Community Calendar for week of May 4

Nashville Farmers Market

The Nashville Farmer’s Market kicked off the 2022 season on May 1 and will continue through Oct. 30.

The market runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in the parking lot of the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East. Parking is free. The market is the place to shop local and support local growers, bakers and makers.

Each week market vendors offer an ever changing selection of locally grown plants from local gardens, seasonal produce, breads and baked goods, pastured meats and eggs, arts and more. Live music will also be performed.

SNAP shoppers can have their benefits doubled at the market information tent. All shoppers can enter to win the market’s weekly $10 raffle. The market is a rain or shine event.

Spring Blossom Parade returns

This weekend the annual Spring Blossom Parade returns to downtown Nashville. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 with a salute to baseball and the 30th anniversary of “A League of Their Own.” Attendees are invited to wear their favorite team’s costume, uniform or another baseball-related item.

The theme of the parade is “Reaching for the Bleachers.” The parade will go throughout downtown Nashville.

Another tradition is also returning as the Rotary Club of Brown County will host children’s games following the parade. The activities will take place at the Village Green near the corner of Main and Jefferson streets beginning at 12:30 p.m. and going until 2 p.m. Games will begin for kids 15 and under immediately after the parade.

At 12:30 p.m., kids can enter a corn hole toss. At 12:50 p.m., a balloon toss will take place followed by an egg toss. Events will end with a pie-eating contest at 1:30 p.m. All games will be by age groups. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to all participants with cash prizes for the pie eating contest. Participation is free.

Mother’s Cupboard will also return to serve pulled pork sandwiches at the Village Green following the parade on. Cummins has partnered with Mother’s Cupboard to supply the pork. Cummins employees will also volunteer at the tent to help serve up the sandwiches. The Nashville House will prepare and smoke the pork.

The Spring Blossom Parade has been a favorite outdoor celebration for decades, but was put on a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The Brown County Lions Club has organized the parade since the 1980s.

Bear Creek Cemetery cleanup planned

MORGANTOWN — Bear Creek Cemetery, 6758 Bear Creek Road, will have its spring cleanup on Saturday, May 7, weather permitting. The makeup day will be the following Saturday, May 14.

The Annual Meeting will be at the cemetery on Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. For more information, call Jeff Weddle at 317-847-1570.

High school band seeking information

The Brown County High School Band is seeking information from the community as they prepare for their spring concert in May.

The band will honor those in the community whose lives were lost to COVID-19 with a dedicated song and a picture slideshow during the spring concert on May 12. The concert will take place in the auditorium at the high school.

Those interested in having their loved one honored should send names and photos to [email protected]

Free legal aid phone clinic set this month

Legal Aid will conduct a free legal service phone clinic on Tuesday, May 10 for low-income residents of eight Indiana counties, including Brown County.

The clinic will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Callers can expect a 10-minute phone consultation where legal professionals will answer general questions and offer legal information.

Individuals seeking consultation must register by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on May 10 between noon and 2 p.m. A volunteer attorney will return a call to registered individuals between 3 and 5:30 p.m.

The next Legal Aid Phone Clinic is on Tuesday, May 24 with the same registration requirements and time frame.

Antique tractor, truck show this month

The Brown County Historical Society, 90 E. Gould St., will host the first annual Hambone Antique Tractor and Truck Show on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Village.

Participants should arrive and line up between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Judging will occur at 11:30 a.m., with awards at 1 p.m.

A lunch will be provided by the Pioneer Women and the Historical Society. Raffle tickets for the 2022 quilt will also be available for purchase.

Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit www.browncountyhistorycenter.org/.

Local Bible study planned

All ladies are invited to join a Bible study of the “Invincible” DVD series by Robert Jeffress, which will happen every Tuesday through May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rising Hope Baptist Church, 1267 Old State Road 46.

Personal study guides and Bibles will be provided. Those interested should call 812-720-1570 and leave a message.

Lake Monroe community forum

The Friends of Lake Monroe and the Leagues of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County and Brown County will host several community forums to discuss the newly published Lake Monroe Watershed Management Plan.

The Lake Monroe Watershed Management Plan, developed by the Friends of Lake Monroe, is the product of a two-year project gathering and analyzing data about the lake and its watershed. The report summarizes the available data, identifies the top threats to water quality and outlines an action plan to reduce non-point source pollution. Public input is now needed to help prioritize project implementation and to mobilize the community to take action.

The first forum will be held on May 24 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3800 E. 3rd St. in Bloomington.

The second forum will be held on June 9 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane.

The final forum will be held virtually on June 15 during the same time frame. The Zoom link will be sent in advance.

Those interested should visit docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxdfwbSZF9P2SjskNft4U3l9iEfhk7_uan25j5Dl6M1ioFUg/viewform to register. For questions, contact Lake Monroe Watershed Coordinator Maggie Sullivan at [email protected] or 812-558-0217.

The full Lake Monroe Watershed Management Plan and a shorter executive summary are available online at friendsoflakemonroe.org/watershed-plan/.

Become a foster grandparent

Thrive Alliance and AmeriCorps Seniors are currently looking for foster grandparents for children.

Thrive Alliance and AmeriCorps Seniors work with public and faith-based schools, Head Start Centers and youth serving facilities in five counties, including Brown, being role models, mentors, tutors and friends.

Those interested should call 812-374-2711, 812-372-6918, or visit fostergrandparentsthrive.org.

Project Lifesaver applications open

TRIAD and the Brown County Sheriff’s Department have announced that applications are now open for Project Lifesaver.

Those with loved ones at risk of wandering would obtain a personalized wrist-watch sized radio transmitter fitted to their wrist that would be used to locate them if they go missing.

This program is available to any Brown County resident due to a grant support from the Brown County Community Foundation and its partners.

For more information, call TRIAD at 812-988-5606.