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Community Calendar


The Peru Church of the Brethren: will host a block party on June 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 134 E 5th St. in Peru. The event is being held to raise awareness about the church’s vacation bible school, community outreach and other activities. It will feature a bounce house, games and facepainting. The Peru Fire Department will have a truck on display and hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served free of charge. For information, contact David Noonan at 469-1570.

The Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department: will host an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage and breakfast on June 15 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire station at 339 W Pearl St. in Bunker Hill. Funds will go toward the purchase of equipment and tools for fire and rescue operations. Prices are as follows: Adults, $6; Children, 6 to 12, $5; and children 5 and under eat free. For more information call 765-469-7678.

June 17

The American Red Cross and the First Baptist Church of Denver: will host a blood drive in the church’s fellowship hall at 111 N. Yorick St. in Denver on Monday, June 17, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. To schedule a donation appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org, and enter sponsor code “fbcden.”

The Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors: will meet on June 17 at the USDA Service Center at 1626 W Logansport Rd. The board will first convene an executive session for “discussion of records classified as confidential by state or federal statute” at 7 p.m. The meeting will begin immediately following the session.

The Grant County Board of Zoning Appeals: will meet at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the Grant County Complex at 401 S Adams St. in Marion.

June 18

The North Miami Community Schools School Board will meet Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in the central office at 394 E. 900 N. in Denver. Before the regular meeting begins, the board will convene an executive session, at 6 p.m., to discuss “the assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems.”

June 19

The Peru Utilities Service Board will meet in regular session on June 19 at 4p.m. in the Peru Utilities Service Board room at 335 East Canal Street.

June 21-23

The Circus City Sams: are hosting their Good Sam Campout from June 21 to June 23 at the Bozarth Recreational Resort on Salamonie Lake. Members and non-members are welcome to the join the fun. For more information contact Dean Stodgell at 395-7658 pr 860-6200. Information is also available at www.goodsam.com.

June 26

The Heartland Career Center Board of Managers will convene an executive session on Wednesday, June 26 to discuss collective bargaing. The board’s regualr business meeting will begin immediately following that session.

June 26

The Main Street Methodist Church is hosting a mobile food pantry on June 26 at 11 a.m. at its location at 81 West Main Street in Peru. It is recommended that visitors bring a laundry basket or box to carry food home. Typical mobile pantry items may include: fresh produce, frozen meat/protein, bread, baked goods, dry goods, pasta, beverages and laundry soap. For eligibility guidelines and additional information contact Alex Buckles at abuckles@food-finders.org

July 6

The Percus Circus Festival Band will host a community band festival on July 6 in Maconaquah Park starting at 1:30 p.m. Featured will be the Peru Circus Festival Band itself as well as Fascinating Rhythm, from Plymouth, Lou Little’s Coral Reef Band and the Wabash Community Jazz Band. Food vendors will be on site. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fun. For more information call Diane Haley at 469-2398 or Rex Stitsworth at 469-1920.


The Miami County Farmers’ Market: will happen every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the end of September at the corner of Fifth Street and Broadway outside the Miami County Museum.

Registration has begun for the YMCA’s youth sports camps: including soccer, basketball and gymnastics. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure T-shirts are delivered in quantity and on time; walk-in registrations on the first camp day will also be accepted. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA. Call Caleb Bragg 765-472-1979 or email cbragg@mcymca.org for more information. Dates, times and age groups for camps available at www.mcymca.org.

Movers and Shakers: The Peru Public Library will offer this every Monday on the children’s floor, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time: The Peru Public Library will offer story time on the children’s floor every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Peru Animal Care and Control: will offer low cost pet spaying and neutering every second Thursday of the month. Drop-off times for dogs are 6:15-6:30 a.m., and cat drop-offs are from 6:30-6:45 a.m. Pickup time is from 5-5:30 p.m. Call 450-6750 for more information.

Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church: will host Saturday morning breakfast on the second Saturday of each month from 8-10:30 a.m. There will be scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage, fried potatoes, pancakes, coffee, orange juice and water. $6 donations are welcomed. Located at 451 West Second Street in Peru. For more information call the church office at 765-472-3832.

Dukes Memorial Hospital: needs men and women volunteers, ages 18 and up. Those interested can pick up an application at the information desk, gift shop or registration desk. The application can then be turned in at the information desk and will hear back from the director of volunteers.