Community calendar


Senior art show opens April 5
PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Senior Art Show will open with an event from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.
The show will celebrate artwork from student artists from the senior class of 2024.
It will run through April 20. The gallery is located at 119 W. State St.
Art classes
Still Life Painting Workshop with Nick Martin — noon to 4 p.m. April 6. Participants will paint a unique 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, and choosing a compositional strategy using handmade watercolors arranged in a palette. Instruction includes using a six-color palette to create vibrant color spaces. Cost is $50 and includes supplies.
Lotus Flower Enameled Pendant with Diane Burrell — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20. Burrell will teach participants how to fire at 1,450 degrees, transparent enamel onto thin, textured copper. Students will solder a bail onto sterling silver and fold over the enamelled piece and make stems of sterling silver. Beginners welcome. Cost is $70.
Jewelry Component Class with Tracy Davidson — 1-6 p.m. April 28. Participants will be instructed on how to make several types of clasps, ear wires, bead caps, eye and head pins and hoops using sterling, copper and brass. Forming and finishing will be the focus. Cost is $55 and includes supplies.
Children’s class
A children’s art class takes place on the second Saturday each month. Each class needs 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 an 8-by-10-foot vertical space on the east side of the gallery building. Proposals are due May 31. Visit for details.
Ingalls block party set for Saturday
INGALLS — Ingalls Spring Block Party is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, near the corner of Third Avenue and Meridian Street.
The event will include music, food trucks, vendors, a 50/50 raffle and family-friendly activities, including bounce houses.
The event is rain or shine.
The town will give away solar eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
For more details, visit
Church ready to celebrate 100
INGALLS — Ingalls United Methodist Church, 301 N. Alfonte St., will celebrate its centennial from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Joining with the Ingalls block party next door, the church will celebrate 100 years in the current church building.
There will be a history of the church along with cake and punch; games for children; and tables for Brianna’s Hope, Ingalls men’s group (to kick off soon), Ingalls activities, and eclipse safety with free glasses.
Friends group 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.
Markleville arranges Eclipse Watch Party
MARKLEVILLE — The Town of Markleville’s Eclipse Watch Party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Markleville Community Park, 2649 State Road 38.
There will be musical entertainment, bounce house and children’s games, as well as vendor booths and concessions.
A $10 admission charge per car includes up to six pairs of viewing glasses; event T-shirts will cost $15. All proceeds benefit the park building extension project.
American Legion plans eclipse party, more
PENDLETON — American Legion Post 117, 611 W. State St., Pendleton, plans the following events — open to members and non-members:
Monday, April 8 — Eclipse Party & Fish Fry, noon-5 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 — Wings & Strings with Chloe, 5-8 p.m.
Friday, April 12 — Karaoke by DJ Dex, 8-11 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 — band Ron & Fred, 8-11 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 — Spring Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 – Wings & Strings with Dave, 5-8 p.m. (sponsored by 3Rivers Credit Union)
Friday, April 26 — Karaoke by DJ Dex 8-11 p.m.
Regular events include:
All you can eat wings — 5-8 p.m. Thursdays for $15 (or $2 each).
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 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month. Public is welcome.
The facility is smoke-free.
For more details, call 765-778-7661.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group to meet
PENDLETON — Facial Pain Association-Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group of Central Indiana will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Pendleton Community Public Library.
Jerry Krbec, a trustee from the Facial Pain Research Foundation, will speak.
Discussion will include information about research being done to stop facial pain.
The library is located at 595 E. Water St., Pendleton.
The meeting will also be on Zoom. For a Zoom invitation or more information, contact Kathy Hays at [email protected].
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 2-4 p.m. April 14 at Pendleton Historical Museum in Falls Park.
Sandi Butler will speak about the history of this historic home located on the hill overlooking Pendleton.
Open Hearts, Open Purses offers grant
PENDLETON — Applications are 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 local 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].
South Madison plans kindergarten roundup
PENDLETON — South Madison Community School Corp.’s annual Kindergarten Roundup 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 roundup.
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
Kids Art Camp 2024
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society is taking reservations for Kids Art Camp 2024 at Gallery 119.
The theme this year is “Spread Your Wings With Art.”
The July 8-12 camp is for children ages 6-12 and youths 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, from 6-8 p.m. July 12 at Gallery 119.
Children may sign up for morning or afternoon sessions.
9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday (ages 6-12 years)
12:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday (ages 6-12 years)
Evening: 5-8 p.m. 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.
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