Community Calendar, Dec. 5, 2012

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Town council meeting changed


The Town Council of the Town of Pendleton scheduled for Dec. 6 has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Dec. 13, at Pendleton Town Hall, 100 W. State St.

The public administrative meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Quilt Guild plans Christmas party


To celebrate Christmas and an exciting year of quilting, the Spring Valley Quilt Guild has planned its annual Christmas Party Pitch-in for Dec. 5 at the Pendleton Community Public Library.

Members are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert.

The guild will provide the entree, table service and beverages.

A show and tell will follow with Christmas and holiday-themed items suggested.

The event starts at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 317-626-2966 or email


Volunteer bell ringers needed


The Salvation Army is need of bell-ringers in the Pendleton area during the holiday season.

Any individuals or families in the community that would like to schedule a time slot to ring bells outside Marsh in Pendleton can call 765-778-2002, 765-425-1866 or 765-425-2915.

Country, Blue Grass festival on


Daybreak Community Church in Lapel is hosting a Country and Blue Grass Festival featuring “Jeremy Morris and the Harvest Road Band” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Admission at the door is $5. Food Sales start at 6:30 p.m.

Daybreak Church is located at 1219 N. Main St.

For more details or advance tickets, call 765-534-3500.

AMVETS steak dinner cooking


Pendleton AMVETS Post 26 will serve steak dinners and have live music by Gordon Brooks from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.7.

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

For more details, call 765-778-7224.

PHHS to conduct  cheer clinic


The Pendleton Heights High School cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the PHHS auxiliary gym for those aged 4-14.

Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. and costs $25.

Cheers, dance and stunting taught to perform at half-time of PHHS Arabians vs. Rushville Lions Saturday, Dec. 15.

The cost includes game admission and a cheer T-shirt.

Call 765-778-2161 for more details.

Santa is coming to Town of Lapel


Donations will be collected at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27. around town and Santa will be at The Lapel Stoney Creek Fire Station from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

All Donations raised will go towards treats for the children who come see Santa and toward the New Fire Station Building Fund.

Those who will be out of town Nov. 27 can drop off donations at the fire station from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

LHS hoopsters to play Fieldhouse


The Lapel High School girls basketball team will play Cardinal Ritter High School at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse Saturday, Dec. 8, as part of the Hoosier Invitational.

Scouts to conduct area food drive


The Lapel Boy Scouts are organizing their annual Scouting for food drive for the Lapel area. The drive will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.

They are being joined this year by the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and high school football and basketball teams.

They will be going door to door asking for food donations, which will help stock the food pantry in Lapel.

Donations should include non-perishable foods, and items such as paper goods, and toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Following the food drive, the participants will be treated to pizza at Trinity Methodist Church.

For more details, call Rick Champney at 765-534-3660.

Holiday grief event at library


The Pendleton Library, 595 E. Water St., is offering a program to help people cope with grief during the holiday season.

The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Whether it is loss, loneliness or general sadness, Jan Moorman, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Anderson, will offer a session of hope and healing.

The program is free and open to the public. However, the number of participants is limited.

RSVPs are necessary. Call the library at 765-778-7527 or email

Museum open house Dec. 9


The Pendleton Historical Museum Christmas Open House is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 9, when the Museum will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Children will be able to visit and have their pictures taken with Mr. & Mrs. Claus; there will be gingerbread men for children to decorate and popcorn to string. There will be popcorn and hot cider for everyone.

Dulcimers will be played upstairs, and at 7 p.m. the history of Santa Claus will be a presented.

This year something new has been added: a gingerbread house contest. Houses are to be completed and brought to the Museum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8.

Voting will take place during the Christmas Open House Sunday, with winner(s) announced at 8 p.m. Houses must be picked up at that time.

Those with questions about the contest should contact Jo DeWitt at 765-778-1818 or by email at

Retired teachers plan festive affair

Madison County

The Anderson High School Choir will be the entertainment at the Christmas meeting of the Madison County Retired Teachers Dec. 10.

This festive event will take place at The Edge (formerly the Edgewood Country Club).

The luncheon will be a soup, salad, dessert and drink buffet.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a cost of $12 for the lunch, which includes gratuity.

RSVP by Dec. 5 to Ross Buckman at 765-643-5462 or

Also, people are asked to bring a canned food donation for a service project to a food pantry in the county.

The organization welcomes new members, spouses and friends to join the organization for a time of food, fellowship, important information and door prizes.

LHS Christmas show Monday


The Lapel High School Music Department will present its annual Christmas show at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the auditorium.

The program will include the high school Concert Band, Concert Choir, Show Choir and Jazz Band.

Several solos and duets will also be featured.

Musical selections will include both traditional favorites and current pop holiday music.

Admission to this holiday show is $4 for adults.

All students and children will be admitted free.

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. 11 - Chicken a la King, green beans, stewed tomatoes, pumpkin bar

Wednesday, Dec.12 - Pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit

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

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

12-12-12 match day update


The participating organizations of the South Madison Community Foundation’s 12-12-12 Match Day have now been confirmed.

They are Pendleton Community Library, Pendleton Christian Church, Tri Kappa, Lapel Youth Commission, Pendleton Lions Club, and the South Madison Youth Commission.

These organizations already had an established fund with the Foundation, and on 12-12-12 Match Day anything donated towards their fund will be matched by the Foundation 2-1. This will grow their funds, which will give them larger earnings, which will be used to better the local South Madison area.

From noon to midnight Dec. 12, anyone may donate towards these funds through the website,, by stopping by the office with cash or check, or mailing a check postdated for 12-12-12.

The Foundation has planned an open house for noon to midnight Wednesday, Dec. 12, as well with snacks and holiday fun going on in support of Match Day’s participating organizations.

‘Comfort Keepers’ to serve up 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, Dec. 12, in the lower fellowship hall of the church.

The menu includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and drink with a free will offering accepted.

The event is open to the public.

The East Christian Church is located at 124 E. Main St. (on Ind. 38), in Markleville and is handicap accessible.

There will be carryouts available. Shut-ins and small businesses in the immediate area can have carryout delivered by calling the church at 765-533-4996 during the day of the meal or Diane at 765-533-2330 immediately. Call Diane for more details.


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