Community Events Calendar

Have you noticed that it’s hard to find everything that’s going on around Rush County in one place? Yeah, we did too. Let’s change that.

 

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See an error? Send the correction to Lisa, lbenjamin@rushcountyfoundation.org.

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RECURRING EVENTS

1st Saturday of the month: Tox-Away Day hosted by Clean Green Rush | 225 S Smiley Ave, Rushville | Rush County residents can dispose of oil-based paints & stains (NO latex paints), pesticides, insecticides, aerosols, acids, bases, household chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury, refrigerators, freezers, air conditions & electronics for recycling.

Mondays: Tot Time (ages newborn to 5) hosted by City of Rushville Parks Department | Laughlin Park, Matthews Shelter, 1000 W 2nd St, Rushville | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | FREE Children and their caregivers. Play time, story time, a craft and a little dancing. | Registration is not required, but advised for us to be able to plan.

Mondays: Lego Club (ages 4-18) hosted by City of Rushville Parks Department | Laughlin Park, Matthews Shelter, 1000 W 2nd St, Rushville | 4:00 – 5:30 PM | FREE | Bring your own legos and you will have free build time and a challenge build. If you do not have your own legos but want to come, please let Kathi (programs@cityofrushville.in.gov) know ahead of time so I can make arrangements.

DECEMBER

now through 12/15: Christmas Light Contest hosted by Heart of Rushville | People’s choice voting begins 12/10 of the Heart of Rushville’s Facebook page.

01: Story Time (ages 3-pre-k) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 9:00 AM | FREE | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

01: Story Time (ages infant-2) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 10:00 AM | FREE | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

01: Blood Drive hosted by Rush Memorial Hospital |1300 N Main St, Rushville | 12:00 – 4:30 PM

02: Free Swap Drop Off hosted by City of Rushville Parks Department | Laughlin Park, 1000 W 2nd St, Rushville | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Drop off your gently used, no longer wanted items at Matthew’s Shelter House. Please no food, large appliances, large furniture or medical supplies.

03: Free Swap hosted by City of Rushville Parks Department | Laughlin Park, 1000 W 2nd St, Rushville | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM | All are welcome to take whatever they like for FREE. Remaining items will be donated to charity.

03: Pet Photos with Santa hosted by Rushville Animal Shelter | 650 VanSickle St, Rushville | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM | $5 for a 4×6 photo to take home that day.

03: Holiday Mix Swap (adults) hosted by Diana Stone of Purdue Extension | Rushville Public Library, 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 10:00 AM | How to make delicious holiday mixes to give as gifts. | Cost: $12, limited to 20. | Please RSVP by 11/18, online or call (765) 932-3496.

03: Christmas in Milroy hosted by Milroy United Methodist Church and Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Pancake & Sausage Brunch at the fire department, Santa arrives at noon, snacks and crafts for kids | Free will donation | 5:30 PM: Tree Lighting, 102 S Pleasant St

03: Carthage Christmas Festival | Parade of Lights! line up at 5:30 PM at the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department, 208 S Main St, Carthage

03: Christmas Concert hosted by Rush County Chorale |  St. Mary Catholic Church, 512 Perkins St, Rushville | 7:30 PM | FREE

04: Christmas Concert hosted by Rush County Chorale | St. Mary Catholic Church, 512 Perkins St, Rushville | 2:30 PM | FREE

05: Kids Quest (K-6th) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 4:30 – 5:30 PM | play games and decorate cookies | FREE | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

05: Beginner Flint Knapping Class hosted by City of Rushville Parks Department | Laughlin Park, 1000 W 2nd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | FREE but registration is required. Email Kathi at programs@cityofrushville.in.gov or text 765-969-5966. | Must bring gloves and safety glasses.

06: Working with Charts in Microsoft Excel hosted by The Open Resource | 103 N Main St, Rushville | 5:00 -6:30 PM | FREE but registration required. Online or by calling (765) 560-3337.

07: ABC Book Club: Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan (adults) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | FREE

08: Story Time (ages 3-pre-k) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 9:00 AM | FREE | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

08: Story Time (ages infant-2) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 10:00 AM | FREE | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

09: Escape Room at Rush to Escape (teens) hosted by Rushville Public Library | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Meet at RPL for dinner then walk to Rush to Escape. | FREE but limited to 8

10: Breakfast with Santa hosted by First5 Rush County’s Early Learning Coalition | Knights of Columbus, 227 E 3rd St, Rushville | 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM | Cost: $15 each, includes breakfast buffet and each child receives a photo and book available at the Rush County Community Foundation, 117 N Main St, Rushville

10: Christmas Craft Fair hosted by Heart of Rushville | Rushville Elks, 223 E 3rd St, Rushville | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

22-30: RCS Christmas Break

24: Christmas Candlelight Walk hosted by Rush County Tourism Committee | Meet at Discovery Park at the Rushville Public Library, 130 W 3rd St Rushville | 6:30 PM | Participants will walk to Main Street Christian Church, where the bells will ring.

25: Christmas

27: Blood draw hosted by Milroy United Methodist Church | 114 N Pleasant St, Milroy | 2:00 – 8:00 PM

31: New Year’s Eve

 

2023

 

JANUARY

11: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

25: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

FEBRUARY

08: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

22: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

MARCH

08: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

22: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

AUGUST

30: Vietnam Wall and the Cost of Freedom hosted by America Veterans Traveling Tribute | Rush County Fairgrounds,1299 Park Rd W, Rushville | Welcome escort
11: Nature’s Best Hope Book Club hosted by Rushville Public Library and City of Rushville Parks Department | 130 W 3rd St, Rushville | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Books selections include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks (all by Doug Tallamy) | FREE but limited to 10 | Please register online or call (765) 932-3496.

31: Vietnam Wall and the Cost of Freedom hosted by America Veterans Traveling Tribute | Rush County Fairgrounds,1299 Park Rd W, Rushville | Opening ceremony and wreath laying 1:00 PM | FREE, open to public 24/7

 

SEPTEMBER

01-04: Vietnam Wall and the Cost of Freedom hosted by America Veterans Traveling Tribute | Rush County Fairgrounds,1299 Park Rd W, Rushville | FREE, open to public 24/7, Closing ceremony on the 4th at 2:30 PM

 

 

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