This Weekend: June 8-11

It’s a weekend of diverse event opportunities to dive into, from a ladies’ tea and a wiffleball tournament to military airplane flights and fun at the zoo.

10-11 a.m. June 8
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central Branch, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Learn how to make bubbles to celebrate the start of summer. Throughout June, multiple EVPL locations will host Bubblefests.

Evansville Warbird Expo
June 9-11
Evansville Wartime Museum, 7503 Petersburg Road
To commemorate the 79th anniversary of D-Day, an SNJ/T-6 Texan advanced trainer, a twin-engine JRB Navy transport, and the C-47 That’s All Brother — the aircraft that, on June 6, 1944, led the Airborne Invasion of German-occupied Normandy, France — will be available for tours and flights. See the wartime museum for ticket prices.

Inaugural Bellemeade Park Wiffleball Bash Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville
7:30 a.m. June 10
Bellemeade Park Baseball Field, 750 Bellemeade Ave.
Cheer on your friends during this round-robin style of group play, which will advance winning teams to a quarterfinal tourney.

New Harmony Antique Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10
Ribeyre Gymnasium, 603 Main St., New Harmony, Indiana
Explore Americana decor, art, advertising, stoneware, garden antiques, kitchenware, books, jewelry, and more from around 50 vendors.

2nd Saturday Stories: Bugs!
10-11 a.m. June 10
Evansville Regional Airport, 7801 Bussing Drive
With the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, bring the kids out for storytime followed by a craft and other activities including singing songs and play.

Ukrainian Summer Fest: A Celebration of Faith, Family, and Fun
10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10
Grace of Christ Church, 1014 S. Harlan Ave.
This day-long festival celebrates Ukrainian culture and community with a range of activities, food — including Plov, Chebureki, and Chicken kebab — and music. Proceeds go towards helping the Ukrainian people during the ongoing Russian invasion of their country.

Warrick County Pride Fest
10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 10
Newburgh Lock and Dam, 66877 State Road 66, Newburgh, Indiana
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month with musical entertainment via The Honey Vines, a comedian, and a family-friendly drag show, plus food trucks, a variety of vendors, and non-profit informational booths.

Ladies Afternoon Tea
12:30 p.m. June 10
Rolling Hills Country Club, 1666 Old Plank Road
Enjoy a meal and tea while listening to guest speaker Jennifer Greene of the University of Southern Indiana Archives Department, who will portray suffragette Susan B. Anthony. Tickets are $32.

West Side Nut Club Cruise-In
3-8 p.m. June 10
West Franklin Street between Wabash and Saint Joseph Avenues
All makes and models are welcome to this cruise-in where trophies will be given for best car, best truck, and best bike. Registration is free, but donations will help fund West Side Nut Club scholarships.

Zoo Brew
5-8 p.m. June 10
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive
Sample wine and craft beers while listening to live music and playing large scale yard games and arcade games. Tickets cost $45.

Metro Ballroom Dance Club Community Dance
7:30-10 p.m. June 10
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 Court St.
Take a lesson with an instructor before dancing the night away to tunes by D.J. Rick Rideout. Admission is $10 per person.

Art in the Garden
12:30-3:30 p.m. June 11
Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association Display Garden, 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway
Peruse plant and garden treasures in the greenhouses, plus enjoy artwork, live music, and food trucks at this free event.

Photo of 2022 Pride Night at the Otters by Tymeallo Studios

Pride Night at the Otters
5 p.m. June 11
Bosse Field, 23 N. Main St.
The Otters celebrate Pride Month in conjunction with River City Pride, including handing out themed limited-edition items.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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