Community calendar


Gallery offers art classes
PENDLETON — Gallery 119 in Pendleton offers a variety of art classes for children and adults.
The gallery is located at 119 W. State St.
Art classes
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.
Pottery Class with Janae Ledbetter (for ages 12 and older) — 6 to 8 p.m. April 30, May 7, May 14 and June 4. During this four-session class, the instructor will teach techniques of hand building and throwing on the pottery wheel. All supplies are included in the $120 fee ($30 per class).
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
The gallery’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Spring Art Show begins May 3
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society’s Spring Art Show is set for May 3 through June 5.
It begins during May’s First Friday event, where judge Cameron Kotterman will determine first- through third-place winners. Those attending the event, which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m., will be able to vote for People’s Choice Award. Cash prizes range from $20 to $70.
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 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.
Speaker explores university’s history
ANDERSON — Dr. Merle Strege will present the History of Anderson University at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Museum of Madison County History, 11 W. 11th St., Anderson.
The talk takes place during Madison County Historical Society’s general membership meeting, which is open to the public.
County Historian Stephen Jackson will continue his 2024 First Sunday Series with “River Fords One through Five” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the museum.
Group seeks ideas for mural project
PENDLETON — Pendleton Artists Society 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.
Baseball parade set for Saturday
PENDLETON — Pendleton Jr. Baseball Opening Day Parade is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The parade will start at Pendleton Elementary School-Intermediate, move through downtown, enter Falls Park and continue to Pendleton Sports Complex.
Highway 38 Sale takes place May 3-4
PENDLETON — The annual Highway 38 Sale — which features rummage sales along the route and on nearby side streets — is scheduled for Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
The sale route stretches from Noblesville to New Castle, passing through Pendleton.
The local event sponsor is Pendleton Lions Club. There will be vendors set up along North Pendleton Avenue between State and Water streets.
Plant, bake sale set for May 4
PENDLETON — The Pendleton Garden Club Annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, next to the Community Building in Falls Park.
Besides plants and baked goods, there will be miscellaneous rummage items.
Church’s Abundance Meal coming May 8
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, applesauce, rolls and dessert.
A free-will offering will be accepted.
Health fair planned for mid-June
PENDLETON — Madison County Health Fair is set for 3-7 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday June 15, at Community Sports and Wellness, 395 S. Heritage Way, Pendleton.
The fair will include screenings, classes and information, including basic health screenings, CPR class, cooking demos/class, and diabetes and weight loss resources.
There will also be a variety of family activities, including open play gymnastics, children’s bike course, and tennis and pickleball demos.
Visit for more details.
WEEM Radio Camp takes place in June
PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights WEEM Radio Camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20 at the high school.
The cost is $75 for K-12.
Registration is open, and signup form must be submitted by May 18.
Contact [email protected] for more information.
Kids Art Camp starts July 8
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.
Public Safety Day May 19
LAPEL — Lapel Stony Creek Township Fire Territory Public Safety Day is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Station 70 is located at 8871 W. County Road 200S, Lapel.
Donors can join Open Hearts, Open Purses
PENDLETON — Open Hearts, Open Purses (OHOP) — the South Madison Community Foundation’s women’s giving circle — is open for new members.
It costs $100 to be a member. The first 100 donations fund a $10,000 grant for one community organization.
Additional donations are split between two other organizations.
This year, on June 13, members will hear the three finalists present their case for the $10,000 grant. Members vote to determine the winner.
A junior OHOP program is in place for members 18 and younger for a $25 donation. Junior members vote separately for who receives their combined donations.
Call 765-778-8444 for more details.
Town seeks surveys on revitalization plan
PENDLETON —The Town of Pendleton is in the early stages of submitting a planning grant application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to develop a new Downtown Revitalization Plan.
Planning grants are funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The program aims to encourage communities to plan for long-term holistic community development.
Visit to provide input.
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