The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
Might as well 'Jump'
Seniors-to-be at Northview High School are encouraged to attend the Jumpstart program beginning Monday.
The program -- beginning at 8 a.m., each day -- will conclude Aug. 13.
It is designed for students that still need to pass the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+).
For more information, call 448-2661, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Clay County Thanksgiving Basket Program is now underway.
Applications for assistance will be available to families in Clay County at Brazil Housing Authority, Clay County Department of Child Services and Family Resources, Hamilton Center and throughout all county schools beginning Aug. 9.
The deadline for submitting an application for Thanksgiving baskets is Oct. 22.
For more information regarding the program, call Monica Wallace at 448-8801, 812-251-4773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the next four months, the Forest Park Golf Board will conduct its meetings at the Forest Park Golf Course.
The meetings take place at 7 p.m., during the third Monday of each month.
Typically, the meetings take place at Brazil City Hall.
Celebrate Recovery classes are being conducted Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at First Christian Church.
For more information, call Les Rivera at 812-241-6421.
The 'Cool Spot'
The Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, will once again offer the Cool Spot.
On weekdays, when temperatures are more than 90-degrees, the church will open its family center from 2-6 p.m., for those looking for opportunities for a cool place to take a load off, have a drink, watch a movie, read a book, play board games and make new friends.
The event is free for anyone needing to cool off.
For more information, call the church at 446-0371 or Erin Hood at 448-3188.
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.
Survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II will gather at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Indianapolis from through Sunday.
The men will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the sinking of the ship and honor lost shipmates.
Tickets are $75 for the banquet Saturday, July 31. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by July 10.
For program details and banquet registration information, contact email@example.com.
Clay County Search and Rescue has rescheduled its fundraiser yard sale for Saturday, at 7 a.m., at the station, 525 E. National Ave., Brazil.
The organization will be taking donations for the yard sale. Donations are being accepted and may be dropped off by making arrangements with Terry Eaglin at 812-605-2437, Derek Eaglin at 812-605-2406, or Deanna Coleman at 812-230-9886.
The pickup day for Eastside Christian Church's Angel Food has been scheduled for Saturday.
Pickup for Share Food from First Christian Church has been scheduled for Saturday, at the church. The food may be picked up from 9-10:30 a.m.
Clay County students should take note.
The River Community Church, Brazil, will be giving away free supplies to students in preparation for the 2010-11 school year.
The event will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the corner of Vandalia and United States 40.
Hot dogs, chips and pop will also be handed out by the Reaching Out Community (R.O.C.) of the church.
The Clay Community School Board of Trustees will meet in a special session Monday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the Media Center at North Clay Middle School. Items on the agenda include the opening of the bids on the repairs for the Bus Garage, with awarding of the bids at a later date. The board will also be hiring a substitute principal at Forest Park Elementary.
__Auditions for the Community Theater of Clay County's "Rumors," will take place Monday, at 6:30 p.m., at the Lark Theater, 8 E. National Ave., Brazil.
The Y of Clay County will host Silly Safari at 2 p.m., Tuesday.
Silly Safari is the leading provider of live animal conservation education in the state. It provides more than 3,000 conservation inspiring live animal shows every year.
Those attending will have the opportunity to see a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs.
The Y is located at 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil. For more information, call 442-6761.
Christmas In The Park will host a free swimming event at the Forest Park Pool.
The event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 4, and is open to the community. It will run from 6-8 p.m.
Free soft drinks and popcorn will be available.
Schedules for students at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School will be available for pickup beginning Wednesday, Aug, 4. The seventh-grade orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 812-939-2154.
The Yesteryear Power Club Antique Tractor Show has been scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 7, at Goshorn Park in Clay City.
All are invited.
A free ham and beans dinner will take place at noon.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Center Point Town Council will conduct its August meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Center Point Town Hall.
All interested persons are urged to attend.
The House Of Hope will conduct SummerFest Aug. 7.
The event will take place from 4-7 p.m., at the facility, located five miles west of Brazil on United States 40.
Live music will be featured by Soul Patrol and RideTheWind.
There will also be a Bike Cruise-In show by the Unchained Gang and other bikes are welcome.
A barbecue will be offered by the House of Hope.
All are welcome. Those interested in attending should bring their own lawn chairs.
The second Big Band Tribute to Terre Haute's Claude Thornhill will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Indiana Theatre, Terre Haute.
The event will feature music by the Fabulous Forties 17-piece Big Band.
An hors d'oeuvre buffet will be featured prior to the event. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets to the event cost $20. For more information, call 812-264-9784, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Morwood, a presenter on theological issues with more than 30 years experience in retreat, education, parish and youth ministries, will lead a retreat Aug. 8-14, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Cost of the retreat is $450, which includes room and board. Cost is $325 for commuters.
Registration deadline is July 16, with a $50 deposit due.
For more information, call Sister Maureen Freeman at 812-535-2930 or e-mail email@example.com.
The 53rd Carbon United Methodist Church Homemade Ice Cream Social will take place from 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13.
The menu will consist of homemade ice cream, homemade barbecue sandwiches, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs and coney dogs, four different salads, cakes and pies, strawberries and shortcake, with or without ice cream, and drinks.
The event will take place at the Carbon United Methodist Church, located five miles north of Brazil on State Road 59 and one mile east in Carbon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indiana Farm Bureau District 7 annual picnic will take place Aug. 14, at McCormick's Creek State Park, Spencer.
Activities will begin at 4 p.m., at the Friendly Recreation Building.
Pork chops with all the fixing and homemade ice cream will be served.
Those interested in attending should RSVP to their county office by Aug. 5.
The Clay County Humane Society has scheduled the 13th Bill Collins Memorial Golf Scramble for Saturday, Aug. 21.
A shotgun start has been planned for 1 p.m. The event will be played at Forest Park Golf Course.
Cost is $50 per person.
Prizes include the chance to win a Harley Davidson for those who accomplish a hole-in-one.
In addition, the first-place team will receive $400, while the second-place team will earn $200.
A silent auction will also take place.
Those interested in participating should make checks payable to the Clay County Humane Society, PO Box 277, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
The second Nature Days will take place Sept. 11, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, from 9 a.m.-noon.
Those attending will be able to search for critters and bugs in the creek, walk the nature trail, learn about edible plants, forestry, lawn and garden questions and answers, bats, make a bird feeder and more.
At 11 a.m., there will be a raptor program, where those attending will be able to visit up close with hawks and owls.
For more information, call 448-9041.
Exceptional Living Center, 501 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil, will conduct a Cruise-In, Car Show and Vendor Fair, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11.
There is no charge to enter the event. A trophy will be presented for Best of Show and Dash Plaques will be given out to the first 50 entrants.
In addition, entertainment will be provided by Just Crusin' Mobile DJ services.
Those interested in participating should call to reserve a space today. There are limited spaces available.
For more information, or to enter, call 446-2636. Ask for Rachelle.
The Clay County Humane Society will sponsor a summer heat Air Fair and Cruise-In from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18.
The event will take place at the field across from the Brazil National Guard Armory.
Food, games, live music, hot air balloon rides, classic cars, trucks and tractors will be on-site.
Cost to enter is $2 or $10 to enter and food.
The Lost Creek Conservation Club will conduct its 2010 .22 Rimfire Rifle Competitions Sunday, Sept. 19, and Oct. 17.
Practice sign-ins will take place from noon-12:15 p.m., with competition beginning at 1 p.m.
All are welcome.
Shotgun spot shoot will take place Sunday, for factory firearms only.
For more information, call 812-235-0198.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce's annual golf outing will take place Friday, Sept. 24, at the Forest Park Golf Course.
For more information, call 448-8457.