The Rotary Club of Brazil's next Coffee and Club Talk program will take place Friday, April 20, from 6-7 p.m., at the Brazil Coffee Grounds, 1115 E. National Ave., Brazil.
Since March 2010, Coffee and Club Talk has been an informal meeting, including a free cup of coffee (or other beverage) for those who wish to participate in a brief social time and learn about various local and international Rotary Club programs.
This week's program topic will be "The 2012 Healthy Kids 1-Mile Fun Run," sponsored by Brazil Rotary, Subway and Riddell National Bank.
The program will include discussion of last year's inaugural event, with a slide show of photographs, as well as a question/answer session and a chance to get registered for the 2012 event, scheduled for May 19, at 11 a.m.
Registration is free and open to children ages 5-12. The second Fun Run will include conditioning practices, which will take place at Forest Park. Each practice will include special guest speakers.
Beginning Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m., the practice opportunities are Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks of pre-event training.
Practices are encouraged so participants may get prepared for the run by various exercise and fitness tips designed to help children and families as they prepare for the race.
The event is geared for children, but parents and guardians are welcomed and encouraged to stay and experience fun and family togetherness with a healthy focus.
For more information, parents may come to the Brazil Coffee Grounds from 6-7 p.m., Friday, during Coffee Talk, or contact Rotarian Linda Messmer, chair of the Fun Run, at 448-8725.
Registration forms will be available at Coffee Talk, by calling Messmer, or may be picked up at Subway, the YMCA of Clay County or Riddell National Bank.
Forms have also been provided to area schools.
All applications must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in by Thursday, April 19, at the child's school or by mail to Subway/Rotary Fun Run, 8254 Jade Ct., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
The first official practice will take place Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m., at the Forest Park Pavilion. Late registrations will also be accepted at the first practice.
Non-Rotarians are welcome to attend and learn more about the Rotary program.
Coffee Talk takes place during the third Friday of each month and is open to the public.