Wednesday, December 13
Dugger Union Community School Board will hold an executive session at 6 p.m.
The meeting of the Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in executive session at 9:30 a.m. with the regular meeting to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative in Linton.
Thursday, December 14
Linton Public Library’s Little Movers for preschoolers 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy happy music and joyful movement and dance.
The Memory Makers Quilt Club will have its Christmas Party on at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. The library is located at 125 South Franklin Street in Bloomfield. All past and present members and their spouses or a friend are invited to come. There will be a pitch-in gathering. Please bring an appetizer or other food to share. Contact Juanita at 812-325-2533 if you have any questions. The club will not meet in November.
The regular monthly meeting of the Greene County Sheriff’s Merit Board will meet 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.
The MSD of Shakamak Board of School Trustees will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the Shakamak Jr./Sr. High School media center.
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will have a work session beginning at 4:40 p.m. The session will be held in the administration office.
Friday, December 15
Purdue Master Gardener Program Basic Training. Beginning Thursday Jan. 11 and running for 13 weeks, the class is for residents of Greene County and surrounding areas. Training will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the Greene County Event Center. This course is being offered at a special rate of $50 for the first 18 individuals that sign-up. There is an additional fee of $25 for couples sharing the reference manual. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 15, 2017. To reserve your spot call Sadie Davis, Purdue Extension Greene County AG and Natural Resource Extension Educator at 812-659-2122.
Linton Public Library’s Lively Ladies program will meet from 1-3 p.m, and is primarily for ladies of retirement age. Enjoy a wide variety of guest speakers, some light refreshments and time to relax. Programs and subject matter vary each month.
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.
The Pleasantville United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 17
The Worthington First Baptist Church will present the cantata, “Hope Has Hands” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The public is welcome to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Those with questions can contact Martha Smith at 812-381-4337.
Monday, December 18
The Linton Public Library will be having a Christmas Book Sale the week before Christmas. Come in from Monday, December 18 to Saturday, December 23, and make someone’s Christmas bright. Fill a shopping bag for $2 and individual items are half price.
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. in executive session, followed at 7 p.m. by the regular board meeting; after which another executive session will be held at 7:45 p.m. The meetings will be held in the administration center.
Thursday, December 21
Linton Public Library’s Storytime for preschoolers 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a Christmas craft.
The Linton Community Group will offer a free holiday dinner at Saron Church. This is a complete holiday dinner with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, dessert and more. The dinner is free to all with eat in, take out available. Deliveries available in Linton only. For delivery, call Saron Church at 812-847-4911, Assembly Church at 812-847-7901 or St. Peters Church at 812-847-7821 and leave a name and phone number, as well as the number of meals requested.
Saturday, December 23
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Linton Library from 1-2:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24
Linton United First Methodist Church invites all residents to their Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m. at the church.
Sunday, December 31
Holly Lynn and Lee Marcum will be in concert during the 10:30 worship service at Linton First United Methodist Church. All are invited to attend.
Ongoing & Future Events
Purdue Master Gardener Program Basic Training. Beginning Thursday Jan. 11 and running for 13 weeks, the class is for residents of Greene County and surrounding areas. Training will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the Greene County Event Center. This course is being offered at a special rate of $50 for the first 18 individuals that sign-up. There is an additional fee of $25 for couples sharing the reference manual. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 15, 2017. To reserve your spot call Sadie Davis, Purdue Extension Greene County AG & Natural Resource Extension Educator 812-659-2122.
To reserve your spot call Sadie Davis, Purdue Extension Greene County AG & Natural Resource Extension Educator 812-659-2122.
The Linton Public Library will be closed Dec. 25 and Tuesday Dec. 26 for the holidays.
Linton Public Library’s K-5 Magic Tree House Club 4-5 p.m. (Dec. 5 and 12. (No club on December 19). Instead of our regular activities, we are going to make a gift for Mom, and then one for Dad. We will wrap them, so that you can put them under your Christmas tree.
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. 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 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.
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 $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.