The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Mobile Food Pantry
The Catholic Charities mobile food pantry will take place the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - noon at the Bowling Green community building.
The Clay County Local Emergency Planning Committee will conduct its regular 2012 meetings prior to the Clay County Fire Chief's Association at 6 p.m., with the chief's meetings at 7 p.m., during the following dates:
* May 15 -- At the Dick Johnson Fire House,
* Aug. 21 -- At the Van Buren Fire House, and
* Nov. 20 -- At the Posey Township Fire House.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Cornhole Tournament Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Brazil Elks Lodge.
For further information, call 448-8457.
The Brazil Public Library make and take craft for youth ages 7-under will take place between 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23.
Those attending will make a winter bird feeder.
The craft is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 448-1981.
The Lady Volunteers will be serving dinner to the public Friday, Feb. 24, from 4-7 p.m., at the Staunton Community Center.
The meal includes baked pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, candied carrots, salad, drink and dessert.
Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds benefit the Staunton Community Center.
The Little Historic Church at Carbon will conduct its Friday program Feb. 24.
There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 7.
This month, there will be a "Hymn Sing."
All are invited to attend.
Dinner and Theater
The Parke Players -- based in Rockville -- will put on a production of, "The Kitchen Witches," Feb. 24-25, and March 2-3 and 6, which coincides with the Maple Festival.
Showtimes are 7 p.m., each evening. All tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door of the Historic Ritz Theater or reserved online at www.parke-players.com.
For further information, call Jana S. Crites at 765-569-4144.
Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection and Arts Illiana recently announced it is accepting entries for the 2012 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition.
Entries must be mailed or delivered by Feb. 24.
Completed entry forms and poems should be delivered or mailed to Art Spaces, Inc., 669 Ohio St., Terre Haute, Ind., 47807.
For further information or an entry form, log on to www.wabashvalleyartspaces.com or www.artsilliana.org, or send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested may also call 812-235-2801 or 812-235-5007.
The Clay Community School Board will conduct a special session Saturday, at 10 a.m., at Heritage Lodge, Wabash Park Campground, 304 E. County Road 650 S., Clay City.
A benefit/hog roast has been scheduled for GooseNeck Brew owner Jeff Pursell (Perk).
The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at the GooseNeck Brew, 561 E. National Ave., Brazil.
It is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Cost to attend is $10. Those planning to attend must be 21-older.
For more information or to donate, call Regi Batchelor at 812-870-4596 or Savanah Pursell at 812-531-9687.
Meet And Greet
Kristi Risk, candidate for U.S. Representative District 8, will conduct a meet and greet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the home of Lynn and Donna Hostetler, 6555 N. State Road 59, Brazil.
TERRE HAUTE -- IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
IHOP will offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to each guest and, in return, diners will be asked to leave a little something behind for Crisis Pregnancy Centers and other local charities.
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its monthly meeting Feb.28, at noon, at the Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil.
Parking is available at the bank and on the street.
Cost for the luncheon at the meeting will be $10 per person.
Speakers will be YMCA of Clay County CEO Deborah Plummer and guest Ryan Daffer.
Both will discuss what the YMCA of Clay County has to offer in addition to the YMCA of Vigo County.
To RSVP, call 448-8457 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Clay County Farm Bureau will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Cory Firehouse for the purpose of policy development.
Those interested are encouraged to attend to help develop policy statements to influence local, state and national government.
Pizza will be served.
The Greater Terre Haute Chapter of the Retired Indiana Public Employee Association will conduct its winter/spring meeting Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the MCL Cafeteria, located at 25th and Poplar Streets in the Meadows Shopping Center.
The meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
All public employees from Vigo, Clay, Parke, Sullivan and Vermillion counties are invited to attend.
Membership in the organization is not required, but enrollment in the local chapter may be made at the meeting.
Cost for membership is $2 per year.
The Brazil Public Library is inviting all children ages 8-16 to stop by the Youth Services Department Feb. 29, between 6-7 p.m., to make a birdfeeder.
The program is free and open to the public
For further information, call 448-1981.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Department of Music and Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's class, "The Sound of Music," March 1-4, in the Cecilian Auditorium on SMWC's campus.
The production will be Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m., with a reception and panel discussion afterward, Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m., and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10-16 and senior citizens, free for children 10-under, and area college students with ID.
SMWC Technical Director and Brazil City Council member Tyler Hutcheson will design the set.
For more information, call 812-535-6211.