Community calendar


Art show, classes on tap at gallery
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s Spring Art Show runs through May 31 at Gallery 119.
The gallery, located at 119 W. State St., Pendleton, is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The artists society also offers art classes, including:
Monday Hybrid Beginning Oil Painting with Jeannette Pomeroy-Parssi, 1-3 p.m. May 1, 8, 15 and 22.
This introductory class includes color mixing, tonal value painting of a white still life and a complementary color painting. Cost $100. A needed supply list will be sent upon registration.
Monday Hybrid Oil Painting with Jeannette Pomeroy-Parssi, 3 to 5 p.m. May 1, 8, 15 and 22. For creative people with some previous painting experience, this class provides nurturing instruction and guidance. Pomeroy-Parssi will offer guidance as participants paint and explore her lessons and assignments from week to week. She will provide tips and support for projects if people want to bring them to class. Cost is $100. A needed supply list will be sent upon registration.
Spring Hybrid Thursday Afternoon Drawing with Jeannette Pomeroy-Parssi, 1 to 3 p.m. May 4, 11, 18 and 25. A drawing class for adult artists at all skill levels, basic to advanced. Cost is $100.
Watercolor Class with Judy Crist — 9 a.m. to noon May 20 in Classroom 2. The subject of the painting will be an old barn in a field. Cost is $45 and includes supplies.
Bob Ross Style Oil Class with Andy Klise — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Classroom 1. Klise will teach how to paint a scene of ocean waves.
Cost is $50 with all supplies included.
Jewelry Class — 2 to 6 p.m. May 21. Participants will be shown how to make two sets of either post- or hook-style flower earrings of sterling silver. Cost is $45 and includes sterling silver and use of tools.
Pottery with Janae Ledbetter — 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (or 6 to 8 p.m.) May 23, 30, and June 6, 13. This class is for people 12 and older, no experience needed. Three classes to create using pottery techniques and an additional class to glaze. Cost is $120, supplies included.
All Media Painting Class with Diane Burrell — 6:30 to 9 p.m. on May 30, June 6, 13 and 20. Students will develop their own paintings and style. Cost is $65, and a supply list is available at the gallery.
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.
Kids Class: A Mother’s Day Surprise with Pam Rowley — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 13. Participants will make a deco clay (an air-dry, lightweight clay) sunflower and paint a flower pot. Cost is $10.
Register for classes at the gallery, or by phone at 765-778-0986, during regular business hours; or online at
PAS registering for art camp
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society (PAS) at Gallery 119 is accepting registrations for Kids Art Camp for July 10-14.
The theme this year is “Art Sparks Imagination.”
Artists will teach children through age-appropriate art work, culminating in an open house to show off participant art on Friday, July 14.
Morning sessions (9 to 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon sessions (12:30 to 3 p.m.) are available Monday to Friday for ages 6-12.
Ages 12 and up will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Register at the gallery, 119 W. State St., Pendleton or at 765-778-0986 during regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Classes are limited.
Committee seeks mural ideas
MADISON COUNTY — Madison County Bicentennial Legacy Committee is accepting proposals for the creation of three murals depicting themes highlighting the communities, people and history of Madison County.
If chosen, funding of up to $5,000 to assist in the creation of each mural may be awarded. One mural each will be located in northern, central, and south Madison County locations.
In a press release from Madison County Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Clayton Whitson, chairman of the bicentennial committee, proposals “will be judged on design, creativity, location, and how closely the mural represents Madison County or one of its communities.”
“We are hoping to see murals which depict an important historical event, place, or some other feature that truly represents Madison County and its people,” Whitson said in the release. “Ideally, the murals will celebrate our history, and mention the bicentennial in the artwork.”
Any person or organization can send a proposal to the committee at [email protected] or 1106 Meridian St., Suite 109, Anderson, IN 46016.
Proposals should include a sketch or other graphic depiction of the proposed design and are to be submitted no later than May 31.
Awards will be announced soon after.
For more details, visit or call the Chamber at 765-642-0264.
Garden group plans plant, rummage sale
ALEXANDRIA — Madison County Master Gardener Plant and Rummage Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Madison County 4-H Farm Bureau Building, 512 E. Fourth St., Alexandria.
Items for sale will include gloves, soil knives, beneficial insect and pollinator seeds, kokedeamas, lily bulbs, hostas, vegetables and a variety of perennials and annual plants.
Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions.
Garden club meeting set for May 15
PENDLETON — Pendleton Garden Club’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. May 15 at the Community Building in Falls Park.
Town looks for flower power
PENDLETON — South Madison Community Foundation seeks volunteers to help plant flower pots and planter boxes along State Street in Pendleton.
The town has purchased 32 new flowerpots and six planter boxes to be placed beside the light poles from Main Street to Broadway.
Planting will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 16.
All planting materials and hands-on instruction will be provided for the one-day “plantathon,” and volunteers who sign up to water will be provided with watering jugs and fertilizer.
People are also needed to assist with watering throughout the season.
For more details and to volunteer, contact Lisa Floyd at 765-778-8444 or [email protected].
Legion plans elections, activities
PENDLETON — Nominations for American Legion Post 117’s fiscal year 2024 board run through 6 p.m. May 16.
Elections will be 6 to 8 p.m. May 23. The installment of officers will take place at 6 p.m. June 13.
Fiscal year 2024 begins July 1, 2023.
To nominate, vote or hold office, a person must be a member of the post.
The post is located at 611 W. State St., Pendleton.
The post also plans the following events — open to members and non-members:
May 12/May 26 — Karaoke from 8 to 11 p.m.
May 17 — Red Cross Blood Drive 1 to 5 p.m. (sign up at www.redcross
May 20 — Band: OnAir 7 to 10 p.m.
May 23 — Legion member meeting 6 p.m. (voting for 2024 board)
June 2/16 — Karaoke
8 to 11 p.m.
June 10 — Band: Redu Gurus 7 to 10 p.m.
June 12 — Flag retirement ceremony with Scout Troop 7:30 p.m.
June 17 — Sons of American Legion Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. at Fall Creek Golf Course (sign up at the Pendleton American Legion)
June 24 — Band Jason & Robin 7 to 10 p.m.
Other regular events include:
All-you-can-eat wing night is set for 5-8 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 post and talk to Dave or Haley.
For more details, call 765-778-7661.
Town to conduct meeting on growth
PENDLETON — The Town of Pendleton plans a meeting about growth at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Town Hall.
It will be a public session for input on growth and quality of life.
A Zoom link will be available for the meeting, with information posted on the town’s website calendar.
The town conducted previous meetings on Pendleton’s present and projected growth, and the plans the town has put in place to address it.
LHS variety show set for May 20
LAPEL — Lapel Show Choir will present its last performance of the year at 7 p.m. May 20 in the Lapel High School auditorium.
The show is titled “We’ve Come to Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance!” and will include group numbers, and solos from current and former show choir members.
During the evening new members for next year will be introduced.
There will be a reception following the show to honor the seniors.
Cookies and punch will be served in the commons.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There is no admission charge, but organizers suggest a donation of $5.
Psi Phi purse auction coming May 25
MARKLEVILLE — Psi Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority in Markleville plans a purse auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at North Christian Church, 32 State St., Markleville.
A portion of the proceeds will help the chapter support military veteran organizations.
Psi Phi’s personal and entertaining auctioneer, Tim Looper, will auction new and gently used purses filled with all sorts of surprises.
Purses can be
previewed at 6 p.m.
(no touching), with
the auction starting
at 6:30. Snacks and
beverages will be provided.
Church group plans abundance meal
MARKLEVILLE — Christian Women’s Fellowship “Comfort Keepers” of East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 124 E. Main St. in Markleville (East State Road 38), plans its next monthly “God Abundance Meal” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the lower fellowship hall of the church.
Dine in or carry out.
The facility is accessible to people with disabilities.
Class of 1978 reunion planned
PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Class of 1978 is planning its 45th reunion for Sept. 16.
Classmates seeking more details are asked to email [email protected].
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