> SOUTHERN INDIANA — JEFFERSONVILLE
City to close Watt Street temporarily
Due to construction, Watt Street will be closed from Seventh Street to Court Avenue — including the alley between Watt and Walnut streets — from 7 a.m. Wednesday until 7 p.m. Thursday.
Steamboat lecture set
The Filson Historical Society will present a lecture at noon April 18 at the Jeffersonville Carnegie Library, 129 E. Court Ave., titled “The Great River Catastrophe: The Collision of the Steamboats America and United States on the Ohio River in 1868,” with Mark V. Wetherington, the Filson’s director. He will examine the collision between the two steamboats and what the disaster tells us about life and death along the Indiana shore of the Ohio. The event is free.
Homebuying seminar is this week
Daniel J. Marlin, a loan officer with Century Mortgage Company, will be offering a seminar for first-time homebuyers from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave.
Marlin will address the most frequently asked questions first-time homebuyers usually have.
For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org
JHS band to dedicate trailer
The Jeffersonville High School Band will hold a dedication ceremony for its new 53-foot semi trailer at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at the school.
The JHS Band Program wishes to thank its Premier Platinum Donor, John J. Woehrle, for his donation to assist with the purchase of the new semi trailer. The band’s trailer has also recently had professional graphics created and applied by USA Image of Jeffersontown, Ky.
Business expo coming Thursday
Connect Clarksville welcomes the public to a mini business expo with food samples from local restaurants from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at The Montrose, 318 W. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville.
The expo will be from 3 to 5 and food and door prizes will follow from 5 to 7.
Boys & Girls Club hosting open house
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana is joining other Boys & Girls Clubs across the county in opening its doors to the community during the annual celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week this week. The Ed Endres Boys & Girls Club invites the community to attend a free open house from 4 to 6 p.m. today, April 17.
Guests can experience the club through the eyes of members. Homework help, a computer lab, a Kids Café, an art room, a game room, a gymnasium and a teen room are all available to club members on a daily basis.
The club is located at 1721 Ekin Ave., New Albany.
Eastern Star pancake breakfast
The LaBelle Chapter of the Eastern Star is sponsoring its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Applebee’s, 3030 Grant Line Road.
Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a specially trained dog to assist a multihandicapped child. All donations can also be sent to: LaBelle Chapter 419, 5125 Edwardsville/Galena Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119.
Section of Budd Road closed
The Floyd County Road Department closed Budd Road in the 3400 block to replace a culvert Monday. The road will be closed for about one week.
Wildlife seed program offered
The Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District is again offering the wildlife seed program. The purpose of this program is to promote wildlife habitat in Floyd County. The seed mix will contain Milo, German Millet and Buckwheat and will come in 5-pound bags, which is enough to cover up to half an acre of land.
To pick up your seed, stop by the SWCD office located at 1613 E. Spring St., Suite 1, New Albany. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 812-945-9936.
Learn more about Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana, 8204 Ind. 311, Sellersburg, will host an open house event for all incoming new students for the summer and fall semesters of 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, on the Sellersburg campus.
There will be campus tours, free ice cream, refreshments and door prizes.
For more information, contact Meredith Wright at email@example.com or 812-246-3301, ext. 4315.