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Legion plans chili cookoff
PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, has the following events — open to members and non-members — planned.
• Karaoke 8-11 p.m. Feb. 10
• Super Bowl Chili cook-off and pitch-in 5:30 p.m. to end of game Feb. 12
• Pendleton Legion’s 102nd birthday, Feb. 17
• Band: OnAir, 7 p. m. Feb. 18
• American Red Cross Blood Donation Station — 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22
• Legion Indoor Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25
Other regular events include:
• All-you-can-eat wing night, 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, with all-you-can-eat wings $12
• Weekdays starting at 11 a.m. — lunch specials (normal menu items also available)
• On Fridays, tenderloins are available starting at noon; a Treasure Hunt drawing takes place at 7:30 p.m.
• On Sundays, free pool and 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.
Meeting focus is dealing with pain
LAPEL — The Facial Pain Association-Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group of Central Indiana will has scheduled a Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
The speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, research staff psychologist with the Harvard Brain Integrative Health Clinic and Research Program.
The main topic of the meeting will be mindfulness and how it can help people cope with chronic pain.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a type of chronic pain disorder that involves sudden, severe facial pain. It affects the trigeminal nerve, or fifth cranial nerve, which provides feeling and nerve signaling to many parts of the head and face.
For a Zoom invitation to the meeting contact Kathy Hays of Lapel at [email protected]
4-H open house set for Saturday
ANDERSON — Madison County 4-H plans its annual open house/enrollment event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Purdue Polytechnic, 1920 Purdue Parkway, Anderson.
Visitors will have a chance to meet club leaders and find out about 4-H projects. Clubs will have short, hands-on projects for children.
4-H is a youth organization with a program that strives to help youth develop leadership skills, gain knowledge and skills in various project areas, and learn to work with others and explore potential careers, including computer programming, drones and robotics.
Madison County 4-H membership is open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade from the Madison County area. Students K-2 can join the “mini” program free of charge. Students in Grades 3 to 12 can join the standard program for a registration fee of $25 (scholarships are available in cases of financial need).
Pendleton museum talks planned
PENDLETON — Pendleton Historical Museum’s speaker program continues this year, with three talks remaining.
During the two-hour event, there will be time for questions from those in attendance.
Weather permitting, the remaining schedule will be as follows.
Feb. 12 — Dave Skalon on the 102nd anniversary of the Pendleton American Legion
March 12 — Lance Stevens on Civil War Maj. Samuel Henry
April 16 — Nancy Wynant on the 200th anniversary of the Pendleton Methodist Church.
The museum is located on Falls Park Drive in Falls Park.
Talks 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.
Following the presentation, at about 3 p.m., Jackson will sign his book “Historic Events in a County Called Madison: The 20th Century.”
This book and others will be available to purchase.
The remaining talks are:
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.
For columns based on previous talks, visit
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