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Community events, March 7

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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.

Drama club to present spring play
TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club will present its spring play three nights starting Friday.
The play, “Clockwork,” is a comedy-murder-mystery written by Pat Cook. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
The community is invited and encouraged to attend.

Parent program at Early Head Start today
TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a parent-enrichment program from 11 a.m. to noon today at LHDC Early Head Start, 321 Ninth Street in Tell City.
The March topic is education opportunities with speaker Kevin Hunter of the ACE Academy.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

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. with play beginning at 7 p.m. There will be six, 20-minute games with prizes awarded at the end of the night. 
Refreshments will be available and the public is welcome to attend.

Rummage sale at St. John’s Chrysostom

NEW BOSTON – St. John’s Chrysostom Catholic Church Ladies’ Sodality will sponsor a rummage sale in the church’s parish hall in New Boston.
The sale will be held at 7 a.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All proceeds will go to the St. John’s Ladies’ Sodality for church improvements.
All are welcome to at-tend.

Saturday euchre at Leopold cancelled
LEOPOLD – Due to the Perry Central basketball team’s game this weekend, the euchre games held at the Leopold Conservation Club will be cancelled Saturday and rescheduled at a later date. Games will resume March 23 and April 6.

Golden Sparrow Nature meeting Saturday
FERDINAND – The Golden Sparrow Nature Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon EST Saturday at Forest Park High School in Ferdinand, room 144. Those attending are asked to use entrance 3.
The topic of discussion for the meeting will be birds that nest in birdhouses or manmade structures. Membership is free. Founder Ken Barnes will conduct the meeting.

PC football families to meet

LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will gather for a meeting at 6 p.m. March 11 in the high-school study hall.

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. Boniface fish dinner March 15

FULDA – The parish family of St. Boniface Catholic Church invites neighbors and friends to a fish dinner and an evening of fellowship March 15.
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.

Rome Mason Lodge quarterly dinner
ROME – Rome Lodge 133 Free and Accepted Masons will hold a carry-in quarterly supper at 6 p.m. March 16 at the lodge.
All masons, their family and friends are invited to enjoy the dinner and fellowship.

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.
    
Horseman Club sponsoring euchre games
TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman Club will continue to host euchre games March 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.

Bowling for the Cure event Saturday
HUNTINGBURG – Relay for Life of Spencer County team Winkler Walkers for Debbie will host a Bowling for the Cure fundraiser at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Breakaway Lanes in Huntingburg.
A $10 donation for adults and $8 for children 12 years and under will include shoe rental and two games.
If interested in participating, contact Angie or Rachel at (812) 937-3555.

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 Re-source 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.

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. Featured wineries will include Pepper’s Ridge Winery, Monkey Hollow Winery and Mystique Winery. Dinner will be catered by The Chateau. 
Wine tasting and dinner tickets can be purchased in advance until Monday. Tickets for both wine tasting and dinner are $20, and can be purchased at the following locations: TinLizzies, St. Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop, Ruxer Furniture, Family Roots Nursery, Holiday Foods in Santa Claus, Evergreen Floral, Hopf Equipment and Gudorf Supply Company.
Wine tasting only tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door the day of the event at 3 p.m. March 16. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.     

DAR group to gather March 13
TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 13 at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch.
A program will be presented by Kandie Atkinson, administrative specialist with the Kentucky Land Office Branch. This meeting will be open to the public.
For more information, contact Regent Lena Joyal at 619-0708.

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.