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Clark County

May 13, 2014



Y taking tee ball registrants

The YMCA of Southern Indiana is registering boys and girls for youth tee ball. Participants will learn the basics of tee ball in this great introductory sport. Tee ball offers instruction and practice in the fundamentals of the sport in a fun and supportive environment that emphasizes character development, teamwork and good sportsmanship. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play tee ball in a noncompetitive environment.

Youth tee ball is open to boys and girls ages 3-7. Registration ends Sunday, May 18 and games will be played on Saturdays, June 7–July 26. The fees for members are $50 for 3-year-olds and $65 for ages 4-7. The fees for participants are $60 for 3-year-olds and $80 for ages 4-7.

For more information about youth tee ball, visit or contact Amber Ridings at 812-206-8092 or email at


Shout out at Silver Heights

Silver Heights Camp/Retreat Center, 501 Camp Ave., New Albany, is sponsoring a free Friday Night Youth Music Festival from 7 to 11 a.m. May 23 at the retreat center.

It is titled “Shout” because it will get loud up on top of Silver Hills in New Albany. All evening there will be an open atmosphere with a bonfire including free s’mores and hot dogs, live music and multimedia entertainment on stage from 7:30 to 10:30, games, prizes and space to hang out with middle and high school youth from all over the area. A mix of music for everyone will be performed by great local high school and college talent.

There is limited parking on the hill, so there will be a free shuttle service starting at 6:45 p.m. from the parking lot of Scribner Middle School, 910 Old Vincennes Road, New Albany.

Library receives donation of abstracts

Local real estate agent and patron of the humanities, Pat Harrison, has made an extensive donation to the collections of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.

Harrison has donated the records of Southern Indiana Abstract Company which was the long-time business of Max Mason Sr. who was a fixture in the community, and a long-time patron of the Indiana Room until his passing in 2012.  For house historians building abstracts are important tools in helping those doing research determine when their house was built and who has lived there in the past.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, the public is invited to a reception held in honor of  Harrison in the Library’s Strassweg Auditorium and to thank her for the donation to the library and officially open the collection to researchers. Pieces of the donation will be made available for viewing.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Montessori

Community Montessori’s theater program will present Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” at 7 p.m. May 20 to 23, at Community Montessori, in the MAC.

Community Montessori is located in New Albany at 4102 St. Joseph Road. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for those under 18.  

Reservations are suggested and can be made by emailing Debi Cline at


Event to focus on archeology

As part of the celebration of national Preservation Month, the public is invited to a presentation focusing on Floyd County’s archaeological resources, and the ongoing efforts to identify and protect these resources.

Christopher Moore and Rebecca Van Sessen of the University of Indianapolis will provide background on the science of archaeology and how it can be used to understand the past, as well as what is known about the prehistory of Floyd County and gaps in that knowledge. They will also discuss a planned archaeological survey of the county, and how the community can be involved with that effort.

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring St. Call 812-944-8464 for more information.


Steamboat museum holding event

The Howard Steamboat Museum Art and Antique Jubilee will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25, at Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville.

The event will celebrate the museum and feature vendors.

The event is free. For more information, call 812-283-3728 or visit


Republican women to meet

Clark County Republican Women will host their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today, May 13, at 440 Spring St., Jeffersonville (upstairs).

The meeting is free, however yearly membership dues are required. For more information, call 812-282-8683.


Church hosting ‘Singspiration’ event

Calvary Christian Church, 605 S. Norman Drive, Sellersburg, will host an old-fashioned Singspiration, with congregational and special music for all ages, at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 18, at the church.

For information, call 812-748-7059.


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