Community Calendar, Dec. 19, 2012

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AMVETS to offer steak dinners


The Pendleton AMVETS Post 26 will be serving steak dinners from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

The event is open to the public but you must be 18 or older to enter the Post.

For more details, call 765-778-7224.

Commemorative calendars now available


The Friends of the Library are now selling commemorative calendars, featuring several historical photos around the community.

Calendars cost $10 and are available at the Pendleton Library.

All proceeds go towards the Friends of Pendleton Library, which helps bring programs such as the Arabian Readers, grandmother’s tea, Doughnuts with Daddy and many others to the library.

For more information, call 765-778-7527.

Senior Café offers food, games


LifeStream services and the Pendleton Community Public Library conduct the Pendleton Senior Café at noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St., Pendleton.

Seniors 60 and older are welcomed to eat a hot, healthy meal for a suggested donation of $3.50.

After each meal, seniors may enjoy a rousing game of Bingo.

Please remember to RSVP for each meal at least 24 hours in advance.

Call the library at 765-778-7527 to reserve a place.

Senior Café Menu

Tuesday, Dec. 18 - Chicken fillet, gravy, potatoes, garden salad, fruit crisp

Wednesday, Dec.19 - Vegetable soup, sloppy joes, corn, apple

Church offers caroling in park


Family Life Community Church will be having Caroling in the Park Dec. 23.

There will be free hot chocolate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The gathering will take place near the gazebo.

FUMC Christmas Eve worship set


First United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Eve Service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

This service gives families a casual worship time featuring music led by the church’s Praiseband. This worship will include congregational candle-lighting and traditional carols. This free event is open to the public. The church is located at 301 N. Alfonte St., Ingalls.

For more information, contact the church offices at 765-778-8074.

Madison Park sing-along service


Madison Park Church of God invites the community to a Christmas Eve Service at 11p.m. Dec 24.

Loved by children and grown-ups alike, the service features a sing-along of favorite holiday songs and carols. A children’s nativity re-enactment and a re-telling of the Christmas Story and Holy Communion underscore the sacred focus of the evening’s celebration. Just before midnight, the music of “Silent Night” is sung as a candle-lighting ceremony welcoming Christmas Day.

Dress is casual. Children are welcome to attend in their pajamas.

Madison Park Church of God is located at Columbus Avenue and E 67th Street in Anderson. For more information contact the church office at 765-642-2000 or visit

St John’s EMT class starts soon


Registrations are being accepted for St. John’s next EMT certification class, which will begin Jan. 14.

The class will meet two evenings each week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the St. John’s Education Center, 1912 Jackson St.

The schedule includes a few Saturday classes.

For more information and an application, contact Bev Hilburt at 646-8529.

The $800 fee includes CPR training, the textbook and other class materials. Following successful completion of the course, program graduates are eligible for the State of Indiana Certification Examination and the National EMT Registry Examination. Application for the state certification is dependent upon passing this examination. This course is required to be a paramedic.

To be considered for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED All students must read, write and speak English fluently. Documentation of a negative TB test required within past 3 months. Class size is limited.

Baby-sitting class offered


St. John’s Health System is offering a Safe Sitter class on Jan. 4.

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate baby-sitting preparation program designed for boys and girls ages 11- 13.

This nationally recognized program teaches sitters how to have fun with children, recognize a medical emergency and respond appropriately.

Safe Sitter participants learn safety and security precautions, such as CPR, what to do if a stranger comes to the door, and when and how to call for help. They receive information on child development and age-appropriate activities. They also learn about the business aspects of baby-sitting.

The cost is $40, which includes all the learning materials for the one-day class and a backpack of supplies. Enrollment is limited.

The class runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students should bring a sandwich for lunch. Snacks and beverages are provided.

Parents may enroll their children in the next class by calling St. John’s Community Education Department at 765-646-8669.


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