Ongoing

New London Masonic Lodge Breakfast

The New London Masonic Lodge hosts a breakfast at their lodge, located two miles north of Russiaville, the second Saturday of each month from 7 to 10 a.m. Free-will donations will be accepted. For more information, please call 317-634-7904.

WOW Meetings

WOW (Work on Weight Loss) meets Wednesday mornings at In His Image Church, located at 2940 E. 50 N. in Kokomo. The weigh-in time is from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:15 to 10 a.m. This is a support group that meets together to encourage one another in healthy eating habits and maintaining an exercise program. For more information, please call 765-854-0777.

Mom and Me

Mom and Me meets each Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Southview Church, located at 955 E. 400 S. in Kokomo. This will be a Mom and Baby enrichment time for babies between 1 month and 4 years. There will be a social tea and parenting information time followed by a baby enrichment time which includes music, rhymes and rhythm. For more information, please call 765-453-4409.

Overeaters Anonymous

Open meetings for anyone who desires to stop eating compulsively take place every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, located at 1608 Kirk Row in Kokomo. Overeaters Anonymous is a twelve-step program. No fees required. For more information, please call 765-432-9053.

Hatha Yoga

Attend hatha yoga class on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the St.Vincent Education Center, located at 1907 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo. Learn to develop strength and flexibility as well as developing awareness for stress relief. For more information, please call 765-452-1137.

Clothes Pantry

Grace Memorial Church, located at 1417 N. Delphos St. in Kokomo, is having a free clothes pantry on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 765-457-2749.

KHS Class of ‘66 Meeting

The Kokomo High School Class of ‘66 meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at Martino's Italian Villa, located at 1929 N. Washington St. in Kokomo, at 6 p.m. Those interested should contact Kitchells@comcast.net to be added to a reminder list and for confirmations.

Family of Addiction Support Group

Learn how to deal with your loved one during their addiction struggle and how to take care of yourself and other relationships on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Center, located at 3717 E. 300 S. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-453-7780.

Paws to Read at KHCPL

If you have a struggling or reluctant reader, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library offers Paws to Read for struggling and reluctant readers. Volunteers bring certified therapy dogs and cats to the library and children read to the animals. Join them for Paws to Read from 11 a.m.-noon every Saturday at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Coffee with CASA

Coffee with CASA, an informal gathering to learn more about Court Appointed Special Advocates and the children served, takes place the first Saturday of every month at Big Ben Coffee, located at 2130 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, at 10 a.m. For more information, please call 765-454-5575.

Greentown Widow’s Tea

Meridian Street Christian Church, located at 205 N. Meridian St. in Greentown, cordially invites all widows to their monthly widow's tea event held the last Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. This is a free event, and all widows are invited. For more information, please call 765-628-7105.

Wildcat Valley Cloggers Class

The Wildcat Valley Cloggers beginner clogging lessons are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, located at 830 S. Main St. in Kokomo, in the Fellowship Hall. There is a $10 a year fee for costs, and taps for your shoes are $14. In lieu of lesson fees, they donate paper goods and toiletries to the church pantry. For more information, please call 765-437-7366.

Basic Zentangle® Class

Come learn a fun relaxing art form that uses structured patterns to create beautiful images. This class will provide information needed to begin your tangling journey. People use tangling as an addendum to other art/craft skills or as an independent activity to promote well-being, focus, and calmness. No prior art experience is required. The class meets at Artworks Gallery, located at 210 N. Main St. in Kokomo, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The class fee is $35, payable to Artworks, and a $5 material fee payable to the instructor. To register or for more information, pleases call 765-210-5076. 

Widows Groups Seeks Members

The Widows group of the Mental Health Association, located at 507 N. Webster St. in Kokomo, is looking for new members, and they provide educational programs, social activities monthly on the first Thursday. For more information, please call 765-459-0309.

KHS ‘53 Meeting

Kokomo High School’s class of 1953 meets at Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery, located at 4051 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo, the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please call 765-455-2739.

Finding Hope in Grief

Monthly Sessions for general grief take place at Kokomo Senior Center, located at 721 W. Superior St. in Kokomo, the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. You may participate by being a member of the Kokomo Senior Citizens Center. The fee is $3 a year for people 50 and older who in the city and $4 for those who live outside the city limits. For more information, please call 765-453-4400.

NAACP Meeting

The Kokomo NAACP Branch #3055 meets every fourth Thursday at the Carver Community Center, located at 1030 N. Purdum St. in Kokomo, at 6 p.m. monthly. All are welcome. For more information, please email jamesoneal747@gmail.com.

Bible Study

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. Cinseria Patterson teaches a nondenominational bible study of Old and New Testament at TZion Church, located at 614 W. Monroe St. If you feel like something is missing in your life or just like learning, come out. For more information, please call 765-457-4927.

Shur Shots

Shur Shots, a women’s bowling league, has at Heritage Lanes, located at 1301 W. Lincoln Rd. in Kokomo. For more informaiton, please call 765-860-9233.

TOPS Evening Meetings

Take off Pounds Sensibly Chapter IN 122 meets Wednesday evenings at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 219 W. Mulberry St. in Kokomo. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Men and women are welcome. For more information, please call 765-480-5725.

Mental Wellness Support Group

A mental wellness support group meets every first and third Wednesday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. For the location and other information, please email gandrea2006@aol.com.

Out of the Blue Dance

Every Friday night at the Booster Club, located at 150 S. Reed Rd. in Kokomo, Out of the Blue dance night takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Attend to swing dance, line dance, cha-cha, waltz and an assortment of other dances. Cost is $8. Door prizes will be given out. For more information, please call 765-452-1672.

Breastfeeding Support Group

A breastfeeding support group meets every Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the Community Classroom at Community Howard Regional Health, located at 3500 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo. Enter the hospital from the east entrance. Baby weigh scales will be available to monitor baby's weight gain, and a lactation consultant will be present. For more information, please call 765-453-8448.

Woodland Church Free Dinner

Woodland Church of God, located at 3401 S. Webster St. in Kokomo, invites the community to dine on Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m. The dinner is a free meal to anyone who is hungry. For more information, please call 765-453-5673.

Bootscooterz Beginner Line Dancing

Bootscooterz beginner line dancing takes place on Tuesday evenings at the Eagles, located at 1221 E. Lincoln Rd. in Kokomo. Teaching beginner to intermediate dancing is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and dancing without teaching is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3. For more information, please call 765-271-2594.

Panic-Anxiety Disorder Support Group

Panic-Anxiety Disorder Support Group meets twice a month. The group meets at the MHA office, located at 406 E. Sycamore St. in Kokomo. It is open and free of charge to anyone who thinks they may be struggling or recovering from an anxiety or panic disorder. For the schedule or more information, please call, 765-459-0309.

Toastmaster Club Meeting

The Kokomo Toastmaster Club meets at the South Library Branch, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo, every first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 765-437-1503.

Kokomo Sanitary Pottery Meeting

The Kokomo Sanitary Pottery reunion has breakfast at Richard’s Restaurant, located at 4050 S. Reed Rd. in Kokomo, at 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, please call 765-480-8949.

American Legion Post #317 Meetings

All American Legion Post #317 members are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lowell E. Symons American Legion Post #317, located at 111 N. Meridian St. in Greentown. For more information, please call 765-628-3943.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides low-cost, home-delivered meals to Kokomo-area residents in need. If interested in having meals delivered, please call 765-453-5516. If interested in driving to deliver meals, please call 765-457-4747.

VFW Post 1152 Bingo

VFW George Ray Goudy Post 1152, located at 920 N. Washington St. in Kokomo, hosts bingo on Sundays at noon, Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 452-9953.

Business and Professional Exchange

A fellowship dedicated to assisting white collar professionals’ re-entry into the labor market has been established for the region. The group meets from 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Inventrek Technology Center, located at 700 E. Firmin St. in Kokomo, in Conference Room 1-A at the top of the stairs. For more information, please call 765-807-0883.

Benign Brain Tumor Support Group

A benign brain tumor support group takes place the third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Community Howard Regional Health Downtown Campus, located at 322 N. Main St in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-455-2613. 

Women’s Democratic Club Meeting

Howard County Women’s Democratic Club meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. their headquarters, located at 341 N. Main St. in Kokomo, on the third floor. Join your fellow democratic ladies for discussion, coffee, and dessert. For more information, please call 765-450-6959.

New Hope Food Panty

New Hope Church, located at 346 S. 00 E.W. in Kokomo, hosts a food pantry the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 765-453-1566.

Hillsdale UMC Food Pantry

Hillsdale UMC hosts a food pantry every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, located at 4893 E. 100 N. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-452-0409.

Kokomo Noon Lions Club Meeting

The Kokomo Noon Lions Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at Martino's Italian Villa, located at 1929 N. Washington St. in Kokomo, at 11:30 a.m. The group is a community service club, and anyone over 18 may apply for membership. Guests and visitors are always welcome. For more information, please call 765-293-4685.

Chair Yoga Class

A chair yoga class takes place from 10-11 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, located at 615 St. Joseph Drive in Kokomo, in the education class room. For more information, please call 765-452-1137.

Easy Yoga and Tai Chi Program

This easy yoga and tai chi exercise program held at Walnut Creek Apartments, located at 4600 Colter Drive in Kokomo, is excellent for those with COPD, the beginning stages of Parkinson’s, knee replacement surgery, as well as for general well-being. Classes are Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. every month and costs $4 per session. For more information, please call 765-450-6280.

Divorce Care and Grief Share Groups

Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, located at 705 Southway Blvd. in Kokomo, offers two support programs weekly. Divorce Care takes place on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Redeemer Lutheran School conference room. Divorce Care for Kids is offered concurrently in a youth room. The church also hosts a grief share support program on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, please call 765-453-0969.

Piecemakers Guild Meetings

The monthly meetings of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Kokomo will at meet at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held at Indiana Wesleyan University, located at 1916 E. Markland Ave. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-319-7869.

ABLAZE

ABLAZE, a program for children in first through sixth grades, will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, located at 5741 W. 100 N. in Kokomo. The evening will begin with a meal, followed by a Bible story, music, craft and games. For more information, please call 765-603-2441 or 765-457-3140.

Ladies’ Lounge

Ladies, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Russiaville, located at 315 Mesa Drive in Russiaville, invites you to the Ladies’ Lounge to work on a craft, chat and get to know each other. They gather every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Free Art Program at Carver

Carver Community Center, located at 1030 N. Purdum St. in Kokomo, is hosting a free art program for youth, ages 7 to 13, every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the art room on the second floor. If you have an art project you would like to do with the kids or if you would like to sit in and help, please call Heather at 765-457-9318 or email heather.carverart@gmail.com.

Enrichment Morning for Moms and Babies

A free Enrichment Morning for Moms and Babies up to 2 years is planned from 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Southview Assembly of God, located at 955 E. 400 S. There will be a social tea and parenting information forum, followed by a baby enrichment time. For more information, please call 765-453-4409.

Century Villa Grief Support Group

Century Villa Healthcare and Rehabilitation, located at 705 N. Meridian St. in Greentown, offers support for those who have lost loved ones. Pathways to Healing is a free monthly support group facilitated by trained bereavement specialists from St. Vincent Hospice Kokomo. This group meets the second Thursday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. in the community room. For more information, please call 765-628-3377.

Salvation Army Movie Night

The Salvation Army is planning a movie night at 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the community center, located at 1007 E. Foster St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-456-3846.

IBN Saud Grotto Pork Chop Dinner

The IBN Saud Grotto Pork Chop Dinner is served the first Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their location, 150 N. Reed Rd. in Kokomo. Cost is $8. For more information, please call 765-452-1672.

Cooking Co-op

KUO’s Cooking Co-op is a new program that helps families stretch their food dollars by cooking in a community. Each Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1701 S. Locke St. in Kokomo, folks come together to plan what they are going to cook the following week. For more information, please call 765-457-1983.

Music Jam (Open Mic)

Music Jam (Open Mic), hosted by Southern Sounds Band, and featuring country, bluegrass, gospel and more, at the Walnut Creek Community Center, located at 4600 Colter Drive in Kokomo, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, please call 765-432-0413.

DAV Cardboard Recycling Fundraiser

The KCS Group, LLC, is having a weekly fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 28, by accepting your clean cardboard donations every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their location at 103 W. Spraker St. in Kokomo. All funds raised from donations will help support the DAV Chapter 28 mission to assist veterans in our area. For more information, please call 765-860-5042.

Senior Breakfast

What can you get for $1? A senior breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Elite Banquet Hall, 2820 S. Lafountain St. The breakfast is catered by Windmill Grill. For more information, please call Lisa Thieke, 765-457-9175, or Michelle, 765-252-8228.

Scholarships

Betsy Mason Memorial Scholarship

The Betsy Mason Memorial Scholarship was established in December 2002 to assist students pursuing a degree in speech pathology, and the annual scholarship will be awarded this spring. Applicants must reside in Howard or surrounding counties and must be accepted into a speech and hearing program at the bachelor’s or master’s level at an accredited college or university. A transcript of grades must be submitted with the application. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday, May 17. Applications are available at Bona Vista Programs, located at 1220 E. Laguna St. in Kokomo. For additional information, please call 765-457-8273 or email mstark@bonavista.org.

Bernice Haynes Hillis Music Award

Applications are available for the Bernice Haynes Hillis Music Award, sponsored by Kokomo Morning Musicale. The $600 award is given each year to a graduating senior whose legal residence is in Howard County. The award is based on the applicant’s scholarship, musical talent, musical activities in school and in the community, as well as future musical plans. The application deadline is Saturday, April 22. For more information, please call 765-452-3159.

Now-May 12

TGIF

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference exhibit is hosting a program each Friday called TGIF from 4 to 5 p.m. from Friday, March 3, through Friday, May 12, at KHCPL South, located at 1755 E. Center Road in Kokomo. They will have a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math activities for second through sixth-graders. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Now-Wednesday, May 17

Sonic Explorer Class

A Sonic Explorer Class will be held each Wednesday from 5 through 6 p.m. from Wednesday, March 22, through Wednesday, May 17, at Rhum Academy of Music, located at 500 W. Superior St. in Kokomo. This class gives children K-5th grade the opportunity to explore many different instruments, helping them to decide on an instrument they may want to learn more about. The cost of the class $150. For more information, please call 765-236-0567.

Thursday, April 20-Sunday, April 23

Literacy Coalition
Book Sale

The Literacy Coalition will have their annual Used Book sale in Center Court of the Markland Mall. The sale begins Thursday, April 20, and ends Sunday, April 23.  Sales will be during mall hours and will feature a wide variety of gently used books selling for less than $3. They still are looking for volunteers to help with the sale. If you are interested in working a two-hour shift, please call their office at 765-450-8532.

Friday, April 21

Young Author’s Conference

The Kokomo Area Reading Council presents the Young Author’s Conference on Friday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indiana University Kokomo, located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo, in the Kelly Student Center. For more information, please visit whatifmonsters.com.

Little Black Dress Event

The Little Black Dress Event will be held on Friday, April 21, at Elite Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2820 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo, from 7 to 11 p.m. It will be a night of comedy, dancing, and more. Tickets cost $18 in advance or $25 at the door and is for ages 21 and over. This event benefits the Family Service Association of Howard County. For more information, please call 765-453-1212.

Friday, April 21
and Saturday, April 22

Book Sale

The Friends of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library will host a book sale at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. From recent best-selling novels and how-to nonfiction to DVDs and picture books, shop from a wide array of items at affordable prices. Friends’ members can shop from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21. If you want to shop that day, but aren’t a member of the nonprofit group that supports KHCPL, you can purchase a membership at the door. It’s $5 per person per year or $10 for a family. Everyone is welcome to the Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. You also can help the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library whenever you shop at Amazon.com by going to smile.amazon.com. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Girls Lock-in

Want to know what it’s like in the library after hours? Fifth- through eighth-grade girls will have a blast during the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s Girls’ Lock-in. Join them at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21, and plan to stay until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. Tour the Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference exhibit, participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) challenges, join a Think Like a Girl Skype, and talk with female engineers. The free food includes a pizza dinner, snacks, and a doughnut breakfast. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 765-453-4150.

Greentown Youth Baseball/Softball Opening Ceremonies

The Greentown Youth Baseball and Greentown Youth Softball Leagues are having opening ceremonies together on Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. with a community night featuring home run derby, vendors, games, and more at the softball field, located on the south west corner of the Eastern High School in Greentown. On Saturday, April 22, there will be a parade starting at 9 a.m. that will begin at the Howard County Fairgrounds and end at the baseball fields on the south west corner of Eastern High School. After the parade, there will be a Ford Drive Event to help the leagues raise money for much needed repairs. K’s-a-Dillas and Vickers Graphics also will be there the whole weekend selling shirts for the leagues as a fund raisers. For more information, please call 765-210-1555.

Rhum Academy Student Nights

Rhum Academy of Music, located at 500 W. Superior St. in Kokomo, is hosting student nights on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, please call 765-236-0567.

Friday, April 21-Sunday, April 23

KCT Presents:
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

To finish up the 2016-17 season, Kokomo Civic Theatre will present the musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Havens Auditorium, Indiana University Kokomo, located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo. Adult tickets are $17, senior citizens are $15, and students (through college) are $12. Tickets may be reserved by calling 765-454-8800.

Saturday, April 22

Tour de Kokomo

The Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department will host the eighth annual Tour de Kokomo bicycle ride through Kokomo beginning in Foster Park, located at 721 W. Superior St. on Saturday, April 22. This event is free and open to the public. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and all riders must wear a helmet. For more information, please call 765-456-7275.

Lighthouse Worship Center Food Pantry

The Lighthouse Worship Center, located at 616 Touby Pike In Kokomo, is having a food pantry on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call 765-457-5923.

Chicken and Noodle Dinner

West Middleton United Methodist Church, located at 2438 S. 480 W. in West Middleton, is having a chicken and noodle dinner on Saturday, April 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, please call 765-753-0775.

Intro to Sphero

If you’re a sixth- through 12th-grader eager to learn more about how to code, join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, located at 1755 E. Center Road in Kokomo, for Intro to Sphero. Sphero is a spherical robot controlled by a smartphone or tablet. You’ll use Sphero to create, code, game, and play. This STEM-inspired fun will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Spring Semi-formal Dance

The Ballroom Dance Club of Kokomo is holding its spring semi-formal dance on Saturday, April 22, at the Kokomo Senior Center, located at 721 W. Superior St. in Kokomo. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and dancing will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $40 per couple. For tickets or more information, please call 765-457-9580.

Russiaville Lions Fish and Tenderloin Fry

The Russiaville Lions will be having its annual all-you-can-eat Fish fry with kettle fried fish and tenderloin dinners on Saturday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $9. The meal includes ocean perch, tenderloins, French fries, baked beans, cole slaw, and drinks. Pie is available for $1.50. The Lions Club building is located at 555 N. Liberty St. by the ball diamonds in Russiaville. Proceeds will be used for scholarship funds for Western school seniors. For more information, please call 765-452-3623.

Walk for Life

The Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center’s Walk for Life will be on Saturday, April 22, at Rogers Pavilion in Highland Park. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Afterward, there will be free lunch, games, a coloring contest, a guest appearance by Obtuse, and door prizes. For more information, please call 765-454-5566.

Spring Clean-up

The Wildcat Guardians annual spring clean-up will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, and they are teaming up with the Keep Kokomo Beautiful campaign. Everyone will meet at the Senior Citizen’s Center, located at 721 W. Superior St. in Kokomo, at 8 a.m. and will end at noon. Gloves, trash bags, and buckets will be provided. Please dress accordingly for the weather. If you have a pick-up truck that could be used to haul debris and trash bags that would be helpful. For more information, please call 765-457-5301.

Scrapbooking Session

Frame those special moments in a very personal way. Join the Greentown Public Library, located at 421 S. Harrison St. in Greentown, for an all-day scrapbooking session on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Cricut machine and some cartridges will be provided, but bring your own scrapbooking materials. The event is free, but it’s always fun when participants bring a snack to share. For more information or to register, please call 765-628-3534.

Keep Kokomo Beautiful: Trail and Waterway Clean-up

Trail and waterway clean-up as a part of the Keep Kokomo Beautiful Schedule will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center, located at 721 W. Superior St. in Kokomo, Volunteers should wear clothing that can get dirty and bring gloves and their favorite gardening tools. Go to www.greaterkokomo.com to register and read more details. For more information, please call 765-457-5301.

Cheer Guild’s Annual Ball

The Hospital Cheer Guild’s 80th Annual Ball will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Bel Air Ballroom, located at 765-455-0424 in Kokomo. The theme will be 80’s and music will be by Jason McKeever and the Flying Toasters. There also will be a dinner and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 for an individual or $150 for a couple. For more information, please find the Cheer Guild’s Facebook page. 

Upward Sports
Rummage Sale

The 2nd annual Upward Sports Rummage Sale will be held at New Life Church, located at 1803 E. Vaile Ave. in Kokomo, on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tax-deductible donations can be dropped off at the church on April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Booth space is available for $20. All proceeds will benefit the Upward Sports program at the church. For more information, please call 765-459-5067.

United State of Women

Ladies, come out and relive the 2016 “United State of Women Power Brunch” and reconnect with the all the amazing women and hear about the exciting plans for 2017 on Saturday, April 22, at Bob Evan’s, located at 2040 S. Reed Road in Kokomo. For more information, please call 317-900-1195.

Dad and Daughter Dance

St. Luke’s Church, located at 700 E. Southway Blvd. in Kokomo, Invites dads and daughters to “A Starry Night” Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per dad and daughter couple and includes dinner, dancing, and pictures. Cost is $5 for each additional girl. For tickets or to receive more information, please call 765-453-0555.

Sunday, April 23

Waterford Open House

Join The Villas of Waterford Place, located at 800 St. Joseph Drive in Kokomo, for an open house on Sunday, April 23, from noon to 2 p.m. There will be door prizes, refreshments, and personal tours. For more information, please call 765- 236-1239.

Monday, April 24

Home School Book Club

Homeschoolers and others in first through fifth grades, are welcome at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library once a month during the school year to discuss fiction, nonfiction, and biography titles with others. In April, they will get together from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Tuesday, April 25

Scratch Coding for Kids

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library has programmable robots named Dash and Dot, which they use to teach kids computer coding. Come learn basic coding using Scratch Coding developed by MIT on Tuesday, April 25, at the KHCPL South Branch, located at 1755 E. Center. Road in Kokomo, from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, please call 765-626-0830.

Eastern Elementary Kindergarten Open House

On Tuesday, April 25, there will be an open house for all incoming kindergarten students from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Eastern Elementary, located at 308 S. Harrison St. in Greentown. There will be bus rides, classroom visits, snacks, and other activities. For more information, please call 765-628-7866.

Wednesday, April 26

Spring Revival

Faith Baptist Church, located at 600 S. Dixon Road in Kokomo, invites you to their spring revival from Sunday, April 23, through Wednesday,  April 26, at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Evangelist Jared Williams and his family will be ministering in music and sharing from God’s Word each service.
For more information, please call 765-459-0619.

 

Summer Place Car Show

Summer Place, “a real ‘50s town” is having its 15th Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 27, and the proceeds benefit the A Home for Every Child Foundation. Listen to the sounds of The Nosey Joe Band playing ‘50s and ‘60s rockabilly music and Roy Carter playing country music with a little classic rock mixed in, and old movies will be playing continuously in the movie theater. Burgers, fries, and old-fashioned flavored cokes will be served in Angel’s Diner all afternoon for $6 per person. Hot dog, chips, and drink meals will be for $3, and banana splits will be available for just $3. Spectator admission is $5 per person, (and tax deductible) and children under 12 are free. The car show pre-registration fee is $15 and includes a T-shirt and admission to Summer Place. Day-of-show registration fee is $15 and does not include a T-shirt. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and car awards will be at 3 p.m. Summer Place is located at 4190 N. State Road 19 in Sharpsville. For more information, please call 765-963-5943 or visit www.asummerplace.org.

KHS Class of ’63 Dinner

The Kokomo High School class of 1963 will be having a dinner meeting on Thursday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at Martino’s, located at 1929 N. Washington St. in Kokomo. The location is Martino’s Italian Restaurant. For more information, please email vjeads@aol.com.

Kiwanis Weekly Speaker: Lee Wallace

The Kokomo Kiwanis Club’s weekly speaker on Thursday, April 27, will be Lee Wallace of Kokomo Urban Outreach, who will discuss the Man Up Program. Kiwanis meets every Thursday at Elite Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2820 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo. Social time is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and the meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 765-252-7267.

Senior Brunch

Seniors are invited for a free brunch featuring a guest speaker at Wellbrooke of Kokomo, located at 2200 S. Dixon Road in Kokomo, on Thursday, April 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, please call 765- 455-4443.

Friday, April 28

46th Annual Ladies Spiritual Spa

Attend the 46th Annual Ladies Spiritual Spa for a time of fellowship and spiritual renewal at Main Street Christian Church, located at 220 W. Main St. in Kokomo, on Friday, April 28. The salad buffet begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. The speaker this year is Kathy Walden, with special music from the Combined Christian Choir. Please RSVP by visiting mainstreetchristianchurch.com. For more information, please call 765-883-5265.

Fairfield Christian Rummage and Bake Sale

Fairfield Christian Church, located on St. Rd. 26 in Oakford, will be hosing its annual rummage and bake sale on Friday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 765- 453-1871.

Save Social Security and Medicare with Bowzer

Doo-wop star Jon Bauman, former lead singer of Sha Na Na, will take the stage at the IUK Havens Auditorium, located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo, on Friday, April 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. as part of a campaign to protect Medicare and Social Security. “Bowzer” will be breaking out his signature moves in his “Hands off Medicare” tour. Bauman will deliver a little entertainment along with his spiel during a 90-minute session, including several minutes of classical piano playing and a short rocker that ended with a plea for Medicare’s preservation. Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, also will team up with Bauman for the evening. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. For more information, please call 765-453-2000.

Saturday, April 29

American Girl Doll
Tea Party

Dolls are welcome as everyone makes unforgettable memories with a tea party and games celebrating all things American Girl at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, located at 200 N. Union St. in Kokomo. Space is limited at the event, and is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. For more information or to register, please call 765-626-0830 to register.

Republican Party Open House

The Republican Party will be hosting three 45-minute  sessions for its open house on Saturday, April 29, at 7:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. at the Howard County Republican Headquarters, located at 208 E. Mulberry St. in Kokomo, to cast the vision for our local party as well as giving you an opportunity to get connected and help our local party be successful in the future. For more information, please call 765-450-6488.

Kokomo Zion UMC Fish and Tenderloin Supper

Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church, located at 5051 E. 400 N. in Kokomo, is hosting a fish and tenderloin supper on Friday, April 29, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be baked beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls with butter, dessert, and drinks. For more information, please call 765-628-3605.

Monday, May 1

KHS Class of ‘51 Luncheon

The Kokomo High School class of 1951 luncheon will be held on Monday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m. This luncheon will be at Grindstone Charley’s, located at 3830 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call Sharon Lee at 765-432-5254.

Monday, May 1-Monday, May 22

Horticulture Series

Purdue Extension and Howard County Master Gardeners are providing a four-part horticulture series starting on Monday, May 1, and will be each Monday through May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending this series please register by contacting the Purdue Extension/Howard County at 765-456-2313 or email pmarcell@purdue.edu. The cost of this program series is $15. Registrants will receive complete details upon registration.

Tuesday, May 2

Huntington’s Disease Support Group

The Huntington’s Disease Support Group will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church, located at 931 and St. Rd. 26 in Kokomo in Building #2. Anyone with Huntington’s, their family members, and caregivers are welcome. For more information, please call 765-480-1209.

Wednesday, May 3

WBC Women of Excellence Award Ceremony

The Women’s Business Council Women of Excellence Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elite Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2820 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo. Networking and registration will begin at 5 p.m. The Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Business Council, a division of the Alliance, is accepting nominations for the Women of Excellence Award Ceremony. For more information, please call 765-457-5301 or email mmiller@greaterkokomo.com.

Friday, May 5

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Class

Ivy Tech Community College is offering a Microsoft Office training series that will offer an introductory class in Microsoft Outlook 2013 in the Workforce Alignment building, located at 1701 Touby Pike in Kokomo, on Thursday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon for $100. For more information or to register, please call 765-252-5476.

Kokomo Community Concerts: Dallas Brass

On Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., the brass band Dallas Brass will perform a musical travelogue through American history featuring a great brass quintet plus percussion, with styles from Dixieland, Broadway, swing, folk, patriotic, pop, even hip-hop at the Kokomo High School Auditorium, located at 2501 St. Berkley Road in Kokomo, as a part of the Kokomo Community Concerts. For tickets or more information, please visit KokomoCommunityConcerts.org, or call 765-210-0686.

Saturday, May 6

Rummage Sale

First Friends Meeting, located at 1801 W. Zartman Road in Kokomo, is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be food for sale including hot dogs, sloppy joes, nachos, chips, and drinks. For more information, please call 765-453-9490.

Spring Tea Style Show

The Spring Tea Style Show will be held on Saturday, May 6, at St. Andrew Parish Hall, located at 602 W. Superior St. in Kokomo, at 2 p.m. This event is featuring Sharon Reed-Corbett of Esther’s Place. Tickets for adults are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. For more information or tickets, please call 765-864-1620.

Sunday, May 7

Youth Programs
Finale Concert

Join the Kokomo Symphonic Society for their free Youth Programs Finale Concert on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at Central Middle School, located at 303 E. Superior St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call 765-236-0251.

Monday, May 8

Spring RIPEA Meeting

The spring 2017 meeting of the Howard County chapter of RIPEA is scheduled for Monday, May 8, at North Woods Commons, located at 2501 Friendship Blvd. in Kokomo. Registration begins at noon with lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $5 and the featured speaker will be Tracy Martino, executive director of the Family Service Association of Howard County. Seating is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 765-455-8824 or 765-457-8629.

Tuesday, May 9

Greentown Youth Soccer Club Sign-ups

Greentown Youth Soccer Club will be hosting sign-ups on Tuesday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Eastern Elementary, located at 308 S. Harrison St. in Greentown. Children ages 5 to 11 are welcome to play and all games are played on Saturdays. Early registration fees are $35 until June 9 and $45 after that date. For more information, please email greentownsoccer@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 10

Mental Health Awareness and Recovery Prayer Service

There will be a Mental Health Awareness and Recovery Prayer Service on Wednesday, May 10, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Community Howard Behavioral Health Center, located at 322 N. Main St. in Kokomo, in the Community Room on the second floor. For more information, please call 765-453-8155.

Friday, May 12

Third House Session

The public is invited to meet with state legislators during a 2017 Third House session hosted by the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 12, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Rozzi’s Catering and Continental Ballroom, located at 920 Millbrook Lane in Kokomo with state legislators. For more information please call 765-457-5301 or visit GreaterKokomo.com.

Saturday, May 13

Free Family-Friendly Movie

Looking for a family-friendly event that’s free? Look no further than the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo. Bring the family to see a free, STEM-related film set in 1910 and starring Dick Van Dyke. An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can’t seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skullduggery to get its hands on it. The movie begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, and is rated G. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.

Thursday, May 18

Veterans Health Summit

The Veterans Health Summit will be held on Thursday, May 18, at the First Church of the Nazarene, located at 2734 S. Washington St. in Kokomo, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature many programs and workshops. This event is free and open to the public. Veterans and their families are urged to attend. Registration is required and lunch will be provided. For more information, please call 574-223-2212.

Taylor class of ’72 Class Reunion

The 1972 Taylor High School class Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the former A. Michaels location, located at 2130 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo. This event is free and the attire is casual. Desserts are requested. Members from other Taylor High School classes are welcome, as well as teachers. For more information, please call 765-457-6905 or 765-438-8880.

Saturday, June 17

CASA Sand Volleyball Tournament

Calling all Superheroes to CASA’s 3rd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament. It will be held on Saturday, June 17, at Jackson Morrow Park. The start time is 9 a.m. with single elimination. 6 person teams can register with an entry fee of $90. If you would like to register or need more information, please call 765-454-5575.

Garden Stroll and Plant Sale

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library South branch, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo, is proud to once again partner with the Howard County Master Gardeners to be the Welcome Center for its annual Garden Stroll on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The plant sale will also be at KHCPL South, as well as vendors. Tickets will go on sale on June 1. For more information, please call 765-626-0807.