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Freedom From Smoking class set: Henry Community Health is sponsoring a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking class at 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Aug. 14 at HCH Northfield Park Education Center. The program has helped thousands of smokers quit for good. For information or to register, call Melissa at 599-3193.

Blood drive planned at hospital: A blood drive is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at Henry Community Health on the main campus in hospital conference rooms. Donors are urged to have a light snack before donating and / or feel free to have the provided juice and cookies. They are asked not to fast and to be sure and bring a photo ID. Appointments can be made at donorpoint.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

First Christian to host benefit concert for the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center: 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Avenue. No admission charged. A freewill offering for Henry County Pregnancy Care Center will be taken. Refreshments available. Eversong, a Christian rock band based in New Castle performs. The band was formed in 2018. This is the group’s debut performance. The band plays original songs that are biblically based and gleaned from personal experiences. Music is classic-rock inspired with elements of blues, sixties and alternative music. Band members are Marty Weaver, keyboards; Greg Guffey, bass and vocals; Dean Clark from Yorktown on drums; Scott Warnes, guitar and vocals; Andy Hood, guitar and vocals.

Block party planned: Turning Point Life Center is hosting a block party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The site is located across Baker Park beside the skate park. There will be bounce houses, a game truck, snow cones, pizza, popcorn, games, face painting, door prizes very 15 minutes, and a car raffle. A free washer and dryer will be awarded as well. The drawing for the car will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at Bundy Auditorium. Only two entries per person; one entry on Saturday and one on Sunday. Persons must be present to win all prizes.

Car Show at Glen Oaks Health Campus: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Free lunch, music by DJ Travis, $10 car registration fee, spectators free, proceeds benefit God’s Grain Bin. Prizes awarded for car show at 1:30 p.m. Information and registration: 529-5796.

New Castle-Henry County Public Library Friends of the Library Book Sale: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 376 S. 15th St.

Henry County Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays in parking lot on the corner of Main and Race Streets. Rain or shine.

Karaoke: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays, Eagles 933. Information: 529-1013. Saturdays: Stars & Stripes Raffle; guests 21 and over permitted to participate. Aug. 12: Eagles annual golf outing. Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Eagles Labor Day Weekend Rummage Sale & Flea Market.

American Legion Post 137: 419 New York Ave. Information: 521-8374.

A Mourning Walk: Henry County YMCA, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, entrance to the Wilbur Wright Trail. Casual walk for anyone of any age who has experienced a loss. Information: Wanda Jones, Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 765-529-7100.

Henry County Senior Center: 108 S. Main St. 521-7414. Tuesday and Thursday free classes, Tai-chi, 9:30 a.m., Chair and TheraBand exercise, 10 a.m., Angie’s class 10:30 a.m. Lunch daily, 11:30 a.m. age 60 plus, must have 24-hour-advance reservation for meals. Mah-Jong noon-2 p.m. first and fourth Mondays. Still need people interested in playing. Music 6-8 p.m. Fridays: Aug. 10 and 24 and Sept. 7 and 21.

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame: 408 Trojan Lane. Interactive exhibits; collection of Indiana basketball memorabilia, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Admission charged. Information: 529-1891 or visit hoopshall.com.

Park Place Community Church: 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 900 Riley Rd., God’s Word straight from the Bible. Phone 765-529-4326.

New Castle VFW Post 1282 Breakfasts: 9-10:30 a.m. first, third Saturdays monthly. Meal $4; open to public. Biscuits and gravy, hash browns, scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, beverages, 205 N. 16th St. Information: 521-3354. Karaoke 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Henry County Historical Museum Genealogy Library: 606 S. 14th St. Museum tours/ local history/ genealogy research. Information: 529-4028; email henrycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Exhibit: School Days: Then and Now: The Schools of Henry County. Visit online: www.henrycountyhs.org. Free-admission day is the first Saturday each month with extended hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is also a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Commemorative Partner. All veterans and families are welcome at the first thank-you from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. All veterans and families are welcome to come and enjoy a sweet treat. Also, because this is a Blue Star Museum, free admission is offered active military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

Pickle Ball Association: free open play, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and Sundays, weather permitting. All ages. Baker Park courts. Information: Bill Maple, 765-524-1111.

Brianna’s Hope: Faith-based help for those with drug or alcohol addictions; meal 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, The Place, 206 S. 21st St. Just show up.

Shuffleboard: 1 p.m. every Monday, weather permitting. Baker Park court. Information: Nancy Paul, 520-8229.

Two-Town Theater Co.: Information: Dick Willis, 765-465-1244 or email him at: rmwillis@bsu.edu or twotowntheater@gmail.com.

Henry County Art Center: Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 529-2634, 218 S. 15th St.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m., Rev. Matt Masko. 535 S. 14th St.

Free Bluegrass at Baker Park: 6-9 p.m. every Monday to Oct. 8, Shelter House No. 1. Information: Bruce Roberts, 765-686-0056.

Grandparents & Grandchildren’s Support Group: fellowship hall of Southside Church of the Nazarene, 2805 S. 14th St., New Castle. Separate programs for adults, teens, children. Grandchildren welcome. Grandparents remain in fellowship hall and teens and children meet in gym and other places in the facility. Emphasis on sharing successes, honoring efforts, enjoying laughter and helpful resources. Will meets 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays each month. New organization. Information: 765-529-5979 or email: ncsouthsidenaz@sbcglobal.net or visit the website, NCSouthSideNaz.com. Everyone welcome.


Lions Club Jubilee Festival: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 17-18, downtown. Opens 4 p.m. Friday, Aug 17 on South Plum Street. Hagerstown High School Marching Band performs 5 p.m., Cross Connection Gospel Singers perform at 7 p.m. Car show 5:30 p.m. On Saturday: parade leaves Hagerstown High School parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Bed races south of stage on South Plum St. Kids Zone is 11 a.m. t 4 p.m. and more throughout the day with crowning ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. and tractor pull at 4 p.m. Follow Nettle Creek Lions Club on Facebook. 


Bethel Presbyterian Church: Sunday Service 11:30 a.m. Pastor Rev. Alan McCraine, 112 S. Franklin St.

Faith Chapel Independent Baptist Church: Sunday school: 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday prayer meeting: 7 p.m. 359 E. Morgan St. Pastor: Brother Eric Boling, 765-215-8103. Hosting award-winning Southern Gospel family trio, The Taylors from North Carolina, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.


First Presbyterian Church: Lewisville, U.S. Hwy 40, 10 a.m. Sundays, Pastor Alan McCraine. The public is welcome. Church is a block east of the stoplight. Public is welcome.

Worship at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church: County Line Rd 1200 N, Lewisville. 9 a.m. worship, 10 a.m., Sunday School, Pastor Alan McCraine. See Facebook, for events and directions.


Middletown Historical Society’s 14th Annual Cruise In: Dietrich Park, 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Registration $12. Goody bags and dash plaques for each entry. Trophies are presented in 24 categories and this year “Best in Show” will also receive a $100 cash prize. Car registration begins at 3 p.m. and judging will start at 5. Numerous food vendors, canned 50’s music, and live music at 5 p.m. from popular rock band “Reminisce.” Large 50/50 game and many door prizes. Rain date Aug. 25. Come one, come all for a blast of an evening. For more information, please call Steve Holmes at (765) 354-2946 or dashmax@aol.com.


Wilbur Wright Birthplace: 1525 N County Road 750 East, Hagerstown. Open through Oct. 31. Facility available for private rental or tours. Friend on Facebook. Phone: 765-332-2495 or email: wilbur@nltc.net. Website: www.wwbirthplace.com.


Mooreland Fair Week: Numerous activities and exhibits through Saturday, Aug. 11.

Witness Quarter performing Friday at Mooreland: Witness Quartet returns to the Mooreland Free Fair this week for the Friday Night Gospel Sing, scheduled 7:15 p.m. in the Entertainment Building. The four-part harmony group was here in 2011 and is back by popular demand. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken.


Montgomery’s Steakhouse: Karaoke every Friday with Mojo Mike, 5800 South Ind. 3. Phone: 765-987-8000, Montgomeryssteakhouse.com.

United Methodist Church in Spiceland Bargain Store: open 9-11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, open to the public, basement of the church, corner of Second and Maple Streets. Everything in the store is 25 cents each. Information: Lynn Richardson, 529-3234.

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