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OUT ABOUT FAITH

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 meal reservations. Mah-Jong noon-2 p.m. first and fourth Mondays. Music 6-8 p.m. Friday: Dec. 14.

Downtown New Castle Christmas Walk: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, throughout downtown New Castle, vendors, booths, live music, horse-carriage rides, Santa Claus, luminaries, children’s activities, shopping, food. Vendors can register online at: www.nchcchamber.com or call 529-5210.

Foster Grandparent Program Christmas Candlelight Home Tour: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, tickets to see any or all of the five stops on the tour is $10 to include all. Tickets available at Every Good Thing, from Foster Grandparents, Interlocal Community Action Program, Sherry’s Flowers and Gifts, Weiland’s Flowers.

Cookie Walk: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, First United Methodist Church, 14th and Church Sts. downtown, fill a box for $4, $6 or $8. Cookies, mini-bazaar, cookbooks and lots of other gifts. Proceeds used for mission projects locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. An annual project of United Methodist Women.

A Jazz Christmas at The Sanctuary: A wonderland of carols will be featured at “A Jazz Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at The Sanctuary of New Castle, 2208 Broad St. It is asked that every guest bring an unwrapped gift to bless the community during this Christmas season. For information call 529-1925.

Blues Christmas Concert: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Ave. Features the local Christian band, Eversong, with special guests, singer Alicia Jackson and Indiana Blues Hall of Famer, Governor Davis. Playing holiday classics and new favorites. Santa will attend and be available for pictures afterward. There is no admission charge but guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the First Christian Church food basket ministry. Refreshments available after the concert. Public invited. Call 765-529-2403 for information or visit www.firstchristiannewcastle.org.

Carols and Candlelight Community Christmas Eve Service: 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, First United Methodist Church; bringing together those who would like to sing in a choir made up of many churches to celebrate the birth of Jesus. One-time rehearsal at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at the church. Lunch provided; end rehearsal at 1:30 p.m. Information. Shannon Harter: 529-0105.

Karaoke: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fridays; Saturdays: Stars & Stripes Raffle, guests 21 and over welcome to participate. Eagles 933. Information: 529-1013.

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

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: 900 Riley Road, New Castle, Sunday service 10:30 a.m. Phone 765-529-4326.

First Presbyterian Church: corner of Church and 12th Streets; “Traditional Worship Done Well,” all are welcome. Rev. Rod Smith, CRE Pastor. 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service, 1202 Church St. Phone: 765-529-3703 (church); 317-694-8669 (cell).

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 on first Saturday each month with extended hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum After Hours: Christmas at the DAR Museum, doors open 6:30 p.m.; show begins 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13. RSVP: HenryCountyHistoricalSocietey@gmail.com or 529-4028 for refreshment count. Free and open to the public.

Henry County Historical Society Christmas Tea: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. At 1:15 p.m. program is Gary Randolph, storyteller; 2:30-3 p.m.: Chords of Friendship performance; 3:15-3:45 p.m.: music students of Deidre Taylor. Festive refreshments; no charge. All are welcome.

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.

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 School 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m., Rev. Matt Masko. 535 S. 14th St.

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. Meets 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. Information: 765-529-5979; email: ncsouthsidenaz@sbcglobal.net or visit the website, NCSouthSideNaz.com.

DUNREITH

Dunreith Christian Church: 303 West First St., pastor David A. Drake. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. with an active Children’s Church. Dress code is casual; ramp for easy access; an independent Christian church with a healthy prayer ministry. Everyone who needs a loving church family home is welcome.

HAGERSTOWN

Wilbur Wright Birthplace: 1525 N County Road 750 East, Hagerstown. Facility available for private rental or tours. Friend on Facebook. Phone: 765-332-2495 or email: wilbur@nltc.net. Website: www.wwbirthplace.com. Free tours also available by appointment; 1525 North County Road 750 East, Hagerstown. Information: 765-332-2495.

KNIGHTSTOWN

Bethel Presbyterian Church, 112 S Franklin St: presents a traditional Candlelight Service of Carols and Christmas Scriptures at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. The public is welcome.

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.

LEWISVILLE

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

Ebenezer Presbyterian Church: 7495 E. County Road 1200 N, Lewisville. Services at Ebenezer are 9 a.m. worship and 10 a.m. Sunday school. Pastor: Alan McCraine.

MIDDLETOWN

Christmas Cookie & Candy Walk: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, Sixth Street Christian Church, 146 N. Sixth St. Choose from tables full of cookies and candies sold by the box of gift container in various sizes, $3 to $7. Christmas crafts and homemade gifts will also be available for sale.

SHIRLEY

Octagon House Annual Christmas Tree Walk and Dinners: 4-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 400 S. Railroad St. About 25 Christmas trees lavishly decorated throughout the antiques-furnished unique farmhouse. Other holiday displays featured throughout as well. Free tours, donations appreciated for upkeep of the landmark. Homemade vegetable soup or chili, sandwich, beverage and homemade dessert, $10; kids’ meals available at a discount. Just show up; seating for the meals throughout the farmhouse at adorned tables.

SPICELAND

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.

To update, remove or add items to Out About & Faith, contact Donna Cronk at dcronk@thecouriertimes.com or call 765-575-4657.