Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa, hosted by 4 A Better Chandler, Inc., will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at 405 E Washington Ave., Chandler. All-you-can-eat pancakes expertly prepared by the Chandler Kiwanis Club, one meat, and one drink are included in the $5 advanced-purchase admission for adults ($6 at the door). Children (12 & under) can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, kids activities and a 5x7 photo with Santa for $1 advanced-purchase admission ($2 at the door). Advanced tickets may be purchased at http://buytickets.at/4abetterchandlerinc/122696. There will be a silent auction of themed baskets ready for gift-giving. All proceeds will benefit the Be the Change Playground Project at Chandler Town Park.

Castle Arts & Crafts Show

The Castle Arts & Crafts Show at Castle High School is on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to Castle Marching Knights.

Cookie Walk of Epworth United Methodist Church

The annual Cookie Walk of Epworth United Methodist Church will be held on Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cookies will be $6.50 a pound, and all proceeds will go to the United Methodist Youth Home and various charities supported by the Epworth Women's Mission Group. There will be Kuchens available as well as some Christmas crafts. Please Join us and pick up some goodies for your holiday gatherings. The church is located at the corner of Epworth Road and Outer Lincoln Avenue in Newburgh. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 812-853-8107.

Elberfeld Christmas Parade and Celebration

Elberfeld Christmas Parade and Celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. Parade line up at the school at 9:30 a.m. Parade starts at the school and ends at Zion Church. Awards and activities at Zion Church after the parade: raffle items, cake raffles, music by Tecumseh Choir, crafts for children, bring your camera for pictures with Santa, food provided by Warrick Warriors 4-H Club. To donate a cake or raffle item, contact Millie Lochmueller at 983-4181. Gingerbread House Contest -- Make a gingerbread house and enter it in the contest. Individual or group entries are welcome. Children and adults are encouraged to participate. Turn in entries to Mrs. Oxley at school by Friday, Dec. 1. Ornament Contest -- Make a home-made ornament and turn it in to Mrs. Oxley by Friday, Dec. 1. Merry Christmas Contest -- 10 "Secret Elves" in the community are holding $5. If you are the first person to with the elf "Merry Christmas," you will win the $5. Christmas Lighting/Yard Decorating Contest -- Trophies will be awarded for the best light/yard display in the following categories: Best Decorated House, Best Decorated Outside Tree, Best Nativity Scene Display, Most Unique Display, Best Overall Display, and Judge's Choice. Judging will take place on Dec. 20, 21, and 22.

Pigeon Township Community Center Christmas Dinner

The Pigeon Township Community Center located in Selvin will have its annual Christmas Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 2. Serving time starts at 4 p.m. Menu includes: Chicken or Ham, Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dressing, Slaw, Bread, Mixed Fruit, Cookie, and Drink. Cost: 13 and older $8; 7-12 $4; Under 6 Free; Family Meal $25. There will also be an Ugly Sweater contest and raffle at 6 p.m.

HoHoHome Hot Chocolate Night 2017

HoHoHome's Hot Chocolate Night 2017 will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Santa will be there from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Elves will be there from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Please sign the guestbook while you are there! HoHoHome is located at 6033 Edwards Rd., Chandler (a mile and a half North of the stoplight in Chandler). Christmas lights will be lit until Jan. 2, 2018.

Historic Newburgh Festival of Trees

The Newburgh Celebrates Christmas second annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature over 20 festive trees and table centerpieces created by local businesses and individuals. Come bid in our live auction on fabulous one-of-a-kind trees and holiday centerpieces. You'll also enjoy tasty treats from local restaurants. Tickets price includes tour of 2 Historic Newburgh homes decorated for Christmas, 2 drink tickets and Festival of Trees event. Home Tours: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Festival of Trees: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket Information: Advance tickets are $25 per person or $30 at the door. Advance ticket purchases end in person and by phone at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and online on Friday, Dec. 1, at 11:30 p.m. At the door, tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite, by phone (812-853-2815), or in the Historic Newburgh office at 517 W. Main Street. No paper tickets will be given, all tickets purchased will be on the will call list at the door of the event. All money raised will benefit Historic Newburgh, Inc. and our efforts to make things happen in downtown Newburgh.

Hanging of the Greens Service

Old Friendship Church invites everyone to join with us in our hanging of the greens service. The service will be on Sunday, December 3. It will start at 5pm. There will be fellowship after the service. Old Friendship Church is located 4 miles east of Hwy 61 on Hwy 68 in Lynnville, Indiana.

Warrick County Drug-Free Council Meeting

The community is invited to attend the next Warrick County Drug-Free Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Warrick County School Corporation Administration Building. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coordinator Robin Greenlee at 202-1019.

Warrick County Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities

Upcoming Warrick County Red Cross blood donation opportunities: Newburgh United Methodist Church, 4178 Highway 261, Newburgh, Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; American Legion Post 351, 350 N. 4th St. Elberfeld, Dec. 13 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To donate blood, a blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

St. Clement Catholic Parish Cookie Walk 'The Aromas of Christmas'

St. Clement Catholic Parish Cookie Walk "The Aromas of Christmas" will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the St. Clement Catholic Church Social Hall. More than 100 varieties of Christmas Cookies, Candies, Jams, Cakes, Pies, and Festive Breads will be available to purchase. Admission is free and Christmas Cake and Wassail will be served. Christmas Chance Auction: $.50 or 3/$1. Christmas Raffle: $1 or 6/$5. Items include: Christmas Quilt, Afghan, $100 Walmart Script Card, fleece throw, and a television. Sponsored by The Ladies' Club. The church is located at 422 E. Sycamore St., Boonville.

Santa at the Firehouse

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Chandler Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. They will arrive at 5:30 p.m. on a fire engine. Cookies and drinks will be provided. Event is open to the public.

Daddy Daughter Dance

The Boonville High School Trailblazers dance team is hosting our 4th annual Daddy Daughter dance on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. This year the theme will be "Winter Masquerade Ball." As in past years, any and all girls are welcome, and are encouraged to bring along a father figure (dad, step dad, grandpa, uncle, brother etc). We will have refreshments, music, the option of professional photos by Lisa Polk Photography & Design, and LOTS of fun! Tickets will be available for presale (order form will be sent out to Warrick county schools) and will also be for sale at the door. You can also find order forms and more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1538130579602559/. Please send order forms and payments to BHS with attention to Boonville Trailblazers. We expect a large turn out just like in past years, so getting your tickets ahead of time will save time at the entrance so there's more time to dance!

Christmas Dinner with WCDWC

Christmas Dinner served by the Warrick County Democratic Women's Club will be on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Boonville Warrick Library. Cost is $10 per person and will include ham, potatoes, green beans, mac 'n' cheese, all the "fixin's," and also a variety of desserts. To make reservations call Shirley at 812-629-0404.

Annual Children's Christmas Party

Kapperman Post #44 will have their annual Children's Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 711 State Street, Newburgh. Open to the public! Come out for hot cocoa, snacks and games and visit with Santa! Parents will need to bring a $10 gift wrapped and addressed to their child from Santa to be placed under the tree for Santa to give to the child.

Christmas in BoonVillage Weekend

Join us for Christmas in BoonVillage! The Boonville Merchant's Association in conjunction with Boonville Now look forward to bringing you an exciting holiday weekend with extended shopping hours, lighting of the Christmas decorations, Santa in the Park, carriage rides around the square, free hot chocolate and cookies, and more. Events will finish on Sunday with the 71st annual Christmas Parade. Schedule of Events: Friday, Dec 1st 5-8 PM: Extended shopping hours on the Square; 6-8 p.m.: Pony Rides, Barrel Rides, Live Nativity, Food and Hot Chocolate, Caroling, Concert by BHS Chamber Choir; 6:15 p.m.: Lighting of the Christmas Decorations; 7 p.m.: Lighting of the Tree in Johnson Park. Saturday, Dec 2, All Day: Shopping around the Square; 1-4 p.m.: Visit Santa at Johnson Park; 1-4 p.m.: Free carriage rides around the square and free activities for the kids at Harold Gunn Pavilion; 2-4 p.m.: Bluegrass at the Warrick County Museum. We can't wait to see you there!

71st Annual Boonville Christmas Parade

The 71st annual Boonville Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. on the Boonville Square. Long time resident and businessman Ralph Hutchinson of Hutchinson's Jewelers will be the Grand Marshall this year, Santa will be in attendance, and there will be so many wonderful floats to see. Parade entry forms are due Nov. 29 and can be downloaded from the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzy38684NzQqc3A5QlhEUURtWTg. Help us pack the Square for the longest running Christmas Parade in the great state of Indiana!

Warrick County Museum Festival of Trees and Toy Exhibit

The Warrick County Museum will be decked out with its Festival of Trees, which have been decorated by schools and community groups, beginning Saturday, Nov. 18, and will be on display until Wednesday, Dec. 20. Starting Monday, Nov. 21, a toy exhibit will be on display and will include an original teddy bear from the Teddy Roosevelt era, along with toys and games from over a 100-year period. Visits to the museum are free. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the holidays.

Amateur Radio Classes

The Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club is in the process of forming classes for Technician, General, and Amateur Extra level testing. An ARRL Accredited Instructor will teach the class. The only cost will be for the purchase of study materials. The classes will begin on January 9th and continue until Feb. 27. The classes will meet each Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. There are limited spots available. Anyone wanting additional information about how to attend the classes should contact Mike Koester at ka9vko@ohiovalleyarc.org.

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