Tri Kappa offers nuts for sale
15 varieties to choose from. Plain or Milk and Dark Chocolate varieties. All bags are 1 pound, $15 and $18 bags depending on variety
Call Janet Norman for orders (716) 397-9793
Community Bible Study Registration Open
All people are invited to participate in a 6 week, coed Community Bible Study of “Ruth and 1 Samuel” beginning Thursday, September 7 from 9:55-11:30A at the Brown County Library. The Nashville group begins its third year and has been chosen to pilot a new small group curriculum. CBS is an in-depth, interdenominational study where everyone can feel comfortable and cared for. The vision is to see lives transformed by the Word of God. It began in 1975 and today has classes in over 120 countries and over 80 languages. For more information, contact Shelley Heil at 812-598-6203 or [email protected]. To register online, go to: https://na.communitybiblestudy.org/
Hickory Ridge Community Center
August is here and so is the warm weather!
This month the calendar is busy for Hickory Ridge Community Center and here is the summary of events for the month of August:
August 24th, 10am-2pm: Senior day with cards, puzzles, and a potluck lunch.
August 28th, 6pm – 8pm: Hamblen Township Civic League board meeting.
August 31st, 10am-2pm: Senior day with a walk around our track with cards and a potluck lunch following.
When the center is not reserved for an event, the playgrounds, walking track and horseshoe pits (bring your own shoes) are available for use by the community.
Our address is 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane, Morgantown IN 46160. More information can also be found on our website at hickoryridgecommunitycenter.org.
The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will convene a local work group meeting to review Focused Conservation Approach (FCA) project plan proposals and develop local ranking questions for FY 2024.
The local work group includes representatives from cooperating federal, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, and the public to provide localized information on natural resource priorities in Brown County. The local work groups are the foundation of the Focused Conservation Approach. The local work group works to define conservation needs and help localize efforts to address specific resource concerns. This meeting is public and open to all.
The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District local working group will meet at the Community Room at the SWCD/Extension Office, 802 Memorial Dr. Nashville, at 10am on August 17th. For more information contact Katie Starr at (812) 988-2211.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
International Overdose Awareness Day
Hosted by the Brown County Recovery and Wellness Coalition
Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Village Green
Free Recovery Resources
Naloxone Training at 6 p.m.
Community Conversation from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil at 7:15 p.m.
‘Tri Kappa Love Art’ event scheduled
Please join us at the Tri Kappa charitable art event to view, appreciate, and celebrate the artwork of our Brown County and Hoosier artists.
September 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brown County Visitors Center, 211 S Van Buren St., Nashville, IN.
Foster grandparent signups now open
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.
Upcoming library events
The Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, has upcoming events on its calendar for visitors of all ages.
Monday Morning Storytime, Monday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m., Stories, songs, rhymes, movement and crafts for kids 6 and under with their caregivers.
LEGO Club, Monday, August 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Drop in and show off your LEGO skills and collaborate with other LEGO builders.
Pre-K Days: Sensory Fun, Friday, August 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., A morning of sensory exploration with messy, hands-on activities for pre-K kids and their caregivers. A sensory “break room” will be available for anyone easily overwhelmed. Registration requested
Pre-K Days: Words and Wiggles, Wednesday, August 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., An intro to creative movement and dance followed by open play time. For kids ages 0 – 6. Registration requested
ATLAS (At the Library After School), Wednesday, August 23 from 3:15 to 5 p.m., Drop in after school for hang time, games, crafts and snacks. For kids and teens 6-12.
BCPL Craft Club: Steampunk Trinket Boxes, Wednesday, August 30 at 6 p.m., Decorate your own steampunk inspired box with easy to find items like cardstock and hardware from your garage. For adults and teens 13 and older. All tools and materials will be supplied. Space is limited. Registration requested. Walk-ins welcome as space and materials allow.
Brown County READS: Vonnegut Presentation and Book Discussion, Thursday, August 31 at 6 p.m., Join Chris Lafave, curator of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, for a group discussion this year’s Brown County READS title, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. In addition to leading the book discussion, Mr. Lafave will talk about Vonnegut’s life and work. Everyone is welcome to attend — even if you didn’t read the book! RSVP requested
Jamie Ward: Author Visit and Book Signing, Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m., Indiana author Jamie Ward shows you the Hoosier State as you’ve never seen it before. Her latest book, 100 Things to Do in Indiana Before You Die, guides you through all of the best places with tips only a native to Indiana would know. Find new adventures in your own state as Ward shares her discoveries. Books will be available for purchase. An RSVP is helpful but walk-ins are welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. An RSVP is helpful but walk-ins are welcome!
Shifting Baselines: Indiana’s Natural Landscape of 1816 and Today, Tuesday, September 12 at 6 p.m., Retired Indiana DNR State Botanist Michael Homoya will cover how much Indiana’s natural landscape has changed since it became a state, and how what we now think is “normal” may be skewed. Learn about the plant and animal species that once occupied our land and get inspired to protect the remaining remnants of the “original” Indiana. Everyone is welcome. RSVP requested. Funded by Indiana Humanities and the Friends of the Library
As part of this year’s Brown County READS, the Library will be hosting a traveling exhibit during the month of August of Kurt Vonnegut artifacts from the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. On display will be a replica of Vonnegut’s desk, sample correspondence and rejection letters as well as other information about the author. Copies of this year’s Brown County READS book, “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” by Kurt Vonnegut, will also be available for checkout.
Brown County Public Library
For our complete schedule of events or to register for a program, visit our online events calendar at BrownCountyLibrary.info/events or call 812.988.2850.
Book Bike Deliveries
The Library Book Bike has new delivery hours and stops. The Book Bike will make in-town outdoor deliveries on Wednesdays, through October, to the following locations:
11 – 11:20 am — Brown County YMCA
11:20 – 11:35 am — Willow Manor Apartments
11:35 – 11:50 am — Hawthorne Hills Apartments
Patrons can request and pick up holds, return library items, register for Library programs, browse books from our traveling collection and even get a library card — all from the Book Bike. If you work or live in the Nashville town proper area and are not on our route, call the Library at 812.988.2850 to enquire about a Doorstep Delivery.
Are you concerned about a loved one?
Project Lifesaver International, founded in 1999, is a private not-for-profit organization, working with search and rescue teams nationwide.
TRIAD was awarded a grant from the Brown County Community Foundation in 2021, to partner with our local sheriff’s department, to bring this training and technology to Brown County.
Individuals in the program wear a personalized, wrist-watch sized radio transmitter that allows first responders to rapidly locate them. The sheriff’s department has received the training on how to operate the tracking equipment. Additionally, the sheriff’s department has added drone technology, which can aid in rapidly covering difficult ground.
The sheriff’s department has also received specialized training on ways to address behavioral and communication challenges specific to people with a variety of cognitive conditions. This training is a bridge critical to gaining the person’s trust and facilitating a safe return home.
The cost of the program is borne by the sheriff’s department, TRIAD, and as affordable, to individual families. The foundation grants, of which three were received, offset the cost of the program to individuals, either in part or in full. We do no means testing, but let families choose their level of financial ability. The program is completely voluntary and one can enter or exit the program at any time.
To get more information, please call TRIAD, at 812-988-0109 and leave a message.
Support group meets for grieving parents
Even though the grieving process one goes through when losing a child doesn’t take a break, the South Central Indiana Chapter of Compassionate Friends will not be holding their regular meetings at the NUMC for the next 2 or 3 months. Should you experience a loss and need to talk with someone, please contact Chris Kraft, Shirley Drake or Bill Schnackel. The chapter will announce the continuation of meetings in the BC Democrat once details are finalized.