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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.

The Mississinewa friends group: will host a campground garage sale on July 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Those interested in setting up booth space may call Ron (Friends of Mississinewa president) at (317) 250-0109. Sale items are expected to include, but are not limited to, outdoor related items such as hunting, fishing, trapping and camping. No firearms. Daily entrance fees apply: $7 per in-state vehicle; $9 per out-of-state vehicle. Mississinewa Lake, 4673 S. 625 E., Peru, Indiana, 46970

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.

The Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors: will hold their monthly meeting on July 15. The meeting, to be held at 1626 W Logansport Rd. in Peru, will begin immediately following an executive session that the board will convene at 7 p.m.

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 21

Emmanuel United Methodist Church: will be closing its doors after the final worship service on Sunday, July 21. Located at the corner of 1500 N 500 E in northern Miami County, local residents began worship services at Emmanuel in 1853. The current church building was constructed in 1902. Worship service will begin at 9:15 a.m. for those wishing to attend.

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 28

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services: is hosting a canoe trip on a Miami County section of the Mississinewa River from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 28. Those interested should bring their own canoe and gear or may sign up to borrow a canoe (limited availability) and PFD at time of advance registration. Meeting location to be given at time of advance call-in registration. Cost is $3 per person payable on the day of the event. For more information and to register, call (260) 468-2127.

July 29

Women4theLand: will host a free conservation 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.