News and Tribune

April 11, 2014




Hymn sing coming up Sunday

An Old Time Southern Gospel Hymn Sing to benefit Haven House Services Inc. will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Wall Street United Methodist Church, 240 Wall St., Jeffersonville.

Special guests include Thankful Hearts, Hanover, The Samaritans, Louisville, Gilt Edge Baptist Church, Jeffersonville and Singers of the Son, Clarksville.

Refreshments will be served from 3 to 4 p.m. and coffee and cookies from 6 to 7 p.m.

An offering will be accepted.

Community gardens event set

Community gardens, those small plots of land where friends and neighbors grow fruit, vegetables and flowers together, are a growing movement.

There are now 18,000 community gardens in the United States and Canada. Southern Indiana is no different. New gardens are being formed in Clark, Floyd and surrounding counties every year. Each of these gardens needs information to succeed. Purdue Extension is presenting a community garden tour and networking opportunity at Ladybug’s Landing garden April 22.

Ladybug’s Landing is a newer garden located at 1814 E. Park Place, Jeffersonville. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 with opportunity to network with other gardeners and tour the host garden. A discussion of soil fertility and plant nutrition will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are urged to bring a lawn chair since seating is limited in the garden.

Direct questions to 812-256-4591 or email


4-H enrollment underway

The enrollment period for Clark County 4-H Club is open through Tuesday, April 15, and current members are reminded that they must re-enroll annually.

Enrollment can be completed either online or in person. To enroll in person, visit 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. To enroll online, visit

Enrollment fees are free for children in kindergarten through second grade and $25 for children in grades 3-12. The maximum a family will be charged is $75, regardless of the number of children enrolled.

Checks and money orders are acceptable forms of payment, but must be made payable to Purdue CES Education Fund.

For more information on enrolling in the Clark County 4-H program, call 812-256-4591 or email or


Create an Easter wreath

Create a unique Easter Wreath from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the New Washington Library, 120 S. Poplar Drive, New Washington.

Bring one round wreath ring in either 8- or 10-inch diameter, and one skein of green fun fur. All other material will be provided. To register, call 812-293-4577.


Library hosting movie night

Movie night at the Borden Library, 117 Main St., will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. April 25. Come after school to watch “Ender’s Game,” based on the book by Orson Scott Card. Its open to kids 13-18.

Registration is requested. To register, stop by any of the library branches, visit the web calendar ( or call 812-246-4493. This movie is rated PG-13. For kids under 13, please call and speak with staff about attendance.


Optimist Club holding craft fair

The Georgetown Optimist Cub is hosting a vendor/craft fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Georgetown Optimist Clubhouse, 8260 Ind. 64, Georgetown.

More than 25 vendors and crafters are offering their wares, just in time for Easter.

A concession booth will be open. Donations will be accepted for the new Optimist 4-H Archery Club. Call 812-951-3142 for more information.


Friends book sale set for next Saturday

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd county Public Library will hold their book sale in the library’s Annex Building, located at the corner of Scribner Drive and Spring Street.

There will be a 50 percent discount on books in religion. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.

Historical Society to meet

The Floyd County Historical Society will have its April meeting at 7 p.m.  April 22 in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.

Vic Pfau will present the program entitled: “History of the 81st Indiana Infantry: Hard Ball Politics.” The meeting is free and open to the public.