Community calendar


Gallery features senior art show, classes

PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights High School Senior Art Show will run through April 20 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.

The show celebrates artwork from student artists from the senior class of 2024.

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.

American Legion plans activities

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

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.

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 will open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a live, silent and basket auction. Glen Wilson will be the auctioneer.

The deadline for ticket sales is 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.

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

Church meal coming up

MARKLEVILLE — The next East Christian Church Abundance Meal is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, downstairs in the church, 124 E. Main St., Markleville.

The meal includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, rolls and dessert.

A free will offering will be accepted.

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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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.

For an expanded listing of community events in the greater Madison County area, visit

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.