Community events, Dec. 16

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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.

Optimist blanket drive ends Sunday
TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club members are sponsoring a blanket drive to help provide new blankets and throws for residents in need.
Items can be dropped off at any German American location in Tell City, the Evangelical United Church of Christ or St. Paul Catholic Church.
Boxes will be in place until Dec. 18. Items will be distributed by Catholic Charities.

Wine-tasting party set for Saturday
SANTA CLAUS – A wine tasting party will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus.
Cost is $10 per person and will include a souvenir glass and free wine samples from five Indiana wineries.
For more information, call (812) 686-2605 or visit www.christmaslake.com.

Christmas art, craft show in Santa Claus
SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus Christmas celebration arts and crafts show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Claus Community Center, 200 Holiday Boulevard.
The show will feature a variety of quality handmade arts and crafts.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

VNA to offer blood-pressure, blood-sugar screenings
TELL CITY – Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings at Wal-Mart and Twilight Towers in Tell City.
Screenings are scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 21 at Wal-Mart and from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Twilight Towers.
For more information call VNA at 547-7967.

Karaoke contest at the Legion
TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 karaoke contest will end with a final judging Friday.
To qualify for this final round, contestants must have appeared four out of the 13 weeks. Special awards will be given for perfect attendance. Judging will be by members of local bands.
Cash prizes will also be given out.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with qualifying starting at 7. Cover charge is $2 per person. A cash bar and grill will be open at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Richard Weatherholt at 548-4574 or 719-7434.

Perry County Florida reunion
VENICE, Fla. – The Perry County Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Marco Polo Restaurant, located at the North 41 bypass in Venice.
This reunion is held every year on the third Thursday of February. The group visits, performs music and enjoys seeing friends from home.
The attendance is approximately 60 people.
For more information, call 719-7191 or (239) 656-3920.

Snowbirds to meet in February
SEBRING, Fla. – An annual gathering of local residents who flock to Florida for the winter months will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at Homer’s Restaurant in Sebring, Fla.
The group will meet for lunch and fellowship. Drawings will be made for prizes.
As in the past, attendees will pay at the door, be directed to the correct room and a collection will be made for the waitress’ tip. No reservations are required.
For more information call (812) 686-0542.

Blood donation opportunity Monday
ELL CITY – A blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at Wal-Mart in Tell City.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood-donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Individuals who are 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High-school students and other donors 18 years old and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

K of C offers dinner service to public
TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus, 947 11th St., opens its dining room to the public and serves dinners from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday nights.
Fiddlers, catfish filets and tilapia will be offered each week along with fried chicken and ribeye steaks on special.
Dine in or carryout is available. To check the special of the week, call the club at 547-3621 or check the marquee at the club.

Chess club cancels December meeting
TELL CITY – The Perry County Chess Club will not have its monthly meeting in December.
The next meeting will be Jan. 25 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.
For more information, contact the library at 547-2661.