Club news for week of Jan. 10

Preservation society

The Brown County Cemetery Preservation Society, a committee of the Peaceful Valley Heritage group, meets at 1 and 4:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the archives room at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St. The public is welcome at all events.

Rotary club

The Brown County Rotary Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

The club will conduct its regular business, which includes breakfast, and at 7:50 a.m., walk to the new Brown County Visitors Center for a tour conducted by Jane Ellis, Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, and Michael Chamblee, Rotarian and project architect.

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, Jan. 12 at the Sycamore Valley Community Center at 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.


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