Friday, Aug. 10
* Linton Moose will have a steak, pork chop and shrimp dinner at 5 p.m. The public is invited. All money benefits charity.
Saturday, Aug. 11
* The Church of God will have a yard sale in the parking lot of the Watering Can Flower Shop, located on SR 54 in Linton, starting at 8 a.m.
* Hobbieville Christian Fellowship will have a gospel sing at 6 p.m. and will be featuring Evening Lights Gospel Singers. Food will be served in Hobbieville Fellowship Hall.
* Linton Moose will have karaoke at 8 p.m. The public is invited. All money benefits charity.
* Jimbo's Pizza and Wings on Highway 67 in Bicknell will be hosting a Benefit Tip Night for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Volunteers will be waiting tables for your donations on Saturday August 11th from 5-9 p.m. 100% of all tips will go the National MS Society. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a tax deductible donation to the National MS Society, please call Rebecca Duckworth at 812-735-2589 or search for 'TeamDuckworthMS' on Facebook.
* The Lyons Senior Center monthly breakfast will be from 7 to 10 a.m., with biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes and more. There will also be a bake sale.
* Mineral Church will host an ice cream social. Eating will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the Bunkun Valley Boys will provide music at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 12
* The Old Clifty Church will have its annual meeting, with a basket dinner at noon. There will be music and fellowship following the meeting. Come and join us. Call 863-4418 for directions.
* The 125th Ray reunion will be held at the East Shelter House at Linton City Park. There will be air conditioning, playground, swimming pool and tennis courts. The pitch-in dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m. Please notify family members to attend. Bring some old and new photos or anything you would like to share with the family.
Monday, Aug. 13
* The Bloomfield Masonic Lodge will have a called meeting for week in the Master Mason Degree. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with work at 7 p.m. Visiting brethren welcome.
* The Lyons Senior Center will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m., with an old fashioned ice cream social. There will be bingo at 1 p.m., as well as fellowship, cards, puzzles and more.
* The Peavey Cemetery Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Howesville Presbyterian Church basement.
Tuesday, Aug. 14
* Bloomington Chamber Singers, the area's premier vocal ensemble, will hold auditions from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Fee Lane and the Bypass. Interested singers should bring a prepared piece to sing. An accompanist will be provided. Additional information can be found on our website www.chambersingers.info.
* Bloomfield Chapter 847 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at Stoll's Restaurant at Linton. A luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. All active and retired Federal employees and their guests are invited.
* The Greene County Veterans Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 196 in Bloomfield.
* There will be a discussion of the book "The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew", about three women searching for understanding by Ranya Idleby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner. It's a groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect. The Faith Club wearves the story of three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another. The discussion will be at the Linton Public Library from 5 to 6 p.m. Contact Carolyn Konnert at 665-2175 for more information.
Thursday, Aug. 16
* The Watershed Coordinator for the Plummer/Richland Creek Watershed Project is welcoming the public to an advisory committee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Greene Central Office Board Room.
Friday, Aug. 17
* The meeting of the Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in Executive Session at 9 a.m. with the regular meeting to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative, located at 77 A St. N.E. in Linton.
Saturday, Aug. 18
* Rocky Point Light House VBS is coming to Mansions in Heaven, located at 201 S. Franklin St. in Bloomfield, from 1 to 5 p.m. Come have fun with bible lessons, crafts and snacks. The program will be at 5 p.m. with a cook-out to follow.
* The ALR will be holding a benefit for the family of Vickie Query at the Bloomfield American Legion Post 196. The benefit will consist of a fundraising ride (registration starts at 11 a.m., and the ride leaves the post at noon), dinner at 6 p.m., silent auction, and musical entertainment. Today we are asking you to join us to make this benefit a success, and to provide relief for the family due to medical and funeral expenses. Items are also being accepted for the silent auction. If you would like to make a donation please contact Bonnie Keith 812-384-6510, April Smith 812-384-7480 or Aaron Quakenbush 812-699-7722 by the Aug. 15 and we will get your items scheduled for pick up.
* Green Geek Recycling will be holding their first electronic recycling drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Humphreys Park in Linton. Thye will have their truck set up on the east side of the park for electronic recycling drop off. Visit www.greengeekrecycling.com for more information.
* Dugger Elementary sixth graders will host a fundraiser co-ed softball tournament to raise money for a class trip to St. Louis. Teams of at least seven men and three women can register for a $125 fee and must bring green dot and gold dot balls. Contact Wendy Chesterfield for more information or to sign up at 699-2561.
* The Switz City Central 1940s and 1950s reunion will be at the Old Bank and Company Restaurant in Linton. Invitations will be mailed in July.
Sunday, Aug. 19
* The annual Thomas and Rachel Hixon West reunion will be held at the Lewis Township Fire Department in Coalmont. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a well-filled basket and table service. Drinks will be provided.
* The Crabbe Kentucky Ridge School annual reunion will be at the Walnut Grove Community Hall, with a basket dinner at noon. Students and friends welcome. Call 863-4418 for more information.
* Bloomfield First Baptist has a new pastor. Come meet Nathan Brooks, and his wife Liz. Worship starts at 10:40 a.m. There will be a community picnic and ice cream social with games and moonwalk for the kids after worship. The church is located at 500 Lincoln Dr. Call 812-384-8459 for more information.
Monday, Aug. 20
* The Bloomfield Masonic Lodge will have a called meeting for week in the Master Mason Degree. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with work at 7 p.m. Visiting brethren welcome.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
* John Gregg, candidate for Governor, will be addressing the Chamber at noon at the Phil Harris Golf Course. All Chamber members, non-members, and the public are invited to attend for only $10 per person, which includes lunch. RSVP is requested by Aug. 17.
Thursday, Aug. 23
* The 14th annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest will be today until Aug. 25 at the Bill Monroe Park in Bean Blossom, just five miles north of Nashville, Ind. on S.R. 135. The "Bean" is a world class 3-day long music party featuring national blues bands, wine and beer tastings, great food and comping on location will all night campfire james. Admission to Thursday events is free. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling 812-334-4420. For more information visit www.beanblossomblues.com.
Saturday, Aug. 25
* The Shakamak Class of 1982 will have their 30-year class reunion at Wilson Lake at 4 p.m., with no cost. There will be a deejay, food and games will be provided. Kids are welcom. Bring your own drink and lawn chair. All students who graduated or would have graduated with the class are welcome. Reservations are appreciated by Aug. 22. Call Robin Overton Sherman at 812-878-0804 or Kallie Wilson Rehmel at 812-798-2605.
* There will be an Ice Cream Social to benefit the Hendricksville Area Association 4 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, located on State Road 43 in Hendricksville.
Sunday, Aug. 26
* The descendents of William A. and Della Calvert Crites will meet in the Henchman Building in Worthington Park, with the pitch-in meal at 1 p.m.
* The descendants of Lem and Lizzie Clark will conduct a family reunion at 1 p.m. in Shelter No. 5 of Karst Family Park in Bloomington.
Monday, Aug. 27
* The Bloomfield Masonic Lodge will have a called meeting for week in the EA Degree. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with work at 7 p.m. Visiting brethren welcome.
Thursday, Aug. 30
* Master Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m. at the Greene County Extension Office.
Friday, Aug. 31
* The Scotland Festival is sponsoring a Little Mister and Miss Scotland contest for boys and girls at least 3-years-old, but no older than 5-years-old today. Today is the deadline for entering the contest. The child will be judged in appearance, personality and show-and-tell presentation. The interviews will be Monday, Sept. 10 at the Old Hotel in Scotland, and winners will be announced Saturday, Sept. 15. Call Linda Quakenbush at 812-863-7981 or Janet Merkel at 812-863-7787 to register your child.
Saturday, Sept. 1
* The James York family reunion will meet at Stoll's Country Inn in Linton. Lunch will be at noon.
* Greene County Rotary Ride will be held during the Linton Music Festival. Go to www.rotaryride.webs.com to register online.
* The Linton-Stockton High School Class of 1962's 50th Class Reunion will be held at The Old Bank. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the buffet at 6 p.m. We tried to send invites to anyone that was ever a part of our class. If you have not received your invitation it is probably due to address changes we couldn't find. You may send your reservation of $20 per person to Veda Van Horn, 989 E. Vincennes St. in Linton, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit our website at www.classof62.homestead.com. Friends of the class of '62 are welcome to join in and help us celebrate this important event.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
* St. Mary's Catholic Church, 105 E. Jackson St. in Sullivan, will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home, on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in Spencer Hall at the church. These sessions are for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more details, call 268-4088, 268-1105 or emal email@example.com
Saturday, Sept. 15
* The UMWA Retiree Dinner will be at the Roy Clark Building at the Linton City Park at 6 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 27 to Curt Todd at 812-847-4712 or John Hubbell 812-665-2066.
Saturday, Sept. 29
* The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board (GCTAB) will host its first "Made-in-Greene-County" Showcase at the White River Valley School Gymnasium. The doors will be open to shoppers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature an outdoor farmers market and is limited only to vendors who make their products in Greene County. Non-profit organizations/groups that want to have a small bake sale are also encouraged to be vendors. Booth space is completely FREE and provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and the deadline for Vendor Registration Forms is September 20th. All interested vendors must submit a Vendor Registration Form to request a booth reservation. Blank forms can be picked up at the Linton Public Library, Bloomfield Public Library, the Greene County Foundation office, or requested from the email below. Completed forms can also be dropped off at any one of these locations or they can be scanned and sent to David Benefiel @ firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the event, please contact David Benefiel @ email@example.com or Cheryl Helms @ (812) 825-5004.
* The Jasonville High School/Shakamak High School Homecoming parade will begin at 1 p.m. This year's parade theme is "Celebrating Real Life Moments." Four schools and alumni combine for one of Indiana's largest homecoming events. If you intend on being judged in the parade, be at your appointed spot no later than 11:30 a.m. Completed entry forms are to be sent to Robin Herakovich, located at 10384 W SR 48, Jasonville, Ind., 47438.
* Marco United Methodist Church will host a kids and youth summer program the first and third Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for school aged kids. Children in pre-school must be accompanied by adult or responsible teen.
* Lyons United Methodist Church will host a kids and youth summer program the first and third Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., for school aged kids. Children in pre-school must be accompanied by adult or responsible teen. No program July 4.
* Mercy's Road Full Gospel Church services will be each Thursday at 7 p.m. at Coalmont Church. Call 699-1095 for more information.
* Mount Moriah Cemetery, in Bucktown, is accepting donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations can be sent to Mount Moriah Cemetery c/o Connie Carr, 14609 W. 50N, Linton, Ind. 47441. Make checks payable to Mount Moriah Cemetery.
* The Pleasantville United Methodist Church Cemetery Board is accepting donations for upkeep and moving expenses at the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Cemetery Treasurer John Gentry, 8305 E. County Road 1075 S., Carlisle, Ind., 47838.
* The Community Farmer's Market will be on the courthouse square in Bloomfield on W. Spring and S. Franklin Sts. from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday until Sept. 29. For more information about becoming a vendor contact Vickie Hatfield at (317) 445-4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bloomfieldcoc.com .
* The Summer Food Program will offer free hot lunches to anyone under the age of 18, May 29 to Aug. 9 Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m. at the west shelterhouse in Linton's Humphreys Park, Lyons Community Building, Bloomfield First Christian Church, Worthington Community Building in the park, and the Lawton Street Christian Church in Jasonville. Some sites have activities planned after lunch.
* The Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 is hosting Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.
* WorkOne in Linton will host a series of free workshops. Call 847-4479 to reserve a spot. They include: Budgeting and Financial Literacy 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Interviewing Skills 2 to 4 p.m. on July 18, Aug. 8, Sept. 12; Work Readiness 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Job Search Techniques 2 to 4 p.m. July 25, Aug. 15, Sept. 19; Career Interest and Indiana Career Explorer 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Introduction to Federal Employment 2 to 4 p.m. July 31, Aug. 22, Sept. 26; Creating Your Resume 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Healthy Lifestyles 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1, Sept. 5.
* Entrants are now being accepted for the Newberry Festival parade slated for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Parade line-up will start at 4:15 p.m. There is no cost to enter. Contact Melissa Harding at 699-2633 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
* Entries are being accepted for the annual Newberry Festival Little Mr. and Little Misses Contest set for Aug. 18. Children must be 3-5 years of age by Aug. 18 to be eligible. Children will collect a penny a vote for a month. Money will be donated to IU Health Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Contact Melissa Harding at 699-2633 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
* The 29th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair will be Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West. There will be 100,000 gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, cassettes, records, games, puzzles, maps, sheet music, and many other items for sale at very reasonable prices. Opening day admission is $10, but the rest of the week's attendance is free. Please call (812) 332-7292 to receive a Book Fair bookmark with dates, times (vary from day to day) and specials listed. All proceeds from the Book Fair benefit Red Cross disaster relief, service to military families, and emergency preparedness services in Monroe and Owen Counties.
* Taylor Township Board will host its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Scotland Fire Station beginning in May.
* The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7118 of Linton will meet the first Monday of each month. The April meeting will be election of officers.
* Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will be selling audio books on cassette for $.50 each. There are mysteries, romances, inspirational fiction, biographies and more. You will find the books upstairs in the main library, located at 125 S. Franklin Street in Bloomfield. Books may be opened any time the library is open. Operating hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* There is a new website open to the public, for your viewing. The site, greene.in.wthgis.com, has information on Greene County properties, including taxes owed and paid, assessed values, and the different number and types of deductions applied to the property itself, among others. Please log on and take a look.
* Pastor Samuel Hill invites you to a gospel singing at Hobbieville Christian Church the second Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. Different groups will sing each week. There will be food served and a good time of fellowship.
* A steering committee has been meeting in an effort to form an Eastern Greene Alumni Association. There is now an alumni tab on the school's website, www.egreene.k12.in.us. For those without Internet access, registration forms are available in the district's central office. For more information call (812) 825-5722.
* 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.
* The Linton 12th Street Church of God will have Bible study every Thursday night in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. with coffee and snacks, beginning Dec. 1.
* The Linton Public Library is operating daily book sales. Any time the library is open, patrons may browse the book sale aisle for books, VHS, books on cassette, audio books, and DVDs. The book sale aisle is now located at the front of the library. Please pay for purchases at the circulation desk.
* The Hobbieville Christian Fellowship Church will host a gospel sing the second Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. There will be food served.
* 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.
* Books for Babies is a national literacy program that acquaints parents and newborns with the important role they play in the development of their children. Parents are presented with a Books for Babies kit containing a book, baby's first library card and brochures with reading tips for parents and caregivers. If you are a new mother and a resident of Greene County in one of the following townships -- Richland, Highland, Taylor, Beech Creek, Center or Jackson -- you are eligible for a free gift for you and your baby. Please bring your baby in "to show him/her off" to the circulation desk in the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library, 125 Franklin St. in Bloomfield to receive your free gift.
* 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 held every Wednesday at the Family Life Center on the East side of the square in Bloomfield from 7:30 p.m.-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 812-384-6321.
* 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.
* The Worthington Park Board will host meetings at 6 p.m. on each first Wednesday of the month at the Worthington Municipal Building in downtown Worthington. The public is welcome to attend.
* Mineral United Methodist Church will have Bible study from 7 - 8 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
* Faith Community Church cookbooks are available for $10 and can be purchased at Richard Brown Insurance or call 847-4798.
* Hobbieville Christian Fellowship Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The public is invited.
* The Back Door Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month.
* Narcotics Anonymous will meet Saturdays at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church on State Road 54 East. There will be open discussion and all are welcome.
* 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.