The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Heavy Trash Pickup
Heavy trash pickup in the City of Brazil will take place in October.
The schedule will include the following:
* Trash picked up on Mondays will include heavy trash pickup Oct. 7,
* Trash picked up Tuesday and Wednesdays will include heavy trash pickup Oct. 21, and
* Trash picked up Thursdays will include heavy trash pickup Oct. 28. For more information, call 443-2221.
Applications for the Clay County Thanksgiving Basket Program are available through the Clay County Department of Child Services, the Brazil Housing Authority and Hamilton Center, Inc.
Parents need to list the members who are living within the household.
The form must be returned by the end of business Friday, Oct. 7, to any of the above listed locations.
For further information, call Monica Wallace at 812-251-4773.
The Brazil Lion's Club is currently taking orders for roses.
The club will take orders until Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Cost is $15 per dozen, pre-paid. Orders may be placed with Suellen Wegner at Terre Haute Savings Bank, 260 E. National Ave., Brazil.
Pickup of the roses will be Friday, Oct. 21, from 2-6 p.m., at the bank.
All proceeds will go toward the Brazil Lion's Club community projects.
For more information, call Wegner at 448-3100.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday, at noon, at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital meeting room.
The speaker for the meeting is Chris Pfaff, from Indiana State University's Business Engagement Office and DTH.
Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 448-8457.
The City of Brazil Common Council will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Council Chambers.
General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
The Clay County Friends of the Library will conduct their last book sale of the year Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The sale will take place in the bookstore across from the Brazil Public Library, and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each day.
For more information, call 443-5861.
The Brazil Board of Public Works will meet for regular session Thursday, at 10 a.m., in City of Brazil Council Chambers. General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
An all-you-can-eat Country Rhodes Dinner will take place Thursday, at the Forest Park Pavilion.
The fundraiser for the Clay Community Skatepark will begin at 4:30 p.m., and conclude at 7.
Cost is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 12-under.
The menu will consist of fish, shrimp, chicken strips, and side dishes. Drinks will be included, but desserts will be sold separately.
The Brazil Public Library will conduct a make and take craft program for ages 7-under Thursday.
Youth are encouraged to come to the library and make a mosaic leaf any time between the hours of 6-7:30 p.m.
The event is free. For more information, call 448-1981.
Clay Community Schools will conduct a "Child Find" in order to locate children in the community in need of preschool services.
Preschool checks will include speech/language, hearing, vision, school readiness and motor skills.
The "Child Find" is for children ages 2-and-a-half to 5-years-old.
It will take place Friday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Special Services Office at 448-8036.
The Clay County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, in the lower level of the Clay County Museum.
The guest speaker will be Tommy Kleckner, representative from the Indiana Landmarks Western Regional Office, Terre Haute.
The town of Bloomfield will host its annual Apple Festival Oct. 7-8, beginning at 6 a.m.
Live entertainment, food, a carnival, vendors, arts and crafts and more will be available.
Free shuttle rides will be available from downtown Bloomfield to the park.
Handicapped parking will be available.
The parade will be Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., and will begin at Bloomfield High School.
The Center Point Town Council's October meeting has been rescheduled.
The meeting will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Town Hall.
The Clay County Historical Society will conduct an open house Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1-4 p.m.
There will be a special exhibit on loan from the Indiana Historical Society. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The V.F.W. Post 1127, 303 S. Depot St., Brazil, will host a Vision Awareness Seminar Wednesday, Oct. 12.
The event is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.
October is vision awareness month.
There will be guest speakers on hand from the YMCA of Clay County, Easter Seals, local fire departments, vocational rehabilitation, local eye doctors, mobility trainers and more.
The event is sponsored by the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary.
For more information, call 442-5171.
The Goose Poop 5K Challenge will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Hawthorn Park, Terre Haute.
The kids' race will begin at 9 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the United Way of the Wabash Valley and First Financial Bank.
For more information, call the United Way of the Wabash Valley at 812-235-6287 or log on to www.goosepoop.org to register.