ANDERSON, Ind. — A compilation of community news as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
Newspaper hosts blood drive Tuesday
ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a community blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Bloodmobile will be parked in the newspaper’s lower parking lot behind the building.
Appointments may be made by going to www.donorpoint.org or by calling Tammy Everitt at 648-4242.
District president Exchange speaker
ANDERSON — Jeff Young, president of the Indiana District Exchange Club, will be the guest speaker at the Anderson Noon Exchange Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at The Edge Golf and Dining. Young will be speaking about volunteerism through service club membership.
First-time visitors may attend at no charge. Regular luncheon guests are charged $10 for the buffet. Reservations are accepted by calling 617-5912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast with Santa set for Saturday
ANDERSON — The 22nd annual Children’s Magical Christmas, Breakfast with Santa, will be the opening event of the Festival of Trees at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Paramount Theatre Centre ballroom. Doors will open at 9 a.m.
Anderson Noon Exchange Club will have a continental breakfast for all attendees. Children will be given a small gift, photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the opportunity to win one of two bicycle door prizes. A holiday raffle features toys. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the Paramount Box Office Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Friday, 6 to 7:20 p.m. Tickets may also be reserved by calling Barbara Riggs at 642-0355.
Church announces Christmas in the Air
ANDERSON — A Christmas Gala is planned Friday, Dec. 7, with two performances 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Park Place Church of God, 501 College Drive.
Music will feature Randy Hammel and Al Lucas on piano, One Voice men’s group, Treble Reverie women’s group, and storyteller Gladys Sowders. The evening will be hosted by Josh Weiger and Ben Davis.
Dessert will be served. Cost is $10 adults/$5 students; 5 and under free. Child care will be available for infants through age 5 with preregistration. Tickets are available in the church office or online: www.ppchog.org. For more information, call 642-0216.
Work out before you ‘pig out’ Thanksgiving Day
ANDERSON — The Anderson Family YMCA will host its annual Workout B 4 U Pigout on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Attendees may choose between two classes. At 7 a.m. Pam will teach cycling and Denise will teach Zumba. At 8 a.m. Denise will teach cycling and Melinda will teach Zumba. Cost for the event is $5 or five canned goods. The YMCA is closed except for this event.
For further information on this or other YMCA programs, call the Anderson Family YMCA at 644-7796 or online at www.ymcamadco.org.
Watch Dave, Oprah at BSU on Nov. 26
MUNCIE — Distinguished Ball State alumnus David Letterman, host of CBS’s “Late Show,” will return to his alma mater on Monday, Nov. 26, to host a conversation with media icon and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. The conversation is part of the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series, established in 2008.
To accommodate the unprecedented demand for this event, the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom at Ball State University has been added as a location to view a live stream of DAVE+OPRAH. The doors to the viewing party will open at 3 p.m. Tickets are not required; however, seating is limited.
Conner Prairie slates outdoor fun
FISHERS — Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is offering a bevy of holiday activities from Nov. 29 through Jan. 6.
Bundle up for a ride across Conner Prairie on a horse-drawn wagon, take a candlelit tour of 1836 Prairietown, and sing around a campfire with the “Rowdies” to see firsthand how they live up to their nickname. Ward off that winter chill by participating in indoor activities, such as sharing a meal with Santa or exploring unique winter creations in our annual Gingerbread Village. Learn more at www.connerprairie.org
New this year, Conner Prairie is introducing Winter Fun Days from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6. Guests will participate in outdoor activities at Lenape Indian Camp, Animal Encounters Barn and more.