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Happening This Weekend: June 23-26

Feel like learning to square dance this weekend, laughing until your sides split, or just kicking your feet up and relaxing to some live music? Check out Evansville Living’s curated list of what’s happening this weekend.

National Square Dance Convention.                                                       June 22-25, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.

The 71st National Square Dance Convention dosey-doe’s its way to Evansville for four days of square, round, line, and conga dancing. Included in the festivities are a fashion show, belt buckle display, archival room with square dancing’s national online magazine National Squares, a “showcase of ideas” display from dancers and organizations, and educational sessions. The Ghostriders Square Dance band from California will play for three of the four nights.

LGBTQIA+ Resource Fair                                                                           4-7:30 p.m. June 23, EVPL Central Library, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

River City Pride and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana present a resource fair for the LGBTQIA+ community to find information on health care and support all in one place. The resource fair takes place through 6:30 p.m. followed by an LGBTQIA+ Alzheimer’s Community Forum.

Shriner’s Fest                                                                                              11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 24 and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. June 25, Hadi Shrine, 6 Walnut St.

Help the Hadi Shriners raise money for children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions through this two-day block party. Enjoy food booths, a bierstube, a car show, live music, bike night, and more in Downtown Evansville.

Everything is Stupid Expensive, Except Improv!                                        7 p.m. June 24, Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N. Fulton Ave.

For only $10, laugh your workweek blues away with Leo Kempf and Joe Gilpatrick. This performance serves as a summer show in between the Evansville Civic Theatre’s formal seasons.

Liver Life Walk                                                                                             8 a.m. June 25, Friedman Park East Pavilion, 2700 Park Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana

Liver Life Walk is a signature event of the American Liver Foundation. For $20, join others as they walk to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of liver disease. Children 17 years and younger can participate for free.

Summer Outdoor Yoga Classes                                                              9:30 a.m. June 25, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive

Start your summer Saturdays with yoga on the Evansville Museum’s riverfront lawn. Classes are free with a suggested donation of $5 or $10. Participants are encouraged to reserve a spot and should bring their own yoga mat, towel, and bottle of water.

Evansville Farmers Market                                                                        10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25, Washington Square Mall, 4800 S. Green River Road

Celebrate Mission Grounds Coffee Shop’s grand opening. Food trucks and community resources will be available. Evansville Goodwill will be collecting donations of personal hygiene items, new socks and underwear, and blankets.

Pride Day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari                                         10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 25, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, 452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, Indiana

Join in the Pride Month celebration at Southwestern Indiana’s most famous amusement park. Tickets are $50 and include a barbecue picnic lunch at the Pavilion, while admission for children three years and younger is free.

Book N’ Cook                                                                                              11 a.m. June 25, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central eRoom A

Denise Jamerson with Lyles Station’s Legacy Taste of the Garden and Robin Mallery with Urban Seeds will teach young chefs the traditions of cooking as well as local food systems and land use. Alert EVPL staff of any food allergies before the presentation.

Weed Wrangle                                                                                              9 a.m. June 25, Wesselman Woods, 551 N. Boeke Road

Help remove invasive species at Wesselman Woods and Howell Wetlands. Volunteers are advised to wear long sleeves and pants, and to bring work gloves and any hand cutters they may need. Water and snacks will be provided.

Paw & Claws: A Black and White Pawty presented by Lux Motors            6 p.m. June 25, Bally’s Evansville Riverfront Events Center, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive

This black-tie gala includes live music by Lindsey Williams, entertainment by Flame in the Valley, silent and live auctions, and puppies and dogs on site. This fundraiser benefits It Takes A Village No-Kill Rescue.

Summer of Funk                                                                                           1 p.m. June 25, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, corner of Adams and Washington Avenues

Enjoy an afternoon of more than 80 artists, live music, and food vendors in Evansville’s arts district near Downtown.

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