TERRE HAUTE —
Community School of Arts open house
Indiana State University’s newly formed Community School of the Arts will host an open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts at 300 N. Seventh St.
The Community School of the Arts is one of the new programs at Indiana State funded through the Unbounded Possibilities initiative. The Community School of the Arts provides hands-on arts learning experiences for children, youth and adults in the Wabash Valley while providing ISU students who are majoring in the arts the opportunity for experiential learning through teaching.
Summer art camps include clay sculpture, photography, theater, music and more. In addition, “Family Fun Music Camp,” for very young children (ages 1-5) to attend with a caregiver, offers singing, dancing, listening to music and playing instruments. The open house will present an opportunity to meet the teachers, learn more about summer offerings, and register for camps and classes.
Enrollment for some programs is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Lynette Browne at (812) 237-2739 or email email@example.com, or visit the School of Music’s website at www.indstate.edu/music.
Free well testing available
The Vermillion County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Vermillion County Farm Bureau (FB) are working together to offer free well water testing to Vermillion County residents. The water samples will be collected June 28. The confidential results will be sent directly from the lab to participants.
All water samples will need to be collected in special bottles that will be available at the SWCD and FB offices in June. The water will be tested for nitrates and total coliform/E. coli. The filled bottles can be returned to either office during the afternoon of June 28, or to the Vermillion County Fair between 5 and 7 p.m. A representative from Environmental Laboratories Inc. will be at the fair to collect the samples and answer any questions.
Landowners are responsible for monitoring the quality of their private wells. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that the water be tested annually, and the tests need to be performed by a certified lab. Water absorbs minerals, organic materials and organisms as it moves through the air and soil. Taste and odor are not always indicators of water quality. Contaminated water can taste and smell fine, while unpleasant-tasting or smelling water can be safe to drink or use.
Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District will be offering a limited number of reduced-cost well testings in July. The Vigo SWCD office can be contacted at (812) 232-0193, ext. 3, or visit www.vigocoswcd.org.
For more information about the Vermillion County water testing or to be contacted when the sampling bottles are available, contact that office at (765) 492-3705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offenders to help in community cleanup
The Town of Rockville and the Rockville Correctional Facility (RCF) have come together in a partnership for a cleaner Rockville. Four offenders from RCF, part of a grounds crew at the facility and supervised by facility officers, have been performing many beautification and clean-up projects at Beechwood Park and throughout the town of Rockville.
The offenders are trained in grounds-keeping, basic maintenance and improvement projects. They have been painting, weed-eating and repairing needed items as instructed by Town Superintendent Chad Gordon.
“This partnership allows the offenders to contribute to the community in a positive way while also practicing skills that can be used upon their release,” RCF Superintendent Julie Stout stated in a news release.