Community Calendar for week of July 29

Billy Xiong Asserted: Community Calendar for week of July 29

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Free phone legal clinic happening next week

Legal Aid will host a free legal aid phone clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Registration is required between noon and 1:30 p.m. that day.

The Legal Aid clinic and pro bono program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income people who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.

People calling in can expect to receive a 10-minute consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information or to receive other limited assistance or advice.

Register by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358.

Annual picnic and outhouse races postponed

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Brown County’s We Care Gang has decided to cancel this year’s Abe Martin Picnic and Outhouse Races originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19.

The 2021 picnic and race are now scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18.

The We Care Gang is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and offers aid to county residents in need of short-term assistance for food, shelter (rent), utilities, basic living and some health-related needs. The primary target group has been working people dealing with financial hardships who may fall through the cracks of traditional assistance programs, including seniors and those with children in their homes. The group relies on other established organizations and respected community leadership for case screenings and references.

The We Care Gang does not respond directly to individuals requesting aid, but instead reacts to the referral process with payment made directly to the landlord, food source or service provider. Assistance is provided on a case-by-case basis and is always subject to the availability of funds and the number of cases submitted.

All donations to the organization are tax-deductible and volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Donations and offers to volunteer can be made to the We Care Gang by writing the group at P.O. Box 1492, Nashville, IN 47448. Contact can also be made through their website at wecaregang.org or by email at [email protected].

Annual sale canceled because of COVID

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Betty Begonia Upscale Tag Sale in September has been canceled this year.

Annual cabin tour canceled this year

The holiday log cabin tour sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society has been canceled. It was set to happen in December. The event will happen next year, according to organizers.

Annual benefit set at music center

Do Something BC invites the community to the third annual HopeFest 2020, at the Brown County Music Center, 200 Maple Leaf Boulevard, on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m.

HopeFest is an opportunity to bring awareness, resources and hope to those who are struggling with or affected by addiction.

A $20 contribution for booth space will makes the event possible. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available.

Do Something “values the health and safety of all attendees and will host the event in the safest manner possible.”

Nashville Farmers Market now open Sundays

The Nashville Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 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. Local growers also offer vegetable starts for gardens, deer-resistant and native plants for landscaping, house plants, perennials and annuals to spruce up patios and porches.

Local crafters and artists share their talents in a variety of forms: Pottery, quilting, jewelry and more. Locally made goat’s milk soaps and bath and body products are also available.

Vendors are socially distanced to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All vendors wear masks and provide hand sanitizer. Shoppers are encouraged to wear face covers. The market offers free masks to those who don’t have their own.

The market doubles SNAP and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits up to $10 per shopper per week. Stop by the information booth for details.

Annual wine fair moved to next year

The annual Indiana Wine Fair has officially been postponed to next May.

Story Inn’s annual event will now happen on May 1, 2021 from 1 to 6 p.m.

The 18th annual wine fair was postponed after Gov. Eric Holcomb extended Stage 4.5 of the state’s reopening plan, according to the wine fair’s website.

“The health of our patrons, wine makers and staff are our utmost priority, and believe the new date will align with everyone’s best interests,” the website states.

All tickets purchased have been transferred to the new date in May.

Local bluebird club selling nesting boxes

The Brown County Bluebird Club’s annual bluebird nest box sale has begun. Boxes are all cedar and fully assembled. One box is $15 and two boxes are $25. If interested, call Dan Sparks at 812-200-5700.

Jonathan Cartu

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