Cyclones hosting fundraiser
The River City Cyclones, under 12 softball team, is hosting a euchre tournament fundraiser today, July 12, to help pay for their upcoming trip to the World Series in Orlando.
The tournament begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Jeffersonville American Legion Post 35, located at 801 Main St.
Fifty percent of all money taken in will be paid out. For more information, call Nate Gibson at 502-424-9828.
College prep forum set
Clarksville Church of Christ, 407 W. Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville, will be hosting a College Prep Forum on July 12 and 13 with the theme: “Dealing with Difficult Questions.”
High school and college-aged students will hear about a variety of topics related to succeeding in college and faith while in school.
Saturday's workshops will be led by Phillip Shumake of Lexington, Ky., Matthew Allen, of Kettering, Ohio, Zack Lee, of New Albany, and Mike Sullivan of Lafayette.
The keynote speaker on Friday evening is Dr. H.E. “Buddy” Payne, president of Florida College, Temple Terrace, Fla.
Sessions begin at 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information and to register online, visit www.clarksvillechurch.org
Heart focus of exercise program
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a BUTI program, 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 16 through Aug. 20, at the Clarksville Community Center, 2311 Sam Gwin Dr., Clarksville. The cost is $60 per student.
BUTI is not only physically and cardiovascularly challenging, it is mind opening. BUTI utilizes various dance movements from a variety of tribal-based dance styles including Brazilian Baile Funk, Miami Booty Dance, Hip-Hop, Crunk, African Tribal, and Arabic Tribal and seamlessly connects these dance styles into power yoga sequences for the ultimate fitness experience. In addition to the physical benefits, BUTI helps its students break through barriers of self-esteem. BUTI is freeing, often helping students undergo a complete self-transformation. Emotional breakthrough, coupled with an obvious change in body tone and decrease in body fat, leads to an overall life change. Visit www.butifitness.com for more information. Students should bring a bottle of water and a towel.
Fro more information call Clarksville Parks at 812-283-5313.
Fundraiser coming to NABC
A fundraiser for the American Heart Association will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at New Albanian Brewing Co., 415 Bank St., New Albany.
Admission is a $5 donation to the heart association and live music will be performed by Dr. Melton, Sara Campbell and Wallace Fox. Families and children are welcome, according to organizer Teresa Martin.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from NABC.
Call Martin at 502-419-0037 with questions.
Workshop and concert at library
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is presenting a free concert and workshop on Saturday, July 13, by the Corydon Dulcimer Society. The workshop, from 3 to 4 p.m., will be in the Applegate Room and the concert will follow at 4:15 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium.
The musicians of the Corydon Dulcimer Society play a variety of acoustic instruments including the guitar, violin, banjo and mandolin. The workshop is for people wanting to learn to play the dulcimer, and instruments will be provided.
Beginners are welcome but must be at least 10 years old. Space is limited so registration is required. Call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.
Underground Railroad focus of play
The Hanover College Rivers Institute Traveling Show will present “Nothing Stops This Train” at the July 18 meeting of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. The play, set in Jefferson County, is the story of abolitionists John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina who helped other slaves escape via the Underground Railroad.
Meeting time is 7 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. For more information about the society, visit http://www. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.html.
Purdue Extension to dedicate garden
Community gardens are growing in popularity around the nation and in Southern Indiana as more people add fresh, local food to their diets. Purdue Extension is helping the movement with the installation of a demonstration garden at the Clark County 4-H fairgrounds. With the help of Sunnyside Master Gardeners, a raised bed garden was installed this May. This plot will help teach the public about gardening techniques and vegetables that grow well in our part of the state. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, popcorn and many other vegetables are now growing well in the plot.
A dedication ceremony for the garden will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, July 15, at the Clark County 4-H Center, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. Extension Educator David Hynes will give brief remarks on the concept behind the garden and plans to use it for Extension and Master Gardener educational programs. The public is invited to join the dedication and then enjoy the festivities of the 4-H Fair, which will be in full swing July 12-20.
Extension would like to thank the sponsors and donors to the garden – PC Lumber and Hardware; McCoy’s Landscape Nursery; Earth First; Walnut Ridge Nursery and Garden Center; and the Clark County Cattlemen’s Association.