Friday, July 21
Worthington VFW Post 7117, located at 25 North Commercial Street in Worthington, will hold a Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Post. The meal will be spaghetti and garlic bread for $6 to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars Core Programs, including Troop Support, Youth Scholarships, Educational Outreach, Youth Activities and Community Volunteerism.
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.
Bloomfield United Methodist Church will have a “Fill My Cup Coffee Ministry” from 7-8 p.m. Coffee, drinks, finger food, music and a social gathering to view a showing of Harvest America will be provided. Contact the church with questions at 812-384-8747.
The Greene County Shrine Club will have a grilled chicken, baked potato and salad dinner at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Saturday July 22
The 8th Annual Solsberry Hornet 5k Run/Walk will take place 8:00 am at the Solsberry United Methodist Church. All proceeds benefit Eastern Greene Cross Country teams. Participants may register online at mag7raceseries.com or contact Adam Nonte at (812) 381-4255 for additional information. Pre-Race day registration is $20.00, with day of race registration $25.00. T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-race registrants and awards given to male and female winners for overall, as well for the following age categories: 13 and under, 14 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70+.
American Legion Post 22 of Linton will host Jim DanDee Karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the public is welcome.
Sunday, July 23
First Apostolic Pentecostal Church, located at 255 West Mill Street in Bloomfield, will host guest speaker Elder Scott Kerr from Ohio Services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., everyone is welcome.
The Kentucky Ridge Cemetery Association will meet at church at 1 p.m.
Bloomfield First Baptist Church presents “Operation Arctic” Vacation Bible School until Thursday, July 27 from 6-8:45 p.m. Dinner will be provided. For more information, call 812-384-8459.
The Hendricksville Area Association will be having a Sunday Dinner and Music. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. The menu will consist of fried chicken or roast beef, two sides, dessert and drink for $7. Music by Hole in the Wall Gang from 1-3 p.m. Funds go to the Scholarship Fund.
Maker Fun Factory VBS for preschoolers through sixth grade at Switz City Christian Church until July 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be daily lessons, crafts, games, music, food and science experiments.
Monday, July 24
The Eastern Greene School Board will meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m. and regular session at 7:30 p.m. These meetings will be held in the Eastern Greene Schools’ Central Office Board Room.
The Worthington SonShine Shop will be closed for furnace repair. For more information, call 812-875-2286.
Teachers Warehouse will re-open for the school year at 1 p.m.. This is the go-to spot for free classroom supplies, open to public school educators, grades preK-grade 8, in Monroe, Brown, Greene, Lawrence and Owen counties. Donors can assist area students via their teachers by donating new classroom supplies to stock the shelves at Teachers Warehouse. Deliver supply donations to Teachers Warehouse on Wednesdays in July from 1-4 p.m. TW is located at 524 N. Fairview in Bloomington (across from Ernest Butler Park). From August-May, donations can be dropped off on Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Check out the TW website: teacherswarehouse.net Questions can be emailed to email@example.com
“Operation Arctic,” a week-long Vacation Bible School from Answers in Genesis ministries, will be held at Lebanon Baptist Church through Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m. All children ages pre-k through sixth grade are welcom. Lebanon Baptist Church is located three miles south of Jasonville and seven miles north of State Road 59 in Midland.
Tuesday, July 25
The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 5 p.m.. This meeting will be held at 801 NE 1st Street in Linton.
Wednesday, July 26
White River Valley will hold registration for freshmen and sophomores, freshmen may register from 8-11 a.m., and sophomores from noon to 3 p.m. at WRV. Those from any grade who are unable to make these times may register from 3-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Thursday, July 27
White River Valley will hold registration for juniors and seniors. Juniors may register from 8-11 a.m., and seniors from noon to 3 p.m.
Memory Makers Quilt Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Library. The Library is located at 125 S. Franklin St. in Bloomfield. Contact person is Juanita at 812-325-2533.
Saturday, July 29
The descendants of John and Alice Burch will hold a reunion at the Little Cincinnati Christian Church at noon. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish, family pictures and history to share. Drinks and table service will be provided. For more information or directions, call Vera at 812-825-5137 or Mary Ruth at 812 825-3990.
Sunday, July 30
The 3rd Row Boys will be performing at the Worthington Christian Church at 6 p.m. The Church is located at 105 East Main Street in Worthington. Admission is free, however there will be a free will offering. The 3rd Row Boys are from central Indiana. They are driven by the passion to spread the message of God’s love through gospel music. The group was founded by three young men who sang together on the third row of their church choir. Realizing their love for harmony and a desire to minister outside the four walls of the local church, the 3rd Row Boys ministry was born.
There will be an Arrowhead Show at the Sullivan 4-H Building from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-798-3972 after 6 p.m.
The Whosoever Will Church in Dugger will have vocational bible school from 6:15-8:30 p.m. until July 27. The theme is “Digging into God’s Truths.” All ages are welcome. For more information, call 812-648-2188.
Saturday, August 5
The Harp reunion will be held at Walnut Grove Fellowship Hall, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The WRV class of 1992 will celebrate their 25th class reunion starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the American Legion Park in Linton. Food provided by Johnny Davidson from 6:30-7:45, and band from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $20/adult pre-ordered, $25 at the door. Teens and kids $15/each. Find us on facebook at facebook/groups/WRV1992 Call Rebecca at 812-743-2105 for questions or more information.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will host its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Post Home. Menu is bacon or sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs fixed your way, fried potatoes, pancakes and/or french toast. The public is welcome.
Tuesday, August 8
The Greene County Democrat Club will hold the August meeting at 6 p.m. in the east shelter house in the Linton City Park.
Saturday, August 12
White River Baptist Church, located at 174 N. SR 57 near Bloomfield, will host family movie night at 6 p.m., with a free movie, “The Insanity of God” and snacks.
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 new tennis courts located north of the baseball field on the Linton-Stockton School Corporation campus are open for public use Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. These times will be adjusted once the Boys Tennis season begins.
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 Open Door Christian Bookstore and local author Larry Massa will be celebrating his newly published book “The Sindom: A Mystery of Christ’s Burial Linen.” Through the month of July, those who stop by the bookstore can enter a contest to win a $50 bookstore gift card. Those who purchase a copy of “The Sindom” will receive free copies of Massa’s books “Catacombs” and “Armageddon Now.” The celebration will conclude Aug. 5 with a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Further information can be obtained at www.crazyaboutgod.com.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.