Stockings for Soldiers: Available through Tuesday, Dec. 1, pick up Christmas stockings to decorate and fill with Christmas cheer for overseas soldiers. Return by Friday, Dec. 4 and they will be shipped. Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, New Castle location, 3406 S. Memorial Drive and Knightstown, 7355 S. State Road 109, Knightstown.

Wilbur Wright Birthplace Christmas Walk: 5-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5. Some 50 decorated trees to enjoy viewing free. Donations welcome to help support the museum complex. Will offer chicken and vegetable soup dinner with dessert and drink for $5. Museum and birthplace also open free to enjoy. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for the children. Gov. Holcomb’s recommendations for COVID safety apply.

Second Harvest Food Bank Giveaway of food: 10 a.m. every other Tuesday. First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. Next dates there: Dec. 8 and 22. Visit or call 765-287-8698 Ext. 119 for information.

Henry County Art Center: open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 218 S. 15th St., New Castle. Masks required. Information: 529-2634.

Eagles No. 933 New Castle: Noon-8 p.m. Sundays; noon-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday – Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Kitchen open 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Must be 21 to be in building for any event.

New Castle No. 91 Masonic Lodge: Monthly meetings are always first Monday each month, 7 p.m. with a meal provided at 6 p.m.

Christmas Walk at Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House: 400 S. Railroad St., Shirley, at least 20 decorated trees and all rooms decorated, is free to the public. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s safety recommendations will be in place with masks required, temperatures taken and social distancing ahead. Dates and times are weekends of Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 4-5 and 11-12. Carry-out meals available. First weekend a full chicken and noodles meal, dessert and drink, $12; second weekend vegetable soup or chili, pulled pork or sloppy joe sandwich, dessert and drink for $10.

Call out: Deadline for women to submit stories about how they plan to hit the life RESTART button in 2021 is by 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. These are for consideration to appear in the winter issue of her magazine for women. For information or to submit: contact Donna, phone, 765-575-4657 or email, dcronk@

To list a public event or reunion free contact Donna Cronk: email: dcronk@the; phone: 765-575-4657.