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May, 2017

Events Starting in This Month:
Mon., May 1 - Mon., May 8
 Athletes 50 and older compete in competitive and recreational games. This annual event includes track and field, shuffleboard, pickleball, bowling, and corn hole. ...
Tue., May 2, 11:30am
 Taste a variety of hot and iced teas while enjoying refreshments and a brief presentation about the benefits of tea during this Butterfly Tea event. A silent auction also will be held. Proceeds benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners. ...
Tue., May 2
 On the eve of her wedding, a daughter brings three men from her mother’s past to try to uncover the identity of her father. The music of Swedish pop group ABBA propels this enchanting tale. ...
Tue., May 2 - Sun., May 28
Hoff displays his work with graphite pencil. A reception occurs 5 to 7 p.m. May 4. ...
Wed., May 3, 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Evansville VA has partnered with Evansville WorkOne, Operation Job Ready Veterans, and the Indiana Army National Guard Employment Specialist to host the first Annual VA Job Fair. The fair will be held in the southwest parking lot of Evansville...
Thu., May 4 - Sat., Jun 10
This event pairs floral interpretations by regional artists, designers, and master gardeners with art in the Museum’s permanent collection. Lectures, demonstrations, and other programs to be held. The opening will be from 6-8 p.m. on May 4. ...
Thu., May 4
 Forget what your mother told you — it’s okay to play with your food when it’s in the name of science. Food show host Alton Brown Fans brings all the ingredients for an exciting show including multimedia presentations, talk-show antics,...
Thu., May 4
First Thursdays are a meet-and-greet with an artist during Happy Hour with a cash bar available. Artwork is on display and for sale. This First Thursday features artist and renowned neonatologist Alan R. Spitzer, MD. ...
Thu., May 4
Celebrate the opening of Karl Kae Knecht Exhibition and Ramon Vilanova. ...
Thu., May 4 - Sun., May 7
The annual River Run is back and bigger than ever. With a start in Henderson, Kentucky, runners and walkers will start the journey across the Ohio River toward Downtown Evansville. Distances include the 10-mile, the classic 12K, and, new this...
Thu., May 4, 5:00 - 7:00
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and complimentary hors d’oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of the garden, veranda, and carriage house. Live entertainment. Free. 21 years of age and older. ...
Fri., May 5
On Friday May 5, Rockin Run participants will be able to enjoy a three or five mile run or walk course along Riverside Drive. There will also be a musical after-party following the Rockin Run. On Sunday, May 7, participants...
Fri., May 5, 11:00am - 8:00pm
 Visit the Evansville Museum free of admission charge from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Friday of the month. Family-friendly activities and crafts often are planned. ...
Fri., May 5
The Evansville Otters play the Florence Freedom for the first home baseball game of the season. Jacob's Village is partnering with the Otters for their 12th exhibition game. There will be door prizes, the Diamond Dash sponsored by Tracy Zeller...
Fri., May 5
Join the Henderson Community College graduating class of 2016 in celebration. ...
Fri., May 5 - Sat., May 6
 Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty that combines many of Dr. Seuss's most famous books. ...
Fri., May 5 - Sat., May 6
 Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. To make everyone else as miserable as he is, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own until he finds his true love Julia....
Fri., May 5, 2:00 - 4:00
The seniors from four American Senior Communities locations will take part in the fun run along the Evansville Riverfront the day before the Annual River Run. Participants are residents of Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center, North Park Nursing Center, Columbia Healthcare...
Fri., May 5, 7:00pm
 The Rockin’ Run/Walk is the latest addition to the Rockin’ River City Ride Weekend. Whether you are a casual walker/runner or an avid runner be sure to come join the fun. Funds raised will be used to support the Junior...
Sat., May 6, 8:00am - 2:00pm
On Saturday, the route is 50 miles or 27 miles. Lunch and snacks are provided to all riders. On Sunday, riders can choose between a 50-mile route, 38-mile route, and a 16-mile family ride. All riders wind through the Harmonie...
Sat., May 6, 8:00am - 4:00pm
 Nearly 15,000 plants are for sale, including perennial and annual flowers for sun and shade, vegetables and herbs, succulents, houseplants, water plants, and Mother’s Day gifts. Master gardeners are available throughout the day to answer questions. ...
Sat., May 6
 Ever wanted to run across the bridge that connects Indiana to Kentucky? With the River Run, you can do just that. With a 10-mile run, a 12K-run, 5-mile run, and a 10-mile bike time trial, there is something for everyone....
Sat., May 6
 Enjoy live betting, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live auction, and more. Derby attire requested. There is a private tent at Ellis Park. Guests must be 21 years of age and older. Call the Reitz Home Museum for reservations. ...
Sat., May 6, 1:30pm
 The ceremony is open to the public, but some seating is reserved for faculty, graduates, and governing boards. A sign language interpreter will be present, and a drink concessions stand will be open. ...
Sat., May 6 - Sun., May 7
 Spring has sprung at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. Get a head start on your garden at this popular sale. Exotic plants are among the offerings. ...
Sun., May 7, 8:00am - 2:00pm
 On Saturday, the route is 50 miles or 27 miles. Lunch and snacks are provided to all riders. On Sunday, riders can choose between a 50-mile route, 38-mile route, and a 16-mile family ride. All riders wind through the Harmonie...
Sun., May 7, 1:00 - 3:00
Join us to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Evansville’s favorite skunk – Linus! The Wesselman Nature Society will be hosting a birthday party featuring meet and greets with Linus, cake, and kids activities. Guests will receive a limited edition Linus...
Sun., May 7
 The Junior League of Evansville is proud to present the fifth annual Rockin’ River City Ride. Come enjoy this fun, family friendly cycling event. Participants can choose from several different riding distances, fully stocked rest stops, and lunch for all...
Sun., May 7 - Sun., Sep 3
 University of Southern Indiana assistant professor of art Alisa “Al” Holen exhibits her ceramics in the John Streetman Alcove. ...
Mon., May 8, 11:00am - 2:00pm
 What could be better than cuddling animals, doing yoga, coloring pictures, and eating food? Adults can do all that and more with cMoe’s play experts. Discover how play helps team building, reduces stress, and improves creative thinking. ...
Mon., May 8
 Support the Tri-State children and practice your golf game for this annual event that the free summer camp offered at ERM’s Camp Reveal. Individuals, teams of four, and sponsorships are available, and complimentary lunch is provided. ...
Thu., May 11
 The YWCA honors recipients of the Berkley Ann Branson Young Women of Promise scholarship and individuals who have made an impact in the community in the areas of racial justice or women’s empowerment. ...
Thu., May 11, 5:00 - 7:00
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and complimentary hors d’oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of the garden, veranda, and carriage house. Live entertainment. Free. 21 years of age and older. ...
Thu., May 11, 5:00pm
 Board game fans of all ages are invited to play the Museum’s vast collection of board games on the second Thursday of each month. Snacks are provided. ...
Thu., May 11, 6:30pm
 University of Evansville history professor James MacLeod presents his book about longtime Evansville Courier cartoonist Karl Kae Knecht. The talk is held in conjunction with Museum’s exhibition about Knecht. ...
Fri., May 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Public Education Foundation of Evansville is hosting its Ultimate Bake Sale offering pre-baked breakfast casseroles and quiches. Perfect for your Mother's Day Brunch. Cheesecakes, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, homemade candies, and pies. ...
Fri., May 12 - Sun., May 14
Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty that combines many of Dr. Seuss's most famous books. ...
Fri., May 12 - Sun., May 14
 Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. To make everyone else as miserable as he is, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own until he finds his true love Julia....
Fri., May 12 - Sat., May 13
 Teams vie for best chicken, mutton, and burgoo titles, as well as Governor’s Cup for the Best Overall Bar-B-Q Cooking Team. Musical entertainment, children’s activities, car show, arts and crafts, and more. ...
Fri., May 12, 5:00 - 8:00
The Rumjahn Gallery presents (This is NOT an) Art Exhibit. Group show featuring a group of talented young artists known as The Arts Council of Doom. Pieces range from paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Free Admission and Refreshments. ...
Fri., May 12, 5:30 - 8:00
 Visit the beautiful Victorian Gardens, 1885 architecture, Lankford Archives Reading Room, and Browning Gallery at Indiana's oldest library. Peruse a selection of items for purchase and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. A cash bar is available. Guests must be...
Fri., May 12, 6:00pm
Former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell stars in this fast-paced salute to Americana. Baby boomers everywhere enjoy this production, which is a combination of standup and theater. ...
Fri., May 12, 7:30pm
The University of Southern Indiana Film Studies department will host a free, public screening of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 in Forum I located in the Wright Adminstration Building on the USI campus....
Sat., May 13, 9:00am
The Master Gardener Display Garden in Evansville is the place to be Saturday, May 13, for free demonstrations by Master Gardeners. Master Gardener Jane Rexing will present the “Art of Making Hypertufa Plant Pots” at 9:00 am Central time. ...
Sat., May 13, 10:00am
 Tour homes throughout the community during this annual event of the Evansville Philharmonic Guild. ...
Sat., May 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm
The first-ever Lincoln Land Drone Fest and Santa Claus Cup Drone Race will take place at Yellig Park in Santa Claus, Indiana. The family-friendly fest is free to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. The fest will...
Sat., May 13, 10:00am
The River City Eagles will have a memorial benefit organized by the Collins family in honor of their loved one Kasey Lee Collins. There is an open skate time beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the skate behind bikers at...
Sat., May 13, 1:30pm
With the help of Leadership Evansville and volunteers, we will bring together all members of our community in facilitator-led group discussion to capture, draw out, and carry forward a broad range of ideas and visions for our future. These sessions...
Sat., May 13 - Sun., May 14
 Relive the movie that made Indiana Jones a hero. This 35th anniversary celebration performance of Raiders of the Lost Ark is performed by a full symphony orchestra. 7 p.m. ...
Sat., May 13
 Participants create journal pages as they increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints, and other supplies. ...
Sat., May 13
 Promote beautification efforts in Evansville with dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. ...
Sat., May 13
 This modern handmade market features handmade items, refurbished and up-cycled furniture and home goods, jewelry, accessories, artwork, food, and vintage clothes and items. ...
Sat., May 13, 3:00pm
The Children's Center for Dance Education kicks off its 2017 spring season with a presentation of The Littlest Mermaid. The new ballet will be presented in the Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza. Advanced tickets are $12 and $15 at...
Sun., May 14
The Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State Affiliate, will once again be celebrating Pink Sunday in conjunction with Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th. Pink Sunday is a grassroots effort between the Komen Evansville Tri-State Affiliate and local religious...
Mon., May 15 - Mon., Jun 5
The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries will present Second Life, an exhibit featuring paintings, drawings and ceramic works of University of Southern Indiana art alumnus Tadashi Kojima. Artwork of the children he teaches at USI's Southern Indiana Japanese School in Evansville...
Mon., May 15
Get ready to golf for the girls. The Deaconess Classic for Women's Health is a volunteer-led women's golf tournament committed to increasing awareness of women's health and the importance of early detection and raising funds for the health care of...
Tue., May 16, 5:30pm
With the help of Leadership Evansville and volunteers, we will bring together all members of our community in facilitator-led group discussion to capture, draw out, and carry forward a broad range of ideas and visions for our future. These sessions...
Wed., May 17
Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. ...
Thu., May 18, 11:30am
Best One Tire and Service will hold its annual golf outing to benefit Habitat for Humanity. There will be 11:30 a.m. sign-ups followed by lunch at noon, and 1:00 p.m. tee times. The event is open to the general public....
Thu., May 18, 12:00pm
Learn about copyright guidelines in the May AAF of Greater Evansville luncheon. ...
Thu., May 18
 Participants create journal pages as they increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints, and other supplies. ...
Thu., May 18, 5:00 - 7:00
 Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and complimentary hors d’oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of the garden, veranda, and carriage house. Live entertainment. Free. 21 years of age and older. ...
Fri., May 19 - Sun., May 21
Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. To make everyone else as miserable as he is, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own until he finds his true love Julia....
Fri., May 19, 6:30 - 9:00
Wine, dine, and take in the beautiful views of Historic Downtown Newburgh, Indiana, with Grapes on the Grass. Guests have an opportunity to taste foods from local restaurants, view art, and judge the wines prior to Saturday’s Wine, Art &...
Fri., May 19, 6:30pm
The Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association will hold its annual Evening of Excellence honoring Linda E. White, president and CEO of Deaconess Health System. Spirit Awards will be presented to Linda White and Amy Whilsbacher, a former teacher and person living...
Sat., May 20, 8:00am
 Lace up your boots and head to Downtown Evansville to tackle the annual EPD SWAT 5K Challenge. A course through the city, this run features obstacles like walls, tires, and scaling a parking structure with a sandbag. The event is...
Sat., May 20, 8:00am
The EPD SWAT Challenge is a fun, challenging 5K run with obstacles like walls, tires and climbing up a parking structure with a sandbag. ...
Sat., May 20, 8:30am
The Kidney Walk fundraiser encourages prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. Kidney KEEP (Kidney Early Evaluation Program) Healthy is a free 15-minute assessment, which includes blood pressure measurement, body mass index calculation, and free clinical consultation...
Sat., May 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm
The village comes alive with two days of reenactors, period demonstrations, candle making for kids, music, food, a visit with President Lincoln and young Abe Lincoln, and more. ...
Sat., May 20, 11:00am
Come visit this annual German May festival with German food, three great bands, and free admission until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., admission is $5. Minors are welcome until 3 p.m. ...
Sat., May 20, 11:00am - 4:00pm
No cars allowed! This car-free, no-admission-fee festival gives participants the chance to experience inflatables, zorb balls, canoeing, roller-skating, surrey bikes, and a variety of games and dances. Food and arts and crafts vendors are on site. ...
Sat., May 20, 11:00am
The Ladies Spa Day at Harrison College celebrates mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. Current and prospective students are invited to this complimentary day of rejuvenation and relaxation that includes a brow, braid, and bun bar; manicures and massages; makeup tips;...
Sat., May 20, 12:00 - 9:00
Enjoy non-stop jazz, a wide selection of wines from Indiana vineyards, great food, and an opportunity to browse and buy local art. All of this is overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park. ...
Sat., May 20, 1:00 - 4:00
Participate in interactive demonstrations and activities, including archery, plant and animal identification, guided hikes, and camping skills. ...
Sat., May 20, 5:30 - 8:30
This unforgettable night will include bourbon samples, along with exposure to proper bourbon tasting techniques, a selection of amazing BBQ inspired hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment while you immerse yourself in the scenic sunset on the riverfront. Everyone 21 years...
Sat., May 20, 6:30pm
For 14 years, Live Bait has been changing the latitude for performances all over the world! Performing all of the hits of the amazing Jimmy Buffett, as well as songs renowned and known the world over for summer fun. Whether...
Sun., May 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm
The village comes alive with two days of reenactors, period demonstrations, candle making for kids, music, food, a visit with President Lincoln and young Abe Lincoln, and more. ...
Sun., May 21
Bring your human and pet family members for this annual fundraising event that supports area nonprofit organizations. ...
Mon., May 22, 11:00am
Be a hole sponsor or sign up with a golfing foursome. Proceeds go to Albion Fellows Bacon Center and Santa Clothes Club. ...
Tue., May 23, 7:30am
Celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and help spring Leadership Evansville into the future with The Annual, a breakfast held at Tropicana to recognize those who have helped the organization succeed.  ...
Tue., May 23, 6:00pm
The Jump Start training program is free to the community. It is a volunteer led beginning run/walk group. The goal of Jump Start is to prepare participants for our Team 13 training and eventually to complete the Evansville Half Marathon....
Wed., May 24, 5:30 - 7:00
The Evansville Police Department will demonstrate new graffiti removal equipment at the next Traveling City Hall meeting. Refreshments will be provided by the Kool-Aid with a Cop program. The Evansville Police Department Crime Prevention Unit obtained a soda blaster last...
Thu., May 25, 10:10am
The University of Southern Indiana will host a presentation from Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell. She will discuss the Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Plan, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. The presentation is free and open to the public,...
Fri., May 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Old Courthouse Foundation will cap off National Preservation Month with “Lunch on the Lawn” to celebrate the history of Vanderburgh County’s historic civic buildings. This free, family-friendly event will include live music on the lawn complements of Wired Coffee...
Fri., May 26, 6:00pm
The Evansville Civic Theatre will celebrate the close of this season with it's annual Year-In-Reivew gala May 26. There will be great food served by Acropolis, a silent auction with several themed baskets, a cash bar, special appearances, and popup...
Sat., May 27, 11:00am - 3:00pm
The fourth Saturday of every month is designated a Super Saturday family day, filled with themed crafts, activities, challenges, and guest lectures. ...
Sat., May 27, 2:00pm
Children are invited to bring a doll or stuffed animal for a fun afternoon sponsored by the Hoosier Salon and the Antique Doll Shoppe. ...
Sat., May 27, 4:00 - 6:00
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting a new ceramics exhibition, free and open to the public until May 27. Functional Relationships focuses on groups of functional objects that have visual and/or utilitarian harmony. Salt and pepper shakers,...
Sat., May 27
This 5K and 10K is the inaugural event of the new Friedman Park. An afternoon of live music, food, a bierstube, kids’ activities, and more follow. Funds raised support creation and maintenance of Warrick Trails. ...
Sat., May 27 - Sun., Sep 24
The farmer's market, located in the Edgewater Grille parking lot, is more of a happening than just a market. Guests will find the very best seasonal produce complemented by products like honey, grass fed meats, dairy products, flowers, cheese, breads,...
Sun., May 28, 12:00 - 5:00
Join the American Cancer Society for their Dreaming of a Cure fundraiser at Bennett Motors for fun for the whole family. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. ...
Sun., May 28 - Sun., Aug 20
A private collection of 19th-century prints traces the development of fine printmaking through one of the most influential periods of art. ...
Mon., May 29, 8:00am
Please join us as we honor our Fallen Veterans during this special holiday event, recognizing them for their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The day starts with a special salute to our Fallen Veterans at 8 a.m., followed by the...
Mon., May 29, 10:00am
Presented by the James Bethel Gresham Chapter Number 7 of Disabled American Veterans. Colors assemble at James Bethel Gresham's Gravesite. Combined Color Guard with DAV 7, AL 187, VFW 1114, MCL 1090. ...
Mon., May 29, 11:00am
Presented by Funkhouser Post Number 8 - The American Legion. ...
Tue., May 30 - Sat., Jun 3
Boom Squad’s BoomFest End of School Year Carnival – Beer Garden 5–9 p.m .daily – Rides & Games 5–10 p.m. daily – Food 10 a.m.–10 p.m. daily – Food trucks – Performances by multiple drum lines Saturday, June 3rd at 1 p.m. Wristbands $15 per day Advance...
Tue., May 30, 6:00pm
The Jump Start training program is free to the community. It is a volunteer led beginning run/walk group. The goal of Jump Start is to prepare participants for our Team 13 training and eventually to complete the Evansville Half Marathon....
Continuing Events:
Sun., Feb 19 - Sun., May 14
Minnesota pencil-drawing artist Skip Steinworth presents master classes to accompany his Main Gallery exhibition, which is on display through May 14. ...
Wed., Mar 15 - Thu., Nov 30
 Historic New Harmony, Indiana, daily offers guided tours, including an orientation film at the Atheneum Visitors Center, Atheneum exhibits, special programming, and access to numerous historic sites and special exhibits. ...
Sat., Apr 1 - Fri., Jun 30
Days of Caring are community-wide events in which the United Way connects volunteers with nonprofit agencies in need of help. More than 900 volunteers donate their time and talents to meaningful projects that nonprofits might not otherwise have the resources...
Sat., Apr 15 - Sat., May 27
Simon Levin — a wood-fired utilitarian pottery artist based in Wisconsin — juries this new ceramic exhibition. ...
Wed., Apr 19 - Sun., May 28
This exhibit features the field study done during the 2016 First Brush of Spring Workshop along with a studio painting related to the original. A reception occurs 5 to 7 p.m. April 19. ...
Sun., Apr 23 - Sun., Jul 9
 Assembled from private and public collections, this exhibition details the life and work of Evansville Courier cartoonist and city booster Karl Kae Knecht. ...
Sun., Apr 30 - Sun., Jul 9
 The Old Gallery features large-scale plein-air paintings of Spanish artist Ramon Vilanova. ...

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