The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Officials with the Brazil City Garage recently issued a reminder for all residents that due to the Memorial Day Holiday, scheduled for Monday, May 28, trash pickup will run one day behind for that week.
Application forms for Indiana State Police Youth Services and Optimist Clubs of Indiana Respect for Law Camp are available at all Clay County grade school offices or by contacting local Optimist Kenneth Turner at 446-8495.
All paperwork and payment should be returned to the Optimist Club by May 25.
The Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its monthly breakfast from 7 -11 a.m., Saturday, May 12.
All are invited to attend.
First Christian Church will host a yard sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the Family Life Center/gymnasium, located behind the church.
The proceeds from the sale will be used to help offset costs for a mission trip to Mexico this summer.
The church is located at 1875 W. United States 40, Brazil.
The Clay County Humane Society will sponsor its annual shot clinics Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m., at the Forest Park Pavilion.
Each shot costs $10.
Ansil Harpold will speak at Otter Creek Christian Church on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m.
All are invited to the event. For more information, call 446-4007.
Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Karen Staub will be at the Brazil Public Library May 17, beginning at 6 p.m., to provide a presentation on Indiana's edible and medicinal plant species.
She will also bring some treats from her back yard for those in attendance.
Those wishing to attend should call the library to reserve seating.
For further information, call 448-1981.
The McCullough Zion Cemetery Association will meet at the Cory Zion Church Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
All interested persons are urged to attend the meeting to discuss business of the association.
The Fontanet Action Community Team will host a baked pasta dinner Friday, May 18, from 4-7:30 p.m., at the Fontanet Community Building.
Freewill donations will be accepted.
Moonshine Ride For Relay
The annual Moonshine Ride For Relay will take place Saturday, May 19.
Registration for the ride will take place from 8-9 a.m., with kickstands up promptly at 9 a.m.
Cost to participate is $10 per bike, with all proceeds going to Relay For Life.
For further information, call Carrol Evans at 442-0505.
Local author Marjorie Hopkins will conduct a book signing event at the Vigo County Public Library from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 19.
She will be signing copies of her new novel, "Dying to Meet Him: Wit and Wisdom from a Funeral Director's Wife."
Summer Story Hour
Parents wanting to get their children interested in reading with songs, crafts and stories are encouraged to bring them to the Brazil Public Library, as Summer Story Hour will resume in June.
Registration for the event will be May 21, for children ages 3-5. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Story Hour will begin Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.
Space is limited.
Children must be potty trained and parents must have a valid library card.
No registration will be taken over the phone.
For more information, call 448-1981.
Area Senior Picnic
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will host its Area Day Senior Citizens Picnic Friday, May 25, at Forest Park.
Tickets are $8 per person and available to be purchased by persons 50-plus.
The ticket price includes lunch, snacks, opportunity to play small games, door prizes, entertainment and the opportunity to visit service/product information booths.
The picnic will take place from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
For more information about the event, call 812-238-1561 Ext. 242, 1-800-489-1561 Ext. 242, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lady Volunteers will conduct an indoor picnic at the Staunton Community Center from 4-7 p.m., Friday, May 25.
The menu will consist of barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, dessert, coffee, tea and lemonade.
Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10-under.
All proceeds will benefit the Staunton Community Center.