Club news for week of Dec. 13

Cemetery preservation society

The Brown County Cemetery Preservation Society, a committee of the Peaceful Valley Heritage group, has changed its meeting dates and times to 1 and 4:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. The cemetery preservation committee will meet in the archives room at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St. The public is welcome at all events.

Peaceful Valley Heritage

Mark Dollase of Indiana Landmarks will discuss opportunities for historic old town Nashville with the Peaceful Valley Heritage preservation group.

The Directory of Historic Structures lists 70 buildings as “old-town Nashville.”

The public is welcome to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the Brown County Community Foundation (Howard F. Hughes) Building, 209 N. Van Buren St.

Rotary club

Dan Shaver with the Brown County Native Woodlands Project will speak about controlling invasive plant species when the Brown County Rotary Club meets Thursday morning, Dec. 14. The breakfast meeting starts at 7:15 a.m. at Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

Shaver is vice president and an executive board member of the woodlands project, a part of The Nature Conservancy. His presentation will address problems caused by non-native species such as Japanese stiltgrass.

Members of the community are welcome at the meeting, especially those interested in opportunities to be of service.

Literary club

The Nashville Literary Club will meet at noon Thursday, Dec. 14 at Kathy Anderson‘s for its holiday luncheon. Guests are invited to this annual gathering for food and friendship. Members may carpool at 11:40 a.m. from either the east end of the IGA parking lot or from St. David’s Episcopal Church.

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