Community calendar


Foundation seeks plant caretakers

PENDLETON — South Madison Community Foundation seeks volunteers willing to help water and fertilize flowers located throughout town.

Watering jugs and fertilizer will be provided, and volunteers can choose their own schedule.

Contact Lisa Floyd, foundation Community Projects Steward, at 765-778-8444 or [email protected] for more details or to sign up.

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:

• Watercolor Class with Judy Crist — 9 a.m. to noon May 20. The subject of the painting will be an old barn in a

field. Cost is $45 and includes supplies. Classroom 2

• Bob Ross Style Oil Class with Andy Klise — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. Klise will teach how to paint a scene of ocean waves. Cost is $50 with all supplies included. Classroom 1

• 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 — 3:30-5:30 p.m. (or 6-8 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 — 9:30-11:30 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.

Bicentennial 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.

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 20 — Band: OnAir 7 to 10 p.m.

May 23 — Legion member meeting 6 p.m. (voting for 2024 board)

May 27 — All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, from 7:30 to 11 a.m., 13 and older, $10, 12 and younger, $5

May 29 — Closed — Memorial Day observed

June 2/16 — Karaoke

8-11 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 Fall Creek Golf Course 1 p.m. (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 scheduled 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.

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.

Show choir finale: ‘Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance’

LAPEL — Lapel Show Choir — directed by Jeannine Terhune and choreographed by Ron Morgan, Damon Brown and Amy Gilbert — will present its final concert of the year, “Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

The show will include the Middle School Show Choir and appearances by five former show choir members. These alums are Julia Beeler, (Class of 2019), Samantha Voegele (Class of 2017), Cameron Mason, (Class of 2012), Chandler Guion, (Class of 2011) and Cassie Gordon, (Class of 2019).

The fast moving show will feature a variety of music and dance styles.

“Blame it on the Boogie” is one of the choir’s favorites and was choreographed by dance captain Hallie Wilkins. The guys will perform their rendition of “Men in Tights.”

“Bring Me Sunshine” features a soft shoe routine that turns into swing.

Special guest will be the Middle School Show Choir, directed by Jill Guion, which will perform “Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose” and Hamilton highlights.

The two show choirs will combine to sing “I’ve Got the Music In Me”.

As is the tradition, new members for next year will be announced before a surprising last number.

Show Choir Sponsors can bring their complimentary passes; the suggested donation for all others is $5.

At the end of the show, the audience is invited to stay for punch and cookies in the commons.

Psi Phi purse auction coming up

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.

Talks explore county’s history

ANDERSON — Madison County Historical Society Inc. offers 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.

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 set for:

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

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 monthly “God Abundance Meal” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the lower fellowship hall of the church.

Menu will be chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, assorted desserts and drink.

Dine in or carry out.

The facility is accessible to people with disabilities.

The next monthly meal is set for July 19.

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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