City collecting items for soldiers
The city of Jeffersonville needs help to provide holiday comfort and cheer for members of the U.S. military who are serving overseas and will be away from their families for the holidays. Drop off items by Friday, Dec. 7, to Judith in the Mayor’s office, 500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 205 or to the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter at 201 Willinger Lane in Jeffersonville.
Items you can donate: Beef Jerky, deodorant, AA batteries, snack mixes, vitamins, D batteries, sunflower seeds, Icy/hot patches, hand warmers, Little Debbie snacks, body powder, paper books, individual Pringles, foot powder, word puzzles, jaw breakers, heat wraps, tube socks, Twizzlers, razors, underwear, nuts, toothbrushes, chewing gum, toothpaste.
Wilson Elementary holding Family Literacy Night
Wilson Elementary School will host a Family Literacy Night on Thursday, Dec. 6. The “Reading Express Literacy Evening” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Families will have the opportunity to participate in several hands-on learning activities related to literacy, such as visualizing and sequencing. The holiday themed evening will also provide families with the chance to view the movie “Polar Express” and visit with Santa Claus, with free cookies and milk served in the school’s cafeteria.
Wilson Elementary families are invited and encouraged to attend this event.
Greater Clark helping students
Elected officials are joining with secondary and post-secondary institutions and business organizations to help students make the transition from high school to college and other post-secondary education or training.
Greater Clark is hosting a final Close the Deal event for high school seniors to generate excitement about applying to and enrolling in college and receiving financial aid. “Table talks” are the focus of the Close the Deal program. Seniors will be assigned a table and will participate in a total of three 20 minute discussions. The adult leading the discussion will rotate to a different table at the end of 20 minutes. So at the end of the event, students will hear from an admissions professional, a financial aid professional, and a student who has previously been through the college selection process. Following the “table talks,” there will be a college information fair of the colleges represented by Greater Louisville Inc.
The event will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Jeffersonville High School, 2315 Allison Lane in Jeffersonville.
Church hosting holiday event
A holiday celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at St. John Presbyterian Church, 1307 East Elm St., New Albany.
Featuring performances by St. John Chancel and Handbell Choirs, including carol singing, instrumental solos and duets, vocal soloists and ensembles and selections played in the historic Pipe Organ. Excerpts from “Holy Light” cantata will also be enjoyed.
DePauw hosting tailgate dinner
DePauw Methodist Church will be holding a tailgate dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the church, 925 Vincennes St., across from New Albany High School.
The menu will include boneless Swiss chicken, baked potato, green beans, Jello salad, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and 5 and under eat free. Call 812-945-6537 for more information.
The church will also be holding a tailgate dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church. The menu will include smoked pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and 5 and under eat free.
Church hosting variety show
Central Christian Church, 1315 E. Spring Street, New Albany, will sponsor a holiday variety show titled “Sights and Sounds of Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, with show and hors d’oeuvres and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with show and desserts.
The show will include a variety of solo and group acts consisting of music, readings and audience sing-along to celebrate the Christmas season. The cost is adults, $15; age 12 and under, $5.
For more information call 812-944-1736 or visit www.c3pam.webs.com
The Crashers playing at K of C
Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Ritter Council 1221 of New Albany, will sponsor The Crashers, benefiting Catholic Charities for Tornado Relief from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Dec. 7, at the Knights of Columbus, 809 E. Main St.., New Albany.
Tickets are limited. Must 21 and over and ID is required. Cash bar with snacks provided.
Program to come on river history
Ohio River historian Chuck Parrish will deliver a program on the history of steamboats and their affect on the Ohio River at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville.
The program will include viewing of a special DVD made for the 2011 Steamboat Bicentennial Celebration at the Rivers Institute at Hanover College. Parrish, who is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will answer questions from the audience afterward.
The program is free with interpretive center admission, which is $5 for visitors ages 19 and older and $2 for visitors ages 2 to 18.