Community Calendar


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.
Lions Club fish fry coming up
LAPEL — Lapel Lions Club will offer 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.
Lapel High School and Middle School show choirs will perform on Saturday.
Fishing Derby set for Saturday
PENDLETON — Pendleton Lions Club Fishing Derby is set for Saturday, Sept. 17.
Children up to age 8 will fish from 4 to 5 p.m.; children from 9 to 13 will fish from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Fish caught will be measured and recorded with the help of Boy Scout Troop 232.
Trophies will be presented for the most fish caught and the longest fish per age group. There is also a raffle for each group to win fishing gear.
There is no cost to participate.
‘Short’ film festival coming up
PENDLETON — Pendleton Community Public Library will be one of more than 400 screenings for the 25th annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
The festival stretches from Sept. 22 to Oct. 2, and takes place worldwide (there are screenings set on six continents). But the local viewing is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the library.
The festival will include a screening of the 10 short film finalists: Don vs Lightning (Scotland), Love, Dad (Chechia & Slovakia), Save the Bees (USA), The Treatment (Spain), Freefall (France), Fetish (USA), Freedom Swimmer (Australia), The Blanket (Finland), Warsha (Lebanon), The Big Green (France).
People must be at least 21 to attend.
MANHATTAN SHORT filmgoers also help decide the winner by casting votes for their favorite film and actor.
Library offers ‘paranormal’ program
PENDLETON — People will have the chance to explore haunted locations during a “Visiting the Beyond” lecture set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Pendleton Community Public Library (older teens/adults).
Through this interactive program, visitors will tour some of the nation’s most haunted locations, including abandoned hospitals, schools, asylums and homes.
Presenter Curt Strutz uses a mix of history, photography, story-telling and humor in his program.
Strutz has delivered lectures at hundreds of libraries and museums, and has been a guest speaker at Troy Taylor’s Haunted America Conference.
Legion offers weekly events
PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, offers regular events open to the public.
Wing Night is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, with all-you-can-eat wings costing $12. A Treasure Hunt drawing takes place at 7 p.m. Fridays.
The Legion’s general membership meeting is 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month.
For more details, call 765-778-7661.
Visual Arts show ongoing
PENDLETON — The South Madison Visual Arts Show is scheduled to run through Sept. 28 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.
It opened with a First Friday event on Sept. 2 at the gallery, 119 W. State St., Pendleton.
Regular gallery hours are 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
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, or Gallery 119 at 765-778-0986.
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 more details, call the Madison County Historical Society at 765-683-0052.
Gallery 119  offers art classes
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s Gallery 119 offers art classes on a regular basis.
The next classes are:
• 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 should bring paper towels).
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 event:
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.



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