News and Tribune

April 1, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For April 1


CHARLESTOWN

Wildflower Walk series starts April 14

A series of guided wildflower hikes will be offered on spring Sundays at Charlestown State Park, 12500 Ind. 62, Charlestown, starting April 14. A different one of the park’s trails will explored each week. 

 The hikes are free with standard gate admission of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $7 for out-of-state residents. Annual park passes are available.

Schedule and details:

• April 14, 1 p.m., Trail 1

Meet in the Trail 1 parking lot. Trail 1 is a rugged 2.4 miles with many limestone outcroppings that harbor some of the park’s most beautiful spring wildflowers. There will be many good photo opportunities.

• April 21, 1 p.m., Trail 6

Meet by the boat ramp to hike Trail 6 in search of spring ephemerals. Ephemerals are early-blooming and short-lasting wildflowers. Trail conditions are rugged (2.3 miles). Hikers also will pass by early lime kilns and the old Charlestown Landing. The kilns are remnants of one of the earliest industries in Clark County. The first part of the trail is easy and level; those who want a short hike can turn around before climbing the ridge.

• April 28, 1 p.m., Trail 5

Meet at the Trail 5 overflow parking lot just outside the camping area gate house. Trail 5 is a moderate 1.8 miles. Hikers will go to an overlook on Fourteenmile Creek and should see many wildflowers along the way, such as wild hyacinth and rue anemone.

• May 5, 1 p.m., Trail 2

Meet in the Trail 2 parking lot. Trail 2 is a moderate 1.4 miles. Hikers will pass scenic views of cascading waterfalls as they check out the many wildflowers and ferns.

• May 12, 1 p.m., Trail 4

Meet at the parking lot for trails 3 and 4. Trail 4 is a rugged trail that goes through mixed hardwoods with views of Fourteenmile creek. Hikers will be on the watch for later ephemerals and ferns.

 

SOUTHERN INDIANA

AARP sets Safe Driving Class

AARP has announced its schedule for Safe Driving Classes for 2013. All classes will be held at the Clarksville Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., from noon to 4:30 p.m. The cost of this four-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Course dates are as follows: April 2, June 17, Aug. 6 and Oct. 29.

Classes are geared for people 50 and older and emphasize the how aging affects one’s driving. Topics such as physical changes, rules of the road, driving on interstates and new car technology are covered through lecture, video and class discussion. Many auto insurance companies provide discounts for people who complete this course. For more information or to register, call 812-944-4327.

 

IUS holding job fair Thursday

IU Southeast will host a job fair from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Hoosier Room of University Center on the New Albany campus, 4201 Grant Line Rd.

Candidates should dress appropriately in business-casual or professional dress and bring several copies of their resume. 

For more details or to see a list of participating employers, visit www.ius.edu/Career or email mprinz@ius.edu.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Clark Memorial hosting Baby Fair

Clark Memorial Hospital will host a Baby Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, in the main lobby of the hospital. The event is free and open to women and their families who are expecting a baby or planning to have a baby.

The event will feature more than 35 information booths and vendors providing expecting families the opportunity to visit with pediatricians, obstetricians and community groups.  Information at the booths will include birthing options, postpartum depression, early childhood development, breastfeeding and support for siblings.  Tours of the Family Birth Place will be offered, and participants can sign up for door prizes. 

 Attendees can also participate in a question-and-answer session with labor and delivery nurses during the “Clark Delivers” session offered at both 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. These sessions provide an open conversation between expecting moms and the nurses who will provide their care during labor. 

Kara Dietrich Brown with the March of Dimes will give a presentation on the “39 Weeks Quality Initiative” at 10:30 a.m. This national initiative focuses on the importance of fetal development in the womb and the importance of carrying a baby the full 39 to 40 weeks.  

 The event is free and registration is not needed. For more information, visit www.clarkmemorial.org

 

SELLERSBURG

Fondue Card Party at SCMS

Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Theta Iota Chapter, will hold its annual Fondue Card Party, 7 p.m., April 11, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 North Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

Admission is $7 per person. Raffle tickets will be on sale that evening for an Apple iPad.

The national project of Phi Beta Psi Sorority is cancer research grants.