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• Beta Sigma Phi sorority: Xi Alpha Mu chapter will host a pizza party for clients of Rescare Group Home at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza City, 992 Walnut St. Orders and monies for the chapter’s ways and means project are due at this meeting.

• Christian Women’s Connection of Terre Haute will host a harvest luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the MCL Meeting Room at The Meadows shopping center, 25th Street and Ohio Boulevard. Dorothy Smith will speak on “It’s Christmas — Let’s Celebrate.” For reservations, call Julie Poloney at 812-234-7388 or Sherri Church at 812-249-3084.

• Wabash Valley Bee Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the White Violet Center, St. Mary’s Road off U.S. 150, St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

• Crossroads of America Exchange Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.

• Alliance of the Swope Art Museum will meet at 11 a.m. Friday for coffee at 25 S. Seventh St., with a brief business meeting at 11:30 a.m. At noon, a featured speaker will talk about an art-related topic. Brown baggers are welcome. Note: The Alliance of the Swope is a place to learn about, enjoy and support the visual arts and the museum. All events are free.

• Moms in Prayer International, a nondenominational organization, meets Tuesday morning for an hour of prayer for children, area schools and their staff and administrations. For details or to start a group at a school, call 812-696-2468.

• Terre Haute Adult Chess Club will meet from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Wabash Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.; $2 per person.

• Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Thursday in the MCL Cafeteria at The Meadows shopping center, 25th Street and Ohio Boulevard.

• Terre Haute SPEBSQSA, Banks of the Wabash Chorus, will rehearse from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Maple Avenue United Methodist Church at 1203 Maple Ave. The chapter is open to all male singers with no age restrictions.

• Vigo County Vocal Chords will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church at 3092 E. Davis Drive. The chorus is open to all women.

• Terre Haute Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday in the Meadows Banquet Center, The Meadows shopping center, 25th Street and Ohio Boulevard. Terre Haute South Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Thursday in Holiday Inn, 3300 S. U.S. 41.

• Breakfast Optimist Club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the MCL Cafeteria, The Meadows shopping Center, 25th Street and Ohio Boulevard. Noon Optimists will meet at noon Thursday in Pizza City at 992 Walnut St. Clinton Breakfast Optimist Club meets at 7 a.m. Thursday in the Iron Skillet at 359 Fulton St. in Clinton.

• Newcomers Club special interest groups: Any adult woman in the Wabash Valley may become a member upon payment of dues and attendance at one regular meeting or at an interest group. For more information, contact membership chair Jackie Hoffman at 812-466-1512 or president Kirstin Licari at 319-610-4176.

• Wabash Activity Center members’ bingo is scheduled 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at 300 S. Fifth St.

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