The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
Pool to open soon
The Brazil City Parks Board has announced the Forest Park Pool is scheduled to open June 2, weather and water permitting.
For more information, call 446-2411.
In addition, those interested in booking pool parties at the pool should call pool manager Madason Stevenson at 812-236-2824.
From June 7-11, weather pending, the intersection of State Road 59 and Pinckley Street will be closed while the City of Brazil conducts water line repairs and replacement.
The closures will take place from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., each day.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during these times.
Applications are now being accepted by the Breakfast Optimist Club of Clay County for the 2010 Respect for Law Camp, conducted by the Indiana State Police.
Students entering fifth- and sixth-grades this fall term are eligible. Camp weekends begin June 10, with the last weekend scheduled for July 15.
The camp takes place at area colleges with days filled with activities and demonstrations conducted by ISP Troopers.
Total cost is $120, but the Optimist Club pays one-half of the fee for the first 30 enrollees to return their applications.
Applications may be picked up at Moore Funeral Home, 142 N. Washington St., Brazil, or by contacting Optimist Club member Ken Turner at 446-8495.
Host families needed
Host families are needed for high school exchange students to open their hearts, share their life and their country with international high school students this fall.
CIEE USA High School students stay with the host families for either one or two semesters while attending high school. Traditional families, single parents, retirees as well as empty nestors all can host. Host families can take a charitable contribution tax deduction for hosting.
Students bring their own spending money and health insurance.
To participate, call 812-961-3562 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled Senior Citizens Picnic will take place at Forest Park, today.
Cost is $8 per person, which includes entertainment, lunch, small games, goodie bag, exhibit booths, snacks and door prizes.
The event will begin at 10 a.m., and conclude at 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call 812-238-1561 Ext. 242.
Street festival scheduled
Brazil Main Street, Inc., will present its first Main Street Festival Friday and Saturday.
The event will run from 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday, and noon-midnight, Saturday.
The festival will take place in the parking lot behind Traditions, adjacent to Brazil City Hall.
The annual Saline City Truck Pull will take place Saturday, with weigh-in from 2-5 p.m., and pulling beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The event, which features Precision Pulling AgriGold pulling sled, has a $20 truck entry fee per hook.
There is limited seating. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Admission is $8, while children 10-under will be admitted free.
There are nine separate classes. For more information about the pull or rules, call Greg Nicoson at 812-249-5903.
Fun Time Fitness and Aquatics will offer a free water aerobics workshop at 6 p.m., Wednesday.
The workshop will allow participants of any fitness level to burn calories, increase flexibility, tone muscles and increase strength.
Those attending will be able to design their own custom workout. Participants may observe on deck or exercise in the pool.
The workshop will be taught by Joanna Connors, certified aquatic fitness instructor.
The workshop is free and open to all adults. No swimming skills are required and hair doesn't get wet. No reservations are necessary.
For more information, call 443-3484.
Clay County's Strawberry Festival is just right around the corner.
The event will take place from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, June 4, at the clay County Courthouse lawn.
The menu will consist of strawberries, strawberries with shortcake, strawberries with shortcake and ice cream, hot dogs, coney dogs and refreshments.
In addition, the menu will also have the works, composed of strawberries, shortcake, ice cream and whipped topping.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Clay County Christmas In The Park.
The Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center will conducts its annual yard sale to raise money for field trips and incentives for the Family Literacy program.
The event will take place June 5.
The LEAAP Center is currently accepting donations of clothing, household goods, videos and CDs, among other items.
Those interested in donating may bring them to the LEAAP Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 4-5:30 p.m., June 1-3, and Friday, June 4, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Chapter, will conduct free adult CPR/AED certification classes in June.
Clay County will host its event from 8 a.m.-noon, June 5, at Brazil City Hall Council Chambers, 203 E. National Ave., Brazil.
Due to space limitations, preference will be given to the first 10 registrants for each training site.
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County will host a yard sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 5, at Clover Signs, 34 E. National Ave., Brazil.
All proceeds will go to help build a home for a Clay County family.
Calcutta Cemetery will conduct memorial services at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 6.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
The second Southern Indiana Vintage Camper Rally will take place Thursday-Sunday, June 10-13, at Sullivan Parke and Lake, located between Terre Haute and Vincennes.
For more information, call 448-3434 or 1-812-299-4249 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Clay City Imperial Regiment will conduct its annual yard sale Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., each day, at the V.F.W. Building, 501 Nye St., Clay City.
For those wanting to donate items to sell at the yard sale, they may be dropped off at the V.F.W., from 3-6 p.m., June 8-10.
Help is also needed to sort and price items prior to the sale.
For more information or to sign up to help, call Susan Stinson at 446-4803.
The Bloomfield Apple Festival Committee is sponsoring an art festival, which will take place in the Bloomfield Town Park, Saturday, June 12.
The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The festival will feature exhibiting artists, artist demonstrations, workshops for children, live entertainment, food and a plein air painting competition.
Handicapped parking will be available.
For more information, call festival organizer Wyatt LeGrand at 812-384-6505, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucks House of Color and the American Legion Riders will conduct a Charity Ride for Byron and Lisa Halfhill Aug. 14.
The ride will help go to pay for medical expenses for both.
It will begin and end at the American Legion Post No. 2, 1015 S. Forest Ave., Brazil. Food will be available at the end of the ride, provided by the Post 2 restaurant.
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
Cost is $15 for a single rider or $20 for a couple. Cars are welcome for $15 per vehicle.
This is an open ride.
In addition, a silent auction will take place and door prizes will be available.
For more information, call 448-3546 or e-mail email@example.com.