MEETING: The Happy Homemakers will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Bring a brown bag lunch and card fronts for an activity. It will be Trivia Game Day also.
DANCE: The Indiana Ballroom Dance Club is accepting reservations for its New Year’s Eve dinner-dance, which will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Indiana Country Club. The cost is $70 per couple and includes a buffet featuring stuffed chicken, tenderloin tips and English-style cod. The Al Louis Orchestra will play for dancing as the club opens the event to nonmembers as part of its yearlong silver anniversary celebration. For more information, call John Como, president, at (724) 549-5117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROCERY AUCTION: The Spruce Community Center and Irish Mike will hold a benefit grocery auction at 2 p.m. Sunday at the center, 4352 Route 580 (Route 580 and Grisemore Road). There will be frozen and dry goods. Items include: ham, bacon, sausage, pizza, cheese, luncheon meat, canned goods, paper products, cleaning supplies and more.
STORY HOUR: The Burrell Township Library will present a story hour from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Join Ms. Roxie for stories, songs and activities for preschoolers. Caregivers must stay with their child and are encouraged to participate in songs and activities.
Upcoming dates are Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
DONATIONS: Cleaning out a closet? Downsizing for the new year? Consider donating your good, usable items to the Indiana Social Center’s thrift shop, located at 1001 Oak St., Indiana. The shop is open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Should you have items and wish to donate, call (724) 465-2697 to make arrangements.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH: A New Year’s Eve bash is being planned by the Avonmore Community Association to benefit the 2014 Harvest Jubilee. The event will be held at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Polish National Alliance Club, 501 Indiana Ave., Avonmore, and will feature music, hats, noisemakers, raffles, Jell-O shots and light refreshments. There is a $5 cover charge.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Harvest Jubilee.
DANCE: An old-time round, hoedown square and polka dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Towne Hall, Route 422, Elderton.
All ages are welcome. Music will be by the Ken Burkett Band.