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  • 02-01-2015, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. 'Wild' at the Playhouse

    "Wild" — Movie, rated R, 115 minutes, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., 4 and 7 p.m., $5 per adult, $4 per student. Concessions, local beer and wine for sale. Information: 988-6555 or browncountyplayhouse.org.

  • 02-02-2015, 5:30 p.m. Gnaw Bone Sewage District

    Gnaw Bone Regional Sewage District — 5:30 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. (first Mondays)

  • 02-03-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

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

  • 02-03-2015, 6 to 7 p.m. Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area

    NEW BELLSVILLE — Working The Big Book, a 12-step program with open meetings, will be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement Fellowship Hall area at Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, on the corner of Mt. Liberty and Bellsville Pike roads.

    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.

  • 02-03-2015, 7:30 p.m. Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board

    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board — 7:30 p.m., second-floor Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane. Information: 812-720-1151. (first Tuesdays)(deborah.larsh@yahoo.com sec./treas  812-720-1151)

  • 02-03-2015, 1 to 3 p.m. Women's Bible study offered

    A community women's Bible study offered by Laura Stuart and Deeper Truth Ministries will be conducted in the conference room atCornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St., beginning Tuesday, Feb. 3.

    "Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks" is a six-session study from Priscilla Shirer. Through this study, women will become familiar with God's Holy Spirit, character, language and the tone of his voice.

    Studies will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through March 10. All are welcome. RSVP by calling Laura Stuart at 988-9072.

  • 02-04-2015, 6 p.m. Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting

    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Annual meeting — 6 p.m., Benton Township Senior Citizens Building, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville. Agenda includes review of 2014 and discussion of future plans for the district; election of (unopposed) directors from sub-areas III (Marty Mann) and VII (Mike Blackwell), who will take the oath of office; election of board officers for 2015; and other business.

  • 02-04-2015, 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.

  • 02-04-2015, 7 p.m. Van Buren Township Advisory Board

    Van Buren Township Advisory Board — 7 p.m., Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road.

  • 02-04-2015, 8 a.m. BC Emergency Management Advisory Council

    Brown County Emergency Management Advisory Council — 8 a.m., Training Room, Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East. Future meeting dates are April 1, June 3, Aug. 5, Oct. 7, and Dec. 2.

  • 02-05-2015, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Go Club meeting Thursdays

    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 meeting room A of Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The free program is for ages 12 and older. For more information, call the library at 988-2850.

  • 02-05-2015, 6 p.m. Jackson Township Board

    Jackson Township Trustee Board — 7 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road. To be on the agenda, call Sandy Higgins at 812-320-4564.

  • 02-06-2015, 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.

  • 02-07-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

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

  • 02-07-2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 02-07-2015, 8 p.m. Karaoke at sports bar
    Karaoke night — Fox Brothers Karaoke, 19th Hole Sports Bar, Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East, 8 p.m. Information: 812-988-4323 or saltcreekgolf.com.
  • 02-07-2015, 7 to midnight Cabin Fever Concert features local music

    The Morel Festival will present the Cabin Fever Concert from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Seasons Lodge & Conference Center, 560 State Road 46 East.

    The Possum Posse, White Lightning Boys, Chicago Farmer and Haley Jonay will perform.

    For more information, visit morelfestival.com/cabin-fever-concert.html.

  • 02-09-2015, 7 p.m. Washington Township Trustees

    Washington Township Trustees — 7 p.m., Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East. Agenda includes introduction of new trustee; officer election; and other business.

  • 02-09-2015, Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop

    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 12 to 14, Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square, will serve Valentine's tea to couples who reserve by Friday, Feb. 9.

    A special menu and gift are included for $29.99 per couple, as well as a 15 percent discount on retail items purchased that day.

    For more information/reservations, call 812-988-6515 or visit sweeteasteashop.com.

  • 02-10-2015, 6 p.m. Euchre

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

  • 02-10-2015, 6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Department

    Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department — 6 p.m. VBVFD station, 4040 State Road 135 South.

  • 02-10-2015, 6:30 p.m. Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set

    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in a lower meeting room of the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. Meetings are the second Tuesday each month.

    This organization serves to recognize and preserve historic, cultural and natural resources of Brown County. All interested parties are invited.

    For more information, contact Kathy Sparks at elmshoot@aol.com or Ruth Reichman at reichman@indiana.edu or 988-2377.

  • 02-10-2015, 2 p.m. BC Genealogical Society meeting slated

    Brown County Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the second-floor Coulter Room archives of the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St.

    Rhonda Dunn will present "Using Land Records to Find Your Ancestors".

  • 02-11-2015, 7 p.m. East Hill Cemetery meeting slated

    The Board of East Hill Cemetery will conduct its annual meeting and election of officers for 2015 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St. All lot owners are welcome.

  • 02-12-2015, 8:30 a.m. BC Convention & Visitors Commission

    BC Convention and Visitor’s Commission — 8:30 a.m., second-floor Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane.

  • 02-13-2015, 5 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.

  • 02-13-2015, 6:30 p.m. Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th

    Brown County Parks and Recreation will conduct a Daddy-Daughter Valentine's dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St. Suite C in Coachlight Square.

    The event, Sweet Moments at Sweetea's, costs $10 per person with registration through Thursday, Feb. 12.

    Finger foods, tea, candy, and crafts will be provided, as well as a photo-booth and dancing.

    The event is for fathers and daughters 3 and older.

    Contact the parks & rec office, 1001 Deer Run Lane, phone 812-988-5522, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for more information.

  • 02-14-2015, 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.

  • 02-17-2015, 6:30 p.m. Hamblen Trustee Board annual review

    Hamblen Township Trustee Board will conduct its 2014 annual report review at Hickory Ridge Senior Center, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • 02-19-2015, 6 p.m. Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated

    Brown County Native Woodlands Project will conduct its annual meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East.

    Beverages, table service, and a variety of soups will be provided. Attendees can bring a salad or dessert to share. The event is free and open to the public.

    BCNWP Board will celebrate another year of volunteer effort protecting forests of Brown County from non-native invasive plants. Allen Pursell, ecoregional director for The Nature Conservancy, will speak about "What to do with so many deer?", including the history of deer in Indiana, and how the current population came to be.

    For more information, visit bcnwp.org, call 812-988-2211 or email bcnwpinc@gmail.com.

  • 02-20-2015, 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.

  • 03-07-2015, 7 p.m. Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library

    Brown County Reads is a joint program of the Brown County Literacy Coalition and Brown County Public Library. Copies of this year’s book, "Wilderness Plots," are available through mid-March from the library. The book chronicles the efforts of real men, women and children who worked to tame and populate the Ohio River Valley in the early 1800s, including what is now Brown County.

    A meet-the-author reception, co-sponsored by the literacy coalition and Friends of Brown County Public Library, will take place at the library at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Admission is free, and books will be available for sale.

    A concert of "Wilderness Ballads" will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Brown County High School auditorium, 235 Schoolhouse Lane. Performers from the original cast will be on stage to perform new music adapted from Scott Russell Sanders' newest novel, "Bad Man Ballad." Performers include Sanders, Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, Tom Roznowski, Michael White and newest members of the cast, Ben Bedford and The Underhills.

    Concert tickets for $15 each are available from the literacy coalition office in the lower level of the library, at the library front desk, 201 N. Locust Lane, or by calling the coalition to reserve tickets.

    For more information, call the literacy coalition at 988-6960.

  • 03-08-2015, 4 p.m. 'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned

    Wrapping up the third annual Brown County Reads program, the Brown County Literacy Coalition will present Wilderness Ballads at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Brown County High School auditorium, 235 Schoolhouse Lane.

    Music from the original "Wilderness Plots" will form the core of the program. Performers from the original cast will be on stage to perform new music adapted from Scott Russell Sanders' newest novel, "Bad Man Ballad." Performers include Sanders, Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, Tom Roznowski, Michael White and newest members of the cast, Ben Bedford and The Underhills.

    Tickets for $15 each are available from the literacy coalition office in the lower level of the library, at the library front desk, 201 N. Locust Lane, or by calling the coalition to reserve tickets.

    Brown County Reads is a joint program of the literacy coalition and the public library. Copies of this year’s book, "Wilderness Plots," are available through mid-March from the library. The book chronicles the efforts of real men, women and children who worked to tame and populate the Ohio River Valley in the early 1800s, including what is now Brown County.

    A meet-the-author reception, co-sponsored by the literacy coalition and Friends of Brown County Public Library, will take place at the library at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Admission is free, and books will be available for sale.

    Proceeds from the concert support literacy programs and projects.

    For more information, call the literacy coalition at 988-6960.

  • 03-08-2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County bridal tour slated

    Destination Brown County will host a Brown County bridal tour, where brides-to-be meet with local vendors and visit multiple indoor and outdoor Brown County wedding venues. The event is slated from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, and costs $10 to $12.

    For more information, call 812-250-4896 or visit destinationbrowncounty.org/bridal-tour.

  • 03-10-2015, 6 p.m. Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years

    The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its annual meeting and celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the new Brown County Historical Society Building, 90 E. Gould St.

    Columbus-born actor and TV personality Tim Grimm will sing and tell stories.

    All are welcome to attend the meeting and find out what the soil and water conservation district does. Tickets cost $5 presale or $8 at the door. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.

    Dinner will include soup and desserts.

    A brief business meeting will follow the meal, with election and appointment of a supervisor for the conservation district. Old pictures and memorabilia about early conservation in the county will be available for viewing from historical society archives.

    For tickets, call 988-2211 or stop by the BCSWCD, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds.

  • 03-21-2015, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale

    The annual community Cabin Fever Yard Sale is slated at Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

    Booth space is available for $20 each. Bring your own table and set up at 7 a.m. or tables can be provided for an extra charge.

    Call Cathy Perkins at 317-532-7536 for reservations and information or visit JTFD's site online at facebook.com/events/688344967954497/.

  • 04-26-2015, 2 p.m. County history center dedication slated

    Dedication and grand opening of the newly-constructed Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26. The free event will include tours, treats and surprises.

    For more information, call the history center at 988-2899.

Obituaries
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Carol Ann Spencer-Thomas, 73, Brown County
  Wife of Charles R. Thomas of Brown County

Robert 'Bob' F. Melton, 80, Brown County
  Husband of Annabelle Melton of Brown County

The Rev. John S. Honeay, 89, Greenwood
  Member of Unity Baptist Church and father of Barbara Ranard (Harvey) of Brown County

  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould