Rushville Republican

March 19, 2013

What's Happening 031913

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — What's Happening

Not-for-profits may submit upcoming events to or 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.


TUESDAY (3/19)

l NARFE will meet at 10 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Greensburg with optional lunch following the meeting. If you are a retired federal employee or currently an active employee and have an interest in attending chapter meetings, join us at our meeting.


l Spring begins.

l Practical nurses and student LPNs are invited to an Indiana Practical Nurses Association Open House and Discussion from 5-7 p.m. in Johnson Hall at Ivy Tech-Richmond.

The discussion, “Challenges of Practical Nursing “Practical, Professional and Proud,” will be in Stidham Auditorium. Members and potential members are encouraged to attend, join the discussion and assist with planning the August convention. Information: Kim Guard, associate professor nursing at 765-966-2656 x1156 or kguard@


l Rush County Booster Club Concert at the RCHS gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Amish Open Mic Band opening at 7 p.m. followed by Zeke and the Geeks. Admission is $5 per person.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

MONDAY (3/25)

l Rush County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at the 201 Building in downtown Rushville. Keynote speaker is US Attorney and Rushville native Joe Hogsett. Reception 5:30 to 6 p.m., dinner 6-7 p.m. and the annual meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person for Chamber Partners and $30 for non-partners. Call 932-2880 for reservations or visit the Chamber at 315 N. Main St.

l Rush County Schools Spring Break, March 25-29.

l Auditions for Shelby County Players’ next production, Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, will be at 6:30 p.m. March 25 and 26 at The Strand Theatre, 215 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville. Those who audition will read from the script. A perusal script is available at the Shelbyville/Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville. Audition forms will be available at auditions or can be downloaded by visiting To speak to one of the directors you may leave a message at 317-392-6844. Performances May 9-12, Strand Theatre, Shelbyville.

l The Board of Trustees of the Rushville Public Library has postponed their regular meeting date of March 18,, and has moved the meeting date to 6 p.m. March 25, in the library meeting room. In addition, the Board of Trustees will hold an executive meeting to discuss personnel at 5:45 p.m. March 25, in the meeting room.

TUESDAY (3/26)

l Want to start your own business? Need a little help with the one you have? That assistance is coming to Rushville. Scott Underwood, business consultant from the East Central Small Business Development Center, will be presenting information on the array of business services available at no charge. The SBDC connects “entrepreneur hopefuls” with the educational, financial and mentoring resources they will need as they move forward with starting or expanding their own business. This information session will be held at the Rush County Chamber of Commerce office, 315 Main Street, from 2 to 4 p.m. No registration required. Information: ECDC office at 938-3232.


l Rushville Easter Egg Hunt, noon, South Veterans Memorial Park.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

SUNDAY (3/31)

l Easter.



l Tox-away Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Smiley Avenue.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

SUNDAY (4/7)

l Rush County Extension Homemakers are hosting a 100th birthday party at 2 p.m. in the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds. There will be lots to see and do. All current and former

Homemakers are encouraged to attend. Open to the public.

MONDAY (4/8)

l Parents and family are invited to join in the Band Boosters which meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the RCHS Band room. Families with middle school and high school band students are encouraged to come to meetings and be a part of the Band Booster program. Information: 765-561-3000.


l RCHS Drama Department presents their spring musical, “Anything Goes” April 11, 12, 13 and 14 at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts.

FRIDAY (4/12)

l Milroy United Methodist Church Semi-Annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m. to noon April 13. Saturday, April 13, fill a sack for $2. This year the sale will feature the new boutique for finer name brand clothing.


l Rush County Schools Kindergarten Round-Up for 2013-2014 School Year (Age 5 by August 1, 2013). April 13, 2013 – 8 a.m. to noon, Rushville Elementary School West (enter RESW sidewalk.) Parents please bring the following information with you: Enrollment Form on line at, birth certificate and shot records. Community fair will also be held during this time.

FRIDAY (4/19)

l The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County hosts monthly dances for elementary school age children from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. D.J. is Kevin Green. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club.


l RCHS Prom.

l Elks will host a spring flea market day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 223 E. Third St. People can buy a table to set up and shopping is open to the public. For table information contact Marie Philpot at 938-1307. Proceeds will support Elk’s community outreach programs.

MONDAY (4/22)

l Earth Day.


l RCHS Band Department presents their Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. in the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts.

FRIDAY (4/26)

l Rush County Player’s rendition of “Inherit the Wind,” show dates are Apr. 26, 27 & 28 and May 3, 4 & 5 at RCP’s new location, 306 N. Main St., Rushville. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. with Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Information: 765-938-1711 and leave a message, or e-mail, or


l Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk supporting Autism Awareness. The course for Mayor Pavey’s Run/Walk will exhibit the trails of the Rushville Parks and Recreation Department. Anyone interested in registering for this

event may do so on the City’s Website or pick up registration forms at the Mayor’s Office, 133 W. First St., Rushville. Information: 765-932-3907. Ask for Police Chief Craig Tucker.

l T-Ball Jamboree.

l St. Mary Catholic School annual Green and White Gala.  The Gala is an opportunity to celebrate St. Mary School. Guest speaker will be John Green (SMS 1990 graduate), the son of Daniel and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Green. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to receive an invitation and are not on our mailing list, please contact If you do not have e-mail, feel free to call the school at 932-3639.

SUNDAY (4/28)

l Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2013 at The Rushville Bowl.

TUESDAY (4/30)

l RCHS Band Department presents their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts.


l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

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 Boys & Girls Club of Rush County will now be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown. Use the east entrance at the corner of Adams and Locust streets. Information: 765-313-1637.

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

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. Paul’s 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 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 Victims Assistance, Inc., 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.