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Community Events, April 1

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The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.


Rome VFD annual meeting today

ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Rome Community Center.
All members, which include Tobin Township property owners, are encouraged to attend. There will be an election of three directors and possible changes to fire protection will be discussed.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings today

TELL CITY – Residents living in and around the Tell City community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Evangelical United Church of Christ will host Life Line Screening today.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 697-9721 or visit the Web site at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Packages start at $159.  All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

PCSAC accepting grant requests
PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is accepting grant requests for the 2013-14 grant cycle.
Grant applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse. org. Deadline for submitting applications is 3 p.m. April 11. Applications can be mailed to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, or dropped off to Diane Conner, coordinator, at First United Methodist Church, 702 10th St., in Tell City. 
For more information, call Conner at 547-6538.
 
DAR meeting set for Saturday

TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the home of Patsy Alvey.
Hostess will be Zella Gilbert and the program will be presented by Deb Owens.
For more information, contact regent Lena Joyal at 619-0708.

Saturday euchre at Leopold
LEOPOLD – The Leopold Conservation Club will host euchre games Saturday.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7. Food and refreshments will be available.

Perry Central band yard sale, silent auction

LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Band Boosters will host the band’s annual yard sale, silent auction and vendors fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the dome on the Perry Central school grounds.
Admission to the event is free and the community is encouraged to attend. Booths will include Tupperware, Avon, woodworking and jewelry vendors. Vendors are still being accepted for the event and booth cost is $10. Call Cathy Blair at 843-4174 for more details.
The boosters are also still accepting items for the silent auction until Friday. To donate items, call Blair. Proceeds from the event will go to purchasing equipment, gear, flags, color-guard uniforms and other needed items for the band.

Euchre at the Sportsman Club Saturday
FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a euchre tourney Saturday at the club in Fulda. 
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with play beginning at 7 p.m. There will be six 20-minute games with prizes awarded at the end of the night. Refreshments will be available and the public is welcome to attend.

Bunco at the Cannelton Legion

CANNELTON – The Cannelton American Legion Post 142 Auxiliary will hold a bunco fundraiser at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cannelton post.
Admission is $5 per person. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and lowest scores. Free food and drinks will be available. Those attending must be 18 years and older.  

TC Ghost Hunters fundraiser
TELL CITY – The Tell City Ghost Hunters will host a cookout to benefit the Perry County Animal Shelter April 13. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the animal shelter, 200 Herzeele St., in Cannelton.
Meals of hot dogs, chips and bottled water will be sold for $3. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the shelter. The community is encouraged to attend.

Dance marathon to benefit Riley Hospital
TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its first-ever student dance marathon to benefit Riley Hospital for Children from 3 to 9 p.m. April 20 in the school’s auxiliary gym.
Families who have been helped by the hospital are invited to attend the event. If you or a family you know has been helped in some way by the hospital, contact Darian Oliva by e-mail at doliva2013@yahoo.com or Angela Hilgenhold at ahilgenhold@tellcity.k12.in.us or contact Hilgenhold at the school at 547-3131. Families will be invited to share their stories and the children will receive gifts. Children will also get to make crafts and play games. Light refreshments will be served.
If you would like to donate money to Riley Hospital, contact any participating high-school student or mail checks made out to Supporting Riley Inc. to Tell City Junior-Senior High School, 900 12th Street, Tell City, IN 47586.

Team Bender pork-chop dinners April 27
SANTA CLAUS – Team Bender of Relay for Life of Spencer County will have pork-chop dinners available beginning at 11 a.m. April 27 at Old Tyme Liquors in Santa Claus.
Meals will include a pork chop, green beans and slaw. Requested donation is $8 per plate.
All proceeds go the American Cancer Society.

CPR class registration open
PERRY COUNTY – Upcoming CPR classes will be held April 13 and May 25, and are now open for registration.
These classes sponsored by American Red Cross will be at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library. The Web site to register for a class is www.redcross.org.
To register, click on the tab ‘Take a class’.  For more information call 843-4747.

HIV testing offered at health department
PERRY COUNTY – Did you know that someone becomes infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes?
Get tested and know your status, urges the AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, which offers free and confidential HIV testing at the Perry County Health Department the second Tuesday of every month. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the resource group at (812) 421-0059 or the county health department at 547-2746.

Living Bread Food Pantry open to public
TELL CITY – The Living Bread Food Pantry, an outreach program of Tell Street Baptist Church, offers prayer, Christian guidance and food to the needy families in the surrounding area.
Anyone is invited to schedule an appointment Saturdays, except the first of the month.
Appointments can be made by calling 547-4500 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only two appointments per person per month are allowed.
Inquiries about the church’s Sunday services are also welcome.

Zumba at Schergens Center

TELL CITY – Everbody’s in Tell City and Perry County Wellness are sponsoring 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.

Updated meeting times for local NA group
TELL CITY – The Dopeless Hope Friends of Narcotics Anonymous have announced updated meeting times for its group.
Open discussion will be held at 9 a.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. A candlelight beginner session or guest speaker will be held at 7 p.m. Fridays.
The group meets at St. Luke’s Church, Third and Washington streets, in Cannelton.