Community calendar


Craft Expo set for today

ALEXANDRIA — The Madison County Extension Homemakers annual Craft Expo is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at Madison County Farm Bureau 4-H Building, 512 E. Fourth St., Alexandria.

There will be vendors and clubs with displays of crafts, hobbies, special interests, lessons, scrapbooks and more.

Featured items will be make-it and take-it crafts and baked goods.

Door prizes will be given every half hour.

Themed baskets will be a part of the silent auction and will be on display for bidding.

Homemade soup and pie will be available for purchase. Carry out will be an option.

For more details, call the extension office at 765-641-9514.

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:

• 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.

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.

Golf cart parade revs up

LAPEL — Lapel American Legion Riders are sponsoring their second annual Golf Cart Parade in Lapel at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

Assembly will take place at the High School parking lot.

The parade will follow Lapel emergency equipment, including fire truck and ambulance, through town and end at the Lapel American Legion post, where prizes will be awarded to the best looking golf carts and best dressed children.

Youngsters will be able to enjoy the slide and other entertainment.

Legion Riders will offer hot dogs and other snack food to adults. Children 11 and younger can eat without charge.

For more details contact a member of Lapel Legion Riders.

Anyone with a standard golf cart can participate.

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.

County’s 200th finale at Paramount

ANDERSON — The Grand Finale of the Madison County Bicentennial year celebrations is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 — the 200-year anniversary to the day of the county’s formation — at the Paramount Theatre.

Musical performances by the Rock Bottom Boys and Austin Morgan, and a showing of a special documentary on the contributions of the black community to Madison County history, will highlight the event.

Guest speakers include Madison County Historian Stephen Jackson, the mayors of Madison County’s three cities — Alexandria, Anderson and Elwood — and a representative of the Madison County Commissioner’s Office.

Highlights of the bicentennial year will also be shown.

The event is free and open to the public.

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