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.
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 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.
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.
Bee Ridge church will host its annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, Aug. 25, from 4-7 p.m., at the church, 10100 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.
The menu will include homemade ice cream, Ritters ice cream, hot dogs, coney dogs, Bee Ridge barbecue, homemade desserts and more.
There is no cost for the meal, but freewill donations will be accepted.
Children's games and entertainment will also be provided.
For more information, call Pastor Jeff Bridgewater at 812-241-3036.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The 2012 Brazil Elks Golf Scramble will take place Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Forest Park Golf Course, Brazil.
A shotgun start has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Registration and lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m.
Cost is $50 per person.
The entry deadline to take part is Aug. 31, 2012.
For further information, call the Elks Lodge at 448-8665.
Alpha Omega Alpha Alumnae of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority will celebrate its 75th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with an open house at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
Ladies in the community who have a MAL membership or who dropped in good standing are welcome to join the active and alumnae members in observing the birthday.
The annual Clay County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble will take place Friday, Sept. 21, at Forest Park Golf Course.
A shotgun start at 1 p.m., is planned, with lunch scheduled for noon.
Cost to register is $50 per person or $200 per team. Those interested in participating should send registration and checks payable to Clay County Chamber of Commerce, 535 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
For further information, call the Chamber at 448-8457 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vigo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will conduct "Family Bash on the Wabash," Sept. 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The event will include a silent auction, food, children's activities, entertainment and more.
"Family Bash on the Wabash," is open to the public to promote awareness of Vigo County's CASA mission, "being a powerful voice in a child's life through dedicated volunteers like you."
For more information, e-mail Vigo County CASA Volunteer Rachel Car at email@example.com.
The Sisters of Providence will conduct a bake sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, in the hallway outside of the Gift Shop at Providence Center, located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Cookies, pies, breads, candy, jellies, cakes and more will be available.
All proceeds will benefit the sisters' ministries.
The Gift Shop will also be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, call 812-535-2947 or 1-866-996-2947.