The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
Beginning today through Friday, 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 email@example.com.
A new support group for Autism is being set up in Clay County.
For more information on the group, contact Jennifer Knox at 448-2848, or e-mail brazilautismsupport4U2@verizon.net.
The Clay County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., today, June 7, in the lower level of the Clay County Museum.
The guest speakers will be Roberta and Brian Turner, who will present "Living in Australia."
For more information regarding the museum, call 446-4036. The museum is open Monday-Friday, from 1-4 p.m., and most Saturdays, from 1-3 p.m.
The Teens for Liberty Generation Joshua Club are inviting the public to meet Timothy Wesco at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the North Meridian Street Church of Christ.
Wesco, 24, is a former Generation Joshua member. He won the Republican primary for Indiana House District 21, which includes his hometown of Mishawaka.
Summer Reading programs will take place every Wednesday, beginning at 12:30 p.m., June 9, through July 21, at the Brazil Public Library.
Those interested do not have to have a library card to participate in the weekly programs.
The first program is Make and Take crafts.
The programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 448-1981.
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.
Fifty vintage campers have registered so far for this year's event.
The highlight of each rally is the Show and Shine Open House for public viewing.
The open house will take place from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 12. Cost is $4 a carload. Gatehouse admission is free.
For more information, call 448-3434 or 1-812-299-4249 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay City Yard Sale
The Clay City Imperial Regiment will conduct its annual yard sale Friday, and Saturday, 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 Clay County Service Veterans will conduct a hog roast Friday, from 4-7 p.m., at the National Guard Armory.
Cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for children 12-under.
Food will be catered by Goodies Galore and baked beans will be provided by Mary Fisher.
All funds raised will be used toward the purchase of a new mini-van for the local VA office.
The Clay City Calico Quilters will sponsor their 23rd show at the Clay City Lion's Club Pottery Festival Saturday and Sunday.
While most of the events of the festival will be at Goshorn Park, the quilt show will be set up in the R.E.I.N. Community Center Library, 700 Main St., Clay City.
Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, June 12, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, June 13. The show will open before other festival activities Friday, June 11, from 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $2.
The Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m., Saturday.
The menu will consist of biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes.
Legion Ride set for Saturday
The American Legion Riders will sponsor a fundraiser ride to support the Soldier's Angels project Saturday.
Registration begins at noon, with the ride starting at 1:30 p.m.
When the riders return to the Brazil American Legion Post No. 2, musical entertainment and a raffle will be available.
All proceeds will be used to support Soldier's Angels, which is a non-profit group that provides aid and comfort to all branches of the United States military personnel and their families.
To learn more about the program, log on to www.soldiersangels.org.
For more information on the event or the riders, contact organizers Jill Owens or Debbie Smith at 812-236-4494.
Art Festival scheduled
The Bloomfield Apple Festival Committee is sponsoring an art festival, which will take place in the Bloomfield Town Park, Saturday.
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 email@example.com.