• Floyd County
Library offers bracelet workshop
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s Teen Scene Initiative will host a Pop Tab Bracelet Workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Small Meeting Room of the library, 180 West Spring St., New Albany.
Teens in grades 6-12 can create a unique bracelet using can pop tabs.
The event is free, but due to limited space interested individuals should register to attend.
Visit or call Reference Services at 812-949-3523 to register or for more information.
Health Dept. holds flu shot clinics
The Floyd County Health Department will host an adult flu shot clinic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds, Green Valley Road, New Albany.
Symptoms of the flu can include sore throat, muscle aches, headache and feeling generally ill. Anyone can become infected, but the elderly, young children and anyone with certain health problems may become seriously ill or die from the flu.
The adult vaccination is $20 cash only (Medicare and Medicaid is not accepted).
The children’s flu vaccine will be given at the Children’s Immunization Clinics at the Floyd County Health Department, 1917 Bono Road, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; and 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday only of each month. Children’s flu vaccination is $5.
Call the Health Department’s answering system at 812-948-4726 or visit floydcountyhealthdept-in.com for more information.
Shepherd of the Hills hosts festival
Shepherd of the Hills Preschool and Church will host its annual Fall Family Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 5231 Highway 62, Edwardsville, across from Polly’s Freeze.
There will be games for children, a silent auction, a bake sale and food.
Reduced tickets for the games may be purchased in advance by calling the school office at 812-945-3046.
• Southern Indiana
Buckhead, Rocky’s host Oktoberfest
Rocky’s Sub Pub and Buckhead Mountain Grill are teaming up to host Oktoberfest On The River from 2 to midnight Saturday at the restaurants on River Road, between the two Jeffersonville restaurants, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Clark County Red Cross.
The tented event, which is the first ever Oktoberfest celebration for Buckhead’s and Rocky’s, will feature live music, 20 craft, import and Oktoberfest-style beers, including selections from Bluegrass Brewing Company and the New Albanian Brewing Company. The Sharpenstein Polka Band will perform from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., while Josh Glauber and Holly Jackson will provide the evening entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. Food will also be available for purchase.
Entry fee is $5.
Health insurance workshop Nov. 20
Indiana families of children with special needs are challenged to pay their medical bills during this economic downturn, and About Special Kids (ASK) is offering a training session, “Public Health Insurance: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20, at Rauch Industries, 2525 Charlestown Road, New Albany.
Today’s economic crisis has heightened financial issues facing families of children with special needs in Floyd County and the providers and professionals who aid those children. ASK has recognized the needs of the community and will offer a training that covers options including Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers, private insurance, Social Security Administration, Hoosier Healthwise, Medicaid Disability and Children’s Special Healthcare Services. Registration may be done online at aboutspecialkids.org/training.
Contact ASK, 800-964-4746, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit aboutspecialkids.org for more information.
• Floyd County
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