Saturday, March 25
Linton VFW Post 7118 will host the Exit 11 Band, from 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover charge, the public is welcome and invited to attend.
The Linton Public Library will host Teen Girls’ & Moms’ Origami from 1-2 p.m.
Newberry Eastern Star will host a fundraiser soup supper from 5-7 pm, at the Masonic Lodge building. The menu will be soup, desserts and drinks. Donations only.
The Newberry Eastern Star will host a fundraiser soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge building. The menu will be soup, desserts and drinks. Donations only.
The Ladies Auxiliary 172 in Jasonville will have an all you can eat soup night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chili, potato soup and vegetable soup will be offered, along with peanut butter sandwiches, crackers and a beverage. Cost is $5, with children five and under for $3. It will be held in the American Legion Family Room on Main Street in Jasonville.
Sunday, March 26
There will be an ice cream social held at Blessed Hope Baptist Church at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to come and are encouraged to stay for our evening services afterward at 7 p.m. Blessed Hope Baptist Church is located 1/4 mile south of Jasonville on SR 59.
Monday, March 27
Linton Public Library hosts beginning computer classes – Mondays and Wednesdays, March 20, 22, 27 and 29 at 3 p.m.. Space is limited.
Tuesday, March 28
The Linton VFW Post 7118 will host Taco Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., Dine in/Carry Out available.
The Linton Public Library will host a Special Family Movie Matinee. Free soda, popcorn and candy.
Linton Public Library K-5th Magic Tree House Club will not meet.
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will host Google Cardboard Virtual Reality from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 7-12 welcome.
Wednesday, March 29
Eastern Greene Elementary School will have a Kindergarten Round-up for the 2017-2018 school year. Please call the elementary office at 812-825-5623, extension 1003 to make an appointment.
Linton Public Library hosts Beginning Computer Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays, March 20, 22, 27 and 29 at 3 PM. Space is limited.
Thursday, March 30
The Linton Public Library will host 3rd annual Spring Break Beach Party, from 1-4 p.m. Games, crafts, prizes and snacks.
The Linton Public Library will host Storytime For Preschoolers - Every other Thursday, March 2, 16, 30, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft. Optional playtime after.
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will host A Gathering of Gamers from 3:30-5:30 p.m. games including board games, card games, and Wii games. Grades 7-12 welcome.
Memory Makers Quilt Club at 6:30 pm in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. We will be organizing and starting quilts for the homeless and needy. Scrap quilt material and orphan blocks will be used to make the quilts. This will be an on-going project for the Club. Ideas, material, and energy (help) will be appreciated. Contact person is Juanita at 812-876-2827 or 812-325-2533.
Friday, March 31
All decorations from graves in the Scotland Cemetery that are not attached to the stones must be removed by March 31, 2017. The officers of the Cemetery Association thank all who have come to visit , decorated, and donated for the upkeep of the cemetery.
Saturday, April 1
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will hold their monthly breakfast 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Post Home. Menu: Biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage, eggs fixed your way, fried potatoes, pancakes and/or french toast, juice and coffee. The public is very welcome and invited to attend.
First Baptist Church in Edwardsport will hold a chili supper fundraiser at 5 p.m. Menu includes: chili or potato soup, choice of ham salad, chicken salad, cheese salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, choice of dessert and drink. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under, and may be purchased from any church member or at the door. Any questions call 812-735-5679.
The 56th John L. Lewis Day celebration dinner will be held at the American Legion in Oakland City at 11 a.m. All retired miners and their spouses, as well as widows and widowers of retired miners are welcome to attend. The American Legion is located at 211 E. Washington Street, Oakland City, IN 47660.
Sunday, April 2
Gethsemane Tabernacle, located at 107 County Road 70 East in Bloomfield, will hold praise and worship service at 1 p.m.
Monday, April 3
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 3:45 p.m. at 801 NE 1st St. in Linton.
Wednesday, April 5
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 4:15 p.m. at 801 NE 1st St. in Linton.
Thursday, April 6
Gethsemane Tabernacle, located at 107 County Road 70 East in Bloomfield, will hold worship service and bible study at 7 p.m..
Linton VFW Post 7118 Auxiliary will host a Wine and Canvas fundraiser at 6 p.m., Tickets are $30 per person. Contact any auxiliary member for tickets.
Sixteenth annual Lyons community building basket and tool bingo at the Lyons Community Building. Doors open and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. while bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Hearing Aid Services in Linton, Becky’s Beauty Salon in Lyons and Cathy’s Beauty Salon in Switz City. Special drawing for advanced ticket holders, additional bingo sheets available for purchase at the door.
The Bloomfield School District school board will meet in executive session at 4 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School conference room to receive information about and interview prospective employees.
Friday, April 7
The Jasonville Senior Center will host its monthly biscuits and gravy breakfast from 7-9 a.m. at the Jasonville Senior Citizen Center. Other breakfast items and carry outs available. All proceeds go to the Jasonville Senior Center.
Saturday, April 8
Linton American Legion Post 22 will host the band Heartbeats, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the public is welcome and invited to attend.
Newberry Festival will hold a fundraiser from noon - 5 p.m. in the Newberry Park. Menu will be chicken and noodles, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, desserts and tea for donation only.
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will host Wine and Cheese in the Stacks from 6-8 p.m. Tickets: $15/single $25/couple. Must be 21+. Contact Beth 812-384-4125 for questions.
The Liberty Church of Christ in Hendricksville will be having a free clothing giveaway from 8-11 a.m. Clothes, coats, shoes, toys, linens and household items will be given away. A free brunch will also be served.
Sunday, April 9
Victory Baptist Church in Bloomfield is hosting a Dinner on the Grounds. The church will provide drinks, hamburgers and hotdogs, while the church ladies are making sides and desserts. Bring your appetite and prepare for a good time. There is no charge for the meal. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. We will eat after the Morning Service in the Fellowship hall. Victory Baptist Church is located 1 ½ miles east of Bloomfield on highway 54. Look for more upcoming events at www.vbcbloomfield.com or call the church at 812-227-8151
The Greene County 4-H Club is having a Pork Chop dinner at the Greene County Community Building from 11-2pm. Adults $10 which includes pork chop, 2 sides, drink and dessert. Kids meals are $3 which includes hot dog, chips, cookie and drink. Come out and support the Greene County 4-H.
Monday, April 10
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Linton will give $500 scholarships to two Linton High School seniors. Scholarships are available to any Linton High School Student planning to attend a four year college or a two year community college, such as Ivy Tech or Vincennes. Applications can be picked up at the high school guidance counselor’s office.
Tuesday, April 11
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 4:15 p.m. at 801 NE 1st St. in Linton.
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. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.
Friday, April 14
Lot owners of Peavey Cemetery will need to remove decorations, otherwise they will be discarded during spring clean up.
Sunday, April 16
Jasonville United Methodist Church, located at 311 South Meridian Street, will hold a sunrise Easter service at 8 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall west of the church. Breakfast will be served immediately following. Regular services will follow at 9:30 with Sunday school, and regular worship services at 10:30.
Victory Baptist Church in Bloomfield is celebrating Easter, with special music by the children’s choir and ladies ensemble as well as preaching. Activities for children will follow the morning service. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m. Victory Baptist Church is located 1.5 miles east of Bloomfield on highway 54. Upcoming events at www.vbcbloomfield.com or call the church at 812-227-8151.
Friday, April 21
WRV Elementary announces Kindergarten pre-enrollment for the 2017-18 school year at the elementary school in Worthington. Pre-enrollment will take place at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m.. Please bring the following information: immunization record, birth certificate, social security number and emergency phone numbers. The following immunizations are required by the Indiana State Board of Health: 5 doses of DTaP/DTP/DT; 4 doses of OPV/IPV; 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; 2 doses MMR; 2 doses of Varicella, or physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering kindergarten; 2 Hepatitis A. Children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2017 to be elible for enrollment.
Saturday, April 29
Linton VFW Post 7118 Auxiliary will host Half Chicken and Sides dinner, from 4-7 p.m.. Dine in or carry out, cost is $10 per person. Contact any auxiliary member for tickets.
Linton VFW Post 7118 will host the Heartbeat Band from 8 p.m. until midnight, no cover charge.
YMCA/Friends of McCormick’s Creek 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run--Start Time at 8:30a.m. Packet Pick Up at 7:30 a.m. and On-site Registration at the Nature Center at McCormick’s Creek State Park. For information: 812-828-9622 or www.owencountyymca.org
Saturday, June 3
Open Arms will host its fifth annual Spirit Sprint at 7 a.m. at the Worthington City Park. For more information, email email@example.com or call 812-659-2533.
June 15, 2017
Memorial Day decorations that are not attached to the stones in the Scotland Cemetery and shepherds hooks will need to be removed by June 15, 2017 to make mowing easier. The officers of the Scotland Cemetery Association thank all who have come to visit, decorated, and donated for the upkeep of the cemetery.
Ongoing & Future Events
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Linton will give $500.00 scholarships to two Linton High School Seniors. Scholarships are available to any Linton High School Student planning to attend a 4 year college or a 2 year community college such as Ivy Tech or Vincennes. Applications can be picked up at the high school guidance counselor’s office.
Wildlife Photography “Birds of Indiana” by Marty Jones showing in the South East Gallery, Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center, 110 East Vincennes, Linton, open Thursday -Friday 10-5 p.m. and Sat 10-4 p.m. On exhibit until April 1.
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. We are also looking for donations.
Lebanon Cemetery spring clean-up has begun and asks that graves be cleared off by March 31. Items may remain on the stone but decorations not removed from the grave itself will be disposed of. We want to remind everyone that we do not allow decorative rock around monuments and no ceramic or glass items are allowed, please keep the mowing path clear. Mowing season is about to begin and we ask your help in keeping our mowing crew and everyone else safe. Thank you for your cooperation. Any questions call 812-665-9490.
March is kindergarten enrollment month for the 2017/2018 Linton-Stockton kindergarten classes. During the month of March they need enrollment forms for students entering kindergarten next school year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017, are eligible to enroll. Enrollment forms may be picked up in the elementary office and need to be turned in by March 31, 2017. Please note: enrollment forms have already been given to Linton pre-schools for your child to bring home. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note: If your child attends a Linton pre-school, enrollment forms have already been given to the pre-school for your child to bring home.
Required Immunizations for school enrollment are: 5 doses of DTaP/DTP/DT; 4 doses of OPV/IPV; 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; 2 doses MMR; 2 doses of Varicella, or physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering kindergarten; 2 Hepatitis A
Greene County Soccer Association registration opens Feb. 16 and closes March 10. Register at www.greenecountysoccer.com. Ages 3 years to under 20 by January 2018 welcome. Cost is $40. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Linton Public Library will have K-5th Magic Tree House Club on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. An hour of fun based on the exciting book series! February 7, 14, 21, 28. Each week we will focus on a different book; you do not need to read the books to attend. The Linton Public Library will have Yoga Classes with Leah Gray
every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. for yoga. Beginners welcome. Please bring your own mat or towel. No charge, but donations are welcome.
Ballroom dancing instruction at the Owen County Family YMCA
Tuesdays 7:45-8:45p.m. Introductory 7 week session begins Feb. 21-April 11
This class will start with form and balance to build a solid foundation for traditional dances like Waltz and Cha Cha. Beginners are welcome. $24 per person for 7 week session for Y members, $48 per person for non-members.
Call 812-828-9622 or go to www.owencountyymca.org for more information. Advance registration is required. Class size is limited.
Parents & Pollywogs (swim and water safety instruction for toddlers) at the Owen County Family YMCA, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15-6:45p.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 Eastern Branch Library will host Tots Time Mondays at 10:15 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear the color of the day: Feb. 6 is blue; Feb. 13 is red; Feb. 27 is yellow; March 6 is purple; March 13 is orange; March 20 is green. If Eastern schools are closed, there will be no Tots Time.
The Eastern Branch Library will host Preschool Story Hours Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. with the following themes: Feb. 8 is Valentine’s Day; Feb. 15 is Snowy Days; Feb. 22 is funny stories; March 1 is windy stories; March 8 is sports stories; and March 15 is St. Patrick’s Day. If Eastern schools are canceled, there will be no Preschool Story Time.
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.
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.
White River Valley Junior class is currently selling RTIC tumblers 20 and 30 oz., and 18 oz. bottles with the WRV logo and name. Please contact the school offices or a junior class parent to order your cup.
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 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 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. If you have any questions please 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.”
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 30th, 2017. 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 it’s 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 Worthington Sonshine Shop is having a ‘mega sale’ through March 4; adult and children clothing, linens, curtains. Bag sale: $5 bag of books, cd’s, or dvd’s, Toys 1/2 price. Call 812-875-3287 For more information and/or daily specials.
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.