The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Adults who cannot read or would like to improve their reading are invited to visit private tutors through the Clay County Adult Literacy Program.
The program is free and is set up at the Brazil Public Library, 204 N. Walnut St., Brazil.
For more information regarding the program, call 446-1331. A tutor will contact those calling.
The Town of Center Point is asking all water customers to implement a self-regulated, voluntary water restriction and begin conservation measures.
According to town officials, precautionary measures are requested due to the weather and present demands to the town's water system.
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 Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11.
All are welcome to attend.
The Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Camp, 525 E. CR 1200 N., Brazil, will host an all-you-can-eat Country Rhodes Fish Fry, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m.
Cost is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 12-under.
The menu will consist of walleye, catfish curls, shrimp, chicken strips, baked beans, applesauce, steak fries and more.
The event will take place in the camp's dining hall.
Harrison College, 1378 S. State Road 46, Terre Haute, will conduct a Cruise-In For Diabetes event Sunday, Aug. 12, from 1-4 p.m.
All proceeds raised will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
Registrations will be accepted from noon-2 p.m., the day of the event at a cost of $15.
The first 50 registrants will receive a commemorative plaque and goodie bag.
Awards will be presented in 12 different categories.
The public is invited to attend the event at no cost.
For more information, call 812-877-2100.
Pool To Close
Due to the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, Forest Park Pool will close at the end of the business day, Monday, Aug. 13.
Senior swim will also be available during the day.
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will present "Researching Your Home's History," Monday, Aug. 13.
The program will be presented by Tina Coplan at the Vigo County Public Library.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the presentation running from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The program is free to the public.
For further information, log on to www.inwvgs.org.
Park Board Sets Meeting
The Brazil Parks and Recreation Board will conduct a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.
General business will be discussed, and the public is welcome to attend.
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 Lady Volunteers of Staunton will conduct a community dinner at the Staunton Community Center, Friday, Aug. 24, from 4-7 p.m.
The menu will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, coffee, tea and lemonade.
Desserts will be available for $1 each.
Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10-under.
All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Staunton Community Center.