Community calendar


Legion market coming up

PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, plans its Legion Farmers Market for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov 19.

Homemade biscuits and gravy will be available..

Other inidividual Legion events planned include:

• Legion members update meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 22.

• Crossroads band to perform 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Offers regular legion events include:

• Wing Night is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays (except Thanksgiving), with all-you-can-eat wings costing $12.

• On Fridays, tenderloins are available starting at noon; a Treasure Hunt drawing takes place at 7:30 p.m.

• Every Sunday is Football Sunday, starting at noon. People are invited to wear their team colors.

• The Legion’s general membership meeting is set for 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month.

For more details, call 765-778-7661.

Gallery 119 offers art classes

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

The next classes are:

Kintsugi Workshop with Janae Ledbetter — 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 and 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20. This two-day Kintsugi workshop is titled “Beautifully Broken.” Kintsugi is a craft dedicated to the restoration of fine pottery. In this process, shattered pieces of pristine vases are artfully rejoined with a gold-laced epoxy. The shattered piece has forever been changed, even destroyed, but by using Kintsugi the beauty not only survives but thrives. Cost is $65 and includes supplies.

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 events

PAS Juried Art Show — 10th Annual Juried Art Show runs to Dec. 23, sponsored by R&R Engineering Co. The show has several categories: 2-D, 3-D and photography.

Town seeks board, commission members

PENDLETON — Pendleton is seeking individuals interested in serving on town boards and commissions.

A Boards and Commissions Informational Meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, via Zoom or in person at Town Hall, 100 W. State St.

Information on the various boards and commissions will be available, and staff and elected officials will be available to answer questions.

Information on how to log into the Zoom meeting is available online at and the town’s Facebook page.

People who would prefer to set up a meeting with staff to obtain more details should call 765-778-8370.

Boards and commissions typically meet once a month, and terms vary between one to four years.

Interested people should submit an application along with a résumé or cover letter by Dec. 5 to [email protected]

Applications are available at or at Town Hall. Information can also be mailed or hand-delivered to Pendleton Town Hall, attention Stephanie Buck, 100 W. State St., P.O. Box 230, Pendleton, IN 46064.

For more details, email or call the town using the email or phone number above.

The following boards and commissions have terms that are expiring: Board of Zoning Appeals, Parks and Recreation Board, Plan Commission, Redevelopment Commission, Redevelopment Authority, Utility Rate Advisory Board, Urban Forestry Committee, Waterworks Board, Impact Fee Review Board and Fall Creek Regional Waste.

More details about the boards and commissions and their roles and responsibilities are available at at “Boards and Commissions.”

Christmas event sale coming up

MARKLEVILLE — The Christmas in Markleville Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at North Christmas Church, 32 State St., Markleville

It is a family-friendly, admission charge-free evemt.

Santa and Mrs. Clause will be present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Christmas Wishes and photos (people must use their own cameras).

Available lunch options will include chili, chicken and noodles, and hotdogs and toppings.

There will be booths to shop, offering items for sale such as homemade items, crafts, jewelry and Christmas cookies.

For more details, including information about booth retnal, call Dianna Smith at 317-258-5438.

Talks will explore county’s history

ANDERSON — Madison County Historical Society Inc. is presenting a series of “First Sunday” presentations covering the History of Madison County, set for 2 p.m. monthly in the Bowman Room at Museum of Madison County History, 11 W. 11th St., Anderson.

Madison County Historian Stephen T. Jackson delivers 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. The public is welcome.

Previous talks were Fall Creek Township (Sept. 4) and Adams Township (Oct. 2).

The schedule for the remaining talks are are:

Dec. 4: Green Township

Jan. 8, 2023: Jackson Township (note date change to second Sunday)

Feb. 5: Union Township

March 5: Pipe Creek Township

April 2: Richland Township

May 7: Monroe Township

June 4: Lafayette Township

July 2: Van Buren Township

Aug. 6: Boone Township

Sept. 3: Duck Creek Township

Oct. 1: Stony Creek Township

Nov. 5: Madison County

For more details, call Madison County Historical Society at 765-683-0052.

YMCA Gobble Wobble

PENDLETON — The 10th annual YMCA of Madison County Gobble Wobble 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24.

The event begins at 9 a.m. at Pendleton YMCA, 520 Falls Park Drive., Pendleton.

The cost for people 6 and older is $40 on the day of the event or $30 for pre-registration. There no cost for ages 5 and younger.

Registration proceeds benefit the YMCA of Madison County’s Annual Campaign, which provides scholarships to children and families in need.

For more details, visit

Lapel Gobble Wobble on, too

LAPEL — The Ninth annual Gobble Wobble 5K in Lapel is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at Lapel Food Pantry.

People can pre-register at or the day of the race in person.

Proceeds will benefit the food pantry.

LHS hardwood to be renamed for Howell

LAPEL — Lapel High School will honor former coach and Hall of Famer, Jimmie Howell, before tipoff of the varsity basketball game on Nov. 26.

In honor of his coaching accomplishments and dedication to the Lapel community, the basketball court will be renamed to “Jimmie Howell Court.”

There will be a reception in the school commons immediately following the game.


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