The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Officials with the Brazil City Garage recently notified The Brazil Times that it will be one day behind on trash pickup the week of Sept. 3, 2012.
For further information, call 443-2221.
No Bounce House
Due to circumstances out of the control of organizers of the 2012 Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic, the Bounce Houses and Inflatables will not be at the festival this year.
The Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, will conduct an open house Wednesday, from 5-6 p.m.
For more information, call 446-2536.
The local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter will conduct a meeting Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Clay County Historical Museum.
Chris Leininger of Pure Health Acupuncture will be the guest speaker and will discuss women's health and Chinese medicine.
The Rotary Club of Brazil will host Coffee and Club Talk Friday, Aug. 17, from 6-7 p.m., at the Brazil Coffee Grounds Bakery and Coffee Shop, 1115 E. National Ave., Brazil.
The public is encouraged to attend the event. Those attending will receive a free cup of coffee courtesy of the Rotary Club if they stay for a brief fellowship time followed by a 30-minute informal program.
Finger Print Event
The Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780, 225 S. Depot St., Brazil, will conduct a child Finger Print and DNA event Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 1 p.m.
Members of the Brazil Police and Fire departments will be at the event to answer questions.
For further information, call 448-1496.
The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its annual Jonah Fish Fry Saturday, Aug. 18, from 4-8 p.m., at the Jackson Township Elementary School.
Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Children 5-under will be admitted for free.
For further information, call 812-986-2645.
Bennett To Speak
The Clay County Republican Club will host its monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center, located across from Northview High School, at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.
The guest speaker will be Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Bennett. Those interested in attending the meeting do not need to be a member of the Clay County Republican Club. However, membership is available to those who wish to join.
The Clay Community Schools and Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center will team up with the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) to present a youth worker café at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Thursday, Aug. 23.
Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m., followed by a presentation by Joan Knies with the Crisis Connection, Jasper, Ind., on bullying, from noon-1 p.m.
From 1:15-3:15 p.m., Knies will present a Tolerance/Cultural Diversity training seminar at the same location.
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.
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.