News and Tribune

April 22, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For April 22


CORYDON

Society to host ‘Battle of Corydon’ 

The Historical Society of Harrison County will host “The Battle of Corydon” by Bryan Bush at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Harrison County Community Foundation, 1523 Foundation Way, in Curydon. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Society President Karen Schwartz at karengleitz@hotmail.com or 812-736-2373.

 

CLARKSVILLE

Earth Day celebration at the Falls

The Falls of the Ohio State Park will host an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 with free admission, courtesy of Jamey Aebersold, to the park’s interpretive center.

The celebration will include exhibitors and vendors, kids’ activities, entertainment and music. Jamey Aebersold’s Jazz Quartet will perform as part of the celebration as well. 

Other activities include a live raptor program by Hardy Lake Raptor Rehab, kite flying, face painting, seed planting, pictures with Smokey the Bear, crafts, hiking and a demonstration of Junk Genius’ Robots, made out of recycled toys.

The first 300 visitors to the park will also receive free tree seedlings.

5R Processors Ltd. and the Friends of the Greenway are sponsoring a Community Electronics Recycling drop-off point at the park during the event and environmental groups will share ideas for being good stewards of the earth. Local businesses will also demonstrate earth-friendly products and activities.

For more information about the Earth Day celebration, call 812-280-9970.

 

GEORGETOWN

Craft bazaar is Saturday

Georgetown Rainbow’s End Childcare, 1099 Marci Lane, Georgetown, will have a craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the childcare center. 

Admission is free. Artists will be selling their handmade and professional items, including yard art, children’s clothing, floral, crocheted items, engraved bake ware, painted collectibles, jewelry, handbags, dips, mixes and much more. 

For more information call 812-951-3215 or email brgccgen@brsinc.org

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Emergency training is Thursday

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency and the Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a training exercise from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 24 at Floyd Central High School.

There will be emergency equipment in the area during the exercise. It is possible that law enforcement and/or fire personnel will be in neighborhoods with evacuation and shelter instructions. This is only a drill. Residents should not panic and no action will be necessary. This exercise is being held for training purposes only.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Church holding shredding event

A shredding event sponsored by the Women of  First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1506 Spring St., Jeffersonville, will be from 9 to 11 a.m., April 27, at the church.

A-Plus Shredding Company will have a truck on site to pulverize your confidential documents within minutes. Minimum donation, $5.

 

5k will help animal rescue

Southern Indiana Animal Rescue and the Jeffersonville Fire Department are hosting a a 5k run/walk called Fido’s 5k benefiting the Koko Project, 9 a.m., May 11, at the Overlook on Riverside Drive. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and if they bring their dog, they will receive a bandanna to wear.  

Pre-registration is $20, day of is $25. For more information e-mail elizabethstarck@gmail.com

 

CLARK COUNTY

Llama Club hosting workshop

The Clark County Luv-a-lot Llama Club will host a llama workshop and show at the Indiana Fiber and Music Festival on April 27 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Charlestown. 4-Hers in Area II — Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott, Washington, Lawrence and Orange County — are invited.  

The senior 4-Hers of Clark County will present the workshop beginning at 8 a.m. and will go over the fundamentals of showmanship and obstacle performance. At 10 a.m. they will break for half an hour and then resume with a show to test the skills learned.

The show will have three classes: Obstacle, pack and showmanship, and each class will be divided in the three age divisions, plus two classes for mini 4-Hers. 

 4-Hers can bring their own llamas/alpacas. If you cannot trailer your own animal, Clark County is willing to provide animals from its herd.

This is a free workshop so 4-Hers “may learn by doing.”

If you are interested in participating in the workshop and show, please contact Marina Traub  at 812-256-2623 or Gina Bast at 812-256-0100 gina.bast1104@gmail.com.  

If you would like more information about the Indiana Fiber and Music Festival, go to www.indianafiberfest.com