Rushville Republican

October 30, 2012

What’s Happening 103012


Rushville Republican

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



OCTOBER

TUESDAY (10/30)

l Main Street Christian Church, 615 N. Main St., offers a free hot meal and fellowship with our friends in need from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carry-out available. Contact the church at 932-2997 for more information.

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 vancem@rushville.k12.in.us.

l Meet Glenda Ritz at 6:30 p.m. at the 201 Building, 201 N. Main St., Rushville. Glenda is the Democratic candidate for Indiana State Superintendent. There is no charge for the event. Website: www.ritz4ed.com

WEDNESDAY (10/31)

l 11th annual Halloween Costume Parade at the Rush County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion. Sign ups begin at 5:30 p.m. with the parade and judging beginning at 6 p.m. For all ages (adults too!) Treat bags and prize for each child. Sponsored by City of Rushville, Parks & Recreation Department and the Rush County F.O.P.

l Trick or Treating hours will be 5 to 9:00 p.m. in Rushville.

l Trunk or Treat at First Church of God, 1200 West US 52, Rushville. There will be treats, games, prizes and lots of fun as well as free drinks and popcorn for all from 6 to 8 p.m.

l Rush County Youth in Philanthropy will be trick or treating for canned goods and non-perishable food items for the local food pantry from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The group will be wearing shirts for identification.

l Miller’s Merry Manor will have open house trick-or-treating for young children on Halloween from 5-7 p.m.



NOVEMBER

THURSDAY (11/1)

l Rush County Extension Office annual Outlook Meeting in the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds. Complimentary dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Chris Hurt of the Ag. Economics Department of Purdue University will present the program and Susan Houston of the local Farm Services Agency office will give an update on the current farm program and what to expect down the road. This important meeting is open to everyone. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling the Rush County Extension Office at 765-932-5974 by Monday, Oct. 29.

l Gib Young, well known Teddy Roosevelt interpreter, will present the program at the fall annual meeting of the Rush County Historical Society at 6 p.m. at the 201 Building. Cost for the dinner and program is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations to Phyllis Fecher, 932-1810 or pfecher@frontier.com.

l Golden Lion Members, corporate sponsors and parents of players will have first choice on reserved seats for boys and girls basketball games. They should bring their tickets to the Memorial Gym Athletic Office on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2. All-Sport ticket holders may begin selecting their seats on Monday, Nov. 5. General admission tickets will be $5. Middle school and high school students will not need assigned seats. Tickets prices are as follows: Golden Lion Ticket $60, Adult All-Sport $50 and Student All-Sport $40.

SATURDAY (11/3)

l HSUR Shrine Club of Rush County all-you-can-eat breakfast, 6 to 10:30 a.m. in the RCHS cafeteria. Full menu includes beverages. Tickets available from local Shriners or at the door.

l 6th annual St. Mary School 5K Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m., Benjamin Rush Middle School, 1601 N. Sexton St., Rushville. Late registration 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. $15 adults, $10 under 18. Children’s races for sixth grade and under will be held at BRMS track. Awards and prizes. Donations accepted for St. Mary Food Pantry. Info: 765-932-3639.

l Knights of Columbus Chicken Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Adults $9 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.

l Rush County Youth Rally at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 426 N. Morgan St., Rushville. Rally is for high school youth. Bring a canned food donation. Supper provided.

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

l Big Flatrock Christian (4782 W 650 S) Church Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. featuring the Outreach Praise Band and the Waldron Methodist Praise Band. Info: Larry Adkins at 765-932-5229.

l Benefit hog roast and dance for the Billy “Tater” Thompson family, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Rushville Elks banquet room. $5 for dinner. DJ Kevin Green 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Silent auction. Open bar.

l Manilla Lions Club Pancake, Sausage, Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast, 6:30 to 11 a.m., at their community building located on State Road 44 on the west side of Manilla. Adults $5; children 12 and under $3.

SUNDAY (11/4)

l Rushville Elks #1307 Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meal comes with choice of tea, lemonade, orange juice or coffee. Open to the public. Senior discount. Reservations accepted.

MONDAY (11/5)

l Learn how to spend less on food by attending a free public presentation. Purdue Extension Educator Gracie Marlatt presents “Frugal Living: Making the Most of Your Food Dollar” at noon in the Courthouse Assembly Room and at 7 p.m. at the Rush County Fair Office. Learn where your money goes and how to make it go further. Information: 932-5974 or contact Marlatt at gnmarlat@purdue.edu.

TUESDAY (11/6)

l Election Day.

l Indiana Blood Center blood drives, 5 – 6:45 p.m., Anytime Fitness, Rushville. Donors can find the most up to date drive information or schedule an appointment by visiting www.donorpoint.org or by calling 800.632.4722 and selecting option #4. If you have any questions, please contact Indiana Blood Center at 800-632-4722.

WEDNESDAY (11/7)

l RCHS Fall Sports Awards Night will be at 7 p.m. in the RCHS Cafeteria.

THURSDAY (11/8)

l Local 118 UAW Roots Blower retirees are welcome to a pitch in dinner at 11:30 a.m. at Eastside Methodist Church in Connersville. Bring filled covered dish. Drinks, plates, etc., provided. Bring spouse or friend. Widows welcome.

FRIDAY (11/9)

l Dance for elementary school age children, 6 to 8 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Rush County. $3 per person. DJ. Kevin Green. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

SATURDAY (11/10)

l Rush County Genealogical Society will meet at 11 a.m. at the Rushville Elks #1307, 223 E 3rd Street, Rushville. This is the Election of Officers meeting. Please plan to be there]. Also, Brian Sheehan will be giving a program on Rush County history with lots of pictures. Information: rushcogs@gmail.com

l Pancake Breakfast, 6:30 to 10 a.m., Masonic Lodge. Every other month the Masonic Lodge hosts an all you can eat pancake breakfast. The cost is $5. Sausage, eggs and pancakes will be served. This event is sponsored by Phoenix Lodge # 62 F&AM and Martha Poe OES.

l Indiana Blood Center blood drives, 7:30 – 9:15 a.m., Masonic Lodge Phoenix 62 F&AM. Donors can find the most up to date drive information or schedule an appointment by visiting www.donorpoint.org or by calling 800.632.4722 and selecting option #4. If you have any questions, please contact Indiana Blood Center at 800-632-4722.

l The Hoosier Gym in Knightstown Dinner and a Movie at 6 p.m. “Raise the Roof” benefit will kick off the Hoosier Gym Community Center’s efforts to raise funds for a new roof over the lobby of the 90-year-old facility. A pork dinner and the movie “Hoosiers” will be show in Blu-ray format. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Tickets are on sale at the Hoosier Gym, Knightstown Chamber of Commerce, MidCountry Media, Americana Bank (Knightstown), Citizens State Bank (Knightstown), Main Source Bank (Knightstown) and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in News Castle. Information, call 800-668-1895.

SUNDAY (11/11)

l Veterans Day

l Arc’s annual Wheelchair Bowling Event. Times of 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. are available. Call Jan Hornaday at 561-3108 or Cindy Sickbert at 932-4563 to register your team of four or five bowlers. Team fees are a minimum of $125. All proceeds help those with physical or mental challenges.

THURSDAY (11/15)

l RCHS Fall Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts on the RCHS Campus.

l Indiana Blood Center blood drives, Noon – 4 p.m., Trane Company. Donors can find the most up to date drive information or schedule an appointment by visiting www.donorpoint.org or by calling 800.632.4722 and selecting option #4. If you have any questions, please contact Indiana Blood Center at 800-632-4722.

SATURDAY (11/17)

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 w9vle@yahoo.com. Test information found with zip code search at www.arrl.com.

THURSDAY (11/22)

l Thanksgiving. No RCS school Nov. 22 and 23.

SATURDAY (11/23)

l RCHS Band Alumni Night.

THURSDAY (11/29)

l Indiana Blood Center blood drives, 2 – 6 p.m., Rush Memorial Hospital. Donors can find the most up to date drive information or schedule an appointment by visiting www.donorpoint.org or by calling 800.632.4722 and selecting option #4. If you have any questions, please contact Indiana Blood Center at 800-632-4722.



DECEMBER

SATURDAY (12/1)

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.

THURSDAY (12/6)

RCHS Madrigals Dinner, Thursday, Dec. 6 through Sun., Dec. 9, Rush County Courthouse. Information: 932-3901.

FRIDAY (12/7)

l Dance for elementary school age children, 6 to 8 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Rush County. $3 per person. DJ. Kevin Green. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

TUESDAY (12/11)

l RCHS Band Christmas Concert, Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts.

WEDNESDAY (12/12)

l RCHS Choirs Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m., Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts featuring all five choirs. Concert is free and the public is invited.

FRIDAY (12/14)

l Rush County Players Christmas production, Miracle on 34th Street. Shows will be Dec. 14, 15, and 16 at St. Mary’s School Auditorium.

TUESDAY (12/18)

l Main Street Christian Church, 615 N. Main St., offers a free hot meal and fellowship with our friends in need from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. December’s dinner has been changed from the last Tuesday of the month. Carry-out available. Contact the church at 932-2997 for more information.



MISCELLANEOUS

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 dena.bills@rushmemorial.com

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 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 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.



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