NEWS AND TRIBUNE
Send a card to Jan Applegate
Jan Applegate, Children’s Department librarian for 43 years at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, retired Nov. 16. Her husband Bob was the architect who designed the library building.
While she did not want a public reception, the library staff is holding a card shower for her until Dec. 16. Anyone who would like to mail a card and express their best wishes for Jan’s retirement can mail them to: Jan Applegate, Children’s Department, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN, 47150.
FMH sets fundraiser
Floyd Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a “Techno Mania” fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in classrooms three and four in the Parish Education Center at the hospital, 1850 State St., New Albany.
Shoppers will find all kinds of affordable electronic items for sale including computers, gaming consoles, cameras, music players, Wii, Xbox, Playstation, iPod, new iPad, Tablets, Laptops and TVs and more. Besides finding that special Christmas gift, you will also be helping the auxiliary to fund the many hospital projects they have going.
For further information call Karen Langdon, 812-948-6734.
Tea Party group to meet
The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s next meeting at 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.
For more information, e-mail the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auxiliary hosting bazaar Thursday
The Auxiliary at Charlestown Saint Catherine Regional Hospital, 2200 Market St. Charlestown, is having a Christmas bazaar and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 6, in the hospital lobby.
There will be baked goods, gifts, and some gently used items for sale.
Advent program coming to church
An Advent on three consecutive Thursdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 321 E. Market St., Jeffersonville is offering to the community an introduction to the spiritual practice and meditative tool of the labyrinth.
A labyrinth is a path which leads to the center and which has many turns. Unlike a maze, there are no dead-ends or wrong turns. A labyrinth is active — it is slowly and prayerfully walking the path. For some it can be a time of meditation; others find it a time of centering, of calm and quiet and prayer. This centering is a way to receive God more deeply into our hearts and lives.
On Thursdays Dec. 6, 13 and 20, the public is invited to walk a sacred path at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At 6:30 on those evenings, in St. Paul’s parish hall, Nancy Woodworth-Hill, co-pastor of St. Paul’s, will introduce the labyrinth (a walking meditation device) and various ways it can be engaged. From 7 to 8 p.m., participants will be able to walk/pray the labyrinth. For more information call 812-282-1108.
Design a poster for River Sweep
Students in primary and secondary schools are invited to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013. Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 check and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.
The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River.
The 24th annual River Sweep will be June 15. River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The poster contest, held in conjunction with River Sweep, is one way to spread the word about litter prevention. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. Deadline for the contest is Dec. 14.
For further information about the River Sweep Poster Contest, or for complete contest rules and regulations, contact Jeanne Ison or Lisa Cochran at 1-800-359-3977, or visit the Commission’s website at orsanco.org
Eye clinic coming up Saturday
The University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatric Eye Specialists will hold a clinic for children from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8.
This special clinic will be held at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd. at Floyd Street. Free parking is available in the KLEC parking lot.
Appointments can be made in advance by calling 502-852-7818. U of L Physicians-Pediatric Eye Specialists sees patients from birth to age 18. Major forms of insurance are accepted.