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     •• JULY 15 •• 
Facebook Class for Seniors - Visiting Angels of East Central Indiana and the New Castle-Henry County Public Library are offering a free Facebook class for seniors and other adults on Wednesday, July 15, at 2 p.m. in the library's computer training lab. No registration is necessary. This basic class will teach the fundamentals of using Facebook, covering topics like accepting friend requests, using the search bar, sending private messages, and posting pictures. Depression, loneliness, and seasonal affective disorder are common in seniors and other adults that may be permanently or temporarily limited in their social interaction. Involvement in social media can combat this by helping people connect with their friends, community, and family members online. It can also be a great way for long-distance family to share messages and photos with each other, an important aspect of life and emotional well-being. Contact the New Castle/Henry County Public Library at 765)-529-0362 with any questions.

     •• JULY 17 •• 
The Disabled American Veterans’ mobile service officer van will be at Knightstown American Legion Post 152 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 17. For more information, call Morris Cole at 906-241-3565.

     •• JULY 19-24 •• 
Knightstown First Christian Church, 138 W. Main St., will host its vacation Bible school - Bible Blast to the Past - July 19-24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The school is open to kids in grades K-6. For more information, contact Bill or Diane Worrell at 345-5388.

     •• JULY 20-23 •• 
Knightstown High School head football coach Kevin Miller is hosting his youth and middle school football camp July 20-23 at KHS. Youth (grades K-6) will be at camp 5-6:30 p.m. each day, while middle school kids (grades 7-9) will be at camp 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, contact Miller at this e-mail address, kmiller1@cabeard.k12.in.us.

     •• JULY 25 •• 
The Knightstown High School boys and girls basketball teams will host their sixth annual golf scramble fundraiser at Royal Hylands Golf Club in Knightstown on Saturday, July 25. Registration starts at noon, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $250 per four-person team. Call coach Bob Allen at 317-989-9671 for more information.

     •• AUGUST 1 •• 
Blue River Community Harvest in Carthage will host an inaugural covered bridge bicycle tour in Rush County on Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 8 a.m. The event will accompany BRCH’s SummerFest and the annual 5k run/walk. Bicycle routes of 15, 28 and 40 miles are featured and include up to three historic covered bridges in Rush County. Pre-registration ($22) is encouraged, and doing so earns the registrant a T-shirt. The rides start at the four-way stop in Carthage.

     •• ONGOING •• 
Knightstown Wesleyan Church is coordinating a directory/move-in packet for new residents moving into Knightstown. Local businesses that have not been contacted and would like to add something to the packet may call Kathie Rummel at 765-345-9660 or Amy Bell at 765-686-7063.

     •• ONGOING •• 
The Beautify Knightstown Committee continues the effort to raise funds for the Knightstown beautification project through sales of the “It's a Beauty! - The Academy” T-shirt starting at $20. Shirts can be purchased at Hoosier Home Court Cafe, 12 E. Main St. or email km_richey@yahoo.com.

     •• ONGOING •• 
The Knightstown Farmers Market is gearing up for another season. A variety of new vendors are now being sought. Hand-crafted goods, including hand-knitted items, are welcome at the market, which will get underway Saturday, June 13, 8 a.m.-noon, on Knightstown’s Public Square. The market will continue each Saturday at same time and place each Saturday through October. Call Kelley Millhoan at 765-571-2325 for more info.

     •• ONGOING •• 
The Historic Knightstown museum, located on the Public Square at 22 N. Washington St., has new summer hours. The museum’s summer hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. For more information, or to schedule a museum visit by appointment, call David Steele at 765-345-7585. Family and individual HKI memberships are $20 and $15, respectively. Membership payments may be mailed to HKI at P.O. Box 74, Knightstown, IN 46148..

     •• ONGOING •• 
The Shirley Historical Society (SHS) is compiling a history of Dr. Ralph Wilson, which will be placed in the Shirley museum. Those who have specific memories of Wilson, whether serious, funny or precious, may share them with members of the historical society. The SHS is also still raising money to restore a railroad caboose and purchase a motorized rail inspection car. The items will be placed near the Shirley railroad depot. Donations may be sent to Joan Cupp, P.O. Box 407, Shirley, IN 47384. (See photo of caboose here and watch a video here.)

     •• FUTURE EVENT •• 
Suzy Zeller at Knightstown’s Unique Boutique & Bridal is seeking vendors for a bridal show to be held during this year’s Fall Fest on the Public Square. For information about this event and how to get a vendor booth, call Zeller at 317-498-6096.

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