Quilters to meet
Well-known quilter and teacher Susan Cook will be the featured speaker at the March 6 monthly meeting of the Spring Valley Quilt Guild.
Cook resides in Noblesville and teaches basic and advanced techniques in free motion quilting.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Pendleton Public Library, 595 E. Water St. Pendleton.
Members should bring just one of their favorite fat quarters to participate in the Fat Quarter Exchange.
The exchange will commence at this meeting with results to be returned in July.
Members are also encouraged to bring current projects for the show-and-tell session.
Guests are welcome.
First UMC plans spaghetti dinner
First United Methodist Church, 225 W. State Street, is planning Community Connections Dinners, with one coming up March 6.
These free dinners take place on the first Wednesday of each month, with an informational session for adults following the dinner; activities are planned for children and youth at the same time.
Following dinner there will be a presentation: “Getting Your Finances in Order.”
This will focus on general finances, getting out of debt and saving for the future.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The information session and children’s activities are scheduled for 6:45-7:30 p.m.
This is a free program and dinner (donations accepted, but not required), and people do not need to attend the church to participate.
Activities for the children will include games, story-time and a craft.
For more information, contact Susan Barrett 765-778-8074.
Band to serve up ‘McMusical’
The Pendleton Heights Middle School Honors Band will be hosting a “McMusical” night at the Pendleton McDonald’s from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
A percentage of all sales, dining room and drive-through, will be donated by McDonald’s to help raise funds for the upcoming Chicago trip for the Honors Band.
YMCA offers bully workshop
The Pendleton YMCA, in partnership with St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, will be having a Bully Prevention workshop from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
No signup is necessary. There is no fee for Y members and a $5 fee for non-members.
All proceeds will go towards purchasing additional equipment for tae kwon do programs.
Children are especially welcome to this class.
Glen Handzlik, who instructs the tae kwon do class, is the instructor for this workshop.
Bluegrass festival set for Daybreak
Daybreak Community Church in Lapel is sponsoring a bluegrass festival from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, March 8.
The concert will feature the James King Band, Blue Town, and Jeremy Morris & The Harvest Road Band.
There will be an admission charge of $15 for those 14 and older.
Daybreak Church, which is located at 1219 N. Main St., Lapel, will sell concessions.
For more details, call 765-534-3500.
Zumba black light party planned
Wear your white clothes and you will glow at the Pendleton YMCA’s first Zumba black light party from 8-9 p.m. Friday, March 8.
Join the Y during this event and your joiner’s fee will be waived.
Y members attend the party without charge, with free childcare. The non-members cost will be $5, with $1 childcare fee per child.
The YMCA is located at 6511 S. Ind. 67.
Walk, run cross country event set
The Best Buddies Respect Walk/Run/Cross Country Challenge is set for Falls Park Saturday, March 9.
The walk/run/cross country challenge will begin at 10 a.m. at the Community Building. The building will be open at 9:30 a.m.Saturday, and remain open until noon.
The Community Walk/Run event will follow the trails through Falls Park.
The Cross Country Challenge event includes mud, water and obstacles that are not for the faint of heart.
Volunteers are needed.
People may register at the PHHS homepage.
Humorist to speak at library
Author, columnist and humorist Lori Borgman, will visit the Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St., at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9.
She will be speaking about “How We Can (House) Work It Out.”
Lori’s syndicated newspaper column is distributed to more than 300 newspapers in the United States and Canada and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald. She is the author of four books.
The program is free and open to the public.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 765-778-7527.
Psi Phi, churches to prepare dinner
The Psi Phi Sorority, along with area churches, is sponsoring a free-will offering dinner for Real Hope for Haiti and the Zachary family.
The dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Markleville North Christian Church.
The lasagna dinner includes salad, garlic bread and dessert.
The dinner is open to the public.
Senior cafe activities, menu
The Pendleton Senior Café is offered at the Pendleton Community Public Library at noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays for seniors age 60 and over for a donation.
Bingo follows each meal.
People must register by noon Mondays by calling the library at 765-778-7527
Menu for March 10 includes mushroom steak and gravy, potatoes, vegetables and raspberry gelatin.
Menu for March 13 includes barbecue pork sandwich, vegetable soup, garden salad and pear cobbler.
Artists group to meet March 10
The Pendleton Artists Association’s next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 10 at the Fall Creek Gallery, 136 W. Water St.
For more details or photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/PendletonArtistsSociety?frefts
Band ‘Will Play for Food (Pantry)’
Lapel’s Community Band kicks off the 2013 concert season with its fifth annual benefit concert for the Lapel Community Food Pantry at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Lapel High School auditorium. The program features a variety of musical styles including highlights from “Les Miserables” and “Fugue on Yankee Doodle.”
The price of admission is three non-perishable food items (or $2 donation) at the door at the time of the concert. Suggested food items include peanut butter, canned meats, and fish or beans; cereal, pasta or rice is also needed. Canned fruit is always welcomed. All proceeds benefit the Lapel Community Food Pantry operated by the churches of Lapel and Perkinsville Community Church.
For more information about the spring concert and the summer and holiday concerts, visit www.lapelcommunityband.com.
Comfort keepers host meal
The Christian Women’s Fellowship (C.W.F.) “Comfort Keepers” of the East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Markleville will have its monthly “God Abundance Meal” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in the lower fellowship hall of the church.
The menu includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and a drink.
A free will offering accepted.
The East Christian Church is located at 124 E. Main St. (on Ind. 38), in Markleville and is handicapped accessible. There will be carryouts available, and shut-ins or small businesses in the immediate area may have carryouts delivered by calling the Church 765-533-4996 during the day of the meal or Diane 765-533-2330 ASAP. Contact Diane for more details.
The public is invited to fellowship and to dine.