Community calendar

Sons of AMVETS breakfast Saturday

PENDLETON — Sons of AMVETS plans an all-you-can-eat breakfast for 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Post 26, 939 S. Broadway.

The breakfast buffet includes biscuits and gravy, hash browns, french toast, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs or eggs to order, coffee, milk or juice.

The cost is $8 per person.

The post is a smoking facility; people younger than 18 are not a allowed in the building.

For more details, call 765-778-7224.

TNA support group to meet

PENDLETON — The FPA-TNA Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group of Central Indiana is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, at Trinity Life Center, 5900 State Road 13 South.

It will be a sharing meeting, during which individuals can talk about their experiences with TN and meet others who have experienced the terrible pain of TN.

Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as Tic douloureux, is often caused by a compression or damage to the trigeminal nerve. The nerve is the largest cranial nerve, and the pain usually affects only one side of the head and/ or face, although there are cases where both sides are affected. The shock-like searing, stabbing pain appears suddenly and is described as the most excruciating pain known to man. It is estimated that 1 in 125,000 people have TN.

The support group aims to bring TN sufferers together to talk and share, and educate people about TN through presentations, videos and more.

For more details, contact Kathleen Hays, support group leader, at or phone 765-534-5053.

To contact the national Facial Pain Association (formerly the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association), visit

Youth soccer ongoing

PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School boys and girls soccer teams are offering winter soccer clinics for youths — boys and girls, kindergarten through eighth grades, Saturdays through March 10.

The clinics take place indoors at the high school (One Arabian Drive) in the auxiliary gym. There is no charge for the clinic.

The clinics are divided up — kindergarten and first grade, 2 to 3 p.m.; second through fourth grades, 3 to 4 p.m.; fifth through eighth grades, 4 to 5 p.m. — for age-appropriate training. Clinics are run by the high school coaches with help from the high school players. There are a lot of touches on the ball and playing.

Participants should wear tennis shoes and bring a soccer ball if they have one.

Two local Red Cross blood drives coming up

LAPEL — An American Red Cross blood drive is planned for 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at Lapel High School, 1850 S. County Road 900W.

The Red Cross depends on blood donors to meet the needs of patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those who rely on blood products.

Another Madison County drive is planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, 2015 Jackson St., Anderson.

People can make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Art group ceramics, oil painting classes

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Artists Society has several classes planned for Gallery 119 in Pendleton:

• Ceramics with Kitty Myers  — from 1 to 4 p.m. March 6, 14 and 20, at the group‘s clay center located behind Gaia Herbals Wholistic Center in Pendleton. Participants will make a ceramic and clay Easter Bunny. The piece will take three days to make: Day 1, using wet greenware, clean the mold lines and attach ears and pansy blossoms and leaves to bunny; Day 2, paint the eyes, pansies and leaves with underglaze getting it ready to fire; Day 3, glaze the bunny. Cost for the program is $60.

• Oil painting with Katie Burke — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Participants will paint roses on canvas. The cost is $55 with all supplies provided. For those who will be using their own painting supplies, the cost is $45. There will be a break for lunch.

The PAS gallery is located at 119 W. State St.

Register during regular gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, or by phone at 765-778-0986. Online registrations are accepted at

YMCA offers ballet classes

PENDLETON — The YMCA in Pendleton plans two ballet classes Tuesdays through April 24 at 520 Falls Park Drive, Pendleton.

There is a beginner class and Ballet II, a class for those with at least a year’s experience.

The beginner class runs from 4:15 to 5 p.m.; Ballet II runs from 5 to 6 p.m.

The fees for each two-month session are $100 for YMCA members and $130 for non-members.

For more details, contact Greg Beck at