The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:
Pet Idol Reminder
Readers and residents are reminded to submit photographs of their pets to The Brazil Times by Friday at noon for The Times' 2011 Pet Idol Contest.
Voting in the contest begins Monday.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 20 finishers.
For more information, call 446-2216.
The Bowling Green Old Settlers Committee is currently looking for a male judge for its Little Miss and Little Mr. Contests.
The contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, beginning at 8:45 a.m.
For further information, call 812-240-8013 or 812-835-3004.
Car Seat Station
The Clay County Sheriff's Department has established a Permanent Child Safety Seat Fitting Station for the inspection and installation of car seats.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sheriff Mike Heaton, Chief Deputy Rob Gambill, or Deputy Casey Judge at 446-2535 Ext. 5.
Parke County REMC has begun working with its large power customers in implementing agreements, which allow for the interruption of service.
Residential and small commercial customers are asked to voluntarily limit the use of electricity as much as possible.
The City of Brazil is reminding residents that during weekly trash pickup, the Sanitation Department will only take up to 10 bags per residence.
The department will not take oversized items like carpet, mattresses and sofas during its normal schedule.
For questions, call City Hall at 443-2221.
Ivy Tech Community College will offer classes in Clay County beginning Aug. 22.
The classes will take place at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, or North Clay Middle School.
For further information, call 1-800-377-4882 Ext. 2281 or log on to www.ivytech.edu.
The Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, is currently offering preschool screenings.
The screenings are for children who live in the Clay Community School district and will be 4-years-old by Aug. 1, 2011.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 446-2536 or 812-878-9073.
The Clay County Adult Literacy Program 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 Adult Literacy Program, 204 N. Walnut St., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
For more information, call 446-1331.
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.
All are invited to a community dinner at the Staunton Community Center.
The event will take place Friday, from 4-7 p.m., or until food runs out.
The Lady Volunteers of Staunton will serve chicken and noodles.
Other items on the menu will include mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert.
Cost is $8 for adults. Children 10-under will be admitted for $5.
The Saline City Community Church, 1375 S. Saline Fourth, Center Point, will host "Challenging Evolution" Friday, at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker Floyd Coates will be on hand to discuss the following topics:
* Was there a big bang,
* Were there dinosaurs on the Ark,
* Is the Earth six thousands or six billion years old, and
* How many animals were on the Ark?
For more information, call 812-939-2613.
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday.
The event is being sponsored by House of Hope.
The breakfast will include eggs and sausage.
A donation of $5 for all breakfasts served is encouraged.
In addition to the breakfast, a bake sale will also take place at Grace Chapel (Old Burger Dodge) on United States 40.
For more information, call 446-1717.
Food Bank Open
The Wesley Chapel Church Food Bank will be open Saturday, from 9 a.m.-noon.