The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
The public is invited to make donations to help 14-year-old Mercedes "Sadie" Elaine Compton's family cover expenses incurred as a result of her diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia.
Staff members and students at North Clay Middle School are currently accepting donations on behalf of the family. Checks made payable to the North Clay Student Council Sadie Fund may be sent to the school, 3450 W. State Road 340, Brazil. All of the money collected will go to pay for medical and other expenses.
The City of Brazil is setting up an e-mail notification system for water-related happenings, such as boil orders.
To sign up for the notification, contact the Water Office at 448-1539, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Clay County Beef Cattle Association is seeking to promote youth involvement in the beef industry.
Any 2010-11 high school junior or senior, or college freshman, involved in the beef industry is encouraged to complete an application for a monetary scholarship.
Applications are available at the Clay County Extension Office, from Brenda Culler by calling 495-6471 or from Becky Butt at 864-2276.
Applications are due to Culler or Butt by June 1.
The Clay County Extension Homemakers are offering a scholarship for Clay County students. They have extended a wider eligibility for students.
Guidance counselors at Northview, Clay City and Shakamak high schools have the applications and qualifications for eligibility.
For more information, call Carolyn Tausig at 812-864-2736 or the Clay County Extension Office at 448-9041.
Applications are due on or before May 1, at the Extension Office.
Those interested must apply to qualify.
The Clay County Literacy Coalition will conduct free private tutoring sessions at the Brazil Public Library for adults who wish to improve their reading skills or would like to learn to read.
Pamphlets are currently available at various locations around the city.
Those wishing to take part in the sessions are urged to return the pamphlet to the Clay County Literacy Coalition, 203 N. Walnut St., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
For more information, call 446-1331.
Choir members needed
A Brazil Community Children's Choir will be formed to perform at the July 4 celebration at Forest Park Monday, July 4, along with the Brazil Community Choir.
Children ages 9-12 are needed.
Rehearsals begin Wednesday, May 4, at Bee Ridge Church, north of State Road 340 on Kennedy's Crossing Road.
For more information, call 448-8323 or 812-677-6493.
The return of country and western music is scheduled for the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil.
The band Just Friends will entertain every other Saturday evening until the end of October.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the band will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Line dancing will also be featured for those who wish to participate.
Sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be available for purchase.
The City of Brazil's Sanitation Department will conduct heavy trash pickup on the following Fridays in April, based on normal trash pickup schedule:
* Today -- 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.
Tate Music Group artist RideTheWind will perform at Sisters and Antiques, located across from Brazil City Hall, today, at 7 p.m.
The group will be performing cuts from its latest album, "RideTheWind."
Clay County Animal Rescue, Center Point, will conduct an adoption event at the Tractor Supply, Greencastle, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday.
Several small breed dogs will be on hand for adoption.
There will be 22 dogs and long-haired kittens in total.
Fees will be $125 to cover vet costs. All dogs are micro-chipped and spayed/neutered.
Tractor Supply is located at 25 Putnam Plaza, Greencastle.
The Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival will take place Saturday, and Sunday.
The mill will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., both days of the festival.
Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is managed by Raccoon State Recreation Area and is located six miles south of United States 36 on the east side of State Road 59 in Mansfield.
Biggest and Best Ever Bake Sale for Relay will take place from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, outside the east entrance of the Brazil Walmart.
Lots of baked goods, fudge and birthday bears and dogs will be available for purchase.
The "Clay Flyers" Relay For Life team is sponsoring the event and all proceeds will go to benefit the 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event, set for May 14-15 at the YMCA of Clay County.
Tumble for Relay!
Tumble Express Gymnastics will conduct a "Tumble For A Cure," event 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday.
All ages are encouraged to come out and take a tumble or two for a cure.
Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to help sponsor the $20 registration fee (which includes a T-shirt).
The goal is to complete 100 or more skills, which include floor rolls, bar swings, beam walks, vault jumps and trampoline jumps. Pledges must be turned in Saturday, April 30.
A silent auction and baked goods will also be available during the event.
For more information about the event and registration, stop by the gym or contact Kari Pell at 812-201-2385.
The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a Genealogy Workshop Saturday, from 1-5 p.m., at the Putnam County Library, 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle.
Reservations are not required. For more information, contact JoAn Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Egg Hunt will take place from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, at Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church, located on State Road 45, in Owensburg, Ind.
The event is free for children 10-under.
It will feature puppets, egg coloring, the hunt, a special Easter story and prizes.
For more information, call 812-797-4010.
Christmas In The Park will sponsor an All You Can Eat Buffet Saturday, at the Brazil National Guard Armory.
The fish fest will take place from 4-7 p.m.
The menu will include catfish fillets, fried walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, baked beans and hushpuppies.
Cost is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.
Lugar To Visit
The Clay County Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil.
Sen. Richard Lugar will be the guest speaker at the meeting.
The public is invited to attend.
Membership to the Clay County Republican Club is available for $10 for the year.
The Clay County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, in the lower level of the museum.
The special guest speaker will be Mike McCormick, who will discuss John Dillinger.
The public is invited to attend the program.
In celebration of the National Day of Prayer, there will be a time of prayer at the Clay County Courthouse at noon, Thursday, May 5.
The event will take place by the airplane on the courthouse lawn.
The theme of this year's National Day of Prayer is, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."
The Community Theatre of Clay County will perform "Parlor Games," May 5-7.
Tickets cost $25, which includes buffet dinner. Tickets may be purchased by calling 442-6909.
Reservations are required for all performances.