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Prom and bridal expo Jan. 12
FERDINAND – The 12th annual Ferdinand prom and bridal expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. EST Jan. 12 at the Ferdinand Community Center, 1710 Community Drive, in Ferdinand.

The event will include various vendors, prizes, cakes and catered food samples and a fashion show provided by Cinderella’s.
For more information, contact Jeff Wollenmann at (812) 367-1953.

VFW  celebration Jan. 11
TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the post with a dinner and dance Jan. 11 at the VFW Post in Tell City. Ladies’ and men’s auxiliary units and VFW members, along with their spouses, are invited to attend.

A carry-in dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Everyone attending the dinner should take a covered dish. The post will furnish the meat.

After the meal there will be a short program followed by a dance around 8 p.m. Leo Gronquist’s band will provide the entertainment.

The post will open to the public during the dance. All are invited to attend and enjoy the music. For more information, contact Kerry James at 608-0217.

New Directions bench press contest Saturday
TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club will hold a New Year’s bench press competition Saturday at the club. Weigh-ins will start at 8:30 a.m. and competition at 9 a.m. Anyone may enter.

Ten weight-class divisions will include women 140 pounds and under; women 141 pounds and over; masters women’s open weight class, 45 years and older; men 140 pounds and under; men 141 to 165 pounds; men 166 to 185 pounds; men 186 to 205 pounds; men 206 to 225 pounds; men 225 pounds and over and masters men’s open weight class, 45 years and older.

Entry fee is $10 for New Directions members and $15 for nonmembers.

Those interested may sign up at the club weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Deadline to sign up is noon Jan. 3. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division.

Horseman’s club euchre games Saturday
PERRY COUNTY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will hold a euchre game Saturday. Games will also be held, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15 and March 1, 15 and 29.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door and 25 cents per euchre game.

Chili, hot dogs, desserts, coffee, sodas and water will be available.
No smoking is permitted in the building.

For more information, contact Becky at 836-2127 or 719-7944. On game nights, call 836-2052 after 5 p.m.

Ohio Valley Tractor Club banquet Jan. 18
BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will hold its kick-off banquet beginning at 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Branchville Conservation Club. All new and old members are invited and should take drinks and a covered dish to share.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Door prizes will be given away. For more information, contact Mark Goffinet at 836-2069.

Eagle Watch program Saturday
WICKLIFFE – Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake  Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  EST Saturday during the annual Eagle  Watch.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants may take a sack lunch also. Cost is $5 and preregistration is required.

Those 5 years of age and younger are free. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and to take binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras and have vehicles fueled  for the car caravan.

For more information, call the Patoka Lake Visitor Center  at (812) 685-2447.

SWCD annual meeting Jan. 28
BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 66th annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Bristow Community Center.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting begins with dinner, followed by a speaker and election of a district supervisor.

Cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
Reservations are needed by 4 p.m. Jan. 22 and can be made by calling 547-4686.

Genealogy workshop Saturday
TELL CITY – The Perry County Bicentennial Committee, Lafayette  Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Perry County Library will offer a free genealogy workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Perry County Library.

At this workshop, attendees  can learn the basics of genealogy at the genealogy department in the Perry County library, including where to search in Perry County for records and  what can be learned from them.

Sign-language services offered
PERRY COUNTY – Perry County resident Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood will offer her services as a sign language interpreter to anyone in need. She will also offer to teach basic sign language to anyone interested.

For more information, contact Greenwood at 566-0015.
Greenwood is also selling raffle tickets for the St. Rita 1720 Club, a year-long raffle that will draw cash prizes on the last business day of the month. St. Rita’s is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus of the school.

For more information about the fundraisers, visit www.srs-deaf.org.

Hospital hosts classes, health screenings
PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer several classes throughout January. Free blood-pressure, glucose (sugar), and total-cholesterol screenings are offered at two different locations every month.

This month, a registered nurse will be at the Spencer County Library in Grandview from 8 to 10 a.m. Jan. 8 and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Bristow Christian Church. Every Tuesday, a Perry County Memorial Hospital nurse will be at the Tell City Wal-Mart checking blood pressure and glucose.

Fasting for two hours prior to screenings is recommended; eight hours is preferred. Water and medications may be taken. No reservations are required.

Freshstart smoking cessation is a free program of the American Cancer Society that provides participants tools needed to quit smoking. The four-class program will be held Jan. 7, 14, 16 and 21. Choose either the 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. class time.

Heartsaver automated external defibrillator, basic life support for health-care providers, family and friends CPR and first aid classes will be held at the Perry County EMS-Rescue building, located near Perry County Memorial Hospital.

The family and friends CPR classes are designed for anyone who wants to learn CPR, choking-rescue skills and AED use. There is no test or evaluation and the class is open to people 12 years and older. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6. Cost is $10.
The Heartsaver AED and CPR certification class is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Cost is $40.

The basic life support for health-care providers and CPR certification class will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22. Class fee is $45 and refresher class fee is $45.

First aid certification classes can be arranged. Fee is $20. Class size is limited and registration is required.
For more information or to register, contact Caryn Weiss at 547-0125 or send email  to cweisss @pchospital.org.