The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Picking Up Leaves
The City of Brazil leaf pickup this year will be as follows:
* Week 1 -- North East Section Oct. 1-Nov. 4,
* Week 2 -- North of United States 40 and west of State Road 59 to Deer Creek Nov. 7-11,
* Week 3 -- South of United States 40 and east of SR 59 to Edgewood Nov. 14-18, and
* Week 4 -- South of US 40 and west of SR 59.
There will be one pass only.
Those interested should call 448-8501 to be put on the pickup list.
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 town of Bloomfield will host its annual Apple Festival Friday and Saturday, 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 Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m., Saturday.
The Center Point Town Council's October meeting has been rescheduled.
The meeting will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, at Town Hall.
The fourth Harvest hoedown will take place Saturday, from 4:30-9 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Clay Community Foundation.
Cost is $15. Children 12-under will be admitted for $5.
Tickets may be purchased at all Clay County Riddell National Bank locations and the location in Vigo County, located on State Road 46.
For further information, call 812-232-2234.
The Clay County Historical Society will conduct an open house Sunday, 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.
In celebration of five years in the community, the Marathon Gas Station, 7996 N. State Road 59, Brazil (formerly Quik Pick South), will provide free soft drinks to the residents Tuesday, Oct. 11, all day.
In addition, the station will give away free sunglasses while supplies last.
For more information, call 442-6261.
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.
Those wanting to learn more about paranormal research, ghost hunting and the equipment used are invited to the Brazil Public Library Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.
Indiana Ghost Tech will be at the library presenting the program.
Indiana Ghost Tech is a paranormal research group based in Terre Haute. The group was founded by Trent and Jennifer Forbes in 2008 and has expanded to a group of investigators who wish to further the research and understanding of the paranormal.
The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
For further information, call 448-1981.
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.