Community calendar


3-D show, chair auction and more

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society will have its 3-D art show entries and winners on display during August at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.

Also, the Muncie Artists Guild will be the society’s special feature for August.

PAS Chair Affair also is taking place.

Chairs were donated by Anita’s Kitchen. Artists prepared the chairs for painting and have put artwork on them to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for PAS. Winning bids will be announced at the Pendleton Fall Festival at 3 p.m. Sept. 9. More information to follow after the kick off for online bidding.

The artists society also offers art classes on tap for August, including:

• Jewelry Class with Tracy Davidson — 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

Students will set their choice of stone into a ring they fabricate. There are several stones to choose from. This lesson concentrates on torch soldering, sizing and bezel setting a cabochon stone into a ring.

Cost is $60 with supplies included.

• 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.

Register for classes at the gallery, or by phone at 765-778-0986, during regular business hours; or online at

The gallery’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Legion plans activities

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

• Live Band — 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25

• All-you-can-eat breakfast — 7:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19

Other regular Legion 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

• Treasure Hunt drawing takes place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays

• Pool on Sunday — beginning at noon, no charge

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.

The Legion’s general membership meeting is set for 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month.

Public is welcome. Facility is smoke-free.

For more details, call 765-778-7661.

Duck race organizers seek helpers

PENDLETON — Volunteers are needed to help with the 10th annual Lucky Duck Race in Falls Park this summer.

The event — which is run by Friends of the Pendleton Community Library and benefits library programs — is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; helpers are needed on race day as well as at certain times prior.

Volunteers will work with members of the event team, and those interested should send an email with name and phone number to [email protected].

Specific volunteer times include:

1 to 4 p.m. — Aug. 27 Pendleton Safety Day, Pendleton Fire Station Duck Adoption Booth

Sept. 8 Heritage Fair booth

Sept. 9 Heritage Fair booth

Sept. 9 Lucky Duck Race Day — Finish Line Party/Race, logistics volunteers needed.

Lions’ concert series continues Aug. 27

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Lions Club Concerts in the Park Series wraps up with a performance by Pendleton Heights High School Marching Arabians and Madison County Band Directors’ Orchestra on Aug. 27.

The show is set to start at 6 p.m. near the gazebo in Pendleton’s Falls Park.

There is no admission charge, refreshments are available, and people can bring their own lawn chairs and shade umbrellas.

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:

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

• The historical society presents “A Night On The Titanic” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24. Seating for this session is booked to capacity. Reservations are now being accepted for a second session, planned for 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Reservations are required by Oct. 20.

ParkFest set for Sept. 7

PENDLETON — Stella Luna and the Satellites will perform at the annual ParkFest concert fundraiser for Falls Park, set for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Barnhart Field in Pendleton’s Falls Park.

The event is BYOP — bring your own picnic. People are invited to bring food, drink, chairs and blankets. A BYOP contest will award prizes for the best decorated space.

Also returning this year: Chalk the Walk contest.

Tickets for people 11 and older cost $15 and are available at A “FestPack” package of four tickets costs $50. (Click the blue ‘Packages Available’ button at the website.)

There is no entry fee for those 10 and younger.

ParkFest 2023 T-shirts will be sold during the event, $10 for children, $20 adults.

Rain date for ParkFest is Sept. 10.

For more details, visit

Class of 1978 reunion planned

PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Class of 1978 is planning its 45th reunion for Sept. 16.

Classmates seeking more information are asked to email [email protected].

To have your non-profit or free community event included in this calendar, email details to [email protected]. The deadline to submit an item is noon Friday for publication the following Thursday.

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