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The Peru 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 Mexico Baptist Women’s group: will host a free-will offering breakfast on Saturday, July 6 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Mexico Baptist Church at 4088 N. Carroll Street. For more information call the church at 985-3134.

July 8

The Peru Community Schools Board of School Trustees: will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 8 at the school administrative center at 35 W. Third Street. The board will convene an executive session prior to the meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

July 9

The Parkview Heights Community Association: will host a community meeting on July 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Parkview United Methodist Church on State Road 19. The purpose of the meeting, which will be attended by Peru Mayor Gabriel Greer and representatives from the city utilities department, is to discuss upcoming paving and flooding concerns. For more information contact Ike Rice at (520) 848-0166.

July 10

The Purdue Master Gardeners and Miami County 4-H: Program will be holding a Sewing SPARK Club on July 10 at the Miami County fairgrounds. This is a free event for any youth in the county in grades 3-12. Participants will learn how to sew garden aprons and learn about gardening in general.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Farm Service Agency: will host an informational meeting regarding the 2019 county committee election process on July 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Miami County FSA Office located at 1626 W Logansport Road in Peru. Producers, including minority, women and new farmers, are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the 2019 election.

The Main Street Methodist Church: is hosting a mobile food pantry on July 10 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.

The Miami County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals: will meet on July 10 in the G.A.R. Room in the Miami County courthouse. The Plan Commission meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7:45 p.m. or five minutes after the end of the previous meeting.

Peru Utilities: will hold its regular meeting on July 10 at 4 p.m. at the Utilities Building at 335 East Canal St.

July 11

The Peru High School Class of 1960: will host their monthly dinner at 5 p.m. on July 11 at My Pizza My Way at 647 E. Main St. in Peru. For more information contact Carolyn Crist at 395-6139.

July 12

The Peru High School Class of 1956: will host its monthly lunch at the Dutch Cafe on July 12 at 11:30 a.m.

July 13

Ebenezer UM Church: will have its annual homemade ice cream social on Saturday, July 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be many flavors of ice cream, including some sugar-free, as well as sandwiches, drinks, and other desserts. A bake sale will also be on-site. The church is at the corner of Meridian Road and 1100 North in Miami County. Free will donation. Everyone is welcome.

July 14

Peoria Church: will host its annual ice cream social fundraiser on July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 5575 E 325 S., near the Mississinewa Dam. There will be homemade ice cream, a car show and a concert on the lawn. Free will offering.

July 15

The Peru High School Class of 1967: will have their monthly lunch gathering on July 15 at noon at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. For more information, contact Gary Loe at 469-0034.

July 17

The U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Farm Service Agency: will host an informational meeting regarding the 2019 county committee election process on July 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Miami County FSA Office located at 1626 W Logansport Road in Peru. Producers, including minority, women and new farmers, are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the 2019 election.

July 19-21

The Circus City Sams: will host their Good Sam Campout from July 19 to July 21 at Old Mill Run Park in Thorntown. Members and non-members are welcome. For more information call Steve or Iris Lewis at 878-4970.

July 27

The fourth annual Sara’s Run for the Rocks: On Saturday, July 27 starting at 9 a.m. Same-day registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. (and ends at 8:30 a.m.) at Anytime Fitness next to the Nickel Plate Trail. For more information, including information about early registration, contact Lori Herrell at 574-298-4385 or JustUs Running at 765-244-0043.

The Wayman A.M.E Church: will host a Saturday morning breakfast on July 27 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 201 East Third Street in Peru. Scrambled eggs, waffles, fired potatoes, bacon sausage, coffee and biscuits and gravy to be served. $7 donation. For more information call 472-2369.

July 29

Women4theLand: will host a free consservation discussion and field tour on July 29. Women who own or manage farm land in Miami and Wabash counties are invited.  Coffee and registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. at McClure’s Orchard, 5054 N. U.S. 31 Peru, IN 46970. The meeting begins at 9 a.m.  Lunch is provided, and the program will end with refreshments at 3 p.m. Please RSVP by July 22 by sending an email to the Wabash County or Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District: Tashina.lahrmanifold@in.nacdnet.net or Mary.musselman@in.nacdnet.net.

The Miami County Democratic Party: will hosts its monthly meeting on July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Peru Public Library at 102 East Main St. For information contact Charles A. Wagner at 473-4771.

July 31

The Denver Baptist Church: is hosting a mobile food pantry on July 31 at 11 a.m. at its location at 111 Yorick St. in Denver. 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.

Ongoing

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.

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.