Operation Injured Soldiers: The goal of Operation Injured Soldiers is to help our wounded heroes get back to doing the sports and hobbies they enjoyed before being deployed. We are currently looking for local Veterans to help out. Local events will be posted on the organization website, www.injuredsoldiers.org. The funds raised provide hunting, fishing, sporting events and camping trips, along with many other outdoor recreational activities, to our disabled heroes to help with their physical and mental rehabilitation. Operation Injured Soldiers is a total volunteer organization. No one is compensated for their time. We do this for the love of our veterans and our country. Through corporate sponsorships and individual donations, these trips are provided at no cost to our injured heroes. Contact Chris Abrams at (239) 300-8355 or email at email@example.com, or go to www.injuredsoldiers.org for more information.
Purple Ribbon Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness: Southeast Indiana : Safe Passage is working to raise awareness about the frightening reality that one in four families experiences domestic violence, regardless of income, education, religion, age, or any other factor. In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the local nonprofit is hosting a “No More” Purple Ribbon Campaign in the five counties they serve: Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland. Large, purple ribbons will be displayed during the month of October on both city-owned property and near various businesses that are partnering with Safe Passage to say “No More” to violence in our community.
Executive Director, Jane Yorn shared, “Safe Passage helped a record number of victims create new lives of safety, self-sufficiency, and hope last year. Our resources support individuals and families in every neighborhood, business, school, and church.”
Safe Passage is a not-for- profit, 501c3 organization, dedicated to helping individuals and families live strong, safe lives that are free of violence. Safe Passage takes great pride in providing Domestic Violence prevention and intervention services that promote a safe, nurturing environment for the communities we serve.
Over the past 16 years, Safe Passage has assisted thousands of local victims of domestic violence through advocacy, confidential emergency housing, comprehensive case management, counseling, and other direct services and support. Outreach programming provides education and training to law enforcement, professional, and community groups as well as Teen Dating Violence Programs for any southeast Indiana school. The Safe Passage website, www.safepassageinc.org and live toll-free HelpLine 877-733-1990 offer 24/7 direction and support for anyone seeking information about domestic violence and available resources. All Safe Passage Services are confidential and free of charge.
Temporary Food Pantry in Moores Hill Closing-Moving Locations: Moores Hill Food Pantry is temporarily closed for the month of November due to moving to a new site. It will reopen 12-14-2013 in the city building behind the Methodist Church on So. Manchester St behind the recycling bins. Hours will be announced at a later date
Tyson Library Events: Last chance for children 6th Grade and under to pick up reading logs! K-6 independent reading wraps up on November 25th. Last day for Toddler/Preschool logs will be November 27th!
Put on your capes for our K-6 Super Hero Party on November 23rd from 12-1pm! Dress up as your favorite super hero as we give thanks to the unsung super heroes (like mom and dad) this thanksgiving season.
Any child who has participated in the Toddler/Preschool independent reading program is invited to join Miss Karen for a special Cookie Party on December 7th. Please sign up at the library for more details.
Toddler/Preschool and K-6 are invited to a Winter Carnival at Tyson Library on December 12th from 6-8pm. Join us for some fun games and crafts to celebrate the season. Get a chance to spread the holiday cheer by making a gift for someone special at Silver Memories Nursing Home! A special jolly visitor will be joining us with presents! Sign up ahead of time at Tyson Library!
A representative from Work One will be available to walk-ins on December 11th from 10am-12pm. Find answers to all of your job search questions as well as other programs Work One offers!
Tyson Library has a variety of computer classes available to the public for a modest fee. Each class is appx. 90 minutes. Contact the library for a list of classes.
Elementary students are invited to meet at Tyson Library to work on home-work or projects on Thursday evenings throughout the school year. A limited supply of project materials will be provided at little or no cost. Our staff cannot guarantee that we can answer all of your questions, but we will try!
Need help finding books for Accelerated Reader that you’re actually interested in? We can provide a detailed list of books to help meet your A.R. goals this year, based on your interests! Contact Amy at the library for more details!
Every month Tyson Library shows a newly-released-to-DVD movie on the “Big Screen” on the lower level. Ratings are posted as assigned by the Motion Picture Association of America. Parents are urged to read the rating and review information in order to make an informed decision prior to allowing children to view any film. Please contact the library or check the web-site for the latest title. Popcorn and drinks are served! Please sign-up to guarantee your seat.
Please RSVP for any upcoming events so that we may prepare enough materials.
Tyson Library is located at 325 W. Tyson Street in Versailles. For more information about library programs, or to register, please call 689-5894 or log on to our web-site: www.tysonlibrary.org.
Hillforest's Victorian Christmas: Visit historic Hillforest as it is decorated for the holidays in Victorian splendor. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Located at 213 Fifth Street, Aurora. Admission charged.
People and Pet Food Drive: Lawrenceburg, IN : Spread some cheer this time of year with our holiday People and Pet Food Drive. Simply look for downtown businesses displaying a blue ribbon, drop off your non perishable foods for people or pets. People will be distributed by the Clearinghouse, a United Way Agency. Pet food will be donated to our local PAWS shelter. All donations stay here locally. Sponsored by TLDG: Think Lawrenceburg Downtown Group and Lawrenceburg Main Street.
Giving For The Holidays: Rising Sun, IN : Rising Sun Municipal Utilities will be sponsoring a community donation box. They ask that each of their customers bring in a little something to share with the less fortunate members of our community. When you come in to pay your utility bills in December please bring along an item or two for the box. If you are not our customer you are still welcome to donate and we will be very grateful for your kindness. Rising Sun Municipal Utilities started the box 19 years ago to give people an easy location for which to drop off their donations and have been very pleases with how it has grown each year. All donation items are dispersed to the organizations within our community so they can help members of our community. Your past donations have helped the school to ensure every student is warm by providing hats, coats, and gloves. Donations go to the Ohio County Health Department, Services from the Heart, the Free Store, and the residents of the Waters of Rising Sun, as well as several others. If you want to donate to a specific organization you can let us know where you want your item to go. Items that are in high need are new clothing (hots, gloves, coats, sweatshirts, sweatpants, house dresses, socks, etc.) paper goods (tissues, toilet tissue, paper towels), health and beauty products (lotions, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.), blankets, food items, toys and other gift items. We have needs for all ages, so try to keep the seniors in mind, as well as children. We at the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities would like to thank you for your continued support and thoughtful donations. Your kindness in sharing your blessings warms our hearts. Thank you all and we wish you all bright and glorious Christmas and New Years.
Boy Scout Troop 692 Christmas Tree Sale: Bright, IN : Help support our Boy Scout troop in Bright as they are raising funds to purchase camping supplies. The group is selling Christmas trees and Holiday Wreaths at Casey's Outdoor Solutions, 21481 Stateline Road, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025. Dates and Times: November 29th through December 22nd. Fridays 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturdays 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Sundays 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Group Music Therapy Information Night: Dearborn County, IN : Music Therapy group sessions will be available, at no charge to participants, beginning January 6, 2014 thanks to a grant received by The Arc of Dearborn County from the Indiana Arts Commission’s Regional Initiative Grant program. The music therapy sessions are for area individuals who have moderate to severe disabilities.
An information night will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30PM at Woodland Hills Care Center at 403 Bielby Road in Lawrenceburg.
Each weekly session, conducted by a certified music therapist with Keys for Success Music Therapy, will be open to 15 individuals. A sign-up link and more information will soon be posted on The Arc’s website, www.dearborncountyarc.org.
Dearborn County community high school, homeschool students and other high school students who are Dearborn County residents are invited to volunteer with the program if they would like to learn more about music therapy as a possible future career. Interested individuals can contact The Arc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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STAY Holding Hand-made Quilt Raffle: Harrison, OH : Looking for a unique present this Christmas? Have a hard-to-please or crafters-lover on your giving list? Here's your chance to please even the most difficult to buy for person while-at the same time-supporting a local non-profit organization.
Services to Adults and Youth (STAY), Inc. is holding a hand-made quilt raffle this holiday season. All proceeds will go to support the agency's clients, who are low-income first-time mothers of children up to 3 years of age. "We hope the raffle will help support our work of education to at-risk families as we strive to prevent child abuse and ensure every child receives the best possible start," explains STAY executive director, Ginny Hizer.
Names will be drawn and the raffle winners will be notified on Monday, Dec. 16th. First prize has the first choice of the quilts, with the second prize winner receiving the remaining quilt. Each quilt is valued at approximately $400.
For photos and more details about the quilts, please visit www.stay-oh.org. Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5 and can be purchased by calling STAY at 513-367-1441. Tickets will also be on sale at the December 7 Harrison Christmas celebration at the STAY booth.
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Hillforest Victorian Christmas Tea Time: 213 Fifth Street, Aurora. Victorian Christmas tea times are available by reservation December 5, 10, & 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillforest Museum. Tour Hillforest's Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a delicious three-course tea of tasty treats with flavored tea in Hillforest's parlor. Cost is $25.00 for non-members, $22 for Hillforest members. Call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org for reservations.
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Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas: Every holiday season Hillforest Victorian House Museum takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the 1855 home is adorned in traditional holiday décor. Hillforest was home to industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family from 1855 to 1891 and is a prime example of Italianate architecture. Hillforest was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992, and has been open as a house museum serving the touring public since 1956. Located at 213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana, Hillforest offers visitors a glimpse of the lifestyle of a wealthy family living in the Victoria America. Guided tours featuring the “Victorian Christmas” exhibit are available Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. through December 29. Admission is: 14 and up - $6.00, Students (ages 7-13) - $3.00, and children 6 and under are free. Hillforest will hold its Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 7, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. featuring periodic entertainment, costumed docents, and refreshments.
Hillforest Victorian Tea Times will be held December 5, 10 and 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event includes a tour of the museum, a three-course tea served in the elegant Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats, and flavored tea. Cost is $22.00 for Hillforest members and $25.00 for non-members. Attendance to a tea requires a prepaid reservation, which may be placed by calling 812-926-0087 or visiting www.hillforest.org. Hillforest thanks Indiana Michigan Power, Lawrenceburg, for sponsorship of Hillforest’s holiday events.
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Lions Club Breakfast with Santa: Aurora, IN : Miracle on Main Street Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Aurora Lions Club. Breakfasts take place at the Aurora Lions Club Building on Main Street on Saturdays December 7, 14 and 21 with sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Children get in free. There is limited space, so reservations are required by calling (812) 926-2499.
Aurora's 11th Annual Village Organists' Concert and Carol Sing: Aurora's 11th Annual Village Organists' Concert and Carol Sing with the organists of Aurora's downtown churches will be held Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 3pm. Located at Aurora First Presbyterian Church 215 Fourth St. Aurora, IN.
This year's concert and carol sing is being held in conjunction with Main Street Aurora's "Miracle on 34th Street" and will feature organists' renditions of Christmas selections and congregational singing of beloved Christmas Carols.
Refreshments will follow the concert. For more info. call Phee at 926-2663.
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Crohn's and Colitis Fundraiser: Join us for a shopping week at Personally Yours! 20 percent of sales will go to Team Challenge: Crohn's & Colitis (bring a flyer or mention "Team Challenge" during checkout) Can't make it in to shop? Shop on-line at www.personallyyoursusa.com between now and December 14th and 20 percent of the sales will go to Team Challenge. Type Team Challenge in the "Order Instructions" box during checkout to assure the funds go to Team Challenge. For more information contact Tabatha at (812) 584-3993.
**All dates, times, and events are subject to change without notice**