JUMP Activities

What's going on with JUMP in April?

This month we are...

Heading to Purdue University on Saturday, April 12 for their annual Spring Fest! The goal of SpringFest is to show kids the "fun" part of higher education. There are exhibits which will allow the kids to feel the inside of a cow's stomach, eat bugs, see cool science experiments, participate in the bug bowl, games, and so much more. From what I've heard, it's a really cool day.


This is a very open activity - meaning you and your mentee may head up to Purdue University separate, or you may carpool with us to Purdue. I will provide you maps and directions, parking information, a list of booths, and more information closer to the event.


DETAILS:


  • If you would like to carpool, please meet at the YSB at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 12.
  • Once we get to Purdue, we can meet in a certain area and walk the fest together as a group, or you and your mentee may go and do your own thing.
  • You and your group should plan to be back to Crawfordsville by 2 p.m. If your group would like to stay longer, you may.
  • There are several food booths available at the event.
  • Wear your walking shoes!


See below for a fun video about Spring Fest.


We absolutely must have an RSVP for this event. In your RSVP I need to know the following:


  1. If you are willing to drive or would rather ride,
  2. How many people your vehicle can take,
  3. OR if you would rather just meet us at Purdue.



Please let us know if you have any questions!


Also, the night before (Friday, April 11), St. Stephens Church will be hosting a Family Fun Night at the Crawfordsville Park and Rec center from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. JUMP has been invited to participate in this evening of games and free pizza! If you would like to go to that, please RSVP to Jill or myself by April 8th!

Kids of all ages celebrate season at Purdue's Spring Fest

What's going on in Montgomery County in April?

April Activities

Tuesday, April 1: A Fool for Art Night. Join the community for a Fused Glass class at the Tannenbaum Cultural Center at 107 Spring St. $15 and up. 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2: Open Studio Night at the Athens of Indiana Arts Studio from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your own art and work on it

Friday, April 4: The Linden Depot Museum opens for the spring and summer today! See an awesome new HO Model Railroad in a new facility. Railroad memorabilia in historic restored 1908 Linden Depot.

Saturday, April 5: Free Kids’ Construction project at The Home Depot from 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 5: Civil War Trust Park Day at the Lew Wallace Study and Museum. Spend a morning spring cleaning at a Civil War site. Planned activities include raking, mulching, picking up sticks, dividing perennials, moving table and signs. Light snack and t-shirt provided. 9-11 a.m.

Monday, April 7: Spanish Classes for Kids at 5 p.m. Call Adriana Deck with questions at 376-9500.

Tuesday, April 8: CDPL Missing Puzzle Piece at 5 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Library. No need to sign up, just show up. Many puzzles to choose from. There will be a piece of felt provided for you to do your puzzle on. If you do not get your puzzle completed this evening, just roll up the felt and it will be ready for you when you return next week. Free and Fun!

Monday – Friday, April 7-11: Let’s Go Buggy! Spring Break at the Library. Visit the library for more information about this event, which includes crafts, stories, bugs, bugs and more bugs!

Friday, April 11: Art opening at the Athens of Indiana Arts Studios and Gallery from 6-8 p.m. at 113 N. Washington St.

Thursday, April 10: Lew Wallace Birthday Celebration & Civil War Lecture from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Crawfordsville High School. Come at 6:30 p.m. to meet Indy Eleven soccer players and get autographs. Renowned author and speaker Gail Stephens will be speaking at 7 p.m. Her lecture is titled “1864: Lew Wallace Battles Slavery, Secessionism, and Lee’s Bad Old Man.” Stay after the lecture for birthday cake from TASTE favorite, the Darlington General Store. Presented by General Lew Wallace Study and Museum and Indiana Humanities.

Saturday, April 12: Masonic Lodge’s Lew Wallace Dinner from 6-8 p.m. Open to the public, but RSVP is required. Hosted in cooperation with the Covington Masonic Lodge to celebrate General Lew Wallace. Guest speaker is author Gail Stephens, a renowned Lew Wallace scholar.

Saturday, April 12: Scrapbooking with Deb Slater at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Bring your own memorabilia and book and use Deb’s expertise and tools. Join Deb for a fun day. Free!

Saturday, April 12: Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the children’s book area at the Crawfordsville District Public Library for ages 1-8. Ages 1-3 are at 9:30 a.m. and ages 4-8 at 10 a.m. Registration is required so call soon if you are interested.

Tuesday, April 15: CDPL Missing Puzzle Piece at 5 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Library. No need to sign up, just show up. Many puzzles to choose from. There will be a piece of felt provided for you to do your puzzle on. If you do not get your puzzle completed this evening, just roll up the felt and it will be ready for you when you return next week. Free and Fun!

Wednesday, April 16: Movie night at the library. Starts at 6 p.m. Bring your own popcorn and your own drink at watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Free.

Friday, April 18: Mason’s Annual Fish Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Proceeds to fund building and rehabilitation of the Masonic Lodge.

Tuesday, April 22: CDPL Missing Puzzle Piece at 5 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Library. No need to sign up, just show up. Many puzzles to choose from. There will be a piece of felt provided for you to do your puzzle on. If you do not get your puzzle completed this evening, just roll up the felt and it will be ready for you when you return next week. Free and Fun!

Monday, April 28: Family movie night at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Come at 5 p.m. and watch The Wizard of Oz free! Bring your own treat and drink – sign up is requested by visiting the circulation desk. Free.

Tuesday, April 29: CDPL Missing Puzzle Piece at 5 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Library. No need to sign up, just show up. Many puzzles to choose from. There will be a piece of felt provided for you to do your puzzle on. If you do not get your puzzle completed this evening, just roll up the felt and it will be ready for you when you return next week. Free and Fun!