Wednesday Study Club explores museums of Henry County

Seven members of the Crawfordsville Wednesday Study Club enjoyed an ?Exploring Day? in Fairfield, on Wednesday, May 16, as the club welcomed new member, Christine Stauffer.

The morning began with coffee at Revelations Cafe. Then tours of the Fairfield Arts and Convention center were arranged by program leader Cathy Williams and included the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, a guided driving tour of the Maharishi University including the Abundance Eco Village, a drive-by of some of the Vedic styled homes, Vedic City, the university campus, the Health Spa and a walk-through of the Maharishi Vedic Observatory.

The group?s tour guide, Terry Baker provided very interesting information throughout the morning.

Following the tours, the group returned to Revelations Cafe for a Dutch treat lunch. After lunch and a brief business meeting, the group toured the Carnegie Historical Museum guided by Mark Shaffer.

The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum?s home is the first of 1,689 library buildings endowed by steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. Many displays and collections are housed in the museum. The building is also a site for Indian Hills college classes.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, June 20, with the theme, ?Share Your Favorite Day? or ?What Makes You Happy??

A reminder that Memorial Day services will be held at the Crawfordsville Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28. In case of rain, they will be held at the Legion Hall.

Col. Von Miller from Runnels, brother of Gene Miller, will be the speaker. Refreshments will be served by Schantz-Mitchell Post #593 at the Legion Hall following the service.

The Membership and Mission Committee will hold their annual fish fry to support both HACAP in Washington and the Ainsworth Food Pantry on Sunday, June 3, from 4:30-7 p.m.

The cost is a donation which will be divided among them. Please be sure all canned and packaged food items donated don?t have expired dates. Paper products such as toilet tissue, paper towels and Kleenexes as well as hand soap, laundry soap, toothpaste, etc. are also appreciated.

Money donated is used for vouchers for perishable items such as milk, cheese and meat.

The Crawfordsville Lions will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, June 4 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. at the United Church of Crawfordsville/Fellowship Hall.

Anyone wishing to donate that hasn?t been contacted may call David Jewell at 319-931-2044 or Billie Jo Rose at 319-330-9955.

Sunday, June 17, the United Church of Crawfordsville has been invited to join the Ainsworth Community Church for worship service at the Conservation Center at Marr Park at 10:30 a.m. A potluck will follow.

Vacation Bible School will be held at the United Church of Crawfordsville Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, from 5:30-8 p.m. for children preschool through sixth-grade.

The theme this year is SonSurf Beach Bash VBS. There will be Bible lessons, games, food, snacks and lots of fun. Contact the church at 319-658-2366 with any questions.