A compilation of community news as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

Newspaper to host blood drive Jan. 3

ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 3.

The Bloodmobile will be in the newspaper’s back lower parking lot. The first 32 donors will receive a Jeff Saturday Colts football.

To set an appointment, visit www.donorpoint.org or call Tammy Everitt at 648-4242 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Park offering winter camp; deadline soon

ANDERSON — Mounds State Park is offering its Winter Break Camp for 7- to 11-year-olds from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

The three-day camp is filled with outdoor and indoor winter-themed activities, including educational games, exploration hikes, nature crafts and sledding if there is snow. Each camper should dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch every day; the park provides snacks and drinks.

Cost is $30 per child, and advance registration is required by Tuesday. To register or for more information, call the interpretive naturalist at 649-8128.

Jimbo’s hosting New Year’s Eve Bash

ANDERSON — Jimbo’s will host a New Year’s Eve Bash on Dec. 31. Reserved tables for a party of six cost $20, which includes snack tray. Reserved tables for a party of four cost $10 with the snack tray. The disc jockey starts at 9 p.m., and there will be champagne toast at midnight with party favors.

APL donation honors loved one with light

ANDERSON — The Anderson Public Library is once again offering the opportunity to honor loved ones during the “One Light to Remember” celebration. A $5 donation will allow a light to shine in their honor on the lobby landing at the Main library or in a display at the Lapel branch. Each light represents a celebration of life, past or present.

Each name submitted will be displayed on a small keepsake ornament that will be sent to the donor after the holiday season.

Visit any APL public service desk to obtain donation forms, or donate online at www.andersonlibrary.net.

Muncie to host New Year’s celebration

MUNCIE — A New Year’s Eve celebration will start at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Community members are invited to come downtown at Charles and Walnut streets in Muncie. Muncie will have its own Times Square-style ball drop and fireworks at midnight.

This is a family-friendly and alcohol-free event sponsored by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Indiana Michigan Power Co. and the PhyXTGears Robotics Team.

For more information, visit www.downtownmuncie.org or call 282-7897.

Hearthside suppers at Conner Prairie

FISHERS — Ever wondered what people ate for dinner in the early 19th century or how they cooked that meal? Discover those answers firsthand by joining in preparing, serving and enjoying a candlelight feast straight from the pages of a 19th-century cookbook in the Conner House.

The event is recommended for ages 10 through adult. Hours are Fridays through Sundays in January, Thursdays through Sundays in February, and Wednesdays through Sundays in March from 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations required. Cost is $60 per person and $55 for members.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

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