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“WACKY WEDNESDAY” AT THE OWEN COUNTY ART GUILD. From 1-3 p.m., people are invited to bring their craft or sewing project to the guild.
BARB BAUER TEACHES PARTNERS IN PAINTING at the Owen County Art Guild to artists who want to hone their skills from 4-9 p.m.
THE GOSPORT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION will meet Thursday, August 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Gosport VFW. The meeting date for the month of August has been altered to avoid a conflict with the Lazy Days festival. This meeting is open to the public.
THE OWEN COUNTY ART GUILD WRITER’S GROUP will meet Friday, August 3 at 2 p.m. at the art guild.
VFW POST #1405 IN SPENCER WILL HOST A FISH FRY every Friday night through the end of September, from 6:30-8:30. Cost is $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the VFW Men’s Auxiliary.
THE OWEN COUNTY CHRISTIAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP (OCCMF) will meet for their monthly prayer breakfast on Saturday, August 4, at the Pleasant Hill Community Church. This is the organization that sponsors the Owen County Weekday Religious Education (WRE) program. All Christian men are invited to attend – breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m.
A WOMEN’S RETREAT WILL be held at the Owen County Family YMCA on Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fellowship and fun for women of all ages. Chair Massage, Jewelry Making, Yoga, Belly Dancing, T’ai Chi, Card Making, Zumba, Nutrition, Hip Hop Dance, Self-Defense... You choose! Lunch will be provided. Register in advance by August 1. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. For more information, call 812- 828-9622, or email: www.owencountyymca.org.
THE OWEN COUNTY ART GUILD will hold a board meeting Saturday, August 4, at 9 a.m. at the guild.
THE SALEM SEPARATE BAPTIST CHURCH will sponsor a Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A school supply starter kit will be given to each child while supplies last. All supplies are free. The event will also feature food, drinks and games. The church is located approximately 10 miles south of Spencer on State Road 43S, or approximately eight miles west of Bloomington. For more information, call Beth Cline at 812-323- 0787.
CHAOS AT THE GUILD = CREATIVE Hours of Art On Saturday… Every Saturday, adults and children are welcome to attend free open art classes at the Guild from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at 199 West Cooper Street in Spencer. The next session will be held Saturday, August 4th.
NEW UNION CAROLINA BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING will be held Sunday, August 5, at the church, located at 6200 Atkinsonville Road in Poland. A basket dinner will take place at 12 noon.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #285 is open every Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. for members only.
COAL CITY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE will meet Monday, August 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City.
THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE OWEN COUNTY ART GUILD WILL take place Monday, August 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Members are urged to attend to help plan upcoming events.
A NEW SERIES OF CLASSES, “PAPER , SCISORS, GLUE,” will explore the many ways paper can be used to create art at the Owen County Art Guild. Annie Bright will begin with demonstrating how to create interesting collages. Call 829-1877 to register for this free class.
JOLLY HOMEMAKERS will meet Wednesday, August 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Freedom Community Center. Penny Plummer and Jeania Denton will serve as hostesses.
MCCORMICK’S CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION will be held on Thursday, August 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to pay book fees, deposit money in student lunch accounts and sign students up for before and after school care. Parents may download the forms from the website and complete them in advance. For parents who do not have Internet access, all forms will be available at registration.
TH E 57TH ANNUAL HENDERSHOT REUNION will be held Sunday, August 12, at the Redbud Shelter House inside Mc- Cormick’s Creek State Park. The pitch-in gets underway at 12:30 p.m.
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR CHAPTER 425 will hold a stated meeting on Monday, August 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Spencer Masonic Lodge, located at 351 North Harrison Street. Officers will dress formal and provide snacks. Pictures will be taken. For more information, contact Betty Marquardt at 812-876-4321.
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