The following is a list of upcoming events and announcements provided to The Brazil Times:
In the upcoming weeks, the City of Brazil will be picking up leaves.
Pickups on the north side of town is currently taking place through Friday, and will also occur Oct. 27-31, and Nov. 10-14, while pickups on the south side of town will be Oct. 20-24, Nov. 3-7, and Nov. 17-21.
Also, from Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 1-5, the city will be accepting calls for individual pickups.
For more information, call 443-2221.
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The Carbon United Methodist Church Youth Group will present Travis Sims, Gospel Illusionist from Extreme Magic, at 7 p.m., today.
Sims opens each of his shows with the statement, "God does miracles, I do illusions."
Those interested are invited to attend an evening of illusions mixed with a gospel message.
Admission is free.
The Carbon United Methodist Church is located 4.5 miles north of Brazil and one mile east on State Road 59.
The Bowling Green OES No. 304 will have a turkey supper from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, at the Bowling Green Community Center, one block south of the Masonic Lodge Hall.
The public is invited to attend.
The Brazil City Police Department has extended the time it will hand out applications for a full-time police officer until 4 p.m., Monday.
All applications must be turned in before 4 p.m., Oct. 24.
Minimum qualifications for applicants include they must be 21-years-old, have a valid driver's license, have no criminal arrest and have a high school diploma.
All applicants will be subjected to a physical assessment and mandatory requirements during the hiring process.
For more information, contact BCPD Chief Dave Archer at 446-2211.
The Clay County Retired Teacher's Association (CCRTA) and fellow associates have set up a meeting for 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Kennedy's Crossing Center.
Executive Director of the Indiana Retired Teacher's Association Andy Thomas, along with Director of Area 4 Dwayne Rater will be featured speakers.
Those in attendence will learn about the advantages and perks of being a CCRTA member.
There will be refreshments, raffled items, games and prizes and one member will receive a gift certificate to be used at Red Lobster or the Olive Garden.
There will be games available, including euchre and bingo.
For more information, contact Odena Harper or Pat Wilkinson at 835-2891.
After completing flood damage repairs, The Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center, Inc., will celebrate its reopening with an Open House Tuesday.
The public is invited to attend the celebration and ribbon cutting from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at 4312 S. 7th St., Terre Haute.
Refreshments will be served and Terre Haute City Mayor Duke A. Bennett will officiate the ribbon cutting.
Those interested in knitting are invited to join the Walnut Street Knitiots, who are starting a new club.
Bring yarn, needles and ideas to share as the club will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Brazil Public Library.
Diabetes Class Set
St. Vincent Clay Hospital recently announced the next class on Diabetes education will take place in October.
"What You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes," will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22.
The four-week class will meet Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12.
Class size is limited, but are free of charge.
For more information, call 442-2740.
The Silver Sneakers and Brazil YMCA will sponsor a chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24.
The event will take place in the Community Room at the YMCA.
Cost for adults is $7 and $4 for children under 12.
A bake sale will take place throughout the evening. Tickets will be available at the door or from any Silver Sneaker.
Carry out will be available.
Staunton Food Pantry
Until further notice, the Staunton Community Food Pantry at the Staunton United Methodist Church will be open only the last Wednesday of each month.
However, due to the holidays, it will be open the last Tuesday of the month in November and December.
The schedule is as follows:
* 2008 -- Wednesday, Oct. 29, Tuesday, Nov. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 30, and
* 2009 -- Wednesday, Jan. 29, Wednesday, Feb. 25, and March 25.
For more information, call 446-6033.
The Energy Assistance Program of Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc., is assisting with winter heating and energy costs.
The heating assistance program began Oct. 6, but WICAA is taking calls.
The number to call for assistance is 443-0122.
The Brazil City Office of Planning and Zoning has issued a reminder to citizens that they can call in complaints they may have about properties.
The planning and zoning interim administrator encourages all residents to contact the office at 446-0050 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
All complaints will remain anonymous.