Club news for week of Jan. 3


The Brown County Woodworkers will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Brown County Public Library. The program will be on the intarsia technique.

Rotary club

Judith Olds, executive director of Youth Connections, will discuss the national Safe Place host home program when the Brown County Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4.

Youth who need help for any reason can go to a designated safe place or use TXT 4 HELP, available 24/7. The program already has 153 designated sites in Johnson and Morgan counties and is expanding to Brown County.

Olds has been involved in nonprofit management for more than 30 years. An advocate for youth and animals, she is also a grief counselor and was president/CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation for 14 years.

The Jan. 4 meeting will be at Nashville’s Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St. Members of the community are invited to attend, especially those interested in exploring opportunities to be of service.


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 Jan. 4. Meetings are at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. All are welcome.

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

Widowed group

The Brown County Widowed Group will meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12 at the Sycamore Valley Senior Center on the fairgrounds. The topic for discussion will be learning to cope with the loss of close relatives and friends, so that you are the “last rose of the summer.”

Any widowed person is welcome. For more information, call Keith Bradway at 812-597-0811.

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.