Club news for week of Sept. 13

Retired teachers

Brown County Retired Teachers will gather at noon Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the downstairs meeting room of the Brown County Community Foundation, 209 N. Van Buren St.

Ruth Ann Ingraham, president of the Brown County Native Woodlands Project, will speak about the project’s focus to eradicate invasive plant species. Sweetea’s will cater the meal. For reservations, email or All former teachers are welcome.

Rotary Club

Tammera Lane, founder of the Celtica band, will present an educational performance of progressive Celtic music when the Brown County Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

Lane’s role in her band includes vocals and a variety of instruments such as piano, hammered dulcimer and Celtic harp. Her repertoire ranges from upbeat folk to Medieval/Renaissance. Celtica has played to audiences ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev, to halftime at an Indiana Pacers game, to parties, to church worship services.

Members of the community interested in learning more about Rotary are welcome at the meeting in Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St. Area residents interested in being part of service projects are especially encouraged to attend.

Weight loss group

COLUMBUS — National nonprofit weight-loss group, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, also known as TOPS, meets in the MainSource Bank meeting room, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike. Monday meetings begin with weigh-ins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

All are welcome to try the club for free. For more information, call Jacky Harmon at 812-603-4667 or visit the national site at


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 Sept. 21. Meetings are at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. All are welcome.

Rock, mineral club

Brown County Rock & Mineral Club members will host a rock and mineral show/swap from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. It will be at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St.

For more information, visit or