Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I have enjoyed time with family and friends and have really been finding that is what life is all about. I have decided that rather than competing with the Jones', I should drink coffee and play cards with them! That is more rewarding than all the stuff I can buy.

In the near future, I am hoping to interview some local business people. I have had some positive feedback from local shop owners. They are going to answer my questions that, hopefully, you would like to know answers to as well. Feel free to send me any comments or questions for local shop owners.

So, what is going on in Terre Haute? If you have seen my past blogs you know a bunch of websites to look on your own. If you haven't been online due to the holidays, but still want to have some ideas for the up coming weeks, I will list a few things to do.

I recommend driving thru Deming Park to checkout the lights. I want to remind you this takes a few minutes because everyone else in the park is looking at the lights, so drive carefully, be considerate and patient. Don't go if you are in a hurry. It should be done as a nice relaxing and leisurely ride. I believe tonight is the last night!

For a list of New Years events goto this community calendar page:
Terre Haute After 5:00 December Dinner Event at St. Mary of the Woods on December 27th.

Tryouts for "Meet Me in St. Louis" at the Community Theater. January 2 & 3, 2012.
Children's Theater of Terre Haute, "World of Dance" January 6 & 7, 2012
Rose-Hulman Performing Arts Series Hatfield Hall, "Moscow Festival Ballet:  Cinderella"
Lots of music at ISU, starting back up in January on the 10th.
The Swope has "Walter Pach and His American Colleagues" thru January 7th and "New Acquisitions" thru February 25th.
Evening of Art and Wine at the Landing. Tuesday December 27th at 6pm. Call for information. 812-460-4000
Also at the Landing:
   December 31st, 2011: Black & White Soiree New Years Charity Ball, 
   January 17th, 2012: Pauly Shore!                                                                  
Wabash Valley Harley-Davidson Polar Bear Run.

Again, I would like to reminder everyone this time of year we should remember our family and friends are the most important things in our lives.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last minute gift idea!

Sorry for this odd timing post, but I forgot to add this very cool gift idea to my list. This would be a great "stocking stuffter" for anyone. It's quick, easy and gives to the person recieving all year long (while promoting your downtown).

Save  on Downtown Dining

Nine of your favorite Terre Haute downtown restaurants have come together to create their own discount card, and 100% of the purchase price goes to the participating organizations who are helping sell them. Enjoy discounts at Wise Pies, J Gumbos, Crossroads, Saratoga, Stella's Cafe, Chava's Mexican Grill, Coffee Grounds, Louise's and Roly Poly.

Get yourself a discount on food and help support these worthwhile groups:  
ISU RHA Association, New Covenant Fellowship Church, Youth for Christ, Humane Society, Bible Baptist Academy, United Campus Ministries, CODA, Residence Life, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Celebration Spiritual Center, Relay for Life, Maple Center, Ryves Youth Center, Wabash Valley Pride, ISU Staff Council, DTH Inc., and Phi Delta Theta.  

Call for your cards today:  812-237-2536
Coming Soon:  buy cards on-line...


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last minute gift ideas...

Here are a few simple gift ideas.

How about a $25 gift card at Java Haute. If you buy it right now, they will put $30 on it. It's 5 free dollars worth of stuff! Then your friends or family can get what they want, when they want. If you aren't a gift card person, get them a coffee cup or bag of coffee. Coffee grounds is another excellent place to buy a coffee lover a bag of Joe. (Pete also has Brazil location if you are on the far East side) While at Coffee Grounds, check out the local art. And, you can also get some REX coffee at Clabber Girl with a t-shirt or hat to show support for our local baseball team.

Little about a membership to the Children's Museum and/or a brick with their name on it. That is a gift that will hopefully be around forever.

For someone who has all the lastest gadgets already, how about tickets to a show at the Community Theater. They still have the musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "The Odd Couple" (female version) to go this season. Or how about season tickets for the 2012-2013 season?

For the music lover in your life, why not tickets to the symphony? They have two shows left for this season. Plus, the THSO is the second oldest orchestra in Indiana. This should tell you something about the orchestera and we in Terre Haute should be proud of it!

For someone on your list that I still haven't covered, how about tickets to a show at Hatfield Hall (at Rose Hulman)? There isn't a bad seat in the house and they have a wide variety of shows left in the season.

Just as Hatfield Hall has a great variety of choices, so does the ISU Performing arts series. I must recommend the Glenn Miller Orchestra as a must see for the BIG BAND music lover!

One last idea, is to stop by Arts Illiana and buy a piece of local art for someone. This is also home to the Terre Haute Symphony office. You could get a ticket to the Symphony for Aunt Sue and a piece of art for your co-worker. Feel free to ask the staff at Arts Illiana what else they have going on or might recommend. They can tell you more about things like the Children's Theater of Terre Haute (which has their next show on January 6th). Look another Christmas gift idea!

For the sports lover in your life (we all have one or two), how about tickets to an ISU sporting event? There are many to choose from.

I hope this list has sparked some ideas for everyone on your list. If not, feel free to write and ask questions about what there is to do and see in Terre Haute for you specific loved one. Terre Haute has so much to offer for everyone, I am sure we can find something.

Get out there Terre Haute!

If you have any trouble navagating the pages below, feel free to drop me a line. I would be happy to answer questions or give advice on finding what you are looking for at any one of them.
Java Haute
Coffee Grounds (pick your location)
Clabber Girl
The Children's Museum
The Community Theater
The Symphony
Hatfield Hall
Arts Illiana
ISU sports

Monday, December 12, 2011

Is there a website to know what is going on?

People often ask me, "What website to you use to know what is going on?" I laugh and say, "Website?" I think the internet is an awesome tool, but it can be overwhelming. Sometimes there are too many sources for the same information and much of it can be misleading. It would be awesome if members of a community could go to one location to know everything that is going on their area. Unfortunatly, that's not going to happen. There is money to be made on website and community calendar advertising.

Ok here you go: (in no particular order) (channel 2 community calendar) (channel 10 community calendar) (Rose Hulman performing arts) (ISU performing arts) (ISU music calendar) (pick a sport and then select their schedule at St. Mary of the Woods) (you can use the bar on the left to pick mens/womens or even a single sport,  at ISU if you wish) (Arts Illiana) (Vigo County Public Library) (105.5 radio community calendar) (ISU Osher Longlife Learning Institute, For dates you can use the calendar link on the left)

As you can see there are many sources of information on the web. This is just a small list. There are many others.

Get out there Terre Haute!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Weekend stuff

If you are wondering what to do this weekend, here are a few ideas:

It doesn't matter if you have a kid or are a kid at heart, the Children's Museum is always a good time!
     You can just stop by or find out more on there website:
Still have some Christmas shopping to can stop by THE EVENT CENTER on East Wabash at noon and wander through the venders.
     There will be more than 25 vendors in attendance. For a list of some and find out more information see there communty calendar post.

Don't shoot your eye out, just stop by the Community Theater and see "A Christmas Story"
    See the website for more information:
    Also, they are on facebook:!/groups/ctterrehaute/

Time to slow down from a day of running...stop by the Verve for an adult beverage or soda and listen to some music. I hear Yearbook Committee will be playing!

    Here is a link to the website:     More information on  facebook:!/events/182701381819522/

Get out there Terre Haute!