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:
• Oil Painting with Katy Burke — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a break for lunch) Wednesday, Sept. 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.
• Adult Pottery Class with Janae Ledbetter — 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28, with a glazing date to be announced. Participants will have three classes to create a “Fall Pumpkins & Halloween” creation (individuals will have choice of design) and one class to glaze. Cost is $100 for class plus $20 for supplies.
• Oil Paint With Gini Deaton — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Participants will paint a mountain scene called “Peaceful Reflections” in Bob Ross style. The cost is $55 with supplies provided (participants shoud bring paper towels).
• Watercolor with Judy Crist — 9 a..m to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Crist will teach how to paint a lighthouse scene. The cost is $45 with supplies 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 PASgallery119.org/events.
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.
Visual Arts show coming up
PENDLETON — The South Madison Visual Arts Show is scheduled for Sept. 2-28 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.
It opens with a First Friday event, which runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Sept 2 at the gallery, 119 W. State St., Pendleton.
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. Entry deadline was Aug. 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, which was established by the children of Robert E. and Vinetta A. Wills in honor of their mother, Vinetta Aiman Wills. The show is hosted by the local Tri Kappa chapter. The purpose of the fund is to recognize people with artistic talent through monetary reward and public recognition.
This adult exhibit is Phase 2 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 16 years.
For more details about the fund, contact SMCF at 765-778-8444 or southmadisonfoundation.org, or 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 poetrysocietyofindiana.org.
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 PARKFEST2022.com. 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.
Lions Club fish fry coming up
LAPEL — Lapel Lions Club will host its 75th annual all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, at the club building, 329 S. Main St., Lapel.
The adult all-you-can-eat fish meal costs $12 and includes fish, a choice of two sides (slaw, french fries, baked beans) and a drink. The child’s meal costs $5 (under 10 and not all-you-can-eat). Desserts will be available.
The club is offering prizes from the sale of the raffle tickets, including $300 for first prize, $100 for second prize and $50 for third prize.
The Lapel High School and Middle School Show Choirs will perform Saturday evening.