Club news for week of March 29

Quilt guild

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Star Quilt Guild will meet Wednesday, April 5 at St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 20, 4131 Rocky Ford Road.

The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. It will include “Capering with Creativity” by nationally-known quilt artist, teacher and lecturer Wendy Butler Berns. Bring show-and-tell items to share. All are welcome.

Woodworkers club

CORDRY-SWEETWATER — The Brown County Woodworkers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the home of Tom Lowe, 6982 Eagle Drive off Sweetwater Trail.

Rotary club

At the next Brown County Rotary Club meeting, Justin Loveless will tell how the Chocolate Moose came to Brown County as a follow-up to the longtime Bloomington confectionery by the same name. The meeting will begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 6 at Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

His Chocolate Moose opened in a remodeled building at 278 S. Van Buren St. last year and is a partnership with Brown County Coffee. They specialize in coffee and a wide range of ice cream confections with the emphasis on chocolate.

Rotarian Scott Dedomenic is coordinating the local Rotary Club’s programs in April with an emphasis on business.


The Writers Readers and Poets Society reads and discusses the literary compositions of those present. WRAPS meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Brown County Public Library. All interested persons are welcome.

Woodturners club

UNIONVILLE — The Village Woodturners, a group that focuses on projects made by wood lathe, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at 5760 N. Tunnel Road, just off State Road 45, at Don Housman’s shop.

The club meets second Wednesdays every other month. For directions, contact Housman at 812-720-1174 or

Herb society

The Brown County Herb Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the lower level of the Brown County Public Library. The next meeting is April 17. Anyone interested in herbs and their uses is welcome.

Lions club

Brown County Lions Club members heard a presentation by Clara Stanley, president of the Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc. (BETA), at the March dinner meeting. Stanley provided an overview of the program initiated by Cindy Steele to meet the after-school needs of teens on Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 6:30 p.m. during the school year.

The teen center is a safe place for teens to gather to play games, listen to music, learn, make new friends, eat snacks, hang out and be themselves. More than 50 volunteers have provided time and talent to mentor the teens and offer a caring experience. Volunteers and funding for this program are always needed.

Brown County Lions Club members are supporting the BETA program this year with a $700 grant. Join the Lions and “serve” in this community. Membership is open to all who like to work on service projects.

Upcoming Lions events:

  • Saturday, May 6, the Spring Blossom Parade downtown Nashville;
  • Saturday, May 13, spring pancake breakfast at Parkview Church of the Nazarene Family Life Center; and
  • Tuesday, July 4, annual fireworks display at the Brown County High School track with scheduled rain date. Contributions to the fireworks last year (cancelled due to bad weather and no set rain date) were held for 2017.