The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
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.
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 email@example.com.
Group to meet
The Posey Township Euchre Group will begin play Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Staunton Community Center.
The group has already conducted one organizational meeting, which 17 people attended. Another organizational meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday.
The group plans to conduct Euchre games weekly on Tuesdays, at the center, beginning at 12:45 p.m.
In addition, the Lakehouse Restaurant will provide weekly drawings for $3 certificates off meals.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting and luncheon will take place at noon, Tuesday.
The speaker will be Heather Penney, regional director with the West Central ISBDC. The topic will be social media.
The meeting will take place at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital Community Room. Lunch is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
For further information, call 448-8457.
The annual Clay County Farm Bureau meeting/dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
All voting and non-voting members are invited to attend.
Cindy Young, farm director, manager of Brownfield Ag News, and weekly columnist at Illinois AgriNews and Indiana AgriNews, will be the speaker for the event.
The catered buffet will cost $5 per person.
For more information, call 446-2521.
Lunch will be served at the Staunton Community Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday.
Soups and sandwiches are on the menu and all are welcome to come to the event.
Car, Truck, Bike Show set
The Friends of the Seelyville Car, Truck and Bike Show will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon.
Awards will be handed out at 3 p.m., for the top 20.
Five special awards and five bike awards will be presented. Door prizes will be available and a 50-50 drawing will take place.
Live entertainment will be provided by a DJ and food and drinks will be available.
A town yard sale will also take place.
The Clay County Search and Rescue, a not-for-profit organization, will conduct a hog roast and corn hole tournament fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Forest Park Pavilion.
Registration starts at 11 a.m., with the tournament starting at 1 p.m.
Cost is $10 per person or $20 per couple, with barbecue dinners being served at 2 p.m., for a cost of $5 per plate.
Free entertainment will also be available.
Donations are currently being accepted at Harris Bank, 103 W. National Ave., Brazil. Bank officials confirmed donations may be made on behalf of the "Clay County Search and Rescue" inside the branch or in the drive-thru during normal business hours Monday-Saturday.
The department will use all proceeds from the event to purchase necessary equipment.
In honor of 9-11, Clay County first responders are invited to a complimentary breakfast at Pappy's Bar-B-Que, 111 E. National Ave., Brazil.
The event, co-hosted by Pappy's and Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, takes place from 8-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11.
Reservations are requested to ensure enough food is prepared. For more information, call 812-243-3067, before Sept. 8.
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 Cruisin' 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.
House of Hope, 5525 W. United States 40, Brazil, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 18.
Platters will be served from 8 a.m.-noon.
A $5 donation will cover each person served.
All proceeds will go toward the general needs and bills of the ministry.
A tour and explanation of the programs offered at House of Hope will be available by staff.
For further information, call 446-1717.
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.
The Clay County Farm Bureau Co-op Credit Union will celebrate Customer Appreciation Week Sept. 27-Oct. 1.
The credit union is encouraging residents to come in and signup for a free gift basket giveaway, scheduled for Oct. 1.
Free refreshments will be available throughout the week.