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October, 2017

Events Starting in This Month:
Sun., Oct 1 - Tue., Oct 31
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA’s Clothesline Project bears witness to violence against women. Shirts are designed by a survivor to represent her personal experience then hung on a clothesline to bring awareness to the problem of...
Sun., Oct 1 - Tue., Oct 31
Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Chalk it Up is a community-wide campaign in which community partners create awareness about domestic violence using sidewalk chalk to draw images and write facts and statistics about domestic violence. ...
Sun., Oct 1 - Sat., Oct 7
This weeklong festival on Franklin Street includes carnival attractions, more than 126 food booths, amateur talent competitions, free entertainment, and a parade. This event attracts more than 200,000 people to the West Side and is considered to be one of...
Sun., Oct 1, 1:30 - 3:00
The Greater Evansville College Fair, co-sponsored by the EVSC, Evansville Catholic schools, southern Indiana high schools, UE, USI, Ivy Tech, and Oakland City University, is an opportunity to learn more about college admission requirements, testing procedures, cost, financial aid, NCAA,...
Sun., Oct 1, 2:00pm
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, this provocative adaptation of Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic novel is the incredible true story of a woman coming to terms with her father's secret double life, their tumultuous relationship, and his...
Thu., Oct 5 - Sat., Oct 7
Hosted by the City of Evansville in cooperation with United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE), the 2017 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) brings together volunteers, corporations, governments, and community leaders to learn and gain valuable ideas to help transform their community....
Thu., Oct 5, 4:00pm
The University of Evansville’s 2017-18 annual Coffee Hour Lecture series begins with the Wahnita DeLong Reading. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public. Elizabeth A.A. Wilson will be the speaker. An ordained New Thought minister who...
Thu., Oct 5, 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. ...
Fri., Oct 6
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., Oct 6
Join Community One at Cambridge Golf Course for a day of golf and fun. This year's event registration includes lunch and refreshments, green fees and cart rental, and competitive games and prizes. A variety of sponsorship options are available. ...
Sat., Oct 7 - Sun., Oct 8
Celebrate cultural diversity with folkloric dances, a country parade, performers, cultural booths, food vendors, activities for kids, health and resource fairs, and more from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ...
Sat., Oct 7, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tools 4 Teaching presents a Pirates & Mermaids Adventure to benefit Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Children attending the adventure will enjoy fun, themed activities including a dance party, walking the plank, a photo booth, painting a treasure chest, a mermaid meet-and-greet,...
Sun., Oct 8, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Members of the Islamic Society of Evansville cook up specialties from all over the world to benefit the Tri-State Food Bank. Visitors can enjoy foods like shish-kebab, falafel, chicken biryani, and babaganoush; get henna tattoos; shop in the bazaar; have...
Sun., Oct 8, 4:00pm
Visit the Rapp-Owen Granary for the New Harmony Chamber Concert. Advance tickets cost $23 or $25 at the door.  ...
Mon., Oct 9
Teams of four tee off to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. ...
Mon., Oct 9, 10:30am
The 2017 Indiana Credit Union League Southwest Chapter Golf Scramble will benefit Gilda's Club, a free cancer support community for anyone living with cancer and their family and friends. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., and the...
Tue., Oct 10, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The University of Southern Indiana’s Historic Southern Indiana and Indiana’s Historic Pathways will sponsor a workshop for teachers titled “Getting from Here to There: The Story of the Buffalo Trace.” The workshop is aimed at third- and fourth-grade teachers but...
Tue., Oct 10, 6:30pm
The Tri-State Genealogical Society hosts "Honoring Sgt. Chester Schults, WWI Hero" presented by Nancy Hastings. Sgt. Schulz, Nancy's great uncle, made the ultimate sacrifice in the waning days of WWI. Hastings will talk about her great uncle using information she...
Wed., Oct 11, 12:00pm
Local jazz favorite Monte Skelton will play selections from his new album, “Inside My Head.” CDs will be available at the Arts Council’s gallery shop. The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program offered to the community by the Arts...
Thu., Oct 12, 8:00am - 4:15pm
This one-day conference will focus on the cutting-edge health information and innovative solutions needed to take healthcare delivery to the next level. Through insightful discussions and engaging presentations, leading experts will share emerging trends in healthcare information technology. ...
Thu., Oct 12 - Sat., Oct 14
Since the 1930s, Willard Library employees and patrons have talked about the Grey Lady, the ghost believed to haunt the library. Learn more about the legend of this apparition when you tour the Victorian Gothic building. Registration is necessary. ...
Thu., Oct 12, 10:00am
Tri-State Medical Alliance will host the third annual "Put Some Bling On It!" style show featuring the newest fall and holiday fashions on the runway, with jewelry “bling” provided by The Diamond Galleria. A live auction, silent auction, and boutique...
Thu., Oct 12, 4:00pm
Joins in and march to bring awareness to domestic violence. The march will start in front of USI's liberal arts building and end at the Reflection Lake with a ceremony to remember victims and survivors of violence. The event is...
Thu., Oct 12, 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. ...
Thu., Oct 12, 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., Oct 12, 5:30 - 8:30
Enjoy a night of networking and mingling with Housewives in the City. Anyone is welcome to attend the free event and can register online. ...
Thu., Oct 12, 7:00pm
GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe will bring the second leg of their “Lifer Tour” to Evansville. The American Music Award winners will perform fan favorites such as “I Can Only Imagine,” “Flawless,” “Greater” and more, including their current chart-topper “Even If." Joining...
Fri., Oct 13, 5:45pm
Kids will run or walk 12 miles (about 1 mile per day) leading up to the event and complete their thirteenth mile on the Half Marathon course, finishing at the “official” finish line.   ...
Fri., Oct 13, 6:00pm
Don your best masquerade costume for this third annual event featuring dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions to benefit the Parenting Time Center. ...
Sat., Oct 14 - Sun., Oct 15
The College of Nursing and Health Professions of USI host Healing Touch Workshops Levels 1 and 2. Level 1 includes the basics of the Chakra and energy systems, centering, intervention techniques. Level 2 is for students who have completed Level...
Sat., Oct 14
The 14th running of the Evansville Half Marathon starts and finishes along the riverfront in Downtown Evansville with a route through Bayard Park, Akin and Garvin parks, and the Greenway. ...
Sat., Oct 14
Enjoy an evening of dinner, raffles, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds go to Albion Fellows Bacon Center’s domestic and sexual violence shelter and services. ...
Sat., Oct 14, 9:10am
Twice each month, participants create personally meaningful pages in an art journal as they explore creative techniques designed to increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints, and various other supplies. ...
Sat., Oct 14 - Sun., Oct 15
The university welcomes parents, grandparents, friends and families to explore the campus and get a firsthand look at what life is like at USI. This event offers an opportunity to visit your student’s campus home, meet other USI families, take...
Sat., Oct 14, 11:00am - 5:00pm
University of Southern Indiana, Historic New Harmony, and Under the Beams present this daylong festival of food, art, music, and culture. ...
Sat., Oct 14, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Evansvilleevents.com, upcomingevents.com, and A Taste of Your Town present the Evansville Taco Festival, featuring some of the area's best restaurants and bars serving a variety of delicious Mexican food and drink. The festival also will include a chili pepper eating contest,...
Sat., Oct 14, 3:00 - 6:00
Stroll along the network of trails that surround Wesselman Woods Nature Center while enjoying food and beverages from local restaurants and live entertainment. Tickets must be purchased in advance. ...
Sat., Oct 14, 6:00 - 10:00
Leadership Evansville is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Enjoy music, food, and fun as Leadership Evansville plans for their future. The cost is $40, and reservations can be made by emailing julie@leadershipevansville.org. ...
Sat., Oct 14, 6:00pm
Jason Aldean is coming to the Ford Center with special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown, and Deejay Silver. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. ...
Sat., Oct 14, 6:30pm
Spend an evening of dining and entertainment to support St. Jude Hospital. You will join a pirate's adventure that will take you from the Caribbean to the shore of Port Royale, where a crime has been committed. Come prepared to...
Sun., Oct 15 - Sat., Oct 21
Each year, YWCA’s friends, partners, and supporters across the country come together in the third week of October to raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence. ...
Sun., Oct 15 - Sun., Dec 3
Presented in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, this juried competition is open to regional artists and features paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media. ...
Sun., Oct 15 - Sun., Jan 7
This exhibition explores the social reforms from the 1890s to the 1920s, including suffrage and child labor. ...
Mon., Oct 16, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join SMILE on Down Syndrome for their 16th anniversary advocacy walk. The morning includes fitness, food, fun, and entertainment. ...
Wed., Oct 18, 8:30am - 4:00pm
This is a one-day conference focusing on innovative teaching strategies for health professionals in academic and healthcare settings to provide the attendee with a variety of presentations focusing on innovative instructional methodology and current issues in education. ...
Wed., Oct 18, 12:00pm
The Children’s Center for Dance Education will present “Carnival of the Animals.” The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program offered to the community by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The series runs weekly from October through April at...
Wed., Oct 18, 6:00pm
Indivisible Evansville’s Communications Committee is responsible for publicity, advertising, marketing, communications, branding, and messaging. Writers, graphic artists, photographers, social media marketers, and anyone interested in progressive political activism is invited to attend. ...
Wed., Oct 18, 6:00pm
Indivisible Evansville’s Political Activism Committee monitors political activity at the local and national levels and keeps our volunteers up to date on issues of concern. The committee also develops events that aim to educate the public about key issues and...
Wed., Oct 18, 6:30pm
Learn about science and technology from leading experts in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. ...
Thu., Oct 19 - Sat., Oct 21
Since the 1930s, Willard Library employees and patrons have talked about the Grey Lady, the ghost believed to haunt the library. Learn more about the legend of this apparition when you tour the Victorian Gothic building. Registration is necessary. ...
Thu., Oct 19
Twice each month, participants create personally meaningful pages in an art journal as they explore creative techniques designed to increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints, and various other supplies. ...
Thu., Oct 19, 10:30am
This fashion show and luncheon benefit YWCA programs and the Berkley Ann Branson Young Women of Promise Scholarship Fund. ...
Thu., Oct 19, 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. ...
Thu., Oct 19, 5:30 - 9:00
The AAF of Greater Evansville hosts Auctionfest, a fundraising opportunity with entertainment provided. There are live media auction and silent auctions to raise money for programs and education. ...
Fri., Oct 20, 8:30 - 10:30
This roundtable discussion presented by the YWCA highlights the warning signs of domestic violence, characteristics of an abuser and victim, and how witnessing domestic violence affects children. ...
Fri., Oct 20 - Sun., Oct 22
Tour guides share some of the spookier legends of Newburgh’s history. Learn about the Civil War, Underground Railroad, and Newburgh river lore. Meet some of ghosts of the townspeople as they share stories from the past. ...
Fri., Oct 20 - Sun., Oct 22
This Halloween event features fall decor, hayrides, live entertainment, treats, contests, and more. ...
Fri., Oct 20, 6:00pm
The Henderson Community College Foundation's primary fundraiser is a gala where guests enjoy music and dinner. Cocktail being at 6 p.m. with dinner and music following at 6:30 p.m. Various sponsorship levels are available. ...
Sat., Oct 21 - Sun., Oct 22
Each year, nearly 200 booths are exclusively filled with handmade merchandise, including woodcrafts, needlecrafts, pottery, glass, soap, jewelry, floral arrangements, and an assortment of baked goods and treats, for the Four Rivers Arts & Crafts Harvest Home Festival. ...
Sat., Oct 21, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join SMILE on Down Syndrome for their fifth annual Trucks & Heroes meet and greet event. View some of the area’s finest service and business vehicles and meet the men and women who make our area great. Fun for the...
Sat., Oct 21 - Sun., Oct 22
Just a quick drive from Evansville, Reid’s Orchard’s annual Apple Festival offers delicious food, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and hayrides for two days of family fun. ...
Sat., Oct 21, 1:00 - 4:00
Children’s Day at the Zombie Farm is a not-so-scary day of fun and games at the Newburgh Civitan Zombie Farm. Hosted by the Newburgh Civitan Club, this fully-accessible and family-friendly afternoon includes inflatables, face painting, and no-scare tours of the...
Sat., Oct 21, 3:00pm
The annual Mainklin Street Beer Run features more beer, more bars, more people with eight stops at bars. The run visits Backstage Bar and Grill, Chido Mexican Bar and Grill, Franklin Street Tavern, Lamasco Bar and Grill, Peephole Bar and...
Sat., Oct 21, 5:30pm
The benefit for the Adopt an Ash Program is attempting to save 23 Ash Trees within Oak Hill Cemetery from the Emerald Ash Borer. Tickets are $15.00 and can be ordered via Pay Pal at vchshistory.org or you can pay...
Sat., Oct 21, 6:00 - 10:00
Join PC Pound Puppies for a frightful event with food and dancing to raise money for the dogs. There will be a costume contest with celebrity judges and cash prizes for the winners of scariest, funniest, and most original costumes....
Sat., Oct 21, 6:00pm
St. Vincent Evansville Foundation invites you to enjoy a delicious dinner, cocktails, and live musical entertainment at the beautiful West Baden Springs Hotel. During the night, St. Vincent presents its most prestigious honor, the Steward of St. Vincent de Paul...
Sat., Oct 21, 6:00pm
4C of Southern Indiana invites you to enjoy a delicious dinner, cocktails, and live musical entertainment. Proceeds from the event will go toward early childhood efforts in the community. ...
Sat., Oct 21, 6:00pm
Have you ever wanted to communicate with people from the past? Haunted New Harmony now is offering the chance to participate in real paranormal investigations. Local investigator Joni Mayhan and fellow investigators will guide you through the practices of communicating with...
Sun., Oct 22, 12:00 - 4:00
Make plans to join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at our annual PACE picnic. Be sure to join us for yard games, lots of memories, and assorted smoked meats. ...
Sun., Oct 22, 1:00 - 3:00
To help promote the health and well-being of students, families, and staff, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation once again is hosting its 5K Run and Walk. The event will include a 5K run and walk around Central High School, a...
Mon., Oct 23, 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. ...
Wed., Oct 25, 8:00am - 4:30pm
This one-day conference will include sessions on Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Pilot Project, Direct On-Scene Education (DOSE) initiative, an update on Zika, Baby box project for safe sleep, and an update on the Midwest...
Wed., Oct 25, 12:00pm
The Fabulous Five — Eulalie Wilson, Beverly Attinger, Ethel Weston, Margaret Kimberling, and Beverly Lacy — will bring a unique musical experience as they present Six Hands — One Piano. The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program offered to...
Wed., Oct 25, 6:00pm
Indivisible Evansville’s second Town Hall Lecture Series talk will focus on voting rights. Bonnie Horlander, an activist with Women4Change Indiana, will lecture about Indiana’s vote-by-mail initiative. State Representative Ryan Hatfield will talk about gerrymandering and fairness in the election process....
Thu., Oct 26 - Sat., Oct 28
Since the 1930s, Willard Library employees and patrons have talked about the Grey Lady, the ghost believed to haunt the library. Learn more about the legend of this apparition when you tour the Victorian Gothic building. Registration is necessary. ...
Thu., Oct 26, 4:00pm
Robert Griffith, chair of the creative writing program at UE, will be the speaker. His most recent book is "The Devil in the Milk." Griffith’s book, "The Moon from Every Window," was nominated for the 2013 Poets’ Prize, and his...
Thu., Oct 26, 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. ...
Fri., Oct 27 - Sun., Oct 29
This Halloween event features fall decor, hayrides, live entertainment, treats, contests, and more. ...
Fri., Oct 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Don't be late to this very important date to benefit the HeartSaver program of The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway. Guests are invited to wear their favorite hat. ...
Fri., Oct 27, 6:00 - 7:30
This family-friendly Halloween dance party features costume contests for all ages, crafts, a silent auction, door prizes, desserts and snacks, and free masks. A cash bar and buffet dinner will be available. Proceeds go toward Voices, Inc., which advocates for...
Sat., Oct 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Saturday-only mini show features a wide range of handcrafted items and home-based businesses such as Nerium, Pampered Chef, Advocare, Tupperware, and Norwex. ...
Sat., Oct 28, 10:06am
The Evansville African American Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary through the Colour of Humanity Gala. ...
Sat., Oct 28 - Sun., Oct 29
Visit the time-traveling weekend adventure with about 125 indoor dealers offering Americana, primitives, advertising, furniture, pottery, glass, jewelry, and other antique and vintage items at various price ranges. ...
Sat., Oct 28 - Sun., Oct 29
Families and friends can visit their students’ campus homes, meet other USI families, take part in campus activities, have lunch with President Linda L. M. Bennett, take a tour of campus, and have a family photo taken with USI mascot...
Sat., Oct 28, 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., Oct 28, 2:00 - 7:00
Monroe, Jennings, State and Water streets in Newburgh, Indiana, close for a parade with the Little Old Dam Band, followed by kids, pets, and parents dressed in Halloween costumes walking through the streets. Prizes will be given. ...
Sat., Oct 28, 3:00 - 6:00
Celebrate an autumn festival, live music, kids’ games, food trucks, and the fall farmer’s market. ...
Sat., Oct 28 - Sun., Oct 29
The community is invited to experience the all-day Halloween on Franklin. The celebration begins with a 5K, and features a Fall Harvest Farmers Market, a costume parade, hayrides, Zombie Pub Crawl, and more. ...
Sat., Oct 28
The first annual Mac & Cheese Festival will feature amateur and professional chefs, who will compete to have the best mac & cheese dish in three categories: appetizer, main dish, and dessert. Celebrity judges will decide the winner of each...
Sat., Oct 28, 6:00pm
Have you ever wanted to communicate with people from the past? Haunted New Harmony now is offering the chance to participate in real paranormal investigations. Local investigator Joni Mayhan and fellow investigators will guide you through the practices of communicating with...
Sat., Oct 28, 6:00pm
USI Live at the Apollo is a popular campus-wide event that showcases students using their talents in skits, songs, dance, instrumental numbers, monologues, or other creative acts.   ...
Sun., Oct 29
This modern handmade market features handmade items, refurbished and upcycled furniture and home goods, jewelry, accessories, artwork, food, and vintage clothes and items. ...
Sun., Oct 29, 4:00pm
Give in to your inner diva and join us for a wicked-good afternoon of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera, and pop featuring Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of "Wicked." ...
Continuing Events:
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. ...
Sun., Jul 23 - Sun., Oct 1
American sculptor Ira Reines’ bronzes explore the beauty of the human form. A 2-in-1 opening reception is scheduled for July 27. ...
Sun., Sep 3 - Sun., Nov 26
This exhibition recalls “the war to end all wars” with an emphasis on the Evansville experience, including that of James Bethel Gresham, the first Hoosier and perhaps first American to die in conflict. ...
Sun., Sep 10 - Sun., Dec 31
The John Streetman Alcove houses a private collection of art created from everyday objects by soldiers during the world wars. ...
Sat., Sep 16 - Fri., Oct 27
Learn about science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. ...
Sat., Sep 23 - Sun., Oct 29
Holiday World gets a Halloween makeover during these weekends that include classic rides and seasonal activities, like 12 acres of corn mazes, Holidog’s 3D candy adventure, the talking pumpkin Gourdon, Carnival Chaos, and spookified songs on stage in Lights Out....

Upcoming Events in the Tri-State: