We have a little less than two months of winter. Why not make the most of the cold, gray days by getting out of the house and having some fun!? This list of 60 things to do in February should help keep us all from going stir crazy!
Our February event calendar is proudly brought to you by our friends at KinderCenter.
Want to try out Kindermusik? This month, Miss Rhonda wants parents and babies to try a trial class for FREE!
Baby trial classes are schedule for January 29, January 30, and February 5 at 4:30 p.m. If there is enough interest, Miss Rhonda can also offer a trial class on Thursday (January 31) at 11:30.
Come sing, dance, play and have fun with your baby (birth to 1 year)!
Schedule your trial class via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), the newly-update KinderCenter website, or by a message to the KinderCenter facebook page.
WEEKLY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
Mondays. 10:00 a.m. Tiny Tot Time at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0 – 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am – 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am – 11:00 am.
Tuesdays. 9:30 a.m. Story Time Tuesday at Chick-fil-A Terre Haute. Join us every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am for an hour of stories and activities. All kids 12 and under who participate can enjoy Chick-n-Minis on us!
Wednesdays. 10:00 a.m. Wiggle Worm Wednesdays at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am.
Thursdays. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Illiana Gymnastics Complex Open Gym. $5/child.
Thursdays. 12:30 p.m. Bingo Bunch at West Branch Vigo County Public Library. Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo every week. Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, “Bingo!”. All levels of experience welcome. Cards and number marker will be provided.
Thursdays. 6:00 p.m. Brazil Public Library Youth Activities. A different activity every week.
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. Books Before Bedtime at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-5 years. Bring your child 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!
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Painting & Pie at Grand Traverse Pie Company. Registration Required. Ages 4 – 12, $25, Ages 12+, $35. Paint beautifully during this step-by-step canvas class led by artist instructor Robyn Michelle. All skill levels are welcome. Participants receive a piece of pie and a drink courtesy of the Grand Traverse Pie Company.
Fridays. Open Swim Fridays at Yogis in Brazil. Heated indoor pool, pizza, and ice cream. 2-3 Lap Swim, 3-5 Senior Citizen and Special Needs Swim, 5-9 All Age Open Swim. $8/swimmer.
Fridays. 10:30 a.m. Ready to Read Storytime at West Branch Vigo County Public Library. 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 storytime.
Sundays. Smash Sundays at Full Moon Games. Venue Fee: $3.00. Ultimate Singles: 3:00 PM. Melee Singles: 4:00 PM. Prizes: Top players will receive store credit based on attendance that can be used at Full Moon Games or Footers Pizza.
65 Things to Do in Terre Haute in February!
DAILY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
Thurs Feb 21. 10:00 a.m. February Preschool Clay. Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. Cost:$7 per child. Project: Heart Friendship Necklaces. Registration required.
Thurs Feb 21. 8:30 a.m. Senior Social Hour – Bingo! at Chick-fil-A Terre Haute. Enjoy bingo with the chance to win prizes along with a free small refillable beverage for guests over fifty-five.
Thurs Feb 21. 2:00 p.m. Mingle with the Mayor at Grand Traverse Pie Company. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your Mayor. Complimentary Pie and refreshments will be served!
Fri Feb 22. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Lab – Homeschool Edition: Rocky Rainforest at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Grab your hiking boots and navigate your way through this rocky adventure to the rainforest and mountain habitats! For members $10/session. For non-members $15/session.
Fri Feb 22 and Sat Feb 23. TableScapes 2019 at ISU Sycamore Banquet Center. It is an annual fundraiser to support the arts in the Wabash Valley. The two day event includes daily viewings for the public to view the table designs, vote for their favorite, and bid on one of the best silent auctions in the Wabash Valley. Tickets $5-$20.
Fri Feb 22. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Lab: Rocky Rainforest at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Grab your hiking boots and navigate your way through this rocky adventure to the rainforest and mountain habitats! For members $10/session. For non-members $15/session.
Tired of being cooped up with all this cold weather? Having trouble staying motivated and keeping your New Year’s Resolution?
Take advantage of this warm streak and get out there and run because on February 23rd the YMCA is hosting its third annual Heart Throb race!
It will be an all new course right in Fairbanks Park – and this year it’s a 5k, as part of the YMCA Riddell National Bank Three Race Series. Take part in all three races and the Y will give you a customized prize!
To sign up for the Heart Throb visit heartthrob.itsyourrace.com.
There will be awards for fastest couple and fastest overall individuals. Plus – Tiers of Elegance is providing treats for all participants and age group winners! All proceeds will benefit the YMCA and the valuable work they do in the community in healthy living, social responsibility and youth development.
Sat Feb 23. 9:00 a.m. Heart Throb 5k at Vigo County YMCA. Get your new year’s resolutions ready! All-new course, all new prizes, and all for the same great cause – the YMCA! Tiers of Elegance will generously be providing our participants with cupcakes following the race! Tickets $20.
FEATURED EVENT: Saturday, February 23.
2nd Annual Athlete Symposium (Free and open to the public!)
Saturday, February 23rd 9a-1130a
Union Hospital East Wing Atrium (Lower level)
If your son or daughter is moving from the “participant” stage of youth athletics, to the “competitive” stage, this event is for you. Designed for parents, and their competitive kids, this event gives you a chance to talk to Certified Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine Doctors, and representatives from more than a dozen area youth sports organizations and facilities where kids can compete and train. Soccer, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Swimming, Dance, Gymnastic, Biking, Golf….and more. Find out about recreation and travel leagues, scheduling, practice requirements, equipment, cost and more at this one stop event.
Best of all…it’s free! And, Union Hospital’s Sports Performance Plus will be giving away 2 complete training packages, each good for 8 individual, personalized training sessions.
A light breakfast will be served. The public is invited. Call 812-238-7657 or go to Eventbrite.com to register.
Sat Feb 23. 1:00 p.m. DIY Lava Lamps at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Kids ages 8 to 14 can enjoy hands-on science while building their own lava lamp. The properties of water, the properties of oil and chemical reactions will be explored in the process. Participants get to keep their lava lamp. Registration required.
Sat Feb 23. 2:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Princess Tea at SVHS in Clinton.Meet all of your favorite Disney Princesses (and some Princes, too). Enjoy sweet treats and delicious snacks while being entertained by SV Choir & Theatre’s finest. $5/adult, $10/child.
Sat Feb 23. 5:00-10:00 p.m. Kids’ Night Out at Vigo County YMCA. 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.
Mon Feb 25 and Tues Feb 26. 6:00 p.m. Annie, Jr! (Auditions) at Maple Ave United Methodist Church. With plenty of parts to go around, Annie JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels. All children will be accepted into the program and will have a part.
Tues Feb 26. 10:00 a.m. Tot Time: Ocean Commotion! at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Come dive deep and discover who lives in the ocean.Who is the biggest of them all? Tot Time is an interactive, educational program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Included with admission.
Tues Feb 26. 4:00 p.m. Exploration Animation at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12 & Up: Explore Moho Debut 12, the ideal software for first-time animators, hobbyists and digital artists. Learn about the history of traditional cell animation and how to apply those techniques to animate shapes with a few clicks of the button.
Tues Feb 26. 5:00 p.m. Cookies and Canvas at Chick fil-A Terre Haute. Tickets on sale now.
Thurs Feb 28. 5:00 p.m. 100+ Women Who Care meeting at Country Club of Terre Haute. This group is designed to provide financial support for charitable causes in Vigo County, Indiana while creating a sense of community.
The fun has ended for these events:
Fri Feb 1. First Friday: Love Downtown. Join us for a lovely First Friday which includes romantic dinners for two at local restaurants, exhibit openings at the Swope Art Museum, kid friendly fun at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and Vigo County Public Library and more!
Fri 1 and Sat 2. FREE showing of Groundhog Day at the Moonlite Drive-in.
Fri-Sun Feb 1-3. Rose Drama Club Presents: First Date. First Date follows the eventful and hilarious first dates of a serial dater and a first-date newbie as they experience all the mishaps, dashed expectations and excitement of classic first dates. Great music and a talented cast ensure you’ll love every minute of this fun-filled performance! Tickets $15-$20.
Sat Feb 2. 9:30 a.m. February Preschool Clay. Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. Cost: $7 per child. Project: Heart Friendship Necklaces. Registration required.
Sat Feb 2. 10:30 a.m. February Elementary Clay. Hosted by Deming Park Pottery. Cost: $15 per child. Project: Heart Box. Ages: 5-12. Registration required.
Sat Feb 2. 10:00 a.m. Wabash Valley Coder Dojo at Main Branch Vigo County Public 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 Feb 2. 12:00 -4:00 p.m. Cakeshake Day at Tiers Of Elegance Cakery. Stop by our shop and enjoy a Birthday Cake Cakeshake or a Red Velvet Cakeshake. While your here, snap a pic of your treats in front of our new Instagram selfie wall.
Sat Feb 2. 6:00 p.m. Winter Wonderland Ball-SOLD OUT by Chik Fil-A. At Holiday Inn Terre Haute. Tickets $7-$20. Dinner is included in your ticket price.
Sat Feb 2. 6:00 p.m. Night Out at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Your mission — if you choose to accept it — is to spend a memorable evening saving the world from an evil plot! Train to be spies, get outfitted with spy gadgets, and then, together, solve a mystery as they dance, ride in a limo, and explore the museum. Tickets $40/couple.
Sat Feb 2. and Sun Feb 3. February Book Sale at VCPL Main Branch. Thousands of books including: Art, Travel, Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, History, Children’s, Magazines, and Cookbooks. DVDs, Vinyl Records, CDs, and more! Average book price is just $1!
Sun Feb 3. Wabash Valley Exotic Pet Expo at the Vigo County Fairgrounds.
Tues Feb 5. 6:00 p.m. Heart Healthy with Purdue Extension at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. As the leading cause of death for all Americans, heart disease claims 600,000 lives annually. The program will also include a food demo focused on heart healthy recipes.
Wed Feb 6. 3:00 p.m. Maple Lines Hikes at Prairie Creek Park. Ages 18+ Free! The hike will cover approximately 3-3.5 miles and extends beyond the established trails in the park. Snacks, water and hot chocolate will be provided before and after the hike. VCPRD maple syrup will be available to taste and for purchase at the conclusion of the hike.
Thurs Feb 7. 8:30 a.m. Senior Social Hour – Bingo! at Chick-fil-A Terre Haute. Enjoy bingo with the chance to win prizes along with a free small refillable beverage for guests over fifty-five.
Thurs Feb 7. 11:30 a.m. Baby Trial Class at Kindermusik. Try out a Kindermusik class for babies birth to 1 year. Come sing, dance and play with your baby. Free trial class with no obligation.
Fri Feb 8. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Lab – Homeschool Edition: Diving in the Deep at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Dive into the deep to explore underwater creatures! Investigate wetlands, oceans, and estuary habitats. Come make a splash on this adventure! For members $10/session. For non-members $15/session.
Fri Feb 8. 6:00 p.m. Night to Shine at MTP Church (Sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation) at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Join us for an amazing event that honors students and adults with special needs at our annual prom-like event. There will be 175 honored guests and 300 volunteers working to throw the best party of the year.
Feb. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. MAMMA MIA! at Community Theatre of Terre Haute. The stage comes alive with the music of ABBA as Sophie invites her mother’s three former loves to her wedding in hopes of meeting her dad. Directed by Karen Crispin. Rated PG. $20 adults, $15 students and youth.
Fri Feb 8 and 9. No Body to Murder. A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church.
Sat Feb 9. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learning Lab: Diving in the Deep at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Dive into the deep to explore underwater creatures! Investigate wetlands, oceans, and estuary habitats. Come make a splash on this adventure! For members $10/session. For non-members $15/session.
Sat Feb 9. 6:00 p.m. Girls Night Out at Terre Haute Brewing Co. Get the LADIES together and come out for a SPECIAL Girls Night Out, benefiting the Swope Art Museum and LAUREN COLE’S quest to become their next Mardi Gras QUEEN. Tickets $25-$50.
Sat Feb 9. 10:00 a.m. Toy and Clothes Swap at MCC Highway 46 Campus. Bring what you can, take what you need. It’s all free as long as you donate something! Drop off gently used toys, books, kids clothes and maternity items. Please sort your clothing by size & gender. This event is kid-free.
Sat Feb 9. 10:00 a.m. 2019 Legislative Crackerbarrel at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Learn from Senator Jon Ford, Rep. Bob Heaton, Rep. Bruce Borders and Rep. Tonya Pfaff about the initiatives of the 2019 Indiana General Assembly. Attendees are encouraged to address the legislative panel with a question.
Sat Feb 9. 2:00 p.m. Singalong Series–Frozen at SVHS Theatre in Clinton. Tickets for the singalong are only $2 per person. Bring the whole family and join other Frozen fans in song! Concessions will be provided by the SV Choir Boosters. Appearances by Elsa & Anna (photo opportunities with donation).
Sat Feb 9. 2:00 p.m. Tear Apart Tech Stuff at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12 & Up: Find out what is inside different pieces of technology – disassemble various machines and discover how they work. Registration required.
Sat Feb 9. 2:30 p.m. and Mon Feb 11. 1:00 p.m. Learn How to Tap Your Backyard Maples at Prairie Creek Park. Ages 18+, $25/person. Participants will learn how to identify and select trees to tap, tree tapping techniques and sap collection, boiling and filtration processes to make maple syrup. Each participant will receive a tree tapping kit.
Sun Feb 10. 4:00 p.m. An Afternoon with Dr. Tom Catena ~ An Angel Among Us. Hatfield Hall. Dr. Tom Catena has saved thousands of lives as the sole physician permanently based in South Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains where humanitarian aid is restricted. Free and open to the public.
Mon Feb 11. 10:00 a.m. Pre-School Nature Program at Deming Park. Ages: 2-5. Fee: $5.00/class. Pre-Registration Required.
Mon Feb 11. 3:00 p.m. Art and Hearts for Valentine’s Day at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 5 & Up: Celebrate your Valentine with this opportunity to explore a variety of art media. Let your creativity warm the hearts of others as each person makes and takes hearts to share.
Tues Feb 12. 10:00 a.m. Exploration Creations at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-19: 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 Feb 12. 10:00 a.m. Tot Time: My Heart at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. What is going thump thump all day long? Children and care providers will learn about the heart as you join the blood pumping fun. Ages 2-5. Included with admission.
Tues Feb 12. 11:00 a.m. Indiana Court of Appeals (on Wheels) Hosted by American Democracy Project ISU. Come watch a real Court of Appeals case in action. Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I.
Tues Feb 12. 3:30 p.m. Slime for my Valentine at Vigo County Public Library Main Branch. Show someone you care with a container of homemade slime. Supplies will be provided. Registration Required.
Tues Feb 12. 6:30 p.m. Penny Skate at The Wigwam. Skate for One Penny. No Change Given, One Penny Exact. Skate Rental $3.00 extra if needed. $3.00 Admission without penny.
Tues Feb 12. 7:30 p.m. Valentine’s Concert. Presented by Indiana State University. Jason Farnham.
Wed Feb 13. 3:00 p.m. Maple Lines Hikes at Prairie Creek Park. Ages 18+ Free! The hike will cover approximately 3-3.5 miles and extends beyond the established trails in the park. Snacks, water and hot chocolate will be provided before and after the hike. VCPRD maple syrup will be available to taste and for purchase at the conclusion of the hike.
Wed Feb 13. 6:00 p.m. Tap Into Your Creative Side & Get Writing at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 8- 14: Are you dreaming of being a writer? Got lots of ideas in your head you want to put on paper? This hands-on class will introduce students to the process and techniques of creative writing.
Feb 12-14. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dipping at Baesler’s Market. We will be making our famous chocolate covered strawberries at the Terre Haute location. We will be running a special deal that includes strawberries, 1 dozen roses, a balloon, and a message card.
Thurs Feb 14. 5:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Cooking Class at Clabber Girl Bake Shop. Whether it’s your Valentine, Galentine, or Bromance…join us this Valentine’s Day for an evening of food & fun! All participants will enjoy a full meal and take-home recipes of each demoed item. Tickets $50/person.
Thurs Feb 14. 6:30-10:00 p.m. Wear Red Skate Free at Wigwam Skate & Event Center.
Thurs Feb 14. Take your date to White Castle! (Free) reservations needed.
Fri Feb 15. and Sat Feb 16. Valentine’s Couples Pottery at Deming Park Torner Center. Register you and your sweetheart for our Valentine’s Couples Pottery. Cost: $40 per couple. Registration Required!
Fri Feb 15. 6:00 p.m. Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church.
Fri Feb 15. 6:30 p.m. Valentine’s Banquet at Remnant Church. Come enjoy a nice dinner, games, music, dancing, giveaways, and more. All monies raised will help support the ministry needs of our Kids and Youth departments to grow and be effective to full capacity. Ages 18 and older. Tickets Single-$15, Couple-$25.
Fri Feb 15. 7:00 p.m. Valentines in Vegas at Sycamore Winery. Looking for an unforgettable way to to celebrate Valentines Day? Enjoy an evening out on the town….VEGAS-STYLE. Get ready to roll the dice, spin the wheel, and dance the night away presented by the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative. Tickets $80.
Fri Feb 15. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Safe Sitter at Main Branch Vigo County Public Library. Ages 11-18: Safe Sitter® is a one-day, nationally certified course that teaches participants safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. Free to those who register.
Fri Feb 15. 9:00-11:00 a.m. LEGO Robotics Workshop at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. This pre-registered program includes two hours of building and programming fun robotic creations with LEGO WeDo kits! This is FREE for Members and $8 for non-members.
Fri Feb 15. 7:30 p.m. Engineers In Concert at Hatfield Hall. The entire Rose-Hulman community comes together to celebrate art, music, and dance in this elite showcase of campus talent. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Fri Feb 15. An evening of Sweets & Spirits at Red Room Cakery. Chocolate fountain, cupcakes, cash bar, free unlimited coffee.
Feb 15, 16, 17 and 18. 9:00-10:30 a.m. Morning Birding Amongst the Maples at Prairie Creek Park. Bundle up, grab your binoculars, chair and thermos it’s citizen science time! After a short hike to our birding site, sit back, relax and start counting your local feathered neighbors.
Fri Feb 15. and Mon Feb 18. 6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. School is out Y is in Day Care. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade in need of day care while school is out are welcome to come to the Y for the day! $25/child for members, $35/child for nonmembers.
Sat Feb 16. 9:30 a.m. Baby Explorer: I Love Shapes! at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Our babies’ world is made up of all sorts of shapes. Come grab a heart, roll a sphere and build with a cube. Baby Explorer is for ages 0-2 and their caregiver. Included with admission.
Sat Feb 16. 12:00 p.m. Maple Sugarin’ Days Family Scavenger Hunt at Prairie Creek Park. All Ages & Free! Grab your family and Maple Sugarin’ Scavenger Hunt map and follow the clues along the trails to complete each challenges along the way!
Sat Feb 16. 100th Birthday Party for Terre Haute Veteran.
Sat Feb 16. 6:00 p.m. Fight Night. Tickets available at Sweatbox Gym! VIP, Tables and General Admission.
Mon Feb 18. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free admission to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Discover Indiana’s presidential heritage with fun activities from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. including, historic facts, and a featured appearance by President Abraham Lincoln himself!
Mon Feb 18. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free admission to Conner Prairie in Indianapolis. This free day offers the chance to rub elbows with some of the most notable Presidents, First Ladies, and even Presidential hopefuls. Play games, create, have fun, but don’t tell George or Abe about their surprise parties!
Mon Feb 18. 4:30 p.m. Watch This! The Princess Bride at West Branch Vigo County Public Library. Westley and Butttercup are young and in love until one day Westley is reportedly killed by pirates and Buttercup is abducted by a gang of misfits on behalf of an evil prince. Refreshments will be served. Free. Rated PG.
Tues Feb 19. 1:00 p.m. Sweet History of Maple Syrup at Prairie Creek Park. Get an in-depth look at the maple syrup production at Prairie Creek Park and learn the sweet history of maple sugaring days. This program includes interpretive demonstrations of past and present tree tapping, sap collection, boiling, evaporation and filtration practices.
Wed Feb 20. 4:00 p.m. Pizza Creations at West Branch Vigo County Public Library. Beat the February chill with some delicious homemade pizza. Sharon and Hannah will guide children in making pizza from scratch – including the dough! Please include any allergy information or restrictions at the time of registration.
Wed Feb 20. 6:30 p.m. Comedy Night at Maryland Community Church Hwy 46 Student Center. Parents, Students, and leaders join us for a night of fun as we welcome Comedy Sportz from Indianapolis to fill our student center with laughter. This is a great time for students to invite friends to come and laugh along side of them. Free.
Wed Feb 20. 7:30 p.m. STOMP – SOLD OUT at Hatfield Hall. These athletic and artistic New York City performers make music using everything from brooms and Zippo lighters to sheet metal and newspapers.