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Below is a list of various events and activities taking place in local communities as published in the 'Bits & Pieces' section of The Banner. If you have an item that fits into 'Bits and Pieces', you can submit your news here. You may also send information by postal mail to The Banner, P.O. Box 116, Knightstown, IN 46148, or stop by The Banner office at 24 N. Washington Street.

     •• Blue River Community Harvest, a food and clothing pantry in Carthage, needs adult and teen volunteers days or evenings on Tuesdays and the second and fourth Saturday mornings. Duties may include sorting/hanging clothes, food rescue pick up, assisting with bagging for food distribution or helping families with clothing selections. Shifts are generally two or three hours. Call 765-565-8007 for more information.

     •• Historic Knightstown, Inc. (HKI) has announced new summer hours at the museum, 22 N. Washington St., Public Square west. Effective May 7, 2010, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call HKI President David Steele at 765-345-7585. Museum exhibits include many pictures and displays that relate to the history of Knightstown and its citizens. Support of HKI is composed primarily of memberships and donations. Annual household/family memberships are $20. Individual memberships are $15. Membership payments or donations may be sent to HKI, P.O. Box 74, Knightstown, IN 46148.

     •• Knightstown Neighborhood Crime Watch has changed its meeting place from Knightstown Town Hall to the Hoosier Gym. The group will meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in a classroom on the gym’s east side. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information about the KNCW, contact Dan Webber at 765-345-7146, Valerie Trump at 765-345-7135 or Kevin Knott at 765-345-5100.

     •• The Knightstown High School Athletic Booster Club will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at KHS. Those who attend should enter at the east doors. The meeting room is on the left. Meetings will start at 7 p.m.

     •• The Social Security Administration’s Henry County Contact Station has moved locations. The new location is Room 109 of the Henry County Justice Center, 1215 Race St., New Castle. Operational hours will continue to be 9 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Anyone needing immediate assistance or who would like to schedule an appointment should call (800) 772-1213 between 7 a.m.-7 p.m., or visit the SSA’s website,

     •• The Greenfield Community Orchestra, a nonprofit community arts group located in Greenfield, is seeking new members. Interested musicians should contact Roy Mathews at (317) 467-7510.

     •• The Parish Clothes Closet, located in the basement of Bethel Presbyterian Church at 112 S. Franklin St., Knightstown, is open each Saturday of each month from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Clothing is available at very low prices. Donations of clean, gently-used clothing for all ages are welcome.

     •• The Knightstown Optimist Club’s after school program (during the school year) is open to Charles A. Beard schools students in grades K-6 at the Hoosier Gym from 3-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Admission is $1 per day, per child. Registration forms, available at the gym, must be completed for each child. For more information, call Helen Gorman at 765-345-2626.

     •• The Hoosier Gym opens at 8 a.m. for walking, Monday through Friday, and closes at 4 p.m.

     •• The Knightstown Community Food Pantry is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, 8:30-10 a.m. The Pantry, located at 27 S. Jefferson St., is open to anyone who qualifies under federal guidelines (applications available at the pantry). The food pantry serves eastern Hancock, northern Rush and southeastern Henry counties. It also serves the communities of Shirley, Kennard, Dunreith, Spiceland, Raysville and Knightstown.