Rushville Republican

November 16, 2012

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Rushville Republican

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


FRIDAY (11/16)

l Christmas On Main is the kick off for the holiday season by bringing Santa to town. Santa will then be in Willkie Park at Santa’s House to talk to little ones about their Christmas wishes. Parade line-up starts at 5:30 p.m, The parade at 6 p.m. and is open to all! Decorate entries with lights for all to enjoy. Merchants open late, vendors along Main Street, 3rd Street features a tent with children’s activities inside, Jazz Band performing in the Gazebo. Interested in being a vendor, caroling or helping, please contact Sandy at 765-932-2880 for more information.

l Rush County Senior Citizens Center is taking reservations for booth space for the Annual Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 5. Call 932-2935 to reserve space. Deadline Nov. 29.

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 Test information found with zip code search at

l Free bowling sponsored by The Gathering as a fun community outing, 4-6 p.m., Rushville Lanes. Space is limited. Must call to reserve a spot, 765-561-1134. Children under 12 must have adult present.

MONDAY (11/19)

l Take some F.I.T. laps on the RCS track to make room for Thursday’s turkey. Meet at the track north of Benjamin Rush Middle School at 5 p.m. Be sure to dress for the weather. This walkabout is sponsored by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County. Information: 932-5974.

l The Samuel Cohee Open Drain Drainage Board will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners Room of the Rush County Courthouse. The purpose of this meeting is to open bids for the surveying of the drain and wetlands determination of the drain.


l Take a F.I.T. Walkabout to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1590 N Sexton Street. Depending upon the weather we will either walk inside or outside. This walkabout is sponsored by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County. Information: 932-5974.

THURSDAY (11/22)

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

SATURDAY (11/23)

l RCHS Band Alumni Night.

MONDAY (11/26)

l F.I.T. Walkabouts are exploring the available indoor walking options. On Monday, November 26, meet at Memorial Gymnasium at 11:35 a.m. Memorial Gym is available (when school is in session) Monday – Friday from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. and during the students’ lunchtime – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. and Wednesday 11:20 – 11:50 a.m. F.I.T. Walkabouts are sponsored by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County. Information: 932-5974.


l Manilla Town & Country Homemakers Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Evonne Kuhn. Lori Kuhn will be co-hostess. Phyllis White will give devotions. Teola Carmony will give the lesson on “Something I Can Do for the Ones I Love.” Roll call: Favorite Thanksgiving food. Members are reminded to bring their secret pal information.          

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 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 Walk with the Indianapolis Hiking Club as they visit Rushville with “Get Fit on the Fitness Trail”. Meet at 3:45 p.m. in the parking lot east of Rushville Consolidated High School. This F.I.T. Walkabout is sponsored by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County. Information: 932-5974.



l The Rush County Chorale Holiday Concerts. Concert dates are 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the RCHS Laughlin Center. Tickets may be purchased for $6 from any chorale member or send an e-mail with subject line TICKETS with the number of tickets you need to and someone will get back to you with information needed for the purchase.

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 Changing Footprints First Annual Trivia Night, 201 Building. Doors open 6 p.m., game begins at 7 p.m. $20 per person, 8 to a table. Each table is team. Reservations and payment: 765-932-4762 or Must be 21. Prizes.


l 25th Annual Christmas Bazaar from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Rush County Senior Citizens Services, 504 W. Third St. Held in conjunction with the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes. Craft booths, refreshments, door prizes. Open to the public. Information: 932-2935. Reservations for booth space available. Call by Nov. 29.


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, 7 p.m., Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts.


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. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Mary’s School, 226 E. 5th St. Rushville. Tickets are currently available through the cast or the Board of Directors. You may call Rush County Players at 765-938-1711 to reserve yours today!

TUESDAY (12/18)

l Main Street Christian Church Manna Mission Meal, 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.



l Annual Community Tenderloin Supper to support the RCHS Band programs, 4:30 to 7 p.m., RCHS cafeteria. $6 in advance from any band student or $7 at the door. We will be serving tenderloin, hot

dogs, scalloped potatoes, green beans, slaw, apple sauce, desserts and drinks. Everyone is invited to attend and help support the RCHS bands before the boy’s basketball game that evening.

TUESDAY (1/15)

l Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. in the RCHS cafeteria. A representative from the Financial Aid Office at Franklin College will be here to discuss the process of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  In addition, other financial aid information will be available to parents concerning applying for scholarships and grants.


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 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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