Community calendar


Some of the William Walker memorabilia and information at Pendleton Historical Museum. A marker dedicated to Walker is set for June 24.

Farmers market continues

PENDLETON — Pendleton, Indiana, Farmers Market started its five-month season on Saturday, May 7, in Falls Park, with about 60 vendors, including a few junior vendors.

The market runs 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Oct. 8, in Falls Park. Falls Park Drive is shut to automobile traffic so people can stroll through the vendors safely.

Memorial walk bricks for sale

PENDLETON —Memorial bricks are on sale for use in Veterans Celebration of Service Garden, an Eagle Scout walkway project being done at Pendleton American Legion Post 117.

Bricks cost $30 and will include a service member’s name, branch of service and years of service.

The bricks will be incorporated into the walkway, which will measure 4-by16-feet on either side of entrance ramp at the Legion.

Boy Scout Mark Nielsen of Troop 232 in Pendleton is leading the project.

Order forms for bricks are available at the Legion, Pendleton Community Public Library, Falls Perk Coffee House and Citizens State Bank. Deadline to place orders is Aug. 29.

Homecoming in the works

PENDLETON — People or organizations interested in being a part of this year’s parade are asked to contact Cori Hunckler at [email protected]

This year’s parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

Gallery 119 offers art classes

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s Gallery 119 offers art classes on a regular basis.

The next classes are:

Watercolor with Judy Crist — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27. Crist will instruct how to paint a “Hummingbird Sipping On A Flower.” Cost of the class is $45 with all supplies provided.

Oil Painting with Katy Burke — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (with a break for lunch) Wednesday, September 7

Participants will paint an autumn picture of chickadees. The background is done in acrylics and the rest in oil.

The cost is $55 with all supplies included ($45 for those supplying their own paints and brushes). A 12-by-12-inch canvas will be provided.

Children’s Art Classes — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday each month. Each class will be different and taught by different teachers. Each class is independent and will need its own registration. The class for each month will be advertised on the PAS website.

Registration for classes can be completed at the gallery, 119 W. State St., Pendleton; by phone at 765-778-0986 during regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; or online at

Other art society events:

3-D Art Show — through Sept. 7 at Gallery 119.

Trivia Night — 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at American Legion Hall, 611 W. State St., Pendleton. Indy Trivia with Ryan McDuffee will be the host. Entry fee is $10 per person. First-place team wins $100. Food and beverage will be available for $10, consisting of pulled pork, slaw and fries. Drinks cost extra. Individuals and teams welcome.

Lions Club offers park concert series

PENDLETON — Pendleton Lions Club is sponsoring several concerts in Falls Park.

Rock Bottom Boys of Madison County bluegrass trio performed June 26; Fall Creek Valley Community Band (formerly Lapel Community Band) played July 31.

Pendleton Heights High School Band Marching Arabians and Madison County Band Directors’ Jazz Band are scheduled for Aug. 28.

The show starts at 6 p.m. near the park gazebo. There is no admission charge, refreshments are available and people can bring their own lawn chairs and shade umbrella.

Visual Arts show coming up

PENDLETON — The South Madison Visual Arts Show will be held from September 2-September 28 at Gallery 119, 119 W. State Street, Pendleton. First Friday is September 2 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

Entrants must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of Fall Creek, Stony Creek, Adams or Green townships at the time of the exhibit. Entries due August 23-31.

Awards for the show will be $250 for Best in Show, Second Place- $150, and $100 for People’s Choice. Lori Lunsford will be the judge for the event.

This exhibit has been made possible through the South Madison Community Foundation Arts Fund. This fund was established by the children of Robert E. and Vinetta A. Wills in honor of their mother, Vinetta Aiman Wills, and is hosted by our local Tri Kappa chapter. The purpose of the fund is to recognize persons with artistic talent through monetary reward and public recognition. This adult exhibit is phase two in the implementation of this purpose. The fund has offered monetary awards to winners of the Pendleton Heights High School Senior Art Show for the past sixteen years. For more information concerning the fund contact SMCF at 765-778-8444 or For additional information interested persons may contact Gallery 119 at 765-778-0986

Poetry society accepts annual contest entries

INDIANA — Poetry Society of Indiana is accepting entries for its annual poetry contest.

This year’s contest features 27 categories, with prize money going to the top three placings in most of them, totaling more than $1,800.

The entry fee is $10 for PSI members and $15 for non-members.

The fee entitles a poet to enter any and all of the individual categories, but with the limitation of only one poem per category. The contest submission deadline is Sept. 1.

Winners will be announced during PSI’s annual Fall Rendezvous event Oct. 7-9.

Last year’s contest had 680 poems entered by 72 poets in 23 categories, and a total of $1,593 in prize money was awarded.

Details about the contest, including the downloadable brochure with complete rules and descriptions of all the categories, is available on the PSI website at

In addition to the discounted entry fee for the annual contest, benefits of membership in PSI include:

-Discounted fees for public PSI events and contests

-Automatic membership in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies

-Eligibility for members-only PSI and national competitions and events

-Discounted editing and production service for self-publishing via Amazon

-Free promotion of your books of poems

-Sharing short videos via the PSI YouTube channel

-Automatic email notification of upcoming events and contests

Membership in Poetry Society of Indiana costs $18 per year.

Information about becoming a member is available at the PSI website noted above.

Talks will explore county’s history

ANDERSON — Madison County Historical Society Inc. plans a series of “First Sunday” presentations covering the History of Madison County, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, in the Bowman Room at Museum of Madison County History, 11 W. 11th Street, Anderson.

Madison County Historian Stephen T. Jackson will deliver the presentations, which provide an overview of Madison County’s history through historical highlights of each township.

Presentations will run about an hour each and are free and the public is welcome.

Sept. 4 – Fall Creek Township

Oct. 2 – Adams Township

Nov. 6 – Anderson Township

Dec. 4 – Green Township

Jan. 8, 2023 – Jackson Township – Note date change to 2nd Sunday

Feb. 5, 2023 – Union Township

March 5, 2023 – Pipe Creek Township

April 2, 2023 – Richland Township

May 7, 2923 – Monroe Township

June 4, 2023 – Lafayette Township

July 2, 2023 – Van Buren Township

August 6, 2023 – Boone Township

Sept. 3, 2023 – Duck Creek Township

Oct. 1, 2023 – Stony Creek Township

Nov. 5, 2023 – Madison County

For moredetails, call the Madison County Historical Society at 765-683-0052.

ParkFest to return

PENDLETON — ParkFest 2022 is set for Thursday, Sept. 8, at Barnhart Field in Falls Park.

This outdoor concert event, featuring Stella Luna and the Satellites, is in its second year and is a fundraiser for the park.

The event schedule is:

5:30 p.m. — gates open

6 p.m. — Family Fun Zone opens and DJ Jim Noggle

7 p.m. — Stella Luna and the Satellites

Family Fun Zone offers games and activities for kids. There will also be a selfie photo area, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and much more fun for the entire family.

Tickets cost $15 for 11 and older; no charge for those 10 and younger.

A four-ticket FestPack costs $50.

People are invited to bring their own picnic (BYOP) — food, drink, chairs and blanket. A BYOP contest includes prizes for the best decorated space.

ParkFest 2022 T-shirts will be available for purchase while they last (children’s, $10; adult, $20).

Tickets can be purchased at Rain date is Sept. 11.

Duck race set for Sept. 10

PENDLETON — The Ninth Annual Friends of the Library Lucky Duck Race will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the falls in Falls Park.

The Finish Line Party will start at 1:30 p.m. behind the Community Building.

There will be a DJ helping keep people engaged in race activities.

The goal is race 1,000 ducks. To reserve a duck, visit Pendleton Community Public Library or find the duck booth at one of several local community events scheduled for August and September.

Duck entries cost $5. Proceeds will benefit the library.


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