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Community Events Calendar

This community calendar is a place to share other events and happenings in the Terre Haute and surrounding communities that align with the CANDLES mission and message.

For questions or to submit your event for consideration, please call 812.234.7881 or email Event descriptions and pictures are highly encouraged.

2018 Calendar of Events


  • Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival - 7/15 - 7/19

    July 15-19, 2018, 12:00PM - 9:00PM
    Contact: Michele Boukai at
    JCC Laikin Auditorium

  • People of the Western Galilee - Interfaith Photo Exhibit and Program - 7/25

    July 25, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
    JCC Laikin Auditorium
    Contact: Michele Boukai @

  • "Eva" Film Screening - 7/26

    July 26, 2018, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
    Laikin Auditorium, JCC 6701 Hoover Rd Indianapolis, IN 46260, 317-251-9467

    Contact Lev Rothenberg, 317-715-9233

    Cost: $15.00

    Join Eva Kor and award winning film-maker Ted Green for a special screening of Eva, a story of a remarkable journey: from the Josef Mengele experiments at Auschwitz, through years of anger and anguish, to starting the largest manhunt in history and, later, a global movement of peace and forgiveness.

    Fighting off time and failing health, this 4 foot 9 inch, 83-year-old woman from Terre Haute travels the world to promote what her extraordinary life has taught: peace, humanity and healing.
    The JCC is honored to present this outstanding film that premiered at Clowes Hall of the Butler Arts Center on April 5.

    Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner, “Eva” includes on-camera appearances from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former NBA great Ray Allen, TV and movie star Elliott Gould and many others who reveal touching accounts of Eva’s impact on their own lives. This special screening is a partnership Ted Green Films and WFYI.

    Sponsors: WFYI and Ted Green Films

  • Help Refugee and Immigrants in Indiana - 7/27

    Help Refugees and Immigrants in Indiana

    The Mission Committee invites donations of toiletries, baby products, and household goods for immigrant and refugee families in need. Items will be distributed at an event in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 28.

    Bring items to Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807, by Friday, July 27 at 12:00 noon.

    If you would like to participate in the distribution, and learn/see first-hand about refugee and immigrant needs, contact Josh Powers (; 812-239-3821). We will be leaving from CPC parking lot at 7:30am and returning to Terre Haute mid/late afternoon; actual distribution is 10:00-1:00pm.

    Desired Items Include:
    - All size of DIAPERS (if you buy jumbo box, place 10-12 diapers in a sealable baggie with size marked); BABY WIPES
    - Regular sized bottles of SHAMPOO+CONDITIONER (in the same bottle), individually wrapped BARS OF SOAP, individually wrapped/sealed TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE, SHAVING CREAM, DISPOSABLE RAZORS, and STICK DEODORANT
    - All sizes of FEMININE HYGIENE PADS (no tampons)
    - MEN'S and WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR, 2/baggie, marked with gender and size; all size SOCKS, 2 pairs/baggie, marked with size
    - Gently used men's, women's, and children's FOOTWEAR

  • Show Up! Civic Saturday - 7/28

    July 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Location: Central Library, 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Erin Kelley, (317) 523-5806

    What is Civic Saturday? Civic Saturdays are meant to help us practice being together as citizens; that is, as those willing to show up in public life together. Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to a faith gathering. Friends and strangers congregate in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose, wrestle with moral questions regarding what it means to be an American, and develop a sense of civic character. On Civic Saturdays, we will gather around America’s civic religion and our sacred creed of liberty, equality, and self-government . . . and all the messiness and moral questioning that brings.

    These gatherings are not about (nor aim to replace!) traditional religious practices. Nor are they about partisan politics. Rather, at Civic Saturday, we will sing together, listen to poetry, read civic scripture (great and provocative American texts), hear a civic sermon, and, above all else, be in fellowship with one another. We will support and uplift one another to maintain the energy needed to show up in public life.

    Spirit & Place will host at least two Civic Saturdays in 2018 with the Indianapolis Public Library as our venue partner. Both will be from 10:30 to 11:30am with the first on Saturday, April 28 at the Glendale Library and the second on Saturday, July 28 at Central Library. 


  • Teen Advisory Board - 8/9

    Vigo Co. Library - Main Library
    Collaborative Space 6

    Thursday, August 9 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST

    The Teen Advisory Board is responsible for helping to plan teen programs and volunteering at many library events. If you are a teen and would like to join the Teen Advisory Board, contact Eric Alsip at or call him at (812) 232-1113 x 2275.

  • Women of WWII: On the Front Lines and the Home Lines - 8/18

    Vigo Co. Library - Main Library
    Lifelong Learning Center

    Saturday, August 18 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST

    During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club for the troops. Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war!

  • Indiana Jewish Historical Society's Annual Hoosier Jewish Legends Awards - 8/26

    Indiana Jewish Historical Society's Annual Hoosier Jewish Legends Awards

    Aug. 26th - 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST

    Table at Market District
    11505 N. Illinois Street
    Carmel , IN 46032 Contact

    Sheila Greenwald

    $ 36.00
    Join us for a beautiful lunch as we celebrate our newest inductees into the Hoosier JewishLegends Hall of Fame. Please watch for further details and your invitation in the mail. The following individuals were selected for their significant contribution to life in Indiana: Lois and Sidney Eskenazi, Indianapolis; Gerald Kraft, Indianapolis; David Piser, South Bend; Cantor Janice Roger, Indianapolis; and Joan Wolf, Indianapolis.


  • Apple Picking for Rosh Hashanah - 8/26

    Chabad Center for Jewish Life
    Apple Picking for Rosh Hashanah

    Aug 26th. 2:00-4:00pm EST

    Details to follow.
    Contact Rabbi Avi and Nini Grossbaum


  • Rosh Hashanah Activity Day - 9/2

    Chabad Center for Jewish Life
    Rosh Hashanah Activity Day

    Sept 2nd - 2:00PM - 4:00PM EST

    2640 West 96 St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    317-698-6724 Contact

    Rabbi Avi and Nini Grossbaum

    Various workshops and activities to help us get into the spirit and mood for Rosh Hashanah. Learn about making honey, fashioning a shofar and Rosh Hashanah greeting card designing and baking holiday foods with Chef Nancy.

  • ISU PRIDE Stream Film Series - 9/4

    Indiana State University
    PRIDE Stream Film Series

    Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 317
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    5:30pm - 7:00pm EST

    Phone (812) 237-4244

    Students will be able to choose an educational movie that will help them understand the issues that evident in the LGBTQ community. Possible films can be those that are brought by participants. Some films in-house are: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar; Who Was She? The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson; Big Eden; Pariah; Transamerica; and/or Paris Burning.

  • ISU PRIDE Terradise - 9/7-9/8

    Indiana State University
    PRIDE Terradise

    Wolf Field
    Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday Sept. 8, 2018
    11:00am - 4:00pm EST

    (812) 237-4244

    This specialized two day event is for our LGBTQ+ & Ally community to come and celebrate the festivals of PRIDE. PRIDE is positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.



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