Community calendar


Artists society feature’s photography show

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Artists Society has a photography show running through April 3 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.

The public can view the show at the gallery, 119 W. State St., during regular hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Art classes

• Still Life Painting Workshop with Nick Martin — noon to 4 p.m. March 30. Participants will paint a still-life composed of fresh fruit and vegetables. Instruction will focus on practicing tried and true drawing skills, learning watercolor and clayboard processes, color mixing, choosing a compositional strategy using handmade watercolors arranged in a special palette. Instructed on how to navigate a powerful six-color palette to create vibrant color spaces. Cost is $50 and includes supplies.

Instructor: Nick Martin

Children’s class

• A children’s art class 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

Mural project

PAS also has a call out to members to submit ideas for a mural to be painted in a 8-by-10-foot vertical space on on the east side of gallery building. Proposals are due May 31. Visit for more details.

Church plans Easter Eggstravaganza

PENDLETON — Community Easter Eggstravaganza sponsored by Catalyst Church is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, in Falls Park.

The event is open to the public without charge and will include a variety of family friendly activities.

There will be age-group specific egg hunts for thousands of candy-filled eggs music, food, games, face painting and more: 10:15 a.m. — first- and second-graders; 10:30 a.m. — toddlers; 10:45 a.m. — third and fourth-graders; 11 a.m. — pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; 11:15 a.m. — fifth- and sixth-graders.

In case of rain, event will take place at Catalyst Church (8820 S. State Road 9, Pendleton) as a come- and-go open house event.

Egg hunt in Ingalls

INGALLS — A community Easter egg hunt is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Real Community Church of God, 528 N. Meridian St., Ingalls.

There will be food, games, prizes and more.

Hunt is indoors for ages pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Kids Art Camp 2024

PENDLETON — PAS is taking reservations for Kids Art Camp 2024 at Gallery 119.

The theme this year is “Spread Your Wings With Art.”

The camp is for children aged 6-12, and 12 years and up.

Art is age-appropriate and taught by various artists during the week.

Children will display their artwork at the Friday Night Art Show, at Gallery 119 from 6-8 p.m.

Children may sign up for morning or afternoon sessions.


9 am to 11:30 am Monday-Friday (ages 6-12 years)

12:30 pm-3 pm Monday-Friday (ages 6-12 years)

Evening: 5pm to 8 pm Monday-Thursday ( ages 12 and up)

Cost for the camp is $60 a child/$50 for a second child in the same family.

Visit or call the gallery (765-778-0986) to make camp reservations.

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

Senior art show opens April 5

PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Senior Art Show will open with an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.

The show will run through April 20 at the gallery, home to Pendleton Artists Society located at 119 W. State St.

Friends plans park ‘spruce up’

PENDLETON — Friends of Falls Park plans a Spring Spruce Up at the park at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, to prepare for the outdoor season.

All ages and abilities are welcome to take part.

Participants should wear gloves and sturdy shoes so they can fan out over the park to collect litter and tidy up.

Check-in takes place near the Community Building/Pendleton Historical Museum.

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 Catering. 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.

Museum offers speaker series

PENDLETON — Pendleton Historical Museum is presenting a three-part Sunday Speaker Series, with the third and final talk — The Parker House — set for 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 at Pendleton Historical Museum in Falls Park.

Sandi Butler will speak on the history of this historic home located on the hill overlooking Pendleton.

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 4 p.m. Monday, April 15. For more details, contact Tammy Bowman at 778-8444 or [email protected].

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 are available on the district website.

For more details, visit

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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.