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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Community Notes

Community Notes

Tuesday, May 5

Feed the Children meeting will be held Tuesday, May 5 at the First Christian Church in Bloomfield at 6:30 p.m.

A Silent Auction and Spring Concert will benefit the Bloomfield Band Programs on Tuesday, May 5. The auction begins at 6 p.m. and the Concert begins at 7:00 pm in the Glover Gym. Many items for the auction have been donated by local businesses, including Hasler Oil, Main Source Bank, Main Street Sports, coins from Bloomfield State Bank and Farmers' & Mechanics' Bank, as well as tickets for admission to Indianapolis Children's Museum, Marengo Cave, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, Holiday World and the Wolf Park in Lafayette. Cash and checks will be accepted. Proceeds will be used to repair or replace school-owned instruments for use by children whose families are financially unable to purchase or rent instruments.

Bloomfield Public Library will hold reader's anonymous on Tuesday, May 5 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Lebanon Cemetery asks that Memorial Day decorations be removed by June 7. Items may remain on the stone but decorations not removed from the grave itself and are in the mowing path will be disposed of. If decorating with a shepherd's hook, place it to the side of the stone for mowing purposes. They do not allow decorative rock monuments or ceramic or glass items are allowed. Call (812) 664-9490 for questions.

May 1 - 16

The Worthington Son Shine Shop and Food Pantry will have a half-off sale. All clothing and shoes will be half price Friday, May 1 - May 16. They are located at 14 North Washington Street in Worthington. Please call with any questions: 812-875-2286.

Wednesday, May 6

The meeting of the Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in Executive Session on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative, 77 A Street in Linton.

The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will hold a sidewalk sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Hospital Lobby on Wednesday, May 6.

The meeting of the Executive Board of the Greene Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in Executive Session on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, located at 77 A St. Northeast, Linton.

Thursday, May 7

The F&AM Dugger Lodge #721 will have a called meeting on Thursday, May 7, with work on EA Degree beginning at 7 p.m. Food will be served at 6 p.m. Visiting Brethren welcome.

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will host The Country Classic Band from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. The menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, and deserts, tea, and lemonade for donations only. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at (812) 384-7934.

Greene County Master Gardeners will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the temporary extension conference room at WRV. Results of the Flower and Patio Show will be discussed along with the change of date and time of the June meeting and the directions to the location of the meeting will be given.

Saturday, May 9

An Evening of Comedy at the Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield will be May 9. The show will feature Jeff Bodart, Bill Gibson, and Jordan Mather-Licht. Tickets are $10 anc can be purchased at the Bloomfield State Bank main office and QT's Custom Active Wear in Bloomfield. The show begins at 7 p.m.

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have their monthly breakfast from 7 - 10 a.m. Menu consists of sausage and pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, coffee, milk, and orange juice for donations only. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at (812) 384-7934.

Steve and Lorri Zeller, parents of Luke, Tyler, and Cody Zeller, will have a book signing on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at A Touch of Heaven Bookstore, located at 425 East Main Street in Washington.

On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America, and other partners are asking the people of Linton and Bloomfield to help Stamp Out Hunger at their annual food drive. To participate, leave a sturdy bag of nonperishable food items next to your mailbox before delivery on May 9. Letter carriers will collect the donations and deliver them to local food banks.

Monday, May 11

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will host the Junior Devore Euchre Tournament from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

May 11th the Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have the " JUNIOR DEVORE EUCHRE TOURNAMENT" from 10 am - 3 pm. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at (812) 384-7934.

Tuesday, May 12

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 847 will met at the Case Sevilla Mexican Restaurant on 231 South, Bloomfield. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.

The Greene County Veterans Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Worthington AL Post #106.

May 12 - 17

The Sylvania Wesleyan Church, 8317 East Sylvania Road in Bloomfield, will hold a revival from May 12-17. Services are at 7 p.m. each night, except Sunday. Services on Sunday will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with no evening service. Rev. John Moffatt will be preaching. For more info call (812) 381-5010 or (812) 325-0574.

Thursday, May 14

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will host a pitch in dinner at noon. Bring a covered dish. Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at (812) 384-7934.

Saturday, May 16

Open Arms invites you to their 30th Anniversary Spring Celebration featuring Kathy Troccoli in concert at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in Vincennes at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Ticket price is $15, available at the Open Arms office or iTickets.com. VIP seating is available for those churches, groups or individuals who donated volunteer hours, in-kind gifts, or a financial gift in 2013 or 2014. For VIP tickets, contact Sheila at 812-659-2533 or sheila@openarmschristian.com.

Sunday, May 17

The Woodsmen Quartet from Batesville will be in concert at Owensburg Baptist Church, May 17 at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the concert in support of their ministry. Everyone is invited to attend. If you have any questions, call the church at 863-2975

The Mount Olive Cemetery Association's Annual Meeting will be Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Church in Lawrence County. The association is thankful for previous donations and for keeping the cemetery tidy. They are asking for donations for mowing and upkeep. Mail Donations to Mount Olive Cemetery Association, 12320 Williams Road, Williams, IN 47470. Two board positions are open: Chairman and Director. Contact 812-675-0820 with questions or e-mail mountolivecemetery@gmail.com.

There will be a surprise 90th birthday party for Helen M. Goad on May 17 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Bloomfield Odd Fellows Lodge, located two and a half miles North on Highway 157. Please omit gifts, but cards are welcome. If unable to attend, cards may be mailed to Helen M. Goad, 1269 S. Seminary Street, Bloomfield, IN 47424.

May 17 - 20

A Spring Revival will be held at the Friendship Baptist Church in Farmersburg. Evangelist Jonathan Barber will be speaking May 17- 20. Great preaching and uplifting music will be provided each service. For more information, contact Pastor Jim Larger at 812-696-2800 or log online at fbcfarmersburg.com.

Thursday, May 21

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will host the Country Classic Band from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Menu includes a pot luck meal. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Friday, May 29

There will be a bus trip to CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Teppanyaki Buffet. The bus departs from Owen County YMCA at 9 a.m. Register in advance by May 23. $40 per person includes museum admission, lunch, drink ,and dessert. For more information visit www.owencountyymca.org or call 812-828-9622.

Saturday, June 13

Owen County Family YMCA will hold a Women's Self-Defense Seminar on Saturday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Advance registration required. For information visit www.owencountyymca.org or call 812-828-9622.

June 15 - 19

Linton First Baptist Church is gearing up for Vacation Bible School "Everest - Conquering Challenges with God's Might Power." It will be held each night from 6 - 8:30 p.m. All children grades k - 6 are welcome. Preregistration can be completed online at firstbaptistlinton.org or by calling (812) 847-4817. If you forget to register, you are still welcome to attend.

June 22 - 25

The Owen County YMCA will host a Youth Dance Camp June 22 - 25. Participants will explore hip hop, tap, and ballet. Ages eight and up are older. Classes run from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night. For more information, call 812-828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org

Ongoing Events

The Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, Little Mister & Little Miss contestants, Cruise - in Car Show entries and parade entries. The dates for the Festival are Aug 21 - 22. Friday hours are 12 to 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call (812) 381-0193, email jkbm2385@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/newberryfestival online.

The Crazy 8s Club for kids will be held at the Linton Public Library on Thursdays in April and May. The K-2nd Club will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. and the 3rd-5th Club will be 4:30-5:30 p.m. All students are welcome! Contact the library for more details.

After School Clubs for Kids K-5th Grade on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Linton Public Library. Books, games, crafts, snacks, prizes and outdoor games afterwards (when the weather is nice).

Story Time for young children is held at 10:30 a.m. every other Saturday and every other Thursday at the Linton Public Library.

After School Clubs for Kids K-5th Grade on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Linton Public Library. Books, games, crafts, snacks, prizes and outdoor games afterwards (when the weather is nice).

Story Time for young children is held at 10:30 a.m. every other Saturday and every other Thursday at the Linton Public Library

At the Linton Public Library: Just for Teens! Teen Clubs will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. On second Mondays: Teen Creative Writing Club, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and Teen Gaming, 5:15-6:15 p.m. On fourth Mondays: Teen Book Club, 4:30-5:00 p.m. and Teen Crafts, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Bloomfield's Enhance 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 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 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 has altered their meeting times. They 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 Lyons Senior Citizen Center has BINGO every Monday at 1 p.m. and on the 1st Thursday and the 2nd Thursday of each month. There will be a pitch in lunch before each 2nd Thursday. Please bring a covered dish.

Generations is offering Enhance Fitness classes three times a week at the Glenburn's William T. Murphy Center in Linton: Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. These classes help older adults increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility. Call Sandy Carpenter at (812) 381-0441 or Alma Kramer at 1-800-742-9002 for more details.

During the renovation of the Community Building at the 4H Fairgrounds, the Greene County Foundation Office will be temporarily moved into the portable units at the east end of the parking lot at the White River Valley High School located on Hwy 54 in Switz City. They will be in building 3 and can be reached via phone at (812) 659-3142.

The Worthington Lions Club meetings will now 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.

Bingo at the American Legion in Worthington is on Fridays. Doors open at 4 p.m. with games at 6:15 p.m. This is open to the public. Cost is $20 for 15 regular games. Additional games played at additional cost. All proceeds go to the Worthington American Legion Auxiliary. This event is non-smoking with breaks made for smokers to go to designated areas.

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 flyer will be created for them and posted on the bulletin board. For more information, call Tasha Hudson at the library at 384-4125.

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.

Alanon Family Group meetings are on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Linton Church of Christ, 4th St. in Linton.

Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 hosts Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.

The VFW Ladies 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. If you have any questions please call Linda at 798-1589.

Meals on Wheels is now available at the Lyons Senior Citizens Center starting at 11:30 a.m. Please call 847-3509 the day before you plan to attend. For those who are homebound and need meals delivered, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-742-9002.

The Lyons Community Food Pantry at 150 East Broad Street (the old fire station) will be open from 4-5:30 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 6-7:30 p.m.

The Pleasantville United Methodist Church food pantry is now open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 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.