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Zumba weekly at Schergens Center
TELL CITY – Everbody’s in Tell City and Perry County Wellness sponsor Zumba classes at the Schergens Center at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Cost is $3 per class or $12 for five sessions.

Perry County students are admitted to classes for free. Those attending are asked to wear athletic shoes, take water and a towel and to arrive a few minutes early to sign in.

Elementary children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

Lap and open swimming wraps up this week at JFK Pool
TELL CITY – The week of Schweizer Fest will mark the end of the season for Tell City’s John F. Kennedy Pool. During the week of Aug. 4, the pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Saturday, Aug. 9 will be the last day the pool will be open for the year.

Perry County Wellness and New Directions Health and Fitness Club sponsored lap-swimming will be available from 10 to 11 a.m. today and Friday, Aug. 8. The cost per session is $3. There is no charge for New Directions members but a membership card must be presented.

Hunter-safety class Tuesday
CHRISNEY – Cornerstone Methodist Church will offer a free Indiana hunter-safety course to the public.

The 10-hour course covers topics including hunter responsibility, firearms safety, water safety, laws, archery, muzzleloader hunting, handguns and wildlife management.

The three-day course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, through Thursday, Aug. 7.

Attendance each evening is required for certification.

This course meets the requirements for hunters born after Dec. 31, 1986, who require certification before purchasing hunting licenses.
The course will be held at the church at 1407 E. State Road 70 in Chrisney.

To register online, visit http://inhea.com/PassItOnIndiana, click on “Class Schedule” and scroll down to the class date. Click on “Register.” Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 25 students.

Special Olympics car wash Saturday
TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County will hold its annual car wash Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evans Tire.

Book-signing at library Saturday

TELL CITY – Area author Joan Zoglman, a lifelong resident of rural southern Indiana, will sign books from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Tell City Library.

An avid history buff, Zoglman played a significant role in completing genealogical histories of the Tempel and Fischer families that settled in southern Indiana.

Car show at Schweizer Fest Saturday
TELL CITY – This year’s Schweizer Fest will include a car show. Oakwood Health Campus will sponsor the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parking lot.
Winners will be chosen by voting ballot and announced at 4 p.m. To register a car or motorcycle, call 547-2333 or send email to jennifercoyle@oakwoodhs.com.

Library book sale Saturday
TELL CITY – Friends of the Perry County Public Library will hold their annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Tell City branch.

A members-only pre-sale will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.

Membership dues are $5 per year. Forms are available at the library and will be accepted at the pre-sale.  

Friends of the Library will sell hardback and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos, DVDs and books on tape and CD.

Prices will be $1 for hardbacks, videos, DVDs and books on tape and CD; and 50 cents for paperbacks. Magazines will be 10 cents each or three for 25 cents.

Tote bags will also be available for sale for $3. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, books will be sold by the bag for $2.

Proceeds from the book sale will be used to benefit the library and its services. For more information, call the library at 547-2661.

Relay For Life golf scramble set for Aug. 16
ROCKPORT – Spencer County Relay For Life teams Happy and Winkler Walkers for Debbie will host a golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 16 at Rustic Country Club in Rockport. A shotgun start will take place at 8 a.m.

A donation of $50 per single player or $200 per team of four players is requested.

Donations will cover greens fees, cart rental, a welcome gift, box lunch and attendance prize drawings.

To register, call Mike Schaaf at (812) 937-4421 or Pat Berg at (812) 357-5304 by Friday, Aug. 1.
Silly Safaris live animals at Schweizer Fest
TELL CITY – Tell City First Baptist Church is sponsoring the appearance of Silly Safaris at this year’s Schweizer Fest.

The live-animal show is a blend of entertainment and information and provides over 3,000 conservation-themed animal shows each year throughout the U.S.

The show will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, during Schweizer Fest on Main Street in Tell City. Silly Safaris is based in Indianapolis.

Twilight Towers biscuits and gravy breakfast Aug. 23
TELL CITY – There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Twilight Towers dining room at 1648 10th Street in Tell City.

Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. with end time to be determined. A full order will be $2 and a half order will be $1.

Coffee, milk and orange juice will be available for 50 cents. A bake sale will take place at the same time and place. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Local author Apling to appear at library Aug. 19
TELL CITY – Local author Rebeccah Apling will appear at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Tell City library branch for a local book signing.

Books will be available for purchase at the event for $20.

For those who attend her book signing, an art print from one of her original paintings will be given as a door prize.

Apling grew up in Perry County on the river road near the Maxon boatyard which is now Tell City Boat Works—River Port.

Her novel, “The Gutenberg Connection,” is based on her parents’ young married life, fictionalized with a Gutenberg Bible as one of the main characters.

Apling and her husband reside in Hancock County, Ky., just across the Ohio River from the true setting of The Gutenberg Connection in Tell City.

First Methodist to host 5K,10K run-walk
TELL CITY – The Tell City First United Methodist Church will hold its 2nd annual 5K and 10K beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 20. Participants should register at the back church parking lot near 11th and Mozart streets. Routes for both groups will begin on 11th Street with 5K runners heading north and 10K participants going south.

Schweizer Fest bench-press competition returns Aug. 9
TELL CITY – EverBody’s will hold its annual Schweizer Fest bench press contest at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Weigh-ins will start at 9 a.m.

Entry fee will be $20 if registered by Aug. 2 or $25 after Aug. 2. This will also guarantee a T-shirt.

Competitors must be at least 15 years old to compete. Those under 18 years old will need a parent or guardian’s signature to participate.

Here’s how the competition works: Competitors will have three chances to lift a one-repetition maximum. The three chances will rotate through the others in the same weight class.

The person lifting the most weight will win that class. An overall winner will be determined with a percentage of body weight lifted.

The first amount of weight chosen must be lifted before moving up. If first weight attempt is unsuccessful, competitors may not then choose a lesser weight. Hips must stay on the bench and feet must stay on the floor. No bench shirts will be allowed and the bar will need to touch the chest before lifting to a locked-out position.

Classes will include: men 145 pounds and under, 146-166 pounds, 167-181 pounds, 182-198 pounds 199-219 pounds, 220 pounds and over and masters 40 and up; women under 130 pounds and 130 and over.

Talk to a lawyer for free Thursday
EVANSVILLE – A talk-to-a-lawyer telephone clinic is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Volunteer attorneys will answer general legal questions at no charge at (888) 594-3449.

Talk to a Lawyer is a service sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Indiana Bar Foundation and the Evansville Bar Foundation.