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October 1, 2014

St. Anthony’s Haiti Fundraiser

The Haitian Ministry of St. Anthony Parish, Morris, is sponsoring its eighth annual family fun night that includes a silent auction, a family dance and a free will soup and salad dinner Saturday, October 11, at the church’s Schad Hall from 5 to 11 PM. Every cent of the money raised will go toward helping the people of Gandou, Haiti, perhaps the poorest community of its size in the Western Hemisphere. Articles to be auctioned include a bit of everything, gift certificates, baskets, tickets to sporting events, artistic crafts, toys and much more. The best soup of the evening, as selected by popular vote, will receive a prize. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a crock pot full of their favorite soup and join in the competition. Anyone wanting more information about the Gandou Ministry or the silent auction is welcome to attend its next general meeting in the basement of St. Anthony’s Schad Hall Wednesday, October 8, at 6:30 PM. They can also visit www.gandouministry.com.

Start: October 1, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: St. Anthony Church
4781 Church Rd, Batesville, IN, 47006, United States

October 4, 2014

Harvest Bicycle Boogie 2014

THE AUTUMN HARVEST RIDE AWAITS! The scenery is spectacular…Bartholomew & Brown counties as only the locals get to enjoy them. Boogie west through greater autumn colored sites like Pikes Peak, Bellsville, around Harrison Lake, Youth Camp winding through Mill Race Park, touring through the City of Columbus or boogie east through harvest country to Simmons Winery & Brewery for some tasty drink.

THREE HARVEST OFFERINGS! Choose from our leisurely 12 mile Family Boogie scenic tour that meanders along the Columbus People Trail System or for the more adventurous, we offer the invigorating 30 mile tour that takes you on a scenic tour of Columbus & Bartholomew County stopping at Simmons Winery for some Brew & Wine tasting. Our ultimate 55 mile Harvest Tour has more thrills than a day at the amusement park! You will ride through the hills of Bartholomew & Brown Counties stopping at the famous Story Inn. You may need lunch to get your energy refreshed to boogie back. The courses are all designed with your safe cycling in mind.

START/FINISH! Your Harvest Boogie adventure begins and ends at the Columbus Learning Center on the Campus of IUPUC. Registration is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & riders may start any time after registering.

BOOGIE ENERGY FOOD! We’ll start your day with a pipin’ hot cup of coffee & a Danish courtesy of Starbucks. There will be fruit, granola bars, homemade cookies& much more plus there may be other energy boosters as well. We’ll surprise you!

PERKY HARVEST BOOGIE VOLUNTEERS! Our volunteers go out of their way to provide a wonderful riding experience for you with great food/drinks at our SAG stops, well- marked routes, & emergency SAG service.

HARVEST BOOGIE WITH A PURPOSE! Proceeds from the Harvest Ride will go to the IUPUC Alumni Association Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing an IU or Purdue University degree at IUPUC.



Cindy Felsten – 812-375-7531

Sue Gerber – 812-375-7532

E-mail – alumni@iupuc.edu


Date: October 4, 2014
Venue: IUPUC
Phone: 812-348-7311
4601 Central Avenue, Columbus, IN, 47203, United States

Billie Marlin Memorial Dog Day

Saturday October 4th 2014

At the Bartholomew Co. 4 H Fair Grounds Benefiting
The Bartholomew Co. Humane Society
Walk Registration begins at 9:00 am
Registration $25. Participants receive a T-shirt & Doggie Bag. Fee waived for pledges collected of $100. Pledge Sheets can be picked up at The Humane Society,
Athens Animal Clinic, Bob Evans Restaurant
Need more info? Contact Humane Society 372-6063
Prize awarded for most pledge money collected is one night stay at Hotel Indigo
Features of this year’s event

Silent Auction
Don’t be out Bid – Bid high, Bid often

Pet Contests
The best dog kisser; the best dog talent; best costume
biggest; littlest; owner look-a-like
Wonderful booths set up by local merchants

Food & Drinks

This event would not be possible without the help of
The Billie Marlin Dog Day Committee, Athens Animal Clinic,
Bob Evans Restaurant, Circle K & Hotel Indigo

Date: October 4, 2014
Venue: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Walk for Melissa


Start: October 4, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Hope Town Square
Phone: 812-546-4063
Hope, IN, 47201, United States

German Township Vol. Fire Dept. Fish Fry

Fish Fry

11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Fish $5.00 – Tenderloin $4.50 — Chicken Tenders (3)  $3.50 — Hot Dog $1.50 — 6 piece fish box $15.00 All sides $1.50 Drinks $1.00

Start: October 4, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Taylorsville Fire Station
Phone: 812-526-5858
9428 Main St., Taylorsville, IN, 47280, United States
Cost: Free

Margarita Ride

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Start: October 4, 2014 12:30 pm
End: October 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Donner Park
739 22nd St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Peach for Paws – Wine for a Cause

A special open house event, “Peach for Paws – Wine for a Cause,” celebrating the release of Brown County Winery’s new Peach Wine. The Brown County Winery will be donating 10% of all sales of the peach wine to the Brown County Humane Society to support their programs.

The event will take place at the Brown County Winery on October 4, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Visitors can enjoy wine samples, games, music, and treats and the Humane Society will have adoptable dogs to visit. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to all ages. The Brown County Winery is located at 4520 State Road 46 East in Nashville, Indiana. People are encouraged to also visit the shelter before or after stopping at the winery. It’s just down the road at 128 South State Road 135 in Nashville. The shelter is open from 12:00 – 5:00 that day.

Start: October 4, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Brown County Winery
Phone: 812-988-6144
4520 State Road 46, Nashville, IN, 47448, United States
Cost: Free

October 6, 2014 – October 10, 2014

32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair

32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair
Date Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time 9:00 am – 7:00 pm EDT
Where Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington, IN 47403
Presenter Monroe County Chapter
Contact June Taylor
Cost $10 opening day only
Ticket Phone 812-332-7292
Communities Statewide
Notes 32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair   October 2 – 7, 2014Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West Phone: 812-332-7292 Admission: Free, except for opening day.

The 32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair will be held October 2 – 7, 2014 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West. There will be 100,000 gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, cassettes, records, games, puzzles, maps, sheet music, and many other items for sale at very reasonable prices.

Opening day admission is $10, but the rest of the week’s attendance is free. Please call to receive a Book Fair bookmark with dates, times (vary from day to day) and specials listed. All proceeds from the Book Fair benefit Red Cross disaster relief, service to military families, and emergency preparedness services in Monroe and Owen Counties.

Thurs., Oct. 2, 9 am -7 pm OPENING DAY! $10 admission for best selection of books & media.

Friday, Oct. 3: 9 am – 7 pm: No admission charge. 4th annual food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank – bring non-perishable food and you’ll receive a “book buck,” good for $1 off book and media purchases.

Saturday, Oct. 4: 9 am – 6 pm : 4th annual food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank – bring non-perishable food and you’ll receive a book buck, good for $1 off book and media purchases.

Sunday, Oct. 5: 9 am – 6 pm: Half-price day & Military Family Appreciation Day – Military families present ID and get free goodie bags for your children!

Monday, Oct. 6: 9 am – 6 pm: $10 bag-it day – we furnish the bag or bring your own of comparable size. You can fit at least two dozen books in a grocery bag – all for ten bucks.

Tuesday, Oct. 7: 9 am – 12 pm Community Day; Books & media left are free. Donations are encouraged.

Contact us at (812) 332-7292 or www.redcross.org/in/bloomington for more information or to volunteer for this event.

Start: October 6, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West
Phone: 812-332-7292
5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington, IN, 47403, United States
Cost: 10.00 opening day only

October 9, 2014

FFA Pork Chop Dinner Fundraiser

Emma Grace Findley is 13 years old, a Franklin Middle School student who has terminal brain cancer.  Her grandparents are Kevin and Suzanne Findley of Findley Auctioneers.  We are having a Pork Chop Dinner on October 9 from 5-8:00 the cost is $14.95 and all the profits will go to offset medical costs for the family.  We will have live entertainment, we have carry outs and kids meals.  We ask reservations at 812-878-4570. 

Start: October 9, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 9, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Indiana FFA Leadership Center
Phone: 317-878-4570
6595 S. 125 W, Trafalgar, IN, 46181, United States
Cost: $14.95

October 10, 2014

Gospel Sing


There will be a dinner and gospel sing sponsored by Columbus First Church of the Nazarene on Friday Oct. 10th from 5-9pm. This will be a free will offering dinner of chicken and noodles, green beans, mashed potatoes with homemade dinner rolls/dessert.  This will be a come and go event to be held at Strawberry Field Mercantile on the square in Hope.  The purpose is to raise funds for 3 ministries of the church, Above the Rim which is a youth outreach program on Monday nights, Columbus Behavioral Center an outreach program to youth residing at CBC that provides a banquet and worship service and Sweet Dreams Ministries which designs and sews pillowcases for the children at CBC and is expanding to include other facilities /organizations.  So come in, make a free will donation and have a wonderful dinner while enjoying local talent.

Start: October 10, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Hope Town Square
Phone: 812-546-4063
Hope, IN, 47201, United States
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