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Community Datebook

Drive-Thru eWaste Collection Set   The public is invited to get rid of unused electronics and shred personal documents at an electronic waste and paper drive-through on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the school district parking lot, 550 Blumont St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The free...

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 19 Heritage Committee, 6 p.m., Council Chambers   Tuesday, Sept. 20 City Council, 6 p.m., Council Chambers   Thursday, Sept. 22 Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee, 6 p.m., Community Center, 380 Third St. Board of Adjustment, Design Review Board, 6...

Indy Calendar, September 9-15, 2011

Friday, Sept. 9   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m.-noon, tidepool bracelet w. Linda Ames, and ceramic art with Sherry Bullard; 2-4 p.m., pottery wheel with Robert Jones, and bracelet with Linda Ames.   www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also...

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