The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
The City of Brazil's Sanitation Department is conducting heavy trash pickup on the following Fridays, based on normal trash pickup schedule:
* Friday -- Monday's trash route,
* Oct. 8 -- Tuesday's trash route,
* Oct. 22 -- Wednesday's trash route, and
* Oct. 29 -- Thursday's trash route.
Heavy trash pickup must be reserved and may be done by calling City Hall at 443-2221 or the Brazil City Street Department at 448-8501.
The Cunot Community Center is currently taking donations for a yard sale coming up in October.
Those interested in donating may drop off items at the center, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chicken for sale!
Nelson's Famous Port-A-Pit golden glow chicken is returning to Northview High School this year.
The chicken will be available from 4:30-7 p.m., in the Northview parking lot prior to the Knights' Homecoming football game against South Vermillion, Friday.
Cost is $8 per person, which includes one-half a chicken, baked beans, potato salad, rolls, butter and a drink, all prepared by Nelson's catering staff.
Food Pantry Open
The Cunot Community Center Food Pantry is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9-11 a.m.
Those interested in utilizing the pantry must bring identification with current address.
For more information, call 765-795-3461.
Basket program scheduled
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cub Scout meeting
Children in grades first- through fifth-grade are encouraged to join Clay County Cub Scouts Pack 101.
The group meets regularly on Monday evenings at First Christian Church, 1875 W. United States 40, Brazil. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Those interested in joining or wanting more information are encouraged to contact Den Leader Heather Mullenix at 812-201-8296.
Meeting date changed
The Harmony Town Council will conduct its Oct. 12, 2010, meeting at 7 p.m., at the Harmony Community Center rather than the first Tuesday of the month.
The meeting will take place in conjunction with the adoption of the 2011 budget.
Book Sale Scheduled
The Friends of the Library will conduct their fall sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Times will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday and Friday. The sale will run only a half-day Saturday.
The event will take place across the street from the Brazil Public Library.
For more information, call 443-5871.
The Clay County Farm Bureau Co-op Credit Union will celebrate Customer Appreciation beginning today and concluding Friday.
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.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce membership meeting and luncheon will take place at noon, Tuesday.
The meeting will take place in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital Community Room.
The speaker will be Neal Carboneau from Purdue University, who will discuss how local governments receive funding for construction and repairs of local roads and streets.
Lunch is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
Those attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling 448-8457 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Lunch will be served at the Staunton Community Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday.
Soups, Sloppy Joes, hot dogs and Coney dogs will be served, in addition to homemade cakes, pies and brownies.
Prices are reasonable and all proceeds will benefit the center.
Indiana State University, Scott College of Business and Terre Haute Regional Hospital will present the 13th Workers' Compensation Workshop, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday.
The event will take place at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register by Friday.
For more information, call 812-237-4011 or 1-800-234-1639.
A free preschool screening event has been scheduled to take place at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center.
The event will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, at the center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil.
Checks include speech/language, hearing, vision, school readiness and motor skills.
It is intended for children ages 2-and-a-half to 5-years-old.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call 448-8036.
A chili cookoff benefit for the Riley Children's Hospital Burn Unit has been scheduled to take place from 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, as part of the Popcorn Festival of Clay County.
The event will be people's choice. Cost is $10 to enter.
The contest will take place at the Forest Park Pavilion.
Contestants need to cook or bring two gallons of chili to serve (free).
Prizes will be determined by the amount of donations collected.
Forms will be available in The Brazil Times.
The Clay County Board of Health will conduct its quarterly meeting at noon, Monday, Oct. 4.
The meeting will take place in the Health Department, located in the lower level of the medical office building, 1214 E. National Ave., STE B 110, Brazil.
The meeting is open to the public.
The Energy Assistance Program of Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc., will begin the 2010-11 Winter Heating Assistance Program Tuesday, Oct. 5.
In Clay County, applications will be taken by appointment only. Those interested may schedule an appointment by calling 443-0122, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., excluding noon-1 p.m.
Story Hour at the Brazil Public Library will resume soon.
Story Hour for children ages 3-5 will begin Tuesday, Oct. 5, or Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call 448-1981.
St. Vincent Clay Hospital will offer seasonal flu vaccines and pneumonia vaccines to residents of Clay County on the following dates, times and locations:
* Friday, Oct. 8 -- 8:30-9:30 a.m., at Meridian Towers,
* Friday, Oct. 8 -- 10-11 a.m., at Jackson Gardens,
* Friday, Oct. 8 -- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Brazil Senior Center, and
* Friday, Oct. 8 -- 2-3 p.m., at Cooper Towers.
Cost for the flu vaccine is $25 and the pneumonia vaccine is $65, for those without Medicare Part B.
For more information, call 442-2500.
The Clay County Republican Club will host a Freedom Concert at North Clay Middle School.
The event will take place from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8.
Live entertainment and food will be provided.
The Center Point Town Council will conduct its October meeting Saturday, Oct. 9, at the town hall, beginning at 9 a.m.
The adoption of the proposed 2011 budget is on the agenda.
All residents are encouraged to attend.
White Cane Day
In celebration of the day, all are invited to a free luncheon Oct. 13, at the V.F.W. Post 1127, 303 S. Depot St., Brazil.
Guest speakers will be on hand for the event, which is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, call 442-5171 or 448-3231.
The Lost Creek Conservation Club will conduct its 2010 .22 Rimfire Rifle Competitions Sunday, Oct. 17.
Practice sign-ins will take place from noon-12:15 p.m., with competition beginning at 1 p.m.
All are welcome.
For more information, call 812-235-0198.
The St. Vincent Clay Hospital Foundation will conduct the seventh "Festival of Trees," from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13.
The event will take place at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
For information about sponsorships, silent auction donations or tickets for the event, call 442-2740.