Community Events, Jan. 31

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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.

Parent program at Early Head Start Feb. 8
TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a parent enrichment program from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 8, at LHDC Early Head Start, 321 Ninth St., in Tell City.
The January topic is “caring for your pet” with speaker Nikki Rexing, a veterinary technician. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

Leopold Park Association breakfast
LEOPOLD – The Leo-pold Park Association will host a Valentine all-you-can-eat-breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at St. Augustine Catholic Church hall.
Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12 years of age and $1.50 for children 5 years and younger.
In case of inclement weather, the breakfast will be canceled.

Tractor association, conservation club plan party
BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association and Branchville Conservation Club will host a party for members Feb. 9 at the clubhouse.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the meal beginning at 6. The conservation club will furnish the meat for the meal and tractor association members are asked to take a covered dish.
For more information, call Ed Guillaume at 843-5746.

Sons of the Legion to sell pork-chop dinners Sunday
TELL CITY – Tell City Sons of the American Legion Squadron 213 will sell pork chop dinners beginning at noon Sunday at the post home.
Dinners will include 1-inch-thick pork chop, creek fries, baked beans and slaw. Cost will be $8 and dinners will be available for dine in or carry out.

St. Meinrad Legion Valentine dine, dance
ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366 will host a Valentine dine and dance Feb. 9 at the St. Meinrad American Legion Hall.
Tickets need to be purchased in advance at the post home or by calling (812) 357-5583. Admission price is $15 per person and includes a meal, drinks and admittance to the dance. Music will be provided by the Good Time Country Band. The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Hoosier Days in Florida Sunday
SEBRING, Fla. – Indiana residents visiting Florida during the winter are invited to the annual Hoosier Days Sunday at Homer’s 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.

Horseman Club sponsoring euchre games
TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman Club will host euchre games now through March. The next set of games will be held Saturday and continue Feb. 16 and March 2, 16 and 30.
Chili, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and coffee will be available at 6 p.m. with games at 7.  Cost at the door is $5 per person.
Prizes will be awarded for high points. First place will receive $50, second-place $30 and third place $20.
Rules will be announced before each game.  For more information, call 836-2127 or 836-2052.

Euchre at Leopold Conservation Club
LEOPOLD – Euchre games will be held at the Leopold Conservation Club through April. Games will continue Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 23 and April 6.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7. Food and refreshments will be available.

DAR meeting Feb. 7
CANNELTON – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Hostess will be Lucy Goffi-net.
A program on early president coins will be presented by Zella Gilbert.
Anyone interested in joining the DAR or for more information about the organization, call Lena Joyal at 547-0061 or 619-0708.

Nancy Hanks Lincoln pilgrimage Feb. 10

LINCOLN CITY – The annual pilgrimage to Nancy Hanks Lincoln’s Memorial at the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Museum will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 10.
All Daughters of the American Revolution members are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact DAR regent Lena Joyal at 547-0061 or 619-0708.

St. Michael annual fish dinners

CANNELTON – The members of St. Michael Catholic Church will again serve fish dinners the first six Fridays of lent.  
There will be no dinners served Good Friday, March 29. Meals will begin Feb. 15 and be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each Friday.
The meal will include fried fish fillets or cheese pizza, baked beans, cole-slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 6 years and under. All meals will be served in Father Marendt Hall in the basement of church.
Take-out meals and delivery will be available. Deliveries can be arranged by calling 547-3363 or 547-5800. The community is invited to attend to share food, fellowship and support St. Michael’s.

K of C Lenten dinners to start Feb. 15
TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus, 947 11th St., will hold Lenten dinners every Friday beginning Feb. 15 and continuing until March 29.
Serving will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and meals are open to the public. For more information, call the K of C at 547-3621.

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. Feb. 27.
For more information, call VNA at 547-7967.

Perry County day in Florida
VENICE, Fla. – Perry County Day on the Gulf Coast of Florida will be held Feb. 21. It is an annual gathering of southern Indiana Hoosiers living in Florida and organized by Perry County natives.
Snowbirds, vacationers and those with ties to the area are welcome to attend. There will be two events. The day will start with a lunch at 11 a.m. at the Habachi Grill, formerly Marco Polo’s, at 549 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass North in Venice. Then a happy-hour gathering will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Trader Vic’s, 351 N. Cattleman Road in Sarasota, Fla., just off I-75 Fruitville. For more information, contact Jeff at 547-5489 or Ann at (941) 925-3250.

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.