Ongoing

Ladies’ Lounge

Ladies, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Russiaville, located at 315 Mesa Dr., invites you to the Ladies’ Lounge to work on a craft, chat and get to know each other. They gather every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 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 7-13, every Wed. from 5-6:30 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 & 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 Thurs. 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 Sun. 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.-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 Fri. 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 Dr. in Kokomo, on the second and fourth Tues. of each month from 5-9 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 Wed. from 10 a.m.-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 Wed. 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

Sellers Scholarship

Taylor High School, located at 3794 300 S. in Kokomo, is offering a Sellers scholarship for Taylor graduates. Applications are available in the counseling office and are due by Fri., April 14. Students must have a Taylor diploma and a “C” average. For more information, please call (765) 453-1101, ext. 189. This scholarship is funded from the earnings of a grant of $750,000 from the estate of Lloyd, Grace and Gene Sellers.

Sellers Scholarship: Non-traditional Students

Taylor High School, located at 3794 300 S. in Kokomo, is offering a Sellers scholarship for non-traditional students. It will pay up to $1,000 for as many as five students over 35 who were not able to start college when they graduated from Taylor or who were not able to finish due to family and other reasons. Applications are available in the counseling office and are due by Fri., April 14. Non-traditional students must have a Taylor diploma and a “C” average. For more information, please call (765) 453-1101, ext. 189. This scholarship is funded from the earnings of a grant of $750,000 from the estate of Lloyd, Grace and Gene Sellers.

Sellers Scholarship: Internship Scholarship

Taylor High School, located at 3794 300 S. in Kokomo, is offering the Sellers Internship scholarship. It pays up to $1,000 for as many as five Taylor college students in their sophomore or better years. The Internship must be in a Howard County not-for-profit and the pay is $10/hour. Applications are available in the counseling office and are due by Fri., April 14. For more information, please call (765) 453-1101, ext. 189. This scholarship is funded from the earnings of a grant of $750,000 from the estate of Lloyd, Grace and Gene Sellers.

William S. & Susannah B. Hough Scholarship

The William S. and Susannah B. Hough Scholarship is available to students who have graduated or will graduate from any public high school, or accredited private high school located in Howard County who will be attending Indiana University Kokomo, Purdue University Kokomo, or Ivy Tech Community College in Kokomo. Students must be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

June Brown Hill PEO Nursing Scholarship

The June Brown Hill PEO Nursing Scholarship is available for Howard County residents who are or will be enrolled in an accredited educational institution to study nursing. Students must demonstrate academic ability, high moral character and have an excellent mental attitude. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

Adams Rotary Memorial Scholarship

The Adams Rotary Memorial Scholarship is available to Howard County high school graduates enrolled, or planning to enroll, in any accredited college, university or nursing school in the United States. Careers in pre-medicine, medicine, two-year associate program in nursing, three-year diploma program in nursing, and four-year bachelor of nursing program will be considered providing any such program is preparation for obtaining a registered nurse designation or a M.D. degree. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

Holtson Family Teacher’s Scholarship

The Holtson Family Teacher’s Scholarship is available for late-in-life, second career or other non-traditional students on an educative track to become teachers in Indiana. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

Kokomo Rotary Club – Early Risers Scholarship

The Kokomo Rotary Club – Early Risers Scholarship is available to graduates of a Howard County public or private high school who are in their third or fourth year of college study and who are active in community service. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

Max M. Earl Memorial Scholarship

The Max M. Earl Memorial Scholarship is available to Howard County residents or former students of any Howard County high school, who are or will be attending the Indiana University School of Medicine to pursue a degree as a medical doctor. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

Melissa Anson Jarrell, DDS Scholarship

The Melissa Anson Jarrell, DDS Scholarship is available to graduates of any Howard County high school who are pursuing courses of study in fields that lead to careers in the medical/dental profession at any accredited college, university or nursing school in the United States. The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Howard County, located at 215 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo, by calling (765) 454-7298 or visit cfhoward.org.

Now-Sat., March 4

Polestar Art Exhibition

The Polestar Student-curated Art Exhibition will be going on Now-Sat., March 4 from Noon-4 p.m. at the IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Library Building, located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (765) 453-2000.

Now-Fri., March 10

Men’s, Women’s & Co-Ed Softball Sign-ups

The Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting team registrations for the Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed Summer Softball Leagues. The deadline to register a team is Fri., March 10. The fee for the Men’s & Women’s League is $478 per team. The fee for the Co-Ed league is $490 per team. Entry fee includes league balls. This league is for adults age 18 and over. For more information, please call (765) 456-7275.

Now-Sat., March 11

Local artist displays

The Greentown Public Library, located at 421 S. Harrison St. in Greentown, is exhibiting the artistic works of two of the town’s local artists Now-Sat., March 11. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these wonderful works of art. Open during library hours of operation. For more information, please call (765) 628-3759.

Now-Thurs., April 13

United Way of Howard County’s Free Tax Prep

United Way of Howard County’s Free Tax Prep is taking appointments. This program assists families with filing federal and state returns that make less than $60,000. To make an appointment or for more information, please call United Way of Howard County, located at 210 W. Walnut St. in Kokomo, by dialing 2-1-1.

Free Tax Prep at the Library

Trained and certified tax AARP TaxAide volunteers will provide free basic state and federal tax preparation for low- to middle-income households. Volunteers will be available from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from Now-Thurs., April 13 at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St in Kokomo. For more information or to make

Fri., Feb. 24-Sun., Feb. 26

Kokomo Civic Theatre: Dancing Lessons

The Kokomo Civic Theatre presents the play “Dancing Lessons” on Fri., Feb. 24 and Sat., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. and on Sun., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. This show is recommended for mature audiences and will be at IU Kokomo Havens Auditorium, located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information, please call (765) 454-8800.

Sat., Feb. 25

Discover Fun Kick-off

Join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library for opening day of the Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference exhibit from 1-4 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 25 at KHCPL South, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0807.

Celebration of Community, Diversity & Unity

The MLK Commission presents the Celebration of Community, Diversity and Unity honoring community donors and supporters of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Project on Sat., Feb. 25 at the First Church of the Nazarene, located at 2734 S. Washington St. in Kokomo. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the community program, which is free to the public. The semiformal VIP Gala Reception will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $45. For more information or tickets, please call (765) 438-2814.

Chili Supper

The Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, located at 600 N. 700 E. in Amboy, will host a chili supper from 5-7 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 25 to benefit The Cattle Project, a program that provides beef for Kokomo Urban Outreach. For more information, please call (765) 395-7509.

Food Finders Mobile Pantry

Food Finders Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be distributing food, including fresh produce, an assortment of frozen items, essential non-perishable items and  breads to people in need in the Kokomo area on Sat., Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army, located at 1007 E. Foster St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 471-0062.

He Saved Me Because He Delighted in Me

Registrations may be made now for “He Saved Me Because He Delighted in Me,” the 2017 Indiana Holy Family Catholic Conference, scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 25 at Kokomo High School, located at 2501 S. Berkley Road. The event will be hosted by Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Saint Patrick Catholic Church and sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, St. Vincent Kokomo and the Knights of Columbus of Kokomo. For more information and to register online, visit: holyfamilyconference.org. You also may contact the churches at (765) 865-9964 or (765) 452-6021.

Central Middle International School PTA Art Gala

The Central Middle International School PTA Art Gala will be held on Sat., Feb. 25 at Central Middle International School, located at 303 E. Superior St. in Kokomo, from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per individual, $40 per couple or $50 per family. Enjoy an evening of International art, dance and music. The artwork will be created by students and teachers will be available for auction throughout the evening. For tickets or more information, please call (765) 432-0385.

Dr. MLK Jr. Commission Gala

The Kokomo Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission will host a recognition gala to celebrate the completion of the local King memorial at 6 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 25 at the First Church of the Nazarene Foyer and Family Life Center, located at 2734 S. Washington St. in Kokomo. The celebration program portion is free and open to the Public. Tickets will be available for a VIP reception starting at 8 p.m. that will feature foods central to African-American culture, including Creole, Jamaican, Hispanic, Southern Soul Food and American Classic. For more information, please call (765) 419-6254.

Sun., Feb. 26

Sunday Breakfast

Gospel Light Mission, located at 1407 S. Belmont St. in Kokomo, will serve breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Sun., Feb. 26. The public is welcome. For more information, please call (765) 452-5317.

Mon., Feb. 27

Mayor Goodnight’s State of the City Address

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight has set the date for the annual State of the City presentation for 6 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 27 at Kokomo’s City Hall, located at 100 S. Union St. in Kokomo, prior to the Common Council meeting. The State of the City address is free and open to the public, and will be rebroadcast on KGOV Channel 2, the City of Kokomo’s governmental access channel. The @CityofKokomo twitter account will be live tweeting the Mayor’s speech for residents who are unable to attend to follow the address in real time. For more information, please call (765) 456-7444.

Homeschool Book Club

Homeschoolers and others in first through fifth grades, come to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library once a month during the school year to discuss fiction, nonfiction, and biography titles with others. In February, they will get together from 10-11 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 27 at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0807.

Lions Club Fish Fry

The Greentown Lions Club will host their annual fish fry on Mon., Feb. 27 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Eastern High School, located at 421 S. Harrison St. in Greentown. For more information, please call (765) 437-3644.

Mon., Feb. 27-Fri., March 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Project

The Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Project is an ARTIvism exhibition that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ivy Tech students were invited to participate in the exhibit by submitting artwork created to honor the legacy left behind. ARTIvism combines “art” and “activism” and is created to increase social, environmental and technical awareness of communities through the medium of art. The MLK Jr. Legacy Project will tour to Ivy Tech campuses across the state and will be at Ivy Tech Kokomo, located at 1815 E. Morgan St. in Kokomo, from Mon., Feb. 27-Thurs., March 2. For more information, please call (765) 459-0561.

Tues., Feb. 28

Kokomo Piecemakers Meeting

Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tues., Feb. 28 at Indiana University’s Kresge Auditorium, located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo, beginning at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Braun. Anyone interested in quilts or quilting is welcome to be a guest. For additional information, please call (765) 319-7869.

Early Childhood Education Round-Up

The Early Childhood Education Round-Up will be held on Tues., Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Gym, located at E. Superior St. in Kokomo. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (765) 455-8000.

Children’s Science Club

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grades, come to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s next Children’s Science Club. Magnetic Fun will begin at 5 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 28 at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0803.

Wed., March 1

Writers’ Group

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library has a group of active fiction writers, published and unpublished, who submit current work and then get critical feedback from their peers. Join them! All levels of experience welcome. The next Writers’ Group meeting will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wed., March 1 at KHCPL South, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0808.

Tipton Trail Project Meetings

The Tipton County Economic Development Organization will hold a meetins to discuss the location of potential trail projects in Tipton and Tipton County. The meeting Wed., March 1 at the Tipton Lions Clubhouse, located at 1003 N. East St. in Tipton. For more information, please call (765) 675-7533.

Thurs., March 2

Go Red for Women Ladies Night

The annual Go Red for Women event, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association is coming on Thurs., March 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center, located at 1500 N. Reed Rd. in Kokomo. Tickets are $50 per person and available at heart.org/kokomogored. For more information, please call (317) 732-4700.

Thurs., March 2 & Fri., March 3

Microsoft Word 2013 Class

Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a Microsoft Office training series that will offer an introductory class in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in the Workforce Alignment building, located at 1701 Touby Pike in Kokomo, on Thurs., March 2 and Fri., March 3 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for $165. For more information or to register, please call (765) 252-5476.

Fri., March 3

Book Discussion: The Snow Child

Love to read and talk about those books with others? Then join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library for a librarian-led book discussion. Extra copies of each selection are available for checkout starting one month before the discussion. The book to discuss on Fri., March 3 will be The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey at the KHCPL Russiaville branch, located at 315 Mesa Dr. in Russiaville. For more information, please call (765) 626-0807.

Fri., March 3 & Sat., March 4

Almost Spring Craft & Vendor Fair

An Almost Spring Craft and Vendor Fair will be held on Fri., March 3 from 4-9 p.m. and on Sat., March 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the USW Local 2958, located at 420 N. Main St. in Kokomo. There will be craft, homemakers and direct sales. There will also be bag giveaways to the first 30 people to enter each day as well as food available for purchase. This event is free to attend. For more information, please call (765) 452-4367.

Library to Explain DNA testing

Come to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s two-part event, Exploring Your Story, on Fri., March 3 from 5-8 p.m. and Sat., March 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. Door prizes and lunch will be available. Donations are welcome. For more information or to register, please call (765) 626-0839.

Fri., March 3-Fri., 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 4-5 p.m. from Fri., March 3-Fri., May 12 at KHCPL South, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. 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.

Sat., March 4

Women, Wine & Whiskers

The 1st Annual Women, Wine & Whiskers, a fundraiser for Pals for Paws, will be held on Sat., March 4 from 5-9 p.m. at Elite Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2820 S. Lafountain St. in Kokomo. The event will include wine tasting, mouthwatering hor d'oeuvres, live entertainment and much more. For more information, please call (765) 453-2500.

Coffee with CASA

An informal gathering to learn more about Court Appointed Special Advocates, the children they serve and how you can make a difference in their life will be held on Sat., March 4 from 10-11 a.m. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call (765) 454-5575 for more information.

Mon., March 6

CASA Info Session

CASA needs advocates for the children of our community. Abused or neglected children need volunteers to speak up for them. The next CASA info session will be held on Mon., March 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library South Branch, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo, This session will inform you how you can become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. For more information, please call (765) 454-5575.

Tues., March 7

Board Development Night

The Board Development Night is a non-profit board development program discussing the 10 duties of non-profit boards and board responsibilities verses staff responsibilities. It will be held on Tues., March 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Celebrations Banquet and Conference Facility, located at 3437 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo. The speaker will be Keith Sarber from the Indiana Non-profit Resource Network. There will be two 45-minute sessions and snacks and drinks will be provided. This event is sponsored by the CASA Program of Howard County, Literacy Coalition, Mental Health America and Project Access Howard County. To RSVP or for more information, please call (765) 854-0544.

Nerd Night

Are you a nerd or know someone who is? Join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library at American-Dream Hi-Fi as nerds talk about what they nerd out about the most. Relax, learn something new, and meet some new friends. Nerd Night will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tues., March 7. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase at American-Dream Hi-Fi, located at 109 E. Sycamore St. in Kokomo. For more information, please email jkingery@khcpl.org.

Alternative Energy on the Farm/Solar Panels

Ivy Tech Community College is again partnering with Kokomo Grain to present a free seminar called Alternative Energy on the Farm/Solar Panels on Tues., March 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site, located at 425 W. Main St. in Peru. For more information, please call (765) 252-5497.

Wed., March 8

26th Annual Traditional POWWOW

The 26th Annual Traditional POWWOW will be held on Sat., April 8 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at1300 E. 100 S. in Lebanon. This event will feature Native American singing, dancing, red road specials and food. For more information, please call (765) 453-9025.

Book Discussion: The Martian

Love to read and talk about those books with others? Then join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library for a librarian-led book discussion. Extra copies of each selection are available for checkout starting one month before the discussion. The book to discuss on Wed., March 8 will be The Martian by Andy Weir at the KHCPL Main branch, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0807.

Waterford Open House

The Villas at Waterford Place, located at 800 St. Joseph Dr. in Kokomo, invite you to an Open House on Wed., March 8 from 5-7 pm. Their professional staff will take you on a guided tour of their beautiful model home. Come back to their clubhouse to enjoy refreshments and sign up for a door prize. For more information, please call (765) 236-1239.

Hometown Heroes Breakfast

All Hometown heroes including police, fire, military, EMTs, medical and unsung heroes are invited to join Wellbrooke of Kokomo, located at 2200 S. Dixon Rd. in Kokomo, for a free Breakfast in their honor on Wed., March 8 from 7-9 a.m. For more information, please call (765) 455-4443.

Thurs., March 9

Girls Scouts Earn STEM Badges

Attention all Girl Scouts: The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library can help you earn science, technology, engineering, and math badges. Join them for the three-part Girl Scout Series starting at 6 p.m. on Thurs., March 9 at KHCPL South, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo. Registration is required. Go to KHCPL.org and click on “Events” or call (765) 453-4150 to register or for more information.

Fri., March 10

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Greentown Public Library, located at 421 S. Harrison St. in Greentown, is hosting a musical event with the Hogeye Navvy Band on Fri., March 10 from 7-9 p.m. Hogeye Navvy is a Celtic/Irish band well known in Indiana for its performances at many Irish venues and festivals. This concert is family friendly. Attendees may even learn to ceilidh dance or play the bodhran. Light Irish refreshments will be served, and for that reason, registration is required in advance. For more information or to register, please call (765) 628-3534.

Sat., March 11

All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast also featuring sausage and eggs will be held on Sat., March 11 from 8-11 a.m. at Northview Christian Church, located at 2059 N. 100 E. in Kokomo. Free-will donations will be accepted. For more information, please call (765) 452-8915.

Art in Bloom

Acacia Academy will be hosting the Art in Bloom dinner and auction on Sat., March 11 at 6 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 2734 S. Washington in Kokomo. The event will celebrate art and education in our community and raise scholarship funds for local students. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, auction and live entertainment. Auction items will include Disney tickets, Kris Bryant signed Cubs jersey, local artwork, vacation and adventure packages, as well as priceless student projects. Reservations are required. The tickets are $50 per person. For more information, please call (765) 457-5545.

Tues., March 14

Waterford’s Marchtini Madness

The Villas of Waterford Place, located at 800 St. Joseph Dr. in Kokomo, invite you to their annual Marchtini Madness event on Tue., March 14. It will be held in their villa clubhouse from 4-6 p.m. There will be drinks, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. For more information, please call (765) 236-1239.

Thurs., March 16
Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Love to read and talk about those books with others? Then join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library for a librarian-led book discussion. Extra copies of each selection are available for checkout starting one month before the discussion. The book to discuss on Thurs., March 16 will be The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin at the KHCPL South branch, located at 1755 E. Center Rd. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0807.

Fri., March 17

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 Fri., March 17 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Indiana University Kokomo’s Kresge Auditorium., located at 2300 S. Washington St. in Kokomo, with state legislators. For more information please call (765) 457-5301 or visit GreaterKokomo.com.

Tues., March 28

Climbing Your Family Tree Class

If you’re looking at your family tree and don’t know where to begin to find your ancestors, the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library can help. They are offering a six-week genealogy class for beginners: Climbing Your Family Tree. You’ll receive a three-ring binder and a host of handouts as part of the $25 fee. Space is limited and registration is required. The class is from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday starting on Tues., March 28 at KHCPL Main, located at 220 N. Union St. in Kokomo. For more information, please call (765) 626-0807.

Fri., March 31

Kokomo Community Concerts: Tenoré

On Fri., March 31 at 7:30 p.m., the classic tenor pop/op trio, Tenoré, will unleash a glorious sound that draws together diverse cultures, and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength at the Kokomo High School Auditorium, located at 2501 St. Berkley Rd. in Kokomo, as a part of the Kokomo Community Concerts. For tickets or more information, please visit KokomoCommunityConcerts.org, or call (765) 210-0686.

Thurs., April 6 & Fri., April 7

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Class

Ivy Tech Community College is offering a Microsoft Office training series that will offer an introductory class in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in the Workforce Alignment building, located at 1701 Touby Pike in Kokomo, on Thurs., April 6 and Fri., April 7 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for $165. For more information or to register, please call (765) 252-5476.

Thurs., April 13

Northwestern Kindergarten Round-Up

Northwestern Elementary School, located at 3431 N. County Road 400 W. in Kokomo, will be holding its Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year on Thurs., April 13. Round-up appointments will be scheduled from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To make an appointment for Round-Up, call the school office at (765) 457-8101, extension 5001.

Fri., 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 Thurs., May 5 from 8 a.m.-Noon for $100. For more information or to register, please call (765) 252-5476.

Kokomo Community Concerts: Dallas Brass

On Fri., 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 Rd. in Kokomo, as a part of the Kokomo Community Concerts. For tickets or more information, please visit KokomoCommunityConcerts.org, or call (765) 210-0686.

Fri., 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 Fri., May 12 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Rozzi’s Catering and Continental Ballroom, located at 920 Millbrook Ln. in Kokomo, with state legislators. For more information please call (765) 457-5301 or visit GreaterKokomo.com.