TERRE HAUTE —
Ride with the governor planned
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will lead motorcyclists on an escorted ride through Southern Indiana on Friday. The eighth annual Ride with the Governor is intended to promote motorcycle safety while increasing motorists’ awareness of bikers and encouraging them to share the road.
The scenic route heads south from the Indiana Statehouse at 10 a.m. and stops for lunch at Shakamak State Park in Jasonville about noon. Following lunch, the ride will continue through Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area with an afternoon stop in Montgomery at “The Gasthof,” and ending at the French Lick Resort. All stops are open to the public and everyone is welcome, regardless of whether they ride a motorcycle.
All riders are invited to attend this free event sponsored by ABATE of Indiana, Indiana Department of Corrections, and Hendricks County Auto Parts.
Donations are encouraged and will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund. For details visit www.abateonline.org or call 1-800-23-ABATE.
Hungarian Lodge plans summer sale
Terre Haute’s First Hungarian Working Men’s Benefit and Death Society will stage its summer rummage sale Saturday at the Hungarian Hall, 2049 N. 22nd St. (one block south of Maple). Doors will open at 7 a.m.
Besides the wide assortment of household items, electronics, books, toys and clothes, a new Hungarian cookbook will be available. “Hungarian Recipes” is a collection of family recipes that have been handed down through the generations and never before published.
Compiled by Whitney Pope and published by Penfield Books, the book includes several recipes contributed by Hungarian Lodge members. Recipe-card-sized and spiral bound, this compact book covers all aspects of the Hungarian meal in its 174 pages. Also included are articles on Hungarian history and traditions. The cookbook sells for $8.95. It will also be available at the Hungarian Harvest Dance, scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Hungarian Hall.
Poker Run to benefit United Way
A Poker Run to benefit the United Way of The Wabash Valley is scheduled for Saturday beginning at the Sullivan Elks Club.
Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the first bike is out at noon. Last bike in at 5 p.m., with awards given at 5:30 p.m.
The ride begins in Sullivan and ends in Merom by way of Jasonville, Clay City, Spencer, Cagle Mill Lake, Poland, Bowling Green and Pimento. Dinner and live music will be at Merom Bluff Park. Blues band Dicky James and the Blue Flames will entertain from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the park.
There will be a 50-50 raffle, door prizes and the best hand wins a set of four Toyo tires sponsored by Atterson Tire. Worst hand, meanwhile, wins a 46-inch-television sponsored by Walmart.
Pre-registration is $19 per rider and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and dinner. Day of the ride cost is $22 per rider and includes goodie bag and dinner. Passengers are $8.
The public is also invited to attend just for music and dinner for $5.
For more information contact Ken Schoof at (812) 564-2076 or email@example.com.
Register for adult fall softball
Registration for adult fall softball, sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department, is under way. Hit one out of the park with recreational co-ed leagues at Fairbanks Park or men’s recreational and competitive leagues at Spencer Ball Field. Registration deadline is Aug. 17.
For more information, call Torner Center at (812) 232-0147
Sportsman’s Day at Oblong Home
Sportsman’s Day will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 on the campus of the Oblong Children’s Christian Home for people who love to shoot, hunt and trap.
The event will include volunteers and exhibitors from many surrounding counties. For a minimal fee, participants can engage in all events and also enjoy a meal.
The Oblong Children’s Christian Home is a nonprofit organization licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. The home relies upon donations and fundraisers to support its services.
For more information, contact Amy Kemp at (618) 592-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solve a mystery for Allen Chapel
Friends of Allen Chapel will host a murder mystery dinner — “Cirque Du Murder” — from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Landing at Fort Harrision. Villainy is afoot when one of the cast members is found “done in.” Come to the big top to unmask the perpetrator. Enjoy dinner, a circus atmosphere and bid to win auction items.
Tickets are $55 for individuals and $400 for table of eight. Proceeds go to preserve Allen Chapel. Tickets may be obtained by reservation only, and early reservations are strongly suggested by calling (812) 234-2718.
The Landing is at 3350 N. Fourth St.