Mondays.Zoom storytime with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-5: Build early literacy skills while reading books, singing songs, and practicing body movements at Zoom Storytime! Grab a small cloth, shake a rattle, or clap your hands as you follow along at home.
Tuesdays.Art Start in the Park for ages 3-5 with the Swope Art Museum. Hawthorn Park: Dogwood Shelter. 1:00-2:00 pm. Free!
Wednesdays.Spring Hiking Club at Hawthorn Park. Join Hawthorn Spring Hiking Club Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.! Hike the trails of Hawthorn Park and J.I. Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge totaling approximately 2.5 – 3 miles. Wear footwear appropriate for spring weather and bring water from home to stay hydrated. FREE for all ages!
Fridays and Saturdays. “Eat in the Streets” on Wabash Avenue in Downtown Terre Haute.
Calendar of Events in May
Wednesday, May 5.Mother Goose on the Loose via Zoom. Ages 0-5: Mother Goose returns with books, songs, and rhymes! Play with your child as they develop their reading skills and enjoy engaging activities. Grab a small cloth, shake a rattle, or clap your hands as you follow along at home. Registration required. Free!
May 3, 4, 5, and 6. $10 athletic physicals for VCSC students at the Union Medical Group Bone and Joint Center located at 1725 N 5th St. 6-8 pm.
The popular monthly event is coming back to downtown! Our local businesses need our support now more than ever. Sponsored by Terre Haute Chevrolet, First Friday celebrates restaurants, entertainment, museums, live music and shopping downtown.
This year First Friday will coincide with Eat in the Streets. Also featuring live music, Family Friendly activities provided by Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Mark Metheny. And a kid’s Bike Rally by Crossroads Cyclery!
Saturday, May 8.Mother’s Day Tea with Alyssa’s Custom Cakes in SULLIVAN, IN. Mother’s Day Tea with finger foods and lots of goodies! Come dressed up or casual. They will have a back drop for photos too! Spaces are limited so please RSVP.
Saturday, May 8.Vaccination clinic for pets. Clay County Humane Society is hosting its Spring Vaccination Clinic on Sat., May 8, from 2-4:00 pm at the Forest Park Cow Palace in Brazil, IN. If your dog or cat was vaccinated at last year’s spring shot clinic or your pet needs shots, make sure to join! Puppies and kittens must be six weeks or older to receive shots.
Saturday, May 8.New Life Fellowship Community Sale. Come shop 40+ individual vendors with a variety of items including: Our annual hanging flower baskets sale, household and kitchen items,, tools, bird houses, furniture, electronics, baby gear, clothing and shoes for men, women, teens, kids, and babies in every size, Barbie dolls, toys, antiques, Rada Cutlery, etc. There will also be homemade items including: Perk Me Up Coffee, Nana’s Kitchen, a variety of baked goods, candles and wax melts, woodworking, planters, slime, hair accessories, beauty products, and more!
Saturday, May 8.Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire. This one-day event features demonstrations and talks, herbal crafts, t-shirts and the WVHS cookbooks. Held at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, US Highway 41 S. Terre Haute, IN.
Sunday, May 9.Mimosas for Mom! Free cone on Mother’s Day! Bring Mom by Cotton Candy Chaos (3313 s 7th) for a free regular size Mimosa cotton candy cone on Mother’s Day with any purchase! Spin your own cone or have one of our amazing employees spin for you. Celebrate and share a treat as sweet as Mom and make this year one to remember.
Sunday, May 9.Mother’s Day Wine Dinner at Kleptz Restaurant. This will be a Pairings Dinner, with multiple courses and tasting dishes served progressively. Each course is served with wine or cocktails perfectly paired to complement and highlight the flavors. Note that the restaurant will be closed to the public for this special event.
Friday, May 14.Discoverers ages 3-5 will engage in stories, songs and play alongside their parent or caregiver during this hour long science exploration at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Play through hands on S.T.E.M. experiences, while increasing their developing language and literacy. Preschool Discoverers love to dive into the messy, the silly, and fun of science all around them. Best part? The museum handles the clean up!
Saturday, May 15.Summer in the Village. Join “Summer in the Village” at Fowler Park Pioneer Village as cabin caretakers open up their cabins for all to explore and demonstrate early 19th century skills and crafts.
Saturday, May 15.Archery Clinic and Fishing Rodeo. Looking to learn the basics of archery for your family? This is that event! Come and have a great time! Kids of all ages welcome. Under 18 must be accompanied by a “big kid.” Fishing Rodeo will be going on at the same time.
Saturday, May 29.Sewer Lair Toys Parking Lot Sale. There will be toys, collectibles, video games, Pop Culture items, art, and an in-store raffle with drawing at 4pm. This event only comes around once a year, so mark your calendars. Rain or shine, this is a sale you definitely don’t want to miss!
Saturday, May 29.Wabashiki Night Rides. Bike the Wabashiki Trail with the Griffin Bike Park Manager and VCPRD Natural Resource Programmer on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the river bottoms. Hybrids and mountain bikes are recommended, 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. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Payment will be $5 accepted onsite with cash only.
May 25, 26, and 27. Vigo County Health Department. Pfizer vaccination clinics at the three high schools. West Vigo on May 25; South Vigo, May 26; and North Vigo, May 27.
We want to help you find things to do in Terre Haute with kids, but typos happen and event details change. Please confirm information with hosting organizations before making your plans. Haute Happenings does not approve or evaluate the safety measures organizations do or do not take in the time of Covid-19. Please make wise and safe decisions for your family and our community!