Not-for-profits may submit upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org or 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.
l Do you know just a little about Microsoft Excel©, but wish you knew more? Find out how to take your knowledge of this versatile program up several notches with Rush County Lifelong Learning’s “Excel Excellence” class. This class will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. through May 7, at 126 S. Main St., Rushville. It is taught by Ron Shields. Call 765-932-7191 for more information on topics offered.
l The Rushville Music Study Club will have their Annual Salad Bar at 6:30 p.m. at St Paul’s Methodist Church. Beverages will be provided. Remember to bring your salad, music and table service.
l The Rush County Health Department will hold their next Senior Screening from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rush County Senior Center. These screenings include weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, hemoglobin and blood sugar. Also, health education will be included during the screening program. Referrals to private physicians will be made when needed. This is available to all Rush County senior citizens at no cost. Information: 765-932-3103.
l Shelby County Players’ presents Plaza Suite by Neil Simon Thursday through Saturday, May 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, 215 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville. www.shelbycountyplayers.com.
l The Heart of Rushville will host a vendor meeting for its Farmers and Artisans Market at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Rush County Courthouse. Anyone interested in being a vendor at this summer’s market should attend. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Fussner at 765-932-2880 or Joyce Miller at 765-561-2572.
l RCHS Annual POPS Concert, 7:30 p.m., all choirs, Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale and are $4 each, with all proceeds going towards the choir’s 2014 trip to Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased through any choir member or by contacting Mr. Grizzard at 932-3901 or email@example.com.
l Rush Co. United Santa Helpers (formerly Toys for Tots) will begin their first benefit ride at the Rushville Legion with sign ups from 11 a.m. to noon. The donation is $10 per bike and $5 per rider. The ride schedule will be available the day of the ride which begins at Rushville Eagles. The meal starts at 4 p.m. and will be $5 for non-riders. The evening includes an auction and music. Help Rushville Legion Riders and Rushville Eagle Riders raise the funds for the program. If you would like to donate to the kids of Rush County please call the American Legion at 765-932-3415 or the Rushville Eagles at 765-932-2476.
l The Heart of Rushville sponsoring Rush County’s “Biggest Yard Sale” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverside Park Amphitheater. Sellers can set up as early as 6:30 a.m. and must rent at least one table for $5 but will keep all sales proceeds. Sellers cannot bring their own tables, they may bring one wardrobe rack for each table rented. Tables available on first come first served basis. Chairperson Kim Rathz is looking for vendors who will sell donuts/rolls and coffee in the morning and snacks and soft drinks/water from late morning to close. Contact her at (317) 519-5571 if interested in being a vendor or to reserve tables. All tables must be reserved and paid for in advance of the sale. You can also reserve and pay for tables with Carla Sharpe at City Hall (765-932-3735).
l Zeta Tau Run for the Arts, 7:30 a.m. runners, 8 a.m. walkers, start and end at Milroy United Methodist Church parking lot. $15 adults, $10 children. Information: Zeta_Tau@hotmail.com or 765-570-3172. Day of registrations available. Proceeds benefit Zeta Tau Philanthropic Fund.
l The public is invited to this year’s poultry workshop starting at 9 a.m. in the Rush County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavillion. Concessions will be open, a poultry swap will be going on, and a silent auction will be taking place. Beginning at 10 a.m. guest speakers will present on topics commercial meat and layers, genetics, nutrition, waterfowl and showmanship. If you are interested in reserving a sales coop for the swap section of our workshop, please contact Duane Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jason Branson at (317) 512-5153.
l Rush County Genealogical Society hosts free program for the public on photo preservation by Joan Hostetler, 11 a.m., Rushville Elks Lodge 223 E. 3rd Street, Rushville.
l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.
l Mother’s Day.
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 Fathers and students of the Mays Elementary School chapter of All Pro Dads will gather at 7:25 a.m. for their monthly breakfast meeting. Information: Matt Vance at email@example.com
l The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to town with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., May 15, at the Rush County Conservation Club grounds. Purchase your tickets now from the Chamber of Commerce, Public Paint and Wallpaper, Mainsource Bank, Citizens State Bank or Rushville Pharmacy today! If you would like a sign to hang at your business please contact The Rush County Chamber of Commerce.
l RCHS Awards Day, 8:30 p.m.
l St. Joseph Church in Shelbyville annual Spring Parish Festival on May 16, 17 and 18. Hours are Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., and Sat. noon-11 p.m. Events include Fried Chicken Dinner on Sunday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Knights of Columbus (Adults $10, children $5); children’s games and rides; authentic Mexican food; Fish Fry (Thurs. only) and Pork Chop dinner (Fri. only); BBQ chicken dinner (Sat. only); Raffle drawing Sunday afternoon. Ride tickets are on sale now ($14 for 20 tickets) at: Dean’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry, Quality Cleaners, Knights of Columbus, Mathies Landscaping and Sanders Jewelry Store. Advanced ticket sales end May 16.