Community Calendar for week of Nov. 3

Library to host activities, events

The Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, will host several activities and events in the upcoming weeks.

Children and adults of all ages can enjoy the MotionArts Dance Academy’s performance of the Children’s Nutcracker on Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. This abridged version tells the story of the Nutcracker Ballet.

Mystery Book Club will meet on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Dry” by Jane Harper. Attendees can borrow a copy or download the e-book or digital audiobook with their library card.

Children ages 8 and under can enjoy Night Owl Storytime on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. where they can wind down from the day with stories and songs. Pajamas, stuffed animals and blankets are welcome.

An ATLAS (At the Library After School) session will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Cordry-Sweetwater library branch, 8751 Nineveh Road.

Novel Bunch Book Club will meet on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. to discuss “Dead Wake: the Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson. Attendees can borrow a copy or download the e-book or digital audiobook with their library card.

The BCPL Craft Club will meet on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., where attendees will make metallic fallen leaves. This activity is for adults and teens 13 and over.

Weekly activities include Monday Morning Storytime on Nov. 8, 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m., and ATLAS on Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 4:15 p.m.

Alpha courses return

Parkview Church of the Nazarene began hosting their eighth annual Alpha Course on Nov. 1. The course will happen every Monday through Feb. 7 from 5:50 to 8 p.m. The course includes a meal, a video and a discussion.

Call the church office at 812-988-7797 or Mark at 812-350-9655 to register. Childcare is available.

Christmas Bazaar

St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Rd., will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas ornaments, handmade items, Longaberger baskets, clothing, furniture, homemade treats, and much more will be available for purchase.

A silent auction will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A hotdog stand will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

Barbecue fundraiser happening this week

Southern Brown Volunteer Fire Department will host a barbecue fundraiser on Nov. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the fire station, 4040 State Road 135 South.

Pulled pork, green beans, coleslaw and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the volunteer fire department.

Virtual information sessions for caretakers set

Thrive Alliance will offer a virtual information session for those interested in gaining tools for caregiving.

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is educational series by Thrive Alliance designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves and those to whom they provide care. The program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Classes consist of six sessions virtually via Zoom every Tuesday through Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Thrive Alliance at 812-372-6918. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is made possible in part by support from Meredith-Clark Funeral Home and Cremation in Morgantown.

First weekend children’s tours return

BELMONT — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will have their First Weekend Children’s Tour on Nov. 6 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

The tour is designed for ages 4 to 14. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. Children 2 and under are free.

Craft show and bake sale set

HELMSBURG — Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., will host their annual craft show and bake sale on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unique handcrafted items and scrumptious homemade delights will be available to purchase.

Chocolate Walk tickets on sale

Sample over 35 yummy chocolate treats while strolling through the Village of Nashville.

The Brown County Humane Society is selling tickets for their 14th annual Chocolate Walk. Tickets are $30 until Nov. 13. The Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Order tickets at BCHumane.org or by calling 812-327-3016. For more information, email ChocolateWalk@hotmail.com. All proceeds benefit the Brown County Humane Society.

Chocolate Walk is made possible by the support of Friends O’ Mine Campground & Cabins, Re/Max Team, WKKG, Jones Law Offices, New Leaf, JB Goods, A & R Storage, Curry Auto Center, Brown County Inn, Nashville Spice Company, A Stone’s Throw Homestay, Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals, Naughty Dog Books, Sam’s Club Columbus, Brown County Bikes, The Nashville House, and The Ferguson Home.

Community night of worship

New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North, will host a community night of worship on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. A fellowship meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

All are welcome.

Goshen Community Church to host holiday events

Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, will host their annual bean dinner, bake sale, holiday bazaar and quilt raffle Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s raffle quilt is a queen size “Nine Patch” in autumn colors with a neutral background. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The drawing for the quilt will be at 3 p.m. The winner does not need to be present at the time of the drawing. Tickets are available at the church, or by calling Ruth Fox at 812-988-7892.

The bean dinner includes a bowl of soup, two cornbread muffins, a side of coleslaw, dessert and a drink for a $5 donation.

Bake sale items include pies, cookies, persimmon pudding and more.

Items available at the bazaar include baby and kitchen items, hats and scarves, hand crafted greeting cards and more.

Septic Summit to return to fairgrounds

The Brown County Regional Sewer District will host another septic summit this month at the Brown County Fairgrounds for residents to learn more about their individual septic systems.

Having a correctly functioning septic tank is important for protecting the soil and the environment. Septic Summit 2.0 provides information for homeowners with septic systems.

The summit is set to take place on Nov. 18 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 802 Memorial Drive. Food and prizes will also be available.

Christmas in Antique Alley returns

The second annual Christmas in Antique Alley will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. Antique Alley is a village of shops in Nashville.

Along with shopping at over 14 unique stores, visitors can enjoy the lights and decorations, and listen to live Christmas music performed by Indy Crossbones, a trombone quartet.

There will also be a meet and greet with Santa and a visit from some miniature donkeys from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Antique Alley courtyard.

Brown County Children’s Auction returns

The Brown County Children’s Fund Live Auction will be on Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East.

Participants can bid on items donated by local artists and merchants. All proceeds will buy clothes for local children.

Auction items can be dropped off at Out of the Ordinary, 61 S Van Buren St. Cash donations will be accepted at PNC Bank.

Some items are available for online bidding. Visit facebook.com/bcchildrensauction for instructions.

Medicare annual enrollment period to begin

The annual enrollment period for Medicare advantage and prescription drug plans will run through Dec. 7.

Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their plans in order to reassess their coverage and consider new options for 2022 if they desire.

New benefits may be available upon inquiry.

For a no-cost review and comparison of Medicare plans, call Christina McGinley at 812-988-6399 or contact her via her website at www.mcginleyinsurance.com.

Local bluebird club selling nesting boxes

The Brown County Bluebird Club’s annual bluebird nest box sale is underway. Boxes are all cedar and fully assembled. One box is $15 and two boxes are $25. If interested, call Dan Sparks at 812-200-5700.

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