August 21, 2013

Happenings: Arts talk, choir auditions, golf tourney


---- — Registration deadline coming for lunch

Networking Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Quality Inn and Conference Center. Deadline for registering for the lunch is Friday. The tickets are $13 per person and include a steak and chicken fajita buffet. To register, call the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce at 574-753-6388.

Sundays wrap up at Peru art gallery

PERU — Arts Alive! is hosting its third and final summer presentation in its series of Sundays at the Gallery, featuring the lecture “The Hopper Effect: Stillness, Loneliness and the Moment in American Modernism.”

The speaker is Sarah Aubrey, curator of American Art at the Ft. Wayne Musuem of Art. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the new Peru Community Schools Art Gallery, Peru High School. The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. There will be time before and after the lecture to view the G. David Thompson Collection, as well as the Robert Weaver Collection of Circus Art on display.

The program is in its fourth year and is sponsored by Arts Alive! of Peru Community Schools. This program was funded by a Boomerang Sisterhood Grant of Miami County Community Foundation.

The event is open and free to the public, and refreshments will be served. The PCS Art Gallery is located in the Peru High School, 401 N. Broadway, and parking is available in the front or the back.

For more information, contact Connie Cutler, curator, at or 765-475-2421 , ext. 2200.

Children’s Choir to hold auditions

The Logansport Children’s Choir will hold auditions for the 2013-2014 season — the group’s 26th year — from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Aug. 29 in the Logansport High School Choir Room.

Auditions are open to girls in grades three through 12 and boys in grades three through eight from public and parochial schools of Logansport and the surrounding area.

The auditions are very simple, with no prepared material requiredand no specific time assigned. Students should come to the choir room any time during the hours listed above. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the auditions. Entrance to the high school is through Door 11 across from the “Berry Patch” near the receiving area on the back side of the building.

The choir is directed by Tim and Susan Cahalan. For more information, call them at 574-722-6457.

Congress on your corner slated

DELPHI — Indiana’s 4th District Representative Todd Rokita will be holding a Congress on Your Corner event in Delphi. The event will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Stone House Restaurant and Bakery, 124 N. Main St., Delphi. Stop by and have a conversation with Todd.

Deadline nears for deer reduction hunts

The deadline for hunters to apply for this year’s state park deer reduction hunts is Sunday. Hunters must apply online by visiting and clicking on the “Reserved Hunt Info” link. Paper applications are not available.

Deer reduction hunts reduce the ecological damage that deer herds cause in state parks by helping to maintain deer browsing at a sustainable level. Biologists determine which parks require a reduction each year based on plant recovery and previous hunter success.

Properties requiring a reduction in 2013 are:

Firearms-only properties (any firearm legal to take deer in Indiana): Brown County, Chain O’Lakes, Charlestown, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Summit Lake, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, Versailles and Whitewater Memorial state parks.

Archery-only properties (any archery equipment legal to take deer in Indiana): Fort Harrison and Clifty Falls state parks.

Applicants must be Indiana residents, be 18 years old by Nov. 18 and possess at least one valid Indiana deer license to apply.

For full details, visit the website or contact the property of interest before applying.

Kiwanis to have golf tourney

The Kiwanis Club of Logansport is hosting a golf tournament in conjunction with the 175th Anniversary celebration for the City of Logansport on Sept. 11 at Dykeman Golf Course. The event is called Kiwanis Golf for Riley, with special guest PGA President and Logansport native Ted Bishop.

Kiwanis hopes to raise $10,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital research through this effort. All proceeds from this outing will go to the Indiana District of Kiwanis for their campaign Path To A Cure (for Juvenile Diabetes) for Riley Hospital.

Three teams will be drawn before the start to play six holes with Ted. There will be a 50/50 ball drop with a one in 600 chance to win $3,000, if all 600 tickets sell at $10 each. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member or by calling 765-404-4111. You do not need to be present that day to win.

The club will also have a $10,000 cash prize for a hole in one on #10, a putting challenge, closest to the pin, and the longest drive as well. The winning team in the best ball scramble will also win a cash prize.

Cost is $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, special gift, entry into all hole in one contests and lunch. Pre-register by Sunday. Single player registrations are being accepted and will be placed on a team based on other entries. As of Wednesday six teams slots were open.

For more information, contact Tom Nelson at 765-404-4111 or email, or Kyle Smith at 574-398-1986 or email

Vendor spots open for Pancake Day

The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce still has a few spaces available for Pancake Day vendors. Cass County Pancake Day is 7 to 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Cass Co. 4-H Fairgrounds. Call Teresa at the Chamber office, 574-753-6388, or email for more information.

LWV to host movie viewing

To commemorate Women’s Equality Day, the League of Women Voters of Cass County will host a viewing of the 2010 film “Made in Dagenham.” The public is invited to bring lunch to the Ivy Tech community room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The film is based on the true story of women employees in an automobile factory and their fight for equal pay.

The film will also be shown on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton-Tipton Township Public Library. The public is cordially invited to either showing.

The League is a non-partisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to all citizens, men and women, of voting age.