Summer reading at library
The Summer Reading Program for Anderson Public Library and the Lapel Branch Library has begun.
Through July 31, participants can read to earn prizes or entries into weekly drawings. This year’s themes are “Dig Into Reading!” and “Beneath the Surface.”
Participants can listen to audio books or read anything of their choice, including books, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, graphic novels and more.
After registering, people record their reading/listening time online.
All ages can participate.
People also may join the library from 2-3 p.m. Thursdays in June for summer reading fun. Each week participants will dig into a craft or activity that explores a different theme, such as gardening, archeology, construction, dinosaur bones or animals that live underground.
Call 765-534-4654 to learn more or visit the Lapel Branch or sign up online at www.andersonlibrary.net.
Lapel Garden Club news
The June meeting of the Lapel Rural Garden Club was hosted by Helen Snyder and Nancy Coomer with nine members and two guests present.
The “Yard of the Month” was presented to Betty and Jeff Taylor of West Eighth Street in Lapel.
The July meeting will be a train ride leaving from Forrest Park in Noblesville.
Memorial bricks available
To honor American veterans, the community has come together to support building a gazebo in Lapel’s Woodward Park.
This gazebo is now finished, and those wanting to honor their American heroes with a brick for the memorial walkway can do so.
Bricks start at $75 for three lines on a small brick, and go up from there. Those interested in purchasing one may call 765-778-8444 and request an order form. Or people can visit southmadisonfoundation.org and download an order form and mail it along with the check to 233 S. Main St., Pendleton.
Town centennial cookbooks on sale
The Markleville 100-year cookbooks are out. They will be sold at the Farmers Market in Markleville Park Saturday mornings. The cost is $12 or combined with the Markleville Jamboree bag, $15. For more details, call Chris Arens at 765-779-0842.
Co-ed softball leagues starting
The Falls Park Adult Coed, Men’s and Women’s softball league is organizing for this fall.
Registration is open June 3-July 19, and registration forms can be received by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Games will take place between 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 6 to Oct. 10 at the Falls Park Sports Complex.
Fees are $375 per team.
Game rules are modified NSA rules. A mangers meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 23 and 25 in Falls Park. Call Adam Christenson at 317-519-9506 for more details.
Community Band schedule listed
The Lapel Community Band is ready for summer with five area concerts planned. They are:
8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30 — Shadyside Park, Anderson
6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18 — Davis Park, Anderson
6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21 — Seminary Park, Noblesville
All concerts are free to the public. Visit www.lapelcommunityband.com for details.
The Lapel Community Band, formed in the year 2000, is dedicated to providing top-level musical entertainment to its audiences and presenting an opportunity for individual musical expression, enjoyment and growth among its members.
PHHS alumni group event
The Pendleton Heights High School Alumni Association has planned an evening of friends, memories, food and music by Jazzy Jeff for 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Elks Lodge in Anderson.
The cost is $25 per person.
Dinner will be at 6:30. There will be an open cash bar. This is a non-smoking facility.
Send checks to PHHS Alumni P.O. Box 95 in Pendleton. For more information, call President Jerry Hodson at 317-410-5924.
The PHHS Alumni Association is open to anyone attending PHHS and will extend to those who attended Pendleton High School and Markleville High School.
This year’s event is in honor of the classes of ‘73, ‘63 and ‘53.
The association needs the classes of ‘70 and ‘80 to carry on the association.
Arts Cream Sunday June 30
Arts Cream Sunday is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30 in downtown Pendleton.
The event will include art on display by several local artists, a sidewalk chalk area for children to create some of their own art, and the Good’s Candy mobile ice cream truck with homemade ice cream.
Organizers are encouraging vendors to be open Sunday afternoon to participate in the Arts Cream Sunday event.
The Main Street organizers are planning to prepare a downtown event map, which will include a designation for any store, restaurant, etc. that will be open for the event. These maps will be handed to attendees so they will know where to see the art being exhibited and where they can go to shop or enjoy some refreshments in the downtown area.
Those planning to be open for at least the 2-4 p.m. time slot should let organizers know so the vendors are designated as open for the event.
Contact Jack Wilson at 317-853-4911 or Lisa Floyd at 765-778-8444 for more details, or visit www.mainstreetpendleton.org.
Local artists' group sponsors class
The Pendleton Artist Society is sponsoring the following classes by Hamilton County artist John Reynolds:
A Plein-Air painting class will take place in downtown Pendleton, around the post office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday June 30.
The cost for each class: PAS members $35. Non-member $50.
Contact Dr. Kenneth Lau at email@example.com to sign up for these classes or for more information.
Lions concert series starts
The Pendleton Lions Club recently announced its summer concert series, which takes place in Falls Park. All concerts begin at 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 – Music Box from Indianapolis. Music to include soul, Motown, and rhythm and blues.
Sunday, July 14 - Gordon Brooks. Music to include blues and popular favorites.
Sunday, July 28 - Shade & Shannon. This concert will take place on the 10th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s death and will include a tribute.
Sunday, Aug. 25 - PHHS Band, Chris Taylor and the Madison County Band Directors. Music will include jazz. For more details, call JoAnn Karaffa-Owens at 765-778-2141.
The next Pendleton Town Council meeting has been changed from Thursday, July 4 to Thursday July 11. An administrative meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Both meetings will take place at 100 W. State St., Pendleton, and are open to the public.
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