Community Events, March 14

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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.

Register now for swim lessons
TELL CITY – Swimming lessons for children 4 to 12 years old will be held at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School from March 25 to April 4.
The lessons are planned for Monday through Thursday from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Registration will be from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. today at the school’s pool. Cost is $50 per student for eight lessons. For more information, call 719-9496.

St. Boniface fish dinner Friday

FULDA – The parish family of St. Boniface Catholic Church invites neighbors and friends to a fish dinner and an evening of fellowship Friday.
Fish dinners will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. Cost will be $9 for adults and $5 for children. The meal will consist of two boneless fish fillets, bread, dessert, drink and a choice of three sides: German fries, macaroni and cheese, baked beans or slaw. Takeout will be available.  
The parish center is located on Highway 545, south of the church. Proceeds will benefit the St. Boniface Parish Center.

Perry County Marines to meet

CANNELTON – The Perry County Marines will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at 537 N. Seventh Street in Cannelton.

Spaghetti supper at St. Paul Saturday
TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church will host a spaghetti supper fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the parish hall.
The menu will include spaghetti, marinara sauce, breadsticks, drinks and dessert. Cost is $7. A special appearance by St. Patrick is also expected.
All money raised will benefit the St. Paul youth summer mission trip to Kenosha, Wis. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.

Rome Mason Lodge quarterly dinner

ROME – Rome Lodge 133 Free and Accepted Masons will hold a carry-in quarterly supper at 6 p.m. Saturday at the lodge.
All masons, their families and friends are invited to enjoy the dinner and fellowship.
For more information, contact Kenneth Wright at 836-2036.

Greenwood cemetery spring cleanup planned

TELL CITY – Workers at Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City will begin the annual spring clean-up the week of March 24.
All articles must be picked up by then. Nothing is allowed on the ground during the spring and summer.
Cemetery Sexton Earl Parker appreciates all public cooperation.

Breakfast at Twilight Towers March 23
TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will host a breakfast fundraiser beginning at 6 a.m. March 23 in the dining room at 1648 10th St. in Tell City.
Biscuits and gravy will be available for $2 for a full order or $1 for a half order. Available drinks will be coffee, milk and orange juice for 50 cents each. There also will be a bake sale set up. Everyone is welcome to at-tend.

Wrestling club to sell dinners

TELL CITY – The Tell City Wrestling Club will hold its annual Palm Sunday chicken and pork-chop cook out March 24.
Pre-ordered dinners will be available from any club member and a limited number of dinners will be sold to the public on the day of the cookout. Dinners will consist of chicken or a pork chop, creek fried potatoes and coleslaw.
Cost will be $7.50 per meal. Serving will be from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Zoercher-Bettinger Park, 10th and Watt streets in Tell City. To pre-order meals, call Joe Litherland at 719-3459 or 547-7655.

Tractor association to gather March 28

BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will meet at 7 p.m. March 28 at the Branchville clubhouse.
Egg hunt in Cannelton March 30
CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and its auxiliary unit will sponsor their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. March 30 at the Cannelton Legion Field.
The event will be held rain or shine. Hunts will be held for four different age groups:  0 to 2 years old, 3 to 4 years old, 5 to 7 years old and 8 to 10 years old. Eggs, candy and prizes will be available for all age groups.
Top prize will be a new bicycle for any child in the three older age groups.
Children must take their own baskets, etc. to collect eggs.

Celebration for Catherine Waninger

TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus residents and employees will host a birthday celebration for Catherine Waninger’s her 104th birthday at 2 p.m. March 24.
The community is invited to attend as well as send cards to mark the occasion.
Cards may be sent ad-dressed to Catherine at Oakwood Health Campus, 1143 23rd St., Tell City, IN 47586.

Saturday euchre at Leopold
LEOPOLD – The Leopold Conservation Club will host euchre games March 23 and April 6.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7. Food and refreshments will be available.

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.

Perry Central band accepting donations

LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Band Boosters are now accepting donations for the band’s annual silent auction and vendors fundraiser.
To donate items for the silent auction, call Cathy Blair at 843-4174.
The group is also accepting vendors for the event. Booth cost is $10. Call Blair for more details.
The fundraiser will be held April 6 in the dome at Perry Central.
Proceeds from the event will go to purchasing equipment, gear, flags, color-guard uniforms and other needed items for the band.

St. Michael annual fish dinners
CANNELTON – The members of St. Michael Catholic Church are serving fish dinners the first six Fridays of lent.  
Meals are held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each Friday.
The meals include fried fish fillets or cheese pizza, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 6 years and under.
All meals are served in Father Marendt Hall in the basement of the church. Take-out meals and delivery are 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.
There will be no dinners served Good Friday, March 29.

K of C Lenten dinners Fridays

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

Wine, dine event for Relay team
FULDA – The Relay for Life Team Happy of Spencer County will host a wine and dine at the Sportsman Club in Fulda beginning at 3 p.m. March 16. Featured wineries will include Pepper’s Ridge Winery, Monkey Hollow Winery and Mystique Winery. Dinner will be catered by The Chateau. 
Wine-tasting only tickets are still being sold. Cost is $10 and can be purchased at the following locations: Tin Lizzies, St. Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop, Ruxer Furniture, Family Roots Nursery, Holiday Foods in Santa Claus, Evergreen Floral, Hopf Equipment and Gudorf Supply Company.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.   

Horseman Club sponsoring euchre games

TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman Club will continue to host euchre games Saturday and March 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.
VNA Plus plans screenings March 28

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. March 28.
For more information, call VNA at 547-7967.

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.

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.

Poker tournament at Santa Claus Legion
SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus Legion Post 242 will host Texas Hold’em tourneys each Saturday open to the public.
Games will begin at noon in the upstairs of the Legion. Sign in will be from 11 a.m. to noon. Parking will be available at the rear of the legion.

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.