Community Calendar for week of Jan. 2

Donate blood at church next week

The American Red Cross will offer a blood donation opportunity from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East.

Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Ride bus to sites for progressive dinner

A progressive dinner will take place through Nashville from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Transportation to each site will be provided by Nashville General Express bus, beginning and ending at the Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East.

The event costs $80. It is part of Winter in the Woods celebrations in Brown County.

Guests will board the bus at The Seasons and ride to Hard Truth Hills, Nashville’s newest distillery, then visit the Bird’s Nest Cafe at 36 W. Franklin St. for appetizers, the Artists Colony Inn for soup and salad, and back to The Seasons for a main course and two sides, followed by homemade desserts.

With questions, call the Brown County Convention and Visitors Center at 812-988-7303.

Try yoga at brewery during Winter in the Woods

On Sunday, Jan. 14, Winter in the Woods program participants can spend 90 minutes doing yoga with Patty Donaldson upstairs in Big Woods Village, then end the session with a pint of Big Woods beer. The session lasts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 and costs $20 per person.

For more information or to sign up, visit or call 317-431-4967.

Talk to a lawyer for free at the library

The Brown County Public Library will host free, short, legal consultations between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

Local attorneys will volunteer their time to help with legal questions on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is sponsored by Legal Aid District 11.

For those who speak Spanish, a helpline will also be available statewide during the same time at 1-800-266-2581.

For more information, call the library at 812-988-2850.

Enjoy Ag Day breakfast, program at fairgrounds

The Brown County Purdue Extension will host its annual Ag Day breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 802 Memorial Drive.

Meg Leader of the Indiana Department of Agriculture will talk about the INField Advantage Program.

To RSVP, call the extension office at 812-988-5495 or email

Health and wellness center opens Jan. 23

A new primary care clinic will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Brown County Schools’ Eagle Park, 1749 State Road 46 East near Brown County State Park. It will remain open until 4 p.m. that day.

The clinic will be open to anyone who pays a monthly membership fee. That fee will cover clinic visits and many medications and lab procedures.

A grand opening celebration will take place in the Goldberg Room at Brown County High School from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29.

The health and wellness center will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. For more information, visit

Raptor center requests sheets, towels

Indiana Raptor Center Inc., the bird of prey rehabilitation center in Nashville, is in need of clean, used sheets, pillowcases and towels.

Donations of these items can be dropped off at the raptor center any afternoon by appointment, as the center is closed for tours until March 1. Call 812-988-8990 for directions and to notify personnel of your arrival.

The center also accepts cash donations to help feed animals in its care.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Indiana Raptor Center, P.O. Box 1153, Nashville, IN 47448.

Teen Time meets at library Wednesdays 

Teens are welcome to hang out, play games, make crafts, talk about books and do homework during Teen Time at the Brown County Public Library, Wednesday afternoons through December. A snack is included.

For more information, call the library at 812-988-2850.

Youth program meets Wednesdays at Baptist church

HAMBLEN TWP. — A program for children and teens at Unity Baptist Church begins with a meal served at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

For children ages 4 through high school, the Word of Life program includes a singing challenge, Scripture memorization and study, socializing and games. With an emphasis on “foundational truths from the Bible,” the program meets weekly through the school year at the church, 7361 Spearsville Road.

With questions, call program director Terry Sisson at 812-720-0299.

Young adult group meets Fridays

The Young Adult Hangout group meets at 6:30 p.m. most Friday nights for dinner, fellowship and spiritual discussion.

The group, for young adults 18 and older, is sponsored by Bean Blossom Community Church. The location varies each week; call or text to confirm the location before attending. Other social events to meet with young adults in Columbus or Bloomington also are planned.

To learn more or to get connected, visit or call/text 208-290-2406.

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 or call 812-200-5700.

Book-a-Librarian service offered

Individuals or small groups can make an appointment with a Brown County Public Library librarian through the free Book-a-Librarian service. Sessions are limited to 30 to 60 minutes and are best used for instruction on how to use the library catalog, databases, digital resources and the Internet. Call 812-988-2850 for an appointment.