May 3, 2014
The tenth annual Garden celebration, sponsored by the Johnson County Garden Club and Purdue Master Gardeners, will be held at Scott Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The theme is the Language of Flowers. There will be a tree giveaway; first come, first serve, as well as speakers throughout the day. In addition to plant and garden related vendors, there will be food items as well. Admission is $2.00 at the door OR the equivalent of non-perishable food items for the local food pantry.
April 14, 2014
FLEECED – SPEAKING Out AGAINST SENIOR FINANCIAL ABUSE is a documentary produced in cooperation between WFYI Public Media and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. This program reveals what can happen to older adults when their trust is undermined by con artists, unscrupulous sales people and risky financial investments. The program also reveals how older Americans are fighting back and becoming powerful advocates for reform.
In observance of Money Smart Week, The Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition invites the public to attend a FREE showing of Fleeced on:
MONDAY, APRIL 14
328 JACKSON STREET, COLUMBUS
A panel of experts representing state and local legal, medical, and senior organizations will lead a discussion on this critical issue immediately following the showing of the film.
Free Concessions Available!
Free adult care provided by Just Friends to caregivers of older adults who would like to attend this event. Call 812-372-6415 to pre-register for the adult care.
April 9, 2014
April 5, 2014
The students at CSA Fodrea Elementary have taken it upon themselves to raise money and awareness for the Humane Society of Columbus, Indiana. This walk is the student’s way of giving back to our community’s Human Society. We are raising money to help the Humane Society build their new facilities and care for our community’s pets.
For event details, registration information and more, visit their website, http://laner0.wix.com/paws4acause
March 28, 2014
During March Disability Awareness Month, a Disability Awareness Shabbat will inform the new members of the Congregation Beth Shalom, in Indianapolis, on the importance of inclusion and acceptance.
The Shabbat will feature guest speaker Ric Edwards, director of safety and ADA compliance at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and will conclude with a reception.
Presenter Ric Edwards, director of safety and ADA compliance at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will share stories from his personal experience on the importance of disability awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Rabbi Stanley Halpern, who leads the new member Shabbat, was active in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has a passion for educating the younger generation on the struggles people with disabilities have faced to achieve the rights they have now.
March 19, 2014
Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District (BCSWMD) reserves the last two Wednesday’s in March for free Senior Loading of mulch or compost. Senior citizens of Bartholomew County are welcome to stop by the District office for a pick-up truck size load of mulch or compost free of charge.
This year’s event will occur on Wednesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 26th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. As always residents are welcome to self-load mulch or compost any time throughout the year during BCSWMD normal operational hours; Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For more details contact BCSWMD at 812-376-2614 or visit our website at www.bcswmd.com.