Fun Things to Do in May in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

How is it possible that it’s May already!? Don’t let this spring fly by without enjoying some serious family fun. In this brand new calendar, you’ll find 70  things to do in May in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

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This month’s calendar is proudly brought to you by KinderCenter. Ms. Rhonda is ready to see you and your little ones in her classes this summer!Summer classes at KinderCenter

KinderCenter PlayShops (for preschoolers) are unique in that they’re drop-in classes! Choose to attend for just the themes/day that are of interest to your family and/or fit best on your family’s calendar!

Adventures (Infants to 18 months): Peek-a-boo! I Love You! Inspired by songs and baby games from many countries around the world and the special love between a parent and a child. Baby and caregiver participate together.

Adventures (18 months to 3 years): Beach Days! Take an imaginary fun-filled trip to the beach! You and your child will enjoy pretending to play in the sand, be sea creatures and play with beach balls in a pretend ocean. Each lesson features singing, movement activities and stories. Crafts every other week.

Playshops (3 to 5 years): PlayShops are fun, educational sessions that include songs, movement activities, a story and crafts all centered on a theme. Each PlayShop is unique since each PlayShop has a different theme. Child and caregiver participate in the entire class together.

World Adventures (5 to 7 years): Learn about and experience the cultures of five countries through the music, crafts and food of each of these countries. Each class includes singing, movement activities, games, crafts and snacks from each of the five different countries. World Adventures is a week-long camp. Children attend two hours each day Monday through Friday. Children attend without the caregiver.

May Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

May 24-June 2. Banks of the Wabash Festival at Fairbanks Park. Luehrs’ Ideal Rides, a new craft market, a merchandise market, bingo, nightly entertainment, lots of good food, an auto show, and much more.  A family festival with rides for children and events for adults. Admission is free.

May 25. 2:00 p.m. Watch This! West “Paddington 2” at VCPL West Branch. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Brown family to unmask the thief.  Refreshments will be served.

May 25.  Patio Party from 2-4 for Preschool-High School at Terre Haute Chick Fil A.

May 25. Story Hour with Vigo County Public Library. Join us for an interactive story hour with the Vigo County Public Library Mother Goose! Not only will we have a fun story time to keep your kiddos entertained but we will also have a breakfast bar for both the kids and parents!

May 26. 9:00 a.m. Hardline Cross Country Race at Griffin Bike Park. In conjunction with Soldier’s Salute Spring Ride.Online Registration coming soon. All Ages. Intermediate to Advanced Riders Recommended. $30 per rider w/$5 Timing Chip. The Hardline Cross Country Mountain Bike Race will include some of the toughest and rowdiest trails in the Griffin Bike Park trail system. If you are looking for a tougher race than your run of the mill cross country race, this race is for you. We will be including parts of Bushwack, Kabar, and Zulu as well as some other fun surprises.

May 26. 11:00 a.m. Opening Day! at Mooresville Family Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center opens for the season on Saturday, May 26 at 11am. The 2018 season will run from May 26-August 1. Season passes are available for purchase now at the Park Office.

May 26. 1:00 p.m. Soldiers Salute Spring Ride at Griffin Bike Park. Honoring those who have served from the Wabash Valley. Register onsite. All Ages & Skill Levels, Ages 18 and under free!  $10 per rider. Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinics and the Trek Women Advocates will be honoring our fallen soldiers by hosting a fundraising spring ride at Griffin Bike Park! Snacks served after the ride. T-shirts will be available for sale. (13 and under require adult supervision)

May 26. The Taming of the Shrew on Tour in Paris, IL. Yee-Haw and Giddy up! Stone Soup Shakespeare heads west this Spring with The Taming of the Shrew. Sweet Bianca is wooed by many suitors, but they must find a husband for her willful, clever and perpetually single older sister Katherina before they can have Bianca’s hand. Set against the backdrop of the Wild West this all new reimagining of Shakespeare’s zany and controversial classic battle of the sexes explores the lengths we will go to for love…and money

May 26-27. Aris Farm “Open Barn” in Clinton, IN. Aris Farm is opening its barn doors to the public! We want to show you the future of our farm and we’ll have all sorts of fun doing it and it’s FREE!! We will have farm animals to pet and learn about, such as baby chicks, baby goats, alpacas, llamas, mini horses and donkeys, and a pot belly pig named Albert Einswine! Throughout the weekend we will have demonstrations such as alpaca shearing, goat milking and spinning fiber into yarn. Educational talks such as composting, beekeeping and basic animal husbandry will go on through both days.

May 28. 7:00 a.m. Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. Join us for the 7th Annual Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! The 1 mile fun run’s course is within Deming Park. The 5K course runs through both Deming and Dobbs Parks. The start and finish are set in Deming Park. Register by May 16 to guarantee a race shirt. For more information or registration call 812-232-0147.

May 28. The city of Terre haute will be hosting a memorial service at Highland Lawn Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Participants will include members of all the local veterans organizations.

May 28. 8:00 a.m. Ride for the Fallen at Griffin Bike Park. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park West side ISU Stadium. All Ages & Skill Levels (18 miles) Free! Special “Ride” for the Fallen: To Honor and Remember all those who have paid the price for our Freedom. (13 and under require adult supervision)

May 29. 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Family Place Parent/Child Workshop at VCPL Main Branch. It’s play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.

May 29. 1:00 p.m. Art Start at Swope Art Museum. Young artists are invited to experience this free art program that uses books and corresponding art projects to encourage creativity. For children ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult. Explore the Museum together with an interactive gallery guide to build on the Art Start experience.

May 29. 6:00 p.m. Lace It Up! Kids Running Program Sign-Ups at Ozok Shelter at Deming Park. Mark Your Calendars!! The Wabash Valley Road Runners will once again offer a FREE Kids Running Program and this year we are including a FREE entry into THE MILE, held on July 4th! The program is for kids ages 4-12 and will start on June 5, 2018 and run through July 2nd. Each week we will meet on Monday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can sign up on May 29th at 6:00 p.m. at Ozok Shelter or print out the form and mail to the address listed (forms available at wvrr.org). There will be a Pizza Party and celebration on July 5th at 5:30 p.m. Tell a friend!

May 29 and May 30. 6:30 p.m. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat auditions.

May 31. 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Pop Up at the Park at South 7th Street Park. Join the Youth Services Librarians for unstructured play at Vigo County Parks! Enjoy tabletop activities in an outdoor environment, try out the recently installed playground equipment, and explore some of our most interesting county parks during this series of free play events.

Have you signed your kids up for summer camp? If not, now is the time! Find the best option for your family in our 2018 Summer Camp Guide! 

Summer Camps in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

The fun has ended for these great events:

May 1. 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Family Place Parent/Child Workshop at VCPL Main Branch. It’s play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.

May 1. 1:00 p.m. Art Start at Swope Art Museum. Young artists are invited to experience this free art program that uses books and corresponding art projects to encourage creativity. For children ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult. Explore the Museum together with an interactive gallery guide to build on the Art Start experience.

May 2. 9:30 a.m. Bricks 4 Kidz: Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me: How Does Your Garden Grow? at The Children’s Museum.  Preschoolers will enjoy a storytime, LEGO Duplo Garden build, learn about the letter G, and make a special gift for Mommy for Mother’s Day. Ages 2-5. Included with admission.

May 3. 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. New Clothing Warehouse Sale. One Day Only, Shoes and Jewelry. FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE ENTIRE PUBLIC, ALL NEW CLOTHING & OVERSTOCKS (except for the Ugg boots, which are store returns) for Men, Women & Children.

May 4. 5:00 p.m. First Friday: Padawan Training at the Children’s Museum. Join us for Padawan Training: practice your lightsaber training, control BB8, and more! Included with admission.

May 4. 5:00 p.m. First Friday: May the Fourth Be with You at VCPL Main Branch. Get into Star Wars – literally – with the help of DoInk’s green screen app.  Or, if you’re camera shy, create a lightsaber light-up card instead.

May 4. 5:00 p.m. 150th Anniversary of the Terre Haute Fire Department. Terre Haute Fire Fighters Local 758 would like to invite you to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Terre Haute Fire Department on May 4th. It all starts at 5pm @ 7th and Wabash. We will be displaying our current and antique fire trucks (a 1910 Oldsmobile) also it was the first motorized fire apparatus in Indiana. There will also be an auto extrication scene(cutting a car apart), repelling scenarios, and a Safety House for the kids. Please come out and support your community as we reach a milestone in Terre Haute history. 150 years of proud service to your community.

May 4. 5:00 p.m. First Friday- May The 4th Be With You. Let your inner geek out Downtown and enjoy Star Wars themed activities. Dinner, shopping, arts, music, bike ride, photo ops and more! Also this month we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Terre Haute Fire Department! Check out fire truck displays and demos. Something for everyone!

May 4. 5:30 p.m. One Choice Could Change Your Life ft. Tony Hoffman at Indiana Theater. Tony is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports: BMX, skateboarding and after-school programs. The Freewheel Project focuses on teaching kids leadership skills, and making healthy life choices, including substance abuse prevention.Come to hear Tony’s empowering story and have appetizers, and alcohol-free drinks with us. All attendees will receive a T-shirts and gift bags. Free admission, registration required.

May 4. 7:00 p.m. 2018 Arts & Crafts Brew-Off! at Terre Haute Brewing Co. The Brew-Off will feature local homebrewers in a tasting competition! From stouts to blondes, your tips decide the winner! Included with the price of admission, attendees will enjoy local homebrewed beers, food, a commemorative tasting glass and additional regional craft beers. Terre Haute is home to a burgeoning craft brew culture, and the Arts & Crafts Brew-Off seeks to bring the community closer together, educate guests about homebrewing, and provide a way for local homebrewers to be recognized for their craft. General admission: $35 ($40 at the door)

May 4. 7:00 Ferdinand Movie at Brazil Main Street.

May 4-5. Scenic 62 Long Yard Sale at Cordyon, IN. Come join us for our 4th Annual Scenic 62 Long Yard Sale Georgetown to Leavenworth. Scenic 62 is one of the prettiest and most historic roads in Southern Indiana. Come travel this 30 mile stretch for a fun filled weekend full of treasure hunting! Hope to see you then!!

May 5. 9:15 a.m. Baby Explorer: Colors of Spring at the Children’s Museum. Come explore the many fascinating colors and textures found in nature during this month’s Baby Explorer class. 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.

May 5. Drive-thru party from 11:00-2:00 at Terre Haute Chick Fil A to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

May 5. 10:00 a.m. Movin’ Mamas of Terre Haute exercise class at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. $5/ class or $40/ 10 class punch card.

May 5. 10:30 a.m. Tot Time: May Flowers at the Children’s Museum. April showers brings May flowers. Put the umbrellas away and get ready for seeds to sew and flowers bloom. 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. Parent participation is mandatory, and a parent/ child ratio of 1:3 is requires. Included with admission.

May 5. 9:00 a.m. 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Shopping Event at PVCYM Youth Center – Clinton, IN. Make plans now and get this on your calendar. It is FREE to get in. There will be several vendors available to help you shop for the perfect gift to give your Mom and all the important ones in your life! Each vendor will be donating a door prize you could win! You will be able to browse and shop at your leisure and grab lunch or dinner to dine-in or to take with you!

May 5. 10:00 a.m. Wabash Valley Coder Dojo at VCPL Main branch. 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.

May 5. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Spring Craft Bazaar at Wabash Activity Center. We will have various vendors displaying and selling their beautiful crafted items. Vendor space is available. $25.00 gets you a vendor table with 2 chairs to display your items. We will also be selling Hot Dogs, Chips and Homemade Desserts! Call 812-232-3245 for more details.

May 5. 10:00 a.m. Free Comic Book Day at ISU Bookstore. We have a variety of single issue comics for free. We will also have coloring pages inspired by your favorite characters. Lite refreshments will be provided, as well as a door prize. You can find info about Free Comic Book Day promos on FreeComicBookDay.com! 

May 5. 1:00 p.m. Hands-on Science: Habitats at the Children’s Museum. Which habitats are best? Come experiment and explore natural habitats with Indiana State University’s Biological Honor Society. Join the students as they create and compare habitats of various organisms. Included with admission.

May 5. 1:00 p.m. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at VCPL Main Branch. All ages: Experience Mexican American culture this Cinco de Mayo with hands-on exploration activities, art projects, and traditional food.

May 5. 4:00 p.m. Wabash Valley Beer Fest 2018 at Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Music: Mullet Over. Food: FiFi’s Catering. $25 includes free beer and wine tasting.

May 5. 6:00 p.m. ELVIS LIVE on Outdoor Stage in Staunton, IN. FREE LIVE ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE and a great dinner outside in the country air!  Make your reservations now! 812-446-5253.

May 5. 5 cent admission to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Wigwam Skate and Event Center.

May 6. 5:30 p.m. Mommy & Me Mother’s Day Event at The Sycamore Winery. This fun event is designed to celebrate mothers! No need to find a sitter, because children are encouraged to bring their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and others to the winery to spend an evening shopping with local boutiques and sipping wine, all while the kids create a handmade gift (craft led by Yvette Morgan of Charm School). After they finish creating mom’s gift (and munching at the kid’s popcorn bar or sipping slushies), they will have a chance to do some secret shopping for mom or grandma before they leave. Adult/Non-Craft Ticket = $20 Child Ticket = $25 (ages 6 and up recommended) – child ticket required for those participating in the craft activity.)

May 8. 9:30 a.m. Tot Time: May Flowers at the Children’s Museum. April showers brings May flowers. Put the umbrellas away and get ready for seeds to sew and flowers bloom. 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. Parent participation is mandatory, and a parent/ child ratio of 1:3 is requires. Included with admission.

May 8. 1:00 p.m. Art Start at Swope Art Museum. Young artists are invited to experience this free art program that uses books and corresponding art projects to encourage creativity. For children ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult. Explore the Museum together with an interactive gallery guide to build on the Art Start experience.

May 9. 6:00 p.m. Watch This! Star Wars: The Last Jedi at VCPL. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of reclusive Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of the Force within her.  Meanwhile, the Resistance struggles under an all-out assault led by Kylo Ren and the First Order.  Refreshments will be served.

May 10. 5:30 p.m. VCPL Family Fun night at the Honey Creek Mall. “It’s always a good time for a story.” Create and illustrate your own tale, read a favorite story, or even discover a new one.

May 10. 6:00 p.m. Stunt, Tumble, and Jump Clinic at Tumble Express Gymnastics in Brazil, IN. $15/person.

May 10. Kids’ Club End of the Year Celebration from 5-7 p.m. at Terre Haute Chick Fil A.

May 10-12. Terre Haute North Vigo High School presents “The Little Mermaid.” Tickets $10/person.

May 11. 7:00 p.m. Farrington Grove Chorale’s 2018 Spring Concert Encore. Come join the Farrington Grove Chorale for the encore of their Spring concert in the beautiful Church of the Immaculate Conception on the St. Mary of the Woods College campus. The concert will include music by Javier Busto, Daniel Elder, Moses Hogan, and more. The Farrington Grove Chorale is directed by Dr. Mark Carlisle. This concert is free and open to the public.

May 11-May 13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ™ – In Concert in Indy by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The legendary score will be performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as the film is projected simultaneously on the big screen. Tickets start at $39.

May 12. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Wabash Valley Herb Society  at Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. Free admission. Over 85 craft and garden vendors.

May 12. 10:00 a.m. Terre Haute Chapter’s Kids Fishing Rodeo in Brazil, IN. MACwagon goes on the road to the Terre Haute Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. Bring the family for a day of archery and fishing. MACwagon (all ages) will host archery and basic instruction in a safe and fun environment. The Terre Haute Chapter will host the Kid’s Fishing Rodeo (up to age 16). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! This will be a great time with lots of fun and smiles!

May 12. 10:30 a.m. Wetlands: More than Muck & Mosquitoes! at Dobbs Nature Center. $2.00 craft fee. Please pre-register. Take a hike to the wetland and discover the importance of areas like these. We’ll use nets and buckets to see what makes the wetland their homes. Make a wondrous dragonfly to take with you. Call 812-877-1095 for questions or registration.

May 12. 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Second Saturday Studio at Swope Art Museum.

May 12. 1:00 p.m. Hands-on Science: Out of This World Astronomy at the Children’s Museum. Want to learn more about space and time? Discover what can influence our gravitational fields and create space related origamis. Join Rose-Hulman Astronomical Society students as they share their passion for astronomy. Included with Admission.

May 12. 6:00 p.m. Mother & Son Dance at West Vigo Community Center. Mothers, bring your boys out to dance the night away!! We will have dinner, a DJ and plenty of room on the dance floor!! ALL AGES WELCOME! $20/mother & son, $5 for each additional child.

May 13. Various times. Mother’s Day Brunch by Fifi’s at The Landings. RSVP by May 6. Tickets $25/adult, $15/child ages 4-12.

May 14. 10:00 a.m. Nature Program for Preschoolers at Deming. Join us for an exciting program for preschool children. Children will have the chance to learn about animals and nature. Parents are required to stay with children. Open to ages 2-5 years old. Children need to be registered before the day of class. Call the Torner Center at 812-232-0147 to register. Cost: $5

May 15. 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Family Place Parent/Child Workshop at VCPL Main Branch. It’s play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.

May 15. 1:00 p.m. Art Start at Swope Art Museum. Young artists are invited to experience this free art program that uses books and corresponding art projects to encourage creativity. For children ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult. Explore the Museum together with an interactive gallery guide to build on the Art Start experience.

May 17. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pop Up at the Park at Lee Fields Park. Join the Youth Services Librarians for unstructured play at Vigo County Parks! Enjoy tabletop activities in an outdoor environment, try out the recently installed playground equipment, and explore some of our most interesting county parks during this series of free play events.

May 18. 7:00 p.m. 16th Anniversary Party with Men of Note! at The Dance Studio. Join us Friday, May 18th as we celebrate our 16th year in business! Come dance the night away with the live big-band music from Men of Note! Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in advance.

May 18-19. Customer Appreciation PARTY at Midwest RV. There will be free food, special sales, corn hole, a bounce house, live music, and you can have the chance to dunk our employees in the dunk tank. 105.5 and 95.9 will also be here to give away a camper (you must listen to these stations to sign up). Watch our Facebook Page for dates and times of sign ups.

May 19. The Meadows Grand Re-Opening. Do you remember The Meadows-Terre Haute from its glory days? This Terre Haute treasure is back on the map, and you can join the fun by attending Saturday’s “Grand Re-Opening” event! There will be non-profit booths, live music, sidewalk sales, food, and drink!

 

Fun things to do in May in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

May 19. 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Fishing Free-for-all. Grab the net, bait those hooks and get ready for a day of free fishing at Fowler Park, no license required. Bring equipment and dress appropriately for the weather.  Poles will be available for use on a first-come, first-served basis and refreshments will be provided.

May 19. 9:00 a.m. 5th Annual Surviving the Color 5k Walk/Run at Deming Park. Team of Mercy, Inc. is hosting our 5th Annual Color Event, this is our BIGGEST yearly fundraiser. This provides means for us to assist those that have lost a loved one to suicide. With your support financially this is possible. Our event is a way to get our community together and bring awareness of suicide. It is a day to celebrate and heal together. It is also a day of education and resources. All proceeds raised stay in our community, helping those in need! Come and enjoy! Make your own team or support other teams! Who can raise the most?

May 19. Childhood Escape: From Antisemitism to America. Ellie Merar was born in 1926 in the small picturesque city of Lauterecken, Germany. Ellie’s family was comprised of her mother, Emma, father, Albert Loeb, and her younger sister, Stella. In 1933 the Nazis published an antisemitic article in the local paper degrading the Loeb’s store. These and other anti-Semitic harassments continued, causing a severe loss of income for the family. Ellie recalls Nazi teachers replacing the local instructors, who then began to teach anti-Semitism within the school. Join CANDLES Holocaust Museum as Ellie shares her personal story of antisemitic persecution and immigration to the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

May 19. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free Fishing Day at Dobbs Park. Family Learn to Fish Workshop FREE. Pre-registration required. Limited space available. Have you ever wanted to bring your kids to the Fishing Rodeo, but didn’t know the first thing about fishing? Sign up for this 3 hour workshop and learn the skills to be able to fish with your kids. All equipment will be supplied. Ages 7 and up. Call 812-877-1095 for questions or registration.

May 19. The Vigo County Historical Society is excited to present Becoming Madame Brown, a new musical written and directed by Karen Crispin. Join some of the notorious citizens of Terre Haute’s colorful history as they guide you through the years of the transformation of an Illinois farm girl into one of the most famous Madams in the United States.

May 19. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Harry Potter Escape Room at VCPL Main Branch. Do you have what it takes to escape? Work in teams of four or less to solve puzzles and clues from the Harry Potter Universe and free yourself in thirty minutes or less. Register by calling 812.232.1115.

May 19. 7:00 p.m. Late Skate at Terre Haute Skate World.

May 19. Opening day of the outdoor Terre Haute Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. New location! Meadows Shopping Center.

May 22. 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Family Place Parent/Child Workshop at VCPL Main Branch. It’s play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.

May 22. 1:00 p.m. Art Start at Swope Art Museum. Young artists are invited to experience this free art program that uses books and corresponding art projects to encourage creativity. For children ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult. Explore the Museum together with an interactive gallery guide to build on the Art Start experience.

May 23. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Economic Impact of Early Childhood Education Forum hosted by United Way of the Wabash Valley at Clabber Girl. “Employers offering proactive and creative childcare solutions significantly increase morale while recruiting top talent which ultimately impacts the business’s bottom line. As an employer, these, among a host of other critical factors, are the reason for learning more about what YOU can do TODAY for your employees, and how child care [plays] a significant role,” explains Natalie Brake, Early Learning Indiana, Director of Capacity Building.

May 24. 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Pop Up at the Park at Prairie Creek Park. Join the Youth Services Librarians for unstructured play at Vigo County Parks! Enjoy tabletop activities in an outdoor environment, try out the recently installed playground equipment, and explore some of our most interesting county parks during this series of free play events.

May 24. 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Watch This! “The Post” at VCPL Main Branch. A cover-up that has spanned four Presidents pushes The Washington Post’s first female owner and publisher, Katharine Graham, and Ben Bradlee, a hard-driving editor-in-chief, to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the United States government.  Based on a true story.  Refreshments will be served.

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