Thursday, August 16
The Linton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for the 2019 budget at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The regular monthly meeting will immediately follow.
Full Life Development will host a silent auction from 6-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 401 Shyla Lane in Bloomfield. The public is invited to enjoy cookies and punch while browsing gift baskets, gift certificates and Thai items brought back from Thailand by FLD Director Bethany Scott, to be auctioned off. For further information, visit www.fulllifedevelopment.org or call 812-381-3363
The regular monthly meeting of the Greene County Sheriff’s Merit Board will meet on Thursday, August 16 at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Greene County Jail. The jail is located at 204 County Road 70 East, at the east edge of Bloomfield.
Saturday, August 18
The members of Lyons First Christian Church invite the public to have lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no charge for the meal and everyone is invited. The meal is the church’s gift to the people of the area. The church is located at 245 East Broad Street in Lyons. Any questions, call 812-659-4765.
The deadline to pre-register for the CAnine REscue, Inc. (CARE) 2nd annual CARE-A-THON 5K is Saturday, Aug. 18. The theme is “Walk with a friend”. In order to register, pick up a form at Shakamak Pharmacy, Rash Hardware, Jasonville Police Department, Royer Veterinary Clinic in Worthington; or by contacting Margie Hudson, Charla Byers, Ashley Norris, Brandy Ranard or Tina Mattox. The 5K will be held at Shakamak State Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. Price is $20 per individual and $15 for each additional person if entering a group. T-Shirts are an extra $2. Doggy participants are allowed and encouraged.
Camp Kicking Bear will be held at Shakamak State Park. Families and kids ages four top 16 are invited to attend this free mentoring program for kids with an archery clinic, as well as a free lunch and dinner for all. Other activities include bowfishing, a presentation by the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, an EMA drone team, Vigo County K9 Search and Rescue and many more. For more information, contact Mike Miller at (812)239-3054 or visit Kicking Bear Indiana Chapter on Facebook.
The Linton-Stockton high school and junior high school football coaching staff will be holding a free game from noon to 2 p.m. at the Linton football field. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to come out and have fun with some high school players and coaches and learn about football fundamentals. For more information, call 812-512-2430.
The Linton Youth Football League will hold sign ups from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Linton football field. Children that are 8 years old before Feb. 1, 2019 are eligible to play in the tackle league. Children ages 5-7 years old can play in the flag league. Cost is $60 per child or $100 for more than one child for tackle league. Cost is $30 for the flag league. For further information, you may call 812-512-2430.
The Dugger Lions Club will host its monthly Third Saturday of the Month breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds will go back into community projects. Come and eat breakfast and enjoy fellowship.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will hold their monthly steak dinner from 5-8 p.m. at the Post Home. Menu includes steak, pork chops or chicken breast, baked potato, broccoli, salad, loaded baked potato or caesar salad, iced tea or lemonade. The public is welcome and invited to attend.
Sunday, August 19
The descendants of James and Lady Margaret Dewey Anderson will hold their 100th reunion at Sandborn Park in the Anderson Shelter House. Meal is at 1 p.m., please bring a covered dish.
The Greene County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield Library. The speaker will be Norman Sullivan, the Greene County Veterans Affairs Officer.
The Bishop/Harbin Family Reunion will be meeting at 1 p.m. for a carry-in lunch in the East Shelterhouse in the Linton Humphreys Park. Table service will be provided.
Celebrate the 80th Happy Birthday of Jeanne Gilmore Holmes from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Cincinnati Christian Church, 11432 East State Road 54, Bloomfield, IN 47424. No gifts, please. If you are unable to attend, greeting cards are welcome and can be mailed to Jeanne at 12024 East State Road 54, Springville, IN 47462.
Linton FOP Lodge 105 will host the second annual golf scramble at the Phil Harris Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and is open to the public. Four player scramble. Cost is $200 per team. Discount for Phil Harris members.
Monday, August 20
The LSSC Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at the administration center located at 801 First Street NE in Linton.
The Bloomfield Apple Festival Committee will be meeting on August 20th at 6:30 at the Bloomfield Town Park open shelter house. The purpose of the meeting is to provide sub-committee updates on the progress of activities and preparations for the upcoming October 5th and 6th festival. If interested in helping with the preparations or volunteering at the festival, please attend the meeting. If you are interested and cannot attend, please contact Kris Jarman at 812-325-1998.
The Republic Party will host a Town Convention at 6:30 p.m. at the Worthington Community Building in the park at the Town of Worthington to be elected at the next town election for which declarations of candidacy have been filed by candidates of the Republican Party.
Bloomfield Public Library hosting Teen Movie Night. Spend an evening watching a movie! Snacks and soda will be provided. Call the Bloomfield Public Library too find out the movie that will be shown. Grades 7-12.
Thursday, August 23
Bloomfield Public Library hosting A Gathering of Gamers from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Spend an afternoon playing your favorite games including board games, card games, and Wii games. Snacks and soda will be provided. Grades 7-12
Saturday, August 25
Newark Light House Church to host gospel sing, featuring Doug Hawkins and White River Group at 6 p.m. Call Pastor Samuel Hill for more information at 812-863-4616.
Lyons American Legion Post 479 will host karaoke by DJ JimDanDee from 7-11 p.m. The public is welcome and invited to attend
Sunday, August 26
Annual reunion of the descendants of William and Nora Alice Cullison is at Bloomfield Park South Shelter House. Lunch at noon. Pearl Roach’s family will hostess this year - Please invite family and friends to spend an afternoon of fellowship.
Tuesday, August 28
Bloomfield Public Library presents an evening of music with a live performance by Bob Burch from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Wednesday, August 29
Bloomfield Public Library hosting Adult Cookbook Club at 2 p.m. Join the cooking club and learn how to make your kitchen rock. Club will be using fresh seasonal ingredients that you can find at the Farmer’s Market or the local grocery store. Recipes will be advertised the week before so make sure to watch for what we’re making so you can plan ahead. Ingredients provided.
Saturday, September 8
The Bedwell and Hardesty reunion will be held at the Rock House in Pleasantville. Lunch will be at noon, please bring a covered dish and tableware.
Mineral Methodist Church to host 36th annual pig roast. Parade begins at 4 p.m. Games, food and fellowship. Entertainment provided by TLC. Free-will donations go toward Special Projects.
Saturday, September 15
Mom Prom 2018 is from 7-10 p.m. at Heshey Hall, Greene County Event Center, Bloomfield. Please contact a member of the Greene County SART for tickets (Christa or Samantha 812-384-8769; Vickie or Cheri 812-384-4998; Teresa 812-885-6600). Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. (This is for all ladies over the age of 21)
Sunday, September 16
The Calvertsville-Highland Township School Reunion/ Pitch-In dinner will be held at 1 p.m. at the Highland Township Fire Station
The annual reunion of the descendants of Albert and Thelma Ferree will be held at the East side shelter house in the Linton City Park. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
Friday, September 21
Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department hosting the Sandborn Fall Festival and Sesquicentennial at Sandborn Community Park. Friday events include fire department serving dinner, TLC Band, hayrides, movie with free popcorn and some early vendors. For more information, visit www.SandbornFestival.weebly.com.
Saturday, September 22
Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department hosting the Sandborn Fall Festival and Sesquicentennial at Sandborn Community Park. Saturday events include fire department meals all day, bounce houses, more than 60 vendors, car show, face painting, pumpkin painting, bing, raffles and The Codgers Band.
Sunday, September 23
Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department hosting the Sandborn Fall Festival and Sesquicentennial at Sandborn Community Park. Sunday events include fire department breakfast and lunch, bounce houses, raffles and Jeff Gentry Gospel Music.
Friday, September 28
The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Fish Fry at the Knights building 450 E St. NE, Linton. The meal includes Jonah Fish, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, drink and home made desserts. Cost of the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for child. All proceeds from this event are returned to eight community groups who are listed on the back of the tickets. The dinner will be from 4-7 p.m., eat in and take out is available.
Saturday, September 29
The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board (GCTAB) announces the 6th Annual “Made-in-Greene-County” Showcase, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Greene County Event Center at the 4-H Fairgrounds. The goal of the event is to showcase the varied talent and handi-work of residents from across Greene County. The event is limited only to vendors who make their products in Greene County and booth space is still available at $10 for a 5x10 space. Online registration Only. Vendor registration can be accessed through the official Greene County Tourism Website at: http://www.visitgc.com/things-to-do/august-september/made-in-greene-county-showc.... For more information please email GCTAB at email@example.com.
Sunday, September 30
The Friends of McCormick’s Creek and the Owen County Family YMCA are hosting a 5K and 10K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m. at McCormick’s Creek State Park. Please see attachment. Proceeds from the race help fund family events and programs at McCormick’s Creek State Park and YMCA scholarships for low-income families. We are expecting participants from across the state. Packet pick up and on-site registration will be at the Nature Center 1-1:50 p.m. Early Registration for 5K is $20 (tech shirt included). Early Registration for 10K is $25 (tech shirt included). Register online at: www.friendsmccormickscreek.org/ymcarace/form.php
Ongoing & Future Events
Beginning August 8 and continuing every Wednesday at 9 a.m, Autumn Trace Assisted Living, located in Linton, will host Faithful Fitness 3:21, an exercise class for those with limited mobility. Chairs will be provided and classes are open to all ages. The public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted, but are not required nor expected.
Mom Moments, hosted by Pregnancy Choices, will meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton. New mom and pregnancy support group will include open question and answers, discussion, devotion and snacks. Meet other moms who “get it.”
Free Faithful Fitness classes at Coal City Community Bible Church Monday evenings at 6. We will be doing aerobic exercises to contemporary Christian music. Modifications will be offered for beginners or those who don’t prefer high impact exercises. Devotions and prayer time will be offered. Questions? Call or text Mandy Wall 812-239-6196
Linton Gamma Tau Chapter of Tri Kappa is selling pecans (pieces and halves) for the purpose of providing funds for the many charities that they support. The price is $13 for a 1 lb. bag. Contact Marsha Brown at 812-798-1602.
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library invites the public to come walk with them Tuesday Morning at 8 a.m. Meet on the patio at the Bloomfield Public Library. All ages are welcome.
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will hold its teen summer reading program until August 8 for teens entering grades 7-12. Teen summer reading lasts 11 weeks. Register for the program in the Teen Room and collect prizes for reading.
Linton Moose Lodge 1434 will offer an open mic night on the first and third Sundays of every month from 4-8 p.m. Open to the public.
The Family Life Center of Greene County is in need of donated supplies for its efforts to provide a new backpack and new school supplies to Greene County students pre-school to college. Donations will be accepted until July 13: paper, notebooks, two-pocket notebooks, glue, scissors, calculators, 2-3 stitched backpacks, new socks, undergarments and anything else a student needs to start school with dignity. For more information, call 812-384-1639.
Bohley Cemetery in Greene County is seeking donations for the mowing season. Anyone wishing to make a donation, please make check payable to Bohley Cemetery and send to Teresa Bartlett, 1657 N. SR 157, Bloomfield, IN 47424.
Jasonville Senior Citizen Center will serve breakfast on the first Friday of every month from 7-9:30 a.m. The Center is located one block off main street in downtown Jasonville and has a sign. Menu includes a full order of biscuits and gravy for $3.50 (half order $2); orange juice, biscuit, sausage patty, scrambled eggs and hash browns each for 75 cents; and free coffee. Eat in or carry out. This meal is open to the public and hosted by a non-profit organization.
American Legion Auxiliary of Worthington Post 106 will hold its monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and join.
Help show support for Linton-Stockton student Maddi Moore and her family by purchasing a yard sign for $10. Contact Jennifer Hudson at 812-798-4667. She can send a photo of the sign.
Bloomfield American Legion Post No. 196 hosts Bingo Thursdays. Winner takes all 5:30 p.m. Indiana Blackout at 6:15 p.m. Early bird 6:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. The post hosts treasure hunt Fridays at 7 p.m. Open to the public.
Linton Public Library’s Coloring for Grownups is for adults on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Linton Public Library’s Adult Book Club on the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. The current month’s book can be picked up at the circulation desk. All are welcome.
Linton Public Library’s yoga classes with Leah Gray are held every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. Please bring your own mat or towel. No charge, but donations are welcome.
Good Samaritan Society-Shakamak will host a senior resource day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.
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.
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.
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
DIET (Do I Eat That?), formerly T.O.P.S, 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.
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. 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.
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. Nov. through March, the meeting will begin at 7 a.m. April to Oct. the meeting will begin at 6 a.m.
Worthington-Jefferson School Directories are available for sale for $15. 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.
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.
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 Story time for ages 6-9 Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Kings and Queens Story time for ages 9-12 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
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 $8 and plain are $7.50. 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.