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Clark County

December 27, 2013



Learn history, make a keepsake

A Bicentennial Biographies workshop, suggested for children ages 8 to 11, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany.

Participants will learn about Michael C. Kerr (1827-1876), a New Albany resident who, in December 1875, became U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Each child will make a Victorian era decoupage box for storing personal items. Children need to bring a shoe box with a lid, or another type of sturdy box with a lid, old greeting cards, personal pictures, or any other items that they'd like to use to glue onto their decoupage box.

Tour New Zealand at the library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6 in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Uwe and Kathy Eickmann will be recalling their experiences in touring the bottom of the world in New Zealand.

Traveling by car, they enjoyed seeing many strange and wonderful sights — penguins and seals, rare birds, Maori natives, glaciers and snow-capped mountains, huge inland lakes and more. They will have photographs that capture the natural beauty of this island country.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Group hosting middle earth event

The Teen Scene at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, will hold a “middle earth celebration” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.

Registration is required and open to any local students in grades 6 to 12 and can be done online at or by calling 812-949-3523.

The event will include a showing of the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” as well as Hobbit-themed games, snacks and activities. All library events are free to attend.


Library hosting January events

• Stop by the Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library on Thursdays in January (9, 16, 23 and 30) for story time at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Children age 4 and under can join Miss Jennifer for stories, songs, crafts, dancing and more at the library.

• The library will host its January bilingual family story time at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 Join the staff for stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish.

• The library will host an hour of books, crafts, games, music and just about anything else that’s fun and educational from 3:30 to 4:30 Jan. 17. The program is targeted at kids in grades one through three.

The library is located at 1312 Eastern Boulevard (at Triangle Drive). Call 812-285-5640 for additional information.


Money on your mind

Nancy Hudson, HHS Agent for the Clark County Purdue Extension Office, will be hosting a series on money management. The Money Matters series will be held at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Dates and topics for the series are as follows:

• Grocery and drugstore savings — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6

• Going once, going twice, sold! — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3

There is no charge for the program, but preregistration is appreciated. To register, call 812-256-4591.


Auditions coming for youth choir

Winter mid-season auditions for the remainder of the Louisville Youth Choir’s 47th season will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Angela Hall, Building 17 at 3105 Lexington Road on the Ursuline Campus, Louisville.

Singers in grades 4 -12 should be prepared to sing scales, sing “My Country ’Tis of Thee” and to clap rhythms.

Students will perform in two remaining main stage concerts: in March, an Arts in Action Spring Concert in partnership with the Kosair Hospital Foundation and a YUM! Brands April Pops Concert at the W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre.

There is no cost to audition. Audition forms and additional information can be found at For more information or to schedule an audition, call 502-896-5859.


Eagle watch set for Jan. 4

Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs

at Patoka Lake Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 during the annual Eagle Watch. Featured will be a resident bald eagle and other live raptors.

Guest presenter Leslie Grow, DNR Hardy Lake Interpretive Naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing raptors. Join Todd Eubank, Patoka Lake Wildlife Specialist and his team as we travel by car caravan to hot spots for eagle viewing. Guest presenter Rex Watters, DNR Wildlife Specialist of Monroe Lake, will share his experiences during the 1980s Eagle Reintroduction Program and interesting information about eagles found in your part of the state.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants can feel free to bring a sack lunch also. Preregistration is required with a $5 person program fee. Participants 5 years of age and younger attend at no charge. For more information regarding this event, call the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at 812-685-2447.

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