70 Things to Do in February in Terre Haute!

We only have a few more months (or weeks!) of winter!

Whether you’re simply hanging on for the warmer days of spring or actually enjoying the chill (but how?!), we’ve found ideas to help you love where you live!

Tuesday, February 21. Printing with Pancakes at Haute Create with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 5 & Up: Design your own pancake with simple design software and then watch it print on the world’s first 3D food printer: ThePancakeBot®.

Wednesday, February 22. Books and Banter: Teen Book Club with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12–19: Are you reading something you love or looking for new suggestions? Do you want to tell everyone about your favorite book—or one you can’t stand? At Books & Banter, discuss what you’re reading now, what you want to read, and what you’d never read with other avid readers, regardless of whether you prefer novels, verse, fiction, non-fiction, manga, or graphic novels. Refreshments will be available.

Featured event! February 25. Deadline for VCYSA rec soccer.

Early bird sign ups have ended, but sign ups are still going on! You have until February 25th to register!

Friday, February 24. Intentionally Black: Immersion of the Arts. Arts Illiana presents Intentionally Black: Immersion of the Arts—an evening of live painting and artwork by Jerome Goff and Michele Shauntee-Reeder, Poetry by Bryan Lipkins and Valerie Hart-Craig, and Jazz by timeless African-American artists. Kimberly McMurray, Arts Illiana Board Member, will emcee the event.

Saturday, February 25. Swope Art Museum Mardi Gras 2023. Please join us at the Swope Art Museum’s 15th Annual Mardi Gras Party at the Hulman Center Glass Pavilion on Saturday, February 25th 2023 from 8pm to midnight. It will be a night to remember filled with music, dancing, circus acts, and an art inspired costume contest! Don’t miss out! Buy your tickets today!

Saturday, February 25. John C. Hook Observatory. Explore ISU’s observatory for FREE!  Search for stars and check out the Earth’s Moon from the University telescopes.

Saturday, February 25. Winter sowing with reTHink. You will learn how to make your plant starters while also reducing waste! Join us while we learn to “winter sow” & YES you can start your garden outside in the winter using a mostly hands off method. We will provide the supplies and everyone who attends will leave with their own container of starts!

Saturday, February 25. Wabash Valley District Pinewood Derby.

Saturday, February 25. Vigo County Solid Waste Management District’s E-Waste Recycling Day.

Monday, February 27. Deadline to sign up for youth basketball and volleyball at Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.

As always, typos happen and event details change. Please confirm all plans with event hosts. 

The fun has ended for these great events:

Wednesday, February 1. Process art for ages 2-5 at Maker’s Studio in 12 Points. Process Art is all about the making and doing, rather than the finished product. Each class is divided into 3 sections, I usually have 3 tables set up for invitations to play. We use cardboard, recyclables, play doh, sensory activities, painting, watercolors, glue sticks, pom poms, straws, wooden pieces, paper and so much more. I create invitations to explore, create and play and the kids have a blast!! Parents do stay for this class to watch and interact with your kids.

Wednesday, February 1. Mini Makers Studio Class. This class for ages 6-9 is process-based, meaning we focus on the making/doing rather than the end result. We will have an hour and a half to create, play, and have fun! We will be using watercolors, painting, chalk, print making, spin art, recycled art projects, self-portraits, sculpey projects, wood working and nature projects to just name a few. This is a drop off class.

Wednesday, February 1. Intro to Robotics at Haute Create at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 15 & Up: Programming a robot might sound challenging—even intimidating—but it’s easier than you think! Discover CircuitPython, a beginner-friendly programming language that will allow you to turn on motors, direct movement, and even turn corners with a small robot. Robots provided by VCPL for demonstration purposes.

Wednesday, February 1. Indiana State University Speaker Series: Roxane Gay. Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Thursday, February 2. Lego Lab at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 5-11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services. Parents and caregivers with children under 9 should assist with building.

Thursday, February 2. Cranes Over Indiana at the Vigo County Public Library. Only fifteen species of cranes exist throughout the world. Of these, eleven are considered threatened or endangered due to habitat loss and unregulated hunting. Learn about the two crane species that live in or migrate through Indiana—the Whooping Crane and the Sandhill Crane—with the International Crane Foundation.

Friday, February 3. Galentine’s Canvas Night at the Red Barn. Welcome to the Galentines Canvas Party at the Red Barn at Sycamore Farms! Your ticket will include set up, teardown, supplies, instruction, and a complimentary glass of wine. Your canvas will be lightly traced to help you follow along.

Saturday, February 4. Kids’ Milkshake Sign at Maker’s Studio at 12 Points. This is a SWEET Valentine class perfect for kids ages 8 and up. All supplies including your 12″ MDF Milkshake board, paints and instruction. There will be a deadline to reserve your spot since I need to order and have shipped. Each milkshake is lasered to make it easy to paint. They can put these in their room to decorate on the wall or shelf.

Saturday, February 4. Buffalo Soldiers Winter Ride with Griffin Bike Park. Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department and Sundance Skills Clinics will be hosting a fundraising winter ride at Griffin Bike Park! Come out and shake off the winter rust.

Saturday, February 4.Valentine/Winter Vendor Event at The Meadows. Over 70 vendors inside the atrium selling a variety of items. Perfect time to get those Valentine gifts or start ahead for Birthdays and other events to come for 2023.

Saturday, February 4. Daddy Daughter Dance at Acorn Ridge Reception Barn. 1st Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Tickets Include dinner, dessert, DJ, professional photograph. A night full of fun in Sullivan County!

Saturday, February 4. Ballet Magnificat in PARIS, IL.

Saturday, February 4.13th Annual Soup Bowl Benefit for Catholic Charities. Includes one hand-crafted bowl and unlimited soup samples.

Saturday, February 4. Kids’ Valentine Workshop at Maker’s Studio 12 Points. This class is for kids ages 5-8 years. We will be exploring pops color with 2 Valentine projects! Kids will receive a “Valentine Goody” bag from me, drinks, popcorn and chocolate dipped pretzels. Class will start at noon so make sure you arrive 15 minutes prior if you can so we can have 2 full hours of FUN!

Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5. Friends of the Library Book Sale. Shop for books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. Proceeds from your purchases will be used to fund Library programs and services you enjoy!

Sunday, February 5. Tie Dye at the District. This event will offer a LIVE demo from Laynee Campbell, owner of Salvaged Soul Boutique, where you will learn a few popular tie dye techniques, as well as a workshop where you can create your own tie dye masterpieces! So grab your friends, kids, and anyone you can think of that would enjoy tie dyeing with the District Team to benefit our local arts in the Wabash Valley.

Sunday, February 5. Indiana Exotic Pet Expo. Kids 12 and under only $1!

Sunday, February 5. The World of Musicals at Hatfield Hall. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables” to “We will Rock You, “Sister Act” and many more, the World of Musicals delivers a stirring musical concert theatre experience that will leave you spellbound – from the opening song to the final medley of classics.

Monday, February 6. Knitting 101: Learn to knit a scarf at Maker’s Studio 12 Points.

Monday February 6 (and all Mondays in February). Secret Agent Science and Stories. Ages 5-11: Geronimo Stilton knows a good story when he hears one—he’s the publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette after all. When his younger sister Thea learns that a map is hidden behind Mouse Island’s most famous painting, it’s a race to discover the Mona Mouse’s secrets before a shady character discovers the code. Take a fabumouse trip through New Mouse City with the Stiltons as they try to crack The Mona Mouse Code and test out some hands-on secret agent science every Monday in February.

Monday, February 6. Classes begin for Ballroom Dancing with ISU CSA at The Dance Studio.

Monday, February 6 (and all Mondays in February). Kids/family class class with Deming Park Pottery.

Tuesday, February 7. Chick-Fil-A (with Maker’s Studio at 12 Points) Valentine Highlander Cow. Your ticket will include drink, cookie, set up, tear down, supplies, outlined canvas and instruction.

Tuesday, February 7. Push the Button: Teen Jackbox Party Game Night. Ages 12-19: Use your smartphone or tablet to prevent an alien invasion with Jackbox Games®’ Push the Button or pick another game from a Jackbox Party Game® pack! Jackbox Games® are multi-player games where you will work with others to solve puzzles, answer trivia questions, or create and define new words. If you don’t have a smart device, you can borrow one from the Teen Space to play.

Thursday, February 9. Max + Honey’s Galentine’s Day Floral Workshop. Gather your friends and join for a fun and creative Galentine’s Day outing! All materials will be provided for you to create your own fresh floral arrangement. Light refreshments included!

Thursday, February 9. Teen Board Game Night with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12-19: Challenge your friends to a favorite board game or a try new card game at Teen Board Game Night. Choose from Apples to Apples, Nertz, Phase 10, and more!

Thursday, February 9. Intro to Soldering: Valentine’s Edition. Ages 13 & Up: Soldering is a multi-purpose technique that will allow you to build electronics, make repairs, and create crafts! In Intro to Soldering, you will pick up this valuable skill and learn how to safely use the Haute Create soldering stations by making your own electronic valentine. Customers who wish to use the Haute Create soldering stations independently must complete this class.

Thursday, February 9. Valentine’s Painting Class at Ambro’s. Join for a fun night of food, drinks, and trivia. Open to all ages!

Thursday, February 9. “Love Your Heart” with Purdue Extension and the Vigo County Public Library.

Thursday, February 9. Honey Creek Middle School Dance Team Dance Workshop.

Friday, February 10. Magic School Bus at BUTLER Arts and Events Center in Indianapolis. Road trip to see Ms. Frizzle!

Friday, February 10. Ladies’ Night, Galentine’s Special at Olivia’s Boutique at Haute City Center. You and your girls are cordially invited to pamper yourselves for Valentine’s Day. We will have goody bags, a giveaway, permanent jewelry, and more fun things to be announced!

Friday, February 10. Movie with the Goats at Old 40 Farm. Surprise your Valentine with a unique date! Come watch a movie in the heated barn on an air mattress or in lawn chairs (your choice, both provided) with popcorn and drinks (provided). Tickets must be purchased ahead of time, tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Friday, February 10. Couples Valentine Sip and Paint at Makers Studio at 12 Points.

Friday, February 10. Princess’s Night Out at Pulse Fitness at the District. Please join for a royal night of fun with your little princess! The District Team is inviting you to this magical event on Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm at The District. This event is to benefit the Swope Art Museum and our Queen candidate Heather Michael. Join for a night with your favorite little princess where she will get to visit the princess salon, decorate her own crown, see her favorite real life princesses, and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to make great memories and give back to local arts of the Wabash Valley! Don’t forget to come dressed in your princess attire!

February 10.  FSA Fiesta: 160th Birthday Celebration. Happy 160th Birthday FSA Counseling Center! Over the last several years, our nonprofit organization has served the Wabash Valley and surrounding communities by providing accessible and affordable behavioral mental health services. From individual therapy, life skills, trauma debriefing, couples therapy and more – FSA Counseling Center is one of the oldest behavioral mental health nonprofits in the area! What better way to celebrate than with all of you!Join the birthday fiesta with a downtown party bus, salsa dancing, sangria, tacos and more – and help us serve the community for another 160 years!

Friday, February 10. Bridgerton Ball at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 21 & Up: Your presence is formally requested at the Bridgerton Ball as a guest of Her Majesty the Queen for an evening of dance, drinks, and companionship. Arrive in your finest Regency-inspired garb or choose a complimentary masquerade mask to don, learn a modern twist on a historical dance, and enjoy music and photo opportunities while you wait for the arrival of the Queen. Will she select you as the diamond of the ball?
Appetizers, drinks, and a cash bar will be available. Costumes are recommended but not required. This program is presented in partnership with Federal Coffee, the Community Theater of Terre Haute, and The Dance Studio. There is no cost to attend this event.

Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11. Maple Ave United Methodist Church presents: A Family Reunion to Die For. Maple Avenue Theater proudly presents its annual murder mystery dinner theater. Tickets are $35 each and include dinner starting at 6:30 pm and show immediately following dinner. The dinner menu features roast pork, potato, salad, green beans, rolls, and a special dessert. Each lady will be presented with a flower and a complementary picture is provided for each couple/group. Join us for a fun evening and a hilarious murder mystery show!

Saturday, February 11. “Share the Love” late skate at Wigwam Skate. Admission $15. Couples’ Admission $25. Skate rental $3 extra if needed. Free teddy bears to the first 100 girls. Free “Love Potion” for everyone. Free dessert bar from 9:30pm – 10:30pm.

Saturday, February 11. Beer and Yoga with Afterburner Brewing Company.

Saturday, February 11. Messy Munchkins with Youth Services at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-7: Develop your child’s observational and fine motor skills and encourage their creativity at the Messy Munchkins sensory playtime! Let your child dig through the sensory bins to discover new sensations, allow your infant or toddler to play in the exploratory area, and help them create their own DIY sensory bag.

Saturday, February 11. DIY Valentines with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 6-11: Whether it’s a card for grandma or a paper heart for their best friend, your child can express their creativity and show the special people in their life how much they care with hand-crafted valentines! Craft supplies will be available for use.

Saturday, February 11. Valentine’s Couples Pottery Class with Deming Park Pottery.

Saturday, February 11. Goat Yoga at Old 40 Farm. Come enjoy yoga with the goats at Old 40 Farm. There are limited seats available, tickets must be purchased prior to the event on Eventbrite.

Sunday, February 12. Abe Lincoln Birthday Penny Skate at Wigwam. Admission only 1 solid penny exactly. Skate Rental $3.00 Extra. No penny? Admission $4.

Sunday, February 12. Meet the Authors of Herbert the Edgy Hedgie at Little Bear Coffee Co. Herbert, a hedgehog, is feeling very edgy as the troubles of the day seem to be piling up. But with the help of his true friend, Sasha, and the inspiration from a beloved teacher, he is able to channel his troubles into a positive outcome and the day is saved. This story of friendship and perseverance in the face of adversity will leave you feeling not one bit edgy at all.

Monday, February 13. Valentine Crochet Hearts. Get ready for Valentine’s Day by crafting crochet hearts at Maker’s Studio 12 Points.

Wednesday, February 15. Intro to Robotics at Haute Create at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 15 & Up: Programming a robot might sound challenging—even intimidating—but it’s easier than you think! Discover CircuitPython, a beginner-friendly programming language that will allow you to turn on motors, direct movement, and even turn corners with a small robot. Robots provided by VCPL for demonstration purposes.

Wednesday, February 15. Teen Movies We Love to Hate: High School Musical at the Vigo County Public Library.

Wednesday, February 15. Advanced Robotics at the Vigo County Public Library for ages 15 and up.

Thursday, February 16. Time Traveler Tour: SMWC Conservatory of Music. Get a taste of the limelight at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Conservatory of Music. Designed by Dietrich A. Bohlen & Son, the Italian Renaissance Revival style building with influences of the Beaux-Arts was constructed from 1911 to 1913. The details are nothing short of iconic, from its décor to the architectural engineering. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the complex building has held hundreds of musical and theater performances throughout the years and is currently undergoing renovations. Members will view behind-the-scenes locations and hear the efforts to preserve the building for years to come.

Thursday, February 16. Try This Teens: Perler Bead Art at the Vigo County Public Library.

Thursday, February 16. Sew Simple: Coin Purse at Haute Create. Ages 13 & Up: Make your own repairs to clothing, create customized gifts, and save money with Sew Simple. Perfect for beginning or inexperienced sewers, Sew Simple will introduce you to the sewing machines available in Haute Create and teach you how to set up a machine for use. As part of the class, you will be able to create your own coin purse to attach to a backpack or lanyard.

Thursday, February 16. Paint and Sip-Paint Your Pet at Maker’s Studio 12 Points.

Thursday, February 16. Valentine’s cookie decorating class with Little Bear Coffee Co. Join at Little Bear Coffee Co for a fun evening of decorating cookies. There are two classes you can sign up for, “Sweetheart” and “Galantine’s”.

Saturday, February 18. Mommy and Me Dance at Acorn Ridge Reception Barn. Mommy & Me Dance. Aunts, grandmas, or any motherly figure invited to attend! Ticket includes dinner, drinks, dessert, photography, and DJ! Tickets are only sold in advance, no sales at the door!

Saturday, February 18. Pancake Breakfast at Prairie Creek Park. The rumors you have heard are true. We are bringing back the Pancake Breakfast for 2023. We are excited to bring back the beloved program in a new and educational way. Included in your price of admission is not only the Pancake Breakfast but also a tour of our maple syrup manufacturing process. Reservations open Nov. 20 and run until Feb. 10.

Saturday, February 18. Disney Hits: Mardi Gras Masquerade at the Wigwam Skate Center. Free beads, free Mardi Gras mask, and more!

Saturday, February 18. Mardi Gras All Night Skating Party at the Wigwam.

Sunday, February 19. Mommy and Me Yoga at Illumination Wellness Center. Suited for ages 4-6. Every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Sunday, February 19.Glow party at the Wigwam! Tickets include skate rental and glow sticks.

Sunday, February 19. Hoverboard, Hovercart, and Scooter-only session at The Wigwam. No charge for parents/grandparent spectators.

Monday, February 20. Painting with Nicole at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 5-15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their own painting on canvas.

Monday, February 20. President’s Day Skate at Wigwam Skate and Event Center. Tickets only $10 includes admission, skate rental, and all you can eat pizza.

Monday, February 20. Dublin Irish Dance at Hatfield Hall. WINGS is a brand new Irish dance production created in Ireland by a critically acclaimed artistic team. Like no other show in its genre, WINGS features exquisite Irish and World champion dancers together with Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos.