Community Events, May 17

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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.

Dixon Auction and Realty open house
TELL CITY – Dixon Auction and Realty, 807 12th St., in Tell City will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.
The ribbon cutting will be held at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Substance-abuse council grant deadline today
TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will accept grant requests until today.
Grant applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse. org. Deadline for submitting applications is 3 p.m. today. Applications can be mailed to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, IN 47586 or dropped off to Diane Conner, coordinator at First United Methodist Church, 702 10th Street, in Tell City.  For more information, call Conner at 547-6538.

Twilight Towers dance Friday
TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will host a dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the dining room. The dance is free and open to the public. Sweetwater will perform during the evening.

PCMH to offer free quit-smoking classes
TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free quit-smoking classes from 6 to 7 p.m. today and May 24.
“Freshstart,” an American Cancer Society program, provides effective tools to use while individuals quit the habit of smoking.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Caryn Weiss, registered nurse, at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cweiss@pchospital.org.

Block party in Cannelton Saturday
CANNELTON – Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St. in Cannelton, will host a spring block party Saturday at the Cotton Mills Apartments parking lot.
This is a free event for the Cannelton community and the church will provide free food, drinks and sweets along with hourly door prizes. Games for kids, two bounce houses and a corn hole tourney will also be set up.Everyone is invited to attend.

Cannelton cemetery clean up next week
CANNELTON – Cannelton employees will work to clean up the cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend.
Any old flowers left on stones or cemetery grounds will be remove the week of May 21. 
Anyone wanting their flowers will need to pick them up before May 21.

Cookbooks to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Association
TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusaders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.
The books sell for $10 each and all proceeds go to the association. Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.

Hillbilly-golf scramble Saturday
TELL CITY – The second annual Branchville Hillbilly-golf scramble is set for Saturday at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City. Shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.
Teams will consist of four people and cost is $40 per person. Food is included in the cost. Those who register before May 9 will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact David Beertzer at (812) 431-3104.

Cannelton free summer food program June 4 - July 27
CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools plans to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals younger than 18 years of age. It will be held in the Cannelton High School cafeteria. The program will start June 4 and end July 27, with the school being closed July 4.
Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

VNA Plus blood-pressure, blood-sugar 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. May 24. For more information, call VNA at 547-7967.

PCMH to offer screenings Tuesdays
TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital conducts blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings every Tuesday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Wal-Mart in Tell City. The screenings are offered free of charge to the public.
For more information, contact PCMH at 547-0392.