Wednesday, June 21
The Owen County YMCA will be hosting an Amish tour bus trip. Bus departs from Owen County YMCA at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. The trip will include several stops in the Amish community near Montgomery and a hearty home-cooked lunch in an Amish home. Amish guide is ready to answer questions and eager to explain the Amish way of life. The trip will cost $49 per person, which includes the meal, beverage and guided tour. For information call 812-828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org.
The Dugger Moose Lodge 721 F&AM will have a called meeting. Eat at 6 p.m., work in EA degree at 7 p.m. Visiting brethren welcome.
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in a work session at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the administration center.
Thursday, June 22
The Greene County Voter Registration office will hold a Vote Center Study committee meeting 5 p.m. in the Commissioners Room located on the 3rd floor of the Greene County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend
The Linton Public Library will have Storytime for Preschoolers from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. Optional playtime will be available after.
The Bloomfield Public Library will host Gathering of Gamers from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon playing favorite board games, card games and Wii games. Grades 7-12 welcome.
Friday, June 23
There will be a non-profit fundraiser at the Bloomfield American Legion from 5-7:30 p.m. Hi-Deckers are $5 and Number 1’s for $4. Optional sides and drinks available for $1 each. Cooking by Happy Matt. Proceeds go to the Shawnee Theatre and to the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce to assist with the purchase of this year’s 4th of July firework show.
Saturday, June 24
The Dugger Lions Club is hosting a Health Awareness Fair on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with several health providers offering health checks, free items and information. The event will also include a free Fitbit drawing that day.
The Linton-Stockton Class of 1987 will be holding its 30th Class Reunion at the Linton VFW. The cost is $18 per person, $35 per couple due by today. Please send checks to Jill (Goodman) Wilkes at 1089 1st Street SE, Linton 47441.
The American Legion Auxiliary 172 of Jasonville will be having the second annual community health fair from noon to 2 p.m. at the American Legion building. Snacks will be provided.
Sunday, June 25
Dugger First Christian Church will host “Galactic Starveyors,” Vacation Bible School, June 25-28, from 6-8 p.m. at the church. A closing program will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., and a pool party will be held from 8-10 p.m.
The Greene County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in the Bloomfield Public Library. The speaker will be Ms. Mary Witte, local history and genealogy librarian at the library. She will show their new collections and equipment available to those researching local and/or family history. Ms. Witte was recently appointed Greene County Genealogist by the State Genealogy Society. Everyone welcome.
The Owen County YMCA will have a zumba master class with Marielle Allen from 5-6:30 p.m. Register online for $10 at: https://www.zumba.com/en-US/event/view/zumba-master-class-with-zj-marielle-allen. You may also register at the door for $15. Everyone welcome.
Monday, June 26
The Linton Public Library will be showing the classic “Frankenstein” starring Boris Karloff from 3:45-5 p.m. Free drinks, popcorn and candy will be available.
The Bloomfield Public Library will have a Blast from the Past Party from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Have fun with classic board games, toys and crafts. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12 welcome.
Victory Baptist Church in Bloomfield will host “Out of This World” Vacation Bible School from June 26-28 for three starry nights of rocket powered preaching, galactic games, and scrumptious space snacks. This is a free event for children ages 3 and up. The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. and will finish around 8 p.m. Transportation will be available – please call the church (812-227-8151). Victory Baptist Church is located 1 ˝ miles east of Bloomfield on highway 54. Look for more upcoming events at www.vbcbloomfield.com. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tuesday, June 27
The DUCSC School Board will need to have a public meeting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in a work session at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the administration center.
Thursday, June 29
The Linton Public Library will host Little Movers for Preschoolers from 10:30-11:30 a.m., featuring music, dance and movement.
The Bloomfield Public Library will be teach how to make a reusable bag from T-shirts from 1-3 p.m. Grades 7-12 welcome, please provide own T-shirt.
Memory Makers Quilt Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. The club continues to collect quilting items for quilts for the food pantry and other needy families. The donation box is located in the lobby of the library. Contact Juanita at 812-325-2533 for further information.
Friday, June 30
The Linton-Stockton Class of 1977 will be holding its 40th Class Reunion at the Linton Elks Club. All members and friends of the Class of ‘77 are invited to attend. Social Hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.. The cost is $30 per person and is due by May 28. Please send your check to Sara Moore Correll, 1855 Chris Schenkel Drive, Linton, IN 47441
The 40th Annual Presbyterian Women’s Association Tasting Luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 401 Shyla Lane Bloomfield. New recipes will be featured, as well as some old favorites. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Dine in, carry out and delivery is available in the Bloomfield area. Please call the church office for tickets 812-384-8424.
Saturday, July 1
The Miner Diner in Linton will host musical guest Kade Puckett, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Linton High School Class of 1982 will be holding its 35th year reunion on at the Legion Park in rural Linton. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 per guest, all classmates plus one guest are invited. For more information, including to where/whom your payment should be sent, please contact Kerri (Brown) Helms at email@example.com
The Linton Stockton High School Class of 1957 will hold their 60 year reunion at the Linton Elks Club. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:45 pm. The cost is $25. per person. Friends of the class are invited to visit. Reservations are requested by June 10. For questions, please call Nancy Hiatt at 812-847-2571.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will hold its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the post home. The menu will consist of bacon or sausage, gravy and biscuits, eggs your way, fried potatoes, pancakes or French toast, juice and coffee. Public is very welcome.
Tuesday, July 4
The Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department will have an all you can eat breakfast fundraiser from 6-9 a.m. Biscuits and gravy, pancake, scrambled eggs, sausage links and drinks will be served. $6 for adults and $3 for kids eight and under. Wright Township Firehouse is located on Highway 59 between Linton and Jasonville.
Saturday, July 8
Exhibitor entries for the Greene County Open Class Fair will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Greene County Community Event Center. The entry fee is 50 cents per entry. Open Class Fair is July 8-14. For more information call 812-659-2122.
Worthington Jefferson Township Public Library will host a free fasting blood glucose testing from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Are you at risk developing Type 2 Diabetes? The Greene County Health Department will be conducting free Fasting Blood Glucose testing for adults at the Worthington-Jefferson Public Library (26 North Commercial Street, Worthington) on Saturday, July 8, 7:30-9:30AM. Testing will be done on a first come first served basis. You must fast, consuming only water, for a minimum of 8 hours prior to the test. For more information about this screening or about diabetes prevention, please contact YMCA Program Director Laura Gentry at 812-828-9622.
The Owen County Family YMCA will have inner quad volleyball summer league from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100 per team and registration in advance is required. The summer league will go until Aug. 26 and meet every Saturday. For more information, call 812-828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org.
Tuesday, July 11
The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 847 will meet at the Casa Sevilla Restaurant in Bloomfield. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the business meeting following at 12:30 p.m. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.
Saturday, July 15
The Newberry Festival will hold a fundraiser in the Town Park from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Menu includes sloppy joes, coneys, hot dogs, chips, desserts, tea and lemonade. Meal is by donation only.
Sunday, July 16
The Concert on the Hill series returns this summer at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia with four programs. The second is at 6 p.m. and will feature Bonnie Bland and Bill Bowersock (“Bonnie ’n Bill”) gospel singers from the Linton area. All programs will take place at the shelter house behind the church. (Programs will move to the sanctuary in case of inclement weather). There is no admission charge and free hot dogs, soft drinks, ice cream and popcorn will be provided. Salem United Church of Christ is located at 13135 N. Salem Road in Westphalia. For more information, contact 812-236-9573.
The Blanton reunion will be held at the West Shelter House at the Linton Park.
Monday, July 17
Olive Branch Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School nightly, from July 17 through July 21 6:30-8:30 p.m., this year’s theme will be “Operation Arctic.” Kids age preschool-12 are welcome. Bible lessons will be given, complete with crafts, games, skits, snacks and more. Online registration is available at www.obbc.us, or call 812-847-9908.
The Greene County Council will host its July meeting today at 4 p.m.
Friday, July 21
The Owen County YMCA will have an Indiana Military Museum Bus Trip. Bus departs from the Owen County Family YMCA at 8:30am and returns by 4:30 p.m. Trip includes lunch at Dogwood Buffet, museum tour, and a visit to a local orchard and bakery. Stop by the YMCA to reserve a seat.
Sunday, August 13
The Concert on the Hill series returns this summer at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia with four programs. The third is at 6 p.m. and will feature “Home Cookin’ Night,” featuring the talents from the Salem Church family. All programs will take place at the shelter house behind the church. (Programs will move to the sanctuary in case of inclement weather). There is no admission charge and free hotdogs, soft drinks, ice cream and popcorn will be provided. Salem United Church of Christ is located at 13135 N. Salem Road in Westphalia, Indiana. For more information, contact 812-236-9573.
Ongoing & Future Events
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 Worthington Farmers Market will meet on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. in downtown Worthington. Fresh produce, baked goods, lemon shake-ups, bird houses and live music will be available. For more information, call 812-381-4337.
The Concert on the Hill series concludes at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia at 6 p.m. with Graybeard, a Christian five-man band from the Terre Haute area. There is no admission charge and free hotdogs, soft drinks, ice cream and popcorn will be provided. Salem United Church of Christ is located at 13135 N. Salem Road in Westphalia, Indiana. For more information, contact 812-236-9573.
A fund has been set up at the First National Bank of Odon to help William and Lydia Wagler and Leroy and Mary Wagler, who lost their business, Country Woodworking, to a fire. To donate, please makes checks payable to: William and Lydia Wagler, C/O First National Bank of Odon, 501 West Main Street, Odon, IN 47562.
All flowers and tributes not secured in vases attached to stone or otherwise off the ground, need to be cleared from Fairview Cemetery by June 11. Mowing and weed-eating has resumed and it is within our best effort to keep the cemetery neat and respectful for everyone.
The summer reading program has started at the Bloomfield Public Library. Sign up in the Children’s Department. For readers and listeners through grade six.
Teen Summer Reading Bingo will be taking place at the Bloomfield Public Library until Aug. 11. Collect a BINGO board at the Teen or Children’s desk. Read and attend library programs to fill up the BINGO board. Earn a prize for the first two BINGOs and a final prize for a blackout. Everyone who gets a blackout will be entered into a final drawing. Three winners will receive Visa gift cards worth $100, $50, and $30. Teen Summer Reading BINGO is for teens entering grades 7-12.
The Linton Public Library have the following times and dates for children and teen reading events in June: K-1st grade, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; 2nd and 3rd grade, Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with outdoor games from 2:30-3 p.m.; 4th-teen, Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with outdoor games from 2:30-3 p.m.
The Linton Public Library will have Family Movie Matinees on Fridays, June 9, 16, 23 and 30. Free drinks, popcorn and candy will be available.
The Bloomfield First Christian will discontinue its Wednesday night bible study for the summer.
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
Bohley Cemetery in Greene County is seeking donations for the mowing season. Anyone wishing to make a donation please make payable to Bohley Cemetery and send to Teresa Bartlett, 1657 North St Rd. 157, Bloomfield, IN 47424
Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, parade entries, Little Mister & Little Miss entries and Car Show entries for the 2017 event. You may go to newberryfestival.com to get the forms you need to send in. Donations are currently being sought.
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.
Linton Moose Lodge 1434 is open 11 a.m. to close daily (members only). Meetings are held one the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Linton Moose Lodge invites all to its “Cheeseburger Wednesdays,” with all drinks 50 cents off.
“Griefshare”, grief recovery seminar and support, will meet at Glenburn Home in Linton each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. 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.
Linton Moose Lodge 1434 has new hours, which are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday open at 2 p.m. until close and Friday, Saturday and Sunday open from noon until close. Newberry will continue to meet the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday.
Linton Moose Lodge serves dinner in the family quarters every Saturday Night from 5:30 until 7:30 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 second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:30 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.
Members of Linton-Stockton High School Class of 1977 will be holding their 40th class reunion on Friday, June 30. It will be held at the Elk’s Club. Please reserve this date. More details will be announced closer to the date.
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 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.