Community calendar


School accepting parade signups
PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School is accepting entries for the 2021 Homecoming Parade.
The parade is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, with a start time of 6 p.m.
As in years past, it will begin at the Community Building at Falls Park and wind its way down Pendleton Avenue and State Street to John Broughton Stadium at Pendleton Heights.
Parade entry forms can be accessed with the Google Form:
People interested in being a part of the parade should fill out the form by Sept. 24.
Questions about parade entries should be directed to Cori Hunckler at
Visual Art Show continues
PENDLETON — South Madison Visual Art Show will be on display through Sept. 29 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.
The gallery, located at 119 W. State St., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
This exhibit has been made possible through the South Madison Community Foundation Arts Fund.
Lions Club fishing derby coming up
PENDLETON — Pendleton Lions Club Fishing Derby is planned for Sept. 18 in Falls Park, with 5- to 8-year-olds fishing from 9 to 10 a.m. and 9- to 12-year-olds fishing from 10 to 11 a.m.
There will be trophies for most fish and biggest fish caught in each age division.
Gallery 119 offers art classes
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s Gallery 119 offers art classes on a regular basis.
The next classes are:
• Painting with Diane Burrell — two evening sessions. Each session is comprised of four classes, set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Session 2: Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Session 3: Nov. 11, 18 and 25, and Dec. 2.
Students will work on their own paintings or one of Diane’s. There will be a focus on selecting a composition and color palette from photos, pictures and sketchbook ideas. Classes will include demonstrations and worksheets. Cost is $55 per session. Participants must bring supplies or pay $10 extra per class. Class is limited to 10 students.
• Pottery with Janae Ledbetter — morning and evening sessions (each session is comprised of five classes, the last one for glazing). The cost is $120 for each session, which includes supply fee and firings.
Tuesday sessions (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; limit eight students per session) Session 2 — Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2; Session 3 — Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7
Wednesday sessions (10 a.m. to noon; limit five students per session) Session 2 — Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, Nov. 3; Session 3 — Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8
Registration for classes can be completed at Gallery 119 or by phone at 765-778-0986 during regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Register online at
Markleville ’68 get-together set
MARKLEVILLE — Graduates from Markleville High School Class of 1968 plan a get-together for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Sahm’s Smokehouse, 250 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton (located at Fall Creek Golf Course).
Classmates will meet in the outdoor pavilion. Food and drink will be available.
Call Ann Gustin at
239-464-6366 for details.
Lapel Lions Club fish fry coming up
LAPEL — Lapel Lions Club’s 74th annual all-you-can-eat fish fry is set for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Lions Building, 329 S. Main St., Lapel.
The adult all-you-can-eat meal costs $12 and includes fish, choice of two sides (slaw, French fries, baked beans), and a drink. The child’s meal costs $6 and is not all-you-can-eat.
The Lions Club is offering three prizes from the sale of the raffle tickets — a $300 first-place prize, $100 second-place prize and a $50 third-place prize. There may be other prizes also.
Lapel Show Choir will perform on Saturday evening, and the Lapel Band may possibly make an appearance.
There will be hand sanitizer available for everyone, and people attending may use their own judgement concerning masks and social distancing.
Pendleton Heights Class of ’76 to gather
PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Class of 1976’s reunion is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Pendleton American Legion.
It features a barbecue-style picnic dinner, cash bar and live music.
Cost is $30 cash at door ($55 per couple).
MCHS cancels September meeting
Madison County Historical Society has canceled its Sept. 27 membership meeting, citing Madison County’s COVID-19 status.
In addition, it is canceling all of the meetings for the Civil War Roundtable through the end of the year.
Members will continue to monitor this situation and reevaluate month to month.
You can follow the historical society on Facebook or its website, Or it can be reached by phone  at 765-683-0052.