The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times:
Retired Teachers Meeting
The Clay Community Retired Teachers Association will conduct its fall meeting Oct. 25, at the Harmony Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m., with a chili supper.
Chili, crackers, a relish tray, condiments and drinks will be provided.
Following the meal, the Melody Makers, under the direction of Jerry Morgan, will provide entertainment.
There will be an informational meeting with updates of bills for the legislature concerning teachers and other pertinent news.
There will also be a raffle for those in attendance.
All Clay community retired teachers are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Associates of the Brazil City Garage will conduct leaf pickup throughout November and into December.
The following is the schedule for leaf pickup:
* Nov. 5-9 -- Southwest section of the city will be picked up,
* Nov. 13-16 -- Southeast section of the city will be picked up,
* Nov. 19-21 -- Additional piles will be picked up,
* Nov. 26-30 -- Northeast section of the city will be picked up, and
* Dec. 3-7 -- Northwest section of the city will be picked up.
For additional information, call 448-8501.
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 payout 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. 30.
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 Tammy Bond 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 Fontanet Action Community Team (F.A.C.T.) will host a breakfast Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Fontanet Community Center.
The breakfast is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m.
For more information, call 812-877-3572.
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.
On Sunday, the Brazil Church of the Nazarene, 1001 E. National Ave., Brazil, will host the Ball Brothers and Graybeard.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Freewill offerings will be accepted.
The concert event is a combined effort between the Brazil Church of the Nazarene and the Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church.
For additional information, log on to theballbrothers.com.
The Clay County Health Board will conduct a meeting Monday, Oct. 22, at noon, in the health office, 1214 E. National Ave., STE B 110, in the lower level of the St. Vincent Medical Office Building.
Chamber To Meet
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its monthly meeting at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The meeting will take place at the Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil.
The featured speaker for October will be Jenny Strole with Terre Haute Youth League.
The league's mission is to develop and motivate young professionals to become more engaged in their community.
Those wishing to attend the meeting should RSVP to Molly Tipton by calling 448-8457 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Board Of Works To Meet
The Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a meeting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.
General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
Council To Meet
The Brazil Common Council will conduct a meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.
General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
The Clay County Democrat Party will host a "Block Party," Thursday, Oct. 25, on the eastside of the Clay County Courthouse.
The street will be blocked off and there will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks for those in attendance.
There will be entertainment and drawings from donations.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Trunk Or Treat
Monday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m., the United Church of Christ and other community members will be having a Trunk or Treat in Clay City. Trunks full of treats will be set up in the Ford lot. Hot dogs, drinks and popcorn will be served on 7th Street. The R.E.I.N. Library will be open for children to make crafts.
Serving On The Streets (S.O.S.) will host a Trunk or Treat event Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Forest Park Pavilion.
The organization is welcoming donations of goodies for the event.
Those interested in donating are asked to bring wrapped candy, treats, toys or favors to the Wednesday, Oct. 24, Rotary Club of Brazil luncheon. The luncheons take place at the Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil.
A Veteran's Expo will take place Oct. 25, from 2-6 p.m., at the Brazil National Guard Armory. Veteran's resources will be available such as employment opportunities, medical information, education assistance and V.A. information. There is no charge for admission, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Damion Brown at 812-242-6472.
On Thursday, Oct. 25, youth ages 7-under are invited to The Brazil Public Library to make a pink beaded ribbon to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The craft event is free and open to the public.
For more 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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will conduct a free open house Nov. 1, at 8:30 a.m., at the YMCA of Clay County.
All males and females are welcome.
The Clay County Bereavement Support Group will conduct a meeting for anyone, no matter where they are in their grief journey, Monday, Nov. 5, from 10-11:30 a.m.
The meeting will take place at Grace Chapel, 2104 W. United States 40, Brazil.
The VNA Hospice of the Wabash Valley and French Family are co-sponsoring the meeting.
For further information, call 446-2206.
Parent Support Meeting
The Clay County Parent Bereavement Support Group will conduct a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Grace Chapel, 2104 W. United States 40, Brazil.
VNA Hospice of the Wabash Valley and the French Family are co-sponsoring the meeting.
For further information, call 446-2206.
The Cory Zion Church will have its 27th annual Turkey Supper Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 4 p.m., and concluding at 8 p.m.
The cost of the dinner is a freewill offering.
There will be a delivery service available for the Cory, Clay City, Center Point, Saline City and Riley areas.
Anyone wanting this service should call the church at 812-864-2720.
The church is located three miles south of Cory from State Road 46 or three miles west of State Road 59.
Everyone is invited to attend the event.
Van Buren Elementary School will host a Veteran's Day program Monday, Nov. 12, at the high school.
Veterans who have served in any branch of the United States Armed forces are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will feature the Jackson Township Community Band.
The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Veterans and spouses are invited from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for a luncheon.
Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Van Buren Elementary at 448-1362 by Oct. 26.
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.