Community calendar


Legion offer regular activities

PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, has the following events planned.

• 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:

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.

Retired teachers luncheon Nov. 30

ANDERSON — Local entertainer Martha Green will perform at the Madison County Teachers’ luncheon, set for noon Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Anderson Country Club.

Green has performed throughout central Indiana in a variety of genres, including blues, rock and jazz. Her selections for this program will include some of her favorite songs along with holiday songs. “Amazing Grace” will be performed as part of a memorial for deceased retired school personnel from Madison County.

Reservations must be made by calling Greg Kalisz at 765-649-7750 or by email at [email protected] Registration will begin half an hour before the luncheon. Spouses and friends are welcome to attend.

The Madison County Retired Teachers’ Association is open to any retired teacher or school staff member living or having worked in Madison County.

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 rental, call Dianna Smith at 317-258-5438.

Train exhibit planned for December

ANDERSON — Madison County Historical Society Inc. will present a Rail History exhibit fro 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in December at Madison County History Center, located at the corner of 11th and Main streets in downtown Anderson.

There will be photos and memorabilia, operating models, model displays and more.

Visitors will be able to view videos featuring many old time and modern railroads, layouts and more.

The museum will be closed Dec. 26.

Call the museum at 765-683 0052 for more details.

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.

Museum plans Christmas open house

PENDLETON — Pendleton Historical Museum, 299 Falls Park Drive, has scheduled its annual Christmas Open House for 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Children will be able to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.

People are invited to take their own photos.

There will be cookies for children to decorate, and popcorn and spiced cider (hot and cold) for all.

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.

To have your non-profit or free community event included in this calendar, email details to [email protected] The deadline to submit an item is noon Friday for publicatin the following Thursday.


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