Community Calendar: March 12, 2014

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Farmers market March 13


The Pendleton Winter Farmer’s Market is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Smith Family Farms, 755 W. CR 675S.

Legion fish fry March 14


The Pendleton American Legion Auxiliary will be conducting a fish fry from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 14.

Adult dinners are $7, and children’s dinners are $4.

The dinners come with fries and coleslaw.

Karaoke starts at 8 p.m. with Jason Bowman.

This event is open to the public.

Also, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, March 15, Pendleton American Legion Post 117 will play host to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Bands FM90 and Catalyst Gypsy. The celebration is open to the public and there is no cover charge.

Softball Clinic at PHHS


On Saturday, March 16, girls Kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to a softball clinic at PHHS. Registration is at  8:45 a.m. in the PH auxiliary gym and the clinic is from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $30 which includes a t-shirt. For more information, contact Rob Davis at 317-714-6544.

Social Security program at library


The Pendleton Community Public Library will play host to an educational session on understanding Social Security at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15.

This session will help people understand Social Security and how to maximize the benefits. This event is free and a light lunch will be served.

The library is located at 595 E. Water St., Pendleton

Call (317) 318-8355 to RSVP.

Gladiolus group to meet, auction


The Indiana Gladiolus Society will conduct its spring meeting and bulb auction at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Conservation Building, 520 Falls Park Drive, Pendleton. Lunch will be a pitch-in starting at noon.

The auction affords an opportunity to purchase show quality Gladiolus bulbs at auction prices. The meeting and auction are open to the public at no charge.

Those with questions about the growing, showing or hybridizing of Gladiolus will have the opportunity to talk to IGS members.

For more details, call Ellen Elliott at (765) 778-4782.

Trigeminal Support Group


Dr. Eden Blair, assistant professor at Bradley University and the Turner School of Entrepreneurship, Illinois, will be speaking Saturday, March 15 to the Trigeminal Neuralgia support group about cortex stimulation as a treatment for TN pain.

As a fellow TN sufferer, she has had a successful Cortex Stimulator implant in helping to control her TN. She will be sharing with details about her surgery and experience with the stimulator.

Meetings take place Saturdays and are held bi-monthly at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Life Center, 5900 South Ind. 13, Pendleton.

For more information, contact Kathleen Hays at or phone (765) 534-5053.

The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association can be contacted at or (800) 923-3608.

Art group plans copper workshop


The Pendleton Artists Society is planning a Copper Rose Metal Forming Workshop from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16.

Tracy Davidson and Vic Eichorn will show participants how to create a copper rose by manipulating metal. The cost is $30; tools and materials are provided. Fee must be paid at time of enrollment.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Kitty Myers at (765) 623-5125 or by email Detailed class information can be found at

Town seeks mowing bids


The Markleville Park Board will be accepting bids for the 2014 mowing season of the Markleville Community Park at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Markleville Town Hall.

The mowing consists of about eight acres.

For more details, call Wayne Fox at (765) 533-9012.

Those unable to come to the meeting can mail bids to Wayne Fox at 2648 E. CR 1100S, Markleville, IN 46056.

The Markleville Park Board is an equal opportunity employer.

Local garden club to meet March 17


The Pendleton Garden Club will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Conservation Building, 520 Falls Park Drive, Pendleton.

The program will be “The Magic of Herbs,” uses of teas and oils, and a special demo of kinesiology by Jeyille Renee, herbologist and naturopathhic practitioner.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

For more details, contact Ellen Elliott at (765) 778-4782.

Red Hat group to meet at Anita’s


The Pendleton Red Hat Chicks will meet at noon March 19 at Anita’s Kitchen in Fall Creek Plaza.

Members should contact Barbara Mercer at (765) 778-3868 to confirm reservations.

Antler workshop set for March 22


The Pendleton Artists Society has scheduled an Artistic Antler Baskets Workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 22.

Karen Zane will walk students through the process of using an antler as a frame to create a basket. The cost is $60 and materials are provided. Fee must be paid at time of enrollment.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Kitty Myers at (765) 623-5125 or by email Detailed class information can be found at

Conservation club to meet


The Lapel Conservation Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Optimist Club, 1560 N. Main St., Lapel.

Lapel band plans season kick-off


The Lapel Community Band plans to kick off its 2014 concert season with its sixth annual benefit concert for the Lapel Community Food Pantry at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Trinity Life Center.

The church is located at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 38 near Pendleton.

“Songs ‘n Sweets” is a dessert concert. All desserts are being prepared by Amy Hans, owner of A Slice of Heaven Cakery in Lapel.

The program features guest vocalists, Mike Nicholson of Lapel performing “You Raise Me Up,” and Greg and Gay Scott of Lapel performing “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

The program includes a salute to Frank Sinatra and the music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Tickets are $5 for the dessert concert and available from band members and at the door at the time of the concert.

The price of admission includes the concert and desserts following the program. Non-perishable food items are also welcome. Suggested food items include peanut butter, canned meats and fish or beans; cereal, pasta or rice. Canned fruit is always welcomed. All proceeds benefit the Lapel Community Food Pantry operated by the churches of Lapel and Perkinsville Community Church.

Pre-K and kindergarten roundups at LES


Lapel Elementary School pre-kindergarten and kindergarten roundup are scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. March 27.

To enroll in kindergarten for 2014-15, children must be 5 by Aug. 1, 2014. To enroll in pre-kindergarten, children must be 4 by Aug. 1, 2014.

To enroll in either pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, people must provide proof of residency, birth certificate and current immunization records.

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

Church meal set for April 9


The Markleville East Christian Church “God Abundance” Meal has is planned for April 9.

It will feature a menu of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink. Those with difficulty attending in the area that would like a meal(s) delivered during the day of the meal should contact the church at (765) 533-4996.

For more details, contact Diane (765) 533-2330.

PAS plans wax casting workshop


The Pendleton Artists Society has scheduled a one-day Lost Wax Casting Workshop starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12.

Participants will form a new ring from old gold or silver jewelry using the lost wax casting process.

The class will be held at Dr. Lau’s office at 210 Water St., Pendleton.

There is a limit of six students. The cost of the class is $50; people must bring gold or silver jewelry to melt.

Heritage Fair seeks vendors


The Pendleton Fall Creek Heritage Fair is set for Sept. 5 and 6.

New craft vendors can request an application be contacting Lana Barton at or (765) 778-3183.

Vendors from last year are already on the mailing list.

WEEM looking for donations


91.7 WEEM, Pendleton Heights High School Radio, is looking for monetary donations from families, individuals, and corporate underwriters. WEEM is the Voice of the Arabians and featured more than 80 athletic events last year. Run by the students of PHHS, the radio station won the 2012 IASB Radio Station of the Year and followed that up in 2013 with a second-place finish.

For more information, contact Jered Petrey or Chad Smith at PHHS, (765) 778-2161, ext. 6095.

Scanner available


The Lapel Branch Library has a new scanner available for public use. Library staff will assist customers who need to scan documents for professional or personal matters. The scanning service is free. For more information, call (765) 534-4654.

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