Community calendar


Artists society plans photography show

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society plans a photography show from March 1 through April 3.

The show will be judged, and winners will be announced at during an opening event planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Gallery 119, 119 W. State St., Pendleton.

Walt Bristine will be show judge. The first-place winner will receive $75, second place $40, third place $30 and People’s Choice Award $20.

The show is sponsored by Ketring Foundation.

The public is welcome to attend and vote for their favorite work to help determine the People’s Choice Award winner.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

PAS also plans the following art classes:

• Pottery Evening Class with Janae Ledbetter — 6 to 8 p.m. March 5. This exploratory pottery class is for ages 12 and up. Participants will create clay stamps to use in the next class session (separate sign-up required). All supplies included in workshop fee of $35.

•Pottery Evening Classes with Janae Ledbetter — March 19, 26, April 2 and 23. Class cost is $140 (only $35 a class). Participants will explore textures by using handmade clay stamps created in the workshop on March 5. There will be stamps available for those who didn’t attend the workshop. Classes will include hand building techniques and an chance to throw on the pottery wheel.

• 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.

Talk set for county museum

ANDERSON — Madison County Historian Steven Jackson will begin his 2024 First Sunday Series with “The Building of a Dream,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Museum of Madison County History, 11 W. 11th St., Anderson.

The presentations are open to the public.

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

PAS Artfest set for April 12

PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s annual Artfest celebration is planned for April 12 at Crystal Coop, 3400 W. 53rd St., Anderson.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a live, silent and basket auction.

Glen Wilson is our auctioneer for this year.

This year is a Western theme. Dinner will include brisket, pork, and chicken, buffalo macaroni and cheese, and barbecued baked beans by Nameless Cratering. A bar will be available.

Tickets will go on sale March 1, with the deadline for ticket sales on April 6. Tickets are $32 per person and may be bought from a PAS member or at Gallery 119, 119 W. State St., Pendleton, 765-778-0986.

Individuals can reserve a table for six to eight people.

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.