Community calendar for the week of July 21

Appointment for bereaved parents

The local chapter of the Gathering of Compassionate Friends will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St.

Compassionate Friends is a national organization for families who have experienced the death of a child. The meetings are informal, informative and cover many issues regarding the grieving journey.

All family members are welcome to attend. The meeting is open to everyone, whatever the cause of death, the circumstances or the age of the child.

For more information, call Bob or Chris Kirlin at 812-720-0222.

New interfaith gathering to start this week

All are welcome to an interfaith and interfaith devotional gathering at Schultz House, 1963 Greasy Creek Road, Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. The theme will be “unity”.

The meeting can take place outside if weather permits, or inside the open concept home if required.

Light refreshments, water and tea will be served. Participants are asked to bring a favorite prayer, an open heart and a chair.

For more information, call Jim Schultz at 812-988-7485.

Dementia training session will be virtual in July

Thrive Alliance will be offering a virtual information session for anyone interested in learning how to become a “Dementia Friend” and what they can do to make their community more dementia friendly.

Shelby Eggers of Thrive Alliance will lead the session via Zoom on Thursday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no charge, but registration is required. Register at

The link is also available at / blog.

One in nine people over 65 have dementia, and about half of people over 85 have some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information on Dementia Friendly America, call Thrive Alliance at 812-372-6918, ext. 2764 or by e-mail [email protected]

The annual free shopping event returns this month

The annual back-to-school event, On the Road Again, will be held at the Brown County High School Larry C. Banks Memorial Gymnasium, 235 Schoolhouse Lane, on Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is organized by the grace of God. Customers are given a shopping list at the door. Children may receive lightly worn outfits, new coats, underwear and socks, a new pair of athletic shoes, pajamas and a bag of personal hygiene items.

Licensed professionals are also on hand to perform haircuts. Personal buyers are there to guide buyers in their choices, find the right sizes and transport the selected items.

There is no charge to participate. For more information, call 812-988-9764 or visit

The Brown County Fair is happening in person this month

The Brown County Fair will be held in person the week of July 25 at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Carnival and commercial activities are planned, as well as 4-H and Open Class exhibitions, food stalls, grandstand events, queen and junior royalty contests, baby contest and special events like Farm and Fun. Day. See more information on pages A8 and B1 of this week’s journal.

Free legal aid telephone clinic scheduled for this week

Legal Aid will host a free legal services phone clinic on Tuesday, July 27 for low-income residents of eight counties in Indiana, including Brown County.

The clinic will be from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Callers can expect a 10-minute telephone consultation during which legal professionals will answer general questions and offer legal information.

People wishing to consult must register by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on July 27 between noon and 1:30 p.m. A volunteer lawyer will call those registered between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Back-to-school event at the church

BEAN BLOSSOM – Faith Full Gospel Church, 6881 State Road 135 North, will host its second annual Back to School Party on Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be backpacks full of school supplies, bouncy house, face paint, dunk tank, cornhole games, pony rides, resource table, fellowship, food drinks and more again. The event is free and open to everyone.

If you are unable to attend but would like to collect a backpack, call Amanda at 812-322-7688.

Community day welcoming the local church

The New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North, will be hosting a Community Day on Saturday August 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome for free food, games, bounce houses, music, freebies, companionship and more. Free haircuts will be offered to children.

For more information, call 812-988-6543 or visit

Many activities programmed at the goat farm

BELMONT – The Goat Conspiracy, 6022 Kent Road, will be hosting a soap making workshop on Sunday August 8 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants will be able to make a batch of soap, leave with five bars, and taste goat cheese. Those interested can also visit the farm and meet some goats. The cost is $ 80 and registration is required.

Goat farm visits are ongoing and can be scheduled at mutual convenience. The cost is $ 10 per person, $ 5 for children under 12 with a minimum of $ 35. Tours last approximately one hour and must be scheduled in advance.

Contact chè[email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

The community development group meets monthly

HELMSBURG – Helmsburg Community Development is a non-profit group working on the redevelopment of Helmsburg. The group aims to improve infrastructure, revitalize businesses in the region and welcome new homes and families.

The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Brown County Community Church, 2370 W. Main St. in Helmsburg. The next meeting is August 11.

For more information and updates, follow the “Helmsburg Community Development” Facebook page.

Jeep, motorcycle rally to help firefighters

The Brown County Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Red Line Ride fundraiser on Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. On the 20th anniversary of September 11, the local fire department will honor those who lost their lives in the attack with a fundraiser.

The route will begin at House of Thunder, 4413 State Road 46 East, and will pass through Solsberry, Tulip Trestle, Bedford and Story. The event will end with food and music.

The cost is $ 25 per person and includes a meal ticket. All proceeds will go to the Brown County Volunteer Fire Department. Register by Friday July 30 for a free commemorative shirt.

For more information and to register, visit

Meeting at the history center in August

The Sturgeon Reunion will be held at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., on Saturday, August 14.

The rally begins at 9:30 a.m. with a future reunion planning meeting. There will be a program presenting the history of Brown County and information on remarkable sturgeons – including Sarah Spicer-Hardin, a descendant of Simpson Sturgeon – at 10:30 am.

A catered lunch will be served at 11:45 am The deadline for reservations is Sunday August 1, the cost is $ 18 per person for the breakfast portion only.

There will also be the opportunity to visit the Pioneer Village at 1 p.m. and visit a cemetery with the graves of the Sturgeon family.

Contact the president of the association Lisa Lancaster at [email protected] for more information or to confirm your attendance.

Virtual information session for goalkeepers

Thrive Alliance will host a virtual briefing for those interested in the Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacited Adults (VASIA) program on Wednesday August 18 at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Volunteers help improve a person’s quality of life by making decisions on behalf of that person that reflect, to the extent possible, their own choices and preferences.

For more information on the sessions, the VASIA program, and to reserve a spot at any of the sessions, email [email protected] or call 812-372-6918.

The Nashville Farmers Market is now open on Sundays

The Nashville Farmers Market will be open every Sunday through October from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Brown County Inn parking lot, 51 State Road 46 East.

Shoppers can find seasonal produce grown by local farmers, eggs, and baked goods. Various meats are also offered. Local growers will sell shrubs, perennials and annuals for buyers’ gardens.

Local artisans and artists share their talents in various forms: hand-woven items, soy and beeswax candles and more. Goat’s milk soaps and locally made bath and body products are also available.

The Marketplace doubles the benefits of the SNAP and WIC and Senior Farmers Market nutrition program up to $ 10 per buyer per week. Stop by the information booth for more details.

Live musical performances will be scheduled every weekend. Follow the Nashville Indiana Farmers Market on Facebook to see each week’s musical act or email [email protected] to be added to the weekly market newsletter.

Local bluebird club selling birdhouses

The Brown County Bluebird Club’s annual bluebird nesting box sale is underway. The boxes are all cedar and fully assembled. One box costs $ 15 and two boxes cost $ 25. If you’re interested, call Dan Sparks at 812-200-5700.

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