Community calendar


Gallery 119 offers show, art classes
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s Gallery 119 will begin a new show this week and offers art classes on a regular basis.
A photography show is planned from March 3-29 at the gallery, 119 W. State St., Pendleton.
A First Friday event is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. March 3.
Myron Cochran will be show judge.
The public is invited to vote for their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.
The Ketring Foundation is sponsor for the show.
Prize for first place is $75; second place, $40; third place, $30; and People’s Choice, $20.
Hancock County Arts Council will be Pendleton Artists Society’s special-feature artists during this show.
The next art classes planned are:
Oil Painting Bob Ross Style with Andy Klise — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Students will paint a Bob Ross-style oil work on a 16-by-12-inch canvas. Cost i s $50 with all supplies provided.
Deco Clay Class with Pam Rowley (for ages 15 and older) — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Participants will make a Deco Clay (air dry, lightweight clay) carnation in the color of their choice. It will be on a clay green stem ready to display. Cost is $20 with supplies included.
Watercolor with Judy Crist — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18. Participants will paint a seascape. Cost is $45 with supplies provided.
Acrylic Painting with Diane Burrell — 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11. Students will develop their own paintings based on their choice of subject matter. Demonstrations will be provided in a variety of techniques. Cost is $60 for all four evenings, with students bringing their own supplies. Eight -student maximum.
Children’s Art Classes take place on the second Saturday each month. Classes are taught by a variety of teachers. Each class is independent and will need its own registration.
9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 11 — Students ages 6-12 will use various techniques to create images, textures and layering to create colorful one-of-a-kind prints. Parents may attend the class with their child. (Free for parent).
Cost is $10 per child with supplies provided. Limited to six students.
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
Legion plans market, other activities
PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, has planned the following events — open to members and non-members.
Band: Stella Luna — 7-10 p.m. March 4, $5 cover
Karaoke — 8-11 p.m. March 10
Karaoke — 8-11 p.m. March 17
Legion Indoor Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25
American Red Cross blood donation station — 1-5 p.m. May 17. Register at
Other regular events include:
All-you-can-eat wing night is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, with all-you-can-eat wings costing $12.
Lunch specials (as well as regular menu) — starting at 11 a.m. weekdays
Tenderloins available Fridays — starting at noon. A Treasure Hunt drawing takes place at 7:30 p.m.
Pool on Sunday — beginning at noon, no charge
The Legion’s general membership meeting is set for 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month.
People interested in playing on a tournament Euchre team or pool team should call or stop by the Legion and talk to Dave or Haley.
For more details, call 765-778-7661.
Cabaret show set at Lapel High School
LAPEL — The annual Cabaret in the Commons at Lapel High School has been scheduled for Thursday, March 9, with the show and dinner service beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The high school commons will be transformed into a restaurant setting with linen tablecloths and decorations with an Italian flair.
The meal will include a salad with Italian dressing, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, and dessert.
Lemonade, iced tea and water are the drink options.
The salad and main entree will be served by the Lapel Show Choir, while the combined Frankton-Lapel Jazz Band entertains.
Dessert will be served as the Show Choir takes the stage to sing and dance.
Tickets cost $15. To purchase, see a show choir or jazz band student, or call Lapel High School (765-534-3137) and ask for the choir or band room.
Tables will be assigned according to when the tickets are purchased.
Profit from the evening will be split between Lapel Food Pantry, the Show Choir and the Jazz Band.
For those want to watch the show only, the cost will be $5 to sit on the perimeter.
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 run about an hour each and are free.
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
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.
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.
Settlement annual meeting set
PENDLETON — Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement, plans to play host to Madison County Historian Stephen Jackson, who will bring remarks on Madison County’s Bicentennial to its annual membership meeting, set for 6 p.m. March 29 at Gallery 119, located at 119 W. State St., Pendleton.
There will also be updates on the Rogers Wagon project and availability of historic plaques for homes and businesses.
Refreshments will be served.
People who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by March 5 to
[email protected].

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