Community Calendar for week of Aug. 10

Preservation society to meet this week

The Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in a lower-level meeting room of the Brown County Community Foundation, 209 N. Van Buren St.

All are welcome. The organization serves to recognize and preserve historic, cultural and natural resources of Brown County. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information, call 812-988-2377.

Free genealogy workshop planned at library

From 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, genealogist Kathy Evans will present hints and information for tracing one’s family tree at the Brown County Public Library, Room B, 205 Locust Lane. Websites related to genealogy, primary and secondary sources will be covered.

Sign up at the library, visit or call 812-988-2850 for more information.

Donate blood to help alleviate critical shortage

An American Red Cross blood drive will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East.

Appointments are encouraged to reduce wait times. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

Farmers market to host ‘Taste of the Market’

BEAN BLOSSOM — From 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, the Bean Blossom farmers market at state roads 135 North and 45 will feature “A Taste of the Market.”

On the menu will be locally made brats from Ram Family Farms, peppers, onions and roasted corn on the cob and fresh strawberry shortcake, all from local sources.

Food sales will benefit the operation of the farmers market.

The market is open Fridays through September. Visit for more information.

For booth information, contact Sharon Kitchens at or 317-417-2316.

Sprunica church breakfast free to community

HAMBLEN TWP. — Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road, will serve a free community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

Served the second Saturday of each month, the menu includes biscuits and gravy, rolls, eggs and more.

Deckard reunion moved to different place

The Hezekiah Deckard reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould. It has moved from Deckard Ridge, where it started in 1934. For more information, call the trustee at 812-606-2015.

‘I Love My Church’ series continues downtown

Patrick Glasser, senior minister of Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St., began a a five-week sermon series titled, “I Love My Church” Aug. 7. “During these five weeks our goal is to build a stronger church for Nashville through community, service, giving and sharing,” he said.

Services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome.

For more information, visit or call 812-988-2889.

Children’s history program to be taught Aug. 20

The Brown County Historical Society is offering Hands on History to show children ages 8 to 12 what pioneer children would have experienced. Topics include cooking, gardening, games, music and dance, quilting, weaving and spinning, weather lore and map reading.

Remaining program dates are Thursdays, Sept. 22 and Oct. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 20. All are from 1 to 4 p.m. at the History Center and Pioneer Village, 90 E. Gould St.

A $5 fee is charged. For a registration form, visit or call 812-988-2899.

Fruitdale firefighters conducting fish fry

BEAN BLOSSOM — The Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department will have its next fish fry and bazaar from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the station, 5200 State Road 135 North.

In addition to Alaskan pollock fish, volunteers serve “tenderloin sandwiches as big as your head,” desserts, baked beans, coleslaw and sweet tea. Donations are accepted to support the fire department.

A bazaar with vendors of various items will be set up at the station for diners to shop.

Chamber seeks beautification award nominees

The Brown County Chamber of Commerce, Brown County Garden Club and Keep Brown County Beautiful will recognize two Brown County businesses for their building design, signs, landscape design and flowers.

Any business in Brown County can be nominated; they do not need to be members of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. Nominations can be submitted at; the deadline is Aug. 31.

Building design should be appropriate for the adjacent neighborhood, suitably placed on the site and well maintained.

The overall design of signs should be consistent in style and lettering.

The landscape should be healthy and appropriately scaled for the building. Creative use of flowers, hanging pots and potted plants will be considered.

The area must be clean and litter-free with trash containers available.

Awards will be presented at the Brown County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in January.

Dogs can swim at state park pool

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Brown County State Park pool, off State Road 46 East, will be open for swimming to well-behaved dogs with current vaccinations, one dog per person.

The park gate fee applies.

Dogs must be leashed when not in the pool and have current vaccine documentation.

To register for one day, bring a bag of Purina Dog food plus $20 per dog to the Brown County Humane Society; without food, bring $25 for onsite registration.

Vendors sought for BucCornEar fundraiser

HELMSBURG — Jackson Township firefighters have planned the fifth annual BucCornEar Festival at the fire station, 4831 Helmsburg Road, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Vendor applications are available by contacting the fire department at 812-988-6201,,, or at the fire station.

Applications received after Saturday, Sept. 10, will be charged a $10 late fee. Bring completed applications to the fire station or send them, with checks payable to Jackson Township Fire Department, to BucCornEar Festival, c/o Jackson Township Fire Dept., P.O. Box 610, Nashville, IN 47448.

Admission is free. The event includes food and games for a donation, a pirate village and gauntlet, bucket brigade, pirate costume contest, walk-the-plank, plink-o, ring toss, pirate hook fishing, corn shucking, popcorn, a car show, a burning house fire demo, and a live line safety demo by SCI-REMC.

Pioneer Women’s Club sets quilt show date

The Brown County Historical Society Quilt Show, presented by the Pioneer Women’s Club, will be Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16 to 18. It will feature more than 100 quilts at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 3 p.m. Sunday.

Quilts can be entered in nine categories. For more information, visit or call 812-988-2899.

To see the show, admission is $6 per person, children 10 and younger admitted free. A cafe, live music by local artists and demonstrations in weaving, spinning and hand quilting will be provided.

Other features include quilting supply vendors, scissor/knife sharpening and a gift shop. Chances to win a club-created raffle quilt are $1 each. The drawing will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

Music, arts festival, peace rally being planned

A music and art festival is planned for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2 to 4, for those who are concerned “about the direction the country is headed.” All music in the spirit of peace is welcome. Booth rentals for the arts will be available.

Details, including the place, will be forthcoming.

For information, call 812-988-2923 or 317-409-2720.

Swap meet, flea market planned at fairgrounds

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, the Brown County Antique Machinery Association’s swap meet and flea market will take place at the Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds. Admission is free. For more information, visit