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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. Fridays, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24, June 7 & 21. Lunch meals require 24-hour notice.

GriefShare at Grand Avenue Baptist Church: Faith-based meeting for those grieving loved ones; focus on Jesus the true Healer of a broken heart, started Sunday, March 3, 13-week class on Sundays, each self-contained, not dependent on previous class. 4-6 p.m. Due to holidays a few classes will be on other days. Bring yourself, workbook provided. Enter back door, 2910 Grand Ave. Information: Cindy, 765-969-5143.

Henry County Homeschoolers, Inc. TEEN: Meets in 2019 for popup events and volunteer activities on various days/times throughout the year. Teens 13-college age are welcome to join. To join, email Missy Alexander Wallace at hchomeschoolers@icloud.com. No fees to join the live or online groups, including our closed Facebook group.

Henry County Child Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Free event for children and caregivers to meet and learn about different family-focused organizations. More than 20 community groups will set up booths and activities. 

Eagles No. 933 New Castle Karaoke: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fridays. Stars & Stripes Raffle: Saturdays. Open to public ages 21 and over. For April 13, the amount is $11,564. Gaming number 147395. Information: 529-1013.

Kiwanis Purse Giveaway: 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, VFW Post 1282, 205 N. 16th St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Salad plate, refreshments, door prizes. $20 a ticket ahead of time or $25 at the door. Over 50 purses available to win. All proceeds go toward the New Castle-Henry County Kiwanis Club Shoe Program. Information: Irene Hudelson: 407-791-8267 or any Kiwanis member.

New Castle Masonic Lodge No. 91 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Breakfast served, crafts for the kids and an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Lodge is at 251 W. State Road 38.

Free Community Breakfast on Good Friday: The people of First Presbyterian Church, 12th and Church streets, invite the community to attend breakfast at 9 a.m. on Good Friday, April 19. This is in acknowledgment of the gravity and the beauty of Passion Week. Whether you attend a mega-church in the city, or meet with a small handful of faithful believers, or do not attend church at all, this invitation is for you. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to help with planning correct amounts of food. Call the church office: 765-529 3703.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny: Community invited to free lunch with the Easter Bunny at Senior Living at Forest Ridge, 2800 Ridge Parkway, New Castle. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19. Bring cameras for photos. Information: 521-4740.

Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church Easter Presentation: Victor’s Crown, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, 1583 North County Road 300 West. Public welcome.

Easter events at Memorial Wesleyan Church: 2701 N. Memorial Drive, New Castle, Open family communion is 5-7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 19. Children’s Easter egg hunt is 11 a.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, April 20. Easter sunrise service is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21. There will be no Sunday school. There will be breakfast, followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. and no evening service.

Good Friday, Easter plans: First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Avenue, hosts a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19. The public is welcome and invited. Easter services on Sunday, April 21 are: Easter Open House Style Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., food served until 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt follows worship service on the church lawn. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be inside. All are welcome, invited and encouraged to attend.

City of New Castle Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Fieldhouse.

Little Blessings Free Community Lunch: 2-3:30 p.m. April 20, 1124 S. 18th St. Following the 1 p.m. city Easter egg hunt. Meal, free candy, giveaways. For information call Turning Point Church, 599-3000.

Spring Community Luncheon set at First Christian: The congregation of First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Avenue, New Castle, invites all of Henry County to spend time with their neighbors at a Spring Community Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24. Free food will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker New Castle High School Choral Director Matthew Hurst and the Girls Barbershop Quartet will perform musical selections. The time frame for the speaker and entertainment is 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. All are welcome and invited. For information, call the church office: 765-529-2403.

New Castle-Henry County Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, First United Methodist Church Basement, 1324 Church St. $5 all you can eat pancakes and sausage links. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis Children’s Shoe Program providing over 600 pairs of shoes in Henry County in 2018.

American Legion Post 137: Breakfast, second and fourth Saturdays each month, 8-10 a.m., $5 a plate to include biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk, & juice. 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.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 119 Park Ave., New Castle. Saturday services: 10 a.m. Bible study; 11:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Richard Byrd. Information: 529-8366.

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 Society & Museum: Now open for the season. New exhibit, Farming in Henry County: People to Plows. First Saturday of month free admission with hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last tour begins at noon, 606 S. 14th St. Information: 765-529-4028.

First Christian Church Lenten Bible Study Classes: began 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2000 Bundy Ave. “He Chose the Nails” by Max Lucado is the study material. Classes are free, five weeks. Three session times available in addition to the above starting session. Other dates and times program began: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14 and 9 a.m. Sunday, March 17. Public is invited. Call 765-529-2403 to register.

Earth Day F.U.N. Fest: celebrates 20th anniversary of the F.U.N. Playground and a 5K Bark in the Park, ceremonial tree planting, music, food and digging up a time capsule; 10 a.m. 5K dog walk, Saturday, April 27. Registration forms available on the city of New Castle web page. Check-in is 9:30 a.m. with the walk at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 for those who preregister and $20 on event day.

Safe at Home’s Domestic Violence Support Group: 5 p.m. every Thursday, Safe At Home Conference Room, 101 S. Main St., New Castle. In the lower level of the courthouse. Contact Katie Rowe or Shelby Hall with questions, 765-518-4120.

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. Holy week services: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 18, holy communion; Good Friday, 7 p.m., April 19; Vigil of Easter, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, April 20, holy communion; Easter Sunday April 21, 9:30 a.m. breakfast, Easter egg hunt 9:45 a.m. and worship 10:30 a.m. with holy communion.

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. Scheduled to meet 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays but call or email to make sure meeting on a particular week. Information: 765-529-5979; email: ncsouthsidenaz@sbcglobal.net or visit the website, NCSouthSideNaz.com.

CADIZ

Hwy. 38 Sales Cafe: outside rummage sale booths for rent in Cadiz Community building. Cadiz Area Food Pantry to open Highway 38 Sales Cafe 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, Friday-Saturday, May 3-4 of the annual Hwy. 38 sale. Breakfast of doughnuts, coffee and juice and lunch of walking tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, coney dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and cold drinks. Homemade bake sale items. Booths available outside for $10. Call Mark at 765-520-5165 or Shirley at 765-620-8271 for information. All proceeds go to Cadiz Area Food Pantry.

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.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Hagerstown Elementary School, breakfast hosted by Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority. All-you-can-eat breakfast is $3 per child, $5 per adult and includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk and juice. First 100 kids receive a free Easter basket. Sorority will also raffle Easter baskets valued between $70-$80 each. Tickets available for purchase at the breakfast. School is at 299 N. Sycamore St.

KNIGHTSTOWN

Academy Place Easter Egg Hunt: 340 N. Adams St., Saturday, April 13. Ages infant to age 6 will take part from 10-10:45 a.m.; ages 7-12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Easter Bunny on hand to meet and greet. Those who find golden eggs receive grand prizes.

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.

SPICELAND

Montgomery’s Steakhouse: Karaoke every Friday with Mojo Mike, 5800 South Ind. 3. Information: 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.

STRAUGHN

Tri Bazaar and Easter Egg Hunt: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, bazaar with Easter egg hunt 10-11 a.m. at Tri High School, 6927 S. Ind. 103. Bazaar features crafts, food items and other things to see and do.

HWY 38 SALE

All along Hwy 38 in Henry County and beyond east and west, Friday-Saturday, May 3-4.

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