Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

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METS suspends USI bus routes during summer

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS) has suspended service for the USI-Red, White, Blue and the West Connection buses during the University of Southern Indiana's summer break.

Bus service on the routes will resume Aug. 22 when USI's fall term begins.


Blessing of the Horses canceled for Saturday

The Blessing of the Horses scheduled for Saturday at Sandy Lee Watkins Park has been canceled because of expected inclement weather.

The county's Parks and Programs Department hopes to reschedule the event at a later date, according to Mitzi Weber, administrator of the Henderson County Road Department and Parks and Programs.


Butterfly Tea at Reitz Home set for May 15

The Annual Butterfly Tea for Pulmonary Fibrosis is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15 at the Reitz Home Carriage House. Stop by for lunch, tea and a silent auction.

The cost is $40 and reservations can be made by calling Diane Masterson at 812-454-3280.


Museum hosts Battle of Britain presentation

Basil Thompson will give a free presentation titled "The Battle of Britain: Memories Are Made of This" at noon May 16 at the Evansville Museum.

A native of England, Thompson, who was 16 years old during the aerial conflict, will recall his experiences living in Weymouth in the south of England. Thompson lived through the onslaught of the German Luftwaffe and the heroic efforts of the Royal Air Force. Later in the war, Thompson trained with the RAF. After the war, he moved to Evansville and worked in the advertising department of the Evansville Courier for 38 years.

The lecture complements the exhibition "Legacies of World War II," which will be on display in the Old Gallery through July 6. Thompson's lecture is part of May's Free Friday, when general admission to the museum is free. Free Fridays occur on the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Streets Alive relocates to North Main, Garvin Park

The third annual "Evansville Streets Alive!" Festival, scheduled 12:30 to 4 p. …

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