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Salamonie Lake: will offer “Silence of a Winter’s Night” on Jan. 13. Participants will learn about winter camping at 4:30 p.m. Camping is encouraged but not required. A breakfast will be served the morning of Jan. 14, donations will be accepted. Cost is $5 per person and advance registration is required.

Parents without Partners: will hold a dance at Amvets Post 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The dance is open to the public and all are welcome. Costis $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

The Bend of the River Neighborhood Association: will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the BORN Church on North Adams St. (next to Emerald Laundromat).  Anyone who resides or owns a business in the Bend of the River neighborhood is welcome and encouraged to attend as we make plans for 2018.

Jan. 18

Chapter 503 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees: will meet at noon at the Sirloin Stockade. Speaker is Valerie McHarry, CPA, Financial Advisor with DWD. She will discuss changes to the upcoming tax season.  All active and retired federal employees, their spouses and guests are invited for lunch, speaker, and business meeting with induction of officers for 2018.

Jan. 20

Mississinewa Lake: will be the site of the annual Sunrise Eagle Watch on Jan. 20. Participants will meet at Mississinewa’s Miami SRA boat launch at 6:30 a.m. and travel to the largest documented bald eagle roost in Indiana. Following the watch, will be breakfast (free will donation) at 9:30 a.m. at Mississinewa’s office in Miami SRA. Registration is required. Those interested can call 260-468-2127.

Jan. 21

The Training Center: is hosting a Chili Dinner/Silent Auction on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner includes soup, dessert and drink. Cost is $5 for Adults, $3 Child (10 and under). Location is 2011 W. 10th St., Marion  46953. Funds raised will go to general fund of the Training Center Academic Program. Tickets may be purchased in advance call 765 573-4599. Check out our web site for auction items – www.trainingcentermarion.com.

Jan. 24

Salamonie Preschool: invites preschool-aged children and their parents to “How do trees survive winter?” Children ages two to five will learn how trees survive the winter, take a hike (weather permitting) and observe nature. Class will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $2 per child. Register by calling 260-468-2127.

Jan. 26

The Honeywell Center: welcomes popular drumming group, “Recycled Percussion,” on Fri. Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and their mind-blowing talent of making music with everyday items like power tools, ladders, buckets and trashcans, by turning them into percussion instruments. Tickets are $35 for the main floor and $25 for balcony seats. Tickets can be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org.

Jan. 27

Your Friends Closet: located at Maple Run Friends Church 4460 W 400 S Marion, will be open Saturday Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Your Friends Closet is a sharing ministry that is filled with donations of clothing, household goods and other useful items. 

The General Francis Marion Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution: Meet at 1:45 p.m. at the Marion Public Library.  Program will be a “Bring and Brag” event.  Everyone to bring something historic from their family to share.  Membership in DAR is open to all women over 18 years of age who can prove descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

Somerset Lions Club: is hosting an euchre event at 6 p.m. Jan. 27. Entry fee is $10 and will support Somerset projects. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There will be soft drinks, hot dogs and snacks available through donation. Cash prizes will be awarded for most loners, high score and second highest score.

Feb. 5

The Marion Coin Club: will have a regular meeting in the basement of the Marion Public Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will feature a short business session, educational program and a member auction. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to come as a guest. A person can apply for membership at the meeting. Cost for adults is $2 per year and $1 per year for juniors.

Feb. 8

Country-duo LOCASH with special guest Gunslinger: is coming to the Honeywell Center on Thurs., Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  The singer/songwriting duo of Chris Lucas – (hailing from Baltimore, MD) and Preston Brust (a native of Kokomo), fuse modern country with classic rock which results in a uniquely identifiable edgy blend. The partners are revered as one of the most energetic and entertaining duos in country music. LOCASH is best known for their hit single “I Love This Life,” which topped the Country Billboard Chart at No. 2, and their current single “I Know Somebody.”