Community calendar


Abundance Meal set for Sept. 13

MRKLEVILLE — Christian Women’s Fellowship (C.W.F.) “Comfort Keepers” of the East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Markleville (East St.Rd.38) plans its monthly “God Abundance Meal” for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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 take out).

The next monthly meal — and last one for 2023 — will be Oct. 11.

The first monthly meal of 2024 is set for April 10.

PAS offers classes

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society plans the following art classes:

• Deco Clay Art Class with Pam Rowley — 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Rowley will teach participants how to make a stemmed sunflower from Deco Clay, which is an air drying clay. Cost for the class is $15 per person with supplies included.

• Bob Ross Style Painting Stephanie and Andy — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Students will paint a beach/sea scene as a memorial to Jimmy Buffett in Bob Ross Style. Cost is $50 per person.

• 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.

• Deco Clay Halloween Gnomes with Pam Rowley — 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Rowley will teach how to make Halloween gnomes out of deco clay (air drying clay.) The cost is $15.

• 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.

• Deco Clay Fall Centerpiece with Pam Rowley — 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27. Rowley will teach how to make a 5-inch centerpiece, which includes a pumpkin, rose, and sunflower arranged on a mirror. Cost is $25.

• Watercolor Class with Judy Crist — 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. Crist will lead the class in painting a cat. Cost is $45.

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.

Lapel Lions Club plans fish fry

LAPEL — Lapel Lions Club will play host to its 76th annual all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, at the club, 329 S. Main St., Lapel.

The fish meal for people 10 an older costs $12 and includes fish, a choice of two side dishes and a drink. The meal for people 9 and younger costs $6 (not all-you-can-eat).

Sandwiches (including fish, hot dog, tenderloin) and desserts will also be available for a charge.

There will be entertainment on Saturday beginning at about 6 p.m.

There will also be a drawing for raffle tickets. First prize is $300, second is $100 and third is $50.

TN support group to meet

PENDLETON — Facial Pain Association Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group of Central Indiana will conduct a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Life Center, 5900 State Road 13 South, Pendleton

The group is a part of the national FPA.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve,which is known for carrying an excruciationly painful sensation from the face to the brain. People with TN may find that even the mildest stimulation of the face, such as brushing teeth, putting on makeup, or eating can trigger an electric shock type of pain.

For more details about the meeting, contact: Kathy Hays, SGL at [email protected]

The FPA may be contacted at

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].

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.

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:

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.

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