September 25, 2013

Community happenings: Square dancing, goodies pick-up, Cole Porter Classic


---- — Square dancing classes starting

The Bridge City Square Dancers will offer Square Dance lessons for the beginner from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evenings at the Senior Center Dining Room, 115 S. Sixth St.

These are open to the seniors and the community, teen through adult and singles are welcome. Participants first two classes are free and $5 per class thereafter.

The course is 19 weeks long. Ed Czech, Winamac, will be the caller. For more information call 765-427-2148.

Chicken-pork chop dinner slated

ROYAL CENTER — A Nelson's Port-a-Pit Chicken/Pork Chop Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Community State Bank parking lot in Royal Center, 101 S Chicago St. Dinners are $8 and include half a chicken or 12 ounce pork chop, chips and a cookie. Pit-tatoes are available for $3. Carry-outs only.

Read for the Record aimed at preschoolers

The Logansport Cass County Public Library will be celebrating Read for the Record on Oct. 3. Children’s librarians will be joining with the Jumpstart organization as we try and break a world record by reading Otis by Loren Long with more than 3 million children from around the world!

If your preschool or daycare would like to be a part of this event, call 574-753-6383.

Lions goodies ready for pick-up

ROYAL CENTER — To the people who ordered pies, noodles or cakes from the Royal Center Lions, the pick-up is from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Royal Center fire station.

Cole Porter Classic to benefit Nickel Plate

PERU — The Peru Rotary Club will have its annual Cole Porter Classic 15k/5k run and walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 in Peru. Packet pick-up and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Circus building on the corner of Broadway and Seventh Street. There is a free pee-wee fun run at 8:30 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the male and female winners in various age brackets for the following events: 5k Run, 15k Run, 5k Competitive Walk.

For more information, call 765-473-6668 ext. 107 or 765-469-5066 or e-mail

All proceeds go to benefit the Nickel Plate Trail.

Literacy group seeking volunteers

Literacy Volunteers of Cass County is in need for individuals (tutors) who are willing to give a minimum of an hour a week to help adults learn English.

Students of the Literacy Volunteers desire to become a useful part of our community, but find it difficult with limited knowledge of our language. LVCC currently has 16 tutors working with 28 students. LLVC provides you with training through a growing selection of textbooks in several areas and a tutor-mentoring program to provide you with support.

Those waiting for tutors want help in improving their reading skills, getting their GED, learning English or preparing to take the U.S. citizenship test.

For more information, contact Carolyn Killion at 574-753-5906 or 574-355-0986.

Coats to be collected for kids

New and gently used washable coats will be collected at the following places in Logansport:

• The Salvation Army, 615 Heath St.

• Logansport Memorial Hospital, 1101 Michigan Ave.

• Canaan Bible Bookstore, 800 Burlington Ave.

• Logansport Savings Bank, 723 E. Broadway

• In Royal Center at Community State Banl, 101 N. Chicago St.

Coats may be dropped off from Saturday through Nov. 1. Coats will be distributed at the Salvation Army.