Community calendar


3-D show, chair auction and more
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society has displayed its 3-D art show entries and winners during August at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.
Also, the Muncie Artists Guild has been 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. Learn more about bidding at
The artists society also offers art classes, including:
– Mommy & Me Art Class: Sea Glass Jewelry — 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16. The class will use sea glass and learn wire wrapping techniques to create pendants. Both mother and child will make jewelry. Cost is $10 per person.
– Pottery with Janae Ledbetter — 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26, and Oct. 3 and 24. Class will include instruction on hand-building techniques and one experience throwing on the pottery wheel. Cost is $120 and includes supplies.
– Jewelry with Tracy Davidson — 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24. Class will provide instruction in making Sterling Swallow Earrings. Participants will learn to use the jewelry saw, torch soldering, patina and making ear wires All silver and use of tools are included. Cost is $60.
Children’s Art Classes take place on the second Saturday each month. 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.
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.
Rain date for ParkFest is Sept. 10.
For more details, visit
Legion plans activities
PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, plans the following events — open to members and non-members:
– 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.
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. Oct. 23. Reservations are required by Oct. 20.

Park group seeks photos for calendar
PENDLETON — Friends of Falls Park is creating a 2024 calendar of seasonal photos of the park, showcasing photos submitted by the public.
For a photo to be considered for the calendar, it must be:
Taken with a high-resolution camera
Taken on a park property
Submitted in JPEG format to [email protected] with “Calendar photo” in subject line.
Photos also should not include identifiable faces.
The submission deadline is Sept. 30.
Photo credits will be given for photos that are selected for the calendar.
Limited quantities will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 11 at Christmas in Pendleton (at the Friends of Falls Park booth).
Proceeds from calendar sales will benefit the Hometown Christmas in Falls Park fund.
Class of 1978
Reunion planned
PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Class of 1978 is planning its 45-year 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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