Putnam Patter for 9-28-15

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Oct. 18 Purdue Club dinner gets Cardinal visit

Former Purdue University basketball standout Brian Cardinal, now assistant director of the school's John Purdue Club, will be the featured speaker at a dinner program sponsored by the Purdue Club of Putnam County on Monday, Oct. 19.

The 6:30 p.m. dinner at Autumn Glen is open to the public.

Cost of the dinner is $20 per person. Reservations should be made by Oct. 14 by calling Sandy Williams (653-3523) or Marianne Ash (386-7554).

A 2000 Purdue graduate, Cardinal was a key member of the Boilermaker men's basketball team from 1996 to 2000, earning the team's Most Valuable Player award as a senior.

A four-time recipient of the "Mr. Hustle" Award, he set a team record in career steals.

Cardinal enjoyed a 12-year career in the NBA following his Purdue playing days, including the 2011 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

Following his NBA years, Cardinal joined the John Purdue Club staff in 2011.

Ron Birt, president of the Putnam Purdue Club, invites the public to attend the dinner program.

Celebrate Golf Lovers Day with disc golf event Oct. 4

Another forgotten holiday that golf enthusiasts look forward to is National Golf Lovers Day, a day to leave the office early and head to the greens.

The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is doing just that, but they're going to the greens of Big Walnut Sports Park to tee off on the disc golf course.

Not a tournament, perse, but a chance to play with others on the new and official 19-hole disc golf course.

Try your hand and at the end of your game, report your score and pick up your prize, an official Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department mini-driver.

The program will be Sunday, Oct. 4 from 1-4 p.m., starting at the south shelter at Big Walnut Sports Park. Fee is $5.

If you had just played the night before at the park's Glow Throw Tournament, it would be a great time to get in a little practice and a chance to search for those lost discs for the darkness of the Glow Throw.

For more information persons may contact the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department at 653-3395 or email pcornelius@cityofgreencastle.com.

Registration open for October computer classes

Putnam County Public Library will be offering two computer classes in October.

The computer classes being offered are lecture classes instead of the usual hands-on classes and are designed to introduce patrons to new and exciting aspects of the Internet.

On Monday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Introduction to Cloud Computing will introduce patrons to cloud computing, free cloud software from Google and Microsoft and why cloud computing is the way the world will be using computers in the future.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Introduction to Social Networking will introduce patrons to a variety of websites devoted to socializing with others online and ways to protect privacy, while enjoying a rich online social life.

All classes are for beginners, free and open to the public, but registration is required since space is limited. Class is two hours long with a break. To sign up, visit the library website at www.pcpl21.org, call Mike at 765-653-2755 Ext. 118 or stop by the circulation or reference desks at the library.

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