Tuesday, October 24
The Westgate Authority Board will meet in executive session at 12:30 a.m., followed by the Authority Meeting of the WestGate Authority Board. Meetings are held Westgate@Crane Academy in Odon.
Thursday, October 26
The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a fundraiser, Collective Goods/Books Are Fun, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. Come get your gifts for Christmas including books, toys, games and electronics.
The Linton Public Library will host Teen Coffee and Coloring from 4-5 p.m. Coloring to relax, and coffee to energize. Let’s see how this works out.
Memory Makers Quilt Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. The Library is located at 125 S. Franklin Street in Bloomfield. Contact person is Juanita at 812-325-2533.
Friday, October 27
The Sandborn Community Fall Festival will be held tonight and Saturday, hosted by the Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department at the Sandborn Community Park. For more information about being a vendor or volunteer, contact Renee Schopmeyer at 812-798-1398 or Shelly Williams at 812-877-2202.
Saturday, October 28
The Christian Cavaliers will be coming to Newark Lighthouse Church at 6 p.m. Call Samuel Hill at 812-863-4621 for more information.
Followers of the Way Scripture Studies will take place October 28 in the home of Rich and Deb Rennier. If interested, call 812-648-2132. Meetings are held the second and fourth Shabbat of each month.
The Hendricksville Area Association is holding its Annual Chili Cookoff from 4- 7 p.m. to be held at the Hendricksville Community Center, Highway 43, Hendricksville. Bring your favorite chili for judging. Category: mild and hot. Entries must be in by 2:30 p.m. to be judged. Judging 3-4 p.m. Serving food at 4 p.m., including chili, grilled cheese, hot dogs and desserts. Music from 5-7 p.m. by the Hole in the Wall Gang.
The Scotland Full Gospel Church will have a fall renewal, featuring speakers Dee and Johnnie Blount. Free registration will begin at 9 a.m., Dee will speak from 9:30-11:30 a.m., lunch will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Johnnie will speak from 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, October 29
Ridgeport Community Church will hold a revival from Oct.29 to Nov. 3. The church is located on Hwy. 54 in Bloomfield. Revival week will feature the Rev. Bob England and musical ministry by the Crystal Cavaliers, the Flynns and Garland Figg. Sunday’s hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday-Friday will begin at 7 p.m.
Monday, October 30
Greene County libraries are working together to present the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Jasonville Public Library at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Worthington, Linton and Bloomfield Public Libraries. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 1
The Dugger Union Community School Board will meet in executive session at 6 p.m.
Friday, November 3
Solsberry First United Methodist Church will hold its Church Country Christmas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. For more information, call 812-825-2256.
Saturday, November 4
Worthington Jefferson Township Library is hosting a mixed media collage workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10, payable to Julia Wright. Workshop open to adults only.
Bloomfield School District will honor veterans with a special program at 1:30 p.m. in Glover Gym. All local veterans are invited to attend this special event.
First Baptist Church in Edwardsport will be having a chili supper fundraiser. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and the menu will consist of choices of chili or potato soup, ham salad sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, cheese salad sandwich or peanut butter and jelly, a choice of dessert and a drink. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and may be purchased from any church member or at the door.
Solsberry United Methodist Church will hold its Church Country Christmas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. For more information, call 812-825-2256.
Holiday Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greene County 4H Fairgrounds. Many vendors, raffles and door prizes. Santa will be in attendance from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lunch available. (Benefits Greene County 4-H Poultry Club). Everyone welcome.
The Bloomfield Fire Department will host a fish fry fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. at the fire station, located at 75 West Mill Street. Meals can be delivered within the town limits only. The menu will consist of fish fillet sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, homemade desserts, tea, lemonade, coffee and water. Donations only accepted.
The Beta Sigma Phi Holiday Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Linton-Stockton High School. Free admission. Crafts, food, decor and gifts. Lunch will be served. Drawing for handmade quilt and $100 cash.
Sunday, November 5
The Worthington Christian Church will host a Revival with Rock Solid Ministries Nov. 5-8. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Monday, November 6
The Dugger Union Community School Board will meet in public session at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 11
Free Fasting Blood Glucose Testing at the Owen County Family YMCA 7-9:30 a.m. You must fast for a minimum of 8 hours prior to testing. No appointment necessary. For more information: 812-828-9622 or www.owencountyymca.org
The Psi Iota Xi Sorority Festival of Homes Tour will take place Saturday, November 11 from noon to 5 p.m. For a $10 donation for tickets, available from any PSI OTE member or from tour-day homes, you will have the opportunity to tour six beautiful homes with one decorated for Christmas. For further information, contact Debra Carr at (812) 208-6598, Marilyn Clayton at (81) 847-7844 or Sharon Payne at (812) 847-9963.
The Linton Elks Lodge 866 will conduct a roll call honoring Greene County veterans killed in conflict. Everyone is invited to join for the ceremony, which begins at noon followed by bean dinner. The American Legion, Linton-Stockton High School band and the Bloomfield ROTC will help the Lodge honor our veterans.
Tuesday, November 14
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. and the business meeting will follow. The Blue Cross Representative will be the featured guest speaker. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.
Friday, November 17
Bloomfield United Methodist Church will show the movie “War Room” at 7 p.m. Those with questions are encouraged to call the church at (812) 384-8747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be coffee, drinks, finger foods, music and a social gathering.
Saturday, November 18
Tri Kappa hosting a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Worthington Municipal Building. Homemade noodles, pies, candy, cakes and more. Cheddar cheese and dipped beef cheese balls available for $7.
Saturday, December 2
Heroes New Hope Foundation will host its inaugural fundraising banquet at the Sullivan Civic Center, presented by Backyard Leisure. Doors open at 4 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Lonnie Bedwell will emcee the event, with keynote speaker Master Sergeant Eric Marts, US Army (retired) and guest speaker Corporal Brian Harris, US Army (retired). Silent auctions, door prizes, raffles. Cost is $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. Call 812-268-5886 for more information.
Pregnancy Choices presents Celebrate Jesus: “The Greatest Gift,” featuring the Red Letter Vocal Group, a contemporary Southern Gospel Music group. The event will be at the Linton First Christian Church, with an opportunity for a free will offering to help Pregnancy Choices.
Worthington Jefferson Township Library to present Faithful Pony Barn Square Quilt Painting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost starts at $25. Space is limited. Must prepay, make checks payable to Jodi Miller.
Sunday, December 3
Christmas on the Square in Bloomfield from 1-5 p.m. There will be lots of stuff for everyone to do. Santa will be there from 3-6 p.m. There will be live music, refreshments and more.
Sunday, December 10
Solsberry United Methodist Church will present its Christmas program. For more information, call 812-825-2256.
Saturday, December 16
Holiday Bus Trip to the Nutcracker Ballet. Departing from the Owen County Family YMCA at 10 a.m. $55/person (includes Amish buffet lunch and performance). Advance registration required. For more information: 812-828-9622 or www.owencountyymca.org.
Ongoing & Future Events
The Worthington Christian Church Women’s Service Council is hosting its 2017 Poinsettia order to help raise funds for the ministry’s mission projects both locally and overseas. Orders must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 2. Contact Lynda Moses at 812-875-2016 or 812-381-2016, Becky Strosnider at 812-875-3012. Orders include four-inch pots $7 (available in red), 6.5-inch pots $12 (red or ice crystals), 8-inch pots $20 (red, pink or white), 10-inch pots $35 (red). Orders available for pickup Thursday, Nov. 30 or Friday, Dec. 1 at the church.
The Knights of Columbus will be having its monthly breakfast on the third Saturday of each month from 7-10 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Pricing for the breakfast will be $5 for adults and $7 for adults and children.
Owen County YMCA will be offering swing dance lessons starting Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. starting Sept. 12 and going until Nov. 12. $24 per seven week session for Y members and $48 for non-members.
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 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 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
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 email@example.com.
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 continue to meet at Solsberry Christian Church, 10825 E. Christian Church Road, Solsberry each Thursday at 6-7:30 p.m. until Nov. 16. 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.