Community Events, Dec. 6

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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.

DAR Christmas party today
CANNELTON – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct their annual Christmas party for members at 5:30 p.m. today.
Hostess will be Rebecca Fenn. Anyone interested in joining the DAR may contact regent Lena Joyal at 547-0061.

Breakfast for veterans Friday
TELL CITY – A free breakfast for all veterans is planned for 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Tell City American Legion Post 213 to remember Pearl Harbor.
The breakfast will be served by the legion auxiliary unit and mark the anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Legion children’s Christmas party
TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host its annual children’s Christmas party at noon Sunday at the post home.
Children of Legion, Leg-ion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion members are invited to attend.
Those attending must have also completed a registration form, which was due Dec. 1.

Red Cross blood drive at St. John’s Lutheran
NEW BOSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church, a half mile south of New Boston on County Road 1160 North, will host a Red Cross blood drive Sunday.
Those wishing to donate may do so between 8 a.m. and noon.

Parks and rec meeting Wednesday

CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the courthouse annex in Cannelton.

Euchre at the Sportsman

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

Cannelton Legion Auxiliary meeting

CANNELTON – The Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the post home. All members are encouraged to attend.
The group will decorate the post home for the holidays, so take any decorations you have to help out.

Perry Central football families meeting

LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will gather for a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school study hall room.

Youth Refuge meeting Tuesday

CANNELTON – The Youth Refuge group will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Cannelton Cotton Mill Community Room for children in grades 3 and up.  
The lesson will be the Christmas story from the Bible. There will be crafts, cupcakes and juice and a small gift for each of the kids.
These meetings are open to all local children.  
For more information about the group, visit www. facebook.com/youthrefuge 2012.  

Wine tasting at Christmas Lake Golf Course
SANTA CLAUS – Christmas Lake Golf Course will host a wine tasting at the clubhouse in Santa Claus from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.
Admission is $10 and will include a souvenir wine glass. Five local wineries are set to participate.
For more information, call (812) 686-2605.

Parent enrichment program Dec. 20
TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a parent enrichment program scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 20 at the LHDC Early Head Start, 321 Ninth Street, Tell City.
The December topic is managing stress with speaker Sarah Kluender, LCSW. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842.
Bristow church candy sales
BRISTOW – The Bristow United Pentecostal Church is taking orders for candy for Christmas.
Plain fudge, fudge with walnuts, peanut butter fudge, mixed fudge and peanut butter balls are $3.50 per half pound.
Peanut brittle is $2.50 per patty. 
To place an order, call 843-4747.  All orders need to be submitted by Dec. 13.  Candy will be delivered Dec. 17.

VNA Plus plans screenings
TELL CITY – The Visiting Nurse Association Plus conducts blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings each month at Twilight Towers. The next screening will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 27.
For more information, call VNA at 547-7967.

Heartsaver CPR with AED
JASPER – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will offer a Heartsaver CPR class from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Community Relations Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Ave. in Jasper.
This American Heart Association course is designed for lay people who serve as rescuers as part of their job responsibilities and for the general public who have direct access to automated external defibrillators.
Skills taught include CPR, AED use and relief of choking in adults, children and infants. In order to complete the course and receive the course-completion card, participants must successfully complete a skills evaluation.
Pre-registration is required. The fee for the course is $50.
For more information or to register, visit the hospital’s Web site at www.mhhcc.org and click “Classes & Events” or call the community relations department at 996-2399 or toll-free at (800) 852-7279, Ext. 2399.

Living Bread Food Pantry open to public
TELL CITY – The Living Bread Food Pantry, an outreach program of Tell Street Baptist Church, offers pray-er, 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.

Optimist blanket drive under way
TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club is conducting its annual blanket drive from now until Dec. 17.
Drop-off sites are at all area banks, the Evangelical United Church of Christ and St. Paul Catholic Church.
For more information, contact Nancy Ress at 836-2070.

Eagles Bluff closed weekends
PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Parks and Recreation Director Adam Tempel announced recently that Eagles Bluff Park in Cannelton is closed weekends during the winter.
The park will be re-opened to patrons beginning in March.

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.

Zumba classes at Perry Central

LEOPOLD – Zumba classes are held at Perry Central at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium each Monday.
Classes last one hour and cost for is $5 every Monday. A portion of each month’s proceeds is donated to a charitable cause.
Everyone is invited to participate.

Hoosier Days in Florida
SEBRING, Fla. – Indiana residents visiting Florida during the winter are invited to the annual Hoosier Days Feb. 3 at Homers Buffet, on the corner of Highway 27 and Sebring Parkway across from Wal-Mart, in Sebring.
Sign in for the lunch will be at 11 a.m. and the meal will begin at noon.