2014-03-26 / 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.)

March 26

WACKY WEDNESDAY CRAFT SESSION at the Owen County Art Guild, Wednesday, March 26, from 1-3 p.m. Bring your favorite craft and join others as they create.

PARTNERS IN ART: ADULT PAINTING SESSION, Wednesday, March 26, from 3-9 p.m. at the Owen County Art Guild. Beginners and experts invited to attend. Stay a few hours or the entire time. No charge.

March 27

HAWAIIAN PLATE LUNCH FOR ONE, Thursday, March 27, from 1-2 p.m. at the Endwright Center Kitchen, 631 West Edgewood Drive in Ellettsville. Carol Reynolds (native Hawaiian) and Mac McLauchlin (of Bloomingfoods), will instruct participants on how to create a Hawaiian “local plate lunch.” This popular dish is a staple in most Hawaiian households and can use varied ingredients of your choice. Cooking for One classes promote healthy nutrition and are free to participants. Donations are gratefully accepted to help fund our free classes and programs. For additional information, call 812-876-3383, extension 515.

PARTNERS IN ART, Thursday, March 27, from 3-9 p.m. at the Owen County Art Guild. Adult painting session, all levels and mediums.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES, ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS. Are world events shaping a one world government? Is Bible prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes? The beast, the Antichrist, WWIII, The Rapture? Are you ready? Come and see. Every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Spencer Burger King.

THE SPENCER MASONIC LODGE will confer a Master Mason degree on Thursday, March 27. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. with the degree to follow. All Master Masons are welcome.

March 28

SENIOR SOCIAL TIME… Owen Valley Health Campus is partnering with the Owen County YMCA to host their Senior Social Time at the YMCA on Friday, March 28th at 1 p.m. OVHC will host FREE blood pressure and Bingo. This is free to the community.

WRITERS’ GROUP AT THE OWEN COUNTY ART GUILD, Friday, March 28, from 2-4 p.m. Writers share their work and support each other.

MONROE COUNTY LIMBHANGERS CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION (NWTF), ANNUAL HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET, Friday, March 28 at the Army National Guard Armory, 3380 South Walnut Street in Bloomington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7:00 p.m. Buffet style dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions, NWTF prints, knives, merchandise and more. Cost is $50 per person, or $60 per couple. For more information, contact Mark Franklin at 812-355-6026, or Mark.Franklin@germanamerican.com. This is a local chapter serving Owen County.

March 29

CHAOS AT THE OWEN COUNTY ART GUILD, Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art opportunities for school age children.

March 30

THE SPENCER CONSERVATION CLUB STILL BOARD SHOOTS will continue each Sunday morning at 9:00 through the end of March. The next shoot will be held Sunday, March 16.

THE GOSPEL SERVANTS QUARTET will perform at the Freedom Baptist Church, Sunday, March 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Refreshment will follow.

April 1

THE OWEN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL HOLD ITS FIRST QUARTERLY FORUM, CHAMBER COMMUNITY VOICE, on Tuesday, April 1st from 5:30-6:30p.m. at the In God’s Arms Fellowship Hall (old IGA building) in Spencer. This will be an open discussion for members to express their current events, concerns and opinions for the OCCC. It is open to all members or businesses interested in joining the OCCC. Please R.S.V.P. to chamber.owen@gmail.com or by phone at 812-829-3245 by Friday, March 28th.

THE GOSPORT LAZY DAYS COMMITTEE will meet Tuesday, April 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gosport Community Building. These committee meetings are open to the public.

April 2

THE ENDWRIGHT CENTER GARDEN CLUB will meet Wednesday, April 2, from 10-11 a.m. at the Endwright Center, 631 West Edgewood Drive in Ellettsville. Garden newbies, Master Gardeners, garden addicts, blunder gardeners, garden enthusiasts, desperate gardeners… any and all interested in gardening are welcome! Bring your enthusiasm, your curiosity, your interest in all things gardening. For more information, call the center at 812-876-3383, extension 515.

April 3

CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP, Thursday, April 3, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Endwright Center, 631 West Edgewood Drive in Ellettsville. The purpose of this free monthly group is to provide a safe space for family or friends caring for loved ones to share and connect with other caregivers. Group sessions are drop-in, which means participants may arrive late or leave early in order to better accommodate varying schedules. Sponsored by Area 10 Agency on Aging, The Endwright Center, and Home Instead Senior Care. For more information, call the center at 812-876-3383, extension 515.

COAL CITY NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH meeting, Thursday, April 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Baptist Church. Those interested are welcome to attend.

April 4 & April 5

OWEN VALLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will host ‘From Mourning to Joy,’ an event centered on coping with the death of a loved one Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. Friday’s portion of the event will be held from 7-9 p.m., and resume Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with lunch and refreshments provided. Speakers will include Dirk and Sherry Tucker, whose son, Zach, passed away from cancer. Also speaking will be Rob and Joy Grandi, both of whom lost spouses, Rob’s wife to cancer and Joy’s husband to a tractor accident. For additional information, contact the church office at 812-828-9840.

April 7

OWEN COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET will hold an informational vendor meeting on Monday, April 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the banquet meeting room of the Tivoli Theatre. If you are considering becoming a vendor at the Owen County Farmers’ Market during the 2014 season, organizers encourage you to attend this meeting. Guest speakers will be present from the Owen County Board of Health and Indiana Department of Health WIC division to discuss regulations and programs as well as answer questions. Organizers will also be discussing the 2014 season, taking vendor contracts, and assigning vendor booth spaces. For more information, visit www.owencountyfarmersmarket.com, or call 812-360-1166 or 812-821-0373

April 8

WHITE RIVER BEEKEEPERS will meet Tuesday, April 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds. Anyone with an interest in beekeeping is welcome to attend.

THE SPENCER AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY will meet Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Post. The Legion will have first nominations for the 2014-2015 officers.

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