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Community Events, Nov. 25

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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.

Substance abuse committee to meet
TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee board of directors will meet at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

Optimist blanket drive plans under way
TELL CITY – Tell City Optimist Club members are sponsoring a blanket drive to help provide new blankets and throws for residents in need.
Items can be dropped off at any German American location in Tell City, the Evangelical United Church of Christ or St. Paul Catholic Church.
Boxes will be in place Nov. 29 through Dec. 18. Items will be distributed by Catholic Charities.

Legion to host dinner Dec. 10
TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host a special dinner Dec. 10.
The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public. The menus will include fiddlers, baked potato and salad. Cost is $6.95 per plate.

Orscheln’s clinic toy drive in December
TELL CITY – Orscheln Farm and Home Store will sponsor a free kids clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4.
Kids are invited to attend and make “Magic Reindeer Food.”
Orscheln is also conducting a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Take new toys to the Orscheln store as a donation by Dec. 15 to ensure the kids get them for Christmas.
For more information, call 547-7444.

PC Republican Christmas party
TELL CITY – The Perry County Republicans will host a Christmas party for the community Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Tell City American Legion.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:15.
The meal will be catered by Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit. Music will be provided by Crosswinds. Cost is $12 per person and children 14 years and younger eat for free. A cash bar will also be open.

VNA to offer blood-pressure, blood-sugar screenings
TELL CITY – Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings at Wal-Mart and Twilight Towers in Tell City.
Screenings are scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 7 and 21 at Wal-Mart and from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Twilight Towers. For more information, call VNA at 547-7967.

Horseman’s club euchre tourney
TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will have a euchre tourney Saturday, Dec. 4 at the clubhouse on Summer Road, just north of Tell City.
The event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Hot dogs, chili and coffee will be served. For more information, call 836-2127 or 836-2244.

Karaoke contest at the Legion
TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 is sponsoring a karaoke contest Friday nights at the Legion from now until Dec. 17.
Qualifying rounds are happening now and final judging will be Dec. 17.
To qualify, contestants must appear four out of the 13 weeks. Special awards will be given for perfect attendance. Judging will be by members of local bands.
Cash prizes will be given Dec. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. with qualifying starting at 7. Cover charge is $2 per person. A cash bar and grill opens at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Richard Weatherholt at 548-4574 or 719-7434.

Civil War buffs to meet Nov. 27
TELL CITY – The next Civil War roundtable meeting will be at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 27 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Frank Sandage at (904) 309-3401.

Snowbirds to meet in February
SEBRING, Fla. – An annual gathering of local residents who flock to Florida for the winter months will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at Homer’s Restaurant in Sebring, Fla.
The group will meet for lunch and fellowship. Drawings will be made for prizes.
As in the past, attendees will pay at the door, be directed to the correct room and a collection will be taken for the waitress’ tip. No reservations are required.
For more information call (812) 686-0542.

Perry County chess club to meet Nov. 30
TELL CITY – The Perry County Chess Club will meet for its monthly gathering from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, instead of Nov. 23, at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.
Chess instruction will be given for 30 minutes before participants are allowed to play games for the remaining time.
All participants, including beginners, are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the library at 547-2661.

K of C offers dinner service to public
TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus, 947 11th St., will open its dining room to the public and serve dinners from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday nights.
Fiddlers, catfish filets and tilapia will be offered each week along with fried chicken and ribeye steaks on special. Dine in or carryout is available. To check the special of the week, call the club at 547-3621 or check the marquee at the club.

Euchre tourney at Legion
TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will hold a euchre tournament at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the post in Tell City.
The public is invited to attend.