The Herald Bulletin

November 20, 2013

Community Briefs: Nov. 20

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Chili fundraiser for The Christian Center

ANDERSON -- A chili cook-off fundraiser for The Christian Center will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Park Place Community Center, 802 E. Fifth St.

Cost is $7 per person for chili, drink and dessert.

Vote for the best chili made by firefighters, police officers, churches and other businesses.

The event is being sponsored by the Firefighters Local 1262 and Brent’s Shipping.

Information: Cody Leever, 620-0845.

Alzheimer groups meet each month

ELWOOD -- On the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., caregivers will meet for the Alzheimer’s Association’s support group in Elwood. The next meeting will be held Dec. 5. Facilitated by a trained leader, the group meets at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Sister Andrea/Dr. Scea Room located at 113 South A St.

In Anderson, on the second Thursday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., caregivers will meet for the Alzheimer’s Association’s support group. The next meeting will be held Dec. 12. The group meets at Community Hospital Education Center, 1923 N. Madison Ave.

During the meetings, caregivers are encouraged to share information, give and receive support, and exchange coping experiences and strategies. Meetings are open to the public and facilitated by a trained professional and/or family member.

Library plans holiday workshop

MIDDLETOWN -- Tired of dragging home more and more expensive made-in-China plastic decorations for the holidays? Well, help is on the way at the Middletown Public Library.

Steve Cooper will host a free workshop on “Green Decorating for Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the library, 780 High St.

Cooper will demonstrate the many decorations, like potpouri, centerpieces, advent wreaths, and other displays a person can make “using readily available materials in nature,” including evergreen, holly, pinecones, and dried fruit.

Other suggestion: using old baskets, teapots, metal cans, etc., for holiday evergreen displays; incorporate regular and battery-operated candles in designs; add holiday oils to add a holiday aroma to your home.

Light refreshments will be served, and each guest will make an orange pomander to take home. Cooper will have materials for sale, such as holiday oils, holly, bittersweet and dried fruit.

Legion to serve up ham and beans

LAPEL -- The Lapel American Legion will have an all-you-can-eat ham and bean supper on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The menu will include ham and beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, tea, coffee and dessert. Cost is $5.