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     •• Blue River Community Harvest, Inc., the food and clothing pantry serving Rush County, southern Henry County and the surrounding area, invites the public to its annual fundraiser, Harvest Helpings, Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Knightstown High School gymnasium. “Feed and Be Fed: An Evening With Clayton Jennings” will be the sole event at the fundraiser. Jennings is a popular motivational speaker.

     •• Knightstown Elementary School’s Kindergarten Round-up will take place Tuesday, April 28, 12-7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 29, 12-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact KES at 345-2151. Appointments take approximately one hour. Each child must be five years old by Aug. 1. This is a full day kindergarten program. Parents and guardians should bring each child’s birth certificate and immunization records.

     •• Knightstown Christian Church, 138 W. Main St., will host three free concerts featuring The Vintage Gospel Lads on Friday, April 10, Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12. The gospel concerts are part of the church’s revival weekend. The public is invited. For more information, call 345-2854 or e-mail

     •• New Covenant Worship Center, 815 Western Rd., New Castle, will host the inaugural Reflected Light Art Exhibition this spring. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 6-9 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and family-friendly. Featuring painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, sculpture and more, the event also includes free refreshments. For more information, call Brian Russelburg at 317-652-3120 or e-mail

     •• The Shirley Historical Society 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 Shirley Historical Society is 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.

     •• Our Bits & Pieces page shows many of the local regular meetings and other common information.

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