Club news for week of March 6

Cub Scout Pack 190

Cub Scout Pack 190 conducted its Pinewood Derby on Feb. 25 at Brown County Junior High School. The fastest cars were:

Overall winners:

First: Caleb Clifford, “the Procrastinator,” average time 3.0427 seconds

Second: Marshall Walton, “Atomic Wedge,” average time 3.047 seconds

Third: Kareem Taiwo, “Flash,” average time 3.049 seconds

Tiger Den: First Kareem Taiwo, second Jackson Burtron, third Micael Wilson

Wolf Den: First Alex Schwenk, second Hadley McQueary, third Payton Rogier

Bear Den: First Marshall Walton, second Maxx McGee, third Mason Couch

Webelos: First Caleb Clifford, second Cody Webb, third Riley Brayden

Woodworkers club

Kent McPherson will present the program at the Brown County Woodworkers Club meeting Wednesday, March 7. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Brown County Public Library.

Rotary Club

Rotarian Teed Howard will discuss the history of Native Americans in Indiana when the Brown County Rotary Club meets for breakfast Thursday, March 8 at the Artists Colony Inn downtown. The meeting starts at 7:15 a.m. at the inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

Since 1948, Howard has accumulated knowledge in Native American culture and history. He has traveled the Powwow dance circuit from North Carolina to California to Minnesota and has trained with Kiowa and Delaware tribes.

Members of the community are invited to attend, especially those interested in exploring opportunities to be of service.

Genealogy group

Brown County Genealogical Society will have a roundtable discussion on researching in Ohio. The meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8 in the Brown County Public Library. Everyone with an interest in Ohio research is welcome, especially those with experience researching there.

Widowed group

The Brown County Widowed Group will meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Sycamore Valley Senior Center on the fairgrounds. The topic for discussion will be the hopes and wonders of spring. Bring things to read to aid discussion.

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

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

Beekeepers club

The 10 o’clock Beeline Beekeepers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in a lower-level meeting room of the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

The club welcomes anyone interested in bees or beekeeping; those interested in starting a beehive are particularly encouraged to attend. Experienced beekeepers are available as mentors.

The major topic of discussion Monday night will be preventing swarming and getting ready for the early nectar flow.

For more information, call Tony Gaudin at 765-318-0525, or Mark Partridge at 317-771-2474.

Cemetery society

The Brown County Cemetery Preservation Society, a committee of the Peaceful Valley Heritage group, meets at 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 next meeting will be March 13. The public is welcome at all events.

Preservation group

Meetings for the preservation group Peaceful Valley Heritage Inc. are conducted at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Howard F. Hughes Community Building, 209 N. Van Buren St. The next meeting will be March 13.

Photography club

A photo share of members’ work and a lesson, “How to Critique Photography” will be on the agenda when the Brown County Photography Club meets Tuesday, March 13 at the Brown County Public Library. The meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m., will be in lower-level meeting room B.

Club membership is open to anyone interested in photography.

For more information, call Shirley Lance at 812-606-1029.


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 will be March 15 at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. All are welcome.