Arts Place is accepting registrations for the Jay County Community Band, one of the offerings in its MusicWorks program.
All experienced area band musicians are welcome to participate.
The band is led by MusicWorks teaching artists Emilie Garringer, Kelly Smeltzer and Pete Vogler.
It practices on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. beginning on April 7.
The group will perform in concert on May 9 and again on July 4 at the Jay County Fairgrounds.
The cost of participation is $35 per year. Registration forms are available at Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut St., Portland. For more information, contact Heidi Bouse at 260-726-4809, extension 231.
The Jay County Community Band is sponsored by Delta Theta Tau, Xi Chapter.
Scholarship assistance for MusicWorks is provided by MainSource Bank and Dr. G’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Activities of Arts Place are provided, in part, with support from The Portland Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mid-year rally
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union will hold its mid-year rally on Saturday, April 5, at the Harris Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Selma.
Special guests for the rally will be the world’s WCTU officers, including world president Margaret Ostenstad from Norway, who will speak during the morning session.
Harris Chapel is located at 10450 S. 544 West, Selma. For more information, call 765-748-0276.

Kirtley honored
Retiring Randolph County extension educator Dan Kirtley was honored this month at the 92nd annual Farmers’ Achievement banquet in Modoc. Kirtley, who began his career at Purdue Extension in 1981, received the Farmers’ Achievement Award of Honor.
He worked in Franklin County for 13 years and transferred to Randolph County in 1995.

Information sought
The Society of Indiana Pioneers is seeking nominations of early pioneers from all walks of life from each county in Indiana. Men and women from our area who lived in 1800 to 1840 may be nominated for inclusion in the society’s Pioneer Founders of Indiana project.
The pioneer founders will be honored each year at the society’s annual meeting and at its centennial celebration in 2016.
Membership in the society is not necessary in order to nominate someone.
All nominations and inquiries should be directed to

Artifact show set
The Fort Recovery State Museum will host a prehistoric artifact show on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m.
A number of collectors will also be displaying artifacts from the Fort Recovery battles. More than 20 exhibits are already scheduled.
For more information, contact the museum at 419-375-4384.