2014-06-27 / Columns

Community Calendar

(Editor’s Note: Due to limited space and the sheer volume of requests, publication of Community Calendar items can only be guaranteed one week in advance of the day of the event/meeting.)

June 27

FREE BINGO AT THE OWEN COUNTY FAMILY YMCA, Friday, June 27, beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by Owen Valley Health Campus.

PARTICIPANTS OF THE RISING STAR SHOW CHOIR CAMP will host a public concert on Friday, June 27, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Owen Valley High School auditorium. The performance will feature campers from Owen Valley, Edgewood and Paoli high schools. Admission is free.

June 28

THE OWEN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION (OCARA) will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at the Pine Bluff Shelter inside McCormick’s Creek State Park on Saturday, June 28th. The public is invited to stop by and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

THE FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH WILL HOST A COMMUNITY FISH FRY on Saturday, June 28, from 1-4 p.m. There will be no charge for the dinner, but donations will be accepted. Come and enjoy the fellowship. Everyone welcome.

June 29

MILLGROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL HOST J.B. AND MELANIE O’NEIL, singing in concert, on Sunday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Take U.S. 231 North to the Millgrove Store, turn right. Go to the ‘T’ and turn left. The church is on the left. Everyone is welcome. Dinner to follow.

TAKE THE OWEN COUNTY GARDEN TOUR and see four beautiful sites in “Sweet” Owen from 1-5 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets: $5 per person; children 6 and under free. In advance, tickets are available at the Purdue Extension Office, 180 South Washington Street, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the day of the event, tickets will be available on the courthouse square in Spencer starting at 12:30 p.m.

June 30

YOGA AT THE OWEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, Monday, June 30, from 6-8 p.m. Call 829- 3392 for more information.

July 1

IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY WORKSHOP, Tuesday, July 1, from 1-2 p.m. at the Endwright Center, 631 West Edgewood Drive in Ellettsville. Join instructor Natalie Griffin for a brief workshop to learn more about age-related memory loss, some preventative strategies, and simple brain boosting exercises! For more information, call 812-876-3383, extension 515.

July 3

A CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP is held from 4:30-:30 p.m., on the first Thursdays of the month, beginning July 3 at the Endwright Center. Cost is free. For more information call the center at 876-3383 ex. 515.

July 4

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL HOST A BLOOD DRIVE on Friday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Spencer Walmart, 823 W. State Highway 46.

July 4-5

FREEDOM FEST at Jelly Stone Park Camp-Resort™ at Hickory Hills, July 4-5. Live music, mechanical bull, festival games, zip line, wood carvers demonstration, bounce house and vendors, capped off by professional fireworks at dusk on Saturday night, July 5! Cost is $10 per car. Visit www.hickoryhillscamp.com to learn more.

July 5

THE ELLETTSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW on Saturday, July 5, at dusk at the Edgewood High School football field. The show is funded by donations to the fire department from area businesses and residents.

July 8

THE ART OF REDISCOVERING SELF & LIFE WHILE DEALING WITH LOSS… will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning July 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Area 10 Agency on Aging’s Endwright Center, 631 West Edgewood Drive in Ellettsville. This monthly support group is open to anyone (over 18) experiencing loss and is designed to help each person discover their own unique path towards healing and wholeness. For more information, call 812-876-3383, extension 582.

THE SPENCER AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY will meet Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Post.

July 9

YMCA SENIOR BUS TRIP TO CONNER PRAIRIE, Wednesday, July 9. Cost is $35 per person. The bus will depart from the Owen County Family YMCA at 9 a.m. and will return at 4 p.m. Those interested must register in advance. Space is limited. Visit www.owencoutyymca.org or call 812-828-9622 for more information.

HEALTHY COOKING CLASS AT THE OWEN COUNTY FAMILY YMCA, Wednesday, July 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn ways to cook tasty dishes using less fat, sugar, and salt. Free to the public, but advance registration is required. Stop by the YMCA to register. For more information: 812-828-9622 or www.owencountyymca.org. Class is conducted by Purdue Extension.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE JOLLY HOMEMAKERS will be July 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Community Center. This will be a pitch-in. Also don’t forget Achievement Day is June 26, also at the Freedom Community Center, at 5:30 p.m. This will also be a pitch-in.

July 10

THE OWEN COUNTY FAMILY YMCA HAS STARTED A FREE MONTHLY BOOK CLUB! The club will meet on Thursday, July 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 812-828- 9622 for more information.

July 12

YMCA FAMILY BUS TRIP (AGES FIVE AND UP) TO SPLASH ISLAND WATER PARK IN PLAINFIELD, Saturday, July 12. The bus will depart from the Owen County Family YMCA at 10 a.m. and will return at 3 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children. Those interested must register in advance. Space is limited. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit www.owencountyymca.org or call 812-828-9622 for more information.

July 13

WHITE RIVER VALLEY PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of the Lesbian and Gay community) meets the second Sunday of each month. The meeting for this month will take place Sunday, July 13. Call 829-7896 for time and location.

THE HOOD-HUBER REUNION scheduled for Sunday, July 13, 2014 will not be held. The reunion has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2015.

July 15

THE OWEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE will meet Tuesday, July 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Spencer Municipal Building, located at 90 North West Street. This meeting is open to the public.

OWEN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN GYM FOR SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE VOLLEYBALL will be held on Tuesday, July 15, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the high school gym. Please enter through the front doors.

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