Community calendar


2-D Art Show at Gallery 119

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s 2-D Art Show will run through March 6 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.

Judge for the event was Gary Brummitt.

The show is sponsored by Robin and Gary Brammer.

PAS also plans the following art classes:

• Jewelry Class Tracy Davidson — 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25. Participants will make a bezel set Picasso jasper stone in a sterling ring. Includes bezel setting, torch soldering, sizing, split shank or single band for men. Cost is $65.

• 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, 119 W. State St., Pendleton, is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Talks set for county museum

ANDERSON — Two presentations — one by a mayor and one by a historian — are coming up at Museum of Madison County History, 11 W. 11th St., Anderson.

• Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick will deliver a State of the City Update at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, during the Madison County Historical Society’s General Membership Meeting.

• County Historian Steven Jackson will begin his 2024 First Sunday Series with “The Building of a Dream,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

The presentations are open to the public without charge.

Museum plans speaker series

PENDLETON — Pendleton Historical Museum is presenting a three-part Sunday Speaker Series, with talks planned for the next few months.

The first talk took place Feb. 11 and was about the history of Fall Creek Friends Church.

The upcoming talks are:

March 10 — Remembrance Day: Author David Murphy will speak on the events surrounding the Indian massacre of 1824. Marla Fair, from the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, will speak on the role John Johnston, Indian agent, played in the events.

April 14 — The Parker House: Sandy Butler will speak on the history of this historic home located on the hill overlooking Pendleton.

Presentations run from 2 to 4 p.m., with February and April’s talks taking place at the museum on Falls Park Drive, and the March presentation set for the Community Building in Falls Park.

Legion plans activities

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

Regular events include:

All-you-can-eat wing night — 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 — 7:30 p.m. Fridays

Pool on Sunday — noon to 8 p.m., 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.

South Madison schools round-up kindergartners

PENDLETON — South Madison Community School Corp.’s annual Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for April 16-18.

The roundup provides an opportunity for parents and guardians to enroll children in the district’s kindergarten program for the upcoming academic year.

All children who turn 5 by Aug. 1, 2024 and parents and guardians can attend round-up.

The roundup takes place on the following dates:

● East Elementary — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 16 (reserve an appointment ar

● Pendleton Elementary — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17 (reserve an appointment at

● Maple Ridge Elementary — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 18 (reserve an appointment at

Each session will include:

● Meet-and-greet with teachers and staff

● Basic skills screener with each child

● Finalization of registration process

Non-Resident and early entrance applications will be available on the district website on March 4, 2024.

For more details, visit

OHOP grant applications available

PENDLETON — Applications are now available for South Madison Community Foundation’s annual Open Hearts, Open Purses grant of $10,000.

Open Hearts, Open Purses is the foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle.

In “OHOP,” a group of 100 women each give $100, pooling their contributions toward a $10,000 grant.

The written application is the first phase of the OHOP grant cycle. The second phase consists of finalist presentations and member vote.

The mission of Open Hearts, Open Purses is to provide financial resources to organizations for projects that improve the lives of individuals and families in our communities, specifically those living in Adams, Fall Creek, Green and Stony Creek townships.

Information and applications are available at They are due by 4 p.m. Monday, April 15. For more details, contact Tammy Bowman at 778-8444 or [email protected].

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To have a 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.