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THE HOLIDAY SEASON CAN BE JOYOUS, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE AN EXTREMELY STRESSFUL TIME. ESKENAZI HEALTH MIDTOWN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH REMINDS EVERYONE TO KEEP EXPECTATIONS MANAGEABLE AND FOCUS ON WHAT IS TRULY IMPORTANT TO YOU. SOME IMPORTANT TIPS INCLUDE SPENDING TIME WITH SUPPORTIVE AND CARING PEOPLE, REACHING OUT AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS OR CONTACTING SOMEONE YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM IN A WHILE. LASTLY, SAVE TIME FOR YOURSELF. A FEW MINUTES OF RELAXATION CAN OFTEN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. REMEMBER, THE HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE A TIME OF JOY. MAKE THIS SEASON A HAPPY AND HEALTHY ONEDecember 1st thru 15th
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can get support and learn more about breastfeeding at the La Leche League of Orange County meeting on December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at the Paoli Friends Church basement, 301 N. Gospel St. (Hwy. 37 N.) in Paoli. This month’s topic is “Weaning." For more information, call Anne at (812) 723-2305
The 6th Annual Orleans Christmas on the Square is set for Sat., Dec. 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. (new times this year) downtown. Sponsored by Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
4 to 6 p.m. Soup Supper & Cookie Walk at Orleans United Methodist Church (basement area), located on the southwest corner of the square. Kirby Stailey will be performing both traditional and new Christmas music. The Children’s Christmas Funtime Express (train ride) returns and will provide rides around the decorated historic Congress Square. FREE
Live holiday entertainment is planned during the event including special performances from the OHS Band, & Choir. Nativity with live animals telling the traditional Christmas Story, sponsored by the Orleans Ministerial Association. Horse & wagon rides (FREE), weathering permitting. Rides leave from Chamber Welcome Center (north side of square).
Santa Claus arrives via fire truck at around 5 p.m. at the bandstand. Free Santa Pixs sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Orleans. Santa pictures will be available for pick up Dec. 17th from Orleans Town Hall.
Food & hot eats Orleans Tri Kappa, will offer up hot chocolate & cider, homemade cookies, grilled apples and cup cozies.
Orleans Bulldog Regiment Band Boosters will be providing warm food items, and sweets as well.
Free “Postcards to Santa” available from the Chamber Welcome Center, located on the north side of the square. Santa’s Mailbox in front of Chamber office. Event info, Orleans related gift items for sale etc.
For more information contact the Orleans Chamber, 865-9930
December 16th thru 31st.
Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program, “Grace in our Christian Life,” that will examine how grace is an invisible presence that is there when needed, but is not always recognizable. The program will be held Saturday, January 3, at Kordes Center on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana. It runs from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time until 11:30 a.m. The program will be presented by Sister Jolinda Nass, OSB, a member of the Ferdinand Benedictines who has been a classroom teacher and administrator and has worked in parishes with RCIA programs. The program will include time to reflect on graced opportunities and how to make them a real part of one’s journey. Program cost is $30. Registration is due December 31. For more information, or to register, call 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915,
Other Items of Interest:The Word of Life Fellowship at 864 Adams St. in French Lick. Service time, Sundays at 10:30am.. Pastor Jerry Nail. Call 723-9463 of 498-8659
Living Waters Assembly of God is having "The Caring Place" beginning this THURSDAY night at 7pm. We will be located on main level of Goody B's on College street across from Winnegers Floral shop. Come join us for fellowship, prayer, and Bible Study every Thursday night!
Wednesday evening community dinner each Wednesday at 6pm at Paoli Christian Church. Everyone is welcome, no cost and no reservations needed. Call the church at 723-2664
La Leche League of Orange County offers the latest breastfeeding information an support. Meetings are the 2d Thursday of the month. Pregnant women, mothers and babies are welcome. Meetings are held at the Paoli Friends Church basement at 301 North Gospel St, (Hwy 37, Paoli). Call 723-2305
Tom Frohman, a lawyer at the Bloomington branch of Indiana Legal Services, comes to Paoli the first Wednesday morning of every month to talk to low-income individuals who have legal questions or court cases involving family law issues including paternity, custody, child support, visitation, and divorce. You may call the office of Hoosier Hills PACT at (812) 723-2621 to make a free and confidential appointment to speak to Mr. Frohman. Alternatively, if you want to apply for help from ILS without meeting directly with Mr. Frohman, you can call the ILS office at 800-822-4774 on Mondays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on family law issues and, for all other issues, on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM or Thursdays from 10:00 AM to noon. The other legal issues handled by ILS are problems related to foreclosures, taxes, landlord-tenant, unemployment, debt collection, and public benefits., ,, The Diabetic Support Group meets in the IU Health Paoli hospital cafeteria the third Thursday of every month at 6pm until April and then it meets at 7p through the summer. If you are interested in more info about the group, call 723-7474. If you are interested in more info about Williams Bros. services, call 723-3907.