* The Men's Auxiliary to the Worthington VFW Post No. 7117 will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.
* The annual meeting of the Friends of Goose Pond will be conducted at 6 p.m. at Stoll's Country Inn in Linton.
Friday, Dec. 6
* The Linton Public Library will be closed on Friday, December 6th for an in-service day. We will be reopen for regular hours on Saturday, December 7th.
* The Jasonville Senior Citizens Center will host the monthly biscuits and gravy from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Other breakfast items and carryout are available.
* The 2013 Voices for Kids open house and silent auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Greene County Courthouse. There will be entertainment, refreshments, silent auction and playhouse raffle. If interested in donating items for the silent auction, please contact JeanAnne Sanders at 384-8774 or 381-2528.
Saturday, Dec. 7
* THe Linton Moose will have grilled marinated turkey breast from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m. Members and guests are welcome.
* George and Nancy Thurston will be presenting the Holiday Nutcracker Expo starting today, and will run through the holidays. There will be nutcrackers made of several medians and ranging from one inch to an eight foot inflatable.The Expo is located at the corner of South Main and East Market Streets in Spencer.
* Worthington VFW Post No. 7117 will host an open house in "Remembrance of Pearl Harbor" with a bean dinner at 1 p.m. Program will begin at 4 p.m., Tom and Jerrys from 5 to 7 p.m. and karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Public is invited.
* Gamma Rho Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Philanthropic Sorority of Linton would like to invite the community to attend the second annual "Festival of Homes" house tour from noon to 5 p.m. Five homes in and around Linton will be featured this year to give inspiration, ideas and Christmas joy to all who attend. The homes featured are Pam and Joe Graves, St Rd 54E near Switz City; Dennis and Suzie Babcock on Park Road, Linton; Debbie and Joe Whitehead on West End Avenue, Linton; Clint and Heather Stochrahm, Hoosier Road, Linton; and Jay and Amanda Smith, Center Rd, Dugger. Primitive crafts will also be for sale at the Stockrahm home. Tickets are $8 with proceeds going to our scholarship program. A map is printed on the back ot the ticket, enabling people to view the homes in any order they wish. Tickets may be purchsed from any Psi Ote, at any ot the homes on the tour day, or from co-chairs, Dedra Carr, 847-2379 or Sharon Payne, 847-9963. Please come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon while supporting a worthy cause.
* Christmas in the Village in Scotland will be from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a home tour, with tickets $10 for four homes from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be vendors in the Historic Hotel and Old Fire Station. Santa will be at the event from noon to 4 p.m. The lighting of the Memory Tree will be at 6 p.m. Food available for purchase by the Scotland Full Gospel Church with free admission. Sponsored by the Scotland Historical Society. For more information, call 384-5118.
* The Shakamak Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival will be Saturday, Dec. 7 featuring crafts, a flea market and entertainment in the Shakamak Elementary School gymnasium. For information call Andrea Duncan at (812) 699-1577 or (812) 665-3111.
* The Clay County 4-H Junior Leaders along with Wabash Valley Chapters of the Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited will be hosting their 2nd Annual Gun Show at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is in the exhibit hall at 6656 North State Road 59 in Brazil. There will be 90 tables and admission is $4.00. Come buy, sell or trade.
Sunday, Dec. 8
* We will have our afternoon history and stories at Main Street Studio A at 2 p.m., next to Markle Music. Everyone is welcome. Come hear the story about the tipsy Santa.
* Hendricksville Area Association monthly fundraiser breakfast will be from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located on Highway 43 in Hendricksville. Breakfast to benefit the association's community projects. Menu includes bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, omelets (no western), biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, pancakes, french toast.
* Faith Community Church in Dugger will host a Christmas Cantato titled "Tell me the story of Jesus" at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.
* Linton VFW Post No. 7118 will be hosting its annual Christmas Dinner at 12:30 p.m. for all members and families. Roast turkey, potatoes and gravy will be provided. Members are asked to bring a covered dish.
* Blessed Hope Baptist Church will host Dr. Shelton Smith from Sword of the Lord. Are you a lover of books? Dr. Smith will be bringing with him not only great preaching, but great soft covers from the Sword of the Lord Publishers. Blessed Hope Baptist is located one-quarter mile south of Jasonville on SR 59. Times of services are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning preaching at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 9
* The Eastern Greene Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m., with the regular meeting at 7:30, followed by another executive session.
* The Scotland Cemetery meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Scotland Firestation. Everyone is welcome.
* The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet in the hospital cafeteria for the Christmas party at 2:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the food pantry.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
* The Greene County Hospital Association will have a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the GCGH LLC Office, located at 2127 E. SR 54 in Linton.
* The Greene County Redevelopment Commission meet in executive session at 10 a.m. in the Commissioner's Room in the Greene County Courthouse.
* The Greene County Veterans Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post No. 7118 in Linton.
Thursday, Dec. 12
* The regular monthly meeting of the Greene County Sheriff's Merit Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Greene County Jail, located at 204 CR 70E at the east edge of Bloomfield.
* The Snowman Light bulb ornament craft is being moved to today, 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a $5 charge for supplies that must be paid before the program begins. Please call or stop in at the library to get signed up. There will be goodies to snack on. This must be only for the teens and adults due to the glass issue with the light bulbs.
* Memory Makers Quilt Guild will be having their annual Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. in the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library Community Room. Meat will be provided with other dishes brought by members as a pitch-in. Please contact Grace Sipes by Dec. 5 if you plan to attend.
Friday, Dec. 13
* Worthington VFW Post No 7117 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Public is invited.
Saturday, Dec. 14
* Marco United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Program titled "Christmas Isn't Just For Children" at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Sunday, Dec. 15
* The Bloomfield First Christian Church will present "The Love of God at Christmas"; a Christmas Cantata celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ who comes to us to give us all His Love at 6:30 p.m. The church, located at the corner of Spring and Jefferson in Bloomfield, invites everyone to hear this stirring presentation in music and drama. There will be fellowship and refreshment in the church Fellowship Hall following the cantata.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
* The meeting of the board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in executive session at 9 a.m. with the public meeting to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative, located at 77 A St. NE in Linton.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
* Worthington VFW Post No 7117 will have a monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19
* The Roosevelt Mission will host a Christmas party for needy children at 7 p.m. at the mission, located at 89 E. Vincennes St. in Linton. To sign up, visit the mission Monday through Friday from Dec. 1 to 17 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. We need toys, stuffed animals, cookies, volunteers and money. We need about 500 toys. On Dec. 16 and 18, we need help wrapping presents. If you know of a needy child, age newborn to 12, please tell the parent to visit the mission. For more information, call Susan Kirby at 847-8756.
Saturday, Dec. 21
* Worthington VFW Post 7117 will have the monthly euchre game at 1 p.m. Public is invited.
Sunday, Dec. 22
* Lyons United Methodist Church will host a Christmas program titled "Proclaiming the King at 6:30 p.m. in the church.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
* Worthington VFW Post No 7117 will host the annual New Years Eve Open House with the band "Still Doin' Time" from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For guests that spend all evening with us, breakfast will be available around 12:30 a.m.
* The Bloomfield Lions Club is selling 20 pound boxes of oranges and grapefruits for $19. Items can be mixed. Expected delivery date is after Dec. 4. To order, contact Jeff Schafer at 812-650-0277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* White River Valley Antique Association presents Christmas in the Village. Our antique themed buildings will be beautifully decorated for Christmas for you to enjoy, just like grandpa and grandma used to experience. There will be a live nativity, carolers strolling the grounds, Santa and treats for the children, and refreshments for everyone. Bring the family and enjoy strolling our old fashioned Christmas and the various experiences offered to you, all at no charge to you. This event will take place two weekends, December 6 and 7 and December 13 and 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening. The White River Valley Antique grounds are located in Elnora, Indiana, Hwy 57 just south of the Elnora fair grounds.
* The Linton Class of 2014 are still selling the Miner Discount Cards. Cards can be purchased for $5 at Linton Sporting Goods, Southern Indiana Workwear, Baesler's, La Fiesta, Regions Bank, Advance Auto Parts, Parkview Diner, Main Street Gifts, Pizza Villa, Stoll's, Jiffy Treat, and Brinson Chiropractic. Or contact any senior.
* Santa is scheduled to arrive in Downtown Linton. He'll be making stops at his Workshop located in the Rotary Park throughout the month of December. He will also be at his shop on Mon. Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Edward Jones in Bloomfield is supporting the Toys for Tots campaign. You can help needy children in our area by dropping off unwrapped new toys to our office at 8 E. Main St., or call 384-9286 for more information. Donations accepted through Dec. 13.
* The Greene County Afghan, designed by members of the Scotland Historical Society, are available for purchase. Depicted on the afghans are the Wabash and Eerie Canal, The Viaduct, the Greene County Courthouse, the Coal Industry, and more. Area town names outline the afghan. The afghans are available for purchase at Main Street Gifts and Linton Family Pharmacy, both in Linton. You may also contact Brenda Massette at 384-5118 for purchase. They will also be available at the "Christmas in the Village" in Scotland Dec. 7.
* The Lewis Township Ministerial Association will host a series of Advent Services. These events will be Dec. 4 at Coalmont Cross Community Church, with Bro. Joey Chubb as the speaker; Dec. 11 at Wilson General Baptist with Bro. Darren Sluder as the speaker; and Dec. 18 at Friendly Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Lucas as the speaker with proceeds from offerings benefitting local scholarships and th LTMA Emergency Food Bank.
* The Lyons Health and Living Center is in need of volunteers. Residents are in need of volunteers to visit one-on-one, sing, read or share a hobby. Whatever time you have to give, we need you. Please call Doris Moss or Leah Stremming at 812-659-1440.
* Linton Tri Kappa Cheese Balls are available. Cheese Balls that are made by chapter members are $6.50 for nuts and $6.00 plain. Please contact Lisa Steward at 847-7319 or Beth Gillan at 847-2010.
* The Lions Club of Worthington meets every first and third Tuesday at the Municipal Building in Worthington at 7p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend.
* The Bloomfield Eastern Greene Public Library will host a banned book club the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
* Kids Count Preschool of Greene County, Inc. is a non-profit preschool serving 3 to 5 year olds and their families in Greene County. It offers half-day and full-day preschool in the eastern Greene County area. It has been serving the community for over 10 years and currently have spots available. Call 825-5100, email email@example.com or check out its page on Facebook.
* 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.
* ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Those with ALS and their loved ones are invited to attend the ALS Association's monthly support group meeting. It meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Location: Comfort Keepers, 4101 East 3rd Street Bloomington. Please contact Leah Iversen if you have any questions: (812)361-9047.
* Catholic Charities is happy to announce that it will be sponsoring GED exam fees. If you are ready to take your GED exam, call (812) 423-5456 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
* There will be a Celtic Jam Session the first Sunday of the month at the "Big Yellow House", located at 276 W. Main St in Bloomfield, from 7 to 10 p.m. It will feature traditional Irish, Scottish and Old-Time Music. All skill levels are welcome, from novice to virtuoso (acoustic instruments only please). There is hardwood floors so dancers are welcomel. For more information, email email@example.com or call (405) 615-3924.
* Teens: There are four events for you each month, starting in September at the Linton Public Library: On the second Monday of each month a Combined Creative Writing/Photography Club 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and Teen Gaming Time 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Also, on the fourth Monday of each month there will be a Teen Book Club from 4:30-5 p.m. and Teen Crafts 5:15-6:15 p.m.
* The local Christian Men's Prayer Breakfast meets Tuesday at 7 a.m. for a time of fellowship, breakfast, singing and short message from one of the group. Various people from local churches participate. You are welcome to come early and visit before breakfast, which is held at the First United Methodist Church located at 150 N. 2nd St. in Linton. Contact Nick Moore at 847-2682, Jim Cooper at 699-2638 or Dennis Babcock at 699-0248 for more information.
* The Linton Church of Christ is starting a van ministry for youth along with the people without a way to church. If you need to be picked up, please call Youth Minister JD Johnson at 798-5662 before 8 p.m. on Saturday or in case of emergency, Sunday at 9 a.m. This service will pick you up before Sunday school, which starts at 9:30 a.m., along with Sunday services beginning at 6 p.m.
* The AARP Foundation Senior Employment Service is looking for workers 55 or older who need help finding full or part-time employment. This is a free service. You may qualify for immediate paid job training assignments. We help you get job ready and then help you with job leads and referrals. You must be currently unemployed and certain income limitations apply. Call AARP for an appointment or see Pam at WorkOne Linton. Or you may call 847-4479, ext. 230.
* The Worthington Senior Citizens Center, located downtown on North Commercial St., 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.
* Union Church will be starting gospel sings the third Saturday of each month. The Evening Light Gospel Singers (Lowell and Brenda Flynn) will be the featured singers along with the locals. Starting time is 6 p.m. The church is located on State Road 43 between Solsberry and Hendricksville. For more information, call Pastor Danny Hillenburg 847-0253 or the Schweers at (812) 876-5680.
* The National Guard Grandmother's Club will meet 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. Residents of Richland, Beech Creek, Highland, Center, Taylor, and Jackson Townships are all eligible for the service. Permanent or temporary homebound patrons are encouraged to contact the library at 384-4125 to begin delivery service.
* Alanon Family Group meetings will be Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Linton Church of Christ, 4th St. in Linton.
* The Luke House, located at 128 S. Crowder St. in Sullivan, has meetings open to the public and the schedule is as follows: Mondays Christian 12-step program 6 to 7 p.m. and as a Narcotics Anonymous from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. there will be a motivation class. Thursdays will be a recovery-related speaker. Fridays 7 to 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous. Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. daily devotions and Bible study. For more information, call the Luke House at (812) 268-3728.
* Child Passenger Safety Technicians at the Greene County Sheriff's Department's Permanent Fitting Station, certified through the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children at the IU School of Medicine, are available to inspect safety seats and offer hands-on instruction on how to properly install your seat in your vehicle. They can make sure you have the car seat that fits your child best and that is properly secured in your vehicle. They may also be able to provide a car seat to families in need who meet income guidelines and in emergency circumstances when a child needs a seat immediately as a result of a fire or vehicle crash. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a safety inspection of your child's car seat, call the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 384-4422.
* The Worthington American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 106 will host Bingo every Friday night. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and Bingo will start at 6:15 p.m. Food is available for sale during each session.
* The Worthington First Baptist Church, located at the corner of Park and Dayton streets, will host youth groups every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kid's Club (4-years-old to fifth grade) will meet in the church and Four12 (sixth to 12th grade) will meet in the fellowship hall. For more information call 798-2870 or 798-2871.
* Mercy's Road Full Gospel Church services will be each Thursday at 7 p.m. at Coalmont Church. Call 699-1095 for more information.
* Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 is hosting Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.
* The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7118 of Linton will meet the first Monday of each month.
* The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet 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.
* Bingo at the American Legion in Worthington is on Fridays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with games at 6:15 p.m. This is open to the public. Cost is $30 for 15 games All proceeds go to the Worthington American Legion. This event is non-smoking with breaks made for smokers to go outdoors.
* A 12-Step Overcomers Recovery Support meeting is every Wednesday at the Family Life Center on the east side of the square in Bloomfield from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Come and join us to overcome life-controlling problems of all sorts with Bible principles, prayer, memory verses and weekly support. Call Instructor Tom Jacob for more information at 384-6321.
* The Lyons Community Food Pantry at 150 East Broad Street (the old fire station) will be open from 4-6 p.m. the third Monday of every month, and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The pantry serves zip codes 47443, 47449, and 47465.
* Mineral United Methodist Church will have Bible study from 7 - 8 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
* Lebanon Baptist Food Pantry will only be open on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.
* The Refuge Assembly of God food pantry will be open every Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. to assist those living in Bloomfield. To donate, please contact Trina at 384-8093 during the pantry's open hours.
* The Mineral Christian Men's Group meets at 8 a.m. every third Saturday of the month at the Mineral Community Building.
* House of Grace Coffee House will offer fellowship, food, worship and youth classes. The church is located at 792 S. Section St. in Dugger.
* The Pleasantville United Methodist Church food pantry is now open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - noon.
* The Lyons First Christian Church youth group meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays at the church's East Broad Street location.
* The Mt. Calvary Church on East Tulip Road in Bloomfield is now open with the following service times: Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11 a.m., Sunday night service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night service at 7 p.m. For information contact Rev. Chester Baugh at (918) 894-0807.