Tuesday, Oct. 2
* The Bloomfield School District Board of Trustees will meet in special session in the junior high conference room at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
* The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce will meet on at noon at the Pepperoni Grill. The guest speaker will be Jayna Haldeman from the Indiana Department of Revenue, she will be discussing the changes in how businesses pay quarterly estimate taxes.
* Master Gardeners will meet 7 p.m. at the Greene County Extension.
* Greene County General Hospital will host a blood drive, through the Indiana Blood Center, from noon to 4 p.m. in the conference room, located on the ground floor of the hospital. Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable. It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating. Be sure to bring your picture ID. The entire process of donating takes less than an hour. A cholesterol, blood pressure, blood type, and iron check are included in your donation. Indiana Blood Center is charged with collecting 550 units every day to be able to supply over 60 Indiana hospitals. Your donation will save up to 3 lives.
Thursday, Oct. 4
* The Lyons Senior Center will host the Country Classic Band from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be chili and peanut butter sandwiches by donation only. There will also be a bake sale.
* The Greene County Right to Life will hold their October meeting at the Greene County General Hospital at 7 p.m. in the conference room. Dinner and fellowship will take place at 6 p.m. We will also have a booth at the Bloomfield Apple Festival. Stop by to see our display and sign up for a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
* Jasonville F & AM Lodge No. 530 will conduct work in the EA degree. Meal will be at 6 p.m. and work will begin at 7 p.m. All visiting brethren are welcome.
Friday, Oct. 5
* The 2012 Apple Festival Art-Photography Show will be held October 5 and 6 in the community room of the Bloomfield Library, 125 S. Franklin Street, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. There are separate entries for students and adults with a fee of $.50 per work for students and $1 for adults per work. Please keep subject matter suitable for family viewing. Entries may be brought on Thursday, October 4, 2:30-8 p.m. Judging will be on Friday, October 5. Viewing hours will be Friday, October 5, 2:30-6 p.m. andSaturday, October 6, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Entries may be picked up on Saturday, Oct 6, 3-4 p.m. or during library hours on Monday. For more information on rules of entry view on www.bloomfield.lib.in.us.or call: Darlene Jolley 798-7102 or Brenda Combs 825-5058 or Cheryl Helms 825-5004.
* The Apple Festival will kick off with a breakfast sponsored by the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge No. 84, starting at 6 a.m. in the NW Shelter House at Bloomfield Park.
* Lyons United Methodist Church will be having a revival, today through Sunday, Oct. 7, with Rev Judi Purvis. Friday will be at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Sunday evening service will include a World Communion Celebration. For more information call 812-659-3958. Everyone welcome.
Saturday, Oct. 6
* The Dugger American Legion Post No. 224 will host a breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., with biscuits and gravy.
* Liberty Church of Christ, in Hendricksville, will have a free clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon. Everything is free, and everyone is welcome. There will be clothes, shoes, toys, linens and household items. A free breakfast will be served.
* The Lawrence County Gem, Mineral and Fossil club meeting for October is a special members only meeting at the Lawrence County Museum of History. It will start at 7 p.m.
* Union Church, located on St. Rd. 43 between Hendricksville and Solsberry, will have a gospel sing on at 7 p.m. with The Swango Family as the featured singers with Randy Cowden. There will be some local singing as well. Everyone welcome.
* Friendly Grove Baptist Church, located north of Jasonville, invites the entire community to the annual Fall Harvest Party. Beginning at 5 p.m. we will have a bonfire and hot dog roast followed by a hayride. There will be other games and activities for adults and children alike. We hope you and your family will join us for a night of safe fun and fellowship. Call Pastor Jason Hill at 812-239-6843 or visit www.friendlygrove.org for more information.
* Jasonville American Legion SAL and Auxiliary will host the third annual donation sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jasonville Senior Citizens Building. Donations can be made by contacting Brenda at the Legion at 665-4264.
Sunday, Oct. 7
* The Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City will present Florence Eden Morris in a concert of sacred instrumental music at 5 p.m. During the one hour concert she will play the violin, mandoliin and chromaharp. The public is invited. There is no charge for the event, but donations are welcome.
* The Nine Mile United Methodist Church, located off of Lone Tree Road in Linton, invites the public to a four night revival, starting tonight at 7 p.m., and ending Wednesday night. Don't miss hearing our guest speaker Lee Reberger, and special music from Brazil. Call 812-847-7003 with any questions.
Monday, Oct. 8
The Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in executive session on 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, 77 A St., N.E., Linton, Indiana.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
* 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. NARFE meetings are open to both retired and current federal employees and their spouses.
* The Greene County Veterans Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 172 in Jasonville.
* The Lyons Town Council will meet in executive session at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyons Community Building.
Friday, Oct. 12
* Providence Baptist Church invites you to join them for their Weekend Revival today through Oct. 14. Friday and Saturday Services will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Harlan Barnett. For more information, contact Pastor Darren McDonald at 847-8519.
Saturday, Oct. 13
* The Sandborn Park Board will sponsor a weenie roast at the town park at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair and stay a while. Donations will be gladly accepted.
* The Lyons Senior Center's monthly breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. by donation only. Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, pancakes, milk, and coffee. There will also be a bake sale.
* The Marco High School reunion will be held at the WRV Lyons Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. It will be a carry-in dinner. Drinks and table service will be furnished by the committee.
Monday, Oct. 15
* County Road 200E, north of State Road 58 will be permanently closed starting today as part of the Interstate 69 construction project, according to an announcement by Greene County Highway Superintendent Brent Murray. The road is currently heavily used by commuters to NSA Crane, he said.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
* The Linton Public Library will be offering a free showing "The Avengers" at 5 p.m. The move is PG13, so anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and a drink will be provided for free. The movie is 143 minutes long.
Saturday, Oct. 20
* The Linton-Stockton High School Band and Miner Kadets will be visiting your neighborhood from 9 a.m. to noon to sell trash bags in support of the LSHS band program. If we miss you, please call 847-6022, ext. 309 to place an order.
* Greene County Right to Life's annual pro-life dinner is 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Linton. State Rep. Sue Ellspermann who is running for Lt. Gov will be the keynote speaker. Call Joyce at 384-4244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
* Greene County Coin Club will host its annual show at the 4-H Building from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Call 384-8516 for more information.
Monday, Oct. 22
* The Linton Public Library is starting two new monthly clubs for teens, beginning today. The two clubs are a Photography Club, which will meet at 4:30 p.m., and a Creative Writing Club, which will meet at 5:15 p.m. on the same day. All teens are welcome to come to one or both of the groups.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
* The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center invites you to show some of your art work in our third annual Fall Open Show. Bring as many as four pieces of work to the Carnegie between today and Wednesday, October 24, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The artwork must be ready to hang (wire hangers), original work, signed by the creator. We will hang at least one piece by each entering artist, more if space allows. Paintings, drawings, photography, handcrafts, sculpture will all be welcome. Entries will be juried by our board members. If you have questions, call the Carnegie Center, (847-0165); or Board President Donna Kluesner (847-8402); or Norma J. Witherspoon (847-9429).
* The Eastern Greene High School JAG program is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
* The WRV Junior Parents will host a bingo at the Lyons Community Building at 6:30 p.m. It will feature Longerberger Baskets, pottery and tools. Tickets are $10 for 20 games. Advance tickets can be purchased from any WRV Junior Parent or call 384-5594. Advance tickets purchased prior to the door will be placed in an Early Bird Drawing for a piece of the new Longaberger Flameware.
Saturday, Nov. 10
* The Worthington Downtown Merchants are going to be hosting the annual Christmas Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be at City Hall. Door prizes and specials will be available at each of the participating businesses the day of the event.
Monday, Nov. 19
* The Lyons Senior Center will host a basket bingo at the Lyons Community Building at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and early-bird tickets are available to be entered to win a 2010 red and blue basket. Food will be served.
* Friends of the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library are selling donated books, tapes, and special items at half price throughout the entire month of October. The sale items are located in three arease upstairs in the adult department at the main library, 125 S. Franklin Street. Sale hours are the same as regular library hours: Monday -- Thursday 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Come back often, as new items will be added daily as space allows. All you can get in a bag for $2 on October 31.
* The Worthington Senior Center will be hosting a Euchre Tournament Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.
* Generations is offering A Matter of Balance class at Greene County Extension Office (conference room), Hwy. 54, Switz City, on Tuesday evenings. A Matter of Balance is anprogram where older adults learn to make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance. Classes will be held once a week on Tuesdays from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. through October 30. This program is offered free of charge. To reserve a spot, call Sandy Carpenter at 812-847-7360.
* Greene County Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) Ministry is holding a Deer Drive this year to help fight hunger in Greene County. Each deer donated enters you for a chance to win a tree stand. Help feed those less fortunate throughout Greene County 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 Bloomfield Processing Inc., located on HWY 54 West of Bloomfield and tell them you want to donate it to FHFH. All donated deer are processed into one pound packages of ground burger, then distributed to local food pantries and feeding missions. For more information please contact Brady Miller at 812-876-9699, call Bloomfield Processing 812-384-4512 for business hours during season. Food pantries please call Brady Miller if you would like some of the donated venison for your feeding ministry. Anyone wishing to donate funding to help us pay for the processing can also contact Brady Miller.
* 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.
* The Linton Public Library is now operating at its winter hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday closed.
* The Worthington First Baptist Church, located at the corner of Park and Dayton Sts., 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.
* Worthington First Baptist Church will offer four women's studies a month, starting in October. Studies will include Nearing Home, Taming the Tongue, So long and Security, and Expecting to see Jesus. Please contact Joyce Ann for more information at 798-2871.
* The Worthington Senior Center will start a Euchre Club on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. The club will play 10 to 12 games each night.
* 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 email@example.com or visit www.bloomfieldcoc.com .
* 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 Sept. 12; Work Readiness 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Job Search Techniques 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19; Career Interest and Indiana Career Explorer 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Introduction to Federal Employment 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22, Sept. 26; Creating Your Resume 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Healthy Lifestyles 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 5.
* 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.
* Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will be selling audio books on cassette for 50 cents each. You will find the books upstairs in the main library, located at 125 S. Franklin St. 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. 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.
* 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 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.
* 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.