Not-for-profits may submit upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org or 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.
l Main Street Christian Church, 615 N. Main St., is offering a free hot meal and fellowship with our friends in need on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hot meal will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, salads, desserts and drinks. Carry-out available. Info: 932-2997.
l F.I.T. Walkabout, 5:30 p.m., Shakin' Smith Acres. Meet at First Baptist Church, 1159 S. Airport Road. Everyone welcome! Information: 932-5974.
l BRMS Open House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Taco Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for students and parents. Book fair.
l RCHS Open House 6:30 to 8 p.m.
l Hancock, Henry, Rush and Shelby counties are sponsoring a program on "Farming During and After the 2012 Drought." The program will be from 1 to 9 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Morristown Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 209 S. Washington Street, Morristown. For the brochure with all the details and registration form please go to: http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/shelby/Pages/2012DroughtConference.aspx. Registration deadline is Friday, August 24, 2012. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Rush County extension office at 765-932-5974.
l RCHS Band Boosters Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the RCHS Cafeteria before the first home varsity football game, Rushville Lions vs. Shelbyville. Menu includes fish sandwich (or hotdog), choice of apple sauce or slaw, choice of macaroni and cheese or scalloped potatoes, and homemade dessert. Tickets will be $6 in advance from any high school band student or $7 at the door. This is the largest fundraiser each year for band student to help with their trip and band equipment costs.
l Boot Scootin' Boogie Family Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Knights of Columbus, 227 E. 3rd Street, Rushville. Admission $5 for adults and $3 for children. This dance supports Rush County Players "Little Rushcals" youth production. Chips and lemonade complimentary and sodas and goodies for sale. Alcohol-free, all age appropriate country dance. Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m., with hourly refresher lessons. Information: 765-938-1711.
l RCHS Class of '87 Reunion at the Rushville Elks Golf Course. Go to rcs.rushville.k12.in.us, Rush County Schools homepage for details!
l Tox-away Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Smiley Avenue.
l Labor Day
l F.I.T. Walkabouts visits the Nature Center. Meet at the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County, 1590 N. Sexton Street, at 9 a.m. to walk to the Nature Center and explore its hidden treasures. Information: 932-5974.
l F.I.T. Walkabouts meet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the intersection of Spencer and Second Streets to walk through Laughlin Park. Information: 932-5974.
The Rush County Health Department will conduct its next Immunization Clinic for children from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Room 105 at the Rush County Courthouse. Information: 765-932-3103.
l The Rushville Parks Department will sponsor the Second Annual Gospel Sing beginning at 6 p.m. at Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. This year's Gospel Sing will honor the military, first responders and the medical field. Many local and regional singers and musicians will be featured. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of Gospel Sing. Information: Rushville Park Department at 932-4146.
l Every other month the Phoenix Lodge No. 62 F&AM hosts an all you can eat breakfast. The breakfast is 6:30 to 10 a.m., Sept. 8. The cost is $5.
l Ray's Crossing Days featuring a ÒCountry Store,Ó auction at 1 p.m., food and fun. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ray's Crossing Christian Union Church. Food features rib eye sandwiches, ham and beans cooked over an open fire with cornbread, and hot dogs, 2115 N 600 E, Shelbyville, IN 46176. Just off St. Rd. 44 in Ray's Crossing.
l St. Mary's Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
l Walkabouts will revisit the Rushville Lions appearing around town Sept. 10. Start at the Rushville Fire Department at 9 a.m. to check out the downtown lions. Information: 932-5974.
l Special Hours for Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 11, 109 E. Third St. Special hours for those working during normal food pantry days.
l F.I.T. Walkabout participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the gazebo in South Veterans Memorial Park. Information: 932-5974.
l The Rushville Lions take on New Palestine at 7 p.m. for Homecoming.
l 7th Annual Donnie Frazier Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, 9 a.m., Sept. 15, Antler Pointe Golf Course. $200 per team includes green fees and meal. Prize money for 1st and 2nd place. 4 person ABCD scramble. Minimum team handicap (5-up). Mulligans, skins/shirt, longest drive/putt. Information: Delbert Frazier 765-561-5533 and Tim Frazier 765-561-3077.
l Brian's Cause opening ceremoinies at 9:30 a.m. on the Rush Memorial Hospital campus, 1300 N. Man St. The ÒTogether We CanÓ 2-mile-walk will follow with participants walking a two-mile loop through Rushville before returning to the RMH campus. On-site health fair from 10 a.m. to noon. A silent auction is planned and lunch will be served. Information: Michele Gettinger 765-932-4111.
l Main Street Christian Church, 615 N. Main St., will be offering a FREE Hot Meal and fellowship with our friends in need on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hot meal will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, salads, desserts and drinks. Carry-Out is available. Please contact the church at 932-2997 for more information.
l Rush County Retired Teachers next meeting will be at noon Sept. 27 at the First Baptist Church.
l Rushville Rotary Club 5K Run and Walk, 9 a.m., Sept. 29, RCHS Gym. Entry fee $15 adults and $10 child 11-17 years old. Check payable to Rushville Rotary Club. Check in and late registration 8:30 to 9 a.m. Register by Sept. 24 to guarantee a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit Rushville Rotary Club local scholarships. Registration with Wells Fargo Bank, Theresa Alexander, 765-938-4646 or Rush Memorial Hospital, Julie Dragoo, 765-932-7578.
l Rush County's fall festival, Rush Fest, will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in Downtown Rushville. Watch for specific event and activity times during the day.
l Purdue Extension Rush Co. is planning to offer the Master Gardener classes again this fall. If you are interested in taking the classes, please contact the Extension office at 932-5974. Registration deadline is Sept. 30.
l Central Indiana Regional Blood Center Blood Drive, 3 to 8 p.m., Oct. 9, Milroy United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pleasant St., Milroy. Appointments preferred; walk-ins accepted. Contact: Jane Adams 765-629-2191 or Merrill
Carrigan 765-629-2354 for appointments.
l Rush County Schools Fall Break Oct. 25 and 26. No school.
l 6th Annual St. Mary School 5K Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m., Nov. 3., Benjamin Rush Middle School, 1601 N. Sexton St., Rushville. Late registration 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. $15 adults, $10 under 18. Registration received after Oct. 6 not guaranteed shirt. Children's races for sixth grade and under will be held at BRMS track. Awards and prizes. Donations accepted for St. Mary Food Pantry. Information: 765-932-3639.
l l Indiana amateur radio/ham testing by volunteer examiners in the Rushville area. Test 9 a.m. to noon at Rushville Public Library. Test given the third Saturday of November. Fee $15. Info: Michael Elder 932-3545, e-mail at email@example.com. Test information found with zip code search at www.arrl.com.
l Tox-away Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Smiley Avenue. Join in making this a Clean, Green Rush County.
l The community food pantry, 109 East Third Street, Rushville is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Bring photo ID. Donations welcomed.
l Diabetes education classes are held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at Rush Memorial Hospital Skills Lab, second floor. Cost, $10 per class with a $25 refund if all three classes are attended. Info: 765-932-7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
l Partners for a Healthy Rush County meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boys & Girls Club. open to all interested businesses, organizations or individuals in Rush County.
l AA and Al-Anon meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paulos United Methodist Church.
l Crossroads Serenity Group, an Al-Anon group, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday at 333 N. Main Street, Rushville. Information: Gail at 317-642-9112 or Larry at 765-277-9477.
l A dance at the Raleigh Community Club is held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Everyone welcomed.
l Veterans, if you have an appointment at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis call (765) 932-3075, seven to 10 days in advance, to arrange a ride in the DAV van. Veterans who need a ride sooner call (765) 561-5445 or (765) 932-2703.
l Rush County Victimos Assistance, Inc. has its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For location contact the office at 938-1555. The public always is invited. Info: Barbara Kuhn at 938-1555.
l A parent support group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Rushville Public Library meeting room. This group is for parents, guardians, caregivers or any family member of someone with mental or physical challenges. Those attending the group decide the topics. Info: Julie Shelton at 932-5190 or Barb Wilson at 938-1952.
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