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Clark County

May 2, 2014



Church hosting first Derby cookout

New Hope Baptist Church of Clarksville, 2806 Blackiston Mill Road, Clarksville, is holding its inaugural Derby Day community cookout this Saturday, May 3 beginning at noon.

Kiddie car Derby races for kids 6 and under will be held. Smith and Company Gospel Singers will be performing. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a free family friendly day of food and fun.


Clarksville pool seeks lifeguards

Opening day for the Clarksville Family Aquatic Center is just weeks away, and the center is still in need of a dozen certified lifeguards.

Located at 800 S. Clark Blvd., the Family Aquatic Center serves as a source of fun and as an escape from the summer heat for Clarksville residents. Interested applicants can learn more about the positions and how to apply by visiting

Key requirements include a current lifeguard certification, standard first aid and safety or equivalent certification, good health and fitness, and a positive attitude and ability to work well with others.


Sickle Cell event scheduled

The American Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region is launching a new program that gives donors the opportunity to designate their donation to help a patient being treated for sickle cell disease.

The first in Southern Indiana will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Grace Fellowship Church, 826 Meigs Ave., Jeffersonville.

Annual chocolate stroll hits city

The annual chocolate Stroll will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 9 in downtown Jeffersonville.

The event offers ticket-buyers the opportunity to taste many different chocolates from brownies and candies to cookies and cake. Chocolate tasting stations will be located within the locally owned shops and restaurants and five live music acts will be playing along the historic district’s sidewalks. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

On the day of the event, ticket-buyers must first visit the registration area in the Glossbrenner Garden, at the corner of Spring and Chestnut Street, where they will pick up their map to visit participating shops for a tasting of chocolates. The event takes place within a four block area of downtown.

Advance tickets are $8 [$3 for children 12 and under], $10 the day of the event [$5 for children 12 and under]. Tickets are available online at and at: Choices Boutique, 437 Spring St.; Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring St.; and The Springs Salon & Spa, 234 Spring St.

Online ticket-purchasers should present their PayPal receipt at the registration table.

K of C holding chicken dinner

The Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 at the K of C. Hall, in honor of Mother’s Day.

The menu will be: chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and gravy, slaw, drink and dessert is $8.

A large portion of the proceeds will be given to charity.

Karaoke will be enjoyed from 8 p.m. to midnight. Everyone is welcome.


Historical Society hosting brunch

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, the Floyd County Historical Society Auxiliary will be hosting its annual spring brunch at the Padgett Museum, 509 W. Market St., New Albany.

The cost is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children and catering will be provided by Patticakes. No reservations are necessary.

In addition to the brunch, visitors may also tour the Padgett Museum and learn the early history of New Albany and Floyd County. This event is open to the public.

WNAS celebrating 65th birthday

WNAS at New Albany High School is turning 65 years old and will celebrate with an open house for all alumni of the “Voice of the Bulldogs” on Wednesday, May 7.

Tours will be given. Snacks will be available as well as the opportunity to share a story or two.

The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the WNAS studios.

For information email Jason Flener at or call 812-981-7621.

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