WEDNESDAY, MAY 16: Five things to know and five upcoming events

Here are five things you might want to know for Wednesday, May 16, 2018:

CCCF GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 26

The Cass County Community Foundation has announced that up to $120,000 will be available to Cass County non-profits for this year’s competitive grants.

In addition to the traditional competitive grants program, the community foundation has introduced a new opportunity grants program designed for projects seeking less than $5,000.

Grant applications may be picked up at the CCCF office, 729 E. Market Street, downtown Logansport, or downloaded from the Foundation website (www.casscountycf.org).The deadline to return completed competitive grant applications is by 5:00p.m.  on Tuesday June 26, 2018.

Read more here.

NEWTON NAMED CITIZEN OF THE WEEK

Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell has named Chuck Newton Logansport Citizen of the Week.

The Logansport Savings Bank compliance officer takes time out of his schedule each week to read to students in Erin Hamm’s class at Fairview Elementary School.

Mayor Dave Kitchell says the emphasis adults from the community place on reading underscores to children how important it is to them.

The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes Logansport natives or residents who contribute to the community or are recognized for their achievements. Recipients received a certificate of appreciation from the city and a $20 gift certificate.

Read more here.

MUSICIANS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN CIVIC PLAYERS SUMMER MUSICAL

Civic Player of Logansport is in need of a few more musicians to fill out the Pit Orchestra for our upcoming musical INTO THE WOODS.

Players are needed for the following instruments: piano, synthesizer, flute, and cello.  Production dates are June 15, 16, 22 & 23 at McHale Performing Arts Center in Logansport.

If you are interested please contact Pit Conductor Kyle Hartzog via facebook or email (hartzog497@gmail.com), or call Civic Players of Logansport at 574-516-2705.

SCHOOL SAFETY TOPIC OF STATEWIDE DISCUSSION

School leaders from districts across the nation attended Indiana’s first-ever State Education Chief Roundtable on school safety yesterday. Held during the 2018 Indiana Advanced School Safety Specialist Academy, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) invited representatives from all 50 states and U.S. territories in an effort to extend the national discussion on school safety and share best practices.

For nearly 20 years, the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy has provided ongoing, certified training surrounding state and national best practices. In addition, the Academy offers resources for school safety, security, intervention/prevention, and emergency preparedness planning. Safety specialists are trained to lead the development and implementation of a school safety plan which aims to provide a safe educational environment for Indiana students.

Looking to further safety discussions through collaboration and partnership, this State Education Chief Roundtable is anticipated to be the first of many national collaborative discussions on school safety.

IUK OBSERVATORY HOLDING OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 5/20

Learn more about NASA’s mission to discover thousands of exoplanets, at the May 20 Indiana University Kokomo Observatory Open House.

Patrick Motl, associate professor of physics, will begin the open house at 8 p.m. with a discussion on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, NASA’s two-year survey of exoplanets, or planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. He also will discuss recent news from the James Webb Space Telescope.

After the presentation, those attending may view the evening skies through the Observatory’s telescopes.

Observation will continue until 10 p.m., weather permitting.

The open house is free and open to the public, 2660 Washington Street. Free parking is available on campus.

For more local news and information, visit CassCountyOnline.com daily.

5 UPCOMING EVENTS

?️ 5/19: 3rd Annual Roger “Trey” Spencer Memorial Ride

? 5/19: Single Moms Free Oil Change

? 5/19: Spring Clothing Giveaway

?️ 5/19: Walton Annual May Day Festival & Town Wide Yard Sale

? 5/20: 3rd Annual Logansport Landmarks Preservation Tour and Pitch-In Picnic

Find more local events at CassCountyCalendar.com. Check back often as new events are added daily, and just a heads up — this weekend is a busy one in Cass County so be sure to check the calendar so you don’t miss anything!