Community Events, Aug. 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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

JFK Pool changes its hours
TELL CITY – JFK Pool in Tell City will change its hours of operation for its final week of summer.
Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 10.
Aug. 10 will be the final day of the 2013 season.

Silent auction at ONB
TELL CITY – Old National Bank in Tell City will hold a silent auction to raise funds for the March of Dimes starting today and running until Aug. 9.
Auction items will be available for bidding during normal banking hours.

Pork-chop dinners in Santa Claus
SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus Legion Post 242 will serve pork-chop dinners starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at the post home.
Dinner will be available for dine in or carry out.

HH band to host car wash
SANTA CLAUS – The Heritage Hills Patriot Band will host a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Claus dentistry office.
Freewill donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Heritage Hills Patriot Band program.

Special Olympics fundraiser Aug. 10
TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County will host a fundraiser car wash at Evans Tire from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10.
The community is invited to stop by and support the local Special Olympics athletes.

Perry Central football families to gather
LEOPOLD – Perry Central football families will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in the high-school study-hall room.

Walker Cemetery trustees to meet

BRANCHVILLE – The trustees of Walker Cemetery in Branchville will meet at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the shelter house in the cemetery.
For more information, contact Anna Riddle at (812) 338-3211.

GED testing available at Perry Central

LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.
Two evenings are required for completion of the entire set and pre-registration is mandatory. Test sessions are not available in July due to summer break, but will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis Tuesday and Aug. 13.
Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and show proof of Indiana residency. The cost is $70 for the complete examination. For more information, contact GED chief examiner Susie Knox at 547-3347.

Oakwood’s day at the movies

TELL CITY – Oakwood and Care One Home Health hosts a senior-citizens day at the movies the third Wednesday of each month at Tell City Cinemas.
A free movie is shown with a choice of current films available, popcorn and a soft drink. Doors open at noon and the movie begins at 1.

Santa Claus Legion poker games
SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 conducts Texas Hold ’em poker tourneys the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
Sign in is from 5 to 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m.
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 ask-ed to wear athletic shoes, take water and a towel and to arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Elementary children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bingo at VFW canceled

TELL CITY – Bingo games held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Mondays have been canceled until further notice.
Watch the News for updates.