Community Calendar, March 26, 2014

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Arts group offers decoupage workshop


The Pendleton Artists Society plans a one-day Decoupage Baskets class from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 26.

Kitty Myers will teach students how to decoupage baskets using napkins.

Baskets and napkins will be supplied.

Students are responsible to bring a bottle of ModPodge.

No experience is necessary, and children are welcome.

The cost of the class is $20.

Tea Party meeting set for March 27


The next Tea Party of Madison County meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Conservation Club located in Pendleton Falls Park.

The meeting will allow visitors the opportunity to meet Bruce Dunham, Republican candidate for Madison County sheriff, John Smith, Republican candidate for Madison County commissioner and Kelly Gaskill, a Republican seeking reelection for the office she now holds, Madison County treasurer.

LHS to perform ‘Birdie’ show


The Lapel High School Theatre Department will present “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30.

Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5.

Tickets are available in advance through the director, Anita Casterline, and will also be available at the door.

For advanced tickets, email

Underground Railroad group plans open meeting


The South Madison Underground Railroad Committee, formed more than two years ago to research previously unknown underground activity, invites the public to a meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 29, at Anita’s Kitchen, 777 E. Water St., Pendleton.

The meeting will provide  people a chance to share information about the Underground Railroad in the South Madison area.

The group plans to create a book comprised of our findings. All information will be credited to its provider.

People are invited to learn, share and eat a good breakfast.

For more details, call Arlene Shannon at the Pendleton Community Public Library at (765) 778-7527.

Musician, lecturer to speak about race topics


Professional musician and lecturer Ray Kamalay from East Lansing, Mich., will entertain and educate at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St.

Kamalay has a degree in philosophy from the University of Detroit, and he has been a professional musician since 1974.

There will be discussion on how slavery was handed down to us, how slavery became based on race, where blackface theater came from and more.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated, and refreshments will be served.

Contact the library at (765) 778-7527 or to register.

PH volleyball to lead open gym


Starting April 1, Pendleton Heights High School volleyball will be hosting open gym in the main gym at the high school.

Any girl in grades 7 to 11 planning to try out is welcome to attend. Open gyms will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays. Girls in sixth grade are welcome on Tuesdays.

Contact coach Ammirata with any questions at or (765) 778-2161.

Ellen Murphy featured at Spring Valley


Artist and quilt designer Ellen Murphy will be the featured speaker at the April 2 meeting of the Spring Valley Quilt Guild.

Murphy has created patterns that are easy to understand. She has created unique quilts inspired by the colors and shapes of American houses, from farmhouses to brownstones. Her new books and patterns will be available at the meeting for cash or check purchase.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Pendleton Community Public Library at 595 E. Water St.

Show and tell is always an exciting part of meetings, and visitors are invited to attend and may join the guild at any time. Dues for 2014 are still being accepted.


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