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Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Community Notes

Community Notes

Saturday, February 13

The Bloomfield Library will host Adult Coloring Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Come discover the benefits of coloring at our Come and Go Coloring Day. Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided in the Reading Room.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have their Monthly Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. sausage and pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, coffee, orange juice also there will be a Bake Sale at the same time. Donations only for the breakfast. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

There will be a Second Saturday Soup lunch free for anyone from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Lunch includes two kinds of soup, sandwiches, dessert and drink. Sponsored by Making a Difference, a small group from Linton First Christian Church.

Linton Youth League will hold baseball and softball sign ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Hoosier Hit, on Feb. 20 at Linton Sporting Goods, Feb. 27 at Hoosier Hit and March 5 at Linton Sporting Goods.

Sign ups are for boys ages 3-12 and girls ages 3-18. Cost is $60 for the first child, $80 for two children and $10 for each additional child. Any questions contact Ricky Templeton (girls) at 812-798-5648 or Kyle Eslinger (boys) at 812-665-9442

Sunday, February 14

A benefit dinner for Savannah Jo Boone will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sandborn Community building. The event features home made chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and drink. It is dine in or carry out, and the cost is donation only. All proceeds benefit Savannah's family to assist with medical expenses.

Monday, February 15

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Tots Time Monday, Feb. 15 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. We will be reading books about cats.

Tuesday, February 16

The Bloomfield Library will host Teen Movie Night Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Spend an evening watching a great new release. Call the library (384-4125) to find out the movie title. Grades 7-12 are welcome.

Wednesday, February 17

The Bloomfield Library will host Baby and Me Storytime Wednesday, Feb. 17, noon until 1 p.m. For children birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music and movement with your baby.

The Tax people will be at the Lyons Senior Citizen Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Thursday, February 18

The Linton Library Board of Trustees hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

The Bloomfield Library will host Cookbook Club Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6 until 7 p.m. Cook or bake something that goes with this month's theme: Chocolate. Bring your dish to the program to share with everyone. Beverages and tableware will be provided.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have "The Country Classic Band" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weather permitting. We will be serving ham salad sandwiches, slaw, pop, coffee and tea for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Gamma Tau Chapter of Linton Tri Kappa Sorority will host Basket and '31' Bingo Thursday, Feb. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Bingo Hall on 450 E ST NE. Concessions will be available. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and available from all Tri Kappa members. Must be 18 years old to attend.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch will have Preschool Storytime Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for ages four to six years old. The theme will be "1, 2, Ah-choo". Note: If Bloomfield Schools are closed or delayed due to weather, storytime will also be canceled. For more information call 812-384-4125.

Saturday, February 20

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Author Charles Major will be reading an excerpt from his book The Bears of Blue River, as well as looking at other books he wrote. We will also look at and discuss Gustave Baumann, an artist that was part of the Brown County Artist Colony. We will also try our luck with simple "woodcarving" and printing.

Jasonville American Legion post # 172 Auxiliary will hold a breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 7:30 t0 10 a.m. The breakfast will be dine in or carry out and features sausage gravy w/biscuits, hash browns or scrambled eggs, biscuit, juice and coffee. 1/2 order for $2, full order $4.

The American Girl Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. The meeting will include crafts, games and snacks focusing on Kirsten and Addy. You do not have to bring a doll. Moms and grandmas are welcome to join.

There will be a Wine and Canvas Event to support Linton Athletic Boosters at 2 p.m. at the VFW in Linton. Cost is $35. Call Amanda Smith at 812-227-1098 or Jill Fougerousse at 812-798-2847 for tickets.

Sunday, February 21

The Greene County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Bloomfield Public Library. Our speaker will be Linda Long, who will tell us the history of quilting. Everyone welcome.

The Judith Montgomery Family will be in concert on Sunday, Feb 21 at 6 p.m. at the Faith Christian Church located at 2188 Hwy. 54 in Bloomfield.

Monday, February 22

The Women of the Moose will have a breakfast from 8-11 a.m., which will include biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes and more. The cost is $6 for all you can eat.

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Tots Time Monday, Feb. 22 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. We will be reading books about birds.

Tuesday, February 23

The Worthington Town Council will hold an executive meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall concerning personnel matters.

Wednesday, February 24

The Bloomfield Library will host George Washington Comes to Bloomfield Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David Wolfe is back again this year, only as George Washington. Watch as he brings our first president to life.

Thursday, February 25

Historical actor, David Wolfe, will be playing George Washington in a presentation at the Linton Public Library Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required but are free and can be picked up at the library. It will be a fun and educational evening for all ages.

Memory Makers Quilt Club will meet on Feb. 25, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. Members are asked to bring fabric cut into 8 1/2 inch squares for quilts for the community. Please bring your sewing machine. This project is continued from last month.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch will have Preschool Storytime Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. for ages four to six years old. The theme will be "Wormy Weather". Note: If Bloomfield Schools are closed or delayed due to weather, storytime will also be canceled. For more information call 812-384-4125.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have "Micheal Brown Music Ministries" will be at here from 2 to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come for Lunch Cheryl will be making Beef Stew in Crockpot and to Play bingo. Meal for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

The Bloomfield Library will host A Gathering of Gamers Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon playing your favorite games including board games, card games, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Wii games. Grades 7-12 are welcome.

Saturday, February 27

The Linton Public Library will host a Family Movie event, Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Come see a new DVD release, (PG, 143 min.) Free popcorn, a drink and candy will be provided.

The First Annual Women's Conference will host the "Rags to Royalty" event at the 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 28

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have a spaghetti dinner, garlic bread with lettuce salad, deserts, tea, lemon aid and coffee from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Monday, February 29

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Tots Time Monday, Feb. 29 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. We will be reading books about bunnies.

Friday, March 4

The seventh annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival will kick off with the Raymond James Dinner at the Linton Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and includes music, full buffet and live auction and all Saturday activities, which includes bus tours, arts and craf show, birds of prey, snak exhibit, bird houses building and more. Food provided by Trent Wilkes Fish King. For tickets, visit www.friendsofgoosepond.org or pick up at the Goose Pond office at $25 each.

Tuesday, March 8

The Greene County GOP will host the annual Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday, March 8 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Community Event Center in Switz City. Governor Mike Pence will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $25 each and tables are available.

Wednesday, March 9

*Free classes offered for diabetes control

Free classes to help those dealing with diabetes are available, in six sessions, each with a different topic. Classes will be held at the Meadow Brook Senior Apartments Community Room on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning March 9 and continuing until April 13. To register call 812-847-9716.

Saturday, March 12

There will be a Second Saturday Soup lunch free for anyone from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Lunch includes two kinds of soup, sandwiches, dessert and drink. Sponsored by Making a Difference, a small group from Linton First Christian Church.

Wednesday, March 16

The Tax people will be at the Lyons Senior Citizen Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Friday, April 29

The Greene County Master Gardeners Association will again be hosting their annual Flower and Patio Show. The event will be held at the Greene County Community Event Center (4503 W State Road 54, Bloomfield, In.) The show will run from Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m. through Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. The show will feature garden vendors who offer plants, trees, garden related items and more. There will also be free tree seedlings, educational activities, a kid's activity booth and food. Vendors are being sought that offer garden related items or services; please call the Greene County Extension Service at (812) 659 -2122 for more information.

Ongoing & Future Events

Registration is currently open at www.greenecountysoccer.com Cost is $40 for the first player and $30 for every player thereafter in the same household. Registration cutoff date is April 1. Season first game is April 30.Age ranges from 3-19. Adult soccer is also available this year for $25 that covers the whole year. Questions can be emailed to admin@greenecountysoccer.com.

The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center will host music nights the first two Fridays of each month. The first Friday is for Gospel and acoustic instruments, and the second Friday is senior night. Doors open around 6:30. Come bring your instruments and play and sing, or come and listen! All is free and fun. For more info call Fred at 812-798-6191

The K-5 Lego Club will meet each Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. through February at the Linton Public Library.

Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, car show entries, Little Mister and Little Miss entries and parade entries. People to get in contact with are Veronica Ault/Booths, 812-699-1082, Little Mister and Little Miss, Parade call Melissa Harding 812-699-2633 or email at melhardi@indiana.edu, Car Show call Andy Blanton 812-631-1046 or email at muddawg19@yahoo.com, Judy Moore is the president call 812-381-0193 or email at jkbm2385@yahoo.com. Festival is August 19 and 20. Set up as early as August 18 after 6 p.m. Times for the Festival are Friday at noon - 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The Linton Moose Lodge #1434 new hours have begun 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.

The Lawrence County Center for Women's Ministries will be hosting a 13-week video driven Bible Study called "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore. The event will be hosted on Fridays at the 1324 K St., Suite 135 location in Bedford. For more information, call 812-675-0651 or email lcwministry@comcast.net.

The descendants of Dora and Obediah Rose of Greene County, Indiana, will host the 50th Annual Rose Family Reunion on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Linton City Park in Linton.

Come into the Linton Public Library for a night of video games played tournament style. Events are held on the third Friday of every month from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The Linton Public Library will host tabletop games. Games can range from board games to card games to pen and paper games and more. Events are held on the second Friday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Need a place to do your homework? Need help with your work? Want to help others that are struggling? If you answered yes to any of these, then come down to the Linton Public Library. The teen space is available for all who want to come. Tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday.

Calling all teen artists. Want to feature your art at your Linton Public Library? Art can be displayed anonymously throughout the library. An artist will be named "Artist of the Month" at the end of each month. Prizes will be given to the winner. This event runs all month but winners are announced in the first week of each new month.

The 2016 Friends of Goose Pond calendars are now available at www.friendsofgoosepond.org/store or call 812-847-2145. Calendars are also available at the Goose Pond office. The cost is $10 each, and is a great Christmas gift.

Linton Moose Lodge serves dinner in the family quarters every Saturday Night from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The Center Township Board had 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, commencing on December 8,2015 and continuing on the second Tuesday of each month for the 2016 calendar.

The Linton Public Library has Maker Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Monday. The event is open for all ages. Drop in to create something new each week. A librarian will be available to demonstrate the project, and each attendee will be able to make their own version.

The Linton Public Library will host Coloring for Grownups on the 1st Tuesday of the month between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

An Adult Book Club will meet at the Linton Public Library on the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. The current month's book can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will be closed on Tuesdays from now on until further notice.

Your local Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) Ministry is holding a DEER DRIVE this year to help fight hunger. Each deer you donate enters you for a chance to win a Grand Prize Drawing held at the end of season. Help feed those less fortunate in our area by donating your deer to FHFH. All processing fees are paid for by FHFH. All you need to do is take your harvested deer to Rice's Quality Farm Meats 1294 Freeman Road, Spencer, IN 47460 and tell them you want to donate it to FHFH. We pay the processing fees and you help feed those less fortunate in our communities. All donated deer are processed into 1 pound packages of ground burger then distributed to local food pantries and feeding missions. This is a great local ministry, hunters please help by donating a deer. We also accept livestock donations and pay for 100 percent of the processing cost for beef, hogs and lambs. For more information please contact Brady Miller @ 812-876-9699. Business hours for Rices's Quality Farm Meats are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.. Rices's Quality Farm Meats wants to thank all financial donors, hunters and farmers for helping to provide over 23,000 lbs of nutritious venison to those in need in our area through this ministry.

The Linton Public Library will host Kid's Matinee every 4th Saturday of the month for a kid's movie. Free popcorn and drinks.

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group in Sullivan County will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sullivan County Community Hospital at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. Contact Dayna at (812) 798-0325 with any questions.

The Linton Public Library will hold Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, Every other Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy delightful books, rhymes, songs, games, a simple craft and snack. Evening Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers will take place at 6:30 p.m. Help little ones wind down in the evening with wonderful books, rhymes and songs. Evening Storytime is every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

The Linton Public Library will host Maker Mondays -- For all ages, Drop in from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. An opportunity to create something unique each week using a variety of materials. A librarian will demonstrate and invite attendees to make their own (probably superior :)) version of the project. Little Movers - For toddlers and preschoolers. Every other Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Let your little one shake, rattle, and roll with this fun hour of music and movement.

Every first and third Tuesday from 6 until 7 p.m. all people who crochet are invited to join us in the Reading Room at the Bloomfield Public Library. The library has a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial Year in which patrons may help, or people are invited to bring their own work and chat with those who come. Beginners are welcome, especially if they bring their own hooks and yarn/thread. The library is especially in need people to help with the stars -- 42 of them in three colors.

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 yard 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.

Eastern Heights Utilities, Inc. would like to inform their customers of the availability of the 2015 CCR brochure. This brochure is designed to keep customers informed about their water utility and the quality of their drinking water over the past year. This report is available in the Eastern Heights Office, located at 316 North Washington Street in Bloomfield.

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

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 second 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Saturday, February 13

The Bloomfield Library will host Adult Coloring Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Come discover the benefits of coloring at our Come and Go Coloring Day. Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided in the Reading Room.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have their Monthly Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. sausage and pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, coffee, orange juice also there will be a Bake Sale at the same time. Donations only for the breakfast. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

There will be a Second Saturday Soup lunch free for anyone from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Lunch includes two kinds of soup, sandwiches, dessert and drink. Sponsored by Making a Difference, a small group from Linton First Christian Church.

Linton Youth League will hold baseball and softball sign ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Hoosier Hit, on Feb. 20 at Linton Sporting Goods, Feb. 27 at Hoosier Hit and March 5 at Linton Sporting Goods.

Sign ups are for boys ages 3-12 and girls ages 3-18. Cost is $60 for the first child, $80 for two children and $10 for each additional child. Any questions contact Ricky Templeton (girls) at 812-798-5648 or Kyle Eslinger (boys) at 812-665-9442

Sunday, February 14

A benefit dinner for Savannah Jo Boone will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sandborn Community building. The event features home made chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and drink. It is dine in or carry out, and the cost is donation only. All proceeds benefit Savannah's family to assist with medical expenses.

Monday, February 15

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Tots Time Monday, Feb. 15 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. We will be reading books about cats.

Tuesday, February 16

The Bloomfield Library will host Teen Movie Night Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Spend an evening watching a great new release. Call the library (384-4125) to find out the movie title. Grades 7-12 are welcome.

Wednesday, February 17

The Bloomfield Library will host Baby and Me Storytime Wednesday, Feb. 17, noon until 1 p.m. For children birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Enjoy simple reading, rhymes, music and movement with your baby.

The Tax people will be at the Lyons Senior Citizen Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Thursday, February 18

The Linton Library Board of Trustees hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

The Bloomfield Library will host Cookbook Club Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6 until 7 p.m. Cook or bake something that goes with this month's theme: Chocolate. Bring your dish to the program to share with everyone. Beverages and tableware will be provided.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have "The Country Classic Band" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weather permitting. We will be serving ham salad sandwiches, slaw, pop, coffee and tea for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Gamma Tau Chapter of Linton Tri Kappa Sorority will host Basket and '31' Bingo Thursday, Feb. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Bingo Hall on 450 E ST NE. Concessions will be available. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and available from all Tri Kappa members. Must be 18 years old to attend.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch will have Preschool Storytime Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for ages four to six years old. The theme will be "1, 2, Ah-choo". Note: If Bloomfield Schools are closed or delayed due to weather, storytime will also be canceled. For more information call 812-384-4125.

Saturday, February 20

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Author Charles Major will be reading an excerpt from his book The Bears of Blue River, as well as looking at other books he wrote. We will also look at and discuss Gustave Baumann, an artist that was part of the Brown County Artist Colony. We will also try our luck with simple "woodcarving" and printing.

Jasonville American Legion post # 172 Auxiliary will hold a breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 7:30 t0 10 a.m. The breakfast will be dine in or carry out and features sausage gravy w/biscuits, hash browns or scrambled eggs, biscuit, juice and coffee. 1/2 order for $2, full order $4.

The American Girl Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. The meeting will include crafts, games and snacks focusing on Kirsten and Addy. You do not have to bring a doll. Moms and grandmas are welcome to join.

There will be a Wine and Canvas Event to support Linton Athletic Boosters at 2 p.m. at the VFW in Linton. Cost is $35. Call Amanda Smith at 812-227-1098 or Jill Fougerousse at 812-798-2847 for tickets.

Sunday, February 21

The Greene County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Bloomfield Public Library. Our speaker will be Linda Long, who will tell us the history of quilting. Everyone welcome.

The Judith Montgomery Family will be in concert on Sunday, Feb 21 at 6 p.m. at the Faith Christian Church located at 2188 Hwy. 54 in Bloomfield.

Monday, February 22

The Women of the Moose will have a breakfast from 8-11 a.m., which will include biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes and more. The cost is $6 for all you can eat.

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Tots Time Monday, Feb. 22 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. We will be reading books about birds.

Tuesday, February 23

The Worthington Town Council will hold an executive meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall concerning personnel matters.

Wednesday, February 24

The Bloomfield Library will host George Washington Comes to Bloomfield Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David Wolfe is back again this year, only as George Washington. Watch as he brings our first president to life.

Thursday, February 25

Historical actor, David Wolfe, will be playing George Washington in a presentation at the Linton Public Library Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required but are free and can be picked up at the library. It will be a fun and educational evening for all ages.

Memory Makers Quilt Club will meet on Feb. 25, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. Members are asked to bring fabric cut into 8 1/2 inch squares for quilts for the community. Please bring your sewing machine. This project is continued from last month.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch will have Preschool Storytime Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. for ages four to six years old. The theme will be "Wormy Weather". Note: If Bloomfield Schools are closed or delayed due to weather, storytime will also be canceled. For more information call 812-384-4125.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have "Micheal Brown Music Ministries" will be at here from 2 to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come for Lunch Cheryl will be making Beef Stew in Crockpot and to Play bingo. Meal for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

The Bloomfield Library will host A Gathering of Gamers Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon playing your favorite games including board games, card games, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Wii games. Grades 7-12 are welcome.

Saturday, February 27

The Linton Public Library will host a Family Movie event, Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Come see a new DVD release, (PG, 143 min.) Free popcorn, a drink and candy will be provided.

The First Annual Women's Conference will host the "Rags to Royalty" event at the 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 28

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have a spaghetti dinner, garlic bread with lettuce salad, deserts, tea, lemon aid and coffee from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Monday, February 29

The Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Library will host Tots Time Monday, Feb. 29 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. We will be reading books about bunnies.

Friday, March 4

The seventh annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival will kick off with the Raymond James Dinner at the Linton Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and includes music, full buffet and live auction and all Saturday activities, which includes bus tours, arts and craf show, birds of prey, snak exhibit, bird houses building and more. Food provided by Trent Wilkes Fish King. For tickets, visit www.friendsofgoosepond.org or pick up at the Goose Pond office at $25 each.

Tuesday, March 8

The Greene County GOP will host the annual Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday, March 8 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Community Event Center in Switz City. Governor Mike Pence will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $25 each and tables are available.

Wednesday, March 9

*Free classes offered for diabetes control

Free classes to help those dealing with diabetes are available, in six sessions, each with a different topic. Classes will be held at the Meadow Brook Senior Apartments Community Room on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning March 9 and continuing until April 13. To register call 812-847-9716.

Saturday, March 12

There will be a Second Saturday Soup lunch free for anyone from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Lunch includes two kinds of soup, sandwiches, dessert and drink. Sponsored by Making a Difference, a small group from Linton First Christian Church.

Wednesday, March 16

The Tax people will be at the Lyons Senior Citizen Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Friday, April 29

The Greene County Master Gardeners Association will again be hosting their annual Flower and Patio Show. The event will be held at the Greene County Community Event Center (4503 W State Road 54, Bloomfield, In.) The show will run from Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m. through Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. The show will feature garden vendors who offer plants, trees, garden related items and more. There will also be free tree seedlings, educational activities, a kid's activity booth and food. Vendors are being sought that offer garden related items or services; please call the Greene County Extension Service at (812) 659 -2122 for more information.

Ongoing & Future Events

Registration is currently open at www.greenecountysoccer.com Cost is $40 for the first player and $30 for every player thereafter in the same household. Registration cutoff date is April 1. Season first game is April 30.Age ranges from 3-19. Adult soccer is also available this year for $25 that covers the whole year. Questions can be emailed to admin@greenecountysoccer.com.

The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center will host music nights the first two Fridays of each month. The first Friday is for Gospel and acoustic instruments, and the second Friday is senior night. Doors open around 6:30. Come bring your instruments and play and sing, or come and listen! All is free and fun. For more info call Fred at 812-798-6191

The K-5 Lego Club will meet each Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. through February at the Linton Public Library.

Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, car show entries, Little Mister and Little Miss entries and parade entries. People to get in contact with are Veronica Ault/Booths, 812-699-1082, Little Mister and Little Miss, Parade call Melissa Harding 812-699-2633 or email at melhardi@indiana.edu, Car Show call Andy Blanton 812-631-1046 or email at muddawg19@yahoo.com, Judy Moore is the president call 812-381-0193 or email at jkbm2385@yahoo.com. Festival is August 19 and 20. Set up as early as August 18 after 6 p.m. Times for the Festival are Friday at noon - 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The Linton Moose Lodge #1434 new hours have begun 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.

The Lawrence County Center for Women's Ministries will be hosting a 13-week video driven Bible Study called "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore. The event will be hosted on Fridays at the 1324 K St., Suite 135 location in Bedford. For more information, call 812-675-0651 or email lcwministry@comcast.net.

The descendants of Dora and Obediah Rose of Greene County, Indiana, will host the 50th Annual Rose Family Reunion on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Linton City Park in Linton.

Come into the Linton Public Library for a night of video games played tournament style. Events are held on the third Friday of every month from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The Linton Public Library will host tabletop games. Games can range from board games to card games to pen and paper games and more. Events are held on the second Friday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Need a place to do your homework? Need help with your work? Want to help others that are struggling? If you answered yes to any of these, then come down to the Linton Public Library. The teen space is available for all who want to come. Tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday.

Calling all teen artists. Want to feature your art at your Linton Public Library? Art can be displayed anonymously throughout the library. An artist will be named "Artist of the Month" at the end of each month. Prizes will be given to the winner. This event runs all month but winners are announced in the first week of each new month.

The 2016 Friends of Goose Pond calendars are now available at www.friendsofgoosepond.org/store or call 812-847-2145. Calendars are also available at the Goose Pond office. The cost is $10 each, and is a great Christmas gift.

Linton Moose Lodge serves dinner in the family quarters every Saturday Night from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The Center Township Board had 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, commencing on December 8,2015 and continuing on the second Tuesday of each month for the 2016 calendar.

The Linton Public Library has Maker Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Monday. The event is open for all ages. Drop in to create something new each week. A librarian will be available to demonstrate the project, and each attendee will be able to make their own version.

The Linton Public Library will host Coloring for Grownups on the 1st Tuesday of the month between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

An Adult Book Club will meet at the Linton Public Library on the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. The current month's book can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will be closed on Tuesdays from now on until further notice.

Your local Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) Ministry is holding a DEER DRIVE this year to help fight hunger. Each deer you donate enters you for a chance to win a Grand Prize Drawing held at the end of season. Help feed those less fortunate in our area by donating your deer to FHFH. All processing fees are paid for by FHFH. All you need to do is take your harvested deer to Rice's Quality Farm Meats 1294 Freeman Road, Spencer, IN 47460 and tell them you want to donate it to FHFH. We pay the processing fees and you help feed those less fortunate in our communities. All donated deer are processed into 1 pound packages of ground burger then distributed to local food pantries and feeding missions. This is a great local ministry, hunters please help by donating a deer. We also accept livestock donations and pay for 100 percent of the processing cost for beef, hogs and lambs. For more information please contact Brady Miller @ 812-876-9699. Business hours for Rices's Quality Farm Meats are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.. Rices's Quality Farm Meats wants to thank all financial donors, hunters and farmers for helping to provide over 23,000 lbs of nutritious venison to those in need in our area through this ministry.

The Linton Public Library will host Kid's Matinee every 4th Saturday of the month for a kid's movie. Free popcorn and drinks.

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group in Sullivan County will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sullivan County Community Hospital at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. Contact Dayna at (812) 798-0325 with any questions.

The Linton Public Library will hold Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, Every other Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy delightful books, rhymes, songs, games, a simple craft and snack. Evening Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers will take place at 6:30 p.m. Help little ones wind down in the evening with wonderful books, rhymes and songs. Evening Storytime is every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

The Linton Public Library will host Maker Mondays -- For all ages, Drop in from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. An opportunity to create something unique each week using a variety of materials. A librarian will demonstrate and invite attendees to make their own (probably superior :)) version of the project. Little Movers - For toddlers and preschoolers. Every other Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Let your little one shake, rattle, and roll with this fun hour of music and movement.

Every first and third Tuesday from 6 until 7 p.m. all people who crochet are invited to join us in the Reading Room at the Bloomfield Public Library. The library has a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial Year in which patrons may help, or people are invited to bring their own work and chat with those who come. Beginners are welcome, especially if they bring their own hooks and yarn/thread. The library is especially in need people to help with the stars -- 42 of them in three colors.

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 yard 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.

Eastern Heights Utilities, Inc. would like to inform their customers of the availability of the 2015 CCR brochure. This brochure is designed to keep customers informed about their water utility and the quality of their drinking water over the past year. This report is available in the Eastern Heights Office, located at 316 North Washington Street in Bloomfield.

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

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 second 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.

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.

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.

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 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.