Facade grant forms available
Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement announces the 2013 Facade Grant for Historic Structures application is now available.
Grants up to $2,500 for use to improve an historic building or home façade will be awarded by June 15.
Applications are available at Pendleton Travel, 111 N. Pendleton Ave. or at town hall, 100 W. State St. Completed applications are due May 15.
Buildings for improvement must be in the National Register District or be National Register eligible.
The grant is to be used for costs incurred as a result of Historic restoration, reconstruction or enhancing the appearance of the structure.
For more details, call Kevin Kenyon at 765-778-0166.
Pendleton town meetings canceled
The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for April 10 and the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for April 16 have been cancelled due to lack of business.
For more details, call 765-778-2173
‘Comfort’ food to be served up
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, April 10, in the lower fellowship hall of the church.
The menu includes: pulled barbecue chicken sandwiches, chips, baked beans, slaw, dessert and drink with a free will offering accepted.
The East Christian Church is located at 124 E. Main St. (Ind. 38), in Markleville and is handicap accessible.
There will be carryout available, and shut-ins or a small business in the immediate area that would like a carryout delivered should call the Church at 765-533-4996 day of the meal or Diane at 765-533-2330 ASAP. For more details, contact Diane.
The public is invited to fellowship and dine.
YMCA offers hoops instruction
The Pendleton YMCA is providing basketball instruction for beginning players in grades 3-6 this spring.
The six-week session will cover footwork, ball handling, shooting and defensive skills.
Sessions are planned for 7-8 p.m. Thursdays April 11-May 16. Coach Andy Klepfer, with more than 20 years of coaching experience at all levels of youth basketball, will be leading the instruction.
The cost is $60 for members and $90 for nonmembers and limited to the first 10 to sign up. The fee includes a basketball for each player.
Contact Casey Rowlett at 765-221-7508 the Pendleton YMCA to sign up.
Friends of the Library book sale
The Friends of The Pendleton Community Public Library will conduct its quarterly book sale beginning Friday, April 12 and ending Thursday, April 18.
The book sale will be open when the library is open.
A variety of items will be available, ranging from popular adult fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines, movies, and paperbacks.
The Friends will also be on hand to sell its colorful library book bags.
All proceeds support the Friends of the Pendleton Library.
For more details, call 765-778-7527.
Church offers Dan’s Fish Fry
Ford Street United Methodist Church, 925 Ford St., Lapel, will play host to a Dan’s Fish and Tenderloin Fry from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Smith Hall gymnasium.
The public is invited to the all-you-can-eat meal, which will include fish and hand-breaded tenderloins, choice of two side dishes, desserts, beverage and community fellowship.
Ticket costs are $10 for those 13 and older, and $5 for those 6-12. Those 5 and under eat free with purchase of an adult meal.
For more information, call the church office at 534-3314.
Proceeds will go to 2013 Ford Street UMC Mission Goals and mortgage debt relief.
P. T. Barnum focus of show
William Pack, the historic interpreter who presented a Houdini re-enactment last year at the Pendleton Community Public Library, will bring to life another entertainment legend at the local venue.
“The Essential P.T. Barnum” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the library, 595 E. Water St.
Showman, P.T. Barnum, was a businessman, entertainer and scam artist known for promoting hoaxes through the wildly popular Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus. Mr. Barnum also ran a museum filled with exhibits and attractions that were curious, wondrous and odd. He justified promoting curiosities such as Feejee mermaid and Tom Thumb by saying, “I don’t believe in duping the public, but I believe in first attracting and then pleasing them.”
Pack uses the arts of storytelling and re-enactment to weave a narrative of P.T. Barnum. He invites the audience to hear the life lessons that shaped this great American showman, meet the extraordinary people who changed his life, and experience the wonders of Barnum’s American museum.
Library to offer Spanish course
The Pendleton Public Community Library will present an overview of its upcoming adult Beginning Spanish course from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13,
The overview will present a brief presentation on language learning and what to expect from the six-week course, which is scheduled for April 20 to May 11.
The course is open to the public. The cost for the course is $5 per one-hour class or $25 for the entire course.
Register for the class or overview session by calling the library at (765) 778-7527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scout food drive begins April 14
Local youth from Pendleton Boy Scout Troop 232, Cub Scout Packs 232 and 252, and Girl Scout Troop 1861 are joining forces to collect food as part of Scouting for Food 2013.
Youth will be distributing bags the afternoon of Sunday, April 14 to the doors of Pendleton homes.
The Scouts are asking people to place non-perishable food items into the bags and leave them in a visible location by 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Youth will return to retrieve them that morning and then consolidate donations at the Pendleton Heights Middle School for distribution to local Madison County Food Pantries.
Donations can also be brought to the southeast loading dock at PHMS on that Saturday morning as well.
PCC preschool open house set
The Pendleton Christian Preschool is having an Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 for the 2013-14 school year.
This is an opportunity for parents and children to see the school and meet the teachers.
Garden club plans hydrangea talk
The Pendleton Garden Club will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 15, at the Conservation Building in Falls Park, 520 Falls Park Drive, Pendleton.
The program will be “Hydrangeas” by Gwen DeShong, Master Gardener and Pendleton Garden Club member. Also there will be a plant, bulb and seed exchange.
Refreshments will be served following the meeting.
The public is invited.
Contact person is Ellen Elliott—765-778-4782
Senior Cafe offers food and bingo
The Pendleton Senior Café is offered at the Pendleton library every Tuesday and Wednesday at noon for seniors age 60 and over for a donation.
People are invited to play Bingo after dining.
People must register by noon Monday by calling the library at 765- 778-7527
Tuesday, April 16 — fish sandwich, vegetables, fiesta potatoes and mixed fruit.
Wednesday, April 17 — ham and beans, spinach, carrots, cornbread and fresh fruit.
Red Hat Chicks to dine in Muncie
The Pendleton Red Hat Chicks will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at the Pendleton Methodist Church Parking lot.
The group will be traveling to Muncie to luncheon at Concannon’s Bakery Café at noon.
Members are asked to call Barbara Mercer at 765-778-3868 to confirm reservations by April 15.