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  • 07-28-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 07-28-2015, 8 p.m. Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area

    NEW BELLSVILLE — Working The Big Book, a 12-step open meeting, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the basement Fellowship Hall area at Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, at Bellsville Pike.

    The recovery program is open for alcoholics, narcotics users, compulsive over-eaters, and any others with addictions or addictive behaviors looking for anonymous group support in the community.

    All 12-Step members and sponsors are welcome.

  • 07-28-2015, 6 p.m. BC Area Plan Commission

    Brown County Area Plan Commission — 6 p.m., second-floor Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Agenda includes petitioners Harry and Anabel Hopkins request for a 2-lot minor subdivision at 7858 Axsom Branch Road in Washington Township; proposed ordinance amendment to eliminate flea market annual fee; process for Area Plan Commission meetings; Nitty Gritty Workshop update by Mary Jo Spiegel; discussions, announcements, inspector reports and other business.
    If a disability limits participation in the meeting, call 812-988-5490 for assistance.

  • 07-28-2015, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Time for inner peace set at local church

    From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, a free time for prayer and reflection will be open to the public at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, across from the north entrance of Brown County State Park on State Road 46 East.

    Silence will be observed from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Celtic musician Tammera Lane will play instrumental music from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

    For more information, contact Lane at 812-322-9433.

  • 07-29-2015, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live guitar music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover, Wednesdays. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com.

  • 07-29-2015, 9 a.m. Environmental workshop set at library

    Keep America Beautiful will conduct a community training workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

    The speaker, Sue Smith, is director of special projects for Keep America Beautiful. She has been appointed by Congress to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental education.

    With questions or to register for the workshop, email Jane Land at janeland14@yahoo.com or Mary Wood at marywood01@aol.com.

  • 07-29-2015, Rotary Club food booth at county fair

    Brown County Rotarians have canceled their usual weekly meeting Thursday, July 30, in lieu of working every day at the Rotary food booth during the 4-H Fair at the Brown County Fairgrounds Monday, July 27 through Saturday, Aug. 1.

    The booth specializes in breaded pork tenderloin- and pulled pork sandwiches with condiments, homemade potato chips and soft drinks. Profits from sales will be used to underwrite Rotary community projects.

  • 07-29-2015, BC Sheriff's Merit Board meeting CANCELED

    The Brown County Sheriff’s Merit Board meeting for Wednesday, July 29 has been canceled.

    The next scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 26.

  • 07-30-2015, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Go Club at the library

    Learn to play the ancient strategy game of Go.

    The Brown County Go Club meets weekly from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in lower-level meeting room A of Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The free program is for ages 12 and older.

    Information: Dana at 812-988-1600.

  • 07-30-2015, 6:30 p.m. Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone

    Gospel music jam & sing — Sing, play, or listen. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-988-1288.

  • 07-30-2015, 7 to 9 p.m. WRAPS

    Writers, Readers and Poets Society — 7 to 9 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, lower level. (first, third & fifth Thursdays)

    WRAPS is open to the public, with parking in back of the library.

    For more information, call 812-703-0333.

  • 07-30-2015, Rotary Club food booth at county fair

    Brown County Rotarians have canceled their usual weekly meeting Thursday, July 30, in lieu of working every day at the Rotary food booth during the 4-H Fair at the Brown County Fairgrounds Monday, July 27 through Saturday, Aug. 1.

    The booth specializes in breaded pork tenderloin- and pulled pork sandwiches with condiments, homemade potato chips and soft drinks. Profits from sales will be used to underwrite Rotary community projects.

  • 07-31-2015, 4 to 7 p.m. Farmers market in Bean Blossom July 31

    BEAN BLOSSOM — The farmers market at St. David's Episcopal Church will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 31. The market is conducted in the church's parking area at state roads 45 and 135 North. 

    Nate Tipton will provide live acoustic rock and folk music during the market.

    Featured vendor for July 31 is Amber Wimmenauer with Sweet Temptations. She sells cakes, cookies, pies and more.

    The community outreach booth will feature Brown County Weekend Backpack program, which seeks to keep children in need fed with nutritious food all weekend. Visit the booth to learn how to help the community-led program.

    Each week, vendors offer fresh produce, homemade breads, baked goods and other foods, local arts and crafts, including yard art, jewelry, soaps, candles, oils, plants and more.

    For booth inquiries, call Rich Hill at 812-320-0420. For more information, visit beanblossomfarmersmarket.org or call 812-988-1038.

  • 07-31-2015, 5 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North., Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 07-31-2015, 2 to 4 p.m. Live dulcimer music at history center

    Dulcimer music — Brown County Dulcimer Society, BC History Center porch, 90 E. Gould St., 2 to 4 p.m., free, bring lawn chairs. Information: 812-988-2899 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

  • 07-31-2015, 7 p.m. to Fingerstyle guitar festival spans three days

    Fingerstyle guitarists will converge on Nashville for the fourth annual Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. It will bring 40 fingerstyle guitar players to the Brown County Playhouse Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Artists will compete for a handcrafted OC Bear guitar and the opportunity to play during an evening concert that will feature artists Michael Kelsey, Tim and Myles Thompson and Jonathan Brown from the TV series “Nashville.” The top three competitors will perform during the evening show.

    The event spans three days:

    •  7 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 — Tent party at the Pine Room, 51 E. Chestnut St., includes performers Cari Ray & The Loaners, Maxwell Hughes and other guitarists. The tent has free, open seating; a Gnaw Bone tenderloin food truck will be on site from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended for indoor seating at the Pine Room.
    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 — Competition at the Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., with top three announced at 4 p.m.
    • 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 — Evening concert at The Playhouse and announcement of the winner.
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 — Guitar technique workshops at Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, with one-hour guitar and performance classes taught by award-winning competitors.

    Ticket, registration and other information about the event can be found at indianastringfest.com.

  • 08-01-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 08-01-2015, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Free clothes, supplies for students Aug. 1 at intermediate school

    Volunteers at God’s Grace clothes ministry have packed back-to-school merchandise for "On the Road Again" from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Brown County Intermediate School cafeteria, 260 School House Lane.

    The free, one-day-only store at BCIS will furnish each student in grades Pre-K through 12 with five new/next-to-new outfits, new shoes, socks and underwear. Pajamas, coats and boots will be available while they last. Two beauticians will provide free haircuts and styles. Students can also receive a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap and shampoo.

    God's Grace is a ministry of Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North. The ministry is open noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; 4 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month; and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the last Saturday of the month.

  • 08-01-2015, 11 to 4 p.m., 7:30 to 10 p.m. Acoustic guitar festival hosted at Playhouse

    Fingerstyle guitarists will converge on Nashville in August for the fourth annual Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. It will bring 40 fingerstyle guitar players to the Brown County Playhouse Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Artists will compete for a handcrafted OC Bear guitar and the opportunity to play during an evening concert that will feature artists Michael Kelsey, Tim and Myles Thompson and Jonathan Brown from the TV series “Nashville.” The top three competitors will perform during the evening show.

    The event includes:

    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 — Competition at the Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., with top three announced at 4 p.m.
    • 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 — Evening concert at The Playhouse and announcement of the winner.
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 — Guitar technique workshops at Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, with one-hour guitar and performance classes taught by award-winning competitors.

    Ticket, registration and other information about the event can be found at indianastringfest.com.

  • 08-02-2015, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Read to dogs at the library

    Children and adults are welcome to visit the Brown County Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month for Sit! Stay! Read! The next program is slated for Aug. 2.

    The program features two certified therapy dogs and good listeners, Mocha and Daisy June, from the Brown County Humane Society.

    No registration is required for the drop-in program, underwritten by the Friends of the Library and made possible in partnership with the humane society.

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

  • 08-02-2015, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. CSVFD serves pancake breakfast

    CORDRY SWEETWATER — Cordry-Sweetwater Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Service will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners' Association Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road.

    All-you-can-eat pancakes, biscuits and gravy will be served.

    All proceeds help fund the fire and ambulance services provided by CSVFD.

  • 08-02-2015, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guitar and performance workshops planned

    The fourth annual Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival finishes with seven different one-hour workshops for beginning to advanced performers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East. The guitar and performance classes are taught by award-winning competitors.

    For more information, visit indianastringfest.com.

  • 08-02-2015, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Read to a dog at the library

    Children and adults are welcome to visit the Brown County Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month for Sit! Stay! Read! The next program is slated for Aug. 2.

    This program features two certified therapy dogs and good listeners, Mocha and Daisy June.

    No registration is required for the drop-in program, underwritten by Friends of the Library and made possible in partnership with the Brown County Humane Society.

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

  • 08-04-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 08-04-2015, 2 p.m. Brown County Council

    Brown County Council — 2 p.m., Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Agenda includes budget training and other business.

  • 08-04-2015, 8 p.m. Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area

    NEW BELLSVILLE — Working The Big Book, a 12-step open meeting, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the basement Fellowship Hall area at Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, at Bellsville Pike.

    The recovery program is open for alcoholics, narcotics users, compulsive over-eaters, and any others with addictions or addictive behaviors looking for anonymous group support in the community.

    All 12-Step members and sponsors are welcome.

  • 08-04-2015, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Time for inner peace set at local church

    From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, a free time for prayer and reflection will be open to the public at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, across from the north entrance of Brown County State Park on State Road 46 East.

    Silence will be observed from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Celtic musician Tammera Lane will play instrumental music from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

    For more information, contact Lane at 812-322-9433.

  • 08-06-2015, 6 p.m. Nashville Town Council

    Nashville Town Council — 6 p.m., Town Hall, 200 Commercial St. Agenda includes filling of the vacant town council seat in District 2; public hearing regarding confirmation resolution for designation of an economic revitalization area and approval of real property tax deductions for 111 Hawthorne Drive, i.e., Hawthorne Hills senior housing project; public hearing regarding ordinance to vacate a portion of Molly's Lane AKA Museum Lane; and other business. (Rescheduled from July 9.)

  • 08-06-2015, 7 to 9 p.m. WRAPS

    Writers, Readers and Poets Society — 7 to 9 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, lower level. (first, third & fifth Thursdays)

    WRAPS is open to the public, with parking in back of the library.

    For more information, call 812-703-0333.

  • 08-07-2015, 6 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 State Road 135 North., Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 08-08-2015, 8 to 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at Sprunica church

    Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road, will serve a free community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The menu includes biscuits and gravy, rolls, eggs and more.

    The church serves the free breakfast the second Saturday of each month.

  • 08-11-2015, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Time for inner peace set at local church

    From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, a free time for prayer and reflection will be open to the public at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, across from the north entrance of Brown County State Park on State Road 46 East.

    Silence will be observed from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Celtic musician Tammera Lane will play instrumental music from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

    For more information, contact Lane at 812-322-9433.

  • 08-12-2015, 2 to 7 p.m. Blood drive scheduled at Parkview church

    The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East.

    To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 08-13-2015, 7 to 9 p.m. BC photography club

    The Brown County Photography Club offers photographers of all skill levels opportunities to improve techniques, to learn about equipment, to exhibit and sell photographs, to post photos and share comments on the club Facebook page, to meet and socialize with other photographers and to go on photography field trips.

    Meetings are open from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in lower-level room C of the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The next meeting will be Aug. 13.

    For more information, visit the club's Facebook page at facebook.com/BrownCountyPhotographyClub or contact President Tony Cecere at 317-878-9513 or tony_cecere@embarqmail.com.

  • 08-15-2015, 6 p.m. Rock & mineral club

    The Brown County Rock & Mineral Club meets at the Brown County/Purdue Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds at 6 p.m. the third Saturday of each month.

    For more information, call Don Crum at 812-345-6791.

  • 08-15-2015, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TRIAD annual picnic at Parkview church

    Brown County TRIAD will serve a free picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Parkview Church of the Nazarene across from the Brown County State Park north entrance on State Road 46 East.

    The event, co-sponsored by Brown County Health & Living Community, includes free food, door prizes and live music performed by Mt. Liberty Way and Infinity. Seniors are welcome to bring instruments to play and sing.

    TRIAD provides home visits to seniors and shut-ins.

    For more information, call 812-988-5606.

  • 08-15-2015, 1 to 4 p.m. Kingdom fest at Nashville church

    Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St., will host a kingdom festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

    The free event will include games, snacks, music and crafts, all based on the theme that Jesus is King.  All ages and faiths are welcome.

    For more information, visit nashvilleumc.com or call 812-988-4666.

  • 08-24-2015, 1 p.m. American history DVD set to air at library

    Free and open to the public, the second in a 10-part DVD series on America’s forgotten history will air at 1 p.m. Monday on the lower level of Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

    As each part of the series is self-contained, those who missed any part are welcome. Aired by a small group, the DVDs are slated for the fourth Monday each month.

    The DVD for July runs for about an hour and focuses on George Washington and the Christian faith of the founders.

    Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Children, grandchildren and anyone interested in history are welcome.

Obituaries
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Karen J. Wampler, 78, Columbus
  Sister of Rod Sanburn of Nashville

Tommie Barger, 72, Morgantown
  Father of Edward Barger of Morgantown

Maurice Wayne Pelley Sr., 83, Gosport
  Father of Shirley Ackerman (husband, Jim) of Nashville

  • July 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 28
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 28
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • July 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • July 29
    Environmental workshop set at library
    9 a.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 29
    Rotary Club food booth at county fair
  • July 29
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board meeting CANCELED
  • July 30
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 30
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • July 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 30
    Rotary Club food booth at county fair
  • July 31
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom July 31
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 31
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 31
    Live dulcimer music at history center
    2 to 4 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • July 31
    Fingerstyle guitar festival spans three days
    7 p.m. to Pine Room, 51 E. Chestnut St.
  • August 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • August 1
    Free clothes, supplies for students Aug. 1 at intermediate school
    9 a.m to 1 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 School House Lane
  • August 1
    Acoustic guitar festival hosted at Playhouse
    11 to 4 p.m., 7:30 to 10 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • August 2
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 2
    CSVFD serves pancake breakfast
    7:30 to 11:30 a.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • August 2
    Guitar and performance workshops planned
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • August 2
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • August 4
    Brown County Council
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • August 4
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • August 4
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 6
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • August 6
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • August 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • August 11
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 12
    Blood drive scheduled at Parkview church
    2 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 13
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 15
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • August 15
    TRIAD annual picnic at Parkview church
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 15
    Kingdom fest at Nashville church
    1 to 4 p.m. Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St.
  • August 24
    American history DVD set to air at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane