Yard sale to take place at Morgantown church

MORGANTOWN — Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God, 340 N. Hoosier St. at Sycamore and Hoosier streets, will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19; and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20.

Practical history sessions for children planned

The Brown County Historical Society’s children’s program, Hands on History, is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 14 and Oct. 19. Programs are geared for ages 8 to 12.

Registration is required and the fee is $5 per child, per program.

Topics vary each session; they include nature study, early transportation, Native Americans of Brown County, pioneer household chores, one-room school days and harvest.

To volunteer to help with the program, call Kathy Sparks at 812-988-2377 or email elmshootfarm@gmail.com. To register online, visit browncountyhistorycenter.org.

Bean Blossom market sells meats, produce

BEAN BLOSSOM — On Friday, May 19, the Bean Blossom Farmers Market will welcome community favorite Don Ford singing rock ‘n’ roll. Lisa Smith will teach the basics of American Sign Language.

The market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the parking lot of St. David’s Episcopal Church at state roads 45 and 135.

Vendor of the day will be Ram Family Farms of Martinsville, which raises antibiotic-free pork. Smoked pork chops, pork roasts and several kinds of special recipe sausage will be for sale.

In the Community Children’s Garden, Alyssa Besser from the Brown County Purdue Extension Service will speak about “Pollinators: Birds, Bats and More.” All are welcome to the free program.

For booth inquiries, contact Sharon Kitchens at kitchens435@gmail.com. To learn more about the market, visit beanblossomfarmersmarket.org or call 812-988-1038.

Training for suicide prevention, awareness planned

From 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 20, Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St., will offer safeTALK Training.

SafeTALK is a half-day session designed to prepare participants older than 15 to become suicide-alert helpers. Participants learn to recognize invitations for help that are often overlooked; use the TALK steps; and connect a person who’s having thoughts of suicide to community resources.

For more information, email cmmoore@indiana.edu or indiana@afsp.org, or call 1-812-855-5538.

To register, visit afsp.wufoo.com/forms/xzftr0r1qsepw5 before noon Friday, May 19. The fee waiver code is “nashvillezero”.

Bluebird nest box kits for sale

The Brown County Bluebird Club is selling cedar bluebird nest boxes for $15 each or two for $25 to raise money for the club. Email Dan Sparks at b4bluebirds@yahoo.com or call 812-200-5700.

Lifeguard training offered by YMCA

American Red Cross lifeguard training is offered for responsible teens and adults age 15 and older who can swim 300 yards continuously.

The classroom portion, which takes about 12 hours to complete online, must be finished by Friday, May 19. A link will be sent via email.

Skills testing at the Brown County YMCA is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20. The class is free for anyone committing to work at the YMCA for a minimum of four months.

For more information, stop by or call the Y at 812-988-9622.

‘American Pickers’ series to film in Indiana

“American Pickers” plans to film throughout Indiana in June and the show’s producers are looking for properties to visit.

The documentary/reality show explores the world of antique “picking.” The show follows two men who hunt for valuable antiques in private collections that may be housed in people’s barns, antique stores, businesses or homes. They look for sizeable, unique collections and learn the stories behind them.

Anyone interested in being on the show can send their name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.

Health department offers CPR/AED training

The Brown County Health Department is offering training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. The class, Heartsaver CPR/AED, is not for businesses; it is only for individuals.

Class will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 in the Salmon Room of the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane. The $7 cost, due prior to training, pays for the certification card. Payment can be made at the health department.

Class size is limited to six; call 812-988-5483 for availability.

Firefighters plan fish fries, boot drive

BEAN BLOSSOM — The Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Company, 5200 State Road 135 North, will host fish fries from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20 and June 10.

For $9, diners can get meals including tenderloins “as big as your head,” hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, beverages, fish and fish sandwiches.

Firefighters will collect contributions during a “boot drive” at the intersection of state roads 45 and 135 North on Sunday, May 28.

For more information, call 812-988-1696 or 812-322-8865.

Firefighters serve sandwiches in May

STONE HEAD — From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday in May, Van Buren firefighters will sell sandwiches, chips and a drink for $5.

The station is at 4040 State Road 135 South near Stone Head.

State park hosts live raptor program

Brown County State Park is hosting live bird shows with representatives from the Indiana Raptor Center through fall.

Starting at 2 p.m., Saturday shows at the Nature Center include May 20, each Saturday in June and July, and Oct. 7, 14 and 21.

Shows at Abe Martin Lodge begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, Monday, July 3, Saturday, Sept. 2, and Friday, Nov. 24.

The presentations are included with park admission.

Donations to the raptor center are welcome. For more information, call the Nature Center at 812-988-5240 or the raptor center at 812-988-8990.

Attend market in Nashville Sunday afternoons

The Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, hosts a Nashville farmers market in its parking lot from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29. The market includes locally grown vegetables, herbs, flowers and more.

For more information, visit facebook.com/NashvilleFarmersMarketNashvilleIndiana or call the inn at 812-988-2291.

Dawg Gone Walk and Fiesta is this Sunday

From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, the Brown County Humane Society will host its annual fundraiser, the Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta, at Deer Run Park.

Tickets cost $20 per dog; human admission is free.

All dogs must be leashed and current on vaccinations. Dogs must get along with other dogs and people.

Contests and games, for dogs of all sizes and abilities, include: Fastest Licker, Best Kisser, Best Costume, Biggest Dog, Wet T-shirt, Best Trick, Bobbing for Hot Dogs, Fastest Fetch, Sneaker Sniffer and more. Each contest or game costs $1. The fundraiser will also have pampering stations, information booths and shopping.

Each male and female dog that raises the most money during the event will be crowned as royalty and receive a prize basket.

To register and purchase tickets, visit bchumane.org/dawg-gone-walk-fiesta, stop by the humane society to pick up a brochure or register at the event from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Ukulele lesson offered at the library

From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21, a free lesson for teens and adults  in playing the ukulele will be offered at the Brown County Public Library by Kristin Thompson. A ukulele will be provided or bring your own. Sign up at the library front desk or call 812-988-2850.

BCHS class of ’97 plans 20-year reunion

The deadline to RSVP for the Brown County High School Class of 1997 has been extended to Monday, May 22.

The reunion, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, will be at the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East.

Send payments of $30 per person or $50 per couple to Kristina Johnson, P.O. Box 1094, Nashville IN 47448 or use paypal.me/KJJohnson78.

Legal Aid clinics offered in this district

COLUMBUS — Nonprofit agency Legal Aid provides free legal services and lawyer referrals to low-income residents of District 1, covering Brown and seven other counties in south-central Indiana.

Ten- to 15-minute consultations will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Legal Aid Office, United Way Building, 1531 13th St., Suite G330. Dates of the Monday clinics are May 22, June 26, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Oct. 27 and Dec. 18 (third week due to Christmas).

Consultations are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is needed. For more information, call Kelly Baer at 812-314-2730.

Reserve ahead for renewal retreat

VAN BUREN TWP. — Valley Branch weekend retreats are planned in June and July at eXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road.

Dates will be Friday through Sunday, June 9 to 11 and 16 to 18, and July 7 to 9 and 21 to 23. Reservations are recommended a month ahead.

Retreats incorporate yoga, group exercise and mountain biking in the forest. They seek to develop mind, body, and spirit through a connection with nature, spirit awareness and education on “how to thrive” in today’s society.

Upon arrival, guests check into cabins and campsites, then join guides for a welcome dinner. The first day includes group exercise, personalized health coaching workshops and yoga at night. The last day begins with an educational hike and a final collaborative workshop on “how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

For reservations, visit renewalretreatbrowncounty.com or call 812-345-6212. For more information, visit explorebrowncounty.com or call 812-988-7750.

Automobile history exhibit opening in town

The Brown County Historical Society will host “Auto Indiana,” one of the Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibits through Thursday, May 25. The exhibit, which takes visitors on a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive past, is on display at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Auto Indiana” explores the mark Indiana’s inventors and innovators such as Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor and automakers such as Studebaker and Duesenburg left on the industry, and vice versa.

For more information about “Auto Indiana,” visit browncountyhistorycenter.org or call 812-988-2899.

Mushroom sale to benefit local charities

The Brown County Community Foundation and Brown County YMCA will sponsor the 20th annual Howard Hughes Memorial Morel Mushroom Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27.

Proceeds benefit Brown County charities. To pre-order mushrooms for $50 per pound, email sboardma@indiana.edu.

Firefighters to serve pancake breakfast

CORDRY SWEETWATER — Cordry Sweetwater Fire and Ambulance will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28, at the firehouse, 101 Firehouse Road.

Summer day camp to be offered in town

Brown County Parks & Recreation will offer a summer day camp for kids in preschool through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 31 to Aug. 4, excluding holidays.

Registration costs $10 per family. Daily rates are $25 for the first child and $20 for each additional child. Weekly rates are $95 for the first child and $75 for each additional child.

Reduced rates are available for those who qualify for free or reduced lunches through Brown County Schools. For more information or to register, call 812-988-5522.

Bomb prevention awareness course offered

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 2, a Bombing Prevention Awareness course will be taught at the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane.

A FEMA student ID number is required to register. To obtain an I.D., visit cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register; for more information, visit dhs.gov/obp.

For registration form and information, contact environmental health specialist Jennifer Rugenstein at bcenvironmental@localhealth.in.gov or call 812-988-2255.

Muddy Roots weekender planned in June

VAN BUREN TWP. — EXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road, will host a music festival Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3.

The fifth annual Muddy Roots spring weekender, hosted by Muddy Roots Music Recordings, is limited to 500 tickets. A mini version of the festival, the event is billed as “a family reunion or roots music company picnic.” Music will be played from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Electric RV sites and cabins are available for rent through muddyrootsevents@gmail.com. Tent camping is free.

The lineup includes string bands, country music, roots blues, punk blues, folk, Americana, bluegrass and more. Bands include the Shack Shakers O’Death, The Tillers, Joseph Huber, Jayke Orvis, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Pine Hill Haints, Mountain Sprout, Brook Blanche, Dylan Walshe, Billy Cook, Left Lane Cruiser, Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Matt Heckler, Toe Knee Tea, Rock Bottom String Band and Pearls Mahone.

For more information, muddyrootsrecords.com or call 812-988-7750.

Helmsburg church to host hog roast, speaker

HELMSBURG — After 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship June 4, the Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., will have a hog roast. Bring a side dish. The free event will include music, fellowship and testimony by Bruce Frye.

Frye will also be a guest speaker at nightly church meetings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 5 to 7.

ServSafe food manager class offered

A ServSafe food manager class will be offered in Nashville on Monday and Wednesday, June 5 and 7.

Each food establishment in the county is required to have a food manager on staff unless they are a nonprofit or serving only prepacked food. Certification is good for five years and is nationally recognized.

Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 5 and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 7.

The cost is $125 for the class, text and test. If you have the text, the cost for the class is $50.

Call 812-988-2255 to reserve a place in class.

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, June 10.

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

BCHS class of ’73 to reunite in June

A class reunion for the Brown County High School Class of 1973 will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, poolside at the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East.

For more information or with contact info for other classmates, email Jed Bessire at imsotired@att.net or leave a message at 812-988-4408.

Cemetery group annual meeting planned

TREVLAC — Bear Creek Cemetery Annual Meeting will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11 at the cemetery.

Volunteer fair, BCCF annual report on calendar

The Brown County Community Foundation’s volunteer fair and annual report to the community will take place Thursday, June 15 at the Brown County inn, 51 State Road 46 East.

The fair will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m, and the annual report from 6 to 8 p.m. Baby-sitting will be provided from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 812-988-4882 or visit browncountygives.org.

Show choir camp offered for Grades 4 to 6

For students entering Grades 4 through 6, Brown County High School Choir Director Kristi Billings and current BCHS Rhapsody Show Choir members will offer a choir mini camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23.

The camp includes singing, dancing, a showcase finale and camp T-shirt. Registration is $50.

To register, visit browncountychoirs.weebly.com. For more information, email kbillings@browncountyschools.com or call 812-988-6606 ext. 1298.

Summer music workshop for Grades 7 to 12

Students entering Grades 7 through 12 can register for the Rising Star summer music workshop for $125.

The workshop, at Brown County High School, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 30.

The fee covers a T-shirt, music and choreography instruction, and a pizza party lunch the last day.

To register, visit browncountychoirs.weebly.com. For more information, email kbillings@browncountyschools.com or call 812-988-6606 ext. 1298.

Radiation awareness training set for June 26

A free radiation awareness program will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 26 in the second-floor Salmon Room of the Brown County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Light refreshments will be served.

Open to the public, the class will cover radiation basics; an overview of the emergency preparedness program; radiation transport accident response; and hands-on equipment opportunities.

To register, call Jennifer Rugenstein at 812-988-2255 or email bcenvironmental@localhealth.in.gov.