Rushville Republican

May 10, 2013

What’s Happening 051013

Rushville Republican

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


FRIDAY (5/10)

l RCHS Horticulture students annual flower and plant sale continues today and Saturday in the greenhouse behind the Ag building, 1501 North Sexton Street, Rushville. The sale is open to the public with sale hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from  8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bulk mulch in one square yard increments is also available for purchase.Information: (765) 932-5313.

l Shelby County Players’ presents Plaza Suite by Neil Simon Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, 215 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville.


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

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: 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 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.

SUNDAY (5/12)

l Mother’s Day.

MONDAY (5/13)

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.

TUESDAY (5/14)

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


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.

FRIDAY (5/17)

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 Fair Queen contestants hold their Queen Car Wash from 9 a.m. to noon at Hubler Auto Center, Rushville.

l Ashley Spurlin Memorial 5K. Registration 9:00 - 9:45 AM - Race begins 10:00 AM - At RCHS Cross Country course beginning at Benjamin Rush Middle School - $10 fee with all proceeds to benefit Ashley’s Scholarship - for more information contact Mark or Jana Spurlin ( or 765-932-4765.

l Garden Fest, Rush County Fairgrounds.

l Knights of Columbus Chicken Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Adults $10 and children $6. Carryouts available. Menu includes: Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, applesauce and cake. All white meat $1 extra. Open to the public. Information: 932-2277.

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

TUESDAY (5/21)

l NARFE meeting 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.


l The Manilla Town & Country Homemakers Club will have a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. May 22 at the Cow Palace in Shelbyville. Marjorie Carmony will host the evening and Sharon Wooley will give devotions.


l Rush County Farmers Market begins May 25 and continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Relay for Life Event Full Service Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Admiral Service Station, South Main St., Rushville. We will pump gas, wash windshields and serve food for donations to Rush County Relay for Life. Music, food and games for kids. Discount gas price.

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

MONDAY (5/27)

l Memorial Day.


l Physicals for the RCHS 2013-2014 school year will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Rush Memorial Hospital. Physical are good for one year from the date you received it and must be on file for participation in school sports.


l In the spirit of giving back, Joe and Nancy Kimmell are underwriting a concert by the nationally acclaimed duo of Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin at The 201 Building in downtown Rushville. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music promptly at 7:30 p.m. Pastry and refreshments served. No admission fee. Free-will donation. Reservations required. You may reserve seating by contacting the Kimmells by May 21: e-mail, calling 663-2373 or 561-9758, or by finding Joe on Facebook.



l Concert - Pink Droyd (A Tribute to Pink Floyd) free concert at 7 p.m. at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater.

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

SUNDAY (6/2)

l RCHS Graduation, 2 p.m.

MONDAY (6/3)

l In cooperation with the Rush County Food Pantry (RCCA), the Gleaners Mobile Food Bank will be bringing a truck load of food to the Main Street Christian Church parking lot, 615 N. Main St., Rushville, on the first Monday of each month for distribution to local residents. The distribution will be made between 4 and 6 p.m. Residents will need to bring their own containers (sacks or boxes) to put their food into.


l Rush County Fair Queen Pageant, 7 p.m., Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts.


l Rushville Music Study Club end of year program. Open to the public.

FRIDAY (6/14)

l Relay For Life - Friday, June 14,  at 6 p.m. through June 15 at 6 p.m.

l Rush County Player’s season closing sketch comedy show, “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together,” at RCP’s new location, 306 N. Main St. Show dates are tentatively set for June 14, 15 and 16. Information: Bonnie at or 765-561-3223.


l Concert - Georgia Satellites free concert at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater.

l The RCHS Class of 1988 will celebrate their 25 year reunion by gathering at the Riverside Park Ampitheater in Rushville at 5 p.m. June 15 with plans to stay for the free Summer Concert with Georgia Satellites that night.

l Alex’s 5th Annual Memorial Ride - sign up 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Rushville Eagles Lodge - Ride leaves at 12:00 noon - $15 per bike - $5 per added rider - All proceeds and donations benfit the Alex Workman Memorial Fund - for more information contact Joanne Holmes ( or 765-932-5303.

For more information email or send her a personal message on facebook.


l Rush County Fair - June 22-29.

l The class reunion is scheduled for June 22, the same day as the RHS/RCHS Annual Reunion. The schedule, however, has been arranged so that members of the Class of 1963 can attend both events. The ’63 Reunion will be held in the 201 Building in Rushville. Information: 932-4118.


l Rush County Retired Teachers Association meeting, noon, conference room at Rush Memorial Hospital. Carol Greiser, incoming state president, will be the speaker.


l Rush County Chorale performances would be held June 29 and 30 at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts at the RCHS campus.


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.