The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
The Brazil Times American Cancer Society's 2011 Clay County Relay For Life Team, the "Clark Kent Super Group," is sponsoring Clay County's best Peanut Butter Cookie Contest Monday, Feb. 28.
Entries may be brought to The Times' office between 1-2 p.m., with judging to begin at 2 p.m.
Entry fees will be $5 for Clay County residents and $10 for businesses in the county. All proceeds will be used to support Relay For Life.
The winning entry will receive $25, a three-month subscription to the newspaper, their picture in the paper and bragging rights.
For more information, call The Times' office Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Clay County Health Department has available free smoking cessation counseling and smoking cessation products.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 448-9021.
The Clay County Redevelopment Commission will conduct its monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Clay County Commissioner's Courtroom.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call Tom Ames at 812-878-9081.
Donations Being Accepted
Century 21 Hometown Realty, 1605 E. National Ave., Brazil, is currently accepting donations for a food drive for the Clay County Humane Shelter.
Those interested are encouraged to donate name brand pet food and enter for a chance to win a Walmart Gift Card.
The drive deadline has been set for Friday, Feb. 25.
Those donating food may enter for the gift card Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the business.
For more information, call 448-1890.
The Brazil Senior Citizens Center and the Clay County Health Department have teamed together to offer diabetes education classes at the center.
The meetings will take place on the first Friday of the month at noon.
The Clay County Historical Society has closed the doors of the museum for the winter months.
The museum will re-open March 14.
There will be no membership meeting until March 7, 2011.
For more information or to schedule a group tour during this time, call 443-1844.
Serving on the Streets (S.O.S.) will conduct its annual dessert fundraiser and silent auction today at North Clay Middle School.
The event will help raise money to support the many programs of S.O.S. It is scheduled for 7-9 p.m.
For more information, call 812-208-2457 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 25th Pancake Breakfast at the Fowler Park Log Barn Saturday, and Sunday, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Adults will be served pancakes, sausage patties, pure maple syrup and a drink for $5. Cost for children 6-under is $2.
For further information, call 1-812-462-3392 or e-mail Kara.Kish@VigoCounty.in.gov.
Indoor Yard Sale
Lady Knights of Annunciation Church are having an Indoor Yard Sale at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall, Saturday, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., to benefit church and community service projects.
Breakfast and lunch will be available.
Contact Martha Tempel at 443-7552 for more information.
The second Clay County Cracker Barrel for 2011 has been scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday.
The event will take place at the Jackson Township Firehouse and is sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Clay County Farm Bureau.
North Union United Methodist Church will host a soup supper from 4-7 p.m., Saturday.
Freewill offerings will be accepted.
The menu will consist of soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.
The Clay County Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil.
The topic of the meeting will be the Kernan-Shepard Report and how its recommendations will effect local government.
The guest speaker will be Jamie Palmer, who served as project manager for the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, from which the Kernan-Shepard Report came.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its monthly meeting Tuesday, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital at noon.
The speaker this month is Rob Swain with Bio Energy Development.
Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 448-8457.
The second Clay County Chamber of Commerce Corn Hole Tournament will take place Tuesday, at the Elks Club.
Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and games will start at 6. Cost is $15 for a two-person team or $10 for an individual.
For more information, call 448-8457.
School Choice Forum
Teens for Liberty Generation Joshua Club will sponsor a School Choice Forum Tuesday.
The event is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., at North Meridian Street Church of Christ, 1524 N. Meridian St., Brazil.
The guest speaker will be Luke Messer, Executive Director for School Choice Indiana. Messer is a former state representative and currently serves as Executive Director for the Indiana Republican Party.
For more information on the event, call 812-835-1167. For more information on Teens for Liberty Generation Joshua Club, log on to www.Teensforliberty.org.