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December 27, 2013

Top 5 Things To Do List We’ve got you covered for what’s happening in the region this weekend

Fossil Identification Day

When: noon to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 27

Where: Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville

Cost: $5 ages 19 and older; $2 ages 18 and younger; under 2 free; $2 parking fee

Come to the Interpretive Center and get your unknown rocks and fossil identified. Learn how to determine what is a fossil versus an odd rock with books and web-based resources. Learn how to clean fossils and better expose detail. Samples will be out for examination. Co-sponsored by MAFIC, the Louisville-based Mineral and Fossil Interest Club. []

Kwanzaa celebration

When: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave.

Cost: Free [donation requested]

The library will be having a special Kwanzaa celebration for the community, which is being presented by Jeffersonville-Metro Parents in Education & Global Interventions Ventures in Education (G.I.V.E.). The program director and founder is Angela Jackson-Brown. There is no cost to attend the celebration, but a donation of a can of food, fruit or nonalcoholic beverage for the G.I.V.E. pantry is requested.

Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world. Celebrated from Dec. 26, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, it is a deeply meaningful and special time of remembrance, reflection, and recommitment for African-Americans.

This Kwanzaa Celebration is a multimedia presentation with hands on arts and crafts, poetry, and a drumming circle. In addition, there will be a “Karamu feast,” including vegetarian-friendly foods with a focus on healthy lifestyle choices sponsored by G.I.V.E. The program will feature our youth, who will showcase their talents by performing and presenting the Kwanzaa principles, which means first fruits of the harvest in Kiswahili, the official Pan African language.

The community is invited to come out, share and learn more about how they can become pro-active conscious citizens of our earth, and ultimately leave a positive carbon footprint. For more information, contact Jackson-Brown at or 502-345-0587.

Hobbit Party [attendees must be between the grades of 6 and 12]

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library auditorium, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany

Cost: Free [registration is required]

Come celebrate Hobbit style. Attendees will watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” eat some elevensies [or maybe second breakfast] and lembas bread, make your own Hobbit feet, and play games. Registration is required.

Kenny Woods Gun and Knife Show

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Kentucky Exposition Center West Hall, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville

Cost: $12 adults per day; $3 children per day [ages 6 to 12]

The area’s largest selection of modern guns along with wholesale ammunition, accessories, scopes, antique guns, collectible knives, hunting needs and more. []

Kentucky Flea Market New Years’ Spectacular

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville

Cost: Free

More than 1,200 booths with a special antique section. Booths of antiques, collectibles, crafts, furniture, candles, bath and body, surplus. Wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine will be appearing all four days. []


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