everyone! Admission is just $2 per person all day, thanks to generous support from ISU Credit Union! They have supported the Museum and this event for 5 years running!
March 26-29. Adventure awaits at the YMCAs during spring break camp! From 6:00am-6:00pm children will have the opportunity to play, explore and grow while making new friends and memories that last a lifetime. Come in your tennis shoes and pack a sack lunch for a day filled with adventure! Breakfast and healthy snacks will be provided daily. Vigo County campers–bring your swimsuit! Know of a family with financial need? Don’t let finances keep them from the fun and excellent learning opportunities. You can apply at the front desk of the Clay or Vigo YMCA for financial assistance.
March 31: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Kids Llama Canvas Class-Spring Break Special at Charm School. Join us during Spring Break for a fun kids canvas class On Saturday! All supplies included. Limited seating. Instructor – Yvette Morgan. $20.
March 31: 4:00 p.m. Clay Youth League Pancake Breakfast. Come support the CYL before their season begins and bring your friends and families to have pancakes and sausage in order to help raise more funding to benefit our local ballpark. We have partnered to help make a difference within our own community to ensure our children will always have a beautiful place to come play the sport so many love. Coaches, Rotarians, and CYL directors will have the tickets to purchase in advance to help get a count on how many people to anticipate for this event. We would also like to give a huge thanks to Rose Imeri and the Brazil Family Restaurant for hosting these events each time we have a pancake breakfast. Her efforts for these events make it possible. Adult Tickets: $8. Child Tickets: $5
March 31: 8:00 p.m. Creed Bratton (from The Office) at Zorah Shrine Nobles and Friends Event Center. Doors open at 7pm – All ages event, recommended as 17 and over. Fans of NBC’s The Office know Creed Bratton as the disturbingly hilarious, popular character of the same name. What most do not know is, not only has he been acting since the late 60s in films such as Mask and Heart Like a Wheel, he’s a bona fide classic rocker extraordinaire and a founding member of the legendary rock band The Grass Roots – makers of hits such as “Let’s Live for Today” and “Midnight Confessions.” Tickets $20 in advance, $27 at the door. Private Meet & Greet (ADDITIONAL to admission) $50.
Looking for more spring fun? It’s time to register for spring sports! Use our guide to Wabash Valley sports teams and athletic opportunities to keep your family active!
The fun has ended for these great events:
March 1. $5 Thursday at the INDIANAPOLIS Children’s Museum. Visit the museum for $5 from 4-8:00 p.m.
March 2. First Friday: Downtown Reads. Celebrate reading downtown this month! Meet local authors and attend a book reading and signing! Kick off The Big Read.
March 2. 4:00-6:00 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Bricks 4 Kidz at the Vigo County Public Library. Celebrate the creations of Dr. Seuss with a Lego workshop with Bricks 4 Kidz. Explore stations for kids of all ages using both classic Lego bricks and Duplo blocks.
March 2 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and March 3 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Pictures with The Easter Bunny at the Ohio Building. 4 X 6 photos will be printed on site. ONLY $10! This is a cash only event. We will not be taking credit or debit cards. You can have multiple kids/adults in the picture for the same price. Please do not wear green. Your picture will not turn out the best and we will not be able to fix it. Thanks in advance.
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March 3. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Join the ISU bookstore for Seuss books, activities, and crafts! There will even be cake and a photo booth opportunity. The party is set up as a come and go, so just stop in when you have a chance.
March 3: 9:00 a.m. Learning Lab- So Gross It Took My Breath Away! at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Get a basic understanding of how your lungs function and what substances can damage your lungs, such as smoking. The RHIC Simulation Center folks will bring in real lungs to look at! Learning Lab is a series of drop-off programs for kids in K-4th grades and will be presented in a classroom style. The series is linked together by general theme — grossology and the human body in this case — however they are designed to standalone, so your child can attend as many sessions as you wish. Member Pricing: $35 for all 5 sessions (or $8 per session). Non-Member Pricing: $55 for all 5 sessions (or $12 per session).
March 3: 10:00 a.m. Elementary Clay Class at Deming Park. Open to all elementary age children. Learn how to create a masterpiece with clay. Cost is $15. To register call 812-232-0147.
March 3: 1:00-4:30 p.m. High School Students Audition for “Hairspray” at Drieser Theater. Crossroads Repertory Theatre, the longest running professional theater in the Wabash Valley, is holding auditions for high school students interested in performing with our professional summer season production of the musical Hairspray! All roles will be paid a summer salary.
March 3. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party at ISU bookstore. This and that, here and there, and all things in between, will happen at our Dr. Seuss’s birthday party celebration. We will be reading a few of the books and doing some activities and crafts to go along with them. There will even be cake and a photo booth opportunity. The party is set up as a come and go, so just stop in when you have a chance.
March 3: 6:30 p.m. Full Moon Ride at Wabashiki Wetlands. Bike the Wabashiki Trail with our Griffin Bike Park Manager on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the river bottoms. Hybrids and mountain bikes are preferable; however, helmets are required. Clear-lensed glasses suggested. Adult supervision is required for ages 13 and under. Bring a bike light or headlamp to light the trail. Glow bracelets available for decorating your bike. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Clear-lensed safety glasses suggested. Payment will be accepted onsite with cash only, please. $5 per rider.
March 3 and 4. Parke County Maple Fair. Travel country roads with world-famous covered bridges and tour maple syrup camps throughout the county. See how maple syrup is made down at the “sugar camp” and sample its wonderful flavor.
March 5: 10:30 a.m. Preschool Clay Class at Deming Park. Open to ages 2-5. Learn how to create a masterpiece with clay. Cost is $7. To register call 812-232-0147.
March 6: 3:30-5:30 p.m. The Lego Ninjango movie at the West Branch Library. Free Admission and free snacks. The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, and his friends. Led by Master Wu, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. The epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.
March 7: 7:30 p.m. Golden Dragon Acrobats at Tilson Auditorium Indiana State University. Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Tickets $17-$19.
March 8: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Chick Fil A Kid’s Club Team Member for the Day.
March 8: 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Opening Ceremony of Terre Haute Korean Language Center. Whitaker Conference Room Indiana State University. Korean Music Program. Free Korean Style Dinner. Taekwondo Demonstration and Self Defense.
March 10: 9:00 a.m. Wabash Valley Teen Challenge 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Booker T. Community Center. $20 per person, max of 5 per team. To register, call Ash Cassidy 337-200-0593.
March 10. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. FREE healthcare services at the Mollie R. Wheat Memorial Clinic. They offer most services one would receive at their primary care doctor’s office all for free!
March 10: 6:00 p.m. 100 Men Who Cook at ISU Hulman Center. Imagine 100 of Terre Haute’s most notable men (bankers, attorneys, physicians, educators, and business leaders from every endeavor, or anyone who is well known to the public) retreating into their respective kitchens to concoct their favorite dish. After a careful and loving preparation, the chef creatively decorates his serving station, dons his favorite costume in an effort to entice the crowd of 900 friends, family, and fellow community members to take a nibble of their specialty cuisine. Guests at 100 Men Who Cook will be treated to music, dancing, cash bar, a silent auction, and a gala setting, but at this event they will also have 100 options for their tasting pleasure. And, best of all, it benefits the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Individual tickets are $75 each, $500 for a table of eight.
March 10. Terre Haute Launch Meeting: Moms Demand Action. Bring the kids, grab some friends and neighbors, and learn about actions you can take in YOUR community that both respect the Second Amendment, and make local neighborhoods safer for Terre Haute area kids and families.
March 12: 3:00-9:00 p.m. Chick Fil A Girl Scouts Day. Free Kid’s meal or Chick-fil-A for girls in uniform.
March 12: 5:30-6:30 p.m. JAM for the Backpack Program. Come JAM with us! JAM Fitness with Carlee and Maurices on 46 are partnering together to raise money for the backpack program. We are offering a FREE workout class at 3614 Maple Avenue. Have fun and burn calories. Enter to win a basket filled with awesome gifts. $1 = 1 entry. All $ raised goes to the backpack program.
March 16: 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Ready to Read” Preschool Hour at West Branch Vigo County Public Library. During this special Preschool Hour at West Branch, children will sing along to music, move their bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, participate in playtime, and enjoy a snack of juice and cookies or crackers. Parents and caregivers are invited to join Ms. Sharon for this special event at no charge.