Community calendar


‘Short’ film festival set for weekend

PENDLETON — Two screenings of the 2023 Manhattan Short film festival are scheduled this weekend at Pendleton Community Public Library — one at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and the other at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

The festival is in its 26th year, and the library is the only confirmed venue in Madison County for viewing and voting.

There are 10 finalists this year, with run times for the films ranging from 8 minutes to 14 minutes 50 seconds.

Three of the finalists are from the United States, while the others were submitted from across the world, including Finland, Iran and United Kingdom.

Both library screenings take place in the Sycamore A/B room and will last about two hours each, Ingan said.

The first showing is after hours for ages 21 and older and will include wine and refreshments.

The second showing is during library hours for ages 15 and older and will include refreshments but no alcohol.

Viewers in Pendleton, like at all venues, will get to vote on the best film and best actor.

The library will tally the votes from both showings and email the results to festival headquarters, Ingan said.

Worldwide results will be compiled to determine overall Best Film and Best Actor, which will be announced at on Monday, Oct. 9.

This year’s festival window runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 8, with more than 500 locations participating.

Ingan said there is no charge and no registration required to attend the Pendleton screenings.

Visit for more details about the festival.

PAS to celebrate 10 Years

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society will celebrate its beginnings with “Celebration of US 10 Years Strong,” a show featuring artwork from members past and present and a special feature called ”History of PAS.”

The group’s First Friday event, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, is open to the public. Visitors can meet the artists, see artwork, vote for the People’s Choice Award and enjoy light refreshments.

Judge for the show will be Stephanie Michaels.

The show will run through Oct. 31 at the gallery, 119 W. State St., Pendleton. Gallery 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:

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.

PAS offers classes

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society plans the following art classes:

• Saturday Deco Clay Class with Pam Rowley — 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Participants will make Halloween gnomes using deco clay. The cost is $15 per person.

• Bob Ross Style Painting with Andy and Stephanie — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Participants will paint a Bob Ross wet-on-wet scene. The cost is $50 with supplies included.

• Cloisonne with Diane Burrell — 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Cloisonne is a French term for little fences or fine silver wires bent to form little cells filled with bits of glass and fired in a tabletop kiln at 1450 degrees. New information and how to flash a fine silver blank and glitter technique will be demonstrated and much more. All skill levels are welcome. Class costs $80 with all supplies included.

• Make a Centerpiece with Deco Clay with Pam Rowley — 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 28.

Participants will make a 5-inch centerpiece that includes a pumpkin, rose, leaf and sunflower arranged on a mirror. The cost is $25 and includes supplies.

Kids Class

Children’s Art Classes take place on the second Saturday each month. Each class is independent and will need its own registration.

Mommy and Me with Ellen Shaw — 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Participants will make wrapped glass jewelry. Participants will take pieces of sea glass and learn basic wire wrapping techniques to create pendants. The cost is $10 per person.

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.

Abundance Meal set for Oct. 11

MARKLEVILLE — Christian Women’s Fellowship (C.W.F.) “Comfort Keepers” of the East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Markleville (East State Road 38) plans its monthly “God Abundance Meal” for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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).

This is the last monthly meal of 2023.

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

PHHS reunion coming up

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Heights High School Class of 1988 will host a reunion from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Smith Family Farms, 7055 W. 675 S., Pendleton.

Registration is at

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 final talk in the series is set for 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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