The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Heavy Trash Notice
The Brazil City Garage recently notified The Brazil Times that throughout the month of October, heavy trash pickup will take place.
The following will be days for routes:
* Wednesday route will be Oct. 19, and
* Thursday route will be Oct. 26.
For more information, call 448-8501.
Bingo Nights Moved
The V.F.W. Post 1127 has announced its Bingo night has moved.
Bingo night will move to Friday evenings beginning Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., with Bonanza and early bird games.
At the start of regular games, at approximately 7 p.m., a minimum fee of $25 per game with first half $50 B.N.O. and second half jackpot of $500 if hit in 55 numbers or less and $100 if not hit.
This will continue through Nov. 12.
The game will be played in a smoke-free environment.
The YMCA of Clay County will be promoting memberships throughout the month of October.
Throughout the month, the Y is waiving the joiners fee for new members.
It will also offer "Be A Good Friend," days which members may bring in friends to exercise without the friend having to purchase a day pass.
The dates are Oct. 5, 10, 16, 25 and 29.
Also, through the month, seniors (62-older) may get in to the Y by purchasing day passes on Mondays, men (19-61) are on Tuesdays and women (19-61) are on Wednesdays.
Families are Thursdays and young adults (14-19) are Fridays.
Girl Scout Notice
All girls in grades kindergarten through senior year are encouraged to join the Girl Scouts.
For further information, call Kendra Gearld at 812-236-6016.
Volunteers are needed to take veterans in the community to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, or to one of their Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
Those interested are encouraged to contact Michael R. Holland, Clay County Veterans Service Office, at 448-9015.
Cub Scout Notice
Cub Scout Pack 45 meets regularly on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m., at the Family Worship Center, located on County Road 425 West.
For more information, call 448-2395.
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:
* Nov. 20 -- At the Posey Township Fire House.
The deadline for Thanksgiving Basket applications is Oct. 19.
Applications may be picked up and dropped off at the Brazil Housing Authority, Department of Child Services, Hamilton Center, or at schools.
For further information, call 448-8801.
Early voting for the 2012 election will begin in October.
The following is a list of times and dates for early voting, as provided by the Clay County Election Office:
* Through Oct. 26 (Monday through Friday), 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m.,
* Oct. 29-Nov. 2 (Monday through Friday), 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-6 p.m.,
* Saturday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and
* Monday, Nov. 5 (the last day for early voting), 8 a.m.-noon.
All early voting may take place at the Clay County Election Office, located on the second floor of the Clay County Courthouse (room 211).
Voter registration must be postmarked no later than Oct. 9, 2012. Online (at IndianaVoters.com) must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Oct. 9, 2012.
Absentee applications are due by Oct. 29, 2012.
Traveling Board applications are due by noon, Nov. 5, 2012.
The Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its monthly breakfast Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7-11 a.m.
The second Swing for a Cure Co-Ed Softball Tournament will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Saline City Softball Diamond.
If there are too many teams signed up, games will also be played Sunday, Oct. 14.
Cost is $125 per team.
Cost includes food, drinks, raffle items, T-shirts, and softball.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Relay For Life.
Call Molly Ascheman at 812-239-8126 or Megan Moore at 812-870-2053 for more information.
The event is sponsored by Schurick's Heating Softball Team and Bob and Barb Gillin Family.
The Clay County Community Foundation will sponsor its fifth Harvest Hoedown from 4:30-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the foundation.
The event will feature a Texas-style dinner from 4:30-7 p.m.
A silent auction will take place from 4:30-8 p.m.
Toni's Tumbling and Dance Studio will provide entertainment from 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Children's games will be provided by the YMCA of Clay County from 6-7 p.m. Cornhole games will also be available from 6-8 p.m.
The announcements of the 2012 grant recipients will be made from 7-7:30 p.m.
General admission to the event is $15, which includes cost of the meal. Children 12-under will be admitted for $5.
The Clay County Sheriff's Merit Board will conduct a special meeting Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Clay County Justice Center.
Low Vision Expo
The third Low Vision Expo, in honor of White Cane Day, will take place at the V.F.W. Post 1127, 303 S. Depot St., Brazil, Oct. 17.
The event, hosted by the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the WILL Center, will begin at 10:30 a.m., and is open to the public.
Several speakers will be on hand, including a mobility trainer, eye specialist, members of Easter Seals, local fire department officials and more.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call 442-5171 or 812-231-1384.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Brazil Public Library will celebrate Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m., by making a think pink bracelet.
Cost for the bracelet is $5.
Those interested in participating must pre-pay and pre-register for the craft event.
Space is limited.
For further information, call 448-1981.
The Indiana Blood Center will host two blood drives in Clay County throughout October.
The first event will take place from noon-3 p.m., Oct. 21, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Center Point.
The second drive will take place from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Oct. 26, at Clay City High School.
For more information, call 1-800-632-4722.
All are invited to the Brazil Public Library at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, to learn how to make Sourdough bread starters.
The bread starter may be used as gifts in starter form or baked and given as a loaf of bread.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Oct. 20.
For further information, call 448-1981.
The Lady Volunteers of Staunton will host a community dinner at the Staunton Community Center Friday, Oct. 26, from 4-7 p.m.
The meal will consist of ham and beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, desserts, coffee, tea and lemonade.
Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Clay County Humane Shelter will conduct its final shot clinic of the year Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1-4 p.m., at the Forest Park Pavilion.
All shots will be available and will cost $10, including rabies shots, for both cats and dogs.
In addition, shelter representatives said they would have spay-neuter vouchers at a cost of $20 each.
For additional information, call 446-5126.
Family Fun Night
The YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil, will host its annual Y Fall Family Fun Night Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4-6 p.m.
The event is designed to be a "fun and safe way for families to celebrate fall."
It is open to all children, teens and adults in the community.
Admission is one non-perishable food item (or $1 per person). The food item will be donated to local food pantries.
For more information, call 442-6761.
The Lady Volunteers of Staunton will host a Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 17, at the Staunton Community Center.
The event will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spaces are available to rent.
Food will be available at the event, including traveling tacos, hot dogs, desserts and drinks.
Those interested in renting a space or for more information should call Anita Ave at 448-3023.
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.