Wednesday, August 16
The Linton Youth Football League will hold sign ups from 6-8 p.m. at the LHS football field. Children that turn 8 before Jan. 31 are eligible for the tackle league and there is a flag league for children age 6 and 7. Cost for the tackle league is $60 per player and cost for the flag league is $25 per player. For more information, call 812-512-2430.
The Bloomfield Public Library will host an Eclipse Preparation Program, which is an educational look at the upcoming eclipse. It will be held at 3:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. in the Bloomfield Public Library Community Room.
Thursday, August 17
The Linton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 P.M. at the Library.
Friday, August 18
Bloomfield United Methodist Church will have a showing of “The Shack” at 7 p.m. There will be coffee, drinks, finger foods, music and a social gathering.
Saturday, August 19
The Linton Miner football coaching staff will hold their two-day youth football camp from noon till 2 p.m.. Children age 6 to 6th grade are invited. Camp will be held at the high school game field. The cost is $10 per child, and each camper will receive a t-shirt. For more information, call 812-512-2430.
The Linton Youth Football League will hold sign ups from 8-11:30 a.m. at the LHS football field. Children that turn 8 before Jan. 31 are eligible for the tackle league and there is a flag league for children age 6 and 7. Cost for the tackle league is $60 per player and cost for the flag league is $25 per player. For more information, call 812-512-2430.
The Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Bingo Hall located at 450 E. St. NE in Linton from 8-10 a.m.. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will hold its monthly steak/pork chop/chicken supper from 5-8 p.m. at the post home. The menu will consist of choice of meat, baked potato or french fries, broccoli, loaded baked potato and a Caesar salad or house salad. Public very welcome.
There will be a gospel sing at Union Church of Hendricksville at 6 p.m. Featured singers will be The Daileys from Indianapolis. The church is located on SR 43 between Solsberry and Hendricksville. For more information, call 812-699-1575.
The Hendricksville Area Association is holding its annual ice cream social at the Hendricksville Community Center from 4-7 p.m. Serving: hot dogs, coney dogs, sloppy joes, chicken salad, potato salad, cole slaw, lots of home made ice cream, pies and cakes. Prices posted. Serving starts at 4 p.m. Live music by The Hole in the Wall Gang Music from 5-7 p.m.
Sunday, August 20
Cowboy Church will be held at Mansions in Heaven, 201 S Franklin Street in Bloomfield at 6 p.m.. Western gospel band High Sierra will provide music, and refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Greene County Historical Society will meet at 2:00 pm in the Bloomfield Public Library. The speaker will be Greene County Commissioner Ed Michael; his topic will be the Greene County Cemetery Commission. He will talk about their duties, their accomplishments and their plans for the future. Everyone welcome.
The Bloomfield Public Library will host an eclipse viewing party from 2-2:30 p.m. Enjoy snacks and sun-safe glasses on the lawn of the Bloomfield Public Library. Feel free to bring a chair.
Monday, August 21
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. in executive session, followed at 7 p.m. by the regular meeting of the board; after which, another executive session will be held at 7:45 p.m. The meetings will be held in the administration center.
Wednesday, August 23
Eastern-Greene Library celebrates “Outside the Lines” with a booksale all week, with special guest readers from 4-5pm, games and crafts, plus a surprise party on Fri. Aug. 25th from 4-5pm.
Greene County Health Clinics will host a blood drive at its clinic on Lonetree Road, across from Greene County General Hospital, 1210 N 1000 W Linton. The blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 82-699-4153 option 6. Walk-ins will also be accepted. There is an option to complete the pre-screening paperwork online before hand as well, this will save the donor about 15-20 minutes of time. Donors are able to use Rapid Pass by going to redcrossblood.org/RapidPass
Thursday, August 24
The Greene County Election Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Voter Registration office located on the second floor of the Greene County Courthouse. The board will adopt an order for Vote Centers in Greene County. The public is welcome to attend.
Friday, August 25
A community fish fry sponsored by Concord General Baptist Church will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. The fish fry will be held at the Odd Fellows Lodge on SR 157 N. Free will donations accepted.
Saturday, August 26
Mom Prom will be taking place from 7-10 p.m. at Heshey Hall Greene County Event Center. A “ladies only” evening of dining, dancing, silent auction and crowning of a Mom Prom Queen. All proceeds go into a fund set aside for the training of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and community events on sexual assault awareness. Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased through any SART member or by calling 812-384-4998 and asking for Vickie or Cheri.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #172 is hosting a “Welcome Commander Dale McDonald” night from 6-8 p.m. in the Legion family room. Snacks are being provided. Stop by and say hell to Commander McDonald.
There will be a gospel sing at the Newark Lighthouse Church featuring the Charlie Kern Family. The sing begins at 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 27
Those interested in the upkeep of the Dishman Cemetery in Eastern Greene County on Owensburg Road should attend the annual business meeting at 2 p.m.
The William and Mora Cullison reunion will be at the Bloomfield South Shelter House. Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, August 28
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the administration office.
Bloomfield Public Library will have an open house and coffee bar to celebrate “Outside the Lines” with Libraries Reintroduced—come see the updated library. Enjoy coffee as you check out the new carpet and furniture, and discover what your local library can do for you.
Tuesday, August 29
The Bloomfield Public Library will have a bake-off sponsored by the library. Bring a baked item that uses at least one local ingredient to the Bloomfield Farmer’s Market, checking in at the Library Booth at 5 p.m. Tasting, judging and prizes by 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30
The Bloomfield Public Library will have Family Time Life Size Games. Come play games together as a family from 6-7:30 p.m. in Bloomfield Public Library Community Room.
Thursday, August 31
Memory Makers Quilt Club will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. The Library is located at 125 South Franklin Street in Bloomfield. At our August meeting we will be organizing a Shop Hop to area quilt shop. We are planning the Shop Hop for one day in September. We will continue to work on quilts for the pantry. Contact Juanita at 812-325-2533 if you have any questions.
The Bloomfield Public Library will have Senior Citizen Game Day. Enjoy community with other fun-loving seniors from 1-3 p.m. in the Bloomfield Public Library Community Room.
Friday, September 1
There will be a book sale in the Bloomfield Public Library Community Room from noon-5 p.m. Attend a program earlier in the week for a coupon for a free bag of books.
Saturday, September 2
There will be a book sale in the Bloomfield Public Library Community Room from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Attend a program earlier in the week for a coupon for a free bag of books.
Wednesday, September 6
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the administration office.
Tuesday, September 12
The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 0847 will meet at the Casa Sevilla Restaurant in Bloomfield. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 12:30 p.m. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome to attend.
Saturday, September 16
Lyons Senior Center reunion will be held beginning at noon at the Worthington Park in the small shelter house. This will be a pitch in dinner. All of the people that used to come to the center in Lyons when it was open are invited to attend.
Saturday, September 23
The Weddle Family reunion will be at noon at Linton’s Humphreys Park East Shelter.
Solsberry First United Methodist Church will hold its Fall Cookout in the shelter behind the church. For more information, call 812-825-2256.
Saturday, November 4
Solsberry First United Methodist Church will hold its Church Country Christmas with handmade crafts, baked goods, apple butter, pickled goods, a special Christmas room with wreaths and ornaments for sale. A craft room for children will be open to keep them entertained while you shop. Will be held for one day only this year. For more information, call 812-825-2256.
Sunday, December 10
Solsberry First United Methodist Church will present its Christmas program. For more information, call 812-825-2256.
Greene County Right To Life’s annual Fall Banquet is scheduled for October 21, 2017. District 62, Indiana State Representatives, Jeff Ellington will be the keynote speaker for the evening and the Dave Melton Family Singers will be providing the music. Watch for more specific information at a later date.
The Scotland Festival is looking for vendors for the festival Sept. 16. An arts and crafts booth measuring 10 x 10 is $20 and the cost for a food vendor is 10 percent of the gross income plus a $10 fee if using electricity. The approximate time is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., contact Linda Quakenbush at 812-863-7981 or email@example.com for more information.
Greene County Right To Life will have a booth at both the Scotland Festival in September and Bloomfield Apple Festival in October to hand out literature and answer questions about how others can help to bring abortion to an end. If you would like to help at either event, please call Carol Anderson at 812-876-2544.
The new tennis courts located north of the baseball field on the Linton-Stockton School Corporation campus are open for public use Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. These times will be adjusted once the Boys Tennis season begins.
The Lyons Health and Living Center will host monthly Bingo on the third Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The community is invited.
The Worthington Farmers Market will meet on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. in downtown Worthington. Fresh produce, baked goods, lemon shake-ups, bird houses and live music will be available. For more information, call 812-381-4337.
The Concert on the Hill series concludes at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia at 6 p.m. with Graybeard, a Christian five-man band from the Terre Haute area. There is no admission charge and free hotdogs, soft drinks, ice cream and popcorn will be provided. Salem United Church of Christ is located at 13135 N. Salem Road in Westphalia, Indiana. For more information, contact 812-236-9573.
A fund has been set up at the First National Bank of Odon to help William and Lydia Wagler and Leroy and Mary Wagler, who lost their business, Country Woodworking, to a fire. To donate, please makes checks payable to: William and Lydia Wagler, C/O First National Bank of Odon, 501 West Main Street, Odon, IN 47562.
Teen Summer Reading Bingo will be taking place at the Bloomfield Public Library until Aug. 11. Collect a BINGO board at the Teen or Children’s desk. Read and attend library programs to fill up the BINGO board. Earn a prize for the first two BINGOs and a final prize for a blackout. Everyone who gets a blackout will be entered into a final drawing. Three winners will receive Visa gift cards worth $100, $50, and $30. Teen Summer Reading BINGO is for teens entering grades 7-12.
The Bloomfield First Christian will discontinue its Wednesday night bible study for the summer.
The Family Life Center’s Exclamation Point Club is collecting feminine hygiene products. Donation boxes are located “all over Greene County”. They are seeking tampons, pads, panty liners, feminine wash and more. For more information contact Jessica Davis at 812-699-5025
Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, parade entries, Little Mister & Little Miss entries and Car Show entries for the 2017 event. You may go to newberryfestival.com to get the forms you need to send in. Donations are currently being sought.
Parents & Pollywogs (swim and water safety instruction for toddlers) at the Owen County Family YMCA, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15-6:45 p.m. Ages 6 months to 3 years. A fun and energetic way for your toddler to learn water safety and basic swim techniques. $30 per child per month for Y members, $50 per child for non-members. Call 812-828-9622 or go to www.owencountyymca.org for more information.
The Village Woodturners, a club that focuses on projects made with the wood lathe, now serves the south-central Indiana area. The club meets on the second Wednesday of every other month. Those interested and needing directions can contact Don at (812) 720-1174 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carnegie Heritage and Arts center senior music nights (first two Fridays of each month) have been moved to Autumn Trace on Lone Tree Road. Both nights start at 6:30 p.m. First Friday is more gospel music, the second Friday is more traditional. All are welcome. Patrons can come and go as they like and enjoy the music, or bring your instrument. P.A. is furnished. Any questions call Fred Markle at 812-798-6191
The Linton Housing Authority 2017 Board of Commissioners will meet at the Linton Housing Authority located at 1148 N 1300 W, on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
The Linton Public Library will be hosting Creative Crafternoon the first Saturday of the month from 1-2 p.m.
WRV Junior class is also currently selling WRV discount cards for $5. Please contact the school offices or a junior class parent for a card. T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at Saron Church each Monday at 10:30 a.m. American Legion Post 22 in Linton will hold Bingo Night, every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
“Griefshare”, grief recovery seminar and support, will meet at Glenburn Home in Linton each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Griefshare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?’, “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?,” and “Guilt and Anger.” For more information, call Cindy Buskirk or Le Ann Petit at 812-847-2221.
The Center Township Board has established a schedule of regular meetings for the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Center Township Fire Station, located at 11242 East State Road 54 in Bloomfield.
Zumbooty will be held at the Owen County YMCA Saturdays from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. Zumbooty is easy-to-follow Zumba combined with the power of a basic boot camp workout. Cost is $4 per class for Y members, $6 for non-members For more information: www.owencountyymca.org or 812-828-9622
Every second and fourth Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. all people who knit are welcome to join the Bloomfield Public Library in the Reading Room. Part of the Legacy Project is knitting as well. Patrons may bring their own projects to work on or get started with needles and yarn that the library can provide for their first work.
The Worthington Senior Citizens Center holds a breakfast on the second Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. On the last Wednesday of every month there is a pitch-in lunch. Every Tuesday evening at 6:30 there is a Euchre Tournament at a cost of $3. Bid Euchre is played Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. and pinochle on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m.
Bloomfield’s Enhanced 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 a.m. until 11 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 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.
Worthington-Jefferson School Directories are available for sale for $15.00. Call Jan at (812) 821-1217 to request one.
The Worthington Lions Club meetings will 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. 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.
Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 hosts Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.
The VFW 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. Those with questions may call Linda at 798-1589.
The Lyons Community Food Pantry at 150 East Broad Street (the old fire station) will be open from 4 to 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 to 7:30 p.m.
The Pleasantville United Methodist Church food pantry is now open on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon.
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.
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 flier will be created for them and posted on the bulletin board. For more information, call Tasha Hudson at the library at 384-4125.
The Eastern branch of the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will have Tot’s Time on Mondays at 10:15 a.m., Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m., Fun Times on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Book Club for grades eight and up at 7 p.m. discussing “Paper Towns” and book clubs for grades four to seven on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. discussing “Shiloh.”
The Eastern branch of the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will have Princes and Princesses Storytime for ages 6-9 Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Kings and Queens Storytime for ages 9-12 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Yoga classes with Leah Gray will be held at the Linton Public Library every Friday at 9:30 a.m. Attendants are asked to bring their own mat. There will be no charge but donations are welcome.
The American Legion Post 22 in Linton will be having its regular meeting at 7 p.m. rather than 8 p.m. on the second and last Thursday of every month..
Linton Tri Kappa Sorority is selling Cheese Balls. Cheese Balls with nuts are $7.50 and plain are $7. Please contact Beth Gillan at 812-847-2010 or Lisa Steward at 812-847-7319.
The Scotland Historical Society has Greene County themed afghans to sell. The afghan features popular Greene County landmarks and consist of a list of all Greene County cities and towns lining the afghan. The multi-colored afghans sell for $45 each and may be purchased at Main Street Gifts in Linton or by calling Brenda Massette at 384-5118.
Making A Difference, a small group of Linton First Christian Church, will sponsor Second Saturday Soup each month, which will include free lunch for anyone from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Look for signs. Homemade lunch menu will vary.
The town of Switz City will conduct its monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Switz City Town Hall. If the Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be conducted the following Tuesday. The town hall is located at 220 Charlotte Avenue in Switz City.
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will host Preschool Story time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages 4-6 yrs. Come and listen to a children’s story read by Mrs. Linda and enjoy a craft.
An Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Switz City Christian Church.