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.

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.

Legion plans activities

PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, plans the following events — open to members and non-members:

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.

Library summer reading program starts June 1

PENDLETON — Pendleton Community Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program: Peace, Love, and Reading! runs from June 1 to July 14, with people of all ages able to participate.

Patrons can use Beanstack at and to preregister.

For non-computer users, there will be paper editions available beginning June 1.

All program participation earn prizes, including gift cards to local businesses.

The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a many prizes and a variety of teen programs.

There will be a Tie-Dye and Pizza kickoff event from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1. Register on the website.

The library website calendar will highlight craft programs, a breakout room event, after hours in library games, live birds, tacos and cartoons, create your own board game, and a painting class.

The majority of the library’s summer reading events require registration in advance.

The children’s program will have the chance to see Master Magician C R Ryan at a Summer Reading Kick-off at 11 a.m. June 1 (registration encouraged). Other events will include a movie afternoon, craft events and a breakout room.

The age limits: Children’s program — infants to entering sixth grade; teen program — sixth-12th grade; adult program — 18 and older.

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.

FUMC fish fry June 16

PENDLETON — First United Methodist Church plans a Community Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 pm. June 16, at the church, 225 W. State St., Pendleton.

Dine-in is all-you-can-eat and carryout is available.

The event is sponsored by United Methodist Men, and there is no charge but the church requests a “love offering.”

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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