Events and information

Oct. 14

The Peru High School Class of 1960 will hold their monthly dinner on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at My Pizza My Way.

Oct. 16

The Peru Lions Club “Tenderlion Day” will be Oct. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. (while supplies last)at the “Old Firehouse” building at the corner of Main and Miami streets. The fundraiser replaces the biannual dinner and collection of glasses and hearing aids. Due to COVID-19, distribution will be drive-thru only. There is no dine-in or walk-up service. Sandwiches are $8. For more information call David Frushour at 765-473-3626.

The Orlando A. Somers Camp 1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will meet Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. at the South Branch of the Howard County Public Library, 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo. Any descendant from a Union soldier or sailor or anyone who has an interest in the Civil War is invited to attend. For more information, call 765-667-1940 or visit www. orlandosomerscamp.org.

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will host its annual soup supper on Oct. 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Meridian Road and 1100 N. “Eat your fill, pay as you will.”

Oct. 19

The Peru School Board will convene an executive session on Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. at the administration center on West Third Street. The Board will then hold a budget adoption meeting at 6:15 p.m. and then a regular session at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 20

The Miami County Health Department will host a drive-thru flu shot clinic on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds. The Health Department will be accepting monetary, food, toiletry, and paper donations at that clinic for the Helping Hands and Macy food pantries.

The Peru Utilities Service Board will convene a regular session on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The public may participate via Microsoft Teams. Scheduling information and a link to join the meeting can be found at peruutilities.com.

The Maconaquah School Board will convene a regular meeting on Oct. 20 in the administration building at 7932 S. Strawtown Pike at 6 p.m.

Oct. 21

The Maconaquah Future Farmers of America are hosting a Halloween trunk-or-treat event and pet costume contest on Oct. 21. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maconaquah High School Band parking lot. Entry is open to the community. Awards will be given for the best trunks and the best-dressed pets in the most creative, most like a celebrity, best duo and best in show categories. Pet costume judging is at 6:45 p.m.

Oct. 22

The Miami County YMCA will host a family friendly Halloween party on Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Activities, for families with children ages 3 to 12, activities will include snacks, games, treat walk, costume parade and contest, and more. Admission for member families is $5. Non-member admission is $10 per family. For more information, contact Jenny Rhodes at jrhodes@mcymca.org.

Oct. 23

The Republican Party of Miami County will host a dinner on Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church Firehouse. Adults are $10 in advance and $11 at the door. Children 6 to 12 are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Fish or chicken tenders served with baked beans, coleslaw, chips and drinks.

Oct. 24

The Beta Gamma Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi sorority, in Peru, is once again taking orders for holiday cheese balls. The cost is $8 each. Sorority members make two varieties; one with an outside covering of nuts, and one without. The cheeseballs are made twice per year and are made fresh for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving orders are due Oct. 24. To place an order, call any Peru member of Psi Iota Xi or call Jeri Monroe at 765-327-1182. Proceeds from the sale of the cheese balls support many local charitable enterprises, focusing on college scholarships for speech and hearing therapy, a summer speech clinic, the arts and literature and the new YMCA.

Oct. 25

The Miami County Democratic Party will meet Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at 190 E. Harrison St. in Denver. For more information, call Bryce at 765-985-2215.

The Miami County Health Department will be hosting a children’s flu shot clinic for those 1 through 18 who qualify for the Vaccines for Children program (Medicaid, uninsured or under-insured). That clinic will be on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Health Department location at 12 S. Wabash St. It is by appointment only and parents need to call 765-472-3901 ext. 1216 to make an appointment.

The Miami County YMCA will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the gymnasium at 34 E. 6th St. To schedule, go to redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS; use sponsor code ymcamiami.

Oct. 31

Trick-or-treat times for the City of Peru will be5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Parkview Methodist Church will host a “Fall Fest Drive-Thru,” with treats available for children, on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 1785 S State Road 19. Enter the east drive and exit the west drive. Call the church at 765-473-5526 with questions.

Nov. 7

The Dick Quigley Music Festival starts Nov. 7 at Peru Maennerchor and runs for two weekends. The Nov. 7 performance at 154 S. Wabash features Rod Noftsger’s Fascinating Rhythm from 4 to 6 p.m. with the usual carry-in dinner. The music continues on Nov. 12, also at 154 S. Wabash, with Combo Night, featuring No Regrets Blues Band at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.m is Big Band Night at the Riverview Event Center featuring the 19-piece Quigley Jazz Band.

Nov. 18

Parkview United Methodist Church will host its annual mincemeat and pie sale on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the church at 1785 S. State Road 19, Peru. Curb service available. Mincemeat quarts are $10. Pre-orders are appreciated. Apple, apple crumb, mincemeat pies are pre-order only and $12 each. For more information or to place an order contact Maureen Cook at 765 473-6706.

Nov. 21

Christmas orders for Psi Iota Xi holiday cheese balls are due Nov. 21. To place an order, call any Peru member of Psi Iota Xi or call Jeri Monroe at 765-327-1182.

Proceeds from the sale of the cheese balls support many local charitable enterprises, focusing on college scholarships for speech and hearing therapy, a summer speech clinic, the arts and literature and the new YMCA.

Ongoing

Dog tags are available at the Miami County Courthouse, Room 107, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The fee is $5 per dog. Residents can also mail payment to Miami County Courthouse, 25 N. Broadway, Room 107, Peru, IN 46970. They are asked to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and tags will be mailed along with a receipt. Please make checks payable to Miami County Treasurer. For questions, call 765-472-3901 Ext. 1860.

The Miami County Republican Party holds its monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at party headquarters at 171 N. Miami St. in Peru.

NA Recovery Meetings

Wednesday

7:30 to 9 p.m. – Healing House meeting – 234 W. Main St.

Thursday

7:30 to 9 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Sunday

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

AA Recovery Meetings

Monday

12 p.m. – Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

7:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Tuesday

6 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Wednesday

7:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Thursday

6 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Friday

12 p.m. – Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

7:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Saturday

10 a.m. – Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

Sunday

2 p.m. – Women’s only meeting, Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

Vaccination information

The Miami County Health Department is providing COVID-19 vaccinations now at the county health building on Court Street in Peru. Vaccines are available to those ages 12 and up on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

To make a vaccination appointment visit the state-run website ourshot.in.gov or by calling the state’s 211 telephone assistance service.

Testing available

COVID-19 testing is available through the Miami County Department of Health at the county health building on Court Street in Peru.

Those who need to make an appointment for testing still need to do so by visiting scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov or calling 765-472-3901 Ext 1293 if assistance is required.

Beginning Aug. 23, testing hours will be Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday testing is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing is drive-up only, on Fifth Street.

Those with testing appointments or needing appointments are asked not enter the Health Department building.

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