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Friday, May 22, 2015

Community Notes

Community Notes

Friday, May 22

The Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public library will hold a meet and greet technology seminar from 6-7 p.m. with the library director.

A solo art show, "Batteries Not Included" by Matt Mason continues at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center until May 30, Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays 12-4 p.m. (with volunteers on Saturday - call first 812-847-0165). The Carnegie is located at 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton.

Entries are now being accepted for the Annual Spirit Sprint 5K Run, hosted by Open Arms Christian Ministries, which will be conducted Saturday, June 6 at the Worthington Town Park. Entry Fee is $15 per person, early registration fee; $10 per person. There will be fun runs for kids. The age brackets this year include: 1/4 mile: age 4 & under; 1/2mile: age 4 to 6; 1 mile age 7 to 11. Awards will be given to overall male and female winners and 1st and 2nd male & female winners in each age category: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over. The winner's cup will be presented to the church or group with the most registrants at the event. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Fun Runs start at 8 a.m.; Runners/Walkers start at 8:30 a.m. Registration can be done online at http://www.openarmschristian.com/Registr.... For more information call Open Arms at 812-659-2533.

Friday May 22 through the end of June the Worthington SonShine Shop will be having a $10 bag sale. Fill as many as you want or split one with a friend. This will include all clothing, shoes, hats, scrubs, belts, ties and $3.00 or less purses and small bags. There will also be a selection of books that can go into the bag.

Wilber Thompson and Delmar Hasler will be on WAWV News at 5 p.m. on May 22. They will be talking about the Switz City Alumni. For more information, call (812) 381-1441.

Saturday, May 23

The Moody Family will have a reunion at the Linton Humphreys Park West Shelter House at 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 24

There will be no Memorial Service at the Marco Cemetery this Sunday, May 24.

The Kentucky Ridge Cemetery Association will hold a meeting at the cemetery on Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

There will be a Memorial Service at the Walnut Grove Church on Sunday, May. The American Legion Post No. 196 will conduct a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. There will be a pitch in at noon at the church's community building. At 1 p.m., there will be a Memorial Service with musical entertainment. Names of those departed in the past year buried at Walnut Grove will be recited and family members will be given a flower to place on their grave.

May 24-29

The Bethel Baptist Church will hold a tent revival on May 24 through May 29. Preaching and singing will take place at 7 p.m. each night. Pastors Scott Hanks and Rick Dawson will preach Monday through Wednesday. Evangelist Olivia Araiza and Pastor Darrell Cox will preach Thursday and Friday. Special music will be performed by the Seminole String Band. For more information, call (812) 847-7222.

Monday, May 25

There will be a Memorial Day service on the Greene County Courthouse lawn in Bloomfield at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25. Guest speaker: 1SG Greg Swanson, 387th MP CO, INARNG. In case of inclement weather, the service will be at the American Legion Post 196 in Bloomfield.

Tuesday, May 26

Beginning May 26, Linton's A.M. Risher Family Aquatic Swim Center hosts a fitness hour at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer with lap swimming and low-impact aerobics. Admission is $4 and is not covered by pool passes. A Styrofoam noodle is also required for the aerobics session.

Wednesday, May 27

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will hold a teen tie dye event from 3:30-5 p.m. Greades 6-12 welcome.

Thursday, May 28

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will host a teen table top games event from 1-3 p.m. grades 5-12 welcome.

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.

Helen L. Noel will be celebrating her 89th birthday on May 29. She would appreciate a card shower. Her address is 200 South Meadow Lark Lane, Apt. #17, Bloomfield, IN, 477424.

Monday, June 1

The Greene County Extension Homemakers Council will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m at the temporary Extension office in Switz City.

Tuesday, June 2

The Greene County Democrat Women's Club invites you to attend their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 2. It will be held at the Casa Sevilla Mexican Restaurant at 635 South U.S. 231 in Bloomfield at 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 4

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have The Country Classic Band from 4 - 7 p.m. The menu consists of ham salad, chips, veggies tray, pop, coffee, tea, lemon aid and deserts for donations only. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

June 5 and 6

Lyons Community Yard Sales are June 5 and 6 this year. To be placed on the map please contact the Town Hall at 659-2521. Maps will be made available at local businesses.

Saturday, June 6

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit John Fagg and his family. John has endured major surgeries and is in need of assistance. To support John, his wife Christy, and their children Samantha, Addisyn, Madilynn, and L.J., attend the dinner on Saturday, June 6 at the Lewis Township Fire Department in Coalmont fron 4-7 p.m. Cost is $7.

The Owen County Farmers' Market on Saturday June 6, 2015 will be hosting a 5K for all ages, youth 1 mile Fun Run for age 12 and under, or youth Sunrise Dash for ages 6 and under. Each race will benefit the Owen County Farmers' Market (a nonprofit organization), as it provides local producers, artisans, and their neighbors a gathering place that fosters the connection between our food, culture, land, and environment. Early Bird Registration is due by May 23. Register early for race discounts and a race shirt. After the races shop the Owen County Farmers' Market for fresh produce, baked goods, and artisan crafts. Farmers' Market hours are Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information is available at http://owencountyfarmersmarket.com/?p=99.... Online registration available at https://mag7raceseries.com/?event=rise-s....

Sunday, June 7

Lyons Strawberry Parade will be Sunday June 7 at noon, all entries are welcome and there is no fee to join. Please contact Megan Lewellyn at 798-7518 if you are interested in participating.

The Linton High School Basketball Team is hosting a golf tournament June 7. For more information, contact Joe Hart at (8120 384-7763.

Thursday, June 11

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have a Pitch - in meal. Bring your covered dish for a fun time. There will be bingo after lunch. If you have any questions, call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

Saturday, June 13

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

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.

The Switz City Central/WRV Alumni will hold an event on Saturday, June 13. You can pay at the door at 3 p.m. For more information, call (812) 381-1441

The Worthington Jefferson Class of 1955 will hold an open house on June 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the home of Yola and Bob Jennings, located at 103 South Dayton Street in Worthington.

Tuesday, June 16

The Greene County Open Class Fair will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 18

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have the Country Classic Band from 4 - 7 p.m. There will be a pot luck meal for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

There will be an Open Class Style Show Judging at 6:30 p.m. call 812-659-2122 for place and entry rules.

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 19 - 20

The Linton High School Basketball Team will host a basketball shootout June 19 and 20. For more information, contact (812) 384-7763.

Tuesday, June 23

There will be ab Open Class Style Show at 11 a.m. prior to the Homemaker's Achievement Day Program at 11:30 a.m.

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

Saturday, July 11

Open Class Fair entries are due between 9 a.m. and noon, judging will follow at noon.

Monday, July 13

There will be an Open Class Fair Cooking Contest: Cooking with Bananas at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 17

Open Class Fair entries will be released between 9-11 a.m.

Ongoing Events

The Lyons Senior Citizen center would like to invite everyone to come and check out the center. They have lunch at Noon, Bingo on Mondays at 1 p.m. after lunch. There is also Bingo on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays and on the 2nd Thursday there is a Pitch in. They have Euchre games before lunch and sometimes after lunch. There are a lot of other things we do so you don't want to miss out. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England, Director at 812-384-7934

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.