Club news for week of June 7

Quilters guild

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Star Quilters Guild’s regular monthly meeting will be Wednesday, June 7 at St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 20, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.

The June program will include Janet Gagneur who will demonstrate thread painting. A “show-and-tell” of member projects and guest projects is planned.

There is no charge for the meeting; all are welcome.

Friends of the park

Friends of Brown County State Park will meet at the Nature Center, beginning with a pitch-in dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. The business meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

No meeting is planned in July.

Woodworkers club

The Brown County Woodworkers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Brown County Public Library. Mark Tschida of Press Puzzles will present the program.

Rotary club

The Brown County Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays in Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

Area residents interested in learning more about Rotary are welcome.

Bald Eagles

The Brown County Bald Eagles will host their June meeting Saturday, June 10, at the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East.

Randy Yablonowski will speak about his career in aviation and, in particular, his involvement in counter-terrorist equipment development when he flew in the Nellis, Nevada, Air Force Base test ranges. He currently flies the Lifeline helicopter, recovering patients that need immediate medical attention.

The meet-and-greet will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Meal choices are fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy; fish and chips; or salad with grilled chicken. The meal is $18, cash or check, paid at the door. Dress is casual.

The Brown County Bald Eagles have been meeting twice a year for more than 25 years. They are military veterans and others with an interest in aviation and aviation history.

To RSVP for the meal, call 812-988-2377 or email

Widowed group

BEAN BLOSSOM — The Brown County Widowed Group will meet for a pitch-in dinner at noon Saturday, June 10, at the Rose Mary Jones home on Little Fox Lake.

To carpool, meet before 11:45 a.m. in the St. David’s Episcopal Church parking lot, at state roads 135 North and 45.

Meat will be provided. Bring a dish to share and a folding lawn chair if possible.

The group also will sponsor euchre parties at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 13 and 27 at the Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds.

Any widowed person is welcome, along with a new spouse or friend. For more information, call Keith Bradway at 812-597-0811.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Brown County meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month in the lower level of the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The next meeting is June 12.

Beekeepers club

The 10 o’clock Beeline Beekeepers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12 in a lower-level meeting room of the Brown County Public Library. The main topic will be handling the nectar flow.

All are welcome, especially those interested in starting a beehive. Experienced beekeepers in the club can act as mentors. For more information, call Tony Gaudin at 765-318-0525 or Mark Partridge at 812-988-9390.

Retired teachers

Brown County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Tuesday, June 13 at The Seasons Lodge. Barbara Miller will present the program, “Recognizing Fraud and How to Avoid it.”

Reservations can be made with Dot Owens and Sandy Ackerman.

Woodturners club

UNIONVILLE — The Village Woodturners, a group that focuses on projects made by wood lathe, meets at 7 p.m. second Wednesdays every other month. The next meeting will be June 14. For directions, contact Don Housman at 812-720-1174 or


The Writers Readers and Poets Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. first and third Thursdays each month to read and discuss the literary compositions of those present. The next meeting is June 15. Meetings are at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. All are welcome.

Herb society

COLUMBUS — The Brown County Herb Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Natural Choices, 1825 Central Ave. Owner Carolyn Behrman will be the featured speaker. All are welcome.