News and Tribune

June 17, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For June 17


NEW ALBANY

Cancer Center welcomes survivors

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Cancer Center of Indiana, 1850 State St., New Albany, is hosting a free Cancer Survivors Reunion from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. 

All Cancer Center of Indiana patients, survivors and loved ones are invited to attend. The carnival-themed event will have entertainment for attendees of all ages. There will be carnival-style food booths, an old-fashioned photo booth, balloon animals, magic shows, face painting, bingo, therapeutic massages and much more.

For more information, call 812-945-4000. This event is free to attend.

 

Wimmer’s studio, gallery open Tuesday

On Tuesday June 18, from 12-1 p.m., the Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, is pleased to invite the public for an opportunity to see New Albany artist Michael Wimmer's studio and gallery, WE Studio, located at 324 East Main Street in New Albany, as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series. 

 After the studio visit, the group will go to the New Albany Farmer's Market building at Market and Bank Streets to see Michael's new sculpture Sacks of Food that is a part of the 2013 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. This event leads up to the New Albany Public Art Walk that will be on Saturday, June 22, 6-9 p.m. 

 For this Lunch & Learn program, participants can meet at the Carnegie Center by 11:45 a.m. and walk to the studio together or meet at WE Studio at noon.  

This program is free, and registration is requested (please email dthomas@carnegiecenter.org  or call 812-944-7336 to register).  The monthly Lunch and Learn programs are sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.

 

Blood drive to honor Denzinger

A blood drive in memory of Frank Denzinger will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at Northside Christian Church, 4407 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

He was a Floyd County Sheriff’s Department deputy killed in the line of duty.

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Chapel Hill Christian VBS

Chapel Hill Christian Church will host Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School — “Where Kids Stand Strong for God” — on Monday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through Friday, June 28.

After classes conclude on Friday, a short graduation celebration will be held. The VBS will take place in a castle setting and will include singing, telling bible stories, activities, crafts, games and delicious treats. 

If interested, contact the church at 812-923-9589. The church is located at 6940 Chapel Hill Rd. in Galena. 

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Clark County Youth Shelter cookout

The Clark County Youth Shelter is hosting a summertime cookout to benefit the Safe Place Program. The cookout will be from 11 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m., June 20, in the parking lot next to the Shelter, 118 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. For just $5 you will receive a choice of a hamburger or hot dog, chips, drink, side item selection, and a sweet treat.

Proceeds will benefit the Safe Place Program operated by Clark County Youth Shelter. The Shelter partners with businesses and community organizations such as Walgreens, White Castle, etc., to provide Clark and Floyd County youth immediate safety and access to supportive resources.

 

Fundraiser to benefit animals

The Animal Protection Association is sponsoring the 12th-annual Paws for a Cold Wet Nose event from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Jeffersonville.

There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, cash beer and wine bar, a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and Lamont Gillispie blues band will be playing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 502-724-6142.

Proceeds will benefit the Animal Protection Association of Jeffersonville, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 animal shelter. Also, APA is in need of volunteers and foster homes for cats and dogs. Call 812-283-6555 or visit apa-pets.org for more information.