The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Officials with the City of Brazil announced Ringo Drive -- off the north entrance of Edgewood Drive where Vandalia Street turns into Ringo Drive -- will be closed for approximately one week due to work on the Pogues Run tunnel being done in close proximity to the road.
The closure began Thursday, July 19 at approximately 11 a.m.
Officials said the street will be opened during the evening, but will be restricted to one lane only.
For further information, call 443-2221.
Free Fans Available
Free box fans are now available to Brazil and Brazil Township residents at the Brazil Township Trustee's office, 37 W. Kruzan St., Brazil.
Persons who do not have air conditioning, or who have small children or those with breathing problems are eligible for a free fan, and should bring current identification to the office.
The Trustee's office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Township Trustee T.J. Sneddon also said more fans are needed, and those who wish to donate may call 446-9511, or bring them to the office.
Due to extreme weather conditions, the Harmony Town Council is asking all residents to not conduct any outside burning until further notice.
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:
* Aug. 21 -- At the Van Buren Fire House, and
* Nov. 20 -- At the Posey Township Fire House.
The Stage Hams of Terre Haute will present, "The Orphan's King," at World Gospel Church, located on the corner of State Road 46 and Gardendale in Terre Haute, Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m., and at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 28.
Orphans, kidnapping, songs and dances combine for an entertaining show. Admission is free.
This is the eighth summer musical for the Stage Hams. Other included "The Sound of Music," in 2004; "Cinderella," in 2005; "Secret Garden," in 2006; and "The Princess and the Pauperette," in 2007.
Author Jeanne Moschenrose, M. Div., Ph.D, will be available for signings of her latest book, "How to be Happy -- Simple Steps to Having More Joy at any Age in any Situation," this week in the Clay County area.
Moschenrose will be at The Open Door Bookstore, Terre Haute, Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
She will also be at the library of South Putnam High School Thursday, Aug. 2, at noon.
Moschenrose will provide the presentation, "Fulfilling Your Dream," at the library.
On Saturday, July 28, associates from St. Vincent Clay Hospital and Kroger will sell hot dogs, chips and soft drinks at Kroger from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., to raise money needed for school supplies as students prepare for the upcoming school year.
Area residents are encouraged to donate money or buy food and refreshments to support the needs of local students.
The money will be used to purchase school supplies such as crayons, notebooks, pencils and backpacks.
Those interested in donating school supplies or for more information regarding the fundraiser, call Paulette Gaskill from St. Vincent Clay Hospital at 442-2699.
Ice Cream Social
The Ashboro Methodist Church, south of Brazil on State Road 59, will conduct its 35th Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 28, beginning at 5 p.m.
There will also be plenty of barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs, as well as nachos and cheese, pies and cakes.
The homemade ice cream is made with pasteurized eggs.
Entertainment will be provided by For His Glory.
Freewill offerings will be accepted.
For further information, call 812-939-0403.
The YMCA of Clay County, in conjunction with First Christian Church, will sponsor the Mega Sports Basketball Camp July 30-Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m., each evening.
The event is offered to boys and girls entering into fifth- and sixth-grade.
Cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt, water bottle, sports cards and a Bible.
For further information, call Kaylee McCollum at 446-2214 Ext. 11.
Library Adult Program
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Lynsey Lunsford will be at the Brazil Public Library for a presentation Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m.
Lunsford will discuss how people can translate their vision for retirement into tangible goals.
Whether they are 10 or 40 years away from retirement, people will learn investment strategies they may use now to help design the retirement they desire for the future.
The presentation will be free and open to the public.
For further information, call 448-1981.
Time For A Festival!
The annual Bowling Green Old Settlers Festival will take place Aug. 23-25, in Bowling Green.
The festival will kick off Thursday, Aug. 23, with a ribeye dinner, and close Saturday, Aug. 25, with entertainment provided by the Center Point Family Band and James Family Singers, from 6-7:30 p.m.
The annual Bowling Green Old Settlers Festival Baby Contest is scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 25.
The contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. Check-in time is 9 a.m. Categories include newborn to 6 months, 7-months to 1-year, and 13-months to 2-years.
The contest is limited to Clay County and Bowling Green addresses only.
Little Miss Contest
The annual Bowling Green Old Settlers Festival Little Miss Contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 25.
The contest will begin at 10 a.m., and take place under the Community Building Awning.
The contest is for children ages 4-6. Check-in time is 9:45 a.m.
The annual Toddler Contest will also take place at 9:45 a.m. It is geared for children ages 2-3.
Check-in time is 9:30 a.m.
The contests are limited to Clay County and Bowling Green addresses only.