Saturday, February 29
The Linton American Legion Auxiliary will be serving chili or vegetable soup, hot dogs and dessert from 4:30 till 6 p.m. upstairs before the dance and the Stars & Strips drawing. Adults $6, children under 12 are $4. Open to the public.
CAnine REscue (CARE) will hold their 2020 Polar Plunge at 1 p.m. at the Jasonville Fire Department. If you would like to take the plunge and raise money for the rescue, contact Margie Hudson at 812-798-1874. All that is required to plunge is to collect donations and sign a waiver. Everyone is welcomed to join in the event, by plunging or just coming out to support CARE. There will be a contest for the best costume, if you want to join in the fun. No costume required to plunge. Groups welcomed. Beverages will be served.
King’s Daughters Ministry will hold their 5th Annual Ladies Conference at the Greene County Community Event Center located at the 4-H Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Becky Boyles of Lightbearers Women’s Conferences, artist Linda Harris Iorio and “The Last Minutes” by the King’s Daughters Drama Team. Admission is free and a free lunch will be served. Vendors will be on hand and prizes will be awarded. There will be a teen break-out session (ages 10-18). Register and nominate “Queen for the day” at www.kingsdaughters.info. Questions, contact King’s Daughters at 812-798-4907 or email email@example.com.
Monday, March 2
The Greene County Highway Department announced that Bridge 178, located on County Road 75N (Price Road) between 1300W and 1375W (Atlas Road) in Linton, will be closed for bridge replacement, beginning on Monday, March 2, 2020. County Road 75N between 1300W and 1375W will be closed to all traffic until the bridge replacement is complete. Please call the Greene County Highway Department if you have any questions.
Tuesday, March 3
Adult Coloring at Linton Public Library for adults from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Relax, socialize and create something beautiful.
Friday, March 6
Dugger Union Schools will be partnering with Hoosier Sports Cards to host a Card/Collectible Show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the high school. The event will include auction items to benefit Dugger Union athletics, food vendors and 20 tables of product. Admission is free. For more information, contact Steve Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 7
American Legion of Jasonville will host 3-Dollar Molly band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is no cover charge and the event is open to the public.
Creative Crafternoon at Linton Public Library from 1-2 p.m. to have fun, be innovative and take home a cool new creation.
The American Legion of Jasonville presents 3 Dollar Molly Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover charge. Open to the public.
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will hold their monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Post Home. Menu includes sausage or bacon, toast and gravy, eggs fixed your way, hash browned potatoes, pancakes or French toast, coffee, tea and juice. The public is welcome to attend.
Dugger Union Schools will be partnering with Hoosier Sports Cards to host a Card/Collectible Show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the high school. The event will include auction items to benefit Dugger Union athletics, food vendors and 20 tables of product. Admission is free. For more information, contact Steve Hall at email@example.com.
Sunday, March 8
Bloomfield Apple Festival Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the South Shelter House at Bloomfield Town Park.
Please come and join in the planning of the Apple Festival and other committee sponsored events such as the Easter Egg Hunt.
Tuesday, March 10
The Greene County Veterans’ Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Greene County Community Event Center.
The Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in executive session at 9 a.m. followed by the regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room of the co-op at 77 A St. NE in Linton.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 0847 will meet at Casa Sevilla Restaurant in Bloomfield at 11:30 a.m. The business meeting will follow the luncheon. All federal employees, retirees, and spouses are invited to attend.
Friday, March 13
Shakamak Elementary School will be having Kindergarten Round-Up on Friday, March 13. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2020, are eligible to enroll. Enrollment packets are now available in the elementary office. Return enrollment forms to the elementary office by Feb. 28, 2020.
Saturday, March 14
Pierce Arrow from Branson, MO will be in concert at the Shawnee Theatre, Furnace Road Bloomfield. “Decades” show times at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $30 admission. For tickets call Tonjua 812-384-5145 or Sally 812-384-4811.
Sunday, March 15
Pierce Arrow from Branson, MO will be in concert at the Shawnee Theatre, Furnace Road Bloomfield. “Gold” show time at 2 p.m. $30 admission. For tickets call Tonjua 812-384-5145 or Sally 812-384-4811.
Thursday, March 19
Pregnancy Choices annual fundraising banquet will be held at the WestGate Conference Center. For more information, call 812-847-4611 before March 9.
Tuesday, March 31
March is kindergarten enrollment month for the 2020/2021 Linton-Stockton kindergarten classes. During the month of March, Linton elementary will need enrollment forms for students entering kindergarten next school year. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2020, are eligible to enroll. Enrollment forms may be picked up in the elementary office and need to be turned in by March 31, 2020. Please note: enrollment forms have already been given to Linton preschools for your child to bring home. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Thursday, April 2
The Nineteenth Annual Lyons Community Building Longaberger, Tool and Thirty-One Bingo event will be held at the Lyons Community Building. Tickets are $10 and a special drawing will be held for advance ticket holders. Additional bingo sheets may be purchased at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Lyons Town Hall, Cathy’s Beauty Salon in Switz City and at Southside Express in Linton. Doors open at 5:30 and bingo begins at 6:30. Come early for supper starting at 5:30.
Saturday, April 11
The Linton Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Humphreys Park in Linton. The hunt begins at 3 p.m. and has four age groups: Ages 1 - 3 and special needs, ages 4 - 6, ages 7 - 9 and ages 10 - 12.
Preceding the Easter egg hunt, the Greene County Community Baby Shower will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Roy Clark Community Building at Humphreys Park in Linton. Contact Nicole Page, RN or Carolyn Suniga, MSW, LCSW at 812-847-4481 ext. 7328 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 15
Applications the Linton Freedom Festival Queen/Princess Scholarship Competition are due at the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce office.
Saturday, April 18
The Worthington Tri Kappa Father/Daughter Dance will be held from 6 -8 p.m. at the Worthington School Gym located at 484 W. Main Street. Admission is $30 per couple (father/daughter, grandfather/granddaughter, uncle/niece, etc.) and $10 for each additional girl. A pizza dinner with refreshments will be served. Tickets available at the Worthington Library, from Tri Kappa members, on www.eventbrite.com or by calling Susan at 812-875-3934.
Ongoing & Future Events
At the main branch of the Bloomfield Library in February: Preschool Story Times Thursdays at 10:30 Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Teens grades 7 through 12-Gathering of Gamers Thursday, Feb. 27 From 3:30 to 5 p.m. Marsh Madness, Introduction to Goose Pond and the library telescopes afterward on Feb. 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
GCGH’s Perinatal Navigators and Health Start are beginning free parenting classes every other Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. at the Saron United Church of Christ in Linton starting Feb. 25, 2020. The class is open to couples, single parents, foster parents, grandparents and more. Saron is located at 440 First Street NE, Linton. For more info, contact Carolyn Suniga at 812-847-4481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worthington Senior Citizens Center plays Bid Euchre Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. On last Wednesday of every month, there is a pitch-in lunch. Please support the Worthington Senior Citizens Center, as they run on donations only.
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library January events: Adult “Read into Spring” – Jan. 2 – March 21. Fill out a slip for each book you read this winter and receive a prize each week. A weekly winner and an overall grand prize winner will be selected. The more you read the better your chances of winning.
Born to Soar, the latest book by Linton native Bill Barnes, is available for purchase at the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center. The cost is $15, with all proceeds going to the Carnegie. Help support the Carnegie.
Faithful Fitness Women’s Aerobics at the Linton Public Library. For Adults. Every Tuesday morning at 9:15 a.m.
Bring Your Own Book book discussion at the Linton Public Library. For adults. Reading a good book and want to share it?
Come to a discussion and tell us all about it. Now two times for your convenience: Every second Monday of the month from 4-5 p.m. and every second Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m.
Little Movers for Preschoolers at the Linton Public Library. Every other Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Enjoy happy music and joyful movement and dance.
Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at the Linton Public Library. Every other Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Delightful books, songs, rhymes and crafts.
Bring Your Own Book - Book Discussion at the Linton Public Library. Reading a good book and want to share it?
Come to a discussion and tell us all about it. Now two times for your convenience: Every second Monday of the month from 4-5 p.m. and every second Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m.
Adult Coloring at the Linton Public Library-for adults. Color your stress away. Join us on the first Tuesday of the month between 5:30-6:30 p,m. to relax, socialize and create something beautiful.
Preschool Storytime will be every Thursday beginning September 12 for ages 3 -6 years.
Yoga classes with Leah Gray at the Linton Public Library-Please join us every Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for yoga. Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own mat or towel. No charge but donations are welcome. For adults. First Yin (stretch) second Ashtanga (standing series) third restorative fourth flowga (flow) fifth choice.
Spin-A-Yarn knit and crochet at the Linton Public Library. Do you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn? We have started a monthly drop-in knit and crochet group on the third Wednesday of every month from 1-2 p.m.
Need prayer? Prayer warriors are available to pray with you Wednesdays 1-4 p.m. and Friday 10 am -1 pm. Please call or stop in 2234 E. St. HWY 54. Linton. (Across from Walmart) 812-699-8642 We all need prayer: illness, grief, abuse, self esteem, anxiety, etc... let us pray with you.
Family and friends of Peavey Cemetery: Due to declining sales of plots and income, the cost of mowing and maintenance of the cemetery, finances are low. All donations during the mowing season would be greatly appreciated. Please send to Jeanette Keller c/o Peavey Cemetery 14820 S. Co. Rd. 475 W. Jasonville IN 47438
The Greene County Center for Women’s Ministries offers free peer counseling to women and teens struggling with daily life issues; relationships, parenting, self-esteem, depression, peer pressure and grief to name a few. Please call us at 812-699-8642 to schedule an appointment.
Greene County Center for Women’s Ministries will offer free peer counseling with a goal of “empowering women toward emotional and spiritual healing. The ministry is located at 2234 E. State Road 54, Linton. Call 812-699-8642 for more information.
Little Friends Preschool, located at Linton First Christian Church at 9878 W. SR 54 in Linton, is accepting enrollment for Fall 2019. Openings are available for three and four-year-olds on Tuesdays and Thursdays for morning class and afternoon class and for pre-kindergartners in the afternoon class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Morning classes are held from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and afternoon classes are held from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to visit and find out more about the program. For more information, or to enroll your child, call Linton First Christian Church at 812-847-9535.
The Worthington American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Post 106 in Worthington.
The Bloomfield First Baptist Church Community Food Pantry is located at 500 Lincoln Drive in Bloomfield. The pantry serves individuals and families in the following zip codes: 47424 Bloomfield, 47439 Koleen, 47449 Newberry, 47453 Owensburg/Desden, 47457 Scotland and 47522 Crane. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 4:30-6 p.m. Eligibility is determined by monthly/yearly income and proof of residence. All individuals or family may visit once a month and proof of residence is required each visit.
The Friends of the Bloomfield Library Book Shop is in the Library Annex on the square across from the Court House in Bloomfield. The Book Shop is open Tuesdays 10-1, Wednesdays 10-1, Thursdays 1-4 and first Saturdays 1-4. The Friends of the Bloomfield Library Book Shop has a great selection of gently used, nearly new donated books, DVDs, CDs. All proceeds are used to support Library projects. Costs are hardbacks - $1, paperbacks - $.50, teen’s - 25¢, children’s - 10¢ and DVDs/CDs - $1. Friends Members - Bag for $2
Center Township Trustee meeting will be the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Center Township Fire Department.
Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) support group meets on the second Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. at Redemption Christian Church in Loogootee. This group is for caregivers of those affected by FTD. The group will share the most accurate and current information about FTD and provide a space to share resources and provide peer support for care partners. The first meeting is
The Coal City American Legion presents a Gun and Knife Show the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coal City Fire Department. Entry fee is $2.
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.
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 Nancy Correll at 812-699-0454.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 * 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.
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.
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 Storytime 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.