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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Community Notes

Community Notes

Saturday, January 31

A Benefit Dinner for Robert "Buster" Scharbrough, Sr. will open at noon on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Saron Church, 440 First Street NE in Linton. The menu includes chili, hot dogs, dessert and a drink including tea, lemonade or water for a cost of $5 per person. This event also includes a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing.

Sunday, February 1

The Bloomfield Ballroom Club will be hosting a jewelry fundraiser featuring Stella and Dot Jewelry. Admission is free and the event will be held in the Bloomfield School's Studio. Proceeds will help fund the Ballroom Cub's Spring Show that will promote cancer awareness. For more information "like" their Facebook Page 'Show the Love Fundraiser.'

February 2-14

The Worthington Son Shine Shop will have a half-off sale Feb 2-14 on all mens, ladies, teen and children's clothing, shoes, handbags and a good selection of wedding gowns. For more information, call 812-875-2286.

Monday, February 2

The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Violet Newton Conference Room. Scholarship recipients will be the guest speakers for the night.

Tuesday, February 3

The Bloomfield Library is holding a Reader's Anonymous discussion group from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for grades 7 - 12.

There will be a Youth Worker Cafe sponsored by the Indiana Youth Institute from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monical's Pizza in Linton. Topic will be Program Evaluation: Outcoms and Outputs presented by Emily Krauser, Program Manager at Indiana Youth Institute.

Thursday, February 5

The MSD of Shakamak Board of School Trustees will be holding a Work Session at 6 p.m. in the Shakamak Jr./Sr. High School Media Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed renovation of and improvements to Shakamak Elementary School and Shakamak Jr./Sr. High School, including site improvements. How to finance proposed projects will also be examined.

The Lyons Senior Center will host the Country Classic Band from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Coney's, Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, desserts, and drinks will be served.

The Greene County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m. in the Greene County General Hospital Conference Room. A meeting will also take place at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria to enjoy a meal and worship. All are welcome to attend.

The Greene County Master Gardener Association will meet on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the temporary extension offices at WRV. The group will vote on bylaws. Please plan on attending. Question? Please call 812-847-9892.

Friday, February 6

Enjoy an old fashioned biscuit and sausage gravy breakfast at the Jasonville Senior Citizens Center from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Other breakfast items and carry out are available.

Saturday, February 7

The Linton Public Library will be holding a Valentines Day Tote Bag Craft Day from noon to 2 p.m. There is a $5 fee for supplies due prior to the class. You may sign up at the circulation desk in the library or by calling (812) 847-7802.

The Linton-Stockton Junior Class of 2016 will host Promapalooza 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Saron Church, 440 1st Street NE in Linton from 12-3 p.m. Promapalooza is a prom dress resale and silent auction event with door prizes, a silent auction, concessions and several local vendors including: Francis Jewel Box, Brandy's Hair Studio, Jamberry Nails, Paradise Tans, Mary Kay, Mays Flowers and Becky Bernard Photography. All vendors will have items in the silent auction. Everything will be geared toward prom. If you are wanting to sell a dress, register for $5 by emailing a photo of the dress to lintonclassof2016@gmail.com. Pictures will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Dresses can be dropped off at Francis Jewel Box. For more information, contact Michelle at 798-0593 or Jennifer at 617-0254.

At the Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public Library: 2nd Annual Golf (fore!) the Library -- Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Come to the library to play mini-golf. It is inside where it's nice and toasty. There will be snacks for sale, a silent auction, and 18 holes of mini-golf. Purchase your ticket before the event and save. Jan. 1-Feb. 6, tickets will be $4 a ticket. The day of the event, tickets will be $5 apiece or $15 for 4 tickets.

Tuesday, February 10

The Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public Library will have a Teen Knit and Chat event from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No prior knitting experience is needed. Yarn and needles will be provided, however, the library asks that you bring your own needles if you can.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 847 will meet at the Casa Sevilla Mexican Restaurant on 231 South, Bloomfield. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.

Thursday, February 12

The Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public Library will be holding a Love Stinks Chocolate Fest for grades 7 - 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come makes anti-Valentine's cards, play chocolate trivia, and eat chocolate.

Friday, February 13

The Greene County General Hospital is sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. The drive will be held at 1185 N. 1000 West in Linton. There will be a chance to win a new car along with $3,000 in additional prizes. To register, visit www.GiveBloodNow.com and use the sponsor code GCGH or contact Halea Franklin via phone (812) 847-2281 ex. 2040 or via email halea.franklin@mygcgh.org

Saturday, February 14

The Lyons Senior Center will hold a breakfast consisting of biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, and pancakes. They will also be having a bake sale.

The Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public Library will be holding a Valentine's Craft Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All supplies will be provided, along with hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks.

Tuesday, February 17

The Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public Library will host Teen Movie Night from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Grades 7 through 12 are welcome. For more information on the movie that will be showing call the library at (812) 384-4125.

Wednesday, February 18

Free help with taxes and free electronic filing for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially for older taxpayers, provided by volunteers with AARP will be available at the Lyons Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 and on Wednesday, March 18.

Thursday, February 19

The Bloomfield Public Library will be celebrating Chinese New Year with crafts and treats from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 23

The Bloomfield Public Library will host Monday Movie Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call the library at (812) 384-4125 for more information on the movie.

Wednesday, February 25

The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Public Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code Bloomfield Library or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Thursday, February 26

The Bloomfield Public Library will host a Gathering of Gamers for grades 7 through 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6

The kickoff dinner for the 6th annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival will be held at the Linton Elks on Friday, March 6. The keynote speaker is Joe Duff of Operation Migration. More information can be found at the Friends of Goose Pond website: www.friendsofgoosepond.org and go to Marsh Madness. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased through the website or by calling (812)-890-3673.

Saturday, March 7

The 6th annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival continues on Saturday, March 7 at Humphrey's Park in Linton. Features include birds of prey and herpetology exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children's activities, a Joe Duff talk, talks on the natural history of birds, arts and crafts sales and food for sale. Tours of Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area will be regularly scheduled. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for a family of four. More information can be found at www.friendsofgoosepond.org.

Wednesday, March 18

Free help with taxes and free electronic filing for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially for older taxpayers, provided by volunteers with AARP will be available at the Lyons Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 and on Wednesday, March 18.

Wednesday, March 25

A bus trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25. The trip is hosted by the Owen County Family YMCA Senior Social Club. The bus departs the YMCA at 9:00AM and returns at 4:00PM. The $42 trip fee includes museum admission. For more information call 812-828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org. Advance registration is required. Please register no later than March 11 at the Owen County Family YMCA.

Friday. April 10

The Capture Your Fitness 5K Committee invites you to Linton Humphreys

Park for a number of special events. A blood drive will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Linton Bowling Center parking lot; Free Health Screenings in the Park Inn Community Room Building; Fazoli's Dinner Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Girl Scout Cabin; and Vendor Fair (including Free face painting) in the Roy Clark Community Building from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

www.howcharmingphotography.com/captureyo... for more information.

Saturday, April 11

The 2nd Annual 2015 Capture Your Fitness 5K Run and Walk and Kiddie Fun Run will be held at Linton Humphreys Park. The Kiddie Run will start promptly at 8 a.m. This is a family event that benefits High School Senior Scholarships and the Greene County General Hospital Foundation. For more information visit www.howcharmingphotography.com/captureyo.... Early registration is NOW underway. Register by March 14 for a FREE T-shirt, goody bag, and more.

Saturday, April 25

A 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at McCormick's Creek State Park on Saturday, April 25. Packet pick up and on-site registration will start at 7:30AM at the Nature Center. The race will start promptly at 8:30AM. This is a family event that helps fund YMCA Scholarships and special events and family programs at McCormick's Creek State Park. For more information contact the Owen County Family YMCA at 812-828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org. To register online go to www.Mag7RaceSeries.com.

Saturday, May 16

Open Arms invites you to their 30th Anniversary Spring Celebration featuring Kathy Troccoli in concert. It will be held at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in Vincennes at 7 p.m. Ticket price is $10 on or before March 1st and $15 after March 1st. These tickets are available at the Open Arms office or iTickets.com. VIP seating is available for those churches, groups or individuals who donated volunteer hours, in-kind gifts, or a financial gift in 2013 or 2014. For VIP tickets contact Sheila at 812-659-2533 or sheila@openarmschristian.co.

Ongoing Events

Free help with taxes and free electronic filing for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially for older taxpayers, provided by volunteers with AARP will be available at the Linton Public Library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, 24, March 3 and 10; and at Glenburn Community Center on Thursdays from 9:30 a.. until 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2 and 9.

At the Linton Public Library: Just for Teens! Teen Clubs will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. On second Mondays: Teen Creative Writing Club, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and Teen Gaming, 5:15-6:15 p.m. On fourth Mondays: Teen Book Club, 4:30-5:00 p.m. and Teen Crafts, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Fun, snacks and prizes!

At the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library: Teen Winter Reading Program -- January 2 through March 21. Stop by to pick up a winter reading packet. For every book you read, fill out a Reader's Review form and turn it in for a small prize.

At the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library: Adult Winter Reading Program -- January 2 through March 21. Stop by to pick up a winter reading packet. Read three books, fill out a slip and return it to the adult desk for a prize. Repeat as many times as you can before March 21. The more you read, the more prizes you'll win.

The 2014 Edition of Faith Community Cookbooks are now available for $10 and can be purchased at Richard Brown Insurance, located at 58 West Vincennes Street in Linton. Contact Joyce Axsom at (812) 847-4798 or (812) 325-6296 for more information.

The Owen County Family YMCA is hosting a Y Fit Life Challenge. Cash Prizes totaling $400 will be awarded. Competition based on improved scores on fitness assessments and participation.,Challengers receive: fitness assessments, discounts on personal training and group exercise classes, t-shirt, and the opportunity to participate in athletics, group exercise, strength and conditioning activities, nutrition classes and more! Registrations are now being accepted. Enrollment is limited. Program runs January 2 through March 21. For more information call (812) 828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org.

The Owen County Family YMCA is hosting a Get Fit Team Weight-Loss Challenge. Cash prizes totaling $600 will be awarded along with additional incentives. The Challenge will include Trainers, Nutrition Information, Fitness Center, Motivational Meetings, Group Activities, Weekly Weigh-ins, Discounts on Classes, T-shirt, and all you need to lose those unwanted holiday pounds! Registrations are now being accepted. Enrollment is limited. Program runs January 2 through March 19. For more information call (812) 828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org

Bloomfield's Enhance Fitness class is welcoming new participants. Classes are held at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and taught by Darlene Jolley. The class is open to men and women and consists of low impact exercise to oldies music and takes place from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. No additional equipment is needed but a donation of $1.50 is required. Yoga classes are also available at 9:30 a.m. A mat is required along with a $5 donation.

The Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors has altered their meeting times. They will meet in the conference room at the USDA Building in Bloomfield on the first Tuesday of each month. November through March, the meeting will begin at 7 a.m. April to October the meeting will begin at 6 a.m.

Friends of Goosepond 2015 Calendars are now available at the Goosepond Barn located on State Road 59 South and at Main Street Gifts in Linton. They may also be purchased online at www.friendsofgoosepond.org or call (812) 847-2145.

The Bloomfield First Baptist Church is inviting all children ages 3 through 6th grade to travel with them on the Jesus Tour held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and registration at 6:10 p.m. The evening will begin with dinner, followed by Jesus Bible stories, games, music, and lots of fun. All children will receive a T-shirt at their first registration. Children age 3 must have a parent stay with them. Please call the church at (812) 384-8459 with any questions.

Worthington-Jefferson School Directories are available for sale for $15.00. Call Jan at (812) 821-1217 to request one.

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center has BINGO every Monday at 1 p.m. and on the 1st Thursday and the 2nd Thursday of each month.

There will be a pitch in lunch before each 2nd Thursday. Please bring a covered dish.

Generations is offering EnhanceFitness classes three times a week at the Glenburn's William T. Murphy Center in Linton: Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. These classes help older adults increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility. Call Sandy Carpenter at (812) 381-0441 or Alma Kramer at 1-800-742-9002 for more details.

The Greene County Tourism Meeting will resume a monthly meeting schedule in January 2015. If you would like to receive future emails regarding upcoming projects, activities, and meetings; please contact GCTAB president, David Benefiel at solutions.dab@gmail.com or call (765) 749-0321. For more information regarding tourism opportunities throughout Greene County, visit the official Greene County Tourism website at: www.visitgc.com.

The Solsberry American Legion Auxiliary Post 450 is looking for new members.

Linton Tri Kappa Cheese Balls are available by calling Beth Gillan 847-2010 or Lisa Steward 847-7319. Plain Cheese Balls are $7.00 or rolled in nuts are $7.50.

The Bloomfield Public Library will be having a Preschool Story Time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Every week we will read stories, sing songs, do crafts, and have a scavenger hunt. The event is for children ages 4 to 6. If the Bloomfield School District closes for Winter Weather, storyteller will be canceled. Any child ages 0 to 5 may sign up to receive a "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" notebook. Prizes are received as the child records how many books they've read. Check at the children's desk of the library for more details.

During the renovation of the Community Building at the 4H Fairgrounds, the Greene County Foundation Office will be temporarily moved into the portable units at the east end of the parking lot at the White River Valley High School located on Hwy 54 in Switz City. They will be in building 3 and can be reached via phone at (812) 659-3142.

The Millstone Weber, LLC plans to close Black Ankle Road (Greene CR 600E) 0.7 miles south of Mineral-Koleen Road beginning on September 2 in conjunction with the I-69 project. The closure will last approximately two to three months. Through traffic will not be able to travel between Mineral-Koleen Road and Smith Road (Greene CR 450S) during this closure.

The Worthington Lions Club meeting times have changed. It currently states that they meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, but that has changed. The meetings will now be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building (Town Hall) in Worthington. New and old members are welcome.

Bingo at the American Legion in Worthington is on Fridays. Doors open at 4 p.m. with games at 6:15 p.m. This is open to the public. Cost is $20 for 15 regular games. Additional games played at additional cost. All proceeds go to the Worthington American Legion Auxiliary. This event is non-smoking with breaks made for smokers to go to designated areas.

The Bloomfield Public Library is establishing a bulletin board to be a central spot to look for local job listings and they hope to include any job openings that are within walking distance of Bloomfield town. If area businesses will notify the library when they have an opening, a flyer will be created for them and posted on the bulletin board. For more information, call Tasha Hudson at the library at 384-4125.

Monthly Lyons Veterans Memorial Committee meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Lyons United Methodist Church.

The Worthington Senior Citizens Center located downtown on N. Commercial St. in Worthington hosts an evening of euchre every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the center at 875-2525.

The National Guard Grandmother's Club meets the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the VFW Lodge in Linton.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library provides free delivery of materials to any homebound patron living within the service district which includes residents of Richland, Beech Creek, Highland, Center, Taylor and Jackson Townships. Permanent or temporary homebound patrons are encouraged to contact the library at 384-4125 to begin delivery service.

Alanon Family Group meetings are on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Linton Church of Christ, 4th St. in Linton.

Child Passenger Safety Technicians at the Greene County Sheriff's Department's Permanent Fitting Station, certified through the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children at the IU School of Medicine, are available to inspect safety seats and offer hands-on instruction on how to properly install your seat in your vehicle. They can make sure you have the car seat that fits your child best and that is properly secured in your vehicle.

They may also be able to provide a car seat to families in need who meet income guidelines, and in emergency circumstances when a child needs a seat immediately as a result of a fire or vehicle crash. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a safety inspection of your child's car seat, call the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 384-4422.

Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 hosts Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7118 of Linton meets the first Monday of each month.

The Alzheimer's Support Group meets the first Monday of each month at the Switz City Christian Church at 6 p.m. If you have any questions please call Linda at 798-1589.

Meals on Wheels is now available at the Lyons Senior Citizens Center starting at 11:30 a.m. Please call 847-3509 the day before you plan to attend. For those who are homebound and need meals delivered, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-742-9002.

The Lyons Community Food Pantry at 150 East Broad Street (the old fire station) will be open from 4-5:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month, and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The pantry serves zip codes 47443 and 47465.

Lebanon Baptist Food Pantry will only be open on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.

The Pleasantville United Methodist Church food pantry is now open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

A Celtic Jam Session takes place from 7-10 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the "Big Yellow House" located at 276 W. Main St. in Bloomfield, featuring traditional Irish, Scottish and old-time music. All skill levels are welcome, from novice to virtuoso, on acoustic instruments. There are hardwood floors so dancers are welcome. For more information, e-mail jason@theburnfieldcastle.com or call 405-615-3924.

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Support Group: Those with ALS and their loved ones are invited to attend the ALS Association's monthly support group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Comfort Keepers, 4101 E. 3rd St., Bloomington. For more information, contact Leah Iversen at 812-361-9047.