The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
The Brazil Times is conducting an online, non-scientific straw poll for readers this week.
The poll is open until noon, Thursday.
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This is the final straw poll The Times will conduct.
Results from the poll will run in the Friday newspaper.
The City of Brazil's Sanitation Department is conducting heavy trash pickup on the following Fridays, based on normal trash pickup schedule:
* Friday -- 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.
Due to the repaving of Pinckley Street, the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry, 506 E. Pinckley St., Brazil, will be closed this week.
Beginning today, Pinckley Street, from State Road 59 to Murphy Avenue will have limited access through Friday.
The City of Brazil is requesting all traffic avoid using Pinckley Street, if possible, this week.
One lane will be open for residents and busses accessing Forest Park Elementary School.
Residents are also asked to keep all parked vehicles off the street from 6 a.m., today, until 6 p.m., Friday.
Ghost Hunting 101
The Brazil Public Library will host an upcoming program on Ghost Hunting.
The event -- Ghost Hunting 101 -- will take place at 6:30 p.m., today.
The program will be hosted by the Illiana Paranormal Research Team (IPRT).
The group was created by a handful of people who came from similar organizations around the area.
For more information, call 448-1981.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its membership meeting and lunch at noon, Tuesday, at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital Community Room.
The speaker for the meeting is Clay County Redevelopment Commission President Tom Ames.
The meeting and lunch is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 448-8457 or e-mail email@example.com.
CCRTA fall meeting
The regular fall meeting of the Clay Community Retired Teachers Association will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at the Bingo Building on North Kennedy's Crossing Road, across from Northview High School.
A buffet meal will be served to members and guests, followed by two award presentations, short business meetings and the introduction of Nancy Tolson, State President of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
Entertainment will be provided by the Vigo County Extension Homemakers Chorus.
For more information, call 448-8774.
The Diabetes Self Management Group classes will continue at Putnam County Hospital.
Classes are scheduled for Wednesday, in addition to Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9.
Morning classes meet 9 a.m.-noon, and afternoon classes meet 1-4 p.m.
The classes are open to anyone dealing with Diabetes. There are sessions, including "101: What is Diabetes," and "201: Nutrition Education."
Cost is $25 for both classes and if a patient pre-registers, they save $5.
A doctor's referral is not necessary to attend the classes.
To enroll, call 1-765-658-2760.
The Staunton Community Center will be having a brunch Thursday.
Homemade cinnamon rolls, sausage gravy, sausage, breakfast casserole, and pancakes will be served. Serving hours are 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (or until food runs out), and prices are reasonable!
Come early and bring a friend.
All the money benefits the community center.
A regular meeting for the Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, in the Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.
General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend the meeting.
Christmas In The Park will present "A Night at the Manor," Friday and Saturday.
Times are 8 p.m.-midnight
Cost is $10 per person. Group rates will be available by reservation only. Call 446-1811 or 812-835-2144 for information.
The home is located near Center Point at 3546 E. CR 100 S.
The City of Brazil is conducting leaf pickup by section on the following days:
* Southwest section -- Nov. 1, 3-5 and 8,
* Northwest section -- Nov. 9-10, 12 and 15-16,
* Northeast section -- Nov. 17-19 and 22-23, and
* Southeast section -- Nov. 24, 29-30 and Dec. 1-2.
Residents are asked to rake all leaves into the street, along the curb, and remove all parked cars during these time periods to allow access for the leaf machine.
For more information, contact City Hall at 443-2221.
Van Buren Elementary School will conduct a Veteran's Day program Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9-10:30 a.m., in the elementary gymnasium.
To RSVP for the event, call 448-1362, by Oct. 15.
The Clay County 4-H Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the 4-H Fairgrounds exhibit hall.
All are welcome to attend.
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.
A work session for the Brazil Common Council will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.
The animal ordinance will be discussed at the meeting and the public is welcome to attend.
Fall Arts Show
Celebration of the Arts and Soul will host its second Annual Fall Show Nov. 19-21, at the former Masonic Temple, 201 N. Walnut St., Brazil.
This year, the charity being showcased is the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry.
Hours for the show are 6-9 p.m., Friday Nov. 19, 1-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, and 1-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21.
The monthly meeting of the Brazil/Clay County Airport board will be changed effective in December, to the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
In case of a conflict with a holiday, the meeting will take place on the second Tuesday of that month.
Also, the location will be moved from the airport lounge to the Clay County Commissioner's Court Room on the first floor of the Clay County Courthouse.
The first meeting there will take place Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.