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.
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.
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.
Democrats To Meet
The Clay County Democrat Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil.
The club meets every third Tuesday of each month.
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.
Youth ages 7-under are invited to the Brazil Public Library Thursday, Aug. 23, between 6-7 p.m., to make an end-of-summer sand craft.
The event is free and open to the public. For more 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.
Chamber To Meet
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce's next monthly meeting will take place Aug. 28, at noon, at The Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil.
Senate candidate, Republican Richard Mourdock, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 448-8457 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Bureau Meeting
Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., will conduct its annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Vice President of Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., Randy Kron.
A buffet style dinner will be served. Cost is $5 per person.
Clay County Young Farmers will be accepting donations of canned goods and paper products. Those attending are asked to bring one item to support local food pantries.
Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 24.
To make reservations, call 446-2521.